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Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
Phone: 630-256-3190 | 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
Aurora Farmers Market Downtown
As Illinois' oldest market the Aurora Farmer's Market's slogan is "Eat Fresh, Buy Local and Be Well!" Fresh Produce, food demonstrations, crafts, music, and more. Saturdays June 7 - Oct. 18. For more information, visit the Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Farmer's Markets.
 
Aurora Transportation Center
233 N. Broadway
Aurora, IL 60505
630.256.INFO
Aurora Farmers Market West
As Illinois' oldest market the Aurora Farmer's Market's slogan is "Eat Fresh, Buy Local and Be Well!" Fresh Produce, food demonstrations, crafts, music, and more. Wednesdays July 9 - Sept. 10. For more information, visit the Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Farmer's Markets.
 
West Aurora Plaza
1901 W. Galena Blvd.
Aurora, IL 60506
630.256.INFO
Aurora Regional Fire Museum
The museum features a variety of interactive exhibits designed to educate and entertain children, families, and firefighters. Visitors can pass a leather fire bucket. Marvel at a strange looking firemen’s smoke mask. Explore the differences in fire hose nozzles. See and hear how fire engines clear the streets with sirens, horns, and devices that control traffic lights. Watch vintage firefighting films on five video touch-screens. All this, in addition to 5 pieces of fire apparatus on display in a fully restored fire station built in 1894. For more information, visit the Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Kids and Families, Museum.
 
53 N. Broadway
Aurora, IL 60505
630.892.1572
Batavia Farmers Market
Come enjoy over 17 different vendors offering a variety of fresh vegetables, fruit, eggs, meat, cheese, herbs, flowers, music and more. Back this year free yoga and an Artisan market. The 19th Annual Batavia Farmers' Market will take place every Saturday from 8 am to 12 pm beginning June 7th through October 18th on the newly renovated N. River St. between Wilson and State St. For more information, visit the Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Farmer's Markets.
 
N. River St. between Wilson & State St.
Batavia, IL 60510
630.761.3528
Blackberry Farm
Blackberry Farm is a living history museum where pioneer life is re-created through educational demonstrations and hands-on fun. Admission to Blackberry Farm includes unlimited rides on the train, hay wagon, pedal tractors, paddle boats, carousel and ponies. Yes. For more information, visit the Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Kids and Families, Museum, Amusement Park.
 
100 S. Barnes Rd.
Aurora, IL 60506
630.892.1550
Bull Moose Bar & Grill
A historic setting incorporating a 1893 Pullman Palace Car Company dining car used by President Roosevelt in his 1912 political campaign. An inventive menu with fresh, quality ingredients offered at affordable prices. The Bull Moose has taken on a Cheers-type atmosphere becoming the local meeting place in town. The spectacular bar provides a great place for afternoon drinks or late night partying. For more information, visit the Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Special Interest (Heritage).
 
202 S. Main St.
Sandwich, IL 60548
815.786.8002
Chicago Premium Outlets
Find impressive savings at over 120 designer and name-brand outlet stores, such as Ann Taylor, Armani, Banana Republic, Calvin Klein, Coach, Cole Haan, Elie Tahari, Gap Outlet, J.Crew, Lacoste, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Salvatore Ferragamo, Michael Kors, Theory, Vera Bradley and more. The opening of an additional 80 stores in the spring of 2015 will make this even more of a Midwest Shopping destination! In Aurora, 37 miles west of Chicago. For more information, visit the Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Shopping Center.
 
1650 Premium Outlets Blvd.
Aurora, IL 60502
630.585.2200
Esther’s Place
A Fiber Art Studio featuring handmade items from local wool, classes, gifts and more. Bed and breakfast service available. For more information, visit the Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Special Interest (Fiber Art).
 
201 W. Galena St. (Rt. 30)
Big Rock, IL 60511
630.556.9665
Farnsworth House
Master architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe created the ultimate minimalist masterpiece, the Farnsworth House, in pastoral Plano. The stellar structure of floor-to-ceiling glass seemingly "floats" above the rambling Fox River. Yes. For more information, visit the Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Tour, Special Interest (Architecture).
 
14520 River Rd.
Plano, IL 60545
630.552.0052
Fermilab
Whether you're interested in science or just fishing in the ponds near the buffalo herd you're welcome at Fermilab. Take a self-guided tour of the laboratory, the Art Gallery and science and educational displays. View the grounds from the 15th floor observation area. Visitors may also visit the Lederman Science Center. Performing arts and lectures. Groups welcome by appointment. For more information, visit the Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Gallery, Kids and Families, Nature Area, Special Interest, Performing Arts, Tour.
 
S. Kirk Rd at Pine St.
Batavia, IL 60510
630.840.3351
Fox Valley Mall
More than 180 stores anchored by Macy’s, Carson Pirie Scott, JC Penney and Sears. For more information, visit the Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Shopping Center.
 
195 Fox Valley Center Dr.
Aurora, IL 60504
630.851.7200
Funway Entertainment Center
Illinois' largest family entertainment center. Year round: bowling, bumper cars, roller skating, arcade, laser tag and Rock-n-Roll mini golf. Seasonal: western trails miniature golf, go-karts, batting cages, soccer cages, jumpshot, Water Wars and bumper boats. For more information, visit the Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Entertainment Center, Kids and Families.
 
1335 S. River St.
Batavia, IL 60510
630.879.8933
Hinckley Farmers Market
Shop this unique marketplace for the freshest fruits and vegetables in the area, along with delicious homemade goodies, and specialty crafts all conveniently located with close parking. Opens June 22nd and runs from 9 am through noon every Saturday through September. For more information, visit the Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Farmer's Markets.
 
Hinckley Fresh Market
651 E. Lincoln Ave.
Hinckley, IL 60520
630.674.4069
Hollywood Casino Aurora
Hollywood Casino is the place for you! They'll add dazzle to your days and life to your nights with free admission, pulse-pounding games, incredible restaurants, and great giveaways. With 53,000 square feet of spine-tingling casino action, you'll never run out of ways to play at Hollywood. Get that winning feeling with more than 1,170 of the hottest slots around. Challenge lady luck at Hollywood's 26 table games, including a live poker room with Texas Hold 'em games seven days a week. Deal yourself in! For more information, visit the Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Gambling / Racetrack.
 
1 W. New York St. Bridge
Aurora, IL 60506
630.801.1234
Hoover Forest Preserve
At just under 400 acres, located west of Yorkville and stretching for nearly a mile along the Fox River the 5.5 mile upgraded trail system leads visitors through a variety of habitats and scenic overlooks. Bridges span creeks rushing down to meet the mighty Fox River. View the terrific oak wooded bluffs, steep ravines and unique prairie remnants. Nearly 300 native plant species are found at Hoover, including some known from nowhere else in Kendall County. Visit the Rookery the district’s on-site Educational Center and Neshnabe’k, a recreated Pottawatomi Village. Family and group tent campsites beckon an overnight stay, as do renovated bunkhouses. For more information, visit the Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Nature Area.
 
11285 Fox Rd.
Yorkville, IL 60560
630.553.4025
Kendall County Historic Courthouse
Victorian Italianate structure opened in 1964 that towers proudly over the Fox River and the City of Yorkville. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Olde Courthouse Gallery graces the main hall with shows featuring the work of artists from Kendall County and beyond. Laws of Nature exhibit focuses on the natural resources of the county. Tours available. For more information, visit the Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Museum, Nature, Tours.
 
109 W. Ridge St.
Yorkville, IL 60560
630.553.4025
Marge Cline Whitewater Course
The paddling community is all abuzz about the Marge Cline Whitewater Course. This new, state of Illinois recreational facility is centrally located in the heart of Yorkville's downtown just east of Route 47 on the south side of the Fox River. 1,100 feet of whitewater features for whitewater enthusiasts! Whether you are a novice or an avid canoeist or kayaker, we're sure you will have a great experience! For more information, visit the Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Nature Area.
 
301 E. Hydraulic St.
Yorkville, IL 60560
630.553.4350
Paramount Theatre
Recently named one of the Top Ten Theatres in Chicago by the League of Chicago Theatres, the Paramount continues to provide world-class entertainment—including dance, music, Broadway-caliber theatre, and children’s programming—for an annual audience of 150,000 patrons from over 250 communities. The Paramount also hosts free community events and its opulent interiors provide a spectacular backdrop for private functions such as wedding receptions or corporate galas. Yes. For more information, visit the Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Theater/Performing Arts.
 
23 E. Galena Blvd.
Aurora, IL 60506
630.896.6666
Phillips Park
Located on over 325 acres, popular attractions include the Mastodon Gallery, the gorgeous Sunken Garden, an 18-hole golf course/driving range, the zoo, a 28-acre fishing lake with a one-mile multiple use trail, war memorials and the Winter Recreation Area. For more information, visit the Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Kids and Families, Nature Area, Recreation.
 
1000 Ray Moses Dr.
Aurora, IL 60505
630.256.3861
Phillips Park Aquatic Center
Co-owned with the City of Aurora this family-friendly aquatic center features zero depth entry leisure pool, two drop-off slides, twisting enclosed body flume slide, two winding body flume slides, kid-friendly areas, volleyball courts, sand play area, lap lane and much more. Yes. For more information, visit the Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Water Park, Kids and Families.
 
828 Montgomery Rd.
Aurora, IL 60505
630.851.8686
Phillips Park Golf Course
Phillips Park Golf Course can be played from three different tee boxes with the Championship tee measuring just under 6,200 yards and the forward tees measuring 4,800 yards. The course provides a challenge to all golfers whether they are a novice golfer or an experienced golfer. Phillips Park Golf Course is home to The First Tee of Aurora and Fox River Valley Chapter. Facility amenities include a lighted driving range with grass tees, practice putting green, and a 3-hole youth links. Distance (Yards)/Rating: 6,187/69.1; 5,701/66.8; 4,826/66.5. Yes. For more information, visit the Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Golf.
 
1001 Hill Ave.
Aurora, IL 60505
630.256.3760
Phillips Park Zoo
Free and open year-round the beloved Phillips Park Zoo is home to Bald Eagles, a Red Tailed Hawk, Great Horned Owls, Barred Owl, Cooper's Hawk, Peregrine Falcon, Gray Wolves, Cougars, North American River Otters, Llama, Elk herd, Goats, Reptiles, Swans, Turkeys, Peacocks, Greater Prairie Chickens, and more. Approximately 100 animals representing 41 different species. Visit the reptile house. Kid Zone activities and group tours available. For more information, visit the Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Zoo, Kids and Families.
 
1000 Ray Moses Dr.
Aurora, IL 60505
630.256.3860
Red Oak Nature Center
Nestled on the east bank of the Fox River, the Red Oak Nature Center is surrounded by 40 acres of lush forest and wildlife habitat – an ideal setting for visitors to learn about the great outdoors through direct interaction with nature. Free admission includes: Wildlife Room, Bee Room, Discovery Room, Devil's Cave, Observation Deck, Picnic Shelter and six wood-chip hiking trails. Open year-round. For more information, visit the Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Nature Area, Kids and Families.
 
2343 S. River St.
Batavia, IL 60510
630.897.1808
RiverEdge Park
Home of the Blues on the Fox festival. The 30-acre park was designed in a way that would serve many purposes. From the canoe/kayak launch and natural landscaping to the VIP Rooftop Deck and 10-acre music venue, this is the new recreation and entertainment destination of the suburbs. Bring your kids and fly a kite. Enjoy a local band in the music pavilion with friends. Spread out a blanket and watch fireworks with the family on the 4th of July. RiverEdge Park is your backyard away from home. Yes. For more information, visit the Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Entertainment Center, Event / Sports Venue, Theater / Performing Arts.
 
360 N. Broadway
Aurora, IL 60505
630.896.6666
Sandwich Antique Shops
With 12 antique shops Sandwich is the antique mecca of the Aurora Area. Come explore the variety of antiques, primitives and vintage items sure to satisfy your inner “picker”. Sandwich is also part of Illinois’ state wide garage sales, MORE ON 34, which takes place every Father’s Day weekend. Open daily. For more information, visit the Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Shopping Center.
 
Church St.
Sandwich, IL 60548
630.256.3190
Sandwich Fairgrounds
The fairgrounds is home to events year round. 200 RV parking spaces, 110, 50 and 30 amp hook-ups, water and dump station. RV camping and tent camping is allowed. For more information, visit the Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Event / Sports Venue, Kids and Families.
 
1401 Suydam Rd.
Sandwich, IL 60548
815.786.2159
Sandwich Opera House
Built in 1878 and restored in 1986, the Opera House today provides performing arts from classical to country, dance, student recitals, summer theatre workshops and children/senior citizen series. For more information, visit the Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Theater/ Performing Arts.
 
140 E. Railroad St.
Sandwich, IL 60548
815.786.2555
SciTech Hands-On Museum
Aurora's interactive science and technology center offers over 200 hands-on exhibits demonstrating the principles of electricity, weather, astronomy and nuclear energy. Yes. For more information, visit the Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Kids and Families, Museum.
 
18 W. Benton St.
Aurora, IL 60506
630.859.3434
Silver Springs State Fish and Wildlife Area
The Fox River runs through this picturesque area which is also home to several small manmade lakes. A natural prairie restoration project gives visitors a feeling of the original landscape with native wildflowers, songbirds, waterfowl and upland game. Picnicking, fishing and hiking are popular pastimes in summer, with ice fishing, sledding, ice skating and cross-country ski trails available for the winter sports lover. For relaxing, exercising or just enjoying nature, Silver Springs is the perfect get away location. For more information, visit the Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Nature Area.
 
13608 Fox Rd.
Yorkville, IL 60560
630.553.6297
Smallville Museum
Selected by Warner Bros to represent Smallville in the filming “Superman, 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 movie. For more information, visit the Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Special Interest (Comics).
 
101 W. Main St.
Plano, IL 60545
630.552.8275
Sugar Grove Family Fun Center
There's something fun for every member of the family. The Fun Center is an amusement park with two go-kart tracks, miniature golf course, bumper boats, water wars, game room, lighted golf range, and more. Yes. For more information, visit the Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Entertainment Center, Kids and Families.
 
9S825 Rt. 47
Sugar Grove, IL 60554
630.466.3866 or 630.466.FUNN
Two Brothers Brewery at the Roundhouse
Passion for beer, love of food, and appreciation for great architecture flourishes in the walls of this historic 70,000 square foot facility. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Two Brothers Roundhouse is the oldest limestone roundhouse in the United States. As they bring new life to this 155 year old building, enjoy a casual atmosphere in the main dining room gastropub, our sports tavern and music venue or our new cafe and bakery. There is more to do than dinner at the Roundhouse. As with the beer and food, the live entertainment has a local flair. Whether it be a wedding, reunion or corporate event, they have a variety of spaces for friends and family to gather. Cheers! For more information, visit the Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Winery, Entertainment Center, Special Interest (Architecture).
 
205 N. Broadway
Aurora, IL 60505
630.264.BREW
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. Yes. For more information, visit the Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Attraction Type: Museum, Tour.
 
305 Cedar St.
Aurora, IL 60506
630.906.0650

Upcoming Events
North Aurora Days
Aug. 3, 2018 - Aug. 5, 2018

Enjoy amusements, rides, games, food vendors, beer tent, live musical entertainment and fireworks at the Annual North Aurora Days Festival. Main Stage: School of Rock, Big Sugar, Breakfast Club, Ali Morgan, Southern Side Up, Friction, Serendipity and 7th Heaven. Fireworks are scheduled for Saturday evening at 9:45 pm. In addition to the main events at Clock Tower Plaza be sure to check out all the fun throughout the Village: 5K/10K/Fun Run, Fishing Derby, Emergency Vehicle Parade, Touch-a-Truck, Bags Tournament, Pet Parade and A&W Cruise Night. For further information and current schedule of events, please be sure to visit the North Aurora Days Facebook page or their website at www.northauroradays.com. New this year to North Aurora Days, there will be concerts in the park at the Village's own Riverfront Park, on Sunday, August 6. Serendipity will be playing at 2:00 p.m. followed by 7th Heaven at 4:00 p.m. Along with the concerts, food trucks will be offering various food, from gourmet sandwiches to poutine to fried chicken. Don't miss this event! See the North Aurora Days website for the schedule of events for the whole North Aurora Days weekend of events! For more information, visit the Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Event Type: Art / Cars / Community / Festival / Kids / Music / Nightlife / Outdoors / Popular / .
 
Clock Tower Plaza
19 S. Randall Rd.
North Aurora, IL 60542
630.897.8228
George Thorogood / Foghat
Aug. 4, 2018 - Aug. 4, 2018

George Thorogood and the Destroyers are throwing a rock party, and you're invited! Known for boogie-blues rock hits like "Bad to the Bone", "Who Do You Love" and "I Drink Alone",Thorogood is ready to unleash his catalog of classic songs like none other. You're not going to want to miss a second of this mammoth show and its colossally talented front man. After all, this is the man who did a 50-day, 50-state tour. It doesn't get any more hardcore than that. George Thorogood will deliver one hell of a show, and you'll be kicking yourself for the rest of the summer if you miss it. So don't! For more information, visit the Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Event Type: Music / Nightlife / Popular / .
 
RiverEdge Park
360 N. Broadway
Aurora, IL 60505
630.896.6666
OneRepublic: Live at RiverEdge Park
Aug. 11, 2018 - Aug. 11, 2018

OneRepublic released their debut set Dreaming Out Loud in 2007. The album included the smash single "Apologize, which shattered digital sales and airplay records worldwide and received a Grammy nomination. The band's sophomore album, 2009's Waking Up, produced three singles: "All the Right Moves, "Secrets and "Good Life. OneRepublic's third studio album Native, was released in March 2013 and produced the hit singles "If I Lose Myself, "Feel Again, "Love Runs Out, "I Lived and their biggest song to date "Counting Stars, which reached #1 in 54 countries and has sold over 10 million downloads. Native sold over 5 million units worldwide. Their latest album Oh My My, featuring the hit singles "Wherever I Go, "Kids and "Let's Hurt Tonight, was released in the fall of 2016 on Mosley/Interscope Records and debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart. For more information, visit the Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Event Type: Music / Nightlife / Popular / .
 
RiverEdge Park
360 N. Broadway
Aurora, IL 60505
630.896.6666
Gladys Knight & The O'Jays
Aug. 18, 2018 - Aug. 18, 2018

Take the midnight train to Aurora and see the incredible, incomparable and legendary Gladys Knight. This seven-time Grammy winner has had hits in pop, gospel, R&B and adult contemporary music, proving she's a woman that transcends genre. The Georgia-born singer began performing gospel music at the age of 4, and her remarkable talent soon led to the creation of Gladys Knight and the Pips, which debuted its first album when Gladys was just 16 years old and is responsible for a string of hits including "Every Beat of My Heart, "Letter Full of Tears, "I Heard it Through the Grapevine and of course "Midnight Train to Georgia. Only the greatest musicians endure, and Gladys Knight has long been one of them. For more information, visit the Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Event Type: Music / Nightlife / Popular / .
 
RiverEdge Park
360 N. Broadway
Aurora, IL 60505
630.896.6666
Get the Led Out
Aug. 24, 2018 - Aug. 24, 2018

These guys sold out their concert last year, and we're betting they do the same this year. Get the Led Out provides one of the best rock shows that will leave you wanting to party, dance and sing along all night. Don't believe us? Take it from those who were at last year's show. "Absolutely awesome"! "Get the Led Out" always puts on a great show! "These guys give an amazing performance! And that's not even including everyone who begged us to bring them back. Get the Led Out sings a new set every show, so even if you saw them last year, you need to see them again. For more information, visit the Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Event Type: Music / Nightlife / Popular / .
 
RiverEdge Park
360 N. Broadway
Aurora, IL 60505
630.896.6666


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