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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'

Paris, IL Gardens

Indian Treaty Site

A marker commemorates where two important trails intersected on the prairie - Detroit to St Louis and Peoria to Terre Haute. In 1765

Paris, IL Historic Sites

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

Grave Of Sarah Hanks Varnell

Abraham Lincoln's aunt was buried in Ogden County cemetary in 1876

Paris, IL Cemeteries

Things to do Museums near Paris, IL

Little Brick House

Listed on the National Register, the Little Brick House has six restored rooms with china, furniture, engravings, and ...

John Philip Sousa Library & Museum

In honor of "the true music man," John Philip Sousa, the John Philip Sousa Library & Museum relives the era in which Sousa's ...

Heartland Antique Auto Museum

Walk among early cars from the turn-of-the-century through the early 1950's. This museum is also the site of a restoration sh...

Museum Of Christian Heritage and Hall of Recognition

Religious history displays include memorabilia from local area churches past and present....

Octave Chanute Aerospace Museum

The Octave Chanute Aerospace Museum is the largest aerospace museum in Illinois, occupying more than 126,000 square feet plus...