Whether you live in the Chicago or are visiting Illinois from somewhere else, Oak Park is a quaint town just west of Chicago once home to Ernest Hemingway and Frank Lloyd Wright that offers a bounty of food, culture, shopping and more worthy of a visit.

Top 10 Best Things to Do in Oak Park, Illinois

Whether you live in the Chicago or are visiting Illinois from somewhere else, Oak Park is a quaint town just west of Chicago once home to Ernest Hemingway and Frank Lloyd Wright that offers a bounty of food, culture, shopping and more worthy of a visit.

Wright's Studio   In 1893, Louis Sullivan himself unwillingly asked Wright to leave the firm after he discovered that Wright had been accepting clients independently from the firm (moonlighting). Wright established his own practice and home in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park, IL. By 1901, Wright's completed projects numbered approximately fifty, including many houses in his hometown.

Wright's Studio In 1893, Louis Sullivan himself unwillingly asked Wright to leave the firm after he discovered that Wright had been accepting clients independently from the firm (moonlighting). Wright established his own practice and home in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park, IL. By 1901, Wright's completed projects numbered approximately fifty, including many houses in his hometown.

Frank Llotd Wright's Neighborhood, Oak Park. Illinois  -  Travel Photos by Galen R Frysinger, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Frank Llotd Wright's Neighborhood, Oak Park. Illinois - Travel Photos by Galen R Frysinger, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio. Oak Park, Illinois. 1889-1898

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Ernest Hemingway Birthplace in Oak Park, Illinois - Tourists who are traveling in the Oak Park area can stop by to see the birthplace of one of America's favorite authors, Ernest Hemingway. There is  small fee for admission but they offer discounts for seniors, students and discounts. (https://www.facebook.com/TravelingWarrior) #Hemingway #attractions

Ernest Hemingway Birthplace in Oak Park, Illinois - Tourists who are traveling in the Oak Park area can stop by to see the birthplace of one of America's favorite authors, Ernest Hemingway. There is small fee for admission but they offer discounts for seniors, students and discounts. (https://www.facebook.com/TravelingWarrior) #Hemingway #attractions

Hills-Decaro House. 1906. Oak Park, Illinois. Frank Lloyd Wright. Prairie Style.

Hills-Decaro House. 1906. Oak Park, Illinois. Frank Lloyd Wright. Prairie Style.

Queen Anne style. My kids and I love the homes with the "princess room" as my daughter calls it. SO PRETTY!

Queen Anne style. My kids and I love the homes with the "princess room" as my daughter calls it. SO PRETTY!

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