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:

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/

If you love learning Illinois’ secrets, check out this list of 11 abandoned places you should visit before they disappear forever.

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