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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This historic boardwalk dates back to the 1890s. Today it offers galleries featuring quality handcrafts created by local artisans and a country store.
Makanda has become an affordable place for artists from Southern Illinois University and the surrounding areas to create and display their work downtown on the boardwalk.
Enjoy a Starry, Starry Night at Blue Sky Vineyard. Join the Astronomical Association of Southern Ill...
Learn about morel mushroom hunting each Spring.
Indulge your senses and join us for a fun evening out with Dinner and Murder - Country Style
Blue Sky Vineyard invites you to enjoy an island inspired afternoon at the winery.
Join us for the nationwide event of alpaca farms opening to the public!
Vulture Fest features live music, food, shopping, and art by local artists for purchase.
Fun family fall festival the Sunday before Halloween.
Stop by the Allan Stuck Studio, just across the from the Boardwalk in downtown Makanda, IL, for an u...
Situated on a high ridge with majestic views of the Shawnee National Forest, Ashton Ridge Cabins are...
Suites over the tasting room at Blue Sky Winery, with beautiful views of the vineyards and pond.
Premier winery on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail.
Cabins at Stone Creek are, fully furnished lodging available for rent. Weekend getaways, Wine Trail,...
This 2600 sq. ft beautiful 3 bedroom. 2.5 bath cabin is located on 75 secluded acres on the Shawnee ...
The Lodge also features a lounge and historic Clem & Arlies bar, gift shop, and guest cabins for a q...
From camping and horseback riding to fishing and rappelling, Giant City is an outdoor lover's paradi...
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