Experience Oak Park
Explore the historic Oak Park Area, located just 9 miles west of downtown Chicago. The Area, which includes 21 communities in Western Cook County, is rich in cultural attractions, history, architecture, art galleries, shopping and more! Oak Park is conveniently located near both O’Hare International and Midway International Airports. Public transportation on CTA Green and Blue Lines and Metra rail to and from downtown Chicago make the Area ideal for a day of exploring or a weekend getaway.
The Oak Park Area is home to the largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright structures in the world, including his Home & Studio and his modern masterpiece Unity Temple. Explore the birthplace and museum of author and Nobel Prize Laureate Ernest Hemingway. Then make your way over to Pleasant Home, prominent Prairie Style architect George W. Maher’s finest surviving and only public house museum.
Kids love to visit Wonder Works, a Children’s Museum and the entire family can enjoy a day at the internationally known Brookfield Zoo. Stroll the tree lined streets full of architectural wonders and history in our Area communities, including Riverside, Forest Park, Elmwood Park and River Forest. Visit Route 66 – The Mother Road – as it winds through Cicero and Berwyn.
A variety of accommodations ranging from nationally known chains to more intimate hotels and B&B’s are available. Enjoy a variety of dining choices, with tastes and prices to fit your budget. Art and shopping districts throughout the area offer a fine selection of antiques, one-of-a-kind items, and the latest trends.
The Area is priced right for student groups, architecture aficionados, history buffs, and international travelers. For more information about the Oak Park Area, call us at 888-OAK-PARK, or stop by our Visitors Center located at 1010 Lake Street in Oak Park, Illinois. Visit Oak Park, Step Out of Line!