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Visiting Central Illinois
Summer shines bright in central Illinois. Warmer weather means it’s the best time of year for outdoor activities in area parks – check out Sand Ridge State Park. What’s more, communities from Pontiac to Springfield to Arcola come together to celebrate the summer sun with all sorts of special events, festivals, and family-friendly fun.
Sports fans don’t have to drive all the way up to Chicago to enjoy America’s Favorite Pastime. The Peoria Chiefs, a Class-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals, round the bases at Dozer Park, just minutes from East Peoria in downtown Peoria. Check the schedule for game times and special theme nights during your visit.
The 2016 Capital City Celebration is an opportunity to explore downtown Springfield while enjoying carnival-style rides and games, live entertainment, food, and more. The fun goes all day on July 3rd and 4th, with the festivities culminating in a classic Fourth of July fireworks display.
There’s also the 2016 Red, White & Bloom – for even more Independence Day fun. It’s an evening of fireworks and patriotic music at at Peoria’s Riverfront Park on July 4th, starting around sundown.
Join residents at the Old State Capitol Plaza in downtown Springfield for the 2016 Downtown Bacon Throwdown on July 15th and 16th. It’s a gathering of more than 20 local restaurants welcoming you to take a sizzling and savory journey through a multitude of bacon and bacon-inspired dishes.
Central Illinois’ relatively cool summers mean fair season comes early. Families won’t want to miss the 2016 Illinois State Fair, August 11th through 21st. It’s 11 days of great food, carnival rides, livestock shows, exhibits, auto racing, live music, and more at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield.
Travel Region Favorites
- 17 Things To Do With Kids in IL
Navy Pier, Chicago
Here are 17 family-friendly museums, rides, parks, stores, and other things to do throughout Illinois and the Chicago area.
- 8 Water Parks to Explore in IL
Water Slides in IL
On your next summer trek through Illinois, cool off at any of these exemplary water parks. From Springfield to South Beloit.
- Illinois Marathons
Check out these 19 marathons coursing though Illinois, from the Chicago Marathon to the Peoria Marathon & River City Races.
- 12 Chicagoland Bike Trails
Chicago Lakefront Trail
http://bestwesternillinois.com/chicagoCheck out these 12 bike trails in the Chicagoland area, including the Des Plaines River Trail, the Green Bay Bike Trail, and Chicago Lakefront Trail.
- 9 Roadside Attractions in Illinois
World's Largest Bottle of Catsup
Plan your visit to Illinois and check out these nine exceptional roadside attractions. From a super human-sized statue of Superman, to fire-breathing dragon.
- Best Things to Do in Peoria, Illinois
Check out activities in Peoria, Illinois – from the Caterpillar World Visitors Center to fireworks over the Illinois River.
- 10 Illinois Sports Venues
From Wrigley Field in Chicago to Dozar Park in Peoria, Illinois features a handful of premiere sports venues and event facilities. Check out the list and plan your trip today.
12 Best Western Hotels
in Central Illinois
Best Western Plus Green Mill Village Hotel & Suites
Best Western Regency Inn
Best Western Riverside Inn
Best Western Plus Peoria
Best Western Prairie Inn & Conference Center
Best Western Jacksonville Inn
Best Western Lincoln Inn
Best Western Macomb Inn
Best Western Monticello Gateway Inn
Best Western Pontiac Inn
Best Western Paradise Inn
Best Western Clearlake Plaza