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

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Our website is full of stories to help plan your visit to Kankakee County, Illinois. Whether you are planning for business or pleasure, enjoy the experiences below to get your trip planning ideas flowing!



Cannatourism
High on Adventure! Now that Kankakee County is home to three recreational dispensaries, its time to talk the dos and don'ts of cannabis consumption.
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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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A Weekend Tour
About 60 miles south of Chicago, the surrounding area along the Kankakee and Iroquois Rivers boasts a French-Canadian heritage.
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48 Hours of Adventure
Enjoy your next weekend getaway! Cycle, kayak, golf, and eat your way through Kankakee County.
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Holiday Traditions
Don't miss the favorite holiday family traditions of Kankakee County this season.
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No Booze November
Kankakee County is jumping on the sober travel trend! So, if you're up for some alcohol-free fun, come on down and let's see where this wild ride takes us!
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A Locavore's Weekend
To travel well means to slow down and indulge in a place with a locavore’s mindset. Kankakee County is an idyllic weekend escape from the city.
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Farm to Farm Table
Locavore brings the table to the farm in peaceful rural Kankakee County.
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Full Steam Ahead
There are new projects on the horizon in Kankakee County. We are about to roll out the second round of our Community Tourism Action Plan (CTAP) Grant.
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Group Tours
Did you know Kankakee County is the perfect place to plan your next day trip, overnight stay or long weekend group trip?
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Farms & Markets
Kankakee County is home to a growing agritourism community that thrives on interactive farms and growing farmers' markets for visitors and locals to enjoy.
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Spring Into the Great Outdoors
According to the calendar, it is officially Spring! And when you live in the Midwest, that can mean one of three things.
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Escape Cabin Fever
When the middle-of-winter cabin fever strikes, it’s time to get out and discover or rediscover the local experiences that Kankakee Counrty has to offer.
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Feel the Love
The season of love is right around the corner and what better way to spend your Valentine’s Day than enjoying some of the great experiences in Kankakee County?!
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New Year's Resolutions
The new year brings feelings of hope, change and lists of new year's resolutions.
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The Season of Gifting
Tis’ the season of giving, holiday shopping and shopping small.
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Empowered Women
These local businesswomen prove that they are as comfortable with tattoo ink as with cake fondant.
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Wedding Season
Everything needed for that special day can be found right here in Kankakee County!
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Go with the Flow
Enjoy Kankakee River State Park & the meandering Kankakee River.
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Escape to Kankakee County
Lose yourself in the natural beauty of the Kankakee River and Kankakee River State Park, you won't be disappointed.
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Top Things to Do Outdoors
Check out some of the top things to do when it comes to exploring the great outdoors in Kankakee County, Illinois
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Top Things to Do With Kids
Kankakee County, Illinois, has plenty of ways to stay busy with little ones.
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Top Historic Sites to Visit
Get ready to receive a history lesson on your next visit to the area.
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Top Annual Events and Festivals
Kankakee County, Illinois, is a popular destination for weekend trips in the Chicago area all year-round.
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Chicago Area Trivia: The History of Barn Quilts
Kankakee County’s heritage is rich with agricultural history!
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Do It Up Wright in Kankakee County
Celebrate Frank Lloyd Wright's life just outside of Chicago!
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Making the Move to Kankakee County
Kankakee County offers the perfect blend of opportunity, momentum and fun.
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What is Kankakee County?
It's just the place you've been looking for!
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Spring Break in Kankakee County!
Plan to spend a few days to experience all that Kankakee County has to offer!
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Warm Up With Wine Bars in Kankakee County, Illinois
Warm up with a glass of vino at our local wine bars this winter!
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Kankakee County Restaurant Week
Check back with us for Kankakee County Restaurant Week 2020!
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Embrace the Zen
Happy January, wellness warriors! As we gear up for this fabulous new year, it’s time to hit the reset button on our mind, spirit and body.
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Feeling the Love
Valentine's Day, Galentine's Day, or even Palentine's Day - no matter how you plan to celebrate, Kankakee County has an array of fantastic experiences waiting for you and your loved ones.
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Kankakee County is located just 50 miles south of Chicago!


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