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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Hiking & Trails
State Parks & National Forest
Little Grand Canyon
A 3.6 mile loop trail constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. Offers spectacular views of the Big Muddy River, Turkey Bayou, and the Missouri bluffs across the Mississippi River.
Little Grand Canyon is a recreational area within the Shawnee National Forest.
Biggest little Blues Festival in the Midwest.
Come enjoy a day of fun, music, fine art, the best regional foods and fine wines from Southern Illin...
Four-day festival, with numerous activities and events drawing large crowds such as live music, a ca...
A qualifying event for the World Food Championships
17th Street BBQ is an award-winning BBQ joint rated "Best Ribs in the U.S." by Bon Appétit Magazine.
Welcome to the Americas Best Value Inn- Murphysboro, which is located in the heart of beautiful Jack...
Brewery Tours Every Saturday & Sunday.
Brew Brothers Taproom offering the finest locally crafted beer, wine, and music in Southern Illinois...
Authentic Italian family recipes for pizza and past dishes, salads, panini, lunch & dinner buffet.
General John A. Logan was a major Civil War figure. He was considered the most capable of the politi...
Resale, antique & collectible store.
Play 18 holes of golf and afterwards have a beverage on the patio.
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