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

Lincoln-Douglas Square

Lincoln-Douglas Square is the site of the 7

Alton, IL Historic Sites

Dennis Hanks Gravesite

Discover the grave marker of Abraham Lincoln's "tutor," Dennis Friend Hanks (the grave is located on the southeast corner of Old City Cemetery)

Charleston, IL Cemeteries

Asa Crook Home

Asa Crook's home was the first two-story, frame house built in 1839 by Whiteside County'

Prophetstown, 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

DuPage County Historical Museum (Wheaton)

Housed in an 1891 Richardsonian Romanesque building, the DuPage County Historical Museum highlights 150

Wheaton, 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

Green Meadows Golf Course

"Green" is a fun nine-hole public golf course that offers three par 4's and six par 3's in a traditional parkland setting. Whether you're looking to play a quick nine or sharpen your game, Green Meadows has something for you!

Westmont, IL Golf Courses

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