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Freeport, Illinois

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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

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

Silver Creek and Stephenson Railroad Antique Steam Train

All aboard the antique steam train, as a 36-ton 1912 Heisler steam locomotive pulls three cabooses, including an antique red caboose reported to be the oldest in the state, and a passenger flatcar for a 4

Freeport, IL Excursions

Fever River Railroad

For model railroad aficionados, and everyone else who ever enjoyed model trains, this model railroad is a 103' by 24'

Freeport, IL Railroad History

Soldiers Memorials

The Civil War Soldiers Monument on the southwest corner was dedicated in 1871 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998. It is made of Joliet marble with a 12-foot square base and is 83

Freeport, IL Memorials

Things to do near Freeport, IL

Galena Birding

Birding trips to the banks of the Mississippi, mature woodlands or open meadows last approximately 2 1/2 hours. ...

Swanhills

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

Streatorland Historical Museum

Displays include 19th century clothing, music room, local artifacts, and many photographs depicting Streatorland history....

Anderson Japanese Gardens

Rockford's 12-acre, "pond-strolling" Japanese garden is acclaimed as one of the top two authentic gardens outside of Japan. P...