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10 Things From Illinois’ Past That Will Remind You Of A Simpler Time

We tend to look back at the past wistfully thinking that it was a much simpler time. In some cases, it certainly was – we weren’t constantly surrounded by technology and everything did move much more slowly. Whether you visit a historic site founded in the early 1800s, or a roller rink you remember from the 1970s, these 10 spots will remind you of what life was once like in Illinois.

Do you have a favorite place that takes you back to your childhood? We’d love to hear your memories!

Ready for some more fun in Illinois? Check out these 11 day trips.

Catherine Armstrong
Catherine is a lifelong resident of Utah. She's a writer, researcher and observer of the human condition.