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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. 

Things Lockport Renters Should Know

  • Lockport served as the headquarters to the Illinois and Michigan Canal during its heyday.
  • Lockport is a mere 5 miles from the city of Joliet, the seat of Will County.
  • Four of Lockport's museums are all just a few minutes' walk from one another.
  • Lockport's Historic District is one of the most well-preserved in the nation due to early efforts that have already spanned several decades.

Key Resources for Renters in Lockport

  • To learn more about upcoming community events and attain the contact information for different businesses, head to the Lockport Chamber of Commerce website.
  • Learn about the local park district, historical society and utility services at the City of Lockport official website.

Top Things to Do in Lockport

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.