• 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

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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!

  • 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

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    Northern Illinois Wine Trail

    Any time of the year is a perfect time to check out the wineries along the Northern Illinois Wine Trail!

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    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

Attractions see all the fun in...

Palos Heights, IL

  • Art Garden of Palos Heights

    Features outdoor sculptures, eco-friendly gardens, walking path and more.

    708-408-3003 | http://palosheights.org/
    7607 West College Drive, Palos Heights, IL 60463
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  • Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic Gardens

    Naturally a great place to explore, learn and discover some of nature's wonders. Let nature be your guide, come visit and we'll show you why they call it the great outdoors!

    708-361-1873 | http://lakekatherine.org/
    7402 West Lake Katherine Drive, Palos Heights, IL 60463
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Palos Hills, IL

  • Moraine Valley Community College Fine and Performing Arts Center

    The Fine and Performing Arts Center presents quality cultural programs and popular entertainment in the intimate 600-seat Dorothy Menker Theater.

    9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL 60465
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Palos Park, IL

  • The Children's Farm at The Center

    Experience life down on the farm! Enjoy farm animals, nature and fresh air.

    12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, IL 60464
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Park Forest, IL

  • 1950s Park Forest House Museum

    Step back into the 1950s in an original townhome full of dolls, toys, clothes and furnishings in the first full-planned post-World War II suburb.

    141 Forest Boulevard, Park Forest, IL 60466
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  • Freedom Hall

    Freedom Hall offers a diverse series accenting dance, music, theatre, popular attractions, children's theatre and outreach activities.

    708-747-0580 | http://freedomhall.org/
    410 Lakewood Boulevard, Park Forest, IL 60466
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  • Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra

    This 78-member symphony orchestra performs the majority of the time at The Center for Preforming Ats at Governer's State University, the orchestra's schedule includes a variety of programs.

    708-481-7774 | http://ipomusic.org
    377 Artists Walk, Park Forest, IL 60466
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  • Illinois Theatre Center

    The South Surburb's only professional resident Equity Theatre and Drama School operating year-round as a non-profit regional theatre.

    708-481-3510 | http://ilthctr.org/
    371 Artists Walk, Park Forest, IL 60466
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  • Park Forest Historical Society

    The Museum, located at 141 Forest Boulevard, recreates an original rental town home, with a classroom. A guide tells the history of this post World War II fully planned community.

    North Street & Homan Avenue, Park Forest, IL 60466
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  • Park Forest Rail Fan Park

    Viewing platform and educational displays at one of the country's largest rail intersections, where the Canadian national main line connects with the Metra line. A must-visit attraction for area visitors!

    North Street & Homan Avenue, Park Forest, IL 60466
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  • Thorn Creek Nature Center

    Discover the woods through exhibits and several miles of trails. Bring your family for a day of fun in the forest.

    400 Lakewood Boulevard, Park Forest, IL 60466
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Park Ridge, IL

  • Iannelli Studios Heritage Center

    Administrative headquarters of The Kalo Foundation, it was the home and studio of Alfonso Iannelli, artist, sculptor and designer, who was drawn to the Park Ridge art colony in 1919 after coming to Chicago to design and sculpt the Sprites for Frank Lloyd Wright's Midway Gardens in 1914. Saved from the developer's wrecking ball through a community-wide grass roots effort that brought a Governor's Home Town Award home to Park Ridge in 2012, the historic site serves as a gathering place for classes, gallery exhibits, art heritage tours, a gift shop and more, as well as an attraction that draws visitors from all over the world to Park Ridge to learn about the town's art colony legacy, where American Modernism put down its roots and influenced the world for 45 years.

    255 North Northwest Highway, Park Ridge, IL 60068
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  • Pickwick Theatre

    Pickwick Theatre began life in 1928 as a vaudville and movie house. Listed on the National Historic Places, is was renovated to return the original auditorium to its Art Deco style splendor, and is still used as a movie theater today.

    5 South Prospect Avenue, Park Ridge, IL 60068
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Pecatonica, IL

  • Pec Playhouse Theatre

    Experience a quality performance in an intimate and rustic venue.

    815-239-1210 | http://pecplayhouse.org/
    314 Main Street, Pecatonica, IL 61063
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  • Pecatonica Prairie Path & Bike Trail

    An 18-mile long biking, hiking and nature trail extending from Illinois route 75 and River Road, east of Freeport, to the Village of Winnebago.

    888-851-1559
    300 Main Street, Pecatonica, IL 61063
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Pembroke, IL

  • Basu Museum & Cultural Center

    An African American multicultural museum, featuring thousands of artifacts.

    815-295-7357 | http://basumuseum.org/
    13643 East 2000 South Road, Pembroke, IL 60954
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  • Basu Natural Farms

    Organic produce with a wide variety of personal care and culinary items. Store and museum.

    13643 East 2000 South Road, Pembroke, IL 60954
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Plainfield, IL

  • Forget Me Not Gifts and Home Accents

    Gifts and home decor.

    815-254-8995
    24038 West Lockport Street, Plainfield, IL 60544
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  • Gourmet Junction Angel Tea Room

    Coffee shop and gifts.

    24030 West Lockport Street, Plainfield, IL 60544
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  • Lincoln Highway Interpretive Gazebo

    Gazebo shows the stories and history significant to the Plainfield area.

    24401 West Lockport Street, Plainfield, IL 60455
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  • Lincoln Highway/Route 66 Intersection

    Lincoln Highway was the first transcontinental highway and Route 66 the most famous roadway.

    24401 West Lockport Street, Plainfield, IL 60544
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  • Lockport Street Gallery

    Art gallery featuring home decor, jewelry, glass, pottery, and ceramics.

    24028 West Lockport Street, Plainfield, IL 60544
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  • Main Street Plainfield

    Downtown Plainfield offers shopping, dining, a walkable downtown entertainment district, historic buildings and events all year long.

    24044 Lockport Street, Plainfield, IL 60455
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  • Naperbrook Golf Course

    Challenging 18-hole, links style course featuring rolling hills, native prairie grass, and an ever-present breeze.

    22204 West Hassert Boulevard, Plainfield, IL 60544
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  • Playin' Thru Golf Shop

    Golf equipment and lessons.

    815-436-6769 | http://playinthru.com/
    24050 West Lockport Street, Plainfield, IL 60544
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Plano, IL

  • The Farnsworth House

    Ludwig Mies van der Rohe created the ultimate minimalist masterpiece, the Farnsworth House. The floor-to-ceiling glass seemingly "floats" above the rambling Fox River and is the benchmark from which all glass houses were designed. Open April-November. Advanced reservations advised.

    14520 River Road, Plano, IL 60545
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Polo, IL

  • 1870 Buffalo Grove Lime Kiln

    This lime kiln produced mortar, an indispensable building ingredient for early pioneers. Completely restored and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.

    Galena Trail Road, Polo, IL 61064
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  • 1878 Henry School

    Was a school until 1957. Restored in 2001, displays of the 1832 Blackhawk War, Trail Tales and a Hemp Mill. Seasonal hours.

    815-946-4142
    Route 26 (South of Polo), Polo, IL 61064
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  • Barnacopia

    Lodging

    815-238-1474 | http://barnacopia.com/
    2570 North Westbranch Road, Polo, IL 61064
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  • Barnacopia Farm Museum

    The building features three levels of unique antique tractors, cars and much more. Hang out in the 50's and 60's diner with operating jukebox and full ice cream parlor. The second floor has a "drive-in" movie theater with many classic cars.

    815-946-2500 | http://barnacopia.com/
    2570 North Westbranch Road, Polo, IL 61064
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  • Burns House

    The oldest brick home in Polo, open as a visitor information center/interesting historic site, built in 1854 and restored by the Polo Historical Society.

    815-946-2108
    201 North Franklin Avenue, Polo, IL 61064
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  • Edgewood Golf Course

    9-hole golf course

    815-946-3636 | http://clubedgewood.com/
    10684 Edgewood Road, Polo, IL 61064
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  • On Any Sunday Motorcycle Museum

    Forty motorcycles on display featuring European bikes from 1942-1978.

    815-622-6870
    208 West Mason Street, Polo, IL 61064
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  • Polo Historical Society/Aplington House

    Built in 1853, this building houses Polo and Ogle County artifacts, exhibits, and a collection of Civil War items.

    815-946-4142
    123 North Franklin Avenue, Polo, IL 61064
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Poplar Grove, IL

  • Arte Verde Garden Center

    Come see the area's largest selection of top quality plants, including annuals, perennials, hanging baskets, vegetable plants, and shrubs. Farm animals and exotic birds. Unique plants, not found in other garden centers.

    15630 Illinois Route 76, Poplar Grove, IL 61065
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  • Edward's Apple Orchard

    Enjoy 10,000 + apple trees, tractor-drawn hayrides on weekends, apple barn, Grandpa's milking parlor, and the cider cellar where apple cider and donuts are served daily.

    815-765-2234
    7061 Centerville Road, Poplar Grove, IL 61065
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  • Poplar Grove Airport

    Full-service, flight school, rentals, rides, paved runways, maintenance, hangers and tiedowns.

    11619 Route 76, Poplar Grove, IL 61065
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  • Second Hand Rose

    Antique and vintage. Lots of decor for your home and garden.

    815-218-7137
    102 East Grove on 173, Poplar Grove, IL 61065
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  • Timber Pointe Golf Club

    Exciting 18-hole golf course. Club facilities include a beautifully maintained 18-hole course, practice facility, full service clubhouse, and more.

    815-544-1935 | http://golfthepointe.com/
    5750 Woodstock Road, Poplar Grove, IL 61065
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  • Vintage Wings and Wheels Museum

    Located at the Poplar Grove Airport, this museum has a variety of vintage autos, trucks and other equipment. Planned is a complete vintage airport including authentic airport hangars, restored and preserved as they looked in the 1920s and '30s, grass landing strips and antique airplanes, autos, trucks and other equipment of the period. The airport and museum host various events throughout the year.

    5151 Orth Road, Poplar Grove, IL 61065
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Prospect Heights , IL

  • Rob Roy Golf Course

    The beautiful nine-hole course will challenge your golfing skills. Enjoy a beverage or snack at the 10th Hole Bar & Grill.

    847-253-4544 | http://rtpd.org/
    505 East Camp McDonald Road, Prospect Heights , IL 60070
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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.