Location & Campus

Elmhurst & Chicago

Elmhurst lies at the heart of a great metropolitan region. Downtown Elmhurst, just two blocks north of the campus, is filled with family-owned stores and restaurants, ranging from Chinese to Italian to barbeque. Just 16 miles to the east is downtown Chicago, with an enormous array of magnificent resources. There’s no getting bored around here!

The City of Elmhurst
Arts & Culture

The City of Elmhurst
Elmhurst, a community of 42,000, won the top spot in a Chicago magazine survey of 192 suburbs. “It may be the quintessential Chicago suburb—pretty, safe, and alive with cultural offerings,” wrote the magazine. Below are some links that will help you explore our hometown.

The City of Elmhurst
Your link to local restaurants, events, and more

York Theatre
Check the listings for downtown Elmhurst’s 1924 Spanish-style movie house

AMC Yorktown 17
Yorktown Theater's online movie guide

Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
The ESO has been performing for more than 40 years.

Local Area Hotels
Where to stay while visiting Elmhurst

Choose Chicago
Chicago’s tourism and convention site

City of Chicago
Chicago’s official home page

Newcity Chicago
Entertainment listings, restaurant and film reviews, and more

The Chicago Tribune’s entertainment section, including reviews and listings

With seven professional sports teams, Chicago is a fan’s dream come true. Find out more about Chicago athletics at the Choose Chicago Sports Page. Closer to campus, the Kane County Cougars play a full season of minor-league baseball.

Arts & Culture
Chicago is a vibrant city bursting with art, music, dance, and more. You’ll find a lot of information about Chicago museums and events at the City of Chicago’s arts & culture website. To find out what’s going on closer to campus, check the City of Elmhurst’s cultural page, or the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra's web site.

Want to go hiking? Play golf? Ride your bike along Chicago’s sparkling lakefront? Find out about the myriad recreational opportunities close to campus at the DuPage Convention and Visitors Bureau or the DuPage Forest Preserves home page. For more about recreation in Chicago, see the City of Chicago’s website.

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