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Holiday Inn Chicago-Mart Plaza

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The Holiday Inn at Chicago Mart Plaza in River North is an escape from the 'busy' of the City. Its entry is just off Mart Center Drive which dead...
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Zoom(er) through the airport!_photo | kids travel, kids activities
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Illinois travel with kids, Illinois kids activities

Chicagoland | kids travel, kids activities

1. Chicagoland

Chicago, Schaumburg, Gurnee, ..

Where does one start in describing the city of Chicago? There’s so much to say. There’s the history: the Fort Dearborn massacre of 1812, the incorporation of the city in 1833 with a white...

Central Illinois | kids travel, kids activities

2. Central Illinois

Springfield, Normal, Bloomington, ..

To drive into Central Illinois from the northeast is to plunge into the heart of the heartland. The sprawl of the suburbs and exurbs thins out until you’re surrounded by nearly uninterrupted...

Northern Illinois | kids travel, kids activities

3. Northern Illinois

Rockford, Utica, Union, ..

Perhaps the most varied of the state’s six regions, 14-county Northern Illinois stretches across the top, from the fringe of the Chicago suburbs westward to the Mississippi River boundary with...

Western Illinois | kids travel, kids activities

4. Western Illinois

Peoria, Coal Valley, Galesburg, ..

Rivers are the claim to fame for the 20 counties of Western Illinois. The mighty Mississippi forms the western boundary of the region (and the state), and the smaller but lovely Illinois defines its...

Southern Illinois | kids travel, kids activities

5. Southern Illinois

Marion, Mount Vernon, Carbondale, ..

You’ll know you’re heading down into Southern Illinois when you begin to notice the flat stretches of central prairie giving way to a gentle undulation of wooded hills and valleys....

About Illinois

Probably no other state serves as such a microcosm of the United States as Illinois does. Illinois is a marvelous melting pot of people—descendants of immigrants from Europe, Africa, Asia, and Latin America, plus a few Native Americans—whose homes are big cities, sprawling suburbs, small towns, and isolated farmsteads. The state’s topography includes rivers, bluffs, hills, flatlands, forests, and a Great Lake as wide as an ocean.   For those of us who live in Illinois, it’s a great place to visit somewhere different without ever leaving the state: Downstaters can get energized by the hustle and bustle of the greater Chicago area, while city dwellers can escape... + full overview

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