Introduction to Lansing, Illinois
The village of Lansing was officially incorporated into the state in 1893. It was named after John Lansing and his brother Henry, who settled in the area in 1846; however, the first settlers in the area were actually August Hildebrandt and his family. The village was originally a part of the Northwest Territory, but was shifted to the Illinois Territory in 1809. The Pennsylvania Railroad tracks were laid across Lansing in 1856.
Lansing and nearby Attractions
- North Creek Woods
- Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture
- Robert S. Abbott House
- DuSable Museum of African-American History
- Buckley Homestead county Park
Things To Do In Lansing
The Robert S. Abbott House, The North Creek Woods, The Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture, and DuSable Museum of African-American History are nearby.
Chicago Midway International Airport is the closest airport to the city.
Lansing Higher Education
Higher education is available at Lansing are the South Suburban College, Prairie State College, Purdue University-Calumet Campus, and Chicago State University.