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Popeye Statue

Monument to Elzie Seager, Chester native and creator of "Popeye the Sailor Man."

Chester, IL Monuments


Randolph County Museum & Archives

See an old electric chair (last used to execute a woman who killed her brother)

Chester, IL Museums

Governor Bond Memorial

The Governor Bond State Memorial marks the grave of Shadrach Bond (1773-1832), the first governor of Illinois after it attained statehood in 1818. The obelisk-style monument was erected in 1883

Chester, IL Monuments


Things to do Museums near Chester, IL

Spinach Can Collectibles Museum

Located in the 1875 Opera House, the building is full of Popeye merchandise and a Popeye museum....

Randolph County Museum & Archives

See an old electric chair (last used to execute a woman who killed her brother), and many county and Native American atifacts...

Armed Forces Museum

The Armed Forces Museum is dedicated to the preservation of military history from all branches of service for all eras. Th...

Rex's Museum

A Lionel train set shares space with a Li'l Abner Dogpatch Band windup toy and British toy soldiers, antique collectibles, cl...

Old Fire Engine Museum

Antique firefighting equipment and memorabilia are on display....