Illinois is the queen of the Midwest. Chicago, the most famous city in Illinois, is like a magnet attracting tourists from world over. But, there are other places which you would have never thought of. The Cahokia Mounds is a UNESCO site and a center for Native American History. Visit the Mayans world for a change. Shawnee National Forest is a huge expanse and a wonderful place to visit in summers. Along with this, you also can visit the Shawnee Hills Wine trail. If Chicago is on your list then you have plenty to do, like shop at the Magnificent Mile, eat at the finest restaurants and visit places of history. Places, like Adler’s Planetarium, and the giant Ferris wheel at the Pier can never be replicated.