No trip to Illinois is complete without a stay in Chicago, the big lake-shore city with world neighborhoods, internationally acclaimed museums, performing arts, professional sports, world-class shopping, and the world's tallest building. History buffs must also see Springfield, Abraham Lincoln's home and burial site; Galena, a charming Victorian city; and the Greater Alton area. All known for their antique stores and resort activities.
The Mississippi River winds for 450 miles from the northern border to the southern tip of Illinois, past places reminiscent of America's riverboat days. Today's riverboat gaming casinos add new entertainment to Illinois. Visit www.enjoyillinois.com.
State Tourism Office:
Illinois Bureau of Tourism
Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
100 West Randolph Street, Suite 3-400
Chicago, Illinois 60601
Toll-Free: 800.2CONNECT (800.226.6632)