What to do and see in North Aurora, United States: The Best Places and Tips

July 20, 2017 Roger Rusk

The village of North Aurora is a Chicago suburb in Kane County, Illinois, United States. It had a population of 16,760 at the 2010 census. North Aurora maintains its own public library district, fire district, and police department, but public spaces and parks are managed by the neighboring Fox Valley Park District.
Restaurants in North Aurora

1. Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Kirk Rd. and Pine St., Batavia, IL
Excellent
69%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 44 reviews

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

A visit to Fermilab includes a tour of several physics labs, highlighted by the world's highest energy particle accelerator.

Reviewed By Troy G - Geneva, Illinois, United States

great lectures, great place to visit with the kids and see the buffalo. it's historic and you learn soooo much. definitely a must do.

2. Riverwalk

West Branch of DuPage River, Naperville, IL +1 630-420-6010
Excellent
73%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 682 reviews

Riverwalk

Reviewed By EnjoytheSilence44 - Wheaton, Illinois

I love the Riverwalk! It's prefect for a cool summer evening stroll... and we always see wildlife up close- raccoons,opossums, turtles. I love the murals near the Water Street Development and the 9/11 tribute area. It's a great place to grab a drink and a bite to eat too.

3. Paramount Theatre

23 E Galena Blvd, Aurora, IL 60506-4128 +1 630-896-7676
Excellent
78%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 343 reviews

Paramount Theatre

Reviewed By Mamaw58 - Lombard, Illinois

We were entertained recently at the performance of Cabaret and recommend seeing this production! As usual, we are never disappointed with any of the Paramount productions and again, this is a superb performance!
It is arranged for Adults and is not age appropriate for young children! Thank you Paramount for this entertaining show of Cabaret!
One of the only disappointments at the theatre is the line for the women's rest room during the 15 minute intermission. Since a female dominated audience it is hard to get in the restroom, grab a refreshment at the bar, and back in your seat before the second half begins....
Hurrah the new theatre seats are arriving this coming summer 2018! They have served us all well over the 80 plus years!

4. Arcada Theatre

105 E Main St, Saint Charles, IL 60174-1927 +1 630-962-7000
Excellent
63%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 204 reviews

Arcada Theatre

Reviewed By WinfieldRDH - Winfield, Illinois

This is our new favorite venue. Honestly the back row is as close as the priciest seats in bigger venues. It's intimate and the sound is really great too. It's an old theater with the accompanying charm AND small seats :-)

5. Northwestern Medicine Field

34W002 Cherry Ln, Geneva, IL 60134-4104 +1 630-232-8811
Excellent
72%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 68 reviews

Northwestern Medicine Field

Reviewed By wlamb123 - Chicago, IL

The Kane County Cougars have been around for years. Expect some Midwestern summer foods, a lot of families with children and between inning entertainment. The split-the-pot raffle is definitely a chance worth taking - I won $366 in August of 2016. Go on a fireworks night.

6. Blackberry Farm

100 S Barnes Rd, Aurora, IL 60506-8118 +1 630-892-1550
Excellent
65%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 154 reviews

Blackberry Farm

Reviewed By HeatherRaeOchoa - Aurora, Illinois, United States

We visited Blackberry Farms 3 times in July/August. Twice for their summer out door concerts on Thursday evenings and once for their Wine and Canvas.

We had an awesome time for each event.

The concerts are only $5 per person and it is BYOB (or Wine/Liquor) and Picnic/Snacks.

Wine and Canvas is only $19 per person and is also BYOB (or Wine/Liquor) and Picnic/Snacks.

They supply all materials needed. Paint, canvas, instruction and an apron!

It is such a pretty place and welcoming environment a great way to have an affordable date night, couples night out with friends and family, or just with an awesome group of friends/family.

I also saw a lot of people celebrating birthdays and anniversaries.

I will attend most of their concert events next year and would like to make it to at least 2 to 3 Wine and Canvas events a year!

7. Past and Present Shoppes

4 N Grant St, North Aurora, IL 60542 +1 630-844-4468
Excellent
60%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
0%
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4.5 based on 5 reviews

Past and Present Shoppes is a unique collection of 15 shops offering Antiques, Repurposed Items, Clothing and Jewelry, all under one roof. Vintage, Traditional, Parisian, Boho, Shabby Chic,Contemporary and Southwestern shops offer an always changing variety of items for your shopping pleasure. Open Monday-Saturday from 10-5, Thursday 10-7 and Sunday, 10-4. We're located between Rte. 31 and Rte. 25 on the Fox River, next to Napa Auto Parts in North Aurora, Illinois. A Don't Miss Tourist Destination!

Reviewed By sandra n - Lemont, Illinois

I am so happy to see this Antique Mall show up on this sight. We discovered this place the first time by seeing an ad. After that, we have been back several times since and always enjoy our visits there. The staff are very very nice and also helpful if you need them. This is a perfect size mall, not too big and not to small. They have a nice variety of vendors and prices vary, but in general are very fair. I have found something nice to buy there every time I have visited. I look forward to another visit soon. Their location is easy once you know that it is slightly off of the main street, Route 31 in North Aurora. Past and Present, keep up the great business. You are doing everything right!!

8. Fabyan Villa Museum & Japanese Garden

1925 S Batavia Ave, Geneva, IL 60134-3309 +1 630-377-6424
Excellent
56%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 65 reviews

Fabyan Villa Museum & Japanese Garden

Reviewed By Kev521 - Freeport, Illinois

We went and the place was closed. We did see this on the website so we were no surprised. We walked the grounds and there is a lot to see. You have to be watching for the signs or you will miss it. You park...MoreThank you for your review! We're glad you enjoyed the grounds as much as we do.

9. Red Oak Nature Center

2343 S River St, Batavia, IL 60510-9664 +1 630-897-1808
Excellent
70%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 30 reviews

Red Oak Nature Center

Reviewed By Ree12_12 - Aurora, Illinois

You park you car in the lot along art 25. You walk through the gate, over the railroad tracks and you are immediately transported into Illinois' equivalent of the redwood forest. They have a nature center with some of the wildlife that is indigenous to our area, including fish, salamanders, frogs, and snakes. They have educational programs that are run through the year that are for adults and children by the Fox Valley Park District. There are also bike paths and nature trails. Go to the Fox Valley Park Districts web site to discover what your next adventure will be there!

10. Funway Ultimate Entertainment Center

1335 S River St, Batavia, IL 60510-3197 +1 630-879-8717
Excellent
53%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 42 reviews

Funway Ultimate Entertainment Center

Funway is Illinois’ largest Family Entertainment Center with a mission to pump some real fun into your life! Funway is over five acres of fun including both indoor and outdoor activities for the whole family to enjoy. Outback activities include go karts, bumper boats, mini golf, water wars, batting and soccer cages, and jumpshot! Plan a birthday party or spend a rainy day with the family at our 20 Lane State-of-the-Art Bowling Alley, Arcade with over 75 games, Roller Rink, Spin Zone Bumper Cars, Lazer Frenzy and more!

Reviewed By andrea c

Great place both indoors and outdoors. It has a ton of things to do. Indoors it has glow in the dark golf, lazer tag, video games, roller skating and bowling. Great for birthdays I had my daughters party when she turned 9 there. Outdoors when the weather is nice, batting cages, water shooting boats, bumper boats, race cars and jumping basketball. Great drinks and food too.

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