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Address: 135 N Oak St, Arcola, IL 61910-1427

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Read the speech printed alongside the memorial---it's kind of poignant for us hippie wannabes. Worth a stop!

Reviewed 29 July 2015
Cape Coral, Florida
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United States
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54 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

While some may find this a bit abstract for their tastes; it does a fine job of capturing the zeitgeist of the 60s! Far Out Man!

Thank Dale F
Sullivan, Illinois
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

You can never see this to often, just as interesting and amusing every time. The kids will love it as will most of us senior citizens. A smile will always appear on your face, no matter how you feel..just good clean fun. The Village of Arcola and their civic groups do their community proud.

Thank meandje
Kansas, Oklahoma
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Only takes a few moments,but you can't leave without a smile and recalling life in the 60's. Whether hippie or geek.

Thank Les H
Chicago Heights, Illinois
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25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is something to see once .kids wont be interested.takes five min.to see ...but us old Hippies will enjoy it !!!

Thank Arlenelovesit
Chicago, Illinois
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32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2015

I've done long weekends in this area a few times a year over the last 30 years. There is nothing ostentatious going on here. No charge, no gift shop no lines or crowds. It's peaceful and I always stop by and pay tribute because I walked cool in the 60's.

3 Thank Colleenyweeny
Rolla, Missouri
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137 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2015

It just takes a few minutes to see but saying you've been there will last forever. We actually stopped off to grab a quick Geocach. I would love to meet the person who wanted to build this tribute. Stop off and say you've been.

3 Thank flamingotravel
Cape Coral, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Read the speech printed alongside the memorial---it's kind of poignant for us hippie wannabes. Worth a stop!

1 Thank Quiltrose
Bunker Hill
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2015

A great spot to sit and think!! I have taken my hubby and lots of friends up there!!! Everyone says wow!!!!!!

3 Thank Vicky O
New Lenox, Illinois
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186 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2014 via mobile

The first time I was here I stayed in town for a couple of nights with my sister such a neat place, And cool monument. The second time I was here we were on our way Home and stopped in town so I could show the monument to my son and have dinner. Just kind a neat something to see.

4 Thank Itsmekcr
Sullivan, Illinois, United States
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150 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2014

Off the beaten track, this little memorial made me smile. Nicely landscaped and very unique, I'll be back after the Broomcorn Festival to get a picture...in a tie-dyed shirt...

2 Thank Becky L

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