Introduction to Lockport, Illinois
Lockport, Illinois, in Will county, is 4 miles N of Joliet, Illinois and 28 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois. The city is part of the Chicago metropolitan statistical area. About 15,191 people live in Lockport.
The area now known as Lockport was once called "Runyontown." It was one of the important shipping points on the Illinois and Michigan Canal. It was officially incorporated in the year 1853.
Lockport and nearby Attractions
- Gaylord Building
- Illinois and Michigan Canal Museum
- Shepherd of the Hill Lutheran Church
- Lockport Historic District
- Broken Arrow Golf Course
- Morris Park
Things To Do In Lockport
The city of Lockport is near a number of historic sites and museums like the Gaylord Building, the Illinois and Michigan Canal Museum, the Glady Fox Museum and the Isle a la Cache Museum (in Romeoville). Morris Park, the Legion Park, Dellwood Park, and the Lockport Historic District provide a host of recreational facilities to be enjoyed by both children and adults.
Air transportation facilities are available from Chicago Midway International Airport.
Lockport Higher Education
Higher educational institutes near Lockport are Lewis University, the University of St Francis, and Joliet Junior College.