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Illinois Essential Info

Overview

Finding stuff to do in the Windy City is a breeze- they've got two baseball teams, legendary museums (and an aquarium and a planetarium and zoos) and some of the best regional eats in the country. But once you've had your fill of Chicago (and deep dish pizza), visitors can see where Abraham Lincoln once lived (or his final resting place), and get in touch with nature at Starved Rock or Weldon Springs State Park.

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Best Time To Go

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May-Jun, Sep-Oct

Fun Facts

  1. The world’s largest bottle of catsup can be found in Illinois.
  2. The Ice Cream Sundae originated in Evanston, Illinois.
  3. Nibisco factory, the world’s largest bakery in the world at 1,800,000 square feet, is located in Chicago, Illinois.
  4. The world’s only river that flows backward is located in Illinois.
  5. Benny Goodman and Gene Krupa coined the term "Jazz" in 1914 in Chicago, Illinois.

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