Find out what's on in Illinois and Chicago with your guide to events, festivals, markets, music, theater, sport and more.
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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.
Our list of some of the best places in Illinois to snap and share.
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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Wayne Fitzgerrell State Park
The gateway to the largest outdoor playground in southern Illinois includes Rend Lake, the second largest manmade lake in the state. Wheelchair access.
Here comes Summer! HerrinFesta Italiana was founded in 1991. A celebration of the rich Italian heri...
Musicals are back at the Rialto Square Theatre
Rock out at one of the largest music festivals in the Midwest!
Meet Ms. Joan Jett Blakk as she sets off on her journey to run for President of the United States.
Support the local businesses and enjoy locally grown produce!
Ever wonder what it would be like as Christopher Columbus for a day? Step on board The Niña and Pint...
Barbecue Festival and Competition
Come enjoy a great weekend of food, live music, carnival rides, raffles and fun!
This Army Corps of Engineers campground at Rend Lake offers 100 sites with both electric and full ho...
Pheasant Hollow Winery has spent more than 16 years perfecting 16+ different Southern Illinois wines...
This course has it all! A challenging 27-hole public golf course, a lighted driving range, a pro sho...
Whittington Woods Campground near Rend Lake is both conveniently located and welcoming. Its campsite...
Located in the Wayne Fitzgerrell State Park, the shooting complex offers gamesmen one of the most st...
Lake Cove Hotel is Rend Lake's newest hotel. It offers affordably priced and beautifully furnished ...
Seasons Lodge & Condominiums offers a wide variety of lodging from regular rooms to 1 to 3-bedroom f...
The Buck & Bass Cabin and Campers are the perfect base for accessing the water, bike trails and all ...
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