A Day Trip From Chicago: Oak Park
Oak Park, IL is known for its architectural treasures and quaint appeal. Here are historic sites within a 15-minute walk from the CTA stop!
Arrive by 20 minute drive from the Loop (take I-290 west and exit Harlem Ave, N to Lake, E to Oak Park Ave). Or take CTA green line to Oak Park Ave.
The Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio has 90,0000 visitors per year from around the world. Tours: $15 - $30.
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Pleasant Home features extraordinary art glass, expensive windows, and decorative motifs. Tours: $7 - $10. Self-guided tours are free on Thursday.
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Cheney Mansion: The Historic Homes and Gardens tour is $35 ($20 sans lunch). Sign up for a yoga, cooking class, or enjoy symphonic music on the lawn.
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Unity Temple is a striking example of geometric architecture and decorative elements. Tours: $15 - $40.
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Ernest Hemingway's birthplace Museum is a classic example of a beautiful Victorian residence. Tours: $15 - $35
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Great eats can be found at the corner of Lake and Oak Park Avenues, a 2-minute walk north of the CTA stop.
Enjoyed Oak Park? Come back for the annual Downtown "Thursday Night Out" (June through August) for local fun, food, and entertainment!
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