• 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...

DeKalb, IL

  • Barn Tour of DeKalb County IL

    The DeKalb County Barn Tour is a one-day driving tour of barn sites within DeKalb County hosted by the DeKalb Area Agricultural Heritage Association and the JF Glidden Homestead & Historical Center. Participants will receive a map Guide Book containing hand-drawn sketches of each barn and the barn’s history, style and use. Participants drive to each location in any order for a tour of the barn(s), including many interiors. Purchase your event ticket at any of the eight locations. Be aware that this is an outdoor activity that may involve walking on uneven ground. Admission is $20 per vehicle (buses extra) (Museum members receive a 25% discount). Bus groups are welcome. Call for details on pricing; Rob Glover at the JF Glidden Homestead & Historical Center at (815) 756-7904 or info@gliddenhomestead.org.

    921 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb, IL 60115
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  • Biking with Beanzie

    Biking with Beanzie Ride Biking with Beanzie (BWB) is a recreational ride presented by Kishwaukee Kiwanis Club of DeKalb and sponsored by KishHealth System (part of Northwestern Medicine). The ride route consists of primarily flat rural roads with some rolling terrain with estimated ride options of 25, 46, 62, 80 or 101 miles. Routes go through scenic DeKalb, Ogle and Lee County windmill farms. All roads are well-paved, lightly traveled and posted with signs containing ride information and bits of Beanzie humor. BWB also offers 3, 5 and 8-mile family-friendly, community bicycle pathway routes. All ride routes are provided with rest stops and water stops, regardless of the length of the route chosen. Bagels, fruit, beverages and a variety of other food options will be provided at rest stops. Our ride is easy to navigate with well-marked routes, route maps, and cue sheets. Friendly sag wagon drivers are knowledgeable about the route and bicycling. Ice cold watermelon and other snacks will be available following the ride. As a rider of the Biking with Beanzie event, you will be investing in our Community. BWB is a “family” event that promotes fitness and family fun. Profits from this ride go to support the Kishwaukee Bike Pathway Projects and other projects within DeKalb County. BWB is partnering with KishHealth System and Live Healthy DeKalb County initiative to help promote a healthier lifestyle within DeKalb County.

    P.O. Box 1007, DeKalb, IL 60115
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  • Biking with Beanzie

    Biking with Beanzie Ride Biking with Beanzie (BWB) is a recreational ride presented by Kishwaukee Kiwanis Club of DeKalb and sponsored by KishHealth System (part of Northwestern Medicine). The ride route consists of primarily flat rural roads with some rolling terrain with estimated ride options of 25, 46, 62, 80 or 101 miles. Routes go through scenic DeKalb, Ogle and Lee County windmill farms. All roads are well-paved, lightly traveled and posted with signs containing ride information and bits of Beanzie humor. BWB also offers 3, 5 and 8-mile family-friendly, community bicycle pathway routes. All ride routes are provided with rest stops and water stops, regardless of the length of the route chosen. Bagels, fruit, beverages and a variety of other food options will be provided at rest stops. Our ride is easy to navigate with well-marked routes, route maps, and cue sheets. Friendly sag wagon drivers are knowledgeable about the route and bicycling. Ice cold watermelon and other snacks will be available following the ride. As a rider of the Biking with Beanzie event, you will be investing in our Community. BWB is a “family” event that promotes fitness and family fun. Profits from this ride go to support the Kishwaukee Bike Pathway Projects and other projects within DeKalb County. BWB is partnering with KishHealth System and Live Healthy DeKalb County initiative to help promote a healthier lifestyle within DeKalb County.

    P.O. Box 1007, DeKalb, IL 60115
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  • Buena Vista Golf Course

    Buena Vista is a par 32 nine hole golf course with a driving range, proshop and snack bar.

    815-758-4812 | http://buenavistagc.com/
    131 Buena Vista Drive, DeKalb, IL 60115
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  • Camelot Christmas Tree Farm

    Camelot is a choose and cut Christmas tree farm with 30 acres of trees to choose from. Cash or check only.

    815-756-6599 | http://camelottrees.com/
    16380 South Somonauk Road, DeKalb, IL 60115
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  • Dee Palmer Band Shell at Hopkins Park

    Free concerts by the DeKalb Municipal Band every Tuesday at 8 pm, beginning in June and ending in late August.

    815-758-6663
    1403 Sycamore Road, DeKalb, IL 60115
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  • DeKalb County Barn Tour

    The DeKalb County Barn Tour is a one day, self-guided driving tour of barn sites within DeKalb County hosted by the DeKalb Area Agricultural Heritage Association and the JF Glidden Homestead & Historical Center. Participants will receive a map Guide Book containing hand-drawn sketches of each barn and the barn’s history, style and use. Participants drive to each location in any order for a tour of the barn(s), including many interiors. Purchase your event ticket at any of the seven locations. Admission is $20 per vehicle (buses extra) (Museum members receive a 25% discount). Bus groups are welcome. Call for details on pricing; Marcia Wilson at the JF Glidden Homestead & Historical Center at (815) 756-7904 or info@gliddenhomestead.org.

    921 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb, IL 60115
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  • Green Tree Golf Course

    Par 35, nine-hole public golf course with a chip 'n putt course, pro shop and snack bar.

    200 East Gurler Road, DeKalb, IL 60115
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  • Prairie Pines Golf Course

    A 9 hole public golf course that is a Par 34 at 2,465 yards - open to the public seven days a week during the season.

    6236 State Route 38, DeKalb, IL 60115
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  • River Heights Golf Course

    An 18-hole facility winding along banks of the Kishwaukee River, offering a challenging mix of traditional and links type holes for the weekend golfer or serious golfer.

    1100 South Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb, IL 60115
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Des Plaines, IL

  • Golf Center Des Plaines

    Golfers practice year-round from 80 lighted, heated driving range bays onto 300 yards of targeted fairway. Restaurant, pro shop, and lessons.

    353 North River Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016
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  • Lake Park Golf Course

    An 18-hole, par 3, sporty short course. Beautiful greens, strategic bunkers, and a picturesque lake that doubles as a hazard.

    847-391-5730 | http://dpparks.org/
    2025 Miner Street, Des Plaines, IL 60016
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  • Mystic Waters Family Aquatic Center

    One of the most beautiful waterparks in northern Illinois. Two 37-foot water slides, cliff dives, 550 foot lazy river, zero depth leisure pool, etc.

    847-391-5740 | http://dpparks.org/
    2025 Miner, Des Plaines, IL 60016
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Dixon, IL

  • "Begins the Trail" Reagan Statue

    A bronze statue of Ronald Reagan, astride the likeness of a palomino horse he rode nearly 60 years ago, sits at the head of the Heritage Crossing Riverfront Plaza located on River Street in downtown Dixon. The statue, created by local artist Don Reed, serves as the centerpiece of Heritage Crossing, an open-air plaza that looks out onto the Rock River.

    815-284-DIXON | http://discoverdixon.com/
    River Street, Dixon, IL 61021
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  • Lost Nation Golf Club

    18-hole public golf course with clubhouse, pro shop, cart/equipment rental.

    815-652-4212
    6931 South Lost Nation Road, Dixon, IL 61021
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  • Timber Creek Golf Course

    18-hole golf course.

    729 Timber Creek Road, Dixon, IL 61021
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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.