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    All the world's a Stage

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

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    Joliet Historical Museum

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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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Lake Barrington, IL

  • Lake Barrington Fieldhouse

    The largest indoor multi-sport facility in Illinois with a high-caliber staff that can help anyone reach their desired level of athletic performance.

    28156 West NorthPointe Parkway, Lake Barrington, IL 60010
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Lake Forest, IL

  • Citadel Theatre

    An inspiring theatre, bringing together gifted professionals from all the theatrical disciplines to create exciting, compelling work of the highest caliber.

    300 South Waukegan Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045
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  • City of Lake Forest Downtown

    Designed in 1916 by Howard Van Doren Shaw, Market Square is composed of a wide variety of shops and restaurants and home to annual events including the fabulous farmers market.

    Downtown Lake Forest, Lake Forest, IL 60045
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  • Wildlife Discovery Center

    Featuring one of the largest reptile exhibits and the nation's largest public exhibit of rattlesnakes and venomous reptiles. Admission is free of charge but a donation is recommended.

    1401 Middlefork Drive, Lake Forest, IL 60045
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Lake in the Hills, IL

  • Lake in the Hills Airport

    Designated by the FAA as a reliever to Chicago's O'Hare International Airport and the only public airport in McHenry County.

    815-479-7960 | http://lith.org
    8407 Pyott Road, Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
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  • Lake in the Hills Fen

    A preserved part of the Midwest's natural environment, many endangered species. Suitable for walks, hiking and educational outings.

    847-658-0024 | http://lithfen.org/
    Pyott Road, Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
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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 wake boarding.

    847-836-7243 | http://ragingbuffalo.com/
    Illinois Route 31 South of Algonquin, Lake in the Hills, IL 60102
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  • Sunset Park Sports Complex

    Features splash pad, BMX skate park, tennis, bike path, football, soccer, baseball, basketball and Buddy Baseball Field for youth with disabilities.

    847-960-7460
    5200 Miller Road, Lake in the Hills, IL 60102
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Lake Zurich, IL

  • Henry J. Paulus Park

    A popular visitors destination that features a picnic area, playgrounds, beach, athletic field, concert stage and many annual events.

    847-438-5146
    200 South Rand Road, Lake Zurich, IL 60047
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Lanark, IL

  • Silver Moon Winery

    Family owned winery, offering many varieties of quality regional wines, wecomes wine lovers, families and friends to a timeliness wine-country escape in a heavenly slice of Illinois heartland.

    21305 Zier Road, Lanark, IL 61046
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Lansing , IL

  • Lan-Oak Park District

    Includes 26 park sites, Eisenhower Fitness and Community Center and the Pennsy Greenway bike trail which is part of the 475-mile Grand Illinois Trail.

    17551 Chicago Avenue, Lansing , IL 60438
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  • Lansing Country Club

    Private golf and fishing club offering bocce, bean bags and numerous events all year long. Open to the public for golf on Mondays.

    708-474-7550 | http://lanscc.com/
    18600 Wentworth Avenue, Lansing , IL 60438
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LaSalle, IL

  • Hegeler Carus Mansion

    A Victorian masterpiece on the National Register of Historic Places. Virtually unaltered since its completion more than a century ago, the 57 room mansion, built in 1874 is an example of high artistic achievement in architecture and interior design.

    815-224-6543 | http://hegelercarus.org/
    1307 Seventh Street, LaSalle, IL 61301
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  • LaSalle Canal Boat and Lock 16 Cafe and Visitors Center

    Step back in time and take a trip on a replica 19th century mule-pulled boat with period clothed guides. Dine and shop at Lock 16 Cafe and Visitors Center.

    754 First Street, LaSalle, IL 61301
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  • LaSalle Speedway

    Mid-America's most exciting 1/4 high banked raceway. Come watch drivers compete in furious side by side stock car racing action.

    578 East U.S. 6, LaSalle, IL 61301
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  • Senica's Oak Ridge Golf Course

    Beautiful 18-hole, 6,900 yard, championship course. Bent grass tees, greens and fairways. Scenic restaurant open year-round with banquet facilities seating up to 500 guests.

    658 East Illinois Route 6, LaSalle, IL 61301
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Leaf River, IL

  • The Barn on the Hill

    The Barn on the Hill is an old dairy barn with the collection of original sliding doors that allow natural light to pour in. The Barn on the Hill radiates simple elegance. The thousands of white lights strung from the beams give our welcoming space a warm comfortable feel for up to 250 guests. The barn on the hill is set on 7.5 acres - plenty of space to make it your own for the event you envision, whether it be a birthday, graduation, anniversary, shower, reunion, corporate retreat, rehearsal, or wedding. We are a rural private venue located 20 miles southwest of Rockford, Illinois. We are located midway between Leaf River, IL and Byron, IL on Route 72.

    7 East Route 72, Leaf River, IL 61047
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Lee, IL

  • Hardanger Hus

    This shop boasts a wide selection of Norwegian and Swedish gifts, material and thread for needle work, jewelry, books, and other unique finds.

    815-824-2453
    134 West Hardanger Gate, Lee, IL 60530
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Lemont, IL

  • Antique Shopping in downtown Lemont

    Historic buildings, antique shops, boutiques and dining.

    630-257-1150 | http://lemont.il.us/
    Main Street, Lemont, IL 60439
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  • Argonne National Laboratory

    Site of the Advanced Photon Source X-ray project and one of the country's premier facilities for energy-related research and development. Visitors must be at least 16 years old.

    630-252-2000 | http://anl.gov/
    9700 South Cass Avenue, Lemont, IL 60439
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  • Cog Hill Golf Course

    Features four legendary courses and hosts the PGA Western Open and BMW Championship.

    847-724-4600 | http://coghillgolf.com/
    12294 Archer Avenue, Lemont, IL 60439
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  • Heritage Quarries Recreation Area

    A 100-acre nature area and extension which connects to the I&M Canal Towpath.

    630-257-1590 | http://lemont.il.us/
    Main Street, Lemont, IL 60439
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  • Lemont Historical Society & Old Stone Church

    Old Stone Church dates from 1861. The Lemont Historical Society operates a museum visitors can tour and offers a guided walking tour of historic downtown.

    306 Lemont Street, Lemont, IL 60439
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  • Ruffled Feathers Golf Club

    The only Pete Dye designed course in the state. A great setting for your next golf outing or banquet.

    1 Pete Dye Drive, Lemont, IL 60439
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  • Sagawau Environmental Learning Center

    An environmental learning center established for nature study. Cross country skiing available in winter. Call ahead.

    630-257-2045 | http://fpdcc.com/
    12545 West 111th Street, Lemont, IL 60439
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Lena, IL

  • Lake Le-Aqua-Na State Park

    This beautiful 715-acre state park with a 40-acre lake offers large tracts of wooded land, woodland flowers, and wildlife.

    815-369-4282 | http://dnr.illinois.gov/
    8542 North Lake Road, Lena, IL 61048
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  • Lena Area Historical Museum

    The museum tells the history of Lena and the surrounding area.

    815-809-5362
    427 Grove Street, Lena, IL 61048
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  • Lena Golf Club - Wolf Hollow Course

    This is a 18-hole, par 71, 6422 yard course over wide open rolling prairies.

    815-369-5513
    6546 North Shippee Road, Lena, IL 61048
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  • Lena Mercantile Company and Eatery

    Antiques, collectables, gifts, Amish furniture and accessories, candy, and country store items. Also enjoy the Mercantile Eatery which serves delicious soups, salads, sandwiches, homemade desserts, and freshly ground and roasted coffee. Lunch is served Monday - Saturday.

    815-369-9955
    101 West Railroad Street, Lena, IL 61048
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  • Lions Park

    Lions Park offers Splash Land which includes a family aquatic center, miniature golf course and food court, landscaped grounds, picnic/playground areas, flower gardens, a large sand area for kids, shelters, winter ice skating, volleyball and basketball courts, and a lighted ball diamond with a concession stand. Open: 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.

    815-369-5351
    609 North Schuyler Street, Illinois Route 73, Lena, IL 61048
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  • McNeil's Damascus Landing

    Enjoy the natural wonders of the Pecatonica River as it meanders nearly 60 miles through undisturbed Midwestern beauty. Access the river at McNeil's Landing which offers ample parking, a picnic area, portable toilet, floating dock and canoe/kayak launch. Camping at the site is available for canoers and kayakers.

    815-369-5351
    4998 West Cedarville Road, Lena, IL 61048
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  • Stagecoach Golf Course

    Located on the historic Stagecoach Trail that runs between Lena and Galena, Stagecoach Golf Course dates back to the mid- 1920’s. It is a nine-hole, 35 par, 3,905 yard course set on rolling hills with mature trees and wildlife. The ninth hole is a signature hole and is viewed from the clubhouse. Golfers and the general public are invited to stop by the clubhouse for great food and drink at a good price.

    815-369-2222
    621 West Lena Street, Lena, IL 61048
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  • Stagecoach Trail

    This scenic drive between Lena and Galena follows an old stagecoach route and offers stunning vistas, antique shopping, restaurants, attractions and more.

    800-369-2955
    Begins at US 20 and Galena Road, Lena, IL 61048
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Libertyville, IL

  • Independence Grove

    Set in the broad valley of the Des Plaines River, Independence Grove offers wide range of outdoor recreation and educational opportunities centered on a 115-acre lake reclaimed from a gravel quarry.

    847-968-3499 | http://icfpd.org/
    16400 West Buckly Road, Libertyville, IL 60048
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  • Lambs Farm

    Rides, games, petting zoo, farmyard, pet shop, thrift shop, Country Inn Restaurant, and Country Store and Bakery.

    847-362-4636 | http://lambsfarm.org/
    14245 West Rockland Road, Libertyville, IL 60048
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  • Libertyville Sports Complex

    Features indoor soccer, basketball, youth sports, fitness center, rock climbing wall and more. Outdoor heated golf driving range and softball field.

    847-367-1502 | http://libertyville.com
    1950 North U.S. 45, Libertyville, IL 60048
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  • Main Street Libertyville

    Winner of the Great American Main Street award and home to unique shops, restaurants, and festivals.

    133 East Cook Avenue, Libertyville, IL 60048
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  • Marytown

    Home of the National Religious Shrine of St. Maximillan Kolbe with stained glass windows and 7-foot beautiful mosaics decorate the chapel as well as seven types of marble.

    847-367-7800 | http://marytown.com/
    1600 West Park Avenue, Libertyville, IL 60048
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Lincolnshire, IL

  • Crane's Landing Golf Course

    18 holes of par 70 championship golf. This challenging, mature course is set amid a beautiful rolling landscape that is a pleasure to play for everyone from beginners to stratch golfers. Open to the public April-November.

    10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL 60069
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  • Didier Farms

    Open April-October. Garden Center farmstand, U-Pick vegetables, Pumpkinfest, pumpkin and apple cider donuts, Door County pies, hayrides, pony rides, farm animal zoo, 5-acre corn maze, petting zoo, Halloween shop, educational barn, baby chicks and piglets. Free events on the weekends.

    847-634-3291 | http://didierfarms.com/
    16678 West Aptakisic Road, Lincolnshire, IL 60069
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  • Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire

    Marriott Theatre produces professional musical theatre productions year round in their intimate arena theatre with only 9 rows so everyone has the best seat in the house.

    10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL 60069
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Lisle, IL

  • Downtown Lisle French Market

    Come to the Downtown Lisle French Market and enjoy freshly brewed coffee and delicious baked goods as you browse through this colorful open air market. The Downtown Lisle French Market will run on Saturdays, from early May through October, rain or shine! Market hours are 8am to 1pm.

    925 Burlington Avenue, Lisle, IL 60532
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  • River Bend Golf Course

    Nine holes of bent grass tees, greens and fairways. The par 36 design pays up to 3,500 yards and has three sets of tees to accommodate all ability levels.

    5900 South Route 53, Lisle, IL 60532
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  • The Morton Arboretum

    Over 4,000 varieties of trees, shrubs and plants from around the world can be found in this engaging and fun 1,700 acre natural area.

    630-968-0074 | http://mortonarb.org/
    4100 Route 53, Lisle, IL 60532
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  • Village of Lisle/Benedictine University Sports Complex

    Features a lighted, nine-lane Olympic track and seating for more than 3,000 spectators and lighted softball and baseball fields.

    5700 College Road, Lisle, IL 60532
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Lockport, IL

  • Illinois State Museum

    Paintings, quilts, sculptures, and other media created by Illinois artists.

    Route 7 & Route 171, Lockport, IL 60441
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  • Lincoln Landing

    A park and monument dedicated to Abraham Lincoln and other notable's roles in the history of the I&M Canal.

    803 South State Street, Lockport, IL 60441
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  • The Gaylord Building

    Tour the historic site's exhibition galleries and enjoy fine dining in the Public Landing Restaurant. Then stroll or bike ride along the scenic canal trail or explore Lockport's historic district.

    200 West 8th Street, Lockport, IL 60441
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Lombard, IL

  • Lombard Town Centre

    Downtown Lombard's rich heritage and unique character offers residents and visitors alike unique shopping and exquisite dining selections.

    102 West Saint Charles Road, Lombard, IL 60148
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  • Lucky Strike - Lombard

    America's premier bowling lounge. Cozy, artistic atmosphere features 18 lanes of state of the art bowling, customizable multi-screen video system and unforgettable cuisine.

    100 Yorktown Center, Lombard, IL 60148
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  • Shelton Peck Homesteak

    Home of nationally-known folk art painter Sheldon Peck, built in 1839 and listed on the National Park Service Underground Railroad Network to Freedom.

    355 East Parkside Avenue, Lombard, IL 60148
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  • Victorian Cottage Museum

    This Voctorian home features rooms furnished with artifacts exemplifying the lifestyle of the emerging middle-class durning the 1870's.

    23 West Maple Street, Lombard, IL 60148
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  • Western Acres Golf Course

    This nine-hole, par-35 course stretches over 3,000 yards.

    630-469-6768 | http://lombardparks.org/
    2400 West Butterfield Road, Lombard, IL 60148
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  • WhirlyBall

    Exciting game combines basketball, hockey and bumper cars. Use your scoop to pass, shoot and score.

    630-932-4800 | http://whirlyball.com
    800 East Roosevelt Road, Lombard, IL 60148
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  • Yorktown Center

    Shop Von Maur, Carson Pirie Scott, JCPenny, Target and nearly 150 speciality shops.

    203 Yorktown Center, Lombard, IL 60148
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Long Grove, IL

  • Glunz Family Winery & Cellar

    The Glunz Family Winery and Cellar is family owned and operated and aims to produce the best quality fortified wines from select grapes, The Glunz Family produces small batch fortified wines including Vintage & Tawny Port, Oak Aged Angelica and Fortified Raspberry Wine. Glunz Family Winery & Cellars also feature seasonal wines including Sangria, Glogg, and May Wine, perfect for any time of the year!

    847-634-9463 | http://gfwc.com/
    221 Robert Parker Coffin Road, Long Grove, IL 60047
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  • Historic Village of Long Grove

    Charming, 9th century, historic village with over 80 speciality shops and restaurants.

    Illinois Route 53 and 83, Long Grove, IL 60047
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  • Valentino Vineyard and Winery

    Tours, Friday night tasting dinner, private permiere tasting dinner, gift baskets, wine shipments and more.

    5175 Aptakisic Road, Long Grove, IL 60047
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Loves Park, IL

  • Carlson Ice Arena & Sapora Playworld

    Year-round indoor ice rink with figure skating, hockey, parties, lessons and exhibitions. Playworld is an indoor three-level soft playground for children 5 to 12, with Tiny Tots Play Space for toddlers.

    4150 North Perryville Road, Loves Park, IL 61111
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  • Mercyhealth Sportscore Two and Indoor Sports Center

    The facilities at this 124-acre sports complex include the Russell E. Wedgbury Stadium, the Indoor Sports Center and adjacent outdoor sports fields.

    8800 East Riverside Boulevard, Loves Park, IL 61111
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  • Rock Cut State Park

    On 162-acre Pierce Lake and 52-acre Olson Lake, with 272 tent and RV sites on 3,000 acres. Electrical hook-ups, showers, lake swimming, fishing, playgrounds, boat launches, picnicing, paddleboat/canoe/ motorboat rentals, concessions, dump stations. Trails for biking, hiking, horseback riding, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing.

    815-885-3311
    7318 Harlem Road, Loves Park, IL 61111
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  • Rockford Speedway

    Nascar racing on the high bank quarter mile asphalt racetrack, stock car and novelty races. Open April - October. Gates open at 5 p.m. Call for schedule.

    9572 Forest Hills Road, Loves Park, IL 61111
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  • Volcano Falls Adventure Park

    Volcano Falls is an adventure park with sports for all ages. Play miniature golf on the ground-shaking Volcano Course under the shadow of a 3-story erupting volcano or take it easy on the 9-hole Palm Course. Sharpen your sports skills in batting cages and soccer cages; enjoy "combat" with your friends in the Laser Zone or try the Lazer Maze Vault Challenge. Race around two Go-Kart tracks. Game room and snack bar. Cash and checks accepted; ATM machine on site.

    815-282-2100 | http://volcanofalls.com/
    7602 Rock Valley Parkway, Loves Park, IL 61111
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Lyons, IL

  • Chicago Portage National Historic Site

    Stand on the same ground walked upon by the explorers, Father Marquette, Louis Joliet and countless other early settlers of Chicago.

    4800 South Harlem Avenue, Lyons, IL 60534
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  • Hoffman Tower & Museum

    Turn-of-the-century castle-like structure and museum.

    Village of Lyons, Lyons, IL 60534
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Northern Illinois Tourism 

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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.