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Bikers on a path during summer in Elgin.

Things to do near Elgin

Just northwest of Chicago, you'll find a unique blend of history, culture, and outdoor activities in Elgin. Explore the charming shops and eateries of the historic downtown area. Take the family along to the Elgin Public Museum or the Lords Park Zoo. Enjoy a performance at the Hemmens Cultural Center, or stroll along the scenic Fox River Trail.

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