• 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...

Lake Forest, IL

  • Wildlife Discovery Center

    Featuring one of the largest reptile exhibits and the nation's largest public exhibit of rattlesnakes and venomous reptiles. Admission is free of charge but a donation is recommended.

    1401 Middlefork Drive, Lake Forest, IL 60045
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LaSalle, IL

  • Hegeler Carus Mansion

    A Victorian masterpiece on the National Register of Historic Places. Virtually unaltered since its completion more than a century ago, the 57 room mansion, built in 1874 is an example of high artistic achievement in architecture and interior design.

    815-224-6543 | http://hegelercarus.org/
    1307 Seventh Street, LaSalle, IL 61301
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  • LaSalle Canal Boat and Lock 16 Cafe and Visitors Center

    Step back in time and take a trip on a replica 19th century mule-pulled boat with period clothed guides. Dine and shop at Lock 16 Cafe and Visitors Center.

    754 First Street, LaSalle, IL 61301
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Lemont, IL

  • Argonne National Laboratory

    Site of the Advanced Photon Source X-ray project and one of the country's premier facilities for energy-related research and development. Visitors must be at least 16 years old.

    630-252-2000 | http://anl.gov/
    9700 South Cass Avenue, Lemont, IL 60439
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  • Lemont Historical Society & Old Stone Church

    Old Stone Church dates from 1861. The Lemont Historical Society operates a museum visitors can tour and offers a guided walking tour of historic downtown.

    306 Lemont Street, Lemont, IL 60439
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Lena, IL

  • Lena Area Historical Museum

    The museum tells the history of Lena and the surrounding area.

    815-809-5362
    427 Grove Street, Lena, IL 61048
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Lockport, IL

  • Illinois State Museum

    Paintings, quilts, sculptures, and other media created by Illinois artists.

    Route 7 & Route 171, Lockport, IL 60441
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Lombard, IL

  • Shelton Peck Homesteak

    Home of nationally-known folk art painter Sheldon Peck, built in 1839 and listed on the National Park Service Underground Railroad Network to Freedom.

    355 East Parkside Avenue, Lombard, IL 60148
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  • Victorian Cottage Museum

    This Voctorian home features rooms furnished with artifacts exemplifying the lifestyle of the emerging middle-class durning the 1870's.

    23 West Maple Street, Lombard, IL 60148
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Lyons, IL

  • Chicago Portage National Historic Site

    Stand on the same ground walked upon by the explorers, Father Marquette, Louis Joliet and countless other early settlers of Chicago.

    4800 South Harlem Avenue, Lyons, IL 60534
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  • Hoffman Tower & Museum

    Turn-of-the-century castle-like structure and museum.

    Village of Lyons, Lyons, IL 60534
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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.