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Things to Do in Plano, Illinois

In the middle of the 20th century, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe constructed a home here on a magnificent sweep of the Fox River where its owner, Dr. Edith Farnsworth, could enjoy the restorative peace and quiet presented by the home's lush surroundings. You too can enjoy this quaint town in the Aurora Area, home to historic properties, proud traditions, and an annual celebration for the Man of Steel. 


The Farnsworth House set the bar for mid-century modern domestic living and represents the ultimate expression of Mies van der Rohe's vision of clarity and simplicity for modern architecture. Tourists from around the world travel to Plano to enjoy the sanctuary-like grandeur of the Farnsworth House as well as its small-town appeal, where you can plan your stay around the Smallville Superfest (and its attendant year-round attraction, the Smallville Museum), honoring Plano's status as a primary filming location in 2013's Man of Steel Superman movie. 

The Homestead 1854, a historically significant bed & breakfast that serves as a popular destination for weddings and creative retreats, affords visitors a luxurious departure from which to rest and recharge with candlelight yoga, a beautifully landscaped labyrinth, private dining, and well-appointed meeting space. 

If you were raised in the Midwest, chances are you've encountered Plano fishing gear. Its innovative plastic molded tackleboxes set a new standard for outdoor equipment, and you can now visit the Plano Synergy Outlet Store in Plano, Illinois, and test out your new accessories on the angler's paradise that is the Fox River. 

Photo credit: Plano "Smallville" mural - Randy Benzie Photography

Cedardell Golf Club Cedardell Golf Club
Reserve our scenic banquet room for you next party or wedding....View Details
Farnsworth House Farnsworth House
Designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, one of the most influential architects of the 20th century, the Farnsworth House is the quintessential example o...View Details
Plano Synergy Outlet Store Plano Synergy Outlet Store
Plano Synergy is a wholesale distributor, whose foundation is built on a dream and a passion for the outdoors. As a newly created family of high perfo...View Details
Smallville Museum Smallville Museum
Selected to represent Smallville in the films “Man of Steel” and “Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” Plano is now the home...View Details
Smallville Superfest Smallville Superfest
Plano celebrates in super-style! This family-friendly festival commemorates the summer of 2011 when Superman’s enemies came to town and des...View Details
The Homestead 1854 The Homestead 1854
Situated on beautifully landscaped grounds featuring a labyrinth and hedge maze, this 1854 Italianate country cottage is reminiscent of rural Tuscan v...View Details


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