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Fun history find in the Fox River Valley

Lots of items of interest in a historic depot building -- take note of the Mary Todd Lincoln... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
Evelyn61450
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Chicago, Illinois
informative and fun

a great few hours fun time with the kids. informative spot and lots of information to learn in one... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2017
Troy G
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Geneva, Illinois, United States
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12 Aug 2017
“Fun history find in the Fox River Valley”
13 Feb 2017
“informative and fun”
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155 Houston St, Batavia, IL 60510-1924
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

Lots of items of interest in a historic depot building -- take note of the Mary Todd Lincoln section -- she was confined to a mental hospital here.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Evelyn61450
Reviewed 13 February 2017

a great few hours fun time with the kids. informative spot and lots of information to learn in one location. overall, a good experience.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Troy G
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Fun little history spot but its a ten minute stop. Yes it is worth it to enjoy being in a real caboose and see local pictures of Batavia history.Hours are limited so check ahead.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank danl32
Reviewed 15 December 2016

I haven't been here since the 3rd grade but I remember it perfectly there is a native american exhibit where you can see warheads, bow and arrows, and Indian headdresses. It's a great place to go if you're a history guy like me.

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Brett P
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Tucked away on the Fox River Trail is a wonderful historical center. When you see the train caboose then you will know you have arrived. It is only open a few hours on certain days so be sure to check the schedule. Otherwise you can...More

Date of experience: March 2016
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Reviewed 23 September 2015

Wonderful for local history information - great to take kids to. Can do research on your home - if you have one that is older. Wish it could be open more.

Date of experience: April 2015
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Reviewed 3 January 2015

This museum is a small but well-maintained space for sustaining Batavia's history. Support it with a modest donation and then jump immediately afterwards onto the trail for a scenic walk along the Fox River. A sweet way to spend a few hours of your day....More

Date of experience: April 2014
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

By accident (and fortunate for us) we ended up here after a change in plans to visit the Outlet Mall in Aurora. And a lucky one for us too. Although we have driven through the area we have never had a reason to stop and...More

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank meezer3
Reviewed 26 November 2013

Wonderful staff, a great place to take your children and grandchildren for a history lesson. Don't forget to take a walk around the river walk. If you are there in the summer time get a bag of popcorn for the stand across the street.

Date of experience: October 2013
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