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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

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

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

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

Things to do near Yorkville, IL

LaSalle County Historical Museum

The LaSalle County Historical Museum complex has the museum in an 1848 warehouse on the I & M Canal, barn, blacksmith shop, a...

Minne Monesse Golf Course

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

Henry School

The 1878 Henry School, on the Galena Trail, was used as a school until 1957. The Polo Historical Society has turned it back i...

Indian Oaks Country Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

Belvidere Cemetary and Pettit Memorial Chapel

The headstones here will head you directly into the pages of local history. Established in 1847, Belvidere Cemetary is the bu...