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Brew Tours – Ride, Drink, Discover.

Vorlauf Brew Tours Beer was meant to be shared – raised high in the air for valiant toasts when in the midst of good company. Vorlauf Brew Tours was dreamt by a father and a son that embrace the true joy that good beer can bring to any table. Greg and Stephen James started Vorlauf…
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10.04.2019

Pumpkin Farms Worth Checking Out This Fall

Hello October! The weather is just about perfect, which makes it absolutely ideal to enjoy fall activities with your family, including heading to the apple orchard or pumpkin patch.  We’ve assembled a list of some of our favorite farms and markets to find a pumpkin, snack on a caramel apple, or take pictures with the family! “I’m so glad to…
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10.01.2019

Route 20 Road Trip – Day 2 in Downtown Elgin

Take a road trip on America’s longest road!   About Route 20 Did you know that US Rt 20 is the longest road in the US? Spanning 3,365 miles, Rt 20 stretches from the Pacific Northwest all the way to Boston, Massachusetts.  It nearly runs parallel to that of I-90 which in turn is the…
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09.24.2019
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Judson University Named Among the Best Christian Colleges and Universities for 2019

Judson University Named Among the Best Christian Colleges and Universities for 2019 by College Consensus (ELGIN, IL – September 16, 2019) Judson University has been named among the Best Christian Colleges & Universities for 2019 by College Consensus. The comprehensive award from College Consensus is based on an objectively computed method, which allows universities to highlight what they do best….
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09.17.2019

Route 20 Road Trip – Day 1 in West Elgin

Take a road trip on America’s longest road!   About Route 20 Did you know that US Rt 20 is the longest road in the US? Spanning 3,365 miles, Rt 20 stretches from the Pacific Northwest all the way to Boston, Massachusetts.  It nearly runs parallel to that of I-90 which in turn is the…
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07.15.2019

Outdoor Restaurants, Patios & Cafes in the Elgin Area

Outdoor Restaurants, Patios & Cafes in the Elgin Area As the sun begins to peek out and temperatures begin to rise, summertime offers great opportunities to dine alfresco.  Throughout the Elgin area you will find serene sidewalk patios, outdoor beer gardens and sun-soaked decks. Our list has plenty of local favorites, and cool new spots….
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05.17.2019

INSTAWORTHY – Elgin’s Most Photographable Attractions

With all the social media we use on a daily basis, its no wonder we’ve gotten so great at taking pictures. Your next amazing photo opportunity is right here in the Elgin Area!  Don’t forget to tag #ExploreElgin to be featured in our feed. Check out these top Elgin area photo locations! Walton Island, Elgin …
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05.07.2019

Elgin Public Art Tour

The City of Elgin is changing and growing; over the last six years, Elgin has defined itself as a “City of the Arts.”  The Elgin Cultural Arts Commission (ECAC) saw a need to develop a plan and system to facilitate public art. This need was two-pronged. First, there was a need to develop a system…
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04.09.2019

Elgin Mental Health Center – Medical & Surgical Building

The Elgin Mental Health Center Medical & Surgical Building Designed in 1965, and completed in 1967, was the first of architect Bertram Goldberg’s hospitals. (Goldberg also designed the Marina City towers in Chicago.) The circular drum shaped building, comprised of four floors housing 167 beds, has external louvers that functioned as sun shades but also…
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04.02.2019

Fox River Water Trails

Fox River Water Trails The Fox is a slow, meandering river with a few sandbars.  The river is about 4-5 feet deep on average; however, there are spots that are much deeper and also some spots that are much shallower. The Fox River presents a number of varied paddling experiences for different skill levels. The…
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03.18.2019
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