One of several former “Muffler Men” statues—20 plus foot tall figures once common along roadsides in the early 1960s.
Modeled after the very first Ferris Wheel which was built for Chicago’s 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition.
This museum houses a collection spanning 60 years, honoring the mythical caped hero.
Explore 278,000 acres of rolling hills, forests, lakes and rugged bluffs.
Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery’s journey westward began here on May 14, 1804.
A 170-foot-tall water tower built in 1949.
This building was the center of Illinois political life from 1839-1876.
Located near Route 66, it’s recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records.
CHICAGO & BEYOND
GREAT RIVERS COUNTRY
LAND OF LINCOLN
TRAILS TO ADVENTURE
Discover a place where the Mighty Mississippi and the Illinois River make their way through picturesque small towns and country landscapes. It’s the perfect backdrop for shopping historic Main Streets or retreating to a quaint bed & breakfast. The region’s storied past is revealed at the Black Hawk State Historic Site, Cahokia Mounds, and where Lewis & Clark began their famous expedition. You can also explore the largest agricultural museum in the world and discover 19th century architecture in a town seemingly frozen in time.