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.

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