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Funk Gem & Mineral Museum

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Funk Gem & Mineral Museum

10875 Prairie Home Ln

Shirley, Illinois 61772

(309) 827-6792


(See Map and Directions below)


Type: Museums

Illinois Tourism District: Central

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The restored 1864 residence of Illinois State Senator, co-founder and director of Chicago's Union Stockyards, and cattle-king of Illinois, Lafayette Funk, includes historic memorabilia and antiques of the Funk Family. Hear an original working Victrola, or see the first-ever electric kitchen island. Other luxuries include hot and cold running water, a formal garden with water fountain and colored lights and a lighted tennis court on the lawn. The Gem & Mineral Museum features the Hall of Gems & Minerals with its dazzling display of many rare and beautiful stones and the Indian artifact room with early examples of Native American culture. Reservations required.


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