Illinois is also known as ‚Land of Lincoln'. It is here that the later President Abraham Lincoln spent his early years in poor circumstances before he started his triumphant course through American history.

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But Illinois is so much more than this. Situated in the Midwest of the United States, the state offers a fascinating mixture of cultures from all over the world, big-city life in Chicago and diverse landscapes. Illinois is about the size of England and Wales and is surrounded by Lake Michigan, Wabash and Ohio Rivers and the famous Mississippi River. The legendary Route 66 starts here in Illinois and offers a unique way to experience the American Heartland with its charming small towns, Shopping Outlets, and National Parks. Click here to start your journey

Click here to start your journey to the American Heartland.

Tourism Office Illinois
Contact: Simone Saxer
Phone: + 49 (0) 69-25538-280