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Are you up for amazing? Discover Illinois.

In a state that encompasses thriving urban centers like Chicago, as well as scenic natural vistas that will take your breath away, there is simply no end to the travel opportunities that await you in the Land of Lincoln. Illinois offers something for everybody. Whether you prefer the world class culture and dining of the big city, the friendly hospitality of small town America or the serene beauty of our natural wonders, you’ll find what you’re looking for in Illinois.

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https://www2.illinois.gov/visiting/travel-recreation/DNR/harvest-licenses
Harvest Licenses
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Ginseng licenses can be purchased online through the DNR DIRECT license/permit system
https://www2.illinois.gov/visiting/travel-recreation/IDOA/horse-racing-schedules-results
Find Horse Racing Schedules & Results at the Illinois State Fair
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The Illinois racetrack, known as one of the fastest dirt tracks in the world, hosts a large venue of great horse racing at this year's fair. Free admission and Pari-Mutuel Wagering lets the avid horse fan enjoy and watch not only some of the fi​nest horses in the state of Illinois, but also gives horse racing enthusiasts the chance to wager on one’s favorite!
https://www2.illinois.gov/visiting/travel-recreation/ALPLM/lincoln-presidential-library-museum-tickets
Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum Tickets
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Purchase tickets to visit the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.
https://www2.illinois.gov/visiting/travel-recreation/DNR/register-boat
Registering a New Boat In Illinois
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Boaters can learn more information on how to register their boat or watercraft in Illinois.
https://www2.illinois.gov/visiting/travel-recreation/DNR/register-snowmobile
Register a Snowmobile
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Drivers can learn more about how to register their snowmobile in Illinois.
https://www2.illinois.gov/visiting/travel-recreation/DNR/register-cowboy-action
Register for or Schedule a Cowboy Action Shooting Event
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Shooting enthusiasts can learn more about how to register for or scheduling a cowboy action shooting event at Spart's WSRC.
https://www2.illinois.gov/visiting/travel-recreation/DNR/register-skeet-shooting
Register for or Schedule a Skeet Shooting Event
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Shooting enthusiasts can learn more about how to register for or scheduling a skeet shooting event at Spart's WSRC.
https://www2.illinois.gov/visiting/travel-recreation/DNR/register-sporting-clays
Register for or Schedule a Sporting Clays Event
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Shooting enthusiasts can learn more about how to register for or scheduling a clay shooting event at Spart's WSRC.
https://www2.illinois.gov/visiting/travel-recreation/DNR/youth-hunting
Youth Hunting Permits
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Permit applications for youth hunting seasons are available online.
https://www2.illinois.gov/visiting/travel-recreation/ICC/railroad-grade-crossing
Railroad Grade Crossing Search
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Search railroad grade crossings by county
https://www2.illinois.gov/visiting/travel-recreation/IDOA/statefair-entertainment
Find Concerts & Entertainment at the Illinois State Fair
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Each year, one of the most anticipated annoucements of the summer is the unveiling of the Illinois State Fair Grandstand lineup. The Illinois State Fair features at least nine nights of high-calibur musical entertainment.
https://www2.illinois.gov/visiting/travel-recreation/DNR/register-trap-shooting
Register for or Schedule a Trap Shooting Event
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Contact the World Shooting and Recreational Complex to schedule a shooting sports event.

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https://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/DNR
Natural Resources, Department of
To manage, conserve and protect Illinois' natural, recreational and cultural resources, further the public's understanding and appreciation of those resources, and promote the education, science and public safety of Illinois' natural resources for present and future generations.
https://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/ISF
Fair, Illinois State
The 2017 Illinois State Fair runs from August 10th through August 20th. The Fairgrounds are open from 7 a.m. to Midnight for the duration of the Fair.
https://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/ALPLM
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum brings to life Abraham Lincoln’s story through immersive exhibits and displays of original artifacts.
https://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/IDOA
Agriculture, Department of
The Illinois Department of Agriculture will be an advocate for Illinois' agricultural industry and provide the necessary regulatory functions to benefit consumers, agricultural industry, and our natural resources. The agency will strive to promote agri-business in Illinois and throughout the world.
https://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/DCEO
Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Department of
Our mission is to provide economic opportunities for businesses, entrepreneurs, and residents that improve the quality of life for all Illinoisans. We are laser-focused on improving transparency and accountability, enhancing customer service, increasing Illinois’ competitiveness, advancing minority empowerment, modernizing Illinois’ workforce, and elevating our state’s promotional efforts.

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