• Theatre Entertainment happening Everywhere - including Starlight Theatre in Rockford

    All the world's a Stage

    Theatre Entertainment happening Everywhere - including Starlight Theatre in Rockford

  • 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

  • A must see when in Chicago - the famous Chicago Skyline!

    Chicago Skyline

    A must see when in Chicago - the famous Chicago Skyline!

  • In the market for a new bike?  It's time to hit the road!

    Kegel Harley Davidson in Cherry Valley

    In the market for a new bike? It's time to hit the road!

  • It's time to hit the course.  Visit some of our many wonderful courses!

    Golfing

    It's time to hit the course. Visit some of our many wonderful courses!

  • Things in DeKalb – Vintage

    My Favorite Things in DeKalb

    Get out and do a little shopping for a few hours or a few days in the Chicago & Beyond Region!

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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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Happy Birthday Discovery Center!

Oct. 2, 2016, 11 a.m.

Discovery Center Museum, 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA

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Stroll on State

Nov. 26, 2016, midnight

Rockford, IL, 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.