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Sandwich, IL

  • Edgebrook Golf Club

    This semi-private course is in excellent condition. Tree lined fairways and hilly terrain. There is a creek and a lake that come into play on six holes, and out-of-bounds stakes on just about every hole.

    815-786-3058 | http://sandwichgolf.com/
    2100 Suydam Road, Sandwich, IL 60548
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  • Larson's Family Farm

    We invite you to participate in the seasons by traveling to our farm to experience picking your own pumpkins and Christmas trees. While here to choose pumpkins in the fall, you will find gourds, squash, and fall harvest decorations. When you pick your pumpkins on a weekend, you can also see the farm on a hayride. Alternatively, you can schedule a special event; we offer evening bonfires on fall weekends and host school groups during weekdays.

    4404 Somonauk Road, Sandwich, IL 60548
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  • Sandwich Antiques Market

    This once a month summer market, with quality dealers, features no new or reproduction merchandise and a complete range of antiques/collectibles. Furniture delivery service available. April to October; Sunday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. held at the Sandwich Fairgrounds. Check website for exact dates.

    1401 Suydam Road, Sandwich, IL 60548
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  • Sandwich Fair Grounds

    Site of many events including the annual Sandwich Fair, better known as the Sandwich Fair. The Sandwich Fair is the oldest continuing fair in the state of Illinois and is one of the largest antique fairs in the United States.

    815-786-2159 | http://sandwichfair.org/
    15738 Pratt Road, Sandwich, IL 60115
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  • Sandwich Historical Society/Stone Mill Museum

    A landmark for over 125 years featuring exhibits of local manufacturing, Sandwich memorabilia, photos and historic artifacts of the area. Open Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    815-786-2513
    315 East Railroad, Lafayette and Railroad Streets, Sandwich, IL 60548
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  • Sandwich Opera House

    Built in 1878 and restored in 1986, the Opera House today provides a setting for the performing arts from classical to country, student recitals, summer theatre workshops and a childrens/senior citizens' series.

    140 East Railroad Street, Sandwich, IL 60548
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  • Wagner's Museum

    Local history of Sandwich, Plano, and Somonauk area. Sandwich fair, barbed wire, cast iron, indian artifacts, and machinery. Over 10,000 items of interest.

    630-552-8974
    Illinois Route 1, Wagner Road, Sandwich, IL 60548
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Savanna, IL

  • Pulford Opera House Antique Mall

    Restored Opera House offers 150+ dealers, featuring furniture/primitives. Largest collection of antiques/collectibles under one roof in the area.

    815-273-2661
    Pulford, 324 Main Street (Illinois Route 84), Savanna, IL 61074
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  • Rock Island Railroad Museum

    Railroad museum offers souvenir items and memorabilia from a time not forgotten. Rock Island Railroad documents, maps and other items of interest.

    815-273-4031 | http://rits.org/
    Building 252, Savanna Depot Park, Savanna, IL 61074
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  • Savanna Train Car Museum

    This railroad passenger car is one of only 16 still in existence. Used on Midwest Hiawatha, 1950-1971, by Milwaukee Road. Railroading artifacts found here...a railroad buff's dream. Monday-Friday 8 a.m to 5 p.m. year-round. May through September-Saturday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or by appointment.

    815-273-2722
    51 South Main Street, Savanna, IL 61074
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Schaumburg, IL

  • Atcher Island Water Park

    All new tropical-themed water park with water slides, unique circular drop slide, children's spray ground, locker rooms, concession stand, and more.

    847-985-2135 | http://parkfun.com/
    730 South Springinsguth Road, Schaumburg, IL 60195
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  • FireZone

    First firehouse adventure providing a fun look at firefighting.

    847-824-3473 | http://firezonefun.com
    1100 East State Parkway, Schaumburg, IL 60173
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  • GameWorks

    Premier gaming facility with over 250 interactive games. Located in the Streets of Woodfield.

    847-330-9675 | http://gameworks.com
    601 North Martingale Road, Schaumburg, IL 60173
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  • IMPROV Comedy Showcase & Restaurant

    The world famous Improv Comedy Showcase and Restaurant will give you the ultimate comedy experience. The premiere destination for the country's top headliners and the best showcase for new talent.

    847-240-2001 | http://improv.com/
    5 Woodfield Mall K120B, Schaumburg, IL 60173
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  • Laugh Out Loud Improv Theater

    Hilarious improvised comedy that combines live action, video, and the audience! Family-friendly shows every weekend starring Chicago's top improv comedians.

    601 North Martingale Road, Suite 171, Schaumburg, IL 60173
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  • Legoland Discovery Center

    A giant Lego world-the first in the U.S.! The Discovery Center welcomes you on a journey through a colorful and creative LEGO world where interaction, family fun and learning go hand-in-hand.

    601 North Martingale Road, Schaumburg, IL 60159
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  • Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament

    Be transported back to an 11th century medieval banquet with knights jousting and sword fighting.

    888-WE-JOUST | http://medievaltimes.com/
    2001 North Roselle Road, Schaumburg, IL 60159
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  • Olympic Park

    72-acre site featuring soccer fields, softball fields, skate plaza, basketball courts and concession area.

    847-985-2115 | http://parkfun.com/
    1675 East Old Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, IL 60173
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  • Prairie Center for the Arts

    Concerts, plays, art exhibits and dance.

    847-895-3600 | http://prairiecenter.org/
    201 Schaumburg Court, Schaumburg, IL 60159
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  • Schaumburg Boomers

    Minor league baseball with all the excitement of the big leagues.

    847-461-FOWL (3695) | http://boomersbaseball.com/
    1999 South Springsguth Road, Schaumburg, IL 60193
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  • Schaumburg Golf Club

    27-hole, Par 72 golf course.

    401 North Roselle Road, Schaumburg, IL 60194
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  • Spring Valley Nature Center/Volkening Heritage Farm

    135 acres, natural history museum, handicapped-accessible trails, 1880s living history farm and pioneer cooking demos. Cost for some programs.

    847-985-2100 | http://parkfun.com/
    1111 East Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, IL 60194
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  • Streets of Woodfield

    A lifestyle and entertainment center offering streetside shopping and dining in a suburban setting.

    601 North Martingale Road, Schaumburg, IL 60173
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  • The Sport Center

    Indoor facility with basketball and volleyball courts, soccer and softball/baseball fields, batting cages, and gymnastics training.

    847-891-1266 | http://parkfun.com
    1141 West Irving Park Road, Schaumburg, IL 60193
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  • Walnut Greens Golf

    9-hole, Par 27 course.

    847-490-7878 | http://parkfun.com/
    1150 North Walnut, Schaumburg, IL 60194
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  • Waterworks

    Year-round indoor water park featuring the ultimate water playground.

    847-490-2505
    505 North Springinsguth Road, Schaumburg, IL 60159
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  • Woodfield Mall

    Nearly 300 distinctive stores and restaurants, and a variety of entertainment options.

    847-330-1537 | http://shopwoodfield.com/
    Golf Road & Route 53, Schaumburg, IL 60159
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Seneca, IL

  • Landing Ship Tanks WWII Memorial

    Memorial pays tribute to those who built and sailed Landing Ship Tanks (LSTs) during WWII, Korea and Vietnam. The LST shipyards were located here.

    815-357-8771 | http://senecail.org/
    Crotty Park, Seneca, IL 61360
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  • Seneca Hogan Grain Elevator

    The oldest remaining grain elevator, built in 1862, the elevator allowed local farmers to store their grain for shipment instead of transporting it directly to markets by horse and wagon. Tours available.

    815-357-8771
    William Street, Seneca, IL 61360
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Shabbona, IL

  • Indian Oaks Country Club

    Nine holes, a full service driving range, short game facility and putting green.

    603 East Preserve Road, Shabbona, IL 60550
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  • Shabbona Lake State Park

    Named for the Potawatomi chief who briefly held a small parcel of this land 10 years after the Black Hawk War. Bike trails, boat rentals, hiking, canoe access, camping, and much more located on 1,546 acres.

    815-824-2106 | http://shabbonalake.com/
    4201 Shabbona Grove Road, Shabbona, IL 60550
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  • Shabbona-Lee-Rollo Historical Museum

    A large collection of historical information pertaining to the surrounding communities.

    815-824-2597
    119 West Comanche Avenue, Shabbona, IL 60550
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Shirland, IL

  • Sand Bluff Bird Observatory

    Located within Colored Sands Forest Preserve, it is one of the largest small-bird banding operations in the country that is open to the public.

    815-629-2671 | http://sandbluff.org/
    10602 Haas Road, Shirland, IL 61079
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Skokie, IL

  • Downtown Skokie

    Filled with quaint specialty and gift shops, as well as a host of new and exciting restaurants catching the attention of Chicagoland foodies.

    Lincoln Avenue, Oakton Street, Skokie, IL 60077
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  • Emily Oaks Nature Center

    13-acre savanna and center. Enjoy this natural oasis full of native wildflowers, grasses, oak trees, three-acre pond and trails.

    847-674-1500 | http://skokieparks.org/
    4650 Brummel Street, Skokie, IL 60076
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  • Exploritorium

    Rated as the "Best Rainy Day Activity Site" by Chicago Magazine in 2002, the Exploritorium is much more than an indoor playground. The Exploritorium is a place where children and adults can come and explore together through interactive play.

    4701 Oakton Street, Skokie, IL 60076
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  • Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center

    A 65,000 square-foot building designed by renowned architect Stanley Tigerman and was dedicated to applying the lessons of the Holocaust to issues of hate, bigotry and intolerance of our world today.

    9503 Woods Drive, Skokie, IL 60076
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  • North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie

    The North Shore's home for world class entertainment. This state-of-the-art two-theater facility is home to Centre East, Northlight Theatre and Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra.

    9501 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie, IL 60076
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  • Skatium Ice Arena

    Offering a full-size rink as well as a smaller rink for hockey, figure skating, or recreational skating. Programs are taught by arena professionals Open for public skating year-round.

    847-674-1500 | http://skokieparks.org
    9300 Weber Park Place, Skokie, IL 60076
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  • Skokie Heritage Museum

    Explore Skokie's Heritage by visiting the Historic Engine House and the original (1847) Log Cabin. These two sites have much to offer with local and seasonal exhibits, special interest classes, and educational school programs.

    8031 Floral Avenue, Skokie, IL 60076
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  • Skokie Northshore Sculpure Park

    Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park is a unique facility, combining recreational features with an outstanding exhibition of large-scale contemporary sculpture in a beautifully landscaped, easily accessible setting.

    847-679-4265 | http://sculpturepark.org/
    McCormic Boulevard between Touhy & Dempster Street, Skokie, IL 60076
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  • Skokie Sports Park

    Featuring one of the top 100 rated ranges in the U.S. Offers a two-tier, 40 station range with an automatic tee-up system. Lights for evening practice and heated stalls for cold-weather practice. Also, miniature golfs and batting cages.

    847-674-1500 | http://skokieparks.org/
    3459 Oakton Street, Skokie, IL 60076
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  • Skokie Water Playground

    Features three slides, a zero depth pool, play equipment including a water play structure with large splash bucket. Lanes for lap swim, lockers and shower area, and concessions.

    847-674-1500 | http://skokieparks.org/
    3459 Oakton Street, Skokie, IL 60076
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  • Westfield Old Orchard

    Over 150 specialty shops, seven restaurants, two cinemas and two children's play areas in a beautifully landscaped outdoor mall.

    847-673-6800 | http://westfield.com/
    4905 Old Orchard Road at Skokie Boulevard, Skokie, IL 60076
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Somonauk, IL

  • Marie Louise Olmstead Memorial Museum

    A hidden gem because of their display of local, cultural, natural and prehistoric history for lower DeKalb and upper LaSalle Counties.

    815-498-3154
    100 South Depot Street, Somonauk, IL 60552
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  • Sannauk Preserve

    A forest preserve that offers shore-side fishing, waterside walking paths and sledding in the winter. Also features ball diamond, picnicking and enclosed shelters. Daily: sunrise to sunset.

    815-756-1336 | http://dekalbcounty.org/
    15250 US 34, Somonauk, IL 60552
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South Barrington, IL

  • Cooper's Hawk Winery - South Barrington

    Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants are casual, upscale dining facilities featuring a premium barrel aging room, Napa-style tasting room, full service bar, private dining areas and retail gift store all under one roof. In addition, Cooper’s Hawk is very proud of our Wine club which features not only a special release bottle of wine each month but a plethora of other benefits including Wine Club Events one to two times per month.

    847-836-9463 | http://chwinery.com/
    100 West Higgins Road, South Barrington, IL 60010
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  • Goebbert's Pumpkin Farm

    Family-friendly activity. Enjoy everything from pumpkins, animals, homemade foods and more.

    847-428-6727 | http://pumpkinfarms.com/
    40 West Higgins Road, South Barrington, IL 60010
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  • Pinstripes Bowling, Bocce, Bistro

    Pinstripes features a distinctive entertainment and dinning venue. Celebrate "sophisticated fun" in our warm and inviting 45,000 square-foot indoor/outdoor facility complete with 20 bowling lanes and 10 bocce courts, exceptional Italian-American bistro with wine cellar, outdoor patio, fireplace.

    847-844-9300 | http://pinestripes.com/
    100 West Higgins Road, South Barrington, IL 60010
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South Beloit, IL

  • Angela's Attic

    We are located in a 25,000 square foot historic factory in South Beloit, Illinois that has been lovingly converted into 5 large buildings of Antiques and collectibles.Open from Sunday to Friday 10 - 5, and Saturday 10 - 6. Our friendly knowledgeable staff is ready to help or just stop in for coffee and cookies.

    815-389-1679 | http://angelas-attic.com/
    1020 Gardner Street, South Beloit, IL 61090
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  • Blackhawk Farms Raceway

    Enjoy sports car, motorcycle and go-kart road racing, plus off-road and motorcycle dirt track.

    15538 Prairie Road, South Beloit, IL 61080
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  • Roscoe Antique Mall of South Beloit

    75 plus dealers in 20,000 square foot air conditioned building. Quality antiques from 1860's to 1960's.

    1019 Gardener Street (west of Illinois Route 75 and Illinois Route 251), South Beloit, IL 61080
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South Chicago Heights, IL

  • Sauk Trail Woods Forest Preserve

    A section along the 150 miles of Forest Preserve Trails that have been established for multiple use by hikers, bicyclists and horseback riders.

    800-870-3666
    2998 Forest Preserve Drive, South Chicago Heights, IL 60411
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South Elgin, IL

  • Fox River Trolley Museum

    Come ride with us, a nostalgic trip back to an era where the electric trolley car was a vial part of American life.

    847-697-4676 | http://foxtrolley.org/
    365 South Lafox Street, South Elgin, IL 60177
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South Holland , IL

  • Sand Ridge Nature Center

    Live animals, natural history exhibits, hiking trails and more.

    708-868-0606 | http://fpdcc.com/
    15891 Paxton Avenue, South Holland , IL 60473
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Spring Grove, IL

  • Carriage House Pottery & Art Gallery

    This eclectic gallery tucked away in charming Spring Grove. Home base for the annual Crossing Borders artist market and studio tour.

    2110 Main Street, Spring Grove, IL 60081
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  • Chain O' Lakes State Park

    2,793-acre state park and a 3,230 acre conservation area provide a water oriented recreation area for boaters, anglers, and skiers.

    847-587-5512 | http://dnr.illinois.gov/
    8916 Wilmot Road, Spring Grove, IL 60081
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  • Richardson Adventure Farm

    Come solve our world's largest corn maze. We've added a 700-foot zipline too. It's complete with dead ends, loop arounds, and multiple paths that you walk through. Eighteen acres of cornfield. Call for more information and a list of special events.

    9407 Richardson Road, Spring Grove, IL 60081
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St. Anne, IL

  • Boots & Saddles Riding Ranch

    This quaint working stable in rural St. Anne provides riding lessons, horse boarding, and fresh country air.

    815-944-8000
    2729A South 13810 East Road, St. Anne, IL 60964
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  • Elks Country Club

    18-hole golf course.

    815-937-9547 | http://kankakeeelks.com/
    2283 Bittersweet Road, St. Anne, IL 60964
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  • Oak Springs Golf Course

    18-hole golf course.

    6740 East 3500 Road South, St. Anne, IL 60964
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  • Twin River Campground & Retreat

    Numerous activities including paintball, canoeing, wall climbing, hayrides and paddle boating are all available on site. Twin Rivers also offers rustic and developed campsites in addition to cabins. Packages are available for group rentals.

    815-937-1181
    4112 South Youth Camp Road, St. Anne, IL 60965
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St. Charles, IL

  • Antique Market I

    Quaint shop with accessories from elegant to Depression and Victorian Eras.

    11 North Third Street, St. Charles, IL 60174
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  • Antique Market III

    Antiques and collectibles from primitive to formal.

    630-377-5599
    11 North Third Street, St. Charles, IL 60174
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  • Arcada Theatre

    The theatre was built in the 1920s with much of the same decor, complete with vintage pipe organ. They have a variety of entertainment featuring well-known entertainers and bands.

    630-962-7000 | http://oshows.com/
    105 East Main Street, St. Charles, IL 60174
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  • Century Corners Historic Shopping District

    A selection of shops in turn-of-the-century homes offering designer clothing, home and garden decor, quaint book shop and cafe.

    Downtown St. Charles, St. Charles, IL 60174
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  • Downtown St. Charles

    Lots of eateries and shops to enjoy with plenty of bike racks. Bike trail runs both on the west and east side of the Fox River. Pottawatomie and Mount St. Mary Parks are ideal, scenic locations for all your recreational fun.

    Downtown St. Charles, St. Charles, IL 60174
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  • Fox Valley Repertory at Pheasant Run Resort

    Showcasing professional off-broadway musicals, interactive comedies and family shows.

    630-584-6342 | http://foxvalleyrep.org/
    4051 East Main Street, St. Charles, IL 60174
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  • Fox Valley Repertory at Pheasant Run Resort

    Professional theater company showcases Off-Broadway musicals, interactive comedies, family shows at Pheasant Run Resort's state-of-the-art Main Stage and intimate studio theaters. Great for groups! Overnight, dinner, group packages available.

    630-584-6342 | http://foxvalleyrep.org/
    4051 East Main Street, St. Charles, IL 60174
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  • Francesca's By the River

    Italian food.

    630-587-8221 | http://miafrancesca.com/
    200 South Second Street, St. Charles, IL 60174
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  • Garfield Farm & Tavern Museum

    Garfield Farm and Tavern Museum is the only 374 acre historically intact former 1840s Illinois prairie farmstead and teamster inn being restored as an 1840s working farm. The 1846 brick inn, the 1842 hay and grain barn, and the 1849 horse barn survive in addition to remnant unplowed prairie, oak savanna and wetlands. Historic breeds of livestock and gardens are on display and tours and special events are offered through out the year. Volunteers and donors from over 3500 households and 37 states are working to restore and preserve this National Register site.

    630-584-8485 | http://garfieldfarm.org/
    3N016 Garfield Road, St. Charles, IL 60175
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  • Kane County Fairgrounds

    Home to a variety of activities throughout the year including the Kane County Fair in July.

    525 South Randall Road, St. Charles, IL 60174
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  • Lincoln Highway Interpretive Mural-St. Charles

    Full color and black & white images intertwine on the mural, displaying the lavish Baker Hotel and Arcada Theatre in St. Charles. An early roadside advertisement for the hotel is nestled in the murals unique design.

    102 East Main Street, St. Charles, IL 60174
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  • Norris Cultural Arts Center

    1,000 seats, all offering incredible, unobstructed views of live, family entertainment for over 50 years.

    1040 Dunham Road, St. Charles, IL 60174
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  • Old St. Charles

    Original downtown merchant district of the 1850s, rich with landmark buildings that house shops, restaurants, and antique markets.

    Main Street and 3rd Street, St. Charles, IL 60174
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  • Panache

    Elegance and style, hip clothing, beautiful jewelry, vintage home and garden.

    630-587-1090
    210 Cedar Avenue, St. Charles, IL 60174
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  • Pheasant Run Resort

    Beautiful guest rooms, including our luxury Tower Rooms and Suites, features a wonderful view of the Fox River Valley. Live theater featuring Fox Valley Repertory, Zanies Comedy Club, indoor and two outdoor pools, gift shops & boutiques, tennis & volleyball courts, spa, 18-hole golf course, restaurants and Sunday Brunch.

    800-474-3272 or 630-584-6300 | http://pheasantrun.com/
    4051 East Main Street, St. Charles, IL 60174
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  • Pottawatomie Park

    Located along the Fox River Trail, park has swimming pools, picnic areas, shelters, playgrounds, sand volleyball, seasonal canoe/pedal boat rentals, nine-hole golf course, miniature golf, community center, St. Charles paddlewheel boat cruises, tennis courts, and native plants.

    630-584-1885 | http://stcparks.org/
    8 North Avenue, St. Charles, IL 60174
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  • St. Charles Farmers Market

    Open air, seasonal farmers market featuring local Kane County Illinois Farmers as well as farm produce from Illinois and Michigan. Market carries certified organic, and natural produce, fruit, meat, dairy, flowers, honey, nursery stock and more. Open on Fridays through October.

    East Main Street and 4th Avenue, St. Charles, IL 60174
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  • St. Charles Heritage Center

    Rotating exhibits of St. Charles history, including Civil War, local industry, and other fascinating artifacts. Local history research archives available by appointment. Gift shop.

    630-584-6967 | http://stcmuseum.org/
    215 East Main Street, St. Charles, IL 60174
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  • St. Charles Paddlewheel Riverboats

    Located at Pottawatamie Park. Cruise the scenic Fox River May thru October. Relax on these replica steamboats as they travel along the Fox River for a sightseeing tour.

    630-584-2334 | http://stcriverboats.com/
    2 North Avenue, St. Charles, IL 60174
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  • Steel Beam Theatre

    Live theatre presentations in an intimate, historic setting. Special performances for groups can be arranged.

    111 West Main Street, St. Charles, IL 60174
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  • Zanies Comedy Club

    This sister club of the legendary downtown Zanies has been making the western suburbs laugh with the same great talent.

    630-584-6342 | http://zanies.com/
    4051 East Main Street, St. Charles, IL 60174
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  • Zanies Comedy Club at Pheasant Run Resort

    Some of the country's best and funniest comedians perform live at St. Charles' Pheasant Run Resort.

    4051 East Main Street, St. Charles, IL 60174
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Steger, IL

  • Veterans Park

    Baseball fields, playground, picnic pavilion and walking trail.

    708-754-3395
    Phillips Avenue & 35th Street, Steger, IL 60475
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Sterling, IL

  • Blue Goose Run

    Enjoy a corn maize in the fall or formal gardens in spring and summer.

    815-772-7200 | http://bluegooserun.com/
    14609 Blue Goose Road, Sterling, IL 61081
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  • Dillon Home Museum

    Dillon Home, built in 1857, was placed on National Register of Historic Places in 1980. Italian Renaissance-style house filled with antique furnishings, rugs and local history. Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday: 10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

    815-622-6202
    1005 East Third Street, Sterling, IL 61081
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  • Grandon Civic Center

    Free concerts in the park, 4th of July celebration, concessions, bring your own lawn chairs or enjoy the park benches.

    815-625-7973
    East 4th Street Route 2, Sterling, IL 61081
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  • Lawrence Park and Pool

    An outdoor pool for everyone, featuring a wading pool and diving well with one and three meter diving boards. Boat access, parking area, winter eagle watching, and concessions. Open daily all summer: noon to 6 p.m.

    815-622-6205
    Avenue G Bridge, Sterling, IL 61081
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  • Lincoln Highway Interpretive Gazebo

    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.

    1606 East Fourth Street, Sterling, IL 61081
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  • Lincoln Manahan Museum

    Abraham Lincoln, then 47, came to Sterling to speak at a rally for presidential candidate, John C. Fremont. On July 18, 1858, a twist of fate brought Mr. Lincoln to the home of Sherrif William Manahan to spend the night. He slept on a sofa with two chairs placed at its end to accommodate his long legs.

    815-622-6215 | http://svonline.net/
    607 East 3rd Street, Sterling, IL 61081
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  • Midway Drive-in and Diner

    The parking lot at Illinois' longest continually operating drive-in (open in 1950) fits 500, but the first three rows are reserved for small cars.

    91 Palmyra Road, Sterling, IL 61081
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  • Oppold Marina

    Public marina offers boat access, parking area, restrooms, shelters and store. Canoe and boat rental, ice fishing, ice skating and playground.

    815-622-6203 | http://sterlingparks.org/
    Stauffer Road, Sterling, IL 61081
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  • Rock River Valley Self Help Enterprises, Inc.

    Happy Trails Park. 5-acres of walking paths, water gardens, greenhouse, 5-hole miniature golf, swings and gardens all designed and maintained by the developmentally disabled clients of the agency.

    815-626-3115
    2300 West LeFevre, Sterling, IL 61081
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  • Sinnissippi Park

    Located on the east side of town with bluffs overlooking the scenic Rock River featuring ball diamonds, picnic facilities, playground and Frisbee golf course. Nature trails provide excellent bird watching and cross country skiing, while the bayou is a popular year round fishing spot. A special feature of Sinnissippi Park is the Hopewellian Indian Mounds, which are listed with the Register of National Historic Places.

    815-622-6200
    East Lincoln Highway, Sterling, IL 61081
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  • Sterling Mural Society

    Proudly presenting 18 beautiful and colorful murals in the downtown area that depict the history of our community. Walking tours available. Call for more information.

    815-626-5421
    Downtown Sterling, Sterling, IL 61081
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  • Sterling/Rock Falls Historical Society Museum

    Located in the Carriage House on the grounds of the Dillon Home Museum, this museum traces the history of this area from the prehistoric days of the mammoth to the modern industrial era. Permanent and temporary exhibits combine to tell the story of local history and the local area's place within the stream of U.S. history. Limited Wheel Chair Access.

    815-622-6215
    1005 East Third Street, Sterling, IL 61081
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Stockton, IL

  • Black Hawk Run Golf Course

    Beautiful course hidden in the hills awaits golfers of all skill levels. Featuring 18 challenging holes with elevated greens and wide -open fairways.

    815-947-3011 | http://blackhawkrun.com/
    3501 South Golf Road, Stockton, IL 61085
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  • Stockton Heritage Museum

    Stockton history of the Chicago Great Western Railroad, birthplace of J.L. Kraft Cheese, and local history. Museum located downtown in restored 1890s building.

    866-347-0286
    107 West Front Avenue, Stockton, IL 61085
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  • Woodbine Bend Championship Golf Course

    18-hole links course, driving range, practice greens and lessons. Full bar & restaurant; fun place for family gatherings & outings.

    815-858-3939 | http://woodbinebend.com/
    3500 East Center Road, Stockton, IL 61085
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Streator, IL

  • Canoe the Vermilion

    Enjoy the Vermilion and I & M Canal waterways in the Starved Rock area.

    815-673-3218
    1903 East 1251 Road, Streator, IL 61364
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  • Hopalong Cassidy River Trail & Canoe Launch

    Visitors can follow this trail through an urban forest of mulberry, blackberry oak and maple. Fish, hike, canoe from state-funded canoe launch area on the Vermilion River.

    815-672-2055 | http://streator.org/
    West Main Street, Illinois Route 18, Streator, IL 61364
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  • Sandy Ford Canoe Launch Area

    This 200-acre park is located on the east bank of the Vermillion River, possesses two creeks, a floodplain forest, dry bluff land forest, hill prairies and sandstone cliffs. Canoe launch site and land and water reserve.

    815-673-1880
    Leonore Road, Streator, IL 61364
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  • Streatorland Historical Society

    Displays include 19th century clothing, local products and thousands of photographs depicting Streator history.

    815-672-2443
    306 South Vermilion Street, Streator, IL 61364
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  • Weber House and Garden

    A storybook tudor country cottage set in an acre English Garden of meandering paths, roses, hollyhocks and old rocks. Ted Weber, long time Chicago radio and television personality, provides stories of Eleanor Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Richard Nixon and many others. Summers open daily.

    1503 Baker Street, Streator, IL 61364
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Sublette, IL

  • Burma Shave-Like Signs

    Sublette was awarded the signs by Reminisce Magazine - the only such site in Illinois. Signs are approximately 1/2 mile south of Sublette.

    815-849-5582
    Route 52 South, Sublette, IL 61367
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Sugar Grove, IL

  • Air Classics Museum, Library and Camp of Air and Space

    Aurora Municipal Airport houses this museum's collection which includes aircraft, vehicles, uniforms and other aviation memorabilia from the 1930s to the present.

    44W546 US 30, Sugar Grove, IL 60554
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Sycamore, IL

  • Blue Moon Bikes Cycle & Fitness

    Blue Moon Bikes is a full-service bicycle shop specializing in new and classic bicycles, antique bikes, parts, bike restoration and repair, as well as trading and buying old bikes.

    815-899-3100 | http://bluemoonbikes.com/
    211 West State Street, Sycamore, IL 60178
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  • Blumen Gardens

    3,500 square feet of indoor and outdoor planting space growing a large number of perennials.

    815-895-3737 | http://blumengardens.com/
    403 Edward Street, Sycamore, IL 60178
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  • Cabana Charley's

    Bar and grill.

    470 South Peace Road, Sycamore, IL 60178
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  • DeKalb County Liners

    The Liners are members of the Prospect Summer Collegiate Baseball League. The Prospect League is comprised of teams participating in 3 divisions, in Illinois, Missouri, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Tennessee. Since the 1960's, the Prospect League has been attracting some of the most talented collegiate baseball players to play their summer baseball in the league.

    Founders Field, Sycamore Park, Sycamore, IL 60115
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  • DeKalb County Liners Colliegate Baseball

    Catch on of our home games for great baseball, food and beverages. Exciting fun for all ages at affordable prices - the way baseball used to be.

    Founders Field, Sycamore Park, Sycamore, IL 60178
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  • Johnson's Family Farm

    Johnson’s Family Farm offers a pumpkin stand and a winding corn maze. They also have locally-grown fall produce available for purchase.

    1765 West State Street, Sycamore, IL 60178
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  • Midwest Museum of Natural History

    Get up close to an African elephant, a hippo, a pride of lions and much more as you acquire an appreciation of the world's diverse natural environment and human culture. Many exhibits and interactive learning experiences for children and adults.

    815-895-9777 | http://mmnh.org/
    425 West State Street, Sycamore, IL 60178
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  • Prairie on State Wine Cellars

    Visit our new tasting room in downtown Sycamore.

    322 West State Street, Sycamore, IL 60178
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  • State Street Theatre

    Family-owned and operated theater has three screens and has been open since the 1920s.

    420 West State Street, Sycamore, IL 60178
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  • Sycamore Family Sports Center

    A wide variety of activities including batting cages, driving range, mini golf and go carts.

    815-895-7407 | http://sycamorefun.com/
    725 East State Street, Sycamore, IL 60178
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  • Sycamore Golf Club

    This golf course is built along the Kishwaukee River and offers a fair test of golf for the experienced and novice player.

    940 East State Street, Sycamore, IL 60178
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  • Sycamore Historical Society and Museum

    The Sycamore Historical Society's current award winning exhibit, "Lost Sycamore" explores activities, businesses, and buildings that are no longer part of the community and "Hidden Sycamore" which exposes the true identity of fascinating past of some local structures. Many hands on reproductions including clothing, toys, photographs and other items connected to Sycamore in the 1890s.

    1730 North Main Street, Sycamore, IL 60178
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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, 
 

Location Information: 

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.