This Small Illinois Town Has Stood The Test Of Time

Once upon a time, Nauvoo, Illinois was one of the most important towns in the state. It was the town where Joseph Smith, and other Mormons, sought refuge from religious persecution. In 1844, the population topped 12,000 people, rivaling the size of Chicago. Today, the history is so well-preserved. In fact, it is one of the most historic towns in the United States.

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:

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