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Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
Phone: 800-477-4369 | Web Site: http://www.enjoyaurora.com
The Aurora Area Convention and Visitors Bureau is your guide to fun and recreation in the Illinois communities of Aurora, Batavia, Big Rock, Hinckley, North Aurora, Montgomery, Plano, Sandwich, Sugar Grove and Yorkville.

Area Attractions
A-1 Farm
Country store, pumpkin patch, fall decorations, petting zoo, hay rides, haunted house, straw maze, and small haunted barn for little ones. Free. For more information on the Aurora Area area, visit their website. Attraction Type: Pumpkin Patches/Farms.
 
2122 Jericho Road
Aurora, IL
630-859-2780
Aurora Art and History Center
Discover the "City of Lights" by viewing a collection of photographs, books, maps and other memorabilia. Be sure to see the pre-historic Mastodon bones. 6 to 8 rotating exhibits display a full spectrum of innovative visual arts. Free. For more information on the Aurora Area area, visit their website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
20 E. Downer Place
Aurora, IL
630-906-0650
Aurora Farmer's Market
Farm fresh produce, flowers, honey, baked goods, Wisconsin cheese, crafts, and more. Open Saturday mornings, June through October. For more information on the Aurora Area area, visit their website. Attraction Type: Farmer's Markets.
 
233 N. Broadway
Aurora, IL
630-844-4731
Batavia Farmer's Market
Downtown shoppers enjoy fresh produce, flowers, baked goods, and music by local musicians. Saturday mornings, June through October. Free. For more information on the Aurora Area area, visit their website. Attraction Type: Farmer's Markets.
 
Water, Wilson, and First Streets
Batavia, IL
630-761-3528
Blackberry Farms Pioneer Village
55-acre historic 1840s village with a farm, authentic depot, carriages, carousel and petting zoo. Train rides, wagon rides and historical demonstrations daily. Admission Charge. For more information on the Aurora Area area, visit their website. Attraction Type: Kids and Families.
 
Barnes Rd. and W. Galena Blvd.
Aurora, IL
630-892-1550
Chicago Premium Outlets
Over 120 designer and name brand outlet stores featuring Kenneth Cole, Calvin Klein, Sony, Kate Spade, Versace and more. Free. For more information on the Aurora Area area, visit their website. Attraction Type: Shopping Center.
 
1650 Premium Outlets Blvd.
Aurora, IL
630-585-2200
Esther's Place
A Fiber Art Studio featuring wool, yarn, spinning, roving and other products. For more information on the Aurora Area area, visit their website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
201 West Galena St.
Big Rock, IL 60511
630.556.9665
Fabyan Dutch Windmill
Considered to be the best example of an authentic Dutch Windmill in the United States, the 68-foot, five-story working windmill was originally built by German craftsman Louis Backhaus between 1850 and 1860. For more information on the Aurora Area area, visit their website. Attraction Type: Biking.
 
Fabyan Forest Preserve
West side of Rt. 25
Batavia, IL
630-232-4811
Farnsworth House
About 60 miles west of Chicago in pastoral Plano, visit the Farnsworth House, the minimalist masterpiece designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in 1951. This stellar structure of steel and floor-to-ceiling glass seemingly floats above the rambling Fox Riv Admission Charge. For more information on the Aurora Area area, visit their website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
14520 River Rd.
Plano, IL
630-552-0052
Fox River Trail
32 miles of biking along the Fox River. Trail is paved and smooth-surface limestone. Features some of the most scenic trails of the Fox River. Points of interest include Carpenters Dam, Fox River Shores, Tyler Creek, Voyageur Landing, Shoemaker Nature Cen For more information on the Aurora Area area, visit their website. Attraction Type: Biking Trail.
 
Trail Start: Algonquin
Trail End: Aurora
630-377-6161
Fox Valley Winery, Oswego
Award-winning winery crafts wine and using grapes grown in Illinois. Offering wine tasting, unique gifts and more For more information on the Aurora Area area, visit their website. Attraction Type: Winery.
 
5600 Route 34
Oswego, IL
630-554-0404
Fox Valley Winery, Sandwich
Award-winning winery crafts wine and using grapes grown in Illinois. Offering wine tasting, unique gifts and more For more information on the Aurora Area area, visit their website. Attraction Type: Winery.
 
120 South Main Street
Sandwich, IL
815-786-3124
Halloween Fun at Lyon Farm and Village
For more information on the Aurora Area area, visit their website. Attraction Type: Pumpkin Patches/Farms.
 
7937 Route 71
Yorkville, IL
630-553-6777
Hollywood Casino
Hollywood's spectacular new 53,000-square-foot, single-level casino is now open - featuring comfortable playing space, wide aisles, 18-foot ceilings and the cleanest air quality in Chicagoland. Free. For more information on the Aurora Area area, visit their website. Attraction Type: Gambling / Racetrack.
 
1 New York Street Bridge
Aurora, IL
800-888-7777
Illinois Prairie Path
Red Oak 16-mile loop that includes the Fox River Trail, the Fox River Trail East, and the Aurora and Batavia branches of the Illinois Prairie Path. For more information on the Aurora Area area, visit their website. Attraction Type: Biking Trail.
 
Trail Start: Maywood
Trail End: Aurora
630-897-0516
Olde Timers Antique Centre
Merchandise from nearly every time and locale; Fifty booths,175 showcases and over 100 dealers in this antique store. Free. For more information on the Aurora Area area, visit their website. Attraction Type: antiques/shopping.
 
131 E. Church St.
Sandwich, IL 60548
815 786-6430
Paramount Theatre
1931 movie palace restored as a regional performing arts center. Admission Charge. For more information on the Aurora Area area, visit their website. Attraction Type: Entertainment Center.
 
23 E. Galena Blvd.
Aurora, IL
630-896-6666
Phillips Park
More than 280 acres of park with picnic facilities, a playground, waterfall, sunken gardens, sand volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, bike trail, ice skating, hiking, fishing, 18-hole golf course, aquatic center and zoo. Free. For more information on the Aurora Area area, visit their website. Attraction Type: Kids and Families.
 
Smith Blvd. at Ray Moses Dr.
Aurora, IL
630-898-7228
Phillips Park
Eighteen-hole golf course/driving range, gardens, zoo, prehistoric mastodon bones, narrated tram tours on the Mastodon Express, scenic lake, biking/hiking trail, volleyball/horseshoes/tennis courts, playgrounds and aquatic center. For more information on the Aurora Area area, visit their website. Attraction Type: Biking.
 
1000 Ray Moses Dr.
Aurora, IL
630-978-4700
Plano Farmer's Market
Fresh fruit, vegetables, and baked goods. Open Saturday mornings, June through September. For more information on the Aurora Area area, visit their website. Attraction Type: Farmer's Markets.
 
John Street
Plano, IL
630-552-7272
Raging Waves
Open in 2008, Raging Waves is Illinois' largest outdoor waterpark, sitting on more than 40 acres in Yorkville. Nearly 3,000 people Come Outback daily during the summer months to visit the Aussie-themed, family-friendly waterpark, which features 18 water s Admission Charge. For more information on the Aurora Area area, visit their website. Attraction Type: Water Park.
 
4000 North Bridge Street (St. Rt. 47)
Yorkville, IL 60560
630-882-6575
Red Oak Nature Center
Learn about indigenous plants and animals of the Fox River Valley. Interpretive center, hiking trails and tours of "Devil's Cave." For more information on the Aurora Area area, visit their website. Attraction Type: Biking.
 
On Rt. 25, 1 mile north of Rt. 56
North Aurora, IL
630-897-1808
Sandwich Opera House
The building was placed on the National Register of Historic Placesand is now used as a performance venue. Free. For more information on the Aurora Area area, visit their website. Attraction Type: historical/performance venue.
 
140 E. Railroad St.
Sandwich, IL 60548
815 786-2555
Schingoethe Center for Native American Cultures
Museum dedicated to Native American and Alaskan cultures, art and history. Free. For more information on the Aurora Area area, visit their website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Aurora University
Marseillaise Pl. & Randall Rd.
Aurora, IL
630-844-5402
Scitech Museum
Hands-on science center with more than 200 exhibits that explore light, magnetism, motion and chemistry. Admission Charge. For more information on the Aurora Area area, visit their website. Attraction Type: Kids and Families.
 
18 W. Benton St.
Aurora, IL
630-859-3434
Sugar Grove Farmer's Market
Fresh vegetables, fruits, breads, pastries, and herbs. Every Saturday from July through September 24. 8am-12pm. For more information on the Aurora Area area, visit their website. Attraction Type: Farmer's Markets.
 
Main Street
Sugar Grove, IL
630-466-5166
The Old Barn Museum
Outstanding collection of Native American artifacts. For more information on the Aurora Area area, visit their website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
7127B Oakbrook Road.
Newark, IL 60541
815 879-3028
The Village of Bog Rock Plowing Match
For more information on the Aurora Area area, visit their website. Attraction Type: Pumpkin Patches/Farms.
 
48 W 508 Hinckley Road
Big Rock, IL
630-556-3171
Virgil L. Gilman Trail
The Virgil Gilman Trail is an 11.2-mile trail constructed on two abandoned railways. Its western terminus is in the Village of Sugar Grove, and it connects at its eastern terminus to the Fox River Trail in Aurora. The Fox River is crossed on a covered bri For more information on the Aurora Area area, visit their website. Attraction Type: Biking Trail.
 
Trail Start: Montgomery and Aurora
Trail End: Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove
630-897-0516
Walter Payton's Roundhouse Complex
The Chicago Bear legend renovated this complex which features eateries, retail shops, a microbrewery, courtyard entertainment and Walter Payton Museum. Free. For more information on the Aurora Area area, visit their website. Attraction Type: Entertainment Center.
 
205 N. Broadway
Aurora, IL
630-892-0232
Waves of Fun Inc.
Largest indoor water park in the state. Admission Charge. For more information on the Aurora Area area, visit their website. Attraction Type: Water Park.
 
132 Indian Springs Road,
Sandwich, IL 60549
815 482-6726
Yorkville Farmer's Market
Home grown produce, flowers, fresh baked goods, crafts, and many more items! Saturday mornings, June through October For more information on the Aurora Area area, visit their website. Attraction Type: Farmer's Markets.
 
West side of Rt. 47
Yorkville, IL
630-553-4342



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