Markham, Illinois is a suburb of Chicago located just a short distance to the south of the city. Once part of a pioneer corridor amid the lands of the indigenous Ottawa, Chippewa, and Potawatomi tribes, Markham is now considered the Prairie Capital of the Prairie State. Stay in one of the Markham hotels here to witness hundreds of acres of pristine native prairie and its endemic wildlife.
Touch down at Chicago O'Hare International Airport and catch a cab at the curb, or hop onto one of the complimentary rental car shuttles to access vehicle parking lots. Public transportation is a breeze here: The Regional Transportation Authority runs a network of convenient buses and trains to get you wherever you need to go within the region. Just log into their website and use the handy trip planner to determine the best route. Once you arrive at your destination, rent a car in Markham to help you get around and check into one of the hotels in Markham IL.
The protected prairies, collectively known as the Indian Boundary Prairies, are the main attraction here, so turn your wheels towards one of the local preserves, such as the Gensburg-Markham, Sundrop, Paintbrush, or Dropseed prairie nature preserves. Once you've had your fill of flora and fauna, remember that Chicago is just 25 miles north! Check into one of the many choices of Chicago hotels before you begin your revelries and make it easy to just stumble into bed once you're done for the night.
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