Experience the Culture of Jacksonville, IL

February 23rd, 2018 by

If you’re thinking about taking the trip from Taylorville or Chatham to experience the culture of Jacksonville, there’s plenty to see and do, from art and music to family-friendly activities that the kids are sure to love!

Things to Do in Jacksonville

When it comes to the culture of Jacksonville, there are many destinations we could name-check, but here are a few of our favorites:

Wall Art in GalleryStrawn Art Gallery: With monthly changing exhibits that include Mississippi Native American pottery, there’s no better place to learn about the rich cultural history of the area than the Strawn Art Gallery.

Address: 331 West College Ave., Jacksonville, Illinois 62650

Playhouse LogoPlayhouse on the Square: Experience live entertainment at affordable prices at Playhouse on the Square. They’re a relatively new business in town, and we love that they’re focused on bringing art awareness to Jacksonville.

Address: 68 E. Central Park Plaza., Jacksonville, Illinois 62650

Historical BuildingBeecher Hall: Tour the last of the original buildings on the Illinois College campus when you visit Beecher Hall (which dates all the way back to 1829!), near the McGaw Center for the Performing Arts.

Address: Illinois College campus, off Lockwood Place

Home Plate ViewLenz Field: The most sought-after tournament location for competitive youth baseball and softball teams from all over the Midwest, Lenz Field is the perfect place to take in an afternoon of America’s favorite pastime.

Address: 5 Kelly St., Jacksonville, Illinois 62650

Contact Green Dodge For More Suggestions

We’ve only begun to scratch the surface here! For more recommendations on great spots to visit in Jacksonville, contact us today. With most of our staff being native to the area, we know everything from the best Chatham, IL festivals to the best pizza places in Springfield.

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