- TripBuzz found 590 things to do with kids in or near Elgin, Illinois, including 574 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Glenview, West Chicago, Aurora and Lombard.
- From Bowlway Lanes to Infinity Sport Horses, the Elgin area offers 111 different types of family activities, including: Horseback Riding, Bowling, Theaters and Hiking Trails.
- Located in northern Illinois, Elgin resides in both Cook and Kane counties. The city lies on the Fox River and is approximately 35 miles from the states social center, Chicago. Elgin is the eighth most populous city in Illinois and one of few to host a riverboat casino. Along with this, the city is up and coming, with several modern expansions.
Featuring artifacts from the Elgin No 5 fire house, the Elgin Fire Barn No 5 Museum displays antique fire fighting equipment, including a hand-propelled hose cart, old helmets and uniforms, a variety of badges, and other memorabilia.
Providing a variety of educational programs, Elgin Community College has been in operation for well over sixty years. Numerous activities including sports, music and theater are also offered at their facilities.
Featuring open forest areas and wetlands, Black Bear Park has a pond with fish and waterfowl, a playground and a gazebo with a picnic table. The park can be used for basketball, frisbee golf, fishing and walking.
Filled with interactive displays, Bartlett Nature Center offers visitors the opportunity to learn about the native plant and animal life in the region. The center has reptiles, insects, stuffed animals, bones, and informative posters on display.
A 3,400-acre preserve, the James 'Pate' Philip State Park aims to preserve and protect its diverse Illinois ecosystem. The park is a mixture of prairie, marshes and forest and features a visitor center with educational exhibits.
A full-service horse boarding facility, Sunset Hill Farms features 50 acres of pastures and a range of boarding options. Open seven days a week, the facility also offers riding lessons for all levels and an indoor arena.