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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.
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 and 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. Experience the new Children’s Discovery Room for ages under 18. Our discovery room provides an opportunity for younger children to play and learn about fire safety. Admission $3 for children and $5 for adults.
Let Aurora Skate Center share the joy of roller skating in a family-friendly environment. They pride themselves with offering something for everyone, from the little ones to adults who have been skating for years. Home of the Aurora 88s, Aurora Skate Center takes pride in their professional-quality hardwood maple “floating” floor. On Mondays they host a live organ-music dance session with Frank Pellico, organist for the Chicago Blackhawks, playing the only triple-deck Hammond X-66 Pipe Organ (w/ 26-ranks of pipes) in the country. See Friday and Saturday night on the "Daily Calendar" for "Fresh Fridays" and "Old vs. New School Saturdays!" See their web site for more events and details.
This university boasts a beautiful quad, and features the Schingoethe Center and Dunham Gallery of student art.
Welcome the choirs home after their annual concert tour. The concert will reflect nearly the entire year of music prepared by the choirs. Enjoy hearing music from the Renaissance through the modern day in a variety of tempos and texts. See their web site to register for this free event.
This much-lauded and beautiful auditorium hosts classical and popular musical events as well as popular lectures and recitals. It is located in Aurora University's Institute for Collaboration building.
The City of Aurora and Zagster, Inc. launched a new bike-share program that will provide Aurora visitors with a convenient, affordable and healthy way to get around town. 18 cruiser bikes are available at three downtown stations for riders to use for on-demand, local trips. Stations are located at RiverEdge Park - 360 Broadway Ave., Aurora City Hall - 44 E. Downer Place and Santori Public Library of Aurora - 101 S. River Street. This initiative creates new opportunities for visitors to experience the Aurora Area from a different vantage point and see it in a whole new light.
Autobahn Country Club is the 4th largest road course in the US. We have multiple public driving events and programs including Go Karting.
Autre Monde Cafe is a neighborhood restaurant celebrating all things Mediterranean with a fresh, seasonal menu, old world focused wine list showcasing the best organic & artisan producers as well as cocktail program inspired by small batch spirits, fresh juices and old school techniques.
The Avenue shops are located at Oak Park and Lake Street and across from picturesque Scoville Park. It's All Here! In the "Heart of Oak Park" you'll find specialty shops that offer personal service as the norm -- not the exception! International and local designers of fashion and jewelry, antique shops, galleries and fine restaurants.
Azoosment Park at Santa's Village is an amusement park/petting zoo. Unlimited pony rides and amusement rides with one paid admission.
Vintage and country home accent treasures; antiques, florals, hand-painted furniture and wall art, also shabby chic.
Located inside Hollywood Casino Joliet, catch a live performance, dance the night away to the areas hottest DJ's or throw a private party! Backstage offers two large bars, an amazing sound system and a classy ambiance. For your next outing, consider Backstage and it's wide array of setup options and food & beverage packages.
Bahama Breeze provides a Caribbean escape with all your favorites: seafood, chicken, and steak. Relax and enjoy our tropical atmosphere, handcrafted cocktails, and fresh food. We can accommodate groups up to 200 people and have several areas for private or semi-private dining. Relax and enjoy!
Experience sophisticated yet casual, contemporary American dining at Bakersfield, showcasing a wood-fired grill, heated patio, wine room & full bar.
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!
Classic, exotic automobiles from the last 100+ years. Car collection is open to the public for complimentary viewing. Also provides brokering, consignment sales, mechanical evaluation for all cars.
Unique shopping experience specializing in folk art classes, supplies and wooden ware; seasonal antique barn and petting zoo on site.
Serving authentic, home style Thai Cuisine to the Northwest Suburbs since 1994. We offer traditional flavors that delight your taste buds and warm your soul. Fresh from our kitchen to your table.
Enjoy the fusion of traditional Indian architecture with modern technology; Explore the various facets of Hindu rites & rituals, as well as the core philosophical precepts of the religion; Experience peace & serenity. All are welcome.
Barbakoa is a fun, eclectic restaurant serving delicious Latin cuisine infused with passion, love and an unrivaled quality of service. This modern Latin bistro brings casual fine dining with an urban vibe to the Western suburbs. The restaurant is a lively and upbeat, featuring modern interpretations of Latin cuisine with roots in Central and South America, the Spanish Caribbean, and enriched by European influences.
Two of the biggest voices in music history never had the opportunity to perform together, live in concert. Now, this is your chance to experience what it would have been like to see Ol’ Blue Eyes and Babs share the stage, right here in Aurora. The two performers paying tribute to these legends sound like Frank and Barbra, they look like Frank and Barbra, and man, will they blow your mind. They’ll cover everything from “Don’t Rain on My Parade” to “The Way You Look Tonight” and so many more of those classic tunes you know and love. This is one glamorous, heart-warming and spectacular show you won’t want to miss.
Newly opened in November, 2009, Barclay's American Grille, serves classic American cuisine "with a twist". Signature burgers, BBQ ribs, fresh seafood and an array of steaks and chops are prepared on our wood burning grill and served with our amazing homemade sauces and creative toppings. Barclay's offers a relaxed, casual dining experience with exceptional food and service and is the perfect gathering place for friends and families.
Barclay's American Grille, located in the Carleton Hotel, opened its doors in November 2009, with much anticipation and excitement. The restaurant went through an extensive restoration, as well as, a new concept, focusing on affordable, casual dining, The decor blends contemporary and traditional styles resulting in an inviting and comfortable dining experience with exceptional food and service. It is the perfect gathering place for friends and families. The Barclay Room is available for private dining and larger parties and during the summer months, dine al fresco at our outdoor patio.
We are all super excited to tend, cook and serve you while you are here, so come on down, check in, like us on Facebook and give us your feedback. Open 5 pm - 11 pm Tue/Wed, 5 pm - midnight Thurs/Fri/Sat and 5 pm - 11 pm Sundays.
Casual fine dining serving traditional and modern Italian specialties. Award winning steaks, chops, seafood, fresh pastas and much more, served in a European atmosphere. We have an extensive wine list and signature cocktails. Private room available for all occasions.
This full-service library presents a variety of arts events throughout the year.
Explore this historic mall, built in 1904, featuring more than 20 specialty shops and Chessie's, an authentic 1915 train station restaurant with its own railroad car.
This 18-hole course features a practice range, pro shop, snack shop and banquet facilities. Bartlett Hills Golf Club & Banquets is also an award-winning wedding venue that can accommodate up to 230 of your friends and family.
Features Shattered the 3D nightmare, ranked Top 13 3D Haunt in the World by Haunted Attraction Magazine. Terrifying...not for the faint of heart. Enter at your own risk. Open year-round. Recommended for ages 13 and older.
BASILICO FEATURES A RELAXED, COZY ATMOSPHERE, AND THE BEST IN AUTHENTIC ITALIAN CUISINE. WE USE SEVENTY YEAR-OLD GOURMET RECIPES THAT INCLUDE HOMEMADE PASTAS, CHICKEN, VEAL, STEAKS, AND SEAFOOD. WE WILL DEFINITELY HAVE YOUR TASTEBUDS SINGING "AMORE".
Blending old world tradition with culinary flair and innovations, this is a celebration of Mediterranean Cuisine. Named after the "royal" herb, Basils brings the delicate balance and warmth of Greek comfort food to the modern dining table. Named one of 15 Unique Restaurants by Only In Your State: "Who knew some of the best Greek food wasn't in Greektown but was instead in a suburb? Yes, it's at Basils, a fantastic restaurant that has phenomenal Greek food perfectly paired with wines." (July 16, 2015)
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!
Enjoy 48 premium flavors of ice cream and sherbet (over 150 flavors rotated)! Kid-approved flavors. Non-dairy sherbet options. Homemade waffle cones. Fruit smoothies. Custom cakes. Specialty drinks. And toppings, toppings, toppings!
Experience railroad and war history alongside Batavia-related exhibits. The original bed and dresser from Mary Todd Lincoln's room at Bellview Sanitarium are displayed here.
A 32-acre park built in cooperation with Batavia Park District, the city of Batavia and the Batavia Riverwalk Committee. Park your bikes by the Depot Museum and stroll the boardwalks through the wildflower garden.
As the centerpiece of downtown Batavia, the Riverwalk extends along the Depot Pond and Fox River to a north point pavilion, where grand views of the Fox River are available.
Fine lingerie, sleepwear, foundations, bridal undergarments, accessories and more for the sophisticated woman. In Forest Park.
Stay just minutes from Chicago Premium Outlets, Paramount Theatre, Two Brothers Roundhouse and Hollywood Casino Aurora. 71 newly renovated rooms with complimentary Wi-Fi, refrigerator, microwave, 39” LED TV. Indoor pool and fitness center. Pet friendly with deposit.
The Baymont Inn is pleased to provide our guests with exceptional service. We are an incorridor property with 3 floors. Whether you are here for business or leisure, we have many amenities at an affordable price.
123-room hotel conveniently located 1/2 mile from I-88. Several restaurants within walking distance. Expanded continental breakfast, fitness room, free wireless hi-speed internet, and many other amenities.
Sporting goods retailer and team sales. Equipment and apparel for baseball, softball, soccer, football, basketball, and volleyball.
BC Bistro and Lounge serves an American menu with well-known and innovative dishes. Open 'til midnight. Children's Menu.
An incredible selection of beads and beading supplies in a charming shop with knowledgeable staff. Everything for the beginner to the expert -- new and vintage beads, charms, chain, wire, findings, stringing materials and books. Beaded jewelry repair. Special events include birthday parties, celebrations for adults, classes to improve your craft, and activities for youth groups.
Speciality coffee beverages including espresso-based drinks, smoothies, chai tea, panini sandwiches and pastries.
Beer House, located on the outskirts of Yorktown Center, is a unique concept bringing over 60 tap and hundreds of bottled beers to one great venue. You can be sure to find almost half of our tap line dedicated to local breweries. Catering to both the beer aficionado and those wanting to learn more, our staff is willing to answer questions and make suggestions. Come drink the best beers, enjoy live music, catch sports on our 15 televisions, or just relax with friends!
1850 limestone Greek Revival home restored, developed as preservation study house. June-August, Tues. 1-4pm. Other hours, groups by appointment.
This state-of-the-art sports complex includes baseball, softball, track, football, soccer and lacrosse fields. The complex is home to the DuPage Dragons and Chicago Bandits professional fast-pitch softball for women.
At Benihana your food is not only cooked - it's choreographed. Our chefs will have you craving for more as they slice and dice your meal right before your eyes. Highly skilled and well-trained, your personal chef will entertain you as they cook such favorites as steak, chicken, seafood and fresh vegetables in traditional Japanese style on a hibachi table. So, come in today and witness first hand what has become the longest running dinner show in the world. Reservations are recommended.
Japanese Hibachi style cooking - a chef prepares for at your table. Steak, chicken, shrimp, scallops & lobstertail.
Where Irish Hospitality means that pours and portions are a little more generous. Crowd-pleasing menu selections are varied and unique and the answer Ida,ways O'YES!! Bennigan's American Fare, Irish Hospitality!
DuPage County, Chicago's Western Suburbs - Ten minutes from O'Hare, Bensenville Park District offers everything for your leisure, fitness & banquet needs. From the outstanding White Pines Golf Club to the award-winning Deer Grove Water Park, come and enjoy a variety of activities, parks & events.
Head to the Depot District for the 9th Annual Cruise Nites presented by Berwyn Kia, Paisans Pizzeria & Bar, Mike & Sons Auto Services, Cicero Auto Parts, Deece Automotive! Cruise Nites take place on Tuesdays from 6-9pm in the Depot District at Windsor & Grove Avenues steps away from the Berwyn Metra Station. Enjoy your summe evenings while taking a stroll through a combination of car show and nightlife.
Boasting an eclectic collection of Route 66 artifacts, aerial photos and historic signs, the RT 66 Museum is a great beginning for your journey. Open weekdays 9am to 5pm. No charge for admission.
The City of Berwyn has placed four exhibits on Ogden Avenue to educate travelers, tourists, and residents about Berwyn's heritage as one of the first eastern suburban communities along Historic Route 66. Berwyn's four exhibits feature the origin of the Ogden corridor and its early history, its first auto-oriented "fast food" restaurants, and its automobile-based economy and car culture. Visit our Information Kiosk for more information!
Free Hot Breakfast Free WIFI Free local calls and HBO Channels. Indoor heated pool and fitness center. All rooms have refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, iron and ironing boards.
52 guest rooms, extended stay available. Amenities: business center, fitness center, outdoor heated pool. Complimentary full hot breakfast. Free wi-fi. Winner of Trip Advisor's Certificate of Excellence.
A smaller, intimate hotel catering to the business traveler with personal service and attention to detail. We feature two restaurants, banquet facilities, and a fitness center.
248-room full-service hotel conveniently located between O'Hare and downtown. Outdoor pool, fitness center, 24-hour restaurant, lounge, room service, fax and copy service. 14,000 sq.ft. of meeting/banquet space
The Best Western Des Plaines Inn is a first-class hotel located only 4½ miles away from O'Hare Airport and very convenient to Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, home of the Rosemont Expo, and All State Arena, home of the Rosemont Horizon. We offer you deluxe accommodations with complimentary breakfast, an indoor heated pool, fitness center, meeting room and free parking. There are several major shopping centers located from 3 to 8 miles from the Best Western Des Plaines Inn.
The Best Western Inn and Suites- Midway Airport is located in Burbank only 2 1/2 miles south of Midway Airport. Enjoy our indoor pool, whirlpool, exercise room, and breakfast room.
Convenient to area restaurants, downtown St. Charles shopping. Each guest room includes a mini-fridge & microwave. New executive suite wing.
Green Eco-friendly practices, complimentary hot breakfast, new indoor heated swimming pool area, spa, large atrium with a sundeck, retractable roof, a meeting room for up to 40 people, spacious rooms with microwaves, refrigerators and free high speed wireless internet access.
Nice clean newer hotel with many upgrades. Offers free interenet service and a friendly and caring staff.
DuPage County, Chicago’s Western Suburbs - Enjoy deluxe continental breakfast, lobby computer access, 24-hour exercise room. Guest rooms each have free internet access, cable TV, microwave and refrigerator. Hotel is centrally located near restaurants, shopping and more! Easy access to I-88.
The Best Western hotel offers the best in amenities, customer service, and accommodations at an affordable rate. Located about 20 miles from Chicago and located on Old Route 66. Convenient access to I-55 brings them to the favorite Chicago area attractions. Hot breakfast buffet is complimentary along with High-Speed WiFi.
DuPage County, Chicago’s Western Suburbs - 45 fully-appointed rooms in a boutique hotel setting. Every guest room features goose down comforter, cd/dvd player, refrigerator, microwave, Evening homemade choc.chip cookies, and complimentary breakfast buffet.
Beverly Lake Forest Preserve Trail is perfect for hiking and biking. The five mile out and back trail located near Dundee that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
Bicentennial Riverfront Park is a five-acre community park on the south bank of the Fox River. 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.
More than 35 miles of scenic trails, from Aurora to Crystal Lake, pass through scenic landscapes. Active travelers enjoy biking, hiking, jogging and cross-country skiing. Nature-seekers enjoy bird watching and tranquil vegetation. Routes include the Fox River, Virgil Gilman and Red Oak Trails, and the Illinois Prairie Path.
Modern Mexican Restaurant specializing in tacos and margaritas, utilizing fresh ingredients to create a new and succulent Mexican experience.
Big Bowl is a pioneering Asian restaurant, vibrant in design and cuisine, offering the latest in authentic Chinese and Thai food.
This forest preserve has miles of wooded trails and a quarry lake suitable for hiking and horseback. Fishing, canoeing and kayaking permitted in season.
Step into the restored corn crib and explore artifacts from the century-old Plowing Match or learn more about Welsh immigrants. Open by appointment.
Opened in 1930 and designed by C.H. Muelenford and Sam Sneed. Hundreds of tall oak trees throughout the course (some oaks are centuries old), complimented by five lakes and Long Run Creek, will test your shot making abilities. Big Run Golf Club can be difficult but enjoyable, challenging and sporty. The course has never stood on it's laurels, it has been reshaped over the years to compliment both the improvements in today's golfers and to take advantage of this scenic piece of land golfers have come to enjoy.
Big Shot is an upscale Restaurant & Piano Bar. A cozy place to meet, eat, and drink while listening and interacting with talented musicians. From the warm atmosphere to the variety of enticing menu items, this intimate spot will showcase live talent every night. The extremely friendly restaurant will invite its patrons to participate and sing along with new songs performed by talented professionals. This will definitely be a place to start and end an evening.
The Big Ten Experience features a collection of 13 interactive exhibits showcasing conference notables dating back to 1896, the year the conference was founded. Highlights include the Big Ten Theater which gives patrons a behind-the-scenes, immersive audio and video experience looking at student-athletes and traditions, along with radio and television features of notable accomplishments on and off the field of play.
The area's best selection of bikes, recumbents, accessories and clothing. Rentals: bikes, tandems, trailer cycles, recumbent bikes and trikes. Home of Creative Mobility featuring bikes for special needs. Just west of Randall.
On historic Bluff Street along the waterway in downtown Joliet, this park features free summer concerts, lush grounds, outdoor bandshell and indoor theatre. Office hours: Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm and Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 noon.
This museum located on the campus of Wheaton College is devoted to the history of Christian evangelism and its influences on society. View rare artifacts, art and displays that include a powerful 3-D presentation of the gospel message.
Contemporary restaurant that showcases hearty, American cuisine and features rustic-chic decor. The cozy and elegant homespun feel celebrates the rustic American food and design.
Lord and Burnham designed this historic greenhouse featuring a tropical house, cacti room, show house and outdoor gardens.
Built in 1916 in the Georgian revival style, Bishops Hall once housed bishops for several decades. Now, located among the highest concentration of Frank Lloyd Wright homes including his very own home & studio, its lush gardens and terrace offer the rare opportunity to stay in one of Oak Park's most historic architectural treasures.
What started as a dream at age 6 is now a reality in the form of Bisi African Restaurant. Bisi was raised by her grandmother who taught her the secrets and art of African cuisine and has over 20 years of experience preparing various African dishes. Your food is guaranteed to be fresh from the meat type to fresh produce because just like our slogan,"Fresh ingredients make delicious food".
In Chinese culture, quality and health are more than just values, they're traditions. Everything on our menu is made to order with these two traditions in mind. We've brought the finest Dim Sum chefs in from Chinatown, and let them loose in our kitchen, to create an authentic Dim Sum selection rarely found in the suburbs.
At Bistro Dragon, all dishes are made from real ingredients and prepared in such a way that high quality flavor and nutrition are maintained. MSG and canned vegetables are never used. Chef Chen offers an inventive sushi selection combined with spectacular presentation.
CITY:Elk Grove Village
All of our custom hand-crafted spirits are produced in small batches by our master distiller in limited 200 gallon quantities. Our specialty is creating extremely unique flavor profiles not found from large distillers.
A suburban classic restaurant located in the heart of Elk Grove Village. Black Steer Charhouse offers incredible service and great food in a modern space. Known for having one of the area's best house cut steaks, creative martinis and fresh seafood, Black Steer Charhouse is the perfect place for small groups, families and parties up to 100.
CITY:Elk Grove Village
Enjoy grilled to perfection steaks along with charbroiled burgers and sandwiches, pastas, chicken and ribs. Listen to live entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays or indulge in our Black Steer Brunch on Sundays.
CITY:Elk Grove Village
Nestled on 54 scenic acres, Blackberry Farm is a family-friendly destination that features unique play areas for all ages, live animals, amusement rides, and a living history museum that brings Aurora’s history to life through demonstrations, exhibits and extensive artifact collections. Blackberry Farm is fun for all ages and is a great choice for your wedding, company picnic, birthday party or family reunion. All attractions are included with daily admission. Enjoy unlimited rides on the train, hay wagon, pedal tractors, paddle boats, carousel and ponies. Ice skating rink in winter when weather permits.
Welcome to the online home for Blackberry Oaks Golf Course. Named as one of the best golf courses in the Chicagoland area by Chicagoland Golf Magazine, Blackberry Oaks is a public, 18-hole championship golf course. Located in Bristol, Illinois, the course was built to blend and enhance the natural assets of the property, such as Blackberry Creek, the wetlands, the prairie lands, and mature oak groves; Blackberry Oaks is a true “Link with Nature.”
BlackStone Bar & Grill has an inviting char-house atmosphere accented by a colorful bar, featuring a wide selection of sandwiches, steaks, seafood, and chicken prepared fresh on the grill. We also offer a "home kitchen" menu boasting a variety of "platter-style" recipes passed down through our chefs' families homemade dishes, common when families had more time to spend in the kitchen. BlackStone's diverse selection of appetizers and entrees provides a complete dining experience... whether it be for a romantic dinner for two, or a fun "night out" for the entire family.