• 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...

Sandwich, IL

  • Edgebrook Golf Club

    This semi-private course is in excellent condition. Tree lined fairways and hilly terrain. There is a creek and a lake that come into play on six holes, and out-of-bounds stakes on just about every hole.

    815-786-3058 | http://sandwichgolf.com/
    2100 Suydam Road, Sandwich, IL 60548
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  • Larson's Family Farm

    We invite you to participate in the seasons by traveling to our farm to experience picking your own pumpkins and Christmas trees. While here to choose pumpkins in the fall, you will find gourds, squash, and fall harvest decorations. When you pick your pumpkins on a weekend, you can also see the farm on a hayride. Alternatively, you can schedule a special event; we offer evening bonfires on fall weekends and host school groups during weekdays.

    4404 Somonauk Road, Sandwich, IL 60548
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Schaumburg, IL

  • Atcher Island Water Park

    All new tropical-themed water park with water slides, unique circular drop slide, children's spray ground, locker rooms, concession stand, and more.

    847-985-2135 | http://parkfun.com/
    730 South Springinsguth Road, Schaumburg, IL 60195
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  • Olympic Park

    72-acre site featuring soccer fields, softball fields, skate plaza, basketball courts and concession area.

    847-985-2115 | http://parkfun.com/
    1675 East Old Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, IL 60173
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  • Schaumburg Boomers

    Minor league baseball with all the excitement of the big leagues.

    847-461-FOWL (3695) | http://boomersbaseball.com/
    1999 South Springsguth Road, Schaumburg, IL 60193
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  • Schaumburg Golf Club

    27-hole, Par 72 golf course.

    401 North Roselle Road, Schaumburg, IL 60194
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  • Spring Valley Nature Center/Volkening Heritage Farm

    135 acres, natural history museum, handicapped-accessible trails, 1880s living history farm and pioneer cooking demos. Cost for some programs.

    847-985-2100 | http://parkfun.com/
    1111 East Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, IL 60194
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  • Walnut Greens Golf

    9-hole, Par 27 course.

    847-490-7878 | http://parkfun.com/
    1150 North Walnut, Schaumburg, IL 60194
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Shabbona, IL

  • Indian Oaks Country Club

    Nine holes, a full service driving range, short game facility and putting green.

    603 East Preserve Road, Shabbona, IL 60550
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  • Shabbona Lake State Park

    Named for the Potawatomi chief who briefly held a small parcel of this land 10 years after the Black Hawk War. Bike trails, boat rentals, hiking, canoe access, camping, and much more located on 1,546 acres.

    815-824-2106 | http://shabbonalake.com/
    4201 Shabbona Grove Road, Shabbona, IL 60550
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Skokie, IL

  • Emily Oaks Nature Center

    13-acre savanna and center. Enjoy this natural oasis full of native wildflowers, grasses, oak trees, three-acre pond and trails.

    847-674-1500 | http://skokieparks.org/
    4650 Brummel Street, Skokie, IL 60076
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  • Skokie Northshore Sculpure Park

    Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park is a unique facility, combining recreational features with an outstanding exhibition of large-scale contemporary sculpture in a beautifully landscaped, easily accessible setting.

    847-679-4265 | http://sculpturepark.org/
    McCormic Boulevard between Touhy & Dempster Street, Skokie, IL 60076
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  • Skokie Sports Park

    Featuring one of the top 100 rated ranges in the U.S. Offers a two-tier, 40 station range with an automatic tee-up system. Lights for evening practice and heated stalls for cold-weather practice. Also, miniature golfs and batting cages.

    847-674-1500 | http://skokieparks.org/
    3459 Oakton Street, Skokie, IL 60076
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  • Skokie Water Playground

    Features three slides, a zero depth pool, play equipment including a water play structure with large splash bucket. Lanes for lap swim, lockers and shower area, and concessions.

    847-674-1500 | http://skokieparks.org/
    3459 Oakton Street, Skokie, IL 60076
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Somonauk, IL

  • Sannauk Preserve

    A forest preserve that offers shore-side fishing, waterside walking paths and sledding in the winter. Also features ball diamond, picnicking and enclosed shelters. Daily: sunrise to sunset.

    815-756-1336 | http://dekalbcounty.org/
    15250 US 34, Somonauk, IL 60552
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South Barrington, IL

  • Goebbert's Pumpkin Farm

    Family-friendly activity. Enjoy everything from pumpkins, animals, homemade foods and more.

    847-428-6727 | http://pumpkinfarms.com/
    40 West Higgins Road, South Barrington, IL 60010
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South Beloit, IL

  • Blackhawk Farms Raceway

    Enjoy sports car, motorcycle and go-kart road racing, plus off-road and motorcycle dirt track.

    15538 Prairie Road, South Beloit, IL 61080
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  • Nature at The Confluence Learning Center

    Nature at The Confluence is an initiative to transform the area of land where Turtle Creek meets the Rock River into a community space that celebrates the natural and historical significance of the land. The development includes a 2200 square foot indoor Nature Learning Center, a 1500 square foot Outdoor Learning Center, and a 35 foot outdoor fireplace. Nature-based programs will be offered throughout the year. There also will be opportunities for children, adults, community groups, schools, and businesses to get involved with volunteer and learning projects through Nature At The Confluence’s Stream Team and Green Team programs.

    306 Dickop St., South Beloit, IL 61080
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  • Nature at the Confluence Learning Center

    Nature at The Confluence is an initiative to transform the area of land where Turtle Creek meets the Rock River into a community space that celebrates the natural and historical significance of the land. The development includes a 2200 square foot indoor Nature Learning Center, a 1500 square foot Outdoor Learning Center, and a 35 foot outdoor fireplace. Nature-based programs will be offered throughout the year. There also will be opportunities for children, adults, community groups, schools, and businesses to get involved with volunteer and learning projects through Nature At The Confluence’s Stream Team and Green Team programs.

    306 Dickop Street, South Beloit, IL 61080
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South Chicago Heights, IL

  • Sauk Trail Woods Forest Preserve

    A section along the 150 miles of Forest Preserve Trails that have been established for multiple use by hikers, bicyclists and horseback riders.

    800-870-3666
    2998 Forest Preserve Drive, South Chicago Heights, IL 60411
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South Holland , IL

  • Sand Ridge Nature Center

    Live animals, natural history exhibits, hiking trails and more.

    708-868-0606 | http://fpdcc.com/
    15891 Paxton Avenue, South Holland , IL 60473
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Spring Grove, IL

  • Chain O' Lakes State Park

    2,793-acre state park and a 3,230 acre conservation area provide a water oriented recreation area for boaters, anglers, and skiers.

    847-587-5512 | http://dnr.illinois.gov/
    8916 Wilmot Road, Spring Grove, IL 60081
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St. Anne, IL

  • Boots & Saddles Riding Ranch

    This quaint working stable in rural St. Anne provides riding lessons, horse boarding, and fresh country air.

    815-944-8000
    2729A South 13810 East Road, St. Anne, IL 60964
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  • Elks Country Club

    18-hole golf course.

    815-937-9547 | http://kankakeeelks.com/
    2283 Bittersweet Road, St. Anne, IL 60964
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  • Oak Springs Golf Course

    18-hole golf course.

    6740 East 3500 Road South, St. Anne, IL 60964
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  • Twin River Campground & Retreat

    Numerous activities including paintball, canoeing, wall climbing, hayrides and paddle boating are all available on site. Twin Rivers also offers rustic and developed campsites in addition to cabins. Packages are available for group rentals.

    815-937-1181
    4112 South Youth Camp Road, St. Anne, IL 60965
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St. Charles, IL

  • Kane County Fairgrounds

    Home to a variety of activities throughout the year including the Kane County Fair in July.

    525 South Randall Road, St. Charles, IL 60174
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  • Pheasant Run Resort

    Beautiful guest rooms, including our luxury Tower Rooms and Suites, features a wonderful view of the Fox River Valley. Live theater featuring Fox Valley Repertory, Zanies Comedy Club, indoor and two outdoor pools, gift shops & boutiques, tennis & volleyball courts, spa, 18-hole golf course, restaurants and Sunday Brunch.

    800-474-3272 or 630-584-6300 | http://pheasantrun.com/
    4051 East Main Street, St. Charles, IL 60174
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  • Pottawatomie Park

    Located along the Fox River Trail, park has swimming pools, picnic areas, shelters, playgrounds, sand volleyball, seasonal canoe/pedal boat rentals, nine-hole golf course, miniature golf, community center, St. Charles paddlewheel boat cruises, tennis courts, and native plants.

    630-584-1885 | http://stcparks.org/
    8 North Avenue, St. Charles, IL 60174
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  • St. Charles Paddlewheel Riverboats

    Located at Pottawatamie Park. Cruise the scenic Fox River May thru October. Relax on these replica steamboats as they travel along the Fox River for a sightseeing tour.

    630-584-2334 | http://stcriverboats.com/
    2 North Avenue, St. Charles, IL 60174
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Steger, IL

  • Veterans Park

    Baseball fields, playground, picnic pavilion and walking trail.

    708-754-3395
    Phillips Avenue & 35th Street, Steger, IL 60475
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Sterling, IL

  • Blue Goose Run

    Enjoy a corn maize in the fall or formal gardens in spring and summer.

    815-772-7200 | http://bluegooserun.com/
    14609 Blue Goose Road, Sterling, IL 61081
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  • Grandon Civic Center

    Free concerts in the park, 4th of July celebration, concessions, bring your own lawn chairs or enjoy the park benches.

    815-625-7973
    East 4th Street Route 2, Sterling, IL 61081
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  • Lawrence Park and Pool

    An outdoor pool for everyone, featuring a wading pool and diving well with one and three meter diving boards. Boat access, parking area, winter eagle watching, and concessions. Open daily all summer: noon to 6 p.m.

    815-622-6205
    Avenue G Bridge, Sterling, IL 61081
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  • Oppold Marina

    Public marina offers boat access, parking area, restrooms, shelters and store. Canoe and boat rental, ice fishing, ice skating and playground.

    815-622-6203 | http://sterlingparks.org/
    Stauffer Road, Sterling, IL 61081
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  • Rock River Valley Self Help Enterprises, Inc.

    Happy Trails Park. 5-acres of walking paths, water gardens, greenhouse, 5-hole miniature golf, swings and gardens all designed and maintained by the developmentally disabled clients of the agency.

    815-626-3115
    2300 West LeFevre, Sterling, IL 61081
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  • Sinnissippi Park

    Located on the east side of town with bluffs overlooking the scenic Rock River featuring ball diamonds, picnic facilities, playground and Frisbee golf course. Nature trails provide excellent bird watching and cross country skiing, while the bayou is a popular year round fishing spot. A special feature of Sinnissippi Park is the Hopewellian Indian Mounds, which are listed with the Register of National Historic Places.

    815-622-6200
    East Lincoln Highway, Sterling, IL 61081
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  • Sterling Mural Society

    Proudly presenting 18 beautiful and colorful murals in the downtown area that depict the history of our community. Walking tours available. Call for more information.

    815-626-5421
    Downtown Sterling, Sterling, IL 61081
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Stockton, IL

  • Black Hawk Run Golf Course

    Beautiful course hidden in the hills awaits golfers of all skill levels. Featuring 18 challenging holes with elevated greens and wide -open fairways.

    815-947-3011 | http://blackhawkrun.com/
    3501 South Golf Road, Stockton, IL 61085
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  • Woodbine Bend Championship Golf Course

    18-hole links course, driving range, practice greens and lessons. Full bar & restaurant; fun place for family gatherings & outings.

    815-858-3939 | http://woodbinebend.com/
    3500 East Center Road, Stockton, IL 61085
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Streator, IL

  • Canoe the Vermilion

    Enjoy the Vermilion and I & M Canal waterways in the Starved Rock area.

    815-673-3218
    1903 East 1251 Road, Streator, IL 61364
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  • Hopalong Cassidy River Trail & Canoe Launch

    Visitors can follow this trail through an urban forest of mulberry, blackberry oak and maple. Fish, hike, canoe from state-funded canoe launch area on the Vermilion River.

    815-672-2055 | http://streator.org/
    West Main Street, Illinois Route 18, Streator, IL 61364
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  • Sandy Ford Canoe Launch Area

    This 200-acre park is located on the east bank of the Vermillion River, possesses two creeks, a floodplain forest, dry bluff land forest, hill prairies and sandstone cliffs. Canoe launch site and land and water reserve.

    815-673-1880
    Leonore Road, Streator, IL 61364
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Sycamore, IL

  • Blumen Gardens

    3,500 square feet of indoor and outdoor planting space growing a large number of perennials.

    815-895-3737 | http://blumengardens.com/
    403 Edward Street, Sycamore, IL 60178
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  • DeKalb County Liners

    The Liners are members of the Prospect Summer Collegiate Baseball League. The Prospect League is comprised of teams participating in 3 divisions, in Illinois, Missouri, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Tennessee. Since the 1960's, the Prospect League has been attracting some of the most talented collegiate baseball players to play their summer baseball in the league.

    Founders Field, Sycamore Park, Sycamore, IL 60115
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  • DeKalb County Liners Colliegate Baseball

    Catch on of our home games for great baseball, food and beverages. Exciting fun for all ages at affordable prices - the way baseball used to be.

    Founders Field, Sycamore Park, Sycamore, IL 60178
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  • Johnson's Family Farm

    Johnson’s Family Farm offers a pumpkin stand and a winding corn maze. They also have locally-grown fall produce available for purchase.

    1765 West State Street, Sycamore, IL 60178
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  • Sycamore Family Sports Center

    A wide variety of activities including batting cages, driving range, mini golf and go carts.

    815-895-7407 | http://sycamorefun.com/
    725 East State Street, Sycamore, IL 60178
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  • Sycamore Golf Club

    This golf course is built along the Kishwaukee River and offers a fair test of golf for the experienced and novice player.

    940 East State Street, Sycamore, IL 60178
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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.