DeKalb is a city in DeKalb County, Illinois, United States. The populace was 39,018 according to the year 2000 census.
1. Browse in a library: The DeKalb Public Library is the cornerstone of a growing and dynamic community and provides easily accessible information and a welcoming environment to all its patrons. The Library's physical space was increased from 19,000 to 60,000 square feet to give more information and comfort to its clients.
2. Visit the famous stadium: The Huskie Stadium is primarily used for “American football, and is the home field of the Northern Illinois University” "Huskies". Huskie Stadium opened in the year 1965 and it can accommodate 31,000 people.
3. Tour a Victorian mansion: A grand Victorian mansion is situated in a gorgeous park in the heart of DeKalb, Illinois. Inside, crystal chandeliers glitter, gilt mirrors shine, and traditional woodwork shimmer. A visit to this graceful home brings the past to life. The mansion stays with its unique furnishings just as when the Ellwood family lived here decades ago.
4. Relax playing golf: The 18-hole "River Heights" course at the River Heights Golf Club facility features 6,428 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 70.8 and it has a slope rating of 118 on Blue grass.
5. Spend time in a library: Cortland Community Library started operating from a little blue colored building on July 3, 1984. The library shifted to its current site at 1907 Somonauk Road. Cortland Library has over 1400 DVDs that can be rented on a weekly basis.
Elwood House Museum. The magnificent estate is also a testimony to three generations of the Ellwood family whose tastes shaped the evolution of the house and grounds.As you visit Ellwood House you will be aware of the comfort and quality of workmanship that wealth could provide. At the same time, you also sense the warmth and hospitality of a family home that was lived in for almost one hundred years. It is a wonderful place that you must not miss on, should you want to visit Elwood House Museum.