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Discover the Aurora Area in Illinois

Welcome to the Aurora Area, an outstanding travel destination in Illinois. Here you can experience award winning Broadway musical theater, the largest waterpark in Illinois, Chicagoland's largest outlet shopping center, a masterpiece of modern architecture, and unparalleled outdoor adventure on and along the Fox River. Whether you're traveling with family or friends, be sure to check out all that Aurora, Batavia, Big Rock, Hinckley, Montgomery, North Aurora, OswegoPlano, Sugar Grove and Yorkville have to offer.

Only 37 miles west of Chicago, the Aurora Area stretches out to parts of Kane, Kendall, Will and DuPage counties and offers destination dining, distinctive architecture, fun attractions, exclusive designer shopping, a great variety of family fun and waterparks, and hundreds of other options for a truly unique experience. Book your stay at friendly and affordable hotels or find a venue to suit your next group tour

Visitors and locals alike can enjoy exclusive deals on shopping, dining, and activities in the Aurora Area.
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What's Happening This Week

Corks & Caps
The Homestead 1854
Jun 1, 2023
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Toast to wonderful evenings at The Homestead 1854's Corks & Caps 2023 Season! Step into a charming world wh...
First Fridays Aurora
Throughout downtown
Jun 2, 2023
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
First Fridays welcomes all ages and abilities to enjoy more than two dozen venues open with art, live music, and mo...
Matt Shukin & the Ramblers in the Beer Garden
Sidecar Supper Club & Beer Garden
Jun 2, 2023
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Shukin and the Ramblers is the Rusty Roots Rock Revue you’ll have to see to believe. Influenced by the Americ...
Mid-American Kayak & Canoe Race
McCullough Park
Jun 3, 2023
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
The running of the Mid-Am will be held Saturday, June 3, on the beautiful Fox River. Two race lengths are offered -...

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