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Bloomington, Illinois

  • 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."...
    Site of Major's Hall

Attractions and Upcoming Events

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

Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts

Built in 1922 to house the original American Passion Play, the landmark former Scottish Rite Temple is the centerpiece of downtown Bloomington's new Cultural District. The Performing Arts Center, with a 1200 seat theatre and 1000

Bloomington, IL Performing Arts Centers

Miller Park Pavilion

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

Bloomington, IL Memorials

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

Things to do near Bloomington, IL

Prairie Mills Windmill

An original and operating 1873 windmill....

Galesburg Railroad Museum

The Galesburg Railroad Museum celebrates the shared histories of Galesburg and the railroad. Tour a real steam locomotive. Se...

Seminary Street Historic District

Seminary Street is one of the midwest's success stories in downtown restoration and revitalization. The National Trust's Main...

Westview Golf Course -Eighteen

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 6 days...

Northridge Hills Golf Course

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 30 days...