Travelers flock to the shores of Lake Michigan to explore all that Chicago has to offer, whether it’s a baseball pilgrimage to Wrigley Field, a shopping trip on the Magnificent Mile or the chance to see some of world’s most famous paintings at Art Institute of Chicago. But there is much more to Illinois, whether you want to spend time in Springfield, where Abraham Lincoln spent most of his adult life and is remembered at a world-class museum bearing his name, or explore outdoor recreation destinations across the state.
Bison graze and grasses blow on a gentle breeze in Wilmington, Illinois, at this sprawling prairie steeped in history.
Watch in wonder as planes take to the skies over Lake Michigan at this annual event in Chicago.
Visit the home of the Cubs in Chicago to take in the sights and sounds of one of the most famous sports venues in history.
The Ghosts and Gangsters tour offers a fun way to explore Chicago while connecting with its history.
These two museums in Pontiac, Illinois, celebrate America’s obsession with the open road and historic cars from throughout history.
This hotel in Chicago, Illinois, features more than 10,000 square feet of gallery space, including a 400-person capacity main gallery, that is free and open to the public.
See and learn about some of the most famous buildings in Chicago, Illinois, from the water during this Chicago River cruise.
Joy Morton of Morton Salt fame turned his country estate in Lisle, Illinois, into an outdoor museum of evergreen and deciduous trees.
Rising more than 1,000 feet over the Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, this spot provides panoramic vistas of skyscrapers, streets and vast blue of Lake Michigan.
Visit Springfield, Illinois, where our 16th resident spent most of his adult life and was practicing law when he was elected to the White House in 1860