Meet the artisans, innovators and makers of Illinois.

  • ROUTE 66

    Take a nostalgic trip down the Mother Road.


    See all the ways to awaken your inner foodie.


    Celebrate the National Park Service’s Centennial.


    See the iconic sites of a world-class city.

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    Illinois Made

    Meet the artisans, innovators and makers who have followed their passion in Illinois. They thrive off the culture here and also help shape it, as they make everything from foraged beer to handcrafted furniture. See their stories and visit the places in Illinois that inspire them most.

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    Live Video Tours

    Take guided virtual tours around Illinois.

    Explore Illinois through the eyes of expert tour guides. You see what guides see as you take tours on your phone, tablet or desktop. Join a tour in real time to ask questions along the way, or browse previous tours of your favorite attractions.

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    Introducing Travel Illinois

    A new magazine full of getaway inspiration.

    See the amazing possibilities of Illinois travel come to life in a whole new way. Our seasonal travel magazine presents inspiring feature stories, striking photography and plenty of timely suggestions for trips around the state.

    Festivals & Events
    • MiniAbe – Be More Whoa-ed

      See MiniAbe take in some of the whoa-inducing sights and attractions throughout Illinois. Sure, he could’ve shown them all, but that’s what this website is for. At least that’s what he told us.

    • MiniAbe – Be More Spontaneous

      See what happens when MiniAbe follows his spontaneous side to some unexpected adventure around Illinois.

    • MiniAbe – Be More Nom-Nom-Mmm

      In this special extended version, MiniAbe digs into some of Illinois’ most famous dishes, noshes and desserts at some of its best-known restaurants and eateries. Mmm.