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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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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

Fabyan Dutch Windmill

The Fabyan Dutch Windmill was built by Louis Blackhaus, a German craftsman, between 1850-1860 on a site along York Road near Oak Brook. It was purchased by Colonel George Fabyan from Luis Reinke's widow for about $8,000 and moved to his estate known as Riverbank (now Fabyan Forest Preserve), in 1914

Geneva, IL Landmarks

McDonough County Courthouse

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

Macomb, IL Historic Courthouses

Stephenson County Historical Society Museum

This lovely museum is housed in an Italianate home built by Oscar and Malvina Taylor in 1857. The Taylor home was the social center of Freeport in its time and is currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Freeport, 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


The Chicago Botanic Garden

One of America's leading public garden's, the gorgeous Chicago Botanic Garden is on 385 acres of rolling hills and tranquil lakes with 26

Glencoe, IL Botanical Gardens

Lincoln-Douglas Square

Lincoln-Douglas Square is the site of the 7

Alton, IL Historic Sites

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

Rialto Square Theatre

The Rialto Square Theatre is an historic Vaudeville Movie Theatre listed on the National Register of Historic Places offering a wide variety of performances. "RUBENS RIALTO WONDER THEATRE"

Joliet, IL Historic Theatres

Quincy Museum

Quincy Museum is housed in an 1890

Quincy, IL Museums