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Aurora, IL 60504-7929
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Odessey Fun Park is a fun amusement park with indoor rides, facilities for laser tag and more. The premises also includes The Massacare Haunted House which is rated as one of the most scary haunted houses in the state.
Springbrook Prairie Forest Preserve is a protected grassland area which is a habitat for many bird species. The park has facilities for picnics, trails to stroll along, an area where your dogs can play without leashes, a model aircraft field and more.
Located in downtown Naperville, the Knoch Park lies surrounded by three other parks. Maintained by the Naperville Park District, this park is home to several facilities, including a playground, baseball fields, softball fields, and tennis courts. The Knoch Park also plays host to some entertaining community events, like the Naperville Ribfest and more.
Located alongside the DuPage river, Riverwalk Park is a result of community volunteering at its best. This meandering linear park travels along beautiful bridges, walkways fountains and gardens.
Centennial Beach is a water park located on Jackson Avenue. The park has swimming pools, water slides, a sand beach, a baseball field and more.
Naperville Public Library is a great place to come to study or do some research. With shelves upon shelves stacked with a wide variety of books, a number of tables to sit on, fast computers and convenient study areas. There is also an extensive selection of books for kids.
Located in downtown Naperville, close to the Naperville Amtrak station, the Central Park is a rather cozy little park. Spread over a modest 3.78 acres (1.52 hectares), this park may not be appointed with many facilities, but it still plays a prominent role in the local community's recreational scene. Equipped with a playground, a gazebo and a band shell, the Central Park is usually bustling with locals seeking a green respite. The park also plays host to community events from time to time. Call to know more.
Located in Phillips Park, this family-friendly zoo is the perfect place to spend the day. Founded in 1915, this zoo primarily has animals from North America. Watch as the North American River Otters frolic in the water. See the impressive Burmese python that can grow up to 20 feet long. Marvel at the large and colorful tail feathers on a peacock. The zoo has a great Kid's Zone with fun activities, including a scavenger hunt.
This downtown park is more than just a park, it's a popular venue for concerts, festivals and more for the denizens of Aurora. The perfect outdoor venue, locals can be found lounging on blankets and in folding chairs for a variety of events from country music concerts to cultural dance troupes. The 30 acre park features a sweeping grassy area, concert pavilion, bike path and pier and is a great place to spend a few hours on a nice sunny day.
At Fermilab, visitors will find scientists working on subjects related to the creation and origin of the Universe. The laboratory specializes in high-energy particle physics. Some of its noteworthy experiments include MiniBoone, Holometer and Tevatron. It was also responsible for the discovery of a new particle, bottom Omega baryon, under the DO Experiment. The architecture of the building is also commendable, and the designs were looked into by Dr Robert Rathbun Wilson, the first director of this laboratory. Fermilab has been responsible for some notable scientific discoveries and inventions in the field of particle physics.
Created in 1881, the Aurora Public Library has a wide collection of books. Find important research information for school or browse through the fiction section to find a thrilling novel. If you can't find what you're looking for just ask one of the friendly librarians for help.
This museum is the former home of prominent Chicago businessman William Tanner. Curator Dennis Buck hopes to offer an interpretation of the home, as it existed in the 1870-90s, when the Tanner family resided here. Several rooms are available for viewing, and each is meant to portray a realistic picture of how the family lived. The decor is updated throughout the year to reflect the changing seasons. On occasion, the house is designed to show how the family might have prepared for a funeral or wedding. The gas light fixtures are retrofitted to run on electricity these days, but the architecture of the house is well preserved and evokes a by-gone era. The Aurora Historical Society also operates an archive here, displaying photos in every medium from glass plate negatives to tintypes. The museum also holds many archival records from the city, the courts and local businesses. Genealogical research is the primary day-to-day function of the museum.