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Wicker Park

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Address: 1425 N. Damen Ave., Chicago, IL 60622
Phone Number: 312 742 7553
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

Wicker Park is the former meca of the Chicago art community and location of...

Wicker Park is the former meca of the Chicago art community and location of the bi-annual "Around the Coyote" art festival.  The area has experienced massive economic growth over the past few years and is now home to many boutiques, thrift stores, bars and restaurants and known for its “hipster” vibe.

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Very nice quaint area with really cool shops boutiques laid back atmosphere good food nice alternative to Magnificent Mile if you like to shop, walk and enjoy the scenery.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Saint Louis, Missouri

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice quaint area with really cool shops boutiques laid back atmosphere good food nice alternative to Magnificent Mile if you like to shop, walk and enjoy the scenery.

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Celina, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

My wife and I travel from Dallas to Chicago twice a year for quick, two night, vacations. We recently started staying at the Ruby Room in Wicker Park off Division, we love it. While we ourselves are tourists, we love to find enclaves within the city to escape the typical tourists areas, Wicker Park is perfect. Great bars, restaurants, and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

many great bars restaurants and a great old Chicago neighborhood. driving around looking at the old homes mixed with the new and upcoming buildings in this area is always fun. a lot of the old is making way for the new, a nice mix of redone old and new is a great contrast of Chicago styles. not an unsafe neighborhood,... More 

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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Fun, trendy and off the beaten path. Great shops and restaurants. People watching is great too. Transit from downtown gets you there quickly.

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Orlando, Florida
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

This is a cool neighborhood with lots of shops, restaurants and bars along Division & Milwaukee Ave. The tree-lined side streets have the most beautiful historic homes people live in which is astounding to look at especially in the fall season! There is a park which is nice to sit relax if you have kids or even after hitting up... More 

1 Thank Matthew M
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Wicker Park is an up and coming neighborhood that is going through gentrification. A lot of artsy shops and good restaurants. Keep an eye out for some nice shops and good real estate. Close to the subway and public transportation.

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Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Wicker Park is amazing. Consider this: Imagine a foodie haven, boutique shopping, bar hopping, martini sipping, hipster vibe, world class neighborhood. From Marc Jacobs and Club Monaco to thrift shops and Fjallraven, welcome to Wicker Park. It has a trendy, local vibe and is conveniently located right off the safe Blue Line with three major L stops just six minutes... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

You can tell it's an area that's become recently yuppified but there's bags of places to eat a big variety of food. And evidence of nightlife too. Definitely a good area to be based for visiting the city.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

I've been to Chicago many times and wanted a more personal and unique experience. My friend and I stayed in wicker park. The train can take you right in from O'Hare. The experience was fun. It was very neighborhood esk. There were more local shops. I would come back again or even consider as an area to live. $15 cab... More 

2 Thank Bibitybobityboo
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132 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

You can tell that this is a bit of an edgy neighborhood, but you can also tell that they are getting more main stream. Lots of restaurants and fun shopping. Definitely worth checking out if you have the time.

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