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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, 62701
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum documents the life of the 16th U.S. President, Abraham Lincoln and the American Civil War. The museum contains life-size dioramas of locations in Lincoln's life.

Abraham Lincoln Tomb

Abraham Lincoln Tomb
Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, 62702
This Illinois State Historic Site is the final resting place of Abraham Lincoln, his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, and three of their four sons. The exterior includes a terrace and an obelisk, while the interior contains a rotunda and the burial room.

Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum

Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, 60605
The Adler opened in 1930 and was the first planetarium in the Western Hemisphere. Donated to the city of Chicago by Max Adler, the planetarium was an attraction at the great Chicago exposition of 1933-34.

Art Institute of Chicago

Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, 60603
The Art Institute of Chicago in Chicago's Grant Park, founded in 1879, is one of the oldest and largest art museums in the United States.

Aurora Public Library

Aurora Public Library
Aurora, Illinois, 60506
The Aurora Public Library is a public library in Aurora, Illinois. It is made of up one central library with two branch libraries.

Aurora Regional Fire Museum

Aurora Regional Fire Museum
Aurora, Illinois, 60505
The Aurora Regional Fire Museum is a non-profit, tax exempt, educational institution located in Aurora, Illinois.

Aurora Transportation Center

Aurora Transportation Center
Aurora, Illinois, 60505
The Aurora Transportation Center is a station on Metra's BNSF Railway Line in Aurora, Illinois. The station is 37.1 miles (59.7 km) from Union Station, the east end of the line.

Aurora University

Aurora University
Aurora, Illinois, 60506
Aurora University is a private university in Aurora, Illinois. Approximately 6,200 students are enrolled in bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs.

Ayer Public Library

Ayer Public Library
Delavan, Tazewell County, Illinois, 61734
The Ayer Ayer Public Library was the first tax supported library in the state of Illinois. It was named for Amos K. Ayer, who pledged to give the library $200 a year for ten years for the purchase of books.

Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)

Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, 60638
Also known simply as Midway Airport, the airport is located on the city's southwest side, eight miles from Chicago's Loop.

Chicago Water Tower

Chicago Water Tower
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, 60611
The Water Tower was built in 1869 by architect William W. Boyington from yellowing Joliet limestone. It is 154 feet (47 m) tall. Today, it serves as the Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau Visitor's Welcome Center.

Cloud Gate

Cloud Gate
Chicago, Illinois, 60601
Cloud Gate is a public sculpture by Indian-born British artist Anish Kapoor, that is the centerpiece of AT&T Plaza at Millennium Park in the Loop community area of Chicago, Illinois.

Columbus Park

Columbus Park
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, 60644
The 135-acre Columbus Park is considered the masterpiece of nationally renowned landscape architect, Jens Jensen, who is recognized as creator of Prairie style landscape design.

Dana–Thomas House

Dana–Thomas House
Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, 62703
The Dana–Thomas House is a home in Prairie School style designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Built 1902–04 for patron Susan Lawrence Dana, it is in Springfield, Illinois.

Field Museum of Natural History

Field Museum of Natural History
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, 60605
The Field Museum of Natural History is a natural history museum in Chicago, Illinois, and is one of the largest such museums in the world.

Grand Army of the Republic Hall

Grand Army of the Republic Hall
Aurora, Illinois, 60507
The Grand Army of the Republic Hall is an historic building on Stolp Island in Aurora, Illinois. The octagonally-shaped building was built with locally quarried limestone.

Henson Robinson Zoo

Henson Robinson Zoo
Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, 62707
The Henson Robinson Zoo was built in 1968–1970 on the eastern shore of Lake Springfield to serve the population of Central Illinois and opened in 1970.

Hollywood Casino Aurora

Hollywood Casino Aurora
Aurora, Illinois, 60506
Hollywood Casino Aurora is a riverboat casino located on the Fox River in Aurora, Illinois, a western suburb of Chicago. It is owned by Gaming & Leisure Properties and operated by Penn National Gaming.

Illinois Governor's Mansion

Illinois Governor's Mansion
Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, 62701
The Illinois Governor's Mansion is the official residence of the Governor of Illinois. It is located in the state capital, Springfield, Illinois. It is one of the oldest historic residences in the state of Illinois.

Illinois State Capitol

Illinois State Capitol
Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, 62701
The Illinois capitol is the tallest non-skyscraper capitol, even exceeding the height of the United States Capitol in Washington, DC. The building itself is shaped like a Latin cross aligned to the major points of the compass.

Illinois State Museum

Illinois State Museum
Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, 62706
The Illinois State Museum features the life, land, people and art of the State of Illinois. There are three satellite locations: Dickson Mounds in Lewistown, the Lockport Gallery in Lockport, and the ISM's Research and Collections Center in Springfield.

Illinois Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Illinois Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, 62702
Illinois Vietnam Veterans Memorial honors the 3,009 Illinois residents who were killed or listed as missing in action during the Vietnam War.

Keystone Building

Keystone Building
Aurora, Illinois, 60506
The Keystone Building in Aurora, Illinois is a building from 1922. It is the largest private office building designed by George Grant Elmslie.

Lincoln Home National Historic Site

Lincoln Home National Historic Site
Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, 62701
Lincoln Home National Historic Site preserves the Springfield, Illinois home and related historic district where Abraham Lincoln lived from 1844 to 1861, before becoming the 16th President of the United States.

Millennium Park

Millennium Park
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, 60601
Millennium Park is a public park located in the Loop community area of Chicago in Illinois operated by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and managed by MB Real Estate.

O'Hare International Airport (ORD)

O'Hare International Airport (ORD)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, 60666
Chicago O'Hare International Airport provides 186 aircraft gates throughout four Terminals and nine concourses. It is the largest hub of United Airlines and the second-largest hub of American Airlines.

Old State Capitol State Historic Site

Old State Capitol State Historic Site
Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, 62701
The Old State Capitol State Historic Site, in Springfield, Illinois, is the fifth capitol building built for the U.S. state of Illinois. It was built in the Greek Revival style in 1837–1840, and served as the state house from 1840 to 1876.

Peoria Waterworks Purification Facility

Peoria Waterworks Purification Facility
Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois
This water purification facility was built in 1890, designed in Romanesque Revival style .It first supplied water to the City Of Peoria on Dec 1st, 1890 and is listed on the US National Register of Historic places..If you look close you will see Gargoyles

Phillips Park Zoo

Phillips Park Zoo
Aurora, Illinois, 60505
Phillips Park Zoo is located on the grounds of Phillips Park, in Aurora, Illinois. It was originally established in 1915, and is still open year-round with no admission charge.

Pullman National Monument

Pullman National Monument
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, 60628
Pullman National Monument, also known as the Pullman District and Pullman Historic District, is located in Chicago and was the first model, planned industrial community in the United States.

Robert S. Abbott House

Robert S. Abbott House
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
From 1926 until his death in 1940, Robert S. Abbott, the most successful Black publisher of his era and founder of the Chicago Defender newspaper, lived in part of this large Queen Anne brick duplex.

Rush–Copley Medical Center

Rush–Copley Medical Center
Aurora, Illinois, 60504
Rush Copley Medical Center in Aurora, Illinois is a 210-bed hospital in the greater Fox Valley area. It is named after Ira Clifton Copley, who donated over $2 million for the original hospital.

Shedd Aquarium

Shedd Aquarium
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, 60605
Shedd Aquarium is an indoor public aquarium in Chicago, Illinois. Opened on May 30, 1930, the 5 million US gal aquarium was for some time the largest indoor facility in the world.

Stolp Island

Stolp Island
Aurora, Illinois, 60506
Stolp Island is a small island in the Fox River in Aurora, Illinois. In 1986 the island and its 41 buildings were added to the National Register of Historic Places as the Stolp Island Historic District.

Willis Tower (Sears Tower)

Willis Tower (Sears Tower)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, 60606
The Willis Tower, built as and still commonly referred to as Sears Tower, is a 108-story, 1,451-foot (442 m) skyscraper. At completion in 1973, it was the tallest building in the world, a title it held for nearly 25 years. from 1973 to 1998.

Woodstock Opera House

Woodstock Opera House
Woodstock, McHenry County, Illinois
The Opera House was built in 1889 to house the library, council room, justice court, fire department & auditorium for the City of Woodstock.

Wrigley Field

Wrigley Field
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, 60613
Wrigley Field is a baseball park located on the North Side of Chicago. It is the home of the Chicago Cubs, one of the city's two Major League Baseball (MLB) franchises. The Cubs played their first game at the park on April 20, 1916.

Illinois

Illinois State Flag
Postal Code: IL
Capital City: Springfield
Became a State:
Population: 12,859,995*
Area: 57,913.55 miles2 (149,996.24 km2)

* 2015 est. U.S. Census Bureau
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Most Popular Illinois Landmarks

  1. Willis Tower (Sears Tower)
  2. Abraham Lincoln Tomb
  3. Chicago Water Tower
  4. Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum
  5. O'Hare International Airport (ORD)
  6. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
  7. Wrigley Field
  8. Cloud Gate
  9. Illinois State Capitol
  10. Robert S. Abbott House

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