Explore local landmarks and fun things to do in Sycamore

From tours of historical buildings to scenic hikes and bike rides along abandoned railways, there’s something for everyone to enjoy near the Country Inn & Suites, Sycamore, IL. After a restful night in one of our comfortable rooms or suites, head to Blumen Gardens to walk through rows upon rows of beautiful seasonal plants or to the Sycamore Historic District to see the charming Victorian houses. For things to do indoors, you can make your way to downtown Sycamore for an afternoon of shopping or stop by the DeKalb County History Center to view the exhibits. Prospective students, sports fans, and alumni appreciate our proximity to both Northern Illinois University and Kishwaukee College, and golfers won’t want to miss teeing off at Sycamore Park District Golf Club. For a day trip with the kids, make the half-hour drive to Blackberry Farm to see pioneer life up close.

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Sycamore Historic District

1.28 mi / 2.06 km from the hotel
Visit the town’s historic district and meander past Victorian homes, the DeKalb County Courthouse, and the Sycamore Public Library.

DeKalb County History Center

2.77 mi / 4.46 km from the hotel
You can learn more about the people and stories that make up the rich history of DeKalb County thanks to the unique exhibits at this educational center.

Sycamore Park District Golf Club

1.96 mi / 3.15 km from the hotel
This community golf course spans nearly 6,000 yards and features a pro shop and The Caddyshack Grill on site.

Blumen Gardens

0.87 mi / 1.4 km from the hotel
Housed in a former factory, this garden center offers a huge variety of plants and flowers all year long. There are also several event spaces on site available to be rented.

Ellwood House Museum

3.79 mi / 6.1 km from the hotel
Take a guided tour of the elegant Ellwood mansion, built in 1879, or the Ellwood-Nehring House, built in 1899. The museum also hosts educational lectures and musical performances.

Great Western Trail

1 mi / 1.61 km from the hotel
You can hike, bike, or ride a snowmobile along this scenic 17-mile trail created from an abandoned railway.

Kishwaukee College

9.13 mi / 14.69 km from the hotel
This community college offers courses in fields like health, education, communications, and business.

Northern Illinois University

4.57 mi / 7.36 km from the hotel
Cheer on the Huskies or schedule a prospective student visit at this research-focused public university.

Blackberry Farm

22 mi / 35.41 km from the hotel
Get a glimpse of 19th-century life when you tour the historical buildings at this living museum. For more family-friendly fun, take a ride on the Big Rock steam train or the hay-less hay wagon.