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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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Great local vibe

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW 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 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is the capitol of Chicago edgy people. Its a lot fo restaurants and my fav bookstore my opic. you can really shop a round or just try their café spots, the have a tons of bars and vegan places to stop by and eat.

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Mexico DF
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

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 15 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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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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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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