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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.

Bourbonnais Bradley Kankakee Manteno Momence
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The Doors of Chicago Tribute Band Concert
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Easter Brunch Buffet
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Gun & Sporting Expo
Making the Move to Kankakee County
Kankakee County offers the perfect blend of opportunity, momentum and fun.

Group Travel

Let Kankakee County be the next destination for your group travel. Located along I-57 just an hour south of Chicago, we are a convenient location packed full of amenities and more than 900 hotel rooms to accommodate your guests. Sit back and relax while we take you on a journey of outdoor wonders to arts & history with a pit stop to sip & savor. That not enough? Make the most out of your shopping experience with our retail, antiques and farms & markets, giving every shopper the opportunity to find their perfect pick-me-up. 

Our festivals & events highlights the major events in the area and offer something to do for every generation. Who can forget the 7UP Chicago Bears Training Camp and the 50,000 plus super fans that come to Bourbonnais every summer? Information on Barn Quilts, the historic church tour, museums and last, but not least, a list of our rare finds to Kankakee County is available in our Visitor Guide. What a great ending to your trip! Please contact our sales team today to assist with your planning needs.



Arts Center
Arts Center
Learn, create and share. Plan your next group activity at Kankakee County Community Arts Council’s A
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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 Illi
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Barn Quilts of Kankakee County, Driving Tour
Barn Quilts of Kankakee County, Driving Tour
If you are a lover of quilts then the Quilts of Kankakee County will unfold the history of living on
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Basu Natural Farms
Basu Natural Farms
Basu Museum and Cultural Center is an unique community-based, non-profit organization, that has been
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Bourbonnais Grove Historical Society
Bourbonnais Grove Historical Society
Letourneau home is a museum that contains many artifacts and is maintained by the Bourbonnais Grove
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Bourbonnais Township Park District
Bourbonnais Township Park District
Pick fruit in the fruit orchard, let the kids experience the Exploration Station or visit farm anima
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Camp Shaw-Waw-Nas-See
Camp Shaw-Waw-Nas-See
Non-profit overnight summer camp and rental facility. Features unique programming for campers and gr
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Cupola House Tree Farm
Cupola House Tree Farm
Free hayrides, hot cider, and a cozy wood fire complement this choose-and-cut Christmas tree farm.
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Dickman’s Farm Fresh Poultry
Dickman’s Farm Fresh Poultry
Dickman's offers hormone-free, locally-raised poultry as well as farm tours.
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Essex Historical Society Museum
Essex Historical Society Museum
This historical site features a one-room schoolhouse and historical Essex artifacts contained in an
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Family Tree Nursery
Family Tree Nursery
This choose-and-cut Christmas tree farm offers refreshments and wagon rides.
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French Heritage Museum at the Stone Barn
French Heritage Museum at the Stone Barn
The Lemuel Milk Carriage House, historically the Stone Barn, is now home to the French Heritage Muse
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Graham Historic House and Museum
Graham Historic House and Museum
The 1870's home displays period furnishings and artifact from 1870 to 1900. Depicting everyday life
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Grant Park
Grant Park
Grant Park has facilities and parks that host a variety of events, including the annual "Driving the
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Gretchen Charlton Art Gallery at Provena Heritage Village
Gretchen Charlton Art Gallery at Provena Heritage Village
Provena Heritage Village, a senior living facility lends their home to local artists’ displays. The
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Herscher Area Historical Society & Museum
Herscher Area Historical Society & Museum
The Herscher Area Historical Society was established in 2000 and the Museum opened in 2004. The Muse
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Herscher Area Historical Society & Museum
Herscher Area Historical Society & Museum
The Herscher Area Historical Society was established in 2000 and the Museum opened in 2004. The Muse
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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 es
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Ice Valley Centre Ice Arena
Ice Valley Centre Ice Arena
The Ice Arena is open for public skating and party packages. Offering unique options for skating get
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Kankakee County Courthouse
Kankakee County Courthouse
Built in 1912, the courthouse features a dome mural depicting scenes of local history and is a focal
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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
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Kankakee County Museum & Historical Society
Kankakee County Museum & Historical Society
History breathes life into your experience at the Kankakee County Museum and Historical Society. Fou
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Kankakee Farmers' Market
Kankakee Farmers' Market
Kankakee Farmers Market (May – October) Corner of Schuyler and Merchant Street, Kankakee, IL
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Kankakee Railroad Museum
Kankakee Railroad Museum
Explore restored train cars- a 1900s trolley car, a 1964 Union Pacific caboose and a 1947 Pullman ca
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Kankakee River State Park Trail
Kankakee River State Park Trail
The 4,000-acre park extends along both sides of the Kankakee River offering unspoiled settings that
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Kankakee River Valley Forest Preserve District
Kankakee River Valley Forest Preserve District
Offering educational programs at six sites in the Kankakee area including trails for walking, hiking
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Kankakee Valley Genealogical Society
Kankakee Valley Genealogical Society
The Kankakee Valley Genealogical Society has been recording Kankakee County's history since 1968. Th
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Kankakee Valley Park District
Kankakee Valley Park District
More than 25 parks, the Ice Valley Centre Ice Arena and River Road Sports Complex are just some of t
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Manteno Historical Society Museum
Manteno Historical Society Museum
The society headquartered in the Charles Skinner House, adorns the center of Manteno’s beautiful vil
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Manteno Parks
Manteno Parks
Manteno partners with the Bourbonnais Township Park District to offer a wide variety of programs for
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Mary's Berries
Mary's Berries
This seasonal u-pick farm offers a variety of berries.
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Momence Farmers' Market
Momence Farmers' Market
The market is open from mid-July to the first of October on Wednesdays. In addition to produce vendo
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Momence Park District
Momence Park District
Offers five facilities providing opportunities to play, learn and relax! Enjoy pavilions, fishing, b
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Momence Railroad Depot Museum
Momence Railroad Depot Museum
This privately-owned 1890s depot was restored in 2001.  This building served as a depot from 1890 to
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Olivet Nazarene University
Olivet Nazarene University
An accredited, Christian liberal arts university, Olivet offers numerous opportunities for education
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Pioneer Cabin at Conrad Park
Pioneer Cabin at Conrad Park
The Pioneer Log Cabin, which was to resemble as near as possible the original cabins built by the me
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Riverview Historic District
Riverview Historic District
The Riverview Historic District sits on the scenic banks of the Kankakee River and contains custom-b
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Strickler Planetarium
Strickler Planetarium
Popular with student groups Everyone can reach for the stars when you visit Strickler Planetarium at
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Sunrise Greenhouse, Inc.
Sunrise Greenhouse, Inc.
This seven acre greenhouse provides quality plants specializing in bedding plants, baskets, vegetabl
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The Bennett-Curtis Mansion
The Bennett-Curtis Mansion
The Bennett-Curtis House mystery dinner theater features a five-course dinner and show all in one! S
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Willowhaven Park & Nature Center
Willowhaven Park & Nature Center
Visit this FREE, hands-on nature center with live animal displays, aquariums and exhibits. Nature-ba
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Zanjabil Gardens
Zanjabil Gardens
This organic farm offers a variety of u-pick fruits and vegetables.
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