Geneva offers a variety of exciting shops for all sorts of crafts and hobbies. Many of these shops offer classes and programs. Those who enjoy needlepoint, sewing, and more will find unique shops in Geneva to explore their passion. Visit the Craft & Hobby section.
Visit the Geneva History Center for a peak into Geneva’s past. Wonderful exhibits about Geneva, as well as award-winning traveling exhibits are always on display for visitors of all ages to explore and learn from. For more about Geneva history click here.
The Geneva History Center offers a variety of historical tours. Click here for more information.
The Geneva Chamber of Commerce is offers customized step-on guided tours of historic downtown Geneva.
Geneva History Center
113 S. Third St.
Geneva, IL 60314
Fabyan Forest Preserve is located south of Geneva on the Fox River, with entrances on both Route 25 and Route 31, just north of Fabyan Parkway. The Fabyan Villa Museum is open on Saturdays and Sundays mid-May through mid-October for general history tours about the Fabyans and their fabulous Riverbank estate. Visitors are invited to stroll through the Fabyan Japanese Garden on Wednesdays and Sundays, May through October. The preserve also offers a 68 foot, 5 story dutch windmill built between 1850-1860. (more…)
The French Market brings farm fresh produce, fresh flowers, baked goods, jewelry, handbags and more to downtown Geneva on Sundays May-October. The market is held from 9am-2pm in the parking lot of the Metra Train Station at Fourth and South Streets.
Geneva Underground Playhouse is a not-for-profit community theater located that produces mainstage productions throughout the year, and also host performances by comedy groups, musicians, playwrights and any number of other entertainers.
524 W. State St.
Geneva played an important role in connecting the cities of the Fox River Valley to the Lincoln Highway. The Illinois Lincoln Highway is a 179 mile National Scenic Byway that stretches across the state. The City was eager to cater to the newly motoring public by offering well-lit paved streets, one of the first stop and go lights, and a dedicated motorcycle policeman to assist drivers. Geneva’s lively downtown offered travelers something for their every need. Over a dozen service stations and garages, first class accommodations at Hotel Geneva and numerous restaurants and shops.
The Lincoln Highway Interpretive Gazebo is located in front of Geneva’s City Hall at 22 S. First St. One in a series of 16, the gazebo features display panels depicting exciting stories. Located at the corner of State and Second Streets is a Lincoln Highway Interpretive Mural. Geneva’s mural showcases many amenities Geneva offered the motoring public in the early days of the highway, including one of the first traffic lights and a motorcycle policeman.