• 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

  • 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

  • A must see when in Chicago - the famous Chicago Skyline!

    Chicago Skyline

    A must see when in Chicago - the famous Chicago Skyline!

  • It's time to hit the course.  Visit some of our many wonderful courses!

    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!

  • Nicholas Conservatory in Rockford - Chicago Attractions

    Nicholas Conservatory in Rockford

    Want to feel like you are in the tropics! Then Nicholas Conservatory in Rockford is the place to be!

  • 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!

  • Freeport Bandshell

    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

Museums see all the fun in...

Elgin, IL

  • Elgin Area Historical Society and Museum and Gift Shop

    The purpose of the Society is to increase and enrich the knowledge of the history of Elgin and to provide leisure and educational opportunities.

    847-951-1515 | http://elginhistory.org/
    360 Park Street, Elgin, IL 60120
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  • Elgin Public Museum and Gift Shop

    A natural history and anthropology museum located in a municipal park with a swimming pool, zoo, playground, and picnic area.

    225 Grand Boulevard, Elgin, IL 60120
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Elizabeth, IL

  • 1876 Banwarth House and Museum

    A fascinating, hands-on experience awaits you.

    408 East Sycamore Street, Elizabeth, IL 61028
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  • Apple River Fort State Historic Site

    Experience the history of this reconstructed fort. Learn about the conflict between local Native Americans and early settlers that grew into the Black Hawk War.

    311 East Myrtle Street, Elizabeth, IL 61028
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  • Chicago Great Western Railway Depot Museum

    Experience railroading during its glory days. Extensive collection of railroad memorabilia and a gift shop.

    111 East Myrtle Street, Elizabeth, IL 61028
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  • Elizabeth History Museum

    Features local history exhibits on lead mining and the Apple River Fort.

    231 North Main Street, Elizabeth, IL 61028
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Elmhurst, IL

  • American Movie Palace Museum

    Your front row ticket to the past! America's theatres in photos, blueprints, and artifacts.

    152 North York Road, 2nd Floor, Elmhurst, IL 60126
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  • Elmhurst Art Museum

    Exhibiting late 20th Century American Art, offers exhibitions ranging from national touring works to local emerging and mid-career Chicago and Illinois artists.

    150 Cottage Hill Avenue, Elmhurst, IL 60126
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  • Elmhurst Historical Museum

    Prize-winning museum features changing interpretive exhibits on Elmhurst history, as well as national touring exhibits.

    630-833-1457 | http://elmhurst.org/
    120 East Park Avenue, Elmhurst, IL 60126
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  • Lizzardo Museum of Lapidary Art

    One-of-a-kind museum with displays of Chinese jade and other hand stone carvings, dioramas, minerals, gemstones, earth science and hands-on exhibits.

    220 Cottage Hill Avenue, Elmhurst, IL 60126
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Essex, IL

  • Essex Historical Society Museum

    Features a one-room schoolhouse and historical Essex artifacts contained in an adjacent brick building. Learn about area strip mines that date back to the early 1900's. Hours by appointment & during special events.

    815-365-4048
    218 Parls Street, Essex, IL 60935
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Evanston, IL

  • American Toby Jug Museum

    Showcasing the largest collection of Toby and Character Jugs in the world including many rare and unique jugs within the complete Royal Doulton collection. On display are over 6,000 pieces illustrating their evolution from inception circa 1765 to the present day.

    877-862-9687 | http://tobyjugmuseum.com/
    910 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201
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  • Evanston History Center

    Housed in the gracious historic mansion of former U.S. Vice President Charles Gates Dawes, this stunning chateau overlooks Lake Michigan. National Historic Landmark.

    225 Greenwood Street, Evanston, IL 60201
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  • Frances Willard House

    Frances Willard was one of the most prominent social reformers in 19th century America. Willard rallied support for temperance as well as many important reform movements including woman's suffrage.

    1730 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201
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  • Grosse Point Lighthouse

    Built by the United State Government in 1873 as the lead lighthouse making the approach to Chicago after several shipwrecks demonstrated need. In 1999, Grosse Point Lighthouse was designated a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Services as the first lighthouse on the Great Lakes to carry that status. The Garden Club of Evenston maintains wildflower and butterfly gardens as attractive features of the lighthouse grounds.

    2601 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60201
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  • Main Street Merchants Association

    Sample Southeast Evanston's eclectic mix of independent specialty shops, live theater, unusual independent specialty shops, live theater, unusual private museums and an international array of notable restaurants.

    Main Street and Chicago Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201
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  • Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art

    The Block Museum is dedicated to the study and exhibition of reproducible art forms, including prints, photography, film, video, and computer-mediated art. It is also noted in metropolitan Chicago for its outdoor Sculpture Garden.

    40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL 60208
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  • Mitchell Museum of the American Indian

    Focusing on the art, history, and culture of the American Indian. Permanent exhibits dedicated to the Native cultures of the Woodlands, Plains, Southwest, Northwest Coast and Arctic regions of North America.

    3001 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60201
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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.