Folks, this place was great! I could have spent eight hours here: The museum contains Abraham Lincoln items, tells the whole history of Illinois, and has one Imax-like movie (amazing!), two other movie theaters showing various films of interest, and a planetarium. I probably didn't see half of that, but I sure enjoyed what I saw.
|looking toward the depot, Lincoln and Perry Como (I'm still laughing about someone pairing these two up)|
A portable desk used by Lincoln
Posing beside Lincoln makes me look fat.
Mary Todd's rocking chair
Lots of other items of interest, too...
Let me suggest you take a good look at the museum's website (click HERE) to see all they have to offer: There's a theater showing movies made in Illinois over the years, an Imax-type theater that makes you feel you are part of the documentary you're watching, and a planetarium. You could stay in the place all day long, and have something to do.
I'm sorry I took so long getting back to this, but I've been in a funk with this business of having December weather halfway through April. It happens. It's Missouri. But I don't handle it as well as I did in my younger days. Things seem to be looking up now.