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Air Classics Museum of Aviation
Vintage military and training planes, plus displays of aviation uniforms and memorabilia. Open by appointment only.
CITY: Sugar Grove
Blue Moon Balloon Company
Balloon bouquets, arches, flags, pillars and just about anything you can think of made out of balloons!
Joiner History Room
The Joiner History Room is a cooperative effort of the DeKalb County Board, the County Judiciary, the County Clerk’s Office, the County Facilities Management Office, Sycamore Library and DeKalb County Citizens concerned with safeguarding their historical documents. The Joiner History Room is an archives that has many items of museum quality. Our historical materials date back to the hand written minutes of the first session of the County Commissioners in 1837. As there has never been a fire to destroy any of the county valuable historical files, they have been meticulously preserved to meet the needs of today’s researchers. The collection includes Civil War papers, newspaper files, old photographs and numerous boxes of manuscript materials.
Pizza Cucina (Wasco)
5 minutes west of downtown St. Charles in Wasco. Open daily. Delivery available. Catering too.
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.
The Old Barn Museum
Housed in an original 1840s barn, this museum features thousands of Native American artifacts, including arrows, axes, drills, stone implements, trade beads, beaded garments and natural history items.
Treasures Old & New Antiques
In this store you will find unique antiques.
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.
Oakhurst Forest Preserve
Explore the acres of woods and lakes, with scenic trails, shelters and views of Aurora and Chicago's skyline.
Grand Army of the Republic Hall
Built in 1878 from funds raised by the people of Aurora, this structure was originally built as a monument to Aurora's Civil War veterans and as a shrine to their fallen comrades.
Midwest Museum of Natural History
The mission of the Midwest Museum of Natural History is to encourage an appreciation of the world's diverse natural environment and human culture through exhibits and interactive learning experiences for children and adults. Offering a kid's play area with hands-on learning fun, a gift shop, national traveling exhibits, and world-renowned celebrities Ruud Kleinpaste, Jack Hanna and Jeff Corwin.
Lincoln Highway Interpretive Mural -- Malta
The Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition has produced Interpretive Murals along the Illinois Lincoln Highway National Scenic Byway and its corridor in northern Illinois. The Malta mural depicts the history, heritage, and events of the highway and its impact in Malta and on the communities in Illinois.
Silver Springs State Fish and Wildlife Area
Named after a small pool of clear, bubbling water found at the site. Picnicking, fishing, hiking, hunting, and wildlife viewing.
This university boasts a beautiful quad, and features the Schingoethe Center and Dunham Gallery of student art.
Phillips Park Aquatic Center
Deluxe water park with tube slides, simulated river, zero-depth pools and sand activity areas.
Ellwood House Museum
Perhaps the most notable of historic gems in DeKalb. This grand Victorian mansion was built by barbed wire millionaire Isaac Ellwood. Looks just as it did when the family lived there.
Enjoy traditional Italian dishes and authentic Italian-trained chefs' recipes while dining in one of Luigi's rooms from his beautiful Italian villa. Banquet facilities available.
Fox River Resort
Timeshare resort and campground.
Discover 19th century farming, food production and native Illinois prairie at this 1840's farm. Seminars on prairie, woodlands, wetlands management: bat, blue bird box construction and tree grafting are available.
CITY: Campton Hills
Mendota Museum and Historical Society
Dedicated to preserving the history and heritage of the people, commerce, and industry of the Mendota area. Extensive photographic collection depicting over 100 years of Mendota area history. Three Western Cottage organs and a Carpenter organ manufactured in Mendota in late 1800s. Hume-Carnegie Museum Saturday & Sunday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM 3/1 - 12/15; Union Depot Railroad Sat & Sun Noon to 4:00 PM, 3/1 – 12/15 Breaking the Prairie Museum by appointment. Office hours Tuesday through Friday, 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM.
Kishwaukee Valley Heritage Society
In 1977, the Kishwaukee Valley Heritage Society was formed to bring together area people who had an interest in local and regional history and its preservation.
Lincoln Highway Interpretive Mural - Genoa
The Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition has produced many Interpretive Murals along the Illinois Lincoln Highway National Scenic Byway and its corridor in northern Illinois. The Genoa mural depicts the history, heritage, and events of the highway and its impact on Genoa and the other communities along the Illinois route.
Rouge Wine Cellar
Located in the small village of Creston, Rouge Wine Cellar is a unique shop in northern Illinois specializing in fine wines, gifts and imported pottery. The store is located in the remodeled cellar of a historic building which has been brought back to glory by Eric and Debbie who returned to Creston after living abroad for many years. The Rouge Wine Cellar offers the relaxing atmosphere of Europe while also providing the visitor with a choice of today's greatest wines from 15 countries, including local Illinois wineries. Not only are we confident that you will find the perfect wine for your special occasion, but we invite you to try some of the bottles carefully selected by Eric for daily tastings. Let Debbie inspire you with her personal selection of imported pottery, glassware and accessories that will turn your gifts into unique conversation pieces. Come and see us, we promise you will be amazed!
Red Oak Nature Center
A visit to the center will help folks learn about the native plants and animals of the Fox River Valley. Interpretive center, hiking trails, and tours of Devil's Cave.
Joseph F. Glidden Homestead
Joseph Farwell Glidden's invention of one of the most widely-used types of barbed wire in 1873 helped change the history of the American West and had far-reaching impact throughout the world. His Homestead, a Victorian Mansion, in DeKalb, IL, is being preserved and restored by a not-for-profit organization founded in 1995. Both the home and the barn are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. We welcome your visit and encourage your membership!
Marie Olmstead Museum
Described as "a hidden gem" of local cultural, natural and prehistoric history for lower DeKalb and upper LaSalle Counties. Three rooms comprising some 5,000 square feet packed full of artifacts and antiques that could be featured on "Antiques Raodshow". One of the "must-sees" is a 32-round flitlock rifle reportedly presented to Chief Shabbona at the signing of the peace treaty at Prairie du Chien in 1829. A favorite of the youngsters to see while visiting the museum is a stuffed, two-headed calf.
deVine Wine Bar
Stop by to see Rochelle's newest addition to the Hickory Grove building offering fine wines on tap and micro-brew beers. We offer an elegant atmosphere & sophisticated menu.
Garfield Farm Museum
The Garfield Farm Museum is an 1840s living history farm featuring the story of the Garfield family, the Brick Tavern & Inn, restored barns, heirloom gardens, rare farm animals, restored prairie and more.
Villa Batavia B & B
Magnificent 150 year old country mansion on a parklike setting on the Fox River. Seven acre grounds include the picturesque barn, meadow and Christmas tree farm. Direct access to a 35 mile bike path along the Fox River.
Quality Inn - Aurora
Fifty-one rooms within walking distance of Westfield Fox Valley Mall and minutes from downtown Aurora, the Paramount Theatre, SciTech Hands-On Museum, Hollywood Casino, Two Brother's Roundhouse and antique shopping.
The 30-acre park was designed in a way that would serve many purposes. From the canoe/kayak launch and natural landscaping to the VIP Rooftop Deck and 10-acre music venue, this is the new recreation and entertainment destination of the suburbs. Bring your kids and fly a kite. Enjoy a local band in the music pavilion with friends. Spread out a blanket and watch fireworks with the family on the 4th of July. RiverEdge Park is your backyard away from home.
NIU Convocation Center
Northern Illinois University's 10,000 seat Convocation Center is a $36 million multipurpose facility that hosts a variety of events such as concerts, family shows, theatrical productions, commencement ceremonies, job fairs, trade shows and NIU Huskie Division I athletic events (basketball, volleyball, track, gymnastics and wrestling). The NIU Convocation Center hosted a total of 200+ events per year.
Paramount Arts Centre and Copley Theatre
This historic landmark theatre offers affordable, live entertainment, comedy, concerts, dance and family shows. Group discounts/theatre rentals; perfect for meetings, performances, fundraisers and banquets.
The Nehring Gallery
The Nehring Gallery is a space within DeKalb dedicated to promoting arts and culture. It is currently the home of the DeKalb Area Agricultural Heritage Association, an organization dedicated to preserving and sharing the storied history of agriculture in northern Illinois, through exhibits, educational programs and community outreach. Visit their website to see what exhibit is on display today!
Opera House of Sandwich
The Opera House functions as a community oriented facility. It brings to its stage: theatre, lectures, recitals, weddings and a wide variety of outstanding performers, ranging from country to classical.
This festival is attended by approximately 50,000 during the course of the weekend. PrairieFest events are held throughout Oswego with the main festival grounds located at PrairieFest Park, 91 Plank Road. The event features main stage entertainment, children's performers, expo village, petting zoos, pony rides, camel rides, children's activities, parade, bed races, touch a truck event and more. The event is free, compliments of our generous business sponsors.
Holiday Inn Express
The Holiday Inn Express Rochelle is conveniently located to many of Rochelle area attractions and cities. We are the choice of many visitors who want to be near the cities of Rockford, Sycamore, Dixon and DeKalb, Illinois, which are only a short drive away. The hotel is also only minutes away from many area attractions including Northern Illinois University, Kishwaukee College, Magic Waters Water Park, Rochelle Rail Fan Park, and some of the best golf in Illinois.
Little White Schoolhouse Museum
Constructed in 1854 as a church, this Greek Revival building also served as a schoolhouse for nearly 50 years. A later addition now serves as a museum of Oswego memorabilia.
Lincoln Highway Interpretive Mural -- DeKalb
The Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition has produced many Interpretive Murals along the Illinois Lincoln Highway National Scenic Byway and its corridor in northern Illinois. The DeKalb mural depicts the history, heritage, and events of the highway and its impact on DeKalb and the other communities along the Illinois route.
Glidden Homestead Patent Day Celebration!
Joseph F. Glidden was granted a patent on November 24, 1874 for "The Winner," what became one of the most-widely used types of barbed wire in the nation. It all began on the Glidden farm, at the time “a mile west of the City of DeKalb.” Joseph began searching for a better fencing method after his wife, Lucinda, complained about livestock getting into the yard. Hours: Noon to 4:00 pm. Barbed Wire Sites Tour at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm
Kendall County Historical Society's Heritage Hall & Chapel on the Green
Dating back to 1855, the chapel is Kendall County's oldest church building, adorned with stained glass windows and a restored 1899 pipe organ. The adjacent hall houses local artifacts, including photographs and clothing.
The Carving Shop
The Carving Shop features the work of Joe Dillet, Master Craftsman, and specializes in custom hand carved heirlooms for the family, church and architectural carvings. We work from your designs, or ours, to create an awesome look that only hand carving can achieve. All wood is seasoned. All work is protected with a finish that will last many years. All work is guaranteed.
Aurora Fox Valley Inn
114 rooms, lounge, and restaurant. Laundry, large outdoor pool, and game room. Free continental breakfast.
The Yarn Exchange
Bring your needle work and share, or get inspiration on your current or next project! The Yarn Exchange offers "Yarn Geeks Round Table", open knitting/crocheting every Saturday from 10:30am-5:30pm. They also carry a variety of yarns available for purchase such as: acrylic, alpaca, cotton, wool, worsted, and more. The Yarn Exchange also has a variety of needles and tools for the beginner or professional knitter/crocheter. Gift Certificates available.
Holiday Inn - Aurora
The new Holiday Inn Aurora offers an unique upscale experience. Our contemporary and inviting décor provides the perfect ambiance for any occasion.
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.
Honey Hill Orchard - Waterman
Honey Hill Orchard is a family-owned and operated orchard that was started as a hobby by Hawken Askelson in 1965. Today, the original orchard location has 2,100 apple trees, with an additional 500 trees at a second farm location. What started out as a simple farm stand has grown to include pick your own apples, raspberries and pumpkins, honey from Honey Hill's own bee hives, a bakery, the Apple Barn Country Store and some old-fashioned family activities. In addition to providing customers with quality products, Honey Hill Orchard gives families a chance to spend a relaxing time on the farm and create some great family memories and traditions.
Motel 6 - Aurora
118 units convenient to I-88. Major credit cards accepted.
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.
Joseph F. Glidden Homestead and Historical Center
Built in 1861, the house and brick barn were constructed for local farmer and barbed wire inventor Joseph Glidden. The Illinois State Historical Society has commemorated the barn as the birthplace of barbed wire.
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.
Gift boutique and gift basket retailer.
NIU Anthropology Museum
The Anthropology Museum houses over 12,000 ethnographic and archaeological objects. The ethnographic collection has regional strengths in Southeast Asia, New Guinea, and the plains and southwest regions of North America. Ethnographic specimens from Africa, Mesoamerica, and South America are also represented.
Lincoln Highway Interpretive Mural - Cortland
The Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition has produced many Interpretive Murals along the Illinois Lincoln Highway National Scenic Byway and its corridor in northern Illinois. The Cortland mural depicts the history, heritage, and events of the highway and its impact on Cortland and the other communities along the Illinois route.
My Favorite Things
My Favorite Things is a local shop found in downtown DeKalb. It is full of primitives, antiques, vintage decor, collectible and gift items.
Norwegian Settlers Memorial
This memorial commemorates the 1834 settlement at Norway, the first permanent Norwegian settlement in the Midwest. The monument was dedicated as part of a 1934 centennial celebration.
Holiday Inn Aurora
Holiday Inn Aurora North/Naperville is a new full-service hotel committed to providing the kind of service that you need and deserve. Offering all the luxury amenities you have come to expect with a warm and inviting atmosphere. We take great pride in our hospitality. Wake up to a breakfast cooked fresh to order, later enjoy a delectable dinner served in our own Kem’s restaurant, Unwind in our lounge. Tired, order room service delivered hot, prompt with a smile. Enjoy our indoor heated pool and 24-hour fitness center, complimentary high-speed wireless Internet, and business center. Free parking is always available, easy access to major expressways. The Holiday Inn Aurora North/Naperville offers many inviting and inexpensive hotel package deals. Call the hotel or check our Web site for deals. Meeting and banquet space available.
NIU Art Museum
The Museum serves to educate, preserve, exhibit and enlighten by balancing the challenges of contemporary art with the riches of traditional media for a comprehensive examination of visual culture. The Museum pursues its goal of furthering understanding of the visual arts by presenting a balance of high-quality, professional contemporary art exhibitions supplemented by written educational material, gallery talks, artist lectures, panel discussions, symposia and other related activities.
Rochelle's finest restaurant, specializing in steaks, seafood, chops and pasta. Also featuring a Martini Bar and fine wine selection. Located on the Historic Lincoln Highway.
Super 8 Motel - Aurora/Naperville
This Super 8 has 66 rooms with whirlpool suites available and offers free deluxe complimentary breakfast, an indoor pool and spa, exercise room, free local calls and cable TV.
Rochelle Country Club
Our 18-hole golf course provides a serene backdrop to many of the course's lush fairways and manicured greens. There is a practice bunker, chipping-putting greens and well-equipped pro shop. Private and group lessons available from our PGA Professional. Clubhouse restaurant serves lunch and dinner from 11am–9pm.
Staybridge Suites - Aurora
Staybridge Suites is an all-suite, extended-stay hotel designed to make you feel more comfortable than ever before. One visit and you’ll understand what we mean by Get Comfortable. Our pampered guests will enjoy the options of spacious studio suites, one bedroom suites, and two-bedroom/ two-bath suites, all with fully equipped kitchens. Wake up and enjoy our complimentary hot breakfast buffet. Midweek, we hold complimentary evening Sundowner receptions which include dinner, beer, wine and soda. The hotel has an indoor pool, hot tub and workout facility along with an outdoor sport court. A walking path from the hotel leads to the METRA station and will take you directly Downtown Chicago. Our award-winning staff awaits your arrival! Call the hotel directly at (630) 978-2222.
Sycamore Golf Club
This par 71, 18-hole golf club offers watered bent grass fairways, a putting green, swimming pool, tennis courts and horse shoes.
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.
Stage Coach Theatre
Stage Coach Theatre is one of the oldest, continuously operating community theatres in Northern Illinois. They have produced over 250 dramas, comedies, and "whodunit" productions, and produce six new shows every year.
Featuring 10 rooms with new electric heat and air conditioning for very reasonable prices. TV in each room.
Oak Club Genoa
This picturesque, 18-hole watered course winds through wooded and lowland areas along the meandering Kishwaukee River. Oak Club is rated among the region's top 20 courses by Chicagoland Golf.
Find all your home decor, rugs & candle needs at Bittersweets.
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.
Based on the timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features seventeen Irving Berlin songs and a book by David Ives and Paul Blake. Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. The showings are on: December 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 2014 at 7:30 pm December 7, 14, 2014 at 2:00 pm
Ellwood House Museum
The story of the Ellwood House reflects the central role of Isaac Ellwood in the development of the barbed wire industry in America. The magnificent estate is also a testimony to three generations of the Ellwood family whose tastes shaped the evolution of the house and grounds. As you visit Ellwood House you will be aware of the comfort and quality of workmanship that wealth could provide. At the same time, you also sense the warmth and hospitality of a family home that was lived in for almost one hundred years. The Ellwood House provides historical tours of the grand Victorian and are approximately one hour tour times. Tours are available for teachers, students, groups, and families. Capacity: 80-100
The Marge Cline Whitewater Course
The Marge Cline Whitewater course is located in Yorkville, IL at Bicentennial Riverfront Park on the Fox River, just 60 miles southwest of Chicago. The paddling community is all a dither about this course. Whether you’re a novice or an avid canoeist or kayaker, you’re sure to have a great experience.
Union Depot Railroad Museum
Model railroad, locomotive display, railroad memorabilia.
Super 8 Hotel - Aurora
65 rooms, indoor pool and spa, continental breakfast, HBO cable.
Hampton Inn and Suites - Aurora
127 rooms with a 5,000 sq. ft. conf. center. 6,000 sq. ft. indoor pool complex with game room and fitness center. Free high-speed internet.
Ogee Golf & Country Club
Ogee features a nine-hole course.
CITY: Paw Paw
Buena Vista Golf Course
Buena Vista is a par 32, nine-hole golf course with a driving range, pro shop and snack bar. Open seven days a week during the season, weather permitting.
Cracker Jax began in 1984 as a vintage clothing store and has since transformed into the magical place it is today! All senses are delighted as you shop 15 cases of new and vintage jewelry, eclectic clothing, soy candles, oils, incense, gemstones of every kind, unique gifts, stunning greeting cards, books, antique and shabby chic furniture, art and one-of-a-kind treasures.
Comfort Inn and Suites Rochelle
The only deluxe-service hotel in the charming city of Rochelle, Illinois, the refreshed Comfort Inn & Suites delivers a unique blend of friendly Midwest personality and fast-forward hospitality. For business and vacation, our contemporary lifestyle hotel offers a comfortable and convenient setting for all your travels in Northern Illinois. Whether planning a corporate connection, a romantic getaway or a train spotting adventure, you’ll find our Rochelle hotel is perfect for working and playing.
Josie's Antiques has a very large selection to browse through. This shop is four buildings on a large piece of land on the outskirts of Maple Park. The atmosphere will take you by surprise as will some of the treasures you will find! Definitly a must when traveling to or through!
CITY: Maple Park
Market on Main Street
Friday nights will never be the same. Don't miss the all new Market on Main Street in historic downtown Oswego. There will be quality antiques, re-purposed finds, vintage treasures, handmade items, entertainment, food and more. The shops and restaurants in downtown Oswego will be open late as well. Held the last Friday of the months of July, August, and September.
Poppy Seed Primitives
A simple gathering of all things primitive and country. Poppy Seed Primitives is a cozy place where you can find antiques, primitive home decor items and gift ideas. We strive to find products that are unique and sometimes one-of-a-kind. We are proud to offer many items that are made here in the U.S. Some are even locally hand-made. Our inventory is always changing for the seasons. That's just a sampling of what we offer, it's even better to experience it.
Holiday House Walk
Come and enjoy a tour of five beautifully decorated and historic homes in Hinckley open to the public. Five homes will be featured in this holiday event. Tickets will go on sale beginning November 1. Tickets will be available for purchase the day of as well. The house walk will be from 2:00pm-6:00pm. Sponsored by Hinckley Parks and Recreation. Tickets are available at the following locations: Hinckley Fresh Market, Hinckley Public Library, Hinckley Village Office, Jack and Jina’s BP, and Treasures Old and New
Hub City Antique Mall
Hub City Mall features antiques, used furniture, and much more. We offer beautiful antiques that you will love and our friendly staff will gladly assist you with all your antique shopping questions and needs.
Super 8 Rochelle
63 rooms are available. CableTV with HBO, queen and king size beds and air conditioning . Restaurants nearby. Reasonable rates.
No Strings Attached
A stroll through this store reveals fine antique furnitiure, knickknacks, old vinyl records, tapes, books, beer memorabilia, marbles, fishing items, old action figures, wall art, jewelry and more! You are likely to see some of the items taht you played with as a kid being sold here.
This nine-hole public golf course, opened in 1966, is a par 34 at 2,465 yards. Rental carts are available.
Hardanger Hus is located in the quaint village of Lee. This shop boasts a wide selection of Norwegian and Swedish gifts, material and thread for needle work, jewelry, books, and other unique finds. Hardanger Hus has been a staple in the community for over 30 years.
SciTech Hands-On Museum
Aurora's interactive science and technology center offers over 200 hands-on exhibits demonstrating the principles of electricity, weather, astronomy and nuclear energy.
The Hillside Restaurant and Catering
Talk a walk through our legendary restaurant and see the colors of every season. Smell the changes in the menu every time the wind blows a new direction, and taste homemade foods, breads and famous desserts just at the end of Pie Street.
Crumpets Tea Room and Ice Cream Parlor
Enjoy a unique dining experience in our Victorian tea room and turn of the century ice cream parlor.
Timber Creek Inn and Suites and Convention Center
Convention center and Hotel
Authentic Chicago pizza, plus ribs, chicken, and pasta for all your catering needs.
Chicago Premium Outlets Midnight Madness Sale
Don't miss the deals at Chicago Premium Outlets After-Thanksgiving Weekend Sale featuring Midnight Madness. Big saving throughout the huge variety of stores at Aurora's acclaimed Outlets.
Red Roof Inn
Red Roof Inn located in Rochelle offers 59 spacious rooms, whirlpool suites, cable and movie channels, coffee makers, free high-speed wireless internet, microfridge in every room, voicemail and pet friendly. Continental breakfast, large indoor pool area featuring a whirlpool, exercise room, outdoor patio area. For small meetings and intimate receptions we offer facilities for groups of up to 25.