Museum of the Grand Prairie is ready to welcome your family as you step back in time
The Champaign County Forest Preserve District has Museum of the Grand Prairie in Mahomet open for families looking to enjoy a Champaign-Urbana area favorite
Museum of the Grand Prairie is an absolute gem! You can plan a safe and easy visit to this FREE museum in Mahomet.
We were met at the door by a museum staff member who greeted us. We were sent right into the museum and instructed to enjoy ourselves.
What Can You Do?
Well, you can do an awful lot! The “Discovering Home” exhibit and the blacksmithing exhibit are two of our kids absolute favorite areas.
You’ll see signs that say things like “ENTER HERE” so there’s no question about which way traffic is flowing through the exhibit. The museum has a few areas that work as one-way traffic areas and they work quite well to direct you through the exhibit without running into others. However, it should be noted that on our weekday afternoon visit, there was only one other family visiting the museum at that time so it was quite empty.
Some of the areas of the museum that are touch-friendly are still in use; you can use hand sanitizer if you would like. It’s the areas that are completely interactive or touch-based that are closed.
One of the things our family loves the most about this place is sitting in the carriage with “Abraham Lincoln” watching on and things like that are definitely still possible. Museum of the Grand Prairie does an excellent job with its exhibits to make the subject matter local to our area, and your kids recognize different pieces as you walk through. Our kids like looking at the pictures of the slide and people swimming IN Lake of the Woods many years ago.
If you’ve never made a visit to Museum of the Grand Prairie, now is a great time! And don’t forget to enjoy the rest of what’s available at Lake of the Woods on your visit before or after your museum time.
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