Stay near the Best Things to Do in Elgin
Book your next Chicago-area getaway at the Country Inn & Suites, Elgin, IL to be less than six miles from exciting entertainment at Grand Victoria Casino. Take your kids on a fun day trip to downtown Chicago, about an hour southeast of our hotel, or take a step back into the era of castles and knights at Medieval Times, just 15 miles away. Ready for an adventure? Explore the Illinois wilderness of long ago at the Elgin Public Museum. End your day with a live dance or theater performance at The Hemmens Cultural Center.
Arts and Culture:
- The Hemmens Cultural Center (4.9 miles)
Summer theater, film festivals, dance troupes and musicals all take the stage at The Hemmens Cultural Center, home to the award-winning Elgin Symphony Orchestra.
Phone: +1 (847) 931-5900
- Elgin Public Museum (6.2 miles)
View the natural history and anthropology exhibits housed in this 100-year-old neoclassical structure, the oldest museum building in Illinois. The museum’s collections include Native American artifacts and an amazing array of fossils.
Phone: +1 (847) 741-6655
- Fox River Trolley Museum (8.8 miles)
All aboard the antique trolley for a trip along the banks of the Fox River. Learn about the role electric trolleys played in America’s past at this fascinating museum. Special events include reenactments of historical battles.
Phone: +1 (847) 697-4676
- Sears Centre Arena (9.1 miles)
This multipurpose family arena hosts a wide variety of ceremonies, theatrical performances and sporting events throughout the year. Buy tickets for indoor football, independent wrestling shows and more.
Phone: +1 (847) 649-2222
- Grand Victoria Casino (5.5 miles)
Try your luck at some of the 1,000-plus game machines or at a table game like roulette, blackjack or Texas Hold’em. Covering nearly 30,000 square feet, this riverboat casino is also home to live entertainment and four dining options.
Phone: +1 (847) 468-7000
- Medieval Times (15 miles)
Enter the castle to experience epic battles between jousting knights on horseback and to watch the flight of the majestic royal falcon. This spectacular show even offers a feast fit for a king.
Phone: +1 (847) 882-1496
- Woodfield Mall (18 miles)
Browse through 300 stores and restaurants, including Nordstrom, Ann Taylor, The Cheesecake Factory, 3D Innovation and the Rainforest Cafe.
Phone: +1 (847) 330-0220
- Downtown Chicago (40 miles)
One of America’s most iconic cities lies an hour’s drive from the hotel. Explore the Art Institute of Chicago, catch a game at Wrigley Field, or see the city’s sights from the top of the Ferris wheel at Navy Pier.
- Leafs Ice Centre (2.3 miles)
Watch figure skating and hockey tournaments, or try out the ice rink yourself. Leafs Ice Centre boasts three NHL-size rinks and a bar and grill.
Phone: +1 (847) 844-8700
- Top Flight Volleyball (2.6 miles)
This Junior Olympic Volleyball Club offers volleyball camps, tournaments and leagues for children, teens and adults.
Phone: +1 (630) 606-1342
- Elgin Sports Complex (7 miles)
With 10 softball fields, 10 soccer fields, two sand volleyball courts and a BMX track, the Elgin Sports Complex is one of the area’s best places to play.
Phone: +1 (847) 531-7009
- Villa Olivia (10.5 miles)
Skiing, snowboarding and tubing provide winter fun at Villa Olivia. During fair weather, the public golf course is open to those who want to spend a day on the links.
Phone: +1 (630) 289-1000
- Club Fusion Volleyball (12 miles)
Located about 15 minutes northwest of the hotel, Club Fusion’s Marengo location is a top-notch volleyball club that trains championship teams and hosts outstanding events.
Phone: +1 (815) 572-6762