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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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Momence Historical House

Recreates the period of history from 1870 to 1900 with period furhishings.

Kankakee, IL Historic 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

Central Congregational Church

The Central Congregational Church, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was erected in 1898

Galesburg, IL Historic Churches


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 Hiking

More than 9 miles of trails are available to hikers at Eldon Hazlet State Recreation Area. The 3-mile Cherokee Trail has three separate loops that pass through a mature oak-hickory forest over gently rolling terrain, offering great views of the lake. The Pawnee Trail is a 1

, IL Trails

Illinois State Museum

The Illinois State Museum houses permanent and changing exhibits on Illinois's land, life, people and art, and a hands on children's discovery room. The museum store contains high quality crafts created by Illinois artisans.

Springfield, IL Museums

Funk Prarie Home

The Pre-civil war, Victorian home of Illinois Senator and director of the Chicago Stock Yards, Lafayette Funk, lets visitors explore the lifestyle of a pioneering prairie family in the 1800\'

Shirley, IL Museums

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