City of Wheaton

Welcome to Wheaton

Named one of the Top Walkable Cities in the United States  

Proudly the County Seat of DuPage County, the scenic City of Wheaton is a distinctive community situated within the natural spaces of the region. The village is just 25 miles west of Chicago, which is easily accessible from Wheaton's downtown Metra station, and is convenient to major highways and airports. Settled in 1838, Wheaton is a blend of big-city comforts and small-town charm that makes it an ideal place to work, live and visit.  Here are some notable facts on Wheaton:

  • Wheaton ranked #6 in the National Council of Home Safety and Security's 2017 ranking of the Top 100 Safest Cities in America
  • A Tree City USA from 1986 to 2017
  • Rated among the Top 12 Best Places to Live by Chicago Magazine in 2017
  • A "Top Walkable City" ranked by George Washington University

Mayor Michael J. Gresk
City of Wheaton
303 W. Wesley Street
Wheaton, IL 60187

Wheaton Chamber of Commerce
The Wheaton Chamber of Commerce is the voice of the business community. 

Dining
Wheaton's historic downtown offers a variety of unique dining choices starting with Suzette's Creperie to Sushi Mono, coffee at River City Coffee Roasters and perhaps dinner at Muldoons Irish American Eatery and topped off with dessert at Kimmer's Ice Cream.  This is a small sample of the many choices in and around Wheaton.  Visit DowntownWheaton.com for a full listing.  

Shopping
Historic Downtown Wheaton is also filled with locally-owned shops and restaurants. It is a pedestrian friendly area where a number of family-friendly events are held throughout the year. Farther south, Roosevelt Road is bursting with nationally recognized stores, restaurants and commerce.

The village is convenient to Oakbrook Center, Yorktown Center and Stratford Square Mall. It is also a short drive or Metra commuter train ride from Chicago's Loop and the Magnificent Mile.

Attractions
Wheaton is home to one of the jewels of the entire Chicagoland region, Cantigny Park home to the McCormick House, First Division Museum, Championship Golf and spectacular gardens.  Other notable attractions in Wheaton include the DuPage County Historical Museum.  This special museum is housed in what was formerly known as the Adams Memorial Library. The building was erected in 1891 by John Quincy Adams as a gift to the community of Wheaton in memory of his late wife, Marilla Phipps Adams.

There is a dynamic community arts scene in Wheaton including the Westside Improv Studio, Wheaton Drama, and stay tuned for the comeback of the Wheaton Grand Theater.  Just minutes from Wheaton is The McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage (The MAC) home to several resident professional ensembles, student productions and world-class touring attractions, plus the Gahlberg Gallery for visual arts. 

 

Park District and Green Spaces

The Wheaton Park District is widely known as one of the finest park systems in the state and has been recognized four times during the past 20 years by the National Park & Recreation Association with National Gold Medals for Excellence.  

 Facilities and parks operated by the district for enjoyment by residents and visitors alike include:

• Arrowhead Golf Club
• Clocktower Mini Golf and Skate Park
• Community Center
• Cosley Zoo
• DuPage County Historical Museum
• Lincoln Marsh Natural Area and Teams Course
• Memorial Park & Mary Lubko Center (formerly the Leisure Center)
• Northside Family Aquatic Center
• Parks Plus Fitness Center
• Rice Pool and Water Park
• 52 park sites, totaling more than 800 acres
• Safety City

Events
The following events are held annually in the City of Wheaton.   For information about these and other events, please visit our
Events Calendar page or the events calendars at Wheaton.org and DowntownWheaton.com

  • Art in Bloom
    June
    Cantigny Park
  • Summer Sidewalk Sale
    June
    Downtown Wheaton
     
  • French Connection Days
    August
    Cantigny Park
  • Annual Bike Wheaton Festival
    August
    Memorial Park
  • Living Wheaton Christmas Festival
    December
    Downtown Wheaton
  • A Gift to Remember Art Walk
    December
    Downtown Wheaton

 



  Venue & Description City Phone
Arrowhead Golf Club Arrowhead Golf Club

Arrowhead provides extraordinary facilities, spectacular views, and customized services. The Clubhouse accommodates 20 to 300 guests and with over ...More!

Wheaton, IL (630) 653-5800
Arrowhead Restaurant & Bar Arrowhead Restaurant & Bar
Arrowhead Restaurant & Bar features unique American cuisine crafted by Executive Chef Alan Pirhofer along with an extensive wine, spirits, and craft b...More!
Wheaton, IL (630) 510-5070
Billy Graham Center Museum Billy Graham Center Museum
Devoted to an experience that extends visitor's understanding of the good news about Jesus. Visual overview of the history of Christian mission and it...More!
Wheaton, IL (630) 752-5909
Cantigny Golf Cantigny Golf
Set among mature oak and hickory trees, lakes and streams, this full-service event facility with 27 holes offers both 18-hole and 9-hole play, and is ...More!
Wheaton, IL (630) 668-8463
Cantigny Park Cantigny Park
This 500-acre park offers vast formal gardens, picnic grounds, a top-ranked public golf course and two museums: Robert R. McCormick Museum and First D...More!
Wheaton, IL (630) 668-5161
Corporate Learning Institute Corporate Learning Institute
Your Performance Solutions Start With The Corporate Learning Institute. We’re glad you found us! We are organizational performance experts who develo...More!
Wheaton, IL 630-517-8613
Cosley Zoo Cosley Zoo
Cosley Zoo exhibits native Illinois wildlife and domestic farm animals in an accessible manner for children. The zoo is open year-round and also featu...More!
Wheaton, IL (630) 665-5534
Downtown Wheaton Association Downtown Wheaton Association
Warm, friendly service is the hallmark of historic Downtown Wheaton. Stroll the tree-lined streets of this upscale retail and service district and de...More!
Wheaton, IL (630) 682-0633
DuPage County Fair Association DuPage County Fair Association
Operates the DuPage County Fairgrounds, site of numerous exhibits and shows including the annual summer DuPage County Fair, a five-day fair at the end...More!
Wheaton, IL (630) 668-6636
DuPage County Historical Museum DuPage County Historical Museum
Enjoy DuPage County's rich history from the 1830s to the present. The Museum exhibits feature hundreds of historic artifacts and photos along with man...More!
Wheaton, IL (630) 510-4941
DuPage County Trail System DuPage County Trail System
DuPage County has 490 miles of recreational trails for cyclists, hikers, runners and equestrians. Trails scenically pass through forests, farms and do...More!
Wheaton, IL (630) 407-6883
Forest Preserve District of DuPage County Forest Preserve District of DuPage County
Get your daily dose of nature at the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County. We offer 60 forest preserves and five education facilities. Visit onli...More!
Wheaton, IL (630) 933-7200
Illinois Prairie Path Illinois Prairie Path
The Illinois Prairie Path (IPP) was the first successful "rail-to-trail" conversion in the United States and inspired a national rail-to-trail movemen...More!
Wheaton, IL (630) 752-0120
Naperville Bites and Sites Naperville Bites and Sites
Enjoy a culinary and cultural walking experience through Naperville's historic neighborhood. One delicious taste at a time! Sample some great food an...More!
Wheaton, IL (630) 347-6553
People's Resource Center People's Resource Center
People's Resource Center community exists to respond to basic human needs, promote dignity and justice, and create a future of hope and opportunity fo...More!
Wheaton, IL (630) 682-5402
Rice Lake Square Shopping Center Rice Lake Square Shopping Center
A Part of Your Life Rice Lake Square serves the community of Wheaton, Illinois, with a wonderful array of shopping, dining, entertainment and persona...More!
WHEATON, IL (630) 954-7307
Town Square Wheaton Town Square Wheaton
Lifestyle shopping center with leading shops, restaurants & services including White House | Black Market, Francesca's Collections, Chico's, Victoria...More!
Wheaton, IL (630) 260-8800
Wheaton College Wheaton College
A private, Christian, liberal arts college with a distinguished 150-year history. Accommodations and meeting facilities available May through July; me...More!
Wheaton, IL (630) 752-5112
Wheaton Park District Wheaton Park District
Enjoy 829 acres of park facilities that include a water park, children's zoo, teams course, golf course, open space, athletic fields, sand volleyball,...More!
Wheaton, IL (630) 665-4710



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