Activities & Attractions
Realizing that life is a journey, we provide a forum for self-expression, exploration, and insight through the natural art process.
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The purpose of Arts in Bartlett is to improve the community by providing access to the arts. This 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation, founded in 2002, brings diverse events to the Bartlett area, so that the multitude of cultural arts can be experienced and enjoyed by all. Through its activities, Arts in Bartlett wants to make the full variety of media and multicultural experiences accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds, whether they want to create, actively participate, experiment,or simply appreciate the arts
Winter Skiing at Villa Olivia or Golfing in the Spring, Banquet Facilities, Bartlett Aquatic Center.
Brunswick Zone XL is extra large fun for the Algonquin bowling scene. Endless lanes for bowling, a giant game room, laser tag, billiards, and a super-size lounge to relax with friends or catch the big game. If you want BIG fun, come enjoy good times at Brunswick Zone XL.
From award-winning golf course to open parks, City of Elgin Parks & Recreation has something for everyone.
Celebrating 50 years in the bowling business. League and open bowling, billards, bar with video gaming, game room and snack bar. Group and fundraiser rates available. Birthday party packages.
Welcome to the Fox River Trolley Museum! Here, you will enjoy a nostalgic trip back to an era when the electric trolley car was a vital part of American life. Experience the sights and sounds of this unique part of American history aboard a genuine old-time trolley car which takes you on a four mile round trip along the banks of the scenic Fox River. The museum operates a variety of antique trolleys; many from lines long vanished, over trolley tracks that once connected Carpentersville, Elgin, South Elgin, Saint Charles, Geneva, Batavia, Aurora, and Yorkville. Our Museum theme is Education Through Demonstration. You get to learn the history of trolleys by riding a trolley. Plus, this year the Museum has some exciting Special Events in store for our visitors. May sees Mothers Day with all Moms getting free rides and a free carnation. June sees Rails to Victory and Trolley Tours of Occupied France, Fathers Day where all Dads ride Free. July has Red White and Blue Value Day on Independence Day. August has South Elgin River Fest. October has Pumpkin Trolley, and Ghost Story Trolley. December is the famous Polar Express. Your visit to the Fox River Trolley Museum can be educational and fun for the entire family.
Goebbert’s is a family owned pumpkin patch and farm market, celebrating its 67th year in 2015. We are located in Hampshire, Illinois. We treat our employees as family and love our customers. If you have not been to our farm, we would love for you to give us a try.
In 1985, we purchased this 200 acre farm in Hampshire, Illinois. This location has a shorter season where we are open to the general public, but we are plenty busy throughout the entire year. Throughout our off-season, we are keeping up on maintenance work around the farm for our equipment and various buildings on the farm. Also, we are devoting quite a bit of time towards new ideas to make our farm & fall festival a better experience for you and your family. In the middle of February, we begin the spring planting of our annuals that will be sold in the greenhouses at Goebbert’s Farm & Garden Center. Our greenhouses will be filled to capacity with grab & go planters, hanging baskets, 4″ pots, herbs and more just waiting to be moved over to South Barrington so we can keep on growing! From April 15th to July 20th, we begin planting our vegetable crops & pumpkin plants – the sweet corn and tomatoes are put into the ground and harvested when ready. By July 20th, our roadside vegetable stand is open where you can purchase a variety of our homegrown produce.
Since 2004, Haunted Hometowns have been the first and best ghost tours in Chicago’s far west suburbs-the only known ghost tours where YOU are the ghost hunter, providing our guests genuine EMF Ghost Meters to use free of charge during all our lantern-lit tours. Our ELGIN: CEMETERY VAN TOUR of haunted history takes you exploring inside four haunted sites . . . in the dead of night! Bring flashlights, cameras and nerves of steel! Or search for evidence of life after death on our ELGIN: GHOST HUNT EXPERIENCE. Use authentic ghost hunter equipment in a haunted cemetery at night with an experienced paranormal investigator…just like on your favorite ghost hunter shows!
Hawthorne Hill Nature Center is the perfect place to enjoy rich fall colors, snow-frosted trees, spring wildflowers, summer amphibians, and an ever changing host of birds near the pond, in the woods, or even from the comfort of the nature center. The 67-acre natural area that flanks both sides of Brookside Drive has a wheelchair accessible trail that leads to the pond and sedge meadow as well as wide, wood-chipped trails to access other areas. Please bring your family and friends. We have games and activities for children and families to enjoy together. The pond is a great place to teach your children to fish, or to just appreciate the natural beauty.