Kankakee County, Illinois VISIT KANKAKEE COUNTY ILLINOIS
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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Friday Night Concert Series
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Music at Cobb Park 2022
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Manteno Cruise Night
Making the Move to Kankakee County
Kankakee County offers the perfect blend of opportunity, momentum and fun.

Arts & History

The river and railroad brought business and trade to Kankakee County. The Paramount Theatre and the iconic homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright are a testament to a rich Midwestern history.



 The George R. Letourneau Home and Museum
The George R. Letourneau Home and Museum
The museum was the home of Bourbonnais' first mayor George R. Letourneau. Exhibits include history of Mayor Letourneau a... Details
Apothecary Arts & Antiques
Apothecary Arts & Antiques
Venture back in time when you walk into Jensen Drugstore Museum. You will find items belonging to previous town inhabita... Details
B. Harley Bradley House
B. Harley Bradley House
The B. Harley Bradley House is one of Wright's earliest Prairie Style homes and featured on the Illinois Frank Lloyd Wri... Details
B. Harley Bradley House
B. Harley Bradley House
The B. Harley Bradley House is one of Wright's earliest Prairie Style homes. View the beautiful landscape around the tra... Details
B. Harley Bradley House
B. Harley Bradley House
The B. Harley Bradley House is one of Wright's earliest Prairie Style homes. View the beautiful landscape around the tra... Details
Basu Museum and Cultural Center
Basu Museum and Cultural Center
An African American multicultural museum, featuring thousands of artifacts. Call ahead.... Details
Bourbonnais Grove Historical Society
Bourbonnais Grove Historical Society
The museum was the home of Bourbonnais' first mayor, George R. Letourneau. Exhibits include history of Mayor Letourneau ... Details
Bradley Historical Society
Bradley Historical Society
History of Bradley and surrounding areas from the 1600s-present.... Details
Chebanse Historical Society
Chebanse Historical Society
History and artifacts of Chebanse, IL.... Details
Downtown Momence Historic District
Downtown Momence Historic District
Nestled on the Kankakee River, this intact turn of the 19th Century commercial district was listed in the National Regis... Details
Durham-Perry Farmstead
Durham-Perry Farmstead
The Durham-Perry Farmstead was one of the first pioneer settlements in the Kankakee River Valley. The farmstead was esta... Details
Earl D. Schoeffner Farm Museum
Earl D. Schoeffner Farm Museum
Enjoy this collection of more than one hundred years of farm life. The museum's exhibits, displays and ongoing education... Details
Essex Historical Society Museum
Essex Historical Society Museum
This historical site features a one-room schoolhouse and historical Essex artifacts contained in an adjacent brick build... Details
Exploration Station...a children's museum
Exploration Station...a children's museum
This children's museum is a must-see attraction in Perry Farm Park. Little imaginations grow big in this world of discov... Details
Finding Frank Mural Tour
Finding Frank Mural Tour
Explore this series of larger than life murals highlighting Frank Lloyd Wright's art glass designs. Located along Court ... Details
Four Walking Tours of Historic Bourbonnais, Illinois
Four Walking Tours of Historic Bourbonnais, Illinois
Before the Village of Bourbonnais was incorporated in 1875, the settlement was known as Bourbonnais Grove. The Bourbonna... Details
French Heritage Museum at the Stone Barn
French Heritage Museum at the Stone Barn
Explore the French involvement in the history of the Kankakee River Valley, the first explorers and missionaries, the Co... Details
Graham Historic House and Museum
Graham Historic House and Museum
Depicting everyday life in the late 1880s, this 1869 home features period furnishings throughout. The arbor and gardens ... Details
Grant Park Historical Society
Grant Park Historical Society
History and artifacts from Grant Park, IL.... Details
Herscher Area Historical Society & Museum
Herscher Area Historical Society & Museum
The Herscher Area Historical Society museum contains photographs, documents, and artifacts which depict the history of H... Details
Historic Churches of Kankakee County
Historic Churches of Kankakee County
Tour our nine historic churches that represent the spirit of commitment our early settlers had in establishing Kankakee ... Details
Historic Churches of Kankakee County
Historic Churches of Kankakee County
Tour our nine historic churches that represent the spirit of commitment our early settlers had in establishing Kankakee ... Details
Kankakee Community College
Kankakee Community College
This self-guided outdoor sculpture tour showcases works that are a reflection of artistic innovation that is both though... Details
Kankakee County Courthouse
Kankakee County Courthouse
Built in 1912, the courthouse features a dome mural depicting scenes of local history and is a focal point positioned in... Details
Kankakee County Fair and Exposition Center
Kankakee County Fair and Exposition Center
The first county fair was held in 1856 in the current Riverview Historic District. The fair has been held every year sin... Details
Kankakee County Museum
Kankakee County Museum
Discover an extensive collection of county history. The museum grounds include the 1855 Dr. A. L. Small Memorial Home, 1... Details
Kankakee County Museum
Kankakee County Museum
Discover an extensive collection of county history.  The museum grounds include the 1855 Dr. A. L. Small Memorial Home, ... Details
Kankakee County Museum
Kankakee County Museum
Discover an extensive collection of county history.  The museum grounds include the 1855 Dr. A. L. Small Memorial Home, ... Details
Kankakee Railroad Museum
Kankakee Railroad Museum
See model railroad displays, a real trolley car, Union Pacific caboose and a restored Pullman coach car.... Details
Kankakee Railroad Museum
Kankakee Railroad Museum
Explore restored train cars- a 1900s trolley car, a 1964 Union Pacific caboose and a 1947 Pullman car. Marvel at N Gauge... Details
Kankakee Valley Genealogical Society
Kankakee Valley Genealogical Society
The Kankakee Valley Genealogical Society has been recording Kankakee County's history since 1968. Their records include ... Details
Little Red School House
Little Red School House
This 1850s schoolhouse was moved to its present location in 1983 and has been restored. Contains period memorabilia and ... Details
Manteno Historical Society Museum
Manteno Historical Society Museum
Headquartered in the Charles Skinner House, contains a collection of photographs, histories, documents and artifacts. Th... Details
Merchant Street Art Gallery of Artists with Autism
Merchant Street Art Gallery of Artists with Autism
An exhibition space for notable artists and musicians that have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. As one of ... Details
Momence Railroad Depot Museum
Momence Railroad Depot Museum
This privately-owned 1890s depot was restored in 2001. The building served as a depot from 1890 to the 1950s, and served... Details
Olivet Nazarene University
Olivet Nazarene University
Student and faculty art shows are professionally lighted and exhibited in Brandenburg Art Gallery on the lower level of ... Details
Pioneer Cabin at Conrad Park
Pioneer Cabin at Conrad Park
Visit an authentic cabin built during Momence's 150th anniversary to honor the area's first settlers.... Details
Point School House
Point School House
This 1854 founded schoolhouse was moved to its present location in 2008 and has been restored. Contains period memorabil... Details
Riverview Historic District
Riverview Historic District
The Riverview Historic District sits on the scenic banks of the Kankakee River and contains custom-built, carefully-rest... Details
Strickler Planetarium
Strickler Planetarium
Journey through an accurate model o four stellar neighborhood with the aid of the Digistar state-of-the-art digital dome... Details
The Kankakee Depot
The Kankakee Depot
The 1898 Illinois Central Railroad depot was restored in 1998 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in ... Details
The Metro Centre Art Gallery
The Metro Centre Art Gallery
This gallery displays works from local painters, photographers and artists. Most are for sale and can be purchased at th... Details
Kankakee County is located just 50 miles south of Chicago!


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