Chicago Passageways: Pedway & Riverwalk
Tour runs Monday & Friday. Book now!
*Walking Only – does not ride the train*
Chicago’s Pedway is a system of underground tunnels and passageways that are laid out underneath the city and allow you to get from one end of the Loop to the other without ever going outside. Our tour begins at the Chicago Cultural Center where, after viewing the famous Tiffany dome, we descend into the Pedway which takes us past murals, stained glass windows and into Macy’s department store where we view yet another masterpiece on the ceiling by Mr. Tiffany.
After a brief stop for refreshments at a nearby food hall, we return to the Pedway and follow it west as it intersects with two of Chicago’s busiest subway stations, the Richard J. Daley Civic Center, Chicago City Hall/Cook County Building, and the James R. Thompson Center (State of Illinois Building).
Upon exiting the Thompson Center, we head north a few blocks and enter Chicago’s Riverwalk, a park-like property on the south bank of the Chicago River. The Riverwalk also serves as an entertainment district with bars, cafes, fountains, public art, and boat rides. As we stroll along the Riverwalk, we pass some of Chicago’s most iconic buildings, including Marina City, Trump Tower, the Wrigley Building, and Tribune Tower. We also walk past the former location of Fort Dearborn, constructed in 1803 by the U.S. government then decommissioned in 1837.
A short walk leads us back to the Pedway where we work our way back to the Cultural Center, passing unique retail shops along the way.
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Book Chicago Passageways: Pedway & Riverwalk
Duration: 2.5 hours
Price: Adult $50
- Tour price includes professional tour guide - food/beverages purchased by guests
- Days of operation: Monday & Friday
- Start time: 2:00pm
- Tours begin and end in the Loop
- Walking distance: 1.5 miles
- Tours operate rain or shine
- Tour itinerary may be subject to minor revisions as necessary
Ticket Purchase Requirements
- Must be able to climb stairs
- Tour requires minimum of 2 guests to run
- Children must be 12 years or older and accompanied by an adult (age 18 or older)
Tour Meeting Point and Stops
Meeting Point: Chicago Cultural Center (Washington side)
78 E Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602
Using the Washington St entrance, meet your guide inside the lobby
Chicago Pedway System
Begins underneath the Cultural Center
Walk Chicago's underground tunnel system
15 W Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602
Grab a snack at one of Chicago's newest food halls (optional purchase)
108 N State St, Chicago, IL 60602
Continue strolling the Pedway through this popular city mall
121 N LaSalle St, Chicago, IL 60602
See Chicago's City Hall and County Building and if we're lucky, a wedding
Riverwalk, Chicago, IL 60601
Stroll the Riverwalk and learn the stories behind iconic buildings and historic architecture
151 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601
Duck back into the Pedway for the final stretch