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artifacts from the Norwegian immigrants that settled the region back in the 1800’s. STARVED ROCK STATE PARK VISITORS CENTER 2678 E. 873rd Road Oglesby 815-667-4726 dnr.illinois.gov Starved Rock’s cutting edge visitors center helps guests learn about the park’s storied past, fascinating wildlife and ecology through the use of interactive displays and interpretive dioramas. M.J. HOGAN GRAIN ELEVATOR 124 West Williams • Seneca 815-357-6197 senecahistory.com This 1861 grain elevator is one of the last of its kind. This 65+ foot tall, 70,000 bushel elevator can be toured during special events, or call the number above to arrange a tour. SENECA AREA HERITAGE MUSEUM 431 N. Main Street • Seneca 815-769-5077 senecahistory.com Seneca fascinating history is explained through a wonderfully curated collection of artifacts inside a vintage train depot! The

museum even includes information on Seneca’s famed shipyard that produced 157 LSTs for WWII. I&M CANAL TOLLHOUSE 1221 Columbus St. • Ottawa 815-434-2737 pickusottawail.com The only surviving I&M tollhouse, this one room museum shows guests what the life of an 1850’s locktender was like, through a collection of artifacts, dioramas and historical documents. OTTAWA HERITAGE AND SCOUTING MUSEUM 1100 Canal Street • Ottawa 815-431-9353 Dedicated to preserving the history of the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Campfire Scouts, this museum also has displays on the Lincoln Douglas Debates, and scouts founder/Ottawa resident W. D. Boyce. ILLINOIS WATERWAY VISITOR CENTER 950 N. 27th Road • Ottawa 815-667-4054 See the operation of a real lock and dam up close, and learn about the Illinois Waterway’s significance as a part of the nation’s water highway system.

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