If you've ever felt like a bit of a geek being a tourist in your own town, Waxwing Puzzle Co. has found a way to up the cool factor. Waxwing is an adventure tourism company that creates tours and games that take place throughout the Chicago Pedway system, a network of underground commuter tunnels under the Loop. Yeah, we didn't know that was down there, either. The idea is a bit of a treasure hunt, and friends compete against each other to solve clues, find hidden places, and interact with Waxwing insiders along the way. If you've got a spare three hours on a weekend, grab a few friends and see who's the stellar sleuth among you. Waxwing makes the signup process way easy via their website. Start your search!
Photo: Kristi Haddad of Markit Photography/Courtesy of Waxwing Puzzle Co.