You Haven’t Lived Until You’ve Experienced This One Incredible Park in Illinois

When people head down to the Utica area, let’s be honest: they are heading to Starved Rock State Park. And while that is a great state park, it’s a real shame they aren’t going to Matthiessen State Park instead. Matthiessen State Park is kind of like Starved Rock’s ugly stepsister. Except that it isn’t ugly. It’s incredibly gorgeous and a lot less crowded than Starved Rock State Park. Here are some incredible shots of what you can see at Matthiessen State Park.

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