Introduction to Calumet Park, Illinois
Calumet Park History
Calumet Park was originally a part of Blue Island. It was known as Caswell until it was incorporated as the village of De Young in 1912. Polish immigrants soon took control over the area, and it was named Calumet Park in 1925 after the Native American calumet pipe.
Calumet Park and nearby Attractions
- Balzekus Museum of Lithuanian Culture
- Chicago Portage National Historic Site
- Lemon Lake County Park
- Brookfield Zoo
- 31st Street Beach
- Centennial Park
Things To Do In Calumet Park
Local museums include the Museum of Science and Industry, the Beverly Arts Center and the children's Museum in Oak Lawn. Local parks include the Millenium Park, Lincoln Park and the Centenial Park. The 31st Beach is located along the shoreline of Chicago’s Lake Michigan, and is a popular tourist destination.
Calumet Park Transportation
Chicago Midway International is the nearest major airport.
Calumet Park Higher Education
Nearby colleges and universities include Chicago State University, South Suburban College, Olive Harvey College and Richard J. Daley College.