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Forest Glen County Preserve

At Forest Glen Preserve visitors can stroll through the #3 ranked arboretum in the state, a 40-acre restored tall-grass prairie, a recreated pioneer homestead or take a look at the big view from the park's 72

Westville, IL Nature Preserves

WWI Victory Memorial

The WWI Victory Memorial monument to Vermilion County's World War I veterans was sculpted by Lorado Taft. Its base displays the names of 51

Danville, IL Memorials

The Illiana Genealogical & Historical Society

The Illiana Genealogical & Historical Society was incorporated in 1964, becoming the first genealogical society in Illinois. it'

Danville, IL Genealogy

Lake Vermillion

Lake Vermilion is a 1000-acre lake located in Danville. It is a water supply lake and is owned by Aqua Illinois Inc. The Vermilion County Conservation District (V.C.C.D.) maintains the lease on the lake and manages the recreational activities. It is one of Illinois'

Danville, IL Recreation

Kickapoo State Park

Once a scarred wasteland ravaged by turn-of-the-century strip-mine operations, Kickapoo State State Recreation Area's 2,842 acres now provide an outdoor playground with something to appeal to every member of the family. Twenty two deep water ponds, ranging in size from 0.2 of an acre to 57

Oakwood, IL State Parks

Mann's Chapel

Mann's Chapel is the oldest church in Vermilion County. It was constructed in 1857

Rossville, IL Historic Churches

Harry "Babe" Woodyard State Natural Area

The Woodyard area, named after late state legislator, Harry "Babe" Woodyard, is the county's newest park. Its 1043

Oakwood, IL Nature Preserves

Fithian Home

The Fithian home is a Lincoln site listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The 1855 Victorian mansion was the home of Dr. William Fithian, a friend of Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln spent 2 nights there in 1858

Danville, IL Historic Homes

Vermilion County Museum

Vermilion County Museum is a new building which is a replica of the 1833 county courthouse where Lincoln practiced law from 1841-1859

Danville, IL Museums


Salt Kettle Rest Area

The Salt Kettle Rest Area is accessible from the westbound lands of I-74

Oakwood, IL Historic Sites


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