Here in Tinley Park, we really amp things up when it comes time to let loose and have a great time! With our full calendar of fun, family-friendly events, there's always something to celebrate.See all Happenings
If you’re the kind of person who likes to get out and play, then Tinley Park will be music to your ears. From one of Chicago’s best outdoor music venues to our dozens of other family-friendly attractions, there's always something going on in Tinley Park.See all
Whether you’re here for business or pleasure, overnight or enjoying a long weekend, Tinley Park offers you and your guests eleven great hotels to choose from. Stick around and spend some time enjoying everything Tinley Park has to offer!See all hotels
From fine dining to fun family fare, Chicagoland favorites to the latest food fusion fantasy, it’s all on the menu in Tinley Park. Whether it's brewpubs and sports bars or coffee shops and wine bars, Tinley Park has plenty of local flavor to satisfy whatever you have a taste for!See all Dining
Tinley Park has plenty of shops and big-name stores where you can enjoy some quality "retail therapy." It doesn’t matter if you’re shopping for some major swag or just out trolling for some tchotchkes. When you shop in Tinley Park, you know it’s in the bag!See all stores
Tinley Park was originally established in 1853 as Bremen. The community flourished with economic growth in the years that followed thanks in part to its key location directly on the Chicago, Rock Island and Union Pacific railroad lines. The town officially incorporated in 1892 as Tinley Park, named after the Village’s first railroad station agent, Samuel Tinley. Henry Vogt was elected its first mayor that same year.
Tinley Park’s business community has always been comprised of innovative leaders. With ingenuity and grit, local businesspeople established their own electric utility in 1909. From the 1890s through the 1950s, citizens operated an enterprising soda pop bottling plant in the Village. Inventor John Rauhoff developed and manufactured Ironite, an additive for waterproofing cement used in the Hoover Dam construction.
The area within Tinley Park’s original 1892 municipal boundaries has been designated a historic district. Property owners in this area are encouraged to preserve and restore the landmark appearances of their buildings. The “Old Zion” Landmark Church, a prominent and stately structure in the Historic District, houses the Tinley Park Historical Society and museum.
Several historic site markers in and around Downtown Tinley pay tribute to individuals, buildings and locations of importance in Tinley Park's past. Visit the Historic Site Markers page on the Village website for more information.