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07/16/2014 04:23 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Plan a Fun Summer Getaway in Illinois to These 10 parks

ROAD TRIP! Looking to get the family out of the house and on the road? With gas prices climbing, you may want to stay a bit closer to home this summer -- look no further than your own backyard. Check out these great Illinois parks.

 

1. Starved Rock State Park


Location: Utica

 

2. Shawnee National Forest


Location: Harrisburg

 

3. Garden of the Gods


Location: Harrisburg (in the Shawnee National Forest)

 

4. The Morton Arboretum


Location: Lisle

 

5. Matthiessen State Park


Location: Utica





6. Lake Katherine Trail


Location: Palos Heights

 

7. Cave-in-Rock State Park


Location: Cave-in-Rock





8. Busse Woods


Location: Elk Grove

 

9. Apple River Canyon State Park


Location: Apple River

 

10. Castle Rock State Park


Location: Oregon

 

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