• 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!

  • Mini Abe enjoys everything that the Northern Illinois region of our state has to offer!

    Mini Abe in the Springtime!

    Mini Abe enjoys everything that the Northern Illinois region of our state has to offer!

  • Starlight Theatre in Rockford is the perfect place to see an exciting show while enjoying their open-air space!

    Starlight Theatre in Rockford

    Starlight Theatre in Rockford is the perfect place to visit and see an exciting show while enjoying their open-air space!

  • Check out the Illinois Lincoln Highway in Northern Illinois

    Illinois Lincoln Highway Scenic Byway

    Check out the Illinois Lincoln Highway 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

  • 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

  • Spring Flowers

    Spring

    Enjoy the Beauty of Spring in Northern Illinois

  • 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!

  • Spring is a beautiful time to plan a visit or two to the Chicago Botanical Gardens in Glencoe!

    Chicago Botanical Gardens

    Spring is a beautiful time to plan a visit or two to the Chicago Botanical Gardens in Glencoe!

Museums see all the fun in...

Manteno, IL

  • Manteno Historical Society Museum

    The museum features a one-room schoolhouse and restored horse-drawn doctor's buggy.

    192 West Third Street, Manteno, IL 60950
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Matteson , IL

  • Museum of the Matteson Historical Society

    History and artifacts of the Matteson area: obituaries, maps, oral histories, library of antique books and newspaper clippings.

    708-748-3033
    813 School Avenue, Matteson , IL 60443
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Maywood, IL

  • West Town Museum of Cultural History

    Celebrating Black History in Maywood, the museum's archives features a pictorial exhibit of the "Ten Mile Freedom House," which was the Maywood site of the Underground Railroad in the 1880's for runaway slaves.

    708-343-3554
    104 South Fifth Avenue, Maywood, IL 60153
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Mendota, IL

  • Breaking the Prairie Museum

    This agricultural museum honors farm families, their machinery and their livestock.

    815-539-3373 | http://farmmuseum.info/
    684 Eighth Street, Mendota, IL 61342
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  • Hume Carnegie Museum

    Features Wild Bill Hickok exhibit, extensive photo display of area's past and memorabilia from throughout the years. Housed in 1904 library building. Open March through November, Saturday and Sunday: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and by appointment.

    901 Washington Street, Mendota, IL 61342
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  • Mendota Union Depot Railway Museum

    Features static display of CB&Q Baldwin locomotive #4978, railroad memorabilia, operating HO scale model railroad of Mendota, 1900 telegraph office, all encompassing operating Amtrak station. Open Memorial Day to Labor Day, Wednesday to Sunday: noon - 5 p.m.; Labor Day to Memorial Day, Saturday and Sunday: noon - 5 p.m.

    683 Main Street, Mendota, IL 61342
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Momence, IL

  • Conrad Park Pioneer Cabin

    Visit an authentic cabin built during Momence's 150th anniversary to honor area's first settlers.

    815-472-6081
    Mill Street in Island Park, Momence, IL 60954
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  • Little Red School House

    Originally called the Mount Airy School, the building was moved to its present location in 1983. This 1850s schoolhouse has been restored and contains period memorabilia and artifacts.

    815-472-2924
    209 Vermont Avenue, Momence, IL 60954
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  • Momence Historical House

    An 1870s home containing period furnishings and artifact displays recreates the period of history from 1870-1900.

    815-472-3861
    117 North Dixie Highway, Momence, IL 60954
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  • Momence Railroad Depot Museum

    This privately owned, 1890's depot was restored in 2001 and contains photos and artifacts relating to Momence’s railroading history.

    815-472-2255
    691 North Dixie Highway, Momence, IL 60954
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Montgomery, IL

  • Settler's Cottage

    Tour the oldest remaining structure in the Village. The home was originally owned by Montgomery's founder, Daniel Gray. A museum offers an educational history of the Village.

    200 North River Street, Montgomery, IL 60538
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Morris, IL

  • Grundy County Historical Society and Museum

    Collections of civil war weapons, one-room schoolhouse, cigar box art, award winning quilts, nationally known fossils, turn of the century store and much more.

    510 West Illinois Avenue, Morris, IL 60450
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Mount Carroll, IL

  • Mount Carroll Historic District

    Registered as a National Historic District, the downtown area features one of the U.S.'s finest collections of 19th century metal facades, also brick streets. Walking tour brochure available.

    800-244-9594 | http://mtcarrollil.org/
    Illinois Route 78, North of Illinois Route 64, Mount Carroll, IL 61053
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  • Owen P. Miles Museum

    Built in 1873, this house is one of the oldest subtypes of the period under study. Italianate design which predates and postdates Civil War. Call for hours.

    815-244-3474
    107 Broadway, Mount Carroll, IL 61053
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Mount Morris, IL

  • Official Illinois Freedom Bell

    A replica of the Liberty Bell, this bell is located in a tower in the town square. Thousands gather annually at 1 p.m. every July 4th around the bell as it is rung in unison with the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, celebrating America's freedom.

    815-734-6425
    Wesley Avenue, Mount Morris, IL 60154
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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.