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“A rich history”

Kankakee County Museum
Ranked #3 of 15 things to do in Kankakee
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Kankakee, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“A rich history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2014

Glad to see this has been added to Trip Advisor! Welcoming, quaint museum provides a thorough history of the Kankakee area. Note that the Governor Small historic home and the Taylor School are opened upon request. The docents will be very happy to take you over to them. Neither has ramp access, however, and you must be able to safely climb up and down three stairs to visit each of these outbuildings.

In particular for the smaller visitors, we enjoy the Taylor School, a working one-room schoolhouse that served in the area from 1904-1954. It features desks of all sizes to accommodate multiple grades, and furnished living quarters in the back - sort of the original bachelor studio apartment. The school also features a blackboard. Not so exotic to those of Gen X or earlier, but in these days of white boards and Smart boards, it's fun to see small children's delight at this wall you can draw on.

Visited February 2014
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English first
Kankakee, Illinois
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103 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Very Nice Local Museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2014

We really enjoy the K3 museum. They have some exhibits that stay the same and others they change regularly. It's a nice museum for all ages. The schoolhouse and Gov. Small's house are also very nice to tour.

Visited December 2013
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