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9 Gorgeous Frozen Waterfalls In Illinois That Must Be Seen To Be Believed

While wintertime in Illinois is synonymous with bone-chilling phrases like “Polar Vortex” and “Snowmaggedon,” these chilly months aren’t all bad. After all, Illinois is nothing if not teeming with beautiful landscapes that look pretty darn stunning even when Old Man Winter wraps his icy tentacles around them, and these breathtaking frozen waterfalls in Illinois might just change how you feel about our frosty little world after all (because the cold never bothered us anyway, amirite?).

If you consider yourself the adventurous type and want to check out some of these locations for yourself, a word of warning: always bundle up and be aware of those slippery, snow-covered surroundings at all times so you can have an unscathed but memorable winter trek through these stunning frozen world. And if you’ve already had the good fortune to check out these locations during the winter we would love to hear from you in the comments.

And if you prefer to enjoy the winter from the comfort of your own warm home (we don’t blame you!) be sure to check out this beautiful GoPro video from Red Truck Studios of Starved Rock’s stunning world under ice and snow.

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.