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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.

Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of Logan County

Adler Planetarium

Destination Solar System brings the excitement and drama of our celestial neighborhood to life in stunning, vivid detail. Plan your #Spacecation at


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


Blackhawk Waterways



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


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

Caterpillar Visitors Center

Take a virtual ride in a Cat_ 797F Mining Truck. Feel what its like to operate Cat equipment on our simulators. Learn more at or 309-675-0606

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 Architecture Foundation

224 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60604. 319-922-3432,

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 Premium Outlets

Aurora, IL.

Chicago Sky Deck

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

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

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

Beyond Chicago's skyline. 800-232-0502,

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

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 Convention & Visitors Bureau


DuPage County Convention and Visitors Bureau


East Peoria Festival of Lights

Millions of lights make up interactive displays and floats.


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


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.

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


Freeport/Stephenson County

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

Galena/Jo Daviess County

Where romance can happen… even on fresh powder. 877-464-2536,


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

Glen Ellyn

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


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


Illinois Grape Growers & Vintners Association

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 Wine Country

Come chill with us.


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

Kankakee County

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

Key Lime Cove Resort & Waterpark


LaSalle County

Get bundled up and come out and play with us.

Museum of Science & Industry

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

Museum of Science and Industry

Nobody does the holidays like MSI!


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

National Road Association of Illinois


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.

Rock Falls

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


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

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 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,

Galena Welcome Center, 123 N Commerce Street, Galena, IL, 61036. 888-942-5362,

Williamson County



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

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