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North Arm is the oldest continuously operating Catholic church in the Springfield diocese. Founded in 1817 by 17 families from Kentucky, the journey was blessed by Fr. Theodore Badin, the first Catholic priest ordained in the U.S. The current church was built in 1901,and freatures an original altar from the mid-1800s.


Hours: Tours by appointment only.
Address: St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church 1350th Rd. and 1900th St.
Phone: 217-466-3355
Wheelchair Accessible Facility

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Edgar County Courthouse

This elegant 1893 brick and stone building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places

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Heartland Antique Auto Museum

Walk among early cars from the turn-of-the-century through the early 1950's. This museum is also the site of a restoration shop for classic V12 and V16

Paris, IL Museums

Pumpkin Works

9 mazes, bon fires, hayrack rides, artisan gifts, 50 varities of pumpkins, gourds, indian corn. 7 Mazes (adult challenging) 5 mazes (wheelchair accessible)bonfires (appointment only) school tours available (appointment only) please no pets!

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