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DeKalbUnited States of America

Explore DeKalb: its university life, sports, live music, and more!

A college vibe, sports teams, and sights from Ellwood House Museum to Huskie Stadium—discover it all in DeKalb.

Top Hotels in DeKalb

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Red Roof Inn & Suites DeKalb
Red Roof Inn & Suites DeKalb
2.5 out of 5
1212 West Lincoln Highway, DeKalb, IL
The price is $62 per night from Sep 21 to Sep 22

Situated in DeKalb, this motel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Northern Illinois University and 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Ellwood House Museum.

3.6/5Good! (476 reviews)

"Always a comfortable and convenient place to stay. The housekeeping staff is wonderful and checked in every day when they saw me outside, while still being considerate that I had a do not disturb sign up- they still made sure to ask if we had everything I needed while also maintaining my privacy! ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2020

Red Roof Inn & Suites DeKalb
Hampton Inn DeKalb, IL
Hampton Inn DeKalb, IL
2.5 out of 5
663 S. Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb, IL
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $129 per night from Sep 21 to Sep 22

Located in the heart of DeKalb, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Huskie Stadium and Northern Illinois University. Ellwood House Museum is 1.9 mi (3 km) ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (337 reviews)

"CoryAnn at the front desk was extra friendly and gave me helpful advice and supplies with which to store leftover pizza in my fridge since the pizza boxes were too big. Thanks to her, my family was able to get three meals out of what would have been one."…"

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2020

Hampton Inn DeKalb, IL
Comfort Inn DeKalb - Adjacent the University
Comfort Inn DeKalb - Adjacent the University
2.5 out of 5
W Lincoln Hwy, 1314,1314, DeKalb, IL
The price is $76 per night from Sep 23 to Sep 24

Situated in DeKalb, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Huskie Stadium and Northern Illinois University. Ellwood House Museum is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) away.

3.5/5Good! (39 reviews)

"The grounds were clean no trash. The sink leaked & the shower curtain needed replaced."…"

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020

Comfort Inn DeKalb - Adjacent the University

Popular places to visit in DeKalb

Anderson Japanese Gardens
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Anderson Japanese Gardens

4.5/5(42 reviews)

Rockford’s iconic gardens may be in the heartland of America, but you’ll feel transported to Japan as you explore the winding paths, ponds and waterfalls.

Burpee Museum of Natural History
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Burpee Museum of Natural History

4.5/5(12 reviews)

Explore four floors of natural history exhibits, including one of the best-preserved and most complete juvenile Tyrannosaurus rex skeletons in the world.

Rockford Art Museum
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Rockford Art Museum

4.5/5(7 reviews)

You can spend time studying the exhibits at Rockford Art Museum during your trip to Rockford. Check out the shops and top-notch restaurants in this family-friendly area.

Top things to do in DeKalb

City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Illinois
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City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Illinois

$10
Per adult
Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of Illinois
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Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of Illinois

$20
Per adult
Rockford Scavenger Hunt: Rolling Through Rockford
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Rockford Scavenger Hunt: Rolling Through Rockford

$20
Per adult

Reviews of DeKalb

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Top Destination

5 - Excellent
24
5 - Excellent 30%
4 - Good
37
4 - Good 46.25%
3 - Okay
18
3 - Okay 22.5%
2 - Disappointing
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1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 1.25%

3/5 - Okay

Marilyn

Nov 26, 2019

It is really rural. However, we got excellent service at the IHop restaurant. Not a lot to do in the winter or on a Sunday. More of a university town.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Oct 23, 2019

It's a small town. I was just there to visit family and did not go to any area attractions.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Sep 3, 2019

Go to an NIU Football game and tailgate. Outstanding experience!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Aug 8, 2019

Nice little community with lovely people and a wonderful family restaurant that I found!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Aug 2, 2019

Great place. Head out to Malta. Tinez tacos had amazing food.

3/5 - Okay

Kevin

Jul 24, 2019

NEUTRAL. JUST PASSING THRU.

Cities near DeKalb

Rockford which includes a bridge, heritage architecture and a house

Rockford