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Lombard

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Lombard is a village in DuPage County, Illinois, United States, and a suburb of Chicago. The population was 42,322 at the 2000 census. The United States Census Bureau estimated the population in 2004 to be 42,975. The village's challenge to the Census Bureau regarding its official 2010 population was accepted, revising the official population of the village from 43,165 to 43,395.HistoryOriginally part of Potawatomi Native American landscape, the Lombard area was first settled by Americans of European descent in the 1830s. Lombard shares its early history with Glen Ellyn. Brothers Ralph and Morgan Babcock settled in a grove of trees along the DuPage River. In what was known as Babcock's Grove, Lombard developed to the east and Glen Ellyn to the west. In 1837, Babcock's Grove was connected to Chicago by a stagecoach line which stopped at Stacy's Tavern at Geneva and St. Charles Roads. Fertile land, the DuPage River, and plentiful timber drew farmers to the area.Sheldon and Harriet Peck moved from Onondaga, New York, to this area in 1837 to farm 80acre of land. In addition, Peck was an artist and primitive portrait painter who traveled to clients across northeastern Illinois. The Peck house also served as the area's first school and has been restored by the Lombard Historical Society. In 2011, the Peck House was inducted into the National Park Service's Network to Freedom—a list of verified Underground Railroad locations.
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Popular things to do in Lombard

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Park
Lilacia Park
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Duration: 2 hours
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Landmark
Maple Street Chapel
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Brewery
Noon Whistle Brewing Company
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Shopping Mall
Yorktown Center
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Lombard

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Scenic Walking Area
Chicago Botanic Garden Glencoe
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Architectural Building
Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio Oak Park
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Water Park
Six Flags Great America Gurnee
3.5
Duration: 8 hours
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Garden
Morton Arboretum Lisle
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

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