Nearby Attractions & Chicago Weekend Trips

LaSalle County's Herritage Corridor offers a variety of activities that makes it the perfect destination for a weekend adventure. Explore some of the attractions located near Weber House & Garden and plan your next Chicago getaway or family road trip.


Hegeler Carus Mansion

A Gilded Age mansion that zinc built, Hegeler Carus mansion has gone virtually unchanged since 1876. Touring the mansion lets you glimpse 19th century living, architecture and design achievements of the day, and accomplishments in industry and publishing.

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Step back in time to 1848, when the Illinois & Michigan Canal first opened, with a ride on a fully-functioning canal boat. You'll ride in a meticulously recreated mule-drawn canal boat and travel on the same waterways 19th century passengers rode on, complete with functioning lock.  

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Matthiessen State Park

Established on land originally donated by Fredrick W. Matthiessen in 1918, Matthiessen State Park covers over 1,900 acres of canyons, streams, prairie, and forest. The park is best known for it's unusual rock formations found in the canyon, mineral springs, and winding hiking trails.

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Reddick Mansion 

Built in 1855, Reddick Mansion was the site of the first Abraham Lincoln-Stephen Douglas debate. The 22-room Italianate mansion was designed by William B. Olmsted and Peter A. Nicholson for the William Reddick Family. The mansion grounds include herb and flower gardens, and brick walkways.

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Starved Rock State Park

Covering over 2,600 acres along the Illinois River, Starved Rock State Park is known country-wide for its canyons, waterfalls, abundant wildlife, and miles upon miles of hiking trails. Offering lodging and dining for visitors, Starved Rock Lodge is conveniently located on park grounds.

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