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Illinois Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Illinois State Police Heritage
Foundation Museum

Clayville Historic Site
This museum contains

Illinois Korean War Memorial

Illinois Fire Museum

Illinois Fire Museum

Once the home of the Illinois
State Fairgrounds' own fire
station, this site has been
transformed into a museum
by the State Fire Marshal. A
special room has been set
aside to teach children about
fire safety. The museum
houses a vast array of antique
and current firefighting
equipment, including an 1857
horse-drawn, hand-pumped
water wagon. Free
Illinois State Fairgrounds Building #7,
Central Ave. & Main St.
217-785-7487
sfm.illinois.gov/public/
firemuseum.aspx

a collection of uniforms,
badges, photographs, vintage
squad cars and other artifacts
from the long history of the
Illinois State Police starting in
1922. Donations Accepted
4000 N. Peoria Rd.
217-525-1922 or
217-528-0764
isphf.org

Prairie's Edge Farm

A fun, hands-on farm chores
tour. Prairie's Edge is a full
scale, working Midwestern
farm with combines, tractors,
planters and more. You'll have
the chance to feed the chicks,
horses and pigs, and gather
eggs. Depending upon the
season you visit, there might
be asparagus to pick, or
apples and peaches ready to
take from the trees. Prairie's
Edge offers you and your
family the perfect chance to
experience life down on the
farm. Located just 20 minutes
from downtown Springfield.
Reservations are required.
Admission
8300 Hendrickson Rd.,
Rochester, 217-498-8251
Facebook.com/PrairiesEdgeFarmIL

NORTH WEST
Clayville Historic Site

Hall's Harley-Davidson

Re v i T up
Hall's Harley Davidson

For over 50 years, Hall's Harley-Davidson has met
Springfield's need for speed. Check out Hall's
extensive 43,000 square foot two-story building
complete with a showroom full of Harley-Davidson,
Husqvarna, and Ducati brands.

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Constructed by the Broadwell
family as a stagecoach stop
between Springfield and
Beardstown in 1824, the inn
is the oldest brick building
in Sangamon County. Listed
on the National Register of
Historic Places, the inn is
surrounded by numerous
other historic buildings from
central Illinois that were
moved to Clayville in the
1960s to recreate an early
frontier pioneer village. Come
discover a unique piece of
Illinois history.
Donations Accepted
12828 Rt. 125,
Pleasant Plains
217-572-4984
clayville.org

Edwards Place

Restored to its 1858
appearance, Edwards Place
tells the story of social and
domestic life in antebellum
Springfield. A center for social
activity, prominent citizens
and politicians such as
Abraham Lincoln and Stephen
Douglas were entertained
at lavish dinner parties and
picnics here. Your visit to
Edwards Place will include a
guided tour of this wonderful
Lincoln-era mansion and
its fascinating collection of
furnishings, including the
"courting couch" on which
Mary and Abraham sat
while they were courting.
Closed January - February.
Admission
700 N. 4th St.
217- 523-2631
edwardsplace.org
	

LINCOLN SITE

Illinois Korean War Memorial

Surrounded by 300 Rose of
Sharon bushes and dedicated
20 years ago, the Illinois
Korean War Memorial was
built to honor the Illinois
citizens who fought there and
commemorate those that
gave the ultimate sacrifice.
The names of nearly 2,000
Illinois veterans killed in action
are engraved on the octagon
granite walls. This monument
is located near the Lincoln
Tomb. Free
1500 Monument Ave.,
Oak Ridge Cemetery
217-782-2717
facebook.com/
StateHistoricSitesof
SpringfieldIL

Illinois State Military Museum

Preserving the heritage of
the Illinois National Guard,
the museum is committed
to collecting, preserving,
interpreting, and exhibiting the
military artifacts associated
with the citizen-soldier of

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