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Lake Shelbyville National Park

15 Activites Phone: (217)-774-3951 Distance: 1.70 miles

Lake Shelbyville is located in the heart of central Illinois. It offers a wide variety of outdoor activities for people of all ages. Lake Shelbyville consists of 11,100 acres of water and 23,000 acres of land. Camping opportunities are available in 8 public campgrounds. Boaters are provided access to the lake year round, even during high lake elevations. Beaches, picnic sites, and trails provide t...

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Historic Route 66 - Illinois National Park

Phone: (217)-525-7980 Email: getyourkicks@illinoisroute66.org Distance: 48.76 miles

In 1926, America was on the move and Route 66 was the way to "motor west." The road gave birth to service stations, motels, diners and of course, often kitschy roadside attractions. Today, Illinois 66 is a continuum of one-of-a-kind connections to the old road in America's agricultural heartland.

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Lincoln Home National Historic Site

Rank: 175 Email: liho_information@nps.gov Distance: 52.39 miles

Abraham Lincoln believed in the ideal that everyone in America should have the opportunity to improve his/her economic and social condition. Lincoln's life was the embodiment of that idea. We know him as the sixteenth president but he was also a spouse, parent, and neighbor who experienced the same hopes, dreams, and challenges of life that are still experienced by many people.

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Carlyle Lake National Park

14 Activites Phone: (618)-594-2484 Distance: 61.52 miles

Water-oriented outdoor recreation opportunities including camping, picnicking, swimming, boating, fishing, and hunting. Expecially attractive to sailboaters. Illinois' largest lake.

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Historic National Road - Illinois Park

Phone: (888)-268-0042 Email: info@nationalroad.org Distance: 64.91 miles

On Illinois' National Historic Road, rolling countryside, prairie fields, and small towns whisper of an earlier time. Main street stores speak of small town U.S.A. where soda fountains, museums and antiques showcase days gone by. Hayfields, cattle and old barns intermingled with small towns all beckon you to stay awhile.

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Lincoln Highway National Park

Phone: (815)-547-3854 Email: info@drivelincolnhighway.com Distance: 84.04 miles

Travel through urban cityscapes, cozy riverfront towns, and rolling prairie on Illinois' 179-mile portion of the Lincoln Highway. From its eastern portal at Lynwood to its Mississippi crossing at Fulton, entertainment and adventure can be found around every corner. The Illinois Lincoln Highway is designated as a National Scenic Byway, and is the only state on the entire Lincoln Highway route to ac...

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George Rogers Clark National Historical Park

Rank: 208 3 Activites Email: Leo_Finnerty@nps.gov Distance: 84.51 miles

The British flag would not be raised above Fort Sackville Feb. 25, 1779. At 10 a.m., the garrison surrendered to American Colonel George Rogers Clark. His American army, aided by French residents of the Illinois country, had marched through freezing floodwaters to gain this victory. The fort's capture assured United States claims to the frontier, an area nearly as large as the original 13 states.

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Great River Road - Illinois National Park

Phone: (309)-837-7460 Distance: 85.07 miles

Beautiful bluffs tower over the byway as permanent sentinels for the great river. Whether directly along the banks of the river or winding through the vast flood plain, Illinois presents its own flavor of the mighty Mississippi through its wildlife, farmland products, and four centuries of history and heritage.

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Meeting Of The Great Rivers Scenic Route National Park

Phone: (618)-465-6676 Distance: 90.69 miles

Here, the Missouri, Mississippi and Illinois Rivers meet to form a 35,000-acre floodplain. The Mississippi, a working river, is also an environmental treasure. Historic 18th-century river towns, islands, bars, points, and bends create beautiful scenery beneath limestone bluffs that are covered by forests extending over nearly 20,000 acres.

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Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Park

Rank: 31 2 Activites Email: jeff_superintendent@nps.gov Distance: 91.38 miles

The Gateway Arch reflects St. Louis' role in the Westward Expansion of the United States during the nineteenth century. The park is a memorial to Thomas Jefferson's role in opening the West, to the pioneers who helped shape its history, and to Dred Scott who sued for his freedom in the Old Courthouse.

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Chautauqua National Wildlife Refuge Park

7 Activites Phone: (309)-535-2290 Email: chautauqua@fws.gov Distance: 92.35 miles

Chautauqua Refuge is situated in the middle of the Mississippi Flyway along the Illinois River near Havana, Illinois. It is an important link in the chain of resting and feeding areas for waterfowl and other migratory birds in the flyway. The refuge has been designated a Globally Important Bird Area and a Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network site. Up to 250,000 waterfowl and 10,00...

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Emiquon National Wildlife Refuge Park

5 Activites Phone: (309)-535-2290 Email: emiquon@fws.gov Distance: 92.35 miles

Emiquon National Wildlife Refuge was established December 29, 1993 with the purchase of its first 284 acres. About 2,200 acres have been acquired to date. The refuge is being assembled to protect, restore, and manage migratory bird, fish, and resident wildlife habitat in the Illinois River Valley, while providing for increased public recreation and educational opportunities. When complete, it wi...

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Nara's St. Louis - Civilian National Personnel Record Center Park

1 Activites Phone: (314)-801-0800 Email: cpr.center@nara.gov Distance: 94.43 miles

CPR houses the Official Personnel Folders (OPF) and Employee Medical Folders (EMF) of separated Federal civilian employees. CPR also houses personnel documents that date back to the mid-nineteenth century, although the bulk of the collection covers the period from 1900 to present. The medical records of military family members treated at Army, Air Force and Coast Guard medical facilities are als...

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Rend Lake National Park

12 Activites Phone: (618)-724-2493 Distance: 94.60 miles

Rend Lake, IL, located in the heart of southern Illinois, is a natural haven for wildlife and a recreational haven for visitors. Rend Lake consists of 18,900 acres of water and 20,000 acres of land. Campers will delight in the nearly 800 sites found in 5 public campgrounds on Rend Lake. Boaters are provided access to the lake through the numerous boat ramps. Beaches, picnic sites and trails pr...

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Cecil M. Harden Lake National Park

10 Activites Phone: (765)-344-1570 Distance: 94.97 miles

The fall forest colors are vivid in October when Parke County holds its nine-day Covered Bridge Festival. Cecil M. Harden Lake, formerly known as Mansfield Lake, is located in west central Indiana and is situated on Big Racoon Creek, just 33 miles upstream of the confluence with the Wabash River. The lake was completed by the Corps of Engineers in 1960.

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Farmdale Dam National Park

Phone: (309)-676-4601 Distance: 95.17 miles

This site is a normally dry reservoir and dam built by the Army Corps of Engineers for flood control on Farm Creek. The immediate value of this dam is to store flood waters that would otherwise flood parts of East Peoria, IL, which is just downstream from the dam. It is also part of the overall plan of the Corps of Engineers for flood control in the Illinois River and Mississippi River systems.

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Illinois River - Riverlands National Park

5 Activites Phone: (636)-899-2600 Distance: 99.09 miles

The Rivers Project is responsible for the operation and maintenance of five dams and seven locks, 300 miles of dikes and revetment and 110,000 acres of public lands and waters for the authorized purpose of maintaining a nine-foot navigation channel on the Upper Mississippi River, and the lower 80 miles of the Illinois River. The Rivers Project recognizes and manages the multi-pupose use of these l...

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Meredosia National Wildlife Refuge Park

4 Activites Phone: (309)-535-2290 Email: meredosia@fws.gov Distance: 99.50 miles

Meredosia National Wildlife Refuge is located along the east side of the Illinois River in Cass and Morgan counties, about 50 miles west of Springfield, IL. It is positioned in the upper end of the Alton navigation pool in an area that was historically known for its ability to sustain fish and wildlife. Land management programs improve migratory bird, fish, and resident wildlife habitat in the...

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Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge Park

6 Activites Phone: (618)-883-2524 Email: tworivers@fws.gov Distance: 100.15 miles

The 8,501-acre Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge is one of five refuges in the Mark Twain National Wildlife Refuge Complex. Formerly known as the Brussels District of Mark Twain Refuge, most of Two Rivers Refuge is located near the confluence of the Illinois and Mississippi rivers. The refuge is comprised of five divisions: Apple Creek, Batchtown, Calhoun, Gilbert Lake, and Portage Islan...

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Cagles Mill Lake National Park

8 Activites Phone: (765)-795-4439 Distance: 101.01 miles

Cagles Mill Lake: The control tower is round and the outlet works conduit was mined through solid rock. Cataract Falls, with upper and lower falls, is the largest waterfall (by volume) in Indiana. The lower falls ends at the headwater of the lake and is accessible by boat. The Corps' Tailwater Areas and much of the operational area around the dam have been designated by the Indiana Department of N...

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Ulysses S Grant National Historic Site

Rank: 286 1 Activites Email: ULSG_interpretation@nps.gov Distance: 101.70 miles

Ulysses S. Grant is known as the victorious Civil War general who saved the Union and the 18th President of the United States. He first met Julia Dent, his future wife, at her family home, named White Haven. From 1854 to 1859 the Dents, Grants and an enslaved African-American workforce lived on the property.

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Indiana's Historic Pathways National Park

Distance: 103.57 miles

First tread by the hoofs of bison, Indiana's Historic Pathways has since become a route for pioneer exploration, stagecoach travel, and finally, modern highways. Drive along the Pathways, joining the lower Ohio Valley to the Mississippi Valley, and you'll be treated to rural countryside, rolling hills, memorable historic districts, peaceful forests, and a fuller understanding of Indiana's past.

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Mississippi River - Upper National Park

13 Activites Phone: (636)-899-2600 Distance: 104.43 miles

Represents the head of navigation for the Corps of Engineers Nine Foot Navigation Project and is located in downtown Minneapolis. The USAF Visitor Center is located at the Upper Lock and is open to the public year around. The Visitor Center provides an excellent view of the historic falls, the Minneapolis skyline and the historic mill ruins along the banks of the river. This area is within the ...

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Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge And Wildlife Management Area Park

4 Activites Phone: (812)-749-3199 Email: patokariver@fws.gov Distance: 104.68 miles

Overview "Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge and Management Area is located in southwestern Indiana within the historically important north-south flyway of the Wabash River Basin. This river bottoms refuge is strategically located to provide important resting, feeding, and nesting habitat for migratory waterfowl, shorebirds, and neotropical songbirds. Established in 199...

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Clarence Cannon National Wildlife Refuge Park

3 Activites Phone: (573)-847-2333 Email: clarencecannon@fws.gov Distance: 105.87 miles

The 3,750-acre Clarence Cannon National Wildlife Refuge is located in the floodplain of the Mississippi River, adjacent to Pool No. 25. The refuge's diversity of habitats supports waterfowl, wading birds, shorebirds, and songbirds. Although it is protected by a levee, the refuge provides flood storage in periods of high water. Clarence Cannon Refuge is managed by Great River National Wildlif...

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