CultureGrams: Illinois »
Find information on the history, the people, the culture, as well as fun facts about the "Land of Lincoln."
World Book for Kids: Illinois »
Find a brief introduction to the state along with printable maps and color photos of the flag, state seal and state symbols. For students in grades two through five.
World Book for Students: Illinois »
This comprehensive guide to Illinois includes articles on famous people, places, history, economy and much more. A great pick for students in grades three and up.
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum »
Illinois has many place to visit for Lincoln fans of all ages. Besides the extensive exhibits in the Museum, be sure to visit the Lincoln Home National Historic Site, the Lincoln Log Cabin and Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site.
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site »
From around 700 A.D. to 1400 A.D., approximately 20,000 people lived, worked and played in the area around Collinsville, Illinois, near the border with Missouri. What can be found today are the archeological remains of this highly developed prehistoric native group of mound builders.
Illinois: Mile After Magnificent Mile »
The official site for the Office of Tourism includes information on what to do and where to go in Illinois, including an interactive travel planner of suggested getaways by type of activity or group.
Illinois State Museum »
Headquartered in Springfield, but with branch facilities all over the state, this museum is a place to discover the natural, cultural and artistic past of Illinois.
Illinois State Parks »
From the northeast to the south and everywhere in between, find a State Park near you with fun and exciting activities for the whole family.
Illinois State Symbols »
You may know what the State Flower is (Violet), but did you know that Illinois has a State Soil (Drummer) and a State Dance (Square Dance)? Find out the history behind these and all the Illinois State Symbols on this online exhibit from the Illinois State Museum.
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie »
Just a short drive from downtown Chicago, visitors will find 20,000 acres of restored prairie. Come for interpretive tours, programs and other activities throughout the year to learn about and enjoy the first national tallgrass prairie in the country.
Shawnee National Forest »
Located along the Ohio River on the border with Tennessee, the Shawnee National Forest offers almost 300,000 acres of spectacular scenery and recreation not seen anywhere else in the state.