• Get outdoors and enjoy the beauty and wonder of winter in northern Illinois.

    Winter Wonderland

    Get outdoors and enjoy the beauty and wonder of winter 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

  • While traveling, stop in the Dixon Welcome Center to treasures and to learn a bit of history about the Lincoln Highway!

    Lincoln Highway Exhibit at the Dixon Welcome Center

    While traveling, stop in the Dixon Welcome Center to treasures and to learn a bit of history about the Lincoln Highway!

  • 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

  • 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!

  • Enjoy outdoor activities in the winter at any of the beautiful trails and golf courses throughout our region!

    Skiing

    Enjoy outdoor activities in the winter at any of the beautiful trails and golf courses throughout our region!

  • Rochelle Railroad Park - Illinois attractions

    Rochelle Railroad Park

    The Rochelle Railroad Park, located on the Illinois Lincoln Highway, is a fantastic photo opportunity for young and old alike!

  • 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!

  • What better way to enjoy freshly fallen snow than to hit the slopes by sledding, skiing, or snowboarding.

    Family Fun

    What better way to enjoy freshly fallen snow than to hit the slopes by sledding, skiing, or snowboarding.

  • Get outside and enjoy the fresh, crisp winter air!

    Outdoor Winter Activities to Enjoy

    Get outside and enjoy the fresh, crisp winter air!

  • See them at many different events happening throughout the Chicago & Beyond region.

    Is this Santa's Reindeer?

    See them at many different events happening throughout the Chicago & Beyond region.

  • 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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Oak Forest , IL

  • George Dunne National Golf Course

    Forest Preserve golf course with practice facility.

    16310 Central Avenue, Oak Forest , IL 60452
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Oak Lawn, IL

  • Barrel of Laughs Comedy Club

    Dinner/Comedy Show packages Wednesday through Sunday. Barrel of Laughs Comedy Club is the home of Billy Brady's Comedy Capers. Featuring top stand-up comedy acts from across the country. "New Talent" nite is Wednesday at 8PM. Visit the longest running comedy show in the Midwest- since 1977!

    708-499-2969
    10345 South Central Avenue, Oak Lawn, IL 60453
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  • Children's Museum in Oak Lawn

    Discover a world of fun and learning.

    708-423-6709 | http://cmoaklawn.org/
    5100 Museum Drive, Oak Lawn, IL 60453
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  • Oak Lawn Park District

    Provides programs and services for all ages and abilities.

    708-847-2225 | http://olparks.com/
    9400 South Kenton Avenue, Oak Lawn, IL 60453
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  • Oak Lawn Park District Community Theatre

    Exciting Broadway musicals.

    4625 West 111th Street, Oak Lawn, IL 60453
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  • Stony Creek Golf Course & Clubhouse

    The Oak Lawn Park District's family friendly 18-hole golf course with restaurant and banquet facility.

    5850 West 103rd Street, Oak Lawn, IL 60453
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  • Wolfe Wildlife Refuge & Bike Path

    Explore the natural beauty and animal habitats of this newly expanded 45-acre wetlands preserve.

    708-857-2200 | http://olparks.com/
    109th and Laramie Avenue, Oak Lawn, IL 60453
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Oak Park, IL

  • Carleton Of Oak Park

    Lodging

    888-227-5386 | http://carletonhotel.com/
    1110 Pleasant Street, Oak Park, IL 60302
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  • Ernest Hemingway Birthplace and Museum

    Hemingway's first 20 years were spent in Oak Park, and are captured in a collection of memorabilia.

    780-848-2222 | http://ehfop.org/
    339 and 200 North Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60301
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  • Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio

    Tour this revolutionary architect's turn-of-the-century residence and studio, a National Historical Landmark.

    312-994-4020 | http://gowright.org/
    951 Chicago Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60301
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  • Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple

    This Frank Lloyd Wright designed jewel is one of the most complex and exciting spaces in 20th century architecture.

    708-383-8873 | http://utrf.org/
    875 Lake Street, Oak Park, IL 60301
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  • Historical Society of Oak Park/ River Forest

    The area's rich heritage is celebrated at the Historical Society through exhibits, lectures, and special programs. Located in Pleasant Home, exhibits focus on Edger Rice Burroughts, creator of Tarzan, the roots of Oak Park and celebration of Oak Park's 100th Birthday.

    708-386-4700
    217 Home Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60301
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  • Oak Park Conservatory

    Built in 1929, this conservatory offers an extensive collection of plants in a beautiful setting.

    708-386-4700 | http://fopcon.org/
    615 Garfield Street, Oak Park, IL 60304
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  • Oak Park Visitors Center

    Visit us for maps, books, souvenirs and unique gifts. Tickets are available for Hemingway's Birthplace Home and Museum, and Historic Pleasant Home. Purchase other seasonal special events tickets here.

    708-848-1500 | http://visitoakpark.com/
    1010 Lake Street, Oak Park, IL 60301
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  • Pleasant Home

    Explore this opulent mansion designed by prominent Prairie School architect George W. Maher in 1897. A National Historic Landmark, Pleasant Home features a wonderful Arts & Crafts interior with art glass windows and intricate carved wood.

    708-383-2654 | http://pleasanthome.org/
    217 South Home Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60301
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  • Pleasant Home Foundation

    Pleasant Home is a landmark Prairie Style house designed in 1897 by prominent architect George W. Maher. A National Historic Landmark, Pleasant Home is open for tours and available for rental.

    217 Home Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60302
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  • Wonder Works, A Children's Museum

    Write a screenplay, milk a cow. At Wonder Works kids up to age 10 can enjoy hands-on exhibits while learning valuable skills such as problem solving, cooperation and exploration.

    708-383-4815 | http://wonder-works.org/
    6445 West North Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60301
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Oakbrook, IL

  • Graue Mill and Museum

    Listed on the National Register of Histoic Places, Graue Mill is the only operating waterwheel gristmill in Illinois. Daily spinning, weaving and milling demonstrations, artifacts displayed in period room setting and an Underground Railroad Exhibit.

    630-655-2090 | http://grauemill.org/
    3800 York Road, Oakbrook, IL 60523
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  • Mayslake Peabody Estate

    tour Mayslake Hall, a Tudor Revival style mansion, one owned by coal baron F.S.Peabody. Nationally registered historic building by renowned architect B. Marshall.

    1717 West 31st Street, Oakbrook, IL 60523
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  • Oak Brook Golf Club

    Enjoy a challenging round at one of the area's oldest course. Owned & operated by the Village of Oak Brook, Oak Brook Golf Club offers an all-grass driving range, three putting and chipping green, fully stocked pro shop and excellent dining facilities.

    630-368-6400 | http://oak-brook.org/
    2606 York Road, Oakbrook, IL 60523
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  • Pinstripes

    Pinstripes features exceptional Italian/American food and wine, bowling, bocce ball, outdoor patio and fireplace.

    630-575-8744 | http://pinstripes.com/
    7 Oakbrook Center, Oakbrook, IL 60523
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  • Willow Crest Golf Course

    Located at Oak Brook Hills Marriott Resort, this 18-hole championship golf course offers water, sand, bunkers, and beautiful landscape.

    3500 Midwest Road, Oakbrook, IL 60523
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Oakbrook Terrace, IL

  • Drury Lane Theatre

    Be a part of the sparkling lights and glamor of Broadway at this award-winning theatre, 971-seat proscenium style live theater features musicals, comedy, and dinner theater.

    100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
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Oglesby, IL

  • Vermilion River Rafting

    Experience white water rafting in North Central Illinois. May 1 to mid-July. Average trip time 3-4 hours..

    781 North 2249th Road, Oglesby, IL 61348
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Olympia Fields, IL

  • Irons Oaks Environmental Learning Center

    A 37-acre nature preserve offering programs in environmental educations, adventure education, corporate training and outdoor recreation. Hiking Trails are open daily.

    708-481-2330 | http://ironoaks.com/
    20000 South Western Avenue, Olympia Fields, IL 60461
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Orangeville, IL

  • Brush Creek Golf Course

    This is a nine-hole, 36 par, 3,218 yard course set on challenging terrain with three sets of tees.

    815-789-4042
    2001 West St. James Road, Orangeville, IL 61060
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  • Mighty Richland Players Dinner/Dessert Theater

    Those fair and strong will treat attendees to a great meal and a humorous story with a smile and a wink. Performances are at the Mighty Richland Players Theater, and 1877 Italianate Victorian building listed on the National Register of HIstoric Places. Open by performance.

    IOOF Lodge Hall, 203 West High Street, Orangeville, IL 61060
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Oregon, IL

  • Black Hawk Statue

    Designed by artist Lorado Taft and dedicated as a study in the character of the American Indian, also known as the Eternal Indian. The lighted figure itself stands 48 foot tall above the beautiful Rock River. Daily: sunrise to sunset.

    815-732-6828
    Lowden State Park, 1411 North River Road, Oregon, IL 61061
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  • Castle Rock State Park

    Spectacular rock formations with deep ravines and sandstone buttes make this state park ideal for a day visit.

    815-732-7329
    1365 West Castle Rock Road on Illinois Route 2, Oregon, IL 61061
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  • Chana School Museum

    Two room schoolhouse was recently renovated to its original condition and placed on the National Registry or Historic Sites.

    815-732-4714
    City Park East in Oregon, Oregon, IL 61061
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  • Conover Square Mall

    Browse in the old piano factory... rows of shops/services all under one roof, with a view of the Rock River.

    815-732-3950
    201 North Third Street, Oregon, IL 61061
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  • Houston's Hen House

    Antiques and more.

    201 North Third Street, Oregon, IL 61061
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  • Lincoln Highway Interpretive Gazebo - Oregon

    One of 16 gazebos across the Illinois Lincoln Highway that offer a unique and interactive way for visitors to learn the significance of the highway while enjoying stories of the early Lincoln Highway and its Illinois communities.

    Illinois Route 2 & Illinois Route 64, Oregon, IL 61061
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  • Lincoln Highway Interpretive Mural-Oregon

    This mural takes you back in time as a touring car visits the Rock River Valley, with the Eternal Indian statue on the background bluffs.

    103 West Washington Street, Oregon, IL 61061
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  • Lowden State Park

    Sculptor Lorado Taft's 48-foot-tall monolithic tribute to Native Americans presides over this park featuring boating, canoeing and camping.

    815-732-6828
    1411 North River Road, Oregon, IL 61061
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  • Merlin's Greenhouse and Flowers/The Other Side

    Flowers, gifts and collectibles.

    300 Mix Street, Oregon, IL 61061
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  • Ogle County Historical Museum

    Step back into time...memorabilia from Lorado Taft's Eagles Nest to our "Patriotic" room depicting Ogle County's history. May - October: Thursday: 9 a.m. to noon, Sunday: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.; November - April: Thursday: 9 a.m. to noon.

    815-732-6876
    111 North Sixth Street, Oregon, IL 61061
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  • Oregon Park District Farmers Market

    We operate a Farmers Market on the court house lawn at the intersections of Route 2 & 64. We sell veggies, fruit in season, art crafts, honey & honey products sold by the bee keeper, baked goods and from time to time different items.

    815-732-3101 | http://oregonpark.org/
    304 South 5th Street, Oregon, IL 61061
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  • Ruby Nash Museum - Ogle County Historical Society

    The Nash Home and Museum opened in 1962. It was the home of the Chester Nash family and was built in 1878. The Nash Home and Museum is furnished with artifacts from all over Ogle County and from the earliest settlers to present day. In addition to the Nash Home we have an annex building which contains more displays as well as our research and office area. The Museum is open for tours on Sunday afternoons from late April through September, with occasional Saturday hours. We are also open by appointment.

    111 North 6th Street, Oregon, IL 61061
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  • Silver Ridge Golf Club

    Established in 1988

    815-734-4440
    3069 North Hill Road, Oregon, IL 61061
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  • Stronghold Conference Center

    Year-round camping/conference center on 360-acres of woodlands, meadows and Rock River view. Castle provides centerpiece.

    1922 Route 2 (North of Oregon), Oregon, IL 61061
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Orland Park, IL

  • American Dance Center Ballet

    A nationally recognized company performing all styles of dance for community and corporate shows. Selected Illinois Delegate to World Olympics and International Dance Festival.

    10464 West 163rd Place, Orland Park, IL 60467
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  • Centennial Water Park

    Come enjoy the lazy river, body flume slide, tube slides, platform jump, zero depth pool with kiddie play structure and lap lanes. Daily fees apply.

    708-349-4386 | http://orland-park.il.us/
    15600 West Avenue, Orland Park, IL 60487
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  • Orland Park Place

    Exceptional line-up of retailers including Old Navy, Marshall's, Nordstrom Rack, DSW, Jared Jewelers and many more fine stores and restaurants.

    153rd Street and LaGrange Road, Orland Park, IL 60462
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  • Orland Square

    Enclosed, two-level shopping center featuring Apple, Coach, A/X Armani, Lego, Gilly Hicks and over 150 fine shops and restaurants.

    708-349-1646 | http://simon.com/
    151st Street and LaGrange Road, Orland Park, IL 60462
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  • Palos Country Club Golf Course

    Nine-hole golf course that can be played as an 18-hole course with two separate tee boxes.

    13100 Southwest Highway, Orland Park, IL 60462
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  • Silver Lake Country Club

    A beautiful 45-hole public golf course with clubhouse, pro-shop, locker facilities, coffee shop and banquet rooms.

    708-349-6940 | http://silverlakedcc.com/
    14700 South 82nd Avenue, Orland Park, IL 60462
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Oswego, IL

  • Emerson Creek Pottery & Tearoom

    Off the beaten path, Emerson Creek Pottery is located in a 100-year-old farm house that backs up to 50 acres of prairie grasses and wildflowers. Here you will find unique gifts and housewares. The hand painted pottery is all American made in Virginia, lead free and dishwasher safe. you'll also find a Tea Room featuring sandwiches, salads, fresh breads and scrumptious desserts.

    5126 Stephens Road, Oswego, IL 60543
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  • Fox Bend Golf Course

    The gently rolling fairways, mature trees, large, smooth fast greens and water challenging club section on 11 or 18 holes make Fox Bend one of the top twenty public courses in the Chicagoland area.

    3516 Illinois Route 34, Oswego, IL 60543
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  • Fox Valley Winery

    Each bottle of wine is handcrafted using grapes grown in Illinois. Browse through the selection of wines; spend time in front of the fireplaces, or on the patio, sampling the products. Year-round events ranging from wine education to food pairings and romantic holiday dinners.

    5600 Illinois Route 34, Oswego, IL 60543
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  • Lincoln Highway Interpretive Mural - Oswego

    Boy Scouts of America and their amazing task of placing the Lincoln Highway concrete markers along the entire highway in 1928.

    67 Main Street, Oswego, IL 60543
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  • Marsha's Table

    We operate a 100% all-natural, no hormones or antibiotics, grass-fed Corriente farm in Oswego, as well as manage a grass-fed commercial angus herd. The Corriente is listed on Slow Food's Ark of Taste and is a breed of cattle with a very low ecological hoofprint, and is considered to be the First Beef of the Amerias. Our farm is also the home of the American Corriente Beef Association. In addition, we train cutting horses and compete around the United States at NCHA-approved events. Come out and see our beautiful cattle and horses!

    3101 Roth Road, Oswego, IL 60543
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  • Oswego Farmers Market

    Every Sunday, through September, you can shop this fresh-air market for locally grown produce, naturally raised chicken, delicious Wisconsin cheese, farm fresh eggs, and all sorts of specialty food items. Selected crafters and artists will offer their wares, and volunteers from community groups will be on hand to promote their organizations. Held in the parking lot between Tripp Insurance and the American Male store.

    Downtown Main Street, Oswego, IL 60543
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  • The Little White School Museum

    An Oswego landmark built in 1850 used over the years as a church, school house, and now a community museum. The museum houses area community archives and collections of artifacts and is the site for the Oswego Heritage Association fall and spring lecture series.

    72 Polk Street, Oswego, IL 60543
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Ottawa, IL

  • Buffalo Rock State Park

    One of the most prominent displays of outdoor sculpture anywhere exists here in a collection called the "Effig Tumuli", executed by artist Michael Heizer. The park has ball diamonds, picnic areas, biking, bird watching, and hiking. Be sure to find the buffalo while at the park!

    815-433-2220 | http://dnr.illinois.gov/
    1300 North 27th Street, Ottawa, IL 61350
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  • Illinois River Road Scenic Byway

    Covers 291 miles of picturesque river communities beginning in Ottawa and ending in Havana. Intended as a living history museum without walls, travelers can access more than 100 linked nature areas, historical sites, museums and recreational parks.

    106 West LaFayette Street, Ottawa, IL 61350
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  • Illinois Waterway Visitor Center

    View Starved Rock Lock and Dam. Enjoy interacting with towboat pilot house. Learn Illinois River's unique history and watch wildlife.

    815-667-4054
    950 North 27th Road - Route 1, Ottawa, IL 61350
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  • Old Town, Shopping, Dining and Entertainment District

    Old Town is the heart of Ottawa. Currently it is home to numerous antique shops, boutiques, dining establishments, and a movie theater. If your interested in sewing, scrap-booking, reading, quilting or wine tasting, you'll find that in Old Town too! Be sure to pick up an Old Town directory, or download it online for your shopping convenience.

    Downtown Ottawa, Ottawa, IL 61350
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  • Ottawa Historical and Scouting Museum

    The Ottawa Scouting Museum houses numerous scouting collections and memorabilia from local donors. It was founded to promote and preserve the colorful and proud traditions of Boy Scouting, Girl Scouting and Camp Fire. Open Thursday through Monday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    1100 Canal Street, Ottawa, IL 61350
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  • Reddick Mansion

    Built before the Civil War, this ornate 22-room, 50 foot tall Italianate mansion was constructed by leading philantropist and state senator William Reddick. Self guided tours available, call to schedule a guided tour.

    100 West Lafayette Street, Ottawa, IL 61350
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  • Washington Square - Lincoln Douglas Debate Site

    Washington Square showcases historic architecture and is also the site of the monument marking the first Lincol-Douglas Debate in 1858.

    815-433-0161 | http://cityofottawa.org
    301 West Madison Street, Ottawa, IL 61350
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Northern Illinois Tourism 

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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.