This Is The Crown Jewel Of Illinois’ Hidden Natural Wonders… And You Need To Visit

You might have heard of the Ozarks before – that area in Arkansas and Missouri with mountainous regions. But did you know that Illinois has Ozarks? Now, they’re not generally considered part of the “actual” Ozarks, but they are pretty amazing. Really, within a very small portion of the state (the very bottom) is a collection of some of the coolest attractions in the entire state. The best part is that they are very cheap or free to see. Here are the 10 you have to hit up.

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:

Have I convinced you to check out the Illinois Ozarks? What do you think?