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Ranked #1 of 11 attractions in Lockport
Category: Museums
Owner description: Explore the art and visual culture of the state of Illinois at the Illinois State Museum Lockport Gallery! Part of the... more » Owner description: Explore the art and visual culture of the state of Illinois at the Illinois State Museum Lockport Gallery! Part of the Illinois State Museum system, this branch site opened its doors on May 3, 1987, and features changing exhibitions of art created by past and present Illinois artists. Located on the first floor of the historic Norton Building-a massive limestone structure built around 1850 as a grain-processing center on the Illinois & Michigan Canal-the museum offers visitors of all ages opportunities to discover and reflect in spacious, light-filled galleries that unite the past and present. Group tours and specially planned events provide added dimension to the rotating display of paintings, drawings, sculptures, textiles, works on paper, and multi-media installations, as well as decorative, archeological and ethnographic objects. The Illinois State Museum Lockport Gallery is located in downtown Lockport, Illinois, the heart of the Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor. Lockport is 35 miles southwest of the Chicago Loop at the crossroads of Illinois Routes 7 & 171. Free parking is directly in front of the building and dining, shopping, a recreational trail and a nature preserve are just steps away. Admission is FREE. Hours: Monday thru Friday, 9 am - 5 pm; Sunday, noon - 5 pm. Closed Saturdays and State holidays, and during exhibition changes. Wheelchair accessible. --- On display through April 3, 2015: "The Art of Description" addresses how visual artists report the sensory phenomena of the world from their distinct vantage point. Focusing on still life, landscape and portraiture, the selected works emphasize quiet meditation and the artists--working from both observation and fiction--offer their translations of singular moments of our world using a quiet, visual vocabulary that invites viewer interpretation and contemplation. Artists are Sandra Binion, Peter Butterfield, Steven Carrelli, Richard Deutsch, Laura Letinsky, Tim Lowly, Michael Mahoney, Karen Perl, and Zack Sabin. « less
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Ranked #2 of 11 attractions in Lockport
Category: Mysterious Sites; Performances
Owner description: The Prisoners have rioted, the guards have fled, a darkness has seized control of this Maximum Security Prison and our Warden... more » Owner description: The Prisoners have rioted, the guards have fled, a darkness has seized control of this Maximum Security Prison and our Warden has opened the gates for visitors. After the prisoners have processed “The Meat/Visitors”, you will be forced to find your way through 23 maximum security cells and come eye to eye with over 100 criminals that were too evil to die. Statesville Haunted Prison®. No one escapes « less
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Ranked #3 of 11 attractions in Lockport
Owner description: Winter is almost here, and is one of the best times of year to shoot photography. The sky is brighter, with has less... more » Owner description: Winter is almost here, and is one of the best times of year to shoot photography. The sky is brighter, with has less pollution, and everything becomes more crisp and interesting. I will be setting up tours once every couple weeks during the winter, so come out and enjoy the beautiful city with me. Come join me for a fun day or evening tailor made photo tour to some of the best locations in the city. I have taught photography in the Grand Canyon and have traveled the world shooting fine art. Many images have won international awards. « less
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Ranked #4 of 11 attractions in Lockport
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
Owner description: The Gaylord Building played a vital role in one of the great enterprises of the 19th century: the Illinois & Michigan Canal.... more » Owner description: The Gaylord Building played a vital role in one of the great enterprises of the 19th century: the Illinois & Michigan Canal. A landmark since 1838, its many tenants and uses exemplify the canal’s commercial success as the key to mastery of the American mid-continent. This handsome limestone warehouse originally stored canal construction materials and later housed a variety of commercial ventures. Today it serves as a national example of adaptive re-use and is a gateway to the Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor. Visitors will discover in the exhibition galleries the unique heritage of the site and the corridor. The Gaylord Building is a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. « less
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