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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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Coronado Theatre

The Coronado Theatre is a fantastically ornate movie palace and Vaudeville hall built in 1927 and restored in 2000. The Coronado hosted legends of show business, the Marx Brothers and Milton Berle. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Coronado showed its first "talkie,"

Rockford, IL Historic Theatres

Carlyle Lake Boating and Sailing

For the boating enthusiast, Carlyle Lake is a great place to cruise for pleasure, water ski, or spend the day fishing. The wide-open waters make Carlyle Lake a sailor's paradise. This 15 by 3 1/2

, IL Boating

Carlyle Lake Hunting

Carlyle Lake is known as one of the top waterfowl hunting areas in the state. From November - January, there is a contolled Pheasant hunt at Eldon Hazlet State Park. The park has more than 50

, IL Hunting

Lincoln Tomb State Historic Site

The final resting place of President Lincoln, his wife and three of their four children. Constructed 1869-1874

Springfield, IL Monuments

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

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

Illinois Vietnam Veterans Memorial

This powerful granite monument and it's eternal flame pay tribute to the 2,981 Illinois residents who served in the Vietnam War and died or are still missing.

Springfield, IL Memorials

Dudley House Museum

Tour this Queen Anne-style house listed on the National Register of Historic Places to appreciate the original woodwork, the 1920's and 1940'

Charleston, IL Museums

Eldon Hazlet State Recreation Area Campgrounds

Eldon Hazlet State Recreation Area is probably best known for its camping facilities. The Illini Campground has 328 Class A campsites with 30 and 50 amp electrical hook-ups, 36 Class C campsites for walk-in tent camping and two rustic rent-a-cabins.

, IL Camping

Momence Historical House

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

Kankakee, IL Historic Homes

Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices State Historic Site

The only remaining structure where Abraham Lincoln maintained working law offices. Lincoln and his final law partner, William Herndon, operated from the top floor of the 1840 building. The interior looks as it did in Lincoln'

Springfield, IL Historic Sites

Niabi Zoo

Home to over 1000 animals representing more than 160 species, Niabi Zoo offers an exciting and educational experience. There are new exhibits, new babies and many other exciting things happening at Niabi Zoo. Come to the "Discovery Station"

Coal Valley, IL Zoos