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Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor
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NameIllinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor
Brief DescriptionNational Park
TypeAttraction
CategoryNational Park
DescriptionThe Illinois & Michigan Canal, completed in 1848, connected the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River watershed along a longstanding Indian portage route. The 97-mile canal extended from the Chicago River near Lake Michigan to the Illinois River at Peru, Illinois. It rapidly transformed Chicago from a small settlement to a critical transportation hub between the East and the developing Midwest. The towpath trail along the canal is a State park that runs through a rural and wooded landscape linking a number of towns laid out by the original canal commission.

Handicapped AccessibleNo
Websitewww.nps.gov/ilmi/index.htm
Last Updated10/3/2004
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AMC Showplace New Lenox 14
AMC Showplace New Lenox 14
New Lenox Movie Cinema (5.2 miles )
Regal Bolingbrook Stadium 12
Regal Bolingbrook Stadium 12
Bolingbrook Movie Cinema (7.4 miles )
Centennial Water Park
Centennial Water Park
Orland Park Recreation (8.7 miles )
Winter Wonderland Ice Rink
Winter Wonderland Ice Rink
Orland Park Recreation (8.7 miles )
Marcus Orland Park Cinemas
Marcus Orland Park Cinemas
Orland Park Movie Cinema (9.0 miles )
Kiwanis Bingo Every Wednesday
Kiwanis Bingo Every Wednesday
Orland Park Recreation (9.1 miles )
Sports Collectible Show
Sports Collectible Show
Orland Park Shopping (9.1 miles )
Sports Collectible Show
Sports Collectible Show
Orland Park Shopping (9.1 miles )
Kiwanis Bingo Every Wednesday
Kiwanis Bingo Every Wednesday
Orland Park Recreation (9.1 miles )
USO Show
USO Show
Orland Park Concert (9.1 miles )
Chilly Willie Chili Challenge
Chilly Willie Chili Challenge
Orland Park Recreation (9.1 miles )
The Rented Christmas by Norman & Yvonne Ahern
The Rented Christmas by Norman & Yvonne Ahern
Orland Park Theatre (9.1 miles )
Kiwanis Bingo Every Wednesday
Kiwanis Bingo Every Wednesday
Orland Park Recreation (9.2 miles )
Sports Collectible Show
Sports Collectible Show
Orland Park Shopping (9.2 miles )
Kiwanis Bingo Every Wednesday
Kiwanis Bingo Every Wednesday
Orland Park Recreation (9.2 miles )
Sports Collectible Show
Sports Collectible Show
Orland Park Shopping (9.5 miles )
Orland Square
Orland Square
Orland Park Shopping (9.5 miles )
Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood Blvd.
Woodridge Movie Cinema (9.8 miles )
The Pickwick Society Tea Room, Gifts & Antiques
The Pickwick Society Tea Room, Gifts & Antiques
Frankfort Recreation (10.6 miles )
Cinemark @ Seven Bridges and IMAX
Cinemark @ Seven Bridges and IMAX
Woodridge Imax Theatre (10.8 miles )
The Morton Arboretum
The Morton Arboretum
Lisle Tour (11.3 miles )
Naper Settlement - Outdoor History Museum
Naper Settlement - Outdoor History Museum
Naperville Museum (11.7 miles )
A Day in the Death of Joe Egg
A Day in the Death of Joe Egg
Palos Hills Theatre (11.7 miles )
Moraine Valley Jazz Ensemble - Spring Concert
Moraine Valley Jazz Ensemble - Spring Concert
Palos Hills Concert (11.7 miles )
Trim-A-Tree
Trim-A-Tree
Tinley Park Recreation (12.2 miles )
Downtown Tinley Boo Bash
Downtown Tinley Boo Bash
Tinley Park Recreation (12.2 miles )

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