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Bloomington, Illinois

  • Site of Major's Hall

    A plaque commemorates the building where, on May 29, 1856, at a convention of the Republican Party of Illinois, Abraham Lincoln gave a speech which became known as his "lost speech."...
    Site of Major's Hall

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Prarie Aviation Museum

Highlights the History of Aviation from the Wright Brothers to Illinois Astronauts. View or take a ride in the restored legendary DC-3 that has assumed a place of honor as one of only seven aircraft listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Bloomington, IL Aviation

David Davis Mansion

This 19th Century mansion was the home of United States Supreme Court Justice, David Davis, mentor to Abraham Lincoln. The mansion, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was built in 1872. Several annual Festivals include the Glorious Garden Walk and Mr. Lincoln's Birthday.

Bloomington, IL Historic Homes

Mclean County Museum of History

Listed in the National Register of Historic Sites, the nationally accredited museum is housed in a magnificent old courthouse located in downtown Bloomington.

Bloomington, IL Museums


Funks Grove Pure Maple Syrup

Guided tours offered during February and March show syrup making by the "Boiling Down" process. Gift store stocked with syrup as well as Route 66

Bloomington, IL Tours

Things to do near Bloomington, IL

Bloomington OTB

Horse racing from various tracks across the Midwest, including Sportsman's, and Balmoral. Banquet room available....

Quad Cities Railroad Education Assn. & Transportation Museum

Railroad Museum and Transportation-related displays 4'x8' HO Model RR, 18'x24' G scale Model RR, RR China Art Works....

Lone Oak Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 2 days...

Pekin Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

Lakewood Golf

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...