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.
Come see why Wildlife Prairie Park has been referred to as the Jewel of the Midwest for over 35 years! Discover the beauty of this 1,800 acre zoological park which is home to over 50 different species of animals that are native to Illinois in a naturalistic habitat including an 90-acre restored prairie that is home to bison and elk. Experience the park’s spectacular landscape with 14 miles of walking trails, 20 miles of mountain bike trails, and five fishing lakes. Learn about conservation with educational programming for children and adults. WPP also features a narrow-gauge train ride, Adventure Trek open air safari bus, playgrounds including a 60’ slide set in a wooded hillside, 1800's schoolhouse and cabin, museum, food, lodging, tent camping and gift shop. Enhance your getaway with lodging as unique as the Park itself—stay in one of our onsite authentic train cabooses or rustic log cabin—hear the sounds of wolves and wildlife at night! Ten miles west of Peoria, via I-74, exit 82.
Wildlife Prairie Park Attractions: Fishing, hiking trails, mountain biking, animal trails, disc golf, Over 150 animals in their native environment, banquets, scout programs, educational learning such as homeschool classes and field trips, special events, Adventure Trek, train and more.
Winter Activities: The Park is open year round which allows for cross country skiing, fat biking, and the Wildslide Sledding Hill in addition to activities listed above.