Introduction to Pana, Illinois
Pana was established on June 6, 1845 as the Stone Coal Precinct. It changed its named to Pana in 1856, and was incorporated as a village in the following year. Pana was named after the Pawnee Native American tribe.
Pana and nearby Attractions
- Edgar Lee Masters Memorial Museum
- Eagle Creek State Park
- Bryant Cottage State Historic Site
- Henson Robinson Zoo
- Vandalia Statehouse
Things To Do In Pana
Kitchell Park, located nearby, is registered on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. Other local parks include Welburn Park and Kehias Park. Lake Pana, Lake Shelbyville, Beyers Lake and SangChris Lake are all popular nearby recreational spots. The Lincoln Prairie Trail, which extends over 45 miles from Pana to Springfield, is also accessible from Pana.
Lambert-St. Louis International is the nearest major airport.
Pana Higher Education
Nearby colleges include Greenville College, Lake Land College and Lincoln Land Community College.