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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.


#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


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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Illinois

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Regions

Champaign
Chicago
Joliet
Kankakee
Naperville
Peoria
Rockford
Rosemont
Schaumburg

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.

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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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