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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 OTB

Horse racing from various tracks across the Midwest, including Sportsman'

Bloomington, IL Gaming

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."

Bloomington, IL Historic Markers


Things to do near Bloomington, IL

Phoenix Opera House

This restored 1882 opera house, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is home to Pandora's Playhouse...

Andover Historical Museum & Grounds

The home of August Rehnstrom was built in 1861 by Eric Berglof and became a temporary haven for Swedish immigrants in the 186...

Center for Belgian Culture of Western Illinois

The Center offers an extensive collection of documents and archival material for genealogical/historical research. Also, tran...

Illinois Citizen Soldier Museum

Historic, military museum. ...

Great River Trail

62 miles of riverfront biking trails run from Rock Island, Illinois to Savanna, Illinois. Scenic, paved trails will expose th...