Allerton Park & Retreat Center is off I-72 exit 164 (Bridge St.), 1.25 mi. s. on CR 625E, .25 mi. s. on N. Market St. (CR 105), .25 mi. w. on W. Main St., then 3.4 mi. w. on Allerton Rd. following signs. The site offers 1,500 acres of outdoor surroundings including formal gardens, more than 100 outdoor sculptures and garden ornaments, 14 miles of interpretive hiking trails, a century-old Georgian-style mansion with reflecting pond and a conference center. Natural areas including the Sangamon River, floodplains, lowland and upland forests, a meadow and a 30-acre prairie restoration site are nearby.
Special events and concerts are offered. A guided tour is available seasonally.