What to do while you’re in town

I wanted to make a little list of activities, events, and destinations around the Elburn and Chicagoland area for those of you in town for the wedding, and those of you planning on staying for a few days before or after the festivities.  Here’s some local attractions

Good For Kids and Families:

Swedish Days- Geneva, IL June 19-24

Located about 20 minutes from Anderson Family’s House

Activities: Carnival, Shopping on Historic 3rd Street

Don’t Miss: The Swedish Days Parade June 24

http://www.genevachamber.com/swedishdays.html

Sadie at Swedish Days

Kane County Cougars Minor League Baseball

Home game Monday June 25 against the Beloit Snappers

Located about 25 minutes from Anderson Family House

Yummy ballpark food, great kids activities, great value!

http://www.kccougars.com/

For Food and Wine Lovers:

Sugar Grove Farmer’s Market June 23

Located about 15 minutes from Anderson Family’s House

Hours: 8am-1pm

https://www.sugargrovechamber.org/home/farmers-market

 

Batavia Farmer’s Market June 23

Located about 20 minutes from Anderson Family’s House

Hours: 8am-Noon

http://www.downtownbatavia.com/

 

Alice’s Place

Elburn, IL

Delicious soft serve ice cream with a hometown feel

Emma’s place of employment

Ice Cream!

Acquaviva Winery

About 15 minutes From the Anderson Family House

A Winery in Maple Park, IL… who would have thought!

Wine Tasting, Wine Shop

http://acquavivawinery.com/

 

For the Golfers:

Hughes Creek Golf Club

About 5 minutes from the Anderson Family House

http://www.hughescreek.com/

 

Settler’s Hill Golf Club

About 15 minutes from the Anderson Family House

http://www.settlershill.com/

 

Bliss Creek Golf Club

About 15 minutes from the Anderson Family House

http://www.blisscreekgolf.com/index.php

 

For those of you feeling lucky:

Hollywood Casino Aurora

Riverboat Casino

http://www.hollywoodcasinoaurora.com/

 

For the Scientists and the Nature Enthusiasts:

Fermilab- Batavia, IL

About 20 minutes from the Anderson Family House

Where scientists study high energy physics!

And there are buffalo!

Lederman Science Center: http://ed.fnal.gov/lsc/index.shtml

– Science center for kids!

Buffalo and Prairie Trails:  http://www.fnal.gov/pub/visiting/tours/index.html

– hike in the prairie, and see their herd of 30 buffalo!

 

 

There’s lots to do in Chicago, but our favorite are:

Brookfield Zoo- Brookfield, IL

About 45 minutes from Anderson Family House

http://www.czs.org/czs/Brookfield/Zoo-Home

 

Field Museum- Chicago, IL

Awesome Dinosaur Exhibit!

See Sue!

http://fieldmuseum.org/

ROAR!

Train from Elburn or Geneva IL to Downtown Chicago:  http://metrarail.com/content/metra/en/home/maps_schedules/metra_system_map/up-w/schedule.html

 

Hope these are some ideas to start from for all our visitors!

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