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Area Attractions

The Carleton is conveniently located in the Village of Oak Park, 10 miles from downtown Chicago. Oak Park, is known for its famous past residents, such as architect Frank Lloyd Wright and Nobel Laureate & Pulitzer Prize winning authors Ernest Hemingway and Edgar Rice Burroughs, creator of Tarzan.

Oak Park has the world’s largest concentration of Wright-designed structures, including his own Home & Studio, which is open to the public. Other attractions, focusing on Ernest Hemingway, also attract visitors to the village.

All local attractions are within walking distance of the Carleton. Visitors will also find Oak Park’s many shops and restaurants diverse and priced to meet their budget.

Chicago is easily accessible by car or public transportation. The Green Line elevated train and the Metra/Union Pacific west line reach Downtown Chicago in approximately twenty minutes. Both train lines stop one block from the Carleton.

Tourist Attractions

Oak Park Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
www.visitoakpark.com

• Oak Park/River Forest Chamber of Commerce
www.oprfchamber.org

• Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust
www.wrightplus.org

• Hemingway In Oak Park
www.hemingway.org

• Unity Temple Restoration Foundation
www.unitytemple-utrf.org

• The Historical Society of Oak Park & River Forest
www.oprfhistory.org

Downtown Oak Park

www.downtownoakpark.net

Pleasant District - (Neighborhood where the Carleton is located)

www.pleasantdistrictoakpark.com

Points of interest:

  • Cheney Mansion – Euclid between Erie and Ontario Streets – leisurely stroll or short drive from Carleton Hotel Oak Park
  • Oak Park Public Library – Lake Street at Grove – leisurely stroll or short drive from Carleton Hotel Oak Park
  • Frank Lloyd Home and Studio – Chicago Ave. at Forest – leisurely stroll or short drive from Carleton Hotel Oak Park
  • Hemingway Birth Place – Oak Park Avenue by Superior – leisurely stroll or short drive from Carleton Hotel Oak Park
  • Frank Lloyd Wright Unity Temple – Lake Street at Kenilworth – leisurely stroll or short drive from Carleton Hotel Oak Park
  • Conservatory – East Ave. at Garfield (alongside Eisenhower Expressway) – short drive from Carleton Hotel Oak Park
  • Ridgeland Common Pool and Ice Skating – Lake Street at Ridgeland – short drive from Carleton Hotel Oak Park
  • Rehm Pool and Park – East Ave. at Garfield (alongside Eisenhower Expressway) – short drive from Carleton Hotel
  • Farmers Market (Saturdays, June – October) – Lake Street at Elmwood – short drive from Carleton Hotel Oak Park
  • Oak Park Festival Theatre - Summer outdoor theatre in Austin Gardens - short walk from the Carleton Hotel

Museums:

  • Hemingway Museum – Oak Park Avenue at Ontario – Leisurely stroll or short drive from Carleton Hotel Oak Park
  • Wonderworks Childrens Museum – North Ave at Elmwood – short drive from Carleton Hotel Oak Park
  • Historic Pleasant Home – Pleasant at Home – short walk from Carleton Hotel Oak Park

Parks:

  • Mills Park – Pleasant Street between Home and Marion – short walk from Carleton Hotel Oak Park
  • Scoville Park – Oak Park Avenue at Lake Street – leisurely stroll or short drive from Carleton Hotel Oak Park
  • Austin Gardens – Forest Avenue and Ontario – leisurely stroll from Carleton Hotel Oak Park

 

 

 




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