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360 Park Street, Elgin, IL 60120 MoreLess Info
The Elgin History Museum, located in Elgin, Illinois, is situated in an 1856 building, which formerly was part of the Elgin Academy. The musem, which displays exhibits of Elgin's cultural history, is listed on the National Register of Historicl Places.
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.
At Infinity Sport Horses, visitors can enroll in clinics and training programs to learn the basics of horse care and riding. The facility hosts monthly horse shows where visitors can watch competitive riders show off their skills.
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.
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.