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Kankakee Tourism and Sightseeing
Welcome to Kankakee County! With 57 miles of winding river, rural and urban destinations, rich history, and natural beauty, there is so much to discover. Our county hosts more than 60 festivals and events throughout the year, each offering its own unique blend of heritage and fun.  Skip to Best Time to Visit. View Map.

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Splash Valley Aquatic Park
Splash Valley Aquatic Park Top Attraction!
Theme Park in Kankakee, IL USA
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A facility of the Kankakee Valley Park District, Kankakee's premiere water park offers splashtacular fun for the whole family. The outdoor water park encompasses a lazy river, three waterslides, lap pool, and two zero-depth entry pools. Group rates and party rentals are available.

Frank Lloyd Wright's B. Harley Bradley House
Frank Lloyd Wright's B. Harley Bradley House Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Kankakee, IL
Historic Site in Kankakee, IL USA

See historic Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture This Prairie Style house was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright along with its neighboring home. The houses are acknowledged by the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy as Wright's first house designs that ushered in Wright's Prairie Style. The B.

Camp Shaw
Camp Shaw
Recreation in Manteno, IL USA

Camping, hiking and outings, oh my! Camp Shaw-Waw-Nas-See was established in 1946 and has been serving Kankakee and surrounding counties for over sixty years! Camp Shaw-Waw-Nas-See provides the community with an open-youth camping program for children ages 7-16 each summer.

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.

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.

Cinemark Movies 10
Cinemark Movies 10 things to do on a rainy day in Kankakee, IL
Movie Cinema in Bourbonnais, IL USA

Classic Cinemas Paramount
Classic Cinemas Paramount things to do on a rainy day in Kankakee, IL
Movie Cinema in Kankakee, IL USA


Indoor Activities

Best Time to Visit Kankakee

The best time to visit Kankakee 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 upper 50's. Fall nights are cold with lows in the mid 30's.

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Monthly Temperatures in Kankakee

Month Low Avg High
January 12.2 21.7 31.1
February 17.0 26.9 36.8
March 27.5 37.9 48.3
April 37.8 49.3 60.7
May 48.7 60.8 72.8
June 58.8 70.7 82.6
July 63.1 74.4 85.7
August 60.7 72.1 83.5
September 52.0 64.8 77.6
October 39.9 52.5 65.1
November 30.0 39.8 49.5
December 19.4 27.9 36.4

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