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Illinois

I&M Canal at Romeoville, Lockport and Joliet

36 miles from State & Madison

Wonderful preservations of the past, best visited by bicycle.

AM BT HM HO

Batavia and Geneva

43 miles from State & Madison

Tales of windmills and espionage along a scenic Fox River trail.

AR HM HP WK

Garfield Farm and St. Charles

50 miles from State & Madison

A restored 1840s farm and inn near a small city with historic charm of its own.

HM HP

Farnsworth House, Plano

60 miles from State & Madison

A must-see icon of 20th century architecture, followed by sandwiches in Sandwich.

AR HP

Illinois Railway Museum, Union

60 miles from State & Madison

An amazing collection of rolling stock in various states of repair.

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Woodstock, Illinois

61 miles from State & Madison

An authentic, living town square, including a functioning opera house.

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Midewin and Dwight

78 miles from State & Madison

The nation's largest prairie restoration and town once famous for treating alcoholism.

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Rockford

89 miles from State & Madison

Mortars, musuems and midwestern memories within easy travel distance from Chicago.

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I&M Canal at LaSalle, Ottawa and Utica

98 miles from State & Madison

Old towns and mansions along the I&M Canal.

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AN Antiques
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BG Botanic Garden
BT Bike Trails
CA Camping
GA Galleries
HM History Museum
HP Historic Preservation
MU Music
OA Outdoor Activities
PH Photogenic
SM Science Museum
TH Theater
WK Walking/Hiking


Oregon

100 miles from State & Madison

A giant sculpture by Lorado Taft, a genuine Carnegie libray with a great art collection, and a CCC State Park.

AM AR HP OA PH WK

Champaign, Allerton Park, Arthur, Arcola

138-176 miles from State & Madison

Museums, a library, a vast estate and Amish countryside offer surpristes in Illinois's flat mid-section.

BT HP OA WK

Galena

163 miles from State & Madison

An entire community of the National Register of Historic Places and home of Ulysses S. Grant.

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Bishop Hill

165 miles from State & Madison

An amazing mid-nineteenth century utopian town that flourished only 15 years.

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Rock Island and Moline

170 miles from State & Madison

The defense establishment and the worldwide agricultural equipment market have kept these Mississippi River towns hopping!

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Springfield, Illinois

201 miles from State & Madison

The State Capitol is brimming with things to do, including wonderful architectural restorations and great museums.

AR HM HP

Dickson Mounds, Lewistown

207 miles from State & Madison

One of the most important Mississippian Native American digs in the Midwest.

HM OA

Nauvoo

271 miles from State & Madison

Once the second largest city in Illiinois and home to the expanding Mormon religion. Now a small, attractive Mississippi River town with numerous National Historic Landmark sites.

HP PH WK

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