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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

2020 MLK Day Aurora
Waubonsie Valley High School
Jan 20, 2020
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The City of Aurora honors the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. annually on his observed birthday....
The Claudettes @ The Venue
The Venue Aurora
Jan 24, 2020
8:00 PM - 11:30 PM
The Claudettes fuse Chicago piano blues with the full-throttle energy of rockabilly and punk and the sultriness of ...
Terry Fator @ Paramount Theatre
Paramount Theatre
Jan 25, 2020
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Ventriloquist, impressionist, comedian and singer. This quadruple threat is The Voice of Entertainment! For 10 year...
Romeo & Juliet by National Ballet Theatre of Odessa
Paramount Theatre
Jan 26, 2020
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
William Shakespeare’s most popular play, a tragic tale of two star-crossed lovers, told through the movement of dan...

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Aurora Area Highlights

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The Secret of My Success

This world premiere musical follows an ambitious Midwesterner trying to make it in the big city, secrets and all.
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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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Feel the power and energy of STOMP! The international sensation hits Paramount Theatre April 10-12, 2020.
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