I have lived in Illinois my whole life and had no idea that it has some of the best whitewater rafting in the whole of the Midwest!

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I have never been whitewater rafting, but it seems like one of those activities that would be a blast to try. One of the main reasons I have never thought about going whitewater rafting is that I have lived in Illinois my whole life and figured in order for me to really experience rafting I'd have to travel to Colorado or something. BUT I just discovered that Illinois actually has a whitewater rafting destination!

According to the website rootsrated.com Illinois is home to one of the Five Best Places to go Whitewater Rafting in the Midwest, called Vermillion River Rafting in Illinois. It is located north of Bloomington, Illinois close to Streator, Illinois, it's part of the Vermillion River which runs south to north, and eventually will lead you to the Illinois river. On the website they say...

"Vermillion River Rafting outfitters offers trips...starting on May 1 and usually going until July, or whenever the river becomes too low. These trips aren’t guided, but Vermillion River Rafting will give you everything you need for the trip, including equipment, instruction and transportation to the drop-in point about eight and half miles upriver from its location in Oglesby, Ill."

The site goes on to say that the rapid you will most likely encounter on this river are class 1 and 2 rapids. And this type of whitewater river rafting is really great for beginners and you will go through about 14 sets of rapids along the ride.

Who would have known you can go whitewater rafting in the Land of Lincoln? I definitely would love to try this, would you?

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