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The Busse Woods Trail system is located within Ned Brown Forest Preserve, a 3,700-acre property in the western suburbs of Chicago. There are 11.2 miles of paved trails for cyclists, equestrians and pedestrians. The main loop is nearly 8 miles, circling some lakes and meadows, while a couple of much shorter side loops will take you to the north and south end of the forest preserve. The Busse Woods Trail connects with the Schaumburg Bikeway on the west, and on the north, Busse Woods links to the Rolling Meadows Bikeway system. Some key features of the forest preserve include fishing, boat rentals and a small herd of captive resident elk. The trails are open from sunrise to sunset.
Elmhurst Art Museum
Exhibiting late 20th Century American Art, Elmhurst Art Museum offers exhibitions ranging from national touring works to local emerging and mid-career Chicago and Illinois artists. The Museum offers public tours, programs, guest lectures and art classes. It's award-winning structure contains a dramatic glass entrance gallery, three museum galleries, an educational pavilion, and the Ludwig Mies van der Rohe-designed McCormick house.
Serving Joliet and Communities for 50 years. Warm atmosphere specializing in char-broiled steaks & seafood. Superb Sunday brunch (regular menu available.) Friday night seafood buffet (regular menu available.) Extensive wine list. Private rooms for all occasions. Open Sun 10:00 AM, Mon-Sat 11:00 AM
Bass Pro Shops
DuPage County, Chicago’s Western Suburbs -- This sportsman's paradise is a breath of fresh air for outdoors enthusiasts. At Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World in Bolingbrook, you'll find everything you need for fishing, hunting, marine, camping, golf, footwear and gifts. Your adventure starts here!
Great Western Trail
This 17-mile trail replaces the abandoned main line of the Chicago Great Western Railroad. It is a flat easy ride connecting the communities of St. Charles and Sycamore.
37 Bar & Grill at White Pines Golf Club
DuPage County, Chicago’s Western Suburbs - Enjoy a variety of daily and weekly food and drink specials, along with craft beers offered on tap and by the bottle. Seasonal patio dining available, and the new bar area has sitting room for 38 guests, boasting multiple HDTV screens.
Spring Hill Mall
Shop more than 140 retail and specialty stores.
Will County Historical Society
Incorporated in 1964, the Will County Historical Society exists to connect people and organizations to the county's rich history. The Society's museum is housed in the original headquarters of the I&M Canal. Built in 1837, the structure played a central role in the design, financing, and construction of the Canal and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. Changing exhibits highlight the history of Will County and the Canal. The Society's extensive collection includes significant county and canal-related records, including maps, plats, land records, obituaries, photographs, newspapers, receipts, and correspondence.
Joliet Iron Works Historic Site
Joliet Iron Works Historic Site features 0.59 mile of paved trail that provides a self-guided interpretive tour of the site's historical significance. Take a free, naturalist-led tour of blast furnace ruins. Reservations are required.
Apple Orchard Golf Course
Apple Orchard is a par 27, nine-hole course with a pro shop and snack bar.
La Za Za Trattoria
Unique architectural shape and cozy atmosphere makes you a special part of this trattoria. Come experience friendly service and great food, where family and friends still matter.
Downtown Wheaton Association
DuPage County, Chicago’s Western Suburbs - Warm, friendly service is the hallmark of historic Downtown Wheaton. Stroll the tree-lined streets of this upscale retail and service district and delight in the quaint shops, award-winning restaurants, indulgent day spas and unique boutiques.
The Texan Barbeque
Open for breakfast Saturday and Sunday. Tender barbeque sandwiches cooked a variety of ways.
Woodruff Golf Course
Opened in 1921, Woodruff is an 18-hole sporty course with hilly terrain and a clubhouse.
Willow Crest Golf Course
Willow Crest Golf Course is an 18-hole championship golf course with water, sand, bunkers and beautiful landscape with multi-tiered tees and bent grass tees. Group outings, memberships and overnight packages are available.
The Renaissance Center is a restaurant and banquet facility. Open on Wednesday for themed lunch buffet and Friday night fine dining. Available for business meetings, corporate events, anniversary parties, weddings, banquets, showers and special events.
"A Million Reasons -- A Single Store!" From home decor, clothing, fashions and groceries to home improvement and more.
White Pines Golf Club & Banquets
A local favorite since 1928, White Pines is conveniently located minutes from O'Hare, and its two year-round 18-hole courses are situated on 240 beautiful acres. Banquet facilities are perfect for golf outings, weddings, business or social events, large and small.
McHenry County Pirates Football
Catch all the summer gridiron action of this minor league football team during Saturday night home games played at Jacobs High School in Algonquin.
The Sugar Path
The Sugar Path in Geneva is an innovative dessert bakery offering cupcakes, artisan cakes and pies. They bake farm-to-table, using ingredients sourced locally from farmers and vendors they have existing relationships with. The menu changes seasonally so you’ll be sure to get the freshest ingredients available.
Grand Army of the Republic Hall
Built in 1878, this structure was originally built as a monument to Aurora's Civil War Veterans. The building is currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has more than 2,500 artifacts, photographs, scrapbooks, medals, flags and items dating from the Civil War through the Vietnam War. This historic treasure is now open for public viewing on an initial limited basis. Self-guided public tours available Saturdays 12 noon to 4 pm and 6 - 8 pm during each First Friday event through November. Group tours (by appointment only) Wednesdays through Fridays. Tours free and open to the public. For information 630-256-INFO. Watch a quick virtual preview and then come visit in person. See the Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall, Post 20: Virtual Museum and Research Center at https://www.aurora-il.org/gar/virtual_exhibit.php.
Larson's Family Farm
Open throughout October, enjoy scenic hayrides on weekends, a pumpkin patch, the Barn Store, and Christmas trees after Thanksgiving.
City of West Chicago’s Gallery 200
DuPage County, Chicago’s Western Suburbs - Gallery 200 is fast becoming a haven for art lovers as a quality destination for buying and browsing great local art. The gallery, a cultural initiative supported by the City of West Chicago, hosts artist opening receptions, art talks and workshops.
Danada Equestrian Center
Danada Equestrian Center welcomes visitors of all ages to learn about riding and horsemanship through hayrides, group barn tours, riding lessons, summer camps for kids and its annual Fall Festival.
Embassy Suites Hotel Chicago-Lombard/Oak Brook
DuPage County, Chicago’s Western Suburbs - 262, two-room suite hotel with breath-taking indoor 10-story tropical atrium. Suites include living room, bedroom, wet bar, refrigerator, sofa bed, cooked-to-order breakfast and complimentary evening beverages.
Sheraton Lisle Hotel
DuPage County, Chicago’s Western Suburbs - This Sheraton has 25,000 sq.ft. of meeting space including a 15,000 sq.ft. IACC-approved Executive Meeting Center, full-service business center, Union Station restaurant, and renovated fitness center with indoor pool and two racquetball courts.
Northern Illinois University Sports (NIU Sports)
The Northern Illinois University Huskies play in the MAC Conference and have a diverse athletic department. Their many sports teams include: Men’s football, baseball, basketball, golf, soccer, tennis and wrestling, while their women’s teams include: Basketball, cross country, golf, gymnastics, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field and volleyball.
This university boasts a beautiful quad, and features the Schingoethe Center and Dunham Gallery of student art.
The 185,000-square-foot retail showroom is an educational and entertainment attraction, featuring a décor of museum-quality animal displays, huge aquariums and trophy animals interacting in realistic re-creations of their natural habitats.
La Quinta Inn Chicago/Willowbrook
DuPage County, Chicago’s Western Suburbs - 130-room hotel with fitness center. In-room coffee maker, hair dryer, iron/ironing board, 25" TV, voicemail and dataport phones. Free local calls, USA Today and breakfast bar.
Fabyan Villa Museum & Japanese Garden
The Fabyan Villa Museum, a 1907 Frank Lloyd Wright redesign, is located in the Fabyan Forest Preserve. It houses unique natural and Oriental artifacts from the collection of Colonel George and Nelle Fabyan.
Blue Goose Super Market
Known throughout the Fox Valley for top-quality meats, produce, and fresh bakery products. Where service has been a family tradition for more than 70 years in St. Charles.
Rocktown Adventures is a specialty outdoor retailer and adventure club. They offer sales, rentals, lessons, guided trips and related apparel for kayaking, canoeing, stand-up paddleboarding, Nordic skiing and snowshoeing. They also carry camping equipment, lifestyle apparel and transportation equipment. Rocktown's mission is to help you gear up and head out. They carry top equipment sold by knowledgeable staff. Their experienced instructors love to share their passion for the outdoors. The trip guides know the waterways and trails like the back of their hand. The shop is conveniently located near an abundance of recreational assets waiting to be discovered by you!
Ballydoyle Irish Pub & Restaurant
From the southern midlands of Ireland to the Chicago suburbs Ballydoyle carries the tradition with classic Irish brews, excellent food and live entertainment. Irish fare, boxtys, entrees and burgers. Brews on tap, by the pint, bottle and cans. Live music, parties and events. Celebrate St. Patrick's Day all year!
The Snuggery is a 5,000 square-feet establishment that boasts a 40-seat 35-feet island bar surrounded by cushy bar-height booths and high top tables. For those who wish to have a more leisurely dining experience, the dining room of the restaurant features seating for over 200 guests. Guests can also drink and dine at one of the largest outdoor poolside gardens in Schaumburg.
Center for History
Museum and education center highlighting our nation's social heritage through captivating exhibits and programs. Stories of the 1915 Eastland Disaster, and experience life on the run following the Underground Railroad.
Stained glass supplies, custom and restoration.
This kinetic water sculpture, created by Christian Tobin, combines art with the law of physics to enable giant stones to rock, spin and swivel on a cushion of water.
Wedgewood Golf Course
This 18-hole golf course is known for its hilly terrain, and features a clubhouse.
Home furnishings that combine good design, function and quality at affordable prices.
Marriott Suites Downers Grove
Distinctive boutique-like setting with 254 suites, each featuring two unique living areas. With over 3,300 square feet of meeting space and a convenient location at I-88 and I-355, this hotel offers the perfect setting for both business and pleasure.
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
Rock Bottom is all about the beer. Every tank tapped here represents hours of planning, experimentation, ingenuity and precision by a local Rock Bottom Brewmaster. The folks here pride themselves on the remarkably consistent quality of their handcrafted beers as well as their tasty menu of made-from-scratch food.
This popular local theater group performs original plays, musicals, murder mysteries, comedies and children's theater.
Pizza Cucina (Wasco)
5 minutes west of downtown St. Charles in Wasco. Open daily. Delivery available. Catering too.
Hollywood Palms, A Cinema, Bar & Eatery
Experience first run movies at Hollywood Palms while you enjoy our full bar and dinner menu including appetizers, entrees, desserts all while catching a flick, 18 & older after 5:30 pm. Call for “all-ages” showtimes.
Holiday Inn Express - Algonquin
The Holiday Inn Express® Chicago - Algonquin is removed from the urban atmosphere of the Chicago area, while still conveniently close to everything you need. Leisure travelers find plenty of entertainment in the area, while corporate travelers enjoy the abundance of local business opportunities in Algonquin. The hotel is six miles from I-90, which takes you into downtown Chicago in about an hour. The hotel's complimentary shuttle service can be used to commute to business destinations within a five-mile radius of the hotel.
Anyway's American Grill & Pub
Restaurant and pub with comfortable, friendly and casual atmosphere. Outdoor beer garden, dining room and separate bar area with TVs throughout. Full menu featuring classic American fare; average price $7-$12. Daily drink specials. Open daily 11:00 am.
Public Enemies - Stateville Correctional Center
The Feds hunt notorious American gangsters John Dillinger, Pretty Boy Floyd and Baby Face Nelson during a 1930s crime wave. The restored period exterior of Chicago’s Biograph Theater, site of Dillinger’s infamous demise, is featured in a pivotal scene in the movie.
Goodrich Randall 15
The Goodrich Randall theater complex includes the only IMAX screen in the Fox Valley area.
Springbrook Golf Course
Located in west central Naperville and adjacent to the DuPage County Forest Preserve's Dragon Lake, Springbrook Golf Course commands some the finest views of Naperville's open space and trails. Built in 1974, the facility features a challenging 18-hole championship golf course, a 28-stall natural turf driving range, two practice putting green with bunkers. Its beautiful, mature and lush foliage and trees complement the manicured greens, tees and fairways. Combined with its exceptional course design, golfers of all skill levels return time and again to play.
Historic Geneva Step-On Tours
Discover Geneva's historic districts - from the refurbished downtown storefronts to the dozens of treasured Third Street Victorian homes that now house over 100 unique specialty shops and quaint eateries.
Geneva History Center
They offer award winning educational programs and professional exhibits that make the Geneva History Center a source of great community pride.
Old Town Pub & Eatery - Geneva
Neighborhood bar and grille that beckons friends to get together and join in the fun. Specializing in fresh salads, appetizers, mouth-watering sandwiches and tasty homemade french fries.
The Haeger Potteries
World's largest manufacturer of art pottery. Factory outlet salesroom and Haeger Museum open to the public at original manufacturing site.
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!
A' Salute Lounge & Grill
A' Salute is a high class lounge featuring entertainment every Friday and Saturday night with room for dancing. The menu will feature a selection of small sandwiches called "trios" which are served in threes.
Solemn Oath Brewery
Solemn Oath Brewery makes craft beer in Naperville, IL. They are driven by a passion for Belgian-inspired and barrel-aged beers. Their brewery offers a taproom where you can sample a favorite ale or try something new.
Naperville Bites and Sites
Enjoy a culinary and cultural walking experience through Naperville's historic neighborhood. One delicious taste at a time! Sample some great food and drink tastings from family run restaurants and shops. Along the way you will discover beautiful downtown Naperville, the Riverwalk and fun facts on the rich history that makes Naperville amazing.
Espo's Country Lanes
Elgin's finest 40-lane bowling center.
Fermilab's Ramsey Auditorium
The mission of the Fermilab Arts and Lecture Series is to celebrate the artistic and intellectual vision of Fermilab by actively fostering an appreciation of science and the performing arts in neighboring communities. Most of the Arts and Lecture Series performances and lectures take place in Fermilab's Ramsey Auditorium.
Features a distinctive entertainment and dining venue. Celebrate "sophisticated fun" in our warm and inviting 45,000 square foot indoor/outdoor facility complete with 20 bowling lanes and 10 bocce courts, exceptional Italian-American bistro with wine cellar, outdoor patio, fireplace, and beautifully appointed event and party room that can accommodate groups from 20-600.
Fox and Hound Schaumburg
Neighborhood pub - fresh casual themed restaurant with upscale billiards, shuffleboard, ping-pong, and darts. Party space available.
Kane County Flea Market - October 2016
"The Best in the Midwest or Anywhere." Up to 1000 dealers. 1st Saturday of the month and the following Sunday. Food served all day.
Howard Johnson Hotel in Addison has two meeting room. The largest is 500 sq.ft., Smoking rooms available; continental breakfast included in rate; free shuttle to/from O'Hare airport; free Wi-Fi, pet-friendly.
Air Classics Museum of Aviation
Air Classics is an aviation museum located at Aurora Municipal Airport - ARR where the aircraft actually fly. You can climb into the pilot's seat of a UH-1 Huey helicopter. The museum's collection includes aircraft, vehicles, uniforms and other aviation memorabilia from the 1930s to the present time. General Admission: Saturdays and Sundays 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Group Tours: Tuesdays through Fridays by appointment.
Inwood Golf Course
Inwood offers a lighted range, pro shop and concessions.
The Bensenville Park District and the DuPage County Forest Preserve have been working to restore this property and land. Fischer Farm is believed to be one of the oldest remaining homesteads in the county. Explore the buildings, touch the artifacts, and connect with history.
Sycamore Family Sports Center
Enjoy family fun at the Sports Center with a golf driving range, an 18-hole mini golf course, six batting cages from Little League to professional, go-karts and soccer kicking cages.
Hoosier Grove Schoolhouse Museum
Originally built as a one-room schoolhouse in 1904 on the corner of Old Church and Barrington Roads, the museum was moved to its present site in 1991.
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.
Oscar Swan Country Inn
This historic building, a Colonial Williamsburg Revival, dates back to 1902. The Inn opened in 1988. It is decorated with antiques and collectables, giving the house a feeling of charm and delight. The Inn has eight bed-rooms, all unique and different, as well as several dining rooms and a glassed in Garden Room. Available for weddings, receptions, banquets, private parties, meetings, retreats and more!
Enjoy lunch, dinner or a snack at Geneva's landmark restaurant. For over 80 years, fine food and spirits have been served at very reasonable prices in a casual and relaxed atmosphere.
Rox City Grill at Hotel Baker
Hotel Baker's intimate dining features prime steaks, chops, seafood, desserts. Lunch May through December 11:30-2pm. Dinner Tues-thru Sat. Lounge open nightly. Live entertainment Thurs-Sat.
West Chicago City Museum
DuPage County, Chicago’s Western Suburbs - Housed in historic Turner Town Hall (National Register site), the museum features community history exhibits and a research collection including local history and railroad materials. The Kid Zone Gallery offers changing hands-on displays for all ages.
Forest Preserve District of Will County
Biking and running trails, bird watching, camping, cross-country skiing, sledding, outdoor ice skating, canoeing and rafting and fishing. The district office provides all information on preserves and issues picnic permits.
Comfort Suites Lombard
DuPage County, Chicago’s Western Suburbs - The 66-room hotel features spacious king and double queen suites with separate sleeping and sitting areas. Features microfridge, coffeemaker, hair dryer and iron/ironing board. Complimentary breakfast buffet. Fitness room and indoor heated pool.
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.
Judy's Quilt 'N' Sew
A nice selection of fabric, notions, books and threads. Experienced quilters to assist with all your quilting needs. Quilting classes available.
Aurora Regional Fire Museum
The museum features a variety of interactive exhibits designed to educate and entertain children, families, and firefighters. Visitors can pass a leather fire bucket. Marvel at a strange looking firemen’s smoke mask. Explore the differences in fire hose nozzles. See and hear how fire engines clear the streets with sirens, horns, and devices that control traffic lights. Watch vintage firefighting films on five video touch-screens. All this, in addition to 5 pieces of fire apparatus on display in a fully restored fire station built in 1894. Suggested donation $5 adult and $3 child.
Blackberry Oaks Golf Course
This 18-hole course is par 72.
College of DuPage McAninch Arts Center
The McAninch Arts Center is home to five resident professional ensembles: Buffalo Theatre Ensemble, DuPage Opera Theatre, Arts Center Jazz Ensemble, New Classic Singers and New Philharmonic.
Sycamore RV Resort
Sycamore RV Resort offers water, electric and sewer hookups on shaded and open sites. Picnic tables and fire rings are at each site. Some other amenities are clean restrooms, hot showers, laundromat, Campground Store, two fishing lakes, swimming beach, paddle boats, row boats, pedal karts, sand volleyball and more!
Plays host to community festivals in Hanover Park.
This 8-mile singletrack in Carpentersville, IL. is perfect for beginners without giving up on the excitement. The terrain is varied with steep descents, plenty of jumps, twisty trails through the woods and long stretches through meadows.
Marge Cline Whitewater Course
The Marge Cline Whitewater course is located in Yorkville 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.
Bowling, cosmic bowling, video arcade, Pizza Hut Express and more.
Villa Olivia Country Club Ski Area
Villa Olivia is a public facility. Slope ticket required to access ski and snowboard activities including 7 runs, quad chair lift and 6 rope tows. Villa Olivia has skiwee for kids 4-9 years old, snow tubing, ski, dining, golf, lessons, snowboarding, sleigh rides.
1401 West Restaurant at Chicago Marriott Oak Brook
Featuring prime steaks and seafood, our chef blends innovative American cuisine with French country cooking to create regional and seasonal specialties with full bodied flavors.
Known for its live salsa music and dancing, Esteban’s hosts Expression Nite on Thursdays, featuring drag performers. The dinner menu, served Wednesday through Saturday evenings, offers Latin American specialties.
Native American Art Gallery. Movies and music performed to enrich the public on Native American culture.
Smitty's On The Corner
Smitty’s, in St. Charles is family owned and operated, using only the freshest, most flavorful ingredients to prepare all of their mouthwatering sandwiches, homemade soups, crisp salads, ice cream and more.
Camp Sagawau Environmental Education Center
Environment Education Center - offers cross country skiing in the winter.
Muirhead Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast
Private Master Suite surrounded by nearly 800 acres of prairie, this Frank Lloyd Wright designed home offers a private bath, historical artifacts, hearty country breakfasts and beautiful views.
DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago Wood Dale
DuPage County, Chicago’s Western Suburbs - DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago Wood Dale is located in the Chancellory Business Park near I-290 & Thorndale Ave. (9 miles from O'Hare Airport and 35 miles from Midway) and offers 3,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, a restaurant, a lounge, and more.