12 Reasons Rural Illinois Is Actually The Best Part Of The State

Attractions that survive in rural Illinois are the best of the best. Below are 12 places in the state that residents are willing to take a road trip for, and you will be too.

Illinois’ hidden pockets are where its true treasures are kept. Scroll on for all the best things to do in the middle of nowhere.

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: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

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What else do you love about rural Illinois? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!