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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

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What's Happening This Week

Dave Ramont & the Slippery People LIVESTREAM
The Venue Aurora
Feb 24, 2021
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Dave Ramont & The Slippery People leave their caves to sing some songs for Lazarus House in St. Charles, who provid...
Winter Exterior Tours
Farnsworth House
Feb 26, 2021 - Feb 27, 2021
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Now through March 27, 2021 Farnsworth House will offer EXTERIOR ONLY (until further notice), guided tours on Friday...
Art and Market Aurora
Society 57
Feb 27, 2021
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Art & Market is an indoor market in downtown Aurora. Shop at nearly a dozen vendor booths at a small, curated food ...
Saw Wee Kee Trail Run Series
Saw Wee Kee Park
Feb 27, 2021
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Join the Oswegoland Park District in this new fun and challenging trail run series at the beautiful Saw Wee Kee Par...

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Aurora Area Highlights


Edith Farnsworth Reconsidered

This year, plan to visit an American icon at the Farnsworth House in Plano, Illinois.


Shop All Things Polish

Visit our award winning showroom or shop online for full of beautiful Polish pottery and handcrafted products from Poland!

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Hot & New in Dining

Three new delicious destinations for authentic, upscale Mexican cuisine
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