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Places to visit on a road trip

Road trips; great vacation spots

by Dakota Pruemer/Staff Writer


Photo by Brice Simmons

Photo by Brice Simmons

When looking for something to do over the summer that is entertaining and new, look no further than a vehicle. There is nothing better than getting in a car with a few friends or family members and going on a road trip. Luckily, there are some interesting local places around to visit on these road trips.

The University of Illinois in Champagne-Urbana is home of the Spurlock Museum. The Spurlock Museum features exhibits from the following places: Ancient Mesopotamia, Ancient Egypt and Africa, Ancient Greece and Rome, East Asia, Southeast Asia and Oceania, Europe and Native American Cultures. They offer tours and programs and it is the fifth ranked tourist attraction in that area on Trip Advisor.

Miller Zoo is a great place for animal lovers around the Bloomington area. Miller Zoo is sizable and contains many animals including river otters, red pandas, lemurs, bald eagles, snow leopards and even reindeer. On Trip Advisor, Miller Zoo is the fourth ranked attraction in Bloomington.

The next cool place is the Luthy Botanical Garden in Peoria. The garden prides itself on having beautiful scenery for every season and is five acres. Luthy Botanical Garden was founded in 1951 and is the ninth highest ranked place to visit in Peoria on Trip Advisor.

There are many great places in Illinois to visit on a road trip, and these are just the tip of the iceberg. If none of these places sounded interesting, then go to and just search for a general area and a list of attractions in the area will pop up. It can be a very memorable time, so have fun and start planning a very own road trip today.



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