Introduction to Zion, Illinois
Zion, Illinois, in Lake county, is 5 miles N of Waukegan, Illinois and 41 miles S of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The city is part of the Chicago metropolitan statistical area. About 22,866 people live in Zion.
Zion was founded by John Alexander Dowie in July 1901. It is one of the few cities in the world that was fully planned out before it was built. An interesting aspect of its planning phase is that Dr. Dowie, who had earlier lived in Scotland and Australia, modeled the city's layout after the Union flag.
Zion and nearby Attractions
- Shepherd’s Crook Golf Course
- Shiloh Park Golf Course
- Port Shiloh Swimming Pool
- Cullerton Complex
- Haines House Museum
- Edina Park
Things To Do In Zion
The Zion Park District offers endless recreational opportunities. It is spread over 752 acres of parkland and has two golf courses with 18 and 9 holes, respectively. The city also a public swimming pool complete with water slides. A wide range of recreational programs, leagues, special events and trips are regularly organized here by the Parks Department.
The Kenosha Regional Airport is the nearest full service airport.
Zion Higher Education
Gateway Technical College, the University of Wisconsin and the College of Lake County offer facilities for higher education.