Shhh… These 8 Hidden Places Are Illinois’ Best Kept Secrets

Illinois is full of unique attractions that will take your breath away, but some are harder to find than others. Nestled amongst forests, rivers, and remote countryside, these eight hidden places are must-sees for any Illinoisan.

Castles, zoos, and cemeteries you never knew about abound. Keep scrolling to learn all of Illinois’ secrets.

For more of Illinois’ secret gems, check out these 9 little-known attractions along the Mississippi River.

What other hidden places in Illinois do you know about? Your secrets are safe with us…

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/