Telephone Museum of Gridley
Established in 2001, the Gridley Telephone Museum, contains an amazing display of memorabilia that reflects the evolution of communication services in rural Illinois.
This collection includes working models of many of the nation’s early phones, a fully-functioning hands on switchboard, and a rich array of artifacts that will appeal to tourists of all ages. It is located on Center Street, adjacent to the Gridley Public Library, in downtown Gridley.
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Lake Bloomington is a 635 acre lake located about 10 miles southwest of Gridley. It’s a great place for picnics, fishing and boating.
More information can be found at their website.
Parklands Foundation/Merwin Nature Preserve is located 7.2 miles south of Gridley on McLean County Road 29. Parklands has trails along the Mackinaw River and through woods and creeks where you can enjoy birds and wildlife. You’ll find more details at their website.