Introduction to Warrenville, Illinois
Warrenville, Illinois, in Du Page county, is 4 miles SW of Wheaton, Illinois and 27 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. The city is in the Chicago Metropolitan area. There are 13,363 residents in Warrenville.
Warrenville was established when Julius Warren and his family moved here from New York in 1833. The Warrens built the first major establishment, a tavern, in the area in 1838. The tavern stands to this day. Warrenville developed rapidly after that. In 1901, the town got its first railroad. Warrenville was officially incorporated as a city in 1967.
Warrenville and nearby Attractions
- Ferry Creek Wetland Restoration
- Warrenville Grove
- Illinois Prairie Path
- Herrick Lake
- Warrenville Gallery
- The Folk-Lore Center and Acorn Coffee Bar
Things To Do In Warrenville
The City of Warrenville boasts of many attractions. The downtown area is famous for its shopping and dining facilities, as well as for the exquisite bronze sculptures on the public buildings. The Ferry Creek Wetlands Restoration is a great place to relax or go hiking. There are several parks and forest preserves, which perfectly blend in with the city and provide opportunities for a range of activities.
Chicago O’Hare International Airport provides air transportation.
Warrenville Higher Education
The North Central College, Wheaton College, Benedictine University and the College of Dupage provide facilities for higher education.