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Escape the Hustle and Bustle of the Big City and Get on a Charter Bus in Oak Park, Illinois

Oak Park is a village in Cook County, Illinois, and is adjacent to Chicago's west side. With more than 52,000 people calling it home, Oak Park is the 29th largest municipality in the state. Visit this lovely and charming village with a charter bus in Oak Park, Illinois and enjoy its various sites and attractions.

Arts & Culture

Oak Park has galleries that any art lover can visit. There's the John Toomey Gallery, where you can find 20th century and mid-century art, and there's also the Oak Park Art League, which hosts art exhibits and holds weekly art classes.

You should also go to the Oak Park Public Library, an architectural masterpiece in itself and which features an extensive contemporary art collection in the Main Library and which holds rotating exhibits by local artists in its Art Gallery.

Meanwhile, those who love performing arts can ask their charter bus in Oak Park, Illinois to take them to venues like the Lake Theatre, an art deco-style theater that features seven auditoriums and which features daily matinees. There's also the 179-seat Madison Street Theatre, which is the home of the Circle Theatre and Oak Park Festival Theatre. Oak Park Festival Theatre also stages professional productions outdoors at Austin Gardens and indoors at the Oak Park/River Forest Performing Arts Center.

Historical Sites & Landmarks

Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio in Oak Park, Illinois

Hop on a charter bus in Oak Park, Illinois and head to the Historic District and visit some of Oak Park's historical venues and landmarks. For one, there's the Cheney Mansion, which was built in 1913 and is reminiscent of a gracious English country home, surrounded by beautiful gardens, as well as a coach house and a greenhouse. Then there's the Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio, a world-renowned complex that served as Wright's residence and studio during the first 20 years of his career, from 1889 to 1909. There are 25 buildings designed by Wright in the neighborhood surrounding the complex.

Other historic venues that are worth checking out include:

  • Pleasant Home, an opulent mansion built in 1897 and is a National Historic Landmark.
  • Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, which is a Victorian home where the Nobel Prize-winning author was born in 1899 and spend his early childhood.
  • Ernest Hemingway Museum, where you can see rare photos of Hemingway, his letters and early writings, his childhood diary, and other memorabilia.

Shopping & Dining

The Oak Park Arts District has a unique collection of galleries, restaurants and boutiques. So if you want to shop for art, jewelry, apparel and home accessories, or if you just want to have a meal or a cup of coffee, this is a great place to visit.

There's also the Hemingway District, which also has specialty shops, galleries, and award-winning restaurants.

Of course, you can also head to Downtown Oak Park, a unique shopping and dining district in an eclectic architectural setting. You can dine at cozy bistros and ethnic eateries and shop at at local boutiques and national retailers.

Outdoor Recreation

Oak Park has a Park District, which comprises of 13 parks that are scattered throughout the village. These parks have amenities like playgrounds, picnic areas, open spaces, ball fields, pools, and many others.

Make sure to check out the Oak Park Conservatory which boasts a collection of exotic plants, desert plants, woody plants, orchids and ferns, and even rainforest plants. It also has a pond with goldfish, koi, and turtles.

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