16 Secret Reasons Illinois Is The Best State In The Nation

We don’t have to tell you that Illinois is fantastic, but you may not know all the reasons why. Everyone is familiar with our cities, food inventions, and festivals, but there are many secret attractions you may not know about.

From hidden resorts and restaurants to little-known parks and gardens, this list of 16 Illinois wonders are must-sees. Check them out:

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What other secret attractions in Illinois do you love to visit? Share your favorite places with us in the comments below!