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Things to Do in Yorkville, Illinois

The United City of Yorkville is known throughout the region for riverfront festivals, outdoor adventure, an exciting nightlife scene, and being home to the largest waterpark in Illinois. 


Make a splash at Raging Waves, the largest waterpark in Illinois, where you can thrill down 20 different styles of breathtaking waterslides. Kiddie pools, cabanas, a long lazy river, and a variety of concessions make this the perfect place to chill out and beat the heat. Enjoy drinking, dining, and wrap-around views of a picturesque stretch of the Fox River in Downtown Yorkville. Restaurants here take comfort food to new heights, with mouthwatering barbecue and regional cuisine around every corner. Catch some of the most stylish and soulful touring bands and local acts at The Law Office Pub & Music Hall, where craft beers and cocktails are served up to loyal audiences in this gorgeous, intimate venue every weekend. You can read our in-depth story about The Law Office and Summer Solstice Festival at the #EnjoyAurora blog.

Marge Cline Whitewater Course is a state-of-the-art paddling facility where paddlers can test their skills against a quarter-mile of rapids at a steep yet forgiving grade. Kayaks and canoes are available for rent with local outfitters who can get you geared up for a river romp, and a pedestrian footbridge offers great angles for viewing and photographing the activity. Thanks to its close proximity to the Fox River, nearby Bicentennial Riverfront Park is a popular destination for festivals and events throughout the summer months.

Get a glimpse at the rich natural and agricultural history of Yorkville at the historic Kendall County Courthouse, where the Kendall County Forest Preserve District hosts a nature center display and information about parks and forests for hiking, cycling, fishing, and horseback riding. Northern Illinois Hunting & Fishing Days is held at nearby Silver Springs State Fish and Wildlife Area, a family-friendly event featuring kids’ activities, a fishing tournament, and outdoor sports from archery to trap-shooting and falconry shows.

Bicentennial Riverfront Park Bicentennial Riverfront Park
The centerpiece of Downtown Yorkville with views of the Marge Cline Whitewater Course and street-side shopping and dining, Bicentennial Riverfront Par...View Details
Casa Santiago Casa Santiago
Margaritas anyone? Downtown Yorkville's Mexican Restaurant is home to a gorgeous outdoor patio, great atmosphere, awesome entertainment, and delic...View Details
Crusade Burger Bar Crusade Burger Bar
A gourmet burger restaurant featuring locally sourced beef along with a formidable selection of hard to find beers and small-batch spirits, Crusade Bu...View Details
Foxy's Ice Cream and Restaurant Foxy's Ice Cream and Restaurant
When you're at Bicentennial Riverfront Park in Downtown Yorkville, you must visit Foxy's for a hand-dipped ice cream cone. Unique flavors...View Details
Go For It Sports Dome Go For It Sports Dome
Opening December 15, 2017! Go For It Sports strives to provide a multi-use sports facility for sports teams, running enthusiasts, and person...View Details
Kendall County Historic Courthouse, 1964 Kendall County Historic Courthouse, 1964
Victorian Italianate structure opened in 1964 that towers proudly over the Fox River and the City of Yorkville. Listed on the National Register of His...View Details
Law Office Pub and Music Hall Law Office Pub and Music Hall
Boyd, owner of Rogue Barrister Records has partnered with Jason Leslie, owner of Three Angels Brewing to produce the Summer Solstice Craft Beer and Mu...View Details
Lyon Farm & Village Lyon Farm & Village
The Lyon Farm features 15 historic buildings that trace the history of Kendall County plus an 1819 Chicago Burlington & Quincy caboose, a fully-st...View Details
Marge Cline Whitewater Course Marge Cline Whitewater Course
The paddling community is all abuzz about the Marge Cline Whitewater Course. This new, state of Illinois recreational facility is centrally located in...View Details
Raging Waves Waterpark Raging Waves Waterpark
Aussie-themed Raging Waves is Illinois' largest outdoor water park. Sitting on more than 40 acres, this family-friendly water park features 20&nbs...View Details
Scout Flea Market Scout Flea Market
Scout Flea Market is the perfect family activity. This is a true flea market. Its not a pretty show. Its where the pretty shows come to 'pick'...View Details
Silver Springs State Fish and Wildlife Area Silver Springs State Fish and Wildlife Area
A pool of clear bubbling water which sparkles like silver on sunny days provides the basis for the name of Silver Springs State Fish and Wildlife Area...View Details
Southbank Original Barbecue Southbank Original Barbecue
Southbank Original BBQ is known for real slow, smoked barbeque and is strategically located on the banks of the Fox River. Their smoker is running non...View Details
Vintage 71 Shops Vintage 71 Shops
For all things vintage, retro, off-the-wall and on it, you’ll find it at this garden shop which boasts a unique and varied assortment of fun, ta...View Details
Whitetail Ridge Golf Club Whitetail Ridge Golf Club
This premier public golf course was designed by architect Greg Martin on the farmland locally known as "The Ridge" in 2007. The front nine p...View Details
Yak Shack Yak Shack
Yak Shack makes paddling possible. It doesn't matter if you're a beginner looking for lessons or an expert looking to gear up, they've got...View Details


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