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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.


Jingle Bags Cornhole Tournament
Jingle Bags Cornhole Tournament things to do on a rainy day in Illinois
Recreation in Deer Grove, IL USA

Bean bag Tournament Kick off the Holiday Season with a great day of bags, beer, and beef. Santa's helpers might make a special appearance! We'll do 2 blind draws followed by a bring your own partner tournament.Check in starts at 11am and bags fly at noon.

John Deere (waterloo)
John Deere (waterloo) things to do on a rainy day in Quad Cities, IL
Factory Tour in East Moline, IL USA

John Deere Factory Tour - Come see how quality is built. Plan a visit to some of the world's most modern and efficient factories. You'll see how traditional John Deere quality is built into every machine.

Kankakee County Speedway
Kankakee County Speedway
Recreation in Kankakee, IL USA

Stock Car Racing Fun-filled racing action roars through Kankakee County on Friday nights. Kankakee Motor Speedway has seasonal stock car racing including UMP Late Models, UMP Modified, UMP Street Stocks, or the I-Mods.

Kankakee Railroad Museum
Kankakee Railroad Museum things to do on a rainy day in Kankakee, IL
Museum in Kankakee, IL USA

Experience railroad history at the Kankakee Railroad Museum See large operating, running model train displays and railroad memorabilia within Kankakee's restored train depot. The museum also features a scale model replicating the city of Kankakee during the 1950's.


Kid’s Day - Make a Scarecrow Magnet
Kid’s Day - Make a Scarecrow Magnet
Recreation in Aurora, IL USA

Kid’s Day - Make a Scarecrow Magnet Saturday, September 28, 3-5pm, Aurora, Free Bring your kids, grandkids, nieces and nephews to make a cute scarecrow magnet.

Klehm Arboretum
Klehm Arboretum
Museum in Rockford, IL USA

Tour this 155-acre "living museum filled with spectacular gardens and rare trees with a guide or on your own. A 1.8 mile, handicapped-accessible paved path winds through the arboretum plus many secondary, chipped trails. Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden is a 155-acre "living museum filled with spectacular gardens and rare trees.

Kohl Children's Museum of Greater Chicago
Kohl Children's Museum of Greater Chicago things to do on a rainy day in Rosemont, IL
Childrens Museum in Glenview, IL USA

Kohl Children's Museum of Greater Chicago offers 17 interactive, hands-on exhibits for children ages birth to 8. All of our exhibits and programs are aligned to the Illinois State Learning Standards and are designed to nurture a love of learning in young children.

Krannert Center For The Performing Arts
Krannert Center For The Performing Arts things to do on a rainy day in Champaign, IL
Theatre in Urbana, IL USA

Krannert Center is a magnificent showcase for the performing arts in the Midwest. What Lincoln Center is to New York and Kennedy Center is to Washington D.C., Krannert Center is to the Midwest- a magnificent showcase for the performing arts.


Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic Gardens
Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic Gardens
Nature in Palos Heights, IL USA

Naturally a great place to explore, learn and discover some of nature's wonders. Let nature be your guide, come visit and we'll show you why they call it the great outdoors!

Lantern Festival: Lunar New Year Celebration
Lantern Festival: Lunar New Year Celebration things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Recreation in Chicago, IL USA

Join us on this special day to make your own lantern Happy Lunar New Year! This holiday will come to its climax with the Yuan Xiao (???—yuán xiao jié), or Lantern Festival in February.

Lazer Force Lazer Tag
Lazer Force Lazer Tag things to do on a rainy day in Illinois
Theme Park in Caseyville, IL USA
User Rating:  User Rating 5.0
Closed 7800 sf 2 story lazer tag arena with blacklight, sound and upto 30 people playing at once. We use Laserforce equipment, so come see what a good arena and good equipment does for lazer tag. Fun for ages 5+, kids, teens, adults, and grandparents.

Madden Art Center
Madden Art Center things to do on a rainy day in Decatur, IL
Art Gallery in Decatur, IL USA

Warm, welcoming and slightly funky. The Madden Art Center is a richly renovated hub in downtown Decatur that's home to the Decatur Area Arts Council, galleries, classrooms, and rehearsal spaces. Particularly inviting are two first floor "storefront" galleries.

Make a Hypertufa Container
Make a Hypertufa Container
Recreation in Naperville, IL USA

Make a Hypertufa Container Saturday, July 6, Naperville, 1pm, 3 for $35 Hypertufa is a lightweight concrete container that can withstand the winter.

Make a Hypertufa Container
Make a Hypertufa Container
Recreation in Aurora, IL USA

Make a Hypertufa Container Tuesday, July 9, Aurora, 6pm, 3 for $35 It’s Tipsy Tuesday! Hypertufa is a lightweight concrete container that can withstand the winter.

Make a Mason Jar Planter
Make a Mason Jar Planter things to do on a rainy day in Naperville, IL
Recreation in Aurora, IL USA

Create a rustic wall planter with herbs to plant! Make a Mason Jar Planter June 11, 6pm, Aurora, $40 It’s Tipsy Tuesday! Using mason jars, hooks, and wood we’ll help you create a rustic wall planter you can use to hold plants, cut flowers or even a candle.

Make a Mini Ornament – Kid’s Day
Make a Mini Ornament – Kid’s Day things to do on a rainy day in Naperville, IL
Recreation in Aurora, IL USA

Make a Mini Ornament – Kid’s Day Saturday, November 9, Aurora, 2-4pm, Free Bring your kids, grandkids, nieces and nephews to make a tiny terra cotta pot ornament for your tree. No registration required.

Make a Pinecone Critter – Kid’s Day
Make a Pinecone Critter – Kid’s Day things to do on a rainy day in Naperville, IL
Recreation in Aurora, IL USA

Make a Pinecone Critter – Kid’s Day Saturday, October 19, 2019 3-5 pm, Aurora Bring kids, grandkids, nieces and nephews to make a little critter out of pinecones, googly eyes, pom poms, and pipe cleaners. Free No registration required.

Make a Stepping Stone
Make a Stepping Stone things to do on a rainy day in Naperville, IL
Recreation in Aurora, IL USA

Make a Stepping Stone September 4, Aurora, 6pm, $20 It's Tipsy Tuesday! Bring a friend and create your own stepping stone using natural materials and concrete. Dress to make a mess. Call 630.355.4000 to register.

Make a Succulent Wreath
Make a Succulent Wreath things to do on a rainy day in Naperville, IL
Recreation in Aurora, IL USA

Make a Succulent Wreath Saturday, November 2, Aurora, 9am-4pm, $20 Create a one-of-a-kind table decoration for Thanksgiving or just for fun. Hang it like a wreath, rest it flat on your table, or use it as a candle ring.

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Illinois

Attractions
Activities
Indoor Activities
Events
Places to stay

Regions

Champaign
Chicago
Joliet
Naperville
Peoria
Rockford
Rosemont
Schaumburg

Best Places to Stay in Illinois


Holiday Inn Express & Suites Galesburg
Guest Score:
From $118 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms.
Jail Hill Inn
Guest Score:
From $375 / night.


Magnolia Coach House
Guest Score:
From $183 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms.
Silversmith Hotel Downtown Chicago
Guest Score:
From $179 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms, Restaurant.

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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