Welcome to Wheaton
Offering top-ranked schools and picturesque downtown to its historic neighborhoods and dynamic community, Wheaton is a wonderful place to call home. Residents and visitors are drawn to it’s blend of big-city comforts and small-town charm.
Completed in 1891, this was Wheaton’s first public library and is composed of rusticated limestone blocks, with imposing gables on each facade. The DuPage County Historical Museum opened here in 1967 and holds two galleries with permanent exhibits charting the story of the county, and three for temporary exhibits. Downstairs is an area for children to play and interact with a unique train display.
On the site of a historic train station, this zoo is run by the Wheaton Park District and gives visitors the opportunity to native Illinois species and domestic animals. Across 20 exhibits in five acres, Cosley Zoo tries to mimic the animals’ natural habitats, and among the species on the show are bobcats, a coyote, white-tailed deer, red foxes, raccoons, and a variety of snakes and turtles. Among the many domestic species that you can meet our miniature donkeys, Shetland ponies, Nubian goats, llamas, and Montadale sheep. Check the zoo’s website for details of daily activities, allowing you to feed certain animals and learn interesting details about the resident coyote.
Wheaton is at a fork, with three trailheads all close to the Wheaton Train Station. From there you can cycle north into Lincoln Marsh towards Elgin, east through downtown Wheaton towards forest Park or southeast, past the prestigious Chicago Golf Club as far as Aurora or Mooseheart.
Community Unit School District 200 serves the majority of Wheaton residents. According to niche.com
it is a top rated, public school district. Wheaton also offers several options for private schools and is hope to the prestigious Wheaton College.