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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Createur Conference and Pitch Competition, hosted
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KVTA’s Seussical
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The Woman Who Would Not Be Silenced
FARM TO FARM TABLE
Locavore brings the table to the farm in peaceful rural Kankakee County.

List of Six

One idea is never enough, so we’ve created Lists of 6 to give you options!



Family-Friendly Dining
We've compiled a list of 6 family-friendly dining spots for you and your crew when you visit Kankakee County!
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Watching the Eclipse
On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will cross North America! Kankakee County has lots of open areas where you can experience it.
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Spring Break for Kids
If you have "spring break" on your family calendar but you don't have plans yet - we have activities for you and your kiddos!
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Margarita Spots
February 22nd is #nationalmargaritaday, but we think margaritas should be celebrated year round! We've compiled a list of 6 margarita spots in Kankakee County!
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Sweet Tooth Destinations
We know Valentine’s Day is all about lovey dovey heart-shaped candy, but we're sharing 6 destinations with ALL kinds of sweets!
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Game Day Spots
Whether you're tuning in for football, baseball, basketball or hockey, Kankakee County has some great seats for all the games.
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Tattoo Shops
When it comes to your tattoos, taking a road trip to have the best of the best is totally worth it.
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Health & Fitness
If health and fitness are part of your 2024 goals, check out these healthy destinations in KaCo!
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Movies
Did you know that Kankakee County has been the backdrop to many popular movies and has even welcomed some of the biggest Hollywood stars to film scenes for those movies?
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Group Outings
As you look ahead to the summer, now is the time to plan a road trip with your group of friends or coworkers!
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Road Trip Planning
A family road trip is the perfect way to spend quality time AND have some fun!
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Small Businesses
The Saturday after Thanksgiving is #smallbusinesssaturday! It's important to make time to shop small and support local business owners.
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Fast Food Restaurants
We’ve compiled a list of 6 fast-food restaurants to fulfill that craving while you’re in Kankakee County.
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Celebrate the Holidays
While there are wonderful holiday events and destinations all season long, there is ONE BIG weekend packed with fun and activities for the whole family!
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Sandwich Spots
We've compiled a list of 6 sandwich spots for you to check out when you #visitkankakeecounty!
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Leaf Peepin'
The leaves are a changin’! We’ve created a cozy itinerary for some leaf peepin’ throughout Kankakee County.
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Acts of Kindness
October 5th was #nationalbeniceday, but we think it should be every day! We've compiled a list of 6 ideas for YOU to spread kindness today, too.
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Hand Crafted Burgers
A great burger is worth traveling for. We’ve compiled a list of 6 restaurants in Kankakee County with mouthwatering burgers that you’ll absolutely love.
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Coffee Destinations
Coffee is a big part of your daily routine, and when you’re away from home, one thing you’ll most likely miss is your go-to coffee place. Not to worry!
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Art Destinations
We’ve compiled a list of 6 destinations in Kankakee County that will celebrate your passion for art!
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Hobby Destinations
When you clock out of the office, it’s fun to spend time on a hobby, right? We have many destinations in Kankakee County to help you hone your skills!
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Before School Starts
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.
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Let’s Go Girls!
Check out our list of 6 Kankakee County activities that would make great experiences for your gal pals.
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Guys Trip
Summer is the perfect time for a guys trip, so we’ve compiled a list of 6 Kankakee County activities that will keep the whole group entertained.
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Scenic Trails
June 3rd is #nationaltrailsday, so we've compiled a list of 6 trails for you to enjoy when you visit Kankakee County!
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Flower Shops
Grab a bouquet when you're in town for a special event, or send a surprise to a friend who lives in KaCo!
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Mexican Restaurants
Kankakee County is the proud home of so many delicious, authentic Mexican restaurants!
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Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth
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.
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March Madness Restaurants
Grab your bracket and head out to watch March Madness in Kankakee County!
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Unplugged Activities
Sometimes you just need an unplugged day! We’ve created a list of 6 ways you can step away from those screens and enjoy KaCo.
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I-57 Exit Restaurants
Can you relate to this? You're on the road with your family, and everyone is STARVING! You're in the mood for local flavor but have no idea what to choose.
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Pizza Spots
February 9th is #nationalpizzaday, and we just couldn't narrow down ALL of the amazing pizza places in Kankakee County to only 6.
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River Activities
The Kankakee River is one of Kankakee County's most beautiful destinations.
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Indoor Activities for Kids
We've compiled a list of 6 activities to keep your minis active inside in Kankakee County!
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Kankakee County is located just 50 miles south of Chicago!


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