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  • Fall Colors on the Great River Road

    Though the Great River Road covers an incredible amount of ground—2,000 miles along the Mississippi River from Minnesota to Louisiana—it's easy to enjoy piece by piece during leisurely weekend getaways, especially as a a drive-by gallery of fiery-color foliage engulfing the bluffs.

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    • Galena
    • Moline & Rock Island
    • Nauvoo

    Foliage in Nine Towns Along the Mississippi River

    Fall Colors on the Great River Road

    Though the Great River Road covers an incredible amount of ground—2,000 miles along the Mississippi River from Minnesota to Louisiana—it's easy to enjoy piece by piece during leisurely weekend getaways, especially as a a drive-by gallery of fiery-color foliage engulfing the bluffs.

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  • Journey Along the Lincoln Highway

    The Lincoln Highway – US-30 for much of its way across northern Illinois – was born when Midwest visionaries saw the need for a New York-to-San Francisco route. In 1914, crews poured the first concrete, creating a marvel beside the rutted paths that defied early motorists. Now, I-80 and I-88 parallel almost all of the 179-mile route through Illinois.

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    • Frankfort
    • Joliet
    • Aurora

    Shopping, Architecture, and Idyllic Towns Along a Historic Byway

    Journey Along the Lincoln Highway

    The Lincoln Highway – US-30 for much of its way across northern Illinois – was born when Midwest visionaries saw the need for a New York-to-San Francisco route. In 1914, crews poured the first concrete, creating a marvel beside the rutted paths that defied early motorists. Now, I-80 and I-88 parallel almost all of the 179-mile route through Illinois.

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  • Illinois Shopping

    Shop the Magnificent Mile, score some designer deals and explore the delightful boutiques and galleries of historic Galena.

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    Chicago – Galena
    • Chicago’s Magnificent Mile
    • Luxury and High Fashion
    • Score Yourself a Designer Deal

    Discover the best shopping in Illinois

    Illinois Shopping

    Shop the Magnificent Mile, score some designer deals and explore the delightful boutiques and galleries of historic Galena.

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  • IL ♥ LGBTQ

    From fabulous nightlife to quaint retreats, Illinois greets LGBTQ travelers with trip ideas that start in Chicago’s vibrant LGBTQ neighborhoods and continue to attractions and festivals around the state.

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    • Welcome to the Neighborhood
    • Out & About in Galena
    • Pride Month

    Travel with Pride in Illinois

    IL ♥ LGBTQ

    From fabulous nightlife to quaint retreats, Illinois greets LGBTQ travelers with trip ideas that start in Chicago’s vibrant LGBTQ neighborhoods and continue to attractions and festivals around the state.

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  • Route 66

    A 300-mile stretch of American roadway, steeped in legend and packed full with eccentric lifers, nostalgic eats, quirky museums and more kitsch than you can shake a restored 1940’s gas pump at. This is the Mother Road.

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    Chicago – Collinsville
    • Chicago to Joliet
    • Joliet to Bloomington
    • Bloomington to Springfield

    Drive the iconic Mother Road on Illinois Route 66.

    Route 66

    A 300-mile stretch of American roadway, steeped in legend and packed full with eccentric lifers, nostalgic eats, quirky museums and more kitsch than you can shake a restored 1940’s gas pump at. This is the Mother Road.

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  • Illinois Architecture

    Modernist masterpieces, religious architecture, spectacular skyscrapers, pre-Civil War architecture and Greek Revival grandeur.

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    • Spectacular Skyscrapers
    • Religious Architecture
    • Frank Lloyd Wright & Mies van der Rohe

    Discover the architectural treasures of Illinois

    Illinois Architecture

    Modernist masterpieces, religious architecture, spectacular skyscrapers, pre-Civil War architecture and Greek Revival grandeur.

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  • Offbeat Illinois

    Quirky collections, roadside attractions, scary stories and mythical man-eating monsters.

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    Chicago – Alton
    • A Different Take on Chicago
    • From Kroc to Kryptonite
    • Big Things in a Small Town

    Discover the kooky side of Illinois

    Offbeat Illinois

    Quirky collections, roadside attractions, scary stories and mythical man-eating monsters.

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  • Golf Illinois

    Illinois has a wealth of great public golf courses. Take a golfing vacation and discover the best places to golf in Illinois.

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    • Golf in the Heart of the City
    • Meet Dubsdread
    • A Suburban Oasis

    Discover the best golf in Illinois

    Golf Illinois

    Illinois has a wealth of great public golf courses. Take a golfing vacation and discover the best places to golf in Illinois.

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  • Chicago Neighborhoods

    Museums, dining, shopping, nightlife and everything in between.

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    • The Loop & The Magnificent Mile
    • Chicago's Hottest Neighborhoods
    • Fulton Market District

    Explore the best of Chicago by neighborhood.

    Chicago Neighborhoods

    Museums, dining, shopping, nightlife and everything in between.

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