5 Things to Do in Wilmington That You Shouldn't Miss

December 3, 2017 Esmeralda Fenner

Discover the best top things to do in Wilmington, United States including Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Karen's Resale & Consignment, Gemini Giant, Historic Downtown Wilmington.
Restaurants in Wilmington

1. Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie

30239 S State Route 53, Wilmington, IL 60481-9066 +1 815-423-6370
Excellent
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4.5 based on 46 reviews

Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie

Reviewed By Howard B - Lake Orion

This was a late Spring visit but many wildflowers were still in bloom. Unfortunately the bison herd was hiding from us and didn't get to see them. Staff at the Visitor Center were friendly and helpful. Lots of material to help you identify plants and birds.

2. Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery

20953 W Hoff Rd, Elwood, IL 60421-9309 +1 815-423-9958
Excellent
100%
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5 based on 17 reviews

Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery

Reviewed By Angie_Ohio - Aurora, Ohio

The Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery is a reflective stop to think about the men and women who fight for our freedom. It was also an education for my friend from Spain. It was a meaningful stop on our Route 66 tour.

3. Karen's Resale & Consignment

195 N Front St, Braidwood, IL 60408-1745 +1 815-390-5258
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1 based on 1 reviews

Karen's Resale & Consignment

Reviewed By Anita K

Up and left town without a trace! Fortunately, I didn't have a thing in there. Heard she left a lot of people hanging, with no recourse. Sad.

4. Gemini Giant

810 E Baltimore St, Wilmington, IL 60481-1246
Excellent
29%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
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Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 67 reviews

Gemini Giant

Reviewed By Sboll - The Woodlands, Texas

This is a throw back to the old days. It is located at the now closed Launching Pad fast food restaurant. I believe he statue was converted from a man holding a muffler to the space man. Notice the short sleeves.

5. Historic Downtown Wilmington

112 N Water St, through 222 N. Water St., Wilmington, IL 60481-1228
Excellent
34%
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25%
Satisfactory
16%
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3.5 based on 12 reviews

Historic Downtown Wilmington

Come take a walk down Water Street in Wilmington Illinois and visit over a dozen locally owned shops to find a wide variety of antiques, vintage goods and collectibles! We also have The Water St. Flea Market that takes place the first Saturday of the Month April through October from 9am to 3pm. See our website for other events on Water St!

Reviewed By Allen21096 - Chicago, Illinois

There are about eleven antique or specialty shops in downtown Wilmington and about seven or eight restaurants or bars to stop and relax. You may find the antique or the collectible that you are looking for. A pleasant area grounded in the Route 66 legend.

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