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Chicago Walking Tour: Inside the Architecture of the Loop

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"Hidden" Tunnels Under the Loop

The Pedway is a series of tunnels connecting a huge swath of the Loop. Most natives are not even aware of it (nor its size). Walking through the basements of the buildings across... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Chicago, Illinois

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Pedway is a series of tunnels connecting a huge swath of the Loop. Most natives are not even aware of it (nor its size). Walking through the basements of the buildings across the city and seeing the different "exhibits" along the walls is well worth the exploration.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Though the photograph shows the spectacular Tiffany glass clad vaulting of Marshall Field's now Macy's department store that is far from the Pedway, the Pedway itself is easy reached through the candy or food court in the basement of Macy's. At this section the Pedway has 22 American made stained glass windows on display. Each window is of high quality... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We took one of the Chicago Architecture Foundation Pedway tours today of the west end of the pedway. We walked under, through and above various government buildings, office buildings. I hadn't realized that some of the pedestrian overpasses were part of the pedway (over Dearborn - for example). We've lived in the city for 8 years now - and felt... More 

Thank Diane K
Estes Park, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Chicago is making efforts to link various underground tunnels so you can acces a bit of the loop underground. While parts are lacking clear identification, and not all parts are yet linked, you can explore chicago underground from the Swissotel to Daley center. A kind of pedestrian road rally - google search chicago led way for a map and you... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Chicago Pedway is more than a quick way for commuters to get from Michigan Avenue to the West Side and the train station. It's a tourist attraction, something to visit while you are strolling on the Magnificent Mile. It is a network of tunnels, ground-level concourses and bridges connecting skyscrapers, retail stores, hotels and train stations throughout the central business... More 

2 Thank Taylor B
Geneva, IL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I have been on one part of the pedway before and was hoping to walk a good portion of the sections I didn't know about. When we finally found Margaret in the mall (which, by the way, did not have the street address we were looking for), we found her very warm, friendly and knowledgeable. She spent a great deal... More 

1 Thank meaderanch
parsippany, nj
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

Margaret gives a very energetic tour of the pedway which is a walk way under several building in Chicago. The tour is not very long but is is very informative. The Macy's building is beautiful and so is the Chicago Cultural Center. A good tour with an interesting tour guide!

1 Thank benton1220
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

I would always take a part of the pedway when coming to the city from o'hare. You step out of the l train on washington and then transfer to state street underground where you can catch multiple buses and the red line. The pedway extends much longer and is ver convenient especially during the summer.

Thank HelenaGuerra
Emporia, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

We signed up for this tour without knowing exactly what it was about. So glad that we did. Margaret was an excellent guide: funny and knowledgable. She guided us through the pedestrian tunnels and overpasses that connect many of the important buildings within the Loop while relating great stories that gave us good insight into some of Chicago's fascinating history.

4 Thank nanccEmporia_Kansas
Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

As most of the previous commenters pointed out, Margaret is really what makes the tour brilliant (informative, enthusiastic, humorous). I would not recommend visiting the Pedway on your own tough: it looks pretty much like a mixture between a shopping mall and a subway station. Bottom line: It's all about the stories!

2 Thank Georg G

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