Chicago Architecture Walking Tour: The Underground Pedway & Secrets of the Loop

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 2 hours

Departs: Chicago, Chicago

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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This tour explores some of the best hidden details, secret buildings and spaces, and untold stories that add wonderful bits of color and texture to the overall narrative of Chicago. On this tour, we will explore the famous and mysterious Chicago Pedway, a system of underground tunnels connecting 40 blocks downtown, popping in and out of buildings to see beautiful and fascinating interior spaces, before exploring some of the "secrets" in plain sight near Millennium Park and the world-famous Art Institute.

What's Included

Local guide

What's Not Included


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 4
  • CHILD: Age: 5 - 10
  • ADULT: Age: 11 - 64
  • SENIOR: Age: 65 - 99

Additional Info

  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • We follow recommended and required guidelines for Chicago, and update our policies accordingly.
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

James R. Thompson Center
On WEEKDAY tour offerings, we will access this massive building via underground tunnel (the Pedway), opening up to a vast open space where we'll hear ourselves in stereo.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Chicago Pedway
We will follow the tunnels and stairs that take us under many blocks in downtown Chicago, accessing buildings like City Hall, with all of its interesting interior details.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Picasso Statue
We'll get a close-up view of this famous public art piece, given by Picasso to the city of Chicago as a gift, before diving down into the Pedway again.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Macy's on State Street
We will walk through one of our favorite parts of the Pedway under the old Marshall Field's (now Macy's). On WEEKENDS, we will see some interior as well; on WEEKDAYS, we will skip this interior for a different one.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Chicago Cultural Center
On WEEKEND tour offerings, we will see the interior of this beautiful 19th century building near Millennium Park.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Block 37
We will access this massive commercial complex via the Pedway, checking out a few favorite spots.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

The Art Institute of Chicago
We will see some "secrets" in the area around the world-famous Art Institute, including a beautiful interior space nearby.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Millennium Park
On WEEKEND tour offerings, we will explore a few of the "secrets" of this most famous part of Chicago.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Harold Washington Library Center
We end this tour with a great view of the beautiful Harold Washington Public Library, which you can go and explore on your own after the tour!

• Admission Ticket Free

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