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Chicago Marriott Naperville
The newly transformed hotel creates the ideal ambience for your events. Easy access to I-88, 3 miles from Downtown Naperville, and just steps from delectable dining makes our hotel the perfect location for any occasion!
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.
SugarToad at the Arista
DuPage County, Chicago’s Western Suburbs - SugarToad's regional American cuisine, defined in suburban Chicago, brings simplicity and sensibility to casual fine dining. Located in the Hotel Arista.
Carrabba's Italian Grill - Naperville
DuPage County, Chicago's Western Suburbs - Carrabba’s offers authentic, handmade Italian dishes prepared to order in an exhibition kitchen. You’ll enjoy our family recipes handed down for generations, including crispy calamari, lasagna, and fresh fish and steaks cooked over our wood-fired grill.
Super 8 Motel - St. Charles
Meeting space for up to 15 people. Free coffee, juice, bagel and toast bar. Copier and fax service. Suite wtih microwave and refrigerator. Pets welcome.
Coyote Crossing Mini Golf Course
DuPage County, Chicago’s Western Suburbs - Professionally designed 18-hole golf course. Putt around a waterfall, through a cave, over a river and under rocks. Coyote Crossing is a great place for birthdays, rentals, picnics, company and other group outings.
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.
Lone Star Restaurant
Open 7 days a week at 6:00 AM serving breakfast, lunch & dinner. Family restaurant with cocktail lounge. Serving homemade food and chef's specials. Excellent food, friendly service, great prices. Serving our area for more than Thirty years.
Discover 19th century farming, food production and native Illinois prairie at this 1840's farm. Seminars on prairie, woodlands, wetlands management: bat, blue bird box construction and tree grafting are available.
Quality Inn - Aurora
Fifty-one rooms within walking distance of Fox Valley Mall and minutes from downtown Aurora, the Paramount Theatre, SciTech Hands-On Museum, Hollywood Casino, Two Brother's Roundhouse and antique shopping.
Motel 6 - Aurora
118 units convenient to I-88. Major credit cards accepted.
Chapin's is an upscale, casual restaurant located in the heart of Morris's historic Downtown. Atmosphere is cozy and welcoming. Menu offers a wide selection of fine steaks and seafood, as well as fresh salads, vegetarian dishes, and scrumptious desserts. Enjoy a cappuccino or glass of wine in front of the fireplace late in the evening. Come in a stranger and leave as a friend. Traditional olde world ambiance.
Baymont Inn & Suites Naperville
DuPage County, Chicago’s Western Suburbs - 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.
Open May through October, the farm offers home-grown produce and fruits, flowers and bedding plants, and a petting zoo. Visit Norton Hollow October 1-31 for free hayrides, a straw maze and a corn tunnel.
The Nest Bar & Grill
DuPage County, Chicago’s Western Suburbs - One of the best kept secrets in casual dining! The Nest Bar & Grill at Bolingbrook Golf Club can accommodate over 100 guests.
Otter Cove Aquatic Park
Splash park features interactive children's water play area with safety surface.Lazy River, tube and body slides, lap pool, zero-depth entry pool, toddler pool, diving boards, concessions, sand play area.
Chapel in the Pines
Nestled among fragrant pines and sumptuous flower gardens stands the Chapel in the Pines, a charming Victorian-style country church.
Hickory Knolls Discovery Center
A destination unlike any other features Fox Valley's natural treasures. Indoor turtle pond, wetland exhibit, live animal displays. Great for birthday parties or facility rentals.
Prairie Landing Golf Club
Playing this unique, well-conditioned and spectacularly-designed 18-hole course will surely make you want to come back. Full service premier meeting and banquet facility provides outstanding culinary offerings and personal service.
AmericInn Lodge & Suites
Oswego 's newest lodging facility is the AmericInn Lodge & Suites featuring the unexpected charming lodge feel thought-out. Conveniently located in Mason Square on Douglas Road . Whether on business or pleasure the high quality beds and pillows to the INN-hanced Continental Breakfast Buffets big Belgian Waffles to the "Bears" will capture your attention. Other amenities include the large vaulted ceiling pool area, FREE high speed internet throughout with wireless option, fully supplied Business Center and Fitness Center, conference ability all enhanced with natural Hickory woodwork and Amish handcrafted accent furniture in all public areas and sleeping rooms. The (14) different room styles such as Business King, Deluxe Double Queens some with spa's, fireplaces, extended stay, two rooms or oversized rooms will meet any and all needs
Prairie Pines Golf Course
Located 2 1/2 miles west of Annie Glidden Road on Route 38 in Dekalb, Illinois. The nine-hole, par 34 facility features a gently rolling course on 53 acres surrounded by farmland. Soothing views of pine trees and beautiful fields make the experience a pleasure and prevent worries about errant shots hitting homes nearby. Water features are promenant on holes number 2 and 3 and a meandering stream through the course provides ample challenge. Thinking of an outing or a family reunion? You can rent the whole facility at a reasonable price for a few hours or the whole day. Besides access to nine holes of golf and carts, "The Pines" offers fishing in their ponds, a large outdoor barbeque and plenty of space for horseshoes, volleyball, or bag games.
Kane County Events and Cultural Center
This 50-acre forest preserve houses the Philip B. Elfstrom Stadium (home of the Kane County Cougars minor league baseball team), the Roberta Campbell Cultural & Conference Center (used for art exhibits and community activities) and a picnic/park area.
Gino's East - St. Charles
Join us for our world famous Chicago style deep dish pizza. Ask about our "no charge" private party room.
Ogee Golf & Country Club
Ogee features a nine-hole course.
Heaven on Seven
The Best Louisiana cookin' outside of New Orleans! Heaven on Seven, Chicago's premiere location for authentic Cajun cuisine, and home to critically acclaimed Chef/Owner Jimmy Bannos, offers full-service dining, carry-out, private parties, off-premise catering, box lunches and much more.
Dawn's Beach Hut
Dawn's Beach Hut features a cozy, fun and relaxed Florida Keys tropical atmosphere and music. They specialize in frozen tropical drinks, cold beer, Jambalaya, pizza, brats, shrimp cocktail and more. It's always summertime fun at Dawn's Beach Hut.
Prairie Bluff Public Golf Club
Prairie Bluff is located on 237 acres of rolling terrain and is framed with prairie grass, which adds to the golf course's overall challenge and beauty for those who play here. With four sets of tees, 10 lakes and more than 40 bunkers, golfers of all skill levels will find a good challenge. At Prairie Bluff, you will enjoy our beautiful 10,000 square foot clubhouse that features a pro shop, banquet hall & bar. Beyond serving as a fabulous golf facility, Prairie Bluff is an ideal location for breakfast, lunch, dinner or cocktails. Prairie bluff's learning center offers a 10- acre driving range, short game area with bunker, putting green, private and group lessons. Let Prairie Bluff host your next golf outing!
Ellis Ace Hardware, Rental & RadioShack
Founded in 1872, Ellis Hardware is Illinois' Oldest Family Owned Hardware Store. Ellis Ace Hardware, Rental and RadioShack received the Illinois Historical Society"s Centennial Award in the fall of 2009. At Ellis' you're a neighbor, not just a number. We have over 30 departments with brands you love like Stihl, Toro, Craftsman, Weber and so much more! M-F 8:00am - 8:00pm, Saturday 8:00am - 5:00pm, Sunday 9:00am- 4:00pm. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ellisace & twitter at twitter.com/ellisace & Instagram #ellishardware.
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.
Play It Again Sports
We sell used and new sporting goods of all kinds. Buy, trade or consign customer equipment in a fun and friendly environment. Open daily.
Wildwood features upscale American cuisine that includes oak-grilled steaks and chops, fresh seafood, poultry, pasta and vegetarian dishes. Enjoy your dining experience in the warmly-decorated dining room, the spacious outdoor courtyard, or in the lounge.
Heidecke State Fish and Wildlife Area
State hunting, fishing, and wildlife refuge.
A restaurant specializing in gourmet breakfast and lunch creations set in a warm, charming, country setting with fast, friendly and efficient service.
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.
Bolingbrook Park District
Providing over 2,100 opportunities for recreation. Relax, have fun and embrace the power of recreation.
Residence Inn by Marriott Chicago/Naperville/Warrenville
DuPage County, Chicago's Western Suburbs - At the newly renovated Residence Inn Naperville/Warrenville, we combine all the comforts of home with Marriott's passion for making every guest feel welcome.
Turf Room has a winning combination of fine dining and exciting atmosphere. Cozy fireplace, fine wine, gourmet burgers. American eclectic menu that changes with each season. Whether in one of their three dining rooms, lounge, wine bar or track room, you're assured of a great experience. So relax and enjoy the upbeat atmosphere, friendly services and most of all the unique gastronomy.
Sycamore Golf Club
This par 71, 18-hole golf club offers watered bent grass fairways, a putting green, swimming pool, tennis courts and horse shoes. Seats up to 120 people for meetings and events.
Brunswick Zone XL
Brunswick Zone XL is a full-feature, family-friendly entertainment destination with something for everyone. Our center in Romeoville sets the standard for family entertainment with more than 60,000 sq. ft. of fun for all ages. Brunswick Zone XL is a great place for Corporate Parties, Team Challenges, Monumental Moments and Birthday Parties! Call us today for more details. Become a fan of Brunswick Zone XL on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/bowlbrunswick
Isle A La Cache Museum
Isle A La Cache Museum is devoted to the history of the 18th century fur trade between voyagers and Native Americans.
Bring the family to Merichka’s Restaurant in Crest Hill, and try a signature menu item that area residents have loved for many years – the famous Poorboy steak sandwich, smothered in garlic butter on French bread. Stories abound of fans who move away, and upon returning to the area for a visit, head straight to Merichka’s for a poorboy! Owned and operated by the Zdralevich family since 1933, the restaurant continues to serve its customers on traditional red-and-white-checked tablecloths in a casual setting. The affordable menu offers tasty onion rings and fried mushrooms, jumbo hamburgers, veggie burgers, steaks, chops and surf-and turf; fried chicken, crabmeat-stuffed shrimp, Canadian walleye pike, Atlantic wild salmon and much more. Top off your meal with a bottle of domestic or imported beer, wine by the glass, a soft drink, coffee or tea – and save room for one of Merichka’s tasty desserts.
Timber Creek Inn and Suites - Worldhotels
In beautiful wooded surroundings, Timber Creek Inn & Suites' friendly, lodge-like ambiance adds to the adjoining state-of-the-art convention center. AAA diamond rated this full-service hotel provides big city amenities and is an ideal choice for business, wedding or leisure travelers. Choose from 100 relaxing, spacious guestrooms and suites. Enjoy a full range of lavish comforts, including plush beds, luxury bedding and 24-hour room service. Each well-appointed guest room or suite comes complete with a microwave, mini-refrigerator, cable satellite television and high-speed internet access. After a restful night enjoy a full decadent hot breakfast buffet, swim in the indoor heated swimming pool or work out in the 24-hour exercise facility. Relax again in the sumptuous spa or enjoy live entertainment on the outdoor deck. Step into the great outdoors and you’ll find sand volleyball courts, fire pits, and a plethora of hiking trails crisscrossing the woodland grounds. On-site restaurant bar & grill available for your dining convenience. Selected suites add the extra indulgence of whirlpool alcoves. Conveniently located off State Route 34 just minutes from top-rated antique shopping, Silver Springs State Park, Raging Waves Water Park and Farnsworth House. 100% non-smoking, energy-efficient and eco-friendly. (Luxurious on-site spa coming soon.)
Grundy County Historical Society
Museum hours of operation are Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10 AM to 3 PM. Call in advance for guided tours (48 hour notice). The museum has extensive Mazon Fossils, a replica of an early 1890 store, a replica of a 1900 living room as well as a 'tool shed' showing many of the early tools used by pioneers and early farmers. There are many other exhibits as well.
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.
Gallery 28 Fine & Functional Art
Tucked away in the quaint historic district of downtown Geneva, in an historic Victorian home is where you'll discover Gallery 28, an art gallery for both fine and functional art. Featuring a fresh mix of breath-taking paintings, exquisite jewelry, sculpture, photography, pottery and unique works in wood and metal along with music by premier musicians. The variety of art will interest serious fine art collectors as well as fine craft enthusiasts.
Candlewood Suites Chicago Naperville/Warrenville
DuPage County, Chicago's Western Suburbs - We take pride in making all hotel suites feel as comfortable as home, spacious and built for comfort, kitchens, complimentary high speed internet, among other great amenities. Located off I-88 in the heart of the Naperville/Warrenville High Tech Corridor.
River View Miniature Golf Course
Most challenging course in the Fox Valley Area! Naturally landscaped greens - multiple obstacles - sand traps - waterfall and babbling brook - windmill - lighthouse - bridges. Daily specials & discounts. Scenic views along the Fox River.
Phillips Park Golf Course
The state-of-the-art golf course boasts modern features like “USGA” Greens, multiple tees, larger greens, strategically placed bunkers and water hazards, cart paths, a driving range and a three hole Junior Course. The new driving range has both “All Weather Teeing Surface” for inclement weather and a massive grass tee for a more realistic feel. Phillips Park Golf Course is a quality championship caliber golf course. With three sets of tees, the golf course ranges from 4,760 yards to 6,200 yards, providing a wide range of challenge for varying abilities.
Out of the Attic Antiques
Located next to Toys R Us, this pickers paradise is 10,000 square feet of antiques, collectibles, vintage, retro and fun stuff! 75 dealers. Open 7 days week! Mon-Sat 10-6, Sun 11-5.
Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House
DuPage County, Chicago’s Western Suburbs - At Hugo's, you'll enjoy some of the best seafood in Chicagoland. Our guests experience quality, value and hospitality in a comfortable setting that exudes class and sophistication. The lively bar features a piano player nightly.
Harvest at Pheasant Run
Located in the unique and fitting setting of a stylishly renovated barn, Harvest offers traditional regional cuisine with outstanding steaks and seafood, extraordinary game selections and seasonal dishes inspired by fresh ingredients available in local markets. The extensive bar not only features a wine list including outstanding vintages from Napa and Sonoma and unique selections from regional wineries. We will gladly suggest wine pairings to enhance your experience. Or try a refreshing fruit infused martini. Reservations encouraged.
Geneva Ale House
A beer-lover's pub featuring an excellent selection of craft-brewed beers. We also offer a full menu and are open for lunch, dinner and special events.
St. Charles Municipal Building
Designed by R. Harold Zook and D. Coder Taylor, 1940 Arte Modern building is constructed with black granite base, white Georgian marble, and 84 feet tower with stained glass windows, pierced grillwork, and diamond shaped translucent top.
Lewis University Phillip Lynch Theatre
Watch an array of plays in this intimate theater on the campus of Lewis University. The Phillip Lynch Theatre presents a diverse selection of productions from comedy, to tragedy, and everything in between.
Bolingbrook's Clow International Airport
This airport offers general aviation, flight school, air charter, restaurant and Illinois Aviation Museum all within the airport.
Tri County Coins and Collectibles
Buy, sell coins of all ages. Vintage jewelry, collectible toys, glassware, home decor, knick-knacks and more.
Kane County Flea Market - August 2016
The best in the Midwest or anywhere. Up to 1,000 dealers display and sell antiques, collectibles and “fancy junque.” A country breakfast is served on Sundays.
Stage Coach Theatre
Stage Coach Theatre is one of the oldest, continuously operating community theatres in Northern Illinois. They have produced over 250 dramas, comedies, and "whodunit" productions, and produce six new shows every year.
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.
Holiday Inn Select Chicago/Naperville-Lisle
426 beautifully renovated guest rooms, including 65 king suites. Concierge level with upgraded amenities. Free High speed Internet access in all guest rooms. 26,000+ square feet of flexible meeting space which includes a 6,400 square-foot ballroom.
The Carving Shop
The Carving Shop features the work of Joe Dillet, Master Craftsman, and specializes in custom hand carved heirlooms for the family, church and architectural carvings. We work from your designs, or ours, to create an awesome look that only hand carving can achieve. All wood is seasoned. All work is protected with a finish that will last many years. All work is guaranteed.
Sandwich Opera House
The Sandwich Opera House functions as a community oriented facility. It brings to its stage: theatre, lectures, recitals, weddings and a wide variety of outstanding performers, ranging from country to classical.
Norwegian Settlers Memorial
This memorial commemorates the 1834 settlement at Norway, the first permanent Norwegian settlement in the Midwest. The monument was dedicated as part of a 1934 centennial celebration.
Hampton Inn Yorkville
Relax in one of Hampton's 77 guest rooms. Stay in a single-room or whirlpool suite. Located near Raging Waves Waterpark, Marge Cline Whitewater Course, Silver Springs State Park, Whitetail Ridge Golf Course. Rooms feature a 37” flat screen TV, microwave and refrigerator and Clean and Fresh Bedding™. Other features include indoor pool and whirlpool, fitness room, business center, On the House™ hot breakfast, meeting space and free wired and wireless Internet.
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.
North Central College
DuPage County, Chicago’s Western Suburbs - North Central College offers a 5,000 seat football stadium with lights, and Olympic-size championship track, a multi-use 25,000 sq. ft.Fieldhouse, baseball and softball fields and tennis courts.
Durant House Museum
This authentically restored and furnished 1843 prairie farm house features costumed interpreters who involve visitors in mid-19th century farm life.
Poppy Seed Primitives
A simple gathering of all things primitive and country. Poppy Seed Primitives is a cozy place where you can find antiques, primitive home decor items and gift ideas. We strive to find products that are unique and sometimes one-of-a-kind. We are proud to offer many items that are made here in the U.S. Some are even locally hand-made. Our inventory is always changing for the seasons. That's just a sampling of what we offer, it's even better to experience it.
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.
Morton's, The Steakhouse
Morton's The Steakhouse is renowned for its signature menu and legendary hospitality. Now in its 30th year, Morton's has set the standard for fine steakhouse dining, serving only the finest USDA prime-aged beef, fresh fish, seafood and elegant desserts.
Market on Main Street
Friday nights will never be the same. Don't miss the all new Market on Main Street in historic downtown Oswego. There will be quality antiques, re-purposed finds, vintage treasures, handmade items, entertainment, food and more. The shops and restaurants in downtown Oswego will be open late as well. Held the last Friday of the months of July, August, and September.
Country Store of Geneva, Inc.
Country Decor from Ceiling to Floor! Country chandeliers, country table and floor lamps, sconces, country ceiling lights, punched tin switch plates, and country style curtains!
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!
DeKalb County Barn Tour
The DeKalb County Barn Tour is a one-day driving tour of barn sites within DeKalb County hosted by the DeKalb Area Agricultural Heritage Association and the JF Glidden Homestead & Historical Center. Participants will receive a map Guide Book containing hand-drawn sketches of each barn and the barn’s history, style and use. Participants drive to each location in any order for a tour of the barn(s), including many interiors. Purchase your event ticket at any of the seven locations. Admission is $20 per vehicle (buses extra) (Museum members receive a 25% discount). Bus groups are welcome. Call for details on pricing; Marcia Wilson at the JF Glidden Homestead & Historical Center at (815) 756-7904 or email@example.com.
Wok 'n Fire
Contemporary setting features Pan Asian cuisine, Sushi bar, full bar/lounge area.
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.
The Arcada Theatre
The Arcada Theatre is a historic theatre dedicated to being a true showcase of the Arts. Our main goal is to provide St. Charles, the Fox Valley Area, and the Chicagoland Area a wide variety of arts and entertainment. Conveniently located downtown in charming St. Charles.
Prairie on State Wine Cellars
Visit Prairie on State Wine Cellars, a Prairie State Winery tasting room, in downtown Sycamore. The tasting room invites you to sample many of the award-winning wines from PSW, shop for unique gifts or enjoy a glass of wine with a Nosh plate that you create yourself. Also features a weekend music schedule.
Rebecca's Unique Glass
Unusual treasures and gifts, custom glass flower arrangements and framed art.
Steel Beam Theatre
Live performances of contemporary productions in unique, intimate, historic setting. This boutique venue is a star of the Chicago area theater scene.
Jambalya Night Club/Pheasant Run Resort
Jambalya Night Club has entertainment Thursday, 8PM; Friday and Saturday nights 10PM.
Puebla Modern Mexican
Mexican food with a modern twist. Puebla specializes in recreating the fiery and aromatic cuisine of Puebla, Mexico. The exquisite restaurant takes great pride in the authenticity of a fresh salsa, flavorful guacamole, and tasty tacos.
DuPage County, Chicago’s Western Suburbs - A 1940s Chicago-style steakhouse featuring the finest certified Angus beef, select seafood and great live jazz in a sophisticated yet comfortable ambiance. Sullivan's has an award-winning wine list & full inventory of bourbon, single malt scotch & cognac.
Emerson Creek Pottery
It happens the moment you turn onto the long, gravel road; it might be the charm of the converted century-old farmhouse filled with handcrafted pottery, homemade candles and other unique finds. It might be savoring the last bite of Blackberry Peach Cobbler after a delicious, freshly prepared lunch in the tearoom. Or it might be the peaceful serenity found only in the countryside. Whatever “it” is, friends young and old, male and female, have been coming back to Emerson Creek to experience it again and again.
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.
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.
Aurora Fox Valley Inn
114 rooms, lounge, and restaurant. Laundry, large outdoor pool, and game room. Free continental breakfast.
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.
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.
Blue Moon Balloon Company
Balloon bouquets, arches, flags, pillars and just about anything you can think of made out of balloons!
Bicentennial Riverfront Park
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.
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.
Master architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe created the ultimate minimalist masterpiece, the Farnsworth House, in pastoral Plano in 1951. The stellar structure of floor-to-ceiling glass seemingly "floats" above the rambling Fox River.
Kendall County Historical Society's Heritage Hall & Chapel on the Green
Dating back to 1855, the chapel is Kendall County's oldest church building, adorned with stained glass windows and a restored 1899 pipe organ. The adjacent hall houses local artifacts, including photographs and clothing.
Roberts Sewing Center
Illinois' largest quilting fabrics store. 7,000 bolts of cotton fabric, classes, sewing, quilting. Sales of Pfaff and Viking brand and industrial machines. Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM, Tues & Thurs 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM. Repair all sewing machines handled on-site.
Gebbhard Woods State Park
Hikers, campers, picnickers, and canoeists frequent this 30-acre site, making it one of the state's most popular state parks. Fishing, boating and bird watching are also popular activities. This picturesque park is bordered on the south by the Illinois & Michigan Canal and to the north by Nettle Creek which gently flows along the perimeter and through the park adding to its natural beauty and abundance of wildlife. Stately old trees including walnut, oak, ash, maple, sycamore, hawthorn and cottonwood provide ample shade throughout the park. In the spring, trillium, bluebell, white trout lily, violets, wild ginger, phlox, toothwort and spring beauties are just a sample of the wildflowers that can be enjoyed by park visitors.