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What Makes West Chicago Special?

West Chicago is a small suburb just 30 miles outside of downtown Chicago that has just over 27,000 residents, a far cry from the Windy City with which it shares a name. The city’s founding actually dates back to some of the first rail terminals in the state, and it is still served by the Union Pacific railroad. Its motto, “Where history and progress meet,” is a fitting description of the West Chicago community.

West Chicago Train

West Chicago's Railroad

West Chicago was officially incorporated in 1873, though residents lived in the area as far back as the 1830s. One of the most notable early settlers was Erastus Gary, and one of the major reasons the city was established was because it served as the location of the Galena and Chicago Union Railroad. Several trains passed through the area, and there is still a station that remains active today. The city continued its growth in the 20th century as industries began to move in, and things have only gotten more progressively advanced since the turn of the century.

West Chicago Drive in Theater

Cascade Drive-In Theater In West Chicago

One of the top things to do in West Chicago is visit the Cascade Drive-In. Drive-ins are a great way to see double-features and experience movies in an altogether different fashion from the posh comfort of the theater—under the stars and from the comfort of your own vehicle. Whether you want to put a unique spin on the modern dinner-and-a-movie date night or take the kids out two see a couple of the latest hits, the Cascade is the place to be.

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West Chicago Activities

Knockerball is also popular among young people in the area. This seemingly bizarre soccer game involves wrapping players in massive bubbles. This fun and safe activity is perfect for corporate events or birthday parties, and it’s bound to be unforgettable.

At Valley Honda, we’re proud to serve the West Chicago area. If you’re looking for a new car or you need regular vehicle service and maintenance, stop by today.

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