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Illinois State MapIllinois is the fifth-most populous state of the United States of America, and is often noted for being a microcosm of the entire country. As the "most average state", Illinois has long had a reputation as a bellwether both in social and cultural terms and politics.

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Carl Sandburg State Historic Site

Galesburg is the birth place and burial site of the internationally known writer, Carl Sandburg. The Visitor Center contains a museum, a museum shop, a small theater where several informative videos about Carl Sandburg are shown and a renovated "barn"

Galesburg, IL Historic Homes

Seward Town Hall - Lyon Farm Museum Complex

The Seward Town Hall was built in 1876 and 1877 at a cost of $500.00. It stood on the east bank of Au Sable Creek facing Route 52. In addition to serving as a town hall it was used as a Congregational Church, basketball hall and band practice site. It was moved to Lyon Farm in 1976

Yorkville, IL Museums

Rock Island Arsenal Museum

Rock Island Arsenal Museum is the second oldest US Army Museum. Its primary mission is history of Rock Island Arsenal and a premiere small arms collection. The significant small arms collection includes rare examples. There is a serial number 1 of the Model 1903 rifle and serial number 2

Rock Island, IL Museums

Chapel On The Green

Yorkville, Illinois is the county seat of Kendall County in which is located the oldest church building in the county, The Chapel On The Green. Dating back to 1855, the Chapel is Kendall County's oldest church building and is adorned with stained glass windows and a restored 1899

Yorkville, IL Historic Churches

Niabi Zoo

Home to over 1000 animals representing more than 160 species, Niabi Zoo offers an exciting and educational experience. There are new exhibits, new babies and many other exciting things happening at Niabi Zoo. Come to the "Discovery Station"

Coal Valley, IL Zoos

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



Lyon Farm

The Lyon Farm is the pride and joy of the Kendall County Historical Society. In 1974, Mrs. Frances Lyon donated 39

Yorkville, IL Museums

Nashville Roadside Chapel

One of the smallest country chapels in the world. Built in the late 1880's, thousands of travelers from all over the globe have stopped to visit the miniature chapel. This small hidden treasure stands on stilts!

Nashville, IL Historic Churches

Oswego-Fox House - Lyon Farm Museum Complex

The Oswego-Fox House was built in the 1870's by the Fox family, ancestors of the Cutter family from Oswego, Illinois. The house was located 1/2 mile south of Oswego on Route 71. It was moved to Lyon Farm at the Kendall County Historical Society museum complex in 1975

Yorkville, IL Historic Homes

Illinois State Museum

The Illinois State Museum houses permanent and changing exhibits on Illinois's land, life, people and art, and a hands on children's discovery room. The museum store contains high quality crafts created by Illinois artisans.

Springfield, IL Museums