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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Opera House of Woodstock

Built before 1900 in a style called Steamboat Gothic, the opera house hosts musicals, dramas, dance and touring groups. Erected in 1889, the Opera House was designed and constructed by Elgin based architect Smith Hoag at a cost of $25,000

Woodstock, IL Opera Houses

Shea's Gas Station Museum

A favorite photo stop for Route 66 travelers from around the world. Shea's Gas Station Museum is a charming and eclectic collection of over half a century of gas station memorabilia. Shea'

Springfield, IL Museums

The Glen Town Center

This perfectly-planned town offers beautiful shop and restaurant-lined streets with apartments above -- just like a European town. And it'

Glenview, IL Venue Attractions

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

Carlyle Lake Fishing

Carlyle Lake offers good fishing for crappie, white bass, largemouth bass, bluegill, channel and flathead catfish, freshwater drum and carp. Other species commonly caught are green sunfish, yellow bass, yellow and black bullheads. If you like variety, the tailwater area, directly below the lake'

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Dudley House Museum

Tour this Queen Anne-style house listed on the National Register of Historic Places to appreciate the original woodwork, the 1920's and 1940'

Charleston, IL Museums

Civil War Cannon

The Brass Naval War Cannon is a US Navy-3 inch howitzer mounted on a naval field carriage. This weapon was introduced to service in 1876

Prophetstown, IL Artifacts

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

GM&O Depot Movie Location

In 1966 Sparta, Illinois became Sparta, Mississippi for a few months as the movie "In the Heat of the Night" was filmed here. After Sparta was selected as the location, the town'

Sparta, IL Railroad History

Illinois Vietnam Veterans Memorial

This powerful granite monument and it's eternal flame pay tribute to the 2,981 Illinois residents who served in the Vietnam War and died or are still missing.

Springfield, IL Memorials

Gardner Museum of Architecture

The Gardner Museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Place's

Quincy, IL Museums

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