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Oak Park, Illinois

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

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

"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

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

Things to do near Oak Park, IL

North Branch Bicycle Trail

Bicyclists and hikers travel from Caldwell and Devon Avenues in Chicago to the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe. The 20-mile...

Midwest Carver's Museum

Almost 1,000 wood carvings created by local and internationally-known artists are gathered at the Midwest Carver's Museum. Al...

The Childrens Museum in Oak Lawn

The Children's Museum has 9 interactive exhibits for all ages 2-10. Puppet theater, market, anda water table, children can cr...

Nascar Silicon Motor Speedway

We are the most realistic, fun, cutting-edge racing experience in the world...The closest thing to real racing. Each entertai...

Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame

Chicagoland's Sports Hall of Fame displays sports memorablia with interactive video, and photos of all inductees....