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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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Nice museum not far from the state parks

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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Peru, Illinois
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Peru, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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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28 attraction reviews
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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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27 reviews 27 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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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Chicago
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8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013 via mobile

The Lasalle museum has a variety of information and a very helpful staff. A staff member named Bill was very helpful and eager to give us a tour. The museum is free, but please donate to this good cause!

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