10 Underrated Illinois Towns That Deserve A Second Look

Most people outside Illinois can’t name a city within it other than Chicago. Beyond that, everyone in Illinois has heard of Rockford, Springfield, and the big college towns, but there are some lesser known cities that deserve a visit.

Keep scrolling to find which towns in Illinois are the most underrated. Maybe one is your hometown.

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: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

If you love interesting places like these, check out these 10 charming Illinois river towns.

Do you live in or near any of these towns? Tell us your favorite things about them in the comments below!