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Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon

Washington Park, Springfield, IL 62704

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Surrounded by gardens and a reflecting pool, this magnificent musical instrument is one of the few in the world open to the public and offers exquisite views of Springfield.

The magnificent bell tower in Washington Park holds one of the few Carillons in the world open to the public. A carillon is a musical instrument consisting of, in this case, 67 bells and is being played by a carillonist. Tours are available and a spectacular view of the city await your ascent. Free weekly concerts, 5 during the summer schedule, and 3 during the winter schedule, are being performed.

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