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Welcome to Downtown Sycamore, IL

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A little about Sycamore

Sycamore is the true heart of the Midwest just sixty miles west of Chicago. Four, fun-filled seasons of recreation coupled with arts and entertainment make Sycamore a destination you don’t want to miss. Sycamore’s historic downtown offers quaint sophistication served with true hospitality. Stay in one of our luxurious accommodations, discover unique treasures in the locally-owned shops, enjoy a fabulous family event, be pampered at a salon and spa, experience the theatre and have a delectable culinary experience. Explore Sycamore!

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The history of Sycamore

Prior to settlement the county of DeKalb that Sycamore is contained within was populated by the Pottawatomie.[citation needed] The first European settlers to the Sycamore-area arrived in 1835 and concentrated themselves mostly north of the Kishwaukee River and the present site of Sycamore. The original town was platted by a New Yorker named Christian Sharer. A mill was constructed and the Kishwaukee dammed but the town failed. By 1837, after some controversy, the location of county seat was settled in favor of Orange, Sycamore's original name, and the settlement moved to the present-day site of the city. The present-day town site was platted by James Waterman and Evans Wharry in 1837. The first settler at the new site was Carlos Lattin, who preceded the town, having arrived in 1835. Lattin staked a claim that included most of the present west side of the city and erected his first cabin just north of downtown.

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Sycamore, Illinois
60178

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Businesses in Sycamore, Illinois

Here is a collection of downtown Sycamore, Illinois businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.

 

Jane Fargo Hotel

Lodging

Historic Boutique Hotel

 

Sycamore RV Campground

Lodging

A real lakeside vacation

 

The Paper Doll House

Lodging

Where scrappin' happens

 

Midwest Museum of Natural History

Museums / Attractions

Over 100 mounted animal displays

 

Cabana Charley's Bar and Grill

Restaurants

Great food and fun times

 

Fat Boyz Pub and Grill

Restaurants

Try our Cajun Potato Salad, served hot

 

Mitchel Lounge

Restaurants

Located inside the Jane Fargo Hotel in Downtown Sycamore

 

Nat's on Maple

Restaurants

Trendy comfort food for family and friends

 

Prairie on State Wine Cellars

Restaurants

Local grapes, world class wine

 

Taxco Restaurant

Restaurants

Handmade Tortillas, fresh table-side Guacamole

 

A Ruffled Nest

Shopping

We specialize in the unique and special

 

Blue Moon Bikes Cycle & Fitness

Shopping

We have new, vintage and antique bikes and parts

 

D&D Jewelers

Shopping

A 100 years of jewelry experience

 

Huckleberry's Pet Parlor

Shopping

Everything your pet needs

 

Shop In Style

Shopping

We shop before you shop

 

Sweet Earth

Shopping

Yes we have jewelry, we also have amazing gifts

 

Sycamore Antiques

Shopping

Fine art, antiques and collectables

 

Sycamore Clock Shoppe

Shopping

We sell and repair timepieces

 

The Confectionary

Shopping

Handcrafted chocolates