A straight shot south of Chicago, Calumet Park is the hometown of Michelle Obama and the first town in the U.S. to name a street after Barack Obama. Calumet Park is a much-loved village with interesting quirks; for example, it was a bootlegging and gambling headquarters for the infamous Al Capone during the Prohibition era. It's safe to say that years of exciting history surround Calumet Park hotels.
The village's historical eccentricities aren't its only attractive qualities. With their proximity to Lake Michigan and Chicago, hotels in Calumet Park IL are an ideal place to stay for anyone on a Windy City sabbatical. Just 37.5 miles from O'Hare International Airport and 12.5 miles from Chicago Midway International Airport, it's a convenient place for travelers to the region. It's also close to the Whistler Woods Forest Preserve, just across the Calumet River from the center of town. For those who take advantage of car rentals in Calumet Park, Chicago is only a quick 16-17-mile drive away. Visitors to Calumet Park will often check into Chicago hotels for a night or two as part of their trip. Calumet Park IL is not the only Calumet Park in the Chicago area, however; the village is not to be confused with Chicago's Calumet Park, 11 miles away from the village center. The 199-acre city park is home to Calumet Beach, which offers gorgeous views of Lake Michigan. Other must-sees at the park include the Lake Shore Model Train exhibit at the Calumet Park Fieldhouse as well as picnic groves and playgrounds.
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