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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum


Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

New exhibits: Lincoln: History to Hollywood and Pilgrimage by Annie Leibovitz, Feb. 8–Aug. 31.

Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of Logan County


Family fun, golf getaways and relaxing retreats. Check out the money-saving getaway packages available in the Deals section online at or by calling 800-258-6645.


Just Drive! All Around Alton. Get behind the wheel for the ultimate road trip on the Meeting of the Great Rivers Scenic Byway in Alton, IL.


Pack your bags and just drive to Alton. Where the river meets the road, the ultimate road trip awaits! Call 800-258-6645 or go to for a free travel planner.


Check in to an eagle watching adventure all around Alton. The ultimate winter weekend getaway is waiting for you. Call 800-258-6645 or go to for a free travel planner.

Alton Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau


Blackhawk Waterways



3201 CIRA Drive, Suite 201, Bloomington, IL 61704. 800-433-8226,

Brookfield Zoo

Known for its unique animal exhibits and conservation efforts, the zoo offers an unforgettable experience. Visit this historic Chicago attraction any day of the year., 866-GoToZoo


126 S. Illinois Avenue, Carbondale, IL 62901. 800-526-1500,

Caterpillar Visitors Center

You’ll find interactive displays and exhibits sure to engage and entertain visitors of all ages. Plan your visit at or call 309-675-0606.

Champaign County

Discover the delights of summer in Champaign County’s micro-urban oasis. Outdoors, al fresco dining, vibrant nightlife and dozens of festivals await.

Chicago Architecture Foundation

Explore Chicago Architecture Foundation’s walking, bus and boat tours, led by expert docents. 362 days/year. Chicago’s #1 Architecture River Cruise.

Chicago NW

Affordable and sophisticated. Arlington Park, LEGOLAND, Medieval Times, endless dining and shopping, hotel packages. Free guide. 800-847-4849,

Chicago Premium Outlets

Aurora, IL.

Chicago Sky Deck

Willis Tower, 103rd floor, 233 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago. 312-875-9696,

Chicago's Greater Oak Brook Area

Drury Lane Theatre. Chicago's Greater Oak Brook Area., 800-232-0502

Choose Chicago

Discover arts and culture, shopping, dining and more in Chicago. Plan your trip with our events calendar and itinerary ideas, plus get the free Official Visitors Guide at

Clinton County

The heart of dairy country, charming lodging, premier outdoor activities, wineries and more., 800-442-1488


Discover all that we have to offer! Home to the World’s Largest Catsup Bottle, Gateway Convention Center, Cahokia Mounds and 800+ hotel rooms. 618-346-5200,

Days Inn Chicago

644 W. Diversey Parkway, Chicago, IL 60614. 888-LPN-DAYS,

DeKalb County

Contemporary culture & countryside charm 60 miles from Chicago. Theaters, museums, wineries, festivals, fishing & orchards. For hotels & a free visitors guide visit

Discover Dixon

121 West 2nd Street, Dixon, IL 61021. 815-284-3496,


Home to 2012 Ryder Cup, Sept. 25-30. Register to win 1 of 4 Remarkable Weekends. Receive your VIP discount card to museums, restaurants, shops., 800-232-0502


The Magnificent Miles West of Chicago™ feature Holiday Bargains and More packages, with discounts to museums, dining and shopping. Register to win a weekend at or 800-232-0502.

Dupage County

Zoo, polo, spa, golf, shopping packages and more in Chicago’s Western Suburbs. Win a DuPage County Style weekend getaway at 800-232-0502 or

DuPage County

Discover your own road trip beyond Chicago's skyline with Route 66, spa, golf, shopping packages and more. Win a Road Trip weekend with $500 gas card at, 800-232-0502.

DuPage County

Magnificent Miles West of Chicago feature "Summer Sizzle" packages w/museum, dining & shopping discounts. Register to win a weekend stay at or 800-232-0502.

DuPage County

The Magnificent Miles West of Chicago™. DuPage Sizzling Summer & More packages including Gourmet, Gardens, & Great Escapes getaways. Register to win a $500 shopping spree weekend!

DuPage County

The Magnificent Miles West of Chicago feature holiday packages at 100 hotels with discounts to museums, restaurants, shopping., 800-232-0502.

DuPage County Convention & Visitors Bureau


DuPage County Convention and Visitors Bureau



Effingham provides the very best in service and hospitality. Visitors are invited to spend a few days exploring what our community has to offer. 800-772-0750,


Right on the beaten path. Visit

Effingham Convention & Visitors Bureau


Effingham Convention and Visitors Bureau


Just minutes from Chicago, dine in cozy cafes and fine restaurants, visit museums, stay in affordable hotels and shop in our unique stores., 630-530-3312

Enjoy Illinois

The 2013 Illinois Travel Guide has everything you need to plan your getaway. With hundreds of things to see and do, you’ll want to order your free copy today at

Fairview Heights

Hotels, restaurants, regional mall and other shopping. Located just 15 minutes from downtown St. Louis. or call 800-442-1488 for details.

Farm and Lake Houses Real Estate


Fashion Outlets of Chicago

5220 Fashion Outlets Way, Rosemont, IL 60018. 847-928-7500,

Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio


Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust

Discover Chicago’s most famous Frank Lloyd Wright sites including our newest, Unity Temple. Take our summer bus tour for a total Wright experience. 312-994-4000,

Freeport/Stephenson County

4596 US Highway 20 East, Freeport, IL 61032. 800-369-2955,

Galena/Jo Daviess County

Galena/Jo Daviess County 877-464-2536,


2163 East Main Street, Galesburg 800-916-3330,

Great Rivers Country

From relaxing getaways to city excursions, we offer something for everyone. Visit or call 309-837-7460 to start planning your next adventure.


Discover what lies beyond the interstate. Exit 45 on I-70, find quaint shops, historic homes and museums. or call 888-862-8201.

Illinois Choice Hotels

In search of the perfect trip? There’s a Choice Hotel waiting wherever your Illinois getaway takes you. Book ahead and save up to 20%., 888-228-5050

Illinois Lincoln Highway National Scenic Byway

8200 Fairgrounds Road, Belvidere, IL 61008 866-455-4249,

Illinois River Road National Scenic Byway

613 W. Marquette Street, Ottawa, IL 61350. 888-688-2924,

Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway

Experience the nostalgia of the Mother Road. Unique attractions, restaurants, lodging, shopping and history. Call 866-DRV-RT66 or visit

Illinois Wine Country

Visit for a listing of all the wineries and festivals held this summer in every corner of the state.


Explore Looking For Lincoln Audio Tour. Experience Governor Duncan Mansion & Underground Railroad sites. Enjoy many events and festivals. Lodging info: 800-593-5678,

John Deere Attractions

Connect with John Deere at the John Deere Attractions. Climb into huge machines, enjoy interactive exhibits and try realistic simulators.

Kankakee County

One Dearborn Square, Suite One, Kankakee, IL 60901. 800-747-4837,

Key Lime Cove Resort & Waterpark



Head to Downtown Lombard for a free classic car show complete with live music on Saturday evenings June 7–Aug. 30.

McHenry County

A short drive northwest of Chicago, experience small town charm, events, shopping, dining, family-friendly attractions. Log on or call:, 888-363-6177.

Museum of Science & Industry

5700 S. Lake Shore Drive 773-684-1414,

Museum of Science and Industry

Interactive exhibits at the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere! Manipulate a tornado, send your pulse to a 3-D heart and more!, 773-684-1414


The culture, theatres, hotel packages and dining you’d find in a big city with small town charm. Log on to or call 877-23NAPER and plan your fun filled getaway.

National Road Association of Illinois


Northern Illinois Wine Trail

Winding from Chicago’s skyline to the rolling hills of Northwest Illinois, our scenery is the perfect complement to your wine trail journey.


Fifteen minutes from St. Louis, 200-acre tournament sports park, luxurious conference center, most hotel rooms in Metro East! 888-2-OFALLON,

Oakbrook Terrace

From Ditka’s to Drury Lane, visit Oakbrook Terrace and register to win an Escape shopping package in the greater Oak Brook area. 800-232-0502,


Home of the world-famous White Squirrels! Great water recreation/fishing, shopping, restaurants and lodging. 618-395-7302,


Visit the Peoria Area today with so many ways to play. We offer two new museums, a vibrant riverfront with concerts and festivals all summer long.

Peoria Riverfront Museum

The Science of Ripley’s Believe it or Not! (May 24–Sept. 8), planetarium, Giant Screen Theater and interactive exhibits! A Smithsonian affiliate.

Quad Cities

Discover our marvels on the Mississippi River! Enjoy our attractions, festivals, casinos, riverboats and more. Get a free activity guide at or call 800-747-7800.


Mississippi bluffs, superb architecture, art/food fests, free blues in historic Washington Park and Lincoln history. Call for free architecture and wine guides. 800-978-4748,

Rock Falls

603 W. 10th Street, Suite 1A, Rock Falls, IL 61071. 815-380-2300,


Come explore our local shops, delicious restaurants, historical museums, lush gardens and so much more. Real, Original, Rockford is a destination that everyone can enjoy.

Southernmost Illinois

Featuring the lush Shawnee National Forest and state parks, our guide offers information on the sites worth a visit. 800-248-4373,


Where history comes to life around every corner! Historic Abraham Lincoln and Route 66 sites abound! Budget-friendly getaway packages. Call 800-545-7300 or

St. Charles

"Festive-Full" summer getaways! Art, theater, live entertainment and festivals. Paddlewheel cruises, riverfront shopping and dining. Hotel info and discounts. 800-777-4373,

The Tourism Bureau ILLINOISouth

Life’s a trip! Spend time in the 19 counties that make up ILLINOISouth. Get your free visitors guide and Tourism Times seasonal guide. 800-442-1488,


Lincoln…and so much more! Statehouse, National Road Center, waysides, lake, spas, golf, hunting and more! 618-283-2728,

Village of Oswego

100 Parker Mill, Oswego, IL 60543. 630-554-3618,

Visit Effingham

Right on the beaten path. Conveniently located at the crossroads of I-57 & I-70. Spend a few days exploring our unique city & see what we have to offer.

Visit Joliet

Whether looking for a quick day excursion, a weekend getaway or longer, our guide is filled with possibilities to fulfill your expectations for a great time!, 877-456-5438

Visit Lake County

Let the ride take you to Six Flags Great America, KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort, Gurnee Mills, Chain O’Lakes, Lake Michigan Beaches., 800-Lake-Now

Visit Oak Park

1010 Lake Street, Oak Park, IL 60301. 708-848-1500,

Unique shopping, fine dining, adventure, history and much more await your visit. Plan your getaway today. Call 888-942-5362 or go to to get started!

Williamson County


Willowbrook Hotels

Off historic Route 66, get your kicks and register to win an overnight shopping package to Oakbrook Center.

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