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Feb 7, 2013 - Interesting Illinois
Illinois is a well-known Midwestern tourist destination for charter bus visitors. The best of seeing Illinois is with a bus, coach bus, party bus, mini bus, passenger coach or school bus chartered from Bus Charter Illinois. Tour Illinois in style and comfort in your charter bus as you visit some of the states most popular cities, including Chicago, Naperville/Aurora, Rockford and Springfield. While visiting these cities in your charter bus, you and your charter bus group can visit world-famous museums, enjoy top-quality theater and musical performances, participate in a variety of outdoor and sports activities, explore American history and try unique foods that come from Illinois.
Chicago is a favorite charter bus destination for visitors of all ages. During the summer months, visitors are able to swim, sun, boat, bike or fish at the city's 24 beaches on Lake Michigan. Many of Chicago’s world famous museum are close to the shore, such as the Museum of Science and History, the Shedd Aquarium and the Adler Planetarium. Charter bus visitors who love shopping will love strolling along the Magnificent Mile, with its 460 stores. You can also enjoy authentic Chicago deep dish pizza at Gino’s East of Chicago, or the Billy Goat’s Tavern’s famous cheeseburgers.
A short charter bus ride to the west of Chicago are the cities of naperville and Aurora. Naperville is home to the DuPage Children’s Museum, and the Naper Settlement, a living history museum that shows an authentic late 19th century village. Charter bus visitors will also enjoy walking along Naperville's picturesque Riverwalk or swimming at Centennial Beach, a converted limestone quarry. Aurora boasts of some bargain shopping at Chicago Premium Outlets, where 120 factory outlet stores offer their goods for sale at bargain prices. A local favorite since 1951 is the Oberweis Dairy, where you can have one of their delicious ice creams, or catch a meal and performance at America’s Roundhouse, a converted locomotive structure that’s been converted into an entertainment complex.
Rockford, Illinois is the third largest city in the state, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in big city attractions. Charter bus visitors should head to the Burpee Museum of Natural history, and meet Jane the T-Rex and Homer the Triceratops. For a relaxing evening, cruise down the Rock River on the Forest City Queen Riverboat, or listen to a free concert at the outdoor Sinnissippi Music Shell. The Midway Village Museum is an authentic recreation of a Victorian village, and worth the visit to find out why Rockford is called the "Home of the Sock Monkey".
For an in-depth look at one of America’s most famous presidents, stop your charter bus at Springfield, Illinois. Illinois' capital city also is known as Abraham Lincoln's hometown. Charter bus visitors can tour Lincoln's home, his first law offices and his tomb, or step into realistic life-sized dioramas of Lincoln's life at the Lincoln Library and Museum. Not to be missed is lunch at Maldaner’s, which serves Springfield’s signature dish, the Horseshoe Sandwich, an open-faced ham sandwich with a side of fries smothered in a special cheese sauce.
For a great time touring Illinois interesting cities, give Bus Charter Illinois a call to find out how they can help you plan your trip with a selection from their fleet of well equipped charter buses and friendly, personalized service.