• 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...

East Dubuque, IL

  • Gramercy Park

    Within historic Gramercy Park lies 26 ancient Hopewell Indian Mounds, an archeological treasure. The park also affords a superlative view of the Mississippi from high on a bluff overlooking the river.

    815-747-2449
    Beecher Street, East Dubuque, IL 61025
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  • Lacoma Golf Course

    Overlooking the Mississippi River on the east edge of town, with 45 regulation holes, nine-hole par 3 course, cart and equipment rental.

    815-747-3874 | http://lacomagolf.com/
    8080 Timmerman Drive, East Dubuque, IL 61025
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East Dundee, IL

Elgin, IL

  • Bowes Creek Golf Course

    Bowes Creek delivers a private club experience to the public golfer. It offers annual memberships for a day or just enjoy Potter's Pub, an English inspired eatery.

    1250 Bowes Creek Boulevard, Elgin, IL 60124
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  • Elgin Parks and Recreation

    With accredited programs and professional staff to assist you with water parks, tennis courts, trails, picnic areas and more.

    847-931-6123 | http://cityofelgin.org/
    100 Symphony Way, Elgin, IL 61025
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  • Elgin Public Museum and Gift Shop

    A natural history and anthropology museum located in a municipal park with a swimming pool, zoo, playground, and picnic area.

    225 Grand Boulevard, Elgin, IL 60120
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  • Fox River Bike Trail

    Enjoy the outdoors on this 36-mile paved trail along the Fox River from Algonquin in the north, and Aurora to the south.

    847-695-7540
    Algonquin to Aurora, Elgin, IL 60120
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  • Highlands of Elgin Golf Course

    Play amidst the rolling hills, expansive fairways and undulating greens of this new 18-hole municipal course as you appreciate the challenge, beauty and pleasure of the game.

    875 Sports Way, Elgin, IL 60123
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  • Trout Park Baseball

    Making a night at the ballpark a terrific experience for the amateur baseball fan and their family. Full hot/cold concession stand available.

    Route 25 & Trout Park Boulevard, Elgin, IL 60121
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  • Wind Park Golf Course

    Expert players with only a couple of hours to spare or the amateur just beginning to learn their swing will all enjoy a round at this 9 hole course.

    847-931-5952 | http://cityofelgin.org/
    1000 Wing Street, Elgin, IL 60120
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Elizabeth, IL

  • Apple River Fort State Historic Site

    Experience the history of this reconstructed fort. Learn about the conflict between local Native Americans and early settlers that grew into the Black Hawk War.

    311 East Myrtle Street, Elizabeth, IL 61028
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  • Glacier Pass Tours

    Experience the "real" Jo Daviess County! The backroads of Jo Daviess offer thrilling vistas, calming scenery and interesting attractions.

    125 Poplar Drive, Elizabeth, IL 61028
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  • Schurmeier Teaching Forest

    Hiking and equestrian trails, including a one-third mile hiking trail with educational signage and guide book. Picnic pavilion. Guided group tours available by appointment.

    815-858-9100 | http://jdcf.org/
    Reusch & Tower Roads, Elizabeth, IL 61028
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Elk Grove Village, IL

  • Elk Grove Park District Pavilion

    Indoor cycling, group exercise, water aerobics, suspended indoor running track, indoor and outdoor pools, four gyms, indoor running track, indoor and outdoor pools.

    1000 Wellington, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
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  • Fox Run Golf Links

    18-hole, Par 70 golf course. Restaurant and bar and pro shop.

    333 Plum Grove Road, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
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  • Pavilion Aquatics Center

    Featuring both an indoor and outdoor lap pool, a zero depth lagoon with water slide, a warm water therapy pool, open and lap swim times, Aqua Fitness classes, Aqua Health classes, birthday parties and more, the Pavilion Aquatics Center offers several different amenities, programs and classes for all age groups ranging from toddlers to adults.

    847-593-6248
    1000 Wellington, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
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  • Pirates' Cove Theme Park

    Unique park for children ages 2-9. Pirates' ship, paddle boats, train ride, climbing wall, etc.

    847-439-2683 | http://elkgroveparks.org/
    901 Leicester Road, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
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  • Rainbow Falls Waterpark

    New waterpark, features giant slides, a lazy river, tot pool, vortex pool, drop slide a three story funhouse.

    847-228-2860 | http://elkgroveparks.org/
    200 Reverend Morrison Boulevard, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
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Essex, IL

Evanston, IL

  • Evanston Beaches

    Evanston beaches are open to the public during the summer months for a daily fee. Swimming, boating, picnicking, and tennis facilities are available with miles of biking and jogging paths along Lake Michigan.

    2100 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201
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  • Grosse Point Lighthouse

    Built by the United State Government in 1873 as the lead lighthouse making the approach to Chicago after several shipwrecks demonstrated need. In 1999, Grosse Point Lighthouse was designated a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Services as the first lighthouse on the Great Lakes to carry that status. The Garden Club of Evenston maintains wildflower and butterfly gardens as attractive features of the lighthouse grounds.

    2601 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60201
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  • Ladd Memorial Arboretum & Evanston Ecology Center

    Stretching along a three-quarter mile segment of McCormick Boulevard on a narrow 23-acre strip of reclaimed land, this arboretum is an area of natural beauty and recreation open year-round.

    847-864-5181 | http://laddarboretum.org/
    2024 McCormick Boulevard, Evanston, IL 60201
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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.