Oak Park, IL offers visitors a wide variety of attractions, shopping and dining. A great place for visitors to start is the Oak Park Visitors Center located in the heart of Downtown Oak Park. Pick up your very own Visitor Guide, area maps, and souvenirs. The friendly and knowledgeable staff and volunteers can help you with any of your questions!
Oak Park is home to the largest concentration of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings. Be sure to stop by Frank Lloyd Wright’s only surviving public building from his Prairie period, Unity Temple. Guided interior tours are offered daily.
Continue exploring Frank Lloyd Wright buildings by stopping by the Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio. This is where Wright spent his first 20 years of his career. Operated by The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust, tours and special events occur throughout the year.
Oak Park is also home to Nobel Prize winning author Ernest Hemingway. Both the Ernest Hemingway Birthplace Home and Hemingway Museum are located on Oak Park Avenue within a short walk between each other. You will find a great deal here with admission including both the Birthplace and Museum. The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park operates both locations and hosts numerous special events.
The last Oak Park “must see” is the Historic Pleasant Home. Another great architecture building located at Pleasant St. and Home Avenue (hence the name). George W. Maher designed this home in 1897. The Pleasant Home Foundation hosts special events, performances, educational programs, and conducts tours.