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This image library brings together photographs that reflect the beauty and diversity of Illinois. Use them to illustrate your articles and blog posts on Illinois. If you can’t find the image that you need, please contact us directly.

These photographs are provided by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Office of Tourism and are for editorial and promotional use only. These images may not be used for commercial purposes. Where noted, the photographer’s name must be included when used. Otherwise, please credit the Illinois Office of Tourism.

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Arts & Culture

With a vibrant creative arts scene, Illinois has a rich variety of cultural experiences for art lovers.


Our spectacular lakefront skyline is the backdrop to a lively mix of fine food, fun times, vibrant arts, rich history, and a warm Midwest welcome.

Eat & Drink

Discover the Illinois food scene. The best restaurants in Chicago, Michelin stars, artisan tastes, farm-to-table, local favorites, wine trails and craft beers.


Discover Illinois’s iconic events from Chicago Pride to Lollapalooza.


Discover the history, stories, and people of Illinois. Visit historic communities, meet American presidents, and tour a prehistoric city.

Illinois Made

The makers, the creators, and the artisans of Illinois. Are you up for handcrafted?

Outdoor Adventures

With magnificent state parks, lush forests, miles of trails for hiking and biking, and mighty rivers,
Illinois is your playground.

Places to Stay

Places to stay for your Illinois adventure. The best hotels in Chicago, a cabin hidden in the forest, and picturesque bed and breakfasts in historic river towns.

Regional Getaways

Are you up for amazing? Discover Illinois region by region.

Road Trips

Illinois is rich in scenic drives, including the Great River Road, and the Lincoln Highway. The most famous road trip in the world, Route 66, starts in Chicago.


Shop the Magnificent Mile, score some designer deals, and explore the delightful boutiques and galleries of Illinois’ historic towns.


Illinoisans are passionate sports fans. If you’re in Chicago, don’t miss the chance to see one of the famous Chicago teams play.