Introduction to Oak Park, Illinois
Oak Park, Illinois, in Cook county, is 7 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. The village is in the Chicago area. There are 52,524 residents in Oak Park.
Oak Park History
Joseph Kettlestrings purchased the land, now known as Oak Park, in 1837. Galena and Chicago Union Railroad ran through this area around 1850. Oak Park was incorporated in 1902 as a village. Since its incorporation, the village was not allowed to sell alcohol within its limits. In 1973 this law was relaxed and restaurants and hotels were allowed to serve alcohol. At present, some grocery stores are also allowed to sell packaged liquor.
Oak Park and nearby Attractions
- Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio
- Kiddieland Amusement Park
- Brookfield Zoo
- Lincoln Park Zoo
- Wonder Works
- Ernest Hemingway Museum
Things To Do In Oak Park
Oak Park is a popular tourist destination of the Chicago area. You can visit the Frank Lloyd Wright buildings, the birthplace and boyhood home of Ernest Hemingway, and the homes of Edgar Rice Burroughs, the creator of Tarzan. The Paragon Gallery is also worth visiting. In addition, you can visit the Robert Louis Stevenson Recreation Center, Euclid Square Park, Oak Park Swimming Pool, Ridgeland Commons Park, Greenfields Park, and Ridgeland Park.
Oak Park Transportation
Chicago Midway International Airport can be reached within a few minutes.
Oak Park Higher Education
Morton College, Triton College, and City Colleges of Chicago - Wilbur Wright College are among the nearby colleges.