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Discover the fascinating “city below the city” used by Chicagoans every day—the Pedway. From the Thompson Center to Block 37 to the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, our one and half mile walking tour introduces the history, design and unique surprises of the underground system. Along the way, we’ll find linkages to Chicago’s major government and Loop office and residential structures. We’ll also visit the interiors of a few of Chicago’s famous historic and contemporary buildings. If you’ve always wondered about the Pedway but were hesitant to explore, this is your chance!

2 Hours
$15 public
FREE for CAF members
Lower level of Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph*
  • Tour will meet near the CTA "L" train entrance in the lower level of the Thompson Center.
  • Although it's not required, we recommend making reservations in advance for this tour.
  • The Chicago Pedway tour is a combination of two former CAF tours called Pedway East and Pedway West: Warm Walk, Cool Architecture. The Chicago Pedway tour contains content from both of these original tours.

Upcoming Chicago Pedway Tours