Visit Kankakee County

Go With the Flow

Explore the wonders of Kankakee County! With miles of winding river, rural and urban destinations, rich history and natural beauty, there is so much to enjoy! Tucked along I-57 just an hour south of Chicago, Kankakee County has something for everyone.

The 4,000-acre Kankakee River State Park is the perfect destination for a day trip or campout under the stars. With over 10 miles of trails suitable for walking, biking and chasing little ones, you’re sure to find nature’s beauty at every turn. Kayaking or canoeing treats adventurers to spectacular views of Kankakee County’s rich, rural landscape. Or, if fishing is your sport, this Federal Clean Stream offers plentiful opportunities to catch a whopper when shoreline wading, boat or fly-fishing.

Enjoy a great family day at Perry Farm Park where the young, as well as the young-at-heart, can feed the animals that roam the farm. Or explore the Exploration Station…a Children’s Museum, where kiddos can let their imaginations soar. Kankakee County also boasts plenty of festivals and events each year offering a unique blend of heritage and fun.

Kankakee County is home to many restaurants, breweries and wine bars and are perfect for date nights, girls night out or guys night. Experience fine dining at Flight 102 Wine Bar, Rigo’s Place and BrickStone Brewery. Get your wine on at Grapes & Hops wine bar. Taste the hops at Knack Brewing & Fermentations, BrickStone Brewery and Steam Hollow Brewing Co.

If you’re looking for a truly unique experience, head to Locavore Farm for their signature Saturday night Dine-on-the-Land Dinner Experience. This four-hour, five-course meal shines the spotlight on the bounty of the week’s harvest. You’ll enjoy the company of friends, new and familiar, enjoy acoustic tunes and catch a magical midwestern sunset as you dine at this beautiful 100-foot wooden table that stretches the length of the pasture.

You’re invited to immerse yourself in the history of the county while meandering through the Kankakee County Museum. Or visit the French Heritage Museum to learn about the county’s deep connection to French Canada. And you surely can’t miss exploring Frank Lloyd Wright’s first prairie style home, the B. Harley Bradley House. Easy to get to, yet hard to leave, Kankakee County has it all!

Our Destination


Nicole Gavin
Executive Director

Kankakee County

Top Attractions

  • Locavore Farm (Farm to Table Dining)
  • Kankakee River State Park (kayaking, fishing, biking & hiking trails)
  • Frank Lloyd Wright B. Harley Bradley House (first prairie style home)
  • Kankakee Farmers’ Market
  • Knack Brewing & Fermentations
  • Grapes & Hops Wine Bar
  • Haigh Quarry
  • Exploration Station…a Children’s Museum
  • BrickStone Brewery
  • Steam Hollow Brewing Co.
  • Flight 102 Wine Bar
  • The French Heritage Museum at Stone Barn
  • Rigo’s Place
  • Kankakee County Museum
  • Merchant Street MusicFest


  • Awarded 19 organizations a total of over $900,000 with our CTAP Grant funding to complete tourism-related projects that add vibrancy to the communities in Kankakee County and generate new economic impact through visitation by non-residents.

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Info & Stats

IL House Legislative District
79, 29, 34

IL Senate Legislative Districts

Largest Meeting Facility
The Quality Inn & Suites

Number of Hotel Rooms

Primary Source of Local Funding
Hotel Occupancy Tax

Total Tourism Jobs Supported

Regional Tourism Expenditures
$171.6 M

Lodging Taxes

Local Sales Taxes