With so many incredible towns in the Prairie State, you couldn’t possibly visit them all in a year (no, that’s not a challenge), but if you visit one charming small town in Illinois each month, you’ll get a good taste of all that the Land of Lincoln has to offer. Here are a dozen suggestions to get you started.

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Of course, you’re welcome to build your own monthly itinerary or even visit a small Illinois town more often – one a week, even! What Illinois towns do you find most charming? Are there any obvious ones we missed?

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