More People Making Illinois Their Destination
CYPRESS-- Illinois tourism is celebrating a record. Numbers out this month show more people are coming to the state for leisure and business. Nearly 106 million visitors were in Illinois last year, generating more than $2.5 billion.
Nestled off of Route 37 sits the Cache Wetlands Center in Cypress. It may be a hidden Illinois gem to some, but this attraction is helping to drive the state's tourism industry.
Hoelzle said, "You have to be cutting edge. You got to be able to show them what they can do, where they are."
"We really have a lot to offer visitors that keep bringing their family and friends back time and again," said Cain.
The Illinois Office of Tourism hopes those Lincoln commercials and other promotions will continue to push up visitor numbers. Their goal - to put places like Crab Orchard Lake on the map.
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