Chicago Pedway
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Brandy H
3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Nothing much for views or attractions but a great way to get around during inclement weather. Access to trains and bathrooms.
Written 30 August 2023
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Dabney R
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
We thoroughly enjoyed this adventure! Hillary was a very enthusiastic and informative guide and we saw interesting sights both below ground and above ground. We were able to go into buildings that we probably never dreamed of going in, especially since we are from out of town. We highly recommend this tour!
Written 1 April 2023
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Taylor B
Chicago, IL8,761 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Many people aren't even aware that the Chicago Pedway exists. And if they are, they probably haven't experienced the system for only a few blocks. The Chicago Pedway is a network of underground tunnels, ground-level concourses and bridges connecting skyscrapers, retail stores, hotels and train stations throughout the central business district of Chicago. Construction of the pedway began in 1951 and has continued ever since. Today, with a length of more than 40 downtown blocks, it contains shops, restaurants, hotels, commercial and government buildings and banks and helps pedestrians to navigate from one side of the city to the other in inclement weather. The oldest portions of the pedway, aside from the interiors of some buildings, are the corridors between State and Dearborn Streets, linking Chicago Transit Authority's Red Line and Blue Line stations at Washington and Lake Streets and at Jackson Street. The smaller but more elaborate eastern section of the pedway, connecting the Illinois Center buildings, Hyatt Regency, Fairmont Hotel, Swissotel and Aqua, are indirectly accessible from the main pedway network. Once described as a "confusing underground labyrinth" by one architectural critic, the pedway has become more user-friendly with maps and direction-finders. You can even arrange for a walking tour of the pedway, complete with secrets of the Loop.
Written 21 May 2022
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beth ann k
Halstead, KS1,793 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Cool way to get around, especially in the bad weather. Some parts are nice and some parts are not. It also has a pretty cool history.
Written 22 August 2021
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tensail
Chicago3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
Today's Pedway tour with Mary Jo was amazing. It was so informative and was well presented by Mary Jo.
Walking and exploring the bowels of the City was quite a memorable experience and one to be repeated.

Thank you
Written 6 February 2020
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Irina
United States10,974 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
I think, this is a great idea - to design, build and operate a tunneled walkway system that connects about 50 buildings downtown Chicago (mainly, the Loop area), it also connects A and B Subway lines, and basically helps pedestrians to avoid bad weather and heavy ground traffic. Parts of this system are also several glass-covered sky-bridges connecting a few buildings, as well. The Chicago Pedway system was built in the early 1950s.

Recently, I was shopping at Block 37 (108 N State Street), and 'got acquainted' with Chicago Pedway, taking down the escalator to the lower level, where I talked to a Security lady on duty, she couldn't be nicer and friendlier, briefly told me about this system and how good it is for pedestrians, she also showed me the Pedway sign on the doors and said, that it was fine to take some photos there.

The tunnel walkway at this part of town is quite wide, clean, there are many shops, cafes and kiosks flanking the walkway, that was moderately busy. There are also ads there about cultural events in the city. I think though, that there could be more signs about directions to a particular destination point - that usually helps.

The maps and lists of the sites connected by Chicago Pedway are also available online.
Written 18 December 2019
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233wvr
Chicago, IL17 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Pedway system helped our family stay dry on a cold, rainy day in Chicago! Yes, there are some confusing areas. We ended up in a closed, vacant office building somehow at one point. But overall, it was pretty easy to figure out. There was never a point where we felt unsafe. As for tours, I wouldn't plan on this being anything to carve time out of your day to do/see.
Written 6 December 2019
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kathycV6399HQ
26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
We took the Chicago Architectural Loop and Pedway tour with Alex was our guide. This was a two hour tour that starts in the Marquette Building where you go into the lobby and see the beautiful moasic tiles. From there we visited the Chicago Temple; Picasso's Stature in the Daly Plaza, went into Macy's on State Street to discuss the architecture when it was built as Marshall Field's with the Tiffany and Company designed mosaic ceiling tiles; walked along sections of the Chicago Pedway and ended at the Chicago Cultural Center. I highly recommend taking this tour. The temperature when we visited was 19 degrees and it was nice to do a majority of the tour inside.
Written 17 November 2019
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Alex B
Providence, RI728 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Solo
A major plus in a city that has winters as harsh as Chicago. My introduction to the Pedway came on a day with torrential rains; I entered it from inside the Chicago Cultural Center, and was able to travel down a couple city blocks before ultimately having to face the rain. The Pedway isn’t just tunnels – there are also skybridge portions (I never had any occasion to take the skybridges). It’s definitely better to have this network than not, but my one criticism is that it isn’t as continuous as you might expect. For much of the Pedway, you can only walk a few blocks before you have to go back up to the surface, walk along a sidewalk for a bit, and then re-enter another portion of the Pedway later. Last note: I had a perfectly good experience safety-wise when walking in the tunnels. There were a couple panhandlers, but they were pretty passive, and the tunnels are generally in good shape (even if you do feel like you’ve stepped into the 80s at some points).
Written 2 November 2019
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joe-chicago-23
Chesterfield, MO1,114 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
We booked a Marriott experiences tour which turned out to be with Margaret and Chicago elevated.com. She was an excellent tour guide. The tour was entertaining and informative.
As a former Chicago resident, I was interested in finding out what was familiar and what was new. The Pedway system goes for miles, but not everything is connected. Much of it is in basements and tunnels below ground, but not all. The tour went through hotel lobbies and even along the Metra train tracks near Millennium Park.
The Macy's store on State Street is part of the attraction, with it's stained glass museum.
Written 24 August 2019
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