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Temple Plaza is a park in downtown Danville which is used for farmer's markets, outdoor concerts, and other events. It is a beauty spot and a gathering place in the center of the city.
The Plaza is on the site of the former Temple Building, which was once the tallest office building in Danville.
Updated Apr 4, 2011
A must see place in Danville. I visited for the first time back in 2001 and just can't stay away. This museum features items from every war our country has been involved in. Includes an extensive collection of Corps of Engineers equipment all the way from 1775 to 2010! Even has a special room for the Merchant Marine and Navy Guards. -- Don't miss it --
Written Jul 20, 2010
Address: 307 N. Vermilion St.
In downtown Danville, next to the Federal Courthouse, you will find the Vermilion County War Museum.
The Museum occupies almost 14,000 square feet in the old Carnigie Library, built in 1903. It displays memorabilia and artifacts from the Revolutionary War to Operation Iraqi Freedom. The historic old landmark was turned over by the city of Danville to the Museum in 1998. Through the efforts of a great number of people who donated thousands of hours of labor, it was restored to its' present condition. The building itself is well worth seeing.
Tuesday - Friday: 12 noon - 3 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Updated Aug 11, 2006
Address: 307 N. Vermilion Street, Danville, IL 61832
Phone: (217) 431-0034
It was a very hot August afternoon when I drove past Jarling's Custard Cup. The line at their window told me it must a local favorite, so I stopped and got a large cone of vanilla. It was absolutely delicious. I ate the whole thing in a couple of minutes and wished I had more.
Updated Jul 31, 2007
Address: 34 North Vermilion, Danville, Illinois 61832
Henry Schroeder opened this restaurant as a Burger Chef in 1960. The store operated as such until the franchise contract expired in 1992. Today, Henry's son, Butch Schroeder, continues to run the restaurant under its new name.
If you like old airplanes, you'll love the decor! And if you miss Burger Chef, you'll love their food. The menu hasn't changed much from the days of old!
Written Jul 18, 2006
Address: 432 N. Gilbert Street
Due to wartime travel restrictions (still in place even after VE and VJ day) the Brooklyn Dodgers called Danville, Illinois and Danville Stadium its spring training home in 1946 and '47. It was here that the great Jackie Robinson made one of his first appearances in a Brooklyn Dodgers uniform.
Today the facility is used by the Danville Dans of the Central Illinois Collegiate League, a summer wooden bat league for the best college ball players of the Midwest. They play a 60 game season from June to July.
The wood-steel-rust stadium appears to have changed very little in the past 60 years. Purists like me find this heaven, others will simply find the place a little too grotty for their tastes. I'll admit, the bathrooms were in pretty nasty shape. But the experience is amazing: Three dollar entrance, two dollar beers and friendly volunteers who truly care about the place and the players. Grab a seat in the old wooden bench section and cheer on the youngster, who play a pretty competetive game.
Written Oct 6, 2002