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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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Autumn Craft Fair
This indoor event has something for the whole family including a delicious food court. Plenty of on-site parking. All proceeds go to support the children of River Ridge School District #210.
More than 90 talented artisans and crafters offer unique handmade artwork, crafts and jewelry.
Oct 13, 2019
The Chicago International Film Festival is North America's oldest competitive international film fes...
More than 1,000 hand-carved pumpkins—some as large as 150 pounds—will light up the night at the Chic...
This concert will be an uplifting evening as the world-famous Blackwood Quartet shares the spiritual...
Well-known guitarist, Eric Gales performs live at the fabulous Wildey Theatre!
The most colorful 1949 cars embark on the city of Quincy each October. Free admission to enter a ca...
The Fat Tire Festival includes riding options for all skill levels, from the gnarliest mountain biki...
Experience two of the darkest nights of the year with 12-acres of haunting creatures, eerie entertai...
Tour the beautiful Galena Countryside and enjoy the fall colors while you visit some of Illinois's b...
Located on Mississippi River. Camping, fishing/boating accessibility, playground, potable water, sho...
Featuring daily lunch specials. Home of The Bootburger. Big screen TVs & internet jukebox.
Be sure to stop by Charlie's Place for great home-style cooking. Featuring all-day breakfasts, homem...
A boutique winery located in a scenic valley in Hanover.
This natural division represents the Illinois portion of the North American geo-biological feature k...
A part of the Apple River Canyon State Park Complex, the Iris and Jack Witkowsky State Wildlife Area...
State park offering 280 acres of public hunting, hiking and nature viewing.
Rocky Waters Vineyard is a 112-acre, award-winning winery located in Hanover, IL.
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