Journey Chicago

Discover Humboldt Park & Ukrainian Village

Humboldt Park

From grabbing a pierogi at Old Lviv to a stroll through Paseo Boricua, Humboldt Park and Ukrainian Village have no shortage of attractions to explore. The Puerto Rican community has identified with Humboldt Park since the 1970's, and the Ukrainian community with the nearby Ukrainian Village since the early 1900's.

Humboldt Park has been a cornerstone to Chicago's cultural history since the neighborhood's annexation in 1869, and has a selection of outdoor art, museums, and hidden gem restaurants to show for it.

    Paseo Boricua

    Located between Western Ave and California, Paseo Boricua is a microcosm of the Puerto Rican community in Chicago. It is flanked by two 59-foot steel gateway flag sculptures, and many of the businesses are named after Puerto Rican towns.

    Cost: Free

    2517 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622


    National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture

    Located in Humboldt Park, in the heart of Chicago’s Puerto Rican community, the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture (NMPRAC) is the only self-standing museum in the nation devoted to showcasing Puerto Rican arts and cultural exhibitions year-round.

    Cost: Free

    3015 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622


    Sunday: Closed
    Monday: Closed
    Tuesday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
    Wednesday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
    Thursday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
    Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
    Saturday: 10:00am - 2:00pm

    Humboldt Park

    Humboldt Park totals 197.26 acres and is home to a large, historic fieldhouse with a fitness center, two gymnasiums and meeting rooms, as well as an inland beach and the historic lagoons and boathouse.

    Fun activities include playgrounds, outdoor sports, the beach, and boat rides.

    Cost: Free

    1440 N Humboldt Blvd, Chicago, IL 60622


    Sunday: 6:00am - 11:00pm
    Monday: 6:00am - 11:00pm
    Tuesday: 6:00am - 11:00pm
    Wednesday: 6:00am - 11:00pm
    Thursday: 6:00am - 11:00pm
    Friday: 6:00am - 11:00pm
    Saturday: 6:00am - 11:00pm

    Papa's Cache Sabroso

    An authentic, family-owned diner since the 1970s. Traditional Puerto Rican food, including pollo chon, jibarito, and vegetarian options. BYOB.

    Cost: $

    2517 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622


    Sunday: Closed
    Monday: 11:30am - 9:00pm
    Tuesday: 11:30am - 9:00pm
    Wednesday: 11:30am - 9:00pm
    Thursday: 11:30am - 9:00pm
    Friday: 11:30am - 11:00pm
    Saturday: 11:30am - 11:00pm

    Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art

    The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art (UIMA) preserves and promotes contemporary art as a shared expression of the Ukrainian and American experience. UIMA develops, utilizes and encourages artistic talent through exhibitions, concerts, readings, lectures, and films to serve the cultural needs of our community and city, and thereby strengthen cultural understanding and diversity.

    Cost: Free

    2320 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622


    Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
    Monday: Closed
    Tuesday: Closed
    Wednesday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
    Thursday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
    Friday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
    Saturday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

    Ukrainian National Museum

    The Ukrainian National Museum, est. 1952, is dedicated to preserving the history of Ukrainian American communities, and particularly Chicago communities. It is home to collections of Ukrainian artifacts from Chicago communities, embroidered folk costumes, instruments, 1933 Chicago World's Fair memorabilia, a vast library, and more.

    Cost: Free

    2249 W Superior St, Chicago, IL 60612


    Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Monday: Closed
    Tuesday: Closed
    Wednesday: Closed
    Thursday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

    A long-standing Ukrainian spot, offering traditional pierogi, blintzes, potatoes, sauerkraut, borscht, schnitzel, and stuffed cabbage. All served up in a buffet, with a full bar.

    Cost: $

    2228 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622


    Sunday: 11:00am - 6:00pm
    Monday: Closed
    Tuesday: 11:00am - 8:00pm
    Wednesday: 11:00am - 8:00pm
    Thursday: 11:00am - 8:00pm
    Friday: 11:00am - 8:00pm
    Saturday: 11:00am - 8:00pm