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The Polk-a-Dot Drive In was 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.
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.
The Gemini Giant is a landmark statue on U.S. Route 66. The 30 foot tall statue is named after the Gemini space program and holds a silver "rocket ship" in his hands, while sporting an astronaut's space helmet that looks more like a welding mask.
Camp Shaw was established in 1956 and is the best kept secret in all of beautiful Kankakee County! Camp Shaw is also a wonderful place to hold a variety of outdoor and indoor events. It provides overnight accommodation; horseback riding, guided trail rides or group lessons and weekend packages are available. It is also an outdoor, environmental science education program encouraging interest and participation in the balanced management of natural resources.
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.
This year-round facility offers five basketball courts, eight volleyball courts, two soccer fields, a video game arcade, bumper cars, two mini-golf courses, softball batting cages, a go-kart track, climbing wall and paintball field.
Home to catfish, walleye, northern pike, bass, pan fish, picnic and recreation.
This site's 5,500 acres make up one of the largest and most used hunting and field trailing areas in the state. It also offers camping, picnicking, boating, fishing, two small natural areas and 12 miles of equestrian trails with cross-country jumps.
Old Plank Road is a 21-mile recreation and nature trail used by in-line skaters, walkers, runners, bikers, bicyclists and even cross-country skiers in the winter. This trail reaches from Park Forest all the way to Joliet.
The Kankakee River takes a leisurely path from its origin to a point near Wilmington, Illinois, where it joins the DesPlaines River to form the Illinois River. Long acclaimed as one of the cleanest rivers in the Midwest, the Kankakee is a gentle Class I river ideal for first-time canoeists.
An 18-hole championship course cut thru 10,000 oak trees, with water hazards on 9 of 18 holes, complete clubhouse bar and restaurant. Chicagoland Golf 5 Star rated facility.
The area features some of the finest and most extensive prairie-marsh and sand dune vegetation remaining in Illinois. Primarily operated as a permit pheasant hunting area, hiking, picnicking, and snowmobiling opportunities are also available.
The 4,000-acre park extends along both sides of the Kankakee River offering unspoiled settings that are surrounded by scenic bluffs and woods. The park includes hiking trails, biking trails, canoeing, fishing, camping, cross-country skiing, snowmobile trails, picnic areas, hunting, boat launches, and much more! In addition there are several shelters available for picnic events.
October brings pumpkins, hayrides, corn maze, train rides, farm animals, and fun. Also come see our Civil war reenactment the third weekend in October. Warrior Dash Midwest in June. On site gift shop.
The Irons Oaks Environmental Learning Center is a joint project of the Homewood-Flossmoor (HF Parks.com) and Olympia Fields (OF Parks.com) park districts. The near 40-acre nature preserve is home to a diversity of wildlife and habitat types. See beautiful woods, wildflowers, birds and furry friends along the way. There are trails along both sides of the park which is located at Vollmer and Western Avenues in Olympia Fields. Please be careful when crossing Vollmer Road. The Park is open to the public daily, sunrise to sunset
Scuba dive the spring-fed quarry of 12 acres in a park-like setting. Call for reservations.
Heritage Bluffs Public Golf Club has been one of Chicagoland's highest rated golf courses since it opened in 1993. It offers a challenge for the serious player and fun for the more casual player across its rolling acres that offer scenic beauty unlike most Chicago-area courses. Everyone can find a length to suit their game from our four tee boxes that stretch the course from 5000 to over 7100 yards.
Small campground located in a country setting near Chicagoland Speedway, Historic Route 66 and a 25 mile hiking/bike trail. Business hours are 8:00am - 1:00pm.
This historic 1857 farm offers hay ride trips to the pumpkin patch, rope making, puppet shows and much more family fun.
A tandem Skydive with Skydive Greater is a fun safe way for you to experience the thrill of skydiving while securely attached to an experience instructor with 1,000 jumps and many years of experience.
1,700 acres of grassland, brushy draws and shrubs on 2,801 acres. Hunting, fishing, picnicking and more.
Sited outdoors over some 300 acres, the 21-piece collection contains monumental works by many of the 20th century's most important sculptors, including Puryear, Nauman, Disuvero and Hunt.
Enthusiasts of all kinds find enjoyment in the wide array of activities the park offers including 4-miles of fully accessible paved paths that wind through natural prairie, woods and riverfront of the Perry Farm site.
A facility of the Kankakee Valley Park District, Ice Valley Centre Ice Arena features a NHL rink, Game Zone arcade and Breakaway Cafe concessions.
Monee Reservoir features a 46-acre fishing lake and picnic pavilions. Concessions building offers boat rentals, bait, and snacks for sale.
A facility of the Bourbonnais Township Park District, The Willowhaven Interpretive Center is a free hands-on museum that houses natural and historical exhibits, provides the community a place to learn, explore, and enjoy the splendors of nature! Displays focus on Illinois wildlife, conservation and natural history. The most popular displays include hands-on discovery tables with pelts, nests, feathers, tracks and more. The center also has live animal displays, aquariums, a children's reading nook, computer tables and a microscope lab table.
Welcome to Chicago Southland’s Best Conditioned Golf Course. Deer Creek Golf Club is rated 3 1/2 Stars by Golf Digest Magazine and is continually voted as one of Chicago’s places to play. Deer Creek is a beautifully manicured Championship golf course with bent grass greens, 7 lakes and 55 sand bunkers. Throughout the course you will find aesthetically pleasing naturalized areas, which include a wide variety of wildflowers.
This center features local natural history exhibits, hands-on displays for children, and family programs that are offered throughout the year. Picnic facilities and camping are available by reservation.
This fun family spot, open April-October, offers two miniature golf courses. This par 70 course exhibits excellent golfing conditions. The blue championship tees boast a 6191 yard layout; where as the white/silver/red tees cover 5833/5616/4946 yards respectively.
A campground that has something for everyone with basketball, volleyball and other activities.
KidsWork is an interactive educational experience for ages 0-8. Two floors of exhibits including a theater, art room, tot spot, pet vet, dino dig and more! Visit the KidsWork website for events, programming and new exhibits!
Whispering Willows Park at Willowhaven Interpretive Center features open prairies, wetlands, interpretive gardens and 1.5 miles of limestone trails surrounding two scenic ponds. All trails begin and end at the Willowhaven Interpretive Center scenic outlook.
Launch off a ramp and go airborne at the area's only skate park! It is an unsupervised skate at your own risk park.
Reed's Canoe offers three trips ranging in length from 2 to 6 hours, and are suitable for new and experienced canoeists.
Enjoy a day in the country while learning about wildlife through nature displays and exhibits.
Campsites are located on the banks of the lake in the birch trees, in the meadow nestled among the oaks and maples, and along the Kankakee River. Entertainment is planned on weekends and holidays.
Riegel Farm has a very diverse group of animal residents. We have exotic birds and reptiles such as an alligator and snakes. Birthday parties, group tours, pony rides and hayrides.
Along with 18 superbly conditioned holes of golf, The Sanctuary has an excellent grass practice range, short game area, putting green, full service golf shop with PGA Professional Bob Schulz. The Bunker Grill has great food and beverage offerings. For those who want a challenging golfing experience at a great price, there are few better choices than The Sanctuary, anywhere! Book your tee-time now at 815- 462-GOLF (4653) or book on-line.
Cardinal Creek Golf Course is a Semi-Private, 27 hole golf course located in Beecher, Illinois. Cardinal Creek Golf Course has three 9-hole golf courses. These courses can be combined in pairs to form three different 18 hole course challenges. The nine-hole courses are The North Course, The South Course, and The Center Course.
Open year round, SPG Green Garden Country Club is located in Frankfort Illinois, just a 45-minute drive southwest from downtown Chicago. Our proximity to the Greater Chicagoland area makes SPG Green Garden Country Club ideal for both general play and outings of all kinds. The attraction of rolling terrain, a tranquil setting, and clean country fresh air will make your next round of golf with us a most pleasurable experience.
Play this perennial favorite of south suburban Chicago and northwest Longwood has been restored to excellent course conditions. Longwood is a spectacular property featuring rolling topography, beautifully contoured greens and hundreds of gorgeous mature trees. Golfers of all abilities can play and enjoy this fun, challenging and lovely 18-hole facility. Amenities include driving range, short-game practice area and a clubhouse serving snacks and all manner of cold beverages.
One of Kankakee County's premier golf courses, Oak Springs Golf Club features a state of the art irrigation system, full service lounge and restaurant, pro shop and driving range. Situated in the midst of the rolling hills and forested plains of beautiful St. Anne, Illinois, golfers marvel at the natural beauty of Oak Springs. Our golf club boasts a fabulous 18-hole golf course–considered by many to be among the best in Kankakee County–and located a short 45 minutes south of Chicago on I-57.
Cinder Ridge is an exciting 18 hole regulation course located at the Cinder Ridge Golf Links facility in Wilmington, IL. From the longest tees it presents 6,968 yards of golf for a par of 42. The course was designed by George Kappos and opened in 1995. The course rating is 74.1 with a slope rating of 139.
The 18-hole "Lincoln Oaks" course at the Lincoln Oaks Golf Course facility in Crete, Illinois features 6,087 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71 . The course rating is 68.1 and it has a slope rating of 118 on Bent grass. Lincoln Oaks golf course opened in 1927.
Here on the banks of the Kankakee River, the pair whittled dense forest into a string of captivating holes, capping each one with an elusive, undulating target. Kankakee Elks’ satin-smooth, vexingly swift greens are its calling card—the best surfaces south of I-80, some have said. They’re also the 6,430-yard circuit’s best defense, since only a handful of bunkers and a solitary water hazard come into play.
Our championship par 72 ranks among the finest in Kankakee county. With rolling hills, water on 11 holes and huge old oaks, Minne Monesse is a golf course that is enjoyable for both the professional and novice golfer. Established in 1926, it's privately owned and operated. With a spectacular view of the golf course, our main dining, banquet, and bar room can accommodate groups of up to 150, with an additional private banquet and meeting room with seating for up to 90 more people. With excellent food we can make you next outing or meeting a pleasurable experience.
The 18-hole South Shore Golf Course in Momence, IL is a public golf course that opened in 1928. Designed by Willie Watson, South Shore Golf Course measures 6174 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 126 and a 69.4 USGA rating. The course features 2 sets of tees for different skill levels.
The Management proudly welcomes you to Manteno Golf Club and Learning Center. We are confident that you will find that our dedication and hard work result in a golf and dining experience of the highest level. A symbol of pride, Manteno Golf Club and Learning Center boasts an 18-hole golf course, Learning Center practice range, two practice greens, a 7,000 square foot banquet facility, lounge, and Golf Shop.
The Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie is located about 60 miles south of Chicago on Historic Route 66. Midewin is not only the largest prairie restoration site east of the Mississippi River, but also the largest open space in northeastern Illinois. Trails available for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. A small herd of bison was introduced here in October 2015 and it is possible (although not guaranteed) to spot them from our trails.