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Harrisburg, IL 62946
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The Mantle Rock Nature Preserve is a part of the Trail of Tears significant to native American culture and history. The preserve covers 367 acres (148 hectares) of natural wooded area. Located off the U.S Highway 133, the Mantle Rock, that forms the center of preserve stretches to a whopping 188 feet (57 meters) in height. The naturally created sandstone structure had provided home to weary, war-beaten Cherokee travelers.
Ferne Clyffe State Park is a marvelous place with many natural beauties that will make a nature enthusiasts think that this is indeed heaven. It spans 2430 acres (983.39 hectares) of the striking Shawnee Hills and features several campsites, seven picnic spots, 18 unique trails, equestrian trail and campground, and a huge lake. Check out the unique geological formations and waterfalls while walking through the pathways or the abounding flora and fauna. Fish on the banks of the lake which is home to the bluegill, channel catfish, redear and largemouth bass. There are specific zones for hunters as well. Whether it is hiking through the picturesque woodlands, fishing, picnicking, camping or hunting, you will enjoy the recreational opportunities offered at this park.
Well known as the unique land of natural resources and a great place for educating oneself about nature, Henry N. Barkhausen Cache River Wetlands Center is an amazing place. Built in a way to protect the natural environment and to spread the idea of how to preserve the same through educating the people, and giving them a view of how the surrounding environment is preserved at this site. The site also offered recreational activities, museum, wetlands, hunting, hiking, fishing, watching wildlife, etc. where one can enjoy as well as learn.
Located in the city of Metropolis, Lincoln Park is a much-frequented visitor attraction. The park is home to Lincoln Tomb and War Memorials State Historic Site. With its large open spaces, the park is a chosen picnic spot for locals and visitors.
The Dorothy Miller Park is a gorgeous landscape neighboring the peacefully flowing Ohio River. The park is also an address to the lighthouse called Hope Light, which stands as a symbol of hope for those battling cancer and have survived the disease. One can visit the park to soak in silence, take a walk and simply enjoy the picturesque nature this place has to offer.
C. E. Brehm Public Library is a district library housing more than 71,000 books of different genres. This more than 100 years old library is known for featuring events and workshops on regular basis.
Lincoln Statue is located in front of the Appellate Courthouse which is situated at the center of Mount Vernon. This nine-feet bronze statue was built in the memory of the late president Abraham Lincoln in 2008. The late president who practiced as a lawyer in his initial days, tried his only case in the Appellate Courthouse, hence making it a perfect spot for his remembrance.
The history of Appellate Courthouse can be traced back to the later half of 1800s when it was built. This court house features the Greek Revival architecture and its interiors are adorned with vintage-style furnishings. This beautiful structure functions as a court and is a must-visit spot for architecture and art enthusiasts.
Offering breathtaking views of the Ohio river that separates the states of Illinois and Kentucky, the Riverfront at Paducah is a peaceful destination that takes you to a world of tranquilty. Usually frequented by tourists and locals to enjoy its scenic environs, the Riverfront at Paducah serves as a halting destination for several steamboats and charters that come to its banks. The Riverfront also plays host to various music festivals, concerts and cultural events that take place in the region.
National Quilt Museum is a renown art museum displaying quilting and fibre art existing in the world. The museum attracts art lovers from 50 states and more than 40 countries worldwide.
Floodwall Murals is a series of murals by acclaimed muralist, Robert Dafford and his team on the floodwalls protecting the downtown from the Ohio River. The work began in 1996 and was finished in 2007. It features 50 panels of the city's history with a plaque on each. It is one of the major tourist attractions in town where you can stroll the riverfront and see these lively artworks.
River Discovery Center is an unique educational facility dedicated to national rivers of the United States of America. They have interesting exhibits related to these waterbodies and its history.