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Address: 4870 N. Paulina, Chicago, IL 60640
Phone Number: +1 773-593-4873
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Description: Hello hello! I'm Margaret, tour guide, author and comedian. My tours are...
Hello hello! I'm Margaret, tour guide, author and comedian. My tours are full of humor and fun and are definitely off the beaten path. 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 from Second City, 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 (it's all indoors! We never go outside!) and in the summer I run The Disaster! Tour (best new tour!), the Loop Tour (highlights!) and the new Binoculars Tour! I am also available for private tours and group tours! Let's do this.
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Margaret was great - knowledgeable, funny, and passionate about all things Chicago. Although I did the Favorite Things tour, I can't wait to come back for her other offerings... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Margaret was great - knowledgeable, funny, and passionate about all things Chicago. Although I did the Favorite Things tour, I can't wait to come back for her other offerings. Exceptional!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Cool little walking tour to see the pedways under the various buildings. Starts at the mall and goes under Marshall Fields, City hall, and some other buildings. Very information and Margaret was a great host.... Worth the $20 for a 1.5 hour tour....

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed the tour of the Chicago Pedway with Chicago Elevated. I've been to Chicago many times and had caught glimpses of it, but never knew what exactly it was! Margaret is a great tour guide and I plan on going on more tours with her in the future!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Margaret Hicks is wonderful! I am a Chicago native and the family and I enjoy one of Margaret's tours annually. She is informative, fun and allows me to see and learn my city from various perspectives. We have taken her pedway tour x 2, her Christmas pedway tour, a private architectural tour for myself and a friend visiting from out... More 

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Portage, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We booked the Pedway tour not really knowing what to expect. Margaret was a great tour guide, was very knowledgeable about the city and its history and made it very entertaining. I get bored in Chicago as I had thought I had done and seen everything and am not a shopper and have not even gone downtown the last few... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I've lived in, or near Chicago all my life and only accidentally encountered the pedway in bits and pieces. I'm so glad I finally took this tour. There is a whole different world down there. The tour is fun and informative. Margaret Hicks is a wonderful tour guide. Highly recommended.

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Matawan, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Took one of Margaret's Pedway Tours and loved every second of it! She was so animated and entertaining, which made the tour that much more enjoyable. She really knows the Pedway like the back of her hand. With all the little facts and stories she shared about different parts of the Pedway (and Chicago itself), I learned more about the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Im a tour guide in Chicago. Ive been on lots of tours in my vast travels (68 countries all 50 states) so I have a basis for comparison. And Margaret was the VERY BEST TOUR GUIDE I've ever experienced. Her energy, facial expressions, humor, passion and knowledge were impressive. It was bust-a-gut funny at several points. She is extremely welcoming.... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Tour was so awesome! My husband and 12 year old triplets loved it and Margaret was amazing. We enjoyed it so much and learned that Chicago has it's own flag and we are forever looking for Y's all over Chicago!!!

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Auburn, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

A friend, who lives in Europe, told me that the best tours she ever did were walking tours and wished she had discovered them sooner. So, when I got to Chicago, I looked one up on the internet, and found Margaret Hick's Chicago Elevated. I chose the Evening River Walk Tour and talked two other women from our convention into... More 

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