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Discover places to go in Illinois using this category, including itineraries for city visits, tips for kid-friendly destinations and Illinois restaurants to try. Learn about Illinois cities like Chicago and Quad Cities.

Stop At These 8 Charming Small Towns In Illinois

While Illinois is largely known for its big cities and connection to Abraham Lincoln, the state is full of small towns worth exploring. From storied towns with picturesque vistas to rural communities who have embraced the wacky and weird to attract visitors, there’s a little bit of everything in Illinois. Whether you head west toward …

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Fun Things To Do With Kids In Springfield

Springfield, Ill., offers a great variety of things to see and do, especially attractions and sites related to Abraham Lincoln and Route 66. Whether you’re planning a family visit or just passing through, here’s a list of fun things to do with kids in Springfield. Kim’s note: This is a guest post written by Oh …

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Tips For Taking Kids To 3 Of The Biggest Chicago Museums

Our family trips usually include a museum or two on our itinerary. On a recent holiday weekend trip to Chicago, there was so much we wanted to see, we had a lengthy list. So we narrowed it down and picked three Chicago museums to visit, two where we’d get free admission thanks to the ASTC …

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Where To Stay Near O’Hare

Loews Hotels has two Chicago locations. I wrote about the downtown Chicago location recently and how it’s conveniently located to some of our favorite things in the city. The other hotel’s location is near O’Hare International Airport in Rosemont, Ill. We stayed there for a night during our Chicago holiday getaway with the kids. Here’s …

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