Things To Do in NW Illinois

White Pines Ranch

Keep the whole family happy while visiting

Before you hit the road to visit our beautiful neck of the woods, be sure to scroll through all of the amazing attractions and activities everyone will enjoy. Antiques or boutiques. Brewery or distillery. A 60s supper club or modern farm-to-table eatery. The arts–visual to performance to outdoor concerts. Axe throwing to bowling. How about hiking woodland trail or floating with your buddies on one of our waterways? Yup. We’ve got it all.

Find your favorite place toEat & Drink

Eat & Drink

Krumpets Cafe & Bakery

Bakery Whiteside County
Eat & Drink

Molly's Kitchen and Bar

Fine Dining Carroll County
Eat & Drink

Basil Tree Ristorante

Fine Dining Lee County
Eat & Drink

LaVigna Restaurant

Fine Dining Ogle County

Find your favoriteEntertainment


Dixon Stage Left

Live Theater Lee County

Starlight's Theater & Lounge

Live Music Whiteside County

White Pines Lodge Dinner Theatre

Live Theater Ogle County

Timber Lake Playhouse

Arts & Culture Carroll County

Find your favoriteEvent Venues & Services

Jarrett Prairie Center

Event Venues & Services Ogle County

Sublette Community Building

Event Venues & Services Lee County

Deer Valley Banquets

Event Venues & Services Whiteside County

Livengood's Barn

Event Venues & Services Carroll County

Find your favoriteOutdoors & Recreation

Outdoors & Recreation

Lowden-Miller State Forest

State Parks, Preserves, & Forests Ogle County
Outdoors & Recreation

Nachusa Grasslands

State Parks, Preserves, & Forests Lee County
Outdoors & Recreation

Mississippi Palisades State Park

State Parks, Preserves, & Forests Carroll County
Outdoors & Recreation

Hennepin Feeder Canal Parkway

Bird Watching Whiteside County

Find your favoriteShopping


Grungy Roots LLC

Gift & Collectibles Ogle County


Gift & Collectibles Lee County

Sweet Woodruff LTD

Gift & Collectibles Whiteside County

Ideas N Designs Antiques

Antiques Carroll County


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