IMSA is located in Aurora, Illinois, only minutes from the Illinois East-West Tollway (I-88), and 43 miles west of the Chicago Loop. The IMSA campus features ample free parking. Located in Kane County, the Aurora and Fox River Valley area offer many educational, cultural, sports, and social opportunities. There are many nearby attractions such as museums, the Paramount Arts Centre, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Northern Illinois University, several private colleges and universities, Kane County Cougars Class A Baseball, numerous parks, forest preserves, and biking and nature trails. Special events and festival throughout the year offer many family activities. The Metra rail system offers convenient access to Chicago.