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Visit Elgin, Illinois

Discover things to do on an Elgin, Illinois, getaway

Museums

Gail Borden Public Library – Rakow Branch

Gail Borden Public Library – Rakow Branch

Gail Borden Public Library welcomes more than one million visitors each year to enjoy museum-quality exhibits, innovative programs and an extensive collection of books, eBooks, movies and more

The C.A.K.E. Village

The C.A.K.E. Village

The C.A.K.E. Village is a cultural arts center that is designed to promote and foster an enriched, positive connection between all children and Africa. The C.A.K.E. Village offers school assemblies as well as immersion field trips that include social, visual and performing arts.

Muirhead Farmhouse

Muirhead Farmhouse

Designed in 1950 by renown architect Frank Lloyd Wright, the Muirhead Farmhouse is the only known farmhouse designed and built by Wright during his lifetime.

River Trading Post

River Trading Post

Our home is in a great place that dates back to 1855.  You are always welcome at River Trading Post, to browse, to relax and read and to enjoy a cup of Cowboy Coffee.

Gail Borden Public Library

Gail Borden Public Library

Gail Borden Public Library is not only the third largest library building in Illinois but is also known as the community center. The library is known for bringing in museum exhibits such as SuperCroc and Lego Architecture. What will they do next?

Elgin Public Museum

Elgin Public Museum

The natural history collection belonging to Mr. and Mrs. G. P. Lord was first exhibited in the Lords Park Pavilion in 1898.

Elgin Fire Barn No. 5

Elgin Fire Barn No. 5

In 1990, a small group of individuals met to discuss the future of Elgin’s last Fire Barn, built in 1903, which was scheduled to be taken out of service

Dundee History Museum

Dundee History Museum

Our mission is to inspire appreciation in our rich local heritage by encouraging understanding and preservation of the history of our township.

Bartlett History Museum

Bartlett History Museum

The Bartlett History Museum collects, preserves and interprets Bartlett’s rich heritage and shares it with the community through exhibitions, education, and media in order to increase public awareness, knowledge, and appreciation.

Elgin History Museum

Elgin History Museum

The Elgin History Museum is housed in an 1856 landmark building known as Old Main that was once part of the Elgin Academy campus.

Gail Borden Library – South Elgin Branch

Gail Borden Library – South Elgin Branch

Gail Borden Public Library welcomes more than one million visitors each year