Ice House: Thanks to a gift from Dana Brehm and Larry Baumann, Robert Allerton’s former Ice House now serves as living space for residents, recreating the intimate experience Robert provided his guests. This fully-accessible building, located across from the Visitor Center and Greenhouse Café, includes a bedroom, living area, and kitchen (full size refrigerator, sink, microwave, and hot plate).
Auditorium: Located in a repurposed greenhouse, offering a view of the Meadow and easy access to the formal gardens.
The Dome: Located on the Wetland Boardwalk in the Formal Garden area of the Park, the Dome overlooks the Reflecting Pond and historic Allerton Mansion.
Solarium: This window-lined ‘back porch’ of the historic Allerton Mansion features original brick floors and overlooks the Koi Pond, Reflecting Pond, and Meadow.
Music Barn: Set amid the beauty of an idyllic nine-acre farmstead, this converted two-story Dutch hay barn, with its exposed timbers and 30-foot ceiling, offers a rustic and charming atmosphere.
Allerton’s fourteen Formal Gardens feature extensive plantings and over 100 ornaments and sculptures to discover.
Our 1,500 acres of Natural Areas acres includes the Sangamon River, floodplains, lowland and upland forests, a meadow, a 30-acre demonstration prairie and over 14 miles of hiking trails.