Introduction to Kankakee, Illinois
Following the signing of the Treaty of Camp Tippecanoe by the federal government in 1832, settlers began arriving in Kankakee. The settlements started developing around the year 1834 with the arrival of immigrants from New York and Vermont. The community was named after the Kankakee river which flowed through the area.
Kankakee and nearby Attractions
- Kankakee County Museum
- Kankakee Public Library
- Riverview Historic District and Charles E. Swannell House
- Warren Hickox House
- Soldier Creek
- River Road Park
Things To Do In Kankakee
Visitors to this city can take a trip to Kankakee County Museum which houses exhibits on local history, Native American archeology, and a stunning sculpture collection. The Exploration Station museum is also nearby. The Kankakee Public Library, Kankakee County Courthouse, and Fire Station Number 2 are other tourist attractions in the city. One can also visit the churches and cemeteries dotting the streets of Kankakee. The Soldier Creek and the Gar Creek are two beautiful bodies of water worth visiting. The numerous parks also offer a range of entertainment facilities.
Air transportation facilities are available from the Gary/ Chicago Airport.
Kankakee Higher Education
Higher educational opportunities are provided by Kankakee Community College and Olivet Nazarene University.