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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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Binoculars Tour

Love, love, love the binoculars tour! Margaret was the ideal tour guide- funny, interesting, and helpful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Love, love, love the binoculars tour! Margaret was the ideal tour guide- funny, interesting, and helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Margaret Hicks was a delightful tour guide. She is very knowledgeable about the city and we absolutely loved our Pedway Tour! The tour covered about 2 miles of the Pedway, and Margaret had many interesting facts, including many little-known or long forgotten facts. She was able to answer any question asked, and made sure she introduced all participants. She made... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We took the elevated train and went around the Loop taking videos of the train turning around the town - very urban and fun experience, and great for Hyperlapse video fans!

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Manteno, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I was glad to see things from a perspective other than my way. Margaret was very entertaining, enthusiastic, informative, educational, and extensive during our hour and a half pedway tour. While I'd heard a little about the pedway I had absolutely no idea what to expect. Margaret showed a side of the city I've never seen; I doubt that I... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This is a Sunday 7am tour--but don't fear, the meeting up spot is in a hotel lobby with a cool coffee bar w. pastries. Photo ops started immediately with stunning new building viewed from ground level and followed by quite a bit of time in Millennium Park (got some great shots inside the Bean--and then Maggie Dailey Park--basically a huge... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

My girlfriends and I wanted to do something different so we took the binocular tour with Margaret. She was so excited to show us the building and teach us what she knows. She was funny, entertaining and so knowledgeable about the architecture. I highly recommend this tour!

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McLean, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Margaret led us on a great walking tour of the pedway. She had lots of interesting stories and facts to tell us about it. Highly recommend!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

A great little tour of the Chicago pedway system - facts, history and humour all rolled into one. Perhaps a good trip when its cold or rainy outside.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We took 12 Girl Scouts to Chicago from Minneapolis for a weekend! These 7th grade girls were mesmerized by Margaret's tour. They heard about architecture, the history of Chicago including the Worlds Fair, learned about Chicago's food, the people of Chicago past and present and got a feel for the great City of Chicago. They got to see inside beautiful... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Margaret is the best!! Great tour guide, knowledgeable, and passionate about what she does. I'm from out of town and I went with a Chicago local. We both learned a ton! The Pedway Tour is an interesting/creative way to see Chicago. It's much more dynamic than we expected. Each hallway of the Pedway is diverse with something new to learn.... More 

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Address: Address: 4870 N. Paulina, Chicago, IL 60640
Phone Number: +1 773-593-4873
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago

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