Introduction to Addison, Illinois
Addison, Illinois, in Du Page county, is 7 miles NE of Wheaton, Illinois (center to center) and 18 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. The village is included in the Chicago metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 35,914 people lived in Addison.
Hezekiah Dunklee and Mason Smith visited the modern day village of Addison in 1833. Dunklee built a cabin in the area and settled there in 1834. At that time, the area was informally named Dunklee's Grove. Later on, settlers from New York and Vermont renamed it Addison after Joseph Addison, the famous British statesman and writer. The first church of Addison was built in 1837 and the first public school was established in 1880.
Addison and nearby Attractions
- Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art
- Friendship Park Conservatory
- Kiddieland Amusement Park
- Brookfield Zoo
- Cosley Zoo
- Cantigny Park
Things To Do In Addison
Addison offers approximately 24 parks that provide a host of recreational facilities. The village also offers a Family Aquatic Center. You can visit the Wood Dale Grove County Forest Preserve, Cricket Creek County Forest Preserve, and Oak Meadows County Forest Preserve. To explore the history of the village you can visit the Addison Historical Museum and the Addison Public Library. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Lake Mill Plaza Shopping Center, Centennial Plaza Shopping Center, Dominick's Shopping Center, Farmwood Plaza Shopping Center, and Green Meadows Shopping Center.
You can reach Chicago O’Hare International Airport within a few minutes.
Addison Higher Education
College of Dupage, Wheaton College, and Elmhurst College are the nearby colleges.