Introduction to Lisle, Illinois
Lisle, Illinois, in Du Page county, is 5 miles NE of Naperville, Illinois (center to center) and 22 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. Part of the surrounding Chicago metro area, the village is not an isolated village.
The village of Lisle was first settled after the Blackhawk War in 1832. James and Luther Hatch were the first permanent settlers of the area. Lisle is the oldest settlement of DuPage County. It was named after Lisle, New York. The First Congregational Church of DuPage was built in Lisle in 1833. The post office was established in 1834 and the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad first arrived in the village in 1864.
Lisle and nearby Attractions
- Morton Arboretum
- Lisle Station Park
- Cantigny Park
- Robert R. McCormick Museum at Cantigny
- DuPage Children's Museum
- Cosley Zoo
Things To Do In Lisle
Lisle is home to Morton Arboretum which includes several native woodland forest preserves, gardens, hiking trails, and a restored prairie. You can explore the history of the village by visiting the museums in Lisle Station Park. Golf enthusiasts can enjoy their leisure at the River Bend Golf Course. The Sea Lion Aquatic Park includes a large open swim area, five waterslides, an adults-only deck area, three whirlpool spas, a sand play area, and free-flowing waterfalls. You can enjoy shopping at the College Square Shopping Center.
You can reach Chicago O’Hare International Airport within a few minutes.
Lisle Higher Education
Benedictine University is the local university. Wheaton College, College of Dupage, and North Central College are also nearby.