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Downtown Elgin Historic Commercial District Tour

Downtown, Elgin, IL 60120

Historic Sites

Situated in Elgin's historical downtown are numerous architectural and historical sights. Take the tour at your own leisure by car or foot with informative audio for each stop.

Founded in 1836, the City of Elgin has had decades of history shape it. Starting off as a small river town to today, a bustling hub of business, art and recreation with over 115,000 residents.

What's happening nearby...

Downtown Elgin Market

Riverside Drive •  Jun 07 – Aug 30 @ 3PM

A seasonal open-air farmers market that hosts a variety of local produce and handmade goods.

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Mutts Gone Nuts at Elgin Community College

Blizzard Theatre •  Jul 13 @ 3PM

Canines and comedy collide in the Mutts Gone Nuts performance coming to the Blizzard Theatre at Elgin Community College.

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AREA 22 Arts, Crafts and Oddities Fair

Riverside Drive •  Aug 03 @ 12noon

AREA 22 Arts, Crafts, and Oddities Fair will showcase the creations and collections of visual artists in the Elgin area.

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Elgin Historic District


Let history envelope you through architectural buildings

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