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Starved Rock Looking To Become “8th Wonder Of The World”

Posted by wlpo on August 14, 2013

What do Starved Rock State Park and Niagara Falls have in common?  They’re both nominees in a tourism contest to be named the “8th Wonder of the World”.

VirtualTourist.com is asking you to vote once a day for the “8th Wonder of the World”.  Besides Starved Rock, Cahokia Mounds, Galena’s Main Street and Hardy’s Reindeer Ranch in Rantoul represent Illinois.  National nominees include: Badlands National Park; Empire State Building; Bellagio Fountains in Vegas; the St. Louis Arch; Golden Gate Bridge; Mt. Rushmore; the Ocean City Boardwalk and the Hollywood Sign.  Some other interesting nominees include a Bass Pro Shop’s store in Missouri, Wisconsin Dells, the I-80 Truck Stop in Iowa and Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee.

To vote go to http://www.virtualtourist.com/8thwonder.  You can vote up until September 30th.

Starved Rock officials have been told they’re in the top 100 vote getters so far.

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