Many know of the grand architecture that surrounds the Chicago River, but you may not have heard of, or seen these interesting locations in Illinois before.
This small estate was created by Fred Francis just outside Kewanee. Using his background as an engineer and inventor, he created a home with ideas before its time over a 37 year period.
This six-story golden pyramid is surrounded by a moat near Wadsworth and is believed to be the largest 24-karat gold-plated object in North America. It even includes a 50-foot statue of King Tut.
This beautifully symmetrical building is the only Bahá’í house of worship in North America, located near Wilmette.
The Farnsworth House
You can tour this luxurious ‘glass cage,’ located near Plano, that inspired the architectural world. Its sleek and minimalistic principals were revolutionary when it was built in 1951 by Mies van der Rohe.
Leaning Tower of Niles
In Niles you will find a half-sized replica of Pisa’s Leaning Tower that consists of four fountains and a 30-foot pool.