Monday, December 15, 2014

Destination of the Week: LaSalle County, IL-LaSalle & Peru

Destination of the Week: LaSalle County, IL-LaSalle & Peru

LaSalle and Peru sit on a bluff, safely removed from the Illinois River.  Located near the intersection of two major expressways, a fan of chain restaurants or hotels will be right at home.  While the downtown areas do not scream “tourist friendly”, LaSalle does offer some nice time killers.  Elsewhere in LaSalle one can find the remains of its very wealthy past.  Check in advance tour and cruise hours since they are somewhat limited.

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Address:
Hegeler Carus Mansion – tour a grand Second Empire mansion.
1307 7th Street, LaSalle, IL 61301
http://hegelercarus.org/


Stage 212/Robert D Manahan Center for the Performing Arts – year-around community theatre
700 First Street LaSalle, IL 61301
http://www.stage212.org/

LaSalle County Canal Boat & Lock 16 Visitors Center – Learn about the I&M Canal and its people.
754 First Street, LaSalle, IL 61301
http://www.lasallecanalboat.org/

LaSalle Canal Boat – Travel like the first US settlers to LaSalle County
754 First Street, LaSalle, IL 61301 (tickets sold at the visitor center.  Boats depart nearby)
http://www.lasallecanalboat.org/


LaSalle Speedway – Summer racing action
578 U.S. 6, LaSalle, IL 61301
http://lasallespeedway.com/


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