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.
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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Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame & Museum
With images, videos, and artifacts, America’s Main Street comes back to life. Home of the Bob Waldmire Experience exhibit and Bob’s famous Road Yacht.
The Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame & Museum tells the story of the Mother Road from its early days as one of the nation’s most important highways to the present day’s efforts to preserve that history.
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...
A “living history” museum staffed by veterans and dedicated to honoring the men and women from our area who have answered the nation’s call to arms.
Created by the international Society of Gilders, this museum features the history, techniques, and the craft of using precious metal leaf for design and decoration.
The nation’s greatest collection of cars, dealer items, literature, and all things related to the Oakland and the Pontiac automobile brands.
A collection of colorful, outdoor murals painted on the buildings of the historic downtown Pontiac shopping district.
Palamar is a long-standing and iconic motel in Pontiac, IL.
PK UnKorked offers wine and a tasting room for those cruising along Route 66.
Traditional and specialty pizzas, pasta and salads. Try their famous "Family Pleaser" combination.
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