Introduction to Robbins, Illinois
The first European settlers came to the present-day town of Robbins in 1892. Samuel Gaither was the first person to settle in the village. Henry E. Robbins sold tracts of land to these settlers and established his first sub-division in 1910. On December 14, 1917, Robbins was officially incorporated as a village.
Robbins and nearby Attractions
- American Police Center & Museum
- Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
- Chicago Portage National Historic Site
- Lemon Lake County Park
- William W. Powers State Recreation Area
- Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park
Things To Do In Robbins
Nearby historical sites and museums include the American Police Center & Museum, the Chicago children's Museum, the Tinley Park Historical Society and Museum, the Chicago Portage National Historic Site and the Ernest Hemingway’ Birthplace. The William W. Powers State Recreation Area, spread across an area of 160 acres, offers opportunities for fishing, boating and picnicking. The Balmoral Race Track, Lincoln Park Zoo, the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park, Shedd Aquarium and the Morton Arboretum are all accessible from Robbins as well.
Chicago Midway International is the closest major airport.
Robbins Higher Education
Nearby colleges and universities include Chicago State University, South Suburban College and Moraine Valley Community College.