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James B. and Rosalyn L. Pick Museum of Anthropology at Northern Illinois University
The Anthropology Museum at Northern Illinois University was founded in 1964 and is operated as part of the Department of Anthropology. The museum houses over 20,000 objects comprised mostly of ethnographic material with some archaeological material. The museum specializes in cultures of Southeast Asia, New Guinea, and the Southwest and Plains Native Americans. In addition, the museum holds smaller collections from Africa, modern Greece, Mesoamerica, and South America. The museum is particularly proud of the Native American basket collection, featuring over 200 specimens, as well as the Indonesian textile collection, which contains over 600 pieces. In addition, the museum also houses about 100 different Indonesian shadow puppets, a fine collection of Thai khon masks, and important collections of Hmong and Karen artifacts. The museum has a growing collection of modern Mesoamerican artifacts reflecting the cultural and artistic changes taking place in modern Honduras, Guatemala, and Mexico. The Museum is open during the NIU Academic Year.
Jamrah's Middle Eastern Cuisine
New Middle Eastern Cuisine family restaurant serving hummus, pita, shawarma, falafels, kebabs and baklava, ranging from $3 to $13 for individual items and platters.
JB's World Famous Pizza
Inside Lord Stanley's Annex
JB's World Famous Pizza
JB's World Famous Pizza located in Sycamore, Illinois.
Joe's Pizza and Pub
Stop in for an ice cold beer and enjoy a hot pizza pie. We offer burgers, salad, pasta and more! You will just have to come in and explore our menu yourself. While your here, enjoy our outdoor dining area. Great for friends and family!
Here at Johnny K's, we take pride in serving only the finest quality ingredients at generous portions. Enjoy the various attractions inside our dining room while you wait for your delicious meal.
Johnson's Family Farm
Our farm is not a large scale operation but we are a family run operation that does its best to provide you the customer with a good product and a friendly smile when you come for a visit. We offer 12 acres of mazes, fall decorations, and pumpkins and gourdes galore! So gather up the kids, find some friends and venture out to Sycamore Illinois and start some great memories!
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.
Joker's Bar & Grill
Joker's is a bar with good food and great people. Come and see a band on the weekend or just stop in for a decent meal and an ice cold drink. Don't forget to ask about our daily specials.
Jonamac Orchard and Corn Maze
Bring your family out to our 65 acre site for a day of fall fun! Open from mid-August through November, enjoy the horse drawn hay rides, 10 acre corn maze (beginning Labor Day Weekend), kid's activity area with a barn, bale pile, tractor cab and more. Pick your own apples or stop in the store and visit the bakery for apple donuts, pies, caramel apples, fresh baked bread and fudge. Jonamac Orchard is your family's fall tradition.
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!
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!
JR Antiques and Collectibles
Specializing in antiques, collectibles, furniture, primitives and much more.
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.
Junction Eating Place
The Junction Eating Place has coined the phrase "Make the Junction Eating Place your meeting place" in our 40+ years of professional experience. Major attention has been devoted to decor and culinary aspects, with an ever-changing menu featuring dishes made with regional foods! Excellent breakfast, great lunches, and pleasant dinners are available to diners, and we hope the output reflects our commitment to you! Once through our doorway, you will surely never be bored by the surroundings! Inside, guests are always greeted with a warming welcome, a rustic potbelly stove and an on-site train that adds to our guest's delight. Also, if you are seated in some parts of the dining area, you can see the guys at work over the cook fires! The restaurant design welcomes guests and we hope the great service seals the experience!
Karlsbad constantly has specials and a changing menu. Every Friday night is our famous Fish Fry, and every Sunday we have biscuits and gravy starting at 10am. We are a small tavern located in Downtown Genoa. Come in for good food, friendly service, and a nice conversation. Kids are welcome.
Kauffman Turkey Farm
Kauffman Turkey Farms is one of the last remaining independent family owned and operated turkey farms with its own dressing plant in the country. Providing fresh dressed turkeys to the Northern Illinois area for over 80 years. These big, beautiful tom turkeys are some of the thousands that are range grown here on the Kauffman Turkey Farm. The turkeys are grown from one day of age until they are dressed in the farm's federally inspected plant. They raise their birds with the emphasis on quality. This means that the turkeys grow more slowly and develop a richer flavor and denser texture.
Located in the heart of the mid-west in Monroe Center, Illinois, just a 20 minute drive south from Rockford, a quiet, majestic dwelling sits among the trees that seclude Kilbuck Creek from sight of even its closest neighbors. This secluded sanctuary in the wilderness could be the location of your upcoming wedding, family reunion, church or business retreat or romantic getaway.
Kirkland Family Restaurant
A great place to meet and eat! Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Our Friday fish fry begins at 11am. Join us for delicious food, friendly service, and great prices!
Enjoy 8 days of Country, Jazz and Classical music concerts, youth events, a parade, car show, street dance, "BaconPalooza", wine tasting, Wild West Shootout events, and much, much more! There is so much to experience and enjoy for the entire family! All events are free to attend.
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.
Great food, casual atmosphere and fun crowd. CLOSED MONDAY, open at 2 pm on TUESDAY, otherwise open daily at 11:30 am and serving lunch.
Kuipers Family Farm
Kuipers Family Farm is a 230 acre entertainment farm. U-Pick Apple Orchard September thru October. Orchard Store is open thru Mid December offering apples, pasteurized apple cider, our famous cider donuts, home baked pies, cream & butter fudge & country gifts and goodies. Have we grown a challenge for you at The Amazing Maize Maze open weekends only thru October. U-Pick Pumpkin Farm Mid September thru October features Scarecrow Acres where customers can enjoy hay wagon and pony rides, the Haunted Forest, a petting corral and much more down-on-the-farm fun! U-Cut or precut Christmas Trees Nov. thru Mid Dec.
La Vigna Restaurant
Fine Northern Italian cuisine. We bring the best of Italy to your table. Seafood, poultry, aged steaks, pasta, homemade desserts, full bar.
Lake LaDonna Family Campground
A great place for kids! Beach surrounding the lake is perfect for sunbathing or building sandcastles. Waterfall, rope swing, diving boards, slides and tire swing. Certified lifeguards on duty. Good food served daily in the lodge. Camp store, pavilion, playground, volleyball and basketball courts, horseshoes, restrooms, shower facilities, water, electric hook-ups, dump station. Facilities include campsites with water & electric hook-ups and air conditioned cabins with kitchenettes & full bathrooms.
Lake Louise Resort
The finest family recreational camping experience in Northern Illinois. Sandy beaches, slides, rafts, paddle boats, fishing, kiddie beach, sand volleyball, basketball, game room, bonfires, bands, dancing, music, horseshoes and 13- acre spring-fed lake.
Lakeside Bait, Tackle & Boat Rental
The staff of Lakeside Bait, Tackle & Boat Rental are courteous, friendly and willing to help you get the best of your trip to Shabbona Lake. This shop has everything you could ever need out on the lake from fishing line to boat rentals. The staff is knowledegable and can assist you in anyway possible.
Larsen Light Show
Winner of ABC's 2013 Great Christmas Light Fight. Over one million led Christmas lights displayed in sync with a dozen different songs including the Blackhawks' song.
Larson's Family Farm
Open throughout October, enjoy scenic hayrides on weekends, a pumpkin patch, the Barn Store, and Christmas trees after Thanksgiving.
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.
Offering premium baked goods, specialty cakes, wedding cakes and lunch items, including soups, salads and sandwiches.
Laughing Cat Antiques Shop
The Laughing Cat Antiques Shop is the purrfect place to find that vintage treasure, your own personal key to the past! We have 17 dealers here to make sure you have plenty to choose from. you will find vintage Indian jewelry as well as rhinestone and sterling. Come in, walk down memory lane, and see our eclectic mix of antiques, rare antique post office items, depression glass, antique dolls, advertising signs, and Victorian children's items. We also have a primitives room for you, featuring the most fantastic American primitives...a must see!
Take some time and buy a unique gift for your special family and friends. We carry vintage and new jewelry, artwork, a basket of books for the avid reader, statues of dogs, stuffed bunny rabbits, selection of Gypsy Rose scarves, mittens, hats, pins as well as gently used clothing and purses. Come with an open mind...and you won't need that open wallet.
Eight acres of beautiful landscaping and flower gardens include the Life of Christ Memorial Garden, featuring life-sized sculptures tracing the life of Christ from birth to ascension.
Lincoln Highway Association National Headquarters
Visitors from around the world enjoy researching highway information in this restored 1860 dry goods store built by Abe Lincoln's cousin. The Lincoln Highway Museum and Store is also housed inside.
Lincoln Highway Heritage Festival
The 19th Annual Lincoln Highway Heritage Festival provides a wholesome, fun-filled weekend for the entire family. The theme this year is “Super Hero Adventure” and events include a carnival, live musical entertainment, beer garden, car show on Saturday and parade on Sunday. For a full list of activities go to the website or check them out on Facebook.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lincoln Highway Seedling Mile and Interpretive Gazebo
Malta is home to the "first seedling mile" on the Lincoln Highway. As one of the 16 Interpretive Gazebos located along the Lincoln Highway, the Malta gazebo offers a unique way for visitors to enjoy stories of the early Lincoln Highway and its Illinois communities.
Lincoln Inn Family Restaurant
The Lincoln Inn has been an anchor of downtown DeKalb for over 20 years! Fresh baked muffins, pastries, and breads make the Lincoln Inn a unique, enjoyable restaurant for all occasions.
Lincoln Way Inn B&B
Located on the historic Lincoln Highway in Franklin Grove, the Lincoln Way Inn features five locally themed rooms, each with a unique design and décor. Included with the rooms are amenities such as small refrigerator with beverages, coffee and tea service, toiletries, fresh flowers, organic robes, slippers, linens, and towels. Guests who visit the bed and breakfast will receive a home-cooked breakfast made from locally grown products. We also offer spa services, sauna, workout area, outdoor hot tub and fireplace, four-season dining porch, library with a computer and printer for guest use and cable and wireless internet access in each room.
Lincoln Way Inn Bed & Breakfast
Lincoln Way Inn pays tribute to its turn of the century roots, with a modern, yet rustically elegant touch. Located in the heart of the Midwest, on the historic Lincoln Highway, the Inn offers a destination experience that engages guests in the sights, sounds, and tastes of the prairie countryside. Offering something for everyone, from arts, culture, history, entertainment, and bountiful outdoor activities, Lee County and the surrounding attractions await our guests with first class concierge services provided to assist you in your planning.
Lord Stanley's Annex
Campus bar with JB's World Famous Pizza.
Los 3 Burritos
A family owned Authentic Mexican Restaurant! They offer Breakfast, Tacos, Tacos, Burritos, GIANT Burritos, & More! You can also place your order online!
Los Rancheros Mexican Restaurant in DeKalb IL is open daily for Lunch & Dinner.
A bar located in Four Seasons Sports in Sycamore, Illinois.
Lothsons Karry Out Chicken
Family Karry Out Restaurant. Frying the best chicken in the DeKalb, Il area since 1949.
Lowden State Park
One of the most picturesque sites along the Rock River is just north of Oregon in Ogle County. The bluffs are graced with a majestic image of an American Indian gazing over the Rock River Valley. This is no ordinary statue. It is a 50 foot, concrete-reinforced wonder that is awe-inspiring. A tribute to all Native Americans, but more commonly associated with Chief Black Hawk, the statue was designed by sculptor Lorado Taft. You can enjoy many wonderful views of the Rock River from the park, but the best view of the statue is from IL Rt. 2.
Lowden-Miller State Forest
Nestled in the Rock River Valley, just 3 miles south of the town of Oregon, lies a 2,291-acre wooded area that is one of Ogle County's most beautiful and historic sites. Its scenic qualities come from 120-foot bluffs along 3.5 miles of riverfront forested with hardwood and pine trees. The history stems from the individual who, in the early part of the 20th century, augmented the natural hardwood forest by planting pines. Frank O. Lowden (1861-1943), Illinois' governor from 1917-1921, ardently embraced proper land use and strongly believed in reforestation as a way to retard soil erosion. Over several decades, an estimated 500,000 trees were seeded directly by him or under his supervision.
Lukulos Restaurant has been serving the DeKalb area and feeding hungry Huskie's since 1987. Make sure to check out our massive menu serving anything from breakfast, lunch, dinner, and of course dessert! Lukulo's has been voted "DeKalb's Best Late Night Eatery" two years in a row. We have just about everything: salads, wraps, burgers, pizza, eggs, biscuits & gravy, beer nuggets, and so much more! You will just have to pay us a visit and try something off of our delicious menu.
Made Just For You Gifts
Made Just for You Gifts celebrates creativity and originality. Our mostly local crafters have printed, sewn, sawed, arranged, or glued their hand crafted gift and home decor items. Come in and explore our shop. Our friendly staff will be waiting with ice tea or warm cider to help you find something made just for you.
Mae's Fine Design
Mae's Fine Designs deals with the same jewelry trade companies as the big mall jewelry stores deal with, but without the high up-scale pricing. Come in to find the perfect piece of jewelry for your loved one. Mae's has everything from engagement rings to necklaces. We also offer simple repairs such as broken chain to full customize channel set diamond ring.
Magic Waters Waterpark
Magic Waters Waterpark is waves of fun! Rockford Park District operates this family-friendly waterpark with high standards for safety, cleanliness, and friendly customer service.
Make America Rock Again Festival
Introducing the inaugural make America Rock Again tour – feeding your need for headbanging American hard rock, coming to a stage in your city this summer! Experience all of your favorite chart-topping bands in your backyard each night: Trapt, Saliva, Saving Abel, Alien Ant Farm, Crazytown, 12 Stones and Tantric. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 20th at 10:00am.
Malta Historical & Genealogical Society
The Historical Society is a beautiful building available for rental capable of seating 70-80 people comfortably. With a full kitchen and AC it makes a great venue for any social gathering. Call 815-825-2330 to inquire on a rental date.
Maple Park Pub & Grill
Food, drinks, specials and live music. 221 North Main Street
Open Monday through Saturday 5am until 2pm; Sundays 6am until 2 pm. Pies, pastries, soups, sandwiches and breakfast. Also lunch specials.
Maxon’s Riverside Restaurant
We’re located on the banks of the Rock River overlooking the historic and famous Blackhawk Statue. Summer & Fall we also offer lunch & dinner cruises on our 150-passenger Pride of Oregon riverboat.
Maxson Riverboat & Restaurant
An authentic, elegant paddlewheel boat is docked at Maxson Restaurant on the Rock River. Dining and sightseeing cruises are offered.
Mediterraneo specilizes in Middle Eastern cuisine, which is vegetarian by nature. Mediterraneo does serve some meat, but most of our entrees are vegetarian, and many are even vegan friendly. Vegetarians and meat lovers can enjoy our open buffet every Sunday from 11am-3pm.
Mendota Hills Wind Farm
The largest commercial wind farm in Illinois features 63 towering windmills that are an awesome sight to see, and generate an alternative source of electric power.
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.
Mikimoto Japanese Steakhouse
Japanese Hibachi Steakhouse & Sushi Bar - Fun for the whole family! Hibachi style cooking allows you to watch your meal be made right before your eyes.
Milan Township One Room School House
The Milan Township District #83 Schoolhouse served as a center for learning from the turn of the century until 1942. In 1942, it was closed and left to deteriorate. However, the schoolhouse was given a new lease on life when it was donated to the Blackwell History of Education Museum in 1996 and then rebuilt on the campus of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL. Since 1999, the Milan Schoolhouse has been available to teachers at elementary and middle schools for re-enactment of a typical day in a one-room schoolhouse, professors at NIU and other institutions, and teachers at high schools for classes, other events, and families and organizations for various activities. We wish to thank Dr. Eui-Kyung Shin, assistant professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning, for her guidance of Rebecca Edwards in the development of this curriculum.A Blackwell Museum staff member has created lesson plans for students in 1st through 8th grade that allow them to experience a school day in the early 1900s, depending on the teacher's preference. The one room school is currently unavailable for visits, but we hope to have it open again in the Spring of 2014. If you have any questions or comments, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Molly’s Pub & Grill
Food, drinks, specials and entertainment.
Moscato's Pizza is a family-owned, family-operated Italian restaurant offering pizza, pasta, and sandwiches for carry-out, delivery, or catering!
At Motel 6, they welcome their guests 24 hours a day with a comfortable, pet friendly environment at the lowest rates of any national chain. Relax and enjoy all that Motel 6 has to offer like a free continental breakfast, kids stay for free, conference rooms for up to 10 people, and more! Amenities include: Fitness Center, Handicapped Accessible, Pet Friendly, Wi-Fi Access, Business Center, Guest Laundry
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.
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.
Mustang Bar & Grill
Walk-Ins Welcome, Good For Groups, Good For Kids, Take Out and Delivery
Mustang Bar & Grill
Walk-Ins Welcome. We are great for groups and kids. Take out and delivery available.
MVP Sports Bar & Grill
We have drink specials every day of the week! Come in and see for yourself. Our specials are guaranteed to quench your thirst without breaking your wallet. Stop in to try our cuisine and treat your taste buds to a vacation in paradise. Our menu is sure to satisfy even the mightiest hungers! Host your next party or gathering on our outdoor patio or rooftop terrace! Or let us cater your next event!
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.
Mystical Mountain Jewelry & More
Located in Conover Square Mall, 2nd floor. Carrying finished gemstone jewelry making supplies & gifts. Also offer beaded jewelry repair, custom jewelry creation, and jewelry-making classes.
Nachusa Grasslands, The Nature Conservancy
Private natural area owned by the Nature Conservancy. Highlights are 1500 acres of prairie, wetlands, and savanna woodlands. Grassland flowers, birds and butterflies to observe.
Nathan Winston Services
Nathan Winston Services was started in 1976 as a rubber stamp shop. Growth continued with the addition of engraving as we opened a full time retail store in 1985. Today we offer stamps, plaques, acrylics, clocks, and engraved and sublimated awards. We maintain our level of professionalism well above the standard. We are proud to be one of DeKalb's Business of the Year recipients, and Marking Device Magazine's Small Business of the year.
Nat's on Maple
Our restaurant features trendy comfort food where food and friends come together. Join us for lunch, dinner and private parties. Unique to the Nat's on Maple restaurant is our catering service. We cater all events including: luncheons, business meetings, graduations, holiday parties, weddings, bridal showers, and many more. We accept reservations for parties of 6 or more people. We also reserve Sundays for private parties of 25 people or more.
Natural Resource Center
The Natural Resource Center is located at Russell Preserve, and is open to the public on weekends. The Center offers a great stop for exploration and live animal viewing for all members of the family. The Center can be reserved by school groups and other organizations for outdoor educational field trips. While there, take a walk through Russell Preserve, beneath mature oaks and hickories, surrounded by woodland wildflowers. In the winter, Russell Preserve is a great place for tobogganning.
We've been told we're "Not just the usual" garden and gift shop. We focus on Garden and Yard Art that is both functional and fun. You never know what unique, new or crafted item you might find here!
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!
Family owned and operated since 1982, Nel's Catering is known locally for it's excellent food at fair prices. Nel's Catering is known for their potato salad and Italian Beef Sandwiches, but they carry a large variety of salads and meat choices in the deli. They will cater to your needs and ideas. No job is too big or too small. They can create menus to match your tastes and themes.
New Game in Town
New Game in Town is a great little shop specializing in Magic the Gathering and other CCGs, Darts and Dart Supplies, Comic Books, Miniatures, Dungeons and Dragons and other RPGs. Come in and play!
New York Bagel & Coffee Exchange
A unique coffee and gift shop with baskets, gourmet foods and many varieties of gifts for all. Also a wide variety of sandwiches, soups, and desserts.
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.
NIU Blackwell History of Education Museum
Hours: Monday-Wednesday: 12:00-4:40pm; Friday: 12:00-4:30pm; or by appointment The NIU Blackwell History of Education Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting interest in the history of American education. The Blackwell has a collection items such as text books, slates, pens, inkwells, student work, and report cards. The museum also has a life-size display of a dame school.
NIU Holmes Student Center
Located in the center of campus, the Hotel at Holmes offers the convenience of meeting spaces, restaurants, recreation, and more—all under one roof. We are also within walking distance of downtown DeKalb and a 5-minute drive to the NIU Convocation Center. The Hotel at Holmes is DeKalb’s only high rise hotel with magnificent views. Did you know….The Hotel at Holmes offers 78 rooms and suites including three executive suites on the 15th floor along with seven full floors of hotel rooms? We are open to students, faculty, and the general public. Meeting room available for up to 2,200, NIU Huskie Den with bowling and pool tables on site.
NIU Regional History Center
The Regional History Center is a unique component of NIU’s commitment to education, research, and public service. The Center’s mission is to acquire, preserve, and make available to the public the most significant historical records of the northern Illinois region. They actively collect from the eighteen northern counties of Illinois excluding Cook County. Since 1977 the Center has grown into a multifaceted research center which houses three related sets of historical records: University Archives, Regional Collections, and Local Government Records (Illinois Regional Archives Depository). The Regional History Center is always adding manuscripts to the collections. Please feel free to contact the center if you believe you have documents that should be preserved for future generations.
NIU School of Music
NIU students participate in diverse array of award-winning instrumental and vocal ensembles, and many also take part in a number of world music performance activities. The school's ensembles include choirs, orchestra, concert and marching bands, large and small jazz ensembles, early music ensemble, percussion ensemble, steelbands, Javanese and Balinese gamelans, Chinese Orchestra, tabla, West African drumming, various chamber music ensembles, and others. . The faculty and students of the School of Music teach and perform for global audiences during their real and virtual travels. Most recently, students have performed by invitation in Canada, Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Trinidad, and England, and weekly they share their live performances via high definition webcasts with all fifty states and more than three dozen countries on five continents. Acclaimed artist faculty such as the Avalon String Quartet and extraordinary guest artists are a fundamental component of the student experience both in person and via the school's national Internet2 leadership activities in the musical arts. Located in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall. For more information, call 815-753-1551
NIU School of Theatre and Dance
The School of Theatre & Dance is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre and the National Association of Schools of Dance. They perform at various times and locations throughout the academic year. The Players, Corner and O’Connell Theatres are in Stevens Building. Box Office: 815-753-1600 For a complete listing of dates and times visit our Calendar of Events page.
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.
North Central Cyclery, Inc.
We proudly carry a variety of bicycles includig Trek, Gary Fisher, Surly Salsa, Ridley, Haro, and Mirraco. We believe these companies give us the best opportunity to serve almost any rider walking in our door. We also carry a wide variety of products from other companies including Bontrager, Saris, Crank Brothers and more. We have access to many products not present in our store and we gladly make special orders for customers, so if you are interestd in something specific, please let us know! We also support, plan, coordinate or participate in almost every cycling event in DeKalb County. These events are the cornerstone of our business. We also host many in-store seminars on bike maintenance, bike fit, training, commuting, and bike safety.
North Grove School
North Grove School, 3 miles northwest of Sycamore, was built in 1878 by the Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Church as a parochial and Sunday school. Pupils of diverse ethnic backgrounds learned their lessons in Swedish, even several years after the DeKalb County public school system purchased the school in 1880. The Sycamore unit district acquired the school in 1949, and it continued as a school until 1952, when it was closed. The North Grove community continued to lovingly maintain the building and used it as a neighborhood social center for many years. Classroom in School Upon the closing of North Grove School in 1952, all furnishings were removed. However many furnishings from old Sycamore schools were still in storage in the 1960s when the Natural Resource Center in Genoa began using the site for special education programs. The school was refurbished and re-supplied using these furnishings, with additional period pieces being donated by private citizens. In 1970 North Grove School at 26745 Brickville Road (Map) was listed in the Illinois Directory of Historical Buildings. On May 24, 2012 the United States Department of the Interior placed the school and its outbuildings on the National Register of Historical Places. Today the school is still owned by the Sycamore School District but is leased to and lovingly cared for by the North Grove School Association, whose goal is to preserve this educational icon for future generations.
Northern Illinois University
Come tour the Northern Illinois University, catch a show preformed by their Theatre or Dance department, or explore one of their Art Galleries. There is much to do on campus including their new Anthropology Museum, an Observatory, the Huskies Den or take in a game! Their Museums are free to visit, some fees may apply for shows or School of Music Concerts. There is never a dull moment on campus!
Northern Illinois University "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 hosts 200+ events per year.