Introduction to Glenwood, Illinois
Glenwood is located in Cook County, which was created on January 15, 1831. The county, originally a part of Putnam County, was named in honor of Daniel Cook, the first Attorney General of Illinois. The Glenwood School for Boys was established in 1887. One of the founders of the school was Todd Lincoln, the son of Abraham Lincoln.
Glenwood and nearby Attractions
- Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park
- Village of Thorton Historical Museum
- Lemon Lake County Park
- Midwest Carvers Museum
- William W. Powers State Recreation Area
- Chicago Portage National Historic Site
Things To Do In Glenwood
Glenwood offers easy access to various parks such as the Buckley Homestead County Park, the Hoosier Prairie State Nature Preserve, the Oak Ridge Prairie County Park, the Deep River County Park, and the William W. Powers State Recreation Area. History buffs can visit the Midwest Carvers Museum, the Chicago Portage National Historic Site, and the Matteson Historical Museum. The Hickory Glen Park, Estates Park, and the George Arquilla Park are some of the local parks. The Glenwoodie Country Club provides opportunities for recreation for golf enthusiasts.
Chicago Midway International Airport is less than half an hour's drive away.
Glenwood Higher Education
Prairie State College, Governors State University, and South Suburban College are nearby.