Explore local landmarks and fun things to do in Sycamore, IL

Check into one of the comfortable rooms or suites at the Country Inn & Suites, Sycamore, IL and you’ll be minutes from top things to do like shopping in the Sycamore Historic District and touring Blumen Gardens. The Ellwood House Museum offers a fascinating glimpse of 19th-century local life, and the Sycamore History Museum highlights how the city has evolved. Prospective students, sports fans, and alumni can take advantage of easy access to Northern Illinois University and Kishwaukee College. Head to the Great Western Trail for an afternoon of hiking, or swing your way through the greens and fairways at the 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.

Sycamore History Museum

2.77 mi / 4.46 km from the hotel
The thought-provoking exhibits at this museum examine life in Sycamore from the 19th century to the present day.

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
This year-round garden center features more than 4,500 square feet of space and a huge variety of flowers. Housed in a former factory, Blumen Gardens rents out rooms for special events.

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.