Illinois July 31, 2019
7 Summer Sanctuaries In Illinois Where You Can Find Peace And Quiet
Relaxation looks a little different to everyone, but we can all agree that it involves a bit of TLC from time to time. These seven summer attractions are certain to not only help with giving you some peace and tranquility but also with getting you outside and into nature. Check ’em out:
1. Linmar Gardens
This little-known garden hides in the charming downtown neighborhood of the state's premier resort town. It features a sunken garden, massive waterfall, gazebo, and a plethora of plant life.
for more details about it from previous Only In Your State coverage.
Address: 504 South Prospect Street, Galena, IL, 61036
2. Cantigny Park
This 500-acre park features more than just 29 acres of gardens for relaxing. There are all sorts of summer attractions to enjoy here. Shopping, restaurants, and golf make this a place for everyone to explore their hobbies. Learn more about it
Address: 1 South 151 Winfield Road, Wheaton, IL, 60189
3. Anderson Japanese Gardens
Visitors enjoy meditation, yoga, and all sorts of other practices. A peaceful stroll is the most popular activity so you can see the waterfalls, zen gardens, bridges, statues, and many other structures. Get more details about this amazing little sanctuary
Address: 318 Spring Creek Road, Rockford, IL, 61107
4. Horseshoe Mound Preserve
This secluded countryside paradise is situated atop a river bluff that overlooks the Galena River Valley. There is a stone structure here known as Council Ring that is designed to align with the sun during the solstices. Learn more about this wonderful yet little-known place
Address: 1679 North Blackjack Road, Galena, IL, 61036
5. The Morton Arboretum
Spanning 1,700 acres, this beautiful place is big enough that you're guaranteed a place of peace and quiet. There are more than 4,000 different plant species here to admire as you enjoy your relaxation.
for more details.
Address: 4100 IL-53, Lisle, IL, 60532
6. Sue and Wes Dixon Waterfowl Refuge
Featuring a 30-foot observation tower that lets you see for miles, this 3,000-acre wetland park is one of the most peaceful summer attractions in northern Illinois. Those who know about it can't resist a visit when the weather is nice. Get more details about it
Address: 780 East Road, Hennepin, IL, 61327
7. Allerton Park
Consisting of 1,500 acres of woodlands and prairies, this incredible garden is fit for a queen. It features statues, flowers, meadows, gates, and much more. Get more details about it
Address: 515 Old Timber Road, Monticello, IL, 61856
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Where else in Illinois can you find peace and relaxation? Share your favorite summer attractions in the comments below.