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Illinois, home to the Chicago Bears football team, Chicago Blackhawks hockey team, Chicago Bulls basketball team, Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox baseball teams, is the ideal locale for a sports fan to visit. For the history buff, Springfield, the capitol of the state, showcases Abraham Lincoln's home, and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, and many other historic sites. It pays homage to Lincoln with its official state slogan, The Land of Lincoln. Charleston, Jonesboro, Freeport, Galesburg, Quincy and Alton all hosted the Lincoln-Douglas debates that got the conversation going on the topic of slavery. Every fall, Alton is home to one of the nation's scariest haunted tours you could ever attend. Peoria, and other cities along the rivers of the state, offer many different riverboat casinos cruises, with Peoria claiming the oldest community in Illinois. Chicago, the Windy City, is home to the world's first skyscraper built in 1885 and to the Sears Tower, the tallest building on the North American continent. Another must-see is The Museum of Science and Industry housing more than 35,000 artifacts and more than 13 acres of exhibits. The arts, shopping and dining are not to be believed in Chicago. The Magnificent Mile and State Street literally attract millions of domestic and international visitors annually for its wide array of offerings and because Chicago is also coined one of the most walkable cities in the United States.