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Outdoors: Starved Rock State Park

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Just how flat is Chicago? Well, with a local sledding hill called “Mt. Trashmore,” it’s not hard to get an idea of just how far people will go to get a little topography in this town. But it turns out you don’t have to make mountains out of landfills after all. Instead, you can drive an hour and a half southwest of the city, to Starved Rock State Park.

If you’ve only got one day, grab a quick breakfast and start out early. For the time being, resist the temptation to explore the two blocks that constitute Utica’s quaint downtown, and follow the signs to the Starved Rock Visitor Center. Read Full Story

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