Chicago Neighborhoods: Ukrainian Village
Even if you hail from the Windy City, you may not have spent much time in Ukrainian Village, Chicago. That’s probably because the neighborhood — tucked just south of Wicker park — isn’t accessible by train. If you haven’t yet had the pleasure, now is a great time to get to know this hip and family-friendly area! Keep reading for a rundown of our favorite things to do in Ukrainian Village at Skydeck Chicago.
Where is Ukrainian Village in Chicago?
You may be aware that Ukrainian Village is located on the Near West Side, but exactly where is Ukrainian Village in Chicago? Most locals consider the borders of Ukrainian Village to be Division to the north, Chicago to the south, Damen to the east, and Western Avenue. About 75 percent of the neighborhood is designated as a Chicago landmark district: Damen to Oakley (east to west) and Haddon to Iowa (north to south) Avenues.
Top Things to Do in Ukrainian Village
Year-round, you’ll find plenty of things to do in Ukranian Village. Explore Ukrainian, Polish, and Eastern European culture, take an architecture tour, or grab a homemade and affordable meal:
- Sample some authentic Polish food: Pick up homemade Polish delicacies like potato pancakes and pierogi at local shops.
- Explore Eastern European artistic traditions: Visit the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art for an immersive look at eastern European history and culture, or check out modern work from regional artists at galleries.
- Bring home some fresh greens: Living greens, that is. Browse at local shops for new plants to brighten up your space.
Ukrainian Village: Chicago Landmarks
Even if you’re not avoiding crowds, a walking architecture tour is one of our favorite things to do in Ukrainian Village. Chicago highlights in the area include:
- Saint Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral: Located just off of Chicago Avenue at 835 North Oakley Boulevard, this stately Neo-Byzantine structure was built in 1915. Inside, the breathtaking flying arches, ornate central dome, and azure stained glass windows are definitely worth a look. If you’re headed to the Willis Tower Skydeck, Saint Nicholas is a great addition to any scavenger hunt or a game of I-Spy!
- Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral: Holy Trinity is one of the most architecturally significant structures in the city. Designed by Louis Sullivan in 1901, Holy Trinity is modeled on a particular wooden church in the Siberian village of Tatarskaya, Russia. Head inside to admire its sky-blue octagonal dome painted with stars.
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