Scenic USA - Illinois
Each day Scenic USA presents a new and interesting photo feature from somewhere in the United States. Chosen from a wide variety
of historic sites, city scenes, backcountry byways, points of interest and America's best parklands, this site offers the viewer hundreds
of unique vacation destinations and photographic subjects. Each feature is coupled with a brief explanation. For further detailed
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Points of Interest
|Photos by Ben Prepelka
Along with its intriguing name, Starved Rock State Park entices its visitors with a fascinating string of 18 canyons and just as many seasonal waterfalls. Here along the Illinois River a line of prominent sandstone bluffs create this unique parkland setting. Saint Peter sandstone usually lies well buried hundreds of feet below the surface. In this area of Illinois the bedrock was pushed to the surface and has since been slowly eroded into these beautiful canyons and layered bluffs.
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