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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Festivals & Fairs
Visit the Dana-Thomas House as the exterior of the home will be lined with 1,000 candles and guests can take a silent tour of the beautiful interior accompanied by holiday music.
A holiday event
Dec 15, 2019
A critically acclaimed, national touring exhibit from the International Spy Museum.
The Lincoln Presidential Half Marathon is a race through the the vibrant city streets of Abraham Lin...
Join hundreds of runners as we celebrate one of Springfield's largest running events of the year. T...
Family friendly street festival celebrating the LGBT community and equality in our community. The ev...
Set against the backdrop of the Old State Capitol building, art lovers find the Springfield Old Capi...
This family-friendly, alcohol-free event is a Springfield area tradition.
This clean-shaven statue of young Mr. Lincoln stands in front of the Illinois Exhibits building at G...
Across from gate four of the State Fairgrounds. Antiques, primitives, oak furniture, depression glas...
More than 40,000 square feet of galleries, theaters, and historic displays that combine scholarship ...
Forty acres of woods and restored Illinois prairie with a one-mile trail for hiking or strolling sun...
The Air Combat Museum showcases the role of military aviation and features a collection of historic ...
Our goal at American Harvest is to offer our guests a dining experience that encompasses quality foo...
Located in downtown Springfield, Augie’s Front Burner offers a unique dining experience for the adve...
Only 5 miles from Illinois State Capitol, close to restaurants and Lincoln sites. Smoke-free, plasma...
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