Allerton Park & Retreat Center

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  • 217-333-3287

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  • University of Illinois @ Urbana-Champaign

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Named one of the 7 Wonders of Illinois by the Illinois Bureau of Tourism, Allerton offers 1,500 acres of beautiful, outdoor surroundings. This picturesque setting includes:

  • Extensive formal gardens
  • More than 100 outdoor sculptures and garden ornaments
  • Natural areas including the Sangamon River, floodplains, lowland and upland forests, a meadow and a 30-acre demonstration prairie
  • 14 miles of interpretive hiking trails
  • A century-old, Georgian-style mansion with reflecting pond

With National Natural Landmark and National Register of Historic Places designations, it is a destination unlike any other. It is also on the American Institute of Architects’ List of 150 Great Places in Illinois.

An ideal place for public enjoyment and outdoor recreation, Allerton is also a distinctive venue for meetings, conferences and retreats…as well as the perfect place for weddings and special events

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