Arizona is home to the jaw-dropping Grand Canyon, crazy desert wildlife, and very hot summers.
Illinois is home to what seems like an endless array of natural beauty offerings. From well constructed streets and bridges, to stunning skyscrapers and sidewalks, Illinois seems to have it all. This makes it a popular spot for adventurous travelers and families alike. The following photos showcase Illinois’ most scenic views, from a small town to the city, there is something for everyone.
The Chicago River is an iconic body of water, and is frequently captured by visitors and tourists alike. The photographer that took this photo is able to capture one of Chicago’s smokey sunsets in one of the most popular upscale neighborhoods in the area.
McCullom Lake is a popular spot for locals interested in fishing. The lake typically contains midwestern catfish and largemouth bass. This photograph shows a dreamier side of this local hideaway, with the bluish sky and wooden dock.
This bright and glimmering sunset peeks over mountains and hills producing a bright yellow sheen. The body of water below the sun is Carlyle Lake in Carlyle, Illinois. Yet another glimpse of Illinois’ natural beauty.
This photographer chose not to reveal the exact location of this photo, but did confirm that it was taken in Illinois. The yellowish, orange skies are reminiscent of a classic midwestern autumn.
This winter shot was taken at the Mississippi River in Illinois. The river is a beloved local body of water that offers scenic views no matter the season. This photograph is beautiful, highlighting winter foliage framed by multi colored sky.
The photographer that took this beautiful photo choose to keep the exact location to themselves, but took the photo after driving past the majestic tree and wanting to capture it in a permanent way.
This elegant sunset features the popular attraction for locals and tourists alike, the Garden Of The Gods. The breathtaking natural arrangement of the rock formations and the surrounding fall trees make for a spectacular view.
The photographer of this image really captured the iconic midwestern farms found in Illinois. According to the photograph info, this image highlights the famous summer wheat crops from a local farm.
The photographer chose not to reveal this exact location in Illinois, but it offers an iconic view of Central Illinois. After viewing this photo, one can certainly see why this spot would be kept a secret. The lovely country road and surrounding trees are only out shined only by the sky behind it.
Peoria is a lovely city that happens to be the state’s biggest city on the Illinois River. This enchanting photograph includes the famous Murray Baker Bridge and breathtaking views of the Illinois River during sundown.
New Boston is an extremely small town hidden deep in Illinois. With only about 700 citizens, some might consider it more of a neighborhood than a city. The reflective water below the sun makes for a colorful display of light.
Illinois is certainly known for its acres and acres of scenic farmland. This stunning photograph showcases a looming sunset over a small midwestern farm. The country style barn is classic Illinois at its roots.