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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Route 66 Twin Drive In
Double screen drive-in with double features nightly Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Restored and reopened drive-in located along historic Route 66 in Springfield.
The largest party of the year! 70 bands, 5 stages, kids' area, vendors fair, food, drinks, games, and more!
The International Carillon Festival, first held in 1962, is lauded as one of the world’s most important and prestigious carillon events. The Festival has earned an unsurpassed tradition of presenting the world’s finest carillonists/carillonneurs.
Step into 19th century America when History Comes Alive this summer in Springfield. Visit our historic sites and interact with 19th century characters or enjoy period music.
Bike ride throughout Illinois
The Lincoln Land Championship presented by LRS is an event on the Web.com Tour that takes place in Springfield, Illinois.
The Illinois State Fair has been celebrated nearly every year since 1953 as a showcase for Illinois agriculture.
Grab your friends and family and head to the Old Capitol Blues & BBQ Fest! Featuring top blues bands, unbeatable BBQ, cold drinks and first-rate fun! This is an event that everyone will love.
This clean-shaven statue of young Mr. Lincoln stands in front of the Illinois Exhibits building at Gate 1 of the State Fair Grounds.
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 with showmanship – culminating in the world’s best collection of Lincoln lore and legend.
Forty acres of woods and restored Illinois prairie with a one-mile trail for hiking or strolling sunrise to sunset every day.
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 food and service from start to finish.
Located in downtown Springfield, Augie’s Front Burner offers a unique dining experience for the adventurous in palate and spirit.
Only 5 miles from Illinois State Capitol, close to restaurants and Lincoln sites. Smoke-free, plasma TV, microwave and fridge in every room. Leisure whirlpool suites available.
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