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Plan Your Downstate Illinois Adventure

Plan Your Downstate Illinois Adventure

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Ready for a getaway? Start planning your trip to Downstate Illinois today. Our 21-county region is loaded with attractions, events, outdoor recreation, accommodations, dining, shopping, and something for everyone. Check out our app, newsletter, and visitors guide to start planning your trip itinerary.

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Whether you’re looking for a festival, marathon or something family-friendly to bring the kids to, Downstate Illinois has something for everyone. The region hosts over 900 events each year, and we pride ourselves on providing the most accurate event information so that you don’t miss a thing.
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From outdoor recreation and adventure to foodies and family fun, we have the trip ideas to plan the perfect vacation.
Road Trip Itineraries

Road Trip Itineraries

21 Counties made for Road Trips
Downstate Illinois was made for road trips! With the help of our road trip itineraries, you can discover all that our 21 counties have to offer — from family fun to outdoor adventures and shopping sprees. 
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Line Dancing Lessons

Line Dancing Lessons

April 24, 2024 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Iron Saddle Ranch | Salem, IL

"A Whole Lot of Shaking Going On" by Sue Barker

April 25, 2024 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
History Museum of Monroe County | Waterloo, IL
Mothers vs. Sons Night of Fun

Mothers vs. Sons Night of Fun

April 26, 2024 @ 6:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Arena Gym at The Campus | Belleville, IL

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