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Arts & Attractions

St. Charles has a variety of theaters, galleries, and other attractions that will help create an unforgettable experience. You can even capture the visit by taking a photo in front of one of the murals located in downtown St. Charles. Looking to see as much as possible? Check out our self-guided Public Arts Tour and Historic Walking Tour to make sure that you don't miss a thing!

While you're in town, be sure to stop by the St. Charles Municipal Building to snap a photo next to our "Be You" sculpture by Chicago artist, Matthew Hoffman. Once you've captured the perfect "Kodak Moment" share it on social media and use the hashtag #Beyouinstc.

116 Gallery

Art gallery within Mixology Salon & Spa that's located in a historic building in downtown St. Charles. The 116 Gallery features many artists and styles of work. 

116 W Main St., St. Charles, IL 60174


American Music Institute

American Music Institute is a non-profit organization founded with the mission to provide a high level of music education for students of all ages for all instruments, levels and styles of music.

307 Cedar Ave., St. Charles, IL 60174


Art Box

Art studio that offers private lessons, sells art supplies, and has the largest selection of moulding for custom framing in the Fox Valley. To view session times, click here

720 N 17th St., STE 5, St. Charles, IL 60174


Board and Brush

DIY woodworking studio that provides lessons and events. Their goal is to educate and appreciate the beatuy of raw materials. Interested in a workshop? Click here to view the calander. 

303 N 4th St., St. Charles, IL 60174


Durant House Museum

Constructed just prior of 1843, The Durant House is now a museum that highlights a prairie family's routines of work and play. The museum offers special programs throughout the year to educate individuals on this historical experience. 

37W700 Dean St., St. Charles, IL 60175


Fox Den Cooking

Fox Den Cooking School is dedicated to curating classes that incorporate fun and excitement into the learning experience of cooking. Friends, family and colleagues can connect and learn new skills that can taken home and used in your own kitchen.

131 S. 1st St., St. Charles, IL 60174


Fred Astaire Dance Studio

Dance studio that offers lessons for any skill level. They also offer competitions, local showcases, dance parties, and more. To view the calander of events, click here

2400 E Main St., STE 107B, St. Charles, IL 60174


Healing Gardens at Stone Hill Farms

Sanctuary garden that promotes individuals to continue on their own path of learning, growing, and discovery. The Healing Gardens at Stone Hill has a variety of gardens, each with their own theme.

37W249 Dean St., St. Charles, IL 60175


Hunt House Creative Arts Center

A music and arts school and performance space in the heart of downtown St. Charles. Their mission is to enrich the community with their passion for music by creating a nuturing space centered around connection and creative expression. 

113 E Main St., St. Charles, IL


Kane Repertory Theatre

The Kane Repertory Theatre is a not-for-profit organization that  promotes stimulating theatre for the community that sparks conversation, evoke empahy, and strengthen the community. For tickets, click here

St. Charles, IL 60174


Koi Whisperer Sanctuary & Japanese Gardens

Designed by MaryEllen Curran, this sanctuary promotes connection with the simple elements of nature, water, light, and tranquility. It's a destination where you can connect with koi in nature. 

6N779 State Rte. 31, St. Charles, IL 60175


Marquee Youth Stage

Established in 2011, the Marquee Youth Stage is a performing arts education organization for children that presents shows for the community. For tickets to upcoming shows, click here

220 N. Randall Rd., St. Charles, IL 60174


Norris Cultural Arts Center

Founded in 1978, Norris Cultural Arts Center is home to an art gallery, and a 1,000 seat performing arts theater. They have a long history of bringing Chicago-quality entertainment and arts to the suburbs. Click here for tickets to upcoming shows.

1040 Dunham Rd., St. Charles, IL 60174


Paddlewheel Riverboats

Take a leisurely ride on the Fox River on a Paddlewheel Riverboat curise. The Riverboat can accomodate up to 90 passengers for sightseeing tours and up to 40 guests for a seated lunch or dinner event.

8 North Ave., St. Charles, IL 60174


Pottawatomie Golf Course

This 9-hole golf course, designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr., is located right next to the Fox River and features challenges that includes an island green design. 

845 N. 2nd Ave., St. Charles, IL 60174


Riverview Miniature Golf

Situated right by the Fox River in Pottawatomie Park, you can play this 18-hole course that is filled with fun obstacles that makes for a challenging but exciting round. 

8 North Ave., St. Charles, IL 60174


St. Charles History Museum

The St. Charles History Museum is located in the 1928 McCornack Oil Company building, and highlights the history of St. Charles and holds more than 10,000 photographs in its archive and 15,000 artifacts in its collection.

215 E Main St., St. Charles, IL 60174


St. Charles Singers

The St. Charles Singers is a cadre of professional musicians, of which 32-38 typically sing in each performance under the direction of Maestro Jeff Hunt. For list of performance please visit here

311 N 2nd St. #201B, St. Charles, IL 60174


Swanson Pool

Public pool that is located in Pottawatomie Park that features a variety of ammenities including an Activity Pool Play Area, Sand Play Area, Refreshments, and more. 

8 North Ave., St. Charles, IL 60174


All Things Art

Teaching art studio near downtown St. Charles that offers classes, private lessons, birthday parties, corporate events, and more. Click here to view upcoming events.

1106 W Main St., St. Charles, IL 60174


Arcada Theatre

Opened in 1926, this historical theatre features 200+ live music and entertainment shows per year. The Arcada also offers dining options, as well, including Rock 'N Za, and the Club Arcada.

105 E Main St., St. Charles, IL 60174


Baltria Vintage Auto Gallery

Looking to check out some vintage rides? Baltria Vintage Auto Gallery focuses on restoring, maintaining, and selling of vintage vehicles. Baltria also offers a car club membership, too!

4200 E Main St., St. Charles, IL 60174


Charlestowne Cinema 18

Visit this 18 screen movie theatre with luxury recliner seats. Popcorn, sodas, and other snacks are also available for purchase. Click here to purchase tickets and view show times. 

3740 E Main St., St. Charles, IL 60174


Fine Line Creative Arts Center

Fine Line Arts Center supports artists and the community through teaching of traditional and innovative arts and crafts. They offer a wide array of classes and workships. You can view the events calander here

37W570 Bolcum Rd., St. Charles, IL 60175


Fox Valley Concert Band

The Fox Valley Concert Band provides free, quality concert band music to residents of Northern Illinois Fox River Valley, as well as providing a creative outlet for musicians in the same area. 

St. Charles, IL 60174

Full Staff Music

Full Staff Music has been serving St. Charles and neighboring communities with an exceptional school of music offering lessons and music retail store since 1990.

614 W Main St., St. Charles, IL 60174


Hickory Knolls Discovery Center

Hickory Knolls Discover Center features Fox Valley's natural treasures with exhibits, activities, and rental opportunities. 

3795 Campton Hills Rd., St. Charles, IL 60175


Kane County Fair Grounds

Home of the Kane County Fair, the Kane County Fairgrounds host a variety of events throughout the year including flea markets, animal expos, and much more. To view any upcoming events click here

525 S Randall Rd., St. Charles, IL 60174


Kayak & Pedal Boat Rentals

Spend the day on the Fox River and rent a kayak or pedal boat at the Riverview Miniature Golf Course located in Pottawatomie Park. You'll have a blast spending the day cruising the water, and you'll get some exercise in, too!

8 North Ave., St. Charles, IL 60174


Lux Dance Studio

Whether you are preparing for a special event, or are just trying to stay active, Lux Dance Studio will help you polish your dancing skills regardless of skill level. They offer private, semi-private, and small group lessons. 

1 Illinois St., #120, St. Charles, IL 60174


Moonlight Theatre

Moonlight Theatre offers high-quality events and entertainment that everyone will enjoy, including weekly music acts, full-scale theatrical productions, cabaret, stand-up comedy, improv, open mic, children's theater, and workshops. 

7 S 2nd Ave., St. Charles, IL 60174


Otter Cove Aquatic Park

Public pool that is located in James O. Breen Community Park that features water slides, diving boards, lap lines, as well as a sand play area and concessions. 

3615 Campton Hills Dr., St. Charles, IL 60174


Pinot's Palette

Looking for a way to show off your creative side? Pinot's Pallette is an art studio that offers in-studio and at-home classes. They offer wine, beer and soft drinks at the in-studio cash bar, as well.  

3823 E Main St., St. Charles, IL 60174


Primrose Farm

Experience farm life at Primrose Farm! You can learn a variety of farm skills including milking cows, and churning ice cream. Primrose Farm hosts a variety events, and can accommodate group outings.

5N726 Crane Rd., St. Charles, IL 60175


St. Charles Bowl

Bowling alley with 24 lanes, state of the art automatic scoring system, arcade games, and food and beverage options at the Spare Time Bar & Grill located inside. 

2520 W. Main St., St. Charles, IL 60174


St. Charles Park District

The St. Charles Park District mission is to enrich the quality of life of Park District residents through excellence in programs, parks, facilities and services.

8 North Ave., St. Charles, IL 60174


Steel Beam Theatre

Not-for-profit theatre that presents professional theatre that is accessible and affordable to all audiences. The Steel Beam Theatre also offers classes. Tickets for upcoming shows can be found here

111 W Main St., St. Charles, IL 60174


iPanic Escape Room

Try your luck at this escape room that challenges you to work as a team to find clues, solve puzzles, and using mechanical props to escape.  Click here to book your challenge.

1519 E Main St., St. Charles, IL 60174


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