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Chicago Pedway
Chicago Pedway

Chicago Pedway

Free admission
Chicago

The Basics

Built beginning in 1951, the Chicago Pedway provides a safe, convenient, and cozy way to navigate the city’s Central Business District—particularly when inclement weather strikes. The Pedway is accessible from many of the Loop’s most important locales, including the Richard J. Daley Bicentennial Plaza, Chicago Cultural Center, City Hall, and major downtown hotels, stations, and shopping centers. Numerous walking tours feature the Pedway. Use the network to easily access restaurants, shops, and other landmarks.

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Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Combo Walking Tour
Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Combo Walking Tour
USD104.00 per adult
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Great tour, great guide!
This was the perfect tour! Our tour guide “Dash” was awesome. So knowledgeable of the city’s history and he set the right pace for our family. We got to see the inside of historic buildings, many of the city’s landmarks and sampling some of the city’s famous foods. Highly recommend!
Maria_C, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Chicago

star-5
Fun & super informative!
Jennifer_K, May 2022
Chicago Architecture Walking Tour: The Underground Pedway & Secrets of the Loop
Frankie is a great tour guide! We saw & learned a ton! The pedway was interesting to learn about, the architecture ponts of internet were really cool, highly recommend
star-4
Kevin was super friendly...
Kim_T, May 2022
Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Combo Walking Tour
Kevin was super friendly and knowledgeable! He was kind and patient with my 72y.o mom who walks a bit slow. He really make this tour fun!
star-5
Really great tour with lots of comradarie
Timothy_S, May 2022
Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Combo Walking Tour
Our group of 8 people (all misc. visitors to Chicago) really melded and got along great. Our guide had lots of good stories, and we were able to ask enough good questions to keep it all interesting. My wife and I have been on very few of these type of tours - we always feel to restricted. But this group worked so well, we really enjoyed it. And it was a good 5 mi walk over the 5 hours of the tour
star-5
So cool!
Sharon_S, May 2022
Chicago Architecture Walking Tour: The Underground Pedway & Secrets of the Loop
Great way to spend my husband’s 46tg birthday! Townhomes that we passed 1 million times and never noticed. Very cool experience. Our tour guide was fantastic as well.
star-5
Great tour if you have limited time
Bruce_C, May 2022
Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Combo Walking Tour
Meeting people from other parts of the US. Experiencing Chicago food, and of course the “Bean”. The tour guide was informed and engaging
star-5
Dash was a wonderful...
Joan_C, May 2022
Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Combo Walking Tour
Dash was a wonderful guide, showed us places we would never have seen.The Chicago Athletic Association building was very impressive. Every nook and crazy held something special.
star-5
Frankie was very...
Rachael_B, May 2022
Chicago Architecture Walking Tour: The Underground Pedway & Secrets of the Loop
Frankie was very knowledge and kept the tour interesting, entertaining and educational! Very happy with the tour and would recommend to anyone visiting Chicago
star-5
Chicago a great place with amazing adventures
Johnny_F, May 2022
Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Combo Walking Tour
Dash was amazing, knowledgeable about Chicago and its history and food. His shining personality was the perfect fit to accommodate the group on this tour!
star-5
Great Chicago Tour!
Hans_K, May 2022
Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Combo Walking Tour
Richard the tour guide was great! He showed us really interesting Chicago sights and made the history come alive. I would recommend it to everyone!
star-5
Awesome Walking Tour - Highly Recommend!
Diane_S, Apr. 2022
Chicago Architecture Walking Tour: The Underground Pedway & Secrets of the Loop
This was an awesome walking tour of downtown Chicago! I have been to Chicago many times over the last 20 years and this by far was one of my favorite activities I have done. Great to learn about the city in a way I never have before. Our tour guide, Frankie, was knowledgeable, friendly, and fun! Did not get tired walking either. Would highly recommend this tour for anybody. I may even do it again myself and definitely want to do one of their other tours!
star-5
Good time
Abby_H, May 2022
Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Combo Walking Tour
Rich was great and had a lot of knowledge for our group! The food was good and we saw a lot of neat sights.
star-5
Great tour
Frances_F, Apr. 2022
Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Combo Walking Tour
Knowledgeable and personable Tour guide. Lots of the city was covered. We learned a lot, and the food was delicious. Would highly recommend.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Chicago Pedway connects roughly 60 buildings and more than 200 businesses.

  • The Pedway is a wide-ranging network of individual sections rather than a uniform system; it’s best for newcomers to explore it with a map in hand.

  • Look for the 22 stained-glass windows opposite the Macy’s food court; they’re one of the highlight art installations to be found along the Pedway.

  • Not all areas of the Pedway are accessible via elevator; wheelchair users and those with limited mobility may have difficulties in exploring it.

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How to Get There

The Chicago Pedway can be accessed from numerous points in the Loop neighborhood. It connects to several major transit hubs, including Millennium Station and the Washington and Lake L stations. To find it, look for signs with a distinctive compass symbol. The Pedway itself is best explored on foot.

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When to Get There

The Pedway includes a number of different sections, each of which has its own opening hours. Typically, the Pedway is open to visitors Monday–Friday, 7am–7pm, though hours of individual segments and businesses vary.

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Highlight Pedway Eateries

The Pedway is home to a number of popular cafes and restaurants. You can dig into traditional barbecue dishes like pulled pork at Blackwood BBQ, visit a storied Chicago eatery at the circa 1905 Walnut Room located in Macy’s, and indulge in fancy brunch food at Wildberry Pancakes and Cafe open for breakfast and lunch.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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