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    Theatre Entertainment happening Everywhere - including Starlight Theatre in Rockford

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    Lodging Lincoln Way Inn Franklin Grove

    There are many Lodging choices in Northern Illinois, including the Lincoln Way Inn B&B in Franklin Grove

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    Illinois Lincoln Highway Traveling Exhibit

    Learn the history of the Illinois Lincoln Highway at the I-88 Oasis stop by DeKalb

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    Chicago Skyline

    A must see when in Chicago - the famous Chicago Skyline!

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    Golfing

    It's time to hit the course. Visit some of our many wonderful courses!

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    Joliet Historical Museum

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

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    Nicholas Conservatory in Rockford

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    Northern Illinois Wine Trail

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    Freeport Bandshell

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    Illinois Lincoln Highway Scenic Byway

    Check out the Illinois Lincoln Highway in Northern Illinois

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Earlville, IL

  • Route 34 Drive In

    Drive In Theater. Fresh cooked food and real butter on the popcorn. Seasonal. Cash only.

    815-246-9700 | http://rt34drivein.com/
    4468 East 12th Road, Earlville, IL 60518
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East Dubuque, IL

  • Gramercy Park

    Within historic Gramercy Park lies 26 ancient Hopewell Indian Mounds, an archeological treasure. The park also affords a superlative view of the Mississippi from high on a bluff overlooking the river.

    815-747-2449
    Beecher Street, East Dubuque, IL 61025
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  • Lacoma Golf Course

    Overlooking the Mississippi River on the east edge of town, with 45 regulation holes, nine-hole par 3 course, cart and equipment rental.

    815-747-3874 | http://lacomagolf.com/
    8080 Timmerman Drive, East Dubuque, IL 61025
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East Dundee, IL

Elburn, IL

  • Heritage Prairie Farm

    Open year-round, home to a variety of farm fresh products including raw, infused honey, seasonally, organically grown produce. Fresh, local produce such as milk, eggs, meats, cheeses.

    2N308 Brundige Road, Elburn, IL 60119
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Elgin, IL

  • Bowes Creek Golf Course

    Bowes Creek delivers a private club experience to the public golfer. It offers annual memberships for a day or just enjoy Potter's Pub, an English inspired eatery.

    1250 Bowes Creek Boulevard, Elgin, IL 60124
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  • Elgin Area Historical Society and Museum and Gift Shop

    The purpose of the Society is to increase and enrich the knowledge of the history of Elgin and to provide leisure and educational opportunities.

    847-951-1515 | http://elginhistory.org/
    360 Park Street, Elgin, IL 60120
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  • Elgin Parks and Recreation

    With accredited programs and professional staff to assist you with water parks, tennis courts, trails, picnic areas and more.

    847-931-6123 | http://cityofelgin.org/
    100 Symphony Way, Elgin, IL 61025
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  • Elgin Public House

    Known for great food, service, drinks and atmosphere. Better than average pub grub. Two full service bars.

    219 East Chicago Street, Elgin, IL 60120
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  • Elgin Public Museum and Gift Shop

    A natural history and anthropology museum located in a municipal park with a swimming pool, zoo, playground, and picnic area.

    225 Grand Boulevard, Elgin, IL 60120
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  • Elgin Symphony Orchestra

    Named "Orchestra of the Year" an unprecedented three times by Illinois Council of Orchestras, the ESO performs over 60 concerts a year thrilling more than 50,000 patrons, from Chicagoland to Wisconsin and Indiana.

    847-888-0404 | http://elginsymphony.org
    20 DuPage Court, Elgin, IL 61020
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  • Fox River Bike Trail

    Enjoy the outdoors on this 36-mile paved trail along the Fox River from Algonquin in the north, and Aurora to the south.

    847-695-7540
    Algonquin to Aurora, Elgin, IL 60120
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  • Grand Victoria Casino

    Voted "Best Riverboat Casino in the United States" three years in a row, the Grand Victoria provides a wide variety of Las Vegas-style casino games.

    250 South Grove Avenue, Elgin, IL 61020
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  • Hemmens Cultural Center

    Offering you the rare opportunity to experience legendary entertainers and world-class performers in an intimate setting. This 1,200 seat theater is sure to please.

    847-931-5900 | http://hemmens.org/
    45 Symphony Way, Elgin, IL 61020
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  • Highlands of Elgin Golf Course

    Play amidst the rolling hills, expansive fairways and undulating greens of this new 18-hole municipal course as you appreciate the challenge, beauty and pleasure of the game.

    875 Sports Way, Elgin, IL 60123
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  • Side Street Studios Arts

    Founded as an outlet for the Elgin arts scene. Side Street's mission is to provide an accessible space encouraging all aspects of the artistic process from creation to curation.

    15 Ziegler Court, Elgin, IL 60120
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  • Trout Park Baseball

    Making a night at the ballpark a terrific experience for the amateur baseball fan and their family. Full hot/cold concession stand available.

    Route 25 & Trout Park Boulevard, Elgin, IL 60121
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  • Wind Park Golf Course

    Expert players with only a couple of hours to spare or the amateur just beginning to learn their swing will all enjoy a round at this 9 hole course.

    847-931-5952 | http://cityofelgin.org/
    1000 Wing Street, Elgin, IL 60120
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Elizabeth, IL

  • 1876 Banwarth House and Museum

    A fascinating, hands-on experience awaits you.

    408 East Sycamore Street, Elizabeth, IL 61028
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  • Apple River Fort State Historic Site

    Experience the history of this reconstructed fort. Learn about the conflict between local Native Americans and early settlers that grew into the Black Hawk War.

    311 East Myrtle Street, Elizabeth, IL 61028
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  • Chicago Great Western Railway Depot Museum

    Experience railroading during its glory days. Extensive collection of railroad memorabilia and a gift shop.

    111 East Myrtle Street, Elizabeth, IL 61028
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  • Elizabeth History Museum

    Features local history exhibits on lead mining and the Apple River Fort.

    231 North Main Street, Elizabeth, IL 61028
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  • Eshelman Pottery

    Functional and contemporary red stoneware pottery. Work utilizes interesting geometric forms and the visual and tactile contrasts of glazed/unglazed surfaces. Open Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    238 North Main Street, Elizabeth, IL 61028
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  • Glacier Pass Tours

    Experience the "real" Jo Daviess County! The backroads of Jo Daviess offer thrilling vistas, calming scenery and interesting attractions.

    125 Poplar Drive, Elizabeth, IL 61028
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  • Massbach Ridge Winery

    Taste the fruit of Jo Daviess County while overlooking the hills of its majesty. Wander through our 18 acres of vineyard, taste more than a dozen wine varieties, shop in our gift area, or simply enjoy a glass on our patio. Open daily year-round.

    815-291-6700 | http://massbachridge.com/
    8837 South Massbach Road, Elizabeth, IL 61028
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  • Schurmeier Teaching Forest

    Hiking and equestrian trails, including a one-third mile hiking trail with educational signage and guide book. Picnic pavilion. Guided group tours available by appointment.

    815-858-9100 | http://jdcf.org/
    Reusch & Tower Roads, Elizabeth, IL 61028
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Elk Grove Village, IL

  • Elk Grove Park District Pavilion

    Indoor cycling, group exercise, water aerobics, suspended indoor running track, indoor and outdoor pools, four gyms, indoor running track, indoor and outdoor pools.

    1000 Wellington, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
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  • Fox Run Golf Links

    18-hole, Par 70 golf course. Restaurant and bar and pro shop.

    333 Plum Grove Road, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
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  • Pavilion Aquatics Center

    Featuring both an indoor and outdoor lap pool, a zero depth lagoon with water slide, a warm water therapy pool, open and lap swim times, Aqua Fitness classes, Aqua Health classes, birthday parties and more, the Pavilion Aquatics Center offers several different amenities, programs and classes for all age groups ranging from toddlers to adults.

    847-593-6248
    1000 Wellington, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
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  • Pirates' Cove Theme Park

    Unique park for children ages 2-9. Pirates' ship, paddle boats, train ride, climbing wall, etc.

    847-439-2683 | http://elkgroveparks.org/
    901 Leicester Road, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
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  • Rainbow Falls Waterpark

    New waterpark, features giant slides, a lazy river, tot pool, vortex pool, drop slide a three story funhouse.

    847-228-2860 | http://elkgroveparks.org/
    200 Reverend Morrison Boulevard, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
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Elmhurst, IL

  • American Movie Palace Museum

    Your front row ticket to the past! America's theatres in photos, blueprints, and artifacts.

    152 North York Road, 2nd Floor, Elmhurst, IL 60126
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  • Elmhurst Art Museum

    Exhibiting late 20th Century American Art, offers exhibitions ranging from national touring works to local emerging and mid-career Chicago and Illinois artists.

    150 Cottage Hill Avenue, Elmhurst, IL 60126
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  • Elmhurst City Centre

    Elmhurst City Centre offers great shopping, dining and entertainment for the whole family!

    2 City Centre, Elmhurst, IL 60126
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  • Elmhurst Historical Museum

    Prize-winning museum features changing interpretive exhibits on Elmhurst history, as well as national touring exhibits.

    630-833-1457 | http://elmhurst.org/
    120 East Park Avenue, Elmhurst, IL 60126
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  • Lizzardo Museum of Lapidary Art

    One-of-a-kind museum with displays of Chinese jade and other hand stone carvings, dioramas, minerals, gemstones, earth science and hands-on exhibits.

    220 Cottage Hill Avenue, Elmhurst, IL 60126
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  • Mayan Adventure Indoor Waterpark

    Chicagoland's first indoor water park with 24,000 square feet of wet and wild fun for all ages.

    630-279-1100
    624 North York Road, Elmhurst, IL 60126
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  • York Theatre

    Enjoy first-run films in a renovated 1924 Spanish-style movie theatre with nine auditoriums all equipped with Dolby Digital Sound.

    150 North York Road, Elmhurst, IL 60126
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Essex, IL

  • Essex Historical Society Museum

    Features a one-room schoolhouse and historical Essex artifacts contained in an adjacent brick building. Learn about area strip mines that date back to the early 1900's. Hours by appointment & during special events.

    815-365-4048
    218 Parls Street, Essex, IL 60935
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  • High Point Golf Club

    Nine hole golf course.

    815-365-4000 | http://golfhighpoint.com/
    309 High Point Drive, Essex, IL 60935
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  • Jack Barker Metal Sculptors

    Metal sculptor has sold his unusual metal creations to art collectors all over the world. Call for appointment.

    815-365-4045
    202 West Main Street, Essex, IL 60935
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Evanston, IL

  • American Toby Jug Museum

    Showcasing the largest collection of Toby and Character Jugs in the world including many rare and unique jugs within the complete Royal Doulton collection. On display are over 6,000 pieces illustrating their evolution from inception circa 1765 to the present day.

    877-862-9687 | http://tobyjugmuseum.com/
    910 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201
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  • Central Street Merchants Association

    A charming retail district in North Evanston with a friendly, diverse community of independent stores. Conveniently located at the Central Street stop of the Metra Union Pacific North Line.

    Central Street, Evanston, IL 60201
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  • Chicago and Dempster Merchant Association

    This area has more than 50 shops in only a few blocks.

    847-328-9000 | http://shopevanston.com/
    Chicago Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201
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  • Downtown Evanston

    200 specialty shops, more than 90 restaurants, and a cineplex.

    820 Davis Street, Evanston, IL 60201
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  • Evanston Beaches

    Evanston beaches are open to the public during the summer months for a daily fee. Swimming, boating, picnicking, and tennis facilities are available with miles of biking and jogging paths along Lake Michigan.

    2100 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201
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  • Evanston Cellars, LLC

    Wine trails, vineyards, and wineries are part of the romance of the Midwest but most wine lovers know very little about the wine industry in the Midwest. Let us help you discover Midwest Wine Country! We will guide you in exploring the wine country that is within a short drive from Chicago. We'll make all the preparations and do the driving. We can even arrange lunch. Just sit back and relax without worrying about the drive home. Our tours are $150 per person and we include all tasting fees and lunch. We offer a 10% discount for groups of 4 or more.

    1427 Greenleaf Street, Evanston, IL 60202
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  • Evanston History Center

    Housed in the gracious historic mansion of former U.S. Vice President Charles Gates Dawes, this stunning chateau overlooks Lake Michigan. National Historic Landmark.

    225 Greenwood Street, Evanston, IL 60201
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  • Frances Willard House

    Frances Willard was one of the most prominent social reformers in 19th century America. Willard rallied support for temperance as well as many important reform movements including woman's suffrage.

    1730 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201
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  • Grosse Point Lighthouse

    Built by the United State Government in 1873 as the lead lighthouse making the approach to Chicago after several shipwrecks demonstrated need. In 1999, Grosse Point Lighthouse was designated a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Services as the first lighthouse on the Great Lakes to carry that status. The Garden Club of Evenston maintains wildflower and butterfly gardens as attractive features of the lighthouse grounds.

    2601 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60201
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  • Hubbard Woods Design District

    The district is strong in home furnishings, accessories antiques, apparel and gift shops.

    Northern Green Bay Road, Evanston, IL 60093
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  • Ladd Memorial Arboretum & Evanston Ecology Center

    Stretching along a three-quarter mile segment of McCormick Boulevard on a narrow 23-acre strip of reclaimed land, this arboretum is an area of natural beauty and recreation open year-round.

    847-864-5181 | http://laddarboretum.org/
    2024 McCormick Boulevard, Evanston, IL 60201
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  • Main Street Merchants Association

    Sample Southeast Evanston's eclectic mix of independent specialty shops, live theater, unusual independent specialty shops, live theater, unusual private museums and an international array of notable restaurants.

    Main Street and Chicago Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201
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  • Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art

    The Block Museum is dedicated to the study and exhibition of reproducible art forms, including prints, photography, film, video, and computer-mediated art. It is also noted in metropolitan Chicago for its outdoor Sculpture Garden.

    40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL 60208
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  • Mitchell Museum of the American Indian

    Focusing on the art, history, and culture of the American Indian. Permanent exhibits dedicated to the Native cultures of the Woodlands, Plains, Southwest, Northwest Coast and Arctic regions of North America.

    3001 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60201
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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.