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LaSalle County Historical Society & Museum

101 East Canal Street, North Utica, Utica, IL 61373
+1 815-667-4861
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Burgoo, Blast and Blunder

Come every year for Burgoo Festival. I think it is outgrowing itself. PARKING nightmare. beware... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
Davenport, Iowa
Excellent place to learn about Illinois history!

Multiple sites including an old school, canal warehouse remodeled into an excellent local museum, a... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2017
Darrell D
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101 East Canal Street, North Utica, Utica, IL 61373
+1 815-667-4861
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Come every year for Burgoo Festival. I think it is outgrowing itself. PARKING nightmare. beware. Enjoy the stew and story, so many vendors, Bloody Mary's, wine tastings. Tried to visit museum but it was closed. Looked like volunteers were there. This is probably an amazing...More

Thank beentheredonethatia
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Multiple sites including an old school, canal warehouse remodeled into an excellent local museum, a blacksmith shop and a separate building with 20th Century exhibits

Thank Darrell D
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Lots of interesting artifacts from different eras and different types of things. Volunteers are super nice and knowledgeable. It's very inexpensive and includes the main museum as well as another building. Some days the barn is open with old agricultural items and a blacksmith.

Thank mosw
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We spent some time in Utica and took the children to this museum. The curators are very helpful and enthusiastic about their exhibits. The children(ages 3 and 1) LOVED going down the elevator to the coal mine. They also liked the arrow head display as...More

Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 24 June 2017 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 24 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 23 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 7 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 8 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 31 October 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
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Teresa R
28 April 2016|
Response from Teresa R | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are new exhibits opened or opening 2016! :-)
Samantha B
21 March 2016|
Response from 09gr |
Admission is free, but donations accepted