ROAD TRIP! Looking to get the family out of the house and on the road? Thankfully you don’t have to travel too far in Illinois to find adventure thanks to our state’s collection of beautiful parks. Check out these 10 must-see spots across Illinois:

1. Starved Rock State Park

Location: Utica

Starved Rock State Park Utica Illinois


2. Shawnee National Forest

Location: Harrisburg

Shawnee National Forest  Harrisburg Illinois


3. Cache River State Natural Area

Location: Belknap

Cache River Wetlands Center


4. The Morton Arboretum

Location: Lisle

The Morton Arboretum Lisle Illinois


5. Matthiessen State Park

Location: Utica

Matthiessen State Park Utica Illinois

6. Lake Katherine Trail

Location: Palos Heights

Lake Katherine Trail Palos Heights Illinois


7. Cave-in-Rock State Park

Location: Cave-in-Rock (Hardin County)

Cave-in-Rock State Park  Cave-in-Rock Illinois

8. Busse Woods

Location: Elk Grove Village

Busse Woods Elk Grove Illinois


9. Apple River Canyon State Park

Location: Apple River

Apple River Canyon State Park  Apple River Illinois


10. Castle Rock State Park

Location: Oregon

Castle Rock State Park Oregon Illinois


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