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The Funk Family Welcomes You...

We offer three guided tours

       aFayette Funk built the Prairie Home for his fiancé, Elizabeth Paullin, on the original 25,000 acre estate of his father, Isaac Funk. Completed in 1864, the Prairie Home has remained in the possession of the family ever since. The farmhouse has been restored, and original family furnishings decorate the rooms. Learn about the rich history of the Funk family and life in the Victorian era on your guided tour of this beautiful home.


      he gem and mineral museum opened in 1975 to showcase the extensive collection of LaFayette Funk II. Acquired throughout the U.S. and overseas, this collection features everything from sparkling, fluorescing, and fuzzy minerals to Native American artifacts, Chinese soapstone carvings, and fossils including dinosaur bones and petrified wood. We use LaFayette’s collection, as he did, to inspire and educate. Discover nature’s beauty with your tour guide.


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         uilt by LaFayette Funk and restored to its original condition, this horse barn is believed to be the oldest and best preserved in McLean County. Take a guided tour of this large, wood-peg barn and our impressive showroom of antique, horse-drawn farm implements where you will learn about the Funk family’s significant agricultural achievements and farming before the invention of tractors.


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