• 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

Attractions see all the fun in...

Tampico, IL

  • Ronald Reagan's Birthplace

    Restored furnished apartment birthplace of our 40th president. Photos, postcards, letters and souvenirs. February - November: Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Call ahead.

    815-438-2130
    111 South Main Street, Tampico, IL 61283
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  • Tampico Area Historical Museum

    Stories of Ronald Reagan and Admiral Reeves. Displays of HY&T railroad, Hennepin Canal Feeder, schools, churches, farm museum turn-of-the-century implements and tools.

    119 South Main Street, Tampico, IL 61283
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Thomson, IL

  • Arnold's Bicycle Repair & Rentals

    Arnold’s Bicycle Repair is located in downtown Thomson Illinois near the Thomson Public Causeway and steps from the Great River Bike Trail that extends 62 miles from the Quad Cities to Savanna, IL. We specialize in Recumbent Bikes & Trikes so what are you waiting for? Test ride one of our recumbents and capture a view of the mighty Mississippi. We offer Sales (New & Used); Service & Repairs (the friendliest customer service around)and Special Requests - need something unique, customization or special needs – we can do it! We offer bike rentals, too! Hours: 10a – 6p Tuesday thru Saturday. Sunday & Monday - Please Call Ahead.

    815-259-8289 | http://arnoldsbikes.com/
    831 Main Street, Thomson, IL 61285
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  • Heirloom Cafe

    This rural style cafe will capture your senses. The decor is clearly slated rustic with a cozy and a distinctively pleasant ambiance. The cafe as a staple of small town life and a sense of community as it embraces the environment that has been set forth by the Heirloom Market. We feature homemade baked goods and gourmet coffee. The espresso drink with steamed milk or variegated flavoring is designed for a picker upper or as a way to pass your time with a good book or to surf the free wi-fi internet. Open 7 days a week.

    2200 North Route 84, Thomson, IL 61285
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  • Ingersoll Wetlands Learning Center

    Interpretive exhibits, gift shop, visitor information and host of monthly bird walks.

    815-273-2732 | http://stewardsumrr.org/
    7071 Riverview Road, Thomson, IL 61285
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  • McGinnis Melon Market

    Melons, produce and Christmas trees are some of the items found in this indoor/outdoor market.

    815-259-2245
    2200 Illinois Route 84, Thomson, IL 61285
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  • Thomson Depot Museum

    Unique wooden depot fully restored contains railroad memorabilia and museum of York township pioneer life. May - September: Saturday and Sunday: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

    815-259-8292
    907 Main Street, Thomson, IL 61285
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  • U.S. Thomson Causeway

    Approximately 131 camping sites with hook-ups available. On the Mississippi River with wildlife viewing, bird watching, canoeing, fishing, hiking, nature programs and playground for children.

    815-259-3628
    Lewis Avenue, Thomson, IL 61285
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Tinley Park, IL

  • First Midwest Bank Amphitheater

    Beautiful outdoor music theatre open May through September.

    708-614-1616 | http://livenation.com/
    19100 South Ridgeland Avenue, Tinley Park, IL 60477
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  • Odyssey Fun World

    Go-karts, bumper and speed boats, KIDZ Adventure Park, laser tag, batting cages, 36 holes of adventure golf, and 250 redemption and video games.

    19111 South Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park, IL 60477
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  • Odyssey Golf Course

    18-hole championship course.

    19110 South Ridgeland Avenue, Tinley Park, IL 60477
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  • Tinley Junction Miniature Golf and Batting Cages

    18-hole miniature golf course with a garden railroad theme.

    16801 South 80th Avenue, McCarthy Park, Tinley Park, IL 60477
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  • Tinley Park Historical Society

    Established in 1974 to preserve the history of Tinley Park and the surrounding area.

    6727 West 174th Street, Tinley Park, IL 60477
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  • White Water Canyon Water Park

    Affordable wet and wild oasis just 30 minutes from downtown Chicago, perfect for the whole family.

    8221 West 171st Street, Tinley Park, IL 60477
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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.