Introduction to Crown Point, Indiana
Crown Point, Indiana, in Lake county, is 12 miles S of Gary, Indiana and 34 miles SE of Chicago, Illinois. The people of the city are in the Gary metropolitan area. Crown Point has a population of 19,806.
Crown Point History
The present day city of Crown Point was first settled in in 1834. Solon Robinson and his family arrived here on October 31, 1834 and were the first settlers in the area. It became the county seat of Lake County in 1837. A wooden county courthouse was also built in Crown Point in the same year. The area was incorporated as a city in 1868.
Crown Point and nearby Attractions
- Deep River Waterpark
- Brauer Museum of Art
- Oak Ridge Prairie County Park
- Midwest Carvers Museum
- Lemon Lake County Park
- Matteson Historical Museum
Things To Do In Crown Point
Collins Park, Saverman Woods Park, Thomas Street Park, Wells Street Park, Kaiser Park and Jerry Ross Park are all parks in Crown Point. You can even visit the Lake County Historical Museum and Crown Point Community Library to explore the history of the city. The Deep River Waterpark is also a popular spot in the area. In addition, the City of Collins Park organizes various recreational events and programs such as the Lake County Fair, annual festivals of Corn Roast, the Taste of Crown Point and many more.
Crown Point Transportation
Air transportation is available from Gary/Chicago Airport.
Crown Point Higher Education
Hyles- Anderson College and Horizon Career College are the local colleges. In addition, Indiana University- Northwest and Ivy Tech State College- Northwest are nearby.