• 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

Shopping see all the fun in...

Richmond, IL

  • 2K Adventure Gear

    Full-service outfitter offering local kayak, canoe and snowshoe trips, plus adventure gear and apparel.

    10310 North Main Street, Richmond, IL 60071
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  • Anderson Candy Shop

    Simply the best chocolates you can get anywhere! It's cooked in copper kettles and individually hand-dipped as it has been since 1919. Locally owned family shop.

    10301 North Main Street, Richmond, IL 60071
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  • Ginger Blossom

    Ethnic and traditional crafts, rugs, furniture, sweaters, and antiques from all over the world.

    815-678-4015 | http://gingerblossom.com/
    3016 Route 173, Richmond, IL 60071
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  • Patyk's Farm Market and Greenhouse

    Patyk Farms offers fresh produce harvested from our garden that may be complimented by other locally grown products and a great selection of farm themed books from Usborne Books and More. Our greenhouse holds hanging baskets, bedding plants, vegetable plants and herbs and more.

    815-648-4065 | http://patykfarms.com/
    8519 Route 173, Richmond, IL 60071
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  • Richmond Antique District

    A quaint little village where you can enjoy a day or two of shopping for antiques, confectionery, and fine restaurants. Also bike, walk, or ski on the recreation path. Open Tuesday - Sunday: 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    815-678-4040 | http://richmond-il.com/
    Route 12 & Broadway Street, Richmond, IL 60071
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Ridgefield, IL

  • Ridgefield Antiques District

    Escape from the ordinary! A rural hamlet of six buildings (a blend of 40 merchants), specializing in affordable, quality antiques. American and English antiques.

    Ridgefield Road, off Route 14, Ridgefield, IL 60071
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Rochelle, IL

  • Bill's Trading Post

    Antiques and more.

    815-562-2627
    408 Fourth Avenue, Rochelle, IL 61068
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  • Colonial Flowers and Gifts

    Flowers and unique gifts. Go in to look around and you will want to take home a one-of-a-kind re-purposed vintage design.

    408 Lincoln Highway, Rochelle, IL 61068
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  • Conover Books

    We carry a large selection of quality used, rare, out of print and collectible books.

    815-562-8987 | http://conoverbooks.com/
    405 North Main Street, Rochelle, IL 61068
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  • Cypress House

    Full-service florist and greenhouse. Also have an espresso bar, home decor, handbags, jewelry, and more.

    815-562-4159 | http://cypresshouse.net/
    718 Tenth Avenue, Rochelle, IL 61068
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  • Diamond "G" Ranch & Western Store

    Large western store stocked with everything for horse and rider. Indoor and outdoor arenas and boarding.

    815-562-4050
    4564 Knoll Road, Rochelle, IL 61068
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  • Hillcrest Antique Mall

    Antiques and collectibles.

    815-562-6699
    203 Powers Road, Rochelle, IL 61068
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  • Hub City Antique Mall

    Antiques and collectibles.

    815-562-5620 | http://hubcitymall.com/
    506 Lincoln Avenue, Rochelle, IL 61068
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  • In The Beginning Naturals

    Organic food market and more.

    405 Lincoln Highway, Rochelle, IL 61068
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  • Joyeria Ruby Jewelry

    Jewelry store.

    815-561-9093
    406 Lincoln Highway, Rochelle, IL 61068
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  • Just Antiques and Collectibles

    Located on the historic Lincoln Highway, we offer a wide variety of vintage items, unique antiques and hard-to-find collectibles. Follow us on Facebook!

    5225 Lincoln Highway, Rochelle, IL
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  • Me-n-Buddy Gift Shop

    Gifts and collectibles.

    815-264-3590 | http://me-n-buddy.com/
    8815 South Illinois Route 251, Rochelle, IL 61068
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  • Ray's Merchandise

    Antiques and more.

    815-562-2855
    316 North Sixth Street, Rochelle, IL 61068
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  • Secret Garden

    The finest floral arrangements and gifts.

    501 North Sixth Street, Rochelle, IL 61068
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  • The Cat and the Fiddle Too

    Gifts and collectibles.

    815-562-4591 | http://catfid2.com/
    501 Sixth Avenue, Rochelle, IL 61068
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Rock City, IL

  • Rock Run Peddler

    A quaint red cottage with a unique gathering of primitives, antiques, folk art, florals, and garden decor. Also a seasonal garden to enjoy.

    207 West Jefferson Street, Rock City, IL 61070
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  • The Empty Attic

    A quaint country store offering a quirky mix of old and new. Home decor, lighting, furniture, antiques and just loads of fun, unique little items.

    815-978-3760
    6875 North Eggert Road, Rock City, IL 61070
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Rock Falls, IL

  • Behren's Blumen Stuff

    Restaurant, florist, unique gifts, and more.

    815-625-5116 | http://blumenstuff.net/
    1512 Prophet Road, Rock Falls, IL 61071
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  • Selmi's Farm Market

    Greenhouse, gifts, seasonal produce and Fall Pumpkin Patch

    815-626-3830 | http://selmi.com/
    1206 Dixon Avenue, Rock Falls, IL 61071
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Rockford, IL

  • Bygone Brand Apparel Company

    Bygone Brand was founded in Rockford and brings back places you grew up with and love as high-quality retro t-shirts and other apparel.

    3600 E. State St. Suite 1C, Rockford, IL 61108
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  • Crimson Ridge

    Crimson Ridge has a unique variety of products and services. We deliver flowers worldwide through FTD and TeleFlora as well as daily local delivery of flowers and gift baskets to hospitals, funeral homes, businesses and private homes. We can arrange delivery of any product that we carry at Crimson Ridge. In addition to FTD and TeleFlora some of the fabulous brand names you will find at Crimson Ridge are: Godiva Chocolate, Waterford Crystal, Waterford Pens, Swarovski, Vera Bradley, Brighton, Crabtree & Evelyn, Judith Jack, John Medeiros, Patricia Locke, Isabelle Bloom, Dooney & Bourke. The women's clothing department on the lower level features special occasion dresses, outerwear, sweaters, jewelry, scarves and more.

    735 N. Perryville Rd., Rockford, IL 61107
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  • Culture Shock Clothing and Records

    Culture Shock was born in 2006 as a midwest shop to find all-things-unique inspired by music, arts, and culture. Throughout the years, it has evolved into the local headquarters for locally-made/independent-made merchandise and clothing, funky gifts and accessories, kitschy housewares, and best of all VINYL RECORDS. Culture Shock is half boutique and half record store. Culture Shock is community focused and excited to serve their inspiring community for years to come.

    2239 Charles St., Rockford, IL 61104
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  • Edgebrook

    Your Place to Meet. Shop. Dine. Edgebrook offers a unique blend of eclectic boutique shops, excellent restaurants, convenient service-oriented businesses, and seasonal events. With over 30 local merchants ready to serve you, seasonal events including farmers markets, live music, and art & craft events, and a beautiful campus located right in the heart of Rockford, there is truly something to do every day at Edgebrook! Visit edgebrookshops.com for a list of merchants, events, and current specials.

    1639 N. Alpine Rd., Rockford, IL 61107
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  • Farmers Market - Edgebrook

    Wednesdays, 9am to 1pm, from May through October. Fresh fruit and vegetables, fresh-baked goods, annuals, and more.

    815-226-0212
    1639 North Alpine Road, Rockford, IL 61107
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  • Farmers Market - HCC Realty

    Featuring a variety of fresh produce, flowers and baked goods. Held on Fridays, 9am to 1pm, May through October. (Colonial Village)

    815-398-8109
    1240 South Alpine Road, Rockford, IL 61108
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  • Finials

    Finials is a 13 room “little red stuga” filled with a wide variety of Scandinavian gifts. You will find beautiful handcrafted wooden pieces as well as very simple smör (butter) knives - from the fine hand blown Orrefors crystal to the replacement glass for the Danish iron candleholders. We carry T-shirts, hand-woven sweaters and much more. Finials also carries over 2000 lampshades, a beautiful collection of lamps offers lamp repair as well as custom lamp creations.

    4626 E. State St., Rockford, IL 61108
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  • Ground Floor Skateboards

    Rockford's only independent skateboard shop sells a variety of skateboards and parts, shoes, T-shirts and gear.

    333 E. State St., Rockford, IL 61104
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  • Hidden Treasures Mall & Antiques

    Hidden Treasures is the LARGEST vendor and antique mall in the Rockford, IL area! They carry a unique collection of Antiques, Retro, Primitives, Crafts , Collectibles, Vinyl Records, Vintage Furniture and much more in a 37,500 sq. ft. showroom. Shop at over 250 different vendors that are always providing an ever changing inventory. When looking for that one of a kind piece for the home or an eclectic gift, make Hidden Treasures your go to destination. Since opening in December of 2014 Hidden Treasures has become a great destination in Northern Illinois and the best place around for vendors to showcase their unique creations and finds.

    6329 N. 2nd Street, Rockford, IL
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  • JustGoods Fair Trade Marketplace

    JustGoods - Rockford's socially conscious store promotes Fair Trade Organizations which provide better trade opportunities for developing communities. JustGoods is partnered with Green and Local movements and promote Foreign and Domestic Fair Trade. Shop for food (coffee, tea and other food products) jewelry, housewares, clothes, toys, games and many other products.

    201 7th St., Rockford, IL 61104
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  • Minglewood

    Minglewood eco-fashion lines are designed for style and made with low impact fibers and dyes. Soft organic cotton and luxurious recycled silk look and feel great and are made in the USA or fair trade imports. Other products include incense, fragrance & essential oils, sterling silver & beaded jewelry, handmade olive oil soap, aromatherapy candles and decor items to bring peace and happiness into your home.

    815-566-6957 | http://www.minglewood.us/
    333 E. State St., Rockford, IL 61104
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  • Rockford City Market

    Features local growers and vendors who sell natural products and unique retail items, live music, demonstration and kids' activities. Fridays 3-8pm before Labor Day and 3-7pm after.

    Water Street at East State Street, Rockford, IL 61101
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  • Toad Hall Books and Records

    Toad Hall has been Rockford's premier record and book store for over 30 years. We carry tons of records, cd's, cassettes, 8-tracks, books, comic books, D&D stuff, DVDs, VHS tapes, movie posters, vintage toys and magazines.

    2106 Broadway, Rockford, IL 61104
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Rockton, IL

  • Country Cottage

    Primitives, antiques and gifts. Give yourself time to savor the displays.

    122 South Prairie Street, Rockton, IL 61072
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  • Rockton River Market

    Come for the shopping...stay for the music. The Rockton River Market provides a comfortable atmosphere to shop for handmade items, fruits and vegetables. Live local music is provided for entertainment. Visit the website for the entertainment schedule.

    200 E. Hawick St., Rockton, IL 61072
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  • Rubies N Rust Antiques

    Newest antique shop in Rockton, IL. Antiques, Primitives, Vintage and collectables. Enjoy your day in Rockton and have lunch or dinner at one of our great restaurants or cafes.

    120 W Main St, Rockton, IL 61072
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Rosemont, IL

  • Fashion Outlets of Chicago

    Anchors at the two-level, 530,000 square-foot outlet mall include Bloomingdale's The Outlet Store, Last Call by Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th and Forever 21.Fashion Outlets of Chicago marks the first fully enclosed, multi-level property with this level of amenities in the Chicago area in more than two decades.This newly opened property is just outside of Chicago, and minutes away from O'Hare International Airport.

    5220 Fashion Outlets Way, Rosemont, IL 60018
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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.