Introduction to Wheeling, Illinois
Wheeling, Illinois, in Cook county, is 4 miles NE of Arlington Heights, Illinois (center to center) and 24 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois. The people of the village are in the Chicago metropolitan area. Wheeling has a population of 34,496.
Originally, Wheeling served as an overnight stop for Chicago travelers heading to the Wisconsin Territory. A number of taverns, inns, and eateries were established, in present day Restaurant Row of Wheeling, during the 1830s. The Wisconsin Central Railroad ran through the area in 1886. The Village of Wheeling was incorporated in 1894. The area was named after Wheeling, West Virginia.
Wheeling and nearby Attractions
- Woodland Trails Park
- Arlington Park
- Wheeling Historical Museum
- Chicago Botanic Garden
- Six Flags Great America
- The American Toby Jug Museum
Things To Do In Wheeling
While staying in Wheeling, you can visit Northside Park, Husky Park, Heritage Park, Childerly Park, Horizon Park, and Last Four Acres Park. The Wheeling Park District-Arctic Splash is also worth visiting. You can enjoy shopping at Wheeling Shopping Center, Riverside Plaza Shopping Center, and Lynn Plaza Shopping Center. In addition, the village organizes a number of special events including the Wheeling's Freedom Fest celebration and Lighting of the Lights festival.
The nearest international airport is Chicago O’Hare International Airport.
Wheeling Higher Education
Worsham College is the local college. Other colleges and universities offering higher educational facilities include Oakton Community College, Trinity International University, National - Louis University, Triton College, and William Rainey Harper College.