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Andersonville combines Swedish roots and small-town charm with the city's newest and hippest stores and restaurants. Offering everything from stylish clothes and unique items for the home to delectable international dining and traditional holiday...more
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All reviews american museum north side chicago neighborhood antique stores great neighborhood farmers market street parking worth the trip the loop few hours hendersonville hopleaf neighborhoods edgewater resale bookstore downtown
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My visits from Boston to Chicago usually focus on the Loop, River North, and a bike ride along the lake. This trip it was unseasonably cold and the bike ride seemed like a bad idea, so I took the El to Andersonville. This is an...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018

Sorry to say which is unusual for me there really isnt anything too significant to write. Neither good bad and or indifferent.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Robert E
Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

Not so much ethnic (tho it still has a Swedish background hum), more LGBTQ. Home to the most famous feminist bookstore in the country and inspiration for Portlandia. Virtually no chain stores. Great bars, shopping, produce, antiques, ice cream. Get there best by city bus.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed April 9, 2018

I love this neighborhood. They have the best vintage and resale shops. My fav being the Woolly Mammoth. Great food and bars are all over the place here. Parking is not too bad, lots of street parking.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed February 27, 2018

We had a nice time meeting in Andersonville for a visit with our family. Stayed at a quaint apartment right off the mail street AndersonvilleVR, (highly recommend) and visited the wonderful little museum along with several speciality stores. It was a great way to spend...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed November 18, 2017

Andersonville has its own unique charm, that you can only experience in Andersonville. It's a fun neighborhood to walk around in- the houses are beautiful; the streets are filled with cute, unique mom/pop shops; and it's cool to see the Swedish influence around the neighborhood....More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed November 3, 2017 via mobile

It's a Chicago neighborhood with a somewhat small town feel but many different types of shops,art galleries and eateries. Some spots in Andersonville I would suggest are the Candyality candy shop,Reza's for Persian cuisine and the Swedish American Museum.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed September 10, 2017

Andersonville is a great walking neighborhood with great restaurants, shops, bars and even a Swedish American Murseum. Located in Edgewater, it's about a 20 minute Uber from the Loop and worth the trip if your time allows.

Date of experience: September 2017
3  Thank Thomas D
Reviewed September 1, 2017

Great neighborhood on the North side of Chicago! Plenty to do for shopping, dining and experiences. Went to the Farmers Market and then I just relieved a 30 minute pressurized leg massage from Andersonville Cryotherapy and Recovery Center. Later is First Fridays were different storefronts...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank David O
Reviewed July 15, 2017

My friend and I decided to check out this neighbourhood since it was highly rated as an activity in Chicago. We got there in the late afternoon on a Saturday and after eating, found that most stores were closing. With nothing better to do on...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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BuffaloBug
October 17, 2017|
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Response from David O | Reviewed this property |
Hi! Yes shops and restaurants will be open. I believe that day is St Morten's Goose Day so expect some festivities.
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SerenaBryans
Dublin, Ireland
Proposed Itinerary for Christmas week - is this realistic? (35 Replies)
I'm taking my two teenagers to chicago for Christmas week - 21st to 28th Dec. My son is 16 and my daughter is 13, this will be a once in a lifetime trip for us, for personal reasons, we are getting as far away from home ( Ireland) for Christmas, and I want to give them a fun filled, exciting time and make the most of each day. We have rented an apt in Andresonville and will be getting public transport downtown during the day and probably back to andersonville around 6 - 7pm each night so we...More
November 09, 2012|
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A great restaurant in Andersonville is called Big Jones that you should go to. It's uniquely American and focuses on "low country" food from the southeast part of the US...South Carolina area. Probably can't get that type of delicious food in Ireland. Near the Zoo is the LP Conservatory which is a wonderful stop because it's warm in there!!! I also would try to get to the Museum of Science and Industry, they have Christmas Trees from around the world exhibit among other great things for all...More
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Veterans Illumnari program, November 11, 2007 (1 Replies)
A year ago, Veterans Day Weekend 2006. there was a driving tour of Andersonville NHP that had candles in bags set up in formations in the area of the old stockade of the POW Camp. Does this program repeat a year later on Veterans Day Weekend of this year, 2007?
October 22, 2007|
Response fromHFC|
I have found out that there will NOT be any illumnaria program (putting candles in bags to represent the Union POWs and the Confederate guards who died at Andersonville - Camp Sumter for the weekend of Veterans Day 2007. The normal weekend for the annual POW Days which is the second weekend of March each year will NOT be done in 2008. That's when there will be the Illumnaria program. Which will move from November 2007 to March 2008. The POW Days program will not return until March...More
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car rental location (12 Replies)
Hello, We will visit Chicago from 10-27-2013 until 11-03-2013. The first four nights we are staying in downtown Chicago. The last three nights we are staying in Chicago’s Edgewater/ Andersonville neighborhood. These last four days we would like to rent a car to explore some state parks, shopping malls and lake Geneva. Would you prefer Alamo or Hertz? Is it wise to go for a downtown rental location (Hertz) or is it better to go to O'hare with public transport and to pick the car at the...More
October 07, 2013|
Response frommsmejkal|
i always use hotwire.com and just go with the lowest rate enterprise on lake street sometimes has good deals too no point in going to ohare to get an economy car