Introduction to Winfield, Illinois
Winfield, which was platted by James P. Doe of New Hampshire around 1853, was originally named the Town of Fredericksburg. It was renamed Winfield the following year in honor of General Winfield Scott. The village is home to John's Buffet, which is one of the oldest taverns in the Chicago suburbs. This tavern was founded by a Polish immigrant named John Karwoski in 1921. DuPage County, where Winfield is located, was established in 1839.
Winfield and nearby Attractions
- Prairie Trail Shopping Center
- Kline Creek Farm
- Cantigny Park
- Morton Arboretum
- Cosley Zoo
- Chicago Portage National Historic Site
Things To Do In Winfield
Winfield is home to many parks and playgrounds including the Old Pond Park, Timber Ridge Park, Chartwell Park, Prairie Trail Park, Westfield Estates Park, and Knolls Park. One can enjoy shopping at the Prairie Trail Shopping Center. Another local attraction is the Kline Creek Farm. The Cosley Zoo and the Morton Arboretum are also nearby. One can plan a day trip to Cantigny Park, which includes golf courses, museums, and gardens. The Winfield Community United Methodist Church, Saint John - The Baptist Catholic Church, and Faith Church are some of the local churches.
Air transportation is available from Chicago O'Hare International Airport.
Winfield Higher Education
Wheaton College, North Central College, and Benedictine University are nearby.