Illinois boasts hundreds of student-friendly destinations, like world-class theaters and museums, including the dazzling Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, important historic sites, beautiful state parks and diverse cultural attractions. Browse our exciting student travel itineraries below and start planning your best outing yet.
Chicago & Beyond
The Windy City offers plenty to keep students busy, including world-class museums, historic theaters and one-of-a-kind attractions. Be sure to make time to play on the lakefront at Navy Pier or catch a pro sports game in season.
Sights Beyond the Big City
Explore the many spectacular sights beyond Chicago. Here you can ride wild roller coasters and water slides, indulge in Rockford's Swedish heritage (think Swedish pancakes), and explore the sparkling waterfall canyons of a stunning state park.
Land of Lincoln
Heart of Illinois
The Land of Lincoln is as big and diverse as the attractions it offers. Looking for a presidential tour? Say hello to Abraham Lincoln. Interested in a different way of life? Spend some time with the Amish. Want to go on the mother of all road trips? Route 66 beckons. It's all here.
Great Rivers Country
This picturesque part of the state is home to many must-see attractions that will no doubt send you home with lots of great memories. Tour the historic town of Galena, ride through a giant John Deere Factory, visit the home where Carl Sandburg was born and take a cruise along the Illinois River on the old-fashioned Spirit of Peoria paddle wheeler.
Chicago's Navy Pier is home to the acclaimed Chicago Shakespeare Theather and the Chicago Children's Museum, as well as an IMAX Theater, the outdoor skyline stage and a sky-high Ferris wheel.
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Illinois celebrates the legacy of one of the greatest presidents in U.S. History with the stunning new Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in downtown Springfield.
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