• 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!

  • Starlight Theatre in Rockford is the perfect place to see an exciting show while enjoying their open-air space!

    Starlight Theatre in Rockford

    Starlight Theatre in Rockford is the perfect place to visit and see an exciting show while enjoying their open-air space!

  • 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

  • Spring Flowers

    Spring

    Enjoy the Beauty of Spring in Northern Illinois

  • 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!

  • 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!

Attractions see all the fun in...

Addison, IL

  • Dave & Buster's

    Relive your youth and relieve your stress with 150+ state-of-the-art interactive games, pocket billiards and championship style shuffleboard.

    1155 North Swift Road, Addison, IL 60101
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  • K1 Speed

    A premier indoor go-kart race track that features two tracks, delicious dining options, state-of-the-art meeting spaces & alternative entertainment concepts such as CyberSport.

    847-941-9400 | http://k1speed.com/
    2381 West Army Trail Road, Addison, IL 60101
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  • Oak Meadows Golf Course

    Built in the 1920s, this 18-hole, tree-lined classic is one of the most historically significant course in Chicago's golf community.

    630-595-0071 | http://dupagegolf.com/
    900 North Wood Dale Road, Addison, IL 60101
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Albany, IL

  • Albany Indian Mounds State Historic Site

    This 200-acre site features prehistoric Indian mounds, native prairie, walking and snow skiing paths, picnic shelter and restrooms. Interpretive brochures are on site and the property is traversed by the Great River Bicycle Trail.

    South Cherry Street & 12th Avenue, Albany, IL 61230
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Algonquin, IL

  • Algonquin Commons

    Fun, sales and special events.

    1900 South Randall Road, Algonquin, IL 60102
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  • Algonquin Historic Old Town District

    Turn of the century village next to the Fox River. Many unique shops, restaurants and services. Historic Village Hall, bed and breakfast, and more. Free concerts in River Front Park on Thursday evenings: June to August.

    Downtown Algonquin, Algonquin, IL 60102
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  • Brunswick Zone XL - Algonquin

    Family entertainment destination with bowling, laser tag, video games, fireside lounge, and more.

    847-658-2257 | http://bowlbrunswick.com/
    1611 South Randall Road, Algonquin, IL 60102
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  • Handmade on Main

    Choose and paint your own pottery, set in a historic home.

    847-458-1976
    320 South Main, Algonquin, IL 60102
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  • Raging Buffalo Snowboard Park

    As weather permits, natural and man-made snow. First exclusive snowboard slopes in the United States. Summer wakeboarding.

    847-836-7243 | http://ragingbuffalo.com/
    Route 31, south of Algonquin, Algonquin, IL 60102
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  • Village Vintner Winery, Brewery & Restaurant

    Relax and enjoy individually handcrafted award winning wines in our winery's distinctive atmosphere.

    2380 Esplanade Drive, Suite 100, Algonquin, IL 60102
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Alsip, IL

  • Fountain Hills Golf Club

    Challenging nine-hole course with a restaurant.

    12601 South Kostner Avenue, Alsip, IL 60803
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Amboy, IL

  • Amboy Depot Museum

    Built in 1876, on National Historic Register, this was division headquarters for Illinois Central Railroad, now housing railroad and local artifacts, steam locomotive, Palmer School outside exhibits.

    50 South East Avenue, Amboy, IL 61310
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  • Amboy Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary

    The Amboy Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary is 272 acre of wetlands offering a rare and fragile ecosystem, which includes endangered turtles, many birds and unique plant life. It is located near the intersection of U.S. Route 52 and Mormon Road about 3 miles south of Amboy. Open to the public 7 days a week for walking and bird-watching. No dogs are allowed due to sensitive plant and wildlife.

    US 52 and Mormon Road, Amboy, IL 61310
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  • Amboy Pharmacy

    Old time soda fountain featuring shakes and malts made from homemade syrups, a variety of "penny candy," old-time fixtures, complete with wooden floors.

    815-857-2323
    202 East Main Street, Amboy, IL 61310
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  • Shady Oaks Golf Course

    18-holes, clubhouse, pro shop, club/equipment rental, banquet facilities.

    815-849-5424 | http://shadyoakscc.com/
    577 U.S. Route 52, Amboy, IL 61310
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  • West Wind Alpacas

    Located in rural Amboy. Home to unique creatures that are members of the camel family but with so much more charm and personality! We offer sales, breeding stock, brokering, farm set up, fiber sales, transportation and tours of our facility.

    815-719-1557 | http://alpacasonly.com/
    341 Rockyford Road, Amboy, IL 61310
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  • Wood Carvings at Amboy City Park

    With 23 woodcarvings done of tree trunks standing in the park, three presidents from Illinois are featured. Other carvings depict life in and around the city of Amboy.

    815-857-3814
    East Main Street, 6 blocks east of Route 52, Amboy, IL 61310
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Antioch, IL

  • Pickard China Factory Outlet Store & Museum

    A true outlet store right on the factory premises.

    847-395-3800
    782 Pickard Avenue, Antioch, IL 60002
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  • Port of Blarney

    Open year-round, New Key West back room with patio. Serves gourmet meals, live entertainment, daily drink specials, party packages, bags tournaments, Island Merchandise, and shuttle rides to Blamey Island May-September.

    847-395-4122 | http://blarneyisland.com/
    27843 West Grass Lake Road, Antioch, IL 60002
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  • Vigneto del Bino Vineyard & Winery

    Boutique winery specializing in wines grown from local vines.

    42150 Crawford Road, Antioch, IL 60002
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Apple River, IL

  • Apple Canyon Lake Golf Course

    Challenging nine-hole course carved into the rolling hills of Jo Daviess County. Full-service pro shop, complete with food and beverage facilities.

    14A200 East Apple Canyon Road, Apple River, IL 61001
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  • Apple River Canyon State Park

    In hilly northern Illinois, the park offers hiking, day use, camping and fishing throughout its limestone canyons, plus Millville, a National Historic Register site.

    815-745-3302 | http://dnr.illinois.gov/
    8763 East Canyon Road, Apple River, IL 61001
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  • Stage Coach Trails Livery

    Authentic stagecoach rides complete with draft horses. Also available: wagon train trips, chuck wagon dinners, hayrides and sleigh rides. Call for reservations.

    815-594-2423
    5656 Stagecoach Trail, Apple River, IL 61001
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Arlington Heights, IL

  • Arlington Park

    Top thoroughbred racing, festivals, concerts and more.

    847-385-7500 | http://arlingtonpark.com/
    Route 53 and East Euclid Avenue, Arlington Heights, IL 60006
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  • Downtown Arlington Entertainment District

    Restaurants, theaters, lounges, live entertainment, and events make this one of the most popular destinations for visitors.

    NW Highway & Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60004
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  • Forest View Racquet & Fitness Club

    Tennis and racquetball. Indoor and outdoor courts. Full-service pro shop with racquet stringing.

    847-640-2574 | http://ahpd.org/fv
    800 East Falcon Drive, Arlington Heights, IL 60005
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  • Heritage Tennis Club

    Ball machine rentals, memberships, indoor and outdoor courts, USPTA and PTR professional teaching staff.

    847-398-7780 | http://ahpd.org/htc
    7 West College Drive, Arlington Heights, IL 60004
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  • Lake Arlington

    Sail boating - Memorial Day through Labor Day and weekends in September and October.

    847-577-3059 | http://ahpd.org/
    2201 North Windsor Drive, Arlington Heights, IL 60004
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  • Metropolis Preforming Arts Centre

    More than 40 productions and 360 performances each year ranging from musical theater, plays, live music, family shows, The Second City Comedy and professional regional children's theatre.

    111 West Campbell Street, Arlington Heights, IL 60439
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  • Nickol Knoll Golf Course

    9-hole, Par 27 course.

    847-590-6050 | http://ahpd.org/nkgc
    3800 North Kennicott Avenue, Arlington Heights, IL 60004
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Aroma Park, IL

  • Forest Preserve District of Kankakee River Valley

    Dedicated to preserving natural areas, we offer conservation and educational programs at six sites. The Forest Preserve encompasses trails for walking, hiking, biking, and cross-country skiing.

    815-935-5630 | http://krvfpd.org/
    3301 Waldron Road, Aroma Park, IL 60910
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Ashton, IL

  • Lincoln Highway Interpretive Mural - Ashton

    Views will be transported back to the early Lincoln Highway era to join the Pavement Jubilee.

    810 Main Street, Ashton, IL 61006
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Aurora, IL

  • AMLI at Kirkland Crossing

    Lodging

    866-591-1319 | http://amli.com/
    3055 Riverbirch Drive, Aurora, IL 60504
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  • Aurora Art and History Center

    Discover the "City of Lights" by viewing a collection of photographs, books, maps and other memorabilia. Be sure to see the pre-historic Mastodon bones. 6-8 rotating exhibits display a full spectrum of innovative visual harts. Free.

    20 East Downer Place, Aurora, IL 60504
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  • Aurora Farmers Market East

    The Farmers Market on the City's Far East side will be held on Wednesdays through September. Located in Spring Lake Park.

    3500 McCoy Drive, Aurora, IL 50506
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  • Aurora Farmers Market West

    Aurora's Farmers Market West is held from 2pm to 6pm every Wednesday from July through September. It is located in the West Plaza Shopping Center.

    1901 West Galena Boulevard, Aurora, IL 60506
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  • Aurora Fox Valley Inn

    Lodging

    2450 North Farnsworth Avenue, Aurora, IL 60504
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  • Aurora Regional Fire Museum

    The museum features a variety of interactive exhibits designed to educate and entertain children, families, and firefighters. Visitors can pass a leather fire bucket, marvel at a strange looking firemen’s smoke mask and explore the differences in fire hose nozzles. See and hear how fire engines clear the streets with sirens, horns, and devices that control traffic lights. Watch vintage firefighting films on five video touch-screens. All this, in addition to 5 pieces of fire apparatus on display in a fully restored fire station built in 1894. Conveniently located in Downtown Aurora near the Aurora Transportation Center. Suggested donation.

    53 North Broadway, Aurora, IL
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  • Aurora's Farmers Market

    Illinois' Oldest Market Eat Fresh, Buy Local, and Be Well! We invite you to shop for locally grown just-picked produce, fresh from the farm preserves, artisan cheeses, old world breads and a very diverse selection of handcrafted products at Illinois' Oldest Farmers Market. Come taste the difference and get to know your farmer and producer personally. Discover new treats, sample delicious fresh produce, and connect with friends and neighbors. Located at the Aurora Transportation Center, 233 North Broadway. Open each Saturday, June through October from 8 a.m. until 12 noon.

    630-256-3370 | http://www.aurora-il.org/
    233 North Broadway, Aurora, IL 60505
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  • Blackberry Farms Pioneer Village

    19th Century farm and village featuring pioneer craft shops and demos, a discovery barn with petting zoo and pony, hay and miniature train rides and more.

    100 South Barnes Road, Aurora, IL 60504
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  • Chicago Premium Outlets

    Over 120 designer and name brand outlet stores featuring Kenneth Cole, Calvin Klein, Sony, Kate Spade, Versace and more.

    1650 Premium Outlets Boulevard, Aurora, IL 60504
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  • Chicago Premium Outlets

    Features 120 designer and name-brand outlet stores including Ann Taylor, Coach, Giorgio Armani and so much more.

    1650 Premium Outlets Boulevard, Aurora, IL 60505
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  • Farmer's Market West

    West Plaza Shopping Center. Farmer's Market held July through August on Wednesdays 2pm - 6pm.

    630-256-INFO (4636) | http://aurora-il.org/
    1901 West Galena Avenue, Aurora, IL 60507
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  • Fox Valley Mall

    Fox Valley Mall is the premier shopping center in Illinois, featuring 130+ specialty stores and dining options! Anchored by Macy’s, Carson Pirie Scott, J C Penney and Sears Fox Valley Mall has three levels of shopping, a full food court, and a merry-go-round. This mall is a must-shop-stop for everyone!

    195 Fox Valley Center, Aurora, IL 60504
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  • Hollywood Casino

    Hollywood's spectacular new 53,00 square-foot, single-level casino is now open featuring comfortable playing space, wide aisles, 18-foot ceilings and the cleanest air quality in Chicagoland.

    1 New York Street Bridge, Aurora, IL 60504
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  • Northgate Shopping Center

    Anchored by Carson Pirie Scott and Ace Hardware.

    630-859-3454
    900 North Lake Street, Aurora, IL 60507
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  • Paramount Theatre

    Home to broadway shows, this lovingly restored Art Deco movie palace presents live entertainment by world-class performers.

    23 East Galena Boulevard, Aurora, IL 60504
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  • Phillips Park

    Located on over 325 acres of park with picnic facilities, a playground, waterfall, gorgeous sunken gardens, sand volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, bike trails, ice skating, hiking, a 28-acre fishing lake with a one mile multiple use trail, an 18-hole golf course and driving range, visitor center, aquatic center, zoo, war memorials, Illinois Lincoln Highway Interpretive Gazebo and more. Free.

    1000 Ray Moses Drive, Aurora, IL 60504
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  • Phillips Park Zoo

    Dispaying native North American animals from wolves, cougar and river otters to a variety of reptiles.Open year round (except Thanksgiving day, Christmas day and New Years day). Admission is Free and Parking is Free.

    1000 Ray Moses Drive, Aurora, IL 60505
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  • RiverEdge Park

    The 30-acre park offers canoe/kayak launch and natural landscaping to the VIP Rooftop Deck and 10-acre music venue, this is the new recreation and entertainment destination of the suburbs.

    400 North Broadway, Aurora, IL 60505
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  • Schingothe Center for Native American Cultures

    Museum dedicated to Native American and Alaskan cultures, art and history. Free.

    630-844-5402 | http://aurora.edu/
    Aurora University; Marseillaise Place and Randall Road, Aurora, IL 60504
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  • Sci-tech Hands-on Museum

    Aurora's interactive science and technology center offers over 200 hands-on exhibits demonstrating the principles of electricity, weather, astronomy and nuclear energy.

    630-859-3434 | http://scitechmuseum.org/
    18 West Benton Street, Aurora, IL 60504
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  • Wardell Art Glass Studio

    Come and visit our studio.

    630-896-4181 | http://auroradowntown.org
    28 South Stolp Avenue, Aurora, IL 60507
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  • William Tanner House

    Built in 1856, this Italianate building is home to the Aurora Historical Museum.

    630-906-0650 | http://aurorahistory.net/
    305 Cedar Street, Aurora, IL 60505
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Northern Illinois Tourism 

Contact Details: 


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.