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.
165 N. Indiana Ave. | Kankakee, IL 60901 | 815-932-5279
Explore the French involvement in the history of the Kankakee River Valley, the first explorers and missionaries, the Coureurs de bois and fur traders, and the pioneer settlers from France, French Canada and Belgium. Open Saturdays.