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Visitor Center
Pere Marquette State Park
13112 Visitor Center Lane
Off IL-100 (the Great River Road)
Grafton, IL 62037

Accessible Parking Accessible Picnic Facilities Nearby Accessible Interpretive Exhibits Accessible Gift Shop Accessible Restrooms

Pere Marquette's Visitor Center, opened in October of 1997, welcomes you with a three-dimensional map of the park, a gift shop and information center, and a wealth of other displays and exhibits concerning the Illinois River, wildlife habitat, local history and geology. Designed to compliment the CCC era lodge the Visitor Center won the State of Illinois Thomas H. Madigan Award for Aesthetic Integration in 1998.

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Common Wildflowers
Common Prairie Grasses
Common Trees
Illinois Owls
Native American Pottery

Jacques Marquette Biography
Marquette Monument
"Four Rivers" Fabric Art

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