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The Mazon Creek Fossil Bed is one of the country's most pristine fossil caches, located in a shale deposit that was once a tropical river system some 300 million years ago. Mazon Creek is distinguished from other fossil beds in the area for its serendipitously perfect conditions, allowing for many rare soft tissued plants and animals to be preserved in the sediment. Over 400 species of flora and 320 species of fauna have been found in the site, the fauna split into marine life such as jellyfish and terrestrial animals such as ancient insects.
An archaeological site in Illinois, the Briscoe Mounds rests alongside the shores of Des Plaines River. It is named after the Briscoe family who originally owned the land before it was purchased by the State. It is currently owned by the Illinois State Museum. The two mounds on the site are said to be built in the Mississippian era. They were excavated in the year 1964 when it revealed human remains of 16 persons. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in the year 1978.
This pumpkin farm offers fall decorations, farm animals, hayrides, corn maze, and haunted barn.
The Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery spreads over 982 acres (397 hectares) and encompasses 400,000 burial spaces. It is named in honor of the country's 16th President Abraham Lincoln who founded this funerary system. It also features a memorial site dedicated to the fallen soldiers during wars of the 1900s. This cemetery is featured on the National Register of Historic Places.
The celebrated Farnsworth House acts as a fine example of modernist domestic architecture. It was constructed between 1945 and 1951. The house spans over a 60-acre (24-hectare) estate in close proximity to the Fox River that flows through the south of Plano City, Illinois. It is basically a one-room weekend retreat and predominantly a glass and steel structure. The finely-created 1500 square-foot (139 square-meter) house is broadly accepted as a masterpiece defining International Style of architecture. The striking design and landscaping makes for a great backdrop to plan an event. Catering services and provision for beverages is made in the house from excellent caterers.
The eminent Kendall County Courthouse is a historic former courthouse site. It is primly located at Yorkville in Kendall County, Illinois. The year 1864 marked the construction of the original building, which was later devastated by fire. A stellar replica of this Italianate edifice was however later erected and established in 1887. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Its contributions to the governing power and the politics in the area has given it a prominent local status.
A riverwalk, visitors center, park band shell, and performing arts building.
Elegant National Historic Landmark offering unique Victorian setting.
Fourteen acres of indoor and outdoor fun.
Take an interesting and educational tour led by an experienced naturalist.
Consisting of an area of 44.2 acres (17.9 hectares), the Lockport Powerhouse is a beautiful dam built in Federal style of architecture. Best known for power generation this powerhouse, is a National Historic Landmark. Access to certain areas are restricted for security reasons, but a visit to this place to watch the outer functions of the powerhouse is a great idea.