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McLean County Museum of History

200 N Main St, Bloomington, IL 61701-3912
+1 309-827-0428
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Interesting museum and beautiful historical building

Our original intention when stopping here was just to see the Route 66 portion on the lower floor... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sherry C
It was relatively interesting but only takes 30 minutes to see most everything.

It was relatively interesting but only takes 30 minutes to see most everything. The building is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Douglas W
Bloomington, Illinois
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200 N Main St, Bloomington, IL 61701-3912
+1 309-827-0428
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our original intention when stopping here was just to see the Route 66 portion on the lower floor. But ... when we found out that Tuesday's were free to tour the museum .. well - we had to! And we weren't disappointed. There is a...More

Thank Sherry C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was relatively interesting but only takes 30 minutes to see most everything. The building is very pretty and the surrounding grounds have some historical buildings. I however would not drive too far just to see this museum.

Thank Douglas W
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

The ground floor is where you enter. That floor is dedicated to Route 66 memorabilia and a gift shop. There were two short videos. You can then explore the remaining floors. My teenagers had the best time in the jail cell on the "first" floor....More

Thank JefCin
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This museum is ok. Not all of the exhibits are related to McLean County Illinois. The other big issue is that a good deal of the exhibits are not taken care of very well. A troue museum with a curator would not let exbibits look...More

Thank Nick_BMI
Beth W, Executive Director at McLean County Museum of History, responded to this review

Thanks for leaving a review. It is true we are in the middle of a major renovation, so the final two exhibit galleries that are showing their age will be updated. As a small nonprofit museum, we have been raising $3 million to get this...More

Reviewed 13 February 2017

There was so much to see at the museum. I will have to go back as I did not allow enough time to see all of the exhibit and watch the video. What I did see was very informative and interactive. A cool exhibit!

Thank irisnbloom
Reviewed 1 February 2017

A nice little museum here in Bloomington, IL. Talks about the history of Bloomington and some of the famous people from the area. Interesting display on the Indian (from India) migration to Bloomington. Honestly I didn't expect much but came away glad I stopped in....More

Thank mikefromsingapore
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Really enjoyed the two videos on the first floor on Lincoln and Route 66. We did not visit the Museum of history.

Thank Nancy1064
Reviewed 19 December 2016

I visited the museum in November of 2015. I liked the Native American display area. I am a history buff, so I enjoyed this museum.

Thank Dale M
Reviewed 9 November 2016

If you live in Chicago and are privy to the Field Museum and the Museum of Science and Industry and the Art Institute and the Chicago History Museum, you tend to become a bit snobbish and wonder how museums in other cities can compare. Well,...More

1  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Excellent small city museum in an old courthouse. Just added a Rt. 66 exhibit. Great local McLean County history.

Thank Deanna_F5
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Where and when is the Vietnam nam moving wall at
27 August 2016|
Response from Adrianne D | Reviewed this property |
The American Veterans Traveling Tribute (AVTT) Vietnam Wall is on display Thursday, Aug. 26 through Sunday, Aug 28 at 2pm. It's located at Bloomington’s Evergreen Cemetery, 302 E. Miller St.