100 Things to Do in Illinois Before You Die


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Title: 100 Things to Do in Illinois Before You Die
Author: Melanie Holmes
Size: 5.5 x 8.5
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781681064420
Price: $22.50

You may know Illinois as the former home of Abraham Lincoln or Chicagoland. But Illinois is more than just the Land of Lincoln or the location of one of the US’s largest cities. 100 Things to Do in Illinois Before You Die introduces you to the state’s rich history, showcasing the places with some of the best food and entertainment Illinois has to offer.

Discover Cahokia Mounds and Dickson Mounds State Museum, which reveal sacred sites and customs of indigenous tribes who dwelled here before it became the United States. Experience Mark Twain–style paddleboats, world class museums, and unique lodgings like a train caboose or a treehouse. There are boulders for climbing, hot air balloons for riding, and some of the best spectator sports to enjoy—all just beyond the borders of your neighborhood or region.

Local author Melanie Holmes shares her favorite tips about her home state. Whether you’re a lifelong Illinoisan or visiting for the weekend, you’ll find something in these pages to add to your bucket list. From sandstone-lined waterways to the best of theater, dance, and comedy clubs, Illinois has it all.


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Weight 0.5 lbs
Dimensions 5.5 × 8.5 in

2 reviews for 100 Things to Do in Illinois Before You Die

  1. Carol Hoffman, Executive Director, Southernmost Illinois Tourism Bureau

    Full of fun ideas across the state. Everyone will discover something new to do!

  2. Stephanie Tate, Great Rivers & Routes Tourism Bureau of Southwest Illinois

    This is the perfect book for travelers who want to experience The Prairie State and all it has to offer. Don’t miss the section about the historic river community of Alton—one of the most haunted small towns in America!

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