• 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...

Oak Lawn, IL

  • Children's Museum in Oak Lawn

    Discover a world of fun and learning.

    708-423-6709 | http://cmoaklawn.org/
    5100 Museum Drive, Oak Lawn, IL 60453
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Oak Park, IL

  • Ernest Hemingway Birthplace and Museum

    Hemingway's first 20 years were spent in Oak Park, and are captured in a collection of memorabilia.

    780-848-2222 | http://ehfop.org/
    339 and 200 North Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60301
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  • Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio

    Tour this revolutionary architect's turn-of-the-century residence and studio, a National Historical Landmark.

    312-994-4020 | http://gowright.org/
    951 Chicago Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60301
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  • Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple

    This Frank Lloyd Wright designed jewel is one of the most complex and exciting spaces in 20th century architecture.

    708-383-8873 | http://utrf.org/
    875 Lake Street, Oak Park, IL 60301
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  • Historical Society of Oak Park/ River Forest

    The area's rich heritage is celebrated at the Historical Society through exhibits, lectures, and special programs. Located in Pleasant Home, exhibits focus on Edger Rice Burroughts, creator of Tarzan, the roots of Oak Park and celebration of Oak Park's 100th Birthday.

    708-386-4700
    217 Home Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60301
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  • Oak Park Visitors Center

    Visit us for maps, books, souvenirs and unique gifts. Tickets are available for Hemingway's Birthplace Home and Museum, and Historic Pleasant Home. Purchase other seasonal special events tickets here.

    708-848-1500 | http://visitoakpark.com/
    1010 Lake Street, Oak Park, IL 60301
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  • Pleasant Home

    Explore this opulent mansion designed by prominent Prairie School architect George W. Maher in 1897. A National Historic Landmark, Pleasant Home features a wonderful Arts & Crafts interior with art glass windows and intricate carved wood.

    708-383-2654 | http://pleasanthome.org/
    217 South Home Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60301
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  • Pleasant Home Foundation

    Pleasant Home is a landmark Prairie Style house designed in 1897 by prominent architect George W. Maher. A National Historic Landmark, Pleasant Home is open for tours and available for rental.

    217 Home Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60302
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  • Wonder Works, A Children's Museum

    Write a screenplay, milk a cow. At Wonder Works kids up to age 10 can enjoy hands-on exhibits while learning valuable skills such as problem solving, cooperation and exploration.

    708-383-4815 | http://wonder-works.org/
    6445 West North Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60301
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Oakbrook, IL

  • Graue Mill and Museum

    Listed on the National Register of Histoic Places, Graue Mill is the only operating waterwheel gristmill in Illinois. Daily spinning, weaving and milling demonstrations, artifacts displayed in period room setting and an Underground Railroad Exhibit.

    630-655-2090 | http://grauemill.org/
    3800 York Road, Oakbrook, IL 60523
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  • Mayslake Peabody Estate

    tour Mayslake Hall, a Tudor Revival style mansion, one owned by coal baron F.S.Peabody. Nationally registered historic building by renowned architect B. Marshall.

    1717 West 31st Street, Oakbrook, IL 60523
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Oregon, IL

  • Chana School Museum

    Two room schoolhouse was recently renovated to its original condition and placed on the National Registry or Historic Sites.

    815-732-4714
    City Park East in Oregon, Oregon, IL 61061
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  • Ogle County Historical Museum

    Step back into time...memorabilia from Lorado Taft's Eagles Nest to our "Patriotic" room depicting Ogle County's history. May - October: Thursday: 9 a.m. to noon, Sunday: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.; November - April: Thursday: 9 a.m. to noon.

    815-732-6876
    111 North Sixth Street, Oregon, IL 61061
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  • Ruby Nash Museum - Ogle County Historical Society

    The Nash Home and Museum opened in 1962. It was the home of the Chester Nash family and was built in 1878. The Nash Home and Museum is furnished with artifacts from all over Ogle County and from the earliest settlers to present day. In addition to the Nash Home we have an annex building which contains more displays as well as our research and office area. The Museum is open for tours on Sunday afternoons from late April through September, with occasional Saturday hours. We are also open by appointment.

    111 North 6th Street, Oregon, IL 61061
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Oswego, IL

  • The Little White School Museum

    An Oswego landmark built in 1850 used over the years as a church, school house, and now a community museum. The museum houses area community archives and collections of artifacts and is the site for the Oswego Heritage Association fall and spring lecture series.

    72 Polk Street, Oswego, IL 60543
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Ottawa, IL

  • Illinois River Road Scenic Byway

    Covers 291 miles of picturesque river communities beginning in Ottawa and ending in Havana. Intended as a living history museum without walls, travelers can access more than 100 linked nature areas, historical sites, museums and recreational parks.

    106 West LaFayette Street, Ottawa, IL 61350
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  • Ottawa Historical and Scouting Museum

    The Ottawa Scouting Museum houses numerous scouting collections and memorabilia from local donors. It was founded to promote and preserve the colorful and proud traditions of Boy Scouting, Girl Scouting and Camp Fire. Open Thursday through Monday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    1100 Canal Street, Ottawa, IL 61350
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  • Reddick Mansion

    Built before the Civil War, this ornate 22-room, 50 foot tall Italianate mansion was constructed by leading philantropist and state senator William Reddick. Self guided tours available, call to schedule a guided tour.

    100 West Lafayette Street, Ottawa, IL 61350
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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.