Illinois Archive

Chicago Tourist Attractions – Arts + Nature + Architecture

Known as the Windy City, Chicago has unfolded many of its secrets via its bountiful draws. The Chicago tourist attractions are many in numbers, but some just await your special attention with their alluring features. Sadly, with not enough time, I and my family could visit only some few most visited sites. This makes me realize that one time visit, if short, say six days or so, is not enough to explore the entire city. Now, can you imagine the number of attractions Chicago has to give you a perfect holiday deal? So, next time, I will ensure that I cover all the remaining ones too. (more…)

Route 66 Attractions – Historic + Natural + Cultural

Also known as the Will Rogers highway, the Main Street of America, and the Mother Road; the U.S. Route 66 was once a long highway stretching many regions. It covered Chicago, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California followed by it end at Los Angeles. This made it a 2,448 miles route. Now, it is no longer a part of the highway. The sections of the road passing via Illinois, Missouri, New Mexico, and Arizona are regarded as a National Scenic Byway and are so designated as the Historic Route 66. On the other hand, some parts of it in southern California are named State Route 66. (more…)