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The founders of the Pepsin Syrup , a notable patent medicine company, contributed to the spawn of construction of mansions on North State Street that became known as "Millionaire's Row. South Charter Street: The South Charter Street Historic District represents some of the city's first growth outside of the Original Town plat and was basically the first of the city's premier residential addresses. In contrast to the North State Street Historic District, the architecture of the South Charter Street Historic District is more varied and is generally less high style.
 
'''Monticello Railway Museum'''
Contact the museum for more information regarding the events below – www.mmym.org –
992 Iron Horse Place Monticello, IL 61856
Phone: (217) 762-9011
 
* '''Throttle Time''' sessions are conducted each Summer and Fall. For a $100.00 donation to the Museum, a participant has the opportunity to spend 30 minutes observing and learning the operation of one of the Museum's diesel locomotives and spends the following 30 minutes running the locomotive under the supervision of one of the Museum's engineers.
 
* School Days is an opportunity for school children to ride a full-sized diesel powered train and see displays of America's railroad heritage. Students will take a round trip train ride on vintage coaches for approximately 30 minutes. You can see an optional Operation Lifesaver presentation as well as tour railway cars which may include post office car, sleeping cars, and caboose.
* Throw Momma on the Train - Treat Mom to a relaxing ride with her family on the vintage train. Mothers ride FREE when accompanied by their children!
* Father's Day Weekend - Dads ride FREE when accompanied by their children!
 
* Fireworks Special - Avoid the traffic in the park. Ride the train from downtown Monticello to watch the fireworks!
* Railroad Days - Come ride our vintage passenger and freight trains on the former Illinois Central and Illinois Terminal trackage.
 
* Ghost Train - All ages can enjoy the train ride through Camp Creek Hollow with a stop at Cemetery Road, but only the brave should check out in our Haunted Boxcar!
* The Polar Express - Read along with the story as the train makes its round-trip journey to the North Pole. Meet Santa and enjoy caroling, hot chocolate, surprises and a treat. And, for those who believe, a special gift for each child. Children are encouraged to wear their pajamas!
 
* Lunch on the Train with Santa - Don’t miss the opportunity to eat lunch on a train through Monticello with Santa.
 
* Christmas Parade – Join the Monticello community in a holiday celebration throughout the square!
 
 
 
== Do ==
http://www.monticellotourism.org/attractions.php
 
== Allerton Park ==
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