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Chicago Elevated

4870 N. Paulina, Chicago, IL 60640
+1 773-593-4873
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Ranked #12 of 301 Activities in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Hello hello! I'm Margaret, tour guide, author and comedian. My tours...
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Owner description: 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I was seeking a walking tour of Chicago and based on my schedule had to pick one that at first I wasn't crazy about the idea of but looked at the reviews and it seemed good. Who would have thought touring an underground walkway (the Pedway) could be so fun and informative. So glad I did this tour and without... More 

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St. Louis, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We had a great time on the Pedway Tour. Margaret was very knowledgeable and a lot of fun! Great facts and a little insight into a part of Chicago we had never seen - even though we've been coming to the city for 30+ years! Unique, informative and very interesting!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

My wife and I had the pleasure of spending an afternoon with Margaret on her walking Binocular Tour. She was very knowledgeable of the history of the buildings erected during the Gilded Age. You will have a hard time not looking up to see the great architectural details going forward. We will definitely take the opportunity to take another tour... More 

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Guelph, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I took this tour and , then talked to long-time resisdents of the City ; none of them had every seen what Margaret had shown us .So , this is a tour that people in Chicago need to take. one along with us tourists .Anyone spending 5 minutes in downtown Chicago sees that unique blend of archtecturre from 1900 on... More 

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Boy -- did we have fun! And we learned a lot too. Margaret is fun, knowledgeable, and engaging. So is Chicago Underground!! Stops as Macy's . . . oops I mean Marshall Field :) . . . also stops at the Cultural Center. Probably would not have gone to either otherwise. And would I have been sorry! Lunched at the... More 

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Lombard, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Really enjoyed Margaret and seeing Chicago underground! I recommend this tour if you want some good laughs, some interesting city history and lore and relaxing walking in the city. Margaret is a keeper of a hidden gem!

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Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Margaret is absolutely the best. Effervescent and easy-going and a genuine Chicago native. She loves, loves her city and you will, too. Best way to spend an hour or so on any of her tours (we took the Pedway) with real time fun and facts about this grand place. Will take another of her tours next time were here. Maybe... More 

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Bellaire, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We took the Loop tour last Friday. We enjoyed ourselves and learned a lot about Chicago. Margaret was very informative and knowledgeable. She pointed out lots of architectural highlights as well as local info. She had a cancellation which meant that we had a private tour so we had plenty of personal attention. I thought that the tour was a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Great tour of Chicago Pedway Tour including the Pedway, Chicago history, people, buildings, etc. Margaret's narrative is fun, interesting and informative. Must do in Chicago.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Informative history on several well known and lesser known Chicago disasters, delivered with humor but also respect. Margaret did a great job of describing the mostly man-made disasters while we stood in or nearby the actual sites. (I was almost anticipating the El to derail as she described the 1977 crash). I highly recommend this tour to locals and visitors... More 

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