Paris, Illinois

  • Vance Park

    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' h...
    Vance Park

Attractions and Upcoming Events

North Arm

North Arm is the oldest continuously operating Catholic church in the Springfield diocese. Founded in 1817 by 17 families from Kentucky, the journey was blessed by Fr. Theodore Badin, the first Catholic priest ordained in the U.S. The current church was built in 1901

Paris, IL Historic Churches

English Farm

As you drive by this farm, your eye is drawn upward to a towering brick structure near the modern brick home. The building, erected around 1913

Paris, IL Historic Buildings

Allis Chalmers Tractor Musuem

Come visit Allis Chalmers collection of tractor models from 1914-1957

Paris, IL Museums

Things to do near Paris, IL

Mile Marker Historical Monument

This stone identifies one of the last original road markers that dotted the first road from Vincennes to Chicago....

Christian County Genealogical Society

The Genealogical Society is a research area where you can find history on your family background, computers, microfilm and mi...

Henson Robinson Zoo

The Henson Robinson Zoo is home to over 300 animals and 90 species of native and exotic animals....

Old State Cemetary

Bronze markers give biographical information about prominent citizens from the earliest history of the community. Every fall,...

Veterans Educational Museum

Items on display are from the Civil War, WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and Desert Storm along with flags from 45 countries....