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Chicago Elevated

#14 of 171 Tours in Chicago
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Address: 4870 N Paulina St, Chicago, IL 60640-4106
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+1 773-593-4873
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

If you're looking for a Chicago walking tour that is fun, inspiring and...

If you're looking for a Chicago walking tour that is fun, inspiring and inexpensive, you are looking at the right place!

I'm Margaret, 10-year veteran tour guide, comedian and your personal insider to this awesome city. My 20-year improv experience guarantees that you will get a tour that is entertaining, full of awesome stories and info and not your average scripted recitation. I work hard to make sure my facts are spot on and I promise you I've never given the same tour twice, each group has it's own personality. I keep my groups small and my ideas BIG. Check out my site for more tours and let me know if you have any questions about your trip to Chicago! (Oooh, you can do a private tour too! Just ask!)

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What a system!

The Chicago elevated rail system leaves most others for dead for ease of ticketing & use. Very intuitive, clean & with friendly staff. A great way of getting around a large... read more

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Chris D
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Chicago elevated rail system leaves most others for dead for ease of ticketing & use. Very intuitive, clean & with friendly staff. A great way of getting around a large, spread out city very quickly. Some of the views into suburban life are outstanding.

Thank Chris D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Margaret and her insane knowledge of Chicago history added such a special element to our experience- we adored it and never looked at the buildings the same after! We did the pedway tour but it was a nice day and she took us outside to talk about various buildings and monuments. It was highly enjoyable and the time flew by... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend and I did a tour of the Pedway back in February when I was visiting for the weekend. Magaret was really fun and incredibly knowledgeable about the Pedway, which made for a fantastic tour. Every corner we took would bring a new quirky feature to light and Magaret had anecdotes for them all. It's a strange place, and... More 

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LaGrange, Indiana
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son and I went on the Binoculars Tour with Margaret. (I had to mark "friends" when it asks, "What sort of visit was this?" because "Family - two adults" isn't an option.) What a fun, interesting time! Margaret has so much knowledge, and her enthusiasm is contagious. I've lived in the Chicago area my whole life, and I can't... More 

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Antioch, Illinois, United States
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I arranged for a group to do the Chicago Mix tour - 1/2 Pedway, 1/2 outside for the architecture. Of course, it POURED all day!! Margaret made sure we didn't go away disappointed, though. She just extended the Pedway tour and we explored places I hadn't seen before (this was my fourth or 5th? tour with Margaret). She was very... More 

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Chicagoelevated, Owner at Chicago Elevated, responded to this review

Angela! Thank you for coming and bringing your wonderful friends, next time, sunshine! More 

Philadelphia, PA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wife and I booked private tour to get a feel for the architecture and history of Chicago. Margaret is funny, very knowledgeable and a wealth of information about Chicago. Her insight into the why’s (why the buildings are this way, why the windows are that way) is informative without being dry and boring.

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Chicagoelevated, Owner at Chicago Elevated, responded to this review

Thank you Ed! It was a joy to meet you both and I hope (and know) that you had the best time in the city! More 

Franklin, Tennessee
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyable tour about the bizarre history of The Pedway. You never know what you will see in rhe Pedway. Margaret knows all the history and dishes on all the dirt.

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Bloomington, Illinois
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Margaret provides an entertaining tour of this convenient route between several buildings in the Loop no matter what the weather!

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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

My son & I were on the mix tour: partly pedway, partly above ground. Margaret is sparky and personable, with lots of great stories and info about the area, the architecture, the people and quirks of Chicago. She was ready to adapt the tour to the customers, the weather, bathroom needs, and to give recommendations. She even gave her info... More 

Thank Amy H
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Reviewed 8 April 2017

This was a great tour! A nice mix of Chicago Pedway and Millennium Park. We've been to the city many times over the years and like to take the occasional tour to learn more about the city and to find new places to visit. Margaret was fantastic!! Trip highlights a portion of the Pedway and then a walk through Millenium... More 

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