** If you're looking for this tour on the weekend, check out this link: https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/390090 On this all-indoor walking tour, we'll see some of Chicago's best buildings from the inside out and in from the outside. The Chicago Pedway is a series of connections between buildings that keep us from having to go outside in the winter and it is BRILLIANCE! Not a lot of people in the city know even about the pedway, it is a mystery to the even the most seasoned of natives. We'll start the tour at the Thompson Center, an experimental "love it or hate it" building that is not long for this world. We'll take it in so we don't forget it when it's gone. Then off to City Hall! This is one of those "they don't make them like this anymore" type of buildings, big and beautiful and home to the Mayor of Chicago! Next through the Cook County Courthouse (you never know who you might see in here, heh) and off to Macy's/Marshall Fields, our absolute greatest treasure of a building. We'll wander under Millennium Park and see where a scene from The Dark Knight was filmed and watch the actual scene from the movie! Then we'll wrap up in my favorite lobby in the city, it is a doozy. If you like strange infrastructure, being in the know and skipping the weather, come hang out with me and talk architecture, history and weird pedways!
I'm Margaret, tour guide, improv comedian and a life-long Chicagoan who loves this city just about better than anything. I've lived in other cities, but I always come home. Chicago is the greatest city in the world. I have my own tour business and I've been giving award-winning walking tours in Chicago for eight years. I do it all, architecture, history, culture! But I do have a specialty, around here I'm known as "The Pedway Lady," yes, that's right, I am a Pedway nerd and the best one to show you this weird piece of Chicago infrastructure.
The Chicago Pedway runs primarily under downtown Chicago or "the Loop." We'll be wandering our great tourist spots, BUT, we'll be underneath it all! Most of the people walking above ground have no idea that we're even under their feet. We'll wander under the Picasso, Millennium Park, we'll hang out under Marshall Fields/Macy's (there's a surprise down there, a good one! I swear) all from inside!
18歳以上の方10名まで参加できます。 This is about a mile of walking, with lots of stops in between. Keep in mind there are lots of escalators, a few stairs and revolving doors.
You don't need to bring anything with you but keep in mind the pedway is warm! So you'll end up taking off your coat, etc. Layers are great!
This tour is all-indoors and will sometimes be warm, layers are good! If you are running late I won't be able to get your messages or calls, so make sure to be on time for this one. These are not drippy tunnels, the Pedway is nice! And mostly pleasant, nothing to fear.