On behalf of the Illinois Office of Tourism, I’m proud to invite you and your group to enjoy the many wonderful destinations to be found here in Illinois.
Illinois puts you in the middle of everything, and is an ideal destination for group travel. For a big city experience, Chicago offers world-class museums and culture, award-winning dining, and a spectacular skyline. For those looking for a slice of small town hospitality, head to one of our quaint towns and enjoy charming main streets, local delicacies and uniquely Illinois-style locally made goods.
Throughout the state, you’ll also find not-to-be-missed experiences—take in a show at Broadway in Chicago, hike to sandstone canyons decorated with waterfalls, experience Big Things in a Small Town in downstate Casey. And explore our endless wonders—from scenic bluffs and dark skies to vast nature preserves and recreational lakes, Illinois has it all.
Of course, there’s no shortage of historic sites, water parks, zoos, amusement parks, and kid-friendly activities for the whole family.
Architectural wonders also abound here in Illinois, home to the Frank Lloyd Wright Trail, which includes two UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Follow Abraham Lincoln’s footsteps through the state capital of Springfield and see where he lived and made history. And you won’t want to miss Route 66, the 300-mile stretch of America’s most famous roadway featuring quirky and nostalgic stops you won’t soon forget.
Illinois is a year-round 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’ beautiful byways, beaches, and parks. Autumn brings with it the fall colors and provides some of the most amazing hues and landscapes to be found anywhere in the country.
For more information on group itineraries and all the travel opportunities Illinois has to offer, be sure to visit our website at tourillinois.org. We hope to see you soon.