Introduction to Willow Springs, Illinois
Willow Springs History
The Village of Willow Springs was created on January 15, 1831; the area now covered by the village was originally used by the Native Americans as their hunting and burial ground. The Joliet and Chicago railroad built a line to the area after 1854, and the Chicago, St. Louis & South - Western Railroad arrived in the fall of 1883. Willow Springs was incorporated into the state in 1892. At that time, the village was named Spring Forest. Later, in 1937, Willow Springs adopted its present name.
Willow Springs and nearby Attractions
- Brookfield Zoo
- Graue Mill and Museum
- Lockport Pioneer Settlement
- American Police Center & Museum
- Chicago Portage National Historic Site
- William W. Powers State Recreation Area
Things To Do In Willow Springs
Willow Springs is close to the Brookfield Zoo. Museums in the area include the Graue Mill and Museum, Lemont Area Historical Society and Museum, Cernan Earth and Space Center, Tinley Park Historical Society and Museum, American Police Center and Museum, and Chicago Portage National Historic Site. The William W. Powers State Recreation Area, Grant Park, Millennium Park, and Cantigny Park are less than half an hour's drive away. The churches in the area are the Grace Lutheran Church and First Baptist Church of Willow Springs.
Willow Springs Transportation
Chicago Midway International Airport is the closest airport to the city.
Willow Springs Higher Education
Moraine Valley Community College, Elmhurst College, and Morton College are the local schools for higher education.