State of Illinois Travel and Vacation

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  2. May 11, 2013 10:19 pm

State of Illinois Travel and Vacation

Visit Beautiful, Cosmopolitan Illinois

Known principally for its urban centers like Chicago, Illinois boasts plenty of natural beauty as well. The state’s location has often put it in the midst of events, which means that it’s a great place to brush up on American history. With attractions both urban and rural, Illinois has something for everybody.

One of America’s most revered presidents came from Illinois, so sites dedicated to the memory of Abraham Lincoln are on every visitor’s itinerary. The Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield is one of the best attractions in the state and boasts an impressive collection of artifacts. However, the finest concentration of museums is found in Chicago, which is home to the Field Museum of Natural History, the John G. Shedd Aquarium and the Museum of Science and Industry.

Many visitors also take in a major league game will exploring Illinois. Baseball, football, basketball and hockey are all represented. The state is similarly recognized for its outdoor recreation. In Rockford, the Anderson Japanese Gardens attract visitors and locals with one of the most authentic such gardens in America. At Wildlife Prairie State Park, visitors roam across the rolling land and observe bison, black bear, cougars and more in their natural environment. There’s skiing at the Chestnut Mountain Resort in Galena and golfing at countless world class courses across the state.

Illinois visitors might also tour an exclusive winery and shop for designer fashions at Chicago Premium Outlets in Aurora. Fortunate visitors may also be able to take in a festival while in the state. Community events that highlight local cuisine, works of art and historical happenings take place throughout the year. Other travelers choose a fabulous resort with unparalleled spa amenities to relax away their cares. Illinois is definitely a state with amazing diversity.

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