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Oak Park

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Public Gardens, State Parks, Gardens, Cultural, Historical
Oak Park, IL

Activity Overview

Located just 10 miles west of the heart of Chicago, Oak Park has a historic setting and offers the perfect spot for family reunions, business meetings, live entertainment, shopping and so much more. There is something for all family members at Oak Park.

The Oak Park Area is home to a wide number of entertainment venues, which include the Open Door Theater, Lake Theatre, the Cappelli Institute of Music, the Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest, and more. Other interesting attractions not to miss when spending a day out with the family in the Oak Park area include the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, the Ernest Hemingway Museum, Brookfield Zoo and more.

Things to Do

  • The Oak Park Area offers a wide selection of dining venues. Do not miss the famous Chicago deep dish pizza, the kids will love it!
  • Rent bicycles to explore the entire area comfortably
  • If you love art, do not miss the John Toomey Gallery and the Oak Park Art League

Oak Park Insider Tips

  • Frank Lloyd Wright spent 20 years in Oak Park, where he built numerous houses and other buildings. May of the are still visible here, so do not miss them. Examples include the Winslow House and the Unity Temple.
  • Many transportation services can take you to the Oak Park Area and around.
  • Do not miss the Austin Gardens, where you can see a Leonard Ursachi sculpture and plan a picnic near the wildflowers.

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