Things To Do

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There is plenty to do in bustling Manteno. Spring, summer, fall or winter, there is truly an activity for everyone!

Be sure to attend one of our many ‘Movies in the Park at Legacy Park’, Music in Manteno-our summer music series, or join us in September for the 4-day Manteno Chamber of Commerce Annual Oktoberfest.

Hit the greens at Manteno Golf Course & Learning Center—an 18-hole course that will challenge even the most avid golfer.

Enjoy local athletic events at Heritage or Legacy Parks in Manteno: splash pad, hockey rink, tennis courts and walking path provide year round entertainment! 

Catch our very own Chicago Bears as they get ready for the season. We are just 6 miles from Olivet Nazarene College, home of the Chicago Bears Training Camp.

Cross country skiing, hiking, horseback riding and more are all available at the Kankakee River State Park or Perry Farm in Bourbonnais both only 10 minutes away!  

If you are a fan of the arts, Kankakee Valley Theatre Association showcases some of Broadway’s top numbers!

Manteno and Kankakee County are full of wonder! Come discover the interesting history and artifacts at the Manteno Historical Society.

Walk through downtown Manteno and enjoy one of the many shops along Main Street. Enjoy an afternoon strolling one of our many parks making sure to visit Memorial Park, Manteno’s newest addition and home to tributes and memorials made to lost loved ones near and far.

Manteno is also home to Manteno Veteran’s Home.

Manteno is located just 50 miles south of Chicago on I-57 and has access to multiple modes of public transportation. Whether it’s by car, train or bus, we make it convenient for travelers to visit for the day or to spend a weekend. For more information on Manteno, visit


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Visit the Kankakee County Convention and Visitors Bureau for more!