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LaSalle County Historical Society & Museum

101 East Canal Street, North Utica, Utica, IL 61373
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Enriched in Illinois history

Very well curated and cared for museum. Price is very reasonable. Great place to learn of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Chicago, Illinois
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Very Fine, Local Museum

If you are traveling through central Illinois, making a stop in North Utica is well worth the stop... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2017
Chicago, Illinois
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101 East Canal Street, North Utica, Utica, IL 61373
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very well curated and cared for museum. Price is very reasonable. Great place to learn of area/Illinois history. Make sure to check out old school that will take you back to Little House of the Prairie days. Volunteers that greeted us were very friendly and...More

Thank Tiffrock12
Reviewed 25 May 2017

If you are traveling through central Illinois, making a stop in North Utica is well worth the stop. Interesting museum of local of history. Building of the IM Canal and coal. Also the story of the Radium Women who died from cancer while adding radium...More

Thank MassarelloFamily
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Although this museum was on our checklist of local sites, it was quite the surprise in what we saw and learned. We had a most informative and extremely thorough 30 minute tour with Holly, a paid docent. She was extremely knowledgeable and learned in the...More

1  Thank trishdf
Reviewed 8 April 2017

They have a wonderful Canal Market every Sunday in one of their buildings. LaSalle County has a lot of Civil War era things to see, just down the road from a great state park.

Thank smarcellis2017
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Great array of locally found and donated items, now with second, adjacent building. Traces areas ties to river traffic and mining. Includes some artifacts from our granddad's arrowhead collection, or so he claimed.

Thank Scott A
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We were staying in the Starved Rock area for several days and took a break in the town of Utica. We saw the museum and decided to stop in. If you have ever visited a small town historical society or other local-type small museum, you...More

Thank kmac2400
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Great place to visit and take out-of-town guests. Wide variety of artifacts. Much local and Illinois history.

Thank Janet S
Reviewed 24 May 2016

There are two buildings - one for early LaSalle County, and then across the canal is the newer building with 20th century artifacts and stories. Wish we'd planned to come earlier. The docents in both buildings never seemed to run out of stories or answers....More

1  Thank Merrill M
Reviewed 27 April 2016

We were pleasantly surprised how much the museum had to offer, and how personable and interesting the docents were. The stone building housed older history through the end of the 1800's while the building just a short stroll over the canal bridge housed 1900's military,...More

1  Thank Teresa R
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Interesting museum with a variety of exhibits. Some folklore is interspersed in the guides' presentations, making good stories but not actually factual.

Thank 09gr
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Teresa R
29 April 2016|
Response from Teresa R | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are new exhibits opened or opening 2016! :-)
Samantha B
22 March 2016|
Response from 09gr |
Admission is free, but donations accepted