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“Great place for picnics”

Kennekuk County Park
Ranked #1 of 15 things to do in Danville
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Danville, Illinois, United States
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great place for picnics”
Reviewed 28 January 2012

Lots of picnic areas with great accommodations. Trails are varied and manageable for any age.

Thank Margie J
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Illinois City, Illinois
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“Relaxing and scenic”
Reviewed 2 June 2007

Kennekuk County Park
22296-A Henning Road
Danville, IL 61834
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Vermilion County is blessed with numerous county parks, but Kennekuk is my favorite. Set on 3,000 acres and very close to the Middle Fork National Scenic River, Middle Fork State Wildlife Area and Kickapoo State Park, Kennekuk is close to Danville and Champaign but just far enough away to feel like you've "escaped." There are plenty of recreational opportunities here, including Lake Mingo, a 170-acre lake with boat docks; camping; hiking trails; fishing; softball fields, and hunting. One unique feature is the Bunker Hill Historic Area that offers a collection of historic buildings that are both native to the site and others that have been saved from demolition and relocated to the park; the buildings are open during various times of the year for tours and are a popular stop during Christmas for their light displays. Vermilion Chapel, original to the site, was built in 1886 and is a popular site for weddings. Other buildings include Red Oak School, a one-room schoolhouse that was built ca. 1917 and relocated to the park; Neff Store, a ca. 1912 grocery store; Laury Barn; Bismarck Train Depot; and the O'Leary's Dining Car, a ca. 1947 railroad dining car. Overall, an enjoyable day getaway.

5 Thank muttluvr
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