Illinois March 09, 2019
The 13 Very Best Places To Go In Illinois This Spring
It may still be snowing in some parts of the state but warmer weather is on the way. To get ready, plan a trip to one of these 13 spring attractions in Illinois.
From sculpture parks to boat rides to playgrounds, this list will help make your spring magnificent. Check it out:
1. Allerton Park and Retreat Center
Built in 1900, this lovely place consists of 1,500 acres of woodlands and prairies as well as 14 formal gardens that include statues, mazes, fountains, charming paths, and more. There are also guestrooms on-site. Learn more about it all
2. Boo Castle Park
Built as a memorial in 1993, this one-of-a-kind, 3.5-acre park is the most astounding place to play if you love Medieval-themed attractions. Inspired by Dungeons and Dragons, this park features a castle, knights, wizards, hidden doors, tunnels, bridges, and more.
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One of the best spring attractions in Illinois is a whole town. Visit Elsah if you love nature, vintage charm, and history. You'll find boutique inns, local museums, scenic bluffs, and more
4. I&M Canal Boat
Beginning in April, you can start booking trips on this fabulous mule-pulled boat ride. Travel the Illinois River in the most old-fashioned way possible as you learn all about the history of the river and the state. Get more details about it
5. Independence Pioneer Village
This replica 1800s village is filled with Lincoln log cabins that will make you feel like ol' Abe himself. You'll also get to tour old schoolhouses, general stores, and more.
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6. Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park
Established in 1978, this sculpture park is one of the most unique spring attractions in the state. You'll find works from American and international artists spanning 100 acres. Get more information about it
7. The Morton Arboretum
You can visit this 1,700-acre paradise any time of year, but spring is the most lovely. A group of mystical trolls is still on the lose, and you've got to find them all.
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8. Wild West Town
You'll have to wait until May to plan a trip to this western-themed amusement park. It has been in operation since 1974 and includes a museum, train rides, pony rides, a carousel, lazy canoes, and more. Learn more about it
9. Horseshoe Mound Preserve
Council Ring at this lovely Galena attraction is a little-known attraction that you must visit this spring. If you're familiar with Stonehenge, you'll understand what these rock formations are all about. If not,
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10. Bison's Bluff Nature Playground
Featuring playground equipment that looks like natural attractions, this place is a paradise for kids of all ages. Climb, slide, run, swing, and jump your way through this world of outdoor imagination. Get more details about it
11. Linmar Gardens
This hidden little downtown Galena garden is a beautiful world of waterfalls, statues, flowers, bushes, and gazebos. Get lost in a gorgeous paradise that is like nothing else in the state.
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12. Kid's Kingdom
When it comes to the best spring attractions in Illinois, this one is ideal for letting kids' imaginations run wild. It's a simple playground but the design creates a fantasy land that will keep your young one entertained for hours. Get more details about it
13. West Street Sculpture Park
Established in 1986, this unique sculpture garden is a hidden attraction that absolutely belongs on your bucket list. Everything is made from pieces and parts of junkyard bits.
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