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

68 Ratings
  • Live Guide
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  • E-Ticket
  • 2 hr

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.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Inside Chicago Walking Tours

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: 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.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: 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.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: 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.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: 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.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Chicago Cultural Center

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

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Block 37

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

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: 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.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Millennium Park

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

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: 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!
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