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. While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date. If you know of a local business that could use some extra support during these times, please nominate them here: