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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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In the 1800s, the Illinois and Michigan Canal fueled a trail of commerce from the Illinois River to Chicago. Today, girlfriends can follow the canal for a history-infused, shopping-filled getaway.
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The 300-mile section of Route 66 angling across Illinois lures road-trippers seeking throwback gas stations, Muffler Men and the pleasures of taking your time getting anywhere.
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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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Joseph Smith, founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, named this town of 1,149 in 1839; it continues to preserve Mormon history and faith.
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This suburb west of Chicago has attractions for the whole family.
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Enjoy state parks, memorable meals and history on a drive along the Illinois River Road.

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