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Oak Park Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
Phone: 888-625-7275 | Web Site: http://www.visitoakpark.com
The historic setting of the Oak Park Area, just ten miles due west of downtown Chicago, offers the perfect place to combine business meetings with family leisure activities. If you are planning a training seminar, conference or tour package, the Oak Park Area Visitors Bureau offers many services to make your plans a reality. Our staff and volunteers are ready to assist in planning your trip to the Oak Park Area. This is where it is happening!

Area Attractions
Brookfield Zoo
Animals in natural habitats, see Tropic World, Fragile Kingdom, Seven Seas Panorama, the Living Coast, the Swamp and Habitat Africa. Admission Charge. For more information on the Oak Park Area area, visit their website. Attraction Type: Zoo.
 
1st Ave. and 31st St.
Brookfield, IL
708-485-0263
Cernan Earth and Space Center
Explore the wonders of the universe and the latest discoveries in astronomy, space exploration, and earth science with sky shows, laser light shows and children's shows. Admission Charge. For more information on the Oak Park Area area, visit their website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Triton College
2000 Fifth Ave.
River Grove, IL
708-583-3100
Des Plaines River Trail
Ride 31 miles from the Van Patton Woods Forest Preserves, Russell, IL south to Buffalo Grove. For more information on the Oak Park Area area, visit their website. Attraction Type: Biking Trail.
 
Trail Start: Thatcher Woods
Trail End: Buffalo Grove
847-367-6640
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace and Museum
Hemingway's first 20 years were spent in Oak Park, and are captured in a collection of memorabilia. Admission Charge. For more information on the Oak Park Area area, visit their website. Attraction Type: Tour.
 
339 and 200 N. Oak Park Ave.
Oak Park, IL
708-848-2222
Forest Park French Market
Forest Park French Market is and open air, European-style market featuring fresh produce, fresh flowers, baked goods, jewelery, home goods and more. Open Saturdays, May -October, from 8am-1pm. For more information on the Oak Park Area area, visit their website. Attraction Type: Farmer's Markets.
 
Circle & Madison
Forest Park, IL
708-366-2543
Frank Lloyd Wright Home And Studio
Tour this revolutionary architect's turn-of-the-century residence and studio, a National Historic Landmark. Admission Charge. For more information on the Oak Park Area area, visit their website. Attraction Type: Tour.
 
951 Chicago Ave.
Oak Park, IL
708-848-1976
Grand Illinois Trail
Pick up in Oak Park at Augusta Ave. and Austin Ave., head on Augusta, and connect to the Illinois Prairie Path (approx. 10.6 mi.) For more information on the Oak Park Area area, visit their website. Attraction Type: Biking Trail.
 
Trail Start: Augusta Ave. and Austin Avenue
Trail End: connects to Illinois Prairie Path
Historic Pleasant Home
Designed by George W. Maher, this National Historic Landmark is an excellent example of an early Prairie style mansion. Free. For more information on the Oak Park Area area, visit their website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
217 S. Home Ave.
Oak Park, IL
708-383-2768
Historical Society of Oak Park River Forest
The Area's rich heritage is celebrated at the Historical Society through exhibits, lectures and special programs. Located in Pleasant Home, exhibits focus on Edgar Rice Burroughts, creator of Tarzan, the roots of Oak Park and a celebration of Oak Park's 1 For more information on the Oak Park Area area, visit their website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
217 Home Avenue
Oak Park, IL
708-386-4700
Illinois Prairie Path
Start at 1st and Washington, in Maywood, runs west to Butterfield Road. For more information on the Oak Park Area area, visit their website. Attraction Type: Biking Trail.
 
Trail Start: Maywood
Trail End: Winfield
630-752-0120
Illinois' Route 66 Trail
Experience the nostalgia of the Route 66 in a whole new way. Enjoy not only the unique history of the 'Mother Road' but access many of Illinois' great trails and historic sites. For more information on the Oak Park Area area, visit their website. Attraction Type: Biking Trail.
 
Trail Start: Chicago
Trail End: St. Louis
217-782-3715
Oak Park Conservatory
Built in 1929, this conservatory offers an extensive collection of plants in a beautiful setting. Free. For more information on the Oak Park Area area, visit their website. Attraction Type: Nature Area.
 
615 Garfield St.
Oak Park, IL
708-386-4700
Oak Park Farmer's Market
The Oak Park Farmers' Market is a step back into simpler times . . . buying things from the farmers who grow them, surrounded by the sounds of live bluegrass music. The Market is open every Saturday from June through October, from 7am-1pm. For more information on the Oak Park Area area, visit their website. Attraction Type: Farmer's Markets.
 
460 Lake st.
Oak Park, IL
708-383-6400
Oak Park Visitors Center
Visit us for the Heart of Oak Park Walking tour, maps, books, souvenirs and unique gifts. Attraction tix available. Free. For more information on the Oak Park Area area, visit their website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
158 N. Forest
Oak Park, IL
708-848-1500
Philander Barclay's Photography Collection
Barclay's Bicycle Repairing, early 1900's, noteworthy cyclist and photographer. For more information on the Oak Park Area area, visit their website. Attraction Type: Biking.
 
Oak Park and River Forest Historical Society
Oak Park, IL
708-848-6755
Salt Creek Trail
The Salt Creek Trail is a class I bicycle trail located in west central Cook County. The trail starts in Bemis Woods South and continues east 6.6 miles to Brookfield Woods, directly across from the Brookfield Zoo. For more information on the Oak Park Area area, visit their website. Attraction Type: Biking Trail.
 
Trail Start: Brookfield Zoo
Trail End: Oak Park
800-870-3666
Unity Temple
This Frank Lloyd Wright designed jewel is one of the most complex and exciting spaces in 20th century architecture. Admission Charge. For more information on the Oak Park Area area, visit their website. Attraction Type: Tour.
 
875 Lake St.
Oak Park, IL
708-383-8873
West Town Museum of Cultural History
Celebrating Black History in Maywood, the museum's archives feature a pictorial exhibit of the "Ten Mile Freedom House," which was the Maywood site of the Underground Railroad in the 1880's for runaway slaves. Free. For more information on the Oak Park Area area, visit their website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
104 S. Fifth Ave.
Maywood, IL
708-343-3554
Wonder Works, A Children's Museum
Write a screenplay. Milk a cow. At Wonder Works kids up to age 10 can enjoy hands-on exhibits while learning valuable skills such as problem solving, cooperation and exploration. Admission Charge. For more information on the Oak Park Area area, visit their website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
6445 W. North Avenue
Oak Park, IL
708-383-4815



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