• 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!

  • 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!

  • Now is the time to enjoy a good weather day and hit the road for a Road Trip!

    Road Trip Time

    Now is the time to enjoy a good weather day and hit the road for a Road Trip!

  • Nothing says Autumn like pumpkins!

    Autumn Harvest time

    Nothing says Autumn like pumpkins!

  • Take the family to Jonamac Orchard in Malta

    Jonamac Orchard

    Take the family to Jonamac Orchard in Malta

  • Beauty of the Autumn Season

    Beauty of the Autumn Season

    Beauty of the Autumn Season

  • Things in DeKalb – Vintage

    My Favorite Things in DeKalb

    Get out and do a little shopping for a few hours or a few days in the Chicago & Beyond Region!

  • 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!

  • Check out the Illinois Lincoln Highway in Northern Illinois

    Illinois Lincoln Highway Scenic Byway

    Check out the Illinois Lincoln Highway in Northern Illinois

Outdoors see all the fun in...

Batavia, IL

  • Batavia Main Street

    Historic downtown set along Fox River, 35 miles west of Chicago. Features bicycle paths, Depot Museum, Quarry Beach, skate and BMX parks, arts & entertainment, Riverwalk, 24 restaurants and river sports. Map of downtown, calendar of events and day trip packages available online.

    4 1/2 West Wilson Street, Batavia, IL 60510
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  • Batavia Riverwalk

    As the centerpiece of downtown Batavia, the Riverwalk features a wild flower sanctuary, Batavia-manufactured windmills and grand view of the Fox River.

    630-879-5235 | http://bataviaparks.org/
    Corner of Houston Street & Island Avenue, Batavia, IL 60510
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  • Red Oak Nature Center

    A visit to the center will help folks learn about the native plants and animals of the Fox River Valley. Interpretive Center, hiking trails and tours of "Devil's Cave".

    2343 South River Street, Batavia, IL 60510
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Beach Park, IL

  • Greenshire Golf Course

    9-hole par three course that players of all skill levels can enjoy. Outstanding course conditions, comprehensive instruction from PGA professional and exciting events are offered at affordable rates.

    847-360-4777
    38727 North Lewis, Beach Park, IL 60099
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  • ThunderHawk Golf Club

    Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., ThunderHawk is a par 72 course with 243 acres of forest, marsh and prairie and some of the best golf in Illinois.

    847-968-4295
    39700 North Lewis Avenue, Beach Park, IL 60099
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Belvidere, IL

  • Belvidere Park District, Baltic Mill

    The Baltic Mill Park encompasses 105 acres, including stretches of the Kishwaukee River and Mill Race and Kishwaukee Riverfront Path. It's a great place for fishing, biking and playing tennis. It also includes a playground, picnic shelters, pool, swinging bridge and the historic Baltic Mill.

    815-547-5711 | http://belviderepark.org/
    1006 West Lincoln Avenue, Belvidere, IL 61008
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  • Boone County Conservation District/Pioneer Cabins

    Showcases two authentic pioneer cabins, and ethnic gardens from Swedish, Norwegian and other groups who settled in Northern Illinois. Various programs and exhibits offered throughout the year relating to nature and the environment. Pioneer Days Festival held each September. The Boone County Conservation District manages over 3,00 acres of prairies, woodlands and wetlands in scenic Boone County, Illinois. Minimum impact recreational opportunities, special events and educational programs are offered to the public throughout the year.

    815-547-7935 | http://bccdil.org/
    603 North Appleton Road, Belvidere, IL 61008
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  • Boone County Fairgrounds

    The location of many events like craft shows, auto shows, and the Boone County Fair held in August.

    8791 Illinois Route 76, Belvidere, IL 61008
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  • Country Memory Trails and Corn Maze

    Offers relaxing wagon rides down a quiet country path through a one mile corridor of isolated, natural beauty, fishing pond, petting zoo, and pony rides are available for children who weigh under 100 pounds.

    815-544-0698
    IL Route 76 and Caledonia Road, Belvidere, IL 61008
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  • Embankment

    Belvidere's state-of-the-art skating park developed by the Belvidere Park District.

    815-547-5711 | http://belviderepark.org/
    West Locust Street & Leonard Court, Belvidere, IL 61008
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  • Long Prairie Trail

    Offering 14.6 miles of trails used for biking and more. Runs south of Route 173 through the towns of Caledonia, Capron and Poplar Grove.

    815-547-7935
    South of Route 173, Belvidere, IL 61008
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  • Summerfield Farm & Zoo

    Come to Summerfield Farm & Zoo. Tour all the exotic animals including Zebras, Alligator, Monkeys, Kinkajous, Wallabies, Reindeer, Ring-Tailed Lemurs, Cougar, Camel, Bobcats, Tortoises and other animals from around the world. Open Saturdays and Sundays. See our website for details.

    3088 Flora Road, Belvidere, IL 61008
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  • Swanhills Golf Course

    Visit our beautiful 18 hole golf course. Enjoyable for all ability golfers. Yardage and pin placement markers. Minutes from Rockford and I-90.

    815-547-3232
    2600 Gustafson Road, Belvidere, IL 61008
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Bensenville, IL

  • White Pines Golf Club & Banquets

    The White Pines Golf Dome is one of the world's premier indoor golf facilities. Measuring 300 feet wide, 300 feet long and 100 feet high, it is the area's largest golf dome.

    630-766-0304 | http://whitepinesgolf.com
    500 West Jefferson Street, Bensenville, IL 60106
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Big Rock, IL

  • Deer Valley Golf Course

    A nine-hole executive golf course, par 29, with a distance of 1,358 yards.

    46W994 Jericho Road, Big Rock, IL 60511
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Bolingbrook, IL

  • Bolingbrook Golf Club

    Located just forty minutes southwest of Chicago, Bolingbrook Golf Club combines the elements of a world-class facility and championship golf.

    2001 Rodeo Drive, Bolingbrook, IL 60490
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  • Hidden Lakes Historic Trout Farm

    Four small lakes are stocked with a variety of fish year round. There is also an area for picknicking or just relaxing in this beautiful wooded setting.

    630-759-2381
    425 Trout Farm Road, Bolingbrook, IL 60440
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  • Pelican Harbor Indoor-Outdoor Water Park

    Enjoy water play all year round.

    630-759-1166
    200 South Lindsey Lane, Bolingbrook, IL 60440
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Bonfield, IL

  • Bonfield Gardens

    Offers a variety of educational programs, including a Children's Nature Club, nature walks and environmental programs.

    815-932-0002
    4998 North 9000 West Road, Bonfield, IL 60913
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  • Kankakee Rifle Range ISRA

    The facility boasts some of the most active organized shooting activities in the country including the largest evening Highpower Rifle League according to the sanctioning body, the NRA.

    815-939-9291 | http://isra.org/range
    1589 North 7000 West Road, Bonfield, IL 60913
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Bourbonnais, IL

  • Aspen Ridge Golf Course

    18 hole golf course.

    Larry Power Road, Bourbonnais, IL 60913
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  • Bon Vivant Country Club

    Championship course - 18 hole.

    815-935-0400 | http://bonvivantcc.com/
    Career Center Road, Bourbonnais, IL 60914
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  • Chicago Bears Training Camp

    Olivet Nazarene University is home of the Chicago Bears summer training camp. Thousands of spectators and fans attend this fun-filled, family-friendly event. Admission is free and there are plenty of opportunities to meet the players and collect autographs. Final dates for the training camp are released in June prior to camp.

    815-935-7390 | http://chicagobears.com/
    One University Avenue, Bourbonnais, IL 60914
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  • Cuplola House Tree Farm

    Free hayrides, hot cider, and a cozy wood fire complement this Christmas tree farm that allows you to find and cut down your very own choice of Christmas tree.

    4030 North 3000 West Road, Bourbonnais, IL 60914
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  • Haigh Scuba Diving Quarry

    Scuba dive in a 12-acre spring-fed quarry. See many varieties of the Midwest fish like Bass, Crappie, Perch, Catfish, Bluegill, Paddle-fish, and Northern Pike. Underwater attractions include a wreaked 33-ft cabin cruiser, marine dump truck, and a LARC-amphibious vehicle.

    815-939-7797 | http://haighquarry.com/
    2738 East 2000 North Road, Bourbonnais, IL 60914
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  • Kankakee River State Park

    The 4,000 acre Kankakee River State Park surrounds both sides of the Kankakee River for 11 miles. It includes hiking trails, biking trails, canoeing, fishing, camping, cross-country skiing, snowmobile trails, picnic areas, hunting, boat launches, and much more. Shelters available for picnic events. The Kankakee River is a clean river in an unspoiled setting, with surrounding bluffs and woods.

    815-933-1383 | http://dnr.illinois.gov/
    5314 West State Route 102, Bourbonnais, IL 60914
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  • Kankakee State Park Riding Stables

    Ride the 12-mile equestrian trail located in the wildlife management area along Route 113. Guided horse rides, pony rides, and cookouts can also be held at the stables. Calls for days and times; subject to change.

    6500 North 5000 West Road, Route 102, Bourbonnais, IL 60914
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  • The Perry Farm

    A rich tapestry of woods and prairie along the Kankakee River. The paved trails are perfect for walking, biking, inline skating, explore the Indian Caves cross-country skiing. Enjoy the many farm animals including ponies, rabbits, goats.

    815-933-9905 | http://btpd.org/
    456 North Kennedy Drive, Bourbonnais, IL 60914
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Bradley, IL

  • Perry Farm Park

    A rich tapestry of woods and prairie line the Kankakee River. The paved trails are perfect for biking, walking, inline skating, exploring the Indian Caves and cross-country skiing.

    815-933-9905 | http://btpd.org/
    459 North Kennedy Drive, Bradley, IL 60915
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Bridgeview, IL

  • Chicago Fire Major League Soccer

    Come see the Chicago Fire play at Toyota Park a 20,000 seat world-class soccer and concert stadium in Bridgefield Illinois.

    888-MLS-FIRE | http://chicago-fire.com/
    7000 South Harlem, Bridgeview, IL 60455
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  • Toyota Park

    Home to the Chicago Fire soccer team, Toyota Park is a world-class stadium and concert venue located southwest of Chicago.

    708-594-7200 | http://toyotapark.com/
    7000 South Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview, IL 60455
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Brookfield, IL

  • Brookfield Zoo

    Animals in natural habitats, see Tropic World, Fragile Kingdom, Seven Seas Panorama, the Living Coast, the Swamp and Habitat Africa.

    708-688-8000 | http://czs.org/
    1st Avenue and 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513
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Byron, IL

  • Byron Dragway

    Playground of power,1/4-mile IHRA dragstrip.

    815-234-8405 | http://byrondragway.com/
    7287 River Road, Byron, IL 61010
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  • Dreamswept Alpaca Farm

    Learn about these amazing animals, and how their fiber is processed and used. Offers alpaca yarn, roving, raw fiber; alpaca products, handmade soaps, and bath products are available for purchase. Please call to arrange a farm visit.

    3097 Merrill Road, Byron, IL 61010
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  • PrairieView Golf Club

    18-hole golf course.

    7993 North River Road, Byron, IL 61010
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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.