Illinois Office of Tourism
Tradition and modernity characterize Illinois: The world’s first ten-story skyscraper was built in Chicago in 1885, and the sixteenth president of the United States left his mark throughout the “Land of Lincoln”. A journey on the legendary Route 66, which originates in the “American Heartland”, conveys American lifestyle at its best. Urban city life alternates with wide landscapes: Chicago is an ideal starting point for a tour along the Mississippi or through the picturesque region of the “Great Lakes”. It is no coincidence that the state in the Midwest is one of the most beautiful regions in the USA. Illinois has a lot to offer with its small towns, shopping malls and state parks.