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Chicago Pedway

Chicago Pedway

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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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Recent reviews from experiences in Chicago

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Great tour
JuanaD_C, Sep 2021
Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Combo Tour
This was an awesome tour. Kelly was our tour guide and she made it fun. She knew a lot about Chicago and we could tell she loves the city. I would recommend this tour. Just be sure to have your walking shoes on!
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Spectacular
Joe, Sep 2021
Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Combo Tour
Kelly, our guide was extraordinary. She was knowledgeable, patient and fun. The length of the tour was just right, and provided the perfect 1st day orientation of this amazing city
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An incredible cultural and culinary experience
James_V, Sep 2021
Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Combo Tour
Kelly was an absolutely amazing tour guide - we seriously couldn’t have dreamed of a better person to show us around the city: extremely knowledgeable, caring, and organized. We saw all the beautiful sites around the city along with their backstory. At no point did we feel rushed or hungry. The food was delicious and abundant. Kelly even provided amazing tips for things to do after the tour. Well worth it — you won’t regret it. Thank you!
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Excellent guide and tour
5555, Sep 2021
Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Combo Tour
Very knowledgeable guide. An interesting and educational tour. Kelly did a great job showing us Chicago
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Kelly is the best tour guide!!!
JUDITH_M, Sep 2021
Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Combo Tour
Kelly was outstanding! Extremely knowledgeable and fun! Her passion and love for Chicago is evident. We also ate yummy and local food…too much food!!! Lol Great tour!!!
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Best way to experience Chicago
Victoria_M, Sep 2021
Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Combo Tour
My mother came back to visit Chicago for the first time since she was a kid and our tour guide David made the experience perfect and so memorable. My son and I accompanied her as well and David’s love and passion for the City of Chicago was contagious. Amazing tour! So much information, personalized experience, delicious food. Can’t do Chicago with out this tour and David as your guide. Thanks Dave for the salubrious experience!
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Perfect first day tour
Karen_F, Aug 2021
Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Combo Tour
Kelly was awesome! So much knowledge of Chicago! It was the perfect tour for our first day in the city! We loved it!
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Fantastic!!!!
Ida_F, Aug 2021
Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Combo Tour
Kelly was AWESOME!!!! She was personable, educated on everything and really made the tour so much fun!!! We would definitely do another tour when we come out again. THANK YOU, Kelly ❤️
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Family Celebrations
Leslie_B, Aug 2021
Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Combo Tour
This tour was amazing. Our knowledgeable tour guide Lara was wonderful. She showed us all the important highlights of the city. We also experienced riding the train and most of all we experienced Chicago's great food.
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JoAnn_L, Aug 2021
Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Combo Tour
Kelly was a fantastic guide!! She was very knowledgeable of the history of Chicago, history of the architecture, great places to eat, and the easiest ways to navigate the city. She went above and beyond to answer any questions we had and pointed out so many unique things in the city to check out in our free time. I can’t recommend this tour enough and hope you get Kelly as your tour guide!! Jo Ann and Melinda
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Kelly was very...
Rachael_V, Aug 2021
Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Combo Tour
Kelly was very knowledgeable about Chicago and its food. Fun time and a great way to pack the major highlights into one day.
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Know Chicago In a few hours
Oma, Aug 2021
Chicago in a Day: Food, History and Architecture Combo Tour
Kelly kept us informed and excited every step of the way. The pace was perfect to get the most out of the great architecture and foods of Chicago.

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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