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Funk Prarie Home

The Pre-civil war, Victorian home of Illinois Senator and director of the Chicago Stock Yards, Lafayette Funk, lets visitors explore the lifestyle of a pioneering prairie family in the 1800\'

Shirley, IL Museums

David Davis Mansion

This 19th Century mansion was the home of United States Supreme Court Justice, David Davis, mentor to Abraham Lincoln. The mansion, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was built in 1872. Several annual Festivals include the Glorious Garden Walk and Mr. Lincoln's Birthday.

Bloomington, IL Historic Homes

Prarie Aviation Museum

Highlights the History of Aviation from the Wright Brothers to Illinois Astronauts. View or take a ride in the restored legendary DC-3 that has assumed a place of honor as one of only seven aircraft listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Bloomington, IL Aviation

Funk Gem & Mineral Museum

Located at the Funk Prairie Home, this is the largest single person display of rare gems, minerals, fossils and lapidary art in the state; a true hidden treasure!

Shirley, IL Museums


Children's Discovery Museum

Come experience three floors of unique, hands-on, larger than life exhibits!

Normal, IL Discovery Centers


Miller Park Zoo

A Bloomington/Normal landmark since 1891, Miller Park Zoo is the only Illinois zoo to feature the endangered Sumatran Tiger. Miller Park Zoo offers many exhibits and Zookeeper interaction opportunities that are enjoyed by the whole family. Some highlights include:

Bloomington, IL Zoos


Comlara Park Visitor's Center

An enviromental education facility which houses permanent audio/

Hudson, IL Visitors Centers


Patton Cabin

Patton Cabin was built in June, 1829 by John Patton who was one of the area'

Lexington, IL Pioneer History

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