Find out what's on in Illinois and Chicago with your guide to events, festivals, markets, music, theater, sport and more.
Find out how to get to Illinois by plane, train, bus and driving. Getting around Chicago and Illinois is easy with our guide to ways to travel around the state.
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.
Our list of some of the best places in Illinois to snap and share.
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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Places to Eat
Bugsy's Chicago Dog
Bugsy's is Mt. Vernon's only authentic Chicago-style food! Menu includes real Chicago-style dogs, as well as a Greek menu, and much much more!
Delicious Chicago Style Food.
PawFest presented by SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital returns to Veteran’s Park on Sunday, June 2n...
This is a 21 and over event, 9th & Casey Avenue, Mt. Vernon, IL
4th Annual Invitational Rodeo
Representing Peace, Soul, Love, Faith, Harmony and Hope
Three days of fun, food, music and much more for the whole family
Great Mexican restaurant with authentic Mexican food and a great atmosphere.
Your place for the latest movies.
Americas Best Value Inn is all about celebrating American values. Our friendly staff is on hand to w...
Clean rooms at great prices.
Constructed in 1857 as the southern division of the Illinois State Supreme Court, Abraham Lincoln su...
The Aquatic Zoo Waterpark is fun for all ages. The facility features two 30-ft. tall slides; one 112...
Everything you need in an RV park.
Lots of programs and activities for adults and children.
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