Have you been staying in Chicago, Illinois and have run out of ideas on what to do next? Do you enjoy museums, art, music and learning about a little history? If you said yes to both those questions, the next best attraction you need to check out while you're vacationing in Chicago is the Polish Museum of America in Wicker Park.The Polish Museum is located on 984 North Milwaukee Avenue near Noble Park. It is open 11 am to 4 pm every day but Thursday and is an excellent place to bring friends and family. The price to get into the Museum is around six dollars for adults and four dollars for children, which is definitely affordable.
The Polish Museum is a place where there are tons of people playing music, artist outside and inside studios creating beautiful art masterpiece such as paintings, sculptures, drawings, and the list goes on. However you will notice the music and art here is Polish since you are in a Polish neighborhood with Polish people who enjoy their culture strongly. As you stroll through the museum you may even run into some famous well known artist, actors, singers, and dancers since this is a very popular place for those kinds of talents.
Other things offered to do at The Polish Museum in Chicago are lectures, performances, concerts, exhibits, movie presentations, and the list goes on, but beware everything you see will be Polish culture based and is meant for a learning experience and to have fun. Everything you see in this museum has to do with art and music. If you like art and music you will love watching the performances put on by singers, dancers, and artist so make sure you check out the events that are going on in The Polish Museum during the day you go.
Another cool attraction to check out here is the Polish library filled with music records and recordings. In the library there is also many books and documents on the Polish culture and history if you are curious and want to learn more about the Polish people. When you in the library though you need to be quiet because there are usually several students in there studying the Polish culture for a class their taking, and you will even see many scholars here from all over the country who are studying up on their ancestors and history.
Now if you get hungry or thirsty and need a break from the museum you can head outside to Wicker Park and grab something to eat at any restaurant such as Alliance Café and Bakery, Caesar's Polish Deli, and Chopper's. There are a few more places to eat there as well so look around. The cost to eat at anyone of these restaurants is usually affordable so don't worry about the cost of food and drinks here to much. If you're looking for a snack go to one of the amazing bakeries because the snack and treats you find in Wicker Park are amazing and taste delightful.
If you get done eating and want to explore some more in Wicker Park you can check out the dozen of Polish art galleries such as Coyote Gallery and Flatiron Art Building. The have some of the most amazing paintings and Polish art inside their galleries and sometimes the artist of those paintings hang out inside the galleries every once in a while so be sure to check them out.
Now if you're into shopping there are several Polish stores along the streets of Wicker Park to shop in. Some of the stores in the area are Penelope's made for younger generations, Hejfina, which is a designer clothing bouquet, and Saint Alfred's, which is a great place to get a pair of Polish shoes for your feet. There are several more cute little Polish stores in Wicker Park, but you have to look for them yourself because they are usually hidden in special little corners of the park.
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