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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

What's Happening This Week

STEAM Dreams Sleepover
SciTech Hands-On Museum
Jan 17, 2020 - Jan 18, 2020
6:00 PM - 9:00 AM
Imagine a chance to explore the Museum after everyone has gone home! Explore STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineerin...
Disney's Beauty and the Beast @ Paramount Theatre
Paramount Theatre
Nov 13, 2019 - Jan 19, 2020
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Be our guest this holiday season, as we step inside this classic storybook fairytale and discover that beauty isn’t...
Aurora Cup 2020 Table Tennis Tournament
Vaughan Athletic Center
Jan 17, 2020 - Jan 19, 2020
12:00 PM
Watch some of the most intense and skilled table tennis players from around the world compete in one of America's l...
Trio Gaspard
Jan 19, 2020
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Making their US Tour debut, this piano trio (violin, cello & piano) is winners of three major international competi...

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Aurora Area Highlights

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Terry Fator

Ventriloquist, impressionist, comedian and singer. This quadruple threat is the voice of Entertainment!
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The Venue Aurora

Aurora's hottest new spot for live music features a 200-seat listening room and nationally-recognized talent.
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New Restaurants

Try these new Aurora Area dining destinations, perfect for pairing with a night out on the town.
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