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5 Most Instagrammable Locations in Kankakee County

1. Main & First St. (Manteno, IL)

Butterfly wings?  Multiple Murals?  Yes please.  Located in Downtown Manteno, the mural spaces located in the area offer downtown shoppers a chance to snap a quick shot for their feed before being whisked off to a nearby bakery experience.

2. Parish Bank, Momence (City Hall)

Looking for a backdrop for that perfect 1920s noir photo?  This is it.  Parish Bank was erected in 1914 and was featured in the 2002 film “Road to Perdition” with Tom Hanks.  It was added to the National Register of Historical Places in 2006 and became the town’s City Hall in recent years.  The nearby Railroad Depot, Gram Historical House and Earl D. Schoeffner Farm Museums will quickly fill up your feed.  (*Farm related mural Bonus at N. Locust St and Washington.)  Nearby Island Park will add some additional candid moments for sure.

3. Burfield + Remington (150 N Schuyler Ave, Kankakee, IL)

An urban artisan retail hub that occupies a former 1900s historical theater, Burfield + Remington offers up a wide variety of shots and opportunities to visitors ranging from coffee to tattoos.  This artisan isle features an Ivy Wall and sits across from the “Geometric Giants” by Mac Blackout mural, one of several  throughout the downtown area.

4. Paramount Theater

Located on Schuyler Avenue in Kankakee, the Paramount offers a bright marquee that contrasts well for those star stunning moments in life.  Plus those cosplay posing before a show will shine brighter under this marquee. 

5. Perry Farm (Bourbonnais, IL)

From the petting zoo to the forest covered Indian Caves with miles of walking trails on the riverside, there’s an afternoon to be had here. Barn quilt tours start here.

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6. Kankakee River State Park

From rocky trails to a photogenic riverfront, the color spectrum shows a wide range of exposure for any shutterbug.  Just watch out for the real ones while you’re out.

7. Kankakee Depot

A favorite for wedding and graduation parties, the Depot was first constructed in the 1800s and carefully restored to its original construction over 100 years later.

8. Downtown Murals

Murals are littered throughout Downtown Kankakee, finding one really isn’t that hard. It’s understanding it that’s the challenge.

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