Best national parks in Illinois

Let us start this post by saying that there are no national parks in Illinois. 

Let us start this post by saying that there are no national parks in Illinois. 

However the National Parks Service operates two federally owned sites.

In addition to these historic sites, there are 3 beautiful National Historic Trails located within the Land of Lincoln.

Here we show you the most important nationally recognized sites.

1. Lincoln Home National Historic Site

Take a tour through the historic twelve-room house that Abraham Lincoln and his family called home before he was elected the 16th President of the United States.

2. Pullman National Monument in Chicago

This was the first model for a planned industrial community in the United States. Exploring this district feels likes a step back in time. 

Explore parts of the Trail of tears. where more than 1.000 Cherokee people died that were forcefully removed from their homes. 

3. Trail of Tears National Historic Trail

This trail cuts through 16 different states, including Illinois. Along the Illinois portion of this trail, you will find landmarks and interesting monuments.

4 Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail

5. Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail

This 1,300-mile-long trail offers plenty of scenic views and historic sites which housed 70,000 Mormons along their journey from 1846 to 1869.

Swipe up to learn more about these wonderful federal sites in Illinois.

Swipe up to learn more about these wonderful federal sites in Illinois.

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