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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

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

Kennekuk County Park

Founded in 1974, Kennekuk County Park is 3000 acres in size and is located five miles west of Danville. It is bordered on the west by the Middle Fork National Scenic River and the Middle Fork State Wildlife Area (3000 acres). Kickapoo State Park (3000 acres)

Danville, IL Recreation Parks

Mann's Chapel

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

Rossville, IL Historic Churches

Vermilion County War Museum

The 12,800-square ft. military museum is housed in what used to be a Carnegie Library. Their collection contains over 2,000 artifacts and memorabilia from the 1800'

Danville, IL Museums


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

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


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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