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Allerton Park & Retreat Center

515 Old Timber Rd., Monticello, IL 61856


Built as a private residence by artist and philanthropist Robert Allerton in 1900, Allerton Park and Retreat Center offers a unique opportunity to experience art, nature, and history away from the distractions of everyday life.

Organized programs open to the community and visitors include outdoor concerts, youth summer camps, themed dinners and educational events, nature hikes, and public tours. Overnight accommodations are also available. Free; open 8am to sunset. The Visitor Center is open daily, 9am-5pm, and is an unstaffed, self-guided resource with maps, displays, restrooms, and beverage vending.

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