Introduction to Hoopeston, Illinois
The city of Hoopeston was initially developed as a railroad junction. It was established in 1871 and named after Thomas Hoopes, who offered his land for the laying of rail tracks. Hoopeston is located at the intersection of the Western and Vincennes Railroads.
Hoopeston and nearby Attractions
- Pla Mor Lanes Bowling Alley
- Champaign County Historical Museum
- McFerren Park
- Skater’s Paradise
- Staerkel Planetarium
- Kids Cheese Park
Things To Do In Hoopeston
The Kickapoo State Recreation Area and the Lorraine Theater are popular local recreational spots. Local museums include the Krannert Art Museum and the Early American Museum. Local parks include the Village of Cissna Park and the Crystal Lake Park. The Sweet Corn Festival is a very popular local festival.
Flights are available from Terre Haute International Airport.
Hoopeston Higher Education
Nearby colleges and universities include the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Parkland College, Olivet Nazarene University and Purdue University.