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Discover things to do on an Elgin, Illinois, getaway

American Bison in Elgin, Illinois

The American bison or simply bison (Bison bison), also commonly known as the American buffalo or simply buffalo, is a North American species of bison that once roamed North America in vast herds. Their historical range, by 9000 BCE, is described as the great bison belt, a tract of rich grassland that ran from Alaska to the Gulf of Mexico, east to the Atlantic Seaboard (nearly to the Atlantic tidewater in some areas) as far north as New York and south to Georgia and,…


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…


Route 20 Road Trip – Day 2 in Downtown Elgin

Plan 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…


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…


Elgin Area’s Hottest Hot Chocolates

  Elgin Area’s Hottest Hot Chocolates By: Breanne Moreno It’s that time of year again when the weather outside gets frightful, and what’s better than a hot cup of hot cocoa to treat your senses? Here’s our list of the top 6 hot chocolate spots in the Elgin area. Grab a friend and relax in…


Staying in the Area Couldn’t Be More Fun

I know it’s still winter, and we’re looking to see spring soon…at least we’re trying to be optimistic with the 40 degree weather. Even though you may have the winter blues, I had fun this past week visiting places in this area like a tourist. My friend was visiting from Georgia so I took her…


Shop, Drop, and Have a Roll Shopping Itinerary

Please contact the Elgin Area Convention and Visitors Bureau to check on availability and rates for your group! DAY ONE Begin your adventure in the Fox River Valley region with a stop at Huntley Outlet Center, which is located along the Interstate 90 corridor just 50 miles west of Chicago. The striking Jeffersonian architecture, food…

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