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TOP TOURIST ATTRACTIONS IN ILORIN

Okorite Joy Harry

Ilorin, the capital of the state of harmony is indeed filled with many beauties. However, due to cultural and other factors,  not so many know about these attractions, so, 
let’s check out the notable tourist attractions in the city of Ilorin!

  1. NATIONAL MUSEUM ILORIN
    Created in 1988,the national museum Ilorin is a centre for relaxation, entertainment and education. Located in G.R.A, it is a craft shop that exhibits lot of art pieces from across the nation. It also  serves as a pottery centre and hairdressing and barbing salon in traditional style.
    The museum preserves over 1500 soapstones too!

2. SOBI HILLS
Lying right beside Harmony estate is Sobi Hills. Sobi Hills derives it name from a community in Ilorin named Sobi.
The hill is a combination of two major rocks and it measures about 394 metres. It has a very attractive environment with nice vegetation.

3. OKUTA ILORIN
It will interest you to know that the name Ilorin is derived from this place. Okuta Ilorin in english language means a stone for sharpening iron. The stone was previously a god not until it was discovered that it could serve as a monument.

4. DADA POTTERY
The biggest pottery workshop is said to be in Ilorin and this is because of Dada Pottery. Located at Dada,Okelele quarters in Ilorin, Dada pottery hosts beautifully made flower pots, cooking pots etc. made by the potters there.
These clay works are a sight to behold!

5. ILORIN METROPOLITAN PARK
Formerly known as Amusement park, this fun place is situated in a strategic area in Ilorin, Unity area. The park houses the harmony mall and a recreational park.
It’s an excellent relaxation spot.

There you go!,have a wonderful weekend in any of these places!

Post Author: Abdul'Hakeem Ogundipe

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