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.

Things to do Before School Starts

List of 6: Things to do Before School Starts in Kankakee County

If your kids are heading back to school soon, we've compiled a list of 6 just for you! Make a trip to Kankakee County to squeeze in some summer fun before the school bell rings.

  1. Have some fun in the sun at Splash Valley Aquatic Park.
  2. Schedule a kayak or canoe trip with Reed's Canoe Trips.
  3. Play a round of mini golf at Adventure Commons.
  4. Catch a race at Kankakee County Speedway.
  5. Spend the day at Exploration Station...a children's museum.
  6. Enjoy a cool, sweet treat at PJ's Ice Cream.

Be sure to check each destination's social media channels or website for hours and schedules. For a full directory of places to explore, taste, shop and stay in Kankakee County, check out our Visitor's Guide here!

Kankakee County is located just 50 miles south of Chicago!

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