The Historic Village In Illinois That’s Stuck In the 1800s
There’s a historic village in Illinois that will take you back to a time before even your grandparents were born. This ancient world is full of vintage wonders that will astound and delight kids of all ages.
Explore a reconstructed old town and take a peek back in time to what life was like without electricity, cars, or fast food. Keep scrolling for the story of how this all came together.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
Independence Pioneer Village is located on North Walnut Street in Oakland, and you can find more information on its Facebook page or website.
An Illinois transplant who grew up and went to school in Indiana for 22 years, Elizabeth holds a BFA in creative writing and has enjoyed traveling across the country and parts of Europe. She has visited half of the states, as well as parts of Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean, and regularly travels home to the Hoosier State to see friends and family. With more than five years of writing experience, Elizabeth’s articles have been featured on several websites, and her poetry and short stories have been published in multiple literary journals.
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