Things to do in Oak Park

Things to do Near Chicago Oak Park by Vacation Finder

Chicago’s Oak Park Neighborhood is a historic neighborhood located just ten miles from downtown Chicago. This neighborhood is home to several famous historical figures.

Here are a few of the must see attractions for your visit to Oak Park:

Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, 339 N. Oak Park Avenue- This is the Ernest Hemingway Museum as well as the Victorian home where the Nobel Prize winning author was born in 1899 and spent his early life.

Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio,951 Chicago Avenue- This unusual complex served as Wright’s private residence and studio from 1889 to 1909 Wright used his home as an architectural laboratory, trying out design concepts before sharing them with clients. Here, he raised six children with his first wife, Catherine Tobin, and designed such famous buildings as the Robie House, Larkin Building and Unity Temple. With 25 Wright buildings in the neighborhood surrounding the Home & Studio, Oak Park is an outdoor museum of architectural history. A self-guided exterior audio tour of the Historic District surrounding the Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio is available.

The “Heart of Oak Park” Architectural Walking Tour- This state of the art PDA guided tour will show you the evolution or architecture – from the Victorian period, Prairie School through the Art Deco period of the 1930′s. Visitors can hear the reflections of the famous people who walked these streets, nurtured their creativity and brought international recognition to the place they called home – Oak Park, Illinois. The Audio Tour begins and ends at the Oak Park Visitors Center (Forest Avenue @ Lake Street).

Here are some great resources for Oak Park IL hotels. Dont forget to stop by local attractions from the Oak Park Conservatory to the architectural walking tour.

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