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On behalf of the Illinois Office of Tourism, it is my pleasure to invite your group to explore the great state of Illinois. We have a wealth of incredible destinations and attractions throughout the state, many designed for group travel. From the unmatched cultural and dining options of our big cities to the friendly Midwestern charm of our historic small towns, groups will find that Illinois has everything.
No matter what time of year, there are unique experiences to be discovered all around the state. The city of Chicago is a vibrant hub of culture filled with world-class museums, restaurants, comedy and more, not to mention one of the most spectacular skylines in the world.
Illinois’ architectural wonder extends far beyond the Windy City and into the rest of the state with the Illinois Frank Lloyd Wright Trail, which includes two UNESCO World Heritage Sites. There are plenty of other trails to be explored as well – from craft beer and wine trails, to the scenic trails that weave in and out of our majestic state parks.
Outdoor enthusiasts will find no shortage of natural beauty and adventure throughout the state. Illinois is also home to the ultimate adventure, the mother of all road trips: Illinois Route 66. This 300-mile stretch of the most famous American roadway is steeped in legend and filled with nostalgic eats, quirky museums and all kinds of kitsch. To experience some of our nation’s most famous history, you can step back in time in the state capital of Springfield where you can follow in Abraham Lincoln’s footsteps.
Illinois is like no other state, and when you visit, you’re sure to find that we are a destination filled with a wide range of offerings. When you have everything, you know there’s something for everyone.
To learn more about the incredible offerings and group itineraries throughout the state, we encourage you to visit tourillinois.org for more information and the resources to start planning your travel in the Land of Lincoln.
We hope to see you soon.
Acting Deputy Director
Illinois Office of Tourism
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In a state that encompasses thriving urban centers like Chicago, as well as scenic natural vistas that will take your breath away, there is simply no end to the travel opportunities that await you in the Land of Lincoln.
Illinois offers something for everybody. Whether you prefer the world-class culture and dining of the big city, the friendly hospitality of small town America or the serene beauty of our natural wonders, you’ll find what you’re looking for in Illinois. From top-notch sporting events to world-class shopping, it’s all here. Our theaters and museums represent thriving centers of culture, while lush forests and scenic parks set the stage for exciting outdoor adventures. You’ll find an abundance of charming restaurants, not to mention our many fine breweries, distilleries and wineries. Of course, there’s no shortage of historic sites, water parks, zoos, amusement parks, and kid-friendly activities for the whole family.
Illinois is a four season destination. Our winter eagle watching season offers unique views of one of the largest eagle migrations in the nation. Spring and summer are a prime opportunity for travelers to enjoy Illinois’ scenic byways, beaches, and parks. Autumn brings with it the fall colors and provides some of the most beautiful hues and landscapes to be found anywhere in the country.