Funk Prairie Home Museum, Shirley

4.8
#126 of 236 in Museums in Illinois
Specialty Museum · Museum
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  • Fascinating history. Amazingly-well-preserved house. Well worth visiting. Found the docent’s focus on how fast fossils can form to be odd and wondered if he was pushing a creationist viewpoint. He...  more »
  • I was really nervous that my junior high students would think this was too childish, but they LOVED it!!! The mineral museum was amazing, as was the barn tour. Very engaging tour guides that are SO...  more »
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  • We had a wonderful tour. The guide was passionate and knowledgeable. About half way through the house tour, our 7 and 8 year old were asking questions freely and getting involved with the tour guide. There is a lot of local and state history here. The rock and gem collection was worth the trip itself! Don't skip this second part. We recommend a visit!
  • Unfortunately, we only had time to do the gem, mineral, and fossil museum (and not the house). We didn't know this was by appointment only, but Bill accommodated us anyway and gave a brilliant tour! We (me, wife, 2 young kids) had a blast! They have many one of a kind items here. This place is a true secret!

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