Introduction to Clarendon Hills, Illinois
Clarendon Hills History
Clarendon Hills is located in DuPage County, which was founded in 1839. It is one of the wealthiest counties in the nation and was named after the DuPage River. The river was named after a French fur trapper.
Clarendon Hills and nearby Attractions
- Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design
- Adler Planetarium
- Ferson Creek Fen Nature Preserve
- Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park
- Leaning Tower of Niles
Things To Do In Clarendon Hills
Local museums include the American Police Center & Museum, the Jane Addams Hull House Museum, the Lemont Area Historical Society & Museum, the Lombard Historical Society Museum, the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design, and the Elgin Public Museum of Natural History and Anthropology. The Brookfield Zoological Park, the Shedd Aquarium, the Lincoln Park Zoo and the Cosley Zoo are all nearby as well. The Hinsdale Golf Course is the local golf course. Churches in the area include the Church of the Holy Nativity, the Community Presbyterian Church and the Notre Dame Church.
Clarendon Hills Transportation
Chicago O’Hare International is the nearest major airport.
Clarendon Hills Higher Education
Elmhurst College, Benedictine University and College of DuPage are all accessible from Clarendon Hills.