tourism

Illinois Has Some Unusual Museums You Should Check Out
As a kid, I saw a lot of museums. I've said before that I've seen most of this country from the back seat of my parents car, but we did stop the car occasionally, and when we did it was often in front of a museum of some sort. If you want museums, Illinois is your spot.
Chicago Sets Tourism Record
You would think with Chicago's crime problems, featured prominently in news stories around the world, tourists would be staying away in droves. You would also be wrong, as it turns out.
Belvidere Betting on Tourism Downtown From New Ice Rink
BELVIDERE, Ill. (AP) — Leaders in Belvidere are hoping a planned ice rink will help boost downtown businesses.
The Riverside Ice Arena and warming house are scheduled to open in December at Doty Park. The Rockford Register Star reports that it was part of a $3 million update to the park...
Say Goodbye to Seattle’s Gum Wall
By the time you've read this, it should all be gone. Gum, gum, and more gum is being steam-cleaned off Seattle's famous "Gum Wall," near Pike Place Market. Over the last 20 or so years, it's estimated that Seattle residents and visitors have deposited over 1 million …
Visitor Spending in Rockford Sets a Record!
Visitors to Winnebago county have set a record. In particular, a spending record. How does a $340 million injection into the local economy sound? Thanks to a 6.3% increase over the year before, we have enjoyed the highest percentage increase in tourism of all the state's major metro areas...
Tourism Remains Big Industry In Illinois
Will Stevenson -- Illinois Radio Network
Tourism remains one of the biggest industries in the state of Illinois, and it keeps getting bigger.
State Tourism Director, Springfield’s Cory Jobe, says nearly 110,000,000 people visiting the state last year, a new record, generating $2...
Winnebago County Residents Place High Value in Tourism
What are your thoughts on tourism in and around the Rockford area? If you haven't given it much thought, don't worry, many of your friends and neighbors have.
What's more is that they think it's highly valuable to the local community, according to a new survey commissioned by The Rockford Area Conven…

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