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The University of Illinois
The University of Illinois Top Attraction!
Sport in Urbana, IL USA

As the largest university in Illinois, UIUC is home to some of the highest-rated professors, academic programs and students in the country. As the largest university in Illinois, the University of Illinois has over seventeen different academic colleges for almost every educational interest.


Rockford Art Museum
Rockford Art Museum Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Museum in Rockford, IL USA

Illinois' largest art museum outside of Chicago with over 1,500 works of art; noted for its permanent collection of 19th and 20th Century American art, plus dynamic and changing exhibits featuring regional and national artists. Gift store. Illinois' largest art museum outside of Chicago with over 1,500 works of art; noted for its permanent collection of 19th and 20th Century American art, plus dynamic and changing exhibits featuring regional and national artists.

Splash Valley Aquatic Park
Splash Valley Aquatic Park Top Attraction!
Theme Park in Kankakee, IL USA

A facility of the Kankakee Valley Park District, Kankakee's premiere water park offers splashtacular fun for the whole family. The outdoor water park encompasses a lazy river, three waterslides, lap pool, and two zero-depth entry pools. Group rates and party rentals are available.

Frank Lloyd Wright's B. Harley Bradley House
Frank Lloyd Wright's B. Harley Bradley House Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Kankakee, IL
Historic Site in Kankakee, IL USA

See historic Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture This Prairie Style house was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright along with its neighboring home. The houses are acknowledged by the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy as Wright's first house designs that ushered in Wright's Prairie Style. The B.

Old State Capitol
Old State Capitol Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Springfield, IL
Historic Site in Springfield, IL USA

The Old State Capitol is a reconstruction of Illinois' fifth statehouse, the first to be located in Springfield. The building served as the seat of state government and a center of Illinois political life from 1839 to 1876.


Lincoln's Tomb
Lincoln's Tomb Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Springfield, IL
Historic Site in Springfield, IL USA

Dedicated in 1874, Lincoln Tomb is the final resting place of Abraham Lincoln, his wife Mary, and three of their four sons, Edward, William, and Thomas. Lincoln's Tomb is set in Oak Ridge Cemetery, the second-most visited cemetery in the United States.

Anderson Japanese Gardens
Anderson Japanese Gardens Top Attraction!
Botanical Garden in Rockford, IL USA

You'll be awe-struck by the natural beauty and serenity of Anderson Japanese Gardens, ranked the top Japanese garden in North America.

Burpee Museum of Natural History
Burpee Museum of Natural History Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Museum in Rockford, IL USA

The award-winning exhibit, Jane: Diary of a Dinosaur, explores the history of the young T. rex skeleton found by Burpee researchers in the badlands of Montana, called one of the ten most important dinosaur discoveries in the past 100 years.

Exploration Station...A Children's Museum
Exploration Station...A Children's Museum Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Kankakee, IL
Museum in Bourbonnais, IL USA

This children's museum is a must-see attraction in Perry Farm Park. Little imaginations grow big in this world of discovery and make-believe.


Rock Cut State Park
Rock Cut State Park Top Attraction!
Nature in Loves Park, IL USA

Beautiful Illinois state park with two lakes set off the park's 3,092 acres. Pierce Lake, with 162 acres, is a retreat for people wanting to fish, ice fish or ice skate. A second 50-acre Olson Lake is especially for swimmers.

Discovery Center Museum
Discovery Center Museum Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Museum in Rockford, IL USA


John Deere Pavilion
John Deere Pavilion Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Quad Cities, IL
Tour in Moline, IL USA

The John Deere Pavilion is a premier Quad Cities vacation and group tour destination, with exhibits of antique tractors and new farm equipment, multimedia exhibits, and kid's activities. The John Deere Pavilion celebrates the American heartland from the first horse-drawn plow to the latest modern-day combines and tractors that people can climb on and sit in the cab.

Celebration Belle Riverboat
Celebration Belle Riverboat Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Quad Cities, IL
Boating in Moline, IL USA

Cruise, dine, & dance aboard the popular Celebration Belle!

Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park
Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park Top Attraction!
Nature in University Park, IL USA

Explore the nature of sculpture. Sited across 100 acres of rolling prairie landscape, this 27-piece collection features monumental works by di Suvero, Hunt, Puryear and others.

Windy City Thunderbolts
Windy City Thunderbolts Top Attraction!
Recreation in Crestwood, IL USA

The Windy City ThunderBolts baseball brings affordable family entertainment all summer long at Standard Bank Stadium. 2007 & 2008 Frontier League Champions! Call to reserve groups or parties today!

Orland Square
Orland Square Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Joliet, IL
Shopping in Orland Park, IL USA

Enclosed, two-level shopping center featuring Apple, Coach, A/X Armani, Fox Dry Goods and over 150 fine shops & restaurants.

Balmoral Park Race Track
Balmoral Park Race Track Top Attraction!
Scenic in Crete, IL USA

Club Dining Room, VIP room, Casual Grandstand or Stable Suite Packages and luxurious private Sulky Suites available. Complimentary admission to Grandstand and Group Discounts.

Kankakee River State Park
Kankakee River State Park Top Attraction!
Boating in Bourbonnais, IL USA

The 4,000-acre park extends along both sides of the Kankakee River offering unspoiled settings that are surrounded by scenic bluffs and woods. The park includes hiking trails, biking trails, canoeing, fishing, camping, cross-country skiing, snowmobile trails, picnic areas, hunting, boat launches, and much more! In addition there are several shelters available for picnic events.

Fairmount Race Track
Fairmount Race Track Top Attraction!
Scenic in Collinsville, IL USA

This one-mile oval track designed like Churchill Downs awas originally biult in the early ninteen hundreds. Thoroughbred racing season runs April through September.

The Catchup Bottle
The Catchup Bottle Top Attraction!
Historic Site in Collinsville, IL USA

Looming over Collinsville, this is an internationally known roadside attraction that was even mentionin the the Twilight film. The World's Largest Catsup BottleĀ« stands proudly next to Route 159, just south of downtown Collinsville, Illinois. This unique 170 ft. tall water tower was built in 1949 by the W.E. Caldwell Company for the G.S.

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Illinois

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Champaign
Chicago
Joliet
Kankakee
Naperville
Peoria
Rockford
Rosemont
Schaumburg

Best Places to Stay in Illinois


Homestyle Inn And Suites Springfield
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From $50 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.
JW Marriott Chicago
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From $179 / night.


Swimming Pool, Non Smoking Rooms, Restaurant, Free Breakfast.
Loews Chicago Hotel
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From $179 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms, Restaurant, Free Breakfast.
Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel
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From $184 / night.


Swimming Pool, Non Smoking Rooms, Restaurant.
Sonesta Es Suites Chicago Schaumburg
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From $119 / night.


Swimming Pool, Non Smoking Rooms.

Best Time to Visit Illinois


The best time to visit Illinois is in the summer and fall. Summer temperatures are mild with averages in the low 70's and highs in the low 80's. Nights are cool with lows in the upper 50's. Fall temperatures are cold with averages in the mid 40's and highs in the mid 50's. Fall nights are cold with lows in the mid 30's.

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Monthly Temperatures in Illinois


Month Low Avg High
January 14.2 22.6 30.9
February 19.2 27.9 36.5
March 29.1 38.7 48.3
April 39.1 50.0 60.9
May 49.5 61.0 72.5
June 59.3 70.5 81.7
July 64.0 74.6 85.1
August 62.2 72.6 83.0
September 53.7 65.1 76.4
October 42.2 53.3 64.4
November 31.6 40.2 48.8
December 20.3 28.1 35.8

Destinations in and around Illinois to Visit



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