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Discover the universe at the second largest planetarium in Illinois, the William M. Staerkel Planetarium, located on the campus of Parkland College. With a state-of-the-art digital projection system, visitors can learn about the stars, planets and more in this cutting-edge environment. At the planetarium website, you will learn of special programs and features coinciding with the many events in our universe. Public shows are on most Friday and Saturday nights, as well as summer matinees.
Built in 1856, this Italianate building is home of the Aurora Historical Society and where you’ll find historic photos, books, documents and maps covering Aurora’s history from the 1830s to now. Tours of fully furnished home & exhibits offered by appointment. Season tours begin on Sun., April 10 and will be offered at 1, 2 and 3 pm every Wed. and Sun. through Sept. 28. They will be closed on July 3 to prepare for Independence Day. Tours are free; donations appreciated.
William Tell has been a landmark for legendary fine dining in Chicago since 1952. Our elegant dining room embodies old world charm, while our menu reflects a distinct European style. Located on the Historic Route 66.
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.
Our hotel was built in 1838 by William Watson. It was frequented by Abraham Lincoln and his contemporaries when practicing law in the old Pike County courthouse. We renovated for over two years and reopened in December 2008. All of us here at WWH are passionate about Pike County, and want to share that passion with you. Our hotel has turned into a great meeting place and a secluded getaway all in one. Give us a call and we will be happy to help you plan your visit.
The bunkhouse cabins accommodate four people. Each cabin includes heat, air-conditioning, electricity, table and chairs, a full bed bunk bed and linens. Picnic tables and fire rings are provided outside the cabins for meal preparation. Showers and bathrooms are located in the air conditioned shower house at the Welcome Center. Williams Hill Pass is a family-oriented OHV park located between Mitchellville and Rudement just off Illinois Route 34 in southern Saline County on the north slope of Williams Hill, the highest point in Southern Illinois.
Located in an historic brick building in Marion, the museum features artifacts, antiques, and records of a bygone era. 17 rooms contain exhibits, including an old-fashioned school room. Tours may be arranged through the Marion Chamber of Commerce.
2120 S. Michigan Ave. is one of the most famous addresses in all of American pop history. Former home of the legendary Chess Records label from 1957 to 1967, 2120 housed the studio and recording company that begat legendary recordings by Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, Howlin’ Wolf, Bo Diddley, John Lee Hooker, Etta James, Aretha Franklin and dozens of others.
Civil War hero John A. Logan studied law at this home under Senator Willis Allen. Come visit the oldest house in Williamson County.
Willow Crest Golf Course is an 18-hole championship golf course with water, sand, bunkers and beautiful landscape with multi-tiered tees and bent grass tees. Group outings, memberships and overnight packages are available.
The Willow Glen Golf Club is home to a picturesque 18-hole layout that provides an enjoyable challenge for all skill levels. The new clubhouse is home to Buckley's Restaurant and Pub making Willow Glen one of the finest golf and dining experiences on the North Shore. Open to the public!
At Willow Knolls 14 we are committed to providing our guests with a great movie and entertainment experience as well as friendly service in comfortable and clean surroundings. Offering stadium seating, premium Tempur-Pedic high back lounger seats and featuring 14 screens with all digital projection. We offer free drink refills on all sizes and 50¢ popcorn refills on all popcorn sizes.
A full line of bedding, vegetable, herb, perennial, specialty and heritage plants, plus hanging baskets are offered. Open: Late April thru late June: Monday thru Friday: 10 am - 5:30 pm; Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm; Sunday: (May only): Noon - 4 pm.
Family owned and operated on a Sesquicentennial farm. Nestled in a rural setting, there is a relaxing Tuscan style atmosphere. Facilities include a banquet room that seats 190 people and a wine tasting room with seating for an additional 40 people. Both are available to rent for special occasions.
Nestled in the heart of the Shawnee National Forest. Excellent deer and turkey hunting. Only 6 miles to the Ohio River and Golconda Marina, but still tucked away in the forest. Just above Lusk Creek. Come visit our little piece of heaven in the Shawnee.
DuPage County, Chicago's Western Suburbs - 220 rooms including 56 private concierge-floor rooms. Convenient to McCormick Place and Oak Brook. Complimentary Midway Airport shuttle available. Meetings to 600 people, banquets to 360.
DuPage's premier wildlife rehabilitation and educational facility. Over 90 species of injured native wild animals are on exhibit. Open daily. Donations encouraged.
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.
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.
Willow’s Hometown Café is located in the Frederick Townsend Garage and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Sycamore Historic District. The distinctive stone structure was constructed in 1906 for use as a garage for the estate of Frederick B. Townsend, his former home is the Queen Anne mansion that overlooks the garage property. The structure is made of granite rocks gathered from Townsend’s farmland, right here in Sycamore.
Learn about the history of Wilmette, the North Shore area and Gross Point. Housed in the former Gross Point Village Hall, the museum also offers a research library.
Home to catfish, walleye, northern pike, bass, pan fish, picnic and recreation.
Stop and visit Wilmington, IL an old mill town built directly on the river with the charm and hospitality you won’t find anywhere else. Located on Route 66, you’ll find a variety of antique and specialty shops and great restaurants.
Wilson's has furniture, draperies and curtains, rugs, appliances, and kitchen cabinets for your home.
Wilson Park offers baseball fields, walking trails, picnic shelters, and much more. Each year the 74-acre park is replanted with seasonal flowers and plants.
Take your time as you browse through Wilson's Antiques in historic Downtown Alton. A wide selection of antiques and collectibles are showcased. Hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Located in historic Scoville Square, we're within walking distance of the Frank Lloyd Wright and Hemingway attractions. Our American Bistro menu features a variety of items including Bruschetta, Cedar Roasted Salmon, Bistro Burger, Chocolate Fondue, and our signature Alsatian Chicken Salad. A wide variety of wines, a full bar and a "classy, yet casual" aura makes us the perfect place to drop in for a meal, a brief afternoon indulgence, or a late night cappuccino and dessert.
Located in historic Scoville Square, we are within walking distance of the Frank Lloyd Wright and Hemingway attractions. Our American Bistro menu features a variety of items including Bruschetta, Cedar Roasted Salmon, Bistro Burger, Chocolate Fondue, and our signature Alsatian Chicken Salad. A wide variety of wines, a full bar and a "classy, yet casual" aura makes us the perfect place to drop in for a meal, a brief afternoon indulgence, or a late night cappuccino and dessert. Non-Smoking establishment. Handicap accessible.
Winchester Plaza is specialty shops and local restaurants like Laredo's Mexican Restaurant and Bandana's Barbeque.
Wind Ridge Herb Farm in Caledonia, IL grows over 400 varieties of culinary and medicinal herbs without the use of chemical fertilizers. The herbs produced by Wind Ridge Herb Farm are Certified Naturally Grown. They carry only natural products with no artificial dyes, preservatives, or additives; personally harvesting, inspecting, drying, and packaging the herbs in order to guarantee quality and freshness. The garden is available for meetings, tours, groups and catered lunches. Lunches are provided for groups of 8 or more, and include a garden tour.
Located in historic Lincoln Square Mall next to the Framer's Market, this store features all sorts of arts from paintings, sculptures, and pottery works. Stop in and just browse, or perhaps purchase one of these fine pieces of art.
Our shop specializes in artisan garden spinners, crafted by Bill Saloga. These beautiful pieces are as efficient as they are artistic, using an aerodynamic and bearing technology Bill and his dad developed, allowing the spinner to perform with as little as two m.p.h wind speed. As Windmill City Spinners changes from season to season our artistic presentation of home and garden décor makes this little shop a worthy destination.
The Windmill Cultural Center houses an extensive collection of 21 European windmills representing ten European countries. Interpretive exhibits provide unique information on the products produced by windmills, country of origin, windmill specifications, and the cultural impact of windmills. The Education Area features video presentations of the windmill countries and an education area contains children's activities including coloring, puzzles, and toys promoting scientific concepts. The gift shop sells fresh stone-ground flour, Delft pottery, and souvenirs of Fulton, the Windmill Cultural Center and the windmill.
Windmont Park, a 20-acre site on the city’s southwest side, is one of the most attractive settings of any park in the Midwest. A lagoon is surrounded by a large variety of trees and shrubs, and the eye is drawn to an iron footbridge that crosses the lagoon. There’s also a sidewalk that circles the water. A fountain donated to the park by a group of citizens adds a finishing touch to the scene. Recently installed at Windmont were an disabled accessible fishing pier, a new shelter, playground equipment and wider sidewalks for walkers enjoying the jaunt around the lagoon.
DuPage County, Chicago’s Western Suburbs - Enjoy superb Chef-crafted cuisine, featuring Starbucks coffee, pastries, salads, sandwiches and cold beverages.
Located at the Rend Lake Resort, this friendly restaurant offers fine regional cuisine with a waterfront view. Try the Sunday afternoon all-you-can-eat fried chicken buffet.
Step back in history as you tour one of Illinois' most beautiful and unique show barns, the 1912 Show Barn, or visit the artistic home studio of commercial artist Shelly Rasche. Take a pottery class, kick up your heels at a genuine barn dance, or take in a breathtaking prairie sunset.
is the place in Will County for Chicago Style Sandwiches! Serving beef sandwiches, Hot Dogs, Gyros, Burgers, Chicken and Ice Cream. Open daily 10:30am- 9:00pm delivery and catering available.
Windy City Soaring Association is a non-profit organization (club) dedicated to the promotion and enjoyment of soaring (flying sailplanes aka gliders). Based at Hinckley Airport (0C2) in the friendly village of Hinckley IL, situated about fifty miles West of the hustle and bustle of downtown Chicago.
The Windy City ThunderBolts baseball brings affordable family entertainment all summer long at Standard Bank Stadium. 2007 & 2008 Frontier League Champions! Call to reserve groups or parties today!
The Windy City ThunderBolts baseball brings affordable family entertainment all summer long at Standard Bank Stadium. 2007 & 2008 Frontier League Champions! Call to reserve groups or parties today!
Windy Hill Acres Inn is located in the Shawnee National Forest. The Inn is a Rock Potato House which has been remodeled into a beautiful 5 room house with deck. The Potato House was built in the 1800's and used to store the farmers' sweet potatoes.
A fine wine & artisan cheese shop, wine bar and gourmet cafe offering wine tastings twice a week. Open Monday 10:00am-7:00pm, Tuesday 10:00am-9:00pm, Thursday-Saturday 10:00am-10:00pm and Sunday Noon - 5:00pm. See our website for more details.
Accommodates 260 between a sports bar and formal dining room. Specializes in meat.
Lynfred Winery invites wine lovers to come out for Wine Boot Camp. Event begins at 9 A.M. and goes until 2 P.M. Guests will learn and experience fermentation tank maintenance, grape crushing, witness a chemistry panel, and a blending session. Ticket price is $225.00.
Getaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life at the Wine Country Cottage. Just one mile away from Blue Sky Winery, we are located in the heart of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail. Spend a couple days or a weekend exploring the award winning wineries, shops and restaurants along the Trail! The quaint cottage on 29 acres offers a private and serene getaway. Conveniently located 1.4 miles from Blue Sky Vineyards, 2.9 miles from Orlandini Vineyard, 3.9 miles from Owl Creek Vineyard and 5.8 miles from Starview Vineyards!
The Ellwood House in DeKalb provides an elegant setting for an evening of wines, appetizers and music. Inboden’s of DeKalb, a local specialty food market and wine merchant, is again partnering with the Ellwood House for this event and will serve an array of fine wines and unique appetizers on the Ellwood mansion terrace. As visitors linger on the terrace sipping a selection of wines, they will enjoy music performed by classical guitarist, Quentin Dover. Guests can also take a self-guided first floor tour of the Ellwood mansion.
Featuring the wines of Chicago-area Lynfred Winery plus light refreshments and 90-minute cruise on Shoreline's climate-controlled Celebration. You will also receive a full pour of your favorite wine from the tasting. Depart Gateway Park at Navy Pier. See website for details, 312-222-9328
Located at Cache River Basin Vineyard and Winery, Wineaux's offers American cuisine, including certified Angus Beef steaks and burgers, ribs and seafood. Specializing in food cooked with wine!
Based in Morton, Illinois, Wines 'N More offers a range of quality fine wines and gourmet foods that harness your luxurious side. We offer many different products and services including gourmet cooking demonstrations, high-end cooking and bake ware. Visit Wines ‘N More to sample some of the best gourmet food money can buy, including Leonidas Belgian chocolates. There is a collection of foods ranging from cheeses to olive oils.
Stroll through our doors and you'll feel like you've traveled back in time to an Old World wine cellar where the wines are smartly organized to make it easy to match your mood or menu.
Wing Park golf course is a classic yet, sporty nine-hole golf course. Established in 1908, it is the oldest nine-hole municipal golf course. This superior golf course offers something for everyone. Expert players with only a couple of hours to spare or the amateur just beginning to learn their swing will all enjoy a day at Wing Park Golf Course.
It’s no wonder we have sold so many wings after wins at the Buffalo Wing Festival 3 years in a row. Wingstop has taken chicken wings to a whole new level by saucing and tossing them in a choice of 9 flavors. Wingstop is not fast food; our wings are made with care and served up piping hot. Every order is made fresh when you order it; nothing sits under a heat lamp. In addition to hot fresh wings, our sides are homemade. Fresh Cut Seasoned Fries are cut daily in every restaurant from Idaho Potatoes. If you haven’t tried any of our sides you are missing out!
A beautiful new hotel conveniently located near the Shoppes at Grand Prairie. A great place to stay for business or pleasure. Amenities include a fitness center, indoor pool and spa, wireless internet and hot breakfast.
Every room at the Wingate by Wyndam is designed to cater to our guest's needs. Rooms are well-appointed with amenities like complimentary wired & wireless high-speed internet, in-room safe, iron and ironing board, refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker in every room. Additionally, the property also features leisure amenities like an indoor swimming pool, whirlpool, fitness room, business center and sundry shop. We offer a free hot breakfast buffet from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in our hotel lobby daily as part of your stay.
At the beautiful Wingate by Wyndham, we know you mean business. Our upscale hotel is proud to offer a host of valuable amenities at no extra cost to you. Our all-inclusive pricing model gives you access to services and benefits you won't find at other hotel chains, all free of charge.
Conveniently located near I-55 and I-80, Wingate by Wyndham welcomes business, groups, sports and leisure travelers. Serving hot complimentary breakfast daily, business center, free parking, Wi-Fi, indoor pool and fitness center.
Complimentary continental hot breakfast, free airport and local shuttle (Monday through Friday), whirlpool, exercise room, guest laundry, Jacuzzi suites, and meeting rooms available. High-speed wired and wireless Internet access throughout the hotel. 5 miles from Schaumburg Convention Center. Easy access to I-90. Minutes away from O'Hare Airport. Only 3 miles from Woodfield Mall. Complimentary Manager's Reception Monday through Thursday.
Guests will enjoy spacious, newly updated guest rooms with 32" plasma TVs, alarm clocks with iPod docking, free high-speed Internet access and complimentary expanded hot breakfast buffet. Guests will have use of our Jacuzzi and workout room and have access to our 24-hour business center. Meeting rooms are available. Enjoy drinks and snacks at our complimentary Manager's Reception Monday through Thursday evening.
Offering 108 rooms and suites, coffeemaker, iron & board, 2-line cordless phone with dataport conference call and voicemail. Enjoy the fitness center, whirlpool and breakfast bar.
Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, the Wingate by Wyndham makes your trip easier! Centrally located off Interstate 74. Complimentary hot continental breakfast!
A Bulgarian immigrant donated the Wings of Peace and Freedom sculpture to the City of Dixon. The artwork, which includes a full-size replica of a section of the Berlin Wall, recognizes President Reagan's efforts to attain worldwide peace and freedom.
Wingstop, "The Wing Experts" - we have boneless wings, regular wings, and boneless strips in 10 delicious flavors. Also, serving seasoned fresh cut frieds, homemade potato salad, coleslwa, veggie sticks, and homemade ranch and blue cheese dips. Served in a relaxing atmosphere perfect for hanging out with family and friends.
Home of Winnebago County Fair, considered one of the best county fairs in the Midwest, plus The Pec Thing, a huge semi-annual flea market and antiques fair with acres of vendors inside and out. Various racing organizations use the Fairgrounds track for racing events.
There are 41 individual forest preserves for the purpose of protecting the natural beauty of Winnebago County, as well as for education and recreation. The forest preserves provide over 9,700 acres of property for the use and enjoyment of the general public. Lush woods, picturesque streams, dramatic cliffs and dells, unspoiled prairies and native wildlife are treasures to be enjoyed by residents and visitors of all ages. Hiking, camping, canoeing, picnicking, fishing, bird watching and cross-country skiing are recreational activities available at sites throughout the county.
The Winnetka Community House enriches the lives of the North Shore residents, their families, visitors and friends by providing diverse educational, cultural, social and recreational opportunities for people of all ages.
The growth and history of Winnetka since 1830 is chronicled in this museum, which includes the Carlton Washburne Library.
Providing fine wines and craft beers for the North Shore. Every wine and beer is hand selected and taste tested before they are placed on our shelf. Stop in to select a bottle to take home or enjoy a glass in the café.
Discover the history of Winslow. Featuring displays relating to discovery of cream cheese, which had its beginnings in Winslow and later made famous as Philadelphia Cream Cheese. Also see the history of Doc Carver's Wild West Show. Each open date will also feature a brat stand and a farmers market. Open: April thru October: Second Saturday of each month: 10 am 3 pm.
This seven acre park offers two shelter houses, sand volleyball, a full basketball court, a tennis court, playground equipment, and a ball diamond. Open: Dawn to 10 pm
This scenic and unique camping area offers nine sites with electrical and water hookups. One dump station is available. A shelter house is also offered. Pets, recreatiional vehicles and campfires are allowed. Maximum length allowed is 30 feet and maximum stay is six days. Open: May 1 thru October 1.
This scenic and unique camping area offers nine sites with electrical and water hookups. One sewer hookup. Playground, pets, recreational vehicles and campfires are allowed. Maximum length is 30 feet.
230 acres for public hunting, hiking, nature viewing and an historic railroad tunnel.
Wire is located on Roosevelt Road in Berwyn. Just west of Chicago, something is growing... a facility for music production, performance, education and distribution unlike any other. Come experience this first class venue, boasting top notch audio equipment, as well as full service modern lighting and video production. A place every artist will want to play and every fan will want to see. This very modern venue is available to rent for your especially unique event. A must see!
Here you’ll find restored and re-purposed furniture and other home decor finds. Re-purposing furniture and home decor with Mustard Seeds Milk Paint and American Paint Company products! Take time to smell the wonderful hand-poured, highly fragranced candles. Locally made goat milk soaps & lotion are the best! There is something for everyone in this locally owned boutique. Custom work and paint classes offered.
Stop by and try one of our famous Wise Guys Burgers with fries or bring the family in for one our special occasion Sunday brunches. Whether it's a party for the girls or a football night out for the guys, the best place to be is Wise Guys! Also providing catering/banquet facilities for corporate/private parties and weddings.
Diners can start their day with Corn Pancakes or Shrimp & Grits and dig into dinners such as Blackened Catfish or North Carolina Pulled pork, Southern cooking for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Enjoy camping close to Nauvoo & Quincy. Swimming & fishing at an affordable price.
If there is one thing that you can always count on, it's the exceptional family-style meal at Wittmond's in Brussels. Just a quick ride will bring you to this hometown mainstay where pulling up a chair at the table reminds you of a visit to Grandma's house. Once you're nice and cozy in your seat, get ready to eat! They start with noodle soup, a relish platter, sausage and hot rolls. Next, they bring out the homemade fried chicken, roast beef, dumplings, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn and green beans. It's all served family-style, and they'll keep bringing it out until you say you're finally full. If you still have a little room left, order up a slice of homemade pie. With just one visit to Wittmond's, you'll be adding it to your trip itinerary every time you visit the Alton region. Hours: Friday - Monday, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Witt's is a full service restaurant. They are famous for their BBQ, but also offer pizza and other food choices. Witt's also offers delivery and catering.
The theater's artistic mission is to generate critical work, casting a critical eye on American values, culture and perspectives and asking the audience to change its role from spectator to participant.
Contemporary setting features Pan Asian cuisine, sushi bar, and a full bar/lounge area. This is a popular spot for both visitors and residents.
Contemporary setting featuring Pan Asian Cuisine, Sushi Bar and full bar/lounge area.
Contemporary setting features Pan Asian cuisine, Sushi bar, full bar/lounge area.
Family dining, buffet everyday. Dine in or carry out. Serves American and Chinese cuisine.
This nine-hole course is open to the public seven days a week. Its two sets of tees both have a par of 36.
The 18-hole course features 6,637 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 69.1 and it has a slope rating of 117. Wolf Creek golf course opened in 1972.
Your "Cabin at the Lake," fully furnished cabins. Enjoy a peaceful, wooded country setting on over 20 acres bordering U.S. Army Corps of Engineers property. 1, 2, & 3 bedroom units include full kitchens, porches, and patios, grills, and campfire rings.
Eight miles northwest of Windsor, Wolf Creek State Park encompass 11,100 acres of water, 250 miles of shoreline and large tracts of carefully maintained indigenous woodlands ideal for camping, horseback riding, snowmobiling, boat fishing, water skiing, pontoon boating, windsurfing or just plain bobbing and drifting on the glittering expanse of the lake itself. In addition to visiting the small, friendly wooded campgrounds or taking part in the action on the lake, swimming is available from the beach. You can also take a leisurely stroll through nearby forests. An abundance of deer, pheasant, rabbits, wild turkey and songbirds are almost always visible.
This clean and comfortable facility at the beautiful 18-hole Wolf Hollow Golf Course features a full bar and one of the best short-order menus and friendliest staffs in the region. Specialties include hamburgers, hot dogs, tenderloins, brats, pizzas, and more. Carryout, full bar. Banquet facilities for 130. Breakfast: under $5.00; Lunch and Dinner: under $10.00. Credit Cards Accepted
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.
Wolves Crossing was built in 1993 and features open, rolling landscapes with manageable length and plenty of open space. Located just 15 minutes north of Alton, Wolves Crossing is an excellent choice for golf outings, tournaments, company outings and fund raisers.
We are one of the largest feminist bookstores in the country, stocking more than 30,000 books by and about women, children's books for all ages, and the best of lesbian and gay fiction and non-fiction. Our purpose in beginning the store 33 years ago was to promote the work of women writers and to create a place in which all women would find books reflecting their lives and interests. We strive to do this in an atmosphere in which all are respected, valued, and well-served.
Wonder Works is 6,400 square feet of fun, a place of creative play for kids birth to age eight. Located in Oak Park, Illinois at 6445 West North Avenue, the children's museum helps kids, their parents and caregivers unleash their imaginations through art, performance, design, building and more.
Come explore a child-sized world where children, birth to eight years old, experience creative play and develop their imaginations. Wonder Works is 6,400 square feet of fun and excitement with six permanent exhibits and special events. Memberships, daily admissions, field trip admissions, and during and after hours parties available.