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7 Stunning Photos That Will Remind You Why Illinois Is The Best State

The photography showcased in this list are reason alone to visit all parts of Illinois. From fast moving Chicago to the slow moving Illinois River, there are endless destinations that offer memorable views of Illinois. When planning your next trip, consider taking a road trip to any of the destinations on this list for some worldly views here in the midwest.

1. Chicago, Illinois

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This enchanting photo highlights Chicago’s most well loved skyscrapers, the Sears Tower and the John Hancock building. Although both buildings are beloved landmarks, there are plenty of other parts of the city outside of downtown that also have so much to offer. Each Chicago neighborhood has its own personality and culture.

2. Garden Of The Gods, Herod, Illinois

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To see this majestic view with your own eyes, you will need to visit Illinois’ Shawnee National Forest. The preserve includes over 3,300 acres of natural land. Considering taking a weekend trip with the family? This destination is a beautiful natural escape, with the views alone being well worth the travel.

3. Starved Rock State Park, Oglesby, Illinois

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Another well known outdoor adventure is visiting Starved Rock State Park. The park includes acres and acres of breathtaking views, nestled in forests, natural rock formations and picturesque waterfalls. Once you get to the park, you will surely want to stay so prepare snacks, blankets, and plenty of water for a nice long hike. This Illinois gem is a must visit this year.

4. Baha’i House, Wilmette, Illinois

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The Baha’i House of Worship in Illinois is the oldest standing Baha’i House in the world. It has significant, rich, historic value as well as architectural beauty. Visitors can observe elegant, Iranian style architecture. The grounds surrounding the temple are well groomed and give visitors a little taste of the east here in Illinois.

5. Burden Falls, Southern Illinois

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Burden Falls is another gem tucked away inside Shawnee National Forest in Illinois. These falls are one of the most beautiful displays in the state. Photographs like the one above show the splashing waters and the surrounding wildlife. This destination is certainly a must visit for those living or stopping through Illinois.

6. Illinois River

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The Illinois River is over 250 miles long. It is a well known destination for fans white water rafting. In summer, the river is a bright blueish green, and is surrounded by moss covered rock formations. Be sure to check out resources online prior to your trip for more information about accessing the river during your visit including local requirements.

7. Matheson State Park, LaSalle, Illinois

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Tom Gill

This Illinois waterfall is unique from others featured on this list. You will notice a tall peak that pours water into the naturally carved out basin below. The manner in which water makes its way downward, creates interesting rounded formations in the basin that really allow it to stand out against more traditional waterfalls. An absolute must visit for nature lovers.

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