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Jay’s guidebook

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Jay’s guidebook

Sightseeing
Guided tours are offered daily at Wright’s first Home and Studio where the legendary architect experimented with design concepts that became a new American architecture and Frank Lloyd Wright Historic District. Pair your tours at the Home and Studio an nearby Unity Temple. Find a large selection of unique items at ShopWright.
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Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio
951 Chicago Avenue
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Guided tours are offered daily at Wright’s first Home and Studio where the legendary architect experimented with design concepts that became a new American architecture and Frank Lloyd Wright Historic District. Pair your tours at the Home and Studio an nearby Unity Temple. Find a large selection of unique items at ShopWright.
Enjoy guided tours of the Ernest Hemingway Birthplace Home where the Nobel Prize winning author was born in 1899 and spent his early life. Group rates and times are available. Reservations are only require for groups greater than 10 people; tours run on the hour. Gift shop on site.
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Ernest Hemingway Birthplace Museum
339 North Oak Park Avenue
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Enjoy guided tours of the Ernest Hemingway Birthplace Home where the Nobel Prize winning author was born in 1899 and spent his early life. Group rates and times are available. Reservations are only require for groups greater than 10 people; tours run on the hour. Gift shop on site.
Hold events in a historic English country–style home among landscaped grounds and handsome reception rooms. Cheney Mansion, reminiscent of a gracious English country home, was designed by Charles E. White, Jr. in 1913. This 12,000-square-foot mansion, owned and operated by the Park District of Oak Park, provides a unique locale for community events and programs. Cheney Mansion is also a distinctive venue for your private celebrations and corporate events.
Elizabeth F Cheney Mansion
220 N Euclid Ave
Hold events in a historic English country–style home among landscaped grounds and handsome reception rooms. Cheney Mansion, reminiscent of a gracious English country home, was designed by Charles E. White, Jr. in 1913. This 12,000-square-foot mansion, owned and operated by the Park District of Oak Park, provides a unique locale for community events and programs. Cheney Mansion is also a distinctive venue for your private celebrations and corporate events.
An Oak Park landmark built in 1898 as a firehouse, the new Oak Park River Forest Museum features changing exhibits on the area's history, including an exploration of Oak Park's welcoming legacy of racial diversity. The museum also includes a hands-on Children's Corner and a research center open to the public.
Historical Society of Oak Park & River Forest
129 Lake St
An Oak Park landmark built in 1898 as a firehouse, the new Oak Park River Forest Museum features changing exhibits on the area's history, including an exploration of Oak Park's welcoming legacy of racial diversity. The museum also includes a hands-on Children's Corner and a research center open to the public.
Created to be a theater for people NOT going to the theater, 16th Street was founded in 2007 to serve and give voice to ALL in our community.
16th Street Theater
6420 16th Street
Created to be a theater for people NOT going to the theater, 16th Street was founded in 2007 to serve and give voice to ALL in our community.
Blue Note Jazz Club has the feel of a Jazz Club, event space, banquet hall, neighborhood lounge and dance club all rolled into one. Signature events every night, games. stepper sets, line dance classes, karaoke, free birthday parties, welcoming atmosphere ,Top Notch DJ's and keeping true to our roots Live Jazz Blue Note Jazz Club is your main spot for nightlife in the Western Suburbs of Chicago.
Blue Note Jazz Club
1715 Roosevelt Rd
Blue Note Jazz Club has the feel of a Jazz Club, event space, banquet hall, neighborhood lounge and dance club all rolled into one. Signature events every night, games. stepper sets, line dance classes, karaoke, free birthday parties, welcoming atmosphere ,Top Notch DJ's and keeping true to our roots Live Jazz Blue Note Jazz Club is your main spot for nightlife in the Western Suburbs of Chicago.
Easy to get to, just 20 minutes west of Chicago’s Loop, DUPAC features two halls with superb acoustics and ideal sightlines, and presents concerts, plays, lectures, and special events throughout the year. Ample free parking is available on-site. Visit events.dom.edu for details and tickets.
Dominican University Performing Arts Center
7900 W Division Street
Easy to get to, just 20 minutes west of Chicago’s Loop, DUPAC features two halls with superb acoustics and ideal sightlines, and presents concerts, plays, lectures, and special events throughout the year. Ample free parking is available on-site. Visit events.dom.edu for details and tickets.
Located on Roosevelt Road in Berwyn, on Chicago’s West Side, Wire is a facility for music production, performance, and education unlike any other.
Wire
6815 West Roosevelt Road
Located on Roosevelt Road in Berwyn, on Chicago’s West Side, Wire is a facility for music production, performance, and education unlike any other.
Food scene
Barclay’s American Grille serves classic American cuisine and offers a relaxed dining experience with exceptional food and service. It is the perfect gathering place for friends and families. The bar offers multiple high-definition flat panel televisions and a private dining room is available for large parties.
Barclay's American Grille
1120 Pleasant Street
Barclay’s American Grille serves classic American cuisine and offers a relaxed dining experience with exceptional food and service. It is the perfect gathering place for friends and families. The bar offers multiple high-definition flat panel televisions and a private dining room is available for large parties.
The largest installment of Cooper’s Hawk is a modern, casual restaurant featuring a Napa-style tasting room, artisan market, bar and gorgeous dining space in downtown Oak Park. Built on the passionate belief that food and wine hold the power to forge lasting connections, you can expect to love their amazing food and wine pairings while enjoying your friends and family.
Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant
950 Lake St
The largest installment of Cooper’s Hawk is a modern, casual restaurant featuring a Napa-style tasting room, artisan market, bar and gorgeous dining space in downtown Oak Park. Built on the passionate belief that food and wine hold the power to forge lasting connections, you can expect to love their amazing food and wine pairings while enjoying your friends and family.
Since 1994, Grape Leaves has been serving the community of Oak Park with unique, flavorful dishes from Lebanon and Morocco. Conveniently located off the Oak Park Green Line station, it is a great place to visit with family. The Moroccan mint tea is a must-try, and they also offer gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan cuisine.
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Grape Leaves Restaurant
129 South Oak Park Avenue
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Since 1994, Grape Leaves has been serving the community of Oak Park with unique, flavorful dishes from Lebanon and Morocco. Conveniently located off the Oak Park Green Line station, it is a great place to visit with family. The Moroccan mint tea is a must-try, and they also offer gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan cuisine.
The Murphy family has been serving you since 1962. This is not your daddy’s beer joint. Don’t miss oyster hour. Featuring fresh soft shell crabs, Phil’s lobster roll, Oak Park’s sidewalk cafe, 36 craft beer taps, 100+ beers. See Phil’s 100+ changing beer selection at beermenus.com.
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Poor Phil's Bar and Grill
139 South Marion Street
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The Murphy family has been serving you since 1962. This is not your daddy’s beer joint. Don’t miss oyster hour. Featuring fresh soft shell crabs, Phil’s lobster roll, Oak Park’s sidewalk cafe, 36 craft beer taps, 100+ beers. See Phil’s 100+ changing beer selection at beermenus.com.
Q-BBQ is an authentic BBQ restaurant with regional inspirations—from the backwoods of the Carolinas, to the meat markets of Texas and the hole-in-the-walls of Memphis. Their smoked meats and homemade sauces will wow you and their scratch sides will have you asking for a second helping. Catering and delivery are available.
Q-BBQ
124 N Marion St
Q-BBQ is an authentic BBQ restaurant with regional inspirations—from the backwoods of the Carolinas, to the meat markets of Texas and the hole-in-the-walls of Memphis. Their smoked meats and homemade sauces will wow you and their scratch sides will have you asking for a second helping. Catering and delivery are available.
FitzGerald's has been a gathering spot since it was built in the early 1900's. Up to 1925, the frame building at 6615 W. Roosevelt was a roadhouse used as a hunting lodge and sporting team headquarters. As more buildings rose along Roosevelt Road, the club was home to several nightclubs, the best-known being The Hunt Club, which flourished through the 1950's and early 60's--acts included Turk Murphy, Bob Scobey and Lil Armstrong. After the Hunt Club closed, the space became the Deer Lodge, complete with pool tables and a fortune teller.
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FitzGerald's
6615 West Roosevelt Road
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FitzGerald's has been a gathering spot since it was built in the early 1900's. Up to 1925, the frame building at 6615 W. Roosevelt was a roadhouse used as a hunting lodge and sporting team headquarters. As more buildings rose along Roosevelt Road, the club was home to several nightclubs, the best-known being The Hunt Club, which flourished through the 1950's and early 60's--acts included Turk Murphy, Bob Scobey and Lil Armstrong. After the Hunt Club closed, the space became the Deer Lodge, complete with pool tables and a fortune teller.