Simple pleasures, like relaxing around a campfire and enjoying the sounds of nature, will help you prepare for the next leg of your journey. Or extend your stay and explore the state parks in the area. Just 5 miles south, the deep canyons and towering bluffs at Starved Rock State Park will make you feel as though you’ve left the prairie altogether. Hike up to 13 miles of trails along canyons with waterfalls. At nearby Matthiessen State Park, you’ll find vigorous trails and beautiful rock formations. Check out restaurants, shopping and golf in the area.