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City of Wilmington

City of Wilmington

1165 S. Water St.
Wilmington, IL 60481
815-476-2175
Fax: 815-476-2276
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Situated in an almost picture-perfect spot along the Kankakee River, “The Island City” of Wilmington has witnessed a lot of history and has intricate ties to The Illinois & Michigan Canal, Route 66, and even the Underground Railroad. The city’s historic downtown is an antiquarian’s dream with 20 different antiques shops to browse. The annual Catfish Days Festival is a great place to get a taste of local flavor and a bite of catfish. Another popular stop along Route 66 is The Gemini Giant, a fiberglass man sporting a space helmet and rocket ship which serves as a tribute to the country’s obsession with space travel during the 1960’s. Outside the city, one can enjoy boating and fishing on the Kankakee River, as well as, The Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie Preserve.


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