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The Little Traveler

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Address: 404 S 3rd St, Geneva, IL 60134-2748
Phone Number:
+1 630-232-4200
10:00 - 17:30
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:30

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Ladies lunch

Lovely boutique setting with friendly staff. Met friends for lunch and there's a fashion show going on during lunch. Reminded me of a time gone past where ladies can dine and shop... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Aurora, Illinois
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Aurora, Illinois
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48 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely boutique setting with friendly staff. Met friends for lunch and there's a fashion show going on during lunch. Reminded me of a time gone past where ladies can dine and shop in one place.

Thank Bobej
Orion, IL
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55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Maybe it is just us, but this place seems to be a bit too much, and quite a maze of rooms. Certainly there is variety. I guess if you want to hit one spot in Geneva and cover the most interests you might have then this might be your place. You could easily spend a whole day in this one... More 

Thank lc47
Geneva, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Super cute shop! Something in this shop for everyone! Kitchen gadgets to clothes. You will not not be disappointed.

Thank jasoncC783FC
Springfield, Illinois
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30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

My wife LOVED this store in an old house. Many unique items with a specialty of home decor. Nothing that you see in every store, but truly unique and interesting displays and items. Free food and coffee samples also.

1 Thank Stewfamily
St. Louis
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138 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This is just too cute of a place to not visit in Geneva. I can always find something in one of the shops. Was in town recently (we used to live here) and dragged my husband. He found somethings also. It has the charm that it had 30 years ago. Except no longer serving lunch in the shops. That was... More 

1 Thank stlshelley
Arlington, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

On a recent trip to Chicago we had an opportunity to visit friends in Geneva. We stopped at the Little Traveler. Initially intending just to “look around” we ended up shopping not only for ourselves, but picking up lots of unique gifts as Christmas presents. What a charming house! Every room is different and each has unique and useful items.... More 

2 Thank golfergirl22206
Geneva, Illinois
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50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

I've been to the Little Traveler countless times, since I live close-by. It is a huge old historic house that contains many little shops as well as a quaint restaurant. (If you go for Sunday brunch, there are cinnamon rolls to die for). You can get so many different things here--jewelry, coffee, tea, candy, kitchen wares, purses, toiletries, ornaments, furnishings--the... More 

Thank tks617
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

A former Genevan was coming back to town for a quick visit. The only place she wanted to eat was The Traveler and, of course, I obliged. My go to is the petite luncheon plate which includes a drink and a bowl of their delicious soup. Their sandwiches and salads are all excellent. They also make their own pies in... More 

Thank Christina B
Geneva, Illinois, United States
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325 reviews
118 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

the hidden cafe is a gem. great individual places to visit. a lot of fun and even a spot for the kids. overall its fun to visit and enjoy when in downtown Geneva.

1 Thank Troy G
Frankfort, Illinois
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81 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Every shop is unique, tastefully displayed items to buy. For me, it is eye candy. Cannot leave without buying something in one of the shop, maybe a piece of costume jewelry, a bottle of wine, or a Christmas décor, the list goes on.

1 Thank Dawn K

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