• 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...

Caledonia, IL

  • Paulson's Agriculture Museum

    With over 700 cast iron implement seats, 50 antique tractors, windmills, and antique washing machines; you will find it hard to see it all in one visit!

    6910 Belvidere Road, Caledonia, IL 61011
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Calumet Park , IL

  • Calumet City Historical Society & Museum

    Exhibits of local interest.

    708-868-5574
    760 Wentworth Avenue, Calumet Park , IL 60409
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Cedarville, IL

  • Cedarville Historical Museum

    This museum in the village's 1889 school features a permanent exhibit honoring Cedarville native, Jane Addams, an internationally famous humanitarian and social work pioneer who founded Chicago's Hull House and won the Nobel Peace Prize.

    450 West Second Street, Cedarville, IL 61013
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Chicago, IL

  • Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum

    This first planetarium built in the Western Hemisphere featuring exhibits on astronomy, space exploration, telescopes, navigation and a special Sky Show.

    1300 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605
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  • Art Institute of Chicago

    One of the world's leading art museums houses one of the largest collections of French Impressionism masterpieces, as well as extensive collections of Asian, African, and ancient American art, sculptures and photography

    312-443-3600 | http://artic.edu/
    Michigan Avenue at Adams Street, Chicago, IL 60603
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  • Chicago Children's Museum

    Offers 3 floors of interactive learning adventures for toddlers to 10 yr. olds. Kids can learn how to work with water, design a flying machine, explore life in the Playmaze, and work on a dinosaur expedition.

    Navy Pier, Chicago, IL 60605
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  • Chicago History Museum

    The nation's premier urban history museum features an impressive collection of exhibits centered on Chicago, Illinois and selected areas of American history.

    Clark Street at North Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614
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  • DuSable Museum

    African American heritage museum filled with exhibits and work by educators, artists, historians, and civic leaders.

    773-947-0600 | http://dusablemuseum.org/
    740 East 56th Place, Chicago, IL 60637
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  • Field Museum

    One of the top natural history museums in the world featuring over 15 million artifacts and specimens. Visit Sue, the world's most complete and best preserved T-Rex, enjoy numerous nature exhibits and see a diverse array of new exhibits.

    312-922-9410 | http://fieldmuseum.org/
    1400 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605
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  • Frederick C. Robie House

    Visit Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece, one of the most significant buildings of the 20th century, according to the American Institute of Architects.

    312-994-4020 | http://gowright.org/
    5757 South Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637
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  • John Hancock Observatory

    Visit the 94th floor observatory for a panoramic view of Chicago. Lake Michigan and three surrounding states.

    312-751-3681 | http://jhochicago.com/
    875 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
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  • Mexican Fine Art Center Museum

    Original works by Mexican artists from both sides of the border, performing arts and interactive educational workshops. Free.

    1852 West 19th Street, Chicago, IL 60608
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  • Museum of Contemporary Art

    The finest and most provocative contemporary art including sculpture, painting, photographs, video, music and dance.

    312-280-2660 | http://mcachicago.org/
    220 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
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  • Museum of Science and Industry

    One of the country's preeminent centers for informal science and technology education; explore a walk-through human heart, learn about the burdens of our environment, view a variety of educational shows at the Omnimax Theater and much more.

    773-684-1414 | http://msichicago.org/
    57th Street and Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60637
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  • Navy Pier

    Chicago landmark with more than 50 acres of parks, promenades, gardens, shops, restaurant, live entertainment and attractions: IMAX theater, glass enclosed botanical garden, Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows, carousel and 150 foot high Ferris Wheel.

    312-595-7437 | http://navypier.com/
    600 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
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  • Spertus Museum

    Judaic art, artifacts and exhibits spanning 5,000 years of Jewish history and culture.

    312-322-1700 | http://spertus.edu/
    610 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605
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  • The Notebaert Nature Museum

    Connect to the world of nature and examine the relationship between people and nature, exploring the ways in which humans impact their environment. Featuring the Wildness Walk, a 28-foot greenhouse in the Butterfly Haven, Outdoor exhibits and more.

    773-755-5100 | http://naturemuseum.org/
    2430 North Cannon Drive, Chicago, IL 60614
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Cortland, IL

  • Cortland Community Park

    Site of town festivals, has a baseball field, shelter house, and play equipment.

    815-756-3030 | http://cortlandil.org/
    70 South Llanos Street, Cortland, IL 60112
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Crystal Lake, IL

  • Lakeside Legacy Arts Park/Dole Mansion

    Where art meets history. Become immersed in the arts through music, painting, sculpture and more. Take a step back in time and experience the craftsmanship of the Civil War era at historic Dole Mansion.

    401 Country Club Road, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
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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.