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Kankakee County Museum

801 S 8th Ave, Kankakee, IL 60901-4744
+1 815-932-5279
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A good county museum.

The Kankakee County Museum is a pleasure to spend time at. I am not a native to the area and I... read more

Reviewed June 19, 2018
Amber P
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Bourbonnais, Illinois
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Great history of Kankakee area. Also a great place at Christmas to see all the trees our locals... read more

Reviewed November 9, 2017
E8562YOsharong
,
Kankakee, Illinois
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“small town” (2 reviews)
“schoolhouse” (5 reviews)
“christmas” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
LOCATION
801 S 8th Ave, Kankakee, IL 60901-4744
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+1 815-932-5279
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Reviewed June 19, 2018

The Kankakee County Museum is a pleasure to spend time at. I am not a native to the area and I have learned about the history of the county here at the museum. Also, the grounds that is is situated on are lovely.

Thank Amber P
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Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

Great history of Kankakee area. Also a great place at Christmas to see all the trees our locals have decorated. Then be able to vote for the best one!

Thank E8562YOsharong
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Reviewed September 7, 2017

The Kankakee Museum sometimes referred to as the Small (named after Governor Small) Museum is a local jewel. Located on the site of the Small family home, the museum features the restored home, the museum, a restored 1 room school and the auditorium. The home...More

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Reviewed July 22, 2017 via mobile

A wide variety of items including some old and some new and some militaria, there were a lot of items and it was open and uncrowded. It is located on the grounds of other things including a one-room schoolhouse and a beautiful park lots of...More

Thank 75barry
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Reviewed June 16, 2017

We happened upon this great little museum. Very friendly folks who work and volunteer here. We enjoyed our visit. Nice little gift shop as well! FREE but donations are greatly appreciated.

Thank Vicki A
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Reviewed November 17, 2016

I love visiting this museum during festivals, local events or just on a random day I feel the need for a bit of history and culture. A small establishment brimming with articles from our past, this is a great place to visit for people with...More

Thank Casi G
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Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

Great local museum and art gallery. Well displayed and very informative. Admission free. Donations accepted.

Thank B3026LGmichaell
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Reviewed June 6, 2016

I have traveled to the Kankakee County Museum many times. In fact, I worked closely with the earliest members to restore the George Barnard sculptures and other items so the museum could officially open. I remember the wonderful Christmas tree decorations and other special events...More

Thank gojusensei
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Reviewed March 22, 2016

The Museum houses as Amazing Printing Press and lots of local History. This is the site of the Governor Small home . Behind the museum is a wonderful nature path that winds through Mighty oaks . The local Kultivators have created a Column garden flush...More

Thank Merikay w
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Reviewed January 16, 2016 via mobile

Great museum very close to home. We loved the Gallery of trees. The property is beautiful. The price is great, we will definitely be coming back.

Thank jenniferj1018
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