Wealthy folks from St. Louis and the Midwest used to flock to the small town of Okawville to soak in the healing waters of a mineral springs in Illinois. Today, you can still stay at the Original Springs Hotel and take in its healing waters.

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Learn more about the Original Springs Hotel and its history, or make reservations, on the hotel’s website. There are so many delightful communities with interesting histories, like Okawville, in the Prairie State – you should certainly take the time to explore some of the other charming small towns in Illinois.

Have you had a chance to visit Okawville and the Original Springs Hotel? What are some other small towns with unique histories in Illinois?

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