- Our list of the best things to do in De Kalb, Illinois, features the top 107 nearby activities — including 43 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- De Kalb, IL has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Amusement, Entertainment & Shows, and Sports & Fitness.
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The Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory is the home of the world's second largest particle accelerator, with a circumference of 3.9 miles. The tour will take the visitors through several physics labs, as well as through the Lederman Science Center, which features hands-on exhibits.
The focus is on the history of the donated Tanner House and the surrounding area at the Aurora Historical Museum. The museum includes artifacts, documents, books, letters, photographs, and resources pertaining to the house and the area.
It is a fantastic location for bowling lovers and the place offers excellent space for banquets and birthday parties. Different sport leagues are hosted here every week. It offers abundant parking space and delightful food menu choices.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Tanner House Museum offers visitors a glimpse of life from more than 100 years ago. The 16-room house is furnished with many Victorian-era pieces and even features indoor plumbing.
A variety of classical music performances are held every year by the Elgin Symphony Orchestra. Shows are held at two different venues, and special packages are offered where guests can enjoy meeting and talking with the musicians.
As a performing arts venue, Fox Valley Repertory offers productions ranging from romantic comedies to a live music series. The theater also has productions for younger audiences with age-appropriate topics.
The Grand Victoria Casino Elgin is housed by a 400 foot-long and 100 foot-wide riverboat, and welcomes its visitors with more than 1,000 slot games and all sorts of table games. The restaurant serves fast-food, stakes, grills, and other specialties.