Introduction to Lyons, Illinois
Lyons, Illinois, in Cook county, is 9 miles west of Chicago, Illinois. The people of the village are in the Chicago metropolitan area. Lyons has a population of 10,391.
In the early 1880s, a limestone quarry with lime kilns, a flour mill, and numerous taverns constituted Lyons' major enterprises. A Roman Catholic church was built in the village in 1876, and a Lutheran church was built to serve the German community in the following years. In the 1880s, Polish immigrants arrived in significant numbers in this area. The village of Lyons was incorporated in 1888.
Lyons and nearby Attractions
- Lyons Public Library
- Portage Creek
- Salt Creek
- Erickson & Holl Amusements Inc
- Chicago Portage National Historic Site
- Smith Park
Things To Do In Lyons
Portage Creek and Salt Creek are good fishing spots for enthusiastic anglers, while Erickson & Holl Amusements Inc has a theme park and various amusement facilities. Chicago Portage National Historic Site and Smith Park also provide popular recreational facilities.
Flights are available from Chicago Midway International Airport.
Lyons Higher Education
Morton College, Moraine Valley Community College, and Triton College provide higher education to the people of Lyons.