A Visit To The 4 Most Historic Illinois Towns Is Like Going Back In Time

Illinois became a state on Dec. 3, 1818, offering many historic towns to visit with remnants of the past intact. Its exciting past includes from 10,000 B.C. when the Paleo Indians roamed the lands, to 1673 when French explorers Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet were the first Europeans to reach Illinois country to its designation as the 21st state in 1818. And throughout the 20th century and up to now, Illinois has thrived in uncountable areas, such as agriculture, the arts, architecture, medicine and science, transportation, and the military. With such a vast array of impressive accomplishments, any city you choose to visit will prove worthwhile. Here are four of the most historic Illinois towns for your consideration.  

Are you planning to visit one of these 4 historic towns in Illinois? The state’s history is as varied as its cities. Have you visited any other historic towns in Illinois? Please let us know about your experience in the comments below.

Address: Winnetka Village Hall, 510 Green Bay Rd, Winnetka, IL 60093, USA
Address: Elgin Historic District, Elgin, IL 60120, USA
Address: Walton Island Park, Fox River Trail (Algonquin to Aurora), Elgin, IL 60120, USA
Address: Carle Avenue, Carle Ave, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
Address: Alton, IL, USA
Address: Natural History Building, 1301 W Green St, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
Address: Urbana, IL, USA
Address: Schmidt-Burnham Log House, 1140 Willow Rd, Winnetka, IL 60093, USA
Address: Winnetka, IL, USA

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