Best attractions in Logan Square

Parks, art galleries, vintage arcades and more of the best things to do in one of Chicago's most popular neighborhoods

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Logan Arcade

Whether it's your first time in Logan Square or you're a regular visitor, there are plenty of attractions worth checking out while you're in the neighborhood. If you're up for a relaxing day in the park, try taking a dip in the lagoon at Humboldt Park or go for a stroll in Palmer Square Park. Art aficionados will want to stop by Galerie F to browse its extensive collection of posters and prints. Have some time to spare on a Sunday morning? The weekly Logan Square farmers' market offers seasonal produce from a variety of vendors and is great place to grab a snack or mingle with locals.

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Comfort Station

Built in the early 1900s, this small building in Logan Square used to be a place where trolly riders could stop to rest during their journey. Logan Square Preservation took the building over in 2010, turning it into a community art space. Comfort Station regularly hosts art exhibitions, live music and film screenings while providing a public meeting place for neighborhood residents of all ages.

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Galerie F

Located on the most rapidly changing block in Logan Square, Galerie F hosts regular art shows displaying gig posters, fine art prints and street art. The gallery also stocks a selection of prints by local and national artists which are available for purchase. If you need something flashy to fill the walls of your new apartment, this is a great spot to start looking.

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Humboldt Park

Designed by William Le Baron Jenney in the mid-1800s and enhanced several years later by Jens Jensen, Humboldt Park was once the nation’s greatest public park, boasting acres of Prairie-style gardens, grazing animals and a meandering river scene. Though the animals are long gone, the park still offers extensive rose beds as well as tennis courts, an inland beach, baseball fields and bike paths.

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Logan Arcade

Logan Arcade was originally located in the back room of Logan Hardware, a record store and vintage arcade museum, but once that shop moved down the street, the Arcade took over the space. Inside, you'll find a fully stocked bar and a blinking, beeping menagerie of lovingly restored arcade games. The back room is filled with pinball tables (which account for roughly half of the available games), so flipper fanatics will be able to waste away hours setting new high scores.

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Logan Square farmers' market

Located along the neighborhood's historic boulevard, the Logan Square Farmers Market occurs every Sunday from May 18–October 26. The market draws vendors from Wisconsin, Michigan and southern Illinois, featuring plenty of seasonal produce, farm-raised meats and fresh baked goods. Arrive early to beat the crowds, grab your groceries and enjoy a meal from Chicago Diner, Spencer's Jolly Posh or Gayle's Best Ever Grilled Cheese.

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Palmer Square Park

Named for the 15th governor of Illinois, John McAuley Palmer, this seven-acre park located between Logan Square and Humboldt Park dates back to the creation of the boulevard system in the 1870s. Palmer Square was a popular spot for cyclists (or "wheelmen") in the early 1900s, though you're now more likely to find runners on the track that circles the park's perimeter. Kids will appreciate a playground inspired by the classic book The Velveteen Rabbit.

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I'm pretty sure Humboldt Park is in a different neighborhood, but that neighborhood's name escapes me.