Chicago: Underground Pedway & Downtown Secrets Walking Tour

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Explore downtown Chicago through its underground passageways, known as "The Pedway," accessing beautiful interiors from both above ground and below, with secrets along the way, on a walking tour.


  • Access beautiful architectural interiors through secret passages
  • Discover the secret meanings behind world-famous public art
  • Learn to use (and enjoy!) one of the coolest and most unknown parts of Chicago


Come experience Chicago's famous 'Pedway' – the mysterious underground tunnels downtown that keeps us all warm & dry in bad weather. Wandering the Pedway, through hidden corridors of stained glass and even underground swimming pools, you'll access interiors that seem to come up out of nowhere. In the first part of our 2-hour walk, we'll familiarize you with what 'The Pedway' is and how to use it. You'll walk under full blocks of buildings, up and down staircases, accessing a variety of buildings' interiors through the Pedway's secret passages. We'll see things like hallways of stained glass, underground swimming pools, and more! In the second part of our walk, we'll use what we've learned in the first part to navigate our way through the newer and more complicated section of the Pedway that most locals have never even seen. Ending with a fabulous interior (in one of the most unique architectural designs in the country!) near Millennium Park, you’ll be in the perfect central spot for continuing your exploration of downtown Chicago on your own after the tour!


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Important Information

  • This tour has a moderate level of physical activity: a handful of staircases, and about 1.5 miles of walking. Tour takes place rain or shine, staying mostly indoors to where we can keep warm in cold or rainy weather, or cool in hot weather.

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