• 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

Attractions

There are countless Illinois attractions in the Chicago & Beyond region.  Ride rollercoasters or water rides at 6 Flags Great America & Hurricane Harbor.  See gorgeous waterfalls and canyons at Starved Rock State Park.  Go to Lowden State park and see the Blackhawk Statue.  Embrace the beauty of nature by hiking, canoeing, fishing or cross-country skiing.  Pack up the car and head out to Chicago for some fun at Navy Pier.  This is one of the amazing places in Chicago you can visit. Make it a day trip, a weekend, or an entire week.  Stay at one of our many hotels and motels throughout Northern Illinois.  Visit quaint towns or big cities, whatever your heart desires.  These Illinois attractions are sure to please.  

Visit one of the many tourist attractions in Illinois.  These family friendly attractions are sure to amuse all ages.  Frank Lloyd Wright was an American architect and has designed an abundance of houses in Illinois.  There are houses designed by him in Rockford, Oak Park, Chicago and Kankakee.  History comes alive when you visit Ronald Reagan’s Boyhood Home in Dixon.  Visit one of the numerous museums in the Chicago & Beyond region.  If you would like, you can watch the Chicago Bears play at Soldier Field or catch the action of the Chicago Blackhawks hockey.  Zoos are among the other tourist attractions in Illinois that you can visit as well.

There are many major Chicago attractions you can visit on your trip.  Take the family to Shedd Aquarium to see aquatic animals including otters, dolphins, and sharks.  Or you can learn about the world you live in at the Science and Industry Museum or the Field Museum.   You can see dinosaur bones, learn all about gravity, or discover something new about the human body.  Go mini putting, take a boat ride, see the famous Chicago skyline from high above the ground on a Ferris wheel, and so much more while visiting Navy Pier.  Whatever you and your family or friends decide to do, these Chicago attractions are sure to please everyone.

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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.