Things To Do In Elgin


Two or Four Youth or Adult All-Day Swim Passes at Lords Park Aquatic Center in Elgin (50% Off)

Lords Park Aquatic Center

Lords Park Aquatic Center

All-day passes grant youth and adults entry to 14,142-square-foot recreation pool, flume slides, and sand volleyball court

$12 $6

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$23 for $40 Groupon — BrushedChicago

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Southwest Elgin

From the merchant: Get your creative juices flowing with step by step instruction from a local artist.

$40 $23

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Admission for Four Adults, or Membership for One Adult or Family at Elgin History Museum (Up to 51% Off)

Elgin History Museum

Eastside Elgin

Two floors of history exhibits reflecting Elgin’s rich past, including a collection of Elgin Watches and Elgin Road Race memorabilia

$12 $8

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Cooking Demo Dinner for One or Two at TNT Smokehouse and Provisions (Up to 53% Off). Two Options Available.

TNT Smokehouse and Provisions

TNT Smokehouse and Provisions

Chefs provide hands-on cooking demonstrations, educating guests on wine pairings or how to break down a whole chicken

$90 $45

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Three or Six Intro to Belly Dancing Classes for One or Two People at Eastern Groove (Up to 62% Off)

Eastern Groove

Downtown Elgin

During fun and welcoming drop-in classes, beginner students learn basic belly-dance movements and styles

$36 $18

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Three-Hour Elgin Cemetery Ghost Hunt for Two or Four from Haunted Hometowns (51% Off)

Haunted Hometowns, Corp.

Elgin

Ghost-seekers walk through moon-lit cemeteries in the dead of night during tour as guides relate tales of local specters

$90 $45

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Valentine's Day Adventure for Two or Four on February 13 or 14 from Psychosis Haunted House (50% Off)

Psychosis Haunted House

Psychosis Haunted House

Shake up Valentine’s Day by going to the 20,000-sq.-ft. haunted house lauded by USA Today and Huffington Post

$36 $18

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One Month of Unlimited Boxing Classes with Enrollment Fee at Pro Boxing Fitness (73% Off)

Pro Boxing Fitness

Downtown Elgin

Boxing students learn punching and sparring techniques, proper stance, and basic self-defense skills in high-intensity classes

$99 $29

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  • Hemmens Cultural Center
    Whose Line Is It Anyway? stars Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood tickle ribs in an evening of improvised comedy. Starting with suggestions form the audience, Mochrie and Sherwood fashion witty sketches that free guffaws from bellies and remind sad clowns what they've given up for their craft. Interactivity spices up the evening, with the comedic pair calling audience members to the stage to assist in chuckle-making scenes. The Hemmens Cultural Center ensconces guests in main-floor seats guaranteed to be within 100 feet of the stage, affording straight sightlines to onstage action and comfortable distance from the occasional gargoyle infestations of the balcony.
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    45 Symphony Way
    Elgin, IL US
  • GreenRoom Productions
    Formed by a group of Judson University playmakers more than a decade ago, GreenRoom Productions delights showgoers with full seasons of musicals, plays, improv, and original sketch comedy. GreenRoom's signature 90-minute Unscripted Improv Show employs its side-splitters to mine the audience for laugh-affirming anecdotes before transforming them into hilarious, family-friendly narratives devoid of plodding preshow speeches from scarf-ensconced authors. Each improv show boasts competing teams, improvised songs, and audience participation for those foolish enough to look performers in the eyes. Live music soundtracks the evening and patrons can fill laugh lairs with vittles and drinks from the on-site concession stand.
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    45 Symphony Way
    Elgin, IL US
  • Lords Park Aquatic Center
    Home to a frog-tongue slide and bordered by a pair of serpentine water slides, Lords Park Aquatic Center?s 14,142-square-foot recreation pool mixes water with whimsy to the delight of guests of all ages. In addition to the child-friendly fare, the Elgin Parks and Recreation facility invites older splashers to use the cordoned-off lap-swimming area, where they can practice their freestyle strokes and flip turns. Outside the zero-depth pool borders lie a sand volleyball court, a concession area, and plenty of chairs for poolside relaxation.
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    325 Hiawatha Dr.
    Elgin, IL US
  • City of Elgin
    Home to a frog-tongue slide and bordered by a pair of serpentine water slides, Lords Park Aquatic Center’s 14,142-square-foot recreation pool mixes water with whimsy to the delight of guests of all ages. In addition to the child-friendly fare, the Elgin Parks and Recreation facility invites older splashers to use the cordoned-off lap-swimming area, where they can practice their freestyle strokes and flip turns. Outside the zero-depth pool borders lie a sand volleyball court, a concession area, and plenty of chairs for poolside relaxation.
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    100 Symphony Way
    Elgin, IL US
  • Evil Intentions Haunted House
    Evil Intentions Haunted House evokes the details of its site’s checkered past to conjure the stuff of nightmares. The area the haunted house now occupies has been plagued with creepy occurrences for more than a century. Since the 1890s the expanse has been used as the premises of a coffin company, a stomping ground for escapees from a nearby mental institution, and a gathering place for the occult’s summer softball league. Starting in 2005, the Evil Intentions Haunted House team slowly transformed this troubled spot into a haunted house that comes alive with shrieks once night falls. Visitors can leave their cars in the free parking lot and gather in the indoor waiting area before exploring more than 20,000 square feet of tortuous halls filled with dark decor and costumed frights. Demonic clowns, faceless butchers, and cleaver-wielding lunatics creep around corners and leap out of hidden alcoves, scaring both passing patrons and the actual ghosts who occupy the building.
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    900 Grace St.
    Elgin, IL US
  • Elgin Public House
    Visitors to the Elgin Public House step into a cozy interior reinforced by exposed-brick walls. A culinary crew revives weary locals with a menu of hearty pub eats and a beer selection of 87 varieties imported from across Europe and the United States. Chefs use certified-Angus beef for burgers, stuff pork chops full of bleu cheese cornbread and mango chutney, and hand-cut steaks in-house after aging them a minimum of two weeks to ensure optimal flavor and prevent them from prank-calling patrons. A calendar of weekly events keeps things lively with regular offerings such as Wednesday-night trivia, Friday-night fish fries, and daily specials. One Tuesday each month, limited-seating dinner-pairing events offer six-course meals, with each course accompanied by an alcoholic beverage, such as red wine or tequila.
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    219 E Chicago St.
    Elgin, IL US

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