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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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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

Lyon Farm

The Lyon Farm is the pride and joy of the Kendall County Historical Society. In 1974, Mrs. Frances Lyon donated 39

Yorkville, 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

Carlyle Lake - Hazlet SRA Lakefront Cottages

Twenty lakefront cottages are available for rent in the Eldon Hazlet State Recreation Area. The cottages are located on the Carlyle Lake shoreline offering a spectacular view of the lake. The 780

, IL Cabins

Lindo Theater

This historic movie theater built in 1922 features first-run movies daily on six screens. The Lindo Theatre, designed by world famous Chicago architects and brothers, C.W. Rapp and George L. Rapp, opened on April 17, 1922. John Dittman, owner of several other Freeport theatres, constructed it.

Freeport, IL Historic Theatres

Governor Duncan Home

Amidst the untamed beauty and savagery of the Illinois Prairie sprang the elegance and grace of the Duncan Mansion, the home of Gov. Joseph Duncan. Built in 1834 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Jacksonville, IL Historic Homes

Franklin Creek Grist Mill & Interpretive Center

4-story reconstructed 1847 grist mill. 4-ton waterwheel, powers pulleys, and gears to turn mill stones to grind corn like 1800's milling equipment on display. 43

Franklin Grove, IL Mills

Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site

This world heritage site, a National Historic Landmark, marks the location of an ancient natural American Indian city, perhaps the largest such community in what is now the United States. A 33,000 square foot interpretive center recreates scenes of the past Indian civilization. Monk'

Collinsville, IL Archaeology

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


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