Far North Side Attractions in Chicago

Escape the hustle and bustle of the downtown area by exploring the far north side, which include the quaint neighborhoods of Andersonville, Ravenswood, Uptown, and Rogers Park. These neighborhoods are comprised of culturally diverse communities, making each area unique. Learn about the Irish history in Chicago at the Irish American Heritage Center, celebrate the Swedish community at the Swedish American Museum Center, or rummage through the largest Polish bookstore in America at Polonia Bookstore Inc. It is also fun to wander through the Rosehill Cemetery looking for famous gravestones, or walking the shores of Lake Michigan at Foster Beach or Kathy Osterman Beach. Both beaches are much less crowded than ones further south in the summer time. For few local treasures, taste and buy locally made wine and spirits at In Fine Spirits, find lost treasures at the Broadway Antique Market, and find your next favorite book at Armadillo's Pillow.

Swedish American Museum Center

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5211 N. Clark St.

Celebrate Swedish American history and culture...
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Irish American Heritage Centre

4626 North Knox Avenue

All Irish... read more

Polonia Bookstore Inc.

4738 North Milwaukee Avenue

Largest Polish Bookstore In America... read more

Armadillo's Pillow

6753 North Sheridan Road

Quaint Bookshop... read more

Broadway Antique Market

6130 N. Broadway
Half-mile north of Hollywood Ave and Lake Shore Dr

Treasure Trove... read more

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Foster Avenue Beach

5200 N. Lake Shore Drive

Unpretentious and Pristine Beach... read more

Rosehill Cemetery

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5800 N Ravenswood Avenue

The final resting place of 14 Chicago mayors...
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Kathy Osterman Beach

1000 North Lake Shore Drive

Beach Activities Abound At Predominantly Gay Beach... read more

In Fine Spirits

5418 North Clark Street

Friendly Local Wine Shop... read more

Assumption Church

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323 West Illinois Street

Italian Renaissance-style church... read more
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