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Bartlett is a village of 41,000 people (2020) in Chicagoland's Fox River Valley.


The Bartlett gazebo in Bartlett Park

In its earliest times, the area was a hunting and camping ground for the Cherokee, Miami, Potawatomi, and Ottawa Indians.

After Europeans settled in the area to raise farm animals, Bartlett became one of the premiere pig towns.

Get in[edit]

Map of Bartlett (Illinois)

By commuter rail[edit]

  • 1 Bartlett station (South Oak Avenue and West Bartlett Avenue in downtown Bartlett). Metra's Milwaukee District West Line provides frequent service from Union Station in downtown Chicago, and Elgin to the northwest. Travel time from Union Station ranges from 51 minutes to 1 hour and 11 minutes, with faster times on peak trains. Bartlett (Q4865383) on Wikidata Bartlett station on Wikipedia

Get around[edit]


  • 1 BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Chicago (on Illinois Route 59, just south of U.S. Route 20.). A large 22,442-square-foot (2,085 m²) temple, or mandir, operated by the BAPS organization, a sect of Hinduism. Covering 30 acres (120,000 ), it is the largest traditional Hindu mandir, of stone and marble, to be constructed in the United States. The mandir took 16 months to build and was constructed with Turkish limestone, Italian marble, and Indian makrana marble. The adjoining cultural center, known as the Haveli, contains large rooms with intricately carved walls of stone and wood. It attracts many visitors of all faiths. BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Chicago (Q4834609) on Wikidata BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Chicago on Wikipedia
  • Bartlett Depot Museum, W Railroad Rd (just west of Bartlett Metra Station). It is housed in Bartlett's original railroad station, built in 1873.
  • Arts in Bartlett. Bartlett's arts council presents the village's juried fine arts fair each year on the last weekend in June.







Go next[edit]

Routes through Bartlett
RockfordElgin  W  E  ElmhurstChicago
ENDElgin  W  E  SchaumburgChicago

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