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Lincoln Home National Historic Site

Governor's Mansion

The Mansion will reopen in
the summer of 2018 after
undergoing a complete
restoration that began in early
2017 and was funded entirely
through private donations. A
new multi-layered visitors
experience has been
developed to instill a sense of
leadership, perseverance and
civic pride, making the
Mansion more accessible to
all guests whether it is school
children, families or scholars.
A new "ART OF ILLINOIS"
exhibit is featured (July '18
- Jan '19) at the Mansion
welcoming visitors to view
over 80 pieces of fine and
decorative art by Illinois
artists. Free
410 E. Jackson St.
217-782-6450
illinois.mansion.org

Grand Army of the
Republic Memorial
Museum

Paying tribute to the Civil War
veterans in the Grand Army,
this museum is full of many
historically significant military
items. Included within the
extensive collection, donated
by veterans and relatives, are
original tintypes, firearms and
documents. Free
629 S. 7th St., 217-522-4373
suvcw.org/WRC/
garmuseum.htm

Henson Robinson Zoo

The Henson Robinson Zoo is
home to animals native to
Australia, Africa, Asia, North
and South America. Special
events are held throughout
the year and provide many
hands-on experiences for
children and adults alike.

Lincoln Family Pew at the First
Presbyterian Church

Also, take a "Zooper
Edventure" with the zoo's
education programs for
children. Facilities include a
gift shop, concessions and
a petting area. Admission
1100 E. Lake Dr.
217-585-1821
hensonrobinsonzoo.org

Illinois Firefighters
Memorial

In 1993, an original bronze
work of art was erected to
honor the firefighters of Illinois
who have given their lives in
the line of duty and to salute
those who heroically serve
with courage, pride and
honor. The memorial depicts
four life-size figures of
firefighters in action. Free
401 S. 2nd St., IL State
Capitol Complex
West Lawn, 217-782-0600
sfm.illinois.gov/public/
memorial.aspx

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

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.

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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
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Illinois Police
Officers Memorial

This memorial stands in
remembrance of the Illinois
police officers killed in the
line of duty. Dedicated on
October 29, 1990. Free
401 S. 2nd St., IL State
Capitol Complex
West Lawn, 217-782-2099
illinoispolicememorial.org

Illinois State Capitol

The Illinois State Capitol held
its first legislative session in
1877. The growth of the state
increased the need for more
space than the Old State
Capitol allowed. The building
is a combination of
Renaissance Revival and
Second Empire style and is
topped with a 405-foot dome.
Visitors can watch Illinois
politics in action from
balcony-level seating when
the legislature is in session.
Visitor entrance is located at
the east and west side of the
Capitol. Free
401 S. 2nd St., 217-782-2099
cyberdriveillinois.com/
departments/physical_
services/captioltours.html
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