Springfield, Illinois: Leg of Santa Anna
Illinois State Military Museum
- 1301 N. MacArthur Blvd, Springfield, IL
- Illinois State Military Museum. North edge of the city. Just west of Oak Ridge Cemetery and Lincoln's tomb. On MacArthur Blvd, one block north of Grand Ave. Drive past the gated Illinois National Guard headquarters and head straight north to the white building that looks like an old fort.
- T-Sa 1-4:30 pm. (Call to verify)
- RA Rates:
- Worth a Detour
Leg of Santa Anna
The infamous Alamo attacker's artificial limb, displayed in an impressive you-are-there diorama. Both Texas and Mexico have tried to snag this relic, but Illinois won't let it go. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [08/18/2008]
Leg of Santa Anna: Every few years someone makes the news by trying to take away Santa Annas leg. [11/01/2016] Complete Story...
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Visitor Tips and News About Leg of Santa Anna
I live in Springfield, home of the artificial leg of Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna which is located in a museum in the National Guard Armory on North Grand Avenue. This was the subject of a spoof on an episode of "King of the Hill," but the fact is that we DO have the leg, and we ain't giving it back! Remember the Alamo![Romitus, 01/24/1999]