Rantoul, Illinois: Missile

An old U.S. Air Force missile stands in the median of a town street, the only survivor of a long-closed local military museum.

Address:
212 W. Borman Drive, Rantoul, IL
Directions:
South side of town, in the median of W. Borman Drive, just east of its intersection with US-45/W. Liberty Ave.
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Missile

While the planes from the closed Octave Chanute Air Museum are now gone, the Air Force gave the village of Rantoul the missile that was on display, and it's still standing. It was supposed to be scrapped but was saved.

[Steven Townsend, 06/21/2022]

The missile served as a kind of signpost, alerting travelers where to turn off of US-45 to get to the museum. A few more years and people will wonder why it's here.


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