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Chicago Elevated

4870 N. Paulina, Chicago, IL 60640
+1 773-593-4873
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Ranked #8 of 205 activities in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours
Owner description: Hey! I'm Margaret, tour guide, author and comedian. I'm a life-long Chicagoan and have been a tour guide for seven years. I love my job and my city... more » Owner description: Hey! I'm Margaret, tour guide, author and comedian. I'm a life-long Chicagoan and have been a tour guide for seven years. I love my job and my city and I'm all about showing it off to you. I'm an improviser and comedian, so expect some really hilarious (to me anyway?) impressions. We have a lot of fun on tours, you know, while we're learning. During the winter months I run the Pedway Tour and in May 2014 I will add The Disaster! Tour, the Loop Tour and the Binoculars Tour! I am also available for private tours and group tours! Let's do this. « less
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Thoughtful, original presentation. Indepth knowledge and careful preparation... mixed with humor and wit .. makes Chicago Elevated's tours among the very best in Chicago.

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Homewood, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

My sisters and I attended Margaret's walking binoculars tour today and had a great time. All of us are past teachers, and we remarked how Margaret had that "something" that captures your imagination and keeps you interested. The binoculars tour is perfect for anyone who loves the city of Chicago and the stories it has to tell, including the stories... More

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My wife, two grandchildren, and I completed the Disaster Tour with Margaret. Her animated presentations at each stop on the tour made for a very informative and enjoyable experience. I would highly recommend this tour. I grew up in Chicago and I learned several things I had not know prior to this tour.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

On our recent trip to Chicago, we made arrangements to meet Margaret who took us on the best 2 hour walking tour we have ever experienced. This was not our first visit to Chicago but she showed us things through our binoculars and shared information that was new and different. We looked around the city with a new found appreciation.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Just finished the tour - Sunday, June 15th... Fantastic tour! Margaret, the tour guide, is the bomb-diggity fo sho. She's charismatic, energetic, passionate, funny, happy, generally likable person. To come up with the idea of a disasters tour to begin with takes someone with intelligence and creativity, both of which abound in Margaret's brain and make the tour fascinating, somewhat... More

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Chicagoelevated, Owner at Chicago Elevated, responded to this review

Kevin! Thank you so much for the kind words and also, COME ON BACK! Chicago would love to have you!!! More

Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We had a great time on the pedway tour. Our guide, Margaret, was insightful and very comedic which made the time go by so fast. As a Chicagoan, the pedway system has eluded me for quite some time and I actually learned a lot today about how to navigate this unique underground path. In the past I have recommended this... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We had a great time exploring the Pedway, Margaret takes you on a hilarious and informative tour. Our favorite part was the Tiffany dome inside the Cultural center, hidden gems everywhere.

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Being a lifelong resident of the Chicago area with no knowledge of the Chicago Pedway, Margaret's tour more than educated me, it also delighted me. Margaret blends her knowledge of Chicago history with her love (and skill) for performing into a passionate, highly engaging and informative walking tour. This is how historic tours should be done! Not only did I... More

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Recently went to Chicago with friends and we went on this tour that my friend scheduled for us. I had absolutely no idea what to expect. We met Margaret in the shopping plaza and had some small talk, she was so instantly likable. She was a little bit off she said because her cell phone died but you would have... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

My husband and I visited Chicago with friends, and I signed us up for the Pedway Tour with Margaret. From the moment I bought tickets for the wrong date, to the Pedway tour, to after the tour when Margaret gave us information about how to get to our next destination, she was absolutely fantastic. The tour was very interesting with... More

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