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Fort-Sheridan is a neighborhood that is spread out among the cities of Lake Forest, Highwood and Highland Park in northeastern Illinois. Fort Sheridan was originally established as a United States Army Post. When the fort was closed by the Army in 1999, the town remained as a civilian settlement. Most of the original houses were refurbished and the residential community has grown substantially in recent years. Fort Sheridan became a mobilization, training, and administrative center beginning with the Spanish-American War in 1898. During World War II, over 500,000 men and women were processed through military service at Fort Sheridan. There are 94 buildings in the Historic District, built between 1889 and 1910. These earliest buildings are made of bricks that were molded and fired on site, using clay mined from Lake Michigan bluffs. The water tower, originally the tallest structure in the Chicago area, was altered and shortened by 60 feet in 1940. The 110 acre Historic District was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980 and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1984. Attractions near Fort Sheridan include the Ravina Festival and Ravina District in Highland Park, the summer home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. In addition, all of the fine dining, upscale shopping, entertainment and recreation of Chicago is just 30 miles east of Fort Sheridan.

Surrounding areas: Ottawa, Illinois (14.6 mi), Yorkville, Illinois (14.7 mi), Shorewood, Illinois (25.0 mi), Aurora, Illinois (26.3 mi), DeKalb, Illinois (28.1 mi), Naperville, Illinois (31.9 mi), Highland Park, Illinois (33.9 mi)

Fort Sheridan Vacation Rentals

Fort Sheridan Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Harvester Motel821 W Rt 34Plano, IL12.2 mi.(630) 552-8018
Hampton Inn Ottawa Il4115 Holiday LnOttawa, IL12.8 mi.(815) 434-6040
Holiday Inn Express Ottawa120 W Stevenson RdOttawa, IL12.8 mi.(815) 433-0029
Comfort Inn Ottawa510 E Etna RdOttawa, IL13.0 mi.(815) 433-9600
Super 8500 E Etna RdOttawa, IL13.0 mi.(815) 434-2888
Ottawa Inn Motel3000 Columbus StOttawa, IL13.1 mi.(815) 434-3400
Surrey Motel2750 Columbus StOttawa, IL13.3 mi.(815) 433-1263
Annie Tique's Hotel378 Main StMarseilles, IL13.7 mi.(815) 795-5848
Surrey Motel1215 Lasalle StOttawa, IL13.7 mi.(815) 433-1263
Sands Motel1215 Ln Salle StOttawa, IL14.9 mi.(815) 434-6440
Days Inn At Morris80 Hampton StMorris, IL16.3 mi.(815) 942-9000
Morris Comfort Inn70 Gore Rd WMorris, IL16.5 mi.(815) 942-1433
Morris Holiday Inn200 Gore RdMorris, IL16.6 mi.(815) 942-6600
Super 8 Motel Morris70 Green Acres DrMorris, IL16.8 mi.(815) 942-3200
Morris Motel1801 N Division StMorris, IL17.1 mi.(815) 942-4991
Park Motel1923 N Division StMorris, IL17.1 mi.(815) 942-1321
Holiday Inn MorrisI-80 & Il 47Morris, IL18.0 mi.(815) 942-6600
Comfort Inn1307 Kailash DrMendota, IL19.8 mi.(815) 538-3355
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites-oswego2055 Weisbrook DrOswego, IL20.4 mi.(630) 844-4700
Us 30 Motel1776 Hwy 30Oswego, IL20.4 mi.(630) 554-1120
Starved Rock State Park LodgeRt 71 & Rt 178Utica, IL21.1 mi.(815) 667-4238
Super 8 Motel Mendota508 Hwy 34eMendota, IL22.3 mi.(815) 539-7429
Daniel's Motel1921 N Saint Vincents AveLa Salle, IL24.6 mi.(815) 223-3829
Council Court Motel-east BLDG1016 Bus Rt 30Aurora, IL24.9 mi.(630) 898-9857
Hampton Inn & Suites2423 Bushwood DrAurora, IL24.9 mi.(630) 907-2600
Riverwalk Inn Hotel77 S Stolp AveAurora, IL24.9 mi.(630) 892-0001
Super 8 Motel-naperville4228 Long MDW DrAurora, IL24.9 mi.(630) 898-5419
Sandman Motel3190 N Us Hwy #251La Salle, IL24.9 mi.(815) 223-8400
Tiki Inn206 Ln Salle RdLa Salle, IL24.9 mi.(815) 224-1109
Galena Hotel116 W Galena BlvdAurora, IL25.0 mi.(630) 859-9515
Columbia Hotel114 E Galena BlvdAurora, IL25.1 mi.(630) 859-9669
Comfort Suites Aurora111 N BroadwayAurora, IL25.2 mi.(630) 896-2800
Motel 6 Of Aurora2380 N Farnsworth AveAurora, IL25.3 mi.(630) 851-3600
Comfort Inn Peru5240 Trompeter RdPeru, IL25.3 mi.(815) 223-8585
Days Inn Shorewood19747 Frontage RdShorewood, IL25.4 mi.(815) 725-2180
Fairfield Inn By Marriott Peru4385 Venture DrPeru, IL25.6 mi.(815) 223-7458
Ramada Ltd-peru4389 Venture DrPeru, IL25.6 mi.(815) 224-9000
Best Western Joliet Inn & Suites4380 Enterprise DrJoliet, IL25.8 mi.(815) 730-7500
Days Inn Oglesby/peru120 N Lewis AveOglesby, IL25.8 mi.(815) 883-9600
Econolodge-peru1840 May RdPeru, IL25.8 mi.(815) 224-2500

Fort Sheridan Weather & Climate

North central Illinois has four clearly defined seasons with very warm summers and cold winters. July is usually the hottest month and January is the coldest. In winter, cold air masses from Canada bring bitterly cold temperatures to the region. The area is prone to snowstorms and blizzards are frequent winter occurrences. The area averages 36 inches of snowfall in a normal winter, but greater amounts are possible. Northern Illinois also experiences violent thunderstorms during the months of March, April, May and June. Other severe weather events, such as hail and strong winds are common in these storms. Flooding in the region can also be a problem. Autumn is often the best time of year in northern Illinois with sunny, mild days and cool nights that are perfect for fall color tours and other activities.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 30°F 12°F 1.58 in. -
February 36°F 17°F 1.48 in. -
March 48°F 28°F 2.66 in. -
April 61°F 38°F 3.59 in. -
May 73°F 49°F 4.25 in. -
June 82°F 59°F 4.23 in. -
July 84°F 63°F 3.79 in. -
August 83°F 61°F 3.63 in. -
September 76°F 52°F 3.61 in. -
October 65°F 40°F 2.68 in. -
November 49°F 29°F 3.12 in. -
December 35°F 18°F 2.39 in. -

Fort Sheridan Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the De Kalb Taylor Municipal airport (DKB) located about 28 miles north of Fort Sheridan in De Kalb, Illinois, the Du Page airport (DPA) located approximately 34 miles northeast of Fort Sheridan in Chicago / West Chicago, Illinois, the Greater Rockford airport (RFD) located roughly 50 miles northwest of Fort Sheridan in Rockford, Illinois, and finally the Chicago Ohare International airport (ORD) located around 51 miles northeast of Fort Sheridan in Chicago, Illinois.

Fort Sheridan Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Enchanted CastleLombardIL42.7 mi.
Safari LandVilla ParkIL43.9 mi.
Santa's VillageDundeeIL44.7 mi.
DinorexAddisonIL45.6 mi.
Haunted TrailsBurbankIL49.0 mi.
KiddielandMelrose ParkIL50.0 mi.
DinorexCrystal LakeIL53.0 mi.
DinorexArlington HeightsIL53.2 mi.
JeepersHarwood HeightsIL54.6 mi.
House of KicksChicagoIL58.0 mi.
Sauzer's KiddielandScherervilleIN63.8 mi.
Six Flags Great AmericaGurneeIL70.9 mi.
Water Parks
Racing Rapids Action ParkEast DundeeIL45.0 mi.
Magic WatersCherry ValleyIL50.8 mi.
Fairview Family Aquatic CenterNormalIL71.7 mi.
Wacky WatersDavenportIA97.8 mi.
Golf Courses
Edgebrook Country ClubSandwichIL8.8 mi.
Cedardell Golf ClubPlanoIL12.3 mi.
Earlville Country ClubEarlvilleIL12.6 mi.
Prairie Lake Lodge Golf ClubMarseillesIL13.6 mi.
Dayton Ridge Golf ClubOttawaIL15.1 mi.
Pine Hills Golf ClubOttawaIL15.1 mi.
Blackberry Oaks Golf ClubBristolIL17.4 mi.
Deer Valley Golf CourseBig RockIL17.9 mi.
Indian Oaks Country ClubShabbonaIL18.4 mi.
Nettle Creek Country ClubMorrisIL18.4 mi.
Trestle Creek Golf & Country ClubPaw PawIL18.5 mi.
Fox Bend Golf CourseOswegoIL21.9 mi.
Mendota Golf CourseMendotaIL21.9 mi.
Aurora City Golf CourseAuroraIL24.9 mi.
Orchard Valley Golf CourseAuroraIL24.9 mi.
Senicas Oak Ridge Golf ClubLa SalleIL24.9 mi.
Wedgewood Golf CoursePlainfieldIL25.1 mi.
Heritage Bluffs Public Golf ClubChannahonIL25.3 mi.
Fox Valley Golf ClubNorth AuroraIL26.8 mi.
Valley Green Golf CourseNorth AuroraIL26.8 mi.
South Bluff Country ClubPeruIL27.3 mi.
Anderson Fields Golf CourseStreatorIL27.4 mi.
Hughes Creek Golf ClubElburnIL27.5 mi.
Naperbrook Golf CoursePlainfieldIL29.3 mi.
Settlers Hill Golf CourseBataviaIL29.6 mi.
Ski Areas
Ski SnowstarTaylor RidgeIL103.1 mi.
Chestnut Mountain ResortGalenaIL108.6 mi.
State Parks
Silver Springs State ParkIL10.8 mi. 
Illini State ParkIL14.3 mi. 
Buffalo Rock State ParkIL18.0 mi. 
Gebhard Woods State ParkIL18.0 mi. 
Starved Rock State ParkIL20.6 mi. 
Goose Lake Prairie State ParkIL23.1 mi. 
Matthiessen State ParkIL23.8 mi. 
Channahon Parkway State ParkIL25.3 mi. 
Franklin Creek State ParkIL39.7 mi. 
Garfield Farm and Inn MuseumSt. CharlesIL33.2 mi.(History)
Downers Grove MuseumDowners GroveIL40.0 mi.(History)
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace and MuseumOak ParkIL52.7 mi.(History)
Tinker Swiss Cottage MuseumRockfordIL55.6 mi.(History)
PullmanChicagoIL58.0 mi.(History)
Spertus MuseumChicagoIL58.0 mi.(History)
Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian CultureChicagoIL58.0 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Museum of Online MuseumsChicagoIL58.0 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Peace MuseumChicagoIL58.0 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Spertus MuseumChicagoIL58.0 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Ukrainian Institute of Modern ArtChicagoIL58.0 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Adler Planetarium and Astronomy MuseumChicagoIL58.0 mi.(Science)
Chicago Academy of Sciences Nature MuseumChicagoIL58.0 mi.(Science)
Field Museum of Natural HistoryChicagoIL58.0 mi.(Science)
Museum of Science and IndustryChicagoIL58.0 mi.(Science)
Illinois Railway MuseumChicagoIL58.0 mi.(Technology)
Museum of Broadcast CommunicationsChicagoIL58.0 mi.(Technology)
Art Institute of ChicagoChicagoIL58.0 mi.(Art)
D'Arcy Museum of ArtChicagoIL58.0 mi.(Art)
David and Alfred Smart Museum of ArtChicagoIL58.0 mi.(Art)
Zoos and Aquariums
Brookfield ZooBrookfieldIL47.8 mi.
Lincoln Park Zoological GardensChicagoIL58.0 mi.
John G. Shedd AquariumChicagoIL58.0 mi.
Miller Park ZooBloomingtonIL73.7 mi.
Glen Oak ZooPeoriaIL74.3 mi.
Racine Zoological GardensRacineWI95.0 mi.
Milwaukee County Zoological GardensMilwaukeeWI111.9 mi.
Henry Vilas ZooMadisonWI113.0 mi.

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