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Address: 4870 N. Paulina, Chicago, IL 60640
Phone Number: +1 773-593-4873
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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If you're looking for a Chicago walking tour that is fun, inspiring and...

If you're looking for a Chicago walking tour that is fun, inspiring and inexpensive, you are looking at the right place!

I'm Margaret, 10-year veteran tour guide, comedian and your personal insider to this awesome city. My 20-year improv experience guarantees that you will get a tour that is entertaining, full of awesome stories and info and not your average scripted recitation. I work hard to make sure my facts are spot on and I promise you I've never given the same tour twice, each group has it's own personality. I keep my groups small and my ideas BIG. Check out my site for more tours and let me know if you have any questions about your trip to Chicago! (Oooh, you can do a private tour too! Just ask!)

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Winter walking tour

Myself and two of my friends went of the Chicago Elevated - Winter Walking Tour, first our guide Margaret was awesome, interesting, and accommodating, second the heated coats were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Becca W
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Jacksonville, Illinois

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Jacksonville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Myself and two of my friends went of the Chicago Elevated - Winter Walking Tour, first our guide Margaret was awesome, interesting, and accommodating, second the heated coats were amazing and kept us warm (I even turned mine down a notch) and third I learned fun facts and one sad fact about Chicago that I would have never known otherwise... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I've always known the tunnels from the subway to Marshal Fields to Metra Electric. But boy oh boy is there a LOT more. These are great tours to see, feel and SMELL the Chicago Pedway. There are currently two different tours Margaret runs. We joined the weekend variety, which is more on the east side of the system. We loved... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Margaret's tours were the highlights of our weekend in Chicago. She is articulate, well informed, enthusiastic, engaging, and most of all, entertaining! We signed up for a private tour on Thursday and were so pleased that we came back for her Pedway group tour on Saturday morning. Both tours provided wonderful background on the sites and history of Chicago that... More 

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Riverside, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had heard of the Chicago Pedway through a friend who works in downtown Chicago. However I had never been in it. Margaret's tour changed that. She is a wonderful guide with lots of knowledge who makes the adventure a wonderful alternative to other Chicago landmark tours. Try it, you'll like it

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

our family of 5, adults and young adult children did a private pedway tour with margaret. She is very enthusiastic and knowledgeable and does her best to give you as much information as possible about the pedway. She is highly entertaining and it was a great experience. We did this tour because we were in chicago in january and it... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every year we visit Chicago, we look for a different tour or activity to do. I have been curious about the Pedway for awhile, so it was only natural that we finally went on a Pedway tour. Margaret does an excellent job of informing without overwhelming you. She takes you to places that you never knew existed in this bustling... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

My family set up a private tour with Margaret the weekend before Christmas. While we are all from Chicago, it was great to have an actual guide explaining some of the architecture / sights that we walk by on a regular basis. Margaret was very sweet, funny, engaging and insightful. It's obvious that she really loves the city and interacting... More 

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

I lived in Chicago for seven years and have been in the metro area for nearly 15, and let me tell you, I learned so many new things on Margaret's holiday pedway tour! Not only is she knowledgeable, but Margaret is also fun and funny in the best way possible. She was basically born to be a tour guide, plus... More 

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Cary, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

I'm a tough critic because I lived and worked in Chicago for eight years, several of them as a publisher of a magazine all about the city. Tour guide Margaret is a Chicago trivia superstar and showed us around neat little-known nooks and crannies of the city's underground and was a total delight. The tour was high energy and spirited!... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Three native Chicagoans who joined a local library group learned a lot on this tour. Margaret is funny, informative, and filled with story after story from both her own personal experiences and about the city. We took the Pedway Tour. One of our group had spent some time down there back in the seventies, but even she learned a lot.... More 

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