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.

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

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

Ernest Hemingway's boyhood home, Oak Park, Illinois

Ernest Hemingway's boyhood home, Oak Park, Illinois

D A V I D  L I G A R E Born:        1945, Oak Park, Illinois Education: Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA Solo Exhibitions: 2010          “REDUX,” Plus One Gallery, London, UK 2009           “Primary Structures”, Hartnell College Gallery, Salinas, CA 2008          “A Sense of Place: An Homage to Robinson Jeffers”                    Winfield Gallery, …

D A V I D L I G A R E Born: 1945, Oak Park, Illinois Education: Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA Solo Exhibitions: 2010 “REDUX,” Plus One Gallery, London, UK 2009 “Primary Structures”, Hartnell College Gallery, Salinas, CA 2008 “A Sense of Place: An Homage to Robinson Jeffers” Winfield Gallery, …

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

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