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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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Corks & Caps @ The Homestead 1854
30
Sep
The Homestead 1854
Sep 30, 2020
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Raise Glasses and Make Toasts! Discover a place where the past meets the present. Nestled within a historic nei...
Nine Hole Hustle
2
Oct
Fox Bend Golf Course
Oct 2, 2020
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Run into the sunset, race into the night! Exclusive opportunity to run this 2 mile course throughout the rolling gr...
Best In Show 20th Anniversary Screening
2
Oct
Water Street Studios
Oct 2, 2020
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Join the AfterImage Film Festival and Water Street Studios on Friday, October 2 for a night under the stars as we s...
Vintage Shop Hop
2
Oct
Aurora Area Vintage & Antique Shops
Oct 2, 2020 - Oct 3, 2020
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Never shop hopped? Well, get ready! This is the mother lode of all road trips! And it's produced by Nellie's Barn S...

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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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Find the perfect beer to match your palate at the craft breweries of the Aurora Area
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