struct
Cause
struct
Cause
struct
Message Can not read response from server. Expected to read 4 bytes, read 0 bytes before connection was unexpectedly lost.
StackTrace java.io.EOFException: Can not read response from server. Expected to read 4 bytes, read 0 bytes before connection was unexpectedly lost. at com.mysql.jdbc.MysqlIO.readFully(MysqlIO.java:2502) at com.mysql.jdbc.MysqlIO.reuseAndReadPacket(MysqlIO.java:2954) at com.mysql.jdbc.MysqlIO.reuseAndReadPacket(MysqlIO.java:2943) at com.mysql.jdbc.MysqlIO.checkErrorPacket(MysqlIO.java:3486) at com.mysql.jdbc.MysqlIO.sendCommand(MysqlIO.java:1959) at com.mysql.jdbc.MysqlIO.sqlQueryDirect(MysqlIO.java:2113) at com.mysql.jdbc.ConnectionImpl.execSQL(ConnectionImpl.java:2687) at com.mysql.jdbc.ConnectionImpl.execSQL(ConnectionImpl.java:2616) at com.mysql.jdbc.StatementImpl.execute(StatementImpl.java:782) at com.mysql.jdbc.StatementImpl.execute(StatementImpl.java:879) at coldfusion.server.j2ee.sql.JRunStatement.execute(JRunStatement.java:348) at coldfusion.sql.Executive.executeQuery(Executive.java:1420) at coldfusion.sql.Executive.executeQuery(Executive.java:1183) at coldfusion.sql.Executive.executeQuery(Executive.java:1114) at coldfusion.sql.SqlImpl.execute(SqlImpl.java:341) at coldfusion.tagext.sql.QueryTag.executeQuery(QueryTag.java:915) at coldfusion.tagext.sql.QueryTag.doEndTag(QueryTag.java:590) at cfinc_block_attack2ecfm1640597470.runPage(D:\Inetpub\visitchicagoland\inc_block_attack.cfm:9) at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage.invoke(CfJspPage.java:231) at coldfusion.tagext.lang.IncludeTag.doStartTag(IncludeTag.java:416) at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage._emptyTcfTag(CfJspPage.java:2722) at cfApplication2ecfm242873314.runPage(D:\Inetpub\visitchicagoland\Application.cfm:3) at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage.invoke(CfJspPage.java:231) at coldfusion.tagext.lang.IncludeTag.doStartTag(IncludeTag.java:416) at coldfusion.filter.CfincludeFilter.invoke(CfincludeFilter.java:65) at coldfusion.filter.CfincludeFilter.include(CfincludeFilter.java:33) at coldfusion.filter.ApplicationFilter.invoke(ApplicationFilter.java:297) at coldfusion.filter.RequestMonitorFilter.invoke(RequestMonitorFilter.java:48) at coldfusion.filter.MonitoringFilter.invoke(MonitoringFilter.java:40) at coldfusion.filter.PathFilter.invoke(PathFilter.java:94) at coldfusion.filter.ExceptionFilter.invoke(ExceptionFilter.java:70) at coldfusion.filter.BrowserDebugFilter.invoke(BrowserDebugFilter.java:78) at coldfusion.filter.ClientScopePersistenceFilter.invoke(ClientScopePersistenceFilter.java:28) at coldfusion.filter.BrowserFilter.invoke(BrowserFilter.java:38) at coldfusion.filter.NoCacheFilter.invoke(NoCacheFilter.java:46) at coldfusion.filter.GlobalsFilter.invoke(GlobalsFilter.java:38) at coldfusion.filter.DatasourceFilter.invoke(DatasourceFilter.java:22) at coldfusion.filter.CachingFilter.invoke(CachingFilter.java:62) at coldfusion.CfmServlet.service(CfmServlet.java:201) at coldfusion.bootstrap.BootstrapServlet.service(BootstrapServlet.java:89) at jrun.servlet.FilterChain.doFilter(FilterChain.java:86) at com.intergral.fusionreactor.filter.FusionReactorFilter.doFilter(FusionReactorFilter.java:163) at jrun.servlet.FilterChain.doFilter(FilterChain.java:94) at coldfusion.monitor.event.MonitoringServletFilter.doFilter(MonitoringServletFilter.java:42) at coldfusion.bootstrap.BootstrapFilter.doFilter(BootstrapFilter.java:46) at jrun.servlet.FilterChain.doFilter(FilterChain.java:94) at jrun.servlet.FilterChain.service(FilterChain.java:101) at jrun.servlet.ServletInvoker.invoke(ServletInvoker.java:106) at jrun.servlet.JRunInvokerChain.invokeNext(JRunInvokerChain.java:42) at jrun.servlet.JRunRequestDispatcher.invoke(JRunRequestDispatcher.java:286) at jrun.servlet.ServletEngineService.dispatch(ServletEngineService.java:543) at jrun.servlet.jrpp.JRunProxyService.invokeRunnable(JRunProxyService.java:203) at jrunx.scheduler.ThreadPool$DownstreamMetrics.invokeRunnable(ThreadPool.java:320) at jrunx.scheduler.ThreadPool$ThreadThrottle.invokeRunnable(ThreadPool.java:428) at jrunx.scheduler.ThreadPool$UpstreamMetrics.invokeRunnable(ThreadPool.java:266) at jrunx.scheduler.WorkerThread.run(WorkerThread.java:66)
TagContext
array
1
struct
COLUMN 0
ID CFQUERY
LINE 9
RAW_TRACE at cfinc_block_attack2ecfm1640597470.runPage(D:\Inetpub\visitchicagoland\inc_block_attack.cfm:9)
TEMPLATE D:\Inetpub\visitchicagoland\inc_block_attack.cfm
TYPE CFML
2
struct
COLUMN 0
ID CFINCLUDE
LINE 3
RAW_TRACE at cfApplication2ecfm242873314.runPage(D:\Inetpub\visitchicagoland\Application.cfm:3)
TEMPLATE D:\Inetpub\visitchicagoland\Application.cfm
TYPE CFML
Type java.io.EOFException
ErrorCode 0
Message Communications link failure The last packet successfully received from the server was 385,987 milliseconds ago. The last packet sent successfully to the server was 0 milliseconds ago.
SQLState 08S01
StackTrace com.mysql.jdbc.exceptions.jdbc4.CommunicationsException: Communications link failure The last packet successfully received from the server was 385,987 milliseconds ago. The last packet sent successfully to the server was 0 milliseconds ago. at sun.reflect.GeneratedConstructorAccessor1400.newInstance(Unknown Source) at sun.reflect.DelegatingConstructorAccessorImpl.newInstance(DelegatingConstructorAccessorImpl.java:27) at java.lang.reflect.Constructor.newInstance(Constructor.java:513) at com.mysql.jdbc.Util.handleNewInstance(Util.java:406) at com.mysql.jdbc.SQLError.createCommunicationsException(SQLError.java:1119) at com.mysql.jdbc.MysqlIO.reuseAndReadPacket(MysqlIO.java:3057) at com.mysql.jdbc.MysqlIO.reuseAndReadPacket(MysqlIO.java:2943) at com.mysql.jdbc.MysqlIO.checkErrorPacket(MysqlIO.java:3486) at com.mysql.jdbc.MysqlIO.sendCommand(MysqlIO.java:1959) at com.mysql.jdbc.MysqlIO.sqlQueryDirect(MysqlIO.java:2113) at com.mysql.jdbc.ConnectionImpl.execSQL(ConnectionImpl.java:2687) at com.mysql.jdbc.ConnectionImpl.execSQL(ConnectionImpl.java:2616) at com.mysql.jdbc.StatementImpl.execute(StatementImpl.java:782) at com.mysql.jdbc.StatementImpl.execute(StatementImpl.java:879) at coldfusion.server.j2ee.sql.JRunStatement.execute(JRunStatement.java:348) at coldfusion.sql.Executive.executeQuery(Executive.java:1420) at coldfusion.sql.Executive.executeQuery(Executive.java:1183) at coldfusion.sql.Executive.executeQuery(Executive.java:1114) at coldfusion.sql.SqlImpl.execute(SqlImpl.java:341) at coldfusion.tagext.sql.QueryTag.executeQuery(QueryTag.java:915) at coldfusion.tagext.sql.QueryTag.doEndTag(QueryTag.java:590) at cfinc_block_attack2ecfm1640597470.runPage(D:\Inetpub\visitchicagoland\inc_block_attack.cfm:9) at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage.invoke(CfJspPage.java:231) at coldfusion.tagext.lang.IncludeTag.doStartTag(IncludeTag.java:416) at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage._emptyTcfTag(CfJspPage.java:2722) at cfApplication2ecfm242873314.runPage(D:\Inetpub\visitchicagoland\Application.cfm:3) at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage.invoke(CfJspPage.java:231) at coldfusion.tagext.lang.IncludeTag.doStartTag(IncludeTag.java:416) at coldfusion.filter.CfincludeFilter.invoke(CfincludeFilter.java:65) at coldfusion.filter.CfincludeFilter.include(CfincludeFilter.java:33) at coldfusion.filter.ApplicationFilter.invoke(ApplicationFilter.java:297) at coldfusion.filter.RequestMonitorFilter.invoke(RequestMonitorFilter.java:48) at coldfusion.filter.MonitoringFilter.invoke(MonitoringFilter.java:40) at coldfusion.filter.PathFilter.invoke(PathFilter.java:94) at coldfusion.filter.ExceptionFilter.invoke(ExceptionFilter.java:70) at coldfusion.filter.BrowserDebugFilter.invoke(BrowserDebugFilter.java:78) at coldfusion.filter.ClientScopePersistenceFilter.invoke(ClientScopePersistenceFilter.java:28) at coldfusion.filter.BrowserFilter.invoke(BrowserFilter.java:38) at coldfusion.filter.NoCacheFilter.invoke(NoCacheFilter.java:46) at coldfusion.filter.GlobalsFilter.invoke(GlobalsFilter.java:38) at coldfusion.filter.DatasourceFilter.invoke(DatasourceFilter.java:22) at coldfusion.filter.CachingFilter.invoke(CachingFilter.java:62) at coldfusion.CfmServlet.service(CfmServlet.java:201) at coldfusion.bootstrap.BootstrapServlet.service(BootstrapServlet.java:89) at jrun.servlet.FilterChain.doFilter(FilterChain.java:86) at com.intergral.fusionreactor.filter.FusionReactorFilter.doFilter(FusionReactorFilter.java:163) at jrun.servlet.FilterChain.doFilter(FilterChain.java:94) at coldfusion.monitor.event.MonitoringServletFilter.doFilter(MonitoringServletFilter.java:42) at coldfusion.bootstrap.BootstrapFilter.doFilter(BootstrapFilter.java:46) at jrun.servlet.FilterChain.doFilter(FilterChain.java:94) at jrun.servlet.FilterChain.service(FilterChain.java:101) at jrun.servlet.ServletInvoker.invoke(ServletInvoker.java:106) at jrun.servlet.JRunInvokerChain.invokeNext(JRunInvokerChain.java:42) at jrun.servlet.JRunRequestDispatcher.invoke(JRunRequestDispatcher.java:286) at jrun.servlet.ServletEngineService.dispatch(ServletEngineService.java:543) at jrun.servlet.jrpp.JRunProxyService.invokeRunnable(JRunProxyService.java:203) at jrunx.scheduler.ThreadPool$DownstreamMetrics.invokeRunnable(ThreadPool.java:320) at jrunx.scheduler.ThreadPool$ThreadThrottle.invokeRunnable(ThreadPool.java:428) at jrunx.scheduler.ThreadPool$UpstreamMetrics.invokeRunnable(ThreadPool.java:266) at jrunx.scheduler.WorkerThread.run(WorkerThread.java:66) Caused by: java.io.EOFException: Can not read response from server. Expected to read 4 bytes, read 0 bytes before connection was unexpectedly lost. at com.mysql.jdbc.MysqlIO.readFully(MysqlIO.java:2502) at com.mysql.jdbc.MysqlIO.reuseAndReadPacket(MysqlIO.java:2954) ... 54 more
TagContext
array
1
struct
COLUMN 0
ID CFQUERY
LINE 9
RAW_TRACE at cfinc_block_attack2ecfm1640597470.runPage(D:\Inetpub\visitchicagoland\inc_block_attack.cfm:9)
TEMPLATE D:\Inetpub\visitchicagoland\inc_block_attack.cfm
TYPE CFML
2
struct
COLUMN 0
ID CFINCLUDE
LINE 3
RAW_TRACE at cfApplication2ecfm242873314.runPage(D:\Inetpub\visitchicagoland\Application.cfm:3)
TEMPLATE D:\Inetpub\visitchicagoland\Application.cfm
TYPE CFML
Type com.mysql.jdbc.exceptions.jdbc4.CommunicationsException
DataSource cp_content
Detail Communications link failure The last packet successfully received from the server was 385,987 milliseconds ago. The last packet sent successfully to the server was 0 milliseconds ago.
ErrorCode 08S01
Message Error Executing Database Query.
NativeErrorCode 0
RootCause
struct
Cause
struct
Message Can not read response from server. Expected to read 4 bytes, read 0 bytes before connection was unexpectedly lost.
StackTrace java.io.EOFException: Can not read response from server. Expected to read 4 bytes, read 0 bytes before connection was unexpectedly lost. at com.mysql.jdbc.MysqlIO.readFully(MysqlIO.java:2502) at com.mysql.jdbc.MysqlIO.reuseAndReadPacket(MysqlIO.java:2954) at com.mysql.jdbc.MysqlIO.reuseAndReadPacket(MysqlIO.java:2943) at com.mysql.jdbc.MysqlIO.checkErrorPacket(MysqlIO.java:3486) at com.mysql.jdbc.MysqlIO.sendCommand(MysqlIO.java:1959) at com.mysql.jdbc.MysqlIO.sqlQueryDirect(MysqlIO.java:2113) at com.mysql.jdbc.ConnectionImpl.execSQL(ConnectionImpl.java:2687) at com.mysql.jdbc.ConnectionImpl.execSQL(ConnectionImpl.java:2616) at com.mysql.jdbc.StatementImpl.execute(StatementImpl.java:782) at com.mysql.jdbc.StatementImpl.execute(StatementImpl.java:879) at coldfusion.server.j2ee.sql.JRunStatement.execute(JRunStatement.java:348) at coldfusion.sql.Executive.executeQuery(Executive.java:1420) at coldfusion.sql.Executive.executeQuery(Executive.java:1183) at coldfusion.sql.Executive.executeQuery(Executive.java:1114) at coldfusion.sql.SqlImpl.execute(SqlImpl.java:341) at coldfusion.tagext.sql.QueryTag.executeQuery(QueryTag.java:915) at coldfusion.tagext.sql.QueryTag.doEndTag(QueryTag.java:590) at cfinc_block_attack2ecfm1640597470.runPage(D:\Inetpub\visitchicagoland\inc_block_attack.cfm:9) at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage.invoke(CfJspPage.java:231) at coldfusion.tagext.lang.IncludeTag.doStartTag(IncludeTag.java:416) at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage._emptyTcfTag(CfJspPage.java:2722) at cfApplication2ecfm242873314.runPage(D:\Inetpub\visitchicagoland\Application.cfm:3) at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage.invoke(CfJspPage.java:231) at coldfusion.tagext.lang.IncludeTag.doStartTag(IncludeTag.java:416) at coldfusion.filter.CfincludeFilter.invoke(CfincludeFilter.java:65) at coldfusion.filter.CfincludeFilter.include(CfincludeFilter.java:33) at coldfusion.filter.ApplicationFilter.invoke(ApplicationFilter.java:297) at coldfusion.filter.RequestMonitorFilter.invoke(RequestMonitorFilter.java:48) at coldfusion.filter.MonitoringFilter.invoke(MonitoringFilter.java:40) at coldfusion.filter.PathFilter.invoke(PathFilter.java:94) at coldfusion.filter.ExceptionFilter.invoke(ExceptionFilter.java:70) at coldfusion.filter.BrowserDebugFilter.invoke(BrowserDebugFilter.java:78) at coldfusion.filter.ClientScopePersistenceFilter.invoke(ClientScopePersistenceFilter.java:28) at coldfusion.filter.BrowserFilter.invoke(BrowserFilter.java:38) at coldfusion.filter.NoCacheFilter.invoke(NoCacheFilter.java:46) at coldfusion.filter.GlobalsFilter.invoke(GlobalsFilter.java:38) at coldfusion.filter.DatasourceFilter.invoke(DatasourceFilter.java:22) at coldfusion.filter.CachingFilter.invoke(CachingFilter.java:62) at coldfusion.CfmServlet.service(CfmServlet.java:201) at coldfusion.bootstrap.BootstrapServlet.service(BootstrapServlet.java:89) at jrun.servlet.FilterChain.doFilter(FilterChain.java:86) at com.intergral.fusionreactor.filter.FusionReactorFilter.doFilter(FusionReactorFilter.java:163) at jrun.servlet.FilterChain.doFilter(FilterChain.java:94) at coldfusion.monitor.event.MonitoringServletFilter.doFilter(MonitoringServletFilter.java:42) at coldfusion.bootstrap.BootstrapFilter.doFilter(BootstrapFilter.java:46) at jrun.servlet.FilterChain.doFilter(FilterChain.java:94) at jrun.servlet.FilterChain.service(FilterChain.java:101) at jrun.servlet.ServletInvoker.invoke(ServletInvoker.java:106) at jrun.servlet.JRunInvokerChain.invokeNext(JRunInvokerChain.java:42) at jrun.servlet.JRunRequestDispatcher.invoke(JRunRequestDispatcher.java:286) at jrun.servlet.ServletEngineService.dispatch(ServletEngineService.java:543) at jrun.servlet.jrpp.JRunProxyService.invokeRunnable(JRunProxyService.java:203) at jrunx.scheduler.ThreadPool$DownstreamMetrics.invokeRunnable(ThreadPool.java:320) at jrunx.scheduler.ThreadPool$ThreadThrottle.invokeRunnable(ThreadPool.java:428) at jrunx.scheduler.ThreadPool$UpstreamMetrics.invokeRunnable(ThreadPool.java:266) at jrunx.scheduler.WorkerThread.run(WorkerThread.java:66)
TagContext
array
1
struct
COLUMN 0
ID CFQUERY
LINE 9
RAW_TRACE at cfinc_block_attack2ecfm1640597470.runPage(D:\Inetpub\visitchicagoland\inc_block_attack.cfm:9)
TEMPLATE D:\Inetpub\visitchicagoland\inc_block_attack.cfm
TYPE CFML
2
struct
COLUMN 0
ID CFINCLUDE
LINE 3
RAW_TRACE at cfApplication2ecfm242873314.runPage(D:\Inetpub\visitchicagoland\Application.cfm:3)
TEMPLATE D:\Inetpub\visitchicagoland\Application.cfm
TYPE CFML
Type java.io.EOFException
ErrorCode 0
Message Communications link failure The last packet successfully received from the server was 385,987 milliseconds ago. The last packet sent successfully to the server was 0 milliseconds ago.
SQLState 08S01
StackTrace com.mysql.jdbc.exceptions.jdbc4.CommunicationsException: Communications link failure The last packet successfully received from the server was 385,987 milliseconds ago. The last packet sent successfully to the server was 0 milliseconds ago. at sun.reflect.GeneratedConstructorAccessor1400.newInstance(Unknown Source) at sun.reflect.DelegatingConstructorAccessorImpl.newInstance(DelegatingConstructorAccessorImpl.java:27) at java.lang.reflect.Constructor.newInstance(Constructor.java:513) at com.mysql.jdbc.Util.handleNewInstance(Util.java:406) at com.mysql.jdbc.SQLError.createCommunicationsException(SQLError.java:1119) at com.mysql.jdbc.MysqlIO.reuseAndReadPacket(MysqlIO.java:3057) at com.mysql.jdbc.MysqlIO.reuseAndReadPacket(MysqlIO.java:2943) at com.mysql.jdbc.MysqlIO.checkErrorPacket(MysqlIO.java:3486) at com.mysql.jdbc.MysqlIO.sendCommand(MysqlIO.java:1959) at com.mysql.jdbc.MysqlIO.sqlQueryDirect(MysqlIO.java:2113) at com.mysql.jdbc.ConnectionImpl.execSQL(ConnectionImpl.java:2687) at com.mysql.jdbc.ConnectionImpl.execSQL(ConnectionImpl.java:2616) at com.mysql.jdbc.StatementImpl.execute(StatementImpl.java:782) at com.mysql.jdbc.StatementImpl.execute(StatementImpl.java:879) at coldfusion.server.j2ee.sql.JRunStatement.execute(JRunStatement.java:348) at coldfusion.sql.Executive.executeQuery(Executive.java:1420) at coldfusion.sql.Executive.executeQuery(Executive.java:1183) at coldfusion.sql.Executive.executeQuery(Executive.java:1114) at coldfusion.sql.SqlImpl.execute(SqlImpl.java:341) at coldfusion.tagext.sql.QueryTag.executeQuery(QueryTag.java:915) at coldfusion.tagext.sql.QueryTag.doEndTag(QueryTag.java:590) at cfinc_block_attack2ecfm1640597470.runPage(D:\Inetpub\visitchicagoland\inc_block_attack.cfm:9) at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage.invoke(CfJspPage.java:231) at coldfusion.tagext.lang.IncludeTag.doStartTag(IncludeTag.java:416) at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage._emptyTcfTag(CfJspPage.java:2722) at cfApplication2ecfm242873314.runPage(D:\Inetpub\visitchicagoland\Application.cfm:3) at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage.invoke(CfJspPage.java:231) at coldfusion.tagext.lang.IncludeTag.doStartTag(IncludeTag.java:416) at coldfusion.filter.CfincludeFilter.invoke(CfincludeFilter.java:65) at coldfusion.filter.CfincludeFilter.include(CfincludeFilter.java:33) at coldfusion.filter.ApplicationFilter.invoke(ApplicationFilter.java:297) at coldfusion.filter.RequestMonitorFilter.invoke(RequestMonitorFilter.java:48) at coldfusion.filter.MonitoringFilter.invoke(MonitoringFilter.java:40) at coldfusion.filter.PathFilter.invoke(PathFilter.java:94) at coldfusion.filter.ExceptionFilter.invoke(ExceptionFilter.java:70) at coldfusion.filter.BrowserDebugFilter.invoke(BrowserDebugFilter.java:78) at coldfusion.filter.ClientScopePersistenceFilter.invoke(ClientScopePersistenceFilter.java:28) at coldfusion.filter.BrowserFilter.invoke(BrowserFilter.java:38) at coldfusion.filter.NoCacheFilter.invoke(NoCacheFilter.java:46) at coldfusion.filter.GlobalsFilter.invoke(GlobalsFilter.java:38) at coldfusion.filter.DatasourceFilter.invoke(DatasourceFilter.java:22) at coldfusion.filter.CachingFilter.invoke(CachingFilter.java:62) at coldfusion.CfmServlet.service(CfmServlet.java:201) at coldfusion.bootstrap.BootstrapServlet.service(BootstrapServlet.java:89) at jrun.servlet.FilterChain.doFilter(FilterChain.java:86) at com.intergral.fusionreactor.filter.FusionReactorFilter.doFilter(FusionReactorFilter.java:163) at jrun.servlet.FilterChain.doFilter(FilterChain.java:94) at coldfusion.monitor.event.MonitoringServletFilter.doFilter(MonitoringServletFilter.java:42) at coldfusion.bootstrap.BootstrapFilter.doFilter(BootstrapFilter.java:46) at jrun.servlet.FilterChain.doFilter(FilterChain.java:94) at jrun.servlet.FilterChain.service(FilterChain.java:101) at jrun.servlet.ServletInvoker.invoke(ServletInvoker.java:106) at jrun.servlet.JRunInvokerChain.invokeNext(JRunInvokerChain.java:42) at jrun.servlet.JRunRequestDispatcher.invoke(JRunRequestDispatcher.java:286) at jrun.servlet.ServletEngineService.dispatch(ServletEngineService.java:543) at jrun.servlet.jrpp.JRunProxyService.invokeRunnable(JRunProxyService.java:203) at jrunx.scheduler.ThreadPool$DownstreamMetrics.invokeRunnable(ThreadPool.java:320) at jrunx.scheduler.ThreadPool$ThreadThrottle.invokeRunnable(ThreadPool.java:428) at jrunx.scheduler.ThreadPool$UpstreamMetrics.invokeRunnable(ThreadPool.java:266) at jrunx.scheduler.WorkerThread.run(WorkerThread.java:66) Caused by: java.io.EOFException: Can not read response from server. Expected to read 4 bytes, read 0 bytes before connection was unexpectedly lost. at com.mysql.jdbc.MysqlIO.readFully(MysqlIO.java:2502) at com.mysql.jdbc.MysqlIO.reuseAndReadPacket(MysqlIO.java:2954) ... 54 more
TagContext
array
1
struct
COLUMN 0
ID CFQUERY
LINE 9
RAW_TRACE at cfinc_block_attack2ecfm1640597470.runPage(D:\Inetpub\visitchicagoland\inc_block_attack.cfm:9)
TEMPLATE D:\Inetpub\visitchicagoland\inc_block_attack.cfm
TYPE CFML
2
struct
COLUMN 0
ID CFINCLUDE
LINE 3
RAW_TRACE at cfApplication2ecfm242873314.runPage(D:\Inetpub\visitchicagoland\Application.cfm:3)
TEMPLATE D:\Inetpub\visitchicagoland\Application.cfm
TYPE CFML
Type com.mysql.jdbc.exceptions.jdbc4.CommunicationsException
SQLState 08S01
Sql SELECT ip_address, ip_subnet FROM blocked_ips
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Abt Electronics
1200 N. Milwaukee Ave. Glenview, IL 60025 | 847-544-2275
A family run appliance and electronics store operating on a 350,000 square-foot facility. Showcasing brands such as Sub-zero, Apple, Sony, Viking and more. Virtually every brand name, high-end electronic product and appliance are on display in the showroom. In addition to serving the Chicagoland area, Abt is known throughout the Midwest and the U.S. as a unique destination focusing on a positive customer experience and complete with competitive pricing and satisfaction guaranteed. Free. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore website. Attraction Type: Shopping Center.
 
Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum
1300 S. Lake Shore Dr. Chicago, IL | 312-922-7827
The first planetarium in the Western Hemisphere, fuels the imagination with exhibitions, state-of-the-art computer technology, hands-on activities for the family and three planetarium theaters. Catch a space show in the all-digital Definiti Space Theater on a screen that is 360° and more than 50 feet in diameter. Check out the Gemini 12 capsule, hop on the Lunar Leap and step on the Lunar Scale to find out how much you weigh on the Moon, and more. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Chicago Downtown website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Allstate Arena
6920 N. Manheim Rd. Rosemont, IL | 847-635-6601
Host to more than 150 events annually including exciting sporting events (Chicago Wolves professional hockey and Chicago Rush arena football), the top musical performers and family entertainment. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Rosemont website. Attraction Type: Event / Sports Venue.
 
Antioch
874 Main Street Antioch, IL | 847-395-2233
Charming Antioch boasts more than 100 electric shops and restaurants. Enjoy browsing and shopping throughout our Historic Downtown District. Discover unexpected treasures in quaint clothing boutiques, art galleries and antique shops For more information, visit the Lake County website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
Arlington Heights Farmer's Market
Eastman & Arlington Hts Rd. Arlington Heights, IL | 847-368-5104
Saturdays, late June-October, 7:30am-1:30pm For more information, visit the Woodfield Chicago Northwest website. Attraction Type: Farmer's Markets.
 
Arlington Park
Rt. 53 and E. Euclid Ave. Arlington Hts., IL | 847-385-7500
Top thoroughbred racing, festivals, concerts and more. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Woodfield Chicago Northwest website. Attraction Type: Event / Sports Venue.
 
ART GARDEN OF PALOS HEIGHTS
123rd & 72nd Court, just West of Harlem 7607 West College Drive Palos Heights, IL 60463 | 708-408-3003
Visit the Art Garden which features outdoor sculptures & eco-friendly gardens. Murals & sculptures are also displayed in the Downtown Business District adjacent to the Art Garden. Free. For more information, visit the Chicago Southland website. Attraction Type: Gallery.
 
Art Institute of Chicago
Michigan Ave. at Adams St. Chicago, IL | 312-443-3600
Visit America’s greatest collections of Impressionist paintings. With the opening of the critically acclaimed Modern Wing—just a short walk from Millennium Park over the spectacular new pedestrian bridge—the new home to one of the world’s greatest collections of modern and contemporary masters like Matisse, Picasso, Chagall, Pollock, and Richter. As the second largest art museum in the country, the Art Institute of Chicago has something for everyone! Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Chicago Downtown website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Aurora Farmers Market Downtown
Aurora Transportation Center 233 N. Broadway Aurora, IL 60505 | 630.256.INFO
As Illinois' oldest market the Aurora Farmer's Market's slogan is "Eat Fresh, Buy Local and Be Well!" Fresh Produce, food demonstrations, crafts, music, and more. Saturdays June 7 - Oct. 18. For more information, visit the Aurora Area website. Attraction Type: Farmer's Markets.
 
Aurora Farmers Market East
Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church 701 S. Eola Rd. Aurora, IL 60504 | 630.256.INFO
As Illinois' oldest market the Aurora Farmer's Market's slogan is "Eat Fresh, Buy Local and Be Well!" Fresh Produce, food demonstrations, crafts, music, and more. Thursdays July 10 – Aug. 28. For more information, visit the Aurora Area website. Attraction Type: Farmer's Markets.
 
Aurora Farmers Market West
West Aurora Plaza 1901 W. Galena Blvd. Aurora, IL 60506 | 630.256.INFO
As Illinois' oldest market the Aurora Farmer's Market's slogan is "Eat Fresh, Buy Local and Be Well!" Fresh Produce, food demonstrations, crafts, music, and more. Wednesdays July 9 - Sept. 10. For more information, visit the Aurora Area website. Attraction Type: Farmer's Markets.
 
Aurora Regional Fire Museum
53 N. Broadway Aurora, IL 60505 | 630.892.1572
The museum features a variety of interactive exhibits designed to educate and entertain children, families, and firefighters. Visitors can pass a leather fire bucket. Marvel at a strange looking firemen’s smoke mask. Explore the differences in fire hose nozzles. See and hear how fire engines clear the streets with sirens, horns, and devices that control traffic lights. Watch vintage firefighting films on five video touch-screens. All this, in addition to 5 pieces of fire apparatus on display in a fully restored fire station built in 1894. For more information, visit the Aurora Area website. Attraction Type: Kids and Families, Museum.
 
Autobahn Country Club
3795 CenterPoint Way Joliet, IL 60436 | 815-722-2223
Autobahn Country Club is the 4th longest road course in the US. We have multiple public driving events and programs including Go Karting. For more information, visit the Heritage Corridor website. Attraction Type: Event / Sports Venue.
 
Baha'i House of Worship
100 Linden Ave. Wilmette, IL 60091 | 847-853-2325
One of only seven in the world and the only one in North America, the Baha’i House of Worship is the largest and the oldest surviving Bahá'í Temple. Standing on the shores of Lake Michigan, the auditorium, with its walls of lace-like ornamentation and its dome rising 135 feet above the main floor, offers a scene of unsurpassed beauty. It is surrounded by exquisite gardens and fountains. This imposing and dramatic structure has received numerous design awards, and is on the National Register of Historic Places. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
BALMORAL PARK RACE TRACK
(Route 394 South) 26435 South Dixie Highway Crete, IL 60417 | 708-672-1414
Club Dining Room, VIP room, Casual Grandstand or Stable Suite Packages and luxurious private Sulky Suites available. Complimentary admission to Grandstand and Group Discounts. Free. For more information, visit the Chicago Southland website. Attraction Type: Gambling / Racetrack.
 
Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World
6112 W. Grand Avenue Gurnee, IL | 847-856-1229
Gorgeous waterfalls, giant aquariums, incredible wildlife mounts, and more make Bass Pro Shops a must-see attraction for sporting families around the world For more information, visit the Lake County website. Attraction Type: Shopping Center.
 
Batavia Farmers Market
N. River St. between Wilson & State St. Batavia, IL 60510 | 630.761.3528
Come enjoy over 17 different vendors offering a variety of fresh vegetables, fruit, eggs, meat, cheese, herbs, flowers, music and more. Back this year free yoga and an Artisan market. The 19th Annual Batavia Farmers' Market will take place every Saturday from 8 am to 12 pm beginning June 7th through October 18th on the newly renovated N. River St. between Wilson and State St. For more information, visit the Aurora Area website. Attraction Type: Farmer's Markets.
 
Benedict's Eggs and More
8 South River Street East Dundee, IL | 847-836-2222
Located along the beautiful Fox River Bike Path you will enjoy breakfast and lunch in this old charming renovated homestead. A must see! For more information, visit the Elgin Area website. Attraction Type: Biking.
 
Berwyn Route 66 Museum
7003 West Ogden Avenue Berwyn, Il 60402 | 708-484-9349
Hundres of Route 66 related artifacts, wall of art hubcaps, a bell from the original LaVergne School that predates Route 66, and an electric vehicle charging station. For more information, visit the Oak Park Area website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
BEVERLY ART CENTER
2407 West 111th Street Chicago, IL 60655 | 773-445-3838
The Southland's destination for entertainment and fine arts: Concerts, theater productions, movies, art exhibits, classes for all ages & more. Find your place at the BAC! Free. For more information, visit the Chicago Southland website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
Billy Graham Center Museum
Wheaton College 500 College Ave. Wheaton, IL | 630-752-5909
Devoted to the history of Christian evangelism and its influence on society, the museum includes rare artifacts, art and displays. Free. For more information, visit the DuPage County website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Blackberry Farm
100 S. Barnes Rd. Aurora, IL 60506 | 630.892.1550
Blackberry Farm is a living history museum where pioneer life is re-created through educational demonstrations and hands-on fun. Admission to Blackberry Farm includes unlimited rides on the train, hay wagon, pedal tractors, paddle boats, carousel and ponies. Yes. For more information, visit the Aurora Area website. Attraction Type: Kids and Families, Museum, Amusement Park.
 
Blackwell Regional Trail
Butterfield Road & Rt. 59 Illinois Prairie Path | 630-933-7200
This 8 mile trail starts at Butterfield Road & Route 59 in Warrenville and connects to the IL Prairie Path For more information, visit the DuPage County website. Attraction Type: Biking.
 
Bowen Park Theatre & Opera
39 Jack Benny Dr. Waukegan, IL | 847-360-4740
Professional theatre and opera, sung entirely in English with piano accompaniment. Lake County's only opera company, costumed and fully staged. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Lake County website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
Brookfield Zoo
31st St. & First Ave. Brookfield, IL 60513 | 708-688-8400
Situated on 216 beautifully landscaped acres, the park is home to bears, gorillas, giraffes, dolphins, tigers and much more! The zoo also offers an authentic carousel and a wide variety of shopping and dining options, including Café del Sol and Leinie's Lodge. Brookfield Zoo is located just mintues west of downtown Chicago and is open every day of the year. For more information, visit the Oak Park Area website. Attraction Type: zoo.
 
Bull Moose Bar & Grill
202 S. Main St. Sandwich, IL 60548 | 815.786.8002
A historic setting incorporating a 1893 Pullman Palace Car Company dining car used by President Roosevelt in his 1912 political campaign. An inventive menu with fresh, quality ingredients offered at affordable prices. The Bull Moose has taken on a Cheers-type atmosphere becoming the local meeting place in town. The spectacular bar provides a great place for afternoon drinks or late night partying. For more information, visit the Aurora Area website. Attraction Type: Special Interest (Heritage).
 
Busse Woods
Busse Woods Busse Woods | 708-366-9420
This Class I bicycle trail winds through the meadows and forests around Busse Lake. Stop at one of the convenient parking areas then unload your bicycle and ride the winding trail through the preserve. The bicycle trail winds through the forests and meado For more information, visit the Woodfield Chicago Northwest website. Attraction Type: Biking.
 
Canoe & Pedal Boat Rentals: Pottawatomie Park
8 North Ave. St. Charles, IL 60174 | 630-584-1028
Enjoy the scenery from the waters of the Fox River! Rentals: Mid-May through Mid-August. All rentals launch from the River View Miniature Golf Complex within Pottawatomie Park. Deposit required. Children age 15 and younger must be accompanied by an adult Admission Charge. For more information, visit the St. Charles website. Attraction Type: Recreation.
 
Cantigny
1 S. 151 Winfield Rd. Wheaton, IL | 630-668-5161
Robert McCormick Mansion Museum, the First Division Military Museum and 15 acres of manicured gardens. 27-hole championship golf course and 9-hole Cantigny Youth Links are also on-site. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the DuPage County website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Century Corners
Main St. and 2nd Ave. St. Charles, IL | 630-377-6161
A group of shops in historic buildings along the Fox River. Free. For more information, visit the St. Charles website. Attraction Type: Shopping Center.
 
Cernan Earth and Space Center
2000 Fifth Ave. River Grove, IL 60171 | 708-456-0300
The Cernan Earth and Space Center of Triton College features a variety of earth and sky shows, children's shows, laser light shows, earth and space exhibits, a membership program and the Star Store gift shop. For more information, visit the Oak Park Area website. Attraction Type: Special Interest / Kids and Families.
 
Chain O'Lakes Bike Path
Chain O Lakes State Park Chain O Lakes State Park | 847-587-5512
The Chain O'Lakes bike trail, 6 miles in length, can be accessed at any picnic area between the concession stand and the park office. For more information, visit the Lake County website. Attraction Type: Biking.
 
Charles Gates Dawes House/Evanston History Center
225 Greenwood Street Evanston, IL 60201 | 847-475-3410
Housed in the gracious historic mansion of former U.S. Vice President Charles Gates Dawes is a National Historic Landmark overlooking Lake Michigan. Restored with original furnishings and artwork and enhanced with exhibits focusing on Evanston history. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Chicago Architecture Foundation
224 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL | 312-922-8687
CAF offers over 85 different tours led by highly trained volunteer docents, including the Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady and dozens of walking, bus, bicycle, and Segway tours. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Chicago Downtown website. Attraction Type: Tour.
 
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Rd. Glencoe, IL 60022 | 847-835-5440
Climb a waterfall garden, discover hidden rooms inside an English Walled Garden, cross 11 bridges spanning sparkling lakes, and discover a garden with 15 trains chugging across bridges and trestles. The Chicago Botanic Garden brings you 385 acres and 23 gardens of wonder to explore, twelve months a year. Highlights include seasonal festivals and tours, the new Plant Science center, art exhibitions, a school and lots of ways for families to learn about the wonders of nature. Free. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore website. Attraction Type: Nature Area.
 
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Rd. Glencoe, IL 60022 | 847-835-5440
Climb a waterfall garden, discover hidden rooms inside an English Walled Garden, cross 11 bridges spanning sparkling lakes, and discover a garden with 15 trains chugging across bridges and trestles. The Chicago Botanic Garden brings you 385 acres and 23 g Free. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore website. Attraction Type: Nature Area.
 
Chicago Bulls/Sox Training Academy
6200 River Bend Drive Lisle, IL 60532 | 630-752-9225
The Chicago Bulls/Sox Training Academy is America's most sophisticated youth player development facility, featuring the same high-tech training equipment and advanced coaching techniques used by the Chicago Bulls and White Sox.The Chicago Bulls/Sox Traini For more information, visit the Lisle website. Attraction Type: Event / Sports Venue.
 
Chicago Children's Museum
Navy Pier 700 E. Grand Ave. Chicago, IL | 312-527-1000
Playful, age-appropriate exhibits and programs feature sensory experiences for the youngest visitors and content focused on science, math, literacy, the arts, and diverse cultures for families with children through age 10. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Chicago Downtown website. Attraction Type: Kids and Families.
 
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St. Chicago, IL | 312-744-6630
Chicago's acclaimed landmark home of the arts. Daily programs and exhibitions covering a wide range of the performing, visual and literary arts are presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs. See the world's largest Tiffany stained-glass dome. Free. For more information, visit the Chicago Downtown website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
CHICAGO FIRE SOCCER CLUB - TOYOTA PARK
7000 South Harlem Avenue Bridgeview, IL 60455 | 708-594-7200
Come out and cheer on the Chicago Fire! Experience the fun and excitement of Major League Soccer at Toyota Park today! Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Chicago Southland website. Attraction Type: Event / Sports Venue.
 
Chicago Greeter
Chicago Cultural Center 78 E. Washington St. Chicago, IL | 312-744-8000
Let a friendly, knowledgeable local give you an insider’s orientation to Chicago! Register for a FREE 2-4 hour guided visit customized to a neighborhood, language or special interest of your choice. Over 200 enthusiastic volunteers waiting to share their expertise and passion about the city with you! Free. For more information, visit the Chicago Downtown website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
Chicago History Museum
Clark St. at North Ave. Chicago, IL | 312-642-4600
The nation's premier urban history museum features an impressive collection of exhibits centered on Chicago, Illinois and American history. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Chicago Downtown website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Chicago Neighborhood Tours
Chicago Cultural Center 78 E. Washington St. Chicago, IL | 312-742-1190
Discover a unique way to enjoy the feel and flavor of Chicago's exciting and diverse communities with half-day bus excursions that take an in-depth look at the traditions, stories and people of this great American city. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Chicago Downtown website. Attraction Type: Tour.
 
Chicago Premium Outlets
1650 Premium Outlets Blvd. Aurora, IL 60502 | 630.585.2200
Find impressive savings at over 120 designer and name-brand outlet stores, such as Ann Taylor, Armani, Banana Republic, Calvin Klein, Coach, Cole Haan, Elie Tahari, Gap Outlet, J.Crew, Lacoste, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Salvatore Ferragamo, Michael Kors, Theory, Vera Bradley and more. The opening of an additional 80 stores in the spring of 2015 will make this even more of a Midwest Shopping destination! In Aurora, 37 miles west of Chicago. For more information, visit the Aurora Area website. Attraction Type: Shopping Center.
 
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Symphony Center 220 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL | 800-233-7114
With over 200 performances and events every year, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is an internationally known talent. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Chicago Downtown website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
CHICAGO WHITE SOX
U.S. Cellular Field 333 West 35th Street Chicago, IL 60616 | 312-674-1000
U.S. Cellular Field: Spectacular baseball, season ticket plans, group outings, party areas, family entertainment, business entertainment, great food, friendly staff and exciting fireworks! Call the sales department for more information at 312-674-1000. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Chicago Southland website. Attraction Type: Event / Sports Venue.
 
Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway
500 Speedway Boulevard Joliet, IL 60433 | 815-722-5500
If you are looking for affordable summer fun, look no further than Joliet's Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway. We provide the fastest entertainment in the area and play host to NASCAR, NHRA and Team Demolition Derby on three different tracks. Headlining at Route 66 Raceway, the O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries takes place on June 26-29, 2014. At Chicagoland Speedway, make sure to join us on September 12-14, 2014, for the first race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup! With a wide variety of family friendly options, you can't beat summer at Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway! We're Social! Chase us on Facebook and Twitter. For more information, visit the Heritage Corridor website. Attraction Type: Event / Sports Venue.
 
CHILDREN'S MUSEUM IN OAK LAWN
5100 Museum Drive Oak Lawn, IL 60453 | 708-423-6709
Discover a world of fun and learning at the Children's Museum in Oak Lawn! Explore Beachcomber Island and other fun, educational exhibits. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Chicago Southland website. Attraction Type: Kids and Families.
 
CHRISTOPHER ART GALLERY
Prairie State College 202 South Halsted Street Chicago Heights, IL 60411 | (708) 709-7738
Located on the main campus of Prairie State College, the Christopher Art Gallery hosts six to eight shows annually, featuring works by Midwestern and national artists, as well as works by students. Programming varies by media, theme, and artists represented. For more information, visit the Chicago Southland website. Attraction Type: Gallery.
 
City of Zion
2828 Sheridan Road Zion, IL | 847-746-4000
Take the Metra up, bike around city and to the beach! For more information, visit the Lake County website. Attraction Type: Biking.
 
COOPERS HAWK WINERY & RESTAURANT
15690 South Harlem Avenue Orland Park, IL 60462 | 708-633-0200
An upscale casual dining restaurant, full-service bar, private barrel-aging room, Napa-style tasting room and retail store…all under one roof. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Chicago Southland website. Attraction Type: Winery.
 
Cuneo Mansion and Gardens
1350 N. Milwaukee Ave. Vernon Hills, IL | 847-362-3042
Historic Venetian style mansion featuring art, tapestries, European furnishings and formal gardens. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Lake County website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
DAVE & BUSTER'S
49 Orland Square Orland Park, IL 60462 | (708) 428-2100
A 24,000 sq. ft. restaurant and entertainment facility. For more information, visit the Chicago Southland website. Attraction Type: Kids and Families.
 
Deer Grove Forest Preserve
Deer Grove parking facilities Deer Grove Forest Preserve | 708-366-9420
This bicycle trail winds through meadows and forests. The Deer Grove Bicycle Trail links with the Palatine Bicycle Trail at Quentin and Dundee Roads offering extended bicycling opportunities. Access to the trail can be gained at both Deer Grove West and For more information, visit the Woodfield Chicago Northwest website. Attraction Type: Biking.
 
Deerfield Farmer's Market
Deerfield Rd. & Robert York Ave. Deerfield, IL | 847-945-5000
Each week find fresh-from-the-farm productsgrown by Midwest farmers and produced by local businesses. Look for the bright orange carrot. Deerfield's very own place to be every Saturday morning! 7am-12:30pm For more information, visit the Lake County website. Attraction Type: Farmer's Markets.
 
Des Plaines River Trail
Thatcher Woods Buffalo Grove | 847-367-6640
Ride 31 miles from the Van Patton Woods Forest Preserves, Russell, IL south to Buffalo Grove. For more information, visit the Lake County website. Attraction Type: Biking.
 
Didier Farms
16678 W. Aptakisic Road Prairie View, IL | 847-634-3291
Pick your own pumpkins, Scarecrow Alley, Indian Teepees, and Animated Halloween Figures in the Farmstand, Educational Farming Display, Visit the "Pig Bin" and the Baby Chicks! For more information, visit the Lake County website. Attraction Type: Pumpkin Patches/Farms.
 
Dollinger Family Farm
7502 E. Hansel Road Channahon, IL 60410 | 815-467-6766
October brings pumpkins, hayrides, corn maze, train rides, farm animals, haunted barn and fun. Also come see our Civil war reenactment the third weekend in October. Warrior Dash Midwest in June. On site gift shop. For more information, visit the Heritage Corridor website. Attraction Type: Recreation.
 
Dolphin Cove
Routes 25 and 68 Carpentersville, IL 60110 | 847-836-7946
Relax while your child enjoys our interactive water, sand, and play area. Fun activities for all ages with our body slides and tube slides. For more information, visit the Elgin Area website. Attraction Type: Kids and Families.
 
Donley's Wild West Town
Rte 20 & South Union Rd Union, IL 60180 | 815-923-9000
The excitement and charm of the old west come alive at Donley's Wild West Town. Here you can experience life in the style of the wild west where gunslingers have showdowns, and a narrow gauge train whistles past the Blacksmith's shop, print shop, jail, s admission charged. For more information, visit the McHenry County website. Attraction Type: Kids and Families.
 
Downtown St. Charles
Downtown St. Charles St. Charles, IL | 630-377-6161
Plenty of bike racks and lots of eateries and quaint shops to enjoy. Bike Trail runs both on the west and east side of the Fox River. Pottawatomie and Mount St. Mary Parks are ideal, scenic locations to have a picnic. For more information, visit the St. Charles website. Attraction Type: Biking.
 
DRAMA GROUP
330 West 202nd Street Box 594 Chicago Heights, IL 60411 | 708-755-3444
The Best Community Theatre! The Drama Group has been producing six fabulous yearly shows in the Chicago Southland for over 80 years. Call for tickets. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Chicago Southland website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
Drury Lane Theatre
100 Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 | 630-530-8300
Be a part of the sparkling lights and glamour of Broadway at this award-winning theatre. 971-seat proscenium style live theater features musicals, comedy, and dinner theater. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the DuPage County website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
DuPage Children's Museum
301 N. Washington St. Naperville, IL | 630-637-8000
Exhibits, workshops and materials stimulate curiosity, creativity, thinking and problem solving among young children. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the DuPage County website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Ed Rudolph Northbrook Velodrome
1810 Walters Avenue Northbrook, IL | 847-291-2980
The Ed Rudolph Velodrome, a member of the American Track Racing Association, is available for public use daily and is part of the Northbrook Park District system located north of the City of Chicago in the Villiage of Northbrook. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore website. Attraction Type: Biking.
 
Elgin Public Museum
225 Grand Blvd Elgin, IL 60120 | 847-741-6655
A natural history and anthropology museum located in a municipal park with a swimming pool, zoo, playground, and picnic area. For more information, visit the Elgin Area website. Attraction Type: Kids and Families.
 
Elgin Symphony Orchestra
20 Dupage Court Elgin, IL 60120 | 847-888-0404
As one of Illinois' two premiere symphonic orchestras, we serve and build a broad audience through the performance of powerful symphonic music and dynamic educational programs. For more information, visit the Elgin Area website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
Elk Grove Village Farmer's Market
Wellington & Biesterfield Elk Grove Village, IL | 847-228-3511
Wednesdays, 7am-1pm, June-September For more information, visit the Woodfield Chicago Northwest website. Attraction Type: Farmer's Markets.
 
Elmhurst Art Museum
150 Cottage Hill Elmhurst, IL | 630-834-0202
Museum's award-winning structure contains a dramatic glass entrance gallery, three museum galleries, and the McCormick house design by Mies van der Rohe. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the DuPage County website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Enchanted Forest Indoor Amusement Park
2643 North Rt 178 Utica, IL 61373 | 866-399-FUNN (3866)
Family-Friendly entertainment featuring carnival style rides, inflatable bounce houses, ropes course, sip line, laser tag, arcade & more! Full-service restaurant- open to the public. For more information, visit the Heritage Corridor website. Attraction Type: Amusement Park.
 
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace & Museum
339 N. Oak Park Ave. & 200 N Oak Park Ave. Oak Park, IL 60301 | 708-848-2222
Visit the Ernest Hemingway Museum and the Victorian home where Nobel Prize winning author Ernest Hemingway was born in 1899 and spent his early life. The Ernest Hemingway Museum offers you the chance to explore displays featuring rare photos of Hemingway, his childhood diary, letters, early writings and other memorabilia. Enjoy videos documenting the author's life and work, as well as an onsite museum store. For more information, visit the Oak Park Area website. Attraction Type: Museum/Tour/Historical.
 
Esther’s Place
201 W. Galena St. (Rt. 30) Big Rock, IL 60511 | 630.556.9665
A Fiber Art Studio featuring handmade items from local wool, classes, gifts and more. Bed and breakfast service available. For more information, visit the Aurora Area website. Attraction Type: Special Interest (Fiber Art).
 
Evanston Farmer's Market
University & Oak Avenues Evanston, IL | 847-866-2936
For over 28 years, the Evanston Farmers' Market has been a crowd-pleaser with 30+ vendors of fruit, vegetables, meat, flowers, cheese and bakery items. Enjoy the bounty of Midwest farmers every Saturday from 7:30am-1pm. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore website. Attraction Type: Farmer's Markets.
 
Fabyan Dutch Windmill
Fabyan Forest Preserve West side of Rt. 25 Batavia, IL | 630-232-4811
Considered to be the best example of an authentic Dutch Windmill in the United States, the 68-foot, five-story working windmill was originally built by German craftsman Louis Backhaus between 1850 and 1860. For more information, visit the Geneva website. Attraction Type: Biking.
 
Fabyan Forest Preserve
1925 Batavia Avenue Geneva, IL | 630-232-5980
Fabyan Forest Preserve is without question our most used and heavily populated preserve. There were many weddings in the Japanese Garden last year and countless others came for pictures. For more information, visit the Geneva website. Attraction Type: Biking.
 
Fabyan Villa Museum & Japanese Garden
Rt. 31 at Fabyan Parkway Geneva, IL | 630-377-6424
A Frank Lloyd Wright 1907 Historic Site For more information, visit the Geneva website. Attraction Type: Nature Area.
 
Farnsworth House
14520 River Rd. Plano, IL 60545 | 630.552.0052
Master architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe created the ultimate minimalist masterpiece, the Farnsworth House, in pastoral Plano. The stellar structure of floor-to-ceiling glass seemingly "floats" above the rambling Fox River. Yes. For more information, visit the Aurora Area website. Attraction Type: Tour, Special Interest (Architecture).
 
Fermilab
S. Kirk Rd at Pine St. Batavia, IL 60510 | 630.840.3351
Whether you're interested in science or just fishing in the ponds near the buffalo herd you're welcome at Fermilab. Take a self-guided tour of the laboratory, the Art Gallery and science and educational displays. View the grounds from the 15th floor observation area. Visitors may also visit the Lederman Science Center. Performing arts and lectures. Groups welcome by appointment. For more information, visit the Aurora Area website. Attraction Type: Gallery, Kids and Families, Nature Area, Special Interest, Performing Arts, Tour.
 
Fine Line Creative Arts Center
6N158 Crane Road St. Charles, IL 60174 | 630-584-9490
Open: Mon-Sat. Come take a trip to the country. Located just minutes off the beaten path, the Fine Line Creative Arts Center offers classes in Weaving, Watercolor, Surface Design, Spinning, Pottery, Pastels, Painting, Knitting, Metals, Glass, Dyeing, Dra Free. For more information, visit the St. Charles website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
FIRST MIDWEST BANK AMPHITHEATER
19100 South Ridgeland Avenue (Oak Park Avenue) Box 189 Tinley Park, IL 60477 | 708-614-1616
Beautiful outdoor music theatre open May through September with a capacity of just under 30,000 people. Concessions and private catering available; tour buses welcome. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Chicago Southland website. Attraction Type: Event / Sports Venue.
 
FLOSSMOOR SCULPTURE GARDENS
Sculptures placed throughout Flossmoor 2800 Flossmoor Road Flossmoor, IL 60422 | 708-798-2300
The Flossmoor Sculpture Gardens is a public art program that places works of art in Flossmoor's village square, along charming residential streets and in the Flossmoor Garden & Sculpture Park. Free. For more information, visit the Chicago Southland website. Attraction Type: Gallery.
 
Fox River Bike Trail & Fabyan Forest Preserve
Route 25 and Route 31 Geneva, IL 60134 | 630-232-5980
This beautiful trail follows along the banks of the Fox River almost 30 miles in Kane County alone. Its smooth surface makes it ideal for biking, hiking, cross-country skiing and jogging. The trail has access to the Fabyan Forest Preserve along the Fox Ri Free. For more information, visit the Geneva website. Attraction Type: Recreation.
 
Fox River Trail
Algonquin Aurora | 630-377-6161
32 miles of biking along the Fox River. Trail is paved and smooth-surface limestone. Features some of the most scenic trails of the Fox River. Points of interest include Carpenters Dam, Fox River Shores, Tyler Creek, Voyageur Landing, Shoemaker Nature Cen For more information, visit the Elgin Area website. Attraction Type: Biking.
 
Fox River Trail
Rt. 31 and 25 Geneva, IL | 630-232-2631
32-mile paved trail along the Fox River offers scenic views, parks, and playgrounds through Aurora, Batavia, Dundee, Elgin, Geneva and St. Charles. Free. For more information on the Geneva area, visit their website. www.genevadowntown.org For more information, visit the Geneva website. Attraction Type: Biking.
 
Fox River Trail
Rt. 31 and 25 Geneva, IL | 630-232-2631
32-mile paved trail along the Fox River offers scenic views, parks, and playgrounds through Aurora, Batavia, Dundee, Elgin, Geneva and St. Charles. Free. For more information, visit the St. Charles website. Attraction Type: Recreation.
 
Fox River Trail
Algonquin Aurora | 630-377-6161
32 miles of biking along the Fox River. Trail is paved and smooth-surface limestone. Features some of the most scenic trails of the Fox River. Points of interest include Carpenters Dam, Fox River Shores, Tyler Creek, Voyageur Landing, Shoemaker Nature Cen For more information, visit the St. Charles website. Attraction Type: Biking.
 
Fox River Trolley Museum
365 S. Lafox Street South Elgin, IL 60177 | 847-697-4676
Come ride with us, a nostalgic trip back to an era when the electric trolley car was a vital part of American life. For more information, visit the Elgin Area website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Fox River Trolley Museum
365 S. LaFox Street South Elgin, IL | 847-697-4676
The museum operates a variety of antique trolleys, many from lines long vanished, over trackage that once connected Carpentersville, Elgin, Aurora, and Yorkville. A visit to the Fox River Trolley Museum can be educational and fun for the entire family. For more information, visit the Elgin Area website. Attraction Type: Biking.
 
Fox Valley Segway Tours
Downtown St. Charles St. Charles , IL 60174 | 847-489-6559
Experience the natural charms of St. Charles while gliding on the Segway Personal Transporter. Prior to your tour, you'll be given a safety demo (it's EASY!) and then a guide well-versed in St. Charles' facts and history will lead you throughout our beaut Admission Charge. For more information, visit the St. Charles website. Attraction Type: Tour.
 
Frances Willard House
1730 Chicago Ave Evanston, IL 60201 | 847-328-7500
Frances Willard was one of the most prominent social reformers in the 19th century America. Willard rallied support for temperance as well as many important reform movements including woman's suffrage, woman's economic and religious rights, prison reforms, education reforms and labor reforms. The Francis Willard Historical Association invites you to visit the Frances Willard House, Willard's home from its construction in 1865 until her death in 1898. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio
951 Chicago Ave. Oak Park, IL 60302 | 312-994-4000
This world-renowned complex served as Wright's private residence and studio from 1889 to 1909, the first 20 years of his career. Wright used his home as an architectural laboratory, trying out design concepts before sharing them with clients. Here, he raised six children with his first wife, Catherine Tobin, and designed such famous buildings as the Robie House, Larkin Building and Unity Temple. The Home & Studio is open daily from 11am until 4pm for interior guided tours. For more information, visit the Oak Park Area website. Attraction Type: Tour.
 
Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple
875 Lake St. Oak Park, IL 60301 | 708-383-8873
Unity Temple, Frank Lloyd Wright's modern masterpiece, celebrated the centennial of its dedication in 2009. Unity Temple is an icon of modern architecture and a destination for tens of thousands of visitors each year, and is famous for its brilliant use of light and space. One of the most complex and exciting buildings in the 20th century architecture, it was Wright's first public commission and is the only surviving public building from his Prairie period. Unity Temple is open for tours! For more information, visit the Oak Park Area website. Attraction Type: Tour/Historical.
 
FRANKFORT HISTORIC DISTRICT
123 Kansas Street Frankfort, IL 60423 | 815-469-3356
Whatever the season, there's a reason to shop historic Frankfort. Visit our web site for a list of our charming stores, eclectic boutiques and relaxing restaurants, plus monthly special events. Free. For more information, visit the Chicago Southland website. Attraction Type: Shopping Center.
 
FREEDOM HALL
410 Lakewood Boulevard Park Forest, IL 60466 | 708-747-0580
Freedom Hall offers a diverse series accenting dance, music, theatre, popular attractions, children's theatre and outreach activities. Join us in the intimate 280-seat Nathan Manilow Theatre. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Chicago Southland website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
Fullersburg Woods Forest Preserve
3609 Spring Road Oak Brook, IL | 630-850-8110
Miles of multiple trails for many different levels of cyclists For more information, visit the DuPage County website. Attraction Type: Biking.
 
Funway Entertainment Center
1335 S. River St. Batavia, IL 60510 | 630.879.8933
Illinois' largest family entertainment center. Year round: bowling, bumper cars, roller skating, arcade, laser tag and Rock-n-Roll mini golf. Seasonal: western trails miniature golf, go-karts, batting cages, soccer cages, jumpshot, Water Wars and bumper boats. For more information, visit the Aurora Area website. Attraction Type: Entertainment Center, Kids and Families.
 
Galena Cellars Vineyard and Winery
477 S. Third St. Suite 100 Geneva, IL | 630-232-2130
A beautiful Tasting Room and Gifts Shop for you to enjoy! Free. For more information on the Geneva area, visit their website. www.genevadowntown.org Free. For more information, visit the Geneva website. Attraction Type: Winery.
 
GameWorks
601 N. Martingale Rd. Schaumburg, IL | 847-330-9675
Hi-tech interactive entertainment, restaurant and bar facility. Special games include Vertical Reality, Max Flight and Indy 500. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Woodfield Chicago Northwest website. Attraction Type: Entertainment Center.
 
Garfield Park Conservatory
300 N. Central Park Ave. Chicago, IL | 312-746-5100
One of the largest gardens under glass in the nation. This conservatory features five permanent collections, an indoor children's garden, outdoor gardens and five annual flower shows. Free. For more information, visit the Chicago Downtown website. Attraction Type: Nature Area.
 
Genesee Theatre
203 N. Genesee Street Waukegan, IL | 847-782-2366
The Genesee boasts Broadway shows, musical acts, comedians and more. For more information, visit the Lake County website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
Geneva History Center
113 South Third St. Geneva, IL | 630-232-4951
The mission of the Geneva Historical Society in operating its museum and archives is to collect preserve, study, interpret and exhibit significant materials relating to the community and to provide related educational and advocacy services for the purpose of increasing and enriching public knowledge. Free. For more information on the Geneva area, visit their website. www.genevadowntown.org Free. For more information, visit the Geneva website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Glunz Family Winery and Cellars
888 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL | 847-548-9463
Tour and taste wine in this winery owned by Illinois' oldest wine family. Free. For more information, visit the Lake County website. Attraction Type: Winery.
 
Goebbert's Pumpkin Farm
40 W. Higgins Rd South Barrington, IL | 847-428-6727
Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Woodfield Chicago Northwest website. Attraction Type: Pumpkin Patches/Farms.
 
Goodman Theatre
170 N. Dearborn St. Chicago, IL | 312-443-3800
Chicago’s oldest and largest not-for-profit theater, has won international renown for the quality of productions, the depth and diversity of artistic leadership, and the excellence of its many community and educational programs. The Goodman is committed to producing both classic and contemporary works, giving full voice to a wide range of artists and visions. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Chicago Downtown website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
Grand Victoria Casino
250 South Grove Avenue Elgin, IL 60120 | 1-888-508-1900
Voted "Best Riverboat Casino in the United States" three years in a row, the Grand Victoria provides a wide variety of Las Vegas-style casino games. For more information, visit the Elgin Area website. Attraction Type: Gambling / Racetrack.
 
Grayslake Farmer's Market
Slusser & Center St. Grayslake, IL | 847-289-7138
Wednesday 3-7pm For more information, visit the Lake County website. Attraction Type: Farmer's Markets.
 
Great Lakes Naval Museum
610 Farragut Ave., Bldg. 42 North Chicago, IL | 847-688-3154
The Great Lakes Naval Museum is a small military museum showing the history of Navy "boot camp" training and of Naval Station. For more information, visit the Lake County website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Great Western Trail
Villa Park Wheaton | 630-407-6883
Almost 12 miles long, the Great Western Trail is located within the right-of-way of the former Chicago and Great Western Railroad. The trails are surfaced with limestone screenings and average 10 feet in width. Pedestrians, bicyclists, and horseback riders. For more information, visit the DuPage County website. Attraction Type: Biking.
 
Great Western Trail
St. Charles Sycamore | 630-377-6161
This 17 mile trail replaces the abandoned mainline of the Chicago Great Western Railroad. It is a flat easy ride connecting the communities of St. Charles and Sycamore. The 100 foot corridor through the varied terrain of western Kane County is home to int For more information, visit the St. Charles website. Attraction Type: Biking.
 
Grosse Point Lighthouse
2600 Sheridan Rd. Evanston, IL 60201 | 847-328-6961
Built by the United States Government in 1873 as the lead lighthouse marking the approach to Chicago after several shipwrecks demonstrated its need. In 1999, Grosse Point Lighthouse was designated a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service the first lighthouse on the Great Lakes to carry that status. The Garden Club of Evanston maintains wildflower and butterfly gardens as attractive features of the lighthouse grounds. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Grundy County Historical Society and Museum
510 W. Illinois Avenue Morris, IL 60450 | 815-942-4880
Museum hours of operation are Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10 AM to 3 PM. Call in advance for guided tours (48 hour notice). The Museum has extensive Mazon Fossils, a replica of an early 1890 store, a replica of a 1900 living room as well as a "tool shed" showing many of the early tools used by pioneers and early farmers. There are many other exhibits as well. For more information, visit the Heritage Corridor website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Gurnee Mills
6170 W. Grand Ave. Gurnee, IL | 847-856-1229
Gurnee Mills is the Midwest's largest value retail and entertainment mall with over 200 manufacturer and retail outlet stores. Free. For more information, visit the Lake County website. Attraction Type: Shopping Center.
 
Harrah's Joliet Casino & Hotel
151 N. Joliet Street Joliet, IL 60432 | 815-740-7800
Featuring 1,100+ slot machines, most Video Poker in town, 25 table games, and WSOP Poker room. Experience exceptional dining at the Reserve steakhouse and luxurious comfort in our hotel. For more information, visit the Heritage Corridor website. Attraction Type: Recreation.
 
HAUNTED TRAILS FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT CENTERS
7759 South Harlem Avenue Burbank, IL 60459 | 630-598-8580
Family entertainment center featuring 100s of games, rides, award -winning miniature golf, Go Karts & Batting Cages, Restuarant/Party room featuring karaoke. October Haunted House (www.frightmarehauntedhouse.com) Birthday party and group packages available. Free. For more information, visit the Chicago Southland website. Attraction Type: Entertainment Center.
 
Hegeler Carus Mansion
1307 Seventh Street LaSalle, IL 61301 | 815-224-6543
Tours: Wednesday - Sunday at noon, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM. Virtually unaltered since its completion more than a century ago, the 57 room Mansion, built in 1874, is an example of high artistic achievement in architecture and interior design, and the site of historic accomplishments in industry, philosophy, publishing and religion. National Historic Landmark. Visit us at www.hegelercarus.org for our special events. For more information, visit the Heritage Corridor website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
Hinckley Farmers Market
Hinckley Fresh Market 651 E. Lincoln Ave. Hinckley, IL 60520 | 630.674.4069
Shop this unique marketplace for the freshest fruits and vegetables in the area, along with delicious homemade goodies, and specialty crafts all conveniently located with close parking. Opens June 22nd and runs from 9 am through noon every Saturday through September. For more information, visit the Aurora Area website. Attraction Type: Farmer's Markets.
 
Historic Downtown Antique Shopping
Main St. & 3rd St. St. Charles, IL | 800-777-4373
A dozen antique shops including Antique Market I, II & III with over 75 antique dealers. Free. For more information, visit the St. Charles website. Attraction Type: Shopping Center.
 
Historic Downtown Architecture Walking Tours
Downtown Geneva Geneva, IL 60134 | 630-377-6424
Geneva still retains a large number of its mid-to-late 19th century homes. Many are in specific architectural styles such as Italianate, Greek revival, and Queen Anne. Several of the older houses are of a common vernacular and built in some part with locally quarried stone found along the river. For more information on the Geneva area, visit their website. www.genevadowntown.org Free. For more information, visit the Geneva website. Attraction Type: Tour.
 
Historic Downtown Geneva
22 South First Street Geneva, IL | 866-4GENEVA
Eating, shopping, historic architecture and historic points of interest Free. For more information, visit the Geneva website. Attraction Type: Biking.
 
Historic Pleasant Home
217 Home Ave. Oak Park, IL 60302 | 708-383-2654
During your visit, enjoy browsing in our Museum Store featuring books on Pleasant Home and Prairie Style architecture, arts and crafts pottery and accessories, and many other items for yourself or that perfect gift. Guided tours of Pleasant Home are offered year-round to individuals and groups. For more information, visit the Oak Park Area website. Attraction Type: Tour/Historical.
 
Historic Village of Long Grove
Rt. 53 and 83 Long Grove, IL | 847-634-0888
Charming, 19th century, historic village with over 80 specialty shops and restaurants. Special events throughout the year. Free. For more information, visit the Lake County website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
Historical Society of Oak Park River Forest
217 Home Ave. Oak Park, IL 60302 | 708-848-6755
The area's rich heritage is celebrated at the Historical Society through exhibits, lectures and special programs on the second floor of Historic Pleasant Home. The museum includes a research center, children's activity room and changing exhibits on fashion and area history. Special exhibits focus on Edgar Rice Burroughs, creator of Tarzan and the "Roots of Oak Park," a celebration of nineteenth century Oak Park. For more information, visit the Oak Park Area website. Attraction Type: Tour/Historical.
 
Hollywood Casino Aurora
1 W. New York St. Bridge Aurora, IL 60506 | 630.801.1234
Hollywood Casino is the place for you! They'll add dazzle to your days and life to your nights with free admission, pulse-pounding games, incredible restaurants, and great giveaways. With 53,000 square feet of spine-tingling casino action, you'll never run out of ways to play at Hollywood. Get that winning feeling with more than 1,170 of the hottest slots around. Challenge lady luck at Hollywood's 26 table games, including a live poker room with Texas Hold 'em games seven days a week. Deal yourself in! For more information, visit the Aurora Area website. Attraction Type: Gambling / Racetrack.
 
Hollywood Casino Joliet
777 Hollywood Boulevard Joliet, IL 60436 | 888-436-7737
Experience exciting casino action at Hollywood Casino Joliet. Featuring over 1,100 of the most popular slot and video poker machines, heart-pounding table action. Conveniently located restaurants and an on-site hotel and RV park. For more information, visit the Heritage Corridor website. Attraction Type: Recreation.
 
HOLLYWOOD PARK - CRESTWOOD FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
5051 Cal Sag Road Crestwood, IL 60445 | 708-389-7275
Award-winning miniature golf, Hollywood Speedway go-kart track, arcade games, indoor bumper cars, indoor lazer maze, rock wall and Hollywood Memorabilia, Cafe-Pizzeria. Specializing in parties and group outings. Open year round. Free. For more information, visit the Chicago Southland website. Attraction Type: Entertainment Center.
 
HOMEWOOD RAILROAD PLATFORM & PARK
2020 Chestnut Road Homewood, IL 60430 | 708-798-3000
Platform allows viewing of mainline/commuter rails with live switchyard audio. An underground walkway, leading to the park, displays murals depicting railway history. The park features a retired/restored locomotive and caboose. Free. For more information, visit the Chicago Southland website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
Hoover Forest Preserve
11285 Fox Rd. Yorkville, IL 60560 | 630.553.4025
At just under 400 acres, located west of Yorkville and stretching for nearly a mile along the Fox River the 5.5 mile upgraded trail system leads visitors through a variety of habitats and scenic overlooks. Bridges span creeks rushing down to meet the mighty Fox River. View the terrific oak wooded bluffs, steep ravines and unique prairie remnants. Nearly 300 native plant species are found at Hoover, including some known from nowhere else in Kendall County. Visit the Rookery the district’s on-site Educational Center and Neshnabe’k, a recreated Pottawatomi Village. Family and group tent campsites beckon an overnight stay, as do renovated bunkhouses. For more information, visit the Aurora Area website. Attraction Type: Nature Area.
 
Hotel Baker
100 W. Main Street St. Charles, IL 60174 | 630-584-2100
Hotel Baker, located on the Fox River, was constructed in 1928 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Its unique, oval-shaped ballroom features a lighted floor - one of only four IN THE WORLD constructed in the 1920's. Each of the 53 g Free. For more information, visit the St. Charles website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
Various Locations Chicago, IL | 312-850-9744
Founded by Lou Conte in 1977, this company is an innovative force in contemporary dance, combining theatrical jazz, modern and classical ballet technique to create an unparalleled artistic style. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Chicago Downtown website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
IKEA
1800 McConnor Parkway Schaumburg, IL 60173 | 847-969-9700
3 floors of home furnishings that combine good design, function, and quality at affordable prices. Restaurant and Swedish specialty food items as well. Free. For more information, visit the Woodfield Chicago Northwest website. Attraction Type: Shopping Center.
 
Illinois Holocaust Mueum and Education Center
4225 Main St. Skokie, IL 60076 | 847-677-4640
This museum designed by renowned architect Stanley Tigerman and is dedicated to applying the lessons of the Holocaust to issues of hate, bigotry and intolerance of our world today. The museum features an authentic early 20th century German rail car, an inspiring Hall of Remembrance for contemplation and reflection, permanent exhibitions chronicling life before, during and after the Holocaust, including stories of survival and renewal and a 260 seat lecture hall, auditorium, and theater. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
ILLINOIS LINCOLN HIGHWAY MURALS
Various Locations throughout the Chicago Southland, | (708) 895-8200
The Illinois Lincoln Highway, America's First Coast-to-Coast Road, was dedicated in 1913, and runs about 25 miles through the Chicago Southland from Lynwood in the east to New Lenox in the west. Throughout this section of the Lincoln Highway, a series of nine murals were completed in 2012 featuring local and national Lincoln Highway history. Three interpretive gazebos are also found on the Lincoln Highway in the Chicago Southland. For more information, visit the Chicago Southland website. Attraction Type: Gallery.
 
ILLINOIS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
377 Artists Walk Park Forest, IL 60466 | 708-481-7774
The renowned Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, led by Music Director David Danzmayr, performs a full season of classical masterpieces, American music, and entertaining popular works. The Orchestra presents and performs a subscription series at the Lincoln-Way North Performing Arts Center in Frankfort, IL. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Chicago Southland website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
Illinois Prairie Path
Elgin Aurora | 630-752-0120
55 mile trail with multiple branches from Elmhurst going either north to Elgin or south to Aurora, unpaved For more information, visit the DuPage County website. Attraction Type: Biking.
 
Illinois Prairie Path
Elgin Aurora | 630-752-0120
55 mile trail with multiple branches from Elmhurst going either north to Elgin or south to Aurora, unpaved For more information, visit the Elgin Area website. Attraction Type: Biking.
 
Illinois Prairie Path
Maywood Geneva, IL | 630-752-0120
Stretching through Cook, DuPage, and Kane Counties, the 61-mile Illinois Prairie Path arcs through residential areas, bustling business districts, and forest preserves, attracting cyclists, joggers, hikers, cross-country skiers, and equestrians. Built in For more information, visit the Geneva website. Attraction Type: Biking.
 
Illinois Railway Museum
7000 Olson Rd. Union, IL 60180 | 815-923-4000
Largest railway museum in the U.S. Historic streetcars, interurbans, steam, diesel locomotives, 9.5 mile ride on mainline, 1 mile street car ride, and special events throughout the season. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Elgin Area website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Illinois Railway Museum
7000 Olson Rd. Union, IL 60180 | 800-BIG-RAIL
America's largest collection of historic railway equipment - streetcars, interurbans, steam, diesel, and electric locomotives, passenger and freight cars. Explore this living history museum. Ride through rolling farmland on a 10 mile round trip to Kishw admission charged. For more information, visit the McHenry County website. Attraction Type: Kids and Families.
 
Illinois' Route 66 Trail
Chicago St. Louis | 217-782-3715
Experience the nostalgia of the Route 66 in a whole new way. Enjoy not only the unique history of the 'Mother Road' but access many of Illinois' great trails and historic sites. For more information, visit the DuPage County website. Attraction Type: Biking.
 
IRONS OAKS ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING CENTER
20000 South Western Avenue Olympia Fields, IL 60461 | 708-481-2330
Irons Oaks is a 38-acre nature preserve offering programs in environmental education, adventure education, corporate training and outdoor recreation. Hiking trails are open daily. Free. For more information, visit the Chicago Southland website. Attraction Type: Nature Area.
 
IRONS OAKS ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING CENTER
20000 South Western Avenue Olympia Fields, IL 60461 | 708-481-2330
Irons Oaks is a 38-acre nature preserve offering programs in environmental education, adventure education, corporate training and outdoor recreation. Hiking trails are open daily. Free. For more information, visit the Chicago Southland website. Attraction Type: Nature Area.
 
Island Park
  Geneva, IL | 630-232-4542
Island Park is the perfect place for picnics and outdoor family fun. The shelter and patio area are available for rental for your next gathering. For more information, visit the Geneva website. Attraction Type: Biking.
 
Jacob Henry Mansion Estate
20 South Eastern Avenue Joliet, IL 60432 | 815-722-1420
Jacob Henry spared no expense in the construction of his elaborate 40 room mansion on Joliet's prominent Eastern Avenue. In 1873, the home was the most expensive in the county. The graceful and fully decorated mansion a National Historic Landmark, is well known for its beauty and exceptional culinary offerings make the Jacob Henry Mansion the perfect setting for any special occasion. Groups and tours welcome! For more information, visit the Heritage Corridor website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
Joffrey Ballet
Various locations Chicago, IL | 312-386-8905
The world renowned ballet company that is dedicated to the vision of American dance. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Chicago Downtown website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
John Hancock Observatory
875 N. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL | 312-751-3681
At 1,000 ft above the Magnificent Mile, be amazed by the stunning views spanning 4 states after riding in North America's fastest elevator. Stimulate the mind with a FREE multimedia Sky Tour through Chicago's history and hotspots. Tour comes in both kids and adult versions and is translated in 6 languages. Feel why Chicago's called the Windy City on our open-air Skywalk or sit down to relax in our Lavazza Espression Cafe. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Chicago Downtown website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
Joliet Area Historical Museum
204 N. Ottawa Street Joliet, IL 60432 | 815-723-5201
Travel through time and space! Walk through a replica of the I & M Canal, window shop on a turn-of-the-century street, take a virtual ride on a replica trolley, live the legend of Route 66, land on the moon in a walk-in simulator, and experience space exploration and the Apollo missions. Temporary exhibit(s) change often in our Special Exhibition Gallery. There's always family fun in our discovery room, and remember your visit with a souvenir from our Gift Shop. For more information, visit the Heritage Corridor website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Jurica Nature Museum
Benedictine University 5700 College Road Lisle, IL 60532 | 630-829-6546
Located in the Birck Hall of Science on the campus of Benedictine University, the Jurica Museum has one of the largest bird collections in the Midwest. Other featured exhibits include a display of animals that lived on an African savanna, a North Woods ha For more information, visit the Lisle website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Kane County Cougars
34W002 Cherry Lane Geneva, IL 60134 | 630-232-8811
Professional minor league baseball, class A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals with games and events April to September. They are a terrific destination whether its just the family or an event for your business, social club or organization. Fifth Third Bank Ballpark offers over 20 different catered party areas including picnic tents, outffield decks, rooftop party decks, a Super Suite and 15 private suites. For more information on the Geneva area, visit their website. www.genevadowntown.org Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Geneva website. Attraction Type: Event / Sports Venue.
 
Kane County Cougars Baseball
Elfstrom Stadium 34W002 Cherry Lane Geneva, IL | 630-232-8811
Class A minor league baseball affiliated with the Florida Marlins franchise. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the St. Charles website. Attraction Type: Event / Sports Venue.
 
Kane County Flea Market
Kane County Fairgrounds Rt. 64 and Randall Rd. St. Charles, IL | 630-377-2252
The "Best in the Midwest or Anywhere", this flea market attracts thousands of visitors every month. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the St. Charles website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
Kendall County Historic Courthouse
109 W. Ridge St. Yorkville, IL 60560 | 630.553.4025
Victorian Italianate structure opened in 1964 that towers proudly over the Fox River and the City of Yorkville. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Olde Courthouse Gallery graces the main hall with shows featuring the work of artists from Kendall County and beyond. Laws of Nature exhibit focuses on the natural resources of the county. Tours available. For more information, visit the Aurora Area website. Attraction Type: Museum, Nature, Tours.
 
KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort
1700 Nations Drive Gurnee, IL 60031 | 877-360-0403
KeyLime Water Resort, The official resort of Six Flags Great America, will revolutionize the way Americans vacation. It is a new and uniquely-designed water resort that celebrates the tropical paradise lifestyle: that no worries attitude, fun spirit, grea Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Lake County website. Attraction Type: Water Park.
 
KIDSWORK CHILDREN'S MUSEUM
Inside the Trolley Barn 11 South White Street Frankfort, IL 60423 | (815) 469-1199
KidsWork is an interactive educational experience for ages 0-8. Two floors of exhibits including theater, art room, tot spot, pet vet, dino dig and more! Visit our website for events, programming and new exhibits! Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Chicago Southland website. Attraction Type: Kids and Families.
 
Kline Creek Farm at Timber Ridge Forest Preserve
  Winfield, IL | 630-876-5900
Kline Creek Farm offers a variety of seasonal programs and activities as well as 2 miles of trails. For more information, visit the DuPage County website. Attraction Type: Biking.
 
Kohl Children's Museum
2100 Patriot Blvd. Glenview, IL 60026 | 847-832-6600
Kohl Children's Museum is a hands-on learning laboratory for children ages birth to 8. All of the exhibits and programs are designed to make learning fun and interesting for young children. A visit to a grocery store, a veterinarian'?s office as well as a day care inhabited by dolls allow children to participate in adult activities on their own scale. Children can build a house, make music, take care of cars, explore the properties of water and much more in the many engaging exhibits featured. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Lake County Discovery Museum
27277 Forest Preserve Dr. Wauconda, IL | 847-968-3400
Fun interactive exhibits featuring the world's largest collection of picture postcards, "Mall of History," Vortex Roller Coaster Theater, and beautiful Forest Preserve setting. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Lake County website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
LAKE KATHERINE Nature Area & BOTANIC GARDENS
7402 West Lake Katherine Drive Palos Heights, IL 60463 | 708-361-1873
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! Free. For more information, visit the Chicago Southland website. Attraction Type: Nature Area.
 
LAKE KATHERINE NATURE CENTER & BOTANIC GARDENS
7402 West Lake Katherine Drive Palos Heights, IL 60463 | 708-361-1873
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! Free. For more information, visit the Chicago Southland website. Attraction Type: Nature Area.
 
Lambs Farm
I-94 at Route 176 Libertyville, IL | 847-362-4636
Rides, games,petting zoo, farmyard, pet shop, thrift shop, Country Inn Restaurant, and Country Store & Bakery. All benefit programs for people with developmental disabilities. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Lake County website. Attraction Type: Kids and Families.
 
LaSalle County Historical Society
101 E. Canal Street Utica, IL 61373 | 815-667-4861
LaSalle County history including Native American artifacts in an I & M Canal era warehouse plus a blacksmith shop, one room school and 1875 Barn. Open Air Market Coming Soon. For more information, visit the Heritage Corridor website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
LEGOLAND Discovery Center
601 N. Martingale Rd. Schaumburg, IL 60173 | 847-592-9708
A giant LEGO world - the first in the U.S! The LEGOLAND Discovery Center welcomes you on a journey through a colorful and creative LEGO world where interaction, family fun, and learning go hand-in-hand. Features 14 great attractions including: The LEGO Fa Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Woodfield Chicago Northwest website. Attraction Type: Kids and Families.
 
Libertyville Farmer's Market
Main Street Libertyville, IL | 847-680-0336
Thursdays 7am-1pm from June - October For more information, visit the Lake County website. Attraction Type: Farmer's Markets.
 
Libertyville Sports Complex
1950 N. Highway 45 Libertyville, IL | 847-367-1502
All-inclusive venue catering to athletic tournaments, large business meetings, competitive and recreational sports, life enrichment programs, exhibitions, and more. Free. For more information, visit the Lake County website. Attraction Type: Recreation.
 
Light Opera Works
600 Emerson St. Evanston, IL 60208 | 847-869-6300
Light Opera Works presents a season of professional musical theater productions. Three main stage productions are presented with full cast and orchestra at Cahn Auditorium and smaller musicals are presented on the company's second stage. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
Lincoln Park Conservatory
2200 N. Cannon Dr. Chicago, IL | 312-742-7736
Peaceful and enchanting gardens in the heart of Lincoln Park, adjacent to the Lincoln Park Zoo. Free. For more information, visit the Chicago Downtown website. Attraction Type: Nature Area.
 
Lincoln Park Zoo
2200 N. Cannon Dr. Chicago, IL | 312-742-2000
The nation’s most historic zoo, is also one of the last remaining free admission zoos. Home to thousands of animals representing hundreds of different species, and operating one of the most significant zoo-based conservation and science programs in the country. Visitors can go nose-to-nose with gorillas, immerse themselves in the sights and sounds of Africa and howl with red wolves or climb inside a black bear. Located just minutes from downtown at Lake Shore Drive and Fullerton Pkwy. Free. For more information, visit the Chicago Downtown website. Attraction Type: Zoo.
 
Lisle French Market
Burlington & Main Streets Lisle, IL | 630-271-4148
For more information, visit the Lisle website. Attraction Type: Farmer's Markets.
 
Lisle Station Park
918-920 Burlington Ave. Lisle, IL | 630-968-2747
Visit six structures on this 19th century museum campus including the Lisle Depot Museum, a wooden caboose, a historic home and a tavern. Free. For more information, visit the Lisle website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Long Grove Confectionery Company
333 Lexington Dr. Buffalo Grove, IL | 847-459-3100
Experience the old-fashion way of making chocolate...all hand crafted and uniquely packaged into our gourmet line of the finest quality chocolate products. Shopping in the Outlet Store completes the 1 hour long tour! Reservations required. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Lake County website. Attraction Type: Tour.
 
Lynfred Winery
15 S. Roselle Rd. Roselle, IL | 630-529-9463
Over 50,000 bottles of award-winning barrel-aged wines are produced here annually. Daily tastings, events and a new bed and breakfast. Free. For more information, visit the DuPage County website. Attraction Type: Winery.
 
Lyric Opera of Chicago
Civic Opera House 20 N. Wacker Dr. Chicago, IL | 312-332-2244
One of the world's greatest opera companies, it is renowned internationally for its artistic excellence and breath-taking productions. Lyric's performances feature wonderful music and the greatest singers in the world performing without microphones! Excellent sightlines, premium acoustics and intricate architecture make the Opera House a fantastic venue for a performance. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Chicago Downtown website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
MainStreet Libertyville
133 East Cook Avenue Libertyville, IL | 847-680-0336
This Winner of the Great American Main Street Award is home to unique shops, restaurants, and festivals. Free. For more information, visit the Lake County website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
Marge Cline Whitewater Course
301 E. Hydraulic St. Yorkville, IL 60560 | 630.553.4350
The paddling community is all abuzz about the Marge Cline Whitewater Course. This new, state of Illinois recreational facility is centrally located in the heart of Yorkville's downtown just east of Route 47 on the south side of the Fox River. 1,100 feet of whitewater features for whitewater enthusiasts! Whether you are a novice or an avid canoeist or kayaker, we're sure you will have a great experience! For more information, visit the Aurora Area website. Attraction Type: Nature Area.
 
Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire
10 Marriott Dr. Lincolnshire, IL | 847-634-0200
Marriott Theatre produces professional musical theatre productions year round in their intimate arena theatre designed with only 9 rows so everyone has the best seat in the house. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Lake County website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art
Northwestern University 40 Arts Circle Dr. Evanston, IL 60208 | 847-491-4000
The Block Museum is dedicated to the study and exhibition of reproducible art forms, including prints, photographs, film, video, and computer-mediated art. It is also noted in metropolitan Chicago for its outdoor Sculpture Garden. Admission to the museum is free. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Marytown
1600 W. Park Ave. Libertyville, IL | 847-367-7800
Home of the National Religious Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe with stained glass windows and 7-foot beautiful mosaics decorate the chapel as well as seven types of marble. Free. For more information, visit the Lake County website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
Maryville Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine
1100 North River Road Des Plaines, IL 60016 | 847-294-1806
Our Lady of Guadalupe holds the first replica of Our Lady of Guadalupe that traveled abroad from Mexico. It is located in the middle of two beautiful cascades resembling the Tepeyac of Mexico City. Free. For more information, visit the Prospect Heights website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
McHenry Riverwalk District
Riverside Drive & Green St. McHenry, IL 60050 | 815-363-2100
McHenry's new Riverwalk has sparked a Renaissance in this river town and connects the city's shopping, dining and entertainment areas to the Fox River. Green St. and Riverside Drive are both distinctive shopping districts with their own unqiue vibe. Sam free. For more information, visit the McHenry County website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament
2001 N. Roselle Rd. Schaumburg, IL | 888-WE-JOUST
Be transported back to an 11th century medieval banquet with knights jousting and sword fighting. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Woodfield Chicago Northwest website. Attraction Type: Entertainment Center.
 
Mendota Museum & Historical Society
901 Washington Street, PO Box 433 Mendota, IL 61342 | 815-539-3373
Hume-Carnegie Museum Saturday & Sunday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM 3/1 - 12/15; Union Depot Railroad Sat & Sun Noon to 4:00 PM, 3/1 – 12/15 Breaking the Prairie Museum by appointment. Office hours T, W, & TH – F - 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM For more information, visit the Heritage Corridor website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Metropolis Poerforming Arts Centre
111 W. Campbell St. Arlington Heights, IL 60005 | 847-577-2121
Four-star professional theater productions featuring music, dance, comedy, kids shows, special events, and award-winning educational workshops. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Woodfield Chicago Northwest website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
Millennium Park
201 E. Randolph St. Chicago, IL | 312-742-1168
Millennium Park offers dazzling music, art, landscape design and architecture - including the mammoth stainless-steel Cloud Gate sculpture - plus ice skating in the winter, splashing around in the interactive Crown Fountain during summer, and alfresco din Free. For more information, visit the Chicago Downtown website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
Millennium Trail Bike Path
Wauconda Lake Bluff | 847-367-6640
Enjoy 14 miles of trail from the Lake County Discovery Museum and the Forest Preserves of Wauconda to Lake Bluff. For more information, visit the Lake County website. Attraction Type: Biking.
 
Mitchell Museum of the American Indian
3001 Central St. Evanston, IL 60201 | 847-475-1030
Focusing on the art, history, and culture of the American Indian. Permanent exhibits dedicated to the Native cultures of the Woodlands, Plains, Southwest, Northwest Coast and Arctic regions of North America. Each gallery contains a "touching table" where visitors can handle real examples of Indian artifacts, as well as feel the raw materials - including snakeskin, caribou fur, birch bark, turquoise and buffalo skin - that were used by Native Americans. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
MONEE RESERVOIR
27341 Ridgeland Avenue Monee, IL 60449 | (708) 534-8499
Monee Reservoir is a 46-acre fishing lake. Free shoreline fishing is available. Boat rental allows on-water fishing. For more information, visit the Chicago Southland website. Attraction Type: Nature Area.
 
MONEE RESERVOIR
27341 Ridgeland Avenue Monee, IL 60449 | (708) 534-8499
Monee Reservoir is a 46-acre fishing lake. Free shoreline fishing is available. Boat rental allows on-water fishing. For more information, visit the Chicago Southland website. Attraction Type: Nature Area.
 
MORAINE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE FINE & PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
9000 West College Parkway Palos Hills, IL 60465 | 708-974-5500
The FPAC presents quality cultural programs and popular entertainment in the 600-seat Dorothy Menker Theater, 150-seat Oremus Theater and the Robert F DeCaprio Art Gallery. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Chicago Southland website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
Mt. Prospect Lions Club Farmer's Market
Corner NW Hwy & 83 Mt. Prospect, IL | 847-682-0880
Sundays from 8am-1pm, June-October For more information, visit the Woodfield Chicago Northwest website. Attraction Type: Farmer's Markets.
 
Mundelein Community Connection
16 E. Park Street Mundelein, IL | 847-970-9235
In downtown Mundelein. Host of numerous annual events For more information, visit the Lake County website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
Museum of Contemporary Art
220 E. Chicago Ave. Chicago, IL | 312-280-2660
The finest and most provocative contemporary art including sculpture, painting, photography, video, music and dance. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Chicago Downtown website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Museum of Science and Industry
57th St. and Lake Shore Dr. Chicago, IL | 773-684-1414
The largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere and housed in the only remaining building from the 1893 World’s Fair. You’ll experience 14 acres of hands-on exhibits and have the chance to stand before a 40-foot tornado; climb aboard a World War II German submarine; take a run in a human-sized hamster wheel; descend into an Illinois coal mine; tour a fully-functioning eco-friendly home; board a 727 hanging from the ceiling; transmit your pulse to a 13-foot, 3-D, beating heart; and much more! Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Chicago Downtown website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Naper Settlement - Historic Museum Village
523 S. Webster St. Naperville, IL | 630-420-6010
Learn about 19th century life in this historic museum village featuring homes, shops, public buildings and costumed interpreters. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the DuPage County website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
NATHAN MANILOW SCULPTURE PARK
Governors State University Governors Highway and University Parkway University Park, IL 60484 | 708-534-4486
Explore the nature of sculpture. Sited across 100 acres of rolling prairie landscape, this 28-piece collection features monumental works by di Suvero, Hunt, Puryear and others. Arrangements can be made for handicapped accessible tours of up to 14 works. Free. For more information, visit the Chicago Southland website. Attraction Type: Gallery.
 
National Museum of Mexican Art
1852 W. 19th St. Chicago, IL | 312-738-1503
Original works by Mexican artists from both sides of the border, performing arts and interactive educational workshops. Free. For more information, visit the Chicago Downtown website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Navy Pier
600 E. Grand Ave. Chicago, IL | 312-595-5300
Chicago's lakefront playground with over 50 acres of parks, shops, restaurants, entertainment and attractions. Enjoy a ride on the Ferris Wheel, musical carousel, Wave Swinger and miniature golf course. Visit the Chicago Children's Museum, Chicago Shakespeare Theater or the Navy Pier IMAX® Theatre. Take a ride on a tour boat or dining cruise ship. Free. For more information, visit the Chicago Downtown website. Attraction Type: Kids and Families.
 
Norris Cultural Arts Center
1040 Dunham Rd. St. Charles, IL | 630-584-7200
This art gallery also has a 1,000-seat theater for the performing arts. Free. For more information, visit the St. Charles website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
North Shore Center For The Performing Arts in Skokie
9501 Skokie Blvd. Skokie, IL 60077 | 847-673-6300
The premier performance venue on Chicago's North Shore! The North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie is a dynamic two-theater complex operating as part of the Village of Skokie's plan to provide cultural, literary and educational programs to benefit Chicago's North Shore. The facility features an 867-seat main theater and a convertible 342-seat theater. The North Shore Center presents a Feature Series, Youth theatre program and hosts the annual Showcase for performers for young audiences. North Shore Center is proudly home to producing theater company Northlight Theatre, Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra, the acclaimed Ars Viva Symphony Orchestra and numerous other cultural organizations and special rental events each year. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
Northbrook Court
2171 Northbrook Ct. Northbrook, IL | 847-498-8161
Over 125 specialty and boutique retailers including Neiman Marcus, Marshall Field's, Lord & Taylor, great restaurants and a 14-screen stadium seating movie theater. Free. For more information, visit the Prospect Heights website. Attraction Type: Shopping Center.
 
Northwestern University
633 Clark St. Evanston, IL 60208 | 847-491-3741
Founded in 1851, Northwestern University is a renowned educational institution rich in history and architecture. More than 150 historically significant and interesting sites on campus are featured in various walking tours, each taking approximately 30 minutes to complete. University highlights include The Arch, University Hall, The Arts Circle, and the University Library. Northwestern is one of the leading university's in the U.S. and its Evanston campus is on the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
Oak Park Visitors Center
1010 Lake Street Oak Park, IL 60301 | 708-848-1500
Visit us for maps, books, souvenirs and unique gifts. Tickets are available for Hemingway's Birthplace Home and Museum, Historic Pleasant Home and the Historical Society of Oak Park & River Forest. Purhcase other seasonal special events tickets here! For more information, visit the Oak Park Area website. Attraction Type: Visitors Center.
 
Oakbrook Center
22nd St. and Rt. 83 Oak Brook, IL | 630-573-0700
Six department stores (including Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom,Neiman Marcus, Marshall Field's and Lord & Taylor), 160 premier shops, restaurants and entertainment venues in a beautifully landscaped mall. Free. For more information, visit the DuPage County website. Attraction Type: Shopping Center.
 
ODYSSEY FUN WORLD
19111 South Oak Park Avenue Tinley Park, IL 60477 | 708-429-3800
Visit our website for discounts and packages. Games, Laser Tag, Batting Cages, Soft Playland, Miniature Golf, Go-Karts, Bumper Boats, Inflatable Park & more! Free. For more information, visit the Chicago Southland website. Attraction Type: Entertainment Center.
 
OLD PLANK ROAD TRAIL
Matteson Parks & Recreation Department 4450 Oakwood Lane Matteson, IL 60443 | 708-748-1080
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. Free. For more information, visit the Chicago Southland website. Attraction Type: Recreation .
 
OLD PLANK ROAD TRAIL
Matteson Parks & Recreation Department 4450 Oakwood Lane Matteson, IL 60443 | 708-748-1080
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. Free. For more information, visit the Chicago Southland website. Attraction Type: Nature Area.
 
Old St. Charles
Main and 3rd St. St. Charles, IL | 630-584-7200
Landmark buildings filled with unique shops and restaurants. Free. For more information, visit the St. Charles website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
ORLAND SQUARE
151st Street & LaGrange Road Orland Park, IL 60462 | 708-349-1646
Enclosed, two-level shopping center featuring Apple, Coach, A/X Armani, Fox Dry Goods and over 150 fine shops & restaurants. Free. For more information, visit the Chicago Southland website. Attraction Type: Shopping Center.
 
Ottawa Historical and Scouting Heritage Museum
1100 Canal Street Ottawa, IL 61350 | 815-431-9353
A museum established to promote and preserve the history of the Ottawa area and the colorful and proud traditions of Boy/Girl Scouting and Camp Fire. National traveling exhibits from museums and libraries. Open Thursday-Monday 10:00 AM-4:00 PM, Closed on Holidays. For more information, visit the Heritage Corridor website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Palatine Farmer's Market
Woods St. East of Smith Palatine, IL | 847-358-1649
Saturdays from 7am-1pm, June-October For more information, visit the Woodfield Chicago Northwest website. Attraction Type: Farmer's Markets.
 
Paramount Theatre
23 E. Galena Blvd. Aurora, IL 60506 | 630.896.6666
Recently named one of the Top Ten Theatres in Chicago by the League of Chicago Theatres, the Paramount continues to provide world-class entertainment—including dance, music, Broadway-caliber theatre, and children’s programming—for an annual audience of 150,000 patrons from over 250 communities. The Paramount also hosts free community events and its opulent interiors provide a spectacular backdrop for private functions such as wedding receptions or corporate galas. Yes. For more information, visit the Aurora Area website. Attraction Type: Theater/Performing Arts.
 
PARK FOREST RAIL FAN PARK
North Street & Homan Avenue Park Forest, IL 60466 | (708) 748-2005
Viewing platform and educational displays at one of the country's largest rail intersections, where the Canadian National main line connects with the Metra line. A must-visit attraction for area visitors! For more information, visit the Chicago Southland website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
Peck Farm Park
4038 Kaneville Rd. Geneva, IL | 630-262-8244
Peck Farm Park Interpretative Center is a 385 acre natural retreat featuring a visitor's center with hands-on Nature and History Rooms, Meeting Room, Observation Silo, Sensory Garden, Nature Trails, Bike Trails, Picnic Area, Baseball Diamonds, Soccer Fields, 19-Acre Wetland, and an outdoor Butterfly House (open late May through mid-September). For more information on the Geneva area, visit their website. For more information, visit the Geneva website. Attraction Type: Nature Area.
 
Peck Farm Park Interpretive Center
  38W199 Kaneville Road , IL 60134 | 630-262-8244
This picturesque 395-acre park includes a visitors center with hands-on nature and history room, observation silo, sensory garden, nature trails, bike trails, picnic area, soccer fields, baseball diamonds, 19-acre wetland and an outdoor summer butterfly Free. For more information, visit the Geneva website. Attraction Type: Nature Area.
 
Peck Farm Trail
Peck Farm Park, Geneva Peck Farm Park, Geneva | 630-262-8244
The paved bike/walking trail, a continuous loop, is 2.4 miles once around. A 1.3 mile paved trail has been added to Peck Farm Park North connecting to Mill Creek. For more information, visit the Geneva website. Attraction Type: Biking.
 
Pheasant Run Resort NobleFool Comedy Theater
4051 E. Main St. St. Charles, IL | 630-584-6300
Complete resort with a convention center, 18-hole golf course, dinner theater, children's theater, comedy club, fitness club, spa, shops and pools. Free. For more information, visit the St. Charles website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
Phillips Park
1000 Ray Moses Dr. Aurora, IL 60505 | 630.256.3861
Located on over 325 acres, popular attractions include the Mastodon Gallery, the gorgeous Sunken Garden, an 18-hole golf course/driving range, the zoo, a 28-acre fishing lake with a one-mile multiple use trail, war memorials and the Winter Recreation Area. For more information, visit the Aurora Area website. Attraction Type: Kids and Families, Nature Area, Recreation.
 
Phillips Park Aquatic Center
828 Montgomery Rd. Aurora, IL 60505 | 630.851.8686
Co-owned with the City of Aurora this family-friendly aquatic center features zero depth entry leisure pool, two drop-off slides, twisting enclosed body flume slide, two winding body flume slides, kid-friendly areas, volleyball courts, sand play area, lap lane and much more. Yes. For more information, visit the Aurora Area website. Attraction Type: Water Park, Kids and Families.
 
Phillips Park Golf Course
1001 Hill Ave. Aurora, IL 60505 | 630.256.3760
Phillips Park Golf Course can be played from three different tee boxes with the Championship tee measuring just under 6,200 yards and the forward tees measuring 4,800 yards. The course provides a challenge to all golfers whether they are a novice golfer or an experienced golfer. Phillips Park Golf Course is home to The First Tee of Aurora and Fox River Valley Chapter. Facility amenities include a lighted driving range with grass tees, practice putting green, and a 3-hole youth links. Distance (Yards)/Rating: 6,187/69.1; 5,701/66.8; 4,826/66.5. Yes. For more information, visit the Aurora Area website. Attraction Type: Golf.
 
Phillips Park Zoo
1000 Ray Moses Dr. Aurora, IL 60505 | 630.256.3860
Free and open year-round the beloved Phillips Park Zoo is home to Bald Eagles, a Red Tailed Hawk, Great Horned Owls, Barred Owl, Cooper's Hawk, Peregrine Falcon, Gray Wolves, Cougars, North American River Otters, Llama, Elk herd, Goats, Reptiles, Swans, Turkeys, Peacocks, Greater Prairie Chickens, and more. Approximately 100 animals representing 41 different species. Visit the reptile house. Kid Zone activities and group tours available. For more information, visit the Aurora Area website. Attraction Type: Zoo, Kids and Families.
 
Pickard China Factory Outlet Store
782 Pickard Avenue Antioch, IL | 847-395-3800 Ext. 32
A true outlet store right on the factory premises where high For more information, visit the Lake County website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
Pinstripes
100 W. Higgins Rd. South Barrington, IL 60010 | 847-844-9300
Pinstripes features a distinctive entertainment and dining venue. Celebrate "sophisticated fun" in our warm and inviting 45,000 sq. ft. indoor/outdoor facility complete with 20 bowling lanes and 10 bocce courts, exceptional Italian-American bistro with wi Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Woodfield Chicago Northwest website. Attraction Type: Entertainment Center.
 
PLUM CREEK Nature Area
27064 Dutton Road 1 1/4 miles east of Route 1 & 394 Off of Goodenow Road Beecher, IL 60401 | 708-946-2216
A fine educational and recreational facility, featuring local natural history exhibits, hands-on displays for children and family programs offered throughout the year. Picnic facilities and camping by reservation. Free. For more information, visit the Chicago Southland website. Attraction Type: Nature Area.
 
PLUM CREEK NATURE CENTER
1 1/4 miles east of Route 1 & 394 Off of Goodenow Road Beecher, IL 60401 | 708-946-2216
A fine educational and recreational facility, featuring local natural history exhibits, hands-on displays for children and family programs offered throughout the year. Picnic facilities and camping by reservation. Free. For more information, visit the Chicago Southland website. Attraction Type: Nature Area.
 
Pottawatomie Park
8 North Avenue St. Charles, IL | 630-513-6200
Historic park offers swimming pools, picnic areas, shelters, playgrounds, volleyball court, Seasonal canoe and pedal boat rentals available May through the fall season. Nine hole golf course, 18 hole miniature golf course. Located along the Fox River Trai For more information, visit the St. Charles website. Attraction Type: Biking.
 
Prairie Center for the Arts
201 Schaumburg Ct. Schaumburg, IL 60193 | 847-895-3600
Concerts, plays, art exhibits, and dance. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Woodfield Chicago Northwest website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
Prime Outlets Huntley
11800 Factory Shops Blvd Huntley, IL 60142 | 888-545-7111
44 stores featuring the latest desinger and name brands at everday saving up to 65% free. For more information, visit the McHenry County website. Attraction Type: Shopping Center.
 
Putnam County Historical Society
327 Old Highway 26 Hennepin, IL 61327 | 815-925-7560
Tours of recently restored, redecorated 1844 Pulsifer House. Genealogical historical research facilities. Open Wed & Fri from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Agricultural Museum open by appointment. For more information, visit the Heritage Corridor website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Raging Waves Waterpark
4000 N. Bridge St. Yorkville, IL 60560 | 630.882.6575
Aussie-themed Raging Waves is Illinois' largest outdoor water park. Sitting on more than 40 acres, this family-friendly water park features 17 water slides, a separate kiddie pool area, wave pool, lazy river, 23 private cabanas and more. Open Memorial Day to Labor Day. Yes. For more information, visit the Aurora Area website. Attraction Type: Water Park, Kids and Families.
 
Rainbow Falls Waterpark
200 Reverend Morrison Blvd. Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 | 847-228-2860
New waterpark, giant slides, lazy river. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Woodfield Chicago Northwest website. Attraction Type: Water Park.
 
Raue Center for the Arts
26 N. Williams St. Crystal Lake, IL 60014 | 815-356-9212
This renovated 1926 Vaudeville theatre has seen many incarnations over the year. The completely renovated Raue Center for the Arts offers outstanding local, regional and national performing arts and entertainers for all ages. There is always something e For more information, visit the McHenry County website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
Ravinia Festival
200 Ravinia Park Rd. Highland Park, IL 60035 | 847-266-5100
Ravinia Festival is the oldest outdoor music festival in the United States, with a series of outdoor concerts and performances held every summer from June to September. It is the summer home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and attracts world class performers every year from around the world. Famous for its concerts on the Lawn, there are actually four separate venues where audiences can experience music year-round. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
Ravinia Festival
1201 S. St. John Highland Park, IL | 847-266-5100
Outdoor summer performances of music, dance and children's programs in the covered pavilion or lawn. Free. For more information, visit the Lake County website. Attraction Type: Entertainment Center.
 
Red Oak Nature Center
2343 S. River St. Batavia, IL 60510 | 630.897.1808
Nestled on the east bank of the Fox River, the Red Oak Nature Center is surrounded by 40 acres of lush forest and wildlife habitat – an ideal setting for visitors to learn about the great outdoors through direct interaction with nature. Free admission includes: Wildlife Room, Bee Room, Discovery Room, Devil's Cave, Observation Deck, Picnic Shelter and six wood-chip hiking trails. Open year-round. For more information, visit the Aurora Area website. Attraction Type: Nature Area, Kids and Families.
 
Reddick Mansion Association
100 W. Lafayette Street Ottawa, IL 61350 | 815-433-6100
One of Ottawa's greatest treasures. Built in 1858, this three-story, 22 room, Italianate mansion was possibly the most expensive private home in Illinois at that time. Tours available 6 days a week - 11am to 3pm. Closed Tuesdays & major holidays. For more information, visit the Heritage Corridor website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
RICHARD HAAS MURALS
Ridge Road & Martin Avenue Homewood, IL 60430 | (708) 798-3000
Homewood now boasts the largest collection of Richard Haas murals anywhere in the world. Haas, a world-renowned painter specializing in large, illusion murals, was first invited to Homewood in the early 1980s. For more information, visit the Chicago Southland website. Attraction Type: Gallery.
 
Richardson "World's Largest" Corn Maze
9407 Richardson Rd Spring Grove, IL 60081 | 815-675-9729
Get Lost in this 28 acres corn maze with 11 miles of trails. But be intimidated, the maze is a giant picture divided into small mazes to made getting in and out easier. Find the check points and earn your cerificate. Includes 50' observation tower, pic admission charged. For more information, visit the McHenry County website. Attraction Type: Kids and Families.
 
Richardson Farm
9407 Richardson Road Spring Grove, IL | 815-675-9729
For more information, visit the Lake County website. Attraction Type: Pumpkin Patches/Farms.
 
RIEGEL FARM & CONSERVATION CENTER
698 Burnham Drive University Park, IL 60484 | (708) 534-6456
Riegel Farm has a very diverse group of animal residents. We have exotic birds and reptiles such as an alligator and snakes. Birthday parties, group tours, pony rides and hayrides. For more information, visit the Chicago Southland website. Attraction Type: Nature Area.
 
RIEGEL FARM & CONSERVATION CENTER
698 Burnham Drive University Park, IL 60484 | (708) 534-6456
Riegel Farm has a very diverse group of animal residents. We have exotic birds and reptiles such as an alligator and snakes. Birthday parties, group tours, pony rides and hayrides. For more information, visit the Chicago Southland website. Attraction Type: Nature Area.
 
Rink Side Family Entertainment Center
6152 West Grand Ave. Gurnee, IL | 847-856-1064
State of the art entertainment center featuring an ice skating rink, 180 video and interactive games, virtual reality laser tag arena, 18 holes of glow in the dark miniature golf, and snack bar. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Lake County website. Attraction Type: Entertainment Center.
 
River Bend Golf Course
  Lisle, IL 60532 | 630-968-1920
River Bend Golf Course features nine holes of bent grass tees, greens and fairways. A link-style layout features scenic wetland areas with holes. The Par 36 design pays up to 3,500 yards and has three sets of tees to accommodate all ability levels. For more information, visit the Lisle website. Attraction Type: Event / Sports Venue.
 
RiverEdge Park
360 N. Broadway Aurora, IL 60505 | 630.896.6666
Home of the Blues on the Fox festival. The 30-acre park was designed in a way that would serve many purposes. From the canoe/kayak launch and natural landscaping to the VIP Rooftop Deck and 10-acre music venue, this is the new recreation and entertainment destination of the suburbs. Bring your kids and fly a kite. Enjoy a local band in the music pavilion with friends. Spread out a blanket and watch fireworks with the family on the 4th of July. RiverEdge Park is your backyard away from home. Yes. For more information, visit the Aurora Area website. Attraction Type: Entertainment Center, Event / Sports Venue, Theater / Performing Arts.
 
Rosemont Theatre
5400 River Rd. Rosemont, IL | 847-671-5100
Broadway musicals, popular performers and family entertainment all perform in this state-of-the-art entertainment facility. Tickets available through Ticketmaster. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Rosemont website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
Route 66
Begins in Chicago on Monroe Street at Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL | (217) 525-9308
Route 66 defined a remarkable era in our nation’s history – and it lives on today in Illinois’ Route 66's many roadside attractions, museums, restaurants – and the shining ribbon of blacktop we call The Mother Road. Illinois’ stretch of this mythic road boasts the highest density of kitschy, interesting things to do you’ll find from here to California. For more information, visit the Chicago Downtown website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
Royal Oak Farm Orchard
15908 Hebron Rd Harvard, IL 60033 | 815-648-4141
The grand-daddy of apple orchards with over 12,000 trees and 26 varieties of apples. U-pick or head over to the Apple Barn for fresh picked apples, rasberries, peaches pumpkins and some famous apple cider and cider slushees. The entertainment area inclu parking fee on weekends. For more information, visit the McHenry County website. Attraction Type: Kids and Families.
 
Russell Military Museum
43363 Old Highway 41 Russell, IL | 847-395-7020
Where History Comes Alive. This museum is the home of rare and unusual military vehicles and artifacts from WWI to present day For more information, visit the Lake County website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
SAND RIDGE Nature Area
15891 Paxton Avenue South Holland, IL 60473 | 708-868-0606
Sand Ridge Nature Area offers live animals; natural history exhibits, hiking trails and more. Free. For more information, visit the Chicago Southland website. Attraction Type: Nature Area.
 
SAND RIDGE NATURE CENTER
15891 Paxton Avenue South Holland, IL 60473 | 708-868-0606
Sand Ridge Nature Center offers live animals; natural history exhibits, hiking trails and more. Free. For more information, visit the Chicago Southland website. Attraction Type: Nature Area.
 
Sandwich Antique Shops
Church St. Sandwich, IL 60548 | 630.256.3190
With 12 antique shops Sandwich is the antique mecca of the Aurora Area. Come explore the variety of antiques, primitives and vintage items sure to satisfy your inner “picker”. Sandwich is also part of Illinois’ state wide garage sales, MORE ON 34, which takes place every Father’s Day weekend. Open daily. For more information, visit the Aurora Area website. Attraction Type: Shopping Center.
 
Sandwich Fairgrounds
1401 Suydam Rd. Sandwich, IL 60548 | 815.786.2159
The fairgrounds is home to events year round. 200 RV parking spaces, 110, 50 and 30 amp hook-ups, water and dump station. RV camping and tent camping is allowed. For more information, visit the Aurora Area website. Attraction Type: Event / Sports Venue, Kids and Families.
 
Sandwich Opera House
140 E. Railroad St. Sandwich, IL 60548 | 815.786.2555
Built in 1878 and restored in 1986, the Opera House today provides performing arts from classical to country, dance, student recitals, summer theatre workshops and children/senior citizen series. For more information, visit the Aurora Area website. Attraction Type: Theater/ Performing Arts.
 
Schaumburg Boomers
Schaumburg Baseball Field 1999 Springinsguth Rd. Schaumburg, IL | 847-461-FOWL
Minor league baseball with all the excitement of the big leagues. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Woodfield Chicago Northwest website. Attraction Type: Event / Sports Venue.
 
Schaumburg Farmer's Market
Roselle & Schaumburg Schaumburg, IL | 847-923-3855
Fridays from 7am-1pm, June-October For more information, visit the Woodfield Chicago Northwest website. Attraction Type: Farmer's Markets.
 
SciTech Hands-On Museum
18 W. Benton St. Aurora, IL 60506 | 630.859.3434
Aurora's interactive science and technology center offers over 200 hands-on exhibits demonstrating the principles of electricity, weather, astronomy and nuclear energy. Yes. For more information, visit the Aurora Area website. Attraction Type: Kids and Families, Museum.
 
Sea Lion Aquatic Park
1825 Short Street Lisle, IL 60532 | 630-964-3410
Discover a nationally recognized and award-winning aquatic park the whole family can enjoy! With two 50’ body flume slides, two drop slides, vortex pool, a splash playground, sand & kiddie water play area, teen pool, full service concession stand and more! Pool is open from 12 noon-5:30pm and 6:30-9:00pm. For more information on the Lisle area, visit www.StayinLisle.com For more information, visit the Lisle website. Attraction Type: Water Park.
 
Sears Centre
5333 Prairie Stone Parkway Hoffman Estates, IL 60195 | 847-649-2270
New 11,000 seat arena featuring worl-class entertainment including concerts, family shows, and sporting events. Home to several professional teams including the Chicago Slaughter (Indoor Football), Chicago Shamrox (lacrosse), & the Chicago Storm (soccer) Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Woodfield Chicago Northwest website. Attraction Type: Event / Sports Venue.
 
Second City
1616 N. Wells St. Chicago, IL | 312-337-3992
Celebrating over 50 years as the birthplace of Chicago-style improv and sketch comedy, The Second City has launched the careers of John Belushi, Mike Myers, Tina Fey, Bill Murray, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell and many others. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Chicago Downtown website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
Shedd Aquarium
1200 S. Lakeshore Dr. Chicago, IL | 312-939-2438
From whales to snails, tarantulas to turtles, you’ll meet 32,000 creatures from aquatic habitats around the world. Explore Shedd’s Abbott Oceanarium, where you can get face to face with beluga whales, dolphins, sea otters, sea lions and penguins. Polar Play Zone is a permanent exhibit where kids and their families can play, pretend and discover through hands-on activities. See the aquatic show, starring the dolphins, belugas and more. Then meet some of Shedd's critters up close during live animal encounters in the Waters of the World galleries, talk to a diver in the 90,000-gallon Caribbean Reef, take a walk through a flooded forest in Amazon Rising and watch sharks overhead in Wild Reef. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Chicago Downtown website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Siegel's Cottonwood Farm
17250 S. Weber Road Lockport, IL 60441 | 815-741-2693
Siegel's Cottonwood farm is a 103 year centennial fourth generation working farm established in 1909. In the spring and early summer the farm is open with a garden center featuring flowers, shrubs, and plants. From June 1st thru October the farm is available for company picnics, group outings, corporate events and fundraisers. In the summer when the crop is ready its Xtra Sweet Corn. In the fall its Pumpkinfest time on the farm with playlands, cornfield mazes, new fun attractions, climbing wall, gem mining and much more. And then there is the award winning haunted prison STATESVILLE. For more information, visit the Heritage Corridor website. Attraction Type: Recreation.
 
Silver Springs State Fish and Wildlife Area
13608 Fox Rd. Yorkville, IL 60560 | 630.553.6297
The Fox River runs through this picturesque area which is also home to several small manmade lakes. A natural prairie restoration project gives visitors a feeling of the original landscape with native wildflowers, songbirds, waterfowl and upland game. Picnicking, fishing and hiking are popular pastimes in summer, with ice fishing, sledding, ice skating and cross-country ski trails available for the winter sports lover. For relaxing, exercising or just enjoying nature, Silver Springs is the perfect get away location. For more information, visit the Aurora Area website. Attraction Type: Nature Area.
 
Six Flags Great America & Hurricane Harbor
Interstate 94 and Rt. 132 Gurnee, IL | 847-249-1776
300-acre amusement park featuring over 100 rides, stage shows and a variety of attractions. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Lake County website. Attraction Type: Amusement Park.
 
Skokie Farmer's Market
5127 Oakton St. Skokie, IL | 847-933-8224
Voted "Best on the North Shore" by North Shore Magazine, Skokie's Farmer's Market features produce of all descriptions, bread and cheese, flowers, crafts, and more. Sundays 7:30am-12:45pm, late June through October. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore website. Attraction Type: Farmer's Markets.
 
Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park
McCormick Boulevard between Touhy & Dempster Street Skokie, IL 60053 | 847-679-4265
Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park is a unique facility, combining recreational features with an outstanding exhibition of large-scale contemporary sculpture in a beautifully landscaped, easily accessible setting. Stroll, rollerblade, or bicycle along the paved path and view art in nature. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore website. Attraction Type: Recreation.
 
Skydeck Chicago
233 S. Wacker Dr. Chicago, IL | 312-875-9696
Dare to Stand Out on The Ledge at Skydeck Chicago on the 103rd floor , with never before seen views, 1353 feet straight down. Atop the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, Skydeck Chicago is a "one stop Chicago" experience featuring museum quality interactive exhibits, the fastest multi media elevator ride and new theater presentations highlighting the architecture and culture of Chicago. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Chicago Downtown website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
Skydive Chicago
3215 East 1969th Road Ottawa, IL 61350 | 815-433-0000
Skydive Chicago is located 70 miles southwest of Chicago off I-80 in Ottawa, Illinois. Their private airport is nestled on 230 acres of forested land along the Fox River. Their fleet of aircraft includes 3 Super Twin Otters, 2 Cessna Grand Caravans, 1 SkyVan and on Cessna 182. Tandem Jumps and Solo jumps offered at one of the largest and most modern skydiving centers in the world. For more information, visit the Heritage Corridor website. Attraction Type: Recreation.
 
Smallville Museum
101 W. Main St. Plano, IL 60545 | 630.552.8275
Selected by Warner Bros to represent Smallville in the filming “Superman, Man of Steel”, Plano is now the home of the Smallville Museum. The museum collection contains a variety of props and other items used in the filming of the movie. For more information, visit the Aurora Area website. Attraction Type: Special Interest (Comics).
 
Spertus Museum
Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies 610 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605 | 312-322-1700
Judaic art, artifacts and exhibits spanning 5,000 years of Jewish history and culture. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Chicago Downtown website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Spirit of Peoria
100 NE Water Street Peoria, IL 61602 | 309-637-8000
One to five day riverboat cruises to and from Starved Rock and Saint Louis Riverfront aboard our authentic paddlewheeler, featuring old-fashioned entertainment. All-inclusive. For more information, visit the Heritage Corridor website. Attraction Type: Recreation.
 
Springbrook Prairie
  Naperville, IL | 630-933-7248
Over 8 miles open to bikers with wonderful views of grasslands and wildlife. For more information, visit the DuPage County website. Attraction Type: Biking.
 
St. Charles Belle and Fox River Queen
Pottawatomie Park 2 North Ave. St. Charles, IL | 630-584-2334
Relax on these replica steamboats as they travel along the Fox River for a sightseeing tour. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the St. Charles website. Attraction Type: Tour.
 
St. Charles Farmer's Market
East Main at 4th Ave. St. Charles, IL | 630-584-6680
Old-fashioned Farmers' Market held every Friday from 7am-1pm. All markets include fresh harvested and locally grown fruits, vegetables, bread, meat, fresh cut and potted flowers and garden art. Open June through October For more information, visit the St. Charles website. Attraction Type: Farmer's Markets.
 
Stade's Farm Market & Shades of Autumn Festival
3709 Miller Rd. McHenry, IL 60051 | 815-675-6396
We have also become one of the area's most popular agri-tourism destinations. Our pumpkin picking festival, known as Shades of Autumn, is our main attraction in the fall. The family-oriented festival includes fun, food, hayrides, a petting zoo, corn maze, free admission. For more information, visit the McHenry County website. Attraction Type: Kids and Families.
 
Statesville Haunted Prison
17250 S. Weber Road Lockport, IL 60441 | 815-741-9791
Statesville Haunted Prison® has been one of Illinois’ best haunted houses for 15 years. With over 150 live actors attacking you at every step, over 40 horrifically detailed rooms and an average time of 40-50 minutes required to get through its oppressive walls, Statesville® has earned the reputation as one of the best haunted houses in America. It is the constant innovation of its design team (Zombie Army Productions) and the relentless dedication of its actors that has created the most highly acclaimed Haunted House in Chicagoland and the state of Illinois. Statesville® has been named “Best Haunted House in Chicagoland” for 10 of the past 12 years by For more information, visit the Heritage Corridor website. Attraction Type: Event / Sports Venue.
 
Steel Beam Theatre
111 W. Main St. St. Charles, IL | 630-587-8521
Live theater presentations in an intimate, historic setting. Special performances for groups can be arranged. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the St. Charles website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
Steppenwolf Theatre
1650 N. Halsted St. Chicago, IL | 312-335-1650
Founded in 1976, Steppenwolf Theatre Company is a non-profit, Chicago-based international performing arts institution committed to ensemble collaboration and artistic risk through its work with its permanent ensemble, guest artists, partner institutions and the community. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Chicago Downtown website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
Streets of Woodfield
601 N. Martingale Road Schaumburg, IL 60173 | 847-299-1160
A lifestyle and entertainment center offering streetside shopping and dining in a suburban setting. A vibrant shopping alternative including Carson Pirie Scott, Loews Theaters, GameWorks, Laugh Out Loud Improv Theater and some of Chicago's top restaurants. Free. For more information, visit the Woodfield Chicago Northwest website. Attraction Type: Shopping Center.
 
Sugar Grove Family Fun Center
9S825 Rt. 47 Sugar Grove, IL 60554 | 630.466.3866 or 630.466.FUNN
There's something fun for every member of the family. The Fun Center is an amusement park with two go-kart tracks, miniature golf course, bumper boats, water wars, game room, lighted golf range, and more. Yes. For more information, visit the Aurora Area website. Attraction Type: Entertainment Center, Kids and Families.
 
Tekakwitha Woods Nature Center
35W076 Villa Marie Road St. Charles, IL | 847-741-8350
Only 8 minutes north of downtown St. Charles. Nestled in the woods along the Fox River. The Tekakwitha Nature Center offers nature programs and activities for all ages. The center contains lively exhibits, a wildlife observation room and a discovery corne For more information, visit the St. Charles website. Attraction Type: Biking.
 
The Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main Street St. Charles, IL 60174 | 630-587-8400
The Arcada Theatre is a unique 1926 vaudeville house located in the heart of downtown St. Charles. With recent renovations the Onesti Entertainment Corporation is proud of this "Gem of the Fox Valley," that has its original state of elegance, complete wit Admission Charge. For more information, visit the St. Charles website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
THE CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS AT GOVERNORS STATE UNIVERSITY
Governors Highway & University Parkway University Park, IL 60484 | 708-235-2222
Chicago Southland's grandest performing arts center at Governors State University, in University Park, features a wide array of world class attractions, children and family programming. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Chicago Southland website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
THE CHILDREN'S FARM AT THE CENTER
12700 Southwest Highway Palos Park, IL 60464 | 708-361-3650
Experience life down on the farm! Enjoy farm animals, nature and fresh air! $. For more information, visit the Chicago Southland website. Attraction Type: Nature Area.
 
THE CHILDREN'S FARM AT THE CENTER
12700 Southwest Highway Palos Park, IL 60464 | 708-361-3650
Experience life down on the farm! Enjoy farm animals, nature and fresh air! Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Chicago Southland website. Attraction Type: Nature Area.
 
The Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
5555 N. River Rd. Rosemont, IL | 847-692-2222
840,000 feet of exhibition space is host to numerous trade shows, meetings and public events. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Rosemont website. Attraction Type: Event / Sports Venue.
 
The Donald E. Stephens Museum of Hummels
5555 N. River Rd. Rosemont, IL | 847-692-4000
The world's largest collection of rare M.I. Hummel figurines on public display. Free. For more information, visit the Rosemont website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
The DuSable Museum of African American History
740 E. 56th Pl. Chicago, IL | 773-947-0600
DuSable Museum of African American History is the nation's first independent museum dedicated to the collection, preservation and study of the history and culture of Africans and Americans of African descent. Exhibits, concerts, films, children's events and literary discussions are just a few of the institution's various programs offered. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Chicago Downtown website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
The Field Museum
1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. Chicago, IL | 312-922-9410
Discover Sue, the world's largest and most complete T. rex ever found! Descend into an Egyptian tomb and see 23 Egyptian mummies and 5,000 year-old hieroglyphics, shrink to 1/100th of your natural size and get a bug's-eye view in Underground Adventure, be dazzled in our Halls of Gems and Jades, come nose-to-nose with the man-eating lions of Tsavo, walk among dinosaurs in our new, renovated dinosaur hall - Evolving Planet or explore 13,000 years of history from the Ice Age Mammoth hunters to the temples of the Aztecs in the Ancient Americas Hall. Experience Chicago’s only completely digital 3-D theater featuring "Waking the T.Rex. " Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Chicago Downtown website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
The Glen Town Center
Patriot Blvd. at Navy Blvd. Glenview, IL 60026 | 847-724-2025
This perfectly-planned town offers beautiful shop and restaurant-lined -- just like a European town. A 10 screen movie theatre, shops including Von Maur, Ann Taylor Loft and Dick's Sporting Goods as well as restaurants unique to the North Shore including RA Sushi, Mitchell's Fish Market and Ted's Montana Grill. The Glen Town Center is also home to the Kohl Children's Museum, a leading institution for hands-on, interactive learning. Free. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore website. Attraction Type: Shopping Center.
 
The Grove
1421 Milwaukee Ave. Glenview, IL | 847-299-6096
This prairie grove covers 123 acres of ecologically diverse prairie land preserved and maintained as former home of the visionary horticulturist and educator Dr. John Kennicott who brought his family from New Orleans to settle on this land in 1836. The Grove, located in Glenview is a National Historic Landmark and is on the National Registry of Historic Places. It offers many opportunities for educational, environmental and historical enjoyment including two historic homes, the Kennicott House and the Redfield Estate; the Grove Interpretive Center, a Native American Village, a Log Cabin, a Schoolhouse, a Wetlands Greenhouse and numerous interpretive trails. Free. For more information, visit the Prospect Heights website. Attraction Type: Nature Area.
 
The Hemmens Cultural Center
45 Symphony Way Elgin, IL 60120 | 847-931-5900
Offering you the rare opportunity to experience legendary entertainers and world-class performing artists in an intimate setting. This 1,200 seat theater is sure to please. For more information, visit the Elgin Area website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
The Historic Woodstock Square
Van Buren, Benton, Cass and Johnston Streets Woodstock , IL 60098
The brick-paved streets of the Woodstock Square boast dozens of shops, galleries, boutiques and restaurants around the central park. Including the 1889 Woodstock Opera House and 1857 Old Court House. The Square is home to festivals in all seasons includ free. For more information, visit the McHenry County website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
The Little Traveler
404 South Third Street Geneva, IL 60134 | 630-232-4200
This historic mansion features 36 rooms filled with treasures from around the world and a history over 80 years in the making. We've created this lovely collection from all our different departments to let you experience a piece of The Little Traveler. For more information on the Geneva area, visit their website. www.genevadowntown.org Free. For more information, visit the Geneva website. Attraction Type: Shopping Center.
 
The Magnificent Mile
N. Michigan Ave. (between Oak St. & the Chicago River) Chicago, IL | 312-642-3570
The world famous Magnificent Mile is a shopper's paradise with exclusive retail establishments, prestigious boutiques, critically-acclaimed restaurants and luxurious accommodations. Free. For more information, visit the Chicago Downtown website. Attraction Type: Shopping Center.
 
The Morton Arboretum
4100 Illinois Rt. 53 Lisle, IL | 630-968-0074
Connect with nature in this 1,700-acre outdoor museum of spectacular woodlands, wetlands and colorful gardens. The Morton Arboretum is the perfect place to walk; hike; take a guided tour; see an art exhibit; hear a concert; capture the beauty of nature on canvas, disk or film; look for birds; and have some year-round, outdoor fun. Come explore Tree House Tales at The Morton Arboretum, where you'll enter a magical village of 6 whimsical tree house structures. For more information on the Lisle area, visit www.StayinLisle.com Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Lisle website. Attraction Type: Nature Area.
 
The Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 N. Cannon Dr. Chicago, IL | 773-755-5100
The urban gateway to nature and science. Touch live animals, learn about food's life cycle and let your imagination go in the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Chicago Downtown website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
The Tempel Lipizzans
17000 Wadsworth Road Wadsworth, IL | 847-244-5330
Majestic white stallions prance and dance as they perform a centuries-old tradition of classical dressage at Tempel Farms. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Lake County website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
The Village of Lisle/Benedictine University Sports Complex
5700 College Road Lisle, IL 60532 | 630-829-6300
The Village of Lisle/Benedictine University Sports Complex features a lighted, nine-lane Olympic track and seating for more than 3,000 spectators. The Sports Complex also features lighted softball and baseball fields that are currently home to the Chicago For more information, visit the Lisle website. Attraction Type: Event / Sports Venue.
 
The Village Vintner Winery
2273 Randall Road Carpentersville, IL 60110 | 847-844-4900
Welcome to the Winery of Carpentersville, a truly unique winery experience. Come in, relax, and enjoy individually handcrafted wines in our winery's distinctive atmosphere. Free. For more information, visit the Elgin Area website. Attraction Type: Winery.
 
The Waterworks
Community Recreation Center 505 N. Springinsguth Rd. Schaumburg, IL | 847-490-2505
Year-round indoor water park featuring the ultimate water playground. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Woodfield Chicago Northwest website. Attraction Type: Water Park.
 
Theater-Hikes at The Morton Arboretum
4101 Illinois Rt. 53 Lisle, IL | 630-968-0074
Theatre-Hikes are a unique way to see fine theater, get some exercise, and enjoy a picturesque tree museum, all at once. Actors present a scene at one location, pause, and the cast and audience then hike to a second spot for the next scene, and the process repeats. New this year is “Theatre-Bike,” with cast and audience proceeding to each location on bicycles. For more information on the Lisle area, visit www.StayinLisle.com For more information, visit the Lisle website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
THORN CREEK Nature Area
247 Monee Road Park Forest, IL 60466 | (708) 747-6320
Discover the woods through exhibits and several miles of trails. Bring your family for a day of fun in the forest. For more information, visit the Chicago Southland website. Attraction Type: Nature Area.
 
THORN CREEK NATURE CENTER
247 Monee Road Park Forest, IL 60466 | (708) 747-6320
Discover the woods through exhibits and several miles of trails. Bring your family for a day of fun in the forest. For more information, visit the Chicago Southland website. Attraction Type: Nature Area.
 
Top Golf
699 W. Thorndale Wood Dale, IL 60191 | 630-595-4653
Top Golf is an interactive high-tech golfing experience like no other. With state-of-the-art equipment, restaurant, and bars, we are able to take care of your every recreation, social and event need. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Woodfield Chicago Northwest website. Attraction Type: Golf.
 
TOYOTA PARK
Toyota Park Drive 7000 South Harlem Avenue Bridgeview, IL 60455 | 708-594-7200
Home to Chicago Fire soccer team TOYOTA PARK is a world-class stadium and concert venue located southwest of Chicago, near I-294 & I-55. Recent acts include Dave Matthews Band, Kenny Chesney, Jimmy Buffett, Eric Clapton, Phish and more! Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Chicago Southland website. Attraction Type: Event / Sports Venue.
 
Two Brothers Brewery at the Roundhouse
205 N. Broadway Aurora, IL 60505 | 630.264.BREW
Passion for beer, love of food, and appreciation for great architecture flourishes in the walls of this historic 70,000 square foot facility. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Two Brothers Roundhouse is the oldest limestone roundhouse in the United States. As they bring new life to this 155 year old building, enjoy a casual atmosphere in the main dining room gastropub, our sports tavern and music venue or our new cafe and bakery. There is more to do than dinner at the Roundhouse. As with the beer and food, the live entertainment has a local flair. Whether it be a wedding, reunion or corporate event, they have a variety of spaces for friends and family to gather. Cheers! For more information, visit the Aurora Area website. Attraction Type: Winery, Entertainment Center, Special Interest (Architecture).
 
UNION STREET GALLERY & STUDIO COMPLEX
1527 Otto Boulevard Chicago Heights, IL 60411 | (708) 754-2601
Union Street Gallery hosts 10 art exhibits per year, classes and workshops. There are 18 artists' studios to compliment the experience. Free Admission, free tours and field trips available. First floor galleries and studios are handicapped accessible. For more information, visit the Chicago Southland website. Attraction Type: Gallery.
 
Valentino Vineyards & Winery
5175 Aptakisic Rd. Long Grove, IL | 847-634-2831
Tours, Friday night & weekend wine tastings, gift baskets, wine shipments and seminars. For more information, visit the Lake County website. Attraction Type: Winery.
 
Village of Schaumburg
Village of Schaumburg Village of Schaumburg | 847-895-4500
Enjoy 85 miles of connecting bikeways throughout the community, including on-street lanes and off street paths. Other amenities include bicycle lockers at the Schaumburg Commuter Rail Station and bike racks at public buildings. The village also requires a For more information, visit the Woodfield Chicago Northwest website. Attraction Type: Biking.
 
Volo Auto Museum
27582 W. Volo Village Road Volo, IL | 815-385-3644
The Volo Auto Museum and Antique Malls feature a multi-million dollar automobile collection, children's exhibits, and an exhilarating military adventure. The museum's collection of roughly 40 Hollywood cars includes the original Batmobile and General Lee. For more information, visit the Lake County website. Attraction Type: Museum.
 
Volo Auto Museum
28582 W. Volo Village Rd Volo, IL 60073 | 815-385-3644
A year round family attraction featuring hundreds of classic, muscle and collector cars all under roof including the Hollywood Movie & TV Car Collection. Ge an up close look at Herbie, the Flintsone mobile, The General Lee, Batmobile and more. Don’t mis Admission Charge. For more information, visit the McHenry County website. Attraction Type: Kids and Families.
 
Wagner Farm
1510 Wagner Rd. Glenview, IL 60025 | 847-657-1506
A visit to Wagner Farm affords you the opportunity to take part in and experience firsthand the workings of a genuine American farm. Wagner Farm is an 18.6 acre farm preserved for the educational and recreational enjoyment for all. See how bread was made in a wood cook stove, hear the rooster marking time with his crow or milk one of the farm'?s many cows. Explore the world of agriculture and rural life as it existed in 1920-1950?'s. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore website. Attraction Type: Kids and Families.
 
Waukegan BMX / Northern Illinois BMX
2785 Yorkhouse Waukegan, IL 60087 | 224-656-4178
Waukegan / Northern Illinois BMX is a National Bicycle League sanctioned track with weekly races. Open April - October. Free. For more information, visit the Lake County website. Attraction Type: Biking.
 
Weber House and Garden
1503 Baker Street Streator, IL 61364 | 815-672-8327
Long associated with the rich and famous, Weber House sits in an English garden of meandering paths, hollyhocks and old oaks. Inside cozy candlelit rooms reflect the 18th century. For more information, visit the Heritage Corridor website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 
Westfield Fox Valley Mall
195 Fox Valley Center Dr. Aurora, IL 60504 | 630.851.7200
More than 180 stores anchored by Macy’s, Carson Pirie Scott, JC Penney and Sears. For more information, visit the Aurora Area website. Attraction Type: Shopping Center.
 
Westfield Hawthorn Mall
122 Hawthorn Center Vernon Hills, IL | 847-362-2600
Hawthorn Center features Marshall Field's, Carson Pirie Scott, JCPenney, Sears, and 140 specialty stores, two restaurants and a nine-eatery food court, plus Imagination Castle play area for children. Free. For more information, visit the Lake County website. Attraction Type: Shopping Center.
 
Westfield Old Orchard
I-94 and Old Orchard Rd. Skokie, IL 60077 | 847-673-6800
One of the Midwest's most celebrated shopping malls. With over 140 specialty stores including retail giants Bloomingdale's, Lord & Taylor, Macy's, and Nordstrom, this spectacular outdoor mall features beautiful gardens, landscaped walkways, sparkling fountains and children's play areas. McCormick and Schmick's, California Pizza Kitchen, Cheesecake Factory, and the new Wilde and Greene. and 13 screen AMC Garden Cinema provide fine dining and entertainment. Free. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore website. Attraction Type: Shopping Center.
 
WHITE WATER CANYON WATER PARK
8221 West 171st Street Tinley Park, IL 60477 | (708) 342-4200
White Water Canyon Water Park is an affordable, wet and wild oasis just 30 minutes from downtown Chicago, perfect for the whole family! Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Chicago Southland website. Attraction Type: Kids and Families.
 
William Tanner House
305 Cedar St. Aurora, IL 60506 | 630.906.0650
Built in 1856, this Italianate building is home of the Aurora Historical Society and where you’ll find historic photos, books, documents and maps covering Aurora’s history from the 1830s to now. Tours of fully furnished home & exhibits offered. Call for hours. Yes. For more information, visit the Aurora Area website. Attraction Type: Museum, Tour.
 
Wilmette French Market
East of Green Bay Rd at Central Ave. Wilmette, IL | 312-923-0008
The French Market has everything a farmer's market has, plus jewelry, bags, etc. It's held at the Metra Station in the heart of Wilmette. Saturdays 8am-2pm, May through October. For more information, visit the Chicago's North Shore website. Attraction Type: Farmer's Markets.
 
WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS
Standard Bank Stadium 14011 South Kenton Avenue Crestwood, IL 60445 | 708-489-2255
The Windy City ThunderBolts baseball brings affordable family entertainment all summer long at Standard Bank Stadium. 2007 & 2008 Frontier League Champions! Call to reserve groups or parties today! Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Chicago Southland website. Attraction Type: Event / Sports Venue.
 
WOLFE WILDLIFE REFUGE & BIKE PATH
109th & Laramie Avenue Oak Lawn, IL 60453 | 708-857-2200
Explore the natural beauty and animal habitats of this newly expanded 45-acre wetlands preserve. Nature programs are available for all ages. Activities: bird surveys, plantings, cleanups and hiking. $. For more information, visit the Chicago Southland website. Attraction Type: Nature Area.
 
WOLFE WILDLIFE REFUGE & BIKE PATH
109th & Laramie Avenue Oak Lawn, IL 60453 | 708-857-2200
Explore the natural beauty and animal habitats of this newly expanded 45-acre wetlands preserve. Nature programs are available for all ages. Activities: bird surveys, plantings, cleanups and hiking. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the Chicago Southland website. Attraction Type: Nature Area.
 
Wonder Works, A Children's Museum
6445 W. North Avenue Oak Park, IL 60302 | 708-383-4815
Direct or act in a play, build a bridge, paint your masterpiece. At Wonder Works kids up to age 10 can enjoy hands-on exhibits while learning valuable skills such as problem solving, cooperation and exploration. Wonder Works is 6,400 square feet of fun and excitement. Memberships, field trips, party room retnal, and facility rental available. Arts and crafts, music, and creative play classes for children 6 months to 5 years. For more information, visit the Oak Park Area website. Attraction Type: Children's Museum.
 
Woodfield Mall
Golf Rd. and Rt. 53 Schaumburg, IL | 847-330-1537
Nearly 300 distinctive stores and restaurants, and a variety of entertainment options. Free. For more information, visit the Woodfield Chicago Northwest website. Attraction Type: Shopping Center.
 
Woodstock Opera House
121 Van Buren St. Woodstock , IL 60098 | 815-338-5300
The 1889 gothic-style Opera House stand guard over the historic Woodstock Square. The Opera House continues it long stranding tradition of providing the finest in local, regional and national entertainment. Famous alums of the Woodstock Stage include a For more information, visit the McHenry County website. Attraction Type: Theater / Performing Arts.
 
Zanies Comedy Nite Club
Pheasant Run Resort & Spa 4051 E. Main St. Charles, IL | 630-513-1761
We'll make you laugh! Featuring the funniest comedians from accross the country. Admission Charge. For more information, visit the St. Charles website. Attraction Type: Special Interest.
 

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