Illinois, which is the fifth most populous state in the United States, is also one of the most visited spots in the country. Chicago is the central industrial city of this state. But it also has other cities that you would find very interesting. This part of the U.S. boasts of having so many museums.
Here is where you will find the largest presidential library in the entire country. It’s called the state of the art Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield. Other equally amazing museums include the Museum of Science and Industry, John G. Shedd Aquarium, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Field Museum of Natural History. All these museums will give you a glimpse of the state’s history and culture.
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Aside from the museums, you will also find park system, which started in 1908. It is now called the Fort Massac State Park. It is comprised of more than a hundred of parks, wildlife preserves, and recreational areas. Some of the natural attractions that you should check out include the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail, the Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor, the Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail, the American Discovery Trail, and the Lincoln Home National Historic Site in Springfield.
Of course, there is no way you can miss the statue of Clark Kent in Superman Costume, the Metropolis Planet newspaper, and the Super Museum if you are a big fan of this world famous superhero. All these attractions would make your trip to Illinois unforgettable.