Introduction to Channahon, Illinois
The community developed at the confluence of three rivers, the Des Plaines, Du Page and Kankakee Rivers. Channahon is the Potawatomie word for 'meeting of the waters.' The Potawatomie Native Americans originally inhabited the area, and the first Europeans arrived in the area in 1832 in search of good farmland. In 1962, the community was officially incorporated as a village.
Channahon and nearby Attractions
- Frankfort Historical Museum
- Des Plaines State Fish & Wildlife Area
- Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park
- Lockport Pioneer Settlement
- Chicago Portage National Historic Site
- Morton Arboretum
Things To Do In Channahon
The Bird Haven Greenhouse and Conservatory, Keller's Farmstand, the Cornmaze and Pumpkin Patch, and the Statesville Haunted Prison are some popular local destinations. Local museums include the Lemont Area Historical Society and Museum, the Glady Fox Museum, the Exploration Station, and the Illinois and Michigan Canal Museum. The Three Rivers Public Library is the local library. Golfers can enjoy a round at the Woodruff Golf Course, the Silver Oaks Golf Course or at the Heritage Bluffs Public Golf Course.
Chicago Midway International is the nearest major airport.
Channahon Higher Education
Nearby colleges include Joliet Junior College, Wheaton College and North Central College.