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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

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


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

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

C.B. & Q Caboose -Lyon Farm Museum Complex

The Caboose was built in the Aurora, Illinois C.B. & Q (Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad) shops in 1918. It was used on the Fox River Line for 56 years. The Caboose was moved to Lyon Farm in 1974. 2018 marks the 100

Yorkville, IL Railroad History

Things to do near Yorkville, IL

Redtail Golf Club

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

Bon Vivant Country Club -North

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

Oregon Country Club

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

Discovery Center Museum

The Discovery Center Museum is a children's museum with 200+ hands-on art and science exhibits including a planetarium, TV st...

Freeport Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...