Illinois is home to some great attractions, a few scenic campgrounds, and, of course, historical sites paying tribute to President Abraham Lincoln. And while Illinois – particularly Chicago – is more renowned for its urban entertainment, it does have pristine natural beauty to offer in a few state parks.
Where To Rent An RV in Illinois?
If your route lies through Chicago, then you won’t have any issues with finding a local RV dealer. There are quite a few RV dealerships in Illinois, but they are mostly in and around Chicago.
You also have a few points in and around St. Louis.
As an alternative, you have online peer-to-peer platforms like Outdoorsy or RVshare where there were around 100 listings as of early November 2019. Aside from that, consider Cruise America with a few locations in Chicago and one each in Rockford and St. Louis.
The pricing at peer-to-peer platforms is what you’d expect anywhere in the US – around $75-$200 for towable RVs and $150-$300 for motorized RVs.
RV Campgrounds & State Parks In Illinois
Though Illinois is a little more known for its urban entertainment opportunities, there are a few solid RV campgrounds in the state as well, among them:
- Sycamore RV Resort.
- Hi-Tide Campground and Beach.
- Big Rock Campground.
- Hide-A-Way Lakes Camping and Recreational Park.
- Leisure Lake Membership Resort.
- Mallard Bend Campground and RV Park.
- Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Chicago.
- Martin’s Camping Ground.
- Camp Bullfrog Lake.
- Shabbona Lake State Park Campground.
There’s a good deal of state parks as well. Among them, particularly notable is the RV Park At Hollywood Casino Joliet, which is perfect for luxury RV travel. Besides, consider Cedar Lake Ministries RV Park with its serene lake and 23 full hookup sites.
Popular Tourist Attractions in Illinois
The small town of Gurnee just north of Chicago features a number of theme parks – water-themed, in particular – that are great for a family trip.
Be sure to visit the Abraham Lincoln Museum in Springfield as well that showcases every aspect of arguably the greatest American President.
Events In Illinois
In Southern Illinois, you may attend the Clinton County Fair. This one-week festival takes place in July, and it features live performances, fun nights, drinks & food, and a parade.
Don’t forget about the Taste of Chicago, a grandiose event that draws millions of people to the city each year. Paying tribute to the food culture of the city, this festival is the perfect chance for partaking of delicious local dishes.