Welcome, Bears Fans!
DeKalb County’s roots run deep in the rich farmland that is part of the landscape of our heritage and history. Our wide-open spaces provide visitors with endless exploration and recreation.
Located just 60 minutes west of Chicago!
Experience our Award Winning Flavors
- Whiskey Acres
- Prairie State Winery
- Byers Brewing
Featuring Whiskey Acres:
This fifth-generation farm family took a product that’s abundant in Illinois, corn, and is making it into farm to spirit whiskey and vodka. Whiskey Acres is one of two certifies “on-farm” craft whiskey distilleries in the US and the first estate distillery in Illinois.
Rich History That Will Make You Move
- Egyptian Theatre
- Ellwood House Mansion
- Blumen Gardens
Featuring the Egyptian Theatre:
The Egyptian Theatre opened it doors in 1929, in DeKalb, Illinois. It is an Egyptian Revival theatre that is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. A variety of live music, theatre performances, and tours are offered at this recently renovated historic gem.
Fresh Farm Fun
Variety of Apple Orchards, Pumpkin Patches, & Tree Farm
- Jonamac Orchard
- Honey Hill Orchard
- Whispering Pines Reindeer Ranch
Featuring Jonamac Orchard:
Jonamac Orchard is a three generational family farm owned and operated by the McArtor Family since 1984. The apple orchard is part of the 105 acre farm in Northern Illinois, with over 20,000 apple trees. Several fun activities available including corn maze, wine & hard cider tasting room, play areas, wagon rides, petting zoo, pumpkin patch, apple cannon, and more!