Find out what's on in Illinois and Chicago with your guide to events, festivals, markets, music, theater, sport and more.
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Step back in time to the golden age of train travel and settle in for a peaceful ride to discover some of Illinois’ most charming towns and hidden treasures.
Visit the many historic sites in Illinois, from the Land of Lincoln, to the site of an ancient Native American city at Cahokia Mounds.
Visit the History Museums of Illinois. From the vast collection of the Chicago History Museum to small town historical museums, you’ll discover the stories and heritage of our towns and our people.
History comes alive at Illinois historical reenactments. Meet Abraham Lincoln in the flesh, experience colonial life, or take a canal boat ride with a period costumed storyteller.
One of America’s greatest architects, Frank Lloyd Wright called Illinois home—and filled it with some of his best works.
Taste your way through the state with our guide to the best and closest places to eat in Illinois. Experience everything from fine dining to shared plates and takeaway fare.
Put your dancing shoes on or unwind at one of the many bars and night clubs in Illinois. Locate the best cocktails, the perfect beer, local DJs, international artists and more.
Taste the regional characteristics in our locally produced wines. Browse our guide to the closest and best Illinois wineries and vineyards for your next celebration or trip.
Fancy a pint? Hunt down major Illinois breweries and distilleries for the best beers, ciders and spirits in the state. Support local production and taste your way through Illinois.
Taste your way through the best of the state with food tours in Illinois. Enjoy everything from fine dining and wineries, to craft beer and pizza tours.
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Ambler’s Texaco Station in Dwight
The station is listed on the National Register of Historice Places and has been awarded fundng through the Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program to be restored to look like it did in the 1940s.
This circa 1940s Texaco station was once a thriving service station but now serves as a Route 66 Welcome Center.
Experience the acclaimed new production of the legendary musical Miss Saigon, from the creators of Les Misérables.
You may have been to Oz before, but never like this…
Feel the warmth of family, friends and tradition at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago’s (M...
Deer festival along the Ohio River.
Explore the 1879 historic mansion decked out for the Holidays
Sample a variety of local flavors from your favorite dining establishments at the Taste of Downtown Alton.
Visit Santa's Reindeer Barn with Santa's entire sleigh team of reindeer. Visit with Santa Claus (specific dates available on website).
The Christkindlmarket is a four-week, open-air market modeled after the famous Nuremberg Christmas m...
Welcome to Dwight Country Club. Located just 70 miles southwest of Chicago, DCC offers a quality go...
Famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed and engineered this bank, and it is the only one of his three designed banks still standing.
This limestone structure, built in 1891, was designed by famed Chicago architect Henry Ives Cobb.
Enjoy a full selection family style menu at the Old Route 66 Family Restaurant.
Steps away from restaurants and shopping, just off I-55
The Oughton Estate, including it's famous windmill, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
Bed and breakfast with a beautiful, quiet country setting on a heavily wooded three acre lot. Breakf...
Dine in/Take-Out Restaurant and Catering in Dwight, IL. Seasonal outdoor beer garden
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