Keep this site free - Click here to visit our sponsor


from the
Weather Channel.

Tombstone Banner 1Banner 125X125Air Banner 6

1touristinfo.gif (2635 bytes)

Illinois Bureau of Tourism - State Tourist Information Site
There are a million ways to find yourself a Million Miles from Monday in Illinois.
Calendar of events.
Visitors can enjoy riverboat gaming, biking trails, children's activities, sports, antique shopping and historical sites, all within 38 miles of Chicago.
Calendar of events.
Welcome to our historic city, seat of Illinois' oldest county, St. Clair. With a population of over 42,000, Belleville is the largest city in Southern Illinois and located only 20 minutes from downtown St. Louis.
Calendar of events.
Blackhawk Waterways
"Just imagine that not far from where you are right this very minute, a picture-perfect land of gently rolling woods and sparkling waters is waiting for you to come explore. Close your eyes and imagine a secret turnoff to a place of shaded lawns, country roads, and cool, refreshing streams.
Follow the backroads deep into the heart of the Blackhawk Waterways, where your fondest dreams of family fun really can come true. This is no idle daydream. The Illinois counties of Carroll, Lee, Ogle, and Whiteside are very real, yet undiscovered treasures. Best of all, it's just a short drive from where you live.
Trophy bass and walleyes will test your angling skills, while plentiful sunfish swim up for a curious look at the kids' toes wiggling in the water. From the mighty Mississippi to the smallest brook, these uncrowded waterways encourage an idyllic float downstream, while leaving lots of time and open waters for powerboat excitement. Splashing in the water or singing songs around a campfire, thoughts of Chief Blackhawk's warriors will easily come to mind in this land of softly meandering streams."
Calendar of events.
Proud home of the University of Illinois, our community is rich with heritage and many cultural, educational and recreational opportunities.
Calendar of events.
Choose Chicago
Calendar of events
Chicago Southland - Olympia Fields
This beautiful, 400 square-mile area is dotted with forest preserves, walking, bicycling, and equestrian trails, recreation sites and nature centers, as well as outstanding restaurants, shopping malls, and a wide range of lodging and convention facilities - all within minutes of the Chicago Loop.
Calendar of events.
Here in the heart of the Land of Lincoln, you'll find friendly people, outstanding services and year-round fun for the whole family. Decatur and Forsyth are unique- big enough to offer a variety of activities, yet small enough that you will be enthusiastically welcomed by our merchants and other residents.
Calendar of events.
Downers Grove
Settled by Pierce Downer in 1832, the Village of Downers Grove is a community with a mixture of old and new. Placed among majestic oaks, the village contains everything from large corporate headquarters to historic neighborhoods. Downers Grove is truly a unique community with 150 "Sears Roebuck" homes and a variety of dining and shopping opportunities. Enjoy all the things to see and do while staying in our friendly and hospitable community!
Located 19 miles west of Chicago, IL, Downers Grove offers accessibility to all major attractions, museums and shopping opportunities throughout the Chicagoland area. Best of all, Downers Grove offers safe and affordable accommodations within easy access of major expressways.
No calendar of events.
DuPage County
Whether your trip is for business or pleasure, you'll want to see some of the many sights and sounds of Chicagoland. A short 20-mile drive from Downtown Chicago, the DuPage region is home to an incredible array of attractions, world renowned museums, and taste-tempting dishes for both a casual or elegant dining experience.
Calendar of events.
Enjoy a full schedule of events at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds. Get back to nature as you camp, hike, boat, fish and hunt in and around DuQuoin in some of the finest facilities available. Shoppers will find a wide selection of specialty shops, arts and crafts and antique stores.
Calendar of events.
Galena and Jo Daviess County historic Galena and scenic Jo Daviess County, the top of Illinois in the northwest corner. Our hills are beautiful in every season, welcoming you to this very special place. We hope you'll enjoy your visit with us, and return often to experience our warm hospitality and 19th Century charm.
Calendar of events.
Lake County
"The Great American County" is located between Chicago and Milwaukee in beautiful surroundings that host a variety of interesting and fun things to do.
No calendar of events.
Lisle has all the charm of a weekend resort with a wide variety of attractions, events, and activities.
Calendar of events.
Macomb Area
Calendar of events.
Peoria Area
"Our wealth of historic attractions spans six counties and includes Flanagan House, the Pettengill-Morron House, the Grand Army of the Republic, St. Mary's Cathedral and Peoria Mineral Springs. Just minutes from Peoria is Jubilee College State Park, featuring the restored Pioneer College, founded in 1839. Or visit the site of the original development of the Peoria Area at the recreated Fort Creve Coeur on the east bank of the Illinois River. "
Calendar of events.
Quad Cities (Davenport and Bettendorf, Iowa and Rock Island, Moline, and East Moline, Illinois)
Midwest Magic on the Mississippi River
Festival and events
Calendar of events (for details).
"The city of Quincy stands on the picturesque east bluff overlooking the Mississippi, where the river swings farthest to the west....The Quincy of today, which was named an All American City in 1962-1963 and again in 1984-1985, is a modern and progressive industrial city in the heart of a large and fertile agricultural area. Wide tree-lined streets lead to homes both large and small. Quincy has three major historical districts. The Downtown Historic District shows a wide array of architectural styles and displays the affluence of the period from 1850-1930. Quincy's East End Historic District contains every formal architectural style found in the midwest from 1830-1930. The third major historical area is Quincy's German Village. The sturdy homes, some ornate and others very simple, stand as reminders of Quincy's German Heritage."
Calendar of events.
Rockford - Winnebago County
Rockford and Winnebago County are bursting with things to do. Sample the wide array of festivals, sports, museums, unique shopping opportunities, cultural and special events available year-round.
They have a calendar of events, but it is a real pain to use and cookies you to death.
Southern Illinois
Our region, sometimes referred to as "Little Egypt," includes the 35 southernmost counties in the state of Illinois. From scenic overviews in the Shawnee National Forest, to fishing in Rend Lake or Crab Orchard Lake, to touring an actual coal mine 600 feet below ground to the many historic sites, Southern Illinois may be just what you are looking for.
Calendar of events.
Williamson County
Whether you love fishing and boating, shopping, site-seeing or hunting...Williamson County has what you are looking for! The premiere place for goose and deer hunting!
Calendar of events.

This page produced by Corey Leonhard, Ph.D.
1997 - 2000, all rights reserved.