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Oak Brook

Relax at the parks and golf courses of this Chicago suburb or do some shopping, see live theater and visit historic sites.

While Oak Brook is a short drive from Chicago, it is far from the high-rises and bustle of the big city. Come to this pretty town for relaxation and refreshing outdoor activities.

Golf is popular in Oak Brook. Choose from Willow Crest Golf Club, Oak Brook Golf Club and several others for a stimulating day out on the fairways and a nice meal afterward.

On summer Sundays try something different just south of Oak Brook Golf Club. Dress nicely, bring a picnic lunch and watch players swing their mallets from atop their ponies at the Oak Brook Polo Club. The Butler family, who owned a paper mill, raised cattle and played polo among cowboys, formed the club nearly 100 years ago. Oak Brook Polo has hosted global heads of state and dignitaries, including Prince Charles as a player with his mother Queen Elizabeth cheering him on.

Visit the Oak Brook Park District Family Recreation Center for daily access to basketball courts, tennis courts, a fitness center and a running track. The year-round Family Aquatic Center features swim lanes, hot tubs and an indoor water slide. Play disc golf in the large surrounding Central Park or travel on the 15 miles (24 kilometers) of shaded trails of the Oak Brook Bike and Fitness Path through the park and nearby residential areas.

Part of Oak Brook’s history is revealed at Graue Mill and Museum, an operating gristmill, which was once a station on the Underground Railroad. Tour the mill and purchase some cornmeal made on site.

See more history at the Mayslake Peabody Estate with a restored prairie and savanna, Mayslake Hall and the Portiuncula Chapel. First Folio Theatre on the grounds provides live performances of classic and contemporary works.

The modern Oakbrook Center is an outdoor mall with five anchor department stores and more than 160 specialty shops and dining and entertainment sites. Drive just 23 minutes from central Chicago to enjoy the relaxing suburb of Oak Brook.

Top Hotels in Oak Brook

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hyatt House Chicago Oak Brook
Hyatt House Chicago Oak Brook
3 out of 5
210 22nd Street, Oak Brook, IL
Free Cancellation
The price is $109 per night

Situated in the business district, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Oak Brook Golf Course and 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Oakbrook Center Mall. York Woods County ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (502 reviews)

"Nice rooms with stove tops. Need a hot tub . Nice hotel"…"

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020

Hyatt House Chicago Oak Brook
Hyatt Lodge
Hyatt Lodge
4 out of 5
2815 Jorie Blvd, Oak Brook, IL
The price is $110 per night

Situated on a lake, this spa hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Oak Brook Golf Course, Oakbrook Center Mall, and Drury Lane Theater. Brookfield Zoo and Morton Arboretum ...

4.4/5Excellent! (746 reviews)

"I loved it most beautiful hotel and I had a wonderful stay"…"

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020

Hyatt Lodge
Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center
Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center
4 out of 5
3500 Midwest Road, Oak Brook, IL
The price is $99 per night

Situated in Oak Brook, this golf hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of College of Dupage, Morton Arboretum, and Wheaton College. Brookfield Zoo and SeatGeek Stadium ...

4.3/5Excellent! (985 reviews)

"The staff is always great, the pool is awesome, and I was able to find great places to work. Folks were also wearing masks and doing their best to stay socially distant. It is a really great property."…"

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2020

Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center

Popular places to visit in Oak Brook

Graue Mill and Museum
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Graue Mill and Museum

You can spend time browsing the exhibits at Graue Mill and Museum during your trip to Fullersburg. Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the top-notch restaurants while you're in the area.

Navy Pier
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Navy Pier

A Ferris wheel, shopping, restaurants and more can be found in this waterfront entertainment district.

Wrigley Field
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Wrigley Field

Tour the iconic grounds and catch a game March through September at Chicago’s beloved baseball stadium.

McCormick Place
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McCormick Place

Attend an event at the United States’ largest convention center, which features hyper-modern facilities and huge exhibition spaces connected by promenades and sky bridges.

Millennium Park
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Millennium Park

A landmark gathering place for locals and visitors who come to admire the unique art, architecture and landscape.

Union Station
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Union Station

Learn about the history of Union Station, a well-known monument in Chicago. Amble around this vibrant area's riverfront or experience its acclaimed theater scene.

Top things to do in Oak Brook

Architecture River Tour from Navy Pier
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Architecture River Tour from Navy Pier

$47
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Go Chicago Explorer Pass: Choose 3, 4 or 5 Top Attractions
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Go Chicago Explorer Pass: Choose 3, 4 or 5 Top Attractions

$83
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
Chicago CityPASS: Admission to Top 5 Chicago Attractions
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Chicago CityPASS: Admission to Top 5 Chicago Attractions

$109
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
360 CHICAGO Observation Deck (Hancock Center)
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360 CHICAGO Observation Deck (Hancock Center)

$25
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour
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Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour

$49
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Chicago's Pilsen Neighborhood Street & Public Art Private Tour
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Chicago's Pilsen Neighborhood Street & Public Art Private Tour

$42
Per adult

Reviews of Oak Brook

4.4

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 54.76190476190476%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 35.416666666666664%
3 - Okay
22
3 - Okay 6.5476190476190474%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 2.380952380952381%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 0.8928571428571429%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 29, 2020

Love the shopping and restaurants but unfortunately all closed......

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Mar 18, 2020

I live close by so I have been familiar with Oak Brook. My stay was purely to get away from work for a while, but it was cut short by the virus.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 30, 2020

Great shopping in the mall.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 28, 2020

Everything was Great and the Staff was so great and very pleasant and helpful..

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 26, 2020

Well, our room was nice but housekeeping needs to pay more attention. There was a used bandaid on our floor that was not ours and there was hair in the coffee maker...that was just gross. I'm sure it was oversite but still not good.

3/5 - Okay

Ramia

Dec 20, 2019

Front desk and housekeeping need to be more friendly