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Civil War Days
Naper Settlement is transformed into a Civil War encampment where visitors can meet famous figures of the past and experience firsthand a turbulent time period in our nation’s history. Hundreds of reenactors participate, staging a battle complete with raging cannons and marching infantry. Learn how the nation changed through the insights of famous people who made a difference in history. An annual tradition at Naper Settlement for over 25 years, the family-friendly event features food, fun and shopping on "Sutler's Row" for traditional Civil War-era reproduction products.
Chicago Premium Outlets
Welcome to Chicago Premium Outlets®. With 120 stores, it is a true bargain hunter's haven. You'll find impressive savings of 25% to 65% every day from leading designers and name brands including Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Calvin Klein, Coach, DKNY, Elie Tahari, Giorgio Armani, Kate Spade, Kenneth Cole, Lacoste, Michael Kors, Nike, OshKosh B'gosh, Reebok, Salvatore Ferragamo, St. John, TAG Heuer, Theory and many more.
I & M Canal State Trail
The I&M Canal Trail offers 61 miles of picturesque hiking and biking trails that follow the historic route of the I&M Canal from Channahon to LaSalle. The Trail also boasts Illinois’ longest continuous snowmobile trail, and is a favored route for cross-country skiers.
Located in Wilmington, this converted Muffler Man beckons travelers on historic Route 66 to stop for a burger at the Launching Pad Drive-In. The Launching Pad Drive-in first opened in 1960 as a Dari Delite, and sold only hot dogs and ice cream. Since then, the menu has expanded. In 2000, the Launching Pad Drive-In was inducted into the Route 66 Hall of Fame.
Blackberry Farm's Pioneer Village
Go on a one of a kind country adventure you'll never forget! Become pioneers for a day on a real 1800s farm and village. Miniature train rides, pony rides, petting zoo, pioneer craft demonstrations, and special events.
Odyssey Fun World
Out of this world family fun featuring a four-level exploration playland, tag team laser trek, interactive video/prize redemption/games and outdoor amusement park. Caters to groups.
Chicagoland Speedway annually hosts the NASCAR Nationwide Series, NASCAR Camping World Series and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series as well as several driving schools. Single-day tickets are available
Harrah's Joliet Casino & Hotel
Hottest casino action in Chicagoland. Las Vegas style, one level casino, hotel, restaurants and more. 8:00 AM - 6:00 AM daily.
Raging Waves Waterpark
Illinois' largest Waterpark offers 45 acres of family fun! 17 water slides, wave pool, lazy river, huge kiddie play structures, sandy beach area and a 2000 foot long 4 course zip line.
Phillips Park Zoo
Established in 1915, this free zoo is open daily, year round. Exhibits include bald eagles, wolves, mountain lions, foxes, otters, elk, goats, llamas, turkeys and peacocks.
Orland Square Mall
Enclosed, two-level shopping center featuring Apple, Coach, A/X Armani, Lego, Gilly Hicks and over 150 fine shops & restaurants.
CITY: Orland Park
Pelican Harbor Indoor/Outdoor Aquatic Park
Illinois' only indoor/outdoor aquatic park features seven water slides, a lazy river, two zero-depth entry pools, a spray play area, diving well, sand playground and two concession stands.
View the spectacular display of 15,000 flowers of 15 varieties, plus a three-tiered fountain and the Four Seasons statues that complement this exquisite English garden.
Illinois Aviation Museum at Bolingbrook
Providing the nation with access to the rich history of aviation in Illinois, the Illinois Aviation Museum at Bolingbrook focuses on technology, research, education and community service.
DuPage Children's Museum, Inc.
Where children and adults learn to play together. Enjoy exhibits, workshops and materials that stretch the imagination and stimulate creativity. A fun environment for exploration and discovery.
Haunted Trails Restaurant & Entertainment Park
Perfect setting to raise your spirits! 14 acre park offers 3 go kart tracks, two 18-hole mini golf courses, batting cages, laser tag arena, rides, 100+ games, restaurant w/ private dining room plus private 5 acre picnic grove for company picnics and groups up to 2,000.
Naper Settlement - Historic Museum Village
Chicagoland's only 19th Century Village with historic homes, shops, a chapel, fort and one-room schoolhouse in a 13-acre park-like setting with costumed villagers, exhibits and more.
Bolingbrook Golf Club
Bolingbrook Golf Club combines the elements of a world-class facility and championship golf. Featuring an Arthur Hills and Steve Forrest designed golf course, a learning academy, clubhouse with lounge, two full-service restaurants, and banquet facilities. Over 78,000 sq. ft. club house features beautiful verandas overlooking an award winning golf course and a great venue for meetings and other social events.
Historic Vaudeville Movie Theatre listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Wide variety of performances.
Hollywood Casino Joliet
Live in the moment at Hollywood Casino Joliet and experience heart-pounding gaming action, thrilling entertainment, an on-site hotel and a wide variety of dining options!
Two mini golf courses, batting cages and an arcade are located at this family fun spot near Clow Airport.
Joliet Area Historical Museum
Travel through time and space! Walk through a replica of the I & M Canal, window shop on a turn-of-the-century street, take a virtual ride on a replica trolley, live the legend of Route 66, land on the moon in a walk-in simulator, and experience space exploration and the Apollo missions. Temporary exhibit change often in our Special Exhibition gallery. There's always family fun in our discovery room, and remember your visit with a souvenir from our Gift Shop.
Kendall County Flea Market
Held June 10, July 8, Aug. 12, Sept. 9 and Oct. 14.
Polk-a-Dot Drive In
Drive-In founded over 50 years ago has become one of the most memorable attractions along Illinois Route 66. Stop in and see the collection of memorabilia and enjoy a great meal.
Vaughn Athletic Center Water Park
This year-round indoor water park has tube slides, zero-depth entry and interactive water play.
Hollywood Casino Aurora Riverboats
Two riverboats offer slots, blackjack, Caribbean stud poker, roulette, craps and mini-baccarat, all amidst a virtual Hollywood memorabilia museum. Restaurants from gourmet to buffet.
I&M Canal State Trail
Enjoy hiking, jogging, cross-country skiing, camping, snowmobiling, fishing, boating, canoeing and biking along the I&M Canal State Trail. This 61-mile recreational trail begins at Brandon Road in Rockdale and parallels the canal to LaSalle Peru.
Cog Hill Golf and Country Club
The public is invited to play any of Cog Hill's four award-winning, 18-hole championship golf courses, including the world-famous Course #4, Dubsdread. Dubsdread was host to the PGA Tour's BMW Championship from 2009-2011.
A Joliet staple for more than 30 years, this LGBT bar features dancing to live DJs on Friday and Saturday nights, Maneuvers Diva’s Den drag shows and live entertainment.
Play miniature golf at this family fun spot in Aurora.
Harrison's Restaurant & Brewery
Upscale casual restaurant and micro-brewery featuring an American eclectic menu with a Cajun flair, eight hand-crafted beers, cigar bar, patio and private dining room.
CITY: Orland Park
The Homestead Sculpture Garden and Labyrinth
Art lovers will admire the beautiful brick labyrinth and distinctive contemporary sculpture garden here.
Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park
On historic Bluff Street along the waterway downtown Joliet, the park features free summer concerts, lush grounds, outdoor bandshell and indoor theatre. Office: Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:00 am - 4:30 pm and Wednesdays 8:00 am - 12:00 noon.
Located on over 325 acres, popular attractions include the Mastodon Gallery, the gorgeous Sunken Garden, an 18-hole golf course/driving range, the zoo, a 28-acre fishing lake with a one-mile multiple use trail, war memorials and the Winter Recreation Area. Phillips Park Visitors Center & Mastodon Gallery showcases the mastodon bones that were unearthed in the park during a 1934 Civil Works Administration Project. The skull being the largest of the artifacts, weighs 188 pounds.
Chicagoland Speedway Camping
Choose from 4 unique camping options at Chicagoland Speedway! Benefits include: FREE newspaper delivery, payment plan options, free tram services around the facility, and non-stop entertainment.
Bird Haven Greenhouse and Conservatory
Lord and Burnham designed this historic greenhouse featuring a tropical house, cacti room, show house and outdoor gardens.
The Promenade Bolingbrook
DuPage County, Chicago’s Western Suburbs - Visit this new lifestyle center where trees and sky meet shops and cafes. Anchored by Macy's and Bass Pro Shops, The Promenade features a great mix of retail and restaurants, including Coach and the Gordon Biersch Brewery. There's something for everyone!
Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant
Handcrafted Wine. Modern Casual Dining. Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant opened in 2005 in Orland Park, a south suburb of Chicago. The concept was unique. They created a signature menu with a selection of dishes designed to pair perfectly with their own Cooper’s Hawk wines, made in their own private winery. With sophisticated food and exceptional wines, the concept was born.The Cooper’s Hawk concept includes four distinct components: an upscale casual dining restaurant, full-service bar, private barrel-aging room, and Napa-style tasting room and retail gift store…all under one roof. Each Cooper’s Hawk location is distinctive in layout and décor, but carries the same warmth and elegance that guests have come to expect.
CITY: Orland Park
Luigi's Pizza and Fun Center
Enjoy the fun here that includes laser tag, an arcade room and great pizza.
Aurora Arena Skate Center
Skate to the sounds of Top 40 music. The skate center also features special live organ music dance sessions.
America's Historic Roundhouse
Originally constructed in 1855-1865, the roundhouse was renovated and now houses Illinois' largest microbrewery and brewpub.
Main Street Promenade Naperville
Whether you are visiting for work or pleasure, Naperville has something to fit your taste. Come and experience big city styles with small town smiles! Discover the charming shops and distinctive restaurants along our tree-lined streets. Stroll the Riverwalk and enjoy the many pieces of public art, fountains and covered bridges.
Chasers Laser Tag
Join in a game of state-of-the-art laser tag.
Splash Country Water Park
This deluxe water park features tube slides, a simulated river, zero-depth pools and sand activity areas.
Naper Settlement - Outdoor History Museum
Chicagoland's only 19th Century Village with historic homes, shops, a chaple, fort and one-room schoolhouse in a 13-acre park-like setting with costumed villagers, exhibits and more.
Brunswick Zone - Naperville
DuPage County, Chicago’s Western Suburbs - Brunswick Zone in Naperville offers bowling, billiards, an arcade/game room, Laser Tag, Bumper Cars plus meeting space for corporate parties, team-building and special events.
Fox Valley Symphony
Top-notch pop, classical and family performances are presented under the guidance of Maestro Fusao Kajima.
Aloft Bolingbrook is a sassy, savvy, hip, trendy hotel located at The Promenade Bolingbrook. Mix & mingle with friends at the WXYZ lounge, stay and play at our indoor pool or fitness center, and breeze into an Aloft room featuring custom amenities.
Rocket Ice Arena
Come feel the thrill of the chill at the Rocket Ice Arena, offering programs for all ages and ability levels in figure skating and hockey.
The Farnsworth House Estate
Master architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe created the ultimate minimalist masterpiece, the Farnsworth House, in pastoral Plano. The stellar structure of floor-to-ceiling glass seemingly "floats" above the rambling Fox River.
Siegel's Cottonwood Farms
Siegel's Cottonwood farm is a 100 year centennial fourth generation working farm established in 1909. In the spring and early summer the farm is open with a garden center featuring flowers, shrubs, and plants. From June 1st thru October the farm is available for company picnics, group outings, corporate events and fundraisers. In the summer when the crop is ready its Xtra Sweet Corn. In the fall its Pumpkinfest time on the farm with playlands, cornfield mazes, new fun attractions, climbing wall, gem mining and much more. And then there is the award winning haunted prison STATESVILLE.
Sri Venkateswara Swami Temple of Greater Chicago
This temple is one of only three Sri Venkateswara Hindu temples in the United States, constructed by Native American artisans.
Mastodon Gallery at Phillips Park
Get an up-close view of Ice Age mastodon bones unearthed in Phillips Park in the 1930s, while glimpsing into the rich history of one of the area's most beautiful parks.
Holiday Inn & Suites Bolingbrook
145 beautifully designed guest accommodations, including Whirlpool Suites, and Presidential Suites. High speed wireless access. Full service restaurant, lounge and room service. Conference and banquet facilities accommodating from 5-500 people.
Round Barn Farm and Museum
This 94-acre farm features picnic and recreational areas, antique farm equipment, a petting zoo, pony rides and barrel train rides. In fall find a pumpkin patch, haunted barn and pig races.
Millennium Carillon in Moser Tower
The Millennium Carillon, a unique musical instrument consisting of 72 bells, is one of only four Grand Carillons in the world. Enjoy carillonneurs perform during the summer concert series and climb 253 steps to the observation area to marvel at the views.
Brickstone Restaurant and Brewery
Relax in the warm, comfortable atmosphere and try beers made on-site at Brickstone. Their ample menu includes pub favorites and full meals. During the warmer months enjoy your brew on their outdoor patio.
Best Western Naperville Inn
DuPage County, Chicago’s Western Suburbs - Enjoy deluxe continental breakfast, lobby computer access, 24-hour exercise room. Guest rooms each have free internet access, cable TV, microwave and refrigerator. Hotel is centrally located near restaurants, shopping and more! Easy access to I-88.
Silver Lake Country Club
Golf the two championship 18-hole courses, one nine-hole executive course, or play in the racquetball courts.
CITY: Orland Park
Fox Valley Winery
Welcome to one of Illinois’ premier boutique wineries! Just west of Chicago, in the Fox River Valley, you have the chance to experience truly unique, fine wines of Illinois! Whether you prefer red, white, dry or sweet, you’ll find the perfect wine for your palate at Fox Valley Winery. So spend a little time with us at our beautiful Fox River Valley location. Sample our wines and judge for yourself.
Fox River Games Paintball
Bring a group of friends to play a round of paintball at Fox River Games. Open play or "walk-on" play is recreational play for all ages (age restrictions) and skill levels. Play as an individual or play in groups. Typically we are open every weekend Saturday and Sunday and during the summer we operate on Wednesdays and Fridays too. Please check our website for our operating schedule and specific hours of operation.
A fun and exciting play land offering 10 inflatable play structures, four party rooms and two age-appropriate play areas.
Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery
This cemetery was named after the 16th president of the United States, and was designed to serve approximately one million Chicago metropolitan area veterans.
Yogi Bear Jellystone Park Camp Resort
412 sites 219 W/E/S, 165 W/E, 12 primative, 10 rustic cabins, 6 rental trailers, open all year, 2 heated pools, spa, hayrides, store, snackbar, laundry, firewood, ice, lp gas, gameroom, minigolf, etc. Free wireless Internet. 20 mi sw of Aurora.
Route 66 Raceway
This racing and entertainment facility features concerts, NHRA drag racing events and demolition derbies.
Leisure Lake Resort
Resort with 212 campsites, in-ground pool, 24 acre stocked fishing lake, 2 acre beach, on-site convenience store, activities throughout the year and much more.
Ultimate Sports Dome
This sports spot features go-karts, batting cages, miniature golf and an indoor driving range.
Splash Station Waterpark
Railroad-themed, outdoor water park featuring a 6 person racing slide, body slides, tube slides, lazy river and zero depth pool.
Westfield Louis Joliet
Westfield Louis Joliet features four department stores and over 120 specialty shops. Step into Macy's, JCPenny's, Carson Pirie Scott or Sears to do some of your shopping and then don't forget to get a bit to eat in one of our many restaurants. You are sure to have a great time in the Westfield Louis Joliet!
IKEA Home Furnishings
Located at I-355 and I-55 at the Boughton Rd. exit. IKEA offers home delivery, rental vans, assembly services and an IKEA credit card so that you won't have any worries while you are shopping for your home. Don't forget to visit the restaurant while you are there!
Dedicated on February 12, 2009, Lincoln Landing is Lockport's newest attraction. This park, located on the original Public Landing platted as a dock area by Canal Commissioners in 1836, features a unique bronze statue of a young Abraham Lincoln created by artist David Ostro. Interpretive signage through the park highlights the history of the I&M Canal, its impact on the Lockport community, and Lincoln's connections to both. This open-air museum is self-guiding, but is enhanced by a website with school lesson plans.
Northfield Square Mall
Shopping Center Mall with 65 stores.
Oswegoland Civic Center Aquatic Park
This community water park features colorful slides, tubes, a zero-depth pool and concession booth.
Lockport Street Gallery
Incredible place to browse and shop. Glass jewelry, art and more. From Tiffany to Nedobeck.
Castle Antique Mall
With over 16,000 square feet and space for over 110 vendors, Castle Antiques has something for everyone. From old fishing lures to dog-eared books, this is a one-stop place to find a host of treasures. Don't miss the furniture room in the back with items collected from numerous estate sales and auctions.
iPic Theaters & Salts Sports Bar & Lounge
IPic Theaters has a passion for movies and provides you with the ultimate escape. A premium and affordable movie-going experience, there is something for everyone. Enjoy fresh seasonal cocktails at Salt Sports Bar, full menu selection, billiards and more.
Planes, Trains & Automobiles - Sun Motel
An uptight businessman who is desperately trying to get home for Thanksgiving finds himself partnered with an easy going shower ring salesman who is on a journey of his own. The film was shot extensively in the Chicago suburbs. One of the most memorable scenes takes place when the two are forced to share a room at the Braidwood Inn (now the Sun Motel) in suburban Braidwood.
Randall/Orchard Road Corridor
These rapidly growing roads stretching through Aurora, North Aurora and Batavia are full of shopping and restaurant surprises.
Fox Valley Center
One of Illinois' largest malls, this three-level enclosed shopping center features over 180 stores and restaurants, including Carson Pirie Scott, J.C.Penney, Marshall Field's and Sears.
The Comedy Shrine
Whether you're here to watch improv or stand-up, you're in for a great time! Come early and enjoy a drink and the thousands of pieces of comedy memorabilia that puts the "shrine" in The Comedy Shrine. Interested in classes? We have those too! You are never too old or too young to try your hand at comedy. Check out our website for upcoming class dates and prices.
Westfield Fox Valley
DuPage County, Chicago’s Western Suburbs - One of Illinois' largest malls, this three-level enclosed shopping center features over 180 stores and restaurants, including Carson Pirie Scott, JCPenney, Macy's and Sears.
Bourbonnais Towne Centre
Located off the corner of Route 102 and WIlliam Latham Drive, it includes Jewel-Osco and Office Depot as the anchor stores. Additionally you will find local specialty shops and restaurants.
Downtown Joliet is experiencing an exciting resurgence in entertainment options and business opportunities. Downtown Joliet serves as the city's main municipal center.
A one-owner store with a wide range of antiques and collectibles from pocket watches to furniture. Open last 2 weeks of each month. Closed Sunday & Monday
Comfort Inn (Conference Centre & Georgios Banquets)
160 hotel rooms with 22,000 square feet of banquet & meeting space. Winners of the #1 banquet venue in the Chicago Southland 2010 and 8 previous years. Also, in 2011, the Knot Best of Wedding winner! Your home away from home!
CITY: Orland Park
Indian Oaks Antique Mall
One of the largest on one level. Over 160 quality dealers.
Courtyard by Marriott Naperville
DuPage County, Chicago’s Western Suburbs - 147-room hotel, conveniently located off I-88, offering spacious rooms with many amenities, indoor pool, whirlpool and public areas designed to provide the comforts of home.
Lynfred Winery's Tasting deVine
DuPage County, Chicago's Western Suburbs - Founded in 1979, Lynfred Winery produces over 50 varieties of wine per year. Visit the tasting room and gift shop and enjoy.
Come and Experience the diversity and vastness of antiques and collectibles at Milltown Market. You will literally take a walk in the past, with some items remembered from yesteryear, and some you've never seen before! Take your time perusing over 65 booths, which have many different treasures from our collections.
Fox Bend Golf Course
Fox Bend offers a challenging and scenic tour of streams, ponds, willow trees and elevation changes. This highly regarded course has played host to several tournaments and qualifiers.
Aurora Downtown Walking Tour
Take a self-guided tour of Aurora's historic downtown. Tour brochures are available at the Aurora Area Convention and Visitor's Bureau.
Mastodon Lake at Phillips Park
Remains of the extinct elephant-like mastodon were found in this lake in the 1930s. Today, see a life-size sculpture of a mastodon and a restored prairie grass development.
Heritage Bluffs Public Golf Club
This premier golfing destination was awarded 4-1/2 stars in Golf Digest's list of Places to Play.
Isle A La Cache Museum
Isle A La Cache Museum is devoted to the history of the 18th century fur trade between voyagers and Native Americans.
Brunswick Zone Romeoville
Brunswick Zone XL is a full- feature, family- friendly entertainment destination with something for everyone. Our center in Romeoville sets the standard for family entertainment with more than 60,000 sq. ft. of fun for all ages. Bowling, billiards, video games and more!
SciTech Hands On Museum
An interactive, hands-on science and technology center with over 200 hands-on exhibits and an outdoor science park. Discover science and math can be interesting, accessible, and fun!