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We know there's more to life than studying. When you're ready to take a break from the books, you'll find plenty of recreational, cultural and sports opportunities in Elgin.

In Elgin, Ill., you're not far from taking a ride on an old steam engine, sliding down a grand water slide, gambling the night away, visiting the Old West or shopping till you drop!

Located in Chicagoland's Northern Fox River Valley, the area boasts fine dining, symphonic pleasure, family festivals and historic museums. Elgin is home to the Elgin Enrichment Lecture Series, the Elgin Fire Barn with antique fire engines, the paved, 36-mile Fox River Bike Trail and the Grand Victoria Casino that was awarded Best Casino three years in a row.

Lord's Park Pavilion, which is home to the Elgin Public Museum, a petting zoo and the new family aquatic center, as well as State Street Market with its quaint shops, are also must-sees in Elgin.

For more information about community activities, consult the Elgin Chamber of Commerce Web site.

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