Geneva, IL is located in the heart of the Midwest, framed by the scenic Fox River, beautiful parks and historic neighborhoods. Festivals and special events bring a bustle of activity all year.  Just 40 miles west of Chicago; easily accessible via train or the interstate, Geneva offers boundless opportunities for good fun, great memories and endless hidden gems.


Over 140 specialty shops offer affordable and upscale items.  A different experience awaits at the Geneva Commons located minutes from downtown.  Owners are there to assist in the perfect gift for you or someone special.  One of the best shopping destinations in the Chicagoland area is Geneva.


Fine dining or a quick meal at a sidewalk café, with the diversity of cuisine Geneva is a haven for foodies.  Geneva’s restaurants have garnered awards in top restaurant categories.  Dining options that have been in Geneva for decades and innovative concepts that have opened in the last year, dining in Geneva is more than a meal, it is an experience.


Replenish during a stay in one of Geneva’s relaxing bed and breakfasts, fine hotels or air bnb’s.  Whether you want to be minutes from the downtown district or off the beaten path, you will find a respite and be welcomed like family in our historic community.


Bike or walk on one of our spectacular paths or parks, kayak on the Fox River or catch a baseball game with an independent professional baseball team located and members of the American Association of Professional Baseball, an official Partner League of Major League Baseball. 


Thousands of visitors come to Geneva for festivals and events.  Each one, while unique, offers one to five days of fun and exciting activities.  Our website, has all the details for the year.


If you still haven’t found an occasion to visit Geneva, our town is embedded with history.  Founded in 1835, history is hidden all around.

Geneva is the county seat of Kane County. In 1857 the Kane County offices and court were moved into the downtown courthouse at 100 S. Third St.  Chicago architects W. J. Edbrooke and Franklin P. Burnham designed the massive, four-story Courthouse on Third Street in Geneva which stands today and is still regarded as one of the finest in Illinois.  While no longer the main courthouse, the original architecture and murals are sights to behold.

The square dome rises high above the rotunda. Decorative ironwork railings encircle each floor and eleven murals, depicting various pastoral scenes from early Kane County, are painted on the arches of the 4th floor painted by Edward Holslag.  These murals were completed in 1911.

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Once your interest in Geneva history has piqued, across the street is the Geneva History Museum.  Geneva’s Story exhibit will fill in the blanks from Geneva’s founding to the present day.  In addition, a rotating exhibit and special features complete this award-winning museum.

Entering Geneva businesses, you may feel that you are a guest standing in the living room.  Historic buildings are the backdrop to our business district.  Informational plaques grace the sidewalks informing you of what stood there years ago. 

Since 1835, Geneva has been as a community identified by the grace, generosity and hospitality of its citizens, business owners and civic leaders. Today, those characteristics are still present and continue to be strengthened as our community grows.

Whether you’re looking for a romantic dinner, the perfect gift or a place to relax with the family, discover what makes Geneva special, unique and unforgettable.  Plan your experience at