Hampton Inn & Suites - Aurora, Illinois
2423 Bushwood Drive | Aurora, Illinois 60506 | (630) 907-2600 | FAX (630) 907-2919    SHARE US ON FOLLOW US ON


Serving naperville, Oswego, Montgomery, Geneva, St Charles, Yorkville, Aurora, North Aurora, Batavia, Sugar Grove

Leisure Travel


Area Attractions | Family Attractions | Shopping | Paramount Theatre | RiverEdge Park

Aurora Travel Guide and Things to Do

The Hampton Inn & Suites in Aurora is conveniently located right off the I-88 in the Chicago Metro area, near Chicago's major airports. There is so much to do in Aurora, including a wide variety of attractions, restaurants, and shopping.

Quick Area Guide

    Blackberry Farm's Pioneer Village 2.5 miles
    Chicago Premium Outlet Mall 3 miles
    Red Oak Nature Center 4.8 miles
    Hollywood Casino 5 miles
    SciTech Hands-On Museum 5.1 miles
    Aurora Regional Fire Museum 5.5 miles
    William Tanner House 5.5 miles
    Two Brothers Brewery at the Historic Roundhouse 5.8 miles
    Batavia Depot Museum 6.5 miles
    Air Classics Museum of Aviation 6.8 miles
    Phillips Park and the Zoo 7.3 miles
    Fabyan Windmill 8.2 miles
    Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory 8.4 miles
    Westfield Fox Valley Center 12.3 miles
Area Attractions

    Red Oak Nature Center - 4.8 miles
    2343 S. River (Route 25)
    North Aurora, IL 60542
    Phone: (630) 897-1808
    A visit to the center will help folks learn about the native plants and animals of the Fox River Valley. Interpretive center, hiking trails and tours of "Devil's Cave".

    Hollywood Casino - 5 miles
    1 New York Street Bridge
    Aurora, IL 60505
    (630) 801-1234 or (800) 888-7777
    Chicagoland's biggest best casino with slots, blackjack, Caribbean stud poker, craps, live poker, roulette and mini baccarat. The pavilion has two restaurants and an astounding collection of movie memorabilia. See props from "Twister," "Star Wars" and "The Blues Brothers" as well as cars from "The Untouchables" and "Wayne's World."

    Paramount Theatre - 5 miles
    23 E. Galena Boulevard
    Aurora, IL
    Phone: (630) 896-6666
    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.

    William Tanner House -5.5 miles
    305 Cedar Street
    Aurora, IL 60506
    (630) 897-9029
    Built in 1856, this Italianate building is home to the Aurora Historical Museum which offers tours of the fully furnished home.

    Two Brothers Brewery at the Historic Roundhouse - 5.8 miles Two Brothers Brewery at the Historic Roundhouse
    205 N. Broadway
    Aurora, IL 60505
    Originally constructed in 1856, America's first railroad roundhouse was renovated in 1996-and is a National Historic Trust Preservation Award Winner. This historic building is now home to the second location for the Two Brothers Brewery.

    Batavia Depot Museum - 6.5 miles
    155 Houston Street
    Batavia, IL 60510
    Phone: (630) 406-5274
    Housed in an 1854 Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad depot, the museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and comes alive with historic exhibits on rail transportation, windmills and the settlement of Batavia. Find on display railroad artifacts, photos and ticket agent office.

    African-American Heritage Museum & Black Veterans Archives - 6.7 miles
    126 S. Kendall Avenue
    Aurora, IL 60505
    Phone: (815) 968-9770
    Dr. Smith has developed a sculpted tribute to the leaders of Black America. There are memorials to the 4,000 Black Americans who died in Vietnam, to the victims of Rwanda, and more.

    Air Classics Museum of Aviation - 6.8 miles
    43W776 Route 30
    Sugar Grove, IL 60554
    Phone: (630) 466-0888
    Vintage military and training planes, plus displays of aviation uniforms and memorabilia.
    Aurora Municipal Airport

    Phillips Park - 7.3 miles
    Ray Moses Drive
    Aurora, IL
    (630) 898-7228
    Located on over 325 acres, popular attractions include the new Visitors Center & Mastodon Gallery, the Sunken Garden, an 18-hole golf course/driving range, the zoo, a 28-acre fishing lake with a 1-mile multiple use trail, war memorials, and the Winter Recreation Area.

    Fabyan Windmill - 8.2 miles
    401 E Fabyan Pky
    Geneva, IL 60510
    Phone: (630) 232-4811
    Considered to be the best example of an authentic Dutch Windmill in the United States, the 68-foot, 5-story windmill was originally built by German craftsman Louis Backhaus between 1850 and 1860.

    Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory - 8.4 miles
    Kirk Road at Pine Street
    Batavia, IL 60510
    Phone: (630) 840-3351
    Site of the world's most powerful particle accelerator where particles circle the four-mile ring 57,000 times each second.

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Family Attractions

    Aurora Regional Fire Museum - 5.4 miles
    53 North Broadway
    Aurora, IL 60505
    Phone: (630) 892-1572
    Find displays of vintage firefighting equipment, memorabilia of the 1871 Chicago Fire, thousands of photographs and gift shop.

    Blackberry Farm's Pioneer Village - 2.5 miles
    100 S. Barnes Road
    Aurora, IL 60506
    Phone: (630) 892-1550
    Part amusement park and part museum, Blackberry Farm's Pioneer Village is an authentic 19th century farm and village featuring pioneer craft shops and demos, a discovery barn with petting zoo and pony, hay and miniature train rides. The park also features an old-fashioned carousel, as well as carriage, farm and "early streets" museums.

    SciTech Hands-On Museum - 5.1 miles
    18 W. Benton Street
    Aurora, IL 60506
    Phone: (630) 859-3434
    Aurora's interactive science and technology center offers over 200 hands-on exhibits demonstrating the principles of electricity, weather, astronomy and nuclear energy. Museum also hosts traveling exhibits throughout the year.

    Phillips Park Zoo -7.3 miles
    Ray Moses Dr
    Aurora, IL 60504
    Phone: (630) 978-4700
    Established in 1915, the zoo is open daily, year-round and admission is free. Exhibits include bald eagles, alligators, wolves, foxes, otters, elk, goats, llamas, turkeys and peacocks.

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Shopping

    Chicago Premium Outlets - 3 miles
    1650 Premium Outlets Boulevard (I-88 and North Farnsworth Avenue)
    Aurora, IL
    Phone: (630) 585-2200
    Features 120 designer and name brand outlet stores with savings of 25% to 65% every day.

    Westfield Fox Valley Center - 12.3 miles
    195 Fox Valley Center
    Aurora, IL 60504
    Phone: (630) 851-7200
    The area's largest shopping destination with more than 180 stores anchored by Marshall Field's, Carson Pirie Scott, JCPenney and Sears.

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