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The Fire Museum of Southern Illinois

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Address: Times Square Mall, 42nd and Broadway, Mount Vernon, IL 62864
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I didn't know this was located in the mall. I didn't even know there was a museum. We enjoyed looking around at all the old equipment, pictures, and history lessons. Enjoyed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 30, 2013
Flora, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

It was a very nice display of the old fire truck and other items related to the fire department. The mail was a good place for the display, but the current mall management apparently didn't want it.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

Sadly the fire museum is no longer at the mall and an employee said it closed 2 years ago. Guess we made a pit stop for nothing. :(

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Flora, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

I didn't know this was located in the mall. I didn't even know there was a museum. We enjoyed looking around at all the old equipment, pictures, and history lessons. Enjoyed the step back in time, and looking at everything. Many of the items were in used quality, which shows how they would look after being used compared to some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

On business in the area, I stopped into the local mall to purchase a new suitcase for my trip home as mine had been destroyed by the airline on the trip out. Saw this little museum in the spot where a mall shop used to be, just outside of JC Penney. There was a full-size antique fire truck sitting in... More 

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