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Don't know what to do in Oak Forest? Here's an action packed itinerary for everyone. The zoo is a family friendly way to get out and learn about the earth and our surroundings, and with all the walking around it's an interesting way to get some exercise. When you're in town get to Chicago Zoological Society - Brookfield or try Wm W Powers Conservation Area. Oak Forest has a multitude of great places to read. Wherever your interests lie you'll discover a multitude of genres that include Young Adult, Historical Fiction, and Psychology. Make some time to improve your vocabulary at Tinley Park Public Library. Spend some time at the library and soon you'll be waxing philosophical and discussing poets like Philip Levine at the dinner table.

Up the ante with a little excitement. Oak Forest has numerous local state parks and recreational areas for families with kids. Get your fam in the car and head to Vergne Way Park or maybe stop by Acorn Public Library and borrow a copy of A Touch of Greek by Tina Folsom, or something easy to read and enjoy the solitude and tranquil setting at Tower Park. While you're in Oak Forest locals suggest taking in the sights at Lagoon Park. Going bowling is a fun social setting for everyone. Get the family together and destroy some pins and enjoy yourself at Centennial Lanes. Or maybe pick up a seven ten split at Oak Forest Bowl.

Need some energy after all this. The area has a number of great places to get caffeinated. Get out and experience some intersting flavors like Old Fashion Vanilla Flavored Coffee, or look for the perfect Chai Latte. Be sure to check out , or take a break at . OK let's decompress a little now. Find a cool local hang while indulging in a sufficient number of Tecate's, or perhaps get slightly glassy eyed while you're in Oak Forest. Down something somewhat interesting like a Dry Manhattan, or maybe a Showbiz. While in Oak Forest visit 16200 Cicero Lounge Inc, O'Brien's Pub, or Post Game Pub. Don't like this itinerary, no worries just reload the page to get a whole new plan. Or click new itinerary

AMUSEMENTS

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A veritable cornucopia of things to do with the family surrounding Oak Forest, Illinois. If you want theme parks or want to plan a family day the possibilities are incalculable. Try some new stuff and conquer the day. When you're in Oak Forest get to Smuggler's Cove or take the fam to PGN Jump N' Fun Entertainment for some insane fun.

ARTSY PLACES

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Uncover crafts and a plethora of classical art close to Oak Forest. Whether you are looking for Installation Art or just want to find a place to wear your beret inconspicuously. Check out the surroundings at the area's galleries, you'll find a mixture of pleasant artsy diversions in Oak Forest. Try Arthouse of Palos Heights or feel the artsy vibes at Deck the Walls.

Hobby Lobby Creative Center
(708) 532-1048
7061 159th Street
Tinley Park, IL 60477

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Arthouse of Palos Heights
(708) 371-7339
12723 South Ridgeland Avenue
Palos Heights, IL 60463

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Fast Frame
(708) 361-4185
7154 West 127th Street
Palos Heights, IL 60463

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I Adams Posters
(708) 385-0714
12557 Western Avenue
Blue Island, IL 60406

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BARS

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Looking for a place to relax while enjoying some Corona's or take your wife out and get totally melted right here in Oak Forest. Discover something interesting perhaps a Martini (Classic), Lemon Drop or maybe a Red Surf. While in Oak Forest cruise by 16200 Cicero Lounge Inc, O'Brien's Pub or Post Game Pub. For more options check out the Oak Forest, Illinois bar directory. Find out what others think about your best places in the citywide bar directory.

BOWLING

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Hook up with your buds and show your pin crushing skills while enjoying yourself at Centennial Lanes. Bowling is a hoot and we've located the best lanes in Oak Forest, just a mouse click away. Stop in at Oak Forest Bowl. Or for a more comprehensive list of bowling alleys in the area visit the Oak Forest, Illinois bowling directory. Know a place that's a complete turkey tell others, add it to our directory.

Oak Forest Bowl
(708) 687-2000
15240 Cicero Ave
Oak Forest, IL 60452

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Centennial Lanes
(708) 633-0500
16050 Centennial Cir
Tinley Park, IL 60477

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Orland Bowl
(708) 532-8868
8601 W 159th St
Orland Park, IL 60462

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Tinley Park Bowling Lanes Inc
(708) 532-2955
7601 183rd St
Tinley Park, IL 60477

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BRAIN FREEZE

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Get up and get your ice cream fix. Feel like something sweet? We have lots of ways for you to get your brain frozen in Oak Forest. Locate the best Scholar's Chip (Vanilla Ice Cream with Vanilla Bean & Chocolate Chips) or maybe some subllime cherry we've got your back. While you're in Oak Forest check out Baskin Robbins Dunkin Dounut or cruise into Dairy Palace. Have a favorite place with A-list banana splits or the super super best birthday cake ice cream? Tell us about it here or add it to our directory.

COFFEE BARS

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RESTAURANTS

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Restaurant choices abound in Oak Forest from meat and potatoes to gourmet cuisine there are many options to indulge your culinary cravings. Explore the Oak Forest, Illinois restaurant listings and find some great places to relax and enjoy a great meal. While you're in town be sure to check out Baskin Robbins Dunkin Dounut or sample some of the other local institutions like Aj Wingers or 2 Sisters Frozen Custard Inc.

FAIRGROUNDS

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The local fairgrounds always have amazing stuff to do. If you want to plan something with the kids the fairgrounds always have events scheduled that appeal to everyone. Even when the fair is not in town there are usually lots of pleasant things to do. From rides and attractions to tasty greasy fried treats and cultural exhibitions the local fairgrounds near Oak Forest are great for finding a great way to spend the day. Hop in the car and experience a little slice of americana and the events at Grundy County Fairground.

FAST FOOD PLACES

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Need an energy boost that can only be provided by readily accessible yet highly processed food? You're totally covered from pancakes and eggs to late night drive thru's satisfy your cravings for some killer grinds in Oak Forest. Hungry now how about a good old Hardee's Strawberry Malt (Hand-Dipped) or maybe a satisfying White Castle Chocolate Shake? Find all the fast food options around Oak Forest here in the Citywide Information fast food listings. We recommend you check out Subway Sandwiches & Salads or drop by Markellas Gyros. Enjoy!

Markellas Gyros
(708)429-2333
15500 Cicero Ave
Oak Forest, IL 60452

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Subway Sandwiches & Salads
(708)687-7660
6062 159th St
Oak Forest, IL 60452

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Dairy Queen
(708)444-4091
15946 Harlem Ave
Tinley Park, IL 60477

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Tinley Wine Spirits & Deli
(708)444-2446
15915 76th Ave
Tinley Park, IL 60477

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GOLF COURSES

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Why is golf more pleasureable than baseball or football? For starters golfers don't taunt or punch each other. Now that's settled so get out your irons throw your clubs in the car and check out the immaculate private courses and driving ranges close by Oak Forest. George W. Dunne National Golf Course has some challenging bunkers which are complimented by fantastic scenery. Or drop by the pro shop at Westgate Valley Country Club -East, check out the cool gear from Callaway or shave some strokes off your game with the new TaylorMade Burner Superfast Game-Improvement Driver when your done don't forget to stop by the 19th hole Know of a place that's a total albatross? Write a review in our listings.

HISTORIC PLACES

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For an interesting day in Oak Forest definitely check out Young, Joshua P., House, Twin Tower Sanctuary, or stop by Vogt, Karl, Building. Oak Forest has an unusually diverse array of historical places and building for families with kids to enjoy. Look into the Oak Forest, Illinois historical places directory to find more great historical places easily reached from Oak Forest. Or browse the Illinois historical places listings for the latest information on all of the historical places to see in Illinois.

LIBRARIES

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Why should I go to the library? Audiobooks: Listened to a good book lately? Most libraries have a collection of popular adult and children's titles available for checkout on tape or CD. revisiting the classics such as Tales of Mystery & Imagination to masterfully intricate newly emerging reads such as A Touch of Greek by Tina Folsom. It's all at the library for free! Whether your looking for Daniel Defoe or Maxine Hong Kingston, the Oak Forest, Illinois library directory has a multitude of great libraries and reading rooms. Wherever your interests lie you'll discover a great selection of genres like Philosophy, Memoir, Paranormal, and Thrillers. showing off your huge brain and discussing the works of Robert Bly at the office water cooler.

MUSEUMS

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Oak Forest offers a fantastic selection of museums and galleries to art lovers looking to expand their horizons. Take in the many exhibits at DuSable Museum of African - American His or make time to visit George C Walker Museum. Going to the museum is a great way to make your wife happy cause none of her friends husbands would take them. Need another reason? See the latest blockbuster exhibition Need yet another reason to go? How about amazing impressionist paintings? Still uncertain if you should go to the museum, here's another reason. Cool as it may be your Farrah Fawcett poster is not art so go find out what art really is at at Oakview Recreation Center and Museum.

NIGHTLIFE

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You and your bro's have zero chance of scoring at home so let's chill on the dancefloor at the best nightspots in world famous Oak Forest. Your friends will stare in amazement while you drink your first Sparkling Hunt Punch and make the ladies crazy with your mad Moonwalk techniques at Cindy's Pub. If security escorts you outside then head to Edge Lounge or chill at Taps Pub Be sure to tip the bartender and hit up Markellas Gyros for some late night munchies. Know a nightspot that's totally pumpin? Tell the party people and add it to theThe Oak Forest, Illinois nightlife directory.

Cindy's Pub
(708)687-6918
5230 159th St
Oak Forest, IL 60452

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O'Brien's Pub
(708)687-4298
15548 Cicero Ave
Oak Forest, IL 60452

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Taps Pub
(708)535-6374
15427 Cicero Ave
Oak Forest, IL 60452

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Blarney Stone Pub
(708)535-4800
15400 Cicero Ave
Oak Forest, IL 60452

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PARKS

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Oak Forest has many interesting local state parks and recreational offerings for families with kids. Make your dog's day, get his leash on and visit Vergne Way Park or maybe stop by Acorn Public Library and pick up a copy of The Charmer by Autumn Dawn, or some more casual stuff and enjoy some serenity at Tower Park. When you are in Oak Forest reviewers always suggest experiencing pleasant surroundings at Lagoon Park.

SHOPPING

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You're feeling good and you need some "YOU" time you don't need a reason, we got you. I was shopping while I wrote this stuff! Whether you're looking for established designers such as Verrier or want to tell everyone about the cool designer Ms Wood item you got this weekend. Oak Forest is close to tons of places to satisfy your shopping needs look into The Oak Forest, Illinois shopping directory to find shopping malls with luxury offerings from A.z Araujo, Alpha60, Alessandro Dell Acqua, and Nandita Mahtani. When you're in Oak Forest visit Kmart, or get to Kohl's or load up on all the sale stuff.

Target
5701 W Cal Sag Rd
Midlothian, IL 60445

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Kohl's
13130 Rivercrest Dr
Midlothian, IL 60445

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Kmart
13200 Cicero Ave
Midlothian, IL 60445

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J C Penneys
4841 Cal Sag Rd
Midlothian, IL 60445

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SPAS / SALONS

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Why is a better to be a girl than a guy, well it's just way cooler I mean you can easily rationalize spending a weeks pay on a purse, you never have to fix anything around the house, and fifty dates equals fifty free dinners and/or movies. But all this with some conditions, you need to look like money, act like money, and be money whether you need eyebrow threading, calming massage treatments, a little color change, or your feet look like you just escaped from prison. Looking good means feeling good, and you have to stay on your game. Don't worry girl. We've got your health and beauty hook up to stay fabulous in Oak Forest. Review all your options in the Oak Forest, Illinois Salon Services Directory.

Avon Products
(708) 535-7145
15449 Waverly Ave
Oak Forest, IL 60452


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Curves
(708) 535-1556
5464 159th St
Oak Forest, IL 60452


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Ron Tutor's Hair Designers
(708) 687-3451
6000 159th St
Oak Forest, IL 60452

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Caribbean Tanning Spa & Boutique
(708) 687-1745
6048 159th St
Oak Forest, IL 60452

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THEATRE / ARTS

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Oak Forest has a great selection of community theatre offerings within minutes of the city center. Taking in the theatre is a fantastic way to escape the confines of what's available on Netflix and the best part is it's always in 3D. C'mon get some culture it won't kill you. Find local productions of the classics like Spreading the News by Lady Augusta Gregory: Gossip surges through rural Ireland thanks to one mistaken statement that swells into something uncontrollable in this beloved, long-running classic. Or find local performances of entertaining musicals such as Grease. Check out the Oak Forest, Illinois theatre and entertainment directory to find all the theatre options. We recommend you check out Eta Creative Arts Foundation or Pagels Susan when you're in town.

WORLD FLAVORS

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Tired of those little frozen chicken pot pies? No problem, Oak Forest has gnarly places to get your world flavors groove on. Wells BROS Restaurant is a total choice mow or plan some additional exercise in the morning and check out Keller's Food & Spirits for more detailed eats or to find the best calzones surrounding Oak Forest look into the Oak Forest, Illinois world flavors directory. Know of a place that's got shreddin Thai or grindable tamales make the world a teeny bit better off and write them a boss review.

El Paso
(219)374-8666
10833 W 133rd Ave
Cedar Lake, IN 46303

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Dayton Tap Incorporated
(815)434-3015
3112 East 1961st Road
Ottawa, IL 61350

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Keller's Food & Spirits
(262)279-9966
614 Walworth Street
Genoa City, WI 53128

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J Q Foxes' Restaurant
(262)884-9424
2835 Wisconsin Street
Sturtevant, WI 53177

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ZOOS

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The zoo is a great way to get out and learn about nature, and with all the walking from the various attractions and exhibits it's a great way to learn while getting some exercise. Between running around looking for the Red Panda exhibit and the Mouflon attractions find a moment for a family picture with the zoo's many picturesque backdrops. While you're looking for some fun on the wild side in Oak Forest take in the schedule Chicago Zoological Society - Brookfield , or for more zoos and gardens look at the Oak Forest, Illinois zoo directory.


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About Oak Forest


Oak Forest is a suburban city about south/southwest of downtown Chicago in Bremen Township in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 28,051 at the 2000 census.
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Oak Forest, Illinois History

The area currently known as Oak Forest was originally called Cooper's Grove in the early 19th century. Cooper's Grove was then bounded by Kenton, Cicero, Kilpatrick, Lamon, Lavergne and LeClaire Avenues. Mr. Cooper who settled here in the 1830s was said to have been the first resident of Bremen Township. A log cabin discovered by later settlers is believed to have been built by Cooper and was the first home built in the township.The community was further established when settlers arrived to farm in the area (many of them were German-born), sometime in the mid to late 1840s. The Cooper's Grove post office began service in 1848 and later changed its name to New …Read More
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Oak Forest, Illinois Geography

Oak Forest is considered part of the Chicago metropolitan area. It is mostly surrounded by Cook County Forest Preserves (hence the name). Some neighboring communities of Oak Forest include Crestwood to the north, Midlothian to the northeast, Markham to the east, Country Club Hills to the southeast, Tinley Park to the southwest, Orland Park to the west, beyond Bachelor's Grove Cemetery and Forest Preserve is Palos Heights to the northwest.According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.7 square miles (14.8 km²), of which, 5.7 square miles (14.6 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.88%) is water. …



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