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Wicker Park

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Address: 1425 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-1997
Phone Number: 312 742 7553
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

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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Interesting area of town, good food, relaxing walk - good vibe to the park. Must stop at Stan's donuts

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2016
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

Interesting area of town, good food, relaxing walk - good vibe to the park. Must stop at Stan's donuts

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

It's busy, artsy, funky, and where the Hipster's hang. You'll find plenty of boutiques, coffee shops, artist and musician types, plaid shirts and facial hair. Some of my fave restaurants are in this part of town. If you want excellent high end food in a casual relaxed hipster restaurant , go to Mott Street.

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McKinney, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

This is one of the neighborhoods that I would live in if I were to move to Chicago. I like the eclectic feel, the bars, restaurants and shops. If I understand correctly from the locals, this is an area that's currently up and coming so it's probably changing regularly but right now it's very enjoyable to walk through.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

It's a little crowded and the traffic is rough, but this neighborhood is worth checking out for all the shopping and nightlife. It has come a long way since I first moved to the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

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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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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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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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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