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Breese Historical Park & Garden

496 N. Second St. Breese IL 62230 Clinton
496 N. Second St. Breese IL 62230

Peruse Breese’s history in photographs, memorials and on the granite pyramid in this neighborhood park. Benches and seasonal plants make this a quiet spot for rest and reflection.

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870 Franklin St. Carlyle IL 62231 Clinton 0 mi
Visitors Center, 801 Lake Road, Carlyle IL 62231 Clinton 0 mi

The largest man-made lake in Illinois (26,000 acres), Carlyle Lake is a premier location for outdoor sports. Well known to sailers, it is one of the best and most challenging for sailboats. There is also boating, fishing, hunting, bird watching, sand beaches and camping areas. Hotels, cabins and golf courses make the area a true outdoor lover’s playground.

1 Mile S. of Old Hwy 50 on Germantown Rd. Breese IL 62230 Clinton 0 mi

The original wooden cross was erected in 1850 by a farmer in thanksgiving for his family being spared during a cholera epidemic. Subsequent owners of the property have repaired and replaced it.

15469 State Rte. 127 Carlyle IL 62231 Clinton 0 mi

Not only can you sample fine local wines, but the restaurant serves first-rate barbecue. Banquet facilities are also available.

850 Franklin St. Carlyle IL 62231 Clinton 0 mi
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1091 Franklin St. Carlyle IL 62231 Clinton 0 mi

Built in the late 1800s as a private home, the museum holds many artifacts from the area, including genealogical material, books and periodicals on the history of the county. Every Thursday except the first Thursday of the month from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and by appointment.

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525 N. Second St. Breese IL 62230 Clinton 0 mi

The Showcase performs at the historic and newly renovated Avon Theatre. The season also includes a children’s play in the summer at North Park. Indoor performances October through April.

20100 Hazlet Park Rd. Carlyle IL 62231 Clinton 0 mi

3,000 acre site on the west side of Carlyle Lake; camping, boating, fishing, hunting, picnicking, bird watching, hiking and swimming pool.

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Louis St. by American Legion Beckemeyer IL 62219 Clinton 0 mi

Joseph Koch, who along with eight other local miners died in a mine explosion in 1947, is depicted here.

807 E. Hanover St. New Baden IL 62265 Clinton 0 mi
690 7th St. Carlyle IL 62231 Clinton 0 mi
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1/2 Mile S. of Old Hwy. 50 on Bartelso Rd. Beckemeyer IL 62219 Clinton 0 mi

Apples are for sale from the orchard in September and October.

1279 Franklin St. Carlyle IL 62231 Clinton 2.36 mi
R.R. 1 Ellis Grove IL 62241 Randolph 15.59 mi

A scenic overlook offers views of the Mississippi and Kaskaskia Rivers, and of Old Kaskaskia.

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4370 Rock Castle Rd. Steeleville IL 62288 Randolph 15.59 mi

Find berries, green beans, okra, potatoes and other veggies, seasonal flowers and bedding plants.

Rt. 3 South Chester IL 62233 Randolph 15.59 mi

Shelters, picnic areas, swimming pool, playgrounds and tennis courts are laid out within the forested park.

107 W. Broadway St. Steeleville IL 62288 Randolph 15.59 mi

Veteran’s memorial, benches, seasonal plants

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Kaskaskia Island IL 62233 Randolph 15.59 mi

The bell was rung as the island was captured from the British during the Revolutionary War by Col. George Rogers Clark and his “Long Knives.”

201 Water St. Evansville IL 62242 Randolph 15.59 mi

Boat launch, slips and a marina store are all that’s needed for a great day on the Kaskaskia River.

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