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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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    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
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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

World-class Art & Illinois History

History, Art & Culture Tours

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    Rock Falls Art in the Park Sculpture Walk

    The Rock Falls Sculpture Walk is a public art exhibition located at the RB&W Park and features Illinois artists' work that complement an outdoor public space… Read more about Rock Falls Art in the Park Sculpture Walk
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    St. Charles Municipal Building

    The St. Charles Municipal Building was designed in 1940 by architects R. Harold Zook. Art deco was an inspiration for the Municipal Building, but the end… Read more about St. Charles Municipal Building
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    McDonough County Courthouse

    Established in 1830, McDonough County is named for Commodore Thomas McDonough who led a successful battle againt the British on Lake Champlain in the War of… Read more about McDonough County Courthouse
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    RiverEdge Park

    Home of the Blues on the Fox festival. Read more about RiverEdge Park
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    Illinois Holocaust Museum

    Recognized as the third largest Holocaust Museum in the world. Read more about Illinois Holocaust Museum
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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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    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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    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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    Conover Square Mall

    The Conover Square Mall is located in the historic former Conover Piano factory that has been transformed into a unique indoor shopping experience. Read more about Conover Square Mall
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    Black Hawk Statue at Lowden State Park

    In Lowden State Park stands a 48-foot statue of a Native American quietly watching the beauty of the River Rock Valley below. Commonly called Black Hawk,… Read more about Black Hawk Statue at Lowden State Park
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    The Schweikher House

    Historic home built by Paul Schweikher and completed in 1938. Three-room open plan structure with beautiful spaces for living, sleeping and working. Read more about The Schweikher House
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    Fine Line Creative Arts Center

    Creative Arts Center located in St. Charles Read more about Fine Line Creative Arts Center
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    Beall Mansion Historic Tours

    Take an exquisitely elegant tour of an early 20th-century mansion full of ornate rooms featuring antique furnishings Read more about Beall Mansion Historic Tours
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    Pacifica Square

    Experience Asian Cool. Read more about Pacifica Square
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    Old Macoupin County Jail

    This historic jail has leftover Civil War cannonballs embedded into the stones used to build the walls. Read more about Old Macoupin County Jail
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    Historic Downtown Long Grove

    As Illinois’ oldest historic district, Long Grove is a quaint place to breathe easy, where historic architecture and colorful storefronts give way to a unique variety… Read more about Historic Downtown Long Grove
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    Mary's Covered Bridge

    Come and enjoy the rich history of Mary's Covered Bridge! Read more about Mary's Covered Bridge
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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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    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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    The Crystal Cork Wine Shoppe

    The Crystal Cork is an independent wine shop/bar featuring local, national, and global wines. We feature over 100 wines from Illinois wineries and other countries. Stop… Read more about The Crystal Cork Wine Shoppe
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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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    The Venue

    Aurora's downtown concert hall & listening room. Read more about The Venue
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    Ronald Reagan Birthplace & Museum

    This is the apartment where Ronald Reagan was born in 1911. It has been restored and decorated using furnishings similar to those used by the… Read more about Ronald Reagan Birthplace & 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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    Living Lincoln Topiary Monument

    The Living Lincoln Topiary Monument is a 15 feet high and 8 feet wide bust of our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln. It’s mixed media construction of… Read more about Living Lincoln Topiary Monument

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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    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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    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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    Hopvine Brewing Company

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

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