Introduction to Stickney, Illinois
This village was named Stickney in honor of Alpheus Beede Stickney, the president of a local railroad company. The Stickney Water Reclamation Plant, the world’s largest wastewater treatment plant, is located in Stickney.
Stickney and nearby Attractions
- Brookfield Zoo
- American Police Center & Museum
- Charles Gates Dawes House
- Grant Park
Things To Do In Stickney
Local parks include Abbott Park, Abrahamsen Park and Ada Park, among others. The Dickson Mounds State Museum, the American Police Center & Museum and the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture are some of the local museums. The Chautauqua National Wildlife Refuge, the Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge, the Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor and the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail are all accessible from Stickney as well. Local festivals include the Chicago Homecoming Weekend, the Metronome Celebration and Ribfest Chicago.
Chicago Midway International is nearby.
Stickney Higher Education
Local colleges include the Moraine Valley Community College, Morton College and Richard J Daley College, among others.