Illinois January 26, 2017
These 11 Illinois Attractions Are Perfect For Mystery Lovers
With the rise of true crime documentaries and more mystery novels than ever before, America has fallen in love with mysteries. The great news for Illinoisans or those visiting is that our state has plenty of attractions that will satisfy any mystery lover’s need. Whether based on real mysteries or fiction, any of these spots are sure to be entertaining!
1. Secret Agent Supply Co. (Chicago)
Mystery buffs with a shopping habit, rejoice! This shop has tons of fun spy novelty items to fulfill your every whim.
1276 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago
2. DeSoto House (Galena)
The oldest operating hotel in the state has plenty of history and mysteries to behold. Sign up for one of their tours to get the behind-the-scenes view.
230 S. Main Street, Galena
3. The Town of Olney
A little town in Southern Illinois holds a zoological mystery. There are a few theories about why albino squirrels reside there, but nothing has been proven.
4. Airtight Bridge (Charleston)
In 1980, a corpse was found near this bridge, and was unidentified for 12 years. The murder has remained a cold case for decades.
5. Mackinaw Valley Winery Murder Mystery Dinner (Mackinaw)
Enjoy a dinner filled with entertainment and intrigue at this beautiful winery.
33633 State Route 9, Mackinaw
6. Cave-In-Rock State Park (Cave-In-Rock)
This famous cave has a murky history of concealing outlaws and thieves.
1 New State Park Rd, Cave-In-Rock
7. Robie House (Chicago)
Take a tour based on the mystery novel
The Wright 3 by Blue Balliett inside the home in which it was set.
5757 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago
8. Cakokia Mounds (Collinsville)
Surprisingly little is known about the population that settled here around 9th Century CE, and eventually vanished.
9. The Sly Fox Bookstore (Virden)
Visit this spot for mystery novels you just can't put down.
123 N. Springfield Street, Virden
10. Spirit of Peoria Mystery Cruise (Peoria)
What could be better than a delicious dinner on a boat? Throw in a little mystery!
100 Northeast Water Street, Peoria
11. True Crime and Mystery Tour (Chicago)
Which spot looks most intriguing to you? Let us know in the comments!