Getting Here in Pilsen, Little Italy, and Chinatown

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Getting Here

By car: For Pilsen, take I–290 west to the Damen Avenue exit, and go south on Damen to 19th Street. There's parking at the National Museum of Mexican Art plus metered street parking. For Little Italy and University Village, take the Kennedy Expressway's Taylor Street exit and head west. Chinatown is west of Michigan Avenue via Cermak Road. There’s a parking lot at Chinatown Gate, on Wentworth Avenue. Turn east off Michigan Avenue on East 21st Street to reach Prairie Avenue.

Public transportation: The El's Pink Line stops at the 18th Street station in the Pilsen area. Check out the station's colorful murals. Take the Blue Line to UIC/Halsted for University Village and the No. 9 Ashland bus to Little Italy. For Chinatown, take the El's Red Line south to Cermak.

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