Illinois 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.
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 18Bolingbrook, IL Golf Courses
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
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
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