12 Best Ways To Celebrate Illinois’ 200th Birthday This Year

This year is Illinois’ bicentennial, and there are a million different ways to celebrate this incredible milestone in our state’s history. We became a state December 3, 1818, and in the past 200 years, the Prairie State has seen and dealt with much hardship, success, and everything in between.

Give Illinois the birthday celebration it deserves this year with these 12 historical museums and events listed below. Check them out:

If your favorite thing about Illinois is Abraham Lincoln, check out this fantastic trail of Lincoln attractions that belong on your bucket list.

What will you be doing to celebrate Illinois’ bicentennial? Share your ideas with us in the comments below!