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Oak Park on a Budget

These 11 free offerings make it easy to explore Oak Park on a budget Conveniently located within a short drive, CTA ride, or Metra train from downtown Chicago, the Oak Park area is a popular getaway...

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Oak Park Instagram Spots

Top 10 Instagram-Worthy Spots in the Oak Park Area The Oak Park area, situated just 10 miles west of Chicago, is as picturesque as the city for different reasons. Notable prairie-style architecture a...

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New Years Eve Guide

The best places to dine, drink, and celebrate in the Oak Park Area From beer flights at buzzy new breweries and live blues tunes in storied venues to upscale dinners at intimate eateries and...

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Brunch Spots

Top Brunch Spots in the Oak Park Area Arguably one of the finest English dining trends to gain traction in the US, brunch is a genius meal—a combination of breakfast and lunch where unique culinary...

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Illinois Made

The Illinois Office of Tourism created the “Illinois Made” program in 2016 to spotlight and promote the people, products and authentic, locally loved experiences throughout the state. This year five...

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Oak Park's Marvelous Mini Murals

Since 2010, the Oak Park Area Arts Council has been working toward their long range goal “to intersperse colorful public art where possible along the entire length of the railroad from Harlem Avenue...

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Oak Park Art League

Begun in 1921, The Oak Park Art League (OPAL) will soon be celebrating its centennial.  The combination Art Gallery, Art School and Historical Place is always a great place to visit for its permanent...

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Illinois Prairie Path

The Illinois Prairie Path starts in Maywood then travels west through Bellwood, Hillside, Berkeley and beyond.  Spanning nearly 61 miles, it is intended for the non-motorized public.  Dog walkers,...

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