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World's Largest Covered Wagon

The Railsplitter Covered Wagon, recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest covered wagon in the world, is located on the front lawn...

Historic Nauvoo Visitor Center

The Historic Nauvoo Visitors’ Center is the appropriate starting point for your visit. “Remembering Nauvoo“, a 20 minute film, "Meet the Mormons," a 77 minute film,...

Lincoln Home National Historic Site

In 1861, Abraham Lincoln left his home of 17 years – the only home he ever owned – to serve as the 16th President of the...

Robert Wadlow Statue

In 1918, Alton became the famous birthplace of Robert Wadlow, "The Gentle Giant." Born a normal eight pounds in 1918, Wadlow suffered from a pituitary gland...

University of Illinois Library

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is the proud home of one of the largest and richest public research library collections in North America. Their...

Dillon Home Museum

Home to P.W. Dillon, owner of Northwestern Steel and Wire, the home is filled with treasures and is virtually un-touched by time and the homes’ grandeur...

The Flood Museum

Follow the flood described in the book of Genesis.  Many of the museums rooms offer seating to allow museum patrons to view a brief professionally-made film. ...

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum

This state-of-the-art facility was carefully designed with exacting historical detail. Amazingly well-preserved artifacts tell the entire life story of our nation's 16th President. Dedicated to the...

Christian County Genealogical Society

The Genealogical Society is a research resource where you can find history on your family background, microfilm and microfiche, and books. The Society will also research...

Cruisin' with Lincoln on 66 Visitors Center

Located in the heart of Downtown Bloomington on Historic Route 66, the Cruisin with Lincoln on 66 Visitor Center exhibits cover stories about dining, lodging and...

Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War Museum

The museum also contains medals, photos, actual battle swords, currency, drums and other musical instruments, books, documents, a Union soldier's uniform, and dresses from the Civil...

DeKalb Public Library

The 19,500 sq. ft. Haish Memorial Library building built in 1930. The library recently finished a 46,000 sq. ft. addition, adding meeting space, a maker space...

Edgar County Genealogical Library

Trace your Edgar County roots at this library that has genealogical tools, manuscripts, books, filmed records, micro-fiche, and computerized data based on Edgar County families.

Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home and Visitors Center

Tour the restored home that the Reagan family resided in from 1920-1923, and meander through the Visitor Center and Gift Shop which features books and gifts...

Red Brick Store

Joseph kept an office upstairs and the large upper room was home to the first meetings of the Nauvoo Female Relief Society and other important activities....