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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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Gallery Seven Hosts Photographic Arts Society Exhibit
Gallery Seven Hosts Photographic Arts Society Exhibit
Joliet Recreation (4.0 miles )
Winter Wonderland Ice Rink
Winter Wonderland Ice Rink
Orland Park Recreation (8.7 miles )
Centennial Water Park
Centennial Water Park
Orland Park Recreation (8.7 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 )
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 )
Cinemark @ Seven Bridges and IMAX
Cinemark @ Seven Bridges and IMAX
Woodridge Imax Theatre (10.8 miles )
Farmers Market - Tinley Park
Farmers Market - Tinley Park
Tinley Park Shopping (12.2 miles )
Farmers Market - Tinley Park
Farmers Market - Tinley Park
Tinley Park Shopping (12.2 miles )
Trim-A-Tree
Trim-A-Tree
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Downtown Tinley Boo Bash
Downtown Tinley Boo Bash
Tinley Park Recreation (12.2 miles )
Tinley Park Turkey Trot
Tinley Park Turkey Trot
Tinley Park Recreation (12.4 miles )
Turn a Gourd into a Birdhouse
Turn a Gourd into a Birdhouse
Aurora Recreation (13.0 miles )
Fall Family Campout
Fall Family Campout
Hickory Hills Recreation (13.3 miles )
Fall Family Campout
Fall Family Campout
Hickory Hills Recreation (13.3 miles )
Studio Movie Grill Wheaton
Studio Movie Grill Wheaton
Wheaton Movie Cinema (14.7 miles )
Windy City  Thunderbolts Baseball
Windy City Thunderbolts Baseball
Crestwood Sport (14.8 miles )
Windy City Thunderbolts Baseball
Windy City Thunderbolts Baseball
Crestwood Sport (14.8 miles )
Windy City Thunderbolts
Windy City Thunderbolts
Crestwood Recreation (14.8 miles )

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