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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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    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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    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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    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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    Lewis and Clark State Historic Site

    The 14,000 square-foot exhibit space contains six galleries that outline the background and history of the Lewis and Clark expedition from its conception to its meaning… Read more about Lewis and Clark State Historic Site
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    Historic Nauvoo Visitor's Center

    Begin your exploration of historic Nauvoo here! Gather information on the restored homes, shops, and religious buildings in Historic Nauvoo and register for guided tours to… Read more about Historic Nauvoo Visitor's Center
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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
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    Little Egypt Arts Association Art Centre

    Little Egypt Arts Association is a not for profit artist Co-op that was established in 1995 by approximately 20 local artists and art patrons. It's the… Read more about Little Egypt Arts Association Art Centre
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    Elijah Iles House: Springfield's History Museum

    Learn about early Springfield at the home of one of the city's founding fathers, Elijah Iles. Read more about Elijah Iles House: Springfield's History Museum
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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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    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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    Route History Museum & Souvenir Shop

    At Route History visitors can experience and learn about pioneers that made significant contributions to Illinois, the city of Springfield, the greater society, located along… Read more about Route History Museum & Souvenir Shop
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    Mother Jones Museum

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    Underground Railroad Shuttle Tours

    Discover the story of the Underground Railroad throughout Alton, IL. Read more about Underground Railroad Shuttle Tours
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    Orpheum Theatre

    Described as "a veritable house of enchantment" when it opened its doors on Monday, August 21, 1916, the Orpheum Theatre continues to be a place of… Read more about Orpheum Theatre
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    Bicentennial Plaza

    To mark Illinois' 200th birthday, the Bicentennial Plaza was developed in 2018 to create a walkway linking the Lincoln Home to the Governor's Mansion and State… Read more about Bicentennial Plaza
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    Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest

    The community's rich history is encapsulated in the Oak Park River Forest Museum, a recently renovated firehouse from 1898 that plays host to the society's various… Read more about Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest
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    St. Charles Historic Walking Tour

    Come explore the History of St. Charles on a self-guided tour that takes you through the decades of St. Charles history with 27 locations. Grab a… Read more about St. Charles Historic Walking Tour
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    Magnolia Manor

    Historic house tour. The house is operated as a Victorian period historic house museum by the Cairo Historical Association. Read more about Magnolia Manor
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    Nauvoo Walking Tour

    Visitors can take a free self-guided walking tour of Mulholland Street and learn how the French Icarians, Sisters of St. Benedict, and local businesses defined Nauvoo… Read more about Nauvoo Walking Tour
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    Quincy Art Center

    The Mission of the Quincy Art Center is to connect people to the power of art by creating opportunities to experience, make, and share art. Read more about Quincy Art Center
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    Rickshaw Rick's Tours & Taxi

    See the heritage, architecture, and culture of Oak Park from a pedicab. Read more about Rickshaw Rick's Tours & Taxi
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    Block Museum of Art

    The Block Museum is a dynamic, imaginative, and innovative teaching and learning resource for Northwestern and its surrounding communities. Read more about Block Museum of Art
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    Chicago Movie Tours

    Chicago Movie Tours offers in-person walking tours and virtual experiences that inspire Chicagoans, along with movie lovers everywhere, to rediscover their city, especially as it relates… Read more about Chicago Movie Tours
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    Schaub Floral Display Center

    The Schaub Floral Display Center & Greenhouse features beautiful seasonal plantings throughout the year and serves as the propagation and storage center for trees, shrubs and… Read more about Schaub Floral Display Center
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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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    Fulton De Immigrant Windmill

    Fulton's authentic Dutch Windmill, "De Immigrant", sits on the flood control dike, right in the heart of the city and in across the street from the… Read more about Fulton De Immigrant Windmill
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    The Staley Museum

    A.E. Staley was a big man with big dreams and had the determination to make those dreams a reality. Although he did not arrive on… Read more about The Staley Museum
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    World War II Memorial

    This memorial honors the 987,000 Illinois men and women who served in World War II and the 22,000 who gave their lives. Its focal point is… Read more about World War II Memorial

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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Wrightway Transportation

    Embark on excursions to wineries, breweries, unique shops, weddings, ball games and more. Read more about Wrightway Transportation
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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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    Hopvine Brewing Company

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