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Tour de Cure
Tour de Cure is a ride, not a race, with routes designed for everyone: occasional riders, families and experienced cyclists. Route distances range from 10, 20, 35, 62, or 100 miles and every route is supported with rest stops, food to fuel the journey, and fans to cheer on riders who are supporting the American Diabetes Association.
Richard Petty Driving Experience
Experience NASCAR racing firsthand at Chicagoland Speedway in an “adrenaline pumping thrill of a lifetime.” Suit up and get behind the wheel of a real stock car as you drive 155 mph around the track, or ride shotgun and feel the rumble of 600 horses as you motor down the same asphalt driven by NASCAR drivers. In 2014, the Richard Petty Driving Experience will be at Chicagoland Speedway May16-18,July 25-27, and September 19-21. See their site for more details.
Ape Awareness Weekend at Brookfield Zoo
Learn about apes, their plight in the wild, and the need for thier conservation. Join zoo staff for ape-related activities inside Tropic World.
200 RV parking spaces, 110, 50 and 30 amp hook-ups, water and dump station. RV camping $15 per night April 1-Aug. 14 & Sept. 16-Oct. 30 and $30 per night Aug. 15-Sept. 15. Tent camping is allowed. Grills allowed but no open fires.
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.
Batavia Depot Museum
Housed in an 1854 Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad depot, the museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and comes alive with historic exhibits on rail transportation, windmills and the settlement of Batavia.
Party for the Planet at Brookfield Zoo
Celebrate Earth Day, April 27th at Brookfield Zoo by recycling your old unwanted electronics and then enjoy our Party for the Planet. Every day is Earth Day at Brookfield Zoo, but on this very special day we will be showcasing some of the steps you can commit to that will truly make a difference for animals across the globe! This year we will focus on the African Painted Dog, which are medium-sized dogs that live on the savannah and in the open woodlands of central and southern Africa. Party for the Planet will be filled with educational, engaging and fun activities for the entire family.
Fashion Accessories In Vogue...& Out
DuPage County Historical Museum presents vogue accessories from the late 1800s through modern day. The transformation of trends in the fast paced and everchanging world of fashion will be explored through objects and images. See how parasols, chatelaines, and hairpins faded from favor and what modern accessories replaced them.
Located on over 325 acres, popular attractions include the Mastodon Gallery, the gorgeous Sunken Garden, an 18-hole golf course/driving range, the zoo, a 28-acre fishing lake with a one-mile multiple use trail, war memorials and the Winter Recreation Area.
Phillips Park Zoo & Sunken Garden
Established in 1915, the zoo is open daily, 9am – 5pm, year round (closed on Thanksgiving day/Christmas day/New Year’s day). Exhibits include primarily North American wildlife as well as a reptile house, which includes alligators as well as several species of snakes/turtles and tortoises.
Hollywood Casino Aurora
Simply the area's best gaming facility with slots, blackjack, poker, and more. More than 53,000 square feet of gaming space and the finest air quality in the region. The pavilion offers two restaurants and an astounding collection of movie memorabilia.
Raging Waves Waterpark
Aussie-themed Raging Waves is Illinois' largest outdoor waterpark. Sitting on more than 40 acres, this family-friendly waterpark features 17 water slides, a separate kiddie pool area,wave pool,lazy river,23 private cabanas,and more. Open Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Holiday Inn Aurora
Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast cooked fresh to order or try our awesome breakfast buffet, later enjoy a delectable dinner with daily specials all served in our own Kems restaurant, Unwind in our lounge or sit in front of our dazzling fire place. Tired and just want to rest order some room service delivered hot and prompt with a smile.
Phillips Park Aquatic Center
Deluxe water park with tube slides, simulated river, zero-depth pools and sand activity areas.
Village of Homer Glen Earth Day Arbor Day
Children's activities include crafts, petting zoo, jump zone, storytelling, hay rides, and pony rides. Exhibits will feature antique cars, eco-vehicles, tractors, a green market with items for sale, energy solutions and demonstrations. Enjoy a special presentation with Jim Necsi's Cold Blooded Creatures! Free admission and parking.
CITY: Homer Glen
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.
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.
Two Brothers Roundhouse
Welcome to the Two Brothers Roundhouse. Passion for beer, love of food, and appreciation for great architecture flourishes in the walls of this historic 70,000 square foot facility. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Two Brothers Roundhouse is the oldest limestone roundhouse in the United States. As they bring new life to this 155 year old building, enjoy a casual atmosphere in the main dining room gastropub, our sports tavern and music venue or our new cafe and bakery. There is more to do than dinner at the Roundhouse. As with the beer and food, the live entertainment has a local flair. Whether it be a wedding, reunion or corporate event, they have a variety of spaces for friends and family to gather. Cheers!
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.
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.
All-suite hotel designed for business, leisure or relocating travelers. Spacious one-bedroom and two-bedroom two-bath suites come with complimentary hot breakfast buffet and midweek evening dinner receptions. Features indoor pool or hot tub, gym and outdoor sports court, walking distance to Metra train station to downtown Chicago and minutes from downtown Aurora.
Aurora Regional Fire Museum
Displays of vintage firefighting equipment, memorabilia, thousands of photographs and gift shop. Five interactive kiosks on fighting fires.
The King, The Killer & The Cash
Starring three incredible tribute artists from the Million Dollar Quartet. Sun Studios in Memphis launched the careers and provided the soundtrack for its three biggest stars: Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash. Hailed as the “birthplace” of Rock & Roll, the music of Sun Studios is the spotlight of this musical tribute to those amazing artists.
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
Music Under the Stars
Music Under the Stars features a variety of music throughout the summer, including jazz, rock, big band, reggae and more.
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.
Hampton Inn & Suites Aurora
Near major attractions like Blackberry Farm, great golfing and shopping. Short drive to Hollywood Casino Aurora, Paramount Theatre and more. Amenities include 6,000 square foot swimming complex, kiddie pool, 2,200-gallon hot tub, exercise room and free high speed internet.
50 rooms and conference room within walking distance of Westfield Fox Valley Mall and minutes from downtown Aurora, Paramount Theatre, SciTech Hands-On Museum, Hollywood Casino Aurora, Two Brothers Roundhouse and antique shopping
New York Street Memorial Bridge
Spanning the entire scenic Fox River, the bridge's features include the circa 1930 “Memory” and “Victory” statues in honor of fallen soldiers.
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."
CITY: North Aurora
Kane County Fair-2014
Affordable family fun, carnival, entertainment, thrill events, farm animals, kids events, food, fun, more!
CITY: St. Charles
Hide-A-Way Lakes Camping & Recreational Park
Open all year. Nestled on 150 acres are wooded and secluded campsites with Morgan Creek meandering throughout, surrounded by several lakes. There are more than 5,000 feet of frontage on the beautiful Fox River with primitive camping, trailer rentals, yearly sites and full hook-ups for rigs of all sizes.
William Tanner House
Built in 1856, this Italianate building is home of the Aurora Historical Society and where you’ll find historic photos, books, documents and maps covering Aurora’s history from the 1830s to now. Tours of fully furnished home & exhibits offered. Call for hours.
Explore the wonderful world of bugs! Travel the Fox River bike trail from Red Oak to Lippold Park and meet these amazing creatures that live in the ponds, prairies and forests. This stroller-friendly event includes demonstrations, hands-on activities, prizes and giveaways - all bug-inspired.
CITY: North Aurora
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.
All Season Motel
16 guest rooms conveniently located at the corner of Route 71 & 47.
Super 8 Aurora
66 rooms with hot tub suites, complimentary deluxe breakfast, free high-speed Internet, an indoor heated pool and spa, fitness room, free local calls and cable TV. Chicago Premium Outlets, restaurants, golf courses and other attractions are nearby.
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.
They’re the hottest live kid’s show on Disney Junior and their concerts are unmatched. You’ll be singing, dancing, laughing, learning, and most importantly, you’ll be doing it with your kids. This show creates a lifetime of memories.
Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month and the Hispanic culture in Aurora with a variety of music acts, food vendors, traditional dance and a carnival.
Tour the oldest remaining structure in the village. The home was originally owned by Montgomery’s founder, Daniel Gray. A museum offers an educational history of the Village of Montgomery. Open 2nd Tuesday and 3rd Sunday of each month, 12:30-2:30 p.m. May-October.
Selected by Warner Bros to represent Smallville in the filming “Man of Steel”, Plano is now the home of the Smallville Museum. The museum collection contains a variety of props and other items used in the filming of the latest Superman movie.
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
Lyon Farm & Village
Features 15 historic buildings that trace the history of Kendall County plus an 1819 Chicago Burlington & Quincy caboose, a fully-stocked general store, an 1840s schoolhouse, town hall, a working blacksmith shop, the Plano Train Depot, (c. 1850s) and Yorkville Firehouse (c. 1888).
Wine Tasting Under the Oaks
Sample wines from local and downstate Illinois Vineyards under the oaks at Plowman’s Park. Nearly a dozen Illinois wineries will showcase their products and be available to sample and purchase. There will be food available. Free Parking.
CITY: Big Rock
Baymont Inn & Suites
Minutes from such major attractions like Chicago Premium Outlet, the Paramount Theatre, Two Brothers Roundhouse, the Aurora Regional Fire Museum and Hollywood Casino Aurora. Wake up to free continental breakfast and a free issue of USA Today. Help yourself to free Wi-Fi Internet access while relaxing in your comfortable room. Head to the fitness center for a workout, then unwind with a swim in the heated indoor pool. This pet-friendly hotel offers free parking for all vehicles, and kids 17 and under stay free with an adult.
CITY: North Aurora
Stone Mill Museum
Built in 1856, the Stone Mill was originally used to produce flour. In 1965, the building was deeded to the Sandwich Historical Society. The building itself is a museum exhibit which includes the original beams and support posts made of 125 year old timber. The historical society first opened the museum to the public in 1969 and now includes three floors of exhibits. Among the exhibits are fire fighting equipment, antique car, furniture, signage, photos and many other items from the area's past. The museum is open every Sunday, 1-4pm during warm months (April to October).
Mike Jones, singer/songwriter, and his band, PG-43, featuring easy listening music that explores our life journey.
At Hansen's Motel, we offer a wide range of king, queen and double bed rooms. We also offer you the full range of amenities that you would expect in a quality motel.
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.
Hampton Inn Yorkville
77 guest rooms, including single-room and whirlpool suites, indoor pool and whirlpool, fitness room, business center, On the House™ hot breakfast, meeting space and free wired and wireless Internet. Near Raging Waves Waterpark, Yorkville canoe/kayak chute and more.
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.
Larson's Family Farm
Visit the Larson Family Farm for some old fashioned country fun. In the fall, the farm offers pumpkins and gourds, hay rack rides and fall home decor. Come to the farm to cut your own Christmas tree. The venue is available for special event rentals. They offer evening bonfires on fall weekends and host school groups during weekdays.
Esther's Place - A Fiber Arts Studio
Handmade items from local wool - classes, gifts and more. Bed and breakfast service available.
CITY: Big Rock
JR Antiques and Collectibles
Specializing in antiques, collectibles, furniture, primitives and much more.
Heritage Hall & Chapel on the Green
Dating back to 1855, the chapel is Kendall County's oldest church building and is adorned with stained glass windows and a restored 1899 pipe organ.
The Homestead Bed & Breakfast
Situated on beautifully landscaped grounds featuring a labyrinth and hedge maze this 1854 Italianate country cottage is reminiscent of rural Tuscan villas and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Guests can choose from five bedrooms, with each room/bath combination offering a different level of amenities. The Homestead is ideal for small executive, group and personal retreats, a weekend getaway, an intimate wedding, commitment ceremony, renewal of marriage vows or other special events, bridal and baby showers, romantic getaways, girls weekend escapes, honeymoons, reunions with friends and family, and for business travelers. Our unique property provides the ideal setting to inspire creative minds and rejuvenate tired bodies. Group tours and catered lunches & dinners can be arranged.
Sycamore's Turning Back Time Weekend
Saturday is Cruise Night, complete with a free concert by Vintage Vinyl, a classic car cruise, food vendors, beer garden and more. The Classic Car Show is on Sunday featuring over 1,000 cars on display. This event is free to attend.
Always held the Wednesday after Labor Day. This large DeKalb County Fair held at the fairgrounds on Illinois Route 34, just south of DeKalb, in Sandwich. There will be a carnival, lots of different food vendors, entertainment for all tastes, horse shows to enjoy, truck and tractor pulls, and so much more.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Chicago West
Centrally located off I-290 this newly built Holiday Inn Express & Suites features 135 beautifully designed guest rooms. The hotel offers complimentary full hot breakfast, High-speed, wired and wireless Internet access, 24-hour business center. Guests enjoy our outstanding in room amenities like microwave, mini refrigerators, flat panel HDTV and you can relax in our indoor pool and Jacuzzi or workout in our fitness center. Within walking distance from many restaurants & shops. We offer all our guest complimentary shuttle transportation to O'Hare Airport, CTA Blue Line, and all Oak Park businesses & attractions. Special discounts for groups, corporate, seniors and motor coach tour packages. 1,5000 square feet of flexible meeting space including full service catering and audio visual services.
A modern Italian kitchen and late night bar in a family relaxed atmosphere.. Offers inside and outside dining and also provides full-service catering.
CITY: St. Charles
Country Folk Art Festival 32nd year
Extraordinary handmade arts and crafts made by award winning artisans. Reproductions of antique American furniture, historic crafts, folk art, primitives, unique Halloween, Christmas creations! Also come original antiques.
CITY: St. Charles