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Tours & Sightseeing in Illinois

Illinois is filled with a wide variety of great tour and sightseeing options. From architecture river cruises in Chicago to ghost tours in Galena, passionate locals are ready to share fascinating history and Illinois stories. No matter what you're interested in, there's a tour for you!

Cruise Through the City or Out on the Lake

Boat Tours in Chicago

Spooky Sites in Western Illinois

Ghost Tours in Great Rivers Country

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    Amelia's Galena Ghost Tours, Inc.

    Hop onto a luxury shuttle bus with a theatrical flair exploring several locations in historically haunted Galena. Read more about Amelia's Galena Ghost Tours, Inc.
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    McPike Mansion

    When just about any native of the Alton area thinks of a haunted house, normally one name comes to mind - the infamous McPike Mansion. Read more about McPike Mansion
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    Cheney Mansion & Complex

    As one of the first houses built in Jerseyville, the Cheney Mansion is a 12-room mansion featuring vintage clothing, military artifacts, toys, pictures and other items… Read more about Cheney Mansion & Complex

World-class Art & Illinois History

History, Art & Culture Tours

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    The Flood Museum

    Your experience will begin as soon as you arrive at The Flood Museum. The entrance suggests the fabulous Ark built by Noah in biblical history.… Read more about The Flood Museum
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    1930's Ag Museum

    Impressive 42-piece John Deere implement collection, privately owned by a former educator and shared with the public for free. Group tours by appointment. Read more about 1930's Ag Museum
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    Fithian Home

    The true house Museum is housed in a home built by pioneer physician William Fithian, who in his time, served as prairie legislator, horseback doctor, Civil… Read more about Fithian Home
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    Art In The Garden

    Mandala Gardens •  Sep 21 @ 9AM

    “Art in the Garden” is an art festival experience made for the Southern Illinois community to connect, create & celebrate the arts. Read more about Art In The Garden
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    Frances Willard House

    Built in 1865, and patterned after a design by Andrew J. Downing, this Evanston house was home to Frances Willard (1839-1898). Read more about Frances Willard House
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    Grand Army of the Republic Hall

    An historic treasure with more than 2,500 artifacts, photographs, scrapbooks, medals, flags and items dating from the Civil War through the Vietnam War. Read more about Grand Army of the Republic Hall
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    Vermilion County Museum

    The Vermilion County Museum was built as a replica of the 1833 county courthouse where President Abraham Lincoln practiced law from 1841-1859. Read more about Vermilion County Museum
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    Savanna Museum and Cultural Center

    The Savanna Museum & Cultural Center opened in 2011 and offers exciting and constantly changing events and traveling exhibits. The historic, three-story building was renovated in… Read more about Savanna Museum and Cultural Center
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    Albany Mounds State Historic Site

    The only Middle Woodland site owned by the state, Albany Mounds originally was made up of ninety-six burial mounds. At least thirty-nine of the mounds remain… Read more about Albany Mounds State Historic Site
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    Quincy Museum

    Formerly the Newcomb-Stillwell Mansion, The Quincy Museum is restored to period on the 1st floor, with 14-karat gold woodwork, and rotating exhibits on the 2nd &… Read more about Quincy Museum
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    Postville Courthouse State Historic Site

    The two-story frame Courthouse sits near the center of a landscaped city block. The first floor has a reception and orientation room and an exhibit gallery.… Read more about Postville Courthouse State Historic Site
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    The Kennicott House

    The Kennicott House belonged to John Kennicott (1802–1863) and his family who settled 123 acres in Glenview on land now called The Grove, which was declared… Read more about The Kennicott House
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    Mt. Vernon Appellate Courthouse

    Revisit Illinois history , discover the Lincoln connection, and view breathtaking architecture! Read more about Mt. Vernon Appellate Courthouse
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    Galesburg Railroad Museum

    The Galesburg Railroad Museum is a not for profit corporation established to promote the research, exploration, and discovery of the history of the railroad industry as… Read more about Galesburg Railroad Museum
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    Awesome Ottawa Tours

    Awesome Ottawa Tours is your source for guided tours in Starved Rock Country, Ottawa, Illinois. Read more about Awesome Ottawa Tours
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    Effingham County Courthouse

    The Effingham Country Courthouse Museum features displays on the military, Effingham County railroads and Effingham County history. It is also listed on the National Register of… Read more about Effingham County Courthouse
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    Jane Addams Burial Site

    Visit the burial site of one of America's influential humanitarians. Read more about Jane Addams Burial Site
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    Fever River Railroad

    A great place to learn about trains and see how they function. Read more about Fever River Railroad
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    Galena & U.S. Grant Museum

    Discover Ulysses S. Grant, one of the most celebrated Generals of the Civil War and United States President, as well as the History of Galena. Read more about Galena & U.S. Grant Museum
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    Lincoln Manahan Museum

    The house where Lincoln slept in 1856, has been totally restored and turned into a museum of lifestyles in the 1850s. Read more about Lincoln Manahan Museum
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    Jefferson County Historical Village

    Experience the past as you walk through a pioneer village of authentic log cabins featuring a calaboose (circa 1820), the Mount Olive Church (circa 1873), a… Read more about Jefferson County Historical Village
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    Spring Valley Nature Center/ Volkening Heritage Farm

    Nature center along with living history farm. Special events throughout the year. Read more about Spring Valley Nature Center/ Volkening Heritage Farm
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    Elihu B. Washburne House State Historic Site

    The house is a state historic site managed by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency and tours are given by the International Order of the Questers. Read more about Elihu B. Washburne House State Historic Site
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    Stephenson County Historical Museum

    We welcome you to come take a tour of our surprisingly large and unique museum! Read more about Stephenson County Historical Museum
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    The Pharmacy Gallery & Art Space

    The mission of the Pharmacy Gallery & Art Space is to cultivate and celebrate expressions of multidimensional artists. We strive to be a catalyst and forum… Read more about The Pharmacy Gallery & Art Space

Explore Illinois on Two Wheels

Biking & Segway Tours

Give Your Feet a Rest

Double Decker & Trolley Tours

Taste What Makes Illinois so Special

Food Tours

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    Hopvine Brewing Company

    Craft brews, fine wines, specialty drinks and seasonal menu. Read more about Hopvine Brewing Company
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    Hairy Cow Brewing Company

    Hairy Cow Brewing Company is located on the banks of the Rock River and is a brewpub offering 12 different world class beers and serving gourmet… Read more about Hairy Cow Brewing Company
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    Fox Valley Winery

    Fox Valley Winery specializes in creating small lots of handcrafted, award-winning wines. Many varieties are made from estate grown, single-vineyard Illinois grapes. We offer wine tastings… Read more about Fox Valley Winery
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    Galena Foodie Adventures

    Galena Foodie Adventures invites you to experience an intimate, guided food tour of the third most visited city in Illinois! Read more about Galena Foodie Adventures
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    Scorched Earth Brewing

    Family-owned since 2014, Scorched Earth Brewing Co. prides itself on sourcing local ingredients and using old-world brewing techniques to brew award-winning beer. Their spacious taproom is… Read more about Scorched Earth Brewing
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    Kennay Farms Distilling

    Kennay Farms Distilling is operated by a 5th generation farming family who diversified and are now specializing in growing their own grains to create handcrafted spirits… Read more about Kennay Farms Distilling
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    Wrightway Transportation

    Embark on excursions to wineries, breweries, unique shops, weddings, ball games and more. Read more about Wrightway Transportation
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    Hardware Sustainable Gastropub & Brewery

    Hardware—a sustainable gastropub & brewery serving delicious food and over 350 whiskeys Read more about Hardware Sustainable Gastropub & Brewery
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    Sleepy Creek Vineyards

    Experience wine at the source at Vermilion County's only vineyard, winery and tasting room. Read more about Sleepy Creek Vineyards
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    Ogle County Brewery

    The Ogle County Brewery is your go-to spot when you are looking for a welcoming brew pub that offers a unique setting, great food and excellent… Read more about Ogle County Brewery
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    Photo Scavenger Hunt on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail

    On your scavenger hunt, take photos at each of our wineries and share your "experiences" Read more about Photo Scavenger Hunt on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail
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    Chicago Underground Donut Tour

    The Underground Donut Tour is Chicago's only food tour exclusively celebrating all things Donut! Join us on a donut adventure as we check out 4 of… Read more about Chicago Underground Donut Tour
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    Shawnee Shuttle

    A professional wine trail tour service offering private mini-van tours of southern Illinois for small groups of two to six adults. Read more about Shawnee Shuttle

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