• 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...

Warren, IL

  • Warren Historical Society Museum

    The museum is small but on display is a 1910 Hudson touring car, a jail, Civil War cannon and display cases filled with trophies and antiques. Call for hours.

    815-745-3443
    208 Burnett Avenue, Warren, IL 61087
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Warrenville , IL

  • Warrenville Historical Society

    Located in an 1858 Greek Revival Methodist Church that was later used as an art studio by Adam Albright and his sons, Ivan and Malvin. Exhibits include art, featuring works by the Albrights, and local history.

    3S530 Second Street, Warrenville , IL 60555
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Wauconda, IL

  • Lake County Discovery Museum

    Fun interactive exhibits featuring the world's largest collection of picture postcards, "Mall of History," Vortex Roller Coaster Theater and beautiful Forest Preserve setting.

    847-968-3400 | http://lcfpd.org/
    27277 Forest Preserve Drive, Wauconda, IL 60084
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Waukegan, IL

  • Bowen Park

    National Register of Historic Places. Waukegan History Museum and Research Library, award winning playground, outdoor fitness course, formal gardens and gazebos, Groshce Fields, skate park, and pristine Lake Michigan ravines.

    847-360-4700 | http://waukeganparks.org/
    1800 North Sheridan Road, Waukegan, IL 60079
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West Chicago, IL

  • West Chicago City Museum

    Explore West Chicago's railroad history at "All Aboard," an exhibit depicting early train depots and their roles as community communication center. Exhibit galleries are open Tuesday-Friday 10:30am-3:30pm, and Saturday noon-3pm. Admission free.

    630-231-3376 | http://westchicago.org/
    132 Main Street, West Chicago, IL 60185
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Westmont, IL

  • William L. Gregg House Museum

    1872 Victorian home and museum built by brick maker displays collections typical of the 1920's through 1940's in authentic lifestyle settings. Open Wednesday and Sunday. Free admission.

    630-960-3392 | http://wpd4fun.org/
    117 South Linden Avenue, Westmont, IL 60559
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Wheaton, IL

  • Billy Graham Center Museum

    Devoted to the history of Christian evangelism and its influence on society, the museum includes rare artifacts, art and displays. Admission is free.

    500 College Avenue, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL 60187
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  • Cantigny Park

    Robert McCormick Mansion Museum, the First Division Military Museum and 15 acres of manicured gardens, 27-hole championship golf course, and 9-hole Cantigny Youth Link and also on-site.

    630-668-5161 | http://cantignypark.org/
    1 South 151 Winfield Road, Wheaton, IL 60187
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  • DuPage County Historical Museum

    Enjoy DuPage County's rich history from the 1830's to the present. The museum exhibits feature hundreds of historic artifacts and photos along with many fun hands-on activities.

    630-665-4710 | http://dupagemuseum.org/
    102 East Wesley Street, Wheaton, IL 60187
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  • DuPage Heritage Galley

    Located in a beautiful three-story atrium, visitors learn of the stories, accomplishments and lives of the famous DuPage citizens portrayed through memorabilia and photo panels.

    421 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL 60187
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Wilmington, IL

  • Launching Pad and Gemini Giant

    Opened in 1960 as a Dari Delite, now home to the Gemini Giant, a fiberglass "muffler man" sporting a space helmet and rocketship, reminiscent of the country's fascination with space travel. Inducted into the Route 66 Hall of Fame.

    815-476-6535
    810 East Baltimore Street, Wilmington, IL 60481
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Wood Dale, IL

  • Yesterday's Farm Museum

    The 1840s farmhouse and barn offer the perfect chance to investigate everyday life over 150 years ago through household items, clothes and farm equipment.

    630-595-8777 | http://wooddale.com/
    850 North Wood Dale Road, Wood Dale, IL 60191
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Woodstock, IL

  • Challenger Learning Center for Science & Technology

    The mission of the center is to honor the memory and spirit of the Space Shuttle Challenger crew by providing hands-on space exploration curriculum that inspires and enhances thinking skills. Call for hours of operation and to set up a mission date. Includes a gift shop and exhibits.

    222 Church Street, Woodstock, IL 60098
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  • Old Courthouse Arts Center

    A fine arts gallery selling an extensive collection of work by leading regional and national artists. Thursday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

    815-338-4525
    Woodstock Square, 101 North Johnson Street, Woodstock, IL 60098
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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.