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The Little Traveler

404 S 3rd St, Geneva, IL 60134-2748
+1 630-232-4200
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The Women Only Traveler

If you are a guy or have young kids, it's best if you go get ice cream rather than go in here with... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Saint Charles, Illinois
A Highlight for me for over 50 years.♥

This place gets better every year! I've been shopping here and eating at the Atrium Cafe since I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Western 'burbs
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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.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good19%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“unique items” (13 reviews)
“the kitchen” (7 reviews)
“tea room” (6 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
404 S 3rd St, Geneva, IL 60134-2748
+1 630-232-4200
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Reviewed 5 days ago

If you are a guy or have young kids, it's best if you go get ice cream rather than go in here with your spouse. Around every corner of this store is somebody reminding you that you don't belong here. I'm sure if you are...More

Thank Da_H605
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place gets better every year! I've been shopping here and eating at the Atrium Cafe since I was a little girl. When I was a child, I loved the Madam Alexander dolls which they still sell in their unique toy room. I purchased my...More

Thank sarlis
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is always a great shopping experience. Every room is filled with great items. A huge selection. They remodeled recently & it seems easier to shop.

1  Thank Barbara W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fun place!! But I literally got lost the store just wound around so much! Loved it. Something for everyone.

Thank TinaH45
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every room has unique items Been going over 10 years Clothes good quality that lasts Love little traveler

Thank Young3too
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

The Atrium Cafe was a perfect location to have my daughters bridal shower. We sat in a side room and were able to decorate the room with balloons and table centerpieces were flowers which we provided. The Chef David allowed us to create our own...More

Thank leonandlaura
Reviewed 12 July 2017

From the time you enter this Historic Building to the time you go through all 36 rooms you will be amazed. The architecture is right out of the 1920's-30's with current updates. There is everything from the candy room, gourmet shop, a huge kitchen and...More

Thank Granni1
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I had my daughters wedding shower in the tea room, over 40 people came. Everything was perfect. The food, the servers & Chef Mike. I cant say enough!

Thank julied_August2013
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Have been walking Geneva and Little Traveler for 50 years and it never disappoints. Each room contains specialty shops featuring clothing, accessories, housewares, tea and coffees, wine, candies, etc. prices to fit every budget and you can always find something on sale. Parking is seldom...More

Thank JQuilter
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

I can browse the rooms for great finds. I never leave empty handed. Unique set up and staff is very helpful.

Thank LeannePas
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