1. Volo Museum
The Volo Museum is the area's best indoor family attraction - perfect for gear-heads, car collectors, Hollywood fanatics and kids of all ages. There are more than 400 collector autos on display in the 12-building complex, covering nearly two city blocks, including a special military museum honoring the men and women who have served our country.
2. Norge Ski Club International Winter Tournament
At the Norge Ski Club in Fox River Grove, the party's been goin for more than 110 years. This 150-foot ski jump rises high above the Fox River and offers a year-round training facility and competition venue for world-class athletes.
3. Woodstock Groundhog Days
In 1993, the Harold Ramis movie "Groundhog Day" was filmed in and around Woodstock, IL. Every year since, on February 2nd at 7:07 A.M., Woodstock Willie emerges from his tree stump in the center of the Woodstock Square and makes his prognostication for the coming Spring at Woodstock Groundhog Days. Enjoy a drink to World Peace, Awakening of the Groundhog, annual Prognostication and a wide variety of Groundhog Day festivities throughout the entire weekend.
4. Indoor Farmers Markets
You might not know it, but McHenry County has some of the best farmers markets in the state - literally. We're ranked. Our farmers markets are scattered throughout McHenry County, and you can visit each and every one. For a full list of all of McHenry County's farmers markets and their locations HERE!
5. McHenry County Barn Quilts
The beauty of the rural parts of McHenry County shine in every season. Explore the back country roads of our many communities and experience the art of Barn Quilts. Explore the scenic countryside as you search for each one.
6. See a show!
We take a lot of pride in our performances in McHenry County. From the arts to down-home pleasures and plenty of quaint, and quirky choices, there is something to pleas just about anyone. Art, music, theatre ... no matter what kind of entertainment you favor, you're sure to find it here!
7. Get outside
The snow has fallen and its time to drop everything and enjoy it while its here! The McHenry County Conservation District has plenty of opportunities for everyone to enjoy the beauty of the great outdoors.
8. Take on the McHenry County Craft Beverage Trail
If you're a craft beer or spirits connoisseur, you've come to the right place. McHenry County has a thriving craft brewing and distilling culture, and you can experience the best of it on our McHenry County Craft Beverage Trail. Sip your way through 11 local businesses and win prizes after you visit them all!
9. Enjoy a foodie paradise
If you're a foodie - or just like to eat - make sure you're wearing your stretchy pants in McHenry County. We've eaten our way through many of its 611 square miles, and while it's hard to pick favorites, we are sure you won't leave hungry!
10. Tuck yourself into a bed & breakfast
Homey and inviting, with sumptuous breakfasts to send you on your way. McHenry County's bed and breakfasts are prfect for a romantic getaway, or a leisurely weekend trip if you want to immerse yourself in the local scene. Visit the historic 1894 mansion that will forever be known as the place where Bill Murray's character woke up again and again in the movie "Groundhog Day". You could also get away to a quiet escape in Huntley to the Harmony Inn.