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Top Activities in Illinois

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Illinois Attractions

Learn what makes Illinois tick with some of the most popular tours & day trips. Look into our 252 fun activities in Illinois, and book with confidence knowing that we offer free cancellation and no added fees.

Things to Do in Illinois with Kids

Illinois is a wonderful destination for a family escape. Bring the little ones along and try these top family friendly experiences together:

Free Things to Do in Illinois

Touring on a budget in Illinois? Spend time instead of cash on great experiences.

Luthy Botanical Garden - If you like hanging out in the garden, this place will appeal to your green thumb.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Illinois on a rainy day?

Take advantage of a wet day by trying out an indoor activity, like an Iowa and Illinois: Quad Cities Craft Brewery Tour or a The Hops and Hatchets Tour - Craft Beer & Hatchet Throwing.

What is Illinois famous for?

Pack some walking shoes because there are lots of remarkable attractions you won't want to miss:

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

What should I not miss in Illinois?

You'll want to put these attractions high on your must-see list to get the most out of your visit:

  • Navy Pier
  • Soldier Field
  • Grant Park
  • John G. Shedd Aquarium

What can you do in Illinois for free?

You could even leave your money in the hotel safe for the day, because these fabulous attractions can be seen for nothing:

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