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Shawnee National Forest, Giant City State Park and the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail are just a few of the adventures visitors will find in southern Illinois.
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In the midst of vast Illinois farmland, weekend travelers discover a topographical surprise along the Illinois River.
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Whether you define outdoor fun as pedaling alongside a canyon drop-off or hiking a nature trail past wildflowers ablaze with color, Kansas state parks hold the ticket to fresh air activities. Here...
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Find free things to do including museums, gardens, zoos and historic sites in Chicago, Springfield and other locations around Illinois.
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Looking for a fresh loop that’ll be a summer highlight or just a new trail for a weekend stroll? Try some of these 12 hikes from across the Midwest—all local favorites that we can’t wait to get back...
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End a day outdoors with a hot shower and soft bed at some of the Midwest's top state park lodges.
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An Arts and Crafts lodge overlooks a prairie lake at Honey Creek Resort.
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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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Find quiet among old-growth forests and mysterious caverns at Turkey Run Inn.
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Along with epic scenery and plenty of family activities, Custer State Park in the Black Hills offers a resort setup with four places to stay.

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