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On the Cover: Raging Waves Waterpark. Family fun awaits in the Aurora Area. Three outdoor waterparks, extensive biking trails and outdoor recreation coupled with world-class attractions and insane shopping opportunities just west of Chicago in the Fox River Valley.


Municipal Partners: City of Aurora; City of Batavia; Village of Big Rock; Village of Hinckley; Village of Montgomery; Village of North Aurora; City of Plano; City of Sandwich; Village of Sugar Grove and the United City of Yorkville.


Photo Credits: Air Classics Museum of Aviation, Aliano’s Ristorante, All Spoked Up, Andie Groff, Aurora Downtown, Baymont Inn & Suites, Big Rock Plowman’s Park Board, Blackstone Bar & Grill, Bliss Creek Golf Club, Bull Moose Bar & Grill, Cedardell Golf Club, Colonial Café Aurora, Dale Hazlewood, Ed Peterson, Edward Weiland Photography, Eric Schaaf, Esther’s Place, Fermilab, Fireside Grille, Fox Valley Mall, Fox Valley Park District, Full Armour Studios, Funway Entertainment Center, Gaetano’s Batavia, Hampton Inn Yorkville, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Aurora/Naperville, Hollywood Casino Aurora, Hopvine Brewing Co., Jalisco Tacos Autentico, Jeff Goldberg, Jesse Derber, K. Hollis Jewelers, Katrina Cruchett, Kiss the Sky, La France Bakery, Liz Lauren, Mike McGreevy, More Polish Pottery, Natasha Lehrer Lewis, North Aurora Days, North Aurora Hotel Inn & Suites, Northern Illinois Hunting & Fishing Days, Orchard Valley Golf Course, Paramount Theatre, Paul Burd, Phillips Park Zoo, Pie Boss, Plano Synergy, Prindi’s Antique Mall, Quality Inn, Raging Waves Waterpark, Reidar Hahn, Roxanne Cann, Sandwich Fairgrounds, Sarah Garner-Brown, SciTech Hands On Museum, Sky Zone Aurora, Staybridge Suites Aurora, Sugar Grove Family Fun Center, Sunday at Sandwich Antiques Show, Super 8 Aurora, Super 8 Yorkville, Susan Moody, Thai Village, The Chocolate Shoppe, The Homestead 1854, Thomas J. King Photography, Timber Creek Inn & Suites, Turf Room, Two Brothers Roundhouse, Waubonsee Community College, Yak Shack.


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our towns About the Area


Aurora Batavia Big Rock Hinckley


Montgomery North Aurora Plano


Sugar Grove Sandwich Yorkville


our amenities Where 2 Go


Waterparks Where 2 Play Golf


Farmers Markets Where 2 Shop


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Festivals & Events Top Kids Attractions Meetings


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Aurora Area Convention and Visitors Bureau 43 W. Galena Blvd., Aurora, IL 60506 Phone: 630.256.3190 enjoyaurora.com


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