©

Sandwich trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Sandwich

Trip Planner USA  /  Illinois  /  Sandwich
(3.8/5 based on 55+ reviews for 2 attractions)
Things to do: fun & games, nightlife
Sandwich is a city in DeKalb, Kendall, and LaSalle counties in the U.S. state of Illinois. The population was 7,421 at the 2010 census.HistoryThe town is inexorably tied to politician "Long John" Wentworth and his efforts to move the State of Illinois border with Wisconsin from being even with the bottom of Lake Michigan to its present location. If those efforts had not been successful, the State Line would actually reside along the LaSalle-DeKalb County border, splitting parts of Sandwich from the main areas of the incorporated community. The community was established when Almon Gage sought a railroad stop on the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad that ran through town. Originally naming it Newark Station, (not to be confused with the nearby village of Newark), he and Wentworth worked extensively to create the community and also to get the railroad stop created. In honor of his efforts, Wentworth was given the opportunity to name the town. He named it after his home of Sandwich, New Hampshire. The town's Wentworth Apartments and Wentworth Street are named in honor of Mr. Wentworth.Sandwich FairSandwich is the home of the Sandwich Fair, which first started as an annual livestock show in DeKalb County. Held yearly, the Wednesday-Sunday after Labor Day since 1888, it is one of the oldest continuing county fairs in the state of Illinois, drawing daily crowds of more than 100,000, with the top attendance days reaching more than 200,000 fair-goers.
To arrange what you want to do in Sandwich, use our United States travel itinerary maker.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Sandwich

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.
We'll find the best hotel deals
from all the top travel sites.

Best price guaranteed.
Powered by

Where to stay

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
Checking In:
Checking Out:

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Sandwich:
Fun & games, nightlife, shopping
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Historic sites, nightlife, childrens museums
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Casinos, sightseeing, nightlife
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »
Nightlife, sightseeing, shopping
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »
Nature
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Illinois

6 days in Chicago BY A USER FROM EGYPT December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Chicago BY A USER FROM IRELAND April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 36 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Chicago BY A USER FROM EL SALVADOR December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in United States, Montreal & Toronto BY A USER FROM GERMANY June, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 23 days in United States & Bucharest BY A USER FROM GERMANY December, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 4 days in Chicago BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in United States, Canada & Kuala Lumpur BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in United States, Canada & Malaysia BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Chicago BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, teens, culture, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, teens, culture, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Chicago BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, teens, culture, relaxing, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, teens, culture, relaxing, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Chicago BY A USER FROM CANADA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News