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11 Small Towns In Rural Illinois That Are Downright Delightful

With almost 58,000 square miles, Illinois certainly has a lot to offer. While it’s easy to check out the same sites time and time again it’s always great to visit some of the small towns to really get a feel for what makes Illinois and its great residents tick. Enjoy getting out into the open air and take in the sites of these towns that might be small but have big Illinois heart.

Have you ever checked out any of these awesomely quaint little towns? Have recommendations for delicious restaurants, must-see sights or fun events that we should check out? We want to hear all about it in the comments section.

Originally from the quaint beach town of Fenwick Island, Delaware, Stephanie has called Chicago home for nearly a decade. A passion for cocktail creation, international travel and decadent foodie experiences, enjoy Stephanie's romp through the Land of Lincoln. A circus performer, stuntwoman, professed travel buff and lover of Tom Waits, Stephanie is looking forward to sharing her favorite Chicago haunts with both adventurous locals and curious travelers.