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Tourism

Tourism

The next time you’re thinking “outside the Loop,” come to Blue Island! We’re easy to reach—25 minutes south of Chicago’s loop by car or aboard one of 100+ weekday Metra trains. However you arrive, you’ll find a beautiful city with small-town charm. Everything we have to offer is within an easy walk—and an even easier bike ride.

Start with the Blue Island Walking Tour to experience one of the metro area's most beautiful residential neighborhoods along tree-lined streets.Stop at splendid Memorial Park to enjoy a few minutes on a shaded park bench. Then visit our "main street" district with its unique shops featuring antiques, gifts, home, garden and a wide range of other specialties.

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Or, play a round of golf at The Meadows Golf Club. The 18-hole golf course, designed by J. Porter Gibson, features open fairways and water hazards coming into play on at least three holes. Built on rolling terrain and featuring large greens that are undulating and elevated, the course features 6,580 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71.

When you’re ready for a meal, choose from many dining options, including authentic Mexican restaurants to old world Italian, to spicy Cajun. You’ll find some of our best restaurants along a few blocks on Olde Western Avenue in the historic canal area. Blue Island is also home to some amazing bakeries and friendly taverns.

The City of Blue Island Blue Island is a 4.5-square mile city of approximately 23,000 people. It borders Chicago’s Beverly neighborhood. The City of Blue Island is governed by a city council consisting of a mayor, a city clerk, and 14 Aldermen representing seven wards.

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