Visit These Iconic Waterfalls In Illinois
Illinois has many waterfalls that are known by the locals, but 'Only In Your State' has put together a road map for you to be able to visit them all. If you love nature it's time to check out these great spots.
If you're looking for a vacation, this road trip could be for you, or if you don't want to travel the entire state of Illinois you can always visit these spots out of order and on your own time.
The Locations Of These Waterfalls
- Jon J. Duerr Forest Preserve - South Elgin
- Waterfall Glen - Burr Ridge
- Matthiessen State Park - North Utica
- Starved Rock State Park - Oglesby
- Burden Falls - Pope
- Ferne Clyffe State Park - Goreville
- Kinkaid Lower Falls - Murphysboro
Are you surprised by the number of waterfalls in Illinois? Obviously these aren't the only waterfalls in Illinois, but they are some of the most beautiful.
Illinois Other Natural Beauty
One of our favorite unusual-but-awe-inspiring wonders in the state is the intriguing Cave in Rock – which is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a cave overlooking the Ohio River with a 55-foot mouth, which seems pretty imposing the first time you see it in person.
That's not all though. There is an amazing beach.
Illinois Beach State Park is breathtaking enough to classify as a “natural wonder”, with six incredible miles of Lake Michigan shoreline so pristine you might forget you’re in a land-locked state.
Let's look at one more spot which is a garden.
The Garden of the Gods, in Herod, is home to 300-million-plus year-old rock formations and some of the most unique geology in the state.
From waterfalls to these other beauties have truly shown just how great Illinois is.