13 Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Illinois You Must Visit 

1. Millennium Park & Cloud Gate

Inspired by liquid mercury, the curved surface reflects the Chicago skyline and the tourists who walk through its arch.

2. Navy Pier

Located along Chicago's waterfront, Navy Pier is a great tourist destination with all kinds of things to help entertain people of any age.

3. Wrigley Field

Baseball fans won't want to miss a visit to Wrigley Field on Chicago's north side.

4. Art Institute of Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago is one of the city's foremost cultural institutions and known internationally for its collections.

5. Shedd Aquarium

The tours take 75 minutes and take place twice a day. Families with children six and older are welcome to join.

6. Willis Tower Skydeck

From the top of the Willis Tower Skydeck, tourists can see up to 50 miles over four states and Lake Michigan.

7. Lincoln Park

Lincoln Park stretches for six miles along the shore of Lake Michigan and is the city's biggest park.

8. Magnificent Mile in Chicago

A walk down the Magnificent Mile, a portion of Michigan Avenue, is one of the must-dos for visitors to Chicago.

9. Starved Rock State Park

Starved Rock State Park, southwest of Chicago on the Illinois River, is noted for its beautiful canyons and waterfalls.

10. Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site

n total there are 120, with the 100 foot-high Monks Mound at the center

11. Anderson Japanese Gardens, Rockford

When you're ready for a break from sightseeing, this is a beautiful place to relax and enjoy some tranquility.

12. Ulysses S. Grant Home State Historic Site in Galena

The Grant Home in Galena was presented to Ulysses S. Grant in 1865 upon his return from the Civil War.

13. Dana-Thomas House, Springfield

Today this 35-room structure, located in Springfield, is a house museum, open to the public with guided tours.

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