Greater St. Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau

Convention Center
Guest Rooms2,200
Guest Rooms at 1 Hotel
Special Event Venues
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Tax Rate11%

Greater St. Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau


Why Choose Our Destination?

• Named 2011 “Best CVB in state” by Meetings and Events Magazine and 2015 Pinnacle Award by Successful Meetings • Hosts meetings of up to 3500 attendees and Offers 11 tournament quality sports venues • Draws signature conference and meeting venues including corporate trainings, association meetings, religious retreats and marathons. • Provides diverse, memorable team building choices • Attracts great off site entertainment including classic concerts at the intimate 900-seat Arcada Theater, Broadway-style shows at Steel Beam Theatre, and stand-up comedy at Zanies Comedy Club in Pheasant Run Resort. • Holds nationally known events such as Scarecrow Fest attracting 120,000+ visitors annually

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Distance from Airport

  • O'Hare International Airport

    56.33 km from City Center

  • Midway Airport

    64.37 km from City Center

  • DuPage Airport

    1.61 km from City Center


Local Attractions

Garfield Farms

Historical Landmark
10 minutes away
What You'll Find at Garfield Farm Museum The museum offers a variety of educational, family, and entertainment events. Seminars are held on such topics as prairie, woodlands, and wetlands management; bat and blue bird box construction; and fruit tree grafting. Specials shows bring rare breed livestock, heirloom garden products and seeds, and collections of antique farm tools. Prairie walks are conducted monthly. And there are social events like barn dances and a candlelight tavern reception at the Inn in December. See the Calendar of Events for more details. Garfield Farm Museum also welcomes school field trips. Go to the educational resources page for more details. Internships in natural areas management and museum management are also available for high school, college, and graduate school students.
Located on Garfield Road north of Illino
Campton Hills, IL, US 60147

Fine Line Creative Arts Center

10 minutes away
One of country's few regional arts centers offers hands-on classes including weaving, watercolor, pottery, spinning, jewelry making, knitting, glass. Galleries display works available for sale.
37W570 Bolcum Road
St. Charles, IL 60175

Riverfront Downtown

First Street development project is filled with shops, restaurants, and entertainment choices. St. Charles is home to four live performance venues-more than any other community in Illinois, outside the City of Chicago: the Arcada Theater, Fox Valley Repertory at Pheasant Run Resort, Steel Beam Theater and the Norris Cultural Arts Center.

Heritage Center

Rotating exhibits of St. Charles history, including Civil War, local industry, other fascinating artifacts, facts. Local history research archives available by appointment. Gift shop.
215 E. Main Street
St. Charles, IL 60174

Arcada Theatre

900 seat historic theater (complete with vintage pipe organ), set in the heart of St. Charles. Presents top name bands, singers, comedians, live theater, and special events ranging from Rick Springfield to Shirley Maclain
105 E. Main Street
St. Charles, IL, US 60174

Paddlewheel Riverboats

Daily afternoon sightseeing trips or private charter cruises on the Fox River. Two old-fashioned paddlewheel riverboats are used for scenic cruises. May 1-Oct 15.
2 North Avenue
St. Charles, IL 60174

Baltria Classic Autos

5 minutes away
Classic, exotic automobiles from the last 100+ years. Car collection is open to the public for complimentary viewing. Also provides brokering, consignment sales, mechanical evaluation for all cars.
4200 E. Main Street
St. Charles, IL 60174

Steel Beam Theatre

Live performances of contemporary productions in unique, intimate, historic setting. Boutique venue is a star of Chicago theater scene.
111 W. Main Street
St. Charles, IL 60174


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Two unique conference centers – with amphitheater seating! Two expo centers Convenient to O’Hare, Midway and DuPage Airports Culture-filled, walkable riverfront community Novel choices for team building, entertainment, recreation FREE Parking and minutes from Chicago Metra train stations.


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