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Attractions in Illinois: information about the best places of interest in Illinois



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The state is known for its jazz culture, acquired as a result of European immigrants and African Americans coming to Chicago from the South. Persons of American and British ancestry are found in the south-eastern part of Illinois. Germans and Irish communities also maintain a significant presence in the state’s population

The Burpee Museum of National History at Rockford features the dinosaur fossil of ‘Jane the Rockford T-Rex’. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in the capital city is well worth a visit. The Art Institute of Chicago hosts one of the best art collections in the world. Also in Chicago is the hundred-storied John Hancock Centre, the Lincoln Park Zoo, the more modern Brookfield Zoo and the Millennium Park (home to the McCormick Tribute Ice Skating Rink). The Shedd Aquarium is one of the largest indoor aquariums in the world.

In June, the city of Chicago hosts the Taste of Chicago, an event where delicious ethnic meals and state specialities are served to millions of guests. The Chicago Blues Festival in the same month sees performances by local and national talent, while the 50th Annual Venetian Night in July is much awaited because of the music, fireworks and a parade of around thirty lighted boats. Also experience the magic of the southwest at the Illinois Wine Festival at Aviston.

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Chicago (Illinois - United States)
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Chicago is a major city in the state of Illinois in United States. With a population of over... Next

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Springfield (Illinois - United States)
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Springfield is the capital city of Illinois, USA. It belongs to Sangamon County and has a mayor-council form... Next

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Rockford (Illinois - United States)
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The city of Rockford is located in Winnebago County in the state of Illinois, USA. Rockford is the county... Next

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Schaumburg (Illinois - United States)
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Incorporated in 1956, Schaumburg is located in the counties of Cook and DuPage in the state of... Next

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Alton (Illinois - United States)
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Alton is a very popular city in Madison County, Illinois which is situated about 22 kilometers to the north of St. Louis, Missouri. The population was... Next

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Champaign (Illinois - United States)
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The city of Champaign is located in Champaign County in the state of Illinois, USA. Originally called... Next

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Naperville (Illinois - United States)
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The city of Naperville is located in the counties of Will and DuPage in the state of Illinois,... Next

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Rosemont (Illinois - United States)
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Rosemont is located in Cook County in the state of Illinois, USA. Rosemont was recently incorporated in 1956.... Next

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Waukegan (Illinois - United States)
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Incorporated as a city in 1859, Waukegan is located in Lake County in the state of Illinois, USA. This region... Next

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Peoria (Illinois - United States)
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The city of Peoria is located in the central region of the state of Illinois. Peoria city is considered amongst the oldest cities in the complete... Next

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Michigan Avenue
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Millennium Park
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Navy Pier
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Lake Michigan
 Nature and sport (Chicago)
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Lincoln Park
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The Art Institute of Chicago
 Museums (Chicago)
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Chicago Theatre
 Theaters and performance (Chicago)
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United Center
 Not to be missed (Chicago)
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Willis Tower
 Landmarks and Historic sites (Chicago)
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Field Museum
 Museums (Chicago)
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Bike tours
 Tours (Chicago)
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Children’s Museum
 Museums (Oak Lawn)
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East Saint Louis
 Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods (East Saint Louis)
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Fishing
 Nature and sport (Gurnee)
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Hiking
 Nature and sport (Gurnee)
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Illinois Aviation Museum
 Museums (Bolingbrook)
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Magnificent Mile
 Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods (Chicago)
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Orland Memorial Park Cemetery
 Other attractions (Orland Park)
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Park District
 Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods (Crystal Lake)
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St Clair Square
 Stores and shopping malls (Fairview Heights)
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Sutton Park Shopping Center
 Stores and shopping malls (Streamwood)
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The Baptists Church
 Landmarks and Historic sites (Itasca)
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The Mundelein lake
 Landmarks and Historic sites (Mundelein)
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The University of Chicago
 Not to be missed (Chicago)
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Thiele Park
 Parks and gardens (Hillside)

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