Many of us plan for vacations to do all this fun stuff and forget that we have plenty of fun stuff to do right in our own backyard. If you live in Illinois, there are things you absolutely SHOULD do. We are counting down the twenty things that should be on your Illinois bucket list.

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What’s on your Illinois bucket list? Let us know in the comments. We always love hearing from you! And if you’re ready to plan a fun trip, check out TripAdvisor Booking/Experiences. The possibilities are endless!

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What are the best small towns in Illinois?

The best small towns in Illinois are excellent places to get away from big-city life for a day or a lifetime! Whether you are looking for a quick trip or a new place to live, all of these charming towns are great places to go.

 

What are the best state parks in Illinois?

The best state parks in Illinois are full of natural beauty. They're idyllic getaways and excellent for hiking, relaxing, and enjoying stunning views.

  • Kankakee River State Park in Bourbonnais
  • Starved Rock State Park in Oglesby
  • Moraine Hills State Park in McHenry
  • Matthiessen State Park in North Utica
  • Rock Cut State Park in Caledonia
  • Illinois Beach State Park in Zion
  • Shabbona Lake State Park in DeKalb Co
  • Illini State Park in Marseilles
  • Chain O'Lakes State Park in Spring Grove
  • Pere Marquette State Park in Grafton