In Chicago's backyard, there's a place where
American architecture was born: Oak Park.
Getting to Oak Park is easy.
Deciding what to do first is harder.
Come meet Chicago's fun next-door neighbors. They're known for architecture and history, but the longer you visit, the more they reveal.
Maps & Visitor Info
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Historic Route 66s
Roll up to Berwyn to jump-start your Route 66 adventure.
Hal Tyrrell Trailside Museum of Natural History
Discover, explore and learn about the beautiful habitats.s
Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio
Explore the home where Frank Lloyd Wright's legacy began.s
Cernan Earth and Space Center
Soar through the stars and travel back in time.s
Wolf Road Prairie Nature Preserve
Explore 80 grassy acres of savanna, prairie and wetland.s
Ernest Hemmingway Birthplace Museums
See where it all began for America’s greatest writer.s
Galloping Ghost Arcade
Play your pick of more than 500 games.s
Taste the classic BBQ delights. s
Get up close and personal with over 3,000 animals. s
Illinois Prairie Paths
Stroll, cycle or run along 61 miles of former railroad line.
Hala Kahiki Tiki Bar
Take your pick from over 130 Tiki-inspired cocktails.ss
Short Fuse Brewing Company
Enjoy the quality cold brews and delicious fare.
Alejandra’s Mexican Cuisine and Cantina
Here it’s all about fantastic fun, fresh food and family.
Located on the site where the Forest Park No-Gloves Nationals (one of softball’s premier tournaments) are played, the Chicago 16 Inch Softball Hall of Fame and Museum pays tribute to the over 100...
The Frank Lloyd Wright Home a Studio has served as a magnet for architects and fans of Prairie Style architecture for years. The home, at 951 Chicago Avenue in Oak Park, was completed in 1889 and...
The Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest operates the Oak Park River Forest Museum to “tell the stories of these unique villages” and act as a public research center. The museum had a...
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