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The Little Traveler

404 S 3rd St, Geneva, IL 60134-2748
+1 630-232-4200
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Charming shopping and spectacular finds!

This is a step back in time where beautiful things can be found in a rambling Victorian shop with... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
marciapeterson2018
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Elgin, Illinois
Judy D.

This is a must visit place! They have such wonderful things in each room! I really like to shop... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jkdevoe
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Geneva, Illinois, United States
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Locally owned and operated, The Little Traveler is a Geneva Landmark. A SIMPLE IDEA THAT EVOLVED INTO A ONE-OF-A-KIND EXPERIENCE Downtown Geneva is still known as one of the most unique shopping districts in the Midwest, maintaining a tradition of hospitality, charm, and character. This area is now one of the prettiest streets in Geneva. The Little Traveler has remained the cornerstone of this tradition. The shop has grown considerably since the original Italianate Victorian residence (which now serves as the center section of the shop) to thirty-six rooms of treasures. You’ll be greeted by a caring staff and amazed by the never-ending array of items brought back by our modern day little travelers.
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  • Very good21%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
404 S 3rd St, Geneva, IL 60134-2748
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+1 630-232-4200
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"unique items"
in 14 reviews
"something for everyone"
in 12 reviews
"the kitchen"
in 7 reviews
"tea room"
in 5 reviews
"great place to shop"
in 5 reviews
"vera bradley"
in 5 reviews
"atrium cafe"
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"fair trade"
in 4 reviews
"women's clothing"
in 4 reviews
"unique shopping experience"
in 4 reviews
"christmas decorations"
in 4 reviews
"old house"
in 5 reviews
"candy shop"
in 5 reviews
"historic building"
in 3 reviews
"rooms filled"
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"fashion show"
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"sandwich"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a step back in time where beautiful things can be found in a rambling Victorian shop with staff the clearly strives to provide an experience and not just goods. I took my granddaughter for th first time and had a “ tea purity...More

1  Thank marciapeterson2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must visit place! They have such wonderful things in each room! I really like to shop there, especially if I am shopping for unusual items

Thank jkdevoe
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had been years since we have been to The Little Traveler and had to take back our now teenage son, who remembers all the different variety and hidden gems he use to find while spending hours in the shops. Glad to see somethings never change...More

Thank TravelFamily11
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed browsing through here and could have spent a lot more time (and money!) if I hadn't been on a tight schedule. Though it's a bit of a hike for me, I expect I'll be back at some point!

Thank Stephanie P
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Dozens of rooms, each with a theme and each fully stocked -- candy, shoes, kitchen, garden, accessories, stationery, baby gifts, etc. Plus there's a cafe, so you can spend the day. If you love to shop -- window or for real -- this is a...More

Thank illinois travelere
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

If you are looking for something this is the place .Rooms and rooms filled with crafts,home goods and vintage candy .Must employ most of the towns resident as there are staff at each room and sometimes more .Very nice staff that goes out of their...More

Thank Wbgb
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

Easy to get lost as you wander through this beautiful old home converted into a series of shops with a variety of goods, from kitchen things to fair trade to clothing and jewelry. Also stopped for a nice lunch in their courtyard dining spot. Very...More

Thank MIchelle D
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

There is room after room of everything and anything. It can easily take 2+ hours to get through the shop.

Thank Queeniefb2468
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

The Little Traveler is a very unique shopping experience. Rooms and rooms filled with little trinkets, clothing and even Christmas decorations. You can even eat in their little cafe!

Thank Janlshop
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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch. 2 of us had the sandwich sampler. The other 2 of us had salads. Good value for the price. Good tasting items. Definitely worth stopping at.

Thank Bruce S
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