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Cahokia Courthouse State Historic Site

This courthouse is an authentic remnant of the French settlement of Illinois and an excellent example of their "post-on-sill" foundation style of construction. Originally constructed as a dwelling in 1737. The building, listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Cahokia, IL Historic Courthouses

Super Museum

The Super Museum houses the Mythical caped hero from the big green planet. The museum is filled with a $2.5 billion collection spanning 60 years, honoring the most famous hero of all time, Superman!

Metropolis, IL Museums

The Orpheum Theatre

The restored vaudeville Orpheum Theatre, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is a monument to the spirit of Galesburg and Knox County - a love of history, the arts and community. Described as "a veritable house of enchantment" when it opened its doors on August 19, 1916

Galesburg, IL Historic Theatres

Mayslake Peabody Estate

Tour Mayslake Hall, a Tudor Revival style mansion, formerly owned by coal baron F.S. Peabody. Witness restoration in progress at this nationally registered

Oak Brook, IL Historic Homes

Union Depot Railroad Museum

The Mendota Museum & Historical Society's Mission is to promote the preservation of the history of Mendota, its railroads and recognizing agricultural heritage through three museums, the Breaking the Prairie Museum, the Hume-Carnegie Museum, and the Union Depot Railroad Museum.

Mendota, IL Railroad History

Plano Depot

The Plano Depot was built in Chicago, Illinois and hauled to Plano on flatcars in the 1850's. It was built by the C.B. & Q Railroad (Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad) in the Gothic Style architecture. The depot was used until 1914 or 1915

Yorkville, IL Railroad History

Civil War Monument

A Civil War Monument of a lone Civil War soldier stands near the entrance of Riverside Cemetery on East Third Street. The Monument commemorates four major battles;

Prophetstown, IL Monuments

Midwest Museum of Natural History

The MMNH Mission is to inspire an appreciation for the great diversity of the natural environment & human culture through education and recreation, and it's vision is to be a world class destination for guests and the ultimate environmental and cultural resource for educators and the community.

Sycamore, 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

Amboy Depot Museum

The Amboy Depot Museum is located in a former depot and division headquarters of the Illinois Central Railroad located in Amboy, Illinois. The building is an architecturally unique two-story building built of brick and cut Joliet limestone and is listed on the

Amboy, IL Museums

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