Chinatown, Chicago Travel Brochure By: Anna Hayes and Nikole Trudeau
Introduction On May 30th we will be taking a bus to Chinatown, Chicago. The Chinatown neighborhood in Chicago, IL, is on the South Side (located in the Armour Square community area). Centered on Cermak and Wentworth Avenues, it becomes an example of an American Chinatown, or ethnic-Chinese neighborhood. It is not to be confused with an area sometimes called "New Chinatown", which is on the North Side around Argyle Street, and which attracts a larger number of people of Southeast Asian heritage. Chicago's Chinatown emerged largely because the clusters of Chinese immigrants who had settled on the West Coast of the United States were being treated inhumanely, hence their decision to head east to find a more peaceful place to live. Throughout Chinatown there are many places to eat and see.
How to Get There? You will be traveling by bus. It should take about 2 hours and 25 minutes. -Start out going southeast on E Wisconsin Ave/WI-67/WI-16 toward St Paul St. for 0.2 miles. -Enter the next roundabout and take the 2nd exit onto WI-16 Efor 15.5 miles. -Merge onto I-94 E for 11.3 miles. -Merge onto I-894 E/US-45 S via EXIT305A toward Chicago continue on that route for 4.3 miles. -Keep left to take I-894 E toward Chicago. -Keep left to take I-43 N/I-894 E via EXIT 319 toward College Avenue (Crossing into Illinois) -Keep right to take I-94 E toward Chicago-Indiana (Portions toll) -Keep left to take I-94 E toward Chicago (Portions toll) -Take EXIT 52C toward 18th St. -Turn slight left onto S Union Ave. -Take the 1st left onto W 18th St. -Turn right onto S Canal St. -Turn left onto S Archer Ave. -Take the 1st right onto S Stewart Ave. Welcome to Chinatown, ChicagoIllinois!
Places to See Located at 60616 Chicago IL, the Ping Tom Memorial Park is a park in Chicago's Chinatown named after one of its most important community members. I recommend this breathtaking site to see because Ping Tom was a businessman who invested heavily in the formation and expansion of Chicago's Chinatown. Without him there would be no Chicago Chinatown.
Places to See Another place to see when visiting Chinatown is the Nine Dragon Wall, which is located at Cermak Rd., Chinatown Chicago IL, 60616. I recommend this place because it's one of the only three such replicas outside of China, and it's modeled after the beautiful wall in BeiHai (North Sea) Park in Beijing. A place of utter perfection, this Chinatown art piece replicates the large dragons and over 500 smaller dragons painted in red, gold and blue signifying the Chinese focus on good fortune.
Places to See The Pui Tak Center Building, located 2216 S Wentworth Ave Chicago, IL 60616, is yet another stunning place to see.The Pui Tak Center won a $100,00 grant in November 2007 by gaining the most votes over 25 other historic sites throughout Chicagoland. With it's gorgeous green and red pagoda towers topped with walls of terra cotta flowers and mother lions. I recommend this building because it truly represents the majestic traditions of China.
Places to See Another breathtaking place to see is the Chinese American Museum of Chicago. Located 238 W 23rd St Chicago, IL 60616, this place is the only museum dedicated to the cultural heritage of Chinese Americans in the Midwest. I recommend this place because it's packed with so much knowledge and you can see a piece of Chinese beauty within these walls.
Places to Eat Bon Bon Chicken $五元七毛五 Lao Sze Chuan Restaurant Hours: Mon-Sun 11 am - 12 am 星期一 到 星期天上午11点到 晚上12点 Address: 2172 S Archer Ave (between Wentworth Ave & 21st St) Chicago, IL 60616 Phone #: (312) 326-5040 (三一二)- 三二六- 五零四零 Wonton Soup $一元七毛五 Moo Shu Pork $五元七毛五
Places to Eat Lao Beijing Restaurant Hours:Open 7 Days:9:30 AM - 11:00 PM 星期一 到 星期天上午九点半到 晚上11点 Address:2138 South Archer Avenue Chicago, IL 60616 Phone: (312) 881-0168 (三一二) - 八八一 - 零一六八 Spring rolls $三元五 Hot & Sour Soup $二元五 Kung Pao Chicken $九元九毛五
Places to Eat Black Pepper Garlic Beef Tender Loin$十二五 Double Li Hours:Mon-Sun 10:30 am - 10:30 pm 星期一 到 星期天上午10点半到 晚上10点半 Address:228 W Cermak Rd Chicago, IL 60686 Phone:312-842-7818 (三一二) - 八四二-七八一八 Dry Chili Chicken $十五 Szechwan Dumpling $$四元
Places to Eat Ken-Kee Restaurant Hours:Open 7 Days:11:00 AM - 12:00 AM 星期一 到 星期天上午11点到 晚上12点 Address:2129 S China Pl Chicago, IL 60616 Phone:312-326-2088 (三一二)-三二六-二零八八 Kung Po Shrimp with Peanuts $八元五 Fried Dough Fritters $一元七毛五 Sliced Pork and Watercress Soup $五元五
Places to Eat Xiao Long Bao $五元九毛五 Lao Shanghai Hours:Sunday through Monday 11am- 10pm星期一 到 星期天上 午11点到 晚上10点 Address:2163 S China Pl Ste 1F (between Princeton Ave & Wells St) Chicago, IL 60616 Phone:312-808-0830 (三一二) - 八零八- 零八三零 Pot Stickers $五元五 Fried Rice $七元九毛五
Places to Eat Steamed Crab Flavor Dumpling $一元七毛五 Tao Ran Ju Restaurant Hours:Mon-Sun 10:30 am - 1 pm 星期一 到 星期天上午10点半 到 下午1点 Address:2002 S Wentworth (between Cullerton St & Archer Ave) Chicago, IL 60616 Phone:312-808-1111 (三一二) - 八零八- 一一一一 pan-fried bao $六元五 sticky rice$四元
Places to Shop Hong Kong Grocery Store (香港 Xiānggǎng) Hours: Mon-Sun 8 am - 8 pm 星期一 到 星期天早上 八点到晚上八点 Address: 2425 S Wallace St. Chicago, IL 60616 Phone #: (312)-791-9111 (三一二)-七九一-九一一一 Pawpaw Cookie $十九元八毛三
Places to Shop Tai Wah Grocery Store 太华(tàihuá) Hours: Mon-Sun 8 am - 8 pm 星期一 到 星期天早上 八点到晚上八点 Address: 2226 S Wentworth Ave Chicago, IL 60616 Phone #: (312)-326-4120 (三一二)-三二六-四一二零 Baby Bok Choy $二元五