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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.
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.
Established in 2002, Splash Station Waterpark is located on Channahon Road. The seasonally-open waterpark is a great spot for some family-fun time during summers. The water park also offers classes and activity programs.
Inwood Park is a vast expanse of cultivated and uncultivated land, covered by dense trees. It features tennis courts, a walking trail and parking space. The Woodlawn Funeral Home and The Hills of Rest are located within it.
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.
Nowell Park is a 20-acre (8.1 hectare) park, located on Jefferson Street. The urban park includes playgrounds with play equipment, ball-fields, tennis courts, picnic spots and pavilions, making it a great place for a fun day outdoors.
The Harold and Margaret Moser Performing Arts Center located within University of St. Francis is the official theater used by the Department of Music and Performing Arts. It is used regularly for the production of college shows like the spring musicals and concerts.
This gorgeous park covers about 10 acres (4.05 hectares) in Downtown Joliet. Overlooking the Des Plaines River, one of Joliet's most important waterways, Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park incorporates picnic spots, a band-shell and an outdoor theater. Several cultural events and performances are hosted here.
St. Joe's Park is the park associated with the Historic Saint Joseph Catholic Church. The main attraction of the park is the hauntingly beautiful cemetery within the park. The Golden Jubilee altar also stands within, a popular venue for parishioner's weddings.
The historic Joliet Iron and Steel Works was one of the greatest American steel mills of its time. Established in the late 1860s, the mill incorporated four furnaces that could produce more than 4,409,245 pounds (2,000,000 kilograms) of iron every day. The site is now preserved as a historic site that includes informative trails and plaques describing the process of producing iron in the 1800s. As such, Joliet Iron Works Historic Site also includes picnic spots, drinking fountains and restrooms for visitors.