Illinois, North America

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Facts About Illinois, North America

Regional Population: 12,772,888

Elevation: 191 meters

Time Zone: America/Indiana/Vincennes

Latitude: 40.0003204

Longitude: -89.2503681

Illinois is home to a vibrant cultural arts scene, prestigious educational institutions, beautiful parklands and a wide variety of family entertainment. Visit one of Illinois’ more than 260 state parks that offer fly fishing, whitewater kayaking and rock climbing, such as Ferne Cliff State Park and Starved Rock State Park. Don’t miss out on Illinois eagle-watching opportunities; more than 3,000 bald eagles migrate from Canada during the winter months to hang out along the state’s rivers and lakes.

No visit to llinois is complete without a stopover in Chicago, along the shores of Lake Michigan. The arts and cultural lifeline of the state, Chicago’s museums have some of the finest collections in the world; among the best are the Field Museum, the Shedd Aquarium and the Adler Planetarium.

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