Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in West Chicago Township, United States


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 13 sights
Distance 9.7 km
Ascend 56 m
Descend 54 m

Explore West Chicago Township in United States with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Individual Sights in West Chicago Township

Sight 1: Garfield Park Conservatory

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Garfield Park Conservatory Steven Vance / CC BY 3.0

Garfield Park Conservatory, located in Garfield Park in Chicago, is one of the largest greenhouse conservatories in the United States. Often referred to as "landscape art under glass", the Garfield Park Conservatory occupies approximately 4.5 acres (18,000 m2) inside and out and contains a number of permanent plant exhibits incorporating specimens from around the world, including some cycads that are over 200 years old.

Wikipedia: Garfield Park Conservatory (EN), Website

299 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 2: Garfield Park

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Garfield Park is a 184-acre (0.74 km2) urban park located in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on Chicago's West Side. It was designed as a pleasure ground by William LeBaron Jenney in the 1870s and is the oldest of the three original parks developed by the West Side parks commission on the Chicago park and boulevard plan. It is home to the Garfield Park Conservatory, one of the largest plant conservatories in the United States. It is also the park furthest west in the Chicago park and boulevard system.

Wikipedia: Garfield Park (Chicago) (EN)

1578 meters / 19 minutes

Sight 3: Waller Apartments

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Waller ApartmentsZol87 from Chicago, IL, USA / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Edward C. Waller Apartments are located from 2840 to 2858 W. Walnut Street in Chicago, Illinois. They were designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built in 1895 and named after Edward C. Waller, a prominent Chicago developer after the 1871 fire. Waller and Wright collaborated on the Waller apartments and the Francisco Terrace apartments to execute Waller's pioneering idea of subsidizing lower income housing. Each apartment was designed with a parlor, chamber (bedroom), dining room, kitchen, bathroom, and closets.

Wikipedia: Waller Apartments (EN)

1867 meters / 22 minutes

Sight 4: Humboldt Park

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Humboldt Park is a 207-acre (84 ha) park located at 1400 North Sacramento Avenue in West Town, on the West Side of Chicago, Illinois. It opened in 1877, and is one of the largest parks on the West Side. The park's designers include William Le Baron Jenney, and Jens Jensen.

Wikipedia: Humboldt Park (Chicago park) (EN)

401 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 5: National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture

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National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture

The National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture is a museum in Chicago dedicated to interpreting the arts and culture of the Puerto Rican people and of the Puerto Ricans in Chicago. Founded in 2001, it is housed in the historic landmark Humboldt Park stables and receptory, near the Paseo Boricua.

Wikipedia: National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture (EN), Website

585 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 6: Leif Ericsson Monument

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The Leif Erikson statue is a monumental statue honoring Leif Erikson in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Located in the city's Humboldt Park, the statue was designed by Sigvald Asbjørnsen and erected in 1901.

Wikipedia: Statue of Leif Erikson (Chicago) (EN), Website

240 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 7: Alexander Von Humboldt Monument

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The Alexander von Humboldt statue is a monumental statue in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Located in Humboldt Park, a major urban park in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, the statue depicts Alexander von Humboldt, a Prussian polymath and the park's namesake. The statue was dedicated in 1892.

Wikipedia: Statue of Alexander von Humboldt (Chicago) (EN), Website

1313 meters / 16 minutes

Sight 8: Paseo Bourica Gateway Flags

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Paseo Boricua is a section of Division Street in the Humboldt Park community of the West Side of Chicago, Illinois.

Wikipedia: Paseo Boricua (EN)

1074 meters / 13 minutes

Sight 9: Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art

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The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art (UIMA) (Ukrainian: Український Інститут Модерного Мистецтва (Ukrayinskyi Instytut Modernoho Mystetstva)) is a modern art museum serving the Chicago area with an ongoing program of cultural exhibitions, literary events, film screenings, and music recitals. UIMA was founded in 1971 by Dr. Achilles Chreptowsky, Konstantin Milonadis and Mychajlo Urban in the heart of Chicago's Ukrainian Village, Chicago. It is a core member of the Chicago Cultural Alliance, a consortium of 25 ethnic museums and cultural centres in Chicago.

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213 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 10: Ukrainian National Museum

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Ukrainian National Museum

Ukrainian National Museum (UNM) is located in the historical Ukrainian Village neighborhood of Chicago, United States. It is home to a plethora of Ukrainian artifacts, artwork, musical instruments, and embroidered folk costumes among its growing collection.

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81 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 11: Saints Volodymyr and Olha Catholic Church

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Saints Volodymyr and Olha Catholic Church Dima Sergiyenko; Please attribute this image as the work of "DiscoverWithDima." / CC BY-SA 4.0

Sts. Volodymyr and Olha Church is a Ukrainian Greek Catholic parish church in Chicago, US.

Wikipedia: Sts. Volodymyr and Olha Ukrainian Catholic Church (EN), Website, Facebook

988 meters / 12 minutes

Sight 12: Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cathedral

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Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral is the cathedral church of the Orthodox Church in America Diocese of the Midwest. It is one of only two churches designed by Louis Sullivan, one of the seminal architects of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It is listed on the US National Register of Historic Places and is designated a Chicago Landmark.

Wikipedia: Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral (Chicago) (EN)

1088 meters / 13 minutes

Sight 13: Wicker Park

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Wicker Park

Wicker Park is a 4.03 acre public urban park in the Wicker Park neighborhood of the West Town community and West Side district, in Chicago, Illinois. It is named after Charles G. Wicker and Joel H. Wicker.

Wikipedia: Wicker Park (Chicago park) (EN)


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