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Illinois State MapIllinois is the fifth-most populous state of the United States of America, and is often noted for being a microcosm of the entire country. As the "most average state", Illinois has long had a reputation as a bellwether both in social and cultural terms and politics.

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Funk Gem & Mineral Museum

Located at the Funk Prairie Home, this is the largest single person display of rare gems, minerals, fossils and lapidary art in the state; a true hidden treasure!

Shirley, IL Museums

Asa Crook Home

Asa Crook's home was the first two-story, frame house built in 1839 by Whiteside County'

Prophetstown, IL Historic Homes

Lincoln Douglas Debate Museum

Tour the only museum in Illinois retracing the senatorial debates of 1858 between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas. The museum offers exhibits and interactive displays that tell the story of the debates through film, audio selections, artifacts and photos. The museum also includes a Children'

Charleston, IL Museums


Historic Pleasant Home

Explore the opulent 30-room mansion designed by prominent Prarie School architect, Geroge H. Maher. Located on the second floor of Pleasant Home, the Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest Museum includes a period bedroom, children'

Oak Park, IL Historic Homes

Union Depot Railroad Museum

The Mendota Museum & Historical Society's Mission is to promote the preservation of the history of Mendota, its railroads and recognizing agricultural heritage through three museums, the Breaking the Prairie Museum, the Hume-Carnegie Museum, and the Union Depot Railroad Museum.

Mendota, IL Railroad History

Funk Prarie Home

The Pre-civil war, Victorian home of Illinois Senator and director of the Chicago Stock Yards, Lafayette Funk, lets visitors explore the lifestyle of a pioneering prairie family in the 1800\'

Shirley, IL Museums

Ulysses S. Grant Home State Historic Site

The Ulysses S. Grant Home in Galena, Illinois is the former home of Ulysses S. Grant, the Civil War General and later 18

Galena, IL Famous Homes

Niabi Zoo

Home to over 1000 animals representing more than 160 species, Niabi Zoo offers an exciting and educational experience. There are new exhibits, new babies and many other exciting things happening at Niabi Zoo. Come to the "Discovery Station"

Coal Valley, IL Zoos

Carlyle Lake - Hazlet SRA Lakefront Cottages

Twenty lakefront cottages are available for rent in the Eldon Hazlet State Recreation Area. The cottages are located on the Carlyle Lake shoreline offering a spectacular view of the lake. The 780

, IL Cabins

Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home

The Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home is restored to the 1920

Dixon, IL Famous Homes

Franklin Creek Grist Mill & Interpretive Center

4-story reconstructed 1847 grist mill. 4-ton waterwheel, powers pulleys, and gears to turn mill stones to grind corn like 1800's milling equipment on display. 43

Franklin Grove, IL Mills