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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

Corrigan Store - Lyon Farm Museum Complex

William Corrigan established an independent store known as Corrigan & Sons which operated in Plattville, Illinois from 1919 until the late 1950's. The store carried a general merchandise line, including Oliver farm machinery and agricultural implements.

Yorkville, IL Museums

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

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

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


Things to do near Yorkville, IL

Burma Shave - Like Signs

Sublette was awarded the signs by Reminisce Magazine, the only such site in Illinois. Signs are approximately a half mile Sou...

Stiengtunt Vineyards & Winery, Inc.

Maker of Sunset Wines, the vineyards grow 4,000 vines of 30 different varieties on ten acres. The grapes create the unique Su...

Raging Buffalo Snowboard Park

Check out this great new sport at the nation's first snowboard slopes, with natural and man-made snow....

Weber House and Garden

Story book house in a secret garden. Candlelit 18th century rooms. Picnic lunches available. Reservations necessary....