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Museum of the Grand Prairie

600 North Lombard, Mahomet, IL 61853
+1 217-586-2612
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Well Worth a Stop

This nice little museum has exhibits relating to Abraham Lincoln as well as to life is a prairie... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2017
Islamorada, Florida
Great Place To Visit for a Couple Hours

We stopped by on a road trip to get out of the car and stretch and it was pretty hot out. We toured... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
Dayton Ohio
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600 North Lombard, Mahomet, IL 61853
+1 217-586-2612
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Reviewed 14 July 2017

This nice little museum has exhibits relating to Abraham Lincoln as well as to life is a prairie town during the 1800s. Surprisingly there is no fee.

Thank Bugzie913
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We stopped by on a road trip to get out of the car and stretch and it was pretty hot out. We toured the indoor museum about prairie life and Illinois and it was great. My kids are teens and we had fun poking around...More

Thank readermom42
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

For the last 10 years, we've passed this museum on our 6 hour trip to my husband's parents. We finally left early enough to stop on the way back home. Glad we did. Shelley was working today and she was very friendly and helpful. The...More

Thank Heidi-ready-2-travel
Reviewed 16 February 2017

I don't like sharing personal information, but this place you can see over and over again and not get bored. Even I found something new each time I went that I missed. It is truly a prairie and history of Illinois Museum. I couldn't recommend...More

Thank A6223TAmatthews
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Staff is knowledgeable and always willing to listen to your questions. Kids (and adults) can learn so much from the exhibits!

Thank laf66
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Our past Family road trips have been about getting to our destination as quickly as possible. But now I am trying to include stops to enjoy along the way. This way our vacation starts as soon as we leave home. This museum was the perfect...More

Thank Sue M
Reviewed 31 August 2016

This is a wonderful place for adults and children. The museum has well presented exhibits of the natural history of the prairie along with information on pioneers and farming. One section is devoted to A. Lincoln who visited the area often. There are also exhibits...More

Thank GreenLakerGA
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Great museum (free) and nice gardens. What a surprise to find such a nice museum! Includes geologic history of the area as well as cultural history.

Thank Lois003
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

At this small central Illinois museum, you can learn about central Illinois' history, from when the glaciers shaped the landscape through the time Europeans settled here. There's a great compact exhibit about Lincoln's role in Illinois, a hands-on children's section and a yearly changing exhibit....More

Thank K S
Reviewed 13 July 2016

This small, local museum is great! Great exhibits on early prairie/settlers/Lincoln/natural history. The downstairs has an amazing area for kids to play with - toys, puzzles, kitchen area - all with a focus on settlers. They also offer great programs throughout the year. And all...More

Thank supapfunk
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