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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.

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!

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.

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

Chicago's BYOB music comedy theater. MCL stands for Music. Comedy. Live. The venue is the home of the best music comedy in Chicago.

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.

Near North Food Tasting & Cultural Walking Tour
Near North Food Tasting & Cultural Walking Tour
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.

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.

Oberweis Dairy
Oberweis Dairy things to do on a rainy day in Illinois
Factory Tour in North Aurora, IL USA

see where we make our world-famous milk and ice cream. You'll enjoy a video presentation full of behind-the-scenes action at Oberweis Dairy including the farms where our rGBH hormone free cows live, the life of an Oberweis Milkman and how our plant operates.

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


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.

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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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