One of the 7 Wonders of Illinois as designated by the Illinois Bureau of Tourism. Away from the distractions and noise of city life, enjoy luxurious surroundings in a century-old, Georgian-style mansion with gleaming floors, marble fireplaces, and elegant furnishings. Expansive windows offer picturesque views of a reflecting pond, natural meadow, and 1,500 acres of peaceful forest filled with deer, birds, and other wildlife.You will find this enchanting setting just 25 miles from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign—an easy drive from the University’s Willard Airport and a simple excursion from Chicago, Indianapolis, St. Louis, or the Quad Cities. Plan your next meeting, conference, retreat or wedding at Allerton Park and Retreat Center. We look forward to welcoming you soon!