IllinoisTimes - Travel http://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-108-1-travel.html Tue, 02 Sep 14 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 Cool off in Mammoth Cave, the world’s longest http://illinoistimes.com/article-14279-cool-off-in-mammoth-cave-the-world%25E2%2580%2599s-longest.html Cool off in Mammoth Cave, the world’s longest
Jerry Brandsford knows a thing or two about Mammoth Cave National Park. You could even say his affinity for the massive cavern in central Kentucky runs deep.Brandsford is the fifth generation of his f...]]>
Summer weekend Milwaukee-style http://illinoistimes.com/article-14184-summer-weekend-milwaukee-style.html Summer weekend Milwaukee-style
 For a summer getaway that combines art, culture and music, along with sunshine and cool lake breezes, head north to Milwaukee. On the shores of Lake Michigan, 280 miles from Springfield, this ci...]]>
Travel to simpler times - For quilts, family-style food and Amish heritage, visit Shipshewana, Indiana http://illinoistimes.com/article-14057-travel-to-simpler-times.html Travel to simpler times - For quilts, family-style food and Amish heritage, visit Shipshewana, Indiana
 The horse’s hooves clip-clop along the pavement, pulling the black buggy in the early morning mist. The aroma of cinnamon rolls and berry pie wafts from the bakery, tempting all who pass by. H...]]>
Discover Bentonville, Ark., where art is the number one attraction http://illinoistimes.com/article-13984-discover-bentonville-ark-where-art-is-the-number-one-attraction.html Discover Bentonville, Ark., where art is the number one attraction
 If you had the chance to build a world-class art museum, Bentonville, a city of 38,000 in northwest Arkansas, wouldn’t be the first location you’d consider. But when you visit Crystal Bridge...]]>
Visit New Harmony, historic and serene http://illinoistimes.com/article-13788-visit-new-harmony-historic-and-serene.html Visit New Harmony, historic and serene
 New Harmony, Ind., is a special place to stop and smell the roses – or at least the red geraniums. And 2014 is a perfect year to visit this former utopian community as it celebrates its bicent...]]>
Experience Pilsen, Chicago’s lively Latino neighborhood http://illinoistimes.com/article-13638-experience-pilsen-chicago%25E2%2580%2599s-lively-latino-neighborhood.html Experience Pilsen, Chicago’s lively Latino neighborhood
 The authentic Mexican cuisine, colorful outdoor murals, turn-of-the-century architecture and thriving art scene make Pilsen one of Chicago’s most festive neighborhoods. Although it can seem a...]]>
Orchids, the remedy for too much winter - Springfield and St. Louis host February flower shows http://illinoistimes.com/article-13450-orchids-the-remedy-for-too-much-winter.html Orchids, the remedy for too much winter - Springfield and St. Louis host February flower shows
 Surrounding yourself with the sight and scent of orchids can be a sure cure for that case of cabin fever you’ve been harboring since the holidays. But you don’t have to hop on a plane to Haw...]]>
Visit Galena, the winter wonderland of Illinois http://illinoistimes.com/article-13362-visit-galena-the-winter-wonderland-of-illinois.html Visit Galena, the winter wonderland of Illinois
 One of the most scenic towns in Illinois, Galena is a picturesque wonderland in the winter, with its snow-covered hills, valleys and charming 19th century architecture. If you’re looking for a...]]>
For Christmas and anytime, visit historic St. Charles, Mo. http://illinoistimes.com/article-13204-for-christmas-and-anytime-visit-historic-st-charles-mo.html For Christmas and anytime, visit historic St. Charles, Mo.
 You say you’re tired of the neighbors’ inflatable Santas, pushy crowds at the mall and The Chipmunk Song on the radio? Time to pack up the family or friends and head southwest to historic St...]]>
An art guide to Indy - Museum riches await discovery four hours away http://illinoistimes.com/article-13146-an-art-guide-to-indy.html An art guide to Indy - Museum riches await discovery four hours away
 Indianapolis is known for the Pacers, the Colts and the Indy 500, but this heartland city has much more to offer. Indy has a wonderful mix of cultural treasures such as the Indianapolis Museum o...]]>
Miles of nature, wild, scenic and close to home - Visit the Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area http://illinoistimes.com/article-12999-miles-of-nature-wild-scenic-and-close-to-home.html Miles of nature, wild, scenic and close to home - Visit the Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area
Nine cabins at the Prairie Lake Campground have electricity but no plumbing. Each cabin sleeps six and is within walking distance of the campground’s shower house. Go to www.reserveamerica.com to ma...]]>
Magical Spring Green - A visit to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin, one of his most acclaimed works http://illinoistimes.com/article-12851-magical-spring-green.html Magical Spring Green - A visit to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin, one of his most acclaimed works
In the first act, an evil-looking insect perches on an actress’s arm. Later in the play, bats take flight during a heated argument and finally a small plane drones overhead as the actors reveal ...]]>
Visit Santa Claus in July - Illinois Performers shake up Holiday World http://illinoistimes.com/article-12576-visit-santa-claus-in-july.html Visit Santa Claus in July - Illinois Performers shake up Holiday World
Holiday World is located in Santa Claus, Ind., in the southern part of the state east of Evansville, about four hours from Springfield. In Santa Claus it’s all about Christmas. Oh and about Hall...]]>
The farm that McCormick’s Reaper built - Visit St. James Farm, a place to tour and wonder http://illinoistimes.com/article-8703-the-farm-that-mccormickrss-reaper-built.html The farm that McCormick’s Reaper built - Visit St. James Farm, a place to tour and wonder
Thinking about gardens and summer and checking out new sights and sounds? Why not head north this summer and check out St. James Farm? For years the locals only saw the gate of the lovely farm where t...]]>
Visit Benton and the Shawnee National Forest - Check out antique cars and Beatles memorabilia before heading on to the natural wonders of the Illinois Ozarks http://illinoistimes.com/article-8704-visit-benton-and-the-shawnee-national-forest.html Visit Benton and the Shawnee National Forest - Check out antique cars and Beatles memorabilia before heading on to the natural wonders of the Illinois Ozarks
You can find information about almost any kind of history in the small town of Benton. This is where Charlie Birger, the Prohibition-era criminal, was the last person to be hanged in Illinois, as well...]]>