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Illinois is like no other state, and when you visit, you’re sure to find that we are a destination filled with a wide range of offerings.
On behalf of the Illinois Office of Tourism, it is my pleasure to invite you and your travel companions to explore Illinois’ incredible destinations and experiences. Our state is such a diverse place — and we take great pride in offering cultural attractions, unique businesses and friendly communities that are as diverse as our residents and visitors.
Many of our destinations are ideal for group travel. From the world-class museums, theaters and restaurants of our large cities to the picturesque charm of our small towns, your group will discover a bit of everything in Illinois.
In Chicago, you’ll find one-of-a-kind experiences in every season. The historic metropolis is home to renowned cultural institutions, an award-winning dining scene, miles of sandy beaches and breathtaking architecture. Illinois’ architectural excellence extends beyond the big city and into the rest of the state with the Illinois Frank Lloyd Wright Trail, which includes two UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Speaking of trails, plenty of adventure opportunities await outdoor enthusiasts in Illinois’ beautiful state parks and natural areas. Shawnee National Forest is teeming with rolling hills, woods, open lands, lakes, creeks and rugged bluffs, making it the perfect destination for outdoor recreation.
I can’t forget to mention Route 66, the mother of all road trips. Illinois is home to a 300-mile stretch of the famous American roadway, where you’ll find endless history, nostalgic diners, quirky museums, and roadside attractions that offer fun photo opportunities. The road meanders through the state capital of Springfield, where you can step back in time to relive key moments in Illinois’ storied history.
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