Prairie Farm (Next to Sholem Water Park)
Open: 1pm-7pm Petting area: 3pm-5pm Cost: Free
Prairie Farm is a replica of a turn-of-the century farm complete with barns, farmhouse, pond, pasture, & flower garden. It is open to the general public from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The Farm features traditional farm animals such as sheep, pigs, goats, horses, cows, chickens, and geese.
Sholem Water Park (Next to Prairie Farm)
Open: 12:30pm – 7pm Cost: Non-resident Adults $9 (3 and under) free
Play with guests of all ages and swimming abilities at The Beach, an 8000 square foot activity pool with play and spray features for interactive fun. Your little ones will love The Puddle with its toys and slide designed just for toddlers. This zero-depth kiddy pool is the perfect place for some water play with your little ones.
From prairie, to farmland, to apple orchard … how this piece of central Illinois changed! George Curtis never knew in 1892 how his land would someday be one of the area’s favorite places for family fun.
Open: 10am – 4pm Cost: Adults $4 Kids $3
The Orpheum Children’s Science Museum, located in the 1914 Orpheum Theatre, is one of the finest buildings in downstate Illinois. Children of all ages are given the opportunity to learn science at their own pace in an informal setting. Current exhibits include gosh images, zoetropes, dino-dig, a PVC pipe organ, and many more!