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Illinois Prairie Path

P.O. Box 1086, Wheaton, IL 60189


The Illinois Prairie Path was the first successful "rail-to-trail" conversion in the United States and inspired a national rail-to-trail movement in the United States in the mid-1960s.

The trail is named for its rare segments of original, thousand year-old prairies. With 62 miles of biking, hiking, jogging, equestrian, and nature trails, this is an amazing natural resource that encompasses 4 towns: Elgin, Aurora, Batavia and Geneva and 3 counties. The surface is both asphalt and crushed stone.

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Great Midwest Train Show

DuPage County Fairgrounds •  Aug 04 @ 9AM

For over 40 years, this has been the nation’s largest monthly model train show.

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Cantigny Glow

Cantigny •  Aug 17 – Aug 18 @ 7PM

Nostalgic adult fun night with live music, fluorescent cocktails, glow-in-the-dark games and more!

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