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.

Kankakee Quiltmakers Autumn Splendor Quilt Show
Kankakee Farmers' Market
Fall Festival
Go with the Flow
Enjoy Kankakee River State Park & the meandering Kankakee River.

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

List of 6: Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth in Kankakee County

Raise your hand if you have a sweet tooth!

We've compiled a list of 6 destinations to satisfy your sweet tooth while you're in Kankakee County.

  1. Heather's Custom Cakes - Custom Cake Studio & Drive Thru Bakery - Drive thru cupcakes? Yes, please!
  2. PJ's Ice Cream - Head to downtown Manteno for ice cream, shakes, sundaes, smoothies, malts and floats!
  3. Sweet Darren's - Visit this bakery and ice cream shop whose number 1 ingredient is…LOVE!
  4. Sweet Street - Candy galore here from chocolates and truffles to nostalgic candy and everything in between!
  5. Twisted Cupcake - Stop in for their specialty cupcakes, cakes and cookies!
  6. Utopia - Healthy + delicious = YUM! Protein shakes, loaded teas, acai bowls, and more.

This is just a sample of all of the great destinations in KaCo! For more information, check out our Visitor's Guide here!

Kankakee County is located just 50 miles south of Chicago!

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