Illinois Off the Beaten Path (9th Edition) by Lyndee Jobe Henderson, Bill Franz, Bob Puhala
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 seeif 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.
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.
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