Introduction to Huntley, Illinois
McHenry County was created out of the Cook and La Salle Counties in 1836. The county was named in honor of Major William McHenry and is famous as the birthplace of President Gerald Ford’s parents.
Huntley and nearby Attractions
- Parisek Park
- Ol' Timers Park
- Donley’s Wild West Town
- Leaning Tower of Niles
- Elgin Area Historical Society Museum
- Volo Bog State Natural Area
Things To Do In Huntley
Local parks include the Ol' Timer's Park, the Betsey Warrington Park, the Marvin A. Weiss Park, Kiley Park and Tures Park. The Dinorex Amusement Park, Donley’s Wild West Town and Goebbert’s Pumpkin Patch are nearby as well. The Elgin Area Historical Society Museum offers a glimpse into the rich heritage of the area. Golfers can enjoy a round at the Terrace Hill Golf Course or at the Whisper Creek Golf Club.
Flights are available from Chicago O’Hare International Airport.
Huntley Higher Education
The Union Special Corporation Technical Training Center is the local college. Others nearby include McHenry Community College, Elgin Community College and William Rainey Harper College.