Eastern Illinois Trip Planner
Welcome to Eastern Illinois!
This WorldWeb.com travel and tourism guide for Eastern Illinois, featuring hotels and other accommodations, tours, attractions, events, shopping and more, will help you plan a successful visit to the east of Illinois, U.S.A.
Champaign is the largest city in the Eastern part of Illinois, a land known for its history and natural beauty. The University of Illinois is located in Champaign and is one of the Big Ten schools in the United States. Another school, Eastern Illinois University, can be found in nearby Charleston, giving the area a distinct, academic feel. Charleston is also home to several historical attractions that deal with Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States, whose parents were one-time residents of the area. History is further explored in the downtown Charleston Historic District, which includes a courthouse and a number of prominent homes. Nearby Arcola is home to a large Amish community as well as a Hippie Memorial that was created by a local artist to commemorate the 1960s. These attractions showcase the diverse nature of activities available in the eastern part of Illinois and give an indication of why visitors return again and again.