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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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Free and interesting!

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 31, 2013
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Flora, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 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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