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5 Places Near Chicago That Make for the Perfect Weekend Getaway

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Turkey Run State Park, Indiana

Driving time from Chicago: 3.5 Hours

Turkey Run State Park is one of Hoosier State’s oldest and most popular state parks and it happens to be the crown jewel of Parke County.

Eleven trails that range from half a mile to 2 miles spiral through rugged ravines encircled by the park’s signature sandstone cliffs, presenting you with Midwest hiking at its best.

If you choose to spend the night, Turkey Run Inn, a popular option that’s situated in the park, is valued by guests for its friendly staff and warm atmosphere.

They have an indoor pool and lots of public sitting areas that include fireplaces if you want to sit back and read a book or play a relaxing board game. And you can either choose the rooms within the historic lodge or stay in one of the adjacent cabins.

The Narrows, the Inn’s restaurant, is also popular among visitors for its catfish dinners, fried biscuits, and hot apple butter.

Now that we’ve shared some of our favorite places with you near Chicago be sure to tell us about YOUR favorite places in the comments below!

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