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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Places to Eat
Rack House Kitchen and Tavern
Features BBQ and smokehouse items on our extensive menu, along with local craft beers and regionally distilled whiskeys and bourbons in our lodge-style, comfortable bar and dining rooms.
Comfort food featuring BBQ and smokehouse menu options. Outdoor dining available.
Enjoy a holiday luncheon as this historic mansion, with advance reservations only.
A display of more than 50 uniquely decorated Christmas trees.
The Cache River Wetlands offers great opportunities for eagle watching, as well as spotting other bi...
Experience the magic of Christmas in historic Downtown Decatur as the streets come alive with the si...
This year our guests will enjoy the “Taste of Downtown To-Go” - 16 area establishments will be prepa...
Don't miss the 31st annual Carlinville Christmas Market!
Holiday fun for the whole family can be found on the historic Carlinville Downtown Square.
Spectacular fireworks display to kick off the holiday season.
Live Thoroughbred racing Thursday through Sunday during May - September. Family-fun every Sunday wi...
The challenging 18-hole layout spans 90 acres of superbly manicured fairways and greens with 14 beau...
Piano bar and restaurant located in downtown Arlington Heights.
Attached to the DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago-Arlington Heights. Award-winning chili. Open for breakf...
Handcrafted wine. Modern casual dining.
Modern conveniences including on-site dining and complimentary wifi.
Conveniently located near I-90 and Metropolis Performing Arts Centre.
Asian market of the Midwest. Home to Bon Odori Festival every August.
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