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LaSalle County Historical Society & Museum

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Address: 101 East Canal Street, North Utica, Utica, IL 61373
Phone Number: (815) 667-4861
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We stayed at Starved Rock Lodge and decided to visit this the next morning. I am glad we did. We paid a minimal amount and ended up getting 2 tours. Both docents were very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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Chicago, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We stayed at Starved Rock Lodge and decided to visit this the next morning. I am glad we did. We paid a minimal amount and ended up getting 2 tours. Both docents were very knowledgeable. If we had just walked thru both places we would really have missed out on good information. There are two museum buildings plus a school... More 

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Peru, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

This is an area known for two beautiful state parks but many people may overlook that there is a museum here not far from them. Until recently there was only one building with a couple smaller buildings. About a month ago a second building opened inside the former Co-op. First with the heritage center that recently opened. The building has... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The historical society is small, but it does a nice job of having quite a bit of history packed into this little building. Museum is located along the canal in the small town of Utica and can easily be done in conjunction with Starved Rock State Park and the Lock and Damn located down Dee Bennett Road (even if there... More 

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Chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We always try visiting local museums whenever we're on a stop-over; even small towns often have a lot of history behind them. The LaSalle County Historical Society Museum is one of the few mid-19th-century buildings left standing on the Illinois & Michigan Canal. It's a very distinctive building on the corners of Canal and Mill Streets in Utica that was... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Surprisingly interesting for a small museum. There are two focal points: Native American and civil war artifacts. Most of these items have been donated by local individuals. The curator and staff do a great job assembling the objects into a story. By this I mean, one gets a sense of a whole person not just say a hat or sword.... More 

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Forest Park, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Great museum with lots of interesting artifacts for the LaSalle. The volunteer gave us lots of good information while we were there.

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Normal, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Clean, well organized, knowledgeable staff. Good variety of photos, carriage that Lincoln rode in, helmets, clothing from wars, furniture, 1800's clothing, antique dolls.

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Park City, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

I went there 6 Years ago in 2008 and it was very interesting and there was a 91 Year Old lady and that gave me and a couple of my friend a tour of it. I really enjoyed it.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

It was a cute museum and cheap compared to the city. Alot of history to look at. Was very imformative to learn more about about the city of Utica and surrounding cities.

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

THis place is very interesting however, don;'t get ypur hopes up too high or you will be disappointed.

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Address: 101 East Canal Street, North Utica, Utica, IL 61373
Phone Number: (815) 667-4861
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Utica

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