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2014 Illinois Paddlesports Festival
The 6th Annual Illinois Paddlesports Festival takes place on the 2nd weekend in June, in Aurora’s beautiful Phillips Park on Mastodon Lake. Admission is free. So come on out and enjoy two full days of paddling fun and action.
3 French Hens Market
Bringing the tradition of Open Air Euro Markets to the Midwest, 3 French Hens Country Market is held on the grassy banks of the Historic I&M Canal in downtown Morris, IL. Featuring more than 140 vendors selling homemade, homegrown, antique, one of a kind and repurposed items. Open the second Saturday May, June, July, August, September and October from 8am-2pm and the 2nd Saturday in August from 2pm-8pm, rain or shine!
3 Redneck Tenors
BRAVISSIMO, Y’ALL! The 3 Redneck Tenors are a multiple-NASCAR pileup of highbrow and lowbrow, combining the chicken-fried culture of the Deep South with the virtuoso vocalizations of classical music and opera. Billy Joe, Billy Bob and Billy Billee may just be a trio of good ol’ boys, but they can hit the high notes as easily as they can chug down a six pack of lite beer. You’ll follow their adventures from the family hog pen to Carnegie Hall, as the whole world discovers the amazing voices within the muddy overalls.
3rd Annual Aurora Green Fest
Aurora’s environmentally friendly celebration features a green car show, live entertainment, speakers, demonstrations, recycling extravaganza, 3D art from recycled materials, more than 70 vendors and exhibits and more. It's fun and education combined to talk about sustainable living, building eco-community, and protecting our food, air, water, and soil.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
This comedy fantasy is one of Shakespeare’s most popular works. The AU production will add modern twists to the classic tale of love, lust and misunderstandings. Contains adult themes. 7:30 p.m.
African American Heritage Museum and Black Veterans Archives
This museum dedicated to black veterans includes a sculpture garden featuring African-American art.
Air Classics Museum and Bannockburn's Ageless Classics showcases classic cars, aircraft memorabilia and a gift shop in downtown Aurora's transportation museum.
Air Classics Museum of Aviation
Vintage military and training planes, plus displays of aviation uniforms and memorabilia. Open by appointment only.
CITY: Sugar Grove
A fun and exciting play land offering 10 inflatable play structures, four party rooms and two age-appropriate play areas.
Italian food with friendly, fun service and an local, comfortable atmosphere. Starting with the roasted garlic served with fresh bread, followed by homemade dressings for the salads, great pastas and a huge portion of fish.
All Season Motel
16 guest rooms conveniently located at the corner of Route 71 & 47.
America's Historic Roundhouse
Originally constructed in 1855-1865, the roundhouse was renovated and now houses Illinois' largest microbrewery and brewpub.
AmericInn Lodge & Suites
Oswego 's newest lodging facility is the AmericInn Lodge & Suites featuring the unexpected charming lodge feel thought-out. Conveniently located in Mason Square on Douglas Road . Whether on business or pleasure the high quality beds and pillows to the INN-hanced Continental Breakfast Buffets big Belgian Waffles to the "Bears" will capture your attention. Other amenities include the large vaulted ceiling pool area, FREE high speed internet throughout with wireless option, fully supplied Business Center and Fitness Center, conference ability all enhanced with natural Hickory woodwork and Amish handcrafted accent furniture in all public areas and sleeping rooms. The (14) different room styles such as Business King, Deluxe Double Queens some with spa's, fireplaces, extended stay, two rooms or oversized rooms will meet any and all needs
Amish Ways Country Store
Quilts, crafts, florals, pottery, jams, jellies, popcorn, seasonal items and more. Christmas walk 1st weekend Nov.
CITY: Paw Paw
Family style chicken, pasta, seafood & steaks. Fine food and dining.
Antique Car Show & Flea Market
The Antique Car Show and Flea Market is held annually at the Sandwich Fairgrounds the Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend. Antique – Classic – Special Interest Cars and Trucks will be shown off. There will be a Flea Market and Swap Meet for treasure finders. Visit the ‘Cars For Sale Corral’ and eat breakfast or lunch on the grounds. The cost to enter the show for spectators is $5 for adults, under 12 are free. The Antique Car Show and Flea Market is Sunday, May 25th, from 8am to 3pm. The Sandwich Fairgrounds is located at 1401 Suydam Rd., in Sandwich, IL. The Show is sponsored by the Silver Springs Chapter, Illinois Region, Antique Automobile Club of America.
Located in nostalgic downtown Morris is an extremely unique gift shoppe, Apple Butter and Shugie's. They have one of the largest gift giving inventories in the area. Open Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:30 pm and Saturdays 9:00am - 4:00pm
Apple Tree Acres Alpacas
Fabulous apparel, softest yarns and roving. Meet and buy our Alpacas. Call for hours.
Applebee's Bait Shop
Open 7 days, 5:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Junction of Routes 6 and 178, right off of I-80. fishing licenses, guide service available for Illinois River and LaSalle Lake. Live bait and tackle.
August Hill Winery
Visit the August Hill Winery & Illinois Sparkling Co. tasting room and experience locally-made handcrafted wines. Wine tastings and flights, wine gifts & accessories, gallery of local art, outdoor patio, private events. Open Monday - Thursday, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Friday - Saturday, 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM & Sun 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
Aurora Area Architecture
The Aurora area features diverse architectural styles, including designs by Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe, Bruce Goff and George Grant Elmslie. The area is also home to one of the largest collections of Sears mail order homes.
Aurora Art and History Museum
Discover the "City of Lights" through the Aurora Historical Society's collection of photographs, books, maps and other memorabilia. The Aurora Public Art Commission hosts six to eight rotating exhibits.
Aurora Downtown Walking Tour
Take a self-guided tour of Aurora's historic downtown. Tour brochures are available at the Aurora Area Convention and Visitor's Bureau.
Aurora Fox Valley Inn
114 rooms, lounge, and restaurant. Laundry, large outdoor pool, and game room. Free continental breakfast.
Aurora Fox Valley Inn
Located off I-88 and within walking distance of Chicago Premium Outlets. 114 rooms with free Wi-Fi, guest laundry, large seasonal outdoor pool, game room, exercise room, lounge with bar, banquet/meeting facility and nearby restaurants.
Aurora Historic Districts/Aurora Historic Preservation Commission
Tour the Near Eastside (350 homes dating from the 1800s), Stolp Island, Westside and Riddle Highlands, two of which are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Aurora Historical Society.
This local history research archives houses historic photos, books, documents and maps covering Aurora's history from the 1830s to the present. Open by appointment only.
Aurora Regional Fire Museum
This museum features vintage firefighting equipment, memorabilia from the 1871 Chicago Fire, photographs and a gift shop.
Aurora Regional Fire Museum
Displays of vintage firefighting equipment, memorabilia, thousands of photographs and gift shop. Five interactive kiosks on fighting fires.
Aurora Skate Center
Skate to the sounds of Top 40 music. The skate center also features special live organ music dance sessions.
This university boasts a beautiful quad, and features the Schingoethe Center and Dunham Gallery of student art.
Ayers Landing Canoe Rental
Canoe trips on lower Fox River.
Stop in our cosy little joint for bagel or donut. Our creamed filled donuts are popular with the locals. You can't miss us, we're the purple building!
Bee Hive Restaurant
Downtown Ottawa, across from the courthouse. Family owned and operated for 25 years. Home cooking, serving breakfast all day. Groups up to 30 welcome!
Menswear -- suits from Hart, Schaffner and Marx, Austin Reed, Palm Beach, Sportswear from Ralph Lauren Polo.
Belle of the Rock
The Belle of the Rock paddle boat tours are located at historic Starved Rock state park in Utica, Illinois (just 80 miles west of Chicago). In addition to the river tours, we provide canoes and kayaks. Call us today at 815-434-9200 to make your reservation.
Sports bar and grill sandwiches, appetizers, known for its Berta's Burger.
Best Western - Timber Creek Inn and Suites & Convention Center
The Aurora area's exciting new hotel and convention center, this property is perfect for the business and leisure guest. We offer 100 mid-scale guest rooms and over 25,000 square feet of flexible meeting space.
Best Western Timber Creek Inn & Suites & Convention Center
The Aurora area's exciting new hotel and convention center, this property is perfect for the business and leisure guest. We offer 100 mid-scale guest rooms and over 25,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. A variety of spacious guest rooms are available, including luxury suites and whirlpool rooms. Dine in our Top Shelf restaurant. Enjoy our indoor swimming pool and spa, arcade and our 24-hour fitness room. We also offer a free continental breakfast and free high-speed Internet. Our multi-functional convention center is ideal for weddings, parties, reunions, conferences, and corporate training. We are located minutes from major attractions such as the Farnsworth House, the Sandwich Fairgrounds, the Historic Opera House, Antique Market, the Old Barn Museum, and Silver Springs State Park.
Bicentennial Riverfront Park
Bicentennial Riverfront Park is a five-acre community park on the south bank of the Fox River. Built by volunteers on Hydraulic Street, Bicentennial Riverfront Park makes optimum use of the river, with abundant fishing, plus canoe and kayak access to the white water chute. There is also a beautiful view of the Glenn Palmer Dam as you follow the trail along the river and the picnic area, playground and river-side pavilion are popular community gathering spots in the summertime.
Bicycle Trails - Aurora
More than 35 miles of trails, from Aurora to Crystal Lake, pass through scenic landscapes. Routes include the Fox River, Virgil Gilman and Red Oak Trails, and the Illinois Prairie Path.
Big Rock Historical Society Crib Museum
Step into the restored corn crib and explore artifacts from the century-old Plowing Match or learn more about Welsh immigrants. Open by appointment.
CITY: Big Rock
Find all your home decor, rugs & candle needs at Bittersweets.
Black Sock Training Stable
A variety of equestrian services for beginning to advanced riders. Personalized professional instruction and scheduled trail rides.
Blackberry Farm's Pioneer Village
Go on a one of a kind country adventure you'll never forget! Become pioneers for a day on a real 1800s farm and village. Miniature train rides, pony rides, petting zoo, pioneer craft demonstrations, and special events.
Blackberry Oaks Golf Course
This 18-hole course is par 72.
Bliss House Museum
The Bliss House Museum is operated by the Sugar Grove Historical Society and houses historical exhibits about the village of Sugar Grove and surrounding area. Anyone interested in researching their heritage, may contact the museum for access to probate and civil records dating 1839 - 1955. Hours: Open every Tuesday 1-4 pm or by appointment.
CITY: Sugar Grove
Handcrafted Soap, tea, chocolate and gourmet treats, fair trade clothing & goods, yarns, knitting & crochet supplies, fairy gardens, miniature plants, garden accents, home decor, lighting and more! Classes offered too!
Blues on the Fox
Celebrates the City of Aurora's rich history in blues music, featuring national blues recording artists and regional performers. Fri. 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m., Sat. 2:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Full service independently owned bookstore. Hardcover, paperbacks, magazines, cards, toys, games and local art. Knowledgeable, friendly staff. Open Monday through Saturday, 10:00am - 6:30pm.
Brickhouse Fine Food & Spirits
Brickhouse Fine Food & Spirits offers a wide variety of steaks, seafood and pasta sure to please any appetite! Join us for an evening out in our cozy inviting dining rooms. Enjoy a specialty cocktail prepared by a certified mixologist or specially selected wine at the fully appointed bar. Stop in for a quick sandwich or appetizer in our lounge.
Premier bridal salon in the Tri-county area. Full service from brides to flower girls.
Buffalo Rock State Park
On the bluffs of the Illinois River, this small but charming park is home to an enormous outdoor sculpture. Mounds representing five earthen sculptures molded from Illinois clay, known as Effigy Tumuli, invite visitors to walk around and explore. All five subjects, including a snake, turtle, catfish, frog and insect are native to the Illinois River area. This State Park offers the ideal terrain for the beginner hiker.
C & M Canoe Rental
Visit our friendly pub, canoe scenic Fox River.
Cajun cook creating authentic Louisiana dishes: alligator, gumbo, etouffe, etc. Experience the taste of roasted pecan pie! Thursday - Saturday 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM & Sunday 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Call for summer hours.
Canal Port Bar & Grill
Kick back and relax in a casual atmosphere. Best fried chicken in town. We also specialize in steaks and seafood. Families welcome. Carry-outs available. Serving Lunch and Dinner Daily.
This award-winning hotel with 82 suites offers a deluxe hot breakfast, indoor pool, fitness room, free high-speed Internet and business meeting facilities. Within walking distance of America's Historic Roundhouse, Hollywood Casino and Paramount Theatre. Next to Burlington Northern Railway with access to Chicago. Visit the Web site for more information.
This hotel's accommodations not only promise convenient access throughout northeast Illinois, but also helpful perks like a 24-hour Fitness Center and Business Center, a 24-hour Candlewood Cupboard convenience store and free, hotel-wide Wi-Fi access. This hotel is 100% non-smoking and pet-friendly.
Food, fun, foo-foo drinks, casual or banquet dining, seven days a week during the season. And a fantastic view!
Excellent dining in casual elegance. A culinary delight featuring steak, seafood, pasta and unique specials. Hours are Wed. - Sun. 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM.
Cattails Gift Shop
Unique gifts including antiques, carvings, prints, candles, clothing, florals, jewelry, garden supplies and a year-round Christmas Room. Wine tastings.
Chapin's is an upscale casual restaurant located in the heart of Morris's historic downtown. Atmosphere is cozy and welcoming. Menu offers a wide selection of fine steaks and seafood, as well as fresh salads, vegetarian dishes, and scrumptious desserts. Enjoy a cappuccino or glass of wine in front of the fireplace late in the evening. Come in a stranger and leave as a friend. Traditional Olde World ambience.
Chapin's is an upscale, casual restaurant located in the heart of Morris's historic Downtown. Atmosphere is cozy and welcoming. Menu offers a wide selection of fine steaks and seafood, as well as fresh salads, vegetarian dishes, and scrumptious desserts. Enjoy a cappuccino or glass of wine in front of the fireplace late in the evening. Come in a stranger and leave as a friend. Traditional olde world ambiance.
Chasers Laser Tag
Join in a game of state-of-the-art laser tag.
Chicago Premium Outlets
Welcome to Chicago Premium Outlets®. With 120 stores, it is a true bargain hunter's haven. You'll find impressive savings of 25% to 65% every day from leading designers and name brands including Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Calvin Klein, Coach, DKNY, Elie Tahari, Giorgio Armani, Kate Spade, Kenneth Cole, Lacoste, Michael Kors, Nike, OshKosh B'gosh, Reebok, Salvatore Ferragamo, St. John, TAG Heuer, Theory and many more.
Clark St. Studio & Village Pottery
Wheel-thrown pottery by resident potter.
Clark's Run Antiques
Lets Go Antiquing! Come and visit Utica's newest and largest antique store. Located one block west of historic downtown. Also located inside is a premier art gallery featuring local artists and a unique gift station.
Clock Corner Treasures
Come see all we have to offer! Featuring Naturally Country unique gifts. Everything from dried wreaths, candles, benches, dolls, antiques, baskets, gourmet coffees and teas, soaps, and more. Located across from the Big Clock.
Comfort Inn - Morris
Comfort Inn offers our guests an atmosphere that is friendly, dourteous and above all fun. Indoor pool/hot tub, coffee makes, iron/ board, hairdryers in all rooms. Free Continental Breakfast. Pet Allowed.
Comfort Suites - Aurora City Center
Adjacent to Hollywood Casino and America's Historic Roundhouse. Indoor pool and conference center.
Comfort Suites Aurora
This award-winning hotel with 82 suites offers a deluxe hot breakfast, indoor pool, fitness room, free high-speed Internet and business meeting facilities.
Comfort Suites Aurora
Awarded for high quality service, comfort, convenience, and price. Expert staff can help arrange an upcoming meeting or group event. In addition, they are conveniently located next to the historic limestone railroad roundhouse, now home to Two Brothers Brewery, and within walking distance is Aurora's very own Hollywood Casino, the Paramount Arts Centre, SciTech Hands On Museum, and a wide variety of other great area attractions. 82 spacious rooms and 15 suites, ideal for one night and extended stays. Meeting facilities suitable for 6 to 80 people. Complimentary use of computer with Internet access in our 24-hour business center. Convenient location to Chicago's major airports. Convenient to Metra Train Station serving Chicago. Complimentary hot breakfast. Free parking. Business suites with computer desk, speaker phone and high-speed internet access. Indoor pool, whirlpool, and exercise room included.
Coop's Bar & Grill
Come into Coop's and try one of our delicious homemade sandwiches. We have a variety of items on our menu that are sure to please you. While here, grab an ice cold beer and catch your favorite sports team.
Country at Heart Antiques and Collectibles.
Country and primitive furniture, Victorian, oak and walnut furniture. Linens, vintage clothing, jewelry, pottery and porcelain.
Country Cupboard Ice Cream Shoppe
Serving sandwiches, snacks, ice cream and espresso drinks. With an outdoor patio and deck dining.
Country Kitchen - Somonauk
Serving Good Home cooking for Breakfast, Lunch and dinner with daily specials.
Country Mill Square - Waterman
Gifts and antiques. Cards, gifts, and country furniture built and hand-painted by local artisans. Christmas room, baskets, candles, throws, collectible dolls, pottery, and more. We buy antiques.
Country Village Studio
Portrait studio and gallery conveniently located in downtown Utica. Providing photographic services to the area, including a gallery of local artists. Open Monday-Saturday.
CITY: North Utica
Our menu features everything you love about country cooking, plus a few items that might just surprise you.
Curious Goods and Antiques
Gift & antique shop featuring seasonal and everyday gifts, we also have a rental & retail costume company. Costumes-makeup-wigs-accessories. Open year round!
David L. Pierce Art & History Center
The Aurora Public Art Commission hosts year round rotating exhibits of innovative visual arts. The Historical Society Galleries feature changing historical displays throughout the year.
David L. Pierce Art & History Center
The Aurora Public Art Commission hosts rotating exhibits displaying a full spectrum of innovative arts. The History Center has a collection of photographs, books, maps and other memorabilia. The Museum Shop offers hand-crafted jewelry, pottery and textiles from local artists and Aurora-themed gifts.
Days Inn Morris
Business or Pleasure you will be treated to all the standard Days Inn extras that make your stay more enjoyable, like our FREE Daybreak Breakfast, refreshing SolTerre shower experience, free WI-FI in every room. Plus, if you are a Wyndham Rewards member, you will continue to receive Wyndham Rewards points for all eligible stays.
Enter and enjoy a 3,500 sq ft. building full of unique gifts, florals, and home décor.
Denny Diamond And The Family Jewels
A Unique and fun tribute to the music of Neil Diamond and other legendary artists like Johnny Cash, Ricky Nelson, Glen Campbell, Elvis and Buddy Holly.
Duffy's Tavern is the best Irish style pub for a great full service bar and delicious Irish foods. We specialize in providing the best selection of import and domestic beer, liquor, and wine, as well as the best tasting steaks, seafood, and more! Our old fashioned restaurant has a friendly, neighborhood atmosphere and the old time Irish antiques and music give you the feeling of being in Ireland!
Ec Pages Bar and Grill
Ec Pages specializes in burgers. We also offer an array of other items to suit anyones taste buds. Wash down your meal with an ice cold drink from one of our skilled mixologists. Come in today, we're waiting for you.
Edgebrook Country Club
This semi-private course has tree-lined fairways and a hilly terrain. There is a creek and lake that come into play on six holes, and out-of-bounds stakes on just about every hole.
Ellis Ace Hardware, Rental & RadioShack
Founded in 1872, Ellis Hardware is Illinois' Oldest Family Owned Hardware Store. Ellis Ace Hardware, Rental and RadioShack received the Illinois Historical Society"s Centennial Award in the fall of 2009. At Ellis' you're a neighbor, not just a number. We have over 30 departments with brands you love like Stihl, Toro, Craftsman, Weber and so much more! M-F 8:00am - 8:00pm, Saturday 8:00am - 5:00pm, Sunday 9:00am- 4:00pm. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ellisace & twitter at twitter.com/ellisace & Instagram #ellishardware.
Emerson Creek Pottery
It happens the moment you turn onto the long, gravel road; it might be the charm of the converted century-old farmhouse filled with handcrafted pottery, homemade candles and other unique finds. It might be savoring the last bite of Blackberry Peach Cobbler after a delicious, freshly prepared lunch in the tearoom. Or it might be the peaceful serenity found only in the countryside. Whatever “it” is, friends young and old, male and female, have been coming back to Emerson Creek to experience it again and again.
Esther's Place - A Fiber Arts Studio
Handmade items from local wool - classes, gifts and more. Bed and breakfast service available.
CITY: Big Rock
Ewe and Me Fiber Studio
Ewe and Me Fiber Studio offers their shoppers great gift ideas, accessories, classes, knitting groups, patterns, and yarn.
Clothing for all women -- casual, business and special occasions. Sizes 4 - 24 and petites.
Farmer's Daughter is located in an old two story house. Whether you are looking for the latest in primitive/country antiques or home decor, you are sure to find it here. Many of our pieces are handcrafted by local artisians.
Master architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe created the ultimate minimalist masterpiece, the Farnsworth House, in pastoral Plano in 1951. The stellar structure of floor-to-ceiling glass seemingly "floats" above the rambling Fox River.
Master architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe created the ultimate minimalist masterpiece, the Farnsworth House, in pastoral Plano. The stellar structure of floor-to-ceiling glass seemingly "floats" above the rambling Fox River.