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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
Description: Wicker Park is the former meca of the Chicago art community and location...
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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BEST NEIGHBORHOOD IN CHICAGO!

Wicker Park used to be dangerous and awful. Then it became hipster and cool. Now its rapidly gentrifying. But make no mistake: this neighborhood is FANTASTIC. It is LOADED... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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Mexico DF
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Must be interesting to walk around during the weekend. We did´t find anything interesting beside shops and restaurants. Maybe we didn´t knew exactly where to go.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Wicker Park used to be dangerous and awful. Then it became hipster and cool. Now its rapidly gentrifying. But make no mistake: this neighborhood is FANTASTIC. It is LOADED with delicious restaurants and bars, and there are many fashion boutiques as well. The park itself is just OK, spend your time walking around the perimeter roads (Division, Damen, North, Ashland... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Great to spend an afternoon grabbing a coffee, browsing used book stores and second-hand clothes shops. Got a beautiful vintage dress for 9 dollars!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Liked this area, sort of like the East Village in NY. It has some fun independent shops. Don't need to spend a "day" there but worth seeing if you like the funky side of towns.

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Santa Monica, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This is a cute and fun little neighborhood. Similar to Los Angeles' Melrose but with a Midwestern charm.

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Tampere, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We stayed in a hostel here with friends. If I ever go back to Chicago, I will stay in this neighborhood again. Night clubs, bars, restaurants, little shops, train station that makes you easily access the whole city... A lot of action 24/7, but we didn't find it too dangerous or anything.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Really enjoyed an afternoon in the 4 main streets of Wicker Park, a lot of food options, cafés where to work for a while, second hand shops, galleries, designer stores. You must go to the GIANT bookstore, it´s impressive! I missed the night life scene!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Accompanied my daughter to Chicago for a conference, and on her off day she wanted to explore this area. We went on a food and walking tour, and enjoyed learning about the history of the neighborhood. Some lovely restoration work! There was a huge arts/crafts fair which we enjoyed. Many fun restaurants. We walked several miles, and enjoyed every minute... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

My family & I did a food tour through Bucktown/Wicker Park which we enjoyed very much. We enjoyed a casual stroll through WP learning about the history of Bucktown & Wicker Park from our knowledgable food tour guide. Unique shops & restaurants in an old town neighbourhood.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We went here with some friends who had recently moved to the Chicago area. We came in to visit for the weekend. Wicker Park is a nice area with lots of trendy shops, restaurants, and bars. We really enjoyed the Myopic Books bookstore that was four floors of used books. We ate at Township and later at Inspirations Kitchen, which... More 

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Address: Address: 1425 N. Damen Ave., Chicago, IL 60622
Phone Number: 312 742 7553
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Northwest Side

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