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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A Maker's Mark - Functional Art Pottery by Amy Higgason
Kankakee Farmers Market
KVTA's The Little Mermaid
Do it up Wright!
Explore the B. Harley Bradley House, Frank Lloyd Wright's first Prairie Style home set on the tranquil Kankakee River.
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Barn Quilts of Kankakee County, Driving Tour

Barn Quilts of Kankakee County, Driving Tour

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If you are a lover of quilts then the Quilts of Kankakee County will unfold the history of living on the farm.  Barns are iconic reminders of our country’s proud agricultural heritage. Kankakee County celebrates its’ history with colorful quilt patterns displayed on historic barns throughout the county.  Each barn’s history reflects on the life of families.  Experience some of our counties finest homesteads.  A self driving tour map is available upon requet. Motor coach operators with passenger buses exceeding 30, please contact the Kankakee County CVB office for assistance with passable routes for larger bus.


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