• 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!

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Hampshire, IL

  • Enjoy Pioneer Farm

    Visit our self serve farm stand featuring perennials in the spring and pumpkins and fall goodies in September and October. We also raise Dorset sheep - wool for sale all year round!

    847-683-2863
    17N400 Big Timber Road, Hampshire, IL 60140
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  • Muirhead Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast Tours

    Special tours are now available for this one-of-a-kind Frank Lloyd Wright designed and built farmhouse. Call and reserve your tour!

    42W814 Rohrsen Road, Hampshire, IL 60140
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Hanover, IL

  • Blanding Landing Recreation Area

    Located near the Mississippi River. Camping, fishing/boating accessibility, playground, potable water, showers, flush toilets. Class A campground, 50-amp electric. Reservations accepted.

    815-591-2326 | http://missriver.org/
    5720 South River Road, Hanover, IL 61041
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  • Fergedaboudit Vineyard & Winery

    Visit another vineyard in beautiful northwest Illinois along the Northern Illinois Wine Trail.

    815-591-9706 | http://fergedaboudit.com/
    4595 West Speer Road, Hanover, IL 61041
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  • Rocky Waters Vineyard/Winery, Inc.

    Experience our spectacular view, taste wines from our locally grown grapes, relax on the deck, and enjoy some wine.

    815-591-9706 | http://rockywaters.net/
    2003 West Hanover Road, Hanover, IL 61041
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  • Storybrook Country Club

    Scenic 18-hole golf course with gentle rolling hills and a small stream running throughout the course. Snack bar for sandwiches; also, full-service bar and driving range.

    815-591-2210 | http://storybrook.com/
    2124 West Storybrook Road, Hanover, IL 61041
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  • Wapello Land & Water Reserve

    Experience Native American mounds, prairie and the Apple River. Hike beginner trails! Pets welcome. Fishing allowed.

    815-858-9100 | http://jdcf.org/
    8642 Illinois Route 84 South, Hanover, IL 61041
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Harvard, IL

  • Ben's Tree Farm

    Ben's Christmas Tree Farm was founded in 1983. Since establishment, Ben has provided hand-pruned, organically grown fir and pine trees in an authentic country atmosphere for a complete Christmas experience. Trees, wreaths, and more.

    630-279-0216 | http://benstreefarms.com/
    7720 Ryan Road, Harvard, IL 60033
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  • Brook Farm

    We are your stop for fresh local food! Brook Farm is a small scale farming operation that has been farmer owned and operated for the past 40 years. Our focus is on providing the freshest and most flavorful vegetables to customers living in our local area. We sell a variety of products including vegetable seedlings, annual bedding plants and flowers ready for planting, hanging baskets and potted arrangements, over 60 kinds of fresh vegetables from broccoli to zucchini & in between, watermelon, pumpkins, winter squash, ornamental corn, and bagged popcorn kernels. We sell at several local Famers' Markets and right from the farm!

    9306 Lawrence Road, Harvard, IL 60033
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  • Oak Grove Golf Course

    4.5 stars from Golf Digest, Audubon Certified Signature Sanctuary, ranked top-25 toughest public courses by Chicago Digest Golf Association. 18 hole course features full service pro shop and club house.

    16914 Oak Grove Road, Harvard, IL 60033
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  • Plum Tree National Golf Club

    Joe Lee designed 18 hole course features bent grass fairways among the unspoiled rolling hills of northern McHenry County. Includes full service pro-shop and clubhouse.

    815-943-7474 | http://plumtreegolf.com/
    19511 Lembcke Road, Harvard, IL 60033
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  • Royal Oak Farm Orchard

    Our u-pick apple orchard, located in Northern Illinois, offers family fun and entertainment in a beautiful 120 acre setting. We have over 12,000 apple trees including 29 varieties of apples with new varieties being planted each spring. We also grow late summer and fall raspberries as well as pumpkins, giant pumpkins, gourds and squash. Visit our Apple Barn or Harvest Barn for fresh picked apples, raspberries, pre-picked peaches, pumpkins and our famous apple cider slushees. And don't forget our delicious apple cider! A day of family fun! Seasonal operation - closed Sundays!

    15908 Hebron Road, Harvard, IL 60033
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  • Steel Heart Ltd.

    Shop the vast collection of home & garden decor featuring arbors & gazebos, trellis, planters, wall baskets, chandeliers, statuary, antiques, cast iron and more.

    208 West Front Street, Harvard, IL 60033
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  • Twin Garden Farm

    Our Mirai sweet corn is a hybrid that has changed the meaning of sweet corn. Deemed the sweetest, most tender, and flavorful corn available by customers worldwide, Mirai sweet corn was developed right here in Harvard.

    23017 Route 173, Harvard, IL 60033
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Hebron, IL

  • Hebron Shopping District

    From rustic to refined, this country crossroads features several quality antique shops, restaurants, ice cream parlor and specialty shops all within close walking distance.

    815-648-2244
    Downtown Hebron, Hebron, IL 60034
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Hennepin, IL

  • Dixon Waterfowl Refuge & Hopper Lakes

    The 2,700 acre refuge is one of the premier natural areas in the state and is open to the public every day of the year.

    Hennepin Farm Road and Route 26, Hennepin, IL 61327
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  • Donnelly DePue State Fish & Wildlife Areas

    Waterfowl feeding, nesting, resting, harvesting, and viewing. High-quality hunting experience similar to a private club.

    815-447-2353 | http://dnr.illinois.gov/
    1001 West 4th Street, Hennepin, IL 61327
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  • Illinois & Michigan Canal

    History buffs, nature lovers and sportsmen will thrill to the sights and sounds of the 96 mile route of the Illinois and Michigan Canal. Biking, snowmobiling, camping, picnicking, fishing, boating and historical sites are available at four different state parks along the route. Expands through four counties: Southern Cook, Will, Grundy, and LaSalle.

    Various locations, Hennepin, IL 61327
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  • Pulsifer House

    Home to the Putnam County Historical Society, it was built in 1844 and recently restored. Adjacent to the Putnam County Agriculture Museum with an array of antique farm equipment.

    815-925-7560
    327 Old Highway 26, Hennepin, IL 61327
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  • Putnam County Historical Society

    Tours of recently restored, redecorated 1844 Pulsifer House. Genealogical historical research facilities.

    815-925-7560
    327 Old Highway 26, Hennepin, IL 61327
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Herscher, IL

  • Herscher Area Historical Society

    Photographs, documents, and artifacts which depict the history of Herscher and more.

    815-949-1555 | http://herscher.net/
    272 East Second Avenue, Herscher, IL 60941
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  • Prairie Land Tours

    Private trolley service, as well as mini-buss and standard buses.

    9392 West Route 115, Herscher, IL 60941
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Highland Park, IL

  • Ravinia Festival

    Outdoor summer performances of music, dance and children's programs in the covered pavilion or lawn.

    847-266-5100 | http://ravinia.org/
    200 Ravinia Park Road, Highland Park, IL 60035
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Hinckley, IL

  • Brown Pub

    Food, spirits, dancing and volleyball.

    815-286-3329
    200 North Somonauk Road, Hinckley, IL 60520
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  • Hinckley Cafe

    Home cooked meals.

    815-286-9274
    116 East Lincoln Avenue, Hinckley, IL 60520
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  • Hinckley Floral, Inc.

    Floral arrangements, planters, decorating accessories, candy, candles, and more.

    950 West Lincoln Highway, Hinckley, IL 60520
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  • Ozzie's Greenhouse

    Your dream gardens can come true at Ozzie's Greenhouse.

    13441 Hinckley Road, Hinckley, IL 60520
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  • WindyCity Soaring

    Windy City Soaring Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and enjoyment of soaring (flying sailplanes aka gliders).

    12637 Route 30, Hinckley, IL 60520
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Hodgkins, IL

  • Sante Fe Prairie Nature Preserve

    10.8-acre prairie, one of the few undeveloped, where you can find native plants dating back more than 1,000 years and a restored railroad caboose.

    Sante Fe Drive and River Road, Leon Cook Drive, Hodgkins, IL 60525
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Hoffman Estates, IL

  • Bridges of Poplar Creek Country Club

    18-hole golf course.

    1400 Poplar Creek Drive, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
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  • Cabela's

    An educational and entertainment retail showroom featuring a decor of museum quality animal displays, huge aquariums, and trophy animals interacting in realistic recreations of the natural habitats.

    847-645-0400 | http://cabelas.com/
    5225 Prairie Stone Parkway, Hoffman Estates, IL 60192
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  • Sears Centre Arena

    An exciting 11,000-seat multi-purpose family entertainment, cultural and sports center.

    888-732-7784 | http://searscentre.com/
    5333 Prairie Stone Parkway, Hoffman Estates, IL 60192
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Homewood , IL

  • Brunswick Zone XL

    Food, fun and excitement all under one roof. Bowling, billiards, arcade games, laser tag and more.

    708-799-4749 | http://bownbrunswick.com/
    3043 West 183rd Street, Homewood , IL 60456
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  • Homewood Railroad Platform & Park

    Platform allows viewing of mainline/commuter rails with live switch yard audio. An underground walkway, leading to the park, displays murals depicting railway history.

    2020 Chestnut Road, Homewood , IL 60456
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  • Ravisloe Country Club

    A 110 year old golf and banquet facility.

    18231 South Park Avenue, Homewood , IL 60456
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  • Richard Haas Murals

    Homewood boasts the largest collection of Richard Haas murals anywhere in the world. Haas, a world-renowned painter specializing in large, illusion murals, was first invited to Homewood in the early 1980s.

    708-798-3000
    Ridge Road and Martin Avenue, Homewood , IL 60430
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Hopkins Park, IL

  • Black Oaks Center

    Environmental stewardship and social equality by providing educational programs to teach sustainability.

    14485 3000 South Road, Hopkins Park, IL 60944
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Huntley, IL

  • Huntley Outlet Center

    Shop 65+ manufacturer's factory outlet stores. Easy and fun-to-shop atmosphere offers food court, playground, and plenty of free parking. Bus tours welcome.

    I-90 & Route 47, Huntley, IL 60142
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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.