• Theatre Entertainment happening Everywhere - including Starlight Theatre in Rockford

    All the world's a Stage

    Theatre Entertainment happening Everywhere - including Starlight Theatre in Rockford

  • 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!

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    Golfing

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

  • Chicago Museums

    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

    Want to feel like you are in the tropics! Then Nicholas Conservatory in Rockford is the place to be!

  • 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!

  • Freeport Bandshell

    Freeport Bandshell

    Freeport, Illinois

  • Check out the Illinois Lincoln Highway in Northern Illinois

    Illinois Lincoln Highway Scenic Byway

    Check out the Illinois Lincoln Highway in Northern Illinois

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Kankakee, IL

  • Barn Quilt Tour

    History and tradition come together in a county-wide, self-guided Barn Quilt Tour. See the painted wooden quilt block designs that adorn well preserved farm buildings throughout the county. Call for a guidebook or visit the Barn Quilt Tour page online.

    Kankakee County, Kankakee, IL 60901
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  • Bird Park Family Fun Station

    Located on the shores of the Kankakee River next to a historic quarry, the station offer opportunities to view wildlife and play.

    815-939-1311 | http://kvpd.com/
    893 West Station Street, Kankakee, IL 60901
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  • Captian Larry's Kankakee River Boat Tours

    Enjoy the waters of the Kankakee River on a quiet electric tour boat with a knowledgeable guide. Tours are one or two hours and can carry up to eight people.

    815-935-5001
    2097 West Station Street, Kankakee, IL 60901
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  • Frank Lloyd Wright's B. Harley Bradley House

    Built in 1901, the house is acknowledged by the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy as Wright's first house design that ushered in Wright's Prairie Style. The B. Harley Bradley House and Stable Gift Shop are open for tours.

    701 South Harrison Avenue, Kankakee, IL 60901
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  • Haigh's Scuba Diving Quarry

    Scuba dive in a 12-acre spring-fed quarry. See many varieties of Midwest fish and explore underwater attractions. Rental equipment, air-fills, and dive instructions are available.

    815-939-7797 | http://haighquarry.com/
    2738 East 2000 North Road, Kankakee, IL 60901
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  • Ice Valley Centre Ice Arena

    The facility features an NHL rink, Game Zone arcade, Breakaway Cafe Concessions, and four private rooms.

    815-939-1946 | http://kvpd.com
    1601 River Road, Kankakee, IL 60901
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  • Kankakee County Fairgrounds

    Location of the annual Kankakee County Fair, Kankakee County Speedway, and numerous events throughout the year.

    815-932-6714 | http://kankakeefair.org/
    213 West 4000 South Road, Kankakee, IL 60901
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  • Kankakee County Museum

    The Museum is the home of the Kankakee County Historical Society, founded in 1906, is the oldest incorporated historical society in Illinois. Contains eight galleries and maintains three historic structures.

    801 South Eighth Avenue, Kankakee, IL 60901
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  • Kankakee County Speedway

    Located on the Kankakee County Fairgrounds, the Kankakee Motor Speedway dirt track has seasonal stock car racing on Friday nights including UMP Late Models, UMP Modified, UMP Street Stocks, or the I-Mods.

    213 West 4000 South Road, Kankakee, IL 60901
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  • Kankakee Farmers Market

    April-October. Produce, baked goods, prepared foods, cheese, plants, novelties and live entertainment at the gazebo.

    Schuyler Street & Merchant Street, Kankakee, IL 60901
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  • Kankakee Railroad Museum

    See large operating model train displays and railroad memorabilia featuring a scale model of the city of Kankakee during the 1950's. A restored rail car and trolley can be rented for special events.

    197 South East Avenue, Kankakee, IL 60901
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  • Kankakee Valley Genealogical Society

    The Kankakee Valley Genealogical Society has been recording Kankakee County's history since 1968. Their records include death records from 1877, birth records from 1878, and marriage records from 1853.

    815-939-4564 | http://kvgs.org/
    200 East Court Street, Kankakee, IL 60901
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  • Kankakee Valley Park District

    The Kankakee Valley Park District encompasses more than 25 parks, Ice Valley Centre Ice Arena, Splash Valley Aquatic Park, and The River Road Sports Complex. Facility rentals, adult and youth programs are offered throughout the year.

    815-939-1311 | http://kvpd.com/
    893 West Station Street, Kankakee, IL 60901
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  • Reeds Canoe Trips

    Reed's Canoe offers three trips ranging in length from 2 to 6 hours, and are suitable for new and experienced canoeists.

    907 North Indiana Avenue, Kankakee, IL 60901
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  • Splash Valley Aquatic Park

    The outdoor water park encompasses a lazy river, three waterslides, lap pool, and two zero-depth entry pools. Group rates and party rentals are available.

    815-939-1311 | http://splashvalley.com/
    1850 River Road, Kankakee, IL 60901
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  • Vana's Pumpkin Patch

    Vana's Pumpkin Land celebrates fall with wagon rides, a petting zoo, corn maze, and u-pick pumpkin patch.

    7705 West State Route 17, Kankakee, IL 60901
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Kent, IL

  • Black Hawk War Monument

    Located on the site of Kellogg's Grove, an early settlement established in 1827 on a mail route between Peoria and Galena. The monument honors those killed in the Black Hawk War. The area surrounding the monument includes picnic areas, a shelter, playground, and a log cabin that was moved to the site in 1981.

    815-233-1357
    Monument Road, south of US 20, Kent, IL 61044
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Kingston, IL

  • Knute Olsen Jr. Forest Preserve

    Fishing is an ideal activity, where two ponds lie nestled in the woods and along the Kishwaukee River.

    815-756-1336 | http://dekalbcounty.org/
    12595 Baseline Road, Kingston, IL 60145
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  • Koehlers Farm Market

    Offering home-grown fruit and vegetables, pumpkins, Halloween costumes and weekend festivities in October.

    815-784-5841
    32269 Glidden Road, Kingston, IL 60145
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  • Walcamp

    Walcamp Outdoor Ministries Family Camp would like to invite you and your family to come camping with us! Can host family reunions, company or church picnics, and many themed weekends! Situated on 177 acres of woods, fields, streams and ponds.

    815-784-5141 | http://walcamp.org/
    32653 Five Points Road, Kingston, IL 60145
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Kirkland, IL

  • Northern Illinois Veterans' Memorial/Franklin Township Park

    Honoring Northern Illinois veterans of the Civil War, WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf and other conflicts. Open daily - sunrise to sunset.

    Third Street, Kirkland, IL 60146
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  • Pioneer Park Disc Golf Course

    This course is scenic with large trees and hedges. The Course winds around a large pond and along the Kishwaukee River - established in 2007.

    midwestdiscgolf.com, Kirkland, IL 60146
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  • Potawatomi State Park

    The newest of area parks on 300 acres of land in Kirkland.

    815-756-1336 | http://dekalbcounty.org/
    32199 Kirkland Road, Kirkland, IL 60146
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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.