Although Lockport homes for rent may be in one of the Chicago metro area's most southwesterly suburbs, many residents don't mind making the 35-mile trek into the city. Lockport's Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places because its residents always firmly enjoy the beauty of their town's past.
Historic and natural retreats abound in the city of Lockport. The Lockport Prairie Nature Preserve encompasses 285 acres of prairie, savanna, wetlands and the Des Plaines River, and is home to a number of aquatic, terrestrial and avian native species. Lockport's urban forestry management plan has also preserved a number of local green spaces in parks and public places.
To get a taste of Lockport's important history, head to The Gaylord Building. Made out of local limestone, the building was the final piece of the Illinois and Michigan Canal, which functioned as a major waterway for several decades. Although the building itself is quite a treat to look at, you can find numerous exhibits inside during regular business hours.