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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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National Great Rivers Museum

This 12,000 square foot facility located on the banks of the Mississippi River is dedicated to telling the story of the river. The museum features more than 20 exhibits and displays, many of which are highly interactive and computer-animated. Known as the "Father of Waters"

Alton, IL Discovery Centers

Old State Capitol State Historic Site

The Old State Capitol is a reconstruction of Illinois' fifth statehouse, the first to be located in Springfield. The building served as the seat of state government and a center of Illinois political life from 1839-1876

Springfield, IL Historic Sites

Rock Island Arsenal Museum

Rock Island Arsenal Museum is the second oldest US Army Museum. Its primary mission is history of Rock Island Arsenal and a premiere small arms collection. The significant small arms collection includes rare examples. There is a serial number 1 of the Model 1903 rifle and serial number 2

Rock Island, IL Museums

McDonough County Courthouse

The historical McDonough County Courthouse was built in 1872 for $155,000

Macomb, IL Historic Courthouses

Illinois Executive Mansion

Home of the Illinois Governor, the mansion is the third oldest, continuously occupied Governor'

Springfield, IL Famous Homes

SIUC's University Museum

The Museum has a collection of over 52,000 objects in the arts, sciences and humanities. It has six galleries, an archive, Museum Gift Shop, 100

Carbondale, IL Museums



Museum of Funeral Customs

The Museum of Funeral Customs is one of only two in the United States that shows the history of the American Funeral Service and mourning practices from circa 1840

Springfield, IL Museums


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

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