Stay near the best things to do in Elgin

Book your next Chicago-area getaway at the Country Inn & Suites, Elgin, IL to be less than six miles from exciting entertainment at Grand Victoria Casino. Take your kids on a fun day trip to downtown Chicago, about an hour southeast of our hotel, or take a step back into the era of castles and knights at Medieval Times, just 15 miles away. Ready to take on adventurous things to do? Explore the Illinois wilderness of long ago at the Elgin Public Museum. Then, return to your hotel room to freshen up for a live dance or theater performance at The Hemmens Cultural Center.

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Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

13.22 mi / 21.28 km from the hotel
Enter the castle to experience epic battles between jousting knights on horseback and to watch the flight of the majestic royal falcon. This spectacular show even offers a feast fit for a king.

Elgin Public Museum

4.58 mi / 7.38 km from the hotel
View the natural history and anthropology exhibits housed in this 100-year-old neoclassical structure, the oldest museum building in Illinois. The museum's collections include Native American artifacts and an amazing array of fossils.

Elgin Sports Complex

4.73 mi / 7.61 km from the hotel
With 10 softball fields, 10 soccer fields, two sand volleyball courts, and a BMX track, the Elgin Sports Complex is one of the area's best places to play.

Grand Victoria Casino Elgin

4.5 mi / 7.24 km from the hotel
Try your luck at some of the 1,000-plus game machines or at a table game like roulette, blackjack, or Texas Hold’em. Covering nearly 30,000 square feet, this riverboat casino is also home to live entertainment and four dining options.

Canlan Ice Sports

1.7 mi / 2.74 km from the hotel
Watch figure skating and hockey tournaments, or try out the ice rink yourself. Leafs Ice Centre boasts three NHL-size rinks along with a bar and grill.

The Hemmens Cultural Center

3.81 mi / 6.14 km from the hotel
Summer theater, film festivals, dance troupes, and musicals all take the stage at The Hemmens Cultural Center, home to the award-winning Elgin Symphony Orchestra.