Join NRC on upcoming Neighborhood Tours- Saturday, April 16 & Saturday, April 23, 2011
Albany Park is home to historic architecture, world class dining, and an incredible diversity of cultures and ethnicities. Tour the tree-lined streets of North Mayfair, the bungalow neighborhood that “This Old House” magazine calls the country’s “Best Place for Bungalows.” A stroll through North Park University’s landscaped campus and past the North Branch of the Chicago River puts you in touch with the area’s Swedish American roots. Grab a bite or pick up a souvenir at the international restaurants, shops and groceries along Kedzie Avenue, Albany Park’s “Restaurant Row.” Learn the history of the Cambodian American community as we visit the Cambodian American Heritage Museum on Lawrence Avenue. Visit Ravenswood Manor, the city’s most architecturally unique bungalow district that hugs Chicago River and is home to many powerful Chicagoans, including Illinois’ former Governor, Rod Blagojevich. We finish the tour with a trip through North Park Village, a lush oasis of green space loved dearly by Chicagoans for its 46-acre Nature Preserve and interactive Nature Center, open to the public 363 days a year.
To book your ticket:
Saturday, April 16, 2011: Tickets cost $15 for adults, $10 for students, seniors and children (ages 8-18). Call Liz Griffiths at North River Commission at (773) 478-0202 ext. 116. Tour hosted and sponsored by North River Commission.
Saturday, April 23, 2011: Tickets cost $30 for adults, $25 for students, seniors and children (ages 8-18). Call the Chicago Office of Tourism at (312) 742-1190. Tour hosted by North River Commission and sponsored by Office of Tourism.
Mobile Neighborhood Tour
If you missed our Community Showcase tour you can also explore Albany Park at your own pace by accessing our Mobile Neighborhood Tour, produced by LISC/Chicago and the North River Commission. This free tour is available for your iPhone, Blackberry, Android, Palm or Windows Phone. Start by entering this address in your phone's browser: tours.lisc-chicago.org
Explore Albany Park from the comfort of your own home or office with our virtual tour. Albany Park Virtual Tour at Explore Chicago