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Woodford State Fish and Wildlife Area
Picturesque bottomland setting with an abundance of silver maple, cottonwood, ash and willow trees. Picnicking, camping, boating, fishing, and hunting add to the visitor's enjoyment.
Black Sock Training Stable
A variety of equestrian services for beginning to advanced riders. Personalized professional instruction and scheduled trail rides.
Wapello Land & Water Reserve
Experience Native American mounds, prairie and the Apple River. Hike beginner trails. Pets welcome. Fishing allowed.
Ray Fosse Park
Ray Fosse Park is centrally located and offers playground equipment, four lighted picnic shelters, picnic tables, tennis courts, seven baseball fields, Goofy Golf, batting cages & three concession stands and the Park District’s Aquatic Center. The Aquatic Center traditionally opens the last weekend in May. The facility includes swimming pool, diving boards, water slide and separate baby pool with a mushroom sprinkler fountain. Goofy Golf and Batting Cages open in April.
Get in touch with nature in this beautiful wooded setting near the Des Plaines River, where you can view local wild animals that have been rescued from the surrounding area.
Dommrich Rowing Center
This year-round rowing center features a boat launch on the North Shore Channel and two indoor rowing tanks with a training center.
McNeil's Damascus Landing
Enjoy the natural wonders of the Pecatonica River, Stephenson County's water trail, as is meanders nearly 60 miles through undisturbed Midwestern beauty. Access the river at McNeil's Damascus Landing which offers ample parking, a picnic area, fire pit and charcoal grills, portable toilet, 10' x 20' floating dock and canoe/kayak and concrete boat launch with access docking. Camping at the site is available for canoe, kayaks and boaters. Reservations required.
Red Tail Run Golf Club by Raymond Floyd
Designed by legendary hall of fame player, Raymond Floyd, this signature course features large, undulating greens, wide rolling fairways and native grasses. Located on Decatur's south side, the Park District's newest course is designed for players of all skill levels. From five tee locations and multiple angels, this signature Floyd course is truly designed for the championship to the novice golfer. Red Tail provides multiple tee locations from Championship to Junior, driving range with double tees, golf academy programming, and first tee learning center.
World's Largest Wind Chimes
With chimes suspended nearly 50 feet above the ground, the BEI wind chime is a sight to behold! The longest of five chimes is 42 feet long-almost double that of the past world record holder. The chimes sing gentle and deep as they strike the clapper, long gleaming lengths paying tribute to BEI's expertise in the pipeline industry. Stick around to visit the tea shop next door!
Rollins Savanna Trails
Rollins Savanna Trails in beautiful Rollins Savanna Forest Preserve is a outdoor enthusiasts dream; with 5.7-miles of easy to moderate terrain and a thriving habitat to explore. The landscape is dotted with ponds and marshes. Take a walk through lush prairie and thriving wetlands and see why the National Audubon Society named it one of America’s most important bird sites in 2005.
This 34-acre park located next to the Big Muddy River includes a public boat ramp, picnic areas, ball fields, hiking trails, a pavilion, historic band shell and playground areas.
Olmsted Lock and Dam
View the last and largest locks and dam that was constructed on the Ohio River.
On 40 acres of pine trees, the camp welcomes trailers, RVs and more.
Red Tail Golf Club
This 18-hole championship golf course has been rated 4 stars by Golf Digest, 4-1/2 stars by Chicagoland Golf, and has been voted one of the best values in all of Illinois.
Iron Horse Golf Club
Iron Horse Golf Club features an 18-hole links style championship golf course with bent grass tees, fairways and greens. Iron Horse provides a challenge to the low handicapper and a fun, playable golf course for the high handicapper. (rated 4.5-5 stars by Golf Digest magazine).
Triple Lakes Golf Course
This 18-hole golf course opened in 1962.
Emery Brothers Skating Rink
Opened in 1986, this indoor rink is open seasonally from August to May. Public skating sessions are the main attraction but the rink is available for private parties as well. Large arcade, snack bar and Skate Shop on site.
Washington County State Recreational Area - Nashville, IL
A 248-acre lake fed by two creeks is the focal point of the Washington County State Recreational Area. The area offers several barrier-free facilities, including camping, hunting, picnicking and a fishing pier.
Silver Ridge Golf Course
Silver Ridge is an 18-hole public golf course.
Terry Park Golf Course
Terry Park offers a nine-hole, par 35 course.
Clinton Hill Golf Club
Boasting some of the largest greens in the Midwest, the 18-hole Clinton Hill has matured into one of the finest public golf courses around, with a great blend of par 3s, 4s and 5s.
North Entrance To Lake Shelby
This 15-mile-long lake has 250 miles of shoreline, offering camping, fishing, boating, marinas and more.
Mautino State Fish and Wildlife Area
Encompasses 871 acres of mostly unreclaimed strip-mining land. The area is dotted with some 15 stocked lakes for fishing. Be aware that shore access is limited and that shorelines tend to drop off suddenly into deep water.
William W. Powers Conservation Area
Offering fishing, waterfowl hunting, picnicking, and winter sports. At the center of its attraction is Wolf Lake, segmented by dikes and offering six miles of shoreline to bank anglers.
Knox County Scenic Drive
The Knox County Scenic Drive is a self-guided car tour that occurs the first two full weekends of October (Saturday & Sunday), allowing you to navigate your way through the small towns of Knox County. You will encounter old traditions, crafts and skills at each of the stops along the way. Two one-room schoolhouses, four buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places, a railroad depot, an 1832 log cabin, museums and century old chapels will be open for visitors to explore. Stops include two in Galesburg, two in Knoxville, Maquon, Orange Chapel, Woodland Farms and Walnut Grove Barn.
A multi-purpose recreation complex that provides leisure endeavors for all ages, including public ice skating, group skating, lessons, and learn-to-play hockey. In the summer enjoy the outdoor public pool.
Lake Louise Resort
The finest family recreational camping experience in Northern Illinois. Sandy beaches, slides, rafts, paddle boats, fishing, kiddie beach, sand volleyball, basketball, game room, bonfires, bands, dancing, music, horseshoes and 13- acre spring-fed lake.
The Ledges Golf Course
Built in 1966 with water on 10 holes, this 18-hole course is par 72.
Morrison-Rockwood State Park
Timbered, 1150-acre state park with 77-acre lake stocked with a variety of fish. Class A, 92-site campground with shower building and all sites with electricity. Separate equestrian campground.
Enjoy Jo Daviess countryside in a horse-drawn buggy/bobsled. Ride at our place or yours. Call for information/reservations.
Oak Club of Genoa
This picturesque, 18-hole watered course winds through wooded and lowland areas along the meandering Kishwaukee River. Oak Club is rated among the region's top 20 courses by Chicagoland Golf.
Streamwood Oaks Golf Club
Championship 9-hole course. Water comes into play on all 9 holes -- a challenge for any golfer. Full-service pro shop. The club house has a beautiful central fireplace and exterior patio.
This state-of-the-art playground also boasts a splash and play pad that is accessible to people of all abilities. This free park is open year-round, with the splash pad available from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
The Vermilion River in Oglesby, Illinois, is a water paradise for fisherman and adventure seekers alike, with Class 3 out of 6 rapids. You’ll go from lazy streams to feeling like you’re on a roller coaster ride. This is certainly the most well known and likely the largest watershed in Illinois, and at 7.7 miles, the longest whitewater stretch in the state.
Aquatic Zoo Waterpark - Mt. Vernon
The Aquatic Zoo Waterpark is fun for all ages. The facility features two 30-ft. tall slides; one 112-ft. body slide; one 266-ft. dual rider tube slide; two diving boards; a children's splash pad; interactive voice and light features; lazy river; zero depth entry leisure pool and concessions.
Black Hawk Park
The city of Paris operates this property on Twin Lakes. Wander the trails to see plants and animals that live in the woods, on marshy land and on the lake. Special nesting boxes have brough bluebirds to the meadows.
Devil's Backbone/ Devil's Bake Oven
A ridge that runs parallel to the Mississippi River. Offers spectacular views, but with a steep ascent and descent (not an easy hike).
Chester Country Club
Golf the par 9 course at this country club.
Coyote Crossing Mini Golf Course
DuPage County, Chicago’s Western Suburbs - Professionally designed 18-hole golf course. Putt around a waterfall, through a cave, over a river and under rocks. Coyote Crossing is a great place for birthdays, rentals, picnics, company and other group outings.
Friends Creek Conservation Area
18 miles north of Decatur on Route 48 near Argenta. The park feature three nature trails - the quarter-mile Friends Creek Trail, the 2-mile Woodland Trail, and the 2.5-mile Sun Trail. Each varies in difficulty and meanders through topographies ranging from open meadows and floodplains, to towering oak-hickory forests and undulating hillsides.
Spring Valley Farm
Spring Valley Farm is home to Jersey cows, alpacas, sheep, Belgian horses, chickens and goats. Farm tours and hayrack rides by appointment only.
Wards Grove Nature Preserve
Wards Grove is the best “mound forest” remaining in the Driftless Area. 335 protected acres of woodlands with populations of sensitive plant and animal species.
Schmidt's Canoeing Service
Camping, trips, outfitting and instructions.
Bent Tree Country Club
This 18-hole, par 70 course is a challenge for players of all levels.
Columbia Woods Forest Preserve
A River Thru History
Storybrook Country Club
One of the most challenging 18 holes in Jo Daviess County. The front 9 features water on every hole, while the back 9 offers some of the most beautiful holes in the area.
Washington County State Recreational Area
The 248-acre Washington County Lake offers wildlife viewing, fishing and hiking, as well as 900 surrounding acres for hunting. The natural area also has picnic and camping sites.
Race View Farms RV Camping
RV, camper and car parking during major races at Chicagoland speedway and at Rte. 66 Raceway.
DuPage County Trail System
DuPage County, Chicago’s Western Suburbs - A 61-mile hiking, biking and nature trail follows the bed of a long-gone railroad. It's one of the nation's first linear recreation trails and a model for others in the United States.
Kankakee South KOA
A campground that has something for everyone with basketball, volleyball and other activities.
Heidecke State Fish and Wildlife Area
State hunting, fishing, and wildlife refuge.
With three locations in the Chicagoland area, Uncle Dan's specializes in outdoor equipment and clothing for any adventure. They carry a wide selection of equipment for camping, backpacking, hiking and travel. Every staff member is trained and committed to providing top-notch service and gear that supports a progressive & active lifestyle. At Uncle Dan's, you talk to people who love the outdoors. With the experience and knowledge to answer all your adventure questions and providing you the gear needed for your excursion, no matter where adventure takes you.
Brookhill's Golf Club
This nine-hole, par 31 course includes a driving range.
Woodbine Bend Championship Golf Course
Immaculate 18-hole links-style golf course offers a challenge and a great time for golfers of all skill levels.
Jim Ardvini Boat Launch Park
Boat ramps into Lake Sinnissippi area of Rock River. Picnic tables, scenic river view, adjacent to Hennepin Canal State Park.
Prairie Landing Golf Club
Playing this unique, well-conditioned and spectacularly-designed 18-hole course will surely make you want to come back. Full service premier meeting and banquet facility provides outstanding culinary offerings and personal service.
Madigan State Park
Hiking, picnicking, canoeing, fishing, birdwatching and limited hunting are available at this 750-acre park along Salt Creek.
Gross Point Rd. Fishing - Evanston
Equipment, bait and fishing expertise provided.
Irons Oaks Enviromental Center
Call for details
Byron Forest Preserve District (skating)
The Forest Preserve has one outdoor skating rink and warming shelter - open weekends.
Turnberry Country Club
This private member-owned golf club features an 18-hole course, along with a swimming pool and tennis courts.
Peoria Palace Roller Skating Rink
Heart of Illinois' premier roller rink with family entertainment. We feature great food, a party area, live music, big screen TVs, wireless internet access and more. Peoria Palace Skating Rink offers the best in family oriented entertainment that will appeal to all ages! Peoria Palace has a large arcade area with the newest games, and some "Old Skool" classics that offer arcade tickets which can be traded for prizes at the Redemption Center. Choosing healthier lifestyles has become more important and Peoria Palace definitely fits the bill! Research has shown that roller skating burns up to 660 calories an hour! You see not only is skating fun but it’s good for your health!!
Country Hills Golf Course
18-Hole, 6414 yard, par 72 public golf course. Front nine opened July 4, 1993; Back nine added July 4, 2002. Bentgrass greens, bluegrass/rye mix fairways, tees, and rough. Banquet facility to accommodate up to 110 guests and clubhouse seating for up to 200. Full service pro shop fully stocked with golf clubs, balls, equipment, clothing, towels, hats, and shoes.bPractice facilities include drivingvrange with three target greens, chipping and putting green, practice bunker.
Riverside Park Campground
66 sites and 66 hook-ups.
Friends Creek Regional Park
36 sites with pads, 20 extended-stay sites, 22 regular sites, electrical hook-ups, modern restrooms and showers. Reservations required.
Emerald Hill Golf and Learning Center
This golf complex features an 18-hole course.
CTA Holiday Train
Every year for the holidays, the Chicago Transit Authority decorates one of its trains, inside and out, with twinkling lights and festive decorations. As the holiday train pulls into each station, Santa waves to boarding passengers from his sleigh on an open-air flatcar while elves serenade riders between stops.
Jubilee College State Park Camping
Jubilee College State Park is a 3,200-acre facility, located in Peoria County between Kickapoo and Brimfield, just off U.S. Route 150. This scenic area, with its rolling topography and meandering Jubilee Creek, offers various outdoor recreation.
The campground is very clean and quiet. There are many features, such as an in-ground pool, a large pavilion, a play area for children, a small store and a dog walk area. There is plenty of shade in this campground. They provide 30 and 50 AMP service.
Deer Run Par 3 Golf Course
Open seasonally, this par 3 course is located in Washington Park.
Macomb Country Club
This beautiful 18-hole course offers rental carts and a driving range.
Twin Oaks Golf Club
Twin Oaks offers a scenic nine-hole golf course.
Hickory Knolls Discovery Center
A destination unlike any other features Fox Valley's natural treasures. Indoor turtle pond, wetland exhibit, live animal displays. Great for birthday parties or facility rentals.
Wolfe Wildlife Refuge & Bike Path
Explore the natural beauty and animal habitats of this 45-acre wetlands preserve. Nature programs for all ages include bird surveys, seed collections, planting, clean-ups and hiking.
Longbridge Golf Course
Longbridge features a nine-hole, par 36 course.
Oak Glen Country Club
This challenging 18-hole course is open year round, and features a clubhouse, driving range and tee times for non-members.
Woodlawn Country Club
This nine-hole walking course features plenty of trees, and water that comes into play on seven of the nine holes. A snack bar is available.
Washington Park is the city's original central square laid out by Quincy's founder, John Wood, in 1825. The square was formerly called John's Square, named in honor of President John Quincy Adams. In 1858, Washington Park was the site of the sixth Lincoln-Douglas debate. Laredo Taft's sculpture now marks the setting of the debate site. Today, a farmer's market is held in the park every Tuesday and Saturday mornings from May to October.
Deer Valley Golf Club
Located just 10 miles south of Rock Falls, Deer Valley is a challenging 18-hole championship golf course.
Pekin Park District
Facilities include a 4-mile trail, indoor ice-skating rink, horse riding stables, fishing, bocce ball, canoes, bike boats, Frisbee golf course, mini-golf and a lot more.
Charleston Country Club
This country club features an 18-hole golf course.
Fox Creek Golf Club
Fox Creek features an 18-hole golf course.
Shambolee Golf Course
This beautiful, well-maintained 18-hole course has a long front nine with mature trees, and a short tricky back nine with water, bent grass, trees and greens.
Fox Creek Outfitters
Located in one of the country's top states for producing Trophy Whitetail Deer, along with the Eastern Wild Turkey. Situated on privately owned land, the cabin is surrounded by hardwood timber, river bottoms, and rich farm fields. Fox Creek offers guided and non-guided deer hunts each season. Several cabins are available for hunters.
Empress RV Resort
Twelve-acre RV resort. Good Sam club.
Green River State Wildlife Area
Green River is the best remaining example of the wetland-prairie mosaic that once covered the area's nearly 1 million acres of lowlands. This multiple-use site provides hunting, hiking, and birding opportunities.
Griswold Conservation Area
Located 14 miles southwest of Decatur off Route 48 near Blue Mound. Hike the trail up the glacial kame to the observation deck for sweeping view of the prairie. Picnic facilities and playground.
Fairfield Golf Club
This club features an 18-hole, regulation length golf course.
Galena Golf Course
Enjoy one of tri-states best manicured golf courses at a great rate! Located just outside historic Galena, this golf course's 18 hole, par 71 layout provides a challenge for golfers of all skill levels. Full-service bar, grille, pro shop & practice range.
Chalet Hills Golf Club
This championship 18-hole golf course with 6,950 yards offers bent grass fairways, and beautiful rolling hills and vistas. Power carts are required Friday through Sunday and holidays.
Maple Meadows Golf Course
Come and play right in your backyard! Visit Maple Meadows for outings, leagues, tournaments, individual play, and the great food in our restaurant. 27 holes, no reservations required and a beautiful public course!
Lincoln Park District Recreation Center
Public swimming pool, tennis courts, and soccer fields offer an area for your family to come play.
Lacoma Golf Course
Lacoma offers 45 holes of quality golf: 18-hole championship, two 9-hole and a par 3. Best value in the tri-states!
The National at Eagle Creek Golf Course
The National Golf Course at Eagle Creek is a premier public golf course located in Eagle Creek State Park in Findlay, Illinois. Nestled in the heart of over 34,000 acres of woods and prairie on the banks of Lake Shelbyville, The National is a challenging yet fair test for the golfer of any ability. Now with five sets of tees!
Indian Creek Golf and Country Club
This nine-hole course has challenging water hazards, a driving range, a lounge and a banquet room. The club is open April to November.