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Plainfield Community Profile & Itinerary

Plainfield is a prosperous and bustling Village, located 35 miles southwest of Chicago, with a population of 39,581 residents. The Village is close to several interstates and state highways making it an easily accessible destination. Our historic downtown is a vibrant, pedestrian-focused destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment. Each year, the downtown is home to a number of special events including Plainfield Fest, classic car nights, movies, and concerts. Plainfield is also home to the Lake Renwick Heron Rookery, numerous historic districts and landmarks, a wonderful park and trail system, and the DuPage River which provides numerous outdoor recreational opportunities.

Plainfield has a rich history, as it is Will County’s oldest community. The Plainfield area was first settled in the 1830s with the construction of sawmill on the DuPage River. In 1940 when U.S. Route 66 crossed the Lincoln Highway in the heart of the Village, Plainfield hosted the intersection of the two longest highways in the world. The community continues to build toward the future, while honoring its' past with the Downtown Historic District being designated on the National Register of Historic Places.



Historic Downtown Plainfield

Downtown Plainfield has the honor of being one of fifteen downtowns in the State of Illinois to be on the National Register of Historic Places. Through renovations and restorations, the downtown area has become a central location for pedestrians to take in the history, while providing a vibrant destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment. In 1913 Plainfield’s main thoroughfare, Lockport Street, was chosen as part of the route for the Lincoln Highway. The road was the first paved transcontinental highway and stretched from New York to San Francisco. Later, when U.S. Route 66 crossed the Lincoln Highway in the heart of the village, Plainfield was at the intersection of the two longest highways in the world.

West Lockport Street

(815) 436-7093

Historic Downtown Plainfield Official Website

Tailwinds Distilling Company

Family owned and operated Micro-Distillery that specializes in American made Agave Spirits (Tequila) and Premium Rum Spirits. Open for group guided tour and special events. The 5000sq. ft. distillery also has an onsite tasting bar fabricated from an airplane wing! The distillery and bar provide a great place to unwind on the weekends with its island vibe.

14912 S Eastern Ave, Unit 103, Plainfield

(815) 290-0786

Tailwinds Distilling Company Official Website

Plainfield Fishing Resort

Plainfield Fishing Resort is family owned and operated with 2.5 miles of Shoreline--Well-kept Grounds--Park Benches--Swings--Grills--Picnic Tables-- Plenty of Shade--Clean Restrooms--Tackle Shop--Good Boats--Snack Bar. 122 Acres of Clean Lake & Grounds. No fishing license required! Admission.

741 East Renwick Road


Plainfield Fishing Resort Official Website

Major Events

Plainfield Fest

Each July, the Plainfield Riverfront Foundation hosts Plainfield Fest which takes place in Historic Downtown Plainfield on Lockport and Des Plaines Street. Plainfield Fest is a weekend full of fun, food and entertainment that the whole family can enjoy.

Plainfield Fest Official Website

Cruise Nights

Each June through August, on Tuesday evening, Cruise Nights take place in downtown Plainfield. Every Tuesday has a different specialty theme, from Ford night to Chevy night and more. Cruise Nights is a perfect time to visit downtown Plainfield to see all the amazing vintage vehicles and visit all the specialty shops and restaurants that stay open later for the event.

Cruise Nights Official Website


Village of Plainfield

24401 W. Lockport Street, Plainfield

(815) 436-7093


Village of Plainfield Official Website

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Plainfield, Illinois Accommodations

The Plainfield Inn

The historic Plainfield Inn is located in the heart of downtown Plainfield, a perfect place to stay and enjoy all the Village has to offer. This historic building began it journey as a schoolhouse in 1851 built at Division and Chicago Street, and later became a home in 1882, when it was moved to its current location on Fox River Street. Stay at the Inn in one of the three suites.

15106 South Fox River Street, Plainfield

(815) 355-1361

The Plainfield Inn Official Website

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Plainfield, IL

(815) 436-7093
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