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Write Inn - Oak Park
Visit this historic renovated inn with its 65 delightful rooms and suites. Family rooms with mini kitchens, spacious Parlor rooms furnished with selected antiques, or Signature Suites with marble Jacuzzi baths available. Free WiFi is available in all of our rooms and an internet station is available in the lobby. Located in the heart of Oak Park, the Write Inn is close to shopping, Frank Lloyd Wright walking tours, and the Hemingway Museum. Travel to Chicago is fast and convenient as the Write Inn is only 2 blocks north of Chicago's Green Line. Features the fine cuisine of Hemmingway's Bistro.
Wright Plus: The Great American Housewalk
Join us for the annual Wright Plus, the internationally renowned Great American Housewalk. The 2016 theme, Wright and His Studio, features rare interior tours of private buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and the architects and designers who worked in Wright’s Oak Park Studio. Your Wright Plus ticket also includes entry to landmark Wright buildings. Celebrate architecture, design, Frank Lloyd Wright’s innovative vision and the talents of his fellow architects in historic Oak Park and River Forest, Illinois. Experience extraordinary living spaces and share an enjoyable day with visitors from around the world.
Wonder Works is 6,400 square feet of fun, a place of creative play for kids birth to age eight. Located in Oak Park, Illinois at 6445 West North Avenue, the children's museum helps kids, their parents and caregivers unleash their imaginations through art, performance, design, building and more.
Come explore a child-sized world where children, birth to eight years old, experience creative play and develop their imaginations. Wonder Works is 6,400 square feet of fun and excitement with six permanent exhibits and special events. Memberships, daily admissions, field trip admissions, and during and after hours parties available.
Wire is located on Roosevelt Road in Berwyn. Just west of Chicago, something is growing... a facility for music production, performance, education and distribution unlike any other. Come experience this first class venue, boasting top notch audio equipment, as well as full service modern lighting and video production. A place every artist will want to play and every fan will want to see. This very modern venue is available to rent for your especially unique event. A must see!
Winterfest in Downtown Oak Park
Collect sweet treats at this signature holiday cookie walk on December 5th (11 a.m.-3 p.m.). Take photos with Saint Nicholas and enjoy a variety of family friendly entertainment acts.
Participate in Downtown Oak Park’s annual Cookie Walk! A $20 participation fee includes a souvenir cookie tin and a map of over 45 participating shops and restaurants to collect a cookie or candy at each stop. Catch a glimpse of Saint Nicholas on Marion Street, enjoy a variety of family-friendly acts and warm up inside the hospitality tent with free hot chocolate & coffee. Hospitality tent located on Marion Street at South Lake Street.
Located in historic Scoville Square, we are within walking distance of the Frank Lloyd Wright and Hemingway attractions. Our American Bistro menu features a variety of items including Bruschetta, Cedar Roasted Salmon, Bistro Burger, Chocolate Fondue, and our signature Alsatian Chicken Salad. A wide variety of wines, a full bar and a "classy, yet casual" aura makes us the perfect place to drop in for a meal, a brief afternoon indulgence, or a late night cappuccino and dessert. Non-Smoking establishment. Handicap accessible.
Located in historic Scoville Square, we're within walking distance of the Frank Lloyd Wright and Hemingway attractions. Our American Bistro menu features a variety of items including Bruschetta, Cedar Roasted Salmon, Bistro Burger, Chocolate Fondue, and our signature Alsatian Chicken Salad. A wide variety of wines, a full bar and a "classy, yet casual" aura makes us the perfect place to drop in for a meal, a brief afternoon indulgence, or a late night cappuccino and dessert.
West Town Museum of Cultural History
The West Town Museum of Cultural History has been the repository for black history in Maywood since 1857. The museum features a pictorial exhibit on the Underground Railroad.
Walking Tour of Historic Riverside
The Frederick Law Olmsted Society is pleased to offer great opportunities to learn about our historic landmark village. Discover the winding roads, delightful parks, beautiful landscapes, varied architecture and much more!
Temporary living in a residential setting. Fully furnished and equipped one and two bedroom apartments, just bring your toothbrush. Spacious living room, eat-in kitchen, TV, stereo, microwave, full-size fridge. $1,800-$2,100 a month includes all utilities, cable, unlimited local and domestic long distance, wireless internet access. Off-street parking and onsite laundry. Conveniently located near I-290, walking distance to restaurants, shops and Blue Line.
Velvet Rope Ultra Lounge
This gay and lesbian Oak Park lounge features a dance floor, martini bar and a menu of small plates. Catch live DJs, drag shows and dancers on the weekends.
Val's halla Records
Legendary, eclectic home for music in every format and every genre - "a collector's paradise" since 1972. New and used LP's, cassettes and CD's-bought and sold. CD/DVD/CD-Rom professional scratch repair, collector books & magazines, & Elvis shrine. See us at our new home in the Oak Park Arts District.
Under the Ginkgo Tree Bed & Breakfast
Magnificent Queen Anne Victorian Home built around 1890, air-conditioned, with wrap around front porch. One block from Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio; savor a light breakfast in our elegant dining room or bright homey kitchen; weather permitting, breakfast on the veranda; 20 minutes from downtown Chicago and all the museums & points of interest. Also, not your ordinary meeting place, host your next event in a warm, gracious setting. Non Smoking Establishment.
Under the Ginkgo Tree Bed & Breakfast
A magnificent Queen Anne Victorian Home built around 1890, air conditioned, with a wrap around front porch. Located one block from Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio; savor a light breakfast in our elegant dining room or bright homey kitchen; weather permitting, breakfast on the veranda; 20 minutes from downtown Chicago and all the museums and points of interest. Also, not your ordinary meeting place, host your next event in a warm gracious setting. Non-Smoking establishment and use only green products for cleaning. Now offering wi-fi throughout the house.
Uncorked Summer Nights
Experience the Oak Park Conservatory from a fresh perspective with Uncorked Summer Nights! Admission includes 2 drink tickets and appetizers. Also, included is showcase tours of the Fern, Tropical and Desert rooms. Enjoy music by the Grosso Family Band and art by Phil Malhiot. Appetizers provided by New Rose Catering and wine and craft beer by Marion Street Cheese Market.
Trattoria 225 is a full service restaurant and bar featuring rustic Italian dining. They offer wood-fired pizza, fresh salads, house-made pasta and a variety of artisan gelato. They strongly believe in supporting local producers and using organic products whenever possible. Their mission is simple: provide you, your family and friends with a fantastic, affordable meal in a space that is warm, inviting and fun. Trattoria 225 is available for large groups that would like to rent the entire restaurant for lunch or dinner events. The restaurant can seat 140 people and accommodate 300 people for a reception style event. The "Bar Side" is the perfect space for cocktail and hors d'oeuvers parties of 30 to 70 people with direct access to the full service bar. The "Kitchen Side" is the larger of the two sides of the restaurant with seating most comfortable around 100 and 140 for a reception style event. Available for lunch and dinner.
Get in touch with nature in this beautiful wooded setting near the Des Plaines River, where you can view local wild animals that have been rescued from the surrounding area.
The Rocking Horse Boutique
A unique showroom located in the eclectic Oak Park Arts District featuring exclusive fashions for children, specializing in christening outfits, flower girl dresses, boy's tuxedos and First Holy Communion apparel. You will also find a full line of accessories, gifts and Kidorable rain gear. Our knowledgeable staff will make it easy for you to find the perfect outfit for that special day. Hours are by appointment in our showroom, or you can choose to have a free consultation in your home.
The Competitive Foot
The first athletic shoe store in Illinois features over 200 styles of shoes. Men, women, and children's shoes by Nike, Saucony, New Balance, Converse, Adidas, Teva, Birkenstock, Asics, Crocs, Reef, Brooks, Mizuno and Merrell. Apparel and Accessories. Open 7 days a week, Monday & Thursday till 8pm.
The Book Table
Over 60,000 discounted new and used titles. All books in the store are at least 20% off the cover price -- the majority of titles are 40% to 50% off. Particular strengths in art, photography, architecture, literature, history and kids books.
The Arts Center
This magnificent Neoclassical architectural gem features a 700-seat auditorium and the Ernest Hemingway Museum.
Ten Thousand Villages
Experience exquisite, handcrafted jewelry, clothing, home decor and gifts from around the world. Invest in education, housing and hope for villages in 33 countries. Each store operates as a cooperative with its own board of directors, and provides vital, fair income to people in developing countries by marketing their handicrafts and telling their stories.