Introduction to Winthrop Harbor, Illinois
Winthrop Harbor History
In 1883, J.H. Van Vlissingen planned to develop the present-day territory of Winthrop Harbor. However, the area was not platted until 1889, when the Winthrop Harbor and Dock Company purchased 2,000 acres of land in the area. The village was officially incorporated in 1901. Winthrop Harbor was primarily intended for industrial development, but it remained a rural and residential community throughout the 20th century.
Winthrop Harbor and nearby Attractions
- North Point Marina
- Cuneo Museum & Gardens
- Chain O'Lakes State Park
- Kenosha Public Museum
- Fort Hills Heritage Museum
- Illinois Beach State Park
Things To Do In Winthrop Harbor
The North Point Marina is the largest marina on the Great Lakes and offers visitors a host of recreational facilities like charter fishing and swimming on its public beaches. It also features a 240-acre forest preserve. The Cuneo Museum & Gardens, the Kenosha Public Museum and the Fort Hills Heritage Museum are some of the nearby museums and historical sites. The Chain O'Lakes State Park and the Illinois Beach State Park are some of the other popular attractions close by.
Winthrop Harbor Transportation
General Mitchell International is the nearest major airport.
Winthrop Harbor Higher Education
Gateway Technical College, the College of Lake County, the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and Trinity International University are all located nearby.