From Minonk, it's 70 miles (113 kilometers) to the southeast to Champaign and 100 miles (161 kilometers) to the northeast to Chicago.
When it comes to getting the most out of your holiday, it's worth remembering that Minonk is merely the beginning; Central Illinois is home to a treasure-trove of natural sights, cities and towns. To explore the area in even greater depth, head 18 miles (29 kilometers) to get to Streator. Here you can pay a visit to the Streator City Park and Streatorland Historical Museum.
When you are ready to head further afield beyond Minonk, check out the nearest center. Normal sits 25 miles (40 kilometers) away and features sights like The Shoppes at College Hills, Ironwood Golf Course and Illinois State University. Bloomington-Normal Factory Stores, RedBird Arena and Children's Discovery Museum are also good places to visit.
A surefire way to really understand a region is by learning about its past. Make the time to visit the traditional villages while you are here.
If your life is busy, the perfect vacation often means finding great spots to relax. When it's time to unwind, copy the locals and try picnicking or camping.
If you intend on arriving and departing by air, it's good to remember that the nearest major airport is Central Illinois Regional Airport, 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the south of Minonk.