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Illinois State Museum

502 S Spring St, Springfield, IL 62706-5000
+1 217-782-7386
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IL State Museum July 2018

It's been remodeled or should I say re-vamped. I went on a tour that showed artifact as related to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
gabby560
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Springfield, Illinois
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Very wonderfull and a scenic area very warm and friendly atmosphere anywhere you go. Very accessible

Reviewed 4 days ago
pirroporra
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The Illinois State Museum focuses on the art, natural history, history and anthropology of the State of Illinois. Admission is $5 for adults ages 19-64. Children under 19, seniors over 64, veterans, and active duty military personnel are free.
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  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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502 S Spring St, Springfield, IL 62706-5000
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+1 217-782-7386
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"natural history"
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"native americans"
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"million years"
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"ice age"
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"the lower level"
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"main floor"
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"children's area"
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"all ages"
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"two floors"
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"great exhibits"
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"great for kids"
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"first floor"
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"lots of fun"
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"interactive exhibits"
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"on display"
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Reviewed yesterday

It's been remodeled or should I say re-vamped. I went on a tour that showed artifact as related to Illinois history. It was included with admission. So interesting and attendees were encouraged to participate. I'd highly recommend this tour and plan on signing up for...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very wonderfull and a scenic area very warm and friendly atmosphere anywhere you go. Very accessible

Thank pirroporra
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Dinosour exibit was closed. Many Fossils to see and read, there were some small clips of people who lived in the area and saw the changes and damage to environment. Very few exibits of people of the past. It is very small

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is small and a good portion of the 2nd floor was under construction. I was very disappointed. Nothing about plants, flowers, trees native to IL. No government information (like pictures/stories about IL governors.) Nothing about Chicago (the biggest city in the state). Nothing...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

To start it's almost impossible to find parking. We had to park on the street and pay for parking which wasn't bad. Spent a total of an hour and a half in the museum rather disappointing. There was a section in the basement for kids...More

Thank Kelley1968
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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Stopped by here on our way to Chicago. The place is clean and has well made exhibits. My 8 year old daughter loved the upstairs. She loves looking at historical stuff. The 2 year old loved downstairs. We stayed down there for a while. Lots...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

Recently,i returned to Springfield,a city I visited in 1969 in my salad days.I enjoyed its fine dioramas depicting Native American Life in Illinois,during the Late Archaic Period,the 3rd Century(Woodland Indians),Mississipian Period,and the 19th Century(Kickapoo Culture)permanently on display.i also was impressed by the fine exhibit of...More

Thank margatemensch2016
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

This museum isn’t very big, although it does only cost $5 for admission. It focuses on natural history and the history of Illinois. Unfortunately I’ve recently been to a lot of natural history museums and once you’ve been to one you’ve pretty much been to...More

1  Thank VikkiBee
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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

This place is underrated for a local museum. I wouldn’t travel 3 hours for it, but it’s pretty cool. It has a nice play area for kids downstairs. They’ll love it. There are some other cool things in their “Changes” exhibit if you’re into the...More

1  Thank Jackson P
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

This was a great visit we spent a good 4 hours and enjoyed every minute. Note the bathrooms downstairs has paper towels if you have little ones who don’t like blow dryers. The main level had lots of animal information that really appealed to my...More

1  Thank Aaron W
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LMJ_2011
16 June 2016|
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Response from graysnow18 | Property representative |
The Museum has new hours. 9:00-4:30 Monday through Saturday and Noon to 4:30 on Sunday. The children's Play Museum exhibit is open Tuesday-Saturday 10-4 and 12-4:30 on Sunday.
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