Uh oh, Toto. You may not have stepped into a magical world, but there are still some signs you’ve left the state. Whether the twister dropped you far away or just over the border, there are some sure-fire ways to tell you’re not in Illinois anymore.
Strange sights and unfamiliar finds are your first clues. Click your heels and keep scrolling for 15 signs you’re far from home.
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/
On the other hand, one way to tell you are in Illinois is if you come across one of these seven weird museums.
What other ways can you tell you’re not in Illinois anymore? Share your tell-tale signs with us below!
An Illinois transplant who grew up and went to school in Indiana for 22 years, Elizabeth holds a BFA in creative writing and has enjoyed traveling across the country and parts of Europe. She has visited half of the states, as well as parts of Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean, and regularly travels home to the Hoosier State to see friends and family. With more than five years of writing experience, Elizabeth’s articles have been featured on several websites, and her poetry and short stories have been published in multiple literary journals.
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