Celebrating 200 Years of Illinois History

Illinois Bicentennial

Discover the ongoing story of Illinois with the people and moments that have made the state amazing for 200 years.

On December 3, 1818, Illinois officially became the 21st state in the union. Happy Birthday, Illinois!

The Illinois Bicentennial celebrates the things and places that were Born, Built or Grown in Illinois — the moments and people that tell the ongoing story of this mazing state. Read on for stories about 200 years of Illinois history, and learn more about what it means to be #IllinoisProud at Illinois200.com


Travel Illinois Magazine

Travel Illinois Magazine

Find unexpected ways to enjoy Illinois in this biannual magazine that explores every corner of the state. Each issue offers a mix of travel stories, stunning photography and timely trip ideas that make the most of each season.

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