You Can't Miss the Prairie State
Visitors to Illinois will invariably find lots of fascinating things to see and do. This blog will show readers why they shouldn't miss heading over to the Prairie State for a few days vacation. Exciting articles will discuss the Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame and Museum, the Museum of Science and Industry, Ernest Hemingway's childhood home, the Timber Ridge Outpost, and how to catch a Cubs game at Wrigley Field. Further articles will enlighten those interested in an adrenaline rush on the Grafton Zipline or a gentler ride on the Ferris wheel at Navy Pier.
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
27 Mar 2022
The country’s most expansive prehistoric Indian settlement, Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, is home to more than a hundred prehistoric burial mounds. Occupied between 700 and 1400 AD, the settlement, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, sits on six square miles of pristine prairie land.
Starved Rock State Park
15 Feb 2022
Located on the Illinois River, just southwest of Chicago, Starved Rock State Park is known for its breathtaking natural scenery, which includes a series of waterfalls and spectacular canyons. Visitors to the park can enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities, including hiking, fishing, camping, and horseback riding.
13 Jan 2022
Located on the far western shore of Lake Michigan, Lincoln Park is Chicago’s largest park. It contains the Lincoln Park Zoo, where an impressive array of animal species can be seen. The park is also home to a theater, a beach, and several walking trails, along with the Chicago History Museum.
The Route 66 Hall of Fame and Museum
10 Dec 2021
Located in a former firehouse in Illinois’ city of Pontiac, the Route 66 Hall of Fame and Museum is home to thousands of pieces of memorabilia from the heyday of this iconic highway, which is affectionately known as ‘America’s Main Street.’