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
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After a day of boating, shopping, zip-lining and more relax to the sound of music at the Grafton Mus...
Enjoy a delicious lunch aboard the Spirit of Peoria as it cruises the Mississippi River.
Music in the park you won't want to miss!
Music, family fun, plenty of food, and free carnival rides.
Take a cruise on the Mighty Mississippi River in Grafton!
Take a break from exploring the town of Grafton and hop on the Spirit of Peoria as they set sail for...
If you love rhubarb, then this is a festival for you. Get there early before many of the delicious d...
Gypsy, the classic rock and original jam band, celebrates 50 years of their self-titled debut double...
On the bluffs of the Illinois River, this small but charming park is home to an enormous outdoor scu...
Food, fun, foo-foo drinks, casual or banquet dining, seven days a week during the season. And a fant...
Fox River Bed and Breakfast is a historic Victorian farm house located 90 miles West of Chicago, and...
Halftime Restaurant Pizza & Cocktails is an Ottawa, Illinois family owned pizza restaurant company. ...
This modern hotel off Interstate 80 is 3 miles from downtown Ottawa and 9 miles from Starved Rock St...
Established in 1935. The HiWay Restaurant serves Ottawa Il. and surrounding areas including visitors...
Travel to northern Illinois and enjoy everything that their Comfort Inn® hotel has to offer.
View Starved Rock Lock & Dam. Enjoy interacting with towboat Pilot House. Learn Illinois River's uni...
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