Centralia, Illinois: Downtown Musical Bell Tower

16 stories tall, the highest structure in town by far. Looks like a misplaced lighthouse. Visitors can schedule a tour, climb to the top.

Centralia Carillon

114 N. Elm, Centralia, IL
Downtown, on the southbound side of US Hwy 51/N. Elm St., between E. Noleman St. and E. Broadway.
Tours April-September, by appt. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Musical Bell Tower.

Downtown Musical Bell Tower

Easy stop to make. The tower has a granite base with inscriptions and memorial information. Sadly I did not get to hear it play. There is a place to park for a quick look.

[Sam Hunt, 12/16/2020]
Carillon and Musical Fountain

The Centralia Carillon is 165 feet high; the sixth largest bell tower in the world. Concerts are free and take place every Wednesday at noon, and Friday and Sunday at 6:30 PM. The tower is surrounded by a lush park hidden from the city where one can relax. The base of the tower has a small museum and tours are free if you make a reservation. During a Carillon concert, the Musical Fountain at the base of the Carillon moves to the music. So much fun to watch! All is free!

[CJY, 06/28/2016]

You can schedule a tour to climb the 16-story tower and watch the bells in action. Theme concerts include "Music from the 70s" and "Music from the 80s."

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