Introduction to Plano, Illinois
In 1831, Cyrus Hall McCormick invented the mechanical reaper in Plano. This invention increased harvest and spurred other innovations in farm machinery. Plano was incorporated as a city by an act of the General Assembly on April 10, 1872.
Plano and nearby Attractions
- Batavia Depot Museum
- Silver Springs State Fish & Wildlife Area
- Farnsworth House
- Cantigny Park
Things To Do In Plano
In 1996, a Wal-Mart Superstore was opened in Plano. The Farnsworth House is a glass house that was built in the 1940s and is a popular local spot. Local parks include the Silver Springs State Park, Lathrop Park, Larry Trimberger Park and Plano City Park. Nearby museums include the Batavia Depot Museum, Blackberry Farm's Pioneer Village and the Ellwood House Museum and Park.
Chicago O'Hare International is the nearest major airport.
Plano Higher Education
Nearby colleges and universities include Aurora University, Benedictine University and the College of Dupage.