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Visit Elgin, Illinois

Discover things to do on an Elgin, Illinois, getaway

Activities & Attractions

Dolphin Cove Family Aquatic Center

Dolphin Cove Family Aquatic Center

Come and enjoy our Splash-down Family Slide, Sandcastle Beach or simply relax in our lounge chairs. With umbrellas, lawn chairs, picnic tables, and a sun hill, there’s a place for… more

Main Street Bicycles

Main Street Bicycles

Main Street Bicycles is a full service repair shop, and provider of exceptional bikes and accessories for purchase or for rent. Located right on the expansive Fox River Trail as… more

Bartlett Nature Center

Bartlett Nature Center

Bartlett Nature Center includes exhibits, programming, special events, rental opportunities, scout programs and more. The Bartlett Nature Center is a Facility of the Bartlett Park District.

Santa’s Village Azoozement and Water Park

Santa’s Village Azoozement and Water Park

This Christmas-themed entertainment park is packed with attractions. Enjoy carnival rides,  200+ zoo animals, and the new Santa Springs Water Park! Open May through October.

Randall Oaks Park

Randall Oaks Park

At Randall Oaks Park you’ll find 141 acres of open space that includes three shelters, a 10-hole disc golf course two volleyball courts and three playgrounds. There’s also an amazing… more

Villa Olivia Winter Sports

Villa Olivia Winter Sports

Downhill skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing are right here in your backyard.  Villa Olivia is just a short drive from anywhere in the Chicago area. With 100% snow making, ski… more

The Pumpkin Wagon

The Pumpkin Wagon

Do you have fall on your mind? Come out and see over 30 different kinds of pumpkins, gourds & squash, along with corn shocks, broom corn, mums, straw, and fall… Read more »

Goebbert’s Pumpkin Patch – Pingree Grove

Goebbert’s Pumpkin Patch – Pingree Grove

Goebbert’s Pumpkin Patch is a 200 acre farm that is open to the public in mid August when our U-Pick fields open. In late September, we open as a fun… Read more »

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Enjoy Pioneer Farm

Pumpkins, Fun, Free Admission. Grab a wagon and pick your own pumpkins from the 2 acre field. Also winter squash, gourds, specialty pumpkins, cornstalks and straw bales. Pre-picked pumpkins are… Read more »

Judson University

Judson University

Judson University is a fully accredited, private Christian university of the liberal arts, sciences and professions. Judson offers degrees in more than 50 different majors/minors for traditional, graduate, and adult students.

Hemmens Cultural Center

Hemmens Cultural Center

Located in the Center City area along the banks of Elgin’s award-winning Riverwalk, The Hemmens Cultural Center is the cornerstone of Elgin’s growing arts community.

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.

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Arts in Bartlett Center for the Arts

The purpose of Arts in Bartlett is to improve the community by providing access to the arts.

Elgin Farmers Market

Elgin Farmers Market

The Elgin Farmers Market is a large open air fresh market that takes place every year from early June through early October. Shoppers can find fresh locally grown produce and… Read more »

NENA Butterfly Garden

NENA Butterfly Garden

The NENA Butterfly Garden is located at the corner of Ann Street and Douglas Avenue in the northeast neighborhood. Formally a vacant lot, volunteers and local residents worked with the City… Read more »

Chicago Goat Yoga

Chicago Goat Yoga

Goat Yoga at Reverse the Kerrs Farm allows you the opportunity to be one with nature, one with goats, and one with your soul. We are a unique farm in that… Read more »

Elgin Community Bikes

Elgin Community Bikes

Elgin Bike Hub is a community oriented project to support and grow bike riding for transportation and recreation in Elgin. They accomplish this through bike rides and bike education events…. Read more »

South Elgin Canoe

South Elgin Canoe

Canoe & Kayak Rentals on the Fox River. Our unguided 6.5 mile trip begins below the dam in South Elgin and ends at Ferson Creek Park in St. Charles (1… Read more »

Disc Golf at Randall Oaks

Disc Golf at Randall Oaks

Disc golf is one of today’s fastest growing sports! Disc golf is similar to regular golf; however, instead of using golf clubs and balls aiming for a hole, disc golf… Read more »

Randall Oaks Zoo

Randall Oaks Zoo

Situated at the top of a hill, Randall Oaks Zoo offers a variety of kid-friendly farm animals for viewing, petting and feeding. A stroll through the barn gives visitors an… Read more »

Paintball Explosion

Paintball Explosion

We are Chicagoland’s premier paintball theme park! Located under 40 minutes West of Chicago, we are housed within the historic Santa’s Village Amusement Park that you all remember from our… Read more »

U-46 Planetarium

U-46 Planetarium

The Elgin School District U-46 Planetarium began life as the Elgin National Watch Company Observatory. It was in 1959 that the Elgin National Watch Company donated its observatory to the… Read more »

Hawthorne Hill Nature Center

Hawthorne Hill Nature Center

Hawthorne Hill Nature Center is the perfect place to enjoy rich fall colors, snow-frosted trees, spring wildflowers, summer amphibians, and an ever changing host of birds near the pond, in… Read more »

Lords Park Zoo

Lords Park Zoo

Located on Elgin’s east side, at the south end of Lords Park, the zoo has had a long history and has undergone many changes. Currently, the fenced in outdoor area… Read more »

Pro Boxing Fitness – Elgin

Pro Boxing Fitness – Elgin

Downtown Elgin’s exclusive boxing gym provides training in Olympic style boxing, as well as Insanity, Yoga, Muay Thai, Jiu Jitsu, Strength & Conditioning and Personal Training. With programs designed for… Read more »

Fox Valley Bicycle & Ski Club

Fox Valley Bicycle & Ski Club

The Fox Valley Bicycle and Ski Club (FVBSC) is centered in the beautiful Fox River Valley region of Northeastern Illinois. Located thirty miles west of Chicago, the FVBSC provides a… Read more »

Kayak Myak Rentals

Kayak Myak Rentals

Kayak rentals on the beautiful Fox River, 3 trips to choose from. Relax and enjoy yourself as you paddle down the Fox and become one with nature.

The Highlands of Elgin

The Highlands of Elgin

The original nine holes flow over beautiful rolling terrain, creating a diverse collection of holes. The new nine holes reclaim an old stone quarry, and take maximum advantage of the… Read more »

Bartlett Park District

Bartlett Park District

Winter Skiing at Villa Olivia or Golfing in the Spring, Banquet Facilities, Bartlett Aquatic Center.

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City of Elgin Parks & Recreation Foundation

From award-winning golf course to open parks, City of Elgin Parks & Recreation Foundation has something for everyone.

Trout Park Baseball

Trout Park Baseball

Providing an aesthetically pleasing atmosphere for amateur baseball while promoting healthy competition, positive sportsmanship and community enhancement.

Elgin Lanes

Elgin Lanes

Celebrating 50 years in the bowling business. League and open bowling, billards, bar with video gaming, game room and snack bar. Group and fundraiser rates available. Birthday party packages.

Naper Settlement

Naper Settlement

Naper Settlement is an outdoor museum with historic buildings including a Victorian mansion, log cabin, blacksmith shop, law office, post office and one-room schoolhouse. A regional attraction, Naper Settlement is… Read more »

Fox River Trolley Museum

Fox River Trolley Museum

Welcome to the Fox River Trolley Museum! Here, you will enjoy a nostalgic trip back to an era when the electric trolley car was a vital part of American life…. Read more »

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Bowlero Randall Road

Welcome to Bowlero, the bowling/dining/nightlife lovechild that’s stirrin’ up fun for everyone in the US of A.

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