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Geneva Attractions
Shopping Downtown & Beyond

With over 150 independent shops in our historic downtown shopping district, plus the shops at Geneva Commons and through the City, you'll find what you're looking for in Geneva. Visit the Geneva Business Directory to view a list of Geneva businesses alphabetically, by category, and by business district.

Many of Geneva's shops are on Pinterest. Check out the Geneva Shops board to get a sneak peak of what you'll find on your next visit to downtown Geneva.

Recreation & Activities

Art on FireArt on Fire in Geneva, IL
Artists take to the streets putting their creative mark on Geneva fire hydrants as part of the City's "Art on Fire" program. "Art on Fire" was initiated by the City with the assistance from its Cultural Arts Commission to have individuals "adopt" and paint fire hydrants to display creative artwork.

You can take a virtual tour of all our decorated hydrants on our interactive maps: 

Bike/Run Geneva
Geneva offers 
numerous trails and bike paths for both recreation and commuting. Many groups hold certified runs of all lengths, from 5K to the Fox Valley Marathon. We invite you to make Geneva your place to train.

Japanese Garden at Fabyan Forest PreserveFabyan Forest Preserve
Fabyan Forest Preserve is located south of Geneva on the Fox River, with entrances on both Route 25 and Route 31, just north of Fabyan Parkway. The Fabyan Villa Museum has history tours about the Fabyans and their fabulous Riverbank estate. Visitors are invited to stroll through the Fabyan Japanese Garden which is also part of the estate grounds. Visiting hours are posted by the Preservation Partners of the Fox Valley. The preserve also has a 68 foot, five-story Dutch windmill offering tours.  

Fox Valley Ice Arena
The Fox Valley Ice Arena houses two ice rinks, a sporting goods store, a fitness center, and a pub and grill. The Fox Valley Ice Arena is home to the Chicago Steel, Chicagoland’s only Tier 1 Junior (20U) hockey team.

French Market
The French Market brings farm fresh produce, fresh flowers, baked goods, jewelry, handbags and more to downtown Geneva on Sundays late April-mid November. The market is held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of the Metra Train Station at Fourth and South streets.

Garden Artistry at City Hall
Garden Artistry
Inspired by Chicago's Lurie Garden, Geneva's City Hall, 22 S. First Street, features an array of plantings from the Garden Artistry collection. Garden Artistry is of four unique perennial plant combinations inspired by the Lurie Garden in Chicago’s Millennium Park. 

Planted in 2012, the Lurie Garden is an urban model of responsible horticulture and provides a healthy habitat of unique and interesting plant varieties and combinations. Garden Artistry’s design and intent mimics this philosophy. 

Learn Geneva's Story

Visit the Geneva History Museum at 113 S. Third St. for a peak into Geneva’s past. Wonderful exhibits about Geneva, as well as award-winning traveling exhibits are always on display for visitors
of all ages to explore. You can also read about Geneva's history on our website.

Geneva Park District Facilities
The Geneva Park District operates more than 50 parks and offers recreational programs, facilities, and open space for all ages. 

Kane County CougarsKane County Cougars
Join baseball's Midwest League Champions, the Kane County Cougars for America’s favorite past time. In addition to watching baseball's up and comers, Kane County Cougars fans will enjoy select theme nights and special events at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark including Star Wars Night, Halfway to Halloween, and Princess Night.

Lincoln Highway
Geneva played an important role in connecting the cities of the Fox River Valley to the Lincoln Highway. The Illinois Lincoln Highway is an 179-mile National Scenic Byway that stretches across the state. The City was eager to cater to the newly motoring public by offering well-lit paved streets, one of the first stop and go lights, and a dedicated motorcycle policeman to assist drivers. Geneva’s lively downtown offered travelers something for their every need, including more than a dozen service stations and garages, first class accommodations at Hotel Geneva and numerous restaurants and shops.

  Lincoln Highway Gazebo
The Lincoln Highway Interpretive Gazebo is located in front of Geneva’s City Hall, 22 S. First St. One in a series of 16, the gazebo features display panels depicting exciting stories.
  Lincoln Highway Interpretive Mural
Located at the corner of State and Second streets is a Lincoln Highway Interpretive Mural. Geneva’s mural showcases many amenities Geneva offered the motoring public in the early days of the highway, including one of the first traffic lights and a motorcycle policeman.

Visit Chicagoland!
We encourage you to search for nearby fun, history, and culture through Visit Chicagoland, a website of the Chicago Plus- Chicagoland Tourism Office. You can discover attractions by selecting "Geneva" in the area category.