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Aurora is the second-largest city in the U.S. state of Illinois, located about 35 miles west of Chicago. It is probably best known for being the setting of the "Wayne's world" movies

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Get in

By Car: Aurora is just off the East-West Tollway (I-88) in Illinois. Take the Route 31 exit south.

By Train: Aurora is part of Chicago's Metra commuter rail system, the last stop on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe line which leaves from Union Station in the Loop.

By Bus: Greyhound makes a stop at the Aurora train station on its Chicago-Des Moines-Omaha route, but the express buses will not stop there. Also, the Aurora train station is a local hub for PACE, the Chicagoland suburban bus service.

By Air: Aurora has a small municipal airport of its own, but the best way to go is to fly into one of the Chicago airports (O'Hare or Midway) and just take the train or a taxi to Aurora.

Get around

See

African-American Heritage Museum & Black Veterans Archives
(815) 968-9770

Aurora Regional Fire Museum
(630) 892-1572 www.auroraregionalfiremuseum.org

Batavia Depot Museum
(630) 406-5274 www.bataviahistoricalsociety.org

Batavia Riverwalk
(630) 879-5235

Blackberry Farm’s Pioneer Village
(630) 892-1550 www.foxvalleyparkdistrict.org

Cinemark Tinseltown USA
(630) 906-0490 www.cinemark.com

David L. Pierce Art & History Center
(630) 906-0650 (History) or (630) 906-0654 (Art) www.aurorahistory.net

Fabyan Dutch Windmill
(630) 232-4811

The Farnsworth House Estate
(630) 552-0052 www.farnsworthhouse.org

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
(630) 840-3351 www.fnal.gov

The Grand Army Of The Republic Hall
(630) 906-0654 or (630) 897-7221 www.aurora-il.org

Goodrich Randall 15
(630) 761-0501 or (630) 482-3456 www.gqti.com

Hollywood Casino – Aurora
(630) 801-1234 or (800) 888-7777 www.hollywoodcasinoaurora.com

Kane County Cougars
(630) 232-8811 www.kccougars.com

Kendall County Historical Society’s Heritage Hall & Chapel on the Green
(630) 553-6777

Kane County Eagles
(847) 727-2077 www.kceagles.com

Kendall County Historical Society's Heritage Hall & Chapel On The Green
(630) 553-6777

Lyon Farm and Village
www.kchs.us (630) 554-3064 or (630) 553-6777

The Old Barn Museum
director@theoldbarnmuseum.org www.theoldbarnmuseum.org

Paramount Arts Center
Home to "Broadway in the Burbs," this lovingly restored Art Deco movie palace presents live entertainment by world-class performers, plays, touring musicals and other special events. www.paramounttheatre.com

Phillips Park
(630) 978-4774 www.aurora-il.org

Phillips Park Zoo
(630) 978-4700 www.aurora-il.org

Sunken Garden
(630) 978-4774 www.aurora-il.org

Visitors Center & Mastodon Gallery – Phillips Park
(630) 978-4774 www.aurora-il.org

Red Oak Nature Center
(630) 897-1808 www.foxvalleyparkdistrict.org

Schingoethe Center for Native American Cultures
(630) 844-7843 www.aurora.edu/museum

SciTech Hands-On Museum
(630) 859-3434 www.scitech.mus.il.us

Walter Payton’s Roundhouse Complex
(630) 892-0034 www.walterpaytonsroundhouse.com

William Tanner House
(630) 897-9029 www.aurorahistory.net

Do

Buy

Eat

BLACK FOREST CAFÉ 12 W. Main St. Plano · (630) 264-2526

BOCA BURRITOS 929 Oak St. North Aurora · (630) 844-9044

CANO'S MEXICAN RESTAURANT 400 E. South St. Plano · (630) 552-8520

CAZADORES 110 N. Lake St. Aurora · (630) 264-2100

CHAPALA RESTAURANT 90 N. Island Ave. Batavia · (630) 482-9033

CHICAGO CHAR HOUSE 32 N. Island Ave. Batavia · (630) 482-2204

CHINA GARDEN 1207-A N. Bridge St. Yorkville · (630) 553-1168

CHEF AMAURY 481 N. Commons Dr. Aurora · (630) 375-0426

EAST CHINA INN (4 locations) 140 W. Wilson St. Batavia · (630) 879-7676 9 S. Randall Rd. Batavia · (630) 879-5668 3450 Montgomery Rd. Montgomery · (630) 898-8889 915 Oak St. North Aurora · (630) 896-8876

EL PASO 3 S. Lincoln Ave. Aurora · (630) 896-2282

EL TACO GRANDE 6 N. River St. Batavia · (630) 406-8415

FANTASTICO'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT 227 W. Wilson St. Batavia · (630) 879-5900

FRIACOS MEXICAN RESTAURANT 4405 Fox Valley Center Dr. Aurora · (630) 851-3930

GOLDEN SEA CHOP SUEY 2908 W. Ogden Ave. Aurora · (630) 851-7997

HONG KONG RESTAURANT 345 E. Indian Trail Aurora · (630) 859-9888

JOYCE LEE CHINA BUFFET 684 W. Veteran's Pkwy. Yorkville · (630) 553-8988

JUMBO (CHINESE) BUFFET Northgate Center 900 N. Lake St. Aurora · (630) 897-7788

LA CABANA RESTAURANT 835 S. River St. Aurora · (630) 859-8885

LA FLAMA DE ORO 281 S. Broadway Aurora · (630) 264-7191

LAS PALMERAS 81 S. River St. Aurora · (630) 906-1960

LA QUINTA de los REYES 36 E. New York St. Aurora · (630) 859-4000

miga59 4430 Fox Valley Center Dr. Suite 102 Aurora · (630) 692-0059

NIPPON GRILLE 411 E. South St. Plano · (630)552-8808

PANCHO'S RESTAURANT 700 E. New York St. Aurora · (630) 820-9391

SHAN-LI'S PLACE 850 N. Lake St. Aurora · (630) 859-2788

TACO PLACE 303 W. South St. Plano · (630) 552-7504

TAQUERIA DURANGO 101 S. LaSalle St. Aurora · (630) 859-2947

TAQUERIA MEXICO 50 N. Lincoln Ave. Aurora · (630) 859-9266

TECALITLAN RESTAURANT 35 S. Broadway Aurora · (630) 892-8059

THAI LOTUS RESTAURANT 375 S. Rt. 59 Aurora · (630) 851-2639

THAI VILLAGE RESTAURANT 4 N. Batavia Ave. Batavia · (630) 879-5495

TIAWANNA'S CANTINA West Aurora Plaza 2115 W. Galena Blvd. Aurora · (630) 264-0634

TORRESMANIA 10 N. Center St. Plano · (630) 552-1625

WHITNEY'S CREOLE CAFÉ & GRILL 31 W. New York St. Aurora · (630) 844-5555

Aurora Area Pizza, Grills & Pubs


ACH-N-LOU'S PIZZA 1592 N. Farnsworth Ave. Aurora · (630) 898-2626

APPLEBEE'S NEIGHBORHOOD GRILL & BAR (2 Locations) 449 S. Rt. 59 Aurora · (630) 375-9868 350 Rt. 30 Bypass Montgomery · (630) 966-8944

BACCI'S PIZZERIA 29 W. New York St. Aurora · (630) 896-4200

BIG EASY BAR & GRILL 1447 Cannonball Trail Yorkville · (630) 882-8681

BLACKBERRY INN Rt. 47 & Main St. Elburn · (630) 365-2200

BLACKSTONE BAR & GRILL 600 E. Veterans Pkwy. Yorkville · (630) 882-8305 www.blackstonebarandgrill.com

BLISS CREEK RESTAURANT Bliss Creek Golf Course 1 Golfview Rd. Sugar Grove · (630) 466-0727

BRISTOL TAP 46 Cannonball Trail Bristol · (630) 553-6229

CHILI'S GRILL & BAR 1290 N. Orchard Rd. Aurora · (630) 907-1365

CHRISTOPHER'S BAYOU BAR 31 W. New York St. Aurora · (630) 844-5555

DANELLI'S PIZZARIA & ITALIAN RESTAURANT 45 S. Randall Rd. North Aurora · (630) 897-5787

ERNIE McANN'S 120 N. Butterfield Rd. North Aurora · (630) 844-8100

FIRESIDE GRILLE 49 Sugar Lane Sugar Grove · (630) 466-4557

THE FOUNDRY Fox Valley Center 35 Executive Dr. Aurora · (630) 978-2088

FOX GRILL & OUTPOST 35 N. Water St. Batavia · (630) 761-3930

FOX & HOUND ENGLISH PUB & GRILLE Yorkshire Plaza 4320 E. New York St. Aurora · (630) 236-9183

THE FRIENDLY TAP RESTAURANT 14 N. Center St. Plano · (630) 552-3696

HOLLYWOOD CASINO EPIC BUFFET 1 New York St. Bridge Aurora · (630) 801-1234

HOOTERS OF AURORA 4395 Fox Valley Center Dr. Aurora · (630) 851-4008

JAKE'S BAGELS AND DELI 220 N. Broadway Aurora · (630) 906-0332

JAKES PIZZA 911 Oak St. North Aurora · (630) 906-0900

KATHY'S RIVERWALK DINER 134 W. Wilson St. Batavia · (630) 879-5299

KENDALL PUB 209 S. Bridge St. Yorkville · (630) 553-6910

LITTLE RED SCHOOL HOUSE 110 S. Lincolnway North Aurora · (630) 859-0252

LOWER DECK SPORTS PUB 29 W. New York St. Aurora · (630) 859-2442

LUIGI'S PIZZA & FUN CENTER 732 Prairie St. Aurora · (630) 896-9861

MACIANO'S PIZZA & PASTARIA 272 E. Veterans Pkwy. Yorkville · (630) 882-8388

McCUE'S BAR & GRILL 255 E. Indian Trail Aurora · (630) 897-5925

MURPHY'S NORTHGATE CENTER 900 N. Lake St. Aurora · (630) 892-3032

NANCY'S PIZZERIA 2616 Ogden Ave. Aurora · (630) 585-9600

NO FINER DINER 1055 Paramount Pkwy. Batavia · (630) 406-8225

O'BRIEN'S GRILLE & PUB 12 North River St. Batavia · (630) 406-9200 THE OFFICE 746 S. Lincoln Ave. Aurora · (630) 896-5510

ONE EAST WILSON GRILLE & PUB 1 E. Wilson St. Batavia · (630) 761-8309

ORCHARD VALLEY RESTAURANT Orchard Valley Golf Course 2411 W. Illinois Ave. Aurora · (630) 907-0600

PATRICK'S FINE FOOD & SPIRITS West Aurora Plaza 1941 W. Galena Blvd. Aurora · (630) 892-6650

RALPH'S PLACE Blackberry Oaks Golf Course 2245 Kennedy Rd. Bristol · (630) 553-1585

RED STAR TAVERN 1650 Premium Outlets Blvd. Aurora · (630) 978-8800

SMOKEY BONES BBQ & SPORTS BAR 4435 Fox Valley Center Dr. Aurora · (630) 236-9630

OPEN RANGE SOUTHWEST GRILL 1200 W. Rt. 34 Plano · (630) 552-3100

STAR BAR & GRILL 945 Oak St. North Aurora · (630) 236-0900

SUZY'S PIZZA 4353 Tuma Rd. Yorkville · (630) 553-6500

SUZY'S PIZZA 141 E. South St. Plano · (630) 552-1330

TAVERN ON THE FOX 24 N. Broadway Aurora · (630) 896-6667

TAYLOR STREET PIZZA 1985 Marketview Dr. Yorkville · (630) 553-5533

TOMMY O's SPORTS BAR & GRILL 945 Oak St. North Aurora · (630) 906-1400

TRIBELLA BAR & GRILL 1900 Mill St. Batavia · (630) 406-9696

UNCLE LAR'S PIZZA 108 W. Main St. Plano · (630) 552-3535

VENICE TAVERN 31 N. River St. Batavia · (630) 761-3334

Aurora Area Fine Dining


ALLESANDRIA LOCALE ITALIANO 6500 W. Rt. 34 Plano · (630) 552-8601

BANEK'S RESTAURANT 2124 W. Galena Blvd. Aurora · (630) 966-0600

FISHERMEN'S INN 43W901 Main St. Elburn · (630) 365-9697

HOLLYWOOD CASINO - FAIRBANKS STEAKHOUSE One New York St. Bridge Aurora · (630) 801-1234

JASON'S AT GRAY'S MILL 211 N. River Street Montgomery · (630) 801-1492

LORENZO'S STEAK HOUSE & ITALIAN SPECIALTIES 4000 Fox Valley Center Dr. Aurora · (630) 585-1315

LUIGI'S HOUSE 778 N. Rt. 59 Aurora · (630) 375-6400

miga59 4430 Fox Valley Center Dr. Suite 102 Aurora · (630) 692-0059

MIO AMORE TRATTORIA ITALIANO 11 W. John St. Plano · (630) 552-9100

THE RENDEZVU 102 N. River St. Batavia · (630) 406-9177

STONEFIRE RESTAURANT & PUB 2075 Marketview Dr. Yorkville · (630) 553-4585

SWORDFISH 207 N. Randall Rd. Batavia · (630) 406-6463

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE COMPLEX 205 N. Broadway Aurora · (630) 892-0034 www.walterpaytonsroundhouse.com

Aurora Area Banquets & Catering

BRIDGE STREET CAFÉ 213 S. Bridge St. Yorkville · (630) 553-9230

BLISS CREEK RESTAURANT Bliss Creek Golf Course 1 Golfview Rd. Sugar Grove · (630) 466-0727

CEDARDELL GOLF CLUB 14264 S. Hale St. Plano · (630) 552-3242

FISHERMEN'S INN 43W901 Main St. Batavia · (630) 365-9697

FOX VALLEY COUNTRY CLUB EVENTS OF ELEGANCE 2500 N. River Rd. (Rt. 25) North Aurora · (630) 761-3366

GASLITE MANOR COURTYARD WEST BANQUETS 2485 Church Rd. Aurora · (630) 851-2300

IMPERIAL BANQUETS Fox Valley Country Club 3S203 Rt. 25 Batavia · (630) 879-2960

LINCOLN INN 1345 S. Batavia Ave. Batavia · (630) 879-7147

LINCOLN MANOR 104 S. Lincoln Ave. Aurora · (630) 859-3535

LONG ISLAND SOUND BANQUETS & CONFERENCE CENTER 1920 E. New York St. Aurora · (630) 898-4671

LUIGI'S CATERING 732 Prairie St. Aurora · (630) 896-9861

PIPERS BANQUETS 1295 Butterfield Rd. Aurora · (630) 978-0383

REULAND FOOD SERVICE 115 Oak St. Aurora · (630) 859-2877

RIVERVIEW BANQUETS & CATERING 1117 N. Washington Ave. Batavia · (630) 761-1590

WALTER PAYTON'S ROUNDHOUSE COMPLEX 205 N. Broadway Aurora · (630) 892-0034 www.walterpaytonsroundhouse.com

Drink

Aurora Area Pizza, Grills & Pubs

ACH-N-LOU'S PIZZA 1592 N. Farnsworth Ave. Aurora · (630) 898-2626

APPLEBEE'S NEIGHBORHOOD GRILL & BAR (2 Locations) 449 S. Rt. 59 Aurora · (630) 375-9868 350 Rt. 30 Bypass Montgomery · (630) 966-8944

BACCI'S PIZZERIA 29 W. New York St. Aurora · (630) 896-4200

BIG EASY BAR & GRILL 1447 Cannonball Trail Yorkville · (630) 882-8681

BLACKBERRY INN Rt. 47 & Main St. Elburn · (630) 365-2200

BLACKSTONE BAR & GRILL 600 E. Veterans Pkwy. Yorkville · (630) 882-8305 www.blackstonebarandgrill.com

BLISS CREEK RESTAURANT Bliss Creek Golf Course 1 Golfview Rd. Sugar Grove · (630) 466-0727

BRISTOL TAP 46 Cannonball Trail Bristol · (630) 553-6229

CHILI'S GRILL & BAR 1290 N. Orchard Rd. Aurora · (630) 907-1365

CHRISTOPHER'S BAYOU BAR 31 W. New York St. Aurora · (630) 844-5555

DANELLI'S PIZZARIA & ITALIAN RESTAURANT 45 S. Randall Rd. North Aurora · (630) 897-5787

ERNIE McANN'S 120 N. Butterfield Rd. North Aurora · (630) 844-8100

FIRESIDE GRILLE 49 Sugar Lane Sugar Grove · (630) 466-4557

THE FOUNDRY Fox Valley Center 35 Executive Dr. Aurora · (630) 978-2088

FOX GRILL & OUTPOST 35 N. Water St. Batavia · (630) 761-3930

FOX & HOUND ENGLISH PUB & GRILLE Yorkshire Plaza 4320 E. New York St. Aurora · (630) 236-9183

THE FRIENDLY TAP RESTAURANT 14 N. Center St. Plano · (630) 552-3696

HOLLYWOOD CASINO EPIC BUFFET 1 New York St. Bridge Aurora · (630) 801-1234

HOOTERS OF AURORA 4395 Fox Valley Center Dr. Aurora · (630) 851-4008

JAKE'S BAGELS AND DELI 220 N. Broadway Aurora · (630) 906-0332

JAKES PIZZA 911 Oak St. North Aurora · (630) 906-0900

KATHY'S RIVERWALK DINER 134 W. Wilson St. Batavia · (630) 879-5299

KENDALL PUB 209 S. Bridge St. Yorkville · (630) 553-6910

LITTLE RED SCHOOL HOUSE 110 S. Lincolnway North Aurora · (630) 859-0252

LOWER DECK SPORTS PUB 29 W. New York St. Aurora · (630) 859-2442

LUIGI'S PIZZA & FUN CENTER 732 Prairie St. Aurora · (630) 896-9861

MACIANO'S PIZZA & PASTARIA 272 E. Veterans Pkwy. Yorkville · (630) 882-8388

McCUE'S BAR & GRILL 255 E. Indian Trail Aurora · (630) 897-5925

MURPHY'S NORTHGATE CENTER 900 N. Lake St. Aurora · (630) 892-3032

NANCY'S PIZZERIA 2616 Ogden Ave. Aurora · (630) 585-9600

NO FINER DINER 1055 Paramount Pkwy. Batavia · (630) 406-8225

O'BRIEN'S GRILLE & PUB 12 North River St. Batavia · (630) 406-9200 THE OFFICE 746 S. Lincoln Ave. Aurora · (630) 896-5510

ONE EAST WILSON GRILLE & PUB 1 E. Wilson St. Batavia · (630) 761-8309

ORCHARD VALLEY RESTAURANT Orchard Valley Golf Course 2411 W. Illinois Ave. Aurora · (630) 907-0600

PATRICK'S FINE FOOD & SPIRITS West Aurora Plaza 1941 W. Galena Blvd. Aurora · (630) 892-6650

RALPH'S PLACE Blackberry Oaks Golf Course 2245 Kennedy Rd. Bristol · (630) 553-1585

RED STAR TAVERN 1650 Premium Outlets Blvd. Aurora · (630) 978-8800

SMOKEY BONES BBQ & SPORTS BAR 4435 Fox Valley Center Dr. Aurora · (630) 236-9630

OPEN RANGE SOUTHWEST GRILL 1200 W. Rt. 34 Plano · (630) 552-3100

STAR BAR & GRILL 945 Oak St. North Aurora · (630) 236-0900

SUZY'S PIZZA 4353 Tuma Rd. Yorkville · (630) 553-6500

SUZY'S PIZZA 141 E. South St. Plano · (630) 552-1330

TAVERN ON THE FOX 24 N. Broadway Aurora · (630) 896-6667

TAYLOR STREET PIZZA 1985 Marketview Dr. Yorkville · (630) 553-5533

TOMMY O's SPORTS BAR & GRILL 945 Oak St. North Aurora · (630) 906-1400

TRIBELLA BAR & GRILL 1900 Mill St. Batavia · (630) 406-9696

UNCLE LAR'S PIZZA 108 W. Main St. Plano · (630) 552-3535

VENICE TAVERN 31 N. River St. Batavia · (630) 761-3334

Sleep

  • Hampton Inn & Suites Aurora [1] 2423 Bushwood Drive. 630 907 2600. 127 hotel guest rooms equipped with microwave and refrigerator, free High-Speed Internet Access, a 6,000 square feet Indoor Pool Complex, and five Meeting Rooms with Video Conferencing capability.
  • Comfort Suites Aurora Hotel City Center [2] 111 North Broadway. 630 896 2800. About 50 minutes away from the O'Hare International Airport and Chicago's Midway Airport, and 10 minutes away from the Aurora Municipal Airport. This hotel also provides meeting facilities [3] for any business that needs to be conducted in the Aurora, Illinois area.
  • Quality Inn Aurora O'Hare Airport Hotel. 4005 Gabrielle Lane. 630 820 3400. 25 miles from O'Hare International Airport, lies the 2002 Silver Hospitality Award winning hotel, the Comfort Inn Aurora Hotel of Fox Valley. Whether you are a tourist, business traveller or just a passer by, you would do well to take advantage of the offerings of the Comfort Inn Aurora Hotel.

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