15 Stunning Photos From Illinois That Prove The Ocean Has Nothing On Lake Michigan

There are many things that make Illinois a fantastic place to live and travel, and one of the best is Lake Michigan. Though our state only lays claim to a small portion of this Great Lake, the views are best from our shores and beaches. The sights are so stunning, in fact, that you’ll forget about the ocean and only ever traverse the seas and shores of Illinois.

These 15 images of beaches, waves, the open sea, and more will prove that Illinoisians have it made when it comes to outstanding views.

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