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Oak Park, Illinois

  • Historic Pleasant Home

    Historic Pleasant HomeExplore the opulent 30-room mansion designed by prominent Prarie School architect, Geroge H. Maher. Located on the second floor of Pleasant Home, the Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest Mu...
    Historic Pleasant Home
  • The Cheney Mansion

    One of Oak Park's finest showplaces, The Cheney Mansion, 12,000 sq ft mansion on 2 1/2 acres, is available for special events, corporate and private. The 1970 Survey of Historic Buildings in Oak Pa...
    The Cheney Mansion

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Lake Theatre

On April 11, 1936, the Lake Theatre opened with a single screen, and a seating capacity of 1,420. Designed by world-renowned architect Thomas Lamb, the Lake is a prime example of art deco style. When Classic Cinemas took over the Lake in 1981

Oak Park, IL Historic Theatres

Historic Pleasant Home

Explore the opulent 30-room mansion designed by prominent Prarie School architect, Geroge H. Maher. Located on the second floor of Pleasant Home, the Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest Museum includes a period bedroom, children'

Oak Park, IL Historic Homes

Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio

This unusual complex served as Wright's private residence and studio from 1889-1909. Here he raised his 6 children. He designed 25

Oak Park, IL Famous Homes

"Heart of Oak Park" Walking Tour

Using state of the art equipment, this self-guided tour will take you through one of the most architecturally renowned areas in America. See the evolution of architecture from the early Victorian period to the Art Deco period of the 1930'

Oak Park, IL Historic Districts

The Cheney Mansion

One of Oak Park's finest showplaces, The Cheney Mansion, 12,000 sq ft mansion on 2 1/2 acres, is available for special events, corporate and private. The 1970 Survey of Historic Buildings in Oak Park describes the Mansion as a "

Oak Park, IL Historic Homes

Things to do near Oak Park, IL

Dommrich Rowing Center

Year-round indoor/outdoor rowing center features a boat launch on the North Shore Channel and two indoor rowing tanks with tr...

Centennial Lanes

32 10-pin bowling lanes, all equipted with bumpers for kids, lane quake cosmic bowling weekends, snack bar, lounge, bowling p...

Majorie Ward Marshall Dance Center

The Marjorie Ward Dance Center is a state-of-the-art teaching and performance facility. The public is invited to enjoy studen...

McCord Gallery & Cultural Center

This historic italianate home is a learning center for art and music showcasing exhibits of local and regional artists, histo...

Festival Theatre

Chicago's oldest Chakespeare ensamble, performs under the stars in Austin Gardens each summer. Box dinners available and grou...