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  • William N
    Aurora, IL21 contributions
    Just one of many nice little side stops along the Fox River trail system. Very well managed and interesting.
    Written 25 October 2022
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  • teracy
    Chicago1 contribution
    The butterfly garden is spectacular in late June. They have many new tropical butterflies. There is also a cool park, small splash pad, lake, silo, gift shop, animals and activities.
    Written 28 June 2022
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  • CharlieV2011
    Chicago, IL1,576 contributions
    I spent the day here with family and it was a great day. The park and paths were
    full of people enjoying life on a great day. We sat by the river and caught up with how everyone is doing. After that, we walked into the historic section of town and enjoyed the afternoon. Great way to spend the day with friends or family!
    Written 29 August 2020
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  • christine792016
    Chicago, IL60 contributions
    Take a hot dog with mustard in a steamed bun, add a Lemon Chill, great companions and a 10-5 Cougars win. What does that equal? A terrific Summer outing at a fun ballpark! Full disclosure: we are AVID baseball fans—-but visiting an MLB park in Chicago means a trip beforehand to arm yourself with large amounts of cash. At this park, we got attractive, quality t-shirts for the grandkids plus hot dogs, burgers and beverages (and, of course, tiny helmets filled with Dippin Dots) and we did not leave with empty wallets. The kiddos loved the Kid Zone, we were pleased with both the food/beverage selection and the prices, and I can’t imagine any customer not impressed with the cleanliness of the facilities and the pleasant and helpful staff. And did I mention that the Cougars—in their sharp new uniforms—thrilled us with two home runs in that 10-5 victory!
    Written 7 June 2021
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  • Jeanne M
    New Lenox, IL410 contributions
    It is amazing what they have done without taxpayer's money to help. The historical society owns the beautiful building which is very modern inside. The exhibits are professionally displayed and some are electronic and interactive.
    The docent was very friendly and helpful.
    Written 7 June 2019
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  • Mark Lukasik
    Crystal Lake, IL178 contributions
    Cozy Brewery with a great selection of Sour beers. I went there recently for a Sour Beer, but then tasted the Imperial Stout Beer - What a Great Choice. A tint of Cherry, Vanilla and Cinnamon was in the stout. Bartender was so nice. Definitely a stop needed when your in the Downtown area of Geneva.
    Written 29 May 2019
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  • briardragon
    Vincennes, IN63 contributions
    The ship is run by a non profit and is preserving a ship that crossed the Atlantic for a world's fair over a 100 years ago.

    The guides are knowledgeable and try to bring history alive.
    Written 20 June 2021
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  • michelebarry2
    Illinois107 contributions
    Returned to Geneva for a weekend of live music. Saddened to see empty store fronts starting to occur (post pandemic) but hopeful businesses will start to rebound soon. We did find a NEW men's cosignment shop call "Stitch Switch" on a side street by the courthouse. It was the coolest little shop I've seen in awhile filled with quality named brand clothing and shoes all perfectly organized. The owner came across as a really nice guy and very genuine.

    Other shops that were open downtown were staffed with friendly people.
    Written 21 January 2022
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  • Mandy J
    Batavia, IL169 contributions
    My daughter likes this park for it's slides. They are a lot of fun. There are lots of areas to climb. Great for wide range of ages! Fun trees to hide in also.
    Written 9 July 2017
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  • jocave3
    Hampshire, IL11 contributions
    This was our first time at the arena and I have to say we had a great time there with our grandsons watching the game. The kids’ Cub Scout troop presented the flag before the game and they all had a blast later interacting with Rusty, the Steel mascot. The arena staff could not have been nicer and the same goes for the Steel players who stayed around after the game talking with the kids and signing autographs. The only reason I am not giving this review five stars is the arena sound system, which could really use an upgrade. Otherwise, everything was great.
    Written 29 December 2019
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  • MAGS W
    1 contribution
    Fun place to find those little gifts you didn't know you were looking.for. Helpful staff. Thanks for the fun day! See you soon!
    Written 8 October 2022
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  • Taylor B
    Chicago, IL8,025 contributions
    The Central Geneva Historic District is a set of 102 buildings and structures in Geneva, Illinois, one of Chicago's far western suburbs. Of those, 68 contribute to the district's historical integrity. It encompasses most of the southern half of the town as it was originally platted. It is roughly bounded by the Fox River and South, 6th and State Streets, south of Illinois Route 38 or Roosevelt Road. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. Among the notable buildings is the Kane County Court House and the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed P. D. Hoyt House. Most houses are two-story frame residences built between 1840 and 1900. Wright's P. D. Hoyt House was designed and built in the Prairie School style of architecture in 1906. But the Greek Revival Unitarian Church was built in 1843 and the vernacular Eben Conant House in 1844 and the Benjamin Wilson House in 1848 and the Italianate Augustus Herrington House in 1851 and the Neoclassical Charles B. Wells House in 1850. The Kane County Court House, the focal point of the district, is the only structure in the 67-acre area to exceed three stories. Geneva's reputation as a scenic shopping area has contributed to the popularity of the district.
    Written 31 March 2019
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  • Tieanna L
    34 contributions
    I am not a fan of popcorn...which means, I'm also not a fan of flavored popcorn. However, family members gave me a bag of Kernel's caramel popcorn. It was amazing! I've tried other caramel popcorn since that time, but Kernel's is still my favorite! I enjoy it so much that I recently ordered some so I could gift to friends. I was a little worried about having it shipped during this hot month of July, but it arrived quickly and the bags were just fine! I realize that when items are shipped, both the buyer and the seller are at the mercy of the shipping vendor. But I had no issues. Love the fact that there's a flat shipping fee regardless of the size of the order that you place. You have to try their popcorn!!
    Written 21 July 2022
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  • traderchick
    Geneva, IL208 contributions
    I so want to support my local farmers. Nice selection of tomatoes corn berries and donuts because we all know donuts are farmed lol. They even showed me their 'fresh' meat in a freezer wrapped with white butcher paper. I am a shopper and thought ALL the prices were too high even topping WFM. I have since found an excellent farmer to buy from albeit further away it's worth the drive. I will not be back to this one
    Written 22 August 2019
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  • Jennifer S
    Oregon, WI102 contributions
    Full of curiosities, blasts from the past, miscellaneous trinkets, games, toys and such. We spent a good 2-3 hours there and could’ve stayed even longer. The employees are helpful and truly love what they do. If you have a child or even someone a little goofy in your life, you’re bound to find a great gift for them there.
    Written 16 November 2019
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