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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Escape to Kankakee County!
Lose yourself in the natural beauty of the Kankakee River and Kankakee River State Park, you won't be disappointed.

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Our website is full of stories to help plan your visit to Kankakee County, Illinois. Whether you are planning for business or pleasure, enjoy the experiences below to get your trip planning ideas flowing!



Do It Up Wright in Kankakee County
Celebrate Frank Lloyd Wright's life just outside of Chicago!
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Chicago Area Trivia: The History of Barn Quilts
Kankakee County’s heritage is rich with agricultural history!
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Top Annual Events and Festivals
Kankakee County, Illinois, is a popular destination for weekend trips in the Chicago area all year-round.
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Top Historic Sites to Visit
Get ready to receive a history lesson on your next visit to the area.
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Top Things to Do With Kids
Kankakee County, Illinois, has plenty of ways to stay busy with little ones.
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Top Things to Do Outdoors
Check out some of the top things to do when it comes to exploring the great outdoors in Kankakee County, Illinois
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Kankakee County Restaurant Week
Be a part of the action January 20-27 as restaurateurs roll out the red carpet!
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