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Affectionately known as the ‘Prairie State’ (as it was once covered in prairie grasses) in the mid-west of the USA, Illinois - with its population of more than 12 million - is considered the 5th most populous of the 50 United States (as of November 2014). Bordering Indiana, Iowa and Mi-chigan, Illinois has often been called the ‘microcosm of the USA’ due to its great cultural, economic and natural diversity. The state, with its area of more than 50,000 square miles, is home to one of the Great Lakes (Lake Michigan) and the Mississippi River as well as the O’Hare Inter-national Airport, one of the busiest in the world.

Getting around

As with most of the United States, driving is one of the best ways of getting around Illinois. With well-developed and extensive road networks as well as an abundance of scenic routes, road trips are one of the best ways to see what the Prairie State has to offer.

For those who’d prefer not to drive, the Amtrak rail service - which connects many Illinois cities and towns - is for you. For more off road destinations, ubiquitous long-distance Greyhound bus-es are available.

What to see and do

If you’re in Illinois don’t miss a visit to the Willis Tower in Chicago, tallest building in the West-ern hemisphere and 5th tallest building in the world (as of November 2014). Previously named Sears Tower, Willis Tower today is one of the state’s most popular tourist attractions, and for good reason. Ascend the 108 floors of the building to get to the Skydeck Chicago for an amaz-ing panoramic view that extends as far as 4 different American states, then go on The Ledge - an all-glass balcony that extends BEYOND the building’s edge - to get a feel of yourself floating more than 1000 feet above the ground.

But of course no trip to Illinois is complete without a visit to Navy Pier, considered an icon of the Midwest. Built around the gorgeous Lake Michigan, Navy Pier features everything you and your kids could dream of for a fun day out - beautiful gardens and promenades, exciting carnival rides, breathtaking lake views, shops and countless eateries. Go on the 15-story-high Ferris Wheel with your kids or take them to the Children’s Museum before letting them loose on the mini golf course while you relax at the shores of the lake with a cold drink in hand and nothing more press-ing to do than while the time away.

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