• 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

Museums see all the fun in...

Amboy, IL

  • Amboy Depot Museum

    Built in 1876, on National Historic Register, this was division headquarters for Illinois Central Railroad, now housing railroad and local artifacts, steam locomotive, Palmer School outside exhibits.

    50 South East Avenue, Amboy, IL 61310
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Antioch, IL

  • Pickard China Factory Outlet Store & Museum

    A true outlet store right on the factory premises.

    847-395-3800
    782 Pickard Avenue, Antioch, IL 60002
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Aurora, IL

  • Aurora Art and History Center

    Discover the "City of Lights" by viewing a collection of photographs, books, maps and other memorabilia. Be sure to see the pre-historic Mastodon bones. 6-8 rotating exhibits display a full spectrum of innovative visual harts. Free.

    20 East Downer Place, Aurora, IL 60504
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  • Aurora Regional Fire Museum

    The museum features a variety of interactive exhibits designed to educate and entertain children, families, and firefighters. Visitors can pass a leather fire bucket, marvel at a strange looking firemen’s smoke mask and explore the differences in fire hose nozzles. See and hear how fire engines clear the streets with sirens, horns, and devices that control traffic lights. Watch vintage firefighting films on five video touch-screens. All this, in addition to 5 pieces of fire apparatus on display in a fully restored fire station built in 1894. Conveniently located in Downtown Aurora near the Aurora Transportation Center. Suggested donation.

    53 North Broadway, Aurora, IL
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  • Blackberry Farms Pioneer Village

    19th Century farm and village featuring pioneer craft shops and demos, a discovery barn with petting zoo and pony, hay and miniature train rides and more.

    100 South Barnes Road, Aurora, IL 60504
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  • Schingothe Center for Native American Cultures

    Museum dedicated to Native American and Alaskan cultures, art and history. Free.

    630-844-5402 | http://aurora.edu/
    Aurora University; Marseillaise Place and Randall Road, Aurora, IL 60504
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  • Sci-tech Hands-on Museum

    Aurora's interactive science and technology center offers over 200 hands-on exhibits demonstrating the principles of electricity, weather, astronomy and nuclear energy.

    630-859-3434 | http://scitechmuseum.org/
    18 West Benton Street, Aurora, IL 60504
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  • William Tanner House

    Built in 1856, this Italianate building is home to the Aurora Historical Museum.

    630-906-0650 | http://aurorahistory.net/
    305 Cedar Street, Aurora, IL 60505
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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.