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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Alan Byron Hampshire Art Show
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KVTA's Jesus Christ Superstar
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Mattea's Joy Gala
Go with the Flow
Enjoy Kankakee River State Park & the meandering Kankakee River.

Outdoor Wonders

Close but not too close to big-city hubbub and high-rises of Chicago, Kankakee County offers a refreshing down-to-earth mood: golf, hiking, kayaking, biking and more.



Air Sports
Become the pilot of your next adventure with the help of our air sports vendors located at the Greater Kankakee Airport.
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Archery, Hunting & Shooting
Practice your aim or tune up that bow next time you’re in Kankakee County at one of our local hunting shops and ranges.
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Baseball & Softball
Round the bases or cheer from the bleachers this summer at our baseball and softball complexes.
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Championship Fishing
The Kankakee River Valley offer bountiful waters for shoreline wading, boat or fly-fishing and is proud to be apart of the National Water Trail.
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Cycling
Feel the breeze hit your skin as you pedal along the scenic bike paths of Kankakee County.
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Horseback Riding
Enjoy the scenic trails of the Kankakee River State Park atop the beautiful horses of the riding stables.
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Parks & Nature
Revel in the spacious green parks filled with walking, hiking and biking trails found all throughout Kankakee County.
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Racing
Start your engines and head out to the Kankakee County Speedway every summer Friday night.
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Scuba
Cross scuba diving off your bucket list at Haigh Quarry, where you can get scuba certified and take the deep dive into the mysteries that lie beneath the surface.
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Skating
Put on your roller blades or grab your skateboard and head to one of Kankakee County’s skate parks.
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Water Sports
Whether it be kayaking or casting the perfect line, the Kankakee River, smaller streams and ponds are sure to accommodate all your water sports needs!
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Kankakee County is located just 50 miles south of Chicago!


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