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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 Places to Stay. Best Time to Visit. Visitor Information. View Map.


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Splash Valley Aquatic Park
Splash Valley Aquatic Park Top Attraction!
Theme Park in Kankakee, IL USA

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.

Exploration Station...A Children's Museum
Exploration Station...A Children's Museum Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Kankakee, IL
Museum in Bourbonnais, IL USA

This children's museum is a must-see attraction in Perry Farm Park. Little imaginations grow big in this world of discovery and make-believe.

Kankakee River State Park
Kankakee River State Park Top Attraction!
Boating in Bourbonnais, IL USA

The 4,000-acre park extends along both sides of the Kankakee River offering unspoiled settings that are surrounded by scenic bluffs and woods. The park includes hiking trails, biking trails, canoeing, fishing, camping, cross-country skiing, snowmobile trails, picnic areas, hunting, boat launches, and much more! In addition there are several shelters available for picnic events.

Barn Quilt Tour
Barn Quilt Tour
Recreation in Kankakee, IL USA

Artistic renderings of quilt patterns on historic barns Barns are iconic reminders of our County's proud agricultural heritage. Kankakee County is pleased to present the first county-wide Barn Quilt Tour in the State of Illinois.


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.

Exploration Station
Exploration Station things to do on a rainy day in Kankakee, IL
Museum in Bourbonnais, IL USA

Exploration Station...a children's museum is a hands-on exploration and discovery museum for children and their families, teachers and care givers. At Exploration Station, children can climb inside the tower of a medieval castle, fly a jet plane, sail on a pirate ship, dig for dinosaurs, become a store clerk, drive a tractor and much more. Available for birthday parties, slumber parties, and special group events.

Ice Valley Centre Ice Arena
Ice Valley Centre Ice Arena
Sport in Kankakee, IL USA

See the premier family ice sports complex in the Greater Kankakee area, a part of the Kankakee Valley Park District.

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.

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.

Kankakee County Convention and Visitors Bureau
Kankakee County Convention and Visitors Bureau
Visitor Bureau in Kankakee, IL USA

Located just 50 minutes south of Chicago, off Interstate 57, you'll find activities to engage everyone's interest whether rain or sun.

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


Comfort Inn Bourbonnais
Comfort Inn Bourbonnais
Hotel in Bourbonnais, IL USA
Currently as low as $78.30/night!

Free Wi-Fi complimentary breakfast and an indoor pool add to the allure for Priceline guests at the non-smoking Comfort Inn Bourbonnais. Indoor Pool, Non Smoking Rooms.

Country Inn And Suites Manteno
Country Inn And Suites Manteno
Hotel in Manteno, IL USA
Currently as low as $76.50/night!

Guests get complimentary Wi-Fi hot breakfasts and weekday newspapers at non-smoking Country Inn and Suites Manteno. The 73 non-smoking rooms at the three-story Country Inn and Suites Manteno feature free Wi-Fi coffeemakers and complimentary newspaper delivery. Free Internet, Swimming Pool, Indoor Pool, Pets Allowed, Non Smoking Rooms.

Fairfield Inn By Marriott Kankakee Bourbonnais
Fairfield Inn By Marriott Kankakee Bourbonnais
Hotel in Bourbonnais, IL USA
Currently as low as $99.00/night!

Free Wi-Fi an indoor pool complimentary breakfast and central location are draws for Priceline guests at the non-smoking Fairfield Inn Kankakee Bourbonnais. Free Internet, Swimming Pool, Indoor Pool, Non Smoking Rooms.

Hilton Garden Inn Kankakee
Hilton Garden Inn Kankakee
Hotel in Kankakee, IL USA
Currently as low as $96.90/night!

Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi a 24-hour business center chill out-worthy indoor pool or around-the-clock convenience center at Hilton Garden Inn Kankakee. Free Internet, Swimming Pool, Indoor Pool, Non Smoking Rooms.

Howard Johnson Manteno
Howard Johnson Manteno
Hotel in Manteno, IL USA
Currently as low as $50.95/night!

Enjoy easy access to I-57 free Wi-Fi a continental breakfast and an indoor pool at the Howard Johnson Manteno less than 50 miles south of downtown Chicago. The two-story Howard Johnson Manteno offers 57 rooms with traditional decor. Non-smoking rooms are available. Swimming Pool, Indoor Pool, Free Breakfast, Non Smoking Rooms.


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Best Places to Stay in Kankakee


Comfort Inn Bourbonnais
Guest Score:
From $78 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms.
Country Inn And Suites Manteno
Guest Score:
From $77 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.
Fairfield Inn By Marriott Kankakee Bourbonnais
Guest Score:
From $99 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.
Hilton Garden Inn Kankakee
Guest Score:
From $97 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.
Quality Inn And Suites Bradley
Guest Score:
From $64 / night.


Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms, Restaurant.

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.

Spring Visit Kankakee in the summerSummer Visit Kankakee in the fallFall Winter


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

Kankakee Visitor Bureau


Kankakee County Convention and Visitors Bureau

Kankakee County Convention and Visitors Bureau


Free Kankakee Visitor Guide


Visitor Guide

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