Travel back to the turn of the 20th century with a visit to the house where author Ernest Hemingway was born. The Queen Anne home was built in 1890 for Hemingway’s maternal grandfather and namesake, Ernest Hall, and has been restored and furnished to reflect the Victorian era of Hemingway’s childhood. Guided tours will take you through the richly furnished home to provide a glimpse of what life was like for the author as a young boy.
1038 Lake St.
You don’t have to go downtown to savor a slice of authentic Chicago-style deep-dish pizza; one of the most well-known pizzerias, Lou Malnati’s, has a location in Oak Park. If it’s your first time to try deep-dish, order the Malnati Chicago Classic—made with lean sausage, extra cheese and sauce made from vine-ripened tomatoes on a crisp, buttery crust.Wikimedia Commons / CC BY
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Oak Park Conservatory
615 Garfield St.
Though Frank Lloyd Wright provided it with a rich architectural legacy, not all of Oak Park’s historic attractions are houses. Some of the plants at the Oak Park Conservatory date back to the conservatory’s founding in 1914. Today the Edwardian-style glass structure and surrounding gardens feature more than 3,000 plants. Inside you’ll encounter flora from Mediterranean, tropical and desert regions, while outdoor gardens offer water features, native plants and places to relax and enjoy nature.Read More
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