Illinois Off the Beaten Path (9th Edition)

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Tired of the same old tourist traps? Take the road less traveled and uncover the hidden attractions, unique finds, and unusual locales other guidebooks just don’t offer. Off the Beaten Path® features the things you’d want to see—if only you knew about them! From the best in local dining to quirky cultural tidbits, you’ll say over and over again: "I didn’t know that!”

Discover a different side of the Land of Lincoln. Order up a "cheezborger”  at Chicago’s Billy Goat Tavern; ...

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Overview

Tired of the same old tourist traps? Take the road less traveled and uncover the hidden attractions, unique finds, and unusual locales other guidebooks just don’t offer. Off the Beaten Path® features the things you’d want to see—if only you knew about them! From the best in local dining to quirky cultural tidbits, you’ll say over and over again: "I didn’t know that!”

Discover a different side of the Land of Lincoln. Order up a "cheezborger”  at Chicago’s Billy Goat Tavern; climb the wood-and-earthen steps of the largest prehistoric mound north of Mexico, in Collinsville; visit the world’s biggest flea market, in St. Charles; or take a gander at some of the 200,000 mallards raised every year at the Whistling Wings Duck Hatchery in Hanover.

So if you’ve "been there, done that” one too many times, get off the main road and venture Off the Beaten Path.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762744138
  • Publisher: GPP Travel
  • Publication date: 7/1/2007
  • Series: Off the Beaten Path Series
  • Edition description: Ninth
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Bob Puhala is an award-winning writer who has authored more than 30 books; he also wrote a syndicated travel column for the Chicago Sun-Times. He lives in Glenview, Illinois.

Lyndee Jobe Henderson is a freelance writer and lifelong student of Illinois history. She has authored several books on her favorite subjects, including More than Petticoats: Remarkable Illinois Women.

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Table of Contents


Introduction     vii
Chicago     1
Northeastern Illinois     23
Northwestern Illinois     59
Eastern Illinois     97
Central Illinois     119
Western Illinois     145
Southeastern Illinois     175
Southwestern Illinois     191
Indexes     217
General     217
Festivals     225
Museums     227
About the Authors     230
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