Arcola, Illinois: World's Largest Antique Broom Collection

The collection of over 1,000 antique brooms belonged to Louis Klein. Volunteers at the 1885 train depot building give free tours and a detailed history of Arcola's role in manufacturing brooms.

Arcola Historic Train Depot

Address:
135 N. Oak St., Arcola, IL
Directions:
Downtown, in the old train depot, which is on the east side of the tracks on N. Oak St. between E. Jefferson and E. Main Sts.
Hours:
M-Sa 10-3 (Call to verify)
Phone:
217-268-4530
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World's Largest Antique Broom Collection

The World's Largest Antique Broom Collection is in the Arcola Railroad Depot. The collection of over 1,000 antique brooms belonged to Louis Klein. Volunteers at the depot give free tours and a detailed history of Arcola's role in manufacturing brooms. The depot also contains info on the railroad and Raggedy Ann, since Arcola is the birthplace of Raggedy Ann.

[Lauren, 08/09/2018]

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