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City of Elmhurst, Illinois

Welcome to Elmhurst, Close to Everything, Unlike Anything

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Conveniently located just 16 miles west of Chicago's loop, this vibrant, tree-lined community offers thriving retail shops, fine dining, outstanding theatre and art, excellent museums, and a variety of events during the year. Elmhurst has its own Metra commuter rail station and is convenient to both O’Hare and Midway Airports, as well as major highways.

Ride the Explore Elmhurst Trolley that runs starting in May and throughout the summer and holidays.  The trolley is available while Elmhurst celebrates Museum Day at its own Museum Campus.  Make an art project at the Elmhurst Art Museum, or enjoy the Elmhurst Historical Museum.  


Mayor Steve Morley
209 N. York Street
Elmhurst, IL 60126


Elmhurst offers comfortable accommodations to fit every taste and budget:

Give your taste buds a treat at over 50 delicious, delightful, delectable restaurants with cuisine from around the world. Some popular spots include Francesca's Amici, Angelo’s Ristorante, Bistro C at the Clarion Hotel, Red Dragon, Roberto’s Ristorante & Pizza, 100 South Chophouse, 151 Kitchen | Bar, Livia Italian Eatery, and Red Arrow Tap Room.  

Elmhurst College and the Waterford Banquet & Conference Center offer facilities for large groups and banquets.

In the heart of the downtown Elmhurst, City Centre offers a variety of restaurants and gourmet shops, boutique shopping, a 10-screen movie theatre and a number of family-friendly events and activities throughout the year.

Other areas offering shopping and dining options include Spring Road, York & Vallette, North Elmhurst, South Elmhurst, Route 83 & North Avenue, and Elmhurst Crossing.

Elmhurst is also convenient to Oakbrook Center and offers an easy 20-minute commute by car or commuter train to downtown Chicago shopping.

Elmhurst is a city rich with unique museums. Discover the area’s rich history at the Elmhurst Historical Museum in downtown Elmhurst.

Visit beautiful Wilder Park, voted Best Suburban Park by Chicago Magazine. It connects to Elmhurst's museum campus that includes the Elmhurst Art Museum with its McCormick House designed and built by Mies van der Rohe. 

Just across the street, you can take a stroll through the arboretum at picturesque Elmhurst College

Upcoming Elmhurst Events:

The Rock Cafe

This popular exhibit features 3 meals made of stone.

Warning: Eating rocks leads to brok...More!

The Whole World a Bauhaus

2/16/19 - 4/20/19
This internationally traveling exhibition celebrates the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Ba...More!

Jelena Berenc: Humanity

3/12/19 - 4/13/19
Elmhurst College introduces Jelena Berenc’s exhibit Humanity, portraying indelible imprints of the i...More!

McCormick House Tour with Claudia Weber

Tour the McCormick House with exhibiting artist Claudia Weber to learn about her site-specific proje...More!

Sign of the Times: The Great American Political Poster Exhibit

3/29/19 - 4/28/19
The hard-working American political poster first appeared in the 1844 presidential election, and it ...More!

Discussion and Oral Histories of the McCormick House

Mies van der Rohe’s McCormick House has been part of Elmhurst’s history since it was built in 1952. ...More!

Lincoln vs. Douglas Debate

Political gladiators Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas meet again in Elmhurst City Council Chamber...More!

Book Discussion: The Turner House

Join us to discuss The Turner House by Angela Flournoy. Shortlisted for the National Book Award for ...More!

Bridal Party at Wilder Mansion

Learn all the 'I Dos' (and don'ts) of wedding planning and experience the award-winning historical W...More!

Family Day Workshop

We invite you and your family to participate in hands-on art activities inspired by the Bauhaus and...More!

Lecture: “Bauhaus Translated : Transcultural Encounters with the Avant-garde school”

Dr. Regina Bittner will give a talk on the global impact of the Bauhaus. She is the Head of the Acad...More!

McCormick House Tour with Claudia Weber

Tour the McCormick House with exhibiting artist Claudia Weber to learn about her site-specific proje...More!

The Poetry of Carl Sandburg, Music of Chris Vallillo

Popular folk musician Chris Vallillo, described as “Illinois’s pre-eminent prairie-poet singer-songw...More!

Wedding Décor Resale Shop at Wilder Mansion

Keep your wedding or upcoming special event on budget! Find slightly used & unused wedding décor ite...More!

Children of the Holocaust

A senior editor at National Public Radio, Uri Berliner recently revealed the moving story of how his...More!

Mahler Immersion

A season finale for the ages! Mahler's epic Symphony No. 5, one of the most dramatic journeys in the...More!

Art in Wilder Park

5/4/19 - 5/5/19
Join us for this annual free event located right next to Elmhurst Art Museum in Wilder Park. The eve...More!

D205 Student Art Exhibit

5/4/19 - 5/5/19
This pop-up exhibition will feature artwork by local students from District 205, will take place Sat...More!

Block to Block Party

6/5/19 - 7/31/19
FREE Music and Family Fun!

Every Wednesday night from 5:30 pm until 8:30 pm there will b...More!

Elmhurst City Centre - Rock the Block Party

9/6/19 - 9/7/19
A two day street festival featuring the Midwest's biggest bands as well as a free family fun zone an...More!

Elmhurst Venues:


151 Kitchen | Bar

One Fifty One Kitchen | Bar is a locally owned new American restaurant located in the heart of downtown Elmhurst across from York Theater.  Our Exe...More!

Clarion Inn Suites and Conference Center

Adjacent to the Waterford Banquet & Conference Center, this newly renovated hotel provides comfortable accommodations at reasonable rates. Guests will...More!

Courtyard by Marriott Elmhurst

Courtyard Elmhurst appeals to both business and leisure travelers. Enjoy complimentary business and fitness centers, complimentary HSIA, indoor pool/w...More!

Elmhurst Art Museum

Elmhurst Art Museum, located just 20 minutes from downtown Chicago, is the cultural center of DuPage County and a welcoming center to view and experie...More!

Elmhurst City Centre

Elmhurst City Centre offers great shopping, dining and entertainment for the entire family! City Centre offers over 50 restaurants, 40+ shops and s...More!

Elmhurst College

State of the art high tech conference and event facility that can host groups from 20 - 900 people. First-rate sports facility in an arboretum-like se...More!

Elmhurst History Museum

Explore this award-winning museum in Elmhurst's historic Glos mansion featuring changing interpretive exhibits on regional history as well as national...More!

Elmhurst Park District

The Elmhurst Park District provides experiences for the lifetime enjoyment of people who live and play in Elmhurst....More!

Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra

For over 50 years the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra has provided the western suburbs with quality symphonic music in all genres. Their dedication to pr...More!

Extended Stay America Elmhurst

Welcome to Extended Stay America Chicago-Elmhurst. Our hotel is designed especially for longer stays with studios featuring fully-equipped kitchens an...More!

Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art

One-of-a-kind museum with displays of Chinese jade and other hard stone carvings, dioramas, minerals, gemstones, earth science, and hands-on exhibits....More!

Pints Elmhurst

Pints Elmhurst is a neighborhood Sports Pub with 17 HD TVs and 20 craft brews on tap and 50 more in bottles! Pints features gourmet burgers, sandwiche...More!

Red Arrow Tap Room - Elmhurst

We are Chicagoland's very first Pour Your Own establishment! Red Arrow Tap Room is a family-friendly establishment serving house-smoked barbecue, fea...More!

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Elmhurst/Oak Brook Area

128-room, all-suite hotel. Complimentary hot breakfast buffet, free high speed internet access, laundry facilities, fitness center and indoor pool, da...More!

Waterford Banquet & Conference Center

The Waterford boasts 30,000 sq ft of space including a 12,000 sq ft Grand Ballroom that can accommodate up to 1500. Guests will enjoy the picturesque ...More!

Wilder Mansion

Located just 18 miles from downtown Chicago, this historic 1868 venue is the perfect place for a memorable event. Originally acquired by the Elmhurst...More!

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