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Vance Park


category : Gardens
Opposite the art center and adjcent to City Hall, Vance Park is an extensively landscaped sunken garden featuring a serpentine brick wall from Thomas Jefferson's design at Charlottesville and lions' head fountain duplicating the original park features in France.


Hours: Daily 24-7,
Address: South Centeral St.
Phone: 217-465-7601

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