25 Famous Illinois Landmarks You Must Visit Story

By Gabrielle T


25 Famous Illinois Landmarks You Must Visit Story

From Chicago to Springfield and everywhere in between, there are famous Illinois landmarks all over...

Landmark 1

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Illinois is known as the "Land of Lincoln," so it's no surprise that a trip...

Landmark 2

Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site

If you're a fan of history and enjoy learning about the time before the United...

Landmark 3

Cloud Gate

When you hear the name "Cloud Gate," you might not recognize it at first. That's...

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Landmark 4

Dana Thomas House

If you're fond of architecture, you must visit the Dana Thomas House. Frank Lloyd Wright...

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Landmark 5

DuSable Bridge

Have you always wanted to see a real-life drawbridge? To cross that dream off your...

Landmark 6

Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio

Frank Lloyd Wright's history is peppered all over Illinois, but its heart is in Oak...

Landmark 7

George Herbert Jones Laboratory

If you're a science buff, the George Herbert Jones Laboratory in Chicago is one of...

Landmark 8

Lincoln Home National Historic Site

Managed by the National Park Service, the Lincoln Home Historic Site is a prominent part...

Landmark 9

Lincoln Park

Lincoln Park is a well-known Chicago neighborhood that houses a popular urban park of the...

Landmark 10

Marquette Building

If you've ever wondered what some of the first skyscrapers looked like, the Marquette Building...

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Landmark 11

Oak Ridge Cemetery

While a cemetery may seem like a peculiar landmark, Oak Ridge Cemetery is notable in...

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Landmark 12

Nauvoo Historic District

The Nauvoo Historic District in Nauvoo, Illinois, is an often overlooked but still important addition...

Landmark 13

Navy Pier

Are you looking for a fun way to fill a night out in Chicago? Look...

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Landmark 14

Old State Capitol

If you're looking for fun things to do in Springfield, why not pay a visit...

Landmark 15

Union Stockyards Gate

You may not think it, but Illinois was once one of the biggest hubs in...

Landmark 16

Principia College Historic District

The Principia College Historic District is yet another of the many national monuments in Illinois...

Landmark 17

Pullman Historic District

Nestled in greater Chicago, the Pullman Historic District, also known as the Pullman National Monument...

Landmark 18

Rock Island Arsenal Museum

Military history lovers on the hunt for Illinois state landmarks that suit their interests must...

Landmark 19

Starved Rock State Park

Right in the center of Illinois, you'll find Starved Rock State Park. While Illinois has...

Landmark 20

Willis Tower

It might be called the Willis Tower, but if you talk to a Chicago local...

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Landmark 21

Ulysses S. Grant Home

Galena is a small, picturesque town with its fair share of Illinois historical landmarks. Perhaps...

Landmark 22

Grandview Drive

If you want a little time to sit back and enjoy some of the natural...

Landmark 23

University of Illinois Arboretum

Located on the university's Urbana-Champaign campus, the University of Illinois Arboretum is known as a...

Landmark 24

Shawnee National Forest

If you want to go to places in the state that put you in touch...

Landmark 25

The Field Museum of Natural History

Are you looking for a fun family or date activity in Chicago? Why not check...

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