Introduction to Carol Stream, Illinois
Carol Stream, Illinois, in Du Page county, is 4 miles N of Wheaton, Illinois (center to center) and 25 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. The village is included in the Chicago metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 40,438 people lived in Carol Stream.
Carol Stream History
Anning S. Ransom, a war veteran, settled in the present day village of Carol Stream in 1840. Vermonter Daniel Kelley purchased 1,400 acres of the land in 1844. Kelley donated some of the land for the Chicago and Great Western Railway. The village of Carol Stream was founded in 1959 by a military veteran called Jay Stream. In fact, the village was named after Carol Stream, the daughter of Jay Stream. The first village board meeting was held on February 12, 1959.
Carol Stream and nearby Attractions
- Cosley Zoo
- Cantigny Park
- Robert R. McCormick Museum at Cantigny
- DuPage County Historical Museum
- Racing Rapids Water Park
- Santa's Village - Illinois
Things To Do In Carol Stream
While staying in Carol Stream you can opt for a family day trip to the DuPage County Forest Preserve. The village also includes approximately 36 parks and playgrounds. In addition, the village offers a skate park, outdoor water park, mini - golf course, indoor pool, and two recreation centers. Golf enthusiasts can also spend their leisure time at the Klein Creek Golf Club and Coyote Crossing. Hiking and biking can be enjoyed at the scenic Illinois Prairie Path.
Carol Stream Transportation
International flights are available from Chicago O’Hare International Airport.
Carol Stream Higher Education
Wheaton College, Benedictine University, and College of Dupage are some of the nearby colleges and universities.