Illinois Arts and Culture

Illinois Arts and Culture

The art and culture across the state of Illinois is exclusively enriched. From museums to music, and from religion to food, everything distinguishes the state of Illinois from the rest of the American states.

Illinois Museums

There are a lot of museums in the state of Illinois. The modern Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum situated in the city of Springfield is the major Presidential Library in the entire United States; a lot of museums in the metropolis of Chicago are believed to be some of the most excellent museums on the planet. These takes in The John G. Shedd Aquarium, The Field Museum of Natural History, The Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Science and Industry.

List of Museums in Illinois

Museums Name Location Region Type
1864 Farmhouse Museum Glenview Chicago area Local history
A. Lincoln Long Nine Museum Athens Central Historic site
A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum Chicago Chicago area African American
ABA Museum of Law Chicago Chicago area Law
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum Springfield Central Biographical
Addison Historical Museum Addison Chicago area Local history
Adler Planetarium Chicago Chicago area Science
African-American Heritage Museum and Black Veterans Archives Aurora Chicago area African American
African American Museum of Southern Illinois Carbondale Southern African American
Air Classics Museum of Aviation Sugar Grove Northern Illinois Aviation
Air Combat Museum Springfield Central Aviation
Air Station Prairie Glenview Chicago area Natural history
Alexis Museum Alexis Quad Cities Local history
All Wars Museum Quincy Western Military
Altamont Living Museum Altamont Central Entertainment
Alton Museum of History and Art Alton Metro-East Local history
Amboy Depot Museum Amboy Northern Illinois Railroad
American Farm Heritage Museum Greenville Southern Agriculture
American Fluorite Museum Rosiclare Southern Mining
American Movie Palace Museum Elmhurst Chicago area Entertainment
American Toby Jug Museum Evanston Chicago area Decorative art
Americana Hollywood Museum Metropolis Southern Media
Anderson Mansion Museum Carlinville Central Open air
Andover Historical Museum Andover Western Local history
Aplington House Polo Northern Illinois Historic house
Apple River Fort State Historic Site Elizabeth Northern Illinois Living
Arlington Heights Historical Museum Arlington Heights Chicago area Open air
Art Institute of Chicago Chicago Chicago area Art
Arts Club of Chicago Chicago Chicago area Art
ArtWorks Children's Museum Ingleside Chicago area Children's
Atlanta Museum Atlanta Central Local history
Atkinson Museum Atkinson Western Local history
Atkinson-Peek House Moline Quad Cities Historic house
Augustana College Art Museum Rock Island Quad Cities Art
Aurora Regional Fire Museum Aurora Chicago area Firefighting
Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture Chicago Chicago area Cultural
Barb City Motorcycle Museum DeKalb Northern Illinois Transportation
Barrington Area Historical Society Barrington Chicago area Local history
Bartlett History Museum Bartlett Chicago area Local history
Batavia Depot Museum Batavia Northern Illinois Railroad
Beall Mansion Alton Metro-East Historic house
Beardstown Historical Museum Beardstown Western Local history
Beardstown River Museum Beardstown Western Maritime
Beith House Museum St. Charles Northern Illinois Historic house
Belgian Museum of the Quad Cities Moline Quad Cities Ethnic
Beller Museum Romeoville Chicago area Automotive
Benjamin Stephenson House Edwardsville Metro-East Historic house
Ben Winter Museum Altamont Central Technology
Bethalto Historical Museum Bethalto Metro-East Local history
Bethel School Friends Creek Township Central School
Big Rock Historical Society Crib Museum Big Rock Chicago area Local history
Billy Barnhart Museum Oregon Northern Illinois Commodity
Billy Graham Center Museum Wheaton Chicago area Religious
Birks Museum Decatur Central Decorative arts
Bishop Hill State Historic Site Bishop Hill Western Open air
Blackberry Farm Museum Aurora Chicago area Living
Blackwell History of Education Museum DeKalb Northern Illinois History
Black Hawk State Historic Site Rock Island Quad Cities Native American
Bloomingdale Park District Museum Bloomingdale Chicago area Art
Blue Island Historical Museum Blue Island, Illinois Southern Cook County, Illinois Local History
Boone County Historical Museum Belvidere Northern Illinois Local history
Breaking the Prairie Museum Mendota Northern Illinois Agriculture
Bretton and Black Museum Hampton Quad Cities Local history
Bronzeville Children's Museum Chicago Chicago area Children's
Brunk Morgan Horse Museum Rochester Central Historic house
Bryant Cottage State Historic Site Bement Central Historic house
Bureau County Museum Princeton Northern Illinois Historic house
Burpee Museum of Natural History Rockford Northern Illinois Natural history
Bushnell-Wheeler House South Beloit Northern Illinois Historic house
Butterworth Center Moline Quad Cities Historic house
Byron Museum of History Byron Northern Illinois Local history
Cahokia Courthouse State Historic Site Cahokia Metro-East Historic site
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site Collinsville Metro-East Native American
Cairo Custom House Cairo Southern Local history
Calumet City Historical Society Museum Calumet City Chicago area Local history
Camp Grant Museum Rockford Northern Illinois Military
Cantigny Wheaton Chicago area Historic site
Carl Sandburg State Historic Site Galesburg Western Biographical
Catharine V. Yost House Museum Pontiac Central Historic house
Catlin Heritage Museum Catlin Central Local history
Cedarhurst Center for the Arts Mt. Vernon Southern Art
Cedarville Area Historical Society Museum Cedarville Northern Illinois Local history
Center for American Archeology Kampsville Central Archeology
Center for History Wheaton Chicago area Local history
Centralia Area Historical Museum Centralia Southern Local history
Cernan Earth and Space Center River Grove Chicago area Aerospace
Champaign County Historical Museum Champaign Champaign-Urbana Metropolitan Area Local history
Chana School Oregon Northern Illinois School
Chaplin Creek Village Franklin Grove Northern Illinois Open air
Charles Gates Dawes House Museum Evanston Chicago area Historic house
Charles M. Wright House Altamont Central Historic house
Chatham Railroad Museum Chatham Central Railroad
Cherry Valley Historical Society Museum Cherry Valley Northern Illinois Local history
Chester Gould-Dick Tracy Museum Woodstock Northern Illinois Entertainment
Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design Chicago Chicago area Art
Chicago Athenaeum's International Sculpture Park Schaumburg Chicago area Art
Chicago Children's Museum Chicago Chicago area Children's
Chicago Cultural Center Chicago Chicago area Art
Chicago History Museum Chicago Chicago area Local history
Children's Discovery Museum, Illinois Normal Central Children's
Children's Museum in Edwardsville Edwardsville Metro-East Children's
Children's Museum in Oak Lawn Oak Lawn Chicago area Children's
Children's Museum of Illinois Decatur Central Children's
Children's Neighborhood Museum Round Lake Chicago area Children's
Chinese-American Museum of Chicago Chicago Chicago area Ethnic
Clark County Museum Marshall Central Local history
Clarke House Museum Chicago Chicago area Historic house
Collinsville Historical Museum Collinsville Metro-East Local history
Colonel Davenport House Rock Island Quad Cities Historic house
Colonel Palmer House Crystal Lake Northern Illinois Historic house
Crawford County Historical Society Museum Robinson Southern Local history
Cuneo Museum Vernon Hills Chicago area Historic house
Dana-Thomas House Springfield Central Historic house
Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War Museum Springfield Central Civil War
David Davis Mansion Bloomington Central Historic house
David L. Pierce Art and History Center Aurora Chicago area Multiple
Deere-Wiman House Moline Quad Cities Historic house
Deerfield Historic Village Deerfield Chicago area Open air
DePaul University Museum Chicago Chicago area Art
Dewitt County Museum Clinton Central Open air
Dickson Mounds Museum Lewistown Western Native American
Dietrich Friedrichs House Museum Mount Prospect Chicago area Local history
Dillon Home Museum Sterling Northern Illinois Historic house
Discovery Center Museum Rockford Northern Illinois Children's
Discovery Depot Children's Museum Galesburg Western Children's
Dixon Historic Center Dixon Northern Illinois Local history
Donald E. Stephens Museum of Hummels Rosemont Chicago area Decorative arts
Donley's Wild West Town Union Northern Illinois History
Downers Grove Park District Museum Downers Grove Chicago area Local history
Douglas County Museum Tuscola Central Local history
Dundee Township Historical Society Museum West Dundee Chicago area Local history
DuPage Children's Museum Naperville Chicago area Children's
DuPage County Historical Museum Wheaton Chicago area Local history
DuPage Heritage Gallery Wheaton Chicago area Local history
Durant House Museum St. Charles Northern Illinois Historic house
DuSable Museum of African American History Chicago Chicago area African American
Early American Museum Mahomet Champaign-Urbana Metropolitan Area Local history
Edgar Lee Masters Home Petersburg Central Biographical
Edgewater Historical Society & Museum Chicago Chicago area Local history
Edwards Place Springfield Central Historic house
Eklund History Center Glencoe Chicago area Local history
Elgin Community College Visual and Performing Arts Center Elgin Chicago area Art
Elgin Historical Society and Museum Elgin Chicago area Local history
Elgin Public Museum Elgin Chicago area Natural history
Elihu Benjamin Washburne House Galena Central Historic house
Elijah Iles House Springfield Central Historic house
Elijah P. Curtis Home Metropolis Southern Historic house
Elizabeth History Museum Elizabeth Northern Illinois Local history
Elk Grove Farmhouse Museum Elk Grove Village Chicago area Open air
Ellwood House and Museum DeKalb Northern Illinois Historic house
Elmhurst Art Museum Elmhurst Chicago area Art
Elmhurst Historical Museum Elmhurst Chicago area Local history
Elsah Museum Elsah Central Local history
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace Home Oak Park Chicago area Biographical
Ernest Hemingway Museum Oak Park Chicago area Biographical
Essley-Noble Museum Aledo Quad Cities Local history
Ethnic Heritage Museum Rockford Northern Illinois Culture
Exploration Station Bourbonnais Chicago area Children's
Fabyan Villa Museum Geneva Northern Illinois Historic house
Farnsworth House Plano Northern Illinois Historic house
Fayette County Museum Vandalia Southern Local history
Field Museum of Natural History Chicago Chicago area Natural history
Fire Museum of Greater Chicago Chicago Chicago area Firefighting
First Division Museum at Cantigny Wheaton Chicago area Military
Flagg Creek Museum Burr Ridge Chicago area Local history
Flagg Township Museum Rochelle Northern Illinois Local history
Fort de Chartres Prairie du Rocher Southern Military
Fort Hill Heritage Museum Mundelein Chicago area Local history
Fourth St. Museum Chillicothe Quad Cities Local history
Fox River Trolley Museum South Elgin Chicago area Transportation
Fort Massac Metropolis Southern Military
Frances Willard House Evanston Chicago area Historic house
Franklin Creek Grist Mill Franklin Grove Northern Illinois Mill
Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio Oak Park Chicago area Historic house
Freeport Arts Center Freeport Northern Illinois Art
Fryxell Geology Museum Rock Island Quad Cities Natural history
Fulkerson Mansion & Farm Museum Jerseyville Metro-East Historic house
Galena History Museum Galena Central Local history
Galesburg Civic Art Center Galesburg Western Art
Galesburg Railroad Museum Galesburg Western Railway
Gardner Museum of Architecture & Design Quincy Western Design
Garfield Farm and Inn Museum St. Charles Northern Illinois Farm
Gaylord Building Lockport Chicago area Local history
Geneseo Historical Museum Geneseo Western Local history
Geneva History Center Geneva Northern Illinois Local history
George Clayson House Museum Palatine Chicago area Local history
George R. Letourneau Home Museum Bourbonnais Chicago area Historic house
German Valley Historical Museum German Valley Northern Illinois Local history
Glen Carbon Heritage Museum Glen Carbon Metro-East Local history
Glessner House Museum Chicago Chicago area Historic house
Governor Duncan Mansion Jacksonville Central Historic house
Governor Oglesby Mansion Decatur Central Historic house
Graham Ginestra House Rockford Northern Illinois Historic house
Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Museum Springfield Central Civil War
Grant Hall Museum Ingleside Chicago area Local history
Graue Mill and Museum Oak Brook Chicago area Mill
Grayslake Municipal Historical Museum Grayslake Chicago area Local history
Great Lakes Naval Museum Great Lakes Chicago area Military
Great Western Railroad Museum Elizabeth Northern Illinois Railroad
Gregory House Museum White Hall Central Historic house
Gridley Telephone Museum Gridley Central Technology
Grosse Point Lighthouse Evanston Chicago area Lighthouse
Grove National Historic Landmark Glenview Chicago area Multiple
Grundy County Historical Society Museum Morris Northern Illinois Local history
Haines House Museum Waukegan Chicago area Local history
Hanna House Museum Fairfield Southern Historic house
Hard Days Nite Bed & Breakfast & Beatles Mini-Museum Benton Southern Biographical
Harley-Davidson Museum DeKalb Northern Illinois Transportation
Harris Agricultural Museum Atwood Central Agriculture
Hawthorne Works Museum Cicero Chicago area Technology
Hedges Station Winfield Chicago area Local history
Hegeler Carus Mansion LaSalle Northern Illinois Historic house
Hellenic Museum and Cultural Center Chicago Chicago area Cultural
Henderson County Museum Raritan Western Local history
Henry County Historical Society Museum Bishop Hill Western Local history
Henry School Polo Northern Illinois School
Heritage Canyon Fulton Northern Illinois Open air
Heritage Farm Museum Byron Northern Illinois Historic house
Highland Park Historical Society Museum Highland Park Chicago area Historic house
Hinsdale Historical Society Museum Hinsdale Chicago area Historic house
Historic Auto Attractions Roscoe Northern Illinois Automotive
Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest Oak Park Chicago area Local history
Hoiles-Davis Museum Greenville Southern Historic house
Holt House Monmouth Central Historic house
Homestead Prairie Farm Decatur Central Historic house
Horse and Buggy Museum Biggsville Western Transportation
Hoosier Grove Museum Streamwood Chicago area School
Hull House Chicago Chicago area Historic house
Hume Carnegie Museum Mendota Northern Illinois Local history
Hutsonville Historical Society and Memorial Village Hutsonville Southern Open air
I & M Canal Museum Lockport Chicago area Open air
Illinois Amish Interpretive Center Bolingbrook Chicago area Cultural
Illinois Aviation Museum Arcola Chicago area Aviation
Illinois Executive Mansion Springfield Central Historic house
Illinois Fire Museum Springfield Central Firefighting
Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center Skokie Chicago area History
Illinois Mennonite Heritage Center Metamora Western Open air
Illinois Oil Field Museum Oblong Southern Industry
Illinois Railway Museum Union Northern Illinois Railway
Illinois State Capitol Springfield Central Historic site
Illinois State Military Museum Springfield Central Military
Illinois State Museum Springfield Central Natural history
Illinois State Police Heritage Foundation and Museum Springfield Central Law enforcement
Ingrams Pioneer Log Cabin Village Kinmundy Southern Open air
Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art Chicago Chicago area Art
International Museum of Surgical Science Chicago Chicago area Medical
Irish-American Heritage Center Chicago Chicago area Cultural
ISM Chicago Gallery Chicago Chicago area Art
Institute of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture Chicago Chicago area Ethnic
Isle A La Cache Museum Romeoville Chicago area History
Itasca Historical Depot Museum Itasca Chicago area Local history
James Millikin Homestead Decatur Central Historic house
Jarrett Prairie Center Byron Northern Illinois Natural history
Jarrot Mansion Cahokia Metro-East Historic house
Jefferson County Historical Village Mt. Vernon Southern Open air
Jersey County Historical Museum Jerseyville Metro-East Historic house
J. H. Hawes Grain Elevator Museum Atlanta Central Agriculture
John A. Logan College Museum Carterville Southern Local history
John A. Logan Museum Murphysboro Southern Biographical
John Deere Historic Site Grand Detour Northern Illinois Historic house
John Deere Pavilion Moline Quad Cities Agriculture
John C. Flanagan House Museum Peoria Central Historic house
John Wood Mansion Quincy Western Historic house
Joliet Area Historical Museum Joliet Chicago area Local history
Joseph F. Glidden Homestead & Historical Center DeKalb Northern Illinois Historic house
Joseph Smith Historic Site Nauvoo Central Open air
Jubilee College State Historic Site Peoria Central Historic site
Kaeser Park Highland Metro-East Historic house
Kankakee County Museum Kankakee Northern Illinois Open air
Kankakee Railroad Museum Kankakee Northern Illinois Railroad
Kenilworth Historical Society Museum Kenilworth Chicago area Local history
Kewanee Historical Society Museum Kewanee Quad Cities Local history
Kibbe Hancock Heritage Museum Carthage Central Local history
Kidzeum of Health and Science Springfield Central Children's
Kline Creek Farm Winfield Chicago area Farm
Koehnline Museum of Art Des Plaines Chicago area Art
Kohl Children's Museum Glenview Chicago area Children's
Korean War National Museum Springfield Central Military
Krannert Art Museum Champaign Champaign-Urbana Metropolitan Area Art
Kruse House Museum West Chicago Chicago area Historic house
Labor & Industry Museum Belleville Metro-East Industry
La Grange Area Historical Society Museum La Grange Chicago area Local history
LaHarpe Historical & Genealogical Society Museum La Harpe Central Local history
Lake County Discovery Museum Wauconda Chicago area Local history
Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Historical Society Lake Forest Chicago area Local history
Lakeview Museum of Arts & Sciences Peoria Central Multiple
Lamon House Danville Central Historic house
LaSalle County Museum Utica Northern Illinois Open air
Latvian Folk Art Museum Chicago Chicago area Ethnic
Latzer Homestead Highland Metro-East Historic house
Laura A. Sprague Gallery Joliet Chicago area Art
Leaf River Historical Museum Leaf River Northern Illinois Local history
Leather Archives and Museum Chicago Chicago area Sex
Lederman Science Center Batavia Northern Illinois Science
Lemont Area Historical Society Lemont Chicago area Local history
Lena Area Historical Museum Lena Northern Illinois Local history
Lewis and Clark State Historic Site Hartford Southern History
L. Haas Store Museum Carmi Southern Local history
Lincoln College Museum Lincoln Central Biographical
Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site Lerna Central Living
Lincoln Home National Historic Site Springfield Central Biographical
Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices State Historic Site Springfield Central Historic site
Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site New Salem Central Open air
Lisle Station Museum Lisle Chicago area Open air
Lithuanian Museum of Art Lemont Chicago area Art
Little Brick House Vandalia Southern Historic house
Little White School Museum Oswego Northern Illinois School
Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art Elmhurst Chicago area Decorative arts
Lockport Gallery Lockport Chicago area Art
Lombard Historical Museum Lombard Chicago area Historic house
Loveland Community House and Museum Dixon Northern Illinois Local history
Loyola University Museum of Art Chicago Chicago area Art
Lyon Farm Yorkville Northern Illinois Open air
Macktown Living History Education Center Rockton Northern Illinois Living
Macon County Historical Museum and Prairie Village Decatur Central Open air
Manteno Historical Society Museum Manteno Northern Illinois Local history
Marie Louise Olmstead Memorial Museum Somonauk Northern Illinois Local history
Martin House Museum Fulton Northern Illinois Local history
Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art Evanston Chicago area Art
McConnell Area Historical Society Museum McConnell Northern Illinois Local history
McCormick Tribune Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum Chicago Chicago area History
McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum Chicago Chicago area History
McDonald's Museum Des Plaines Chicago area Food
McHenry County Historical Society Museum Union Northern Illinois Local history
McLean County Museum of History Bloomington Central Local history
McPike Mansion Alton Metro-East Historic house
Menard County Historical Society Museum Petersburg Central Biographical
Metamora Courthouse State Historic Site Metamora Western Historic site
Midway Village Museum Rockford Northern Illinois Open air
Midwest Museum of Natural History Sycamore Northern Illinois Natural history
Mitchell Museum of the American Indian Evanston Chicago area Native American
Money Museum Chicago Chicago area Numismatic
Monticello Railway Museum Monticello Champaign-Urbana Metropolitan Area Railroad
Morrison Heritage Museum Morrison Northern Illinois Local history
Morton Grove Historical Museum Morton Grove Chicago area Local history
Mother Rudd Home Museum Gurnee Chicago area Local history
Motorola Museum of Electronics Schaumburg Chicago area Science
Mount Pulaski Courthouse State Historic Site Mount Pulaski Central Historic site
Mount Pulaski Historical Museum Mount Pulaski Central Local history
Moweaqua Coal Mine Museum Moweaqua Central Mining
Museum of Broadcast Communications Chicago Chicago area Media
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago Chicago area Art
Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago Chicago area Art
Museum of Funeral Customs Springfield Central History
Museum of Holography Chicago Chicago area Art
Museum of Land Surveying Petersburg Central  
Museum of Science and Industry Chicago Chicago area Science
MY Garage Museum Effingham Southern Automotive
Naper Settlement Naperville Chicago area Open air
Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park University Park Chicago area Art
National Fitness Hall of Fame & Museum Sycamore Northern Illinois Sports
National Great Rivers Museum East Alton Metro-East Maritime
National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame Chicago Chicago area Hall of fame
National Museum of Mexican Art Chicago Chicago area Art
National Museum of Surveying Springfield Central  
National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum Chicago Chicago area Art
Naval Air Station Glenview Museum Glenview Chicago area Aviation
Nehring Gallery DeKalb Northern Illinois Culture
Newberry Library Chicago Chicago area Library
Niles Historical Museum Niles Chicago area Local history
Northbrook History Museum Northbrook Chicago area Local history
Norwood Park Historical Society Museum Chicago Chicago area Local history
Norsk Scandinavian Museum Norway Northern Illinois Historic house
Northern Illinois Fire Museum Marengo Chicago area Firefighting
NIU Anthropology Museum DeKalb Northern Illinois Anthropology
NIU Art Museum DeKalb Northern Illinois Art
Octave Chanute Aerospace Museum Rantoul Champaign-Urbana Metropolitan Area Aviation
O'Fallon Historical Society Museum O'Fallon Metro-East Local history
Ogle County Historical Society Museum Oregon Northern Illinois Historic house
Old Barn Museum Newark Chicago area Native American
Old Lincoln Courtroom & Museum Beardstown Western Historic site
Old Market House Galena Northern Illinois Local history
Old Settlers' Log Cabin Dixon Northern Illinois Historic house
Old State Capitol State Historic Site Springfield Central History
Oliver Parks Telephone Museum Springfield Central Technology
Oquawka Museum Oquawka Western Local history
Oriental Institute Chicago Chicago area Archaeology
Orpheum Children's Science Museum Champaign Champaign-Urbana Metropolitan Area Science
Oscar Taylor House Freeport Northern Illinois Historic house
Ottawa Scouting Museum Ottawa Northern Illinois Scouting
Owen Lovejoy Homestead Princeton Northern Illinois Historic house
Owen P. Miles Museum Mount Carroll Northern Illinois Historic house
Parkland Art Gallery Champaign Champaign-Urbana Metropolitan Area Art
Park Ridge Historical Society Museum Park Ridge Chicago area Historic house
The Parsonage Museum Quincy Western Local history
The Peace Museum Chicago Chicago area Art
Pearson Museum Springfield Central Medical
Pecatonica Heritage Museum Pecatonica Northern Illinois Local history
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum Chicago Chicago area Natural history
Pettingill-Morron House Peoria Central Historic house
Piatt County Museum Monticello Champaign-Urbana Metropolitan Area Local history
Pierre Menard Home State Historic Site Ellis Grove Southern Historic house
Pioneer Sholes School St. Charles Northern Illinois School
Pleasant Home Oak Park Chicago area Historic house
Polish Museum of America Chicago Chicago area Ethnic
Pope County Historical Society Museum Golconda Southern Local history
Popeye Museum Chester Southern Local history
Poplar Grove Vintage Wings & Wheels Museum Poplar Grove Northern Illinois Transportation
Postville Courthouse State Historic Site Ellis Grove Southern Historic site
Prairie Aviation Museum Bloomington Central Aviation
Prairie Grass Nature Museum Round Lake Chicago area Natural history
Prairie Mills Windmill Golden Western Mill
Princeville Heritage Center Princeville Central Local history
Pritzker Military Library Chicago Chicago area Art
Prophetstown Historical Society Museum Prophetstown Northern Illinois Local history
Pullman Historic District Chicago Chicago area Historic site
Quincy Art Center Quincy Western Art
Quincy Museum Quincy Western Local history
Raggedy Ann & Andy Museum Arcola Central Commodity
Randolph County Archives and Museum Chester   Local History
Ratcliff Inn Carmi Southern Local history
Raupp Memorial Museum Buffalo Grove Chicago area Local history
Reddick Mansion Ottawa Northern Illinois Historic house
The Renaissance Society Chicago Chicago area Art
Rheinberger Museum Nauvoo Central Historic house
Richard W. Bock Sculpture Museum Greenville Southern Art
Richland Heritage Museum Olney Southern Local history
Ridge Historical Society Chicago Chicago area Local history
Riverside Museum Riverside Chicago area Local history
Robert R. McCormick Museum Wheaton Chicago area Historic house
Robie House Chicago Chicago area Historic house
Robinson-Stewart House Carmi Southern Historic house
Rochelle Fire Department Museum Rochelle Northern Illinois Firefighting
Rockford Art Museum Rockford Northern Illinois Art
Rock Falls Fire Department Museum Rock Falls Northern Illinois Firefighting
Rock Island Arsenal Museum Rock Island Quad Cities Military
Rock Island Railroad Museum Chillicothe Quad Cities Railroad
Rock N Roll McDonald's Chicago Chicago area Food
Rockton Township Historical Society Museum Rockton Northern Illinois Local history
Rolling Meadows Historical Museum Rolling Meadows Chicago area Local history
Ronald Reagan Birthplace Tampico Northern Illinois Historic site
Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home Dixon Northern Illinois Biographical
Ronald Reagan Museum at Eureka College Eureka Central Biographical
Roselle History Museum Roselle Chicago area Local history
Rossville Depot Railroad Museum Rossville Central Railroad
Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum Pontiac Central Transportation
Russell Military Museum Russell Chicago area Military
Ryan Round Barn Kewanee Quad Cities Agriculture
Savanna Army Depot Museum Savanna Northern Illinois Military
Savanna Historical Museum Savanna Northern Illinois Local history
Savanna Train Car Museum Savanna Northern Illinois Railroad
Schingoethe Center for Native American Cultures Aurora Chicago area Native American
Schmidt-Burnham Log House Winnetka Chicago area School
Schuyler County Historical Jail Museum & Genealogical Center Rushville Western Local history
Science Center of Southern Illinois Carbondale Southern Science
SciTech Hands On Museum Aurora Chicago area Science
Shabbona-Lee-Rollo Historical Museum Shabbona Northern Illinois Local history
Shea’s Gas Station Museum Springfield Central Commodity
Shedd Aquarium Chicago Chicago area Aquarium
Sheffield Museum Sheffield Northern Illinois Local history
Sheldon Peck Homestead Lombard Chicago area Historic house
Shiloh House Zion Chicago area Historic house
Silvercreek Museum Freeport Northern Illinois History
Silver Creek Railroad Museum Freeport Northern Illinois Railroad
Skokie Heritage Museum & Log Cabin Skokie Chicago area Historic house
Slovenian Heritage Museum Joliet Chicago area Ethnic
Smart Museum of Art Chicago Chicago area Art
Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows Chicago Chicago area Art
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center Whittington Southern Art
Spertus Museum Chicago Chicago area Religious
Spurlock Museum Urbana Champaign-Urbana Metropolitan Area Anthropology
Stacy's Tavern Museum Glen Ellyn Chicago area Historic site
St. Charles History Museum St. Charles Northern Illinois Local history
Sterling-Rock Falls Historical Society Museum Sterling Northern Illinois Local history
Stewart House Museum Monmouth Central Historic house
Stockdale Soldier Citizen Museum Galesburg Western Military
Stockton Heritage Museum Stockton Northern Illinois Local history
Stone Mill Museum Sandwich Northern Illinois Local history
Streatorland Historical Museum Streator Northern Illinois Local history
Stuka Military Museum Oregon Northern Illinois Military
Super Museum Metropolis Southern Media
Sustainable Discovery Center Sublette Northern Illinois Environmental
Swedish American Museum Chicago Chicago area Cultural
Sycamore Historical Society Museum Sycamore Northern Illinois Local history
Tampico Area Historical Museum Tampico Northern Illinois Local history
Tarble Arts Center Charleston Central Art
Telegraph Museum Dixon Northern Illinois Media
Teutopolis Monastery Museum Teutopolis Central Religious
Thomson Depot Museum Thomson Northern Illinois Railroad
Thornton Historical Museum Thornton Chicago area Local history
Three Sisters Park Chillicothe Quad Cities Living
Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum Rockford Northern Illinois Historic house
Trailside Museum River Forest Chicago area Natural history
Tremont Museum Tremont Central Local history
Trutter Museum Springfield Central Culture
Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art Chicago Chicago area Art
Ukrainian National Museum Chicago Chicago area Cultural
Ulysses S. Grant Home Galena Central Historic house
Union County Museum Cobden Southern Local history
Union Depot Railroad Museum Mendota Northern Illinois Railroad
Unity Temple Oak Park Chicago area Historic site
University Museum, SIU Carbondale Southern Multiple
U.S. Senator Paul Simon Museum Troy Metro-East Biographical
Vachel Lindsay House Springfield Central Historic house
Vandalia State House State Historic Site Vandalia Southern Historic site
Vermilion County Museum Danville Central Local history
Vermilion County War Museum Danville Central Military
Villa Park Historical Society Museum Villa Park Chicago area Local history
Vinegar Hill Historic Lead Mine & Museum Galena Central Mining
Vliet Museum of Lake Bluff History Lake Bluff Chicago area Local history
Volkening Heritage Farm Schaumburg Chicago area Farm
Volo Auto Museum Volo Chicago area Automotive
Wabash County Museum Mt. Carmel Southern Local history
Wagner Farm Glenview Chicago area Agriculture
Wagner Memorial Museum Sandwich Northern Illinois Commodity
Walter Payton Museum Aurora Chicago area Biographical
Warren County Museum Roseville   Local history
Warrenville Historical Museum Warrenville Chicago area Local history
Waterman Area Heritage Society Museum Waterman Northern Illinois Local history
Weber House and Garden Streator Northern Illinois Historic house
Weld House Museum Nauvoo Central Local history
West Chicago City Museum West Chicago Chicago area Local history
West Town Museum of Cultural History Maywood Chicago area Local history
Western Illinois Museum Macomb Western Local history
Wheeling Historical Society Museum Wheeling Chicago area Local history
Wheels O' Time Museum Peoria Central Transportation
Wiley House Museum Galva Northern Illinois Historic house
William and Florence Schmidt Art Center Belleville Metro-East Art
William Jennings Bryan Boyhood Home Salem Southern Biographical
William L. Gregg House Museum Westmont Chicago area Historic house
Williamson County Historical Society Museum Marion Southern Local history
William Tanner House Museum Aurora Chicago area Historic house
Williamsville Historical Museum Williamsville Central Local history
Wilmette Historical Museum Wilmette Chicago area Local history
Winnetka Historical Society Museum Winnetka Chicago area Local history
Winslow Historical Society Museum Winslow Chicago area Local history
WIU Art Gallery Macomb Western Art
WIU Geology Museum Macomb Western Natural history
Wonder Works Oak Park Chicago area Children's
Woodlawn Farm Jacksonville Central Historic house
World Aerospace Museum Quincy Western Aviation
Worth Historical Museum Worth Chicago area Local history
Wyatt Earp Birthplace  Monmouth Central Historic house

Music of Illinois

Entire Illinois, along with the capital city Chicago, has an extensive musical legacy. Chicago is most notably connected with the expansion of thrilling (or Chicago fashioned) blues music. Not just this, Chicago was also a hub of expansion and development for the initial jazz music and afterwards for house music, and is known for a vivacious hip hop panorama. Chicago also has a blooming rock music scene that extends to the width of the genre of rock music, from big sports ground stuffing amphitheatre rock bands to undersized neighbourhood Indie bands. Chicago has had a major influence on the expansion of numerous sub genres of rock music together with power pop music, punk rock music, indie rock music, emo rock music, pop punk music, and alternative rock music.

Some of the prominent music genres in music include blues, jazz, indie rock, folk music, sunshine pop, hip hop etc.

Illinois Music Types

  • Blues
  • Jazz
  • Electronic Music
  • Classical Music
  • Country Music
  • Folk Music
  • Sunshine Pop
  • Rock and Roll
  • Punk Rock
  • Pop Punk
  • Alternative Rock
  • Indie
  • Hip Hop

Illinois People

The citizens of the state of Illinois are very uncomplicated and bright and breezy. The people here are from diverse religions and this is something that makes the general traditions of the state more vivacious and vivid. 

The lingo, way of life and the popular religious viewpoint of the folks coming from the diverse parts of this state are discrete and varied. Illinois is the land of the persons belonging to the race of the Germans. The traditions and its depictions in the state are therefore totally different from the other states of the United States. The prosperous conventions and legacy of the early society of the Germans are still reproduced in the different art forms here.

Illinois Religion

Protestants form the major holy crowd in Illinois, nevertheless different from the other Midwestern states; Illinois is not exceedingly Protestant given that less than half of the individuals classify themselves as Protestants. Roman Catholics, who intensely inhabit the city of Chicago, are just 30% of the total inhabitants.
The religious associations of the persons of Illinois are as under:

Christian are 80%
Protestant are 49%
Baptist are 12%
Lutheran are 7%
Methodist are 7%
Presbyterian are 3%
Other Protestant or general Protestant are 20%
Roman Catholic are 30%
Other Christian are 1%
Judaism are 3.2%
Hindu are 1.5% 
Muslim are 1.2% 
Non Religious are 16%

Illinois Traditional Foods

Much of Illinois' conventional food hails from aboriginal colonizers. Germans, above all, had a powerful impact on food. Pork, for example, was in all places and was cooked in a lot of ways. Pigs arrived with Germans – pork and blood sausages were important element of their food stuffs. Pigs also arrived with the southern refugees, the old Irish and Scotch-Irish people who were at least in a habit of eating pork, even though they did not had a strong sausage eating tradition. Milk and milk products were a part of a regular diet of the Scandinavians, the Germans, and the Dutch, and Illinois has been a manufacturer of milk products since long. Sour marinated foods were strictly brought by Germans; however cornbreads, corn dodgers, corn pones and a lot of other food was brought by the migrants from the south.

Today in Illinois, Chicago is the hub of local food specialties, all of which replicate the racial and cultural root of the city. Amongst the regional foods, its countrywide famous deep-dish pizza is included; culturally initiated food stuff consist of chicken Vesuvio, which was introduced as an Italian speciality in the 1930s, with baked boned chicken prepared in oil and garlic along with oven baked and spiced potato blocks  and a sprinkle of green peas.

illinois Languages

As there are so many people belonging to varied range of races, there are many language used for communicating with each other. People in Illinois, apart from English, communicate in other languages like Spanish, German, and Dutch along with other Indo-European languages. Asian and Austronesian languages are also widely spoken across the state.

Illinois Architecture

Illinois is the home of some of the famous works of the most beautiful of architectures on the planet. The city of Chicago has many wonderfully constructed buildings of the 18th and 19th century.  In the year 1885, the first steel structured skyscraper building, the Home Insurance Building, was constructed in Chicago, escorting in the skyscraper epoch. Structures like North Clark Street, the Couch Tomb, the Standing Lincoln etc are famous around the globe.