Illinois has been an integral part of the American polity and culture that has contributed to the history of the country. The Illinois State Park preserves the large number of trails and monuments that act as the bellwether of the whole of America. The state is also renowned for places of adventure and other tourist interests. Hiking, boating, canoeing and a variety of other vacation ideas, make Illinois a popular tourist destination for Americans. It is wise to hire cheap rentals while on a holiday as cheap rental cars make your holiday travel options affordable and more enjoyable.
Wrigley Field, the vintage baseball stadium beckons the historian and the sports fan. The oldest Federal League park, Wrigley has been a home for Chicago Cubs. The brick outfield walls adorned with ivy gives a vintage look to the field that still sport manual score boards.
Racing enthusiasts will enjoy the array of popular racing tracks in Illinois such as NASCAR which hosts annual events at the Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, or the Gateway International Raceway and the Route 66 Raceway at the Chicagoland which hold the NHRA drag races annually. Autobahn Country Club is also a racing track in Joliet. The place acts as a host for various festivals and events organized by NASA, SCCA etc.
Blackhawk Farms near South Beloit is another popular racing track. It is used by SVRA, Midwestern Council, SCCA and VSCDA for races and is surrounded by the lush green farm stretching to 219 acres.
Drive your cheap rentals to Amboy Illinois Central Depot, a former railway station in Amboy, where you can gaze upon the steam locos that chugged the Illinois rails. Illinois Railway Museum is one of the top railway museums in the country.
The Field Museum of Natural History has massive displays of human and animal evolutions along with the popular Tyrannosaurus display - Sue. For more of history and trivia, visit the Museum of Science and Industry in Jackson Park which showcases a WWII Nazi submarine and a live coal mine. The Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum in Chicago is also the very first planetarium in the Western Hemisphere. Make sure you also take time out to visit the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum which has various civil war and other official documents relating to the former US President.
Drive your cheap rentals to Fort Massac State Park - the main organizer for the recreational activities in Illinois. The site has 60 naturally gifted parks under its administration and control and is managed by the Illinois state park. It provides facilities for hiking, trekking, boating and camping at some of these locations. There are three basic routes for hiking, the Illinois & Michigan Canal, Rock Island Trail and the Hennepin Canal Parkway which is the longest at 155 miles. The Illinois & Michigan Canal also provides canoeing options. The renowned American Discovery Trail also can be accessed for hiking and biking. Other popular parks include Pere Marquette State Park, Chain O'Lakes - State Park, Kickapoo State Park, among many others.
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