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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 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:30

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a wonderful place

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.

Reviewed 13 February 2017
Troy G
Geneva, Illinois, United States
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Geneva, Illinois, United States
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330 reviews
120 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 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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85 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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35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

When you experience the Little Traveler, you realize that the Old can meet the New and be most successful. This is an old historic building that has been made into all kinds of nooks and crannies, rooms dedicated to specific items, special Christmas selections year round, a very quaint restaurant and so much to see and experience, that I can't... More 

1 Thank Donna F
Rockford, Illinois
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114 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

The Little Traveller in Geneva, IL is known for it's fine assortment of shopping. They also have a Juliet Day for 6 or more friends. Book with them ahead and they will treat you to a $20 coupon, dessert or drink at lunch, and a choice of fashion advice, wine tasting, or flower arranging. 10% of our purchases that day... More 

2 Thank okie56
West Chicago, Illinois
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931 reviews
353 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 317 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

You could spend and entire day in this store - and eat your lunch there as well! I have watched this store for 50 years and it just keeps getting bigger but almost all within the original exterior walls. You may get lost but everyone is very helpful so you will eventually find your way out. Clothes, dishes, kitchen stuff... More 

2 Thank sue o
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38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I'm a Geneva resident for 30 years; my husband moved here as a 14 yr old boy. Actually he was a classmate of current owner Michael Simon. This is a wonderful gift shopping place; and a wonderful place for lunch too (new chef about a year ago) many different "rooms" to shop in.I'm kind of sad they got rid of... More 

1 Thank sandtravel
Chicago, IL
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Always able to find unique gifts, from kitchen goodies and tea, to holiday stocking stuffers, to greeting cards and stationery to Brighton jewelry. They're chocolates and candy selection is always varied as well, and plan to enjoy tea / lunch while you are there!

1 Thank TurtleGirl1
Taichung, Taiwan
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200 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Contrary to the name, this is not a little store. It's an old house-turned shop filled with fun products. Each room has its own theme, with everything from clothing to snacks to house decorations. Good for both window shopping and actually making purchases.

1 Thank ExpattyCake
Naperville, Illinois
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65 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Went to the Little Traveler and met a group of friends for lunch. It's a perfect place for a ladies lunch. Salads, sandwiches and quiche were delicious. Best of all for me was the surprise that the menu had three Weight Watchers sections with the smart points value listed. There was a variety of WW salads, sandwiches and even desserts.... More 

1 Thank prezNaperville
Grand Rapids
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

This place has it all whatever your looking for it can be found here. The variety of options is unlimited and they have a cute diner with good food. Great for yourself or gifts

1 Thank Virginia K

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