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Wicker Park

Neighborhood: Northwest Side
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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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Wicker Park

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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Santa Monica, California
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Santa Monica, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
50 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Kosciusko, Mississippi
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I was there with my family. While I was there a once a month bike ride with thousands involved rode through. There were many theatrical bikes with music and costumes. We at at a great Mexican place in the back yard area . It is very different that sidewalk seating and much better. There are all kinds of trendy shops... More 

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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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8 helpful votes 8 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 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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