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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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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

Governor Duncan Home

Amidst the untamed beauty and savagery of the Illinois Prairie sprang the elegance and grace of the Duncan Mansion, the home of Gov. Joseph Duncan. Built in 1834 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Jacksonville, IL Historic Homes

Bolingbrook Golf Club

Voted "Top Ten You Can Play" by Golf magazine 2002 Bolingbrook Golf Club, once an open field, now offers elevated tees, rolling fairways and 7 lakes. Highlights include a true island green par-3 and 600 yard par-5 that should play with the prevailing wind. This 18

Bolingbrook, IL Golf Courses

Chester Gould - Dick Tracy Museum

The Chester Gould - Dick Tracy Museum, a non-for-profit organization, was established to display, promote and honor the work and life of Chester Gould, creator of the "Dick Tracy" comic strip, who resided for fifty years in Woodstock, Illinois. The Museum is housed in Woodstock'

Woodstock, IL Museums

Dennis Hanks Gravesite

Discover the grave marker of Abraham Lincoln's "tutor," Dennis Friend Hanks (the grave is located on the southeast corner of Old City Cemetery)

Charleston, IL Cemeteries

Thomas Lincoln Cemetary and Shiloh Church

The final resting place for a great many Civil War veterans and for Thomas and Sarah Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln's father and stepmother. The church is open to the public. The south stained glass window includes a picture of the Lincolns'

Charleston, IL Cemeteries

Piasa Bird

The Piasa Bird (pronounced Pie-a-saw), is a local legend in the Alton area. Its foundings go back to 1673 when Father Jacques Marquette, in recording his famous journey down the Mississippi River with Louis Joliet, described the "Piasa"

Alton, IL Archaeology

Illinois Korean War Memorial

Octagon granite walls provide the foundation for the names of 1,752

Springfield, IL Memorials

Lindo Theater

This historic movie theater built in 1922 features first-run movies daily on six screens. The Lindo Theatre, designed by world famous Chicago architects and brothers, C.W. Rapp and George L. Rapp, opened on April 17, 1922. John Dittman, owner of several other Freeport theatres, constructed it.

Freeport, IL Historic Theatres

Robert Pershing Wadlow Statue - Tallest Man

Robert Pershing Wadlow (February 22, 1918 - July 15, 1940), according to Guinness World Records, is the tallest man in medical history for whom there is irrefutable evidence. He is often known as the Alton Giant. Wadlow reached an unprecedented 8 ft 11.1 in (272 cm) in height and weighed 439 lb (199

Alton, IL One Of A Kinds