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
Tequilas Mexican Restaurant
Looking for the best Mexican food and drinks in town? Want to enjoy your meal in a casual, laid back atmosphere? Search no further! Tequilas is your place!
Come in for a taste of Mexico. You won't leave disappointed!
The John Deere Pavilion is proud to host its 10th annual Learn & Play Day. This popular event welco...
Classic Car Show (Pre 1972).
In the summer of 1980, eight teams competed for the world’s first Wiffle Ball title. Since then, thi...
This popular event includes dozens of activities for kids of all ages, including a petting zoo, peda...
Check out this unique All Ford car show in Alton!
Summer is a great time to enjoy brews and blues and there’s no better place to enjoy them than Uptow...
"You cannot talk about rock in the 1970s without talking about Grand Funk Railroad!"- David Fricke, ...
Chalk Howard Street features internationally-renowned 3D street artists and local 2D chalk artists, ...
Interpretive Visitors Center, trails, campsites, picnic shelters, playground, fishing lake
Big Jon's Lunch Box. . ."Wirth" every bite. Come hungry. . .leave fully satisfied! Great food at goo...
Whatever your family is looking for there is a good chance the folks down at Famous J’s can help.
We are a full service family restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
We sell gently used and new furniture, appliances, clothes, home decor, and candles
Pat’s Pawn deals in items new and used. They buy, sell, and trade gold and are ready to give you a f...
18-hole golf course, tennis and basketball courts, pool, picnic sites and shelters
We are a quiet campground located in the beautiful city of Mt. Carmel. We pride ourselves in providi...
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