The Stunning Illinois Park That Looks Just Like An English Garden

From the rock formations at Garden of the Gods to the waterfalls at Starved Rock, Illinois is full of gems you would never expect to find in the Midwest. Here is one you’ve probably never heard of, and it will transport you to the setting of an 1800s Victorian novel.

For a whimsical journey you only ever get to read about in fairy tales, take a trip to this enchanted estate. Keep reading for all the charming details.

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:

Allerton Park and Retreat Center is located at 515 Old Timber Road in Monticello, and you get more information on its website or Facebook page.

If you love beautiful places, check out this secret Illinois garden.

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