• 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...

Galena, IL

  • Adventure Creek Alpaca Farm

    Male/female/cria alpacas outdoors year-round. Friendly to all ages. Free demonstrations. Gift shoppe.

    9401 West Hart John Road, Galena, IL 60136
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  • Alice T. Virtue Memorial Water Park

    This beautiful city park features an impressive water park, pavilions, restrooms, volleyball, basketball, and bocce ball courts, softball fields, walking paths and the largest skate/BMX bike park and playground in the area.

    815-777-0802 | http://cityofgalena.org/
    Field Street, Galena, IL 60136
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  • Buehler Preserve

    Experience the prairie with birds, butterflies, and the Galena River. Hike beginner trails! Pets welcome. Fishing allowed.

    815-858-9100 | http://jdcf.org/
    Galena River Levee, Galena, IL 60136
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  • Casper Bluff Land & Water Reserve

    Hiking, bird watching, sightseeing. Native American archeology and much more on 85 acres of scenic Mississippi River bluffs.

    815-858-9100 | http://jdcf.org/
    870 South Pilot Knob Road, Galena, IL 60136
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  • Casper Bluff Tours

    See, smell and hear the history and natural beauty of Casper Bluff: the Mississippi River, 51 burial mounds and a thunderbird effigy mound. Reservation recommended.

    9401 West Hart John Road, Galena, IL 60136
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  • Chestnut Mountain Resort Downhill Skiing/Snowboarding

    One of the Midwest's Top Rated Ski Resorts. Features 19 trails, 475 foot vertical drop, half-mile runs, nine lifts and seven-acre terrain park.

    815-777-1320 or 800-397-1320 | http://chestnutmtn.com/
    8700 West Chestnut Road, Galena, IL 60136
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  • Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa

    This resort features 63 holes of challenging golf. Course facilities include clubhouses, pro shops, locker rooms, snack bars and grills, and the Spikes Bar & Grill at The General, with outdoor patio overlooking the first tee.

    800-892-2269 | http://eagleridge.com/
    444 Eagle Ridge Drive, Galena, IL 60136
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  • Fever River Outfitters

    Fever River rents canoes, kayaks, bicycles, scooters, snowshoes and ice skates, and also sells quality boats, sports gear and apparel. Bike and scooter tours available too.

    525 South Main Street, Galena, IL 60136
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  • Galena Birding

    Experienced birder offers guided birding trips to banks of Mississippi, woodlands, meadows on select Saturdays. Private trips available.

    602 Monroe Street, Galena, IL 60136
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  • Galena Carriage Company

    Providing historic carriage rides, dinner rides, and special packages - Friday and Saturday evenings - May through November. Reservations recommended.

    110 Green Street, Galena, IL 60136
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  • Galena Golf Club

    Eighteen holes, 6,623 yards, par 71 that will demand both length and accuracy off the tee. Second shots are challenging due to several undulating greens.

    11557 US 20 West, Galena, IL 60136
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  • Galena on the Fly

    Hot air balloon rides sunrise and sunset daily. Reservations required. Groups welcome.

    815-777-2747 or 800-690-1287 | http://buyaballoonride.com/
    The Galena Territory, Galena, IL 60136
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  • Galena Trolley Tours

    City tours of Galena, tour of homes, nightly ghost tour, wine tour. Group services and charters.

    314 South Main Street, Galena, IL 60136
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  • Keough Effigy Land & Water Reserve

    Explore the past along Keough's hiking trails. Come and see its mining and Native American history.

    815-858-9100 | http://jdcf.org/
    1683 North Cross Road, Galena, IL 60136
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  • Shenendoah Riding Center

    One-hour guided trail rides in the scenic Galena Territory.

    200 North Brodrecht Road, Galena, IL 60136
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Garden Prairie, IL

  • Holiday Acres

    Seasonal camping on the Kishwaukee River. Store, laundromat, heated pool, showers, bike/canoe rental, restaurant, and more.

    815-547-7846
    7050 Epworth Road, Garden Prairie, IL 61038
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  • Susie's Garden Patch

    U-pick asparagus, strawberries, raspberries, tomatoes, peppers, hot peppers, eggplant, okra, u-pick pumpkins, gourds, fall squash, and other assorted roadside produce. Special events on select weekends. Pumpkin Fill-Up every Columbus Day weekend.

    10258 US 20, Garden Prairie, IL 61038
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Geneva, IL

  • Fabyan Japanese Garden

    The original garden was built by Colonel and Mrs. George Fabyan in 1914 and designed by Taro Otuska, a Japanese landscape architect. The garden is available for weddings, family portraits, or quiet reflection.

    630-377-6424 | http://ppfv.org/
    Route 31, just north of Fabyan Parkway, Geneva, IL 60134
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  • Fox River Bike Trail & Fabyan Forest Preserve

    This beautiful trail follows along the banks of the Fox River almost 30 miles in Kane County alone. Its smooth surface makes it ideal for biking, hiking, cross-country skiing and jogging. The trail has access to the Fabyan Forest Preserve along the Fox River that offers excellent fishing, canoeing, picturesque picnic facilities, a Nature Center, the museum and Villa estate modernized by Frank Lloyd Wright, Japanese Garden and an 1850s windmill.

    630-232-5980 | http://kaneforest.com/
    Route 25 and Route 31, Geneva, IL 60134
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  • Kane County Cougars

    Class A Affiliate of Arizona Diamondbacks, this organization remains one of the top-drawing clubs across all of Minor League Baseball in terms of attendance.

    630-232-8811 | http://kccougars.com/
    34W002 Cherry Lane, Geneva, IL 60134
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  • Peck Farm Park Interpretive Center

    The picturesque 395-acre park includes a visitor's center with hands-on nature and history room, observation silo, sensory garden, nature trails, bike trails, picnic area, soccer fields, baseball diamonds, 19-acre wetland and an outdoor summer butterfly house.

    38W199 Kaneville Road, Geneva, IL 60134
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Genoa, IL

  • Natural Resource Center & Russell Woods

    The Natural Resource Center is the only nature center in DeKalb County. Located in the beautiful Russell Woods Forest Preserve the Center offers a great stop for exploration and live animal viewing for all members of the family.

    815-784-2000 | http://dekalbcounty.org/
    11750 Route 72, Genoa, IL 60135
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  • Oak Club Genoa

    Picturesque, 18-hole watered course, cut and winding through wooded and lowland area with meandering Kishwaukee River. Rated among the top 20 courses by Chicagoland Golf.

    815-784-5678 | http://oakclubgenoa.com/
    11770 Ellwood Greens Road, Genoa, IL 60135
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Glen Ellyn, IL

  • Village Links of Glen Ellyn

    The Village Links of Glen Ellyn is one of the elite layouts in the Midwest, having hosted qualifyings for 40 USGA & GPA Tour Championships.

    485 Winchell Way, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
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Glencoe, IL

  • Chicago Botanic Garden

    An enchanting place with 23 unique gardens, sparkling lakes and discoveries around every corner. Climb a waterfall garden, chug to the Model Railroad Garden and enjoy exciting events and summer evenings with outdoor dining live music.

    1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL 60022
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  • Glencoe Golf Club

    18-hole, certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, surrounded by the beauty of nature.

    621 Westley Road, Glencoe, IL 60022
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Glendale Heights, IL

  • Glendale Lakes Golf Club

    Designed with the Fairway "Target Golf" concept, each shot is an experience whatever level of experience.

    630-260-0018 | http://glendalelakes.com/
    1550 President Street, Glendale Heights, IL 60139
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Glenview, IL

  • Evelyn Pease Tyner Interpretive Center

    Set amidst 32.5 acres of pristine prairie the Center serves as both gateway and guide to the Air Station Prairie. Interpretive panels on the outer walls provide information on local plants and animals, wetlands, soil conservation and gardening.

    847-299-6096 | http://glenviewparks.org/
    2400 Compass Road, Glenview, IL 60025
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  • Glenview National 9 Golf Club

    9-holes, 2000 yards, Par 31. Created by internationally known award-winning golf course architect Rick Jacobson, each hole features four sets of tees to accommodate varying skill levels.

    847-657-1637 | http://golfglenview.com/
    2800 West Lake Avenue, Glenview, IL 60025
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  • Glenview Park Golf Club

    18-holes, 6,133 yards, Par 70. Offers a choice of three bent grass tee boxes on every hole. Open to the public.

    847-724-0250 | http://golfglenview.com/
    800 Shermer Road, Glenview, IL 60025
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  • The Glen Club

    Twenty-one overnight rooms , Illinois Golf Hall of Fame, and American fare at "The Grill". The Golf course was designed by golf course architect Tom Fazio.

    847-724-7272 | http://theglenclub.com/
    2901 West Lake Avenue, Glenview, IL 60025
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  • The Grove - National Historic Landmark

    This prairie grove, covering 123 acres of ecologically diverse prairie land, is preserved and maintained as former home of the visionary horticulturist and educator Dr. John Kennicott. National Historic Landmark and is also on the National Registry of Historic Places.

    1421 Milwaukee Avenue, Glenview, IL 60025
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Glenwood, IL

  • Glenwoodie Golf Club

    18-hole championship golf course is one of the oldest public golf facilities since 1920s.

    19301 South State Street, Glenwood, IL 60425
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Grant Park, IL

Grayslake, IL

  • Brae Loch Golf Club

    A fun, challenging 18-hole, par 70 course, featuring mature trees and sweeping vistas in a country setting.

    847-968-3444
    33600 North U.S. Highway 45, Grayslake, IL 60030
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  • Lake County Fairgrounds

    Hosts various activities year-round in addition to the Annual Lake County Fair.

    847-680-7200 | http://icfair.net/
    1060 East Peterson Road, Grayslake, IL 60030
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Great Lakes, IL

  • Willow Glen Golf Club

    A picturesque 18-hole layout that provides an enjoyment challenge for all skill levels. The fully-equipped pro shop provides the latest in merchandise. This new golf clubhouse complements the recent on-course renovations, making Willow Glen one of the finest facilities in the Navy.

    847-688-4593
    2821 Great Lakes Drive, Great Lakes, IL 60088
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Gurnee, IL

  • Six Flags Great America/Hurricane Harbor

    300-acre amusement park featuring over 100 rides, stage shows and a variety of attractions. Plus a water park and 500,000 gallon wave pool.

    I-94 and Illinois Route 132 East, Gurnee, IL 60031
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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.