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Yorkville, Illinois

Yorkville, Illinois

Yorkville is known as the city with a "river in its heart," as the Fox River continues to be an anchor and cornerstone for the city's recreational opportunities. Canoeing, kayaking and picnicking are popular weekend activities for residents and visitors alike.

Yorkville is located approximately 50 miles west of Chicago and has all the characteristics of small town charm near big city amenities. It is because of the city's quaint charm and easy accessibility that many families find the safe and inviting community a place for fine educational and recreational opportunities. Cycling, canoeing, hiking and community events are summertime favorites in the United City of Yorkville. The community that embraces the past in the Historical Society's Lyon Farm Complex, also looks forward to the future with growth and expanded opportunities.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Lyon Farm

The Lyon Farm is the pride and joy of the Kendall County Historical Society. In 1974, Mrs. Frances Lyon donated 39

Yorkville, IL Museums

Plano Depot - Lyon Farm Museum Complex

The Plano Depot was built in Chicago, Illinois and hauled to Plano on flatcars in the 1850's. It was built by the C.B. & Q Railroad (Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad) in the Gothic Style architecture. The depot was used until 1914 or 1915

Yorkville, IL Railroad History

Bristol-Kendall Fire Department Firehouse -Lyon Farm Museum Complex

The village of Yorkville mentions a fire department in a note dated July 1877, directing 2 trustees to buy fire equipment. The fire house was built in 1888, 2

Yorkville, IL Historic Buildings

Oswego-Fox House - Lyon Farm Museum Complex

The Oswego-Fox House was built in the 1870's by the Fox family, ancestors of the Cutter family from Oswego, Illinois. The house was located 1/2 mile south of Oswego on Route 71. It was moved to Lyon Farm at the Kendall County Historical Society museum complex in 1975

Yorkville, IL Historic Homes

Seward Town Hall - Lyon Farm Museum Complex

The Seward Town Hall was built in 1876 and 1877 at a cost of $500.00. It stood on the east bank of Au Sable Creek facing Route 52. In addition to serving as a town hall it was used as a Congregational Church, basketball hall and band practice site. It was moved to Lyon Farm in 1976

Yorkville, IL Museums

Things to do near Yorkville, IL

Craig Woods Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3 days...

Keeling-Puri Peace Plaza

Keeling-Puri Peace Plaza is a 2.5-acre park with 40 flags, 30 languages, 10 prophets of peace, two hemispheres, and one world...

Circle G Farm & Feed Lots, Inc.

This company started as a family farm 45 years ago and now produces 3,000 cattle, 1 million bushels of corn and soybeans, and...

The Blackhawk Chocolate Trail

A delicious mixture of cocoa found every which way along the Blackhawk Chocolate Trail, in the four-county area of Northwest ...

Prophet Hills Country Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...