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Fleeing persecution in Missouri, Joseph Smith and his followers, known as Latter-day Saints, arrived in southwest Illinois in 1839. Smith named the town Nauvoo, hoping it would live up to its Hebrew...
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Fly high on the Shawnee Bluffs Canopy Tour or try another adventure in the Shawnee National Forest region.
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The vineyards, winding country roads and memorable lodging in southern Illinois combine for great weekend escapes.
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Climb past the lush valley retreat to reach the Illinois River bluffs when you stay at Pere Marquette Lodge and Conference Center.
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An hour west of Chicago’s Loop, the Fox River provides a soothing backdrop to towns brimming with indulgent eats, stores housed in historical homes and posh places to stay.
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Enjoy state parks, memorable meals and history on a drive along the Illinois River Road.
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A revived historical district highlights this west-central Illinois city.
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Swedish roots run deep in this western Illinois colony (population: 128) near the Quad Cities. Founded more than 150 years ago by religious dissidents from Sweden, its attractions include museums and...
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In hilly northwest Illinois, Apple River Canyon State Park offers beautiful scenery for outdoor recreation, including fishing, hiking and camping.
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The 33-mile Meeting of the Great Rivers Scenic Byway takes travelers to riverboat ports like Grafton and Alton as well as to Pere Marquette State Park and other destinations that fill a weekend...

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