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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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Lovejoy Memorial

The Lovejoy State Memorial of granite and bronze commemorates abolitionist newspaper editor, Elijah P. Lovejoy, who was killed by a mob while defending his printing press at Alton on November 7, 1837. Lovejoy'

Alton, IL Memorials

Eldon Hazlet State Recreation Area Campgrounds

Eldon Hazlet State Recreation Area is probably best known for its camping facilities. The Illini Campground has 328 Class A campsites with 30 and 50 amp electrical hook-ups, 36 Class C campsites for walk-in tent camping and two rustic rent-a-cabins.

, IL Camping

Midwest Museum of Natural History

The MMNH Mission is to inspire an appreciation for the great diversity of the natural environment & human culture through education and recreation, and it's vision is to be a world class destination for guests and the ultimate environmental and cultural resource for educators and the community.

Sycamore, IL Museums

Jim Edgar Panther Creek SFWA

A 26-square mile tract situated in the gently rolling countryside of west-central Illinois, Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish & Wildlife Area (JEPC) is one of the Department'

Chandlerville, IL Wildlife Areas

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

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

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

Lewis and Clark State Historic Site

14,000 square foot interpretive center and monument commemorating Lewis and Clark's Point of Departure and beginning of the National Trail. 15 minute film entitled "At Journey's Edge." The Center includes a full-scale, 55

Hartford, IL Historic Sites


Lincoln-Douglas Square

Lincoln-Douglas Square is the site of the 7

Alton, IL Historic Sites

Russell Military Museum

The museum has over 200 hundred military vehicles from WWII till present including Sherman Tank, Cobra, Huey Helicopter, Sky Crane, and F15

Russell, IL Museums