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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, Illinois
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.

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.

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.

Delavan National Guard Armory

Delavan National Guard Armory
Delavan, Tazewell County, Illinois, 61734
This building is located in a small historical town of 2,000. Construction began in 1936 and was completed in 1939. The Armory is currently the home of the HHD 1144th Transportation Motor Transport Battalion.

Everett Dirksen Monument

Everett Dirksen Monument
Pekin, Tazewell County, Illinois, 61554
This monument honors Everett McKinley Dirksen, who served Illinois for 34 years as a Republican Congressman and U.S. Senator.

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.

Lincoln Square Theatre

Lincoln Square Theatre
Decatur, Macon County, Illinois, 62523
Built in 1916, the Lincoln Theater was constructed with a two feet thick firewall surrounding the building to make it fire proof. It has survived several nearby fires and is now being restored. It is said to be haunted.

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.

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

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.

Third Street Bridge

Third Street Bridge
Delavan, Tazewell County, Illinois
Built in the 1870's and moved to Delavan in 1907, this bridge is the oldest metal truss brridge in Illinois.

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.

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Top 10 Most Popular Illinois Landmarks

  1. Willis Tower (Sears Tower)
  2. Abraham Lincoln Tomb
  3. Chicago Water Tower
  4. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
  5. Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum
  6. Wrigley Field
  7. Illinois State Capitol
  8. Delavan National Guard Armory
  9. Columbus Park
  10. O'Hare International Airport (ORD)

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