From shopping to dining, its rich history, and the great outdoors - this Central Illinois town is a gem hidden in plain site.
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Clinton, IL houses seven city parks! Visit the city website for pictures and descriptions.
Woodlawn Rest Park (aka Route 51 Rest Park)
There are so many activities to do at Clinton Lake State Recreation Area. The 9,300 acre facility sits 10 miles east of Clinton, IL. People from all over the Midwest flock to Clinton Lake to enjoy fishing, boating, swimming, water skiing, hiking, picnicking, hunting, winter sports, and camping. Clinton Lake is owned by AmerGen/Exelon. View and print the digital brochure with map and enjoy the great outdoors.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the C.H. Moore Homestead is home to the DeWitt County Museum. The home belonged to John and Minerva Moore-Bishop. Upon Minerva's death the home was sold to Clifton H. Moore, Clinton's first resident attorney and brother of Minerva. The restored Victorian Mansion has 18 rooms including three farm museums and a gift shop. The museum is open to visitors April through December and the grounds host the annual Apple n' Pork festival.
The Lincoln Heritage Committee of DeWitt County is part of the Looking for Lincoln: Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area. Follow President Abraham Lincoln's footsteps through Clinton, IL and DeWitt County. Lincoln worked in Clinton, IL for 20 years while practicing law in the Eighth Judicial District. View and print the digital brochure to learn about more places housing historical documents and find the 10 Looking for Lincoln waysides.
The land was purchased before the Civil War by Judge Lawrence Weldon. The original 40 acre property was the site of the annual Chautauquas. The now 550 acre park, known as Weldon Springs State Park sits southeast of Clinton, IL. Its recreation is among the most comprehensive in the state - offering outdoor opportunities year-round. View and print the digital brochure with map to learn more about the outdoor activities, military homage, history, and the 10,000 + year old springs. To help support Weldon Springs projects and programs consider donating or joining the Weldon Springs Foundation.