• 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...

Flossmoor, IL

  • Flossmoor Sculpture Gardens

    Public art program that places works of art in Flossmoor's village square, along charming residential streets and in the Flossmoor Garden and Sculpture Park.

    708-798-2300 | http://flossmoor.org/art
    2800 Flossmoor Road, Flossmoor, IL 60422
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Fox River Grove, IL

  • Norge Ski Jump/Club

    Over 100 years of ski jumping tradition. Year round events bring the thrill of Olympic-style ski jumping to Northern Illinois. Annual winter tournament brings world-class jumpers to Norge.

    847-639-9718 | http://norgeskiclub.com/
    100 Ski Hill Road, Fox River Grove, IL 6001
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Frankfort, IL

  • Alsip Home & Nursery

    Greenhouse, nursery, home decor and gifts.

    815-469-1044 | http://alsipnursery.com/
    20601 South LaGrange Road, Frankfort, IL 60423
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  • Green Garden Country Club

    36-hole golf course with state of the art driving range and learning center.

    815-469-3350 | http://greengardencc.com/
    9511 West Manhattan-Monee Road, Frankfort, IL 60432
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Franklin Grove, IL

  • Grist Mill at Franklin Creek Natural Area

    Discover an old-fashioned grist mill surrounded by nature. Volunteer built replica of 1847 gristmill located in Franklin Creek State Natural Area. Four story timber-framed building houses an operational set of water-powered millstones.

    1893 Twist Road, Franklin Grove, IL 61031
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  • Nachusa Grasslands

    Over 1,000 acres of native Illinois prairie, sandstone buttes, oak savannas, wetlands, original species of plants and animals sustain a dynamic functioning ecosystem.

    8772 Lowden Road, Franklin Grove, IL 61031
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Freeport, IL

  • Freeport Canoe Company

    Enjoy canoeing in downtown Freeport! Groups, individual canoeists and beginning or seasoned paddlers are welcome. Open by appointment.

    1442 South High Street, Freeport, IL 61032
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  • Freeport Raceway Park

    Freeport Raceway Park features real auto racing on the largest stock car track in Northern Illinois, being a true half mile. Six classes of racing are featured: late model, modified, B-modified, sportsman, hobby stock and 4-cylinder.

    815-233-0390
    1910 South Walnut, Freeport, IL 61032
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  • Jane Addams Recreation Trail

    This multi-use 15-mile recreational trail offers beautiful scenery and is highlighted by 21 decked bridges passing over and through wetlands, creeks, woods, prairies, geologic formations and farmland. The trail, named after Jane Addams, is part of the Grand Illinois Trail that traverses Northern Illinois from Lake Michigan to the Mississippi River. Its crushed limestone path may be used by hikers, bicycles, snowmobiles, and cross-country skiers. Access to the trail is available at the Wes Block Trail Access on Fairview Road, off of Highway 20 two miles west of the Highway 26 intersection, or at the Richland Creek Trailhead in Orangeville, on High Street, east of Highway 26.

    Freeport to Wisconsin Stateline, Freeport, IL 61032
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  • Krape Park

    This charming park offers an old-fashioned carousel, waterfall, trails, paddleboating, canoeing, miniature golf and disc courses, tennis courts, duck pond and Kids Kastle.

    1799 South Park Boulevard, Freeport, IL 61032
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  • Lincoln-Douglas Debate Square

    Site of the second of the famous 1858 debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas. It is marked by a life-size statue of the men and interpretive signage.

    114 East Douglas Street, Freeport, IL 61032
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  • Little Cubs Field

    A replica of Wrigley Field, complete with ivy, bricks and box seats from the real Wrigley Field, plus a replica scoreboard and entry sign. It is open for enjoying and exploring at no cost and is also available for birthday parties, picnics, corporate events and more.

    1160 West Empire Street, Freeport, IL 61032
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  • Oakdale Nature Preserve

    Set in oak and hickory woods, Oakdale offers hiking and cross-country ski trails, a nature center, lodge, auditorium and picnic areas.

    4433 South Cranes Grove Road, Freeport, IL 61032
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  • Park Hills Golf Course

    This public facility offers two 18-hole, 72-par courses on gently rolling terrain. The West Course is 6,600 yards, and the East Course is 6,400 yards. Watered fairways, three sets of tees, a 300 yard driving range, clubhouse and pro shop.

    815-235-3611 | http://golfparkhills.com/
    3240 West Stephenson Street, Freeport, IL 61032
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  • Read Park

    Read Park features softball diamonds, picnic areas, playgrounds, an aquatic center with a zero depth pool and water slides and a state of the art skateboard facility.

    815-235-6114
    West Avenue and American Street, Freeport, IL 61032
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Fulton, IL

  • Great River Bike Trail

    11-miles of paved section of the Great River Bike Trail, includes a 6-mile loop around and throughout Fulton. Great for biking, hiking, and jogging.

    815-589-4545
    Pick up Trail at 9th Avenue, Fulton, IL 61252
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  • Long's Garden

    A natural meadow land of plumed ornamental grasses, perennials, trees and more. In addition, there is a complete line of statuary, bird baths, fountains and metal garden art.

    815-589-4121
    18510 Sand Road, Fulton, IL 61252
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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.