• 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!

  • 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!

  • Nothing says Autumn like pumpkins!

    Autumn Harvest time

    Nothing says Autumn like pumpkins!

  • Take the family to Jonamac Orchard in Malta

    Jonamac Orchard

    Take the family to Jonamac Orchard in Malta

  • Beauty of the Autumn Season

    Beauty of the Autumn Season

    Beauty of the Autumn Season

  • 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!

  • Check out the Illinois Lincoln Highway in Northern Illinois

    Illinois Lincoln Highway Scenic Byway

    Check out the Illinois Lincoln Highway in Northern Illinois

  • 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...

  • Northern Illinois Wine Trail

    Wine Trail

    View the new Northern Illinois Wine Trail brochure online! Or pick them up at the kiosks at the Oases. All of these wineries are in the Northern Illinois area.

  • Unique Eats

    Medievil TimesTake a trip back in time to the 50’s at the Polk-A-Dot Drive In, in Braidwood.

    Knights, horses, king, queen, a castles; these are among the many things you can see at Medieval Times in Schaumburg.

    Discover your sweet tooth at Batavia Creamery, with ice cream, shaved ice, smoothies, freezes a...

  • 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...

  • Dining

    No matter where you are in the Northern Illinois Tourism region there are an abundance of great food to choose from.

    Basils Greek Dining, located in Aurora near the Fox Valley Mall, has Mediterranean Cuisine that brings Greece to your plate.

    Blackhawk Steam Pit, located in Oregon near Lowden Park,...

  • Stroll on State 2016

    Kickoff the holiday season with the Rockford Area Convention & Visitor’s Bureau for Stroll on State on Saturday November 26th in the downtown area. This is the fourth time this event has been put on which draws a crowd every time.

    This is not just an event but it’s an experience and...

  • Taste of Aurora

    Downtown Taste AuroraKick off spring in downtown Aurora on May 10th from 5-9pm. Purchase tickets here and go to downtown restarurants to sample dishes. Taste the diversity of foods in downtown Aurora and find your new favorite restaurant or restaurants. 

  • Taste Sweet Treats in Northern Illinois

    Every week is Chocolate Week and there is no better place to satisfy your cravings than within the region of Northern Illinois Tourism. From traditional, to bespoke chocolate houses there is something for every taste in Northern Illinois from Chicago toward the Mississippi River.

    Hershey’s Ch...

  • Farmers Markets

    There are many farmers markets you can go to this summer. Get fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants and fresh baked bread from local farmers.

    Edgebrook Farmer's Market

    Wednesdays 9am to 1pm from May 6th to October 28th in Rockford.

    Sycamore Farmer's Market

    Tuesdays (June 1st to September 30th) fro...

  • Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

    Long Grove Confectionery Company

    Indulge  your sweet tooth in the Chicago & Beyond region.  From delectable chocolate covered pretzels to peanut butter cups, there is something for everyone.

    Visit the Long Grove Confectionery Company in Buffalo Grove.   Take a tour and see how the chocolate is made; 2 dol...

  • Let's Eat

    Explore Chicago & Beyond through your tastebuds.  There are many different kinds of cuisines to choose from.  

    Medieval Times

    Travel back in time to the 1920’s and get a shake or malt from a soda fountain at the Amboy Pharmacy in Amboy.  Watch a movie while eating at Route 34 Drive In, in Ear...

  • Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth in Northern Illinois

    Riverside Chocolate Factory is located in McHenry.  This teepee styled building has homemade chocolate and other sweet treats. From cookies to chocolate dipped strawberries you can find whatever stasifys your sweet tooth.  For more information visit riversidechocolatefactory.com.

    Anderson Candy S...

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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.