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Peoria, Illinois

Old Woodruff Athletic Field

The remnants of Peoria's proud baseball past stand slightly abandoned, but not forgotten.
Peoria, Illinois

Peoria Holocaust Memorial

A collection of 11 million buttons illustrates the human toll of the Holocaust.
Lincoln, Illinois

Phone Booth on a Roof

Today this bizarre rooftop phone booth seems like a piece of kitsch but it was once used to spot disastrous storms.
Chicago, Illinois

Lower Lower Wacker Drive

Illegal drag racing two stories beneath Chicago’s streets.
Chicago, Illinois

U-505

The unluckiest U-boat in the entire German fleet is now on display in a Chicago museum.
Makanda, Illinois

Monument to Boomer the Three-Legged Hero Dog

This odd stone memorial remembers a loyal dog who offended the rail barons with his speed and saved his master with his pee.
University Park, Illinois

Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park

A sprawling museum filled with larger-than-life works of art.
Lerna, Illinois

World's Fastest Pop Machine

The 40-year-old machine serves soda quicker than you can catch it for a mere 75 cents a pop.
Arcola, Illinois

Rockome Gardens - An Amish Themepark

You were once able to challenge a chicken to tic-tac-toe at this park, which is now converted into the Aikman Wildlife Adventure.
Monticello, Illinois

Robert Allerton Park

The park that the Chicago Stockyards built.
Springfield, Illinois

Lincoln Tomb

When you visit his grave, be sure to rub the Great Emancipator's nose for good luck.
Peoria, Illinois

Peoria Scale Model of the Solar System

The world's third-largest scale model of the planets.
Peoria, Illinois

Uniroyal Gal

This rare female version of the Muffler Man has its clothes removed each summer to signal the start of pool season.