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Oak Park Walk

Joe Steffen will lead a 2 hour, 3.7 mile walk through Oak Park past about 20 Frank Lloyd Wright designed buildings, Ernest Hemingway's birthplace, and other historic mansions and parks, following this route. If you've read the book Loving Frank, we will be going past the Edward Cheney house. This is a walk, not a tour. I will stop a few times to briefly talk about what you will be seeing, but I will not be stopping in front of each Frank Lloyd Wright house and describing it in detail. We will walk even if it is raining, so bring an umbrella or poncho. Please do not bring your dog.

Afterwards, you can tour the Frank Lloyd Wright home and studio ($15), or visit the Hemingway Museum and tour his birthplace house ($10).

Directions: CTA: Take the Green Line to Harlem/Lake. Go out the east station exit to Marion St. Walk north 1 block to Lake St., then walk east to the visitor center.
Metra: Take the Metra Union Pacific West Line to the Oak Park station, and follow the directions above.
Driving: Take the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) to the Harlem exit off of the left expressway lane, go north about 1 mile and turn right on Lake St. Just past Forest Ave. (the 2nd stoplight) turn left into the parking garage, which will cost about $3 for the duration of the walk. Walk west on Lake St. to the visitor center.

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  • JIM

    Joe was EXCELLENT with all of his knowledge & preparation for this! Thank you, Joe!

    September 9, 2013

  • Tricia B.

    was awesome walk. Thanks Joe

    September 8, 2013

  • Sandy P.

    Fantastic time the houses so awsome, Thanks Joe

    September 8, 2013

  • Cindy

    Great walk!

    September 7, 2013

  • eileen

    Joe. Thank you!! I had a great time today!! Look forward to next one.

    September 7, 2013

  • Mary A.

    Joe, You're the best!

    September 7, 2013

  • Lisa C.

    Great walk as always Joe.. had a fantastic lunch at Phils

    September 7, 2013

  • Natalya

    I liked it; sorry I couldn't stay for a drink. Next time I will plan better.

    1 · September 7, 2013

  • Dodie C.

    Great walk!

    September 7, 2013

  • Jackie

    I couldn't make it either. Bumned!

    September 7, 2013

  • Diana G.

    Sorry unable to make it.

    September 7, 2013

  • Sally

    Where are you now

    September 7, 2013

  • Tracy

    Just got to the visitors center, where is everyone now?

    September 7, 2013

    • Lisa C.

      1 block east... about 3 blocks north

      September 7, 2013

  • Nancy S

    Sorry, something with family came up this morning and I can’t make it.

    September 7, 2013

  • Barbara S.

    Sorry that I can't come -- I overslept. Have a good time.

    September 7, 2013

  • Sally

    Will be late hope to catch up

    September 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Stay with us sun! Unlike the Kenwood walk.

    September 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Did you know that if you buy a $10 Hemingway ticket in one year,you can use it for a second trip till the next year the day you first buy it? Say you buy one Sept 7,2013,you can go again by Sept 7,2014! Its a great value!

    1 · August 31, 2013

  • Patricia

    I grew up here and can't wait to see it from a different perspective. Although I've toured OP in my younger years sometimes when you live in a place you don't always appreciate its gems.

    August 29, 2013

  • Dale Angela H.

    I LOVE downtown OP so I'd loveto see the rest of it as well!

    August 28, 2013

  • Barbara S.

    I've always wanted to take a walking tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright homes and this will give a great overview. BTW, am I the only one having problems with the link to the walking itinerary? Please let me know how else I can access it. Thanks!

    August 28, 2013

    • Joe S.

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      1 · August 28, 2013

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