Pilsen Mexican Cultural Tour is a 1.4 mile point-to-point trail located near Chicago, IL. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking and walking.
Explore Mexican art and culture in this vibrant neighborhood. Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood has seen plenty of immigrant groups come and go. The first to arrive were Irish and Germans, followed by Poles and Czechs, who named the area after their hometown capital, Pilsen in West Bohemia. By the 1950s, Mexicans began arriving in large numbers, and today the neighborhood is a thriving hub of Mexican art and culture. The main drag is 18th Street from Damen to Racine. Though a recent wave of artists and hipsters have given the area a new sheen, it's still a largely working-class neighborhood with three generations sharing many of the two- and three-flats. Safety is not the issue it once was, but it's still best to stay aware of your surroundings.