Introduction to Itasca, Illinois
This area was first settled in permanently by Dr. Elijah Smith in 1841. Smith arrived from New York to continue his medical practice and begin farming. The first post office was first established in 1846. Itasca was incorporated in 1890.
Itasca and nearby Attractions
- Highland Park Historical Society Museum
- Charles Gates Dawes House
- Grant Park
- Ferson Creek Fen Nature Preserve
- Rosemont Park District Splash Pad
- Cosley Zoo
Things To Do In Itasca
Local museums include the Guenther Gallery, the Itasca Historical Depot and the Highland Park Historical Society Museum. The Pirate’s Cove children's Theme Park and the Rainbow Falls Water Park, are popular recreational spots for local children. The Cosley Zoo is nearby as well.
Chicago O' Hare International is the nearest major airport.
Itasca Higher Education
The Devry Institute of Technology, the College Of Dupage, Elmhurst College and the William Rainey Harper College are all accessible from Itasca.