Plan Your Trip to NW Illinois

When you need to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, NW Illinois is a place where you can breathe, unwind, and recharge your soul. Just 100 miles west of Chicago, you will find a surprising blend of quiet country life, outdoor adventure, unique shopping, and delicious dining to inspire you.

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Get Here

Just 2 hours west of Chicago

Another fun entertainment season has begun @WhitePinesLodge! Three matinee shows celebrating #JohnDenver with Ted Vigil--Mar. 11-13. Ticket includes lunch, woohoo! This is a definite winter-blahs blues buster. 

Matinee Shows:
Monday, March 11, 2024
Tuesday, March 12, 2024
Wednesday, March 13, 2024
Matinee Seating Begins: 11:20am

Platinum Seating – $72.00 (comes with a free cocktail)
Gold Seating – $65.00
Silver Seating – $62.00
Price Includes: Buffet, Coffee, Tea, Show, Dessert, Tax & Gratuity
@Nachusa Grasslands provides beautiful vistas and wildlife throughout the year in NW Illinois. 
#VisitNWIllinois #NachusaGrasslands #middleofeverything @enjoyillinois #enjoyillinois
Artists! Our Art in the Park Outdoor Art Gallery applications are ready. The show will be Saturday, August 24, 2024 from 10am to 5pm at the RB&W District in Rock Falls, IL. 
Click this link for rules and application: https://bit.ly/3OYphdp
Important dates: 
5/31/2024 - Deadline for application and submission of entries 
6/17/2024 - Letters of approval for entry will be mailed out. 
#visitrockfalls #visitnwillinois #enjoyillinois
Get ready for a night of nostalgia! #JeffLudin brings his acoustic magic to the Savanna Museum & Cultural Center on Feb 23 at 7:30 pm. Don't miss this chance to hear your favorite tunes from yesteryear & today! 
Go to our Events calendar in bio.
Hugs to all our friends and visitors. Let's make it last the whole year!❤🥰
#VisitNWillinois #middleofeverything #enjoyillinois #valentineslove
#ChocolateRendevous--2/17/24. Bring your sweetheart or bestie out for a night of gourmet appetizers, over 100 different desserts, premium bourbon tastings, and entertainment. ALL of which are included in the price of your ticket. Your ticket includes 3 #free top-shelf drinks, a parking shuttle, and FIREWORKS!

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PLAN YOUR TRIP

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