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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.
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Touchstone Energy Balloon Fest
Friday has a flight at 5 pm. Saturday and Sunday mornings the balloons take flight at dawn. A Balloon Glow takes place Saturday night with food, music and fun.
Watch as these colorful balloons take to the air.
Oct 13, 2019
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...
Attractive, two story updated home with a fenced backyard.
This chapel, once a Catholic Church, was purchased by the Best Family.
Built in 1903, the auditorium is the largest building of its kind anywhere in the world.
Seven clean and comfortable kitchenette rooms with living room, kitchen, bedroom and bath within wal...
Family owned and operated. The Bosgraaf's bought the restaurant and named it after their son.
Located in Forest Park, the aquatic center has a frog slide, water slide, wet playground area, a san...
Forest Park is a municipal park with the Chautauqua Auditorium, Vietnam Memorial, Family Aquatic Cen...
This trail is a multi-use recreational trail -- accessed mainly by walkers, runners, and bikers. As...
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