Introduction to River Forest, Illinois
River Forest History
In 1836, the first permanent resident called Ashbel Steele, a coroner, arrived in the area where the village of River Forest is now located. The area was then called Noyesville. Other settlers soon followed, gradually transforming the area into a full fledged farming village. In 1880, the village of River Forest was officially incorporated.
River Forest and nearby Attractions
- River Forest Village Hall
- River Forest Public Library
- Albertus Magnus Science Hall
- Thatcher Woods Glen
- Trailside Museum of Natural History
- Rebecca Crown Memorial Library
Things to do in River Forest
The River Forest Village Hall is the administrative center of the village. A visit to the Albertus Magnus Science Hall would prove to be interesting for tourists with a scientific interest. Trailside Museum of Natural History provides an insight into the history of the area. Thatcher Woods Glen is a beautiful park, and an ideal place for a quiet getaway.
River Forest Transportation
Chicago O'Hare International airport, located about 8 miles from River Forest, provides air transportation facilities.
River Forest Higher Education
Triton College and Morton College provide higher education to the people of River Forest.