Visit the homes of Superman, Abraham Lincoln or Santa’s reindeer all in the state of Illinois. Metropolis, Illinois, located near the Kentucky border, has been allowed to claim the city as the residence of the iconic superhero. This feature is exemplified by a humongous Superman statue outside a museum with Superman memorabilia. Visit the birthplace of “the Great Emancipator” and experience the Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield. Discover where Santa’s reindeer live 364 days per year at the Hardy’s Reindeer Ranch in Rantoul. The ranch also has seasonal fun such as a pumpkin patch, hayrides and Christmas trees.
“The Second City” defies its nickname because is truly second to none. One of the tallest buildings in the world is located in Chicago. The Sears Tower observation deck allows onlookers to see the city of Chicago and all points beyond. You can’t go far without finding a great blues club, but the locals will tell you that it is hard to find a better blues experience than Buddy Guy’s Legends and Lee’s Unleaded Blues, both located in the heart of the city.