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Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area

Bringing Lincoln history to life in 2015.

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

An unforgettable experience.


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.


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.


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.


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


Alton Regional CVB


Americas Best Value Inn


Blackhawk Waterways CVB

201 North Franklin Avenue, Polo, IL 61064.


Be enchanted this holiday season. 888-433-8226,

Bloomington-Normal Area CVB


Blue Man Group

Briar Street Theatre. 773-348-4000, 800-982-2787,

Brookfield Zoo

12 miles west of Chicago, 31st St. and First Ave., Brookfield, IL. 708-688-8000,

Carbondale CTB

126 S. Illinois Ave., Carbondale, IL 62901-2820. 618-529-4451, 800-526-1500,

Celebration River Cruises

Boarding out of Moline, IL and Dubuque, IA. 800-297-0034,,

Chicago and Beyond

Covering 17 counties in Northern IL, from historic villages to Chicago. Come on out and see all that we have for you to do. Visit to get a copy of our guide.

Chicago and Beyond Regional Tourism Development Office

Chicago Architecture Foundation


Chicago NW

Arlington Park, Cabela’s, Dave & Buster’s, LEGOLAND, GameWorks, Medieval Times, Mitsuwa, Improv, TopGolf & more! Affordable pkgs. Free guide. 800-847-4849,

Chicago's Essex Inn

"Wrap it Up" and save this holiday! 800-621-6909,

Chicago's Greater Oak Brook Area

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

Days Inn Chicago

Free breakfast, Wi-Fi and on-site gym; walk to shopping, restaurants; minutes from Michigan Ave. and Navy Pier. 773-525-7010,

DeKalb County

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

Downers Grove Tourism and Events

Located on the I-88 and I-355 Corridors, 22 miles west of Chicago. 630-729-0380,


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.


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

DuPage County

Beyond Chicago's skyline. 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

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


East Peoria Festival of Lights

Millions of lights make up interactive displays and floats.


Right on the beaten path. Visit


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,

Effingham Convention & Visitors Bureau


Effingham Convention and Visitors Bureau


Start planning your family getaway today by ordering the Elgin Area Visitors Guide. Your Chicagoland experience awaits you in the Elgin Area! or 800-217-5362.

Frank Lloyd Wright Trust


Galena/Jo Daviess County

Galena/Jo Daviess County 877-464-2536,

Galena/Jo Daviess County CVB


Galesburg Area CVB

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

Glen Ellyn

Visit our picturesque downtown for unique holiday shopping. 630-469-5000,

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.

Great Rivers Country Regional Tourism Development Office

Greater North Michigan Avenue Association

Heritage Corridor CVB

800-926-CANAL (2262),


Create memories that will last a lifetime. Holiday shopping, festive lights and more. Get your free Travel Guide at and start planning your getaway.

Illinois Choice Hotels

Looking for a great deal and the perfect place to stay? Book ahead with Choice Hotels and save up to 20%. 888-228-5050,

Illinois Grape Growers & Vintners Association

Illinois Wine Country

Come chill with us.


Celebrate the season in ILLINOISouth. 800-442-1488,

KeyLime Cove Water Resort


Knight's Action Park

Exit #96 off I-72 (MacArthur Blvd.), Springfield, IL. 217-546-8881,

Lake County State Fair

Grayslake, IL. 847-680-7200,

Land of Lincoln Regional Tourism Development Office

McHenry County

A short drive northwest of Chicago, experience small-town charm, the arts, events, shopping, dining and family-friendly attractions. Call 888-363-6177 or

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

2001 N. Roselle Road, Schaumburg, IL 60195. 888-WE-JOUST,

Metropolis Tourism

I-24, Exit 37, Metropolis, IL.

Museum of Science and Industry

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

Naper Settlement

523 S. Webster St., Naperville, IL. 630-420-6010,


Enjoy the twinkling lights, as well as the sights and sounds of the holiday season. 866-99NAPER,

Navy Pier

Chicago's premier lakefront attraction showcases more than 50 acres of parks, shops, restaurants, entertainment and attractions, all with a view of the Chicago skyline. Visit

Northern Illinois Wine Trail

A perfect blend of urban & rural settings for your wine trail journey. See for wineries and events.

Oakbrook Terrace

Indulge in Oakbrook Center holiday shopping packages. 650-573-0700,

Peoria Riverfront Museum

Impressionism into modernism.

Quad Cities

Discover our marvels on the Mississippi River! Bald Eagle watching and safaris, festivals and attractions. For more info or call 800-747-7800 for an activities guide.


Make memories in the “Forest City” this season. Rockford’s spectacular museums and attractions offer a variety of fun indoor activities. To plan the perfect itinerary, visit


Rosemont's entertainment district, MB Financial Park, will be transformed into FROZEMONT! Enjoy ice skating, hockey tournaments and winter tubing on the four-story Polar Peak.


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

Southernmost IL Tourism Bureau



Make merry this winter in historic Springfield, IL, with events and cozy lodging. Plan your getaway at, or call 800-545-7300.

The Tourism Bureau ILLINOISouth


Trails to Adventure Regional Tourism Development Office


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 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 St., Oak Park, IL 60301. 708-848-1500,

123 N. Commerce St., Galena, IL 61036. 888-942-5362,

Williamson County CVB



Enjoy a Route 66 holiday experience in a classic car. 800-232-0502,

Woodfield Mall

IL RT 53/I-290 and Golf Rd., Schaumburg, IL.

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