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Hardy's Reindeer Ranch
Hardy's Reindeer Ranch Top Attraction!
Recreation in Rantoul, IL USA
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The North Pole has moved to Central Illinois! Hardy's Reindeer Ranch is the place to pick a pumpkin in the pines, browse through the general store gift shop, or try your luck at figuring out the mysteries of the 6-acre Cornfusion maze! The North Pole has moved to Central Illinois! Hardy's Reindeer Ranch offers a unique attraction for young and old alike.


Krannert Art Museum & Kinkead Pavilion
Krannert Art Museum & Kinkead Pavilion Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Champaign, IL
Museum in Champaign, IL USA

Krannert Art Museum & Kinkead Pavilion is the second largest Art Museum in Illinois. While hosting galleries ranging from ancient Egyptian art to contemporary photography, KAM also offers 12-15 changing exhibitions each year. As the second largest Art Museum in Illinois, Krannert Art Museum & Kinkead Pavilion is home to over 9,000 works of art ranging from ancient Egyptian art to contemporary photography.

Virginia Theatre
Virginia Theatre Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Champaign, IL
Theatre in Champaign, IL USA

The Virginia theatre has been a landmark in Champaign and in the history of the region for over 90 years. Since 1921, The Virginia Theatre has been a landmark in the business district of Champaign and in the history of the region. For 90 years, the 1,525 seat theatre has offered entertainment as a vaudeville house, legitimate theatre and movie house.

William M. Staerkel Planetarium
William M. Staerkel Planetarium Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Champaign, IL
Tour in Champaign, IL USA

As the second largest Planetarium in the state, Staerkel's 50-foot projection dome is one of the largest in the United States that displays 7,600 stars, the Sun, Moon and planets. The Staerkel Planetarium's 50-foot projection dome is one of the largest in the United States that displays 7,600 stars, the Sun, Moon and planets. The Planetarium also features sky tours, a science lecture series, and multimedia science education.

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.

#1 Chicago Tours
#1 Chicago Tours
Segway PT Tour in Chicago, IL USA

The most fun tours in Chicago!

16th Street Theater
16th Street Theater things to do on a rainy day in Illinois
Theatre in Berwyn, IL USA

Presenters of engaging and thought-provoking new plays 16th Street has become one of the areas most intimate and highly regarded presenters of engaging and thought-provoking new plays. Chicago Reader named 16th Street "Best Emerging Theater" for bringing excellent, divers and affordable theater to all in our community.

Abraham Lincoln Wayside Exhibits
Abraham Lincoln Wayside Exhibits
Historic Site in Decatur, IL USA

Trek Lincoln's path to political destiny. Decatur is home to 15 Wayside Exhibits that highlight historic sites related to the life of Abraham Lincoln. Each site tells a story with text and images, and includes a rubbing medallion so you can create a paper/crayon souvenir to document your visit.

Absolutely Chicago Segway Tours
Absolutely Chicago Segway Tours
Tour in Chicago, IL USA

Chicago Segway Tours offers Segway Tours at 2 locations Come tour Chicago on an exciting Chicago segway tour adventure. While gliding effortlessly, enjoy the Lakefront and learn the history of our city on this exciting and informative Chicago segway tour conducted by our friendly and professional tour guides.

African American Civil War Soldiers Monument
African American Civil War Soldiers Monument
Historic Site in Decatur, IL USA

Located in downtown Decatur. This unique work of art is one of only a handful of sculptured tributes to the African American War soldier in the entire country. Commissioned by the City of Decatur, the work was designed and created by renowned artist Preston Jackson.

African American Hall of Fame Museum
African American Hall of Fame Museum things to do on a rainy day in Peoria, IL
Hall of Fame Museum in Peoria, IL USA


Alto Vineyards
Alto Vineyards
Recreation in Champaign, IL USA

Taste some of the finest wines produced in the US at Alto Vineyards. Whether you need a bottle or a glass, this award winning wine, produced locally, is sure to refresh your taste buds and offer you a little piece of heaven. The Renzaglia Family welcomes you to Alto Vineyards and invites you to taste some of the finest wines produced in the US. Whether you need a bottle of wine, that special gift or just want to unwind with a glass of our finest, come join us.

Arlington Greens
Arlington Greens
Golf in Granite City, IL USA

Arlington Greens is a full service public golf facility. The 18- hole, 7,200 yard golf course, driving range and clubhouse is a high quality golfing, banquet and meeting facility serving the heart of the fast growing Metro- East area. Arlington Greens Golf Course is a facility of the Collinsville Area Recreation District Arlington Greens is an 18-hole, public golf facility located near Granite City, Illinois that has undergone extensive improvements.

Ayn Rand in Love
Ayn Rand in Love things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Theatre in Chicago, IL USA

Award winning musical "Ayn Rand in Love" at MCL Chicago

Bac Skyview 2 Drive-In
Bac Skyview 2 Drive-In
Drive-In Movie in Belleville, IL USA


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Schaumburg

Best Places to Stay in Illinois


Drury Inn & Suites Champaign
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From $90 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.
Embassy Peoria East Peoria
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From $128 / night.


Swimming Pool, Non Smoking Rooms.
Fairfield Inn & Suites Galesburg
Guest Score:
From $99 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms, Free Breakfast.
Staybridge Suites Hotel Springfield South
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From $85 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms, Free Breakfast.
Town & Country Inn And Suites
Guest Score:
From $86 / night.


Swimming Pool, Non Smoking Rooms, Free Breakfast.

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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