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.

Manteno Cruise Night
Pembroke Rodeo & Picnic
Kankakee Farmers' Market
Locavore brings the table to the farm in peaceful rural Kankakee County.


With 57 miles of winding river, rural and urban destinations, rich history and natural beauty, there is so much to enjoy! Have you ever wanted to fly a rocket into space? Play the villain in a mystery dinner? Get your adrenaline pumping at a stock car race? Explore the Native American Indian Caves in the Kankakee River State Park? You can on your trip to Kankakee County! 

Hike, bike, ski or soar your way into the unspoiled beauty of Kankakee County.
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Arts & History
The arts and rich history abound in Kankakee County!
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Barn Quilts
The colorful Barn Quilts welcome visitors to explore Kankakee County’s scenic countryside.
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Witness stately architecture and the rich color of the numerous stained-glass windows throughout the churches of Kankakee County.
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Craft Beverage Trail
Join our epic beverage journey and discover a treasure trove of local mind-blowing cocktails, innovative coffee concoctions, irresistible smoothies, and craft beers.
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Farms & Markets
From fresh organic produce to locally-raised meats to farm tours, Kankakee County offers farm fresh products.
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Festivals & Events
Experience the charm of Kankakee County at one of our many festivals and events.
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The lush golf courses of Kankakee County boast modern layouts, sculpted fairways and plenty of water to test your accuracy.
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Indoor Action
Come see all the fun you can have indoors in Kankakee County!
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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!
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From creative cocktails to craft beer, bars with escape rooms and axe throwing bars, live music venues and live theater performances, Kankakee County's nightlife has it all!
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Whether it’s at a box office hit or the live performance of our musicians and acting troupes, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for.
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Kankakee County is located just 50 miles south of Chicago!

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