Wood River Museum and Visitors Center

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Address: 40 W. Ferguson Ave., Wood River, IL 62095

Latitude/Longitude: 38° 53' 23.049", -90° 10' 33.276"

Web site: click here

Phone: (618) 254-1993


Experience the breathtaking exhibits that bring thousands of people to the Wood River Museum and Visitors Center each year! Visitors come from all over, nationally and even internationally, to learn about Wood River’s deep history and about the people who influenced it.

The Wood River Museum and Visitors Center is a joint partnership between the City and the Heritage Council in an attempt to preserve Wood River’s rich history and to educate others about the events and people which formed the community.

The museum showcases displays, research materials, and authentic items of different eras. There are also seasonal displays which highlight a particular time or subject in Wood River’s history. Exhibits and displays range from the encampment of Lewis and Clark in 1803 to the location of Standard Oil, from the city’s rich sports history to tornadoes that destroyed parts of the town and other items that shaped Wood River’s history.

Wood River Museum and Visitors Center is conveniently located in the downtown district. The museum is open Thursday through Saturday from 1 to 4 pm, but is closed the entire month of January.

Museum tours are available, for a suggested donation of $1 per person.

For more information, call (618) 254-1993 or visit the web link above.

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