DeKalb County Barn Tour Showcases Illinois History

Barns are one of farmlands most endearing sights and the subject of many a photograph. And once a year, they’re the stars of the De Kalb County Barn Tour. The 2018 event will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2018. … Continue reading

The Mansion B&B: A Modern Take On Old-World Elegance

From it’s stately exterior to the exquisite interior details, The Mansion Bed & Breakfast in West Dundee, Illinois, oozes the elegance of a bygone era. And lucky for guests, it also provides the kind of pampering touches you’d expect living … Continue reading

Southwestern Illinois’ Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center

No team had quite the impact on our country that Lewis & Clark did. To gain a better understanding of what the duo and their exploration meant to the development of the west, pay a visit to the Lewis & … Continue reading

Find A World Of Fun At Chicago’s Navy Pier

Jutting out from the shore of Lake Michigan, Navy Pier is one of the must-visit sites of Chicago. Its iconic Ferris Wheel—with 360-degree views—anchors one end of the 50-plus acres that includes gardens, a theater, museum, shops, and restaurants. Stay … Continue reading

Exploring Illinois’ Cache River State Natural Area

Carved out by glacial floodwater of the Ohio River, the Cache River State Natural Area in Southern Illinois meanders a path that encompasses 1,000 year-old cypress trees and vast wetlands. It’s not only a place of beauty, it’s an outdoor … Continue reading

Biking Along Southern Illinois’ Tunnel Hill State Trail

You’ll enjoy rolling hills, cool streams, woods, cornfields, marshes, and a whole lot of beauty on a bike ride along the Tunnel Hill State Trail in Southern Illinois. This trek would make a great little weekend trip, capped off with … Continue reading

Play A Round At These Top Illinois Public Golf Courses

Pack your clubs in the car and head out across Illinois to enjoy some of our state’s top public golf courses. From the outskirts of Chicago to small towns in all areas, you’ll find lots of links to love, and … Continue reading

It’s A Bird! It’s A Plane! It’s The Superman Festival!

Down in the southern tip of Illinois is the hamlet of Metropolis, the official home of none other than Superman. Once a year the town pulls out all the stops to celebrate the beloved character. This year’s 40th Annual Superman … Continue reading