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Address: 101 East Canal Street, North Utica, Utica, IL 61373
Phone Number: (815) 667-4861
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More interesting than you might think

Did not expect the museum with all the artifacts from 1900-present to be so interesting. Never knew LaSalle County had so many famous figures and artifacts - liked the Coal Mine.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 12, 2015
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New Lenox, IL
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New Lenox, IL
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159 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Did not expect the museum with all the artifacts from 1900-present to be so interesting. Never knew LaSalle County had so many famous figures and artifacts - liked the Coal Mine.

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Thank Bob_B_NewLenox_IL
Illinois
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101 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Here is a nice place to take the older kids to see some wonderful local historical artifacts. The staff are very knowledgeable and can keep inquisitive Tweens in awe for awhile. If your downtown Utica to eat or walk this place is right there and worth a walk thru.

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Thank shuribob
Chicago, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
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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1 Thank plan2gosoon
Peru, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

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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1 Thank John W
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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Thank Jennifer G
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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Thank Pietro S
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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Thank Joanne L
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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