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.
Escape the winter blahs by exploring a children’s museum, taking in a sporting event, catching a live show or diving into an indoor water park.
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World's Largest Covered Wagon
The Railsplitter Covered Wagon, recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest covered wagon in the world, is located on the front lawn...
Historic Nauvoo Visitor Center
The Historic Nauvoo Visitors’ Center is the appropriate starting point for your visit. “Remembering Nauvoo“, a 20 minute film, "Meet the Mormons," a 77 minute film,...
Lincoln Home National Historic Site
In 1861, Abraham Lincoln left his home of 17 years – the only home he ever owned – to serve as the 16th President of the...
Robert Wadlow Statue
In 1918, Alton became the famous birthplace of Robert Wadlow, "The Gentle Giant." Born a normal eight pounds in 1918, Wadlow suffered from a pituitary gland...
University of Illinois Library
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is the proud home of one of the largest and richest public research library collections in North America. Their...
Dillon Home Museum
Home to P.W. Dillon, owner of Northwestern Steel and Wire, the home is filled with treasures and is virtually un-touched by time and the homes’ grandeur...
The Flood Museum
Follow the flood described in the book of Genesis. Many of the museums rooms offer seating to allow museum patrons to view a brief professionally-made film. ...
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum
This state-of-the-art facility was carefully designed with exacting historical detail. Amazingly well-preserved artifacts tell the entire life story of our nation's 16th President. Dedicated to the...
Christian County Genealogical Society
The Genealogical Society is a research resource where you can find history on your family background, microfilm and microfiche, and books. The Society will also research...
Cruisin' with Lincoln on 66 Visitors Center
Located in the heart of Downtown Bloomington on Historic Route 66, the Cruisin with Lincoln on 66 Visitor Center exhibits cover stories about dining, lodging and...
Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War Museum
The museum also contains medals, photos, actual battle swords, currency, drums and other musical instruments, books, documents, a Union soldier's uniform, and dresses from the Civil...
DeKalb Public Library
The 19,500 sq. ft. Haish Memorial Library building built in 1930. The library recently finished a 46,000 sq. ft. addition, adding meeting space, a maker space...
Edgar County Genealogical Library
Trace your Edgar County roots at this library that has genealogical tools, manuscripts, books, filmed records, micro-fiche, and computerized data based on Edgar County families.
Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home and Visitors Center
Tour the restored home that the Reagan family resided in from 1920-1923, and meander through the Visitor Center and Gift Shop which features books and gifts...
Red Brick Store
Joseph kept an office upstairs and the large upper room was home to the first meetings of the Nauvoo Female Relief Society and other important activities....
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