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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

The Claudettes @ The Venue
24
Jan
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
25
Jan
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
26
Jan
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...
Architea: Inspired By Midcentury Modern Women Designers
26
Jan
Farnsworth House
Jan 26, 2020
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Women designers were responsible for much of the world’s mid-century furniture, textiles, and designed objects, alt...

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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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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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STOMP!

Feel the power and energy of STOMP! The international sensation hits Paramount Theatre April 10-12, 2020.
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