Introduction to Riverdale, Illinois
George Dolton was the first settler to arrive in the area in 1835. He built his home near a local Potawatomi Indian reservation. The area began to grow and diversify, and in 1836, a river ferry license was granted to Dolton by the County government. Riverdale was officially incorporated in November of 1892.
Riverdale and nearby Attractions
- Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture
- Riverdale Public Library
- Memorial Field House
- Midlothian Creek
- Joe Louis Golf Course
- Ivanhoe Park
Things To Do In Riverdale
While in Riverdale, one can visit the Matteson Historical Museum, the Midwest Carvers Museum, the Tinley Park Historical Society and Museum and the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture. The Riverdale Public Library, the Riverdale Village Hall, the Reitz Building and the Memorial Field House also provide interesting insights into the local history and culture. Riverdale has a number of parks where one can spend time in the company of family and friends.
Air transportation is available from Chicago Midway International Airport.
Riverdale Higher Education
The higher educational institutes nearby are South Suburban College, Chicago State University, the City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College and Prairie State College.