Top Rated Landmarks in Illinois

The following Illinois Landmarks have been voted the Top 10 sites in the state by our visitors.

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Sears Tower

Sears Tower

Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, 60606
The Sears Tower has been the tallest building in the United States since 1973 and was the world's tallest building from 1973 to 1998.

Abraham Lincoln Tomb

Abraham Lincoln Tomb

Springfield, Illinois
This Illinois State Historic Site is the final resting place of Abraham Lincoln, his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, and three of their four sons. The exterior includes a terrace and an obelisk, while the interior contains a rotunda and the burial room.

Columbus Park

Columbus Park

Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, 60644
The 135-acre Columbus Park is considered the masterpiece of nationally renowned landscape architect, Jens Jensen, who is recognized as creator of Prairie style landscape design.

Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum

Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum

Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, 60605
The Adler opened in 1930 and was the first planetarium in the Western Hemisphere. Donated to the city of Chicago by Max Adler, the planetarium was an attraction at the great Chicago exposition of 1933-34.

Illinois State Capitol

Illinois State Capitol

Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, 62701
The Illinois capitol is the tallest non-skyscraper capitol, even exceeding the height of the United States Capitol in Washington, DC. The building itself is shaped like a Latin cross aligned to the major points of the compass.

Third Street Bridge

Third Street Bridge

Delavan, Tazewell County, Illinois
Built in the 1870's and moved to Delavan in 1907, this bridge is the oldest metal truss brridge in Illinois.

Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)

Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)

Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, 60638
Also known simply as Midway Airport, the airport is located on the city's southwest side, eight miles from Chicago's Loop.

Ayer Public Library

Ayer Public Library

Delavan, Tazewell County, Illinois, 61734
The Ayer Ayer Public Library was the first tax supported library in the state of Illinois. It was named for Amos K. Ayer, who pledged to give the library $200 a year for ten years for the purchase of books.

Chicago Water Tower

Chicago Water Tower

Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, 60611
The Water Tower was built in 1869 by architect William W. Boyington from yellowing Joliet limestone. It is 154 feet (47 m) tall. Today, it serves as the Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau Visitor's Welcome Center.

Woodstock Opera House

Woodstock Opera House

Woodstock, McHenry County, Illinois
The Opera House was built in 1889 to house the library, council room, justice court, fire department & auditorium for the City of Woodstock.

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