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Coal Miners Monument

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

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

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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.

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

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.

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.

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
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.

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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.

807 E. Hanover St. New Baden IL 62265 Clinton 0 mi
690 7th St. Carlyle IL 62231 Clinton 0 mi
1279 Franklin St. Carlyle IL 62231 Clinton 2.36 mi
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1350 State Rt. 155 Prairie du Rocher IL 62277 Randolph County 15.59 mi

The 1750’s French Colonial fort is built atop the original stone foundation. Inside the fort is the restored powder magazine believed to be the oldest building in Illinois. The Winter and Summer Rendezvous draw thousands of visitors each year.

9564 Schuline Rd. Sparta IL 62286 Randolph 15.59 mi
Evergreen Cemetery Chester IL 62233 Randolph 15.59 mi

Notably, this is the burial site of the first Governor of Illinois and of U.S. Senator Elias Kent Kane, Illinois’ first Secretary of State and architect of the state constitution.

R.R. 1 Box 58 Ellis Grove IL 62241 Randolph 15.59 mi

This 1800’s house was the home of Illinois’ first Lt. Governor when Kaskaskia was the first State Capital.

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.

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