Explore Elmhurst, IL, conveniently located just 16 miles west of Chicago’s loop!

A vibrant, tree-lined community with thriving retail shops, fine dining, outstanding theatre and art, excellent museums, and engaging events throughout the year.

There’s always plenty of excitement in Elmhurst…winter, summer, spring or fall. Join the festivities every month of the year, with special events, performances and activities such as the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Art in the Park, the Pet Parade, the Explore Elmhurst Express Trolley, the Garden Walk and so much more.

Explore the colorful and rich history at the Elmhurst History Museum or the Elmhurst Art Museum with its McCormick House designed and built by Mie van der Rohe. Visit the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art with its extraordinary exhibitions of gems and gemstone carvings dating back to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).

Shop and play in the bustling downtown, Elmhurst City Centre, which offers everything from urban boutiques to bowling, movies and exciting events. Give your taste buds a treat at over fifty delicious, delightful, delectable restaurants with cuisine from around the world. Revel to sounds of Mozart Beethoven and Mahler at the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra. Take a leisurely walk, bike ride or jog down the pastoral 37-mile Illinois Prairie Path. View a “living museum” of indigenous plants and animals at the Great Western Prairie, or visit the city’s impressive library in Wilder Park. Take time to smell the roses (and the Carmine Crab Apple, Bradford Pear and Chinese Dogwood) at the Elmhurst College Arboretum. Within this website, find more information on local shopping, dining, events and attractions in Elmhurst.

Elmhurst… Close to Everything, Unlike Anything®.