Illinois State University

Bicentennial bucket list

Engaging museums. A great symphony orchestra. Inspired theater.

Sure, Chicago has all of that and more.

But the same can be said for parts of Illinois outside the 312 and 773 area codes. These cultural attractions help round out the latest installment of our bicentennial bucket list: 200 things every Land of Lincolnite should do, see, eat or drink in honor of two centuries of statehood this year.

The to-do list is broken down into 10 categories, each with 20 entries. So far, we've covered history, events, food and sports. That means we're halfway to 200 with this next batch of entries in the culture category, a mix of sensory-stimulating offerings both in the city and...