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Wicker Park

1425 N. Damen Ave., Chicago, IL 60622 (Wicker Park / Bucktown)
312 742 7553
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Ranked #92 of 367 attractions in Chicago
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Type: Neighborhoods
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Traveler Description: Wicker Park is one of the top destinations in Chicago for shopping, dining and especially nightlife. The neighborhood is excellent for walking and is... more »
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I stayed in this neighborhood and I really liked the area. There are a lot of places to eat at like Piece's and Dimo's if you want pizza, and some other nice options. There will always be people around and 24-hours stores

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Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Was here on a beautiful sunny day and it was perfect!! Neat little neighbourhood that just stands out with an attitude of its own! Expect to see people with tattoos, hipster hair, chic effortless style and cool shoes!! No big box stores here - just vintage second-hand shops, small boutiques and interesting restaurants!! A bit out of the way from... More

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Chobham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Visited Wicker Park for a few hours, we were a bit disappointed to be honest. Most shops didn't open until 11 or even 12 so it's not great for a morning visit. Vintage shops quite good, but not the best. Spent some time in Stan's Doughnuts, that was very good! Overall would probably not recommend, we much preferred Old Town.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We did walking food tour through Wicker Park and Bucktown. Highly recommend it... food was ample, I had to put my pizza and gyro in my bag because I was so full. The guide was very knowledgable about the history and architecture... a really great afternoon!

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St. Louis, Missouri
16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Was visiting Chicago for the weekend with 4 teenage girls who wanted to shop. They were interested in some of the stores on Michigan Avenue but really wanted an area with boutiques and vintage clothing shops. Checked TripAdvisor and was recommended the Wicker Park area, near Bucktown and were very pleased with our day! Within a 5 block area, we... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

I must have gone to the wrong part because i was quite dissappointed in wicker park. Non of the shops opened till 11 and it certainly didnt resemble camden in london not to me anyway. Admittedly the residential part i did work through was very attractive especially decorated for halloween. But as a said on the whole i was quite... More

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Turnhout, Belgium
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We felt right at home in this part of town, lots of tattooshops and cool boutiques. The lady of the house found her thing in the Broken Cherry store on W North and i found my thing in the St. Alfred store. We had some drinks in the Emporium Arcade bar and played some cool games there.

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Chilliwack, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

We like to visit local areas where real people live and work. Wicker Park was a nice few hours. We did some fun people watching in the park itself, which was very close to the Blue Line stop of Damen. Then we went for dinner at a great patio restaurant and topped off the visit with a stroll down a... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
28 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

While Wicker Park has a deserved reputation for its many boutique shops, fine restaurants, it is its collection of 19th century houses that make it an outstanding neighborhood. German beer barons, industrialists who grew wealthy after the Chicago Fire and prominent bankers lived here and built mini mansions exhibiting both their status and all the advances of the industrial age... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

This burb of Chicago offers the best restaurants and local shops! Also, the service is very nice compared to the more well-known places downtown. A must see for a relaxing afternoon in Chicago!

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