Historically a very popular tourist destination, the Uptown Entertainment District is home to various music venues, nightclubs, restaurants and shops. The Entertainment District is now experiencing a revival, with new restaurants and shops opening every year. Uptown Square, at the center of the community, was designated as a National Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000. The neighborhood is also a stop for Chicago Gangster tours, with many locations tied to infamous gangsters such as John Dillinger, Al Capone, Machine Gun Jack McGurn, Roger Touhy (“Terrible Touhy”) and others.
Chicago’s Lincoln Park straddles Uptown—providing soccer and athletic fields, a segment of the Chicago lakefront bicycle/running path, Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary (“The Magic Hedge”), a sledding hill, Puptown Dog Park, Wilson Skatepark and Waveland Golf Course to the south. Also in the Uptown portion of Lincoln Park is Montrose Beach, which includes a dog beach at its northern edge, and Montrose Harbor, a marina for local and transient boaters and home to the Chicago Corinthian Yacht Club.
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