Introduction to Countryside, Illinois
The city of Countryside was officially incorporated in 1960. In 1833, Joseph Vial and his family became the first permanent settlers in the area. The Patawatamie Indians and early American pioneers were the first inhabitants of the land. Most of the initial settlers of the area were displaced due to the Chicago fire of 1871.
Countryside and nearby Attractions
- Brookfield Zoo
- Finn & City Park
- Charles Gates Dawes House
- Museum of Science and Industry
- Graue Mill and Museum
Things To Do In Countryside
The Kiddieland Amusement Park, the Brookstone Zoo and the Whirly Ball Amusement Parks are all popular destinations for local children. Local parks include Finn City Park and Millennium Park, which offer outdoor recreational opportunities such as hiking, camping and picnicking, among others. Local museums include the Museum of Science and Industry, the National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum, the Field Museum of Natural History and the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum. Local golfers can enjoy a round at the Flagg Creek Golf Course or at the Fresh Meadow Golf Course.
Air transportation is available from Chicago Midway International Airport.
Countryside Higher Education
Moraine Valley Community College, Elmhurst College, Morton College and Triton College are all nearby.