We welcome you to explore our unique blend of natural beauty, heritage and urban attractions along 57 miles of winding river. Kankakee County is located just 50 miles south of Chicago, off of Interstate 57. Routes 45/52, 50 and 17 also run through the River Valley. O'Hare International Airport is 75 miles north of Kankakee County, and Midway Airport is 50 miles north. The Greater Kankakee airport is also available for personal aircraft landing space.

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Strickler Planetarium

Strickler Planetarium

One University Ave. | Bourbonnais, IL 60914 | 815-939-5395

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Everyone can reach for the stars when you visit Strickler Planetarium at Olivet Nazarene University.  Experience the history of the universe from its fiery birth to the formation of our solar system. Explore colliding galaxies and the dusty reaches of our own Milky Way.  Audiences are immersed in a three- dimensional visualization of the night sky, the solar system, the galaxy and beyond. Your group will witness a tour of our own night sky to the edge of the solar system on a state-of-the-art digital projector, The Digistar.

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