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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

Funk Prarie Home

The Pre-civil war, Victorian home of Illinois Senator and director of the Chicago Stock Yards, Lafayette Funk, lets visitors explore the lifestyle of a pioneering prairie family in the 1800\'

Shirley, IL Museums

Funk Gem & Mineral Museum

Located at the Funk Prairie Home, this is the largest single person display of rare gems, minerals, fossils and lapidary art in the state; a true hidden treasure!

Shirley, IL Museums

Matthew T. Scott Home

Visit the Traditional Victorian home of Matthew T. Scott, a well-known agriculturalist, and his wife Julia Green, one of the founders of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Matthew T. Scott made his fortune on the Grand Prairie of Central Illinois in the 19

Chenoa, IL Historic Homes

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."

Bloomington, IL Historic Markers


Miller Park Pavilion

This unique landmark was restored in 1977. The Korean/ Vietnam War Memorial was dedicated in May of 1988

Bloomington, IL Memorials

The Castle Theater

The fully restored 1916 movie theater in historic downtown Bloomington is now open 7 nights a week as a unique film experience. Enjoy appetizers, enchiladas, wine & beer on fluffy couches and recliners as you watch the movie!

Bloomington, IL Historic Theatres

Bloomington OTB

Horse racing from various tracks across the Midwest, including Sportsman'

Bloomington, IL Gaming


Children's Discovery Museum

Come experience three floors of unique, hands-on, larger than life exhibits!

Normal, IL Discovery Centers

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