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LaSalle County Historical Society & Museum

101 East Canal Street, North Utica, Utica, IL 61373
+1 815-667-4861
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Great stop for local history

The museum has about 5 buildings of local history, There is archeological Indian digs items to... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
dakotajude73
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Marseilles, Illinois
Burgoo, Blast and Blunder

Come every year for Burgoo Festival. I think it is outgrowing itself. PARKING nightmare. beware... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
beentheredonethatia
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Davenport, Iowa
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101 East Canal Street, North Utica, Utica, IL 61373
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"starved rock lodge"
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Reviewed January 22, 2018

The museum has about 5 buildings of local history, There is archeological Indian digs items to view.Tours are given by knowledge and friendly people.If you're a history buff or enjoy looking at items from the past you will enjoy this museum.

Thank dakotajude73
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Reviewed October 9, 2017

Come every year for Burgoo Festival. I think it is outgrowing itself. PARKING nightmare. beware. Enjoy the stew and story, so many vendors, Bloody Mary's, wine tastings. Tried to visit museum but it was closed. Looked like volunteers were there. This is probably an amazing...More

1  Thank beentheredonethatia
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Reviewed September 30, 2017

Multiple sites including an old school, canal warehouse remodeled into an excellent local museum, a blacksmith shop and a separate building with 20th Century exhibits

Thank Darrell D
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Reviewed September 10, 2017

Lots of interesting artifacts from different eras and different types of things. Volunteers are super nice and knowledgeable. It's very inexpensive and includes the main museum as well as another building. Some days the barn is open with old agricultural items and a blacksmith.

Thank mosw
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Reviewed August 9, 2017

We spent some time in Utica and took the children to this museum. The curators are very helpful and enthusiastic about their exhibits. The children(ages 3 and 1) LOVED going down the elevator to the coal mine. They also liked the arrow head display as...More

Thank Nancy M
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Reviewed June 24, 2017 via mobile

Very well curated and cared for museum. Price is very reasonable. Great place to learn of area/Illinois history. Make sure to check out old school that will take you back to Little House of the Prairie days. Volunteers that greeted us were very friendly and...More

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Reviewed May 24, 2017

If you are traveling through central Illinois, making a stop in North Utica is well worth the stop. Interesting museum of local of history. Building of the IM Canal and coal. Also the story of the Radium Women who died from cancer while adding radium...More

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Reviewed May 23, 2017

Although this museum was on our checklist of local sites, it was quite the surprise in what we saw and learned. We had a most informative and extremely thorough 30 minute tour with Holly, a paid docent. She was extremely knowledgeable and learned in the...More

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Reviewed April 7, 2017

They have a wonderful Canal Market every Sunday in one of their buildings. LaSalle County has a lot of Civil War era things to see, just down the road from a great state park.

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Reviewed February 8, 2017 via mobile

Great array of locally found and donated items, now with second, adjacent building. Traces areas ties to river traffic and mining. Includes some artifacts from our granddad's arrowhead collection, or so he claimed.

Thank Scott A
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Yes, there are new exhibits opened or opening 2016! :-)
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Admission is free, but donations accepted
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