Introduction to Oak Brook, Illinois
Oak Brook History
Oak Brook was first settled in by Europeans in 1898 and was officially incorporated as a village in 1958. Paul Butler, a descendant of the town’s first of settlers, played a pivotal role in the incorporation of the community. Oak Brook expanded from its original limits by acquiring more land from neighboring communities.
Oak Brook and nearby Attractions
- Graue Mill and Museum
- Lincoln Park
- Brookfield Zoo
- Czechoslovak Heritage Museum
- Fullersburg Woods
Things To Do In Oak Brook
Kiddieland Amusement Park, the Whirly Ball Amusement Park and Stella’s Baseball Batting Range are popular local recreational spots, especially among children. The Oak Park Festival Theater holds regular programs and shows, while those interested in history can visit museums like the Ray A. Kroc Museum and the Graue Mill and Museum. Local festivals include the Fine Arts Festival and Highland Games. The Willow Crest Golf Course and the Fresh Meadow Golf Course are the local golf courses.
Oak Brook Transportation
Chicago O’Hare International Airport is nearby.
Oak Brook Higher Education
Local colleges and universities include Elmhurst College, the College of DuPage, the Devry Institute of Technology and Wheaton College.