Home to a spectacular skyline and one of the world's tallest buildings, Chicago has long been revered as an architectural showcase, but this trip is about more than just taking in the sky-high sights. From the Windy City's fun-filled shoreline to the sun-soaked vistas of Starved Rock State Park, Illinois' most popular sights and its best-kept secrets await on this journey through the Land of Lincoln....
Illinois: Living Large in the Land of Lincoln
Amazing things grow out of the Illinois Prairies. This is the state that saw the rise of Abraham Lincoln, who went from lawyer to political powerhouse here in a few short years. Chicago's skyscrapers shoot out of Illinois earth, as did Route 66, which starts here on its long course to Santa Monica, California....
How to Read Good Sam Directory Ratings
The three-number rating that accompanies each campground listing in the directory gives readers an at-a-glance assessment of a campground's amenities, cleanliness and environment.
How to read the Good Sam Rating 10/10 /10.All three ratings categories are measured on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the best.Less than 1 percent of parks or campgrounds receive the coveted 10 / 10 / 10 rating, which indicates superior facilities that are well maintained, clean, well-appointed restrooms and a highly appealing appearance.Campgrounds are inspected annually by dedicated RVers like you.
Completeness of facilities
10 / 10 / 10The first campground rating evaluates completeness and quality of facilities.In this category we rate interior roads, sites, registration area, hookups, recreation, swimming, security, laundry, store and building maintenance.
Cleanliness and physical characteristics of restrooms and showers
10 / 10 / 10The second rating category concerns the cleanliness and physical characteristics of toilets, walls, showers, sinks/counters/mirrors and floor. If a park achieves a full point in each of the above, it receives a star (), indicating exceptionally clean restrooms.
Also rated are physical characteristics of restrooms, including interior construction, adequate supplies/odor free, adequate number of facilities, exterior appearance and location in relation to park spaces, and interior appearance.
Visual Appeal and Environmental Quality
10 / 10 / 10 This category addresses the park's setting and site layout, function and identification of signage, overall exterior building maintenance, noise, trash disposal, litter and debris around the grounds and sites, and appearance of grounds, sites and entrance area.