Kankakee in Central Illinois is inhabited by roughly 28,000 people.
This city is situated approximately 130 miles (209 kilometers) from the state capital of Illinois, Springfield and about 55 miles (89 kilometers) from Chicago.
Kankakee is full of tales of human endeavor and achievement; there’s plenty to explore behind the doors of these much-loved museums. Set aside a day or two to explore the Kankakee County Museum, the Kankakee Railroad Museum and the charming Iroquois County Old Courthouse Museum.
Leave the busy streets behind and soak up some sunshine in public parks and gardens such as Renfrew Park and beautiful Florence W Garrett Park. These are just two of the nicer parks that families can check out while visiting Kankakee.
Bring the family to Hidden Cove, the perfect place to satisfy curious and fun-loving kids. Pack your sense of fun and get ready for a day overflowing with laughter and unforgettable memories.
Keen nature lovers will be glad to find out that the local area also has several larger ecological parks which offer picturesque scenery and some notable trees, plants and birds. Stretch your legs at Kankakee River State Park and savor an escape from the urban streets.
If you love to shop, visit the various stores that are part of the Northfield Square Mall. This is a busy place full of clothes and accessory stores and grocery shops.