11 Exciting Attractions In Illinois That Aren’t In Chicago

A big state like Illinois is bound to be full of exciting things to do. But with a big city like Chicago in our front yard, it can be hard to weed through information to find attractions outside the city.

These 11 often underrated destinations are a must-see for those who wish to avoid the city. Keep scrolling to check them out.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

If you’re getting bored with the same old things to do, check out these 11 Illinois wonders you should be visiting instead.

What other attractions outside of Chicago do you love? Share your favorites with us!