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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 25, 2014
Cool things to do in central Illinois  (1 Answer)

I'll be visiting my daughter in Dekalb, Illinois Aug 16-19, and I was hoping some VTs could suggest some cool things to do around that area. On a previous trip we went to Chicago, so I'm really looking for suggestions other than that. We enjoy museums, hiking, outdoor activities, historical buildings, etc.



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 30, 2013
train travel  (5 Answers)

how can I get from st. charles to springfield by train?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 05, 2012
Need Advice on Buying Or Renting A Vacation Home...  (2 Answers)

Hello Illinois people! Im looking to either rent or buy some isolated land for a wilderness or rural vacation home here in Illinois Im looking for something very isolated with no neighbors around for about 5 radial miles. Id really like to build a modular house or container house on this property for my vacation retreat but I might also consider renting something such as a cabin. Ive found Lots of stuff like this but need some advice as far as locating an area such as this. Its kind of rare in Illinois, but through my research Ive found theres some land if you dig deep enough around central Illinois and in the deep south around Shawnee Forrest that is totally isolated. Im looking to budget around5000 to15000 for the whole retreat project. Many modular houses go for about5000 to10000 on the cheap, and Ive seen lots of cabin rentals for around30 a night and so forth. Might hire a researcher to complete my search for me. Any ideas or resources about how to set up a vacation home like this in isolated Illinois and find suitable land and appointments? Or any tips on how to hire a researcher on the cheap to dig this up? Appreciate any good ideas.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 20, 2011
all the Fishermen out there!  (2 Answers)

my fiancee loves fishing! we just moved to aurora,il not so long ago.. i would appreciate your suggestion where to go fishing and when's the best time for different kind of fish to catch, your favorite locations, etc! would be very very greatful!
Giedre


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 17, 2010
One day family getaway from Champaign Urbana area  (1 Answer)

Does anybody have a good suggestion about it?

(7 yo girl – included)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 15, 2010
A quick getaway from Chicago.  (3 Answers)

Hi, looking for a quick getaway with my 5 year old. Willing to drive around 200 miles. I have 4 days off and would like to do some hiking, canoeing, rafting, fishing, watch a sunset, bonfire, camp or stay in lodge. Not the Dells please! Thanks in advance for any ideas!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 09, 2010
Galena Illinois

There are two sets of steps in Galena that go from main street to high street. How many steps are in each set of steps and which set of steps was near the pre-civil war home of U. S. Grant


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 20, 2009
Galena and Chicago in September  (3 Answers)

My wife and I are going to a convention in Chicago then spend a week at our timeshare in Galena. Never been to Galena. What can one do? We like to hike, ride bikes, taste wine, see theater. Any events or festivals happening in Chicago we should be aware of (Sep 17-21) We will see the Cubs on 9/17.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 04, 2009
camping in chicago  (1 Answer)

there is a campground on lake michagin either on the north end of lake shore drive or in evanston il. i need the name. will be with a groupe kayaking the chicago river and we woulg like to expand the trip to a weekend of biking and kayaking.

rareibex


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 29, 2009
Hotel Arista in Naperville?  (1 Answer)

I have a business trip planned in the future and Hotel Arista seems like the best place to stay in Naperville. I had a look at their website () and was really wowed by the rooms and amenities. It'd also be nice to play a round or two on the course while I'm there. Anyone have any experience here?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 01, 2009
Wedding in Illinois/Midwest  (4 Answers)

My fiance's family is from the midwest: Iowa (Iowa City area) and Illinois (Aurora area/West of Chicago), and we want to have our wedding in this area, but I have no idea what is available for weddings other than churches. I want to have an outside wedding that just takes someone's breath away: beach (I know I'm not going to find this here), gardens, park, ???

Does anyone have any ideas or locations that would help me and my fiance out? We don't have a huge budget, however, so all though some areas in Chicago are beautiful I'm not sure we could afford them. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 21, 2008
Mountain Bikes on Trails  (1 Answer)

Are people allowed to ride bikes on the hiking trails at Beal Woods State Park?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 14, 2008
Six Flags @ Gurnee, IL

Hi, planning my visit to Six Flags @ Gurnee this May!
Read from its official website that online ticketing cost15 less than walk in rate. So guess I am gonna take that.

Have some additional queries:
- How crowded would it be in May? Best time to visit?
- Parking seem expensive at15 per car - any known alternative?
- Advisable to purchase the meals online in advance? Is this a cheaper rate than walk in purchase?
- What are the must try? FYI I am not too adventurous i.e. cant take too much thrill! But I love cartoon characters. =)

Thanks very much and please let me know of any additional tips. =)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 14, 2008
Outlet Malls - Chicago Premium Outlets vs Gurnee Mills Mall  (6 Answers)

Will be in Chicago in May.
Someone please tell me which one is better and which one to go?
Thanks!

=)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 13, 2007
Travel and Tourism in North West Illinois, Mt Carroll, IL

I am looking to get out of chicago and enjoy a weekend away. I am thinking of staying in Mt. Carroll, IL. they seem to have some art gallerys, antique shops, and historical markers. I found some great info at if anyone else could provide me with more information that would be great.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 08, 2007
Great Park to Camp in a Tent?  (3 Answers)

I'd love to find a park that isn't too far from St. Louis where I could pitch my tent. It has to have privacy, shade over my tent in the day, be quiet (at least after dark) and Beautiful, too. also, it would be perfect is there weren't many mosquitoes or flies. I Know, I am asking a lot, really a lot! Any body have suggestions,please?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 06, 2007
Best way to get to US Cellular Field  (4 Answers)

Hi All, I'm spending a weekend in Chicago in April during my travels from Australia. As a sports nut the first thing I have booked is tickets to see the White Sox on a Sturday evening. Can anyone advise the best way to get to US Cellular Field from E Delaware Pl? Is public transport the best option or would it be safer to book a taxi/limo?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 12, 2006
Chicago airport  (2 Answers)

We are going to Manchester England via Chicago Ohare and I wanted to know how hard and how long it will take to get from Terminal 1 to terminal 5? Also if anyone has flown bmi could you tell me if we'll get our seat assignments when we leave DFW airport on United Airlines for our entire trip or when we get to chicago for the bmi leg of the flight, and do the airlines try to sit passengers traveling together? Thanks so much for any info and in case it's important we'll be arriving in Chicago on Sun 19 at at 2 17pm and our flight on bmi leaves at 630pm for manchester.
Gina


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 08, 2006
Hotels on I-55?  (1 Answer)

I will be leaving Chicago in the evening going toward Springfield on I-55. I was hoping to find a place to stay somewhere in between. A town called Braidwood seems like a good location, but I can't find information on anything in the area. Not real picky, just the usual things like a safe and clean place are important. Any suggestions would be REALLY helpful. Thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 08, 2006
Hotels on I-55?  (1 Answer)

I will be leaving Chicago in the evening going toward Springfield on I-55. I was hoping to find a place to stay somewhere in between. A town called Braidwood seems like a good location, but I can't find information on anything in the area. Not real picky, just the usual things like a safe and clean place are important. Any suggestions would be REALLY helpful. Thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 05, 2006
Looking for getaway weekend tips outside Chicago  (3 Answers)

hi folks! I am looking for recommendations for a quick getaway weekend for end of Sept / early October to celebrate me and my wife's 1 year anniversary. we moved to chicago a few years ago and love it. but I figure it would be nice to do something different and get out of dodge! does anyone have ideas for a quick road trip? might do a 1 to 2 night hotel stay over if affordable. we are both 29 and looking for somewhere we can go relax, maybe enjoy some nature, but ALSO somewhere that has a little life to it as well (where we can find places to go out to eat and hang at night, etc). a romantic B&B or hotel on a lake might be nice. might be a little cold for watersports but maybe we can do some horse back riding or something. anyway I have just started my research so any tips would be appreciated! so far a few places that caught my attention: Galena, Lake Geneva, Starved Rock. thanks!!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 26, 2006
Trying to contact the church in 320 Eastern Ave, Barrington, Illinois 60010, area  (1 Answer)

Trying to contact the church in 320 Eastern Ave, Barrington, Illinois 60010, area
Dear Friends,
I am writing to know the church or family of Miss Marjorie Luther ( who died in 1993) of this address 320 Eastern Ave, Barrington, Illinois 60010, USA. I am going to visit my friends in US in December 2006 and I would mostly be in DC area but I would like to visit her church or family if I can have their details.




Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 21, 2006
frustrated with lack of options  (1 Answer)

I am looking for transportation for my elderly mother to travel to Springfield,IL from Rockford,IL. She does not drive and it seems to be an imposssible challenge.Can anyone offer any suggestions?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 26, 2006
Great America  (2 Answers)

Does anyone know if you can use tickets from a different park? We're in Phoenix, but flying into Chicago and we're wondering if we can use our daily Magic Mountain, Ca tickets in Gurnee. We've tried to call, but their phone lines don't allow you to talk to a human. HELP Jo


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 13, 2006
Lakeview hotels

My husband and I are planning a trip to Chicago for our anniversary next month and decided to stay in Lakeview to scope out the hood (for a hopefull future relocation). I found the following hotels listed through metromix.com and am hoping someone may know which hotel is the best deal. We're only able to stay for 2 nights and have about a300 budget for a hotel.

Belmont City Suites
Best Western Hawthorne Terrace
Chateau Hotel
Days Inn Lincoln Park - North
Majestic Hotel
Microtel Inns
Sheffield House
The Willows


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 04, 2006
Six flags Great America  (2 Answers)

Does anyone know how much it cost to get a second day admission to Great America once you are already there and have bought your first day admission? I looked at the website and they don't say how much it is, they just say it comes at a discount.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 04, 2006
course on teaching english for a short time  (2 Answers)

hello there, I am planning to travel to chicago in about a month, and would like to stay a few weeks, (still planning) well.. not more than a month, Chica go seems to be a nice place to spend some weeks, but I guess I might get bored of doing nothing but sightseeing, so I was thinking that I could take a little course on teaching english, I am an english teacher,
thanks for any advices,
JI


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 27, 2005
Did anyone see this?  (1 Answer)

I was curious to know if anybody saw the new cartoon Empire Square that was on this weekend.... It was quite possibly the funniest thing I have seen all year...


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 20, 2005
Urbana-Champaign University on summer!!!  (4 Answers)

hi everyone,
next year, on august, i'll come in champaign for studying abroad program from italy! i'd like to know something abt the amusement and entertainment in the city in summer and where a studying abroad student can sleep for short period as 1 mounth or 2 mounth.
thanx in advance to everyone who will post me a comment!
bye


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 12, 2005
Shawnee National Forest in Southern Illinois?  (1 Answer)

We are planning on visiting the Shawnee National Forest in April, 2006 through an Elderhostel program. Can anyone share information with me regarding the area. We'll be hiking, biking, canoeing, and horseback riding. Is it a beautiful and unique as brochures make it out to be? Thanks for any info you might have.



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