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Illini State Park
Nestled along the Illinois River in Marseilles, Illini State Park is a serene hidden gem offering guests the perfect place to hold a picnic or family gathering. This 510-acre park boasts not only incredible views of the river, but also 100+ picturesque campsites, a boat ramp for easy river access and ample places for anglers to fish for crappie, bass, bluegill and catfish.
Be sure to pay Illini a visit in Winter, when the park’s ice skating pool has frozen over, and the large sledding hill is covered in snow. During this season, you can also crosscountry ski on the park’s flat graded trails, then warm-up in their cozy shelter. During the Fall, the park’s a birder’s paradise, attracting scores of migrating songbirds like Vireos, Warblers and Thrushes.
You’ll also find The Illinois Fallen Soldiers Tree Memorial, a unique living monument celebrating the lives of the soldiers lost in Iraq and Afghanistan. This site feature over 250 Oak Trees spread across a 2.5 acre plot of land, each celebrating soldier.
2660 E. 2350TH RD. • MARSEILLES • 815-795-2448
Locally Owned and Operated by Paul & Mary Breznay
2139 N. Main St. Princeton
with the purchase of a cheeseburger
800 W. Dakota St. Spring Valley
1503 13th Avenue 2701 E 12th St Mendota
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Come learn what made Westclox the largest manufacturer of keywound clocks in the world for nearly a century!
Learn stories of the people who worked here, browse displays of numerous products, learn what caused the final demise of the plant that once employed more than 4,000 people. Free Admission | Donation Based 350 5th Street, Suite 265 | Peru, IL 61354 815.250.0617 | westcloxmuseum.com
Open Hours are (March to November) M, W, F, Sat, 10 am - 2 pm. Winter hours (Nov. - Mar.) will be Friday, Saturday 10 am - 2 pm