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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.


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.

Make an Easter Egg Critter
Make an Easter Egg Critter things to do on a rainy day in Naperville, IL
Arts and Craft in Aurora, IL USA

Kid craft! Plant wheatgrass and create a fun critter Make an Easter Egg Critter Saturday, April 13, Aurora, 3-5pm, Free Kids can create their very own critter with wheatgrass hair using a plastic egg, stickers, and googly eyes.

Manteno Historical Society Museum
Manteno Historical Society Museum things to do on a rainy day in Kankakee, IL
Museum in Manteno, IL USA

Experience the past at the Manteno Historical Society Museum The museum features a one-room schoolhouse and restored horse-drawn doctor's buggy. In 1991 the one-room Bloom School House from Blue Gull Road in Rockville Township was moved to the Museum grounds and restored.

Marcus Wehrenberg Bloomington Galaxy 14 + IMAX
Marcus Wehrenberg Bloomington Galaxy 14 + IMAX things to do on a rainy day in Peoria, IL
Imax Theatre in Bloomington, IL USA


Messin' Around in the Dirt Kid's Days
Messin' Around in the Dirt Kid's Days
Recreation in Aurora, IL USA

Bringing a love of gardening to kids with Master Gardeners Messin’ Around in the Dirt Kid’s Days June 27, 9:30-11:30am, Aurora, Free The U of I Extension Master Gardeners put together three Thursday mornings of fun and learning this summer. Each day features activities to bring the love of gardening to kids.

Messin’ Around in the Dirt Kid’s Day
Messin’ Around in the Dirt Kid’s Day
Recreation in Aurora, IL USA

Messin’ Around in the Dirt Kid’s Day Thursday, July 11, Aurora, 9:30-11:30am, Free The U of I Extension Master Gardeners put together three Thursday mornings of fun and learning this summer. Each day features activities to bring the love of gardening to kids.

Messin’ Around in the Dirt Kid’s Day
Messin’ Around in the Dirt Kid’s Day
Recreation in Aurora, IL USA

Messin’ Around in the Dirt Kid’s Day Thursday, July 11, Aurora, 9:30-11:30am, Free The U of I Extension Master Gardeners put together three Thursday mornings of fun and learning this summer. Each day features activities to bring the love of gardening to kids.

Messin’ Around in the Dirt Kid’s Day
Messin’ Around in the Dirt Kid’s Day
Recreation in Aurora, IL USA

Messin’ Around in the Dirt Kid’s Day Thursday, July 25, Aurora, 9:30-11:30am, Free The U of I Extension Master Gardeners put together three Thursday mornings of fun and learning this summer. Each day features activities to bring the love of gardening to kids.

Naper Settlement - Outdoor History Museum
Naper Settlement - Outdoor History Museum
Museum in Naperville, IL USA

History comes to life at Naper Settlement, a 12-acre museum village with 30 historic structures, including a Victorian mansion, fort, chapel, one-room schoolhouse and working blacksmith and print shops. Accredited by the American Association of Museums.

Odyssey Fun World, Golf Course & Banquets
Odyssey Fun World, Golf Course & Banquets
Boating in Tinley Park, IL USA

Visit our website for discounts and packages. Games, Laser Tag, Batting Cages, Soft Playland, Miniature Golf, Go-Karts, Bumper Boats, Inflatable Park & more!

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Illinois

Attractions
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Places to stay

Regions

Champaign
Chicago
Joliet
Naperville
Rosemont
Schaumburg

Best Places to Stay in Illinois


Country Inn & Suites By Radisson Galena Il
Guest Score:
From $81 / night.


Swimming Pool, 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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