Travel the many trails of adventure in the southern part of our state. Plan a vacation in the great outdoors and find adventure in beautiful woodlands, lakes and scenic routes. Take a long weekend in wine country for an adventure in our abundant acres of vines. We also serve up adventure on a plate with unique eats, local food products and farm fresh foods and markets.
Illinois Welcome Sign – spring time
In the heart of Illinois and stomping grounds of Abraham Lincoln, you can see a glorious prairie at sunset that cannot be experienced anywhere else in the state. Explore the heritage of the land in agriculture museums. Make great memories experiencing fall traditions in our orchards, pumpkin patches and corn mazes. You’ll even find reindeer in the Land of Lincoln.
Great Rivers Country, covering Illinois from Galena to Cairo and bordered by the Mississippi River to the west and the Illinois River to the east, boasts stunning riverfronts that burst with activity, wildlife and beauty. Scenic drives feature views of soaring bald eagles, historic barns, working farms, the John Deere Commons, festivals, wineries and much more!