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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Things to do near Starved Rock, Utica
Starved Rock State Park, with its serene waterfalls and beautiful lodge, offers a quiet retreat for visitors. Explore this lush forest, located just minutes from wineries,...
10 Top Illinois Cabins
Feel the urge to get out into nature? To feel the wind in your hair? Hear the birds? Watch smoke rise into the night sky from...
Chicago & Beyond
Immerse yourself in Chicago’s vibrant urban scene and explore northern Illinois for fresh outdoor adventures at state parks, one-of-a-kind shopping and quaint downtowns.
Illinois Sparkling Co.
The Illinois Sparkling Co., located in North Utica, is said to be the ultimate destination for acquiring the fullest appreciation of pop culture.Who knew the relatively...
Wine Country Weekends
Illinois is a wine lover’s paradiseAre you a wine-lover seeking the ideal autumn getaway? Look no further than Illinois wine country. Scenic trails bursting in fall colors...
Girlfriend Getaway along the I&M Canal
Usually, I meet Sharon on a weeknight, spending my few hours of purchased freedom catching up over cosmopolitans in a suburban Chicago eatery and watching the...
6 Amazing Winter Playgrounds in Illinois
Crisp air. Fresh snow. Ice rinks and ski slopes and snow-sculpting contests. Winter in Illinois is a time for limitless adventures.See the full 12 Days of Illinois...
Buffalo Rock State Park
Buffalo Rock State Park in Illinois is the pocket-sized baby sister in the Starved Rock, Matthiessen, and Buffalo Rock triumvirate of State Parks that brings visitors...
Illinois Bicentennial Passport
What is the Bicentennial Passport?Launched in association with this year's Illinois Bicentennial celebrations, the Bicentennial Passport program invites visitors to explore 56 unique sites throughout Illinois....
Minor League Sports Teams of Illinois
They’re minor league in name, but these Illinois sports teams are major in excitement and talent.You probably know the names of Illinois’ major league teams in...
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