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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Kankakee County offers the perfect blend of opportunity, momentum and fun.


Natural and urban wonders await

Outdoor adventure and natural beauty await you along the beautiful Kankakee River. As you take a cruise on a Duffy boat, you will discover the B. Harley Bradley House designed by the famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. Downtown Kankakee boasts a plethora of historic architecture, churches and museums that date back to the mid-1800s. Look for quilt patterns on historic Kankakee buildings and nearby barns that colorfully celebrate Kankakee’s agricultural heritage. The Merchant Street MusicFest and Kankakee’s many other annual events will entertain the whole family.

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