100 miles due west of Chicago lie the rolling hills, old growth forests and the pristine rivers of the Blackhawk Waterways in Northwest Illinois. With its quaint cabins and darling bed & breakfasts, it’s the perfect weekend getaway in Illinois. Every mile is steeped in history, surrounded by outdoor beauty and dotted with charming villages. The Blackhawk Waterways is what your vacation getaway looks like… In Real Life.
Blackhawk Waterways Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is a non-profit, official State of Illinois CVB, dedicated to promoting the Illinois counties of Carroll, Lee, Ogle and Whiteside as a tourism destination, and dedicated to helping you plan your personal trip here, or coordinate a group trip or event.
The CVB maintains its office and Visitors Center in the quaint Ogle County village of Polo (stop by anytime!) and is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors consisting of representatives of the visitor industry, local governments and experienced businesspersons.