Algonquin, "the Gem of the Fox River Valley", is an Illinois village and one of the suburban areas in the North-West of Chicago. With a growing population of over 30,000 people, Algonquin is expanding in two counties, Kane and McHenry. Algonquin was founded in 1890 and started as a small village and has now reached the point of developing into a great suburban, residential area.
Main Attractions within Algonquin
The Randall Road Corridor is one of the major road lines in Algonquin that are extremely populated with venues. Here you can find a multitude of shopping centers, as well as simple shops and stores, selling everything one could imagine, from food and supplies to furniture and clothes. In addition to this, the road is flanked with the best restaurants you can find in Algonquin, including traditional and international cuisines and fast-foods.
Raging Buffalo Snowboard Ski Park is located South of Algonquin. This is the perfect place for winter vacations and for taking up snow-related sports. Enjoy the professionally equipped slopes and slides and try many variants of activities, such as skiing, snowboarding, sledge rides and snow fights. Bring your family and friends to a magical place in the winter and enjoy all the facilities offered here.
Algonquin Public Art Program is one of the many festivals organized by the local community of Algonquin. This unique kind of exhibition is located in various extremely circulated areas of the village and is kept there throughout the entire year. The exhibitions change every year and it focuses on promoting local values and artists, as well as to make people understand the importance of having cultural and artistic knowledges and experiences.
Old Time Country Harvest Festival is a celebration of the agricultural and farming roots of Algonquin, held in the Old Town District. The activities are organized every year in October to help small local producers show off their merchandise and products and to encourage them to grow more. People from the surrounding areas come here to stock up on farmed supplies and to get fresh fruits and vegetables from the local producers.
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