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Cherry is a small town in the state of Illinois. In 1909 Cherry was the scene of one of the worst mining fires in US history.

Get in[edit]

Cherry is located just north of Interstate 80 on Highway 89 about 100 miles west of Chicago.

Get around[edit]

The small downtown area of Main Street and North Main Street can be seen on foot.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Holy Trinity Miners Cemetery Located on the south edge of town. Monument honoring the over 250 men and boys who died in the 1909 disaster.
  • Mine Disaster Commemorative Plaque in the Village Park (Main St. and North Ave),
  • St Paul Mine is located on private land
  • Town Library 815 894-2919 Archives of photos and documents related to the mine fire and other local history. Open Weds 5-7pm; Sat 9-11am

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Cherry has very little in the way of restaurants. More options can be found in nearby Ladd and off Interstate 80.

  • Cherry Supper Club 110 N Main, 815 894-3520.
  • Cherry Bomb Inc 205 N Main St, 815 894-2944.

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • JT's Bar & Grill 101 S Main St,

Sleep[edit][add listing]

The nearest motels are located in Peru, about 15 minutes South. Alternatively, accommodations can be found near the intersection of Interstate 81 and Highway 51.

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