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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Events

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Get Here

Just 2 hours west of Chicago

Youโ€™ll love this energetic tribute to ๐ŸŽต #JohnnyCash! Close your eyes, and youโ€™ll think that the Man in Black himself is performing. Coming to @whitepines_resort Oct. 11-12.
Woot! @SelmiFarm in #RockFallsIL is the place to be to enjoy the ๐—Ÿ๐˜‚๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ท๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ธ ๐—ฆ๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐Ÿช“๐ŸŒฒ & ๐—•๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ ๐Ÿง” on Oct. 7. Sounds like a blast!  FIND SHOW TIMES ๐Ÿ‘‰  at link in bio, under EVENTS.
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Feel like taking a walk on the dark side? Kidding. The ๐—™๐˜‚๐—น๐—น ๐— ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—›๐—ถ๐—ธ๐—ฒ at Jarrett Prairie Center in #ByronIL will be lit by the moon! Held 9/30 & 10/28. #free but registration is required. Get info at link in bio, under EVENTS.
Get ready to ๐ŸŽธ Rock out at #TheHairBandNight concert at @TLPlayhouse Oct. 7! Relive the epic vibes & wild hairdos from the golden era of rock ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿ”ฅ #HairBandConcert #RockNRollNostalgia ๐Ÿ‘‰ This is a one-night only event. Get tix info at our bio link under EVENTS.
Be ๐Ÿ‘ธ ๐Ÿ‘‘ king or queen for the day on October ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ weekends at @HavencrestCastle in #SavannaIL! First tour is Oct. 1! Go to link in bio under EVENTS for details.

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PLAN YOUR TRIP

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