• 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

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • Chicago Museums

    Joliet Historical Museum

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

  • Nicholas Conservatory in Rockford - Chicago Attractions

    Nicholas Conservatory in Rockford

    Want to feel like you are in the tropics! Then Nicholas Conservatory in Rockford is the place to be!

  • 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!

  • Freeport Bandshell

    Freeport Bandshell

    Freeport, Illinois

  • Check out the Illinois Lincoln Highway in Northern Illinois

    Illinois Lincoln Highway Scenic Byway

    Check out the Illinois Lincoln Highway in Northern Illinois

  • Get Scientific in Northern Illinois

    Have some science filled educationa fun in Northern Illinois this summer. There are plenty of museums to choose from and different types of science to learn. So pack the car, pack some snacks and don't forget to have fun!

    See the site of the world’s most powerful particle accelerator at Fermi...

  • Farmer's Markets 2017

    As the weather gets warmer, support local businesses and farms at annual farmer's markets.

    Farmer's Market

    Frankfort Country Market - June 4 to August 27, Every Sunday 9am to 2pm

    Rockford City Market - May 19 to September 29, Every Friday 3:30 to 8:30pm

    Homewood Farmer's Market - May 27 to August 16, Every Wed...

  • Summer Festivals

    There are many festivals happening this summer. Here a few you should check out.

    Fireworks

    The Two Brothers Summer Festival is June 2nd to the 4th in Aurora. This brew fest with a cause is an annual event that raising money for local charities.

    The Harvard Milk Days is happening the first weekend in ...

  • Aurora Live Summer Concert Series

    Throughout the summer Aurora Downtown presents live music on select Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturday. Wednesdays at the Plaza concerts are from 7-9pm, First Friday concerts are from 6-10pm and Summer Second Saturday concerts are from 11:30am-1pm. Coolers (no alcohol) are welcome so are blackets and ...

  • Ottawa Illinois 2 Rivers Winefest

    Ottawa 2 Rivers Winefest

    Visit Ottawa from June 9-11 for wine, music, food and more! The Ottawa Illinois 2 Rivers Winefest has award winning wines from a list of Illinois wineries, an outdoor arts & crafts market, and live jazz music.

    Check out hotels in the area and stay the weekend.

  • Spring Activities

    Spring has sprung! Get outdoors to see trees budding, flowers blooming and an abundance of wildlife. 

    Flowers

    The Illinois State Parks are a great way to see birds, the flowers blooming and get some fresh air after this cold winter. And there are plenty in Northern Illinois. See the Blackhawk Statue...

  • Family Fun on a Budget

    Who says family fun has to break the bank? There are plenty of free and inexpensive ways to spend time with the family.

    Summerfield Farm and Zoo is located in Belvidere and has a petting zoo, pony rides, artic foxes, monkeys camels and so many more animals! Admission is $10 per adult, $8 per senior...

  • Summerfield Zoo's Opening Weekend

    Join Summerfield Zoo in Belvidere for their opening weekend on April 22nd and April 23rd. See all your animal friends from Zebras, Monkeys, Wolves, Reindeer and so much more! There will also be some planned Earth Day activities, animal presentations and a petting zoo. 

    $10 for adults, $8 for s...

  • Wine Lovers Weekend

    Calling all wine lovers! Wine Lover’s weekend is March 24th to March 25th.  Featuring live music, wine tasting, appetizers and fun! Sample more than 300 varieties of wine and spirits. Bid on vintage wine glasses at the silent auction. Located in Galena there are plenty of hotels available...

  • Day Out in Chicago

    There are so many different things you can do in downtown Chicago, make a day or weekend of it.

    Learn about outer space at the Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum.  There are a variety of exhibits to go to including: learning about the lunar missions, learning about our solar system, lookin...

Northern Illinois Tourism 

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Main address: 
8200 Fairgrounds Road, Lower Level61008Belvidere, IL 
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Tel:815.547.3740, 
 

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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.