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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

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

Jets Observatory

View the night sky through the 12

Freeport, IL Observatories

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

Things to do near Freeport, IL

Jets Observatory

View the night sky through the 12-inch Newtonian telescope on clear Wednesdays at dusk. ...

Jane Addams International Peace Garden

Jane Addams International Peace Garden honors Rockford College alumna and Nobel laureate, Jane Addams. Located at Fisher Chap...

Chaplin Creek Historic Village

Home of the Franklin Grove Area Historical Society, Chaplin Creek is an evolving prairie community set in the 1835-1895 perio...

Raue Center for the Arts

A center for visual and performing arts through education, creative expression, guidance, artistic nourishment, insight and i...

Boone County Historical Society Museum

Explore this collection of local memorabilia. The museum houses an extensive collection of Civil War artifacts, a two-story l...