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
This region was once the stomping ground of President Abraham Lincoln. Relive his remarkable legacy as you explore everything from his Springfield home and law office to the impressive Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Experience mile after mile of Americana along a stretch of Route 66 dotted with classic diners, drive-ins, and odd roadside attractions. Venture deeper into the countryside here to discover everything from Amish Country and outlet malls to the University of Illinois—home to students from around the world.