Points of Interest

  Historic Landmarks


Illinois Central Railroad Depot

199 S. East Ave., Kankakee, Il.

 

Warren Hickox House
687 S. Harrison Ave.
Kankakee, Il.



Kankakee State Hospital

Historic District
100 W. Jeffery St., Kankakee, Il.



Lemuel Milk Barn
165 N. Indiana Ave.
Kankakee, Il.

 


Riverview Historic District and Charles E. Swannell House
901 S. Chicago Ave., Kankakee, Il.

 


Kankakee Public Library Historic Records
201 E. Merchant St.
Kankakee, Il

 

 Riverview Historic District

Turn-of-the-century street lights mark the way through the winding streets of Kankakee's Riverview Historic District, where the gracious Victorian homes and English gardens along the river form a picturesque glimpse of a bygone era.

  Frank Lloyd Wright Houses

 

 

Frank Lloyd Wright, the famed architect built two houses in Kankakee, both excellent examples of his Prairie Style. Both the Warren Hickox and B. Harley Bradley Houses are located on South Harrison Avenue.

  The Kankakee River

The Kankakee River extends from Indiana to Wilmington, IL, where it joins the Illinois River. There are approximately nine miles of the river above the dam at Kankakee for pleasure boating. Below the dam, the shallow, winding Kankakee is lined with trees and limestone formations, offering some of the most beautiful canoeing in Illinois.

  Art Museum

The Kankakee County Historical Society Art Museum features an extensive collection of the works of famed sculptor George Gray Barnard, along with Indian artifacts, local history and the restored 19th Century homestead of Dr. A.L. Small.


 

  Railroad Museum

The Kankakee Railroad Museum, founded in 2001 by Harold Woods. Located at the North End of the Historic Illinois Central Depot, thanks to the City Of Kankakee, in downtown Kankakee.

  Courthouse

The Kankakee County Courthouse, built in 1909, is the architectural centerpiece of Kankakee. The marble and stone construction is graced by stained glass and hand painted murals in the rotunda.

  Churches

Churches in the City of Kankakee are composed of one synagogue and 135 churches of nearly every denomination. Their historical backgrounds and varying architectural styles make for an interesting driving or walking tour.

  Kankakee Valley Park District

Kankakee Valley Park District has
28 parks with a combined total of 600 acres. Facilities include a vita course, 5 Field houses, Civic Auditorium, 96-slip marina, 13 ball diamonds, 15 football fields, 24 playgrounds, 
15 basketball courts, 24 tennis courts, 5 boat landings, a bandshell, and 25 recreational groups and clubs.

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