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Illinois Tourism and Sightseeing
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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!


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.

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.

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.


Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park
Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park Top Attraction!
Nature in University Park, IL USA

Explore the nature of sculpture. Sited across 100 acres of rolling prairie landscape, this 27-piece collection features monumental works by di Suvero, Hunt, Puryear and others.

Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens
Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens
Botanical Garden in Rockford, IL USA

Situated along the banks of the beautiful Rock River in Sinnissippi Gardens this tropical setting includes an 11,000 square foot plant exhibition area complete with water features, seating areas, and sculptures. Situated along the banks of the beautiful Rock River in Sinnissippi Gardens, the Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens brings the tropics to the Midwest.

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!

Old Plank Trail
Old Plank Trail
Shopping in Matteson, IL USA

Enjoy 20+ miles of paved trail lush with wildlife and native prairie plants. Excellent shopping, restaurants, local history and parks are located along the trail.


Omnimax at Museum of Science and Industry
Omnimax at Museum of Science and Industry things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Imax Theatre in Chicago, IL USA


Open Books
Open Books things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Culture in Chicago, IL USA

Non-profit bookstore Open Books is a nonprofit social venture that provides literacy experiences for tens of thousands of readers each year through inspiring programs and the creative capitalization of books.

P.A.S.T. Heritage House and Lincoln-Douglas Debate Site
P.A.S.T. Heritage House and Lincoln-Douglas Debate Site things to do on a rainy day in Illinois
Museum in Jonesboro, IL USA

Summer Sunday Afternoons June through October on Sundays from 1:30-3:30. One room of the 1847 home is devoted to items about the Lincoln-Douglas Debate in Jonesboro in 1858. The site of the debate is only 1/2 mile from museum on N. Main St.

Paddle and Trail - Outdoor Outfitters
Paddle and Trail - Outdoor Outfitters
Recreation in Loves Park, IL USA

Outdoor Outfitter for kayaks, canoes, bikes and more. The adventure starts with Paddle and Trail! We offer paddlesports rentals and provide outfitting services in Southern Wisconsin. We have locations in Aurora, IL, Rockford, IL, Edgerton, WI on Lake Koshkonong and Beloit, WI on the Rock River.

Prairie Farms
Prairie Farms
Shopping in Champaign, IL USA

Prairie Farm features traditional farm animals such as sheep, pigs, horses, cows, goats, chickens, ducks and geese. Visitors are welcome to pet the farm's animals in the petting area or enjoy a trolley ride around the farm. Prairie Farm features traditional farm animals such as sheep, pigs, horses, cows, goats, chickens, ducks and geese. Visitors are welcome to pet the farm's animals in the petting area.

Reed's Canoe Trips
Reed's Canoe Trips
Boating in Kankakee, IL USA

Travel the Scenic Kankakee River in one of Reed's Canoes Reed's Canoe offers three trips ranging in length from 2 to 6 hours, and are suitable for new and experienced canoeists.

Regal City North Stadium 14 IMAX & RPX
Regal City North Stadium 14 IMAX & RPX things to do on a rainy day in Chicago, IL
Imax Theatre in Chicago, IL USA


Regal Lincolnshire Stadium 15 & IMAX
Regal Lincolnshire Stadium 15 & IMAX things to do on a rainy day in Schaumburg, IL
Imax Theatre in Lincolnshire, IL USA


Scovill Zoo
Scovill Zoo
Zoo in Decatur, IL USA

Take a trip on the wild side! Right at home within this 15-acre attraction are hundreds of wild and domestic animals from around the world. Visiting their "neighborhood" might mean howling like a wolf, feeding and petting a pygmy goat, or watching a snake wiggle. Hop aboard the Z.O. & O.

Second City Classic
Second City Classic
Food Tour in Chicago, IL USA

3-hour food tasting and cultural walking Chicago tour Tease your taste buds as we bring to life the historic and savory Gold Coast and Old Town neighborhoods as you eat delicious foods from seven one-of-a-kind specialty food stores, ethnic delis and local restaurants off the beaten track on our signature tour.

Segway Experience of Chicago
Segway Experience of Chicago
Segway PT Tour in Chicago, IL USA

Looking for one of the most unique and fun things to do in Chicago? Take the best sightseeing tour in Chicago on a Segway!รก Segway Experience of Chicago is the Windy City's only Segway-authorized dealership and touring company.

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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 St. Louis Fairview Heights
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From $115 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.
Fairfield Inn Marion
Guest Score:
From $89 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.
Hampton Inn & Suites Bloomington-Normal Il
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From $93 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.
Sidwell Friends Bed and Breakfast
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From $129 / night.


Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.
Towneplace Suites By Marriott Joliet South
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From $116 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, 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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