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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

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 Arts Center

Rotating exhibits from national and local artisits. Several Performance Exhibits Annually. Classes &

Bloomington, IL Art Centers

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

Illinois State University Planetarium

The night sky is recreated in this 100-seat celestial theater in-the-round by ISU'

Normal, IL Planetariums

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

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


Children's Discovery Museum

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

Normal, IL Discovery Centers


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