The Wheaton Park District also contains 52 parks covering 800 acres of land. One of these parks found in Wheaton, Il is the Lincoln Marsh. The Lincoln Marsh is 135 acres and is home to over 300 species of plants and animals. This park also includes a ropes course. If you like animals, you may also wish to visit the Cosley Zoo (which is free of charge) or possibly the Danada Forest Preserve and Equestrian Center. The city also has two public swimming pools for the family to enjoy. One of these is the Rice Pool and Water Park, which contains three water slides.
You may also be interested to know a few trivial facts about Wheaton, Il. For example, the sale and purchase of alcohol was prohibited in this town until 1985. This law was change once the city realized that it was loosing tax money because people would make their purchases in other cities nearby. Wheaton is also home to the historic Wheaton Grand Theatre. This theatre was built in 1925 and has since been completely restored to its original state. Among many other famous figures this town was also home to the Belushi brothers, John and Jim Belushi. Another famous name from Wheaton, Il is Wes Craven, who graduated from Wheaton College. Wheaton is also home of the Rice Campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology.
The city itself is very religion based. According to Genus Edition of Trivial Pursuit, Wheaton, Il has “more churches per capita than any other town in America” and may also have more churches per square mile than any other city in the U.S. Wheaton, IL contains 45 churches within its city limits alone. This religious base is also the foundation of Wheaton College. Illinois has many Christian colleges, however the motto of this particular college is very distinct. The Slogan of Wheaton College is “For Christ and His Kingdom”. The college calls itself “a four year, residential, academically rigorous Christian liberal arts college”, as they state on their website. One of Wheaton College’s most famous alumni is televangelist Billy Graham. He has a center on campus named after him. The Billy Graham Center contains a museum as well, focusing both on the history of American evangelism and the international religious teachings of Billy Graham himself. The exhibits within the museum are intended to convey the concept of Christian values and ideas. The college is located in downtown Wheaton.