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Alton, Illinois

Surrounded by beautiful nature, Alton is on the left bank of the Mississippi between the Illinois River and the Missouri River. In Pere Marquette State Park you can watch the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri River.

From here, the famous explorers Louis and Clark embarked on their expedition to the west coast. In various museums and exhibitions you can learn more about this event.

Alton is a popular destination not only in summer because of the numerous hiking and cycling routes. In autumn you can admire the bright colors of Indian Summer and in winter it is the best time to spot bald eagles that are here between late December and mid-February.

Not far from Alton is Grafton, nestled between Mississippi and the Illinois River. The rivers determine life in Grafton. From many places in the village you have a picturesque view of the river landscape. Numerous water sports can be optimally practiced here. The Raging Rivers Waterpark is fun for the whole family. A highlight in summer is the Grafton Music in the Park Festival with outdoor concerts.

Highlights in Alton / Grafton

  • Lewis & Clark State Historic Site
    Lewis and Clark started their expedition to the west coast of the USA from Camp Dubois in 1804.
  • Robert Wadlow Statue
    The tallest person in the world was born a normal baby in Alton in 1918, but due to a rare illness he grew up to 2.72 meters. His life-size statue is in Alton.
  • National Great Rivers Museum
    Learn all about the history of Mississippi and its cultural and environmental influences on the region.
  • Bald Eagle
    Between December and February the bald eagles live in Alton on the Mississippi River.

Information about Alton / Grafton

Foundation: 1837/1836

Population: approx.28,000 / 725

Area: 43 /10.6 kmē

Height: 150/137 m above sea level

Airport: O'Hare International Airport

Springfield, Illinois

Springfield, the state capital, is Lincoln's birthplace and a highlight on your route along Route 66. There is a lot to discover for those interested in the history of the state, as many historic buildings are open to visitors. There are also numerous opportunities to walk in the footsteps of Abraham Lincoln: his home, his law firm and his burial site attract tourists every day. Since 2005, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum has provided exciting details about his life.

Lincoln, who helped the southern slaves to their right to freedom, always had a special relationship with his hometown Springfield and was always happy to come back here. It is not for nothing that Illinois is also called the "Land of Lincoln". Another highlight of the city is the Dana Thomas House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright - one of the most famous architects of his time - which can be visited by tourists.

Families are also not neglected in Springfield, because the Springfield Children's Museum, several amusement parks, the botanical garden and the zoo offer a colorful program for children and make a varied stay possible with a mixture of culture and children's entertainment.

The "International Route 66 Festival", which takes place every year in September, makes the hearts of car fans beat faster. Several open-air stages, exhibition areas for historic cars and motorcycles, traditional food and drinks, car experts and many attractions related to Route 66 await visitors here every year.

Highlights in Springfield

  • Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum
    2015 marks the museum's 10th anniversary and celebrates it with very special exhibitions on Lincoln's life.
  • Lincoln Home
    visitors have the opportunity to visit the home of the 16th US President Abraham Lincoln and to learn more about his life as a father, husband, lawyer and politician.
  • Old State Capitol
    Built in 1840 as the state parliament where Lincoln and Obama announced their presidential nominations, the Old State Capitol is now a museum.
  • Old Brick Road
    At Auburn, a section of the historic Route 66 is still made of cobblestone.
  • Dana Thomas House
    The house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for Susan Lawrence Dana can be visited today.
  • Illinois State Capitol
    Since 1877 the center of the Illinois government, the House of Representatives and the Senate Chamber.

Info about Springfield

Foundation: 1821

Population: approx. 116,000

Area: 156 kmē

Height: 182 m above sea level

Airport: O'Hare International Airport

Starved Rock State Park, Illinois

About two hours' drive from Chicago is Starved Rock State Park, one of the most popular attractions in Illinois. When the glaciers in the region melted thousands of years ago, they left behind the 18 canyons, which today attract many local and foreign tourists. This makes the landscape in Starved Rock State Park very different from the rest of Illinois.

Especially in spring or after heavy rains, the park develops into a waterfall paradise. And especially in winter, a bizarre sight presents itself here when the water freezes and the so-called icfalls arise. But not only the canyons offer all kinds of astonishment. There are many other ways to see the region in your own way in the area. Drive z. B. along the river by canoe or paddle boat, swing through the trees on zip lines or - for the very brave - take a parachute jump from a height of over four kilometers!

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Augustana College Rock Island, IL Augustana College
Aurora University Aurora, IL Aurora University
Barat College Lake Forest, IL Barat College
Benedictine University Lisle, IL
Black Hawk College - East Campus Kewanee, IL
Black Hawk College - Quad-Cities Campus Moline, IL
Blackburn College Carlinville, IL
Bradley University Peoria, IL
Carl Sandburg College Galesburg, IL
Chicago School of Professional Psychology, The Chicago, IL
Chicago State University Chicago, IL Chicago State University
Chicago-Kent College of Law Chicago, IL Chicago-Kent College of Law
College of DuPage Glen Ellyn, IL
College of Lake County Grayslake, IL
Concordia University River Forest, IL
DePaul University Chicago, IL
DeVry Institute of Technology - Chicago Chicago, IL
DeVry Institute of Technology - DuPage Addison, IL
Eastern Illinois University Charleston, IL
East-West University Chicago, IL
Elgin Community College Elgin, IL
Elmhurst College Elmhurst, IL
Fox College Chicago, IL
Frontier Community College Fairfield, IL
Gem City College Quincy, IL
Governors State University University Park, IL
Greenville College Greenville, IL
Harold Washington College Chicago, IL
Harper College Palatine, IL
Harrington College of Design Chicago, IL
Heartland Community College Normal, IL
Highland Community College Freeport, IL
Illinois Central College East Peoria, IL
Illinois College Jacksonville, IL
Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago, IL
Illinois State University Normal, IL
Illinois Valley Community College Oglesby, IL
Illinois Wesleyan University Bloomington, IL
John A. Logan College Carterville, IL
John Wood Community College Quincy, IL
Joliet Junior College Joliet, IL
Judson College Elgin, IL
Kankakee Community College Kankakee, IL
Kaskaskia College Centralia, IL
Kendall College Chicago, IL
Kennedy-King College Chicago, IL
Kishwaukee College Malta, IL
Knox College Galesburg, IL
Lake Forest College Lake Forest, IL
Lewis & Clark Community College Godfrey, IL
Lewis University Romeoville, IL
Lincoln Land Community College Springfield, IL
Lincoln Trail College Robinson, IL
Loyola University Chicago, IL
MacCormac College Chicago, IL
MacMurray College Jacksonville, IL
Malcolm X College Chicago, IL
McHenry County College Crystal Lake, IL
McKendree College Lebanon, IL
Meadville Lombard Theological School Chicago, IL
Midstate College Peoria, IL
Millikin University Decatur, IL
Monmouth College Monmouth, IL
Moody Bible Institute Chicago, IL
Moraine Valley Community College Palos Hills, IL
Morrison Institute of Technology Morrison, IL
Morton College Cicero, IL
National-Louis University Evanston, IL
North Central College Naperville, IL
North Park College and Theological Seminary Chicago, IL
North Park University Chicago, IL
Northeastern Illinois University Chicago, IL
Northern Illinois University DeKalb, IL
Northwestern University Evanston, IL
Oakton Community College Des Plaines, IL
Olive-Harvey College Chicago, IL
Olivet Nazarene University Kankakee, IL
Olney Central College Olney, IL
Parkland College Champaign, IL
Principia College Elsah, IL
Quincy University Quincy, IL
Rend Lake College Ina, IL
Richard J. Daley College Chicago, IL
Richland Community College Decatur, IL
Rock Valley College Rockford, IL
Rockford College Rockford, IL
Roosevelt University Chicago, IL
Rosary College River Forest, IL
Rush University Chicago, IL
Saint Xavier University Chicago, IL
Sauk Valley Community College Dixon, IL
School of the Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, IL
Shawnee Community College Ullin, IL
Shimer College Waukegan, IL
South Suburban College South Holland, IL
Southeastern Illinois College Harrisburg, IL
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale Carbondale, IL
Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville Edwardsville, IL
Southwestern Illinois College Belleville, IL
Spoon River College Canton, IL
Springfield College Springfield, IL
Trinity Christian College Palos Heights, IL
Trinity International University Deerfield, IL
Triton College River Grove, IL
Truman College Chicago, IL
University of Chicago Chicago, IL
University of Illinois - Chicago Chicago, IL
University of Illinois - Springfield Springfield, IL
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign Urbana-Champaign, IL
University of St. Francis Joliet, IL
Wabash Valley College Mt. Carmel, IL
Waubonsee Community College Sugar Grove, IL
Western Illinois University Macomb, IL
Wheaton College Wheaton, IL
Wright College Chicago, IL

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