There is a travel video that claims these are the 13 most beautiful places in the Land of Lincoln, that you may never have known existed!

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So this video was uploaded to YouTube a couple of years ago by a YouTube channel called The Travel Guide, and it claims that these are the 13 Most Beautiful Places in Illinois. The video is only a couple of minutes long and it does go over some really beautiful places like the Anderson Japanese Gardens, The Waterfalls at Starved Rock State Park, Burden Falls in the Shawnee National Forest, the Grosse Point Lighthouse, the Great River Road, the Garden of the Gods in the Shawnee National Forrest, and of course the Cahokia Mounds, and those are all stunning places in the Land of Lincoln. But what is interesting to me is that this video specifically focuses on the places that you don't often think about when you think of Illinois. Of course, the Chicago Skyline is one of the most beautiful things in Illinois and would deserve to be on this list BUT in the caption under this YouTube video they say...

"The 13 Most Beautiful Places in Illinois You Never Knew Existed. From Chicago's Buckingham Fountain and Cloud Gate (aka "The Bean"), Illinois is home to some pretty spectacular sights -- especially for being a cornfield-filled Midwestern state. But there’s plenty of natural and man-made beauty in this state that you probably never even knew existed"

If you don't want to watch the whole video just scroll down for some of my favorite shots from the video of the 13 Most Beautiful Places in Illinois.

A Video claims these are the Most Beautiful Places in Illinois