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Explore The Area

For a directory of area businesses, demographics and community info, contact the Kankakee Regional Chamber of Commerce at 815.933.7721, or Bradley Bourbonnais Regional Chamber of Commerce at 815.932.2222 jduganroof@bbchamber.com.

 

Kankakee River State Park

On land treasured for centuries - first by Native Americans, later by traders and farmers, and as early as the 1890's by recreation seekers - Kankakee River State Park offers you its proud heritage in an unspoiled setting. Anglers, canoeists, hunters, campers, hikers, bicyclers and other outdoor enthusiasts find the park's recreational opportunities unsurpassed. The naturally channeled Kankakee River, listed on the Federal Clean Streams Register, is the focus of the park's popularity.

Enveloping both sides of the Kankakee River for 11 miles, in an area 6 miles northwest of Kankakee, the park consists of approximately 4,000 acres. Illinois Routes 102 on the north and 113 on the south frame the park, with Interstates 55 and 57 both providing convenient access.

Perry Farm Park

The Park District maintains the Perry Farm Park, a dynamic 170 acre recreation area. Enthusiasts of all kinds find enjoyment in the wide array of activities the park offers including 4-miles of fully accessible paved paths that wind through natural prairie, woods and riverfront of the Perry Farm site.

Oak meadows, a fruit tree orchard, picnic areas, memorial rose gardens and flower gardens and gazebos as well as an Illinois Nature preserve area highlighting Indian Caves along the Bourbonnais Creek and ravine make this stretch of the Kankakee River and its shores as beautiful as any in the state.

Also located on the park grounds is the award-winning Exploration Station...a children's museum, a hands-on exploration and discovery museum for children and their families, teachers and other caregivers.

Letourneau Home/Museum - Bourbonnais Grove Historical Society

The museum was the home of Bourbonnais' first mayor George R. Letourneau. Exhibits include history of Mayor Letourneau and centers on the French-Canadian influence in the Bourbonnais area.

Open the first and third Sunday of every month and by appointment.

Stratford Dr. East, PO Box 311, Bourbonnais
815-933-6452
www.bourbonnaishistory.org