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Galena, Illinois

The Dowling House

The oldest house in Galena, Illinois, now is a reminder of when this city was the world's lead mining capital.
Monticello, Illinois

Robert Allerton Park

The park that the Chicago Stockyards built.
Oakland, Illinois

Prairie Observatory

An abandoned observatory in the middle of the Illinois prairie.
Schaumburg, Illinois

The Awaking Muse

The face of a woman pushes its way through the earth.
Chicago, Illinois

Rock N Roll McDonald's and Museum

The palatial McDonald's that inspired Wesley Willis.
Chicago, Illinois

Stained Glass at Navy Pier

A display of magnificent stained glass windows is the first exhibit of its kind.
East Peoria, Illinois

Franklin Street Bridge Monument

Steel remnants of a bridge make up a unique sculpture along the banks of the Illinois River.
Urbana, Illinois

Sons and Daughters of Deucalion and Pyrrha

Fragments of a massive unfinished sculpture sit near the main quad of the University of Illinois.
Urbana, Illinois

The Morrow Plots

The oldest experimental corn field in America is still creating better ways to grow crops.
Effingham, Illinois

America's Largest Cross

Known as the "Cross At The Crossroads," this massive metal cross is just short enough to avoid the FAA.
Springfield, Illinois

Abraham Lincoln's Receiving Vault

The original vault that held the president's remains still stands, empty, not far from where he was finally buried.
Arcola, Illinois

Hippie Memorial

This folk art wall claims to be the world's one and only memorial to the bygone age of hippies.
Peoria, Illinois

Peoria Scale Model of the Solar System

The world's third-largest scale model of the planets.
Mountain Township, Illinois

Garden of the Gods

In the Shawnee National Forest, amazing rock formations peer through the treeline.
Chicago, Illinois

95th Street Bridge

This urban drawbridge gained eternal pop culture fame when the Blues Brothers jumped it while it was raised.
Metropolis, Illinois

The Super Museum

You have to love a museum with a truly dedicated focus. A focus on Superman, for example.
Casey, Illinois

World Records of Casey, Illinois

The world's largest collection of the world's largest objects is in one small Illinois town.
Springfield, Illinois

Lincoln Tomb

When you visit his grave, be sure to rub the Great Emancipator's nose for good luck.
Chicago, Illinois

Crown Fountain

The twin towers in this Chicago fountain use 50 foot tall video screens to spit on people.
Cave-In-Rock, Illinois

Cave-In-Rock

River pirates, murderous bandits, and serial killers used this Illinois cave as their debauched hideout.
Chicago, Illinois

The World's Columbian Exhibition of 1893

What's left of the ruins of the 1893 Columbian Exhibition, or World's Fair, also known as the White City.
Chicago, Illinois

Willis Tower Glass Platform

Four glass boxes hover over 1,000 feet in the air to give visitors an unparalleled view of Chicago.