Introduction to Lake Bluff, Illinois
Lake Bluff History
John and Catherine Cloes claimed 100 acres of land in Northern Illinois in the mid 1800s, on what would eventually became Lake Bluff. In 1875, the Lake Bluff Camp Meeting Association named the town Lake Bluff because it is situated on a bluff above Lake Michigan. Lake Bluff was incorporated as a village in 1895.
Lake Bluff and nearby Attractions
- Arlington Heights Historical Museum
- Charles Gates Dawes House
- Chain O'Lakes State Park
- Chicago Botanic Garden
- Leaning Tower of Niles
Things To Do In Lake Bluff
Local museums and historical sites include the Arlington Heights Historical Museum, the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, the Cuneo Museum and Gardens, the Charles Gates Dawes House, the Deerfield Historic Village, the Frances Willard House and the Ward W. Willits House, among others. Local parks include the Chain O'Lakes State Park, the Illinois Beach State Park and the Volo Bog State Natural Area. Th Chicago Botanic Gardens, the Leaning Tower of Niles, the Friendship Park Conservatory and the Merrick Rose Garden are all accessible from Lake Bluff as well.
Lake Bluff Transportation
Chicago O'Hare International Airport is nearby.
Lake Bluff Higher Education
Nearby colleges include the Lake Forest College, the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management and Shimer College.