Tours in Oak Park

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An authorized Segway tour provider, Oak Park Segway Experience welcomes its customers aboard its upright vehicles for both rentals and guided excursions. After individually teaching each customer how to operate the self-balancing machines, certified Segway guides blend entertainment with education, divulging information on the historic sights peppered across Oak Park, River Forest, and Forest Park. Excursions often revolve around a central theme, such as the Frank Lloyd Wright–Ernest Hemingway tour, which passes 14 sites that commemorate the duo of artists. Alternatively, the Chocolate Lover tour grants the opportunity to slurp down a chocolate milkshake, sip on chocolate tea, and gaze deeply into the eyes of master chocolatiers.

715 Lake St
Oak Park,
IL
US

There's a lot more to Hyde Park than the prominent cultural and academic institutions here, and A Taste of Hyde Park is all about sharing those things. On walking tours that cover both iconic sites and little-known gems, they share a glimpse into the neighborhood's cuisine, culture, and history with insider tips along the way. Stops may include restaurants, caf?s, and sweet shops, where groups are greeted with small samples while learning more about the area. Additionally, A Taste of Hyde Park offers seasonal outings. Spooky, Halloween-themed tours, for one, recount some of the neighborhood's paranormal legends, including tales about lawyer Clarence Darrow's ghost at the Museum of Science and Industry and why it's always doing the jitterbug.

5221 S Harper Ct.
Chicago,
IL
US

There's a lot more to Hyde Park than the prominent cultural and academic institutions here, and A Taste of Hyde Park is all about sharing those things. On walking tours that cover both iconic sites and little-known gems, they share a glimpse into the neighborhood's cuisine, culture, and history with insider tips along the way. Stops may include restaurants, caf?s, and sweet shops, where groups are greeted with small samples while learning more about the area. Additionally, A Taste of Hyde Park offers seasonal outings. Spooky, Halloween-themed tours, for one, recount some of the neighborhood's paranormal legends, including tales about lawyer Clarence Darrow's ghost at the Museum of Science and Industry and why it's always doing the jitterbug.

5700 South Lake Park Avenue
Hyde Park,
IL
US

One of the best examples of Prairie School Architecture in the U.S., Pleasant House mingles grandeur with simplicity. Visitors to the National Historic Landmark building enter through a broad porch which architect George Washington Maher adorned with decorated motifs using roman bricks and stone. Once within, students of architecture will recognize familiar turn-of-the-century Prairie elements: airy open spaces, glittering art-glass windows, and intricate carvings.

As the 120th anniversary of the building draws near, guests can explore Pleasant Home's 30 rooms of original and restored pieces on docent-guided tours that run every Thursday through Sunday. The house also hosts a a full calendar of lectures and classes, classical and jazz performances, locally-produced theater, and children's programming to inspire the next generation of architects.

217 Home Avenue
Oak Park,
IL
US

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