University of Illinois


Across the Illinois campus, bronze markers commemorate some of the world-changing achievements, discoveries and creations realized here. Through these markers, many generations of students, faculty, staff and visitors will learn of Illinois’ rich tradition of research excellence.

While the markers themselves are designed to recognize achievements, these marker tours provide a chance to meet the people behind those breakthroughs. Since 1867, these innovators have written the Illinois story. They, and many others, left Illinois a legacy of passion and practicality, hard work and vision, modesty and great expectations.

Virtually tour the North, Central, and South campus through this Web site, or walk the routes yourself. Select and print the PDF files at left to read the information and follow a map. Or, you can download the MP3 and listen while you stroll.


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