Located in the Center City area along the banks of Elgin’s award-winning Riverwalk, The Hemmens Cultural Center is the cornerstone of Elgin’s growing arts community. Whether you are taking in a rock concert, play, a family variety event or the Elgin Symphony Orchestra, you will do so in an intimate, comfortable setting that enhances every performance.

Directions to The Hemmens Cultural Center

Via Interstate 90
Take Interstate 90 toElgin. Exit I 90 at the southbound Route 31 Elgin exit. This is an exact change $.30 exit ramp. Merge right (south) onto Route 31 and follow it to Kimball Street, which is 5 lights south of I-90. (Kimball is an east-west street which is marked Kimball on the east and Lawrence on the west side of the street.) Turn left onto Kimball and follow it to Grove Ave. Turn right and proceed to The Hemmens at the corner of Symphony Way and North Grove Ave.

Via Route 59
Take Route 59 to Highway 20 (also known as Lake Street). Take 20 west to Route 31. (Note that highway 20 splits a couple of miles west of Route 59; avoid the business section of 20 by staying to the right and following the 20 bypass signs.) Exit north and follow Route 31 to Kimball Street which is 4 lights north of Route 20. (Kimball is an east-west street which is marked Kimball on the east and Lawrence on the west side of the street.) Turn right onto Kimball, and follow it to Grove Ave. Turn right and proceed to The Hemmens at the corner of Symphony Way and North Grove Ave.

Via Route 20 (or Lake Street)
Take 20 (Lake) to Route 31. (Note that highway 20 splits a couple of miles west of Route 59; avoid the business section of 20 by staying to the right and following the 20 bypass signs.) Exit north and follow Route 31 to Kimball Street which is 4 lights north of Route 20. (Kimball is an east-west street which is marked Kimball on the east and Lawrence on the west side of the street.) Turn right onto Kimball, and follow it to Grove Ave. Turn right and proceed to The Hemmens at the corner of Symphony Way and North Grove Ave.

From Rockford via Interstate 90
Take I-90 south to Elgin. Exit I-90 at the southbound Route 31 Elgin exit. Turn right onto Route 31 and follow it to Kimball Street, which is 5 lights south of I-90. (Kimball is an east-west street which is marked Kimball on the east and Lawrence on the west side of the street.) Turn left onto Kimball and follow it to Grove Ave. Turn right and proceed to The Hemmens at the corner of Symphony Way and North Grove Ave.

Parking
Nearby parking is available at:
• The Old Gail Borden Public Library parking lot, located on the southwest corner of Kimball and North Grove Ave.

• The new City of Elgin parking deck, located at the corner of Symphony Way and Douglas Ave. To reach this lot, follow the appropriate directions above, but proceed to Douglas Ave. (one stop light east of North Grove Ave. ) and turn right. Turn right into the parking deck after crossing Symphony Way (the first STOP sign).

• The City of Elgin City Hall parking lot, located on Douglas Ave. approximately one block beyond the parking deck.

Hemmens Map

Metra
The city of Elgin is on the Milwaukee District-West (MD-W) Metra line. Click the Metra logo for information and schedules.


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