One of the best and most breath taking stops was the Garden of the Gods. It is a unique place where you can go anywhere you want. Risk your life climbing! It is rare to have a park like this. We walked around and I was in awe most the time there. I have come to the conclusion that Illinois tourism sucks. In most cases where there is something as breath taking as this there are fudge stores, novelty shops and tons of retail cashing in on the tourism industry. But Illinois does such a good job promoting its tourism that you can't even find a tourist in these parks. I think we saw like 4 cars there. And here is an area of our state that could use that income. Anyway this is a place you have to see!