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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Kris Kringle Market
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Christmas Parade
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KVTA’s Plaid Tidings
Go with the Flow
Enjoy Kankakee River State Park & the meandering Kankakee River.

Kids & Family

From splash pad fun to discovering a world of make-believe to learning about our solar system, kids of all ages will have a blast with all that Kankakee County has to offer.



Adventure Commons
Adventure Commons
70,000-sq.-ft. recreational facility complete with indoor turf field, four basketball courts and outdoor putt putt golf. ... Details
Bird Park Family Fun Station
Bird Park Family Fun Station
Along on the shores of the Kankakee River, view wildlife, play and picnic. ... Details
Bourbonnais Event and Skate Plaza
Bourbonnais Event and Skate Plaza
This facility provides hours of fun for kids of all ages with skateboarding in the summer and ice skating in the winter. ... Details
Exploration Station...a children's museum
Exploration Station...a children's museum
Little imaginations grow big in this world of discovery and make-believe. Fly a plane, play dress-up, shop for groceries ... Details
Hero City Adventure Park
Hero City Adventure Park
This indoor entertainment center is packed full of fun for the whole family with arcade games, a jungle playground, lase ... Details
House of Sportz
House of Sportz
This elite training facility offers year-round baseball and softball classes, camps, clinics, sports-specific programs a ... Details
Ice Valley Centre Ice Arena
Ice Valley Centre Ice Arena
Indoor sports complex featuring an NHL rink and state-of-the-art fitness center. Learn to ice skate. Play in the Game Zo ... Details
Kankakee Area YMCA
Kankakee Area YMCA
The Kankakee Area YMCA is membership based and offers Health and Fitness Programs, Free Classes, Free Child Care, Youth ... 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
Legacy Park
Legacy Park
66-acre Legacy Park offers soccer and softball fields, a regulation size skating rink, tennis courts, walking path, spla ... Details
Little Me Studio
Little Me Studio
Your youngster will enjoy programs and special events in music, art, language and more for children ages six mo. to 12 y ... Details
RecCenter
RecCenter
Indoor sports facility offers a full gymnasium with open gym for youth, teens, adults and family time as well as a renta ... Details
Splash Valley Aquatic Park
Splash Valley Aquatic Park
Family friendly water park with body and tube slides, water playground, sand volleyball and small event space rentals. ... Details
Strickler Planetarium
Strickler Planetarium
This digital planetarium is dedicated to learning about the natural world. Fly a rocket, see the stars up close, and lea ... Details
The Square on Second
The Square on Second
Enjoy this family-friendly park including playground, zip line, jump pillow, splash pad and fireplace. ... Details
Willowhaven Park & Nature Center
Willowhaven Park & Nature Center
This hands-on nature center houses exhibits focused on Illinois wildlife, conversation and natural history with live ani ... Details
Kankakee County is located just 50 miles south of Chicago!


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