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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
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Wicker Park is the former meca of the Chicago art community and location of...

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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Old Polonia and Wicker Park Walking Tour with Food
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Small-Group Chicago Food Tour: Wicker Park and Bucktown

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Historic Homes

An outstanding neighborhood, full of history and updated on a regular basis by those that buy and live in this area. You will love the old homes and surrounding historic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An outstanding neighborhood, full of history and updated on a regular basis by those that buy and live in this area. You will love the old homes and surrounding historic buildings.

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La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we took a long walk by the lakeside trail and detoured via W North Avenue looking for a Williams Sonoma store, and realizing we were on our way to Wicker Park made it ieasier to give it a shoot. It is a lovely neighborhood with plenty of options for things to do, see and eat! Great on weekends too but... More 

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Huntington, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

We walked through and stopped for a brief visit during our Food Tour of Bucktown and Wicker Park. In the park there is a pretty fountain, basketball courts, a play ground and lots of shaded green spaces in which to relax. There is also a statue of the man responsible for the early origins of the park. Our guide, Christina,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Easy to get to, if you are staying downtown, this is a great area for quaint and eccentric shops and some great restaurants. During the summer, the park itself is a lot of fun and afterwards there are more than a few restaurants with outdoor seating from where you can people watch - and that can be fun around here.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

I love Wicker Park...the fountain is a wonderful centerpiece...they have beautiful gardens that they take great care of...they have fun things going on all year...I love their BooPalooza for Halloween....WickerMic an outdoor open mic they have over the summer....they have movies in the park...they have a Farmers Market in the warmer weather on Sundays...they have a day camp for kids... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Looking to experience a big city neighborhood, we jumped off the subway and landed in Wicker Park. We immediately fell in love with this part of Chicago. The unique shops and restaurants, the fascinating people, the hustle & bustle, the architecture of the old buildings, everything about this neighborhood spoke to my husband, teenage daughters, and I.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

This neighborhood has a cluster of some of the best restaurants (Oiistar, Big Star, Antique Taco, Piece Pizzeria, Wasabi, Dove's Luncheonette, Irazu, Bongo Room, Red Door, Paladar ...) in the city. The area also has bars, theaters, clubs, small shops and art galleries.If you find yourself here on a Sunday, then there is also a nice farmer's market at Wicker... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

Very nice quaint area with really cool shops boutiques laid back atmosphere good food nice alternative to Magnificent Mile if you like to shop, walk and enjoy the scenery.

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Celina, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

My wife and I travel from Dallas to Chicago twice a year for quick, two night, vacations. We recently started staying at the Ruby Room in Wicker Park off Division, we love it. While we ourselves are tourists, we love to find enclaves within the city to escape the typical tourists areas, Wicker Park is perfect. Great bars, restaurants, and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

many great bars restaurants and a great old Chicago neighborhood. driving around looking at the old homes mixed with the new and upcoming buildings in this area is always fun. a lot of the old is making way for the new, a nice mix of redone old and new is a great contrast of Chicago styles. not an unsafe neighborhood,... More 

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