Here Are The Most Beautiful, Charming Small Towns In Illinois

Illinois is known around the world for Chicago. And Chicago’s a great city. There are a lot of great things about living in a city as far as amenities go. But another thing Illinois has going for it are some amazingly charming small towns. We’re counting down ten of the best and most charming small towns in Illinois:

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Nothing is better than exploring the charming small towns in Illinois! You can live for cheap, meet friendly people, and become involved in a strong community. What’s not to love? What are some of your favorite small towns in the Prairie State?

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Charming Small Towns In Illinois

August 20, 2021

What are some of the most unique things to do in Illinois?

Whether it’s a scenic train ride, a trip to Superman’s hometown of Metropolis, or an epic castle road trip, there are plenty of unique day trips to take around the Prairie State. 

What are some other beautiful small towns in Illinois?

The remote small town of Pinckneyville is a picturesque place with several bodies of water to enjoy, perfect for a day trip. Head to Arthur for a one-of-a-kind experience. Among the farmland, you’ll find the oldest Amish community in the state, restaurants, and stores selling locally-made goods. 

What are some of the best day trips in Illinois?

Illinois has countless day trips you can take throughout the state and sometimes it’s hard to narrow down where to go first. We have put together a handy list of 11 Unique Day Trips In Illinois That Are A Must-Do. Read it for more information on the Chicago Botanical Garden, a drive-thru safari at Aikman Wildlife Adventure, and Cahokia Mounds, among other incredible places.