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Illinois Fun Facts
The state motto is: “State Sovereignty, National Union.”
The first aquarium opened in 1893 in Chicago, Illinois.
The Sears Tower located in the city of Chicago is renowned as the tallest building in North America.
Abraham Lincoln served in the Illinois legislature before becoming president of the US. His remains can be found outside Springfield at Lincoln Tomb State Historic Site.
Illinois is known for their personalized licence plates. They have the highest number than any other state.
Why go on an Illinois tour?
Home to the infamous Route 66 highway, discover the myths and stories that encapsulate this landmark on an Illinois tour. Fall in love with its rich history while allowing nostalgia to completely take over. Visit Chicago, home to America’s tallest building and legends such as Al Capone, and carry a better appreciation for this superlative state. Later, take some time to explore the dramatic rock formations of the most visited site in the Shawnee National Forest. The Garden of Gods provides an inspiring view unlike anywhere in the Midwest. Perhaps, learn the story behind beloved Abraham Lincoln and be dazzled by the special effects that the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum offer– from presentations featuring historic ghosts to a re-enactment of the Civil War Battlefield. Find yourself in Cahokia Mounds State and get to know Illinois’ only United World Heritage Site. Immerse yourself in its history and discover the 2,200-acre site preserving the largest prehistoric Indian city north of Mexico.
When is the best time to go?
The weather in Illinois varies between two extremes – offering very hot summers and terribly cold winters. Illinois’ winters are generally severe, with intense rainfalls and snowfalls. On the upside, this offers winter sport fanatics a reason to visit. The temperature during this time typically falls around the -2C mark.
If you prefer warm and sunny days, early to mid-Fall is the best time to go on an Illinois tour. Summer is also a popular period as most of the festivities occur during this time. Spring and fall in Illinois fall around the 11C mark, while summer averages 23C.
When you are ready to start planning, launch our Tour Finder which allows you to compare all Illinois tours quickly and easily. Select your desired date range and choose up to three different cities. Feel free to also speak with a tripcentral.ca travel agent who’s actually been there!