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Home to catfish, walleye, northern pike, bass, pan fish, picnic and recreation.
Willowhaven Interpretive Center
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.
Willowhaven Interpretive Center
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.
Located in an old border town, situated along the Kankakee River. Designed and built by A.E. Wikstrom in 1892, it was known as the Villa Swea and was a gathering place for visiting Swedish dignitaries and local socialites.
White Street Cafe
White Street Cafe is a family owned business located in charming Frankfort, IL. We offer delicious food that features high quality ingredients and reasonable prices.
Water Street Antique Mall
Multi-dealer. 15,000 sq. ft., full line antiques and collectibles.
Washington Skate Park
Launch off a ramp and go airborne at the area's only skate park! It is an unsupervised skate at your own risk park.
The Warrior Dash in Channahon, IL is the world's largest running series. Held on challenging and rugged terrain, people come from all over to participate in feats of courage and strength; like sprinting over fire, trudging through mud and scaling at least 12 obstacles during this fierce 5K. From couch potatoes to novice runners to extreme athletes, Warrior Dash truly is an event for all athletic abilities.
University Golf Club & Conference Center
18-hole championship golf course; Restaurant, full menu; live entertainment; weekend breakfast/brunch; Banquet & Meeting facility, custom design to fulfill your special event.
CITY: University Park
Two-Cell Jail in Gardner
The historic Two-Cell Jail was built in 1906. It has been restored by the community and holds a strong presence near Gardner's downtown area. Visitors are now encouraged to "go behind bars" and have their own photo taken.
Tuckaway Golf Club
18 hole championship golf course with 1st class practice facilities. Full service restaurant and banquet facility.
Casual, family-friendly dining, with signature pizzas, pasta and sandwiches being the focus of the menu. Jugs of GoomBa Red and GoomBa White table wine will be available. Bar area and adjacent pub room now feature high-top tables, big screen TVs and updated decor.
Thorn Creek Nature Center
Enjoy a day in the country while learning about wildlife through nature displays and exhibits.
CITY: Park Forest
Thorn Creek Garlic Fest
Celebrate the wonders of the garlic bulb and the world of organic growing. Come taste different varieties of garlic, and gather information on garlic, its uses, planting techniques, organic gardening and garlic cooking. All garlic is organically grown on Thorn Creek’s Historic Farm and many refreshments include organic garlic in them! Enjoy demonstrations on garlic preparation and try your hand at garlic braiding. Organic garlic bulbs of more than 30 varieties will be for sale. Parking is located in the field across from Thorn Creek Nature Center. Bring the entire family out for a day of fun. This program is mainly held indoors in an accessible facility and may include hiking for approximately 2 miles on natural surface trails across uneven terrain. Registration is not required. For information, visit ReconnectWithNature.org.
CITY: Park Forest
The Princess Cafe
Fine dining specializing in prime steaks and fresh seafood.
The Pickwick Society Tea Room, Gifs & Antiques
Loosely based on Louisa May Alcott's novel, Little Women, with menu items named for characters. Specialties include homemade bakery items, adult tea parties and showers. Check website for special events.
The Market Place
17 Dealers, 4,000 square feet wide variety of antiques.
The Homestead Restaurant
For over 100 years (1906) the Homestead has been serving the community its home grown Italian and American cuisine. The menu ranges from Italian pastas to steaks, chops and outstanding seafood choices. Additionally, there are daily and weekly specials to make anyone's mouth water. Come see what keeps people coming back year after year.
The Bennett - Curtis House
Dine in an 18-room mansion built in 1900. Beautifully furnished and decorated with antiques. The tables are set with fine silver, elegant crystal and china. If you are looking for a unique and historical setting for your wedding ceremony, reception, dinner party, shower or your next event, The Bennett-Curtis House is it.
CITY: Grant Park
Super 8 Motel-Mokena/Frankfort
Worlds largest hotel rewards program. Somewhere between where you are and where you’re going there’s a Super 8. See you along the way. 69 rooms, near I-80 on route 45, many restaurants, many rooms, refrigerator and microwave, iron, iron boards, hair dryer, coffee pot in all rooms, wireless internet in all rooms, allow pets for a fee, laundry service, family suites.
Super 8 Motel - Bourbonnais
41 comfortable rooms including free continental breakfast, an indoor pool and suites available. Close to I-57 exit 315.
Super 8 - Monee
Fine, new economy lodging. 42 rooms, 3 Jacuzzi suites; free continental breakfast, truck & bus parking available. Meeting facilities for up to 35 people.
Witness the history of the universe from its fiery birth to the formation of our own solar system on a state-of-the-art digital projector that gives a multimedia and full-dome show. Open year round, there are several shows scheduled during the week.
A 20th century Kankakee streetcar was moved to Gardner in 1932 to serve as a diner. In 1937, the streetcar became a cottage and playhouse. It was moved behind the Riviera in 1955 and is still there today. It was restored ty the Route 66 Association of Illinois and inducted into the Route 66 Hall of Fame in 2001.