Illinois

Browse the best Illinois roadside attractions, tourist traps, road food, and more at Silly America. Plan your next road trip through Illinois and find all the most iconic (and silliest) sites along the way!

Giant Superman Statue in Metropolis, Illinois.

The 15 Best Illinois Roadside Attractions

Are you ready to take an Illinois road trip and find the best Illinois roadside attractions along the way? Whether you’re taking a car trip with kids or a weekend getaway with friends these 15 places to go in Illinois make fun pit stops on the road and great additions to your travel...

The Givins Castle in Chicago, Illinois. The only castle in Chicago. Open House Chicago.

The Givins Castle in Chicago, Illinois

The Robert C. Givins Castle, also known as the “Irish Castle” or just “The Castle,” is a marvel of medieval-inspired architecture at home in the south side of Chicago, Illinois. The building, the only castle in Chicago, sits at the corner of 103rd Street and...

Gold Pyramid House in Wadsworth, Illinois

Gold Pyramid House in Wadsworth, Illinois

The Gold Pyramid House in Wadsworth, Illinois is a curious site. When driving by on your way to Six Flags Great America you might think you’ve accidentally turned out of the Chicago suburbs and into ancient Egypt. But I assure you, you haven’t left the US. 2007 The six-story...

Pumpkin patch at Richardson Adventure Farm in Spring Grove, Illinois.

Richardson Adventure Farm & The World’s Largest Corn Maze

There’s no better autumn activity than visiting a pumpkin patch and picking out that perfect pumpkin to transform into a Halloween jack-o-lantern. One of my favorite Illinois pumpkin patches is Richardson Adventure Farm in Spring Grove, Illinois. Richardson Adventure Farm is best...

Gene's Sausage Shop rooftop cow. Giant cow statue in Lincoln Square, Chicago, Illinois.

Gene’s Sausage Shop Rooftop Cow in Chicago

Have you ever found a roadside attraction hidden in your own backyard? I have. Meet the giant cow statue at the Gene’s Sausage Shop rooftop beer and wine garden in the Lincoln Square neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. In 1972, Polish immigrants John and Gene Luszcz, opened a small...

Bison in a field at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie in Wilmington, Illinois. See Bison in Illinois.

Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie: Bison in Illinois

When I think about finding a home where the buffalo roam in the United States, I think of South Dakota, North Dakota (home of the World’s Largest Buffalo and the National Buffalo Museum), or Wyoming. I don’t necessarily think of Illinois. But you can find roaming bison in...