Highest-rated things to do in Illinois, according to Tripadvisor

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December 26, 2021
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Highest-rated things to do in Illinois, according to Tripadvisor

Whether you’ve lived in Illinois your whole life or are planning a trip there for the first time, there are plenty of things to do no matter your tastes. From historic landmarks and museums to stunning parks and hiking trails, Stacker compiled a list of the highest things to do in Illinois on Tripadvisor.

The list includes must-see sites, unusual activities off the beaten path, iconic buildings and museums, and plenty of places you’re likely to have heard of and still others that may be new to you. Whether you’re a seasoned local or looking for something fun to do during your visit, we’ve got you covered. Keep reading for the highest-rated things to do in Illinois.

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#30. Spring Valley

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (120 reviews)
- Category: Nature & Wildlife Areas
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#29. Champaign Public Library

- Rating: 5 / 5 (130 reviews)
- Category: Libraries
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#28. Impact Field

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (13 reviews)
- Category: Sports Complexes
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#27. Rialto Square Theatre

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (247 reviews)
- Category: Theaters
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#26. Lincoln Home National Historic Site

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (2,750 reviews)
- Category: Historic Sites, History Museums
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#25. Rosemont Theatre

- Rating: 4 / 5 (107 reviews)
- Category: Theaters
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#24. Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

- Rating: 4 / 5 (351 reviews)
- Category: Convention Centers
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#23. Allstate Arena

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (395 reviews)
- Category: Arenas & Stadiums
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#22. Starved Rock State Park

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,561 reviews)
- Category: State Parks, Hiking Trails
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#21. Anderson Japanese Gardens

- Rating: 5 / 5 (821 reviews)
- Category: Gardens
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#20. Une Annee Brewery

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (9 reviews)
- Category: Breweries
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#19. Blackberry Farm

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (192 reviews)
- Category: Farms
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#18. Chicago Premium Outlets

- Rating: 4 / 5 (544 reviews)
- Category: Factory Outlets
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#17. Ulysses S. Grant Home

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,313 reviews)
- Category: Historic Sites
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#16. Parkway Bank Park Entertainment District

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (48 reviews)
- Category: Civic Centres
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#15. Leaning Tower of Niles

- Rating: 4 / 5 (85 reviews)
- Category: Points of Interest & Landmarks
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#14. Only Child Brewing Company

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (11 reviews)
- Category: Breweries
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#13. Riverwalk

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (791 reviews)
- Category: Historic Walking Areas
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#12. Gurnee Mills

- Rating: 4 / 5 (384 reviews)
- Category: Shopping Malls
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#11. Warren-Newport Public Library

- Rating: 5 / 5 (11 reviews)
- Category: Libraries
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#10. Six Flags Great America

- Rating: 4 / 5 (2,610 reviews)
- Category: Amusement & Theme Parks, Water Parks
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#9. Caterpillar Visitors Center

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (440 reviews)
- Category: Speciality Museums
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#8. Wolff's Flea Market

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (56 reviews)
- Category: Antique Shops, Flea & Street Markets
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#7. Grand View Drive

- Rating: 5 / 5 (277 reviews)
- Category: Scenic Drives, Scenic Walking Areas
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#6. Woodfield Mall

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (635 reviews)
- Category: Shopping Malls
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#5. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

- Rating: 5 / 5 (4,422 reviews)
- Category: Libraries, History Museums
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#4. Shawnee National Forest

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (142 reviews)
- Category: Nature & Wildlife Areas, Forests
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#3. Blaum Bros. Distilling Co.

- Rating: 5 / 5 (1,921 reviews)
- Category: Distilleries
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#2. Lake Michigan

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,848 reviews)
- Category: Bodies of Water
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#1. The Art Institute of Chicago

- Rating: 5 / 5 (24,046 reviews)
- Category: Art Museums
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