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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Swimming in Illinois
Your guide to the best places to go swimming in Illinois at water parks, aquatic centers, lakes and public beaches.
Trampoline in Illinois
Get your bounce on at an Illinois trampoline park. Track down some top family fun with this list of trampoline parks and centers.
Water Skiing in Illinois
Find the best places to water ski and wakeboard at lakes around Illinois, or take the family to a water ski show by one of Illinois’...
Ziplining in Illinois
Enjoy the spectacular ziplines in Illinois with breathtaking views of forest canopy. Find the best ziplines in the state with this guide to high rides.
Amusement Parks & Fairgrounds in Illinois
Have a blast at Illinois amusement parks, from Navy Pier to the themed fun of Safari Land and Santa’s Village, or enjoy old-time fun at a...
An Illinois Adrenaline Rush
Get your heart pumping with this guide to the top thrills in Illinois, from skydiving to a speedboat tour of Lake Michigan.
Zoos in Illinois
With a dozen zoos, Shedd Aquarium, bison and reindeer ranches, a colony of albino squirrels and petting farms, you’re never far from an animal encounter.
Water Parks in Illinois
We have wonderful water parks in Illinois. Cool down in the summer sun with waterslides, wave pools or lazy rivers, or relax on a lounger while...
Beaches in Illinois
Run, bike, swim or relax along Chicago’s 26 miles of free public beaches, or head to the sandy waterfronts and quiet coves of Illinois’ recreational...
Parks in Illinois
From a national forest and state parks to formal gardens and picnic grounds, the parks of Illinois offer outdoor adventures, natural beauty and relaxation.
Illinois Wildlife Areas
Illinois wildlife areas include state parks and wildlife refuges. Find out where to watch wildlife, hike nature trails and photograph birds and animals.
Gardens in Illinois
Illinois is famous for its beautiful gardens. Explore botanic gardens, public parks, arboretums, Japanese gardens, conservatories and sculpture gardens.
Insiders’ Guide to Historic Nauvoo
More than 10,000 Mormons called Nauvoo home until 1844, when persecution arose again, spurring their migration to Utah. Today’s living-history sites bring the Mormon era to...
Roadside Attractions in Illinois
Get the most out of your next road trip with our guide to quirky roadside attractions in Illinois. See eclectic collections and giant everything, from catsup...
Dishing on Chicago-Style Pizza
In case you can't get into AlineaDid You Know? Soldiers returning from Italy in WWII made pizza popular in America.If you ask Chicagoans about the best deep-dish...
Classic Cars in Illinois
Find all the best classic cars in Illinois at our famous classic car museums, or stop by one of the many diners and roadside attractions along...
Scenic Drives in Illinois
Hop in the car and enjoy the best scenic drives in Illinois, from bluffs along the Mississippi River to winding roads through a national forest and...
Casinos in Illinois
Test your luck at casinos in Illinois. Play the tables and slot machines at one of our rivers boats, or stay the night in one of...
Art Galleries in Illinois
Find the perfect piece from one of countless art galleries in Illinois, including paintings, prints, pottery, hand-made jewelry, blown glass and sculptures.
Museums and Cultural Centers in Illinois
Visit museums and cultural centers in Illinois and experience culture from Illinois and beyond. See history museums, art museums, science museums and more.
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