• 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!

  • Mini Abe enjoys everything that the Northern Illinois region of our state has to offer!

    Mini Abe in the Springtime!

    Mini Abe enjoys everything that the Northern Illinois region of our state has to offer!

  • Check out the Illinois Lincoln Highway in Northern Illinois

    Illinois Lincoln Highway Scenic Byway

    Check out the Illinois Lincoln Highway 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

  • 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!

  • Now is the time to enjoy a good weather day and hit the road for a Road Trip!

    Road Trip Time

    Now is the time to enjoy a good weather day and hit the road for a Road Trip!

  • Spring Flowers

    Spring

    Enjoy the Beauty of Spring in Northern Illinois

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • Spring is a beautiful time to plan a visit or two to the Chicago Botanical Gardens in Glencoe!

    Chicago Botanical Gardens

    Spring is a beautiful time to plan a visit or two to the Chicago Botanical Gardens in Glencoe!

  • 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...

  • Kid Friendly Dining in Northern Illinois

    Looking for a place to eat with the kids in Chicagoland? These kid-friendly restaurants in Chicago & Beyond are recommended for their appealing menus, kid-friendly menus, creative themes and reasonable prices.

    Orso’s Restaurant Sunday Brunch, Chicago: This Old Town Chicago mainstay has in...

  • Museums

    Museums are a great way to spend time with family. You won’t even know you’re learning something.

    Aurora Regional Fire Museum features a variety of interactive exhibits about firefighters from fire hoses, sirens, horns, vintage firefighting films, and so much more. Open for walk-ins on ...

  • 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...

  • Farmer's Markets 2018

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

    Farmer's Market

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

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

    Homewood Farmer's Market - May  to August, Every Wednesday from...

  • 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...

  • Wildlife in Northern Illinois

    Discover nature and wildlife in Northern Illinois. Forest preserves are a great place to do that. Meet a beekeeper at Plum Creek Nature Center in Beecher. Observe and learn about native wildlife at the Red Oak Nature Center in Batavia. See what happens when glaciers move through an area at the Maren...

  • Weekend Day Trips

    Don’t have time to spend a week’s vacation? Never fear Visit Northern Illinois has great things to do on a Saturday or Sunday.

    A day out can be both educational and fun! Explore space at the Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum in Chicago. Then experience Chicago from above on the 103...

  • Amusement Parks

    There are many places to take the kids this summer to make the summer memorable.

    Six Flags Great America/Hurricane Harbor is located in Gurnee. For more info and to buy tickets visit: sixflags.com

    Coaster White Water Canyon Water Park is located in Tinley Park.  5 acres of fun for the entire fa...

  • Farmers Markets 2018

    Check out the Farmers Markets in the Chicago and Beyond region.

    Rockford City Market – Fridays 3:30pm to 8:30pm from May 18thto September 28th.

    Homewood – Last Saturday of each month from May to September.

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.