Everyone loves going on a trip, as it usually results in having a wonderful time, regardless of where you go and if you are like me, the excitement begins from the second you start planning it. Being able to travel on a regular basis is a privilege and one that should not be taken for granted, I know Mr. ESLT and I certainly don’t. We have spent a lot of time in the United States this year and have of course visited the places that instantly spring to mind when you think of the United States – New York, Los Angeles Las Vegas etc, however, if you want to visit somewhere a little different, but equally as awesome, you need to start looking at Illinois.
Finding a place to visit that is packed with history, culture, scenery and great food is always easy to do in the USA, and Illinois is certainly one of those places and somewhere you need to visit at least once. It’s important to choose the right hotel for your trip, especially one in a prime location such as Quality Inn & Suites Lincoln.
There are so many places to go in Illinois, including the famous Illinois State Fair, which has been running for over 150 years. If you are hoping to find somewhere to explore that is interesting and beautiful, Illinois is the place for you. We’ve put together a list of 6 things you need to see, especially if you love history!
1. Illinois, Home To The Largest T-Rex
Random fact? Probably. The history buffs among you will love this, though! Illinois has the Field Museum of Natural History located in Chicago, and here is where you will find Sue, the largest and best-preserved T-Rex skeleton that has ever been found. Those who love a little palaeontology will be awed by her presence, and you can read more about her here.
2. History Frozen In Time
There are a huge amount of galleries, museums, historic forts and libraries in and around the cities in Illinois, including the Adler Planetarium. Whether you are interested in contemporary art or a journey through the universe, there’s something to pique your interest.
Lovers of architecture will love the Chicago skyline. It’s known as the birthplace of the skyscraper, and the Windy City has some of the most awe-inspiring architecture around. Just look here to see some great examples.
4. President Lincoln, In Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln is from a small town named Springfield, which is a popular holiday destination, especially for Americans. There is a presidential library, a museum and his childhood home all standing in the area for you to visit.
5. Outside The Window
We mentioned scenery earlier, and southern Illinois is the place to head if that’s your thing. Nature here is incredible and unblemished by the skyscrapers of the cities. Lakes, national parks and rivers can be found in abundance.
6. Deep Dish Dinners
You all probably already know that the deep dish pizza was invented in Illinois, and if you want to indulge in it for yourself, check out these places, where you can get the most authentic pizzas around.
Illinois is a huge state, with something for everyone – cities, rivers and natural landscapes all just waiting to be visited. Plan your trip and make it count; you won’t regret it.
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