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Freeport, Illinois

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Stephenson County Historical Society Museum

This lovely museum is housed in an Italianate home built by Oscar and Malvina Taylor in 1857. The Taylor home was the social center of Freeport in its time and is currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Freeport, IL Museums

Lindo Theater

This historic movie theater built in 1922 features first-run movies daily on six screens. The Lindo Theatre, designed by world famous Chicago architects and brothers, C.W. Rapp and George L. Rapp, opened on April 17, 1922. John Dittman, owner of several other Freeport theatres, constructed it.

Freeport, IL Historic Theatres

Lincoln-Douglas Debate Square

Experience the history of the second of the famous debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas. It was at this site on August 27, 1858 that the Freeport Doctrine, an important statement regarding slavery and state'

Freeport, IL Historic Sites

Freeport Arts Center

Explore six permanent galleries: European (19th Century paintings, sculpture, and one of the world's finest collection of Pietre Dure or Florentine Mosaics), antiquities (Egyptian, Greek and Roman), and Native American (pots, basket and Kachina dolls)

Freeport, IL Galleries

Tutty Baker Monument

Honors William "Tutty" Baker, the founder of Freeport. Tutty came to this area, which was home to the Winnebago Indians, in 1835

Freeport, IL Monuments

Things to do near Freeport, IL

Kankakee Elks Country Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3 days...

Apple River Fort State Historic Site

Experience the history of this reconstructed fort. The Apple River Fort was the site of an important battle during the Black ...

Challenger Learning Center for Science & Technology

The mission of the Challenger Learning Center is to honor the memory and spirit of the Space Shuttle Challenger 51-L crew by ...

Eagle Ridge Inn & Resort -General

Course Access: ResortHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 90 days...

SK-8 Skateboard Heaven

This 11,000 sq. ft. skateboard park features obstacles, ramps, rails, ledges, spines and bowls. Built specifically for skateb...