Best Free Midwest Attractions: Illinois
On Illinois' western border
Deere and Company World Headquarters, Moline See farm equipment and other agricultural exhibits at the John Deere Pavilion (left) or visit the Deere-Wiman and Butterworth mansions and gardens. The homes were built in the late 1800s by Charles Deere, son of John Deere.
Historic Nauvoo Take free wagon and carriage rides, see craft demonstrations and attend seasonal music performances in Nauvoo, a historic Mormon town about halfway between St. Louis and Moline.