• Get outdoors and enjoy the beauty and wonder of winter in northern Illinois.

    Winter Wonderland

    Get outdoors and enjoy the beauty and wonder of winter in northern Illinois.

  • There are many Lodging choices in Northern Illinois, including the Lincoln Way Inn B&B in Franklin Grove

    Lodging Lincoln Way Inn Franklin Grove

    There are many Lodging choices in Northern Illinois, including the Lincoln Way Inn B&B in Franklin Grove

  • While traveling, stop in the Dixon Welcome Center to treasures and to learn a bit of history about the Lincoln Highway!

    Lincoln Highway Exhibit at the Dixon Welcome Center

    While traveling, stop in the Dixon Welcome Center to treasures and to learn a bit of history about the Lincoln Highway!

  • Learn the history of the Illinois Lincoln Highway at the I-88 Oasis stop by DeKalb

    Illinois Lincoln Highway Traveling Exhibit

    Learn the history of the Illinois Lincoln Highway at the I-88 Oasis stop by DeKalb

  • Chicago Museums

    Joliet Historical Museum

    Engage your brain at one of the many different museums located in Northern Illinois!

  • The Brick Cafe & Art Gallery in Belvidere

    The Brick Cafe & Art Gallery in Belvidere

    Enjoy a delicious meal and the unique artwork while getting out of the weather!

  • Enjoy outdoor activities in the winter at any of the beautiful trails and golf courses throughout our region!

    Skiing

    Enjoy outdoor activities in the winter at any of the beautiful trails and golf courses throughout our region!

  • Rochelle Railroad Park - Illinois attractions

    Rochelle Railroad Park

    The Rochelle Railroad Park, located on the Illinois Lincoln Highway, is a fantastic photo opportunity for young and old alike!

  • Wineries in Illinois

    Northern Illinois Wine Trail

    Any time of the year is a perfect time to check out the wineries along the Northern Illinois Wine Trail!

  • What better way to enjoy freshly fallen snow than to hit the slopes by sledding, skiing, or snowboarding.

    Family Fun

    What better way to enjoy freshly fallen snow than to hit the slopes by sledding, skiing, or snowboarding.

  • Get outside and enjoy the fresh, crisp winter air!

    Outdoor Winter Activities to Enjoy

    Get outside and enjoy the fresh, crisp winter air!

  • See them at many different events happening throughout the Chicago & Beyond region.

    Is this Santa's Reindeer?

    See them at many different events happening throughout the Chicago & Beyond region.

  • Check out the Illinois Lincoln Highway in Northern Illinois

    Illinois Lincoln Highway Scenic Byway

    Check out the Illinois Lincoln Highway in Northern Illinois

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Festival of Lights

Nov. 23, 2016, midnight

Lansing Historical Museum, 2750 Indiana Ave, Lansing, IL 60438, USA

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Step Back Into a 1950's Christmas Exhibit

Dec. 7, 2016, 11 a.m.

227 Monee Rd, Park Forest, IL 60466, USA

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EXPLORE Illinois

Come to our region and enjoy Illinois!  Nature’s bounty is showcased throughout the Northern Illinois region, from Chicago & Beyond, from its scenic rolling hills, tall grass prairies, wildlife filled rivers and wetlands, and bright lights of Chicago.  Countless festivals, farm tours, county fairs, orchards and our Northern Illinois Wine Trail, featuring over 30+ wineries for your tasting pleasure, are just some of the many ways that you can enjoy Illinois.  Everything from bike riding on a beautifully paved path, to canoeing a winding river, or enjoying a winter wonderland,  it is all here for you to discover on your journey. 

Travel our scenic byways, including the Illinois Lincoln Highway, the Illinois River Road or the legendary Route 66, to discover glimpses into this areas dynamic history.  Relax and unwind at any one of the numerous beautiful campsites, or stay at a luxurious day spa.  Spend the night, a weekend, or an entire week at one of the almost limitless choices of hotels here too.  Whatever your style, it is here for you to enjoy.  The possibilities are endless and will lead to countless memories.  What are you waiting for?  Get out there and enjoy Illinois!

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Explore Illinois! Countless festivals, farm tours, county fairs, orchards and our Northern Illinois Wine Trail, featuring over 30+ wineries for your tasting pleasure, are just some of the many ways that you can enjoy Illinois. Whatever you decide to do, these Chicago attractions are sure to please everyone. The possibilities are endless and will lead to countless memories.