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Things to Do in Montgomery, Illinois

Rich history surrounds you in Montgomery, from the historic Gray's Mill to the Dickson-Murst Farm and Settler's Cottage Museum. Winding, well-maintained sections of the Fox River Trails encourage cyclists and runners on their treks through the Aurora Area, and the region's largest sports venue rounds out the variety of attractions and things to do here. 


Historic Gray's Mill was originally built as a turbine flour mill powered by the Fox River. Today, it's home to South Moon BBQ, a local favorite for authentic slow cooked southern barbecue. The spacious outdoor patio is a great place to sip and savor with great views of the Fox River as it passes beneath the Mill Street Bridge.

Kids can find a lot to do and see at Dickson-Murst Farm, a restored historical farm preserved for visitors to get a glimpse into the agricultural roots of the Aurora Area. Settler's Cottage Museum is the oldest remaining structure in the village, dating back a decade prior to Montgomery's incorporation in the 1850's. A volunteer effort and tremendous community support to revitalize the building was recognized with a Governor's Home Town Award for restoration. 

Montgomery Park hugs the Fox River here, providing a scenic backdrop for picnics and community celebrations like Montgomery Fest, a weekend of activities including a carp derby, live entertainment, and frosty craft beer.

The Aurora Area's largest sports venue, Stuart Sports Complex, is located in Montgomery just west of Aurora, where athletes of all ages can find over 30 soccer fields and 8 lighted flex baseball/softball fields, attracting tournaments and events at all levels of competition. An on-site dog park is one of the largest in the Aurora Area, giving owners and their pets a safe, enclosed plot of land practice off-leash training and agility. 

Dickson-Murst Farm Dickson-Murst Farm
Dickson-Murst Farm was in the Dickson family for more than 150 years. Now it is a historical farm, open several times a year, to show farming circa 19...View Details
Fox River Trail Fox River Trail
The Fox River Trail features 43 miles of scenic biking, hiking, jogging or cross-country skiing. Paved and sometimes hilly this trail is a favorite be...View Details
Gray's Mill, 1853 Gray's Mill, 1853
The Gray-Watkins Mill or Gray’s Mill was an early turbine mill that was later used by an automobile parts manufacturer and currently the home of...View Details
Montgomery Fest Montgomery Fest
Each summer, Montgomery Fest brings together neighbors and friends to enjoy a weekend of old-fashioned family fun. Held the second weekend in August a...View Details
Montgomery Park Montgomery Park
Montgomery Park is located in downtown Montgomery and has a playground and picnic area with a pavillion. It is also the setting of free summer co...View Details
Settler's Cottage Museum Settler's Cottage Museum
Tour the oldest remaining structure in the Village. The home was originally owned by Montgomery’s founder, Daniel Gray. A museum offers an educa...View Details
South Moon BBQ at the Mill South Moon BBQ at the Mill
Award-winning BBQ and drinks in the historic Montgomery Mill with a stunning Fox River view. ...View Details
Stuart Sports Complex Stuart Sports Complex
As one of the largest sports complexes in the Midwest Stuart Sports Complex is a premier location for hosting local regional and national tournaments....View Details
Virgil L. Gilman Trail Virgil L. Gilman Trail
This trail is 9 miles from Ohio Street, south of Montgomery, northwest to Bliss Woods on Bliss Road, north of Sugar Grove. The Fox River is crossed on...View Details


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