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Discover our history & experience our charm. 

Few areas are so rich in history, recreational opportunities, the arts and entertainment as Menard County Illinois. We are home to Lincoln’s New Salem where he spent his formative years and was first elected to the legislature. New Salem features living history and major festivals throughout the year, including live performances every summer at Theatre in the Park. And don’t forget miles of challenging hiking trails, roads for biking, a campground, picnic areas, a boat launch on the river and acres of green space for kids to play safely. Just two miles away is historic Petersburg, the town surveyed by Lincoln with unique lodging, shopping, dining and entertainment options. 

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