Oak Park, Illinois is a village located in Cook County and the Chicago metropolitan area. Oak Park is best known for its historic buildings and many parks. As of 2010, the population was about 37,000 people living there. Oak Park has several attractions that you should check out if you’re ever in town! Information can be found here.
Here Are Some Places To Visit:
- Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio: This home is where the famous architect lived from 1889 to 1909. The studio there was one of his most productive periods, as he created some of his most iconic buildings during this time. Tours are available Monday through Friday at specific times throughout the year for a fee of $15 per person. See here for information about Lincolnwood, Illinois: A Suburb of Chicago.
- Oak Park Conservatory: The conservatory has been around since 1897! It’s also a National Historic Landmark because it’s one of only six public gardens in America that were designed by women landscape architects. They have an annual tulip festival every spring, which features over 100 varieties on display plus many other activities such as children’s events and tours of historic homes nearby.
- Laurel Theater/Oak Park Arts: Oak Park is the birthplace of show business! The theater has been around since 1902 and it’s still running strong. It has live performances, music concerts, films in various languages—all sorts of things people can enjoy year-round.