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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 Favorites Ultimate Food & Walking Tour
Chicago Favorites Ultimate Food & Walking Tour
$69.99 per adult
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Walking Food Tour
Fun group tour. Food was decent and history interesting. Great time to visit Chicago early fall. Viator always does a great job.
Kelly_M, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Chicago

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Both Kevin and Kelly are...
YUJAIN_L, Oct 2021
Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Combo Tour
Both Kevin and Kelly are excellent tour guides, very knowledgeable and friendly. Highly recommended!
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Highly recommend
Erin_D, Oct 2021
Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Combo Tour
Finally got to see the Bean! Dave, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable and personable. This is a must do tour to learn some Chicago history and to sample local area food.
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Wonderful Tour! Highly recommend! Chicago Dave is awesome!
Aimee_P, Oct 2021
Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Combo Tour
Chicago Dave was fantastic! His knowledge and passion for the city of Chicago shined through in every bit of information he delivered! We really enjoyed learning the history, and chicago's commitment to keeping that history alive! Wonderful tour! Highly recommend!
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Best tour on chicago
Salvador_V, Oct 2021
Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Combo Tour
I learned alot about chicago , this tour is unique. They know everything , the food was amazing just love it.
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Great Chicago tour
Mimi_L, Oct 2021
Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Combo Tour
Great tour, our tour guide David was excellent, very knowledgeable about the history of Chicago. The restaurants he took us to were all great
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Great job, Chicago Dave!!
Jean_O, Oct 2021
Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Combo Tour
Chicago Dave was amazing!!! You can tell that he loves Chicago and his enthusiasm made me love Chicago, too! The tour was amazing and the food was incredible!!! I highly recommend this tour and Chicago Dave!!
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Excellent tour!
Rebecca_S, Oct 2021
Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Combo Tour
Lara is our guide and she is awesome. Great sense of humor and knowledgeable. Highly recommended this tour!
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October city tour.
David_K, Oct 2021
Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Combo Tour
Our guide had a great sense of humor and a lot of knowledge of the city. Riding the loop and checking out the architecture was a lot of fun. Please remind Chicago drivers that red means stop.
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Great tour with Chicago Dave.
Holly_B, Oct 2021
Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Combo Tour
We had a wonderful experience provided by a superb guide DAVE. He shared stories about the city we have not heard. Paced the walking perfectly to accommodate the group and allowed just the right number if stops. Views and food were what we were hoping for. You’ll love this your.
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David was a great guide...
Melissa_C, Oct 2021
Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Combo Tour
David was a great guide and his stories of growing up in Chicago added a lot to the tour. Walking was easy. One woman used a cane and he always found her a lift or escalator if their were stairs.
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Kelly was very...
mary_d, Sep 2021
Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Combo Tour
Kelly was very knowledgeable and fun to be with. She gave us a lot of insight of Chicago. Very friendly and welcoming.
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Kelly's big awesome Chicago Food Tour!
Devin_A, Sep 2021
Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Combo Tour
Kelly really brought the city to life. She knew all the ins and outs and able to go beyond just names and landmarks. She made the whole trip fun and exciting. Would love to take more tours with Kelly!

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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