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The Village of Oak Park, just seven miles from downtown Chicago, is the visitor’s gateway to a distinctive world of 21 suburbs in Western Cook County.

Oak Park and some surrounding suburbs began on the American frontier in the 1830’s. From the first settlers on, people have come to this area to find the best life offered. Thousands gave their best back, including architect Frank Lloyd Wright; Nobel Laureate & Pulitzer Prize winning author Ernest Hemingway; Edgar Rice Burroughs, creator of TARZAN; and world-renowned choreographer Doris Humphrey.

Visit Wright’s Home & Studio where Wright and his associates developed a new American architecture: Prairie style. More than one-third of Wright buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places or are in a national Historic District, including Unity Temple. The suburbs of Oak Park and River Forest are the epicenter of the Chicago area’s Frank Lloyd Wright collection, with over 25 structures in the neighborhood of the Home & Studio alone.

Visitors and residents today will find the area’s many attractions, shops, restaurants, and accommodations diverse and affordable. From national retailers and privately owned boutiques to antique shops and restaurants for any taste, the Oak Park Area is an ideal place to visit.

Stay at a hotel or a B&B in Oak Park, or in our area near O’Hare International Airport. Access is easy with major expressways serving the area: I-88, I-290 and I-294. Visit by train, auto or public transportation. Welcome to the Oak Park Area!

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