Allerton Park & Retreat Center

515 Old Timber Rd.
Monticello, IL 61856- Map It
Phone: (217) 333-3287

AAA Editor Notes

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. Guided tours are available.
Donations. A fee may be charged for events.
Hours: Park open daily 8-dusk. Visitor center 9-5. Garden tour third Sat. of the month at 10, Apr.-Oct. Closed Jan. 1, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Allow 1 hour minimum.