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Oak Park Visitors Center

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Address: 1010 Lake St, Oak Park, IL 60301-1147
Phone Number: +1 888-625-7275
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What a lovely staffed centre (that's the English way of spelling!!)

As visitors from the UK, we called in initially on 23rd September to get our bearings regarding the local Frank Lloyd Wright and Ernest Hemmingway sights. Having been advised... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 September 2016
Nicky S
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Beaconsfield, England, United Kingdom
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Beaconsfield, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

As visitors from the UK, we called in initially on 23rd September to get our bearings regarding the local Frank Lloyd Wright and Ernest Hemmingway sights. Having been advised that the place we had parked our son's vehicle was a potential tow zone, my husband left to move it. Having given me clear guidance on a map, and with no... More 

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Thank Nicky S
Holly H, Manager at Oak Park Visitors Center, responded to this review

I remember! CeCe and I (Holly) really enjoyed talking to you and your husband. We encourage everyone to stop in and "take a seat" because our newly remodeled Visitor Center has a lovely seating area with TV's casting current events and you can stop and re-charge your phone, tablet, laptop, etc. We never had one and excited to encourage visitors... More 

Annapolis, Maryland
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We stopped in during multiple visits. They are such a welcoming center to ask questions, get suggestions and even sit for a bit. My last stop in was April 2016. The lady there was most interested in talking with us. Asking where we were from and chatting about what we have done already while in Chicago and Oak Park. My... More 

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Thank 123rosie2016
Holly H, Manager at Oak Park Visitors Center, responded to this review

I would like to thank you for the lovely review. I hope you visited our new location with our wonderful sitting area to relax and plan your next move. We sincerely hope you enjoyed your time in Oak Park and we hope to see you again! More 

San Juan
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293 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

The place is nice and colorful. The attendants are very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. It is worth the visit.

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Thank GrandeSanJuan
Holly H, Manager at Oak Park Visitors Center, responded to this review

We strive to give you the best experience possible since there is so much to enjoy here.... More 

Kewaskum, Wisconsin
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97 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

The Visitors Center was recently renovated and was well stocked with many items to help tourists find their way around the area & collect books or T-shirts as well as jewelry. Free items are located in the back but also contains many maps, brochures & booklets helpful to visitors.

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Thank mcwheelsusdriver
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

The staff is great, but the shop is average at best. Oak Park has such a rich heritage of architecture and culture. Unfortunately this visitors center seems poorly thought out and generic. It doesn't seem to understand its potential and instead sells too much cheesy gift merchandise that is poorly styled. At least the staff are highly informed about the... More 

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1 Thank many-continents
Holly H, Manager at Oak Park Visitors Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. While I agree our merchandise is quite low due to the state budget stalemate, we are also in a temporary location since our "real" location next door is being remodeled which will feature a more sophisticated selection of museum quality gifts and a decorated visitor seating area that guests will be able to utilize to... More 

Gainesville FL
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19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

This small shop has it all, including oak park history books, local artisan work, and really nice people who will give you tips on everything from museums to schools. In one stop you can get an idea of what is available in oak park then plan your trip. We took their mob bus tour and loved it. Just go in... More 

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1 Thank soccermom9
Holly H, Manager at Oak Park Visitors Center, responded to this review

Thank you for the 5 Stars, we love to see everyone leave happy and informed! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

from what to do, how to do and what to see. A fun place to chat and get to know where you are. thanks for all the tips.

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1 Thank Cal A
Holly H, Manager at Oak Park Visitors Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we appreciate all responses and are very motivated by the our visitors positive experiences. We sincerely hope you enjoyed your time in Oak Park. Thank you again! More 

Orlando, Florida
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88 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015

So glad I stopped into the Visitors Center. They had a handy map of the area and it was FREE! There were many souvenirs to choose from as well. I found a postcard made by a local artist depicting the Frank Lloyd Wright house in the neighborhood. It turned out to be super useful on my walk.

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2 Thank BigPinkBang
Holly H, Manager at Oak Park Visitors Center, responded to this review

We truly love our jobs and strive to make everyone's visit to Oak Park a positive one, thank you for the review! More 

Toronto
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015

The staff was very friendly and offered useful help and suggestions. Make your visit to Oak Park better by stopping here first.

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2 Thank Kevin M
Holly H, Manager at Oak Park Visitors Center, responded to this review

Hooray! We hope everyone listens to your advice and stops here first! I even would love if they called first since many of our visitors take a taxi here and that is expensive. We love to give them directions on more economical ways of visiting here without all the expense and stress. Try calling 888-oak-park, and see if we can... More 

New York City, New York
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706 reviews
514 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2015

Good and efficient visitor's center. Friendly staff. You can buy a Frank Lloyd Wright map from them for $4 which is very helpful, if not indispensable for the walking tour of FLW buildings. OT: TripAdvisor delete some negative reviews, probably under pressure from the owners/vendors

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2 Thank Ron S
Holly H, Manager at Oak Park Visitors Center, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, we hope you had a great time here in Oak Park! More 

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