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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.

Cahokia Mounds
Cahokia Mounds Top Attraction!
Historic Site in Collinsville, IL USA

The remains of the most sophisticated prehistoric native civilization north of Mexico are preserved at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site. A World Treasure In 1982, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), designated Cahokia Mounds a World Heritage Site for its importance to our understanding of the prehistory of North America.

Gateway Center
Gateway Center Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Illinois
Shopping in Collinsville, IL USA

Gateway center has grown to 50,000 square-feet of top quality, full service facilities for business meetings, conventions, trade shows, receptions and other group events after completing its most recent expansion in 2006. Gateway Center, Your Gateway Conference Center! In 1990, the elected officials of the City of Collinsville, Illinois set out to construct a premier multi-purpose event facility and they did just that when they opened Gateway Center.

Cantigny Park
Cantigny Park Top Attraction!
Museum in Wheaton, IL USA

This 500-acre park offers vast formal gardens, picnic grounds, a top-ranked public golf course and two museums: Robert R. McCormick Museum and Cantigny First Division Museum. Enjoy a wide variety of programs and events throughout the year.

Drury Lane Theatre & Conference Center
Drury Lane Theatre & Conference Center Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Rosemont, IL
Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace, IL USA

Drury Lane Theatre & Conference Center Be a part of the sparkling lights and glamour of Broadway at this award-winning theatre. 971-seat proscenium style live theater features musicals, comedy, and dinner theater.

The Morton Arboretum
The Morton Arboretum Top Attraction!
Tour in Lisle, IL USA

The Arboretum is an engaging and fun 1,700-acre garden of trees and other woody plants from around the world. Enjoy the Children's Garden, Maze Garden, 16 miles of hiking trails, nine miles of roads or a guided tour amid handicapped-accessible facilities.

#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.

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

Barn Quilt Tour
Barn Quilt Tour
Recreation in Kankakee, IL USA

Artistic renderings of quilt patterns on historic barns Barns are iconic reminders of our County's proud agricultural heritage. Kankakee County is pleased to present the first county-wide Barn Quilt Tour in the State of Illinois.

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Places to stay



Best Places to Stay in Illinois

Drury Inn & Suites Champaign
Guest Score:
From $90 / night.

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

Swimming Pool, Non Smoking Rooms.
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Mattoon
Guest Score:
From $84 / night.

Non Smoking Rooms, Free Breakfast.
Quality Inn Litchfield
Guest Score:
From $54 / night.

Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.
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.

Spring Visit Illinois in the summerSummer Visit Illinois in the fallFall Winter

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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