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Cosley Zoo
Cosley Zoo
Recreation in Wheaton, IL USA

Five-acre zoo in Wheaton. Free for kids 17 and under! Cosley Zoo is a five-acre zoo in Wheaton, IL dedicated to providing a home for native wildlife that can't be released due to physical or behavioral injuries. It offers an intimate experience with domestic farm animals and native wildlife.


Curtis Orchard
Curtis Orchard
Tour in Champaign, IL USA

This 80-acre apple orchard, pumpkin patch and entertainment farm offers activities for the whole family. Curtis Orchard is an 80-acre apple orchard, pumpkin patch and entertainment farm offers activities for the whole family.

Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show
Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show things to do on a rainy day in Schaumburg, IL
Theatre in Schaumburg, IL USA

An award-winning interactive murder mystery show The Dinner Detective is the largest, award-winning, interactive comedic murder mystery dinner show in the Chicagoland area. We are now running public and private shows in 34 cities across the country every week. The shows are set in the present day.

Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show
Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Theatre in Chicago, IL USA

Interactive Murder Mystery Show complete with a 4 course mea The Dinner Detective is the largest, award-winning, interactive comedic murder mystery dinner show in the United States. We are now running public and private shows in cities across the country every week. Our immensely popular shows are set in the present day.

Dungeon of Doom Haunted House
Dungeon of Doom Haunted House things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Tour in Chicago, IL USA

Largest Haunted House Attraction, #1 in Chicagoland Area The Legendary Dungeon of Doom, located in the turn-of-the-century Warwick building in Zion, IL, is not for the faint of heart.


Erlander Home Museum
Erlander Home Museum things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Museum in Rockford, IL USA

The cultural centerpiece of Rockford's Swedish-ancestry community, Erlander Home Museum has many artifacts recalling Swedish immigration to northern Illinois. The cultural centerpiece of Rockford's Swedish-ancestry community, Erlander Home Museum is located in Rockford's first brick home, built by John and IngaStina Erlander family in 1871.

Ethnic Heritage Museum
Ethnic Heritage Museum things to do on a rainy day in Rockford, IL
Museum in Rockford, IL USA

Six nationalities that helped shape the cultural region are represented in this home museum, built in 1850. Galleries: African American, Irish, Italian, Lithuanian, Polish, and Hispanic. Six nationalities that helped shape the cultural region are represented in this home museum, built in 1850.

Exploration Station
Exploration Station things to do on a rainy day in Kankakee, IL
Museum in Bourbonnais, IL USA

Exploration Station...a children's museum is a hands-on exploration and discovery museum for children and their families, teachers and care givers. At Exploration Station, children can climb inside the tower of a medieval castle, fly a jet plane, sail on a pirate ship, dig for dinosaurs, become a store clerk, drive a tractor and much more. Available for birthday parties, slumber parties, and special group events.

Family Night at Splash City
Family Night at Splash City
Recreation in Collinsville, IL USA

Family Nights are Back at Splash City Bring the family to swim for just $7 per person. Snacks will be available. Every Tuesday from June 7 until August 9, guests of all ages can save. Registration is not required.


FREE Youth Paper Craft Workshop on African Masks
FREE Youth Paper Craft Workshop on African Masks things to do on a rainy day in Quad Cities, IL
Recreation in Moline, IL USA

Do your kids need a FREE fun Summer activity? Integrity: Arts & Culture Association (IACA) is sponsoring a Youth Paper Craft Workshop on African Masks on in Moline Public Library's Gold Room. There are two different projects being taught.

Goodrich Randall 15 + IMAX
Goodrich Randall 15 + IMAX things to do on a rainy day in Illinois
Imax Theatre in Batavia, IL USA


Got Her Back
Got Her Back things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Theatre in Chicago, IL USA

A Fundraising Female Variety Show

Gotcha Covered
Gotcha Covered things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Theatre in Chicago, IL USA

A Vocal Competition & Music Comedy Show An MCL Chicago Production Get ready for a no holds bar vocal competition and music comedy show! Four contestants will compete in a four week vocal competition singing their best cover songs based off weekly themes and challenges.

Historic Pleasant Home
Historic Pleasant Home things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Historic Site in Oak Park, IL USA

Guided tours of Pleasant Home are offered year-round to individuals and groups and they allow you to explore this Prairie School design. Explore this opulent mansion designed by prominent Prairie School architect George W. Maher in 1897. A National Historic Landmark, Pleasant Home features a wonderful Arts & Crafts interior with art glass windows and intricate carved wood. Museum shop on site.

Historic Sandwich Opera House
Historic Sandwich Opera House things to do on a rainy day in Illinois
Historic Site in Sandwich, IL USA

Tour the Historic buidling from 1879. Visit the Historic City Hall and Opera House of Sandwich, Illinois. Tours given to guests upon request. Hear a little history of the building, see the old dressing rooms and visit the jail. Snapshots of Sandwich history are available for donation of $1.

Hogg Hollow Winery
Hogg Hollow Winery things to do on a rainy day in Illinois
Winery in Eddyville, IL USA

Cozy family owned winery We are a small family owned and operated winery. We produce and bottle 15 wines all made from local grown Illinois grapes and fruit. We design and print our own labels and also offer personalized labels for a wedding or event.

Ice Valley Centre Ice Arena
Ice Valley Centre Ice Arena
Sport in Kankakee, IL USA

See the premier family ice sports complex in the Greater Kankakee area, a part of the Kankakee Valley Park District.

Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor
Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor
National Park in Lockport, IL USA

National Park The Illinois & Michigan Canal, completed in 1848, connected the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River watershed along a longstanding Indian portage route. The 97-mile canal extended from the Chicago River near Lake Michigan to the Illinois River at Peru, Illinois.

Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame and Museum
Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame and Museum things to do on a rainy day in Illinois
Museum in Pontiac, IL USA

History of the Mother Road in Illinois The Illinois Route 66 Museum has artifacts, photos, videos, and more. The history of Route 66 in Illinois and the City of Pontiac is on display. Bob Waldmire Road Yacht, VW van, and a collection of his art works are part of the adventure. Donation only admission.

International Museum of Surgical Science
International Museum of Surgical Science things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Science Museum in Chicago, IL USA

The Museum's four floors are filled with extraordinary artifacts, as well as paintings, illustrations and sculptures that interpret the archaic and modern healing practices of Eastern and Western civilizations.

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Illinois

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Champaign
Chicago
Joliet
Kankakee
Naperville
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
Guest Score:
From $179 / night.


Swimming Pool, Non Smoking Rooms, Restaurant, Free Breakfast.
Loews Chicago Hotel
Guest Score:
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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