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Wicker Park

1425 N. Damen Ave., Chicago, IL 60622 (Wicker Park/Bucktown)
312 742 7553
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Ranked #101 of 362 attractions in Chicago
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Type: Neighborhoods
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Traveler Description: 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... more »
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St. Louis, Missouri
16 reviews 16 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
27 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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
29 helpful votes 29 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Melbourne, Australia
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186 reviews 186 reviews
31 attraction reviews
397 helpful votes 397 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Wicker Park itself is quite small; nice, but just a standard neighbourhood park. Not worth going out of your way to go to for the park itself, but Wicker Park area is a great place to visit - good cafes and shopping on Milwaukee Ave (aka Hipster Highway) and then wander the nearby streets to see some of the period... More

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Oakville,Ontario Can
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

I found the shopping along Mag Mile to be quite dull; nothing I hadn't seen before or had access to in my hometown in Ontario. Thought I'd try walking through Wicker Park on my own and was so pleased that I did. Lots of little shops selling unique shoes, boots, jewellery, clothing etc. The area is great for walking; I... More

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N. Ireland
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50 reviews 50 reviews
14 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

What a lovely area - unique little shops and an assortment of interesting restaurants. We had a fantastic breakfast in Francesca's Forno; right on the corner opposite the exit from the blue line station. Lovely staff, great food and atmosphere.

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Edmonton, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

This is a great afternoon, just hop on the Blue El and go a few stops to Damen. Right outside the Damen Blue Line Station is Wicker Park central, with a pub on each corner and Damen/W North/Milwaukee with a few blocks of shops including City Soles on the corner of W North and Damen just off the El (advertise... More

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