Lets walk to Pilsen

On this city hike we’ll cover a few near southside neighborhoods and some interesting sites. This 9 mile walk will cover Motor Row, Prairie Avenue, Chinatown, a riverfront park, the South Halsted arts district, a quarry in Bridgeport, and some murals in Pilsen. This will be taking the long way from downtown to Pilsen with some zig-zagging in our route. Note that this walk also includes some gritty city elements such as highway underpasses and an industrial area without sidewalks.

We’ll meet at Wabash and Roosevelt in front of a Starbucks at that corner which is close to the Roosevelt CTA station.

Dress warm. The long-range forecast calls for chilly and windy conditions. Bring something to drink and snack on if you think you might need it. I’ll plan on spending 20 minutes in Chinatown so people can explore on their own for a bit. This walk starts downtown and will end at the 18th Street pink line station in Pilsen. From there one can take the train back downtown, walk a couple blocks to the National Museum of Mexican Art (which is free / donations accepted - http://www.nationalmuseumofmexicanart.org/) or explore the neighborhood. Nuevo Leon is a popular place to eat in the area which is cheap and good.

Please read the Waiver in the Files section. By attending this hike you and your guests agree to the terms and conditions of this waiver.

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  • kurt

    Great pictures Fran. Thanks for sharing.

    January 10, 2012

  • M.E.

    Nice journey through many interesting areas! Thanks Kurt for hosting and advising about points of interest. Lot's of nice people joined the walk and stayed for Mexican in Pilsen.

    January 9, 2012

  • Mike

    Great meetup with everyone and thanks much to the organizers - it was a sublime stroll and intro to Pilsen! La Cebolita was marvelous too ;)

    January 9, 2012

  • Linda C

    For those of you at dinner asking about the Wausau, WI event, here is the link: http://www.meetup.com/travel-51...­

    January 8, 2012

  • Fran

    Great urban walk. Such nice people and what an eye opener it was!

    January 8, 2012

  • Linda C

    Great hike through a lot of neighborhoods I don't normally go to. Thanks Kurt!

    January 8, 2012

  • kurt

    Glad we could keep a moderately brisk pace. Several people asked about places to eat in Pilsen.. it may be a little lat now but Mundial is excellent!

    January 8, 2012

  • Soo

    Nikki - take my spot. Am wrestling with a cold this morning, so backing out.

    January 8, 2012

  • Nikki

    I'd like to go if anyone backs out this morning

    January 8, 2012

  • rita r

    I'd like to add a friend to the waitlist 1/5/12 8am

    January 5, 2012

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