What to do in Illinois

Activities, attractions and tours
Willis Tower which includes a city, night scenes and views

Illinois Attractions

Discover what makes Illinois tick with the very best tours & day trips. Check out our top {211 fun activities in Illinois fun activities in Illinois}, and rest easy knowing that we offer free cancellation and no added fees.

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What to do in Illinois

Free Things to Do in Illinois

Vacationing on a limited budget in Illinois? Spend time instead of cash on fabulous experiences.

Luthy Botanical Garden - Recharge your body, mind and soul by spending time in nature.

Things to Do in Illinois with Kids

There's fun for all the family no matter where you wander in Illinois. Here are a few family friendly experiences you can enjoy together that are sure to make your trip memorable:


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Frequently asked questions

What to do in Illinois on a sunny day?
What to do in Illinois on a rainy day?
There’s no need to squelch your way through a damp day when there are so many fantastic indoor activities like these to try:

What is Illinois famous for?
Get set to be busy with all of these big-name sights to cross off your checklist:

  • Wrigley Field
  • McCormick Place
  • Millennium Park
  • Willis Tower

What should I not miss in Illinois?
If you want to discover the best of this destination, pencil these attractions into your schedule:

  • Navy Pier
  • Soldier Field
  • United Center
  • Grant Park

Are there cheap things to do in Illinois?
What can you do in Illinois for free?
Your trip to Illinois needn’t blow the budget with free attractions like these to discover:

  • Millennium Park
  • University of Chicago
  • Northwestern University
  • John Hancock Center

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