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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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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

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

Illinois Korean War Memorial

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

Springfield, IL Memorials

The Church Of The Holy Family

This is the oldest French "Upright Log" Church in Illinois still in continuous use. It was built in 1799 with "Portteaux Sur Sole" (posts on sill)

Cahokia, IL Historic Churches

Carlyle Lake Boating and Sailing

For the boating enthusiast, Carlyle Lake is a great place to cruise for pleasure, water ski, or spend the day fishing. The wide-open waters make Carlyle Lake a sailor's paradise. This 15 by 3 1/2

, IL Boating

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

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

Manteno Historical Society Museum

A one-room schoolhouse and horse-drawn doctor'

Manteno, IL Museums

Worlds Largest Catsup Bottle

This 170-foot-tall bottle that resembles a Brook's Catsup Bottle served as a water tower for the catsup manufacturer after being constructed in 1949. This example of roadside architecture at its best was restored in 1995

Collinsville, IL One Of A Kinds

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

Murals Around The Square

Charleston's reputation as a city of murals is growing more and more as visitors learn of the project. The murals around the square are worth a walking tour. The tour spans a seven block area. This mural was painted by Glen C. Davies of Urbana. The mural is located on the east side of 5

Charleston, IL Murals