What to do in Northern Illinois, IL

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Starved Rock State Park featuring forests

Northern Illinois Attractions

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What to do in Northern Illinois

Things to Do in Northern Illinois with Kids

There's fun for the entire family wherever you wander in Northern Illinois. Here are some family friendly experiences you can do together that are sure to make your escape unforgettable:


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Frequently asked questions

Are there cheap things to do in Northern Illinois?
What can you do in Northern Illinois for free?
You could leave your cash in the hotel safe for the day, because these excellent attractions will cost you nothing at all:

  • Starved Rock State Park
  • Diamond Jo Casino
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Rhythm City Casino

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