Illinois Tourism

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Ideal duration: 1 - 5 days

Best Time: april, may, september, October Read More

Major Airports: O'Hare International Airport (ORD)

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"Land of Lincoln"

Illinois, USA

The epitome of arts and culture and an industrial colossus, Illinois, boasts some of the world's renowned heritage sites and iconic modern architecture. The land of Lincoln cradles the Lincoln trail that dots historic buildings that were part of his journey along with his home in the capital city of Springfield. The windy city, Chicago, is the premier attraction for artists and architects from the world.

The art institute of Chicago has a magnificent collection of sculptures and post-impressionist artwork along with the legendary self-portrait of Vincent Van Gogh. Before Hollywood came into existence, Chicago was the home of America's greatest theatres. The iconic Athenaeum Theatre, Chopin Theater, the Second City, and many more are still up and running endorsing renowned theatre artists from around the nation. Young Frank Lloyd Wright bestowed the state with some of his sterling designs of his renowned Prairie-style architecture that is preserved as state heritage sites across the state.

The state that reeks of history, culture, art, and music, is blessed with ethereal natural beauty complementing the avant-garde architecture. The scenic beauty of the well known Starved Rock State Park and Matthiessen State Park in the LaSalle county of Illinois is a mix of enchanting forest trails and spectacular rock formations. The buff tops and the parking areas in the Mississippi Palisades State Park provide breathtaking views of the Mississippi River and Iowa.

Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford County is a work of art seamlessly intertwined with natural aura to create a soothing blissful ambience for an authentic Japanese experience. The Prairie State is an ideal tourist destination replete with adventure-packed escapades in the state parks to centuries-old relics in the Cahokia Mounds. Alongside monuments preserving the history of the political revolution in Illinois, its culture and heritage reverberate through the artistic creations showcased in the many museums of the city.

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