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“A "must-do" for the whole family”

Illinois State Museum
Ranked #7 of 64 things to do in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Illinois State Museum focuses on the art, natural history, history and anthropology of the State of Illinois. Admission is $5 for adults ages 19-64. Children under 19, seniors over 64, veterans, and active duty military personnel are free.
Reviewed August 16, 2012

My grand daughter and I have visited once a month for Super Saturday since she was 2. She is now 8. It's been fun to watch her enjoy the museum in different ways as she gets older. A "must-do" for the whole family.

Thank ILGrammy60
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Reviewed August 13, 2012

Its free to get it. Went to 2 of the 3 floors, very neat to see. The 3rd floor is a play around for the kids. Didn't have enough time to see it, but will be going back to see it.

Thank Fabi L
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Reviewed August 9, 2012

Has a lot of information on the history of Illinois. Newly updated children section in the basement. Enjoy the traveling art exhibit. The rest seems a little dated. Even though free, as a local, I don't feel compelled to bring the kids back too often since the exhibits are not exciting to them. Gift shop is very nice!

Thank eyenurse2
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Reviewed July 26, 2012

The exhibits were interesting and looked to be updated recently. Also has a free parking lot a couple of blocks to the west (just past Boones Saloon) which is in easy walking distance to all downtown attractions.

Thank WEDman_1205
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Reviewed July 18, 2012

We love bringing our 4 year old here on rainy days, cold days, too hot days... We come frequently and he always enjoys himself!

Thank sweetpea1586
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