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that shaped four U.S. presidents, and get the inside
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From the Chicago dog to
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Welcome to Illinois Wine Country, where you’ll
fnd more than 90 wineries throughout the state.
Discover 20 wineries within a few hours’ drive from
Chicago along the Northern Illinois Wine Trail.
Standouts include the chateau-style Lynfred Winery
in Roselle (featuring a lavish bed & breakfast), the
award-winning Galena Cellars Vineyard & Winery
and Fox Valley Winery in Oswego, noted for pro-
ducing small batches of handcrafted wines.
Seven wineries mark the Illinois River Wine
Trail that winds along the Illinois River Road
National Scenic Byway, including August Hill
Winery and Illinois River Winery near Starved
Rock, Kickapoo Creek Winery in Edwards (featur-
ing nature trails), and Mackinaw Valley Vineyard,
which hosts events year-round.
ooking to spend the
weekend wine tasting?
Maybe you’re a foodie
interested in fnding
the best chili spots or chocolate
shops. then again, you may
just want to putt around a good
golf course. No matter what your
passion, in Illinois there’s a trail
waiting for you.
A great way to visit the fve wineries on the
Wabash Valley Wine Trail, which loops through the
Wabash River valley, is to join in one of the progres-
sive dinners. Each winery—including Lasata Wines,
White Owl Winery and Fox Creek Vineyards—
serves a different course.
The East Central Illinois Wine Trail is made
up of 10 unique wineries, including the new Tus-
can Hills Winery in Effngham, the award-winning
Cameo Vineyards in Greenup and Willow Ridge
Vineyards & Winery, located on a 150-year-old
farm in Shelbyville.
The Shawnee Hills Wine Trail features 12 win-
eries located in the lush Shawnee National Forest.
Be sure to stop by the Tuscan-inspired Blue Sky
Vineyard, visit Alto Vineyards (the oldest winery in
Southern Illinois), taste award-winning fruit wines
at Pomona Winery, and sample Swedish cuisine at
Hedman Vineyards.
At the six wineries on the Southern Illinois
Wine Trail you can play bocce ball at Bella Terra
Winery, dine at Wineaux’s Restaurant at the
Cache River Basin Vineyard & Winery or drink
in the view of the Shawnee Hills on the porch of
Shawnee Winery.
The Heartland Rivers Wine Trail weaves
along picturesque country roads in southwest Illi-
nois, revealing 11 wineries that include the South
African-inspired Bretz Wildlife Lodge & Winery
in Carlyle, the scenic Schorr Lake Vineyards in
Waterloo and the family-run Forsee Vineyards &
Winery in Coffeen.
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Travelers with sweet tooths should follow the Black-
hawk Chocolate Trail in northwest Illinois, featur-
ing candy stores, bakeries and gift shops. At Conover
Square Mall in Oregon (a converted piano factory),
Cook’s Collection makes its own fudge in-house, and
Conover Coffees & Chocolates carries 70 different
types of chocolates. Nearby is the Oregon Soap Shop-
pe, where the handcrafted goods include milk choc-
olate-almond soap and chocolate-mint sugar scrubs.
Snow White Bakery in Dixon offers chocolate
truffes, while the nearby Baker Street is known for
its 14-layer cinnamon torte flled with chocolate.
Also in Dixon is The Crystal Cork Wine Shoppe,
serving chocolate ports and martinis in a cozy space.
Join Learn Great Foods Culinary Tours in its
Mt. Carroll kitchen for a two-hour tasting session
to sample chocolates from around the globe.
Blarney Stone Popcorn
in Shannon offers 20 dif-
ferent favors, including
chocolate-caramel
and macadamia nut.
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Taste your way along the Central Illinois Chili
Trail, made up of the best chili spots in and around
Springfield. Joe Rogers’ Original Recipe Chili
Parlor in Springfeld was rated the #2 Best Chili
Spot in the Country by Bon Appétit magazine and
featured on the Travel Channel’s Man v. Food. The
family chili recipe has
remained the same
for the past 60 years.
Also in Springfield,
Joe’s Chili Bowl is a
counter-service-only
spot that offers chili
in a range of spiciness
along with made-in-
Illinois Art’s tamales.
Paul’s Confectionery has been a Decatur staple
since 1945. It takes three days to make one batch of
Paul’s chili, using a recipe dating
back to 1924.
Taylor’s Mexican Chili
Parlor, open in Carlinville
since 1904, serves chili,
soups and tamales that
are produced in the Tay-
lor family’s cannery.
Other Chili Trail must-
tries include Angelo’s
Pizza in Taylorville (known
for its chili mac), Charlie’s
Diner in Pana and Gilmore’s
Cafe in Petersburg.
above: Taylor’s
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left: Joe Rogers’
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With the Shawnee National Forest as a stunning setting, the
Southern Illinois Golf Trail boasts fve acclaimed courses.
The 18-hole Kokopelli Golf Club in Marion, designed by
renowned golf architect Steve Smyers, was named by Travel +
Leisure as one of America’s 100 Best Courses for $100 or Less.
Crab Orchard Golf Club in Carterville is a par-70 course
that features a large zoysia practice area with target greens.
The 18-hole Hickory Ridge Public Golf Center in Car-
bondale is the highest-rated public golf course in Southern Illinois,
earning four stars from Golf Digest.
Chip along dense forests at Stone Creek Golf Club & Resort in Makanda, one
of the most scenic courses in the region, and stay overnight in a cabin.
Gambit Golf Club in Vienna is a championship par-71 golf course and indoor
practice center, set among meadows and woodlands.
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A drive along the Illinois
Route 66 Scenic Byway is a
must for true fans of Ameri-
cana. Be sure to snap a photo
with the Gemini Giant, check out
the new Pontiac-Oakland Automo-
bile Museum, try the blue-plate special
at the restored Palms Grill Cafe, trade tales at
Shea’s Gas Station Museum and sample the
sweet stuff at Funks Grove Pure Maple Sirup.
Established in the early 1900s, the Lincoln
Highway was the country’s frst coast-to-coast
automobile highway. The 179-mile-long Illi-
nois Lincoln Highway begins outside Chi-
cago in Lynwood and ends in Fulton. Look
for Lincoln Highway murals along the route.
Also see the collection of Harley-Davidsons
at the Barb City Motorcycle Museum, the
Rochelle Railroad Park, the Lincoln Highway
Interpretive Center in Dixon and the Dutch
Windmill in Fulton.
The Illinois River Road National Scenic
Byway follows the breathtaking banks of
llinois is home to seven spectacular scenic
byways. Pick a route and you’ll soon fnd
yourself motoring along the banks of a picture-
perfect river or cruising on a legendary highway. I
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the Illinois River, uniting more than 100
nature-based destinations in the Illinois
River valley. Hike or bike along the I&M
Canal Trail, or ride on the LaSalle Canal
Boat. Watch tugboats or soaring bald
eagles in the winter at the Illinois Water-
way Visitor Center, near Starved Rock. See
native Illinois animals at Wildlife Prairie
State Park, and American Indian artifacts
at Dickson Mounds Museum.
In 1806 President Thomas Jefferson
signed legislation to build the National
Road, America’s frst interstate highway.
The Illinois National Road travels 164
miles from Marshall to East St. Louis. Learn
the history of the byway at the National
Road Interpretive Centers in Marshall
or Vandalia. Drive over the Stone Arch
Bridge, one of the last original bridges on
the National Road. Stop at the 1870s Gree-
nup Depot, or zoom ahead to MY Garage
Museum, showcasing classic Corvettes.
The Great River Road in Illinois
National Scenic Byway follows the fow
of the mighty Mississippi River as it
curves along the western edge of Illinois
and meanders for more than 550 miles.
Travel through fascinating small towns
like historic Galena, the Mormon-found-
ed Nauvoo and Moline, home of John
Deere. You’ll also fnd heritage sites such
as Cahokia Mounds, the Black Hawk State
Historic Site and Fort de Chartres.
The Meeting of the Great Rivers
National Scenic Byway encompasses 33
scenic miles, beginning in Hartford and
ending in Grafton at the beautiful Pere
Marquette State Park. Along the way you’ll
be treated to amazing views of towering
bluffs (home to wintering bald eagles)
and the confuence of the Mississippi, Illi-
nois and Missouri rivers. Must-see sights
include the Lewis & Clark Interpretive
Center and nearby Confuence Tower, and
the National Great Rivers Museum.
Following the twists and turns of the
Ohio River, the Ohio River Scenic Byway
rolls for 188 miles through the Ohio River
valley in the southern part of the state,
skirting the Shawnee National Forest.
Sights to see include the jaw-dropping
Garden of the Gods, mysterious Cave-In-
Rock (once inhabited by river pirates), the
homage to Superman at the Super Muse-
um, and Fort Massac State Park (Illinois’
frst state park).
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restaurant in Chicago to its long list of accolades.
Chef Grant Achatz pushes the culinary envelope
with his outrageously hypermodern cuisine that
pioneered the molecular gastronomy movement,
noted for its borderline sci-f dishes.
Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse is known for its big
steaks (try the 26-ounce porterhouse) and colossal
Australian lobster tails. The Rush Street location
is a favorite haunt for visiting celebrities and local
political heavyweights.
Try delicious deep-dish pizza at Lou Malnati’s
Pizzeria. The pizzeria offers a huge variety of
pies, though it’s hard to beat the namesake Lou:
a combo of tomatoes, spinach, mushrooms and
three cheeses layered in a deep, buttery crust.
Get a real Chicago-style hot dog with all the
trimmings at Portillo’s. Order a traditional dog
by Margaret Doyle
ake a culinary tour of the state and sample the favors
of each region with a stop at some of the spots where
the locals go. Whether it’s award-winning dining or
deep-dish pizza in Chicago, farm-to-table food in galena,
catfsh in the river town of Grafton, a horseshoe sandwich in
Springfeld or barbecued ribs in Murphysboro, you’re sure to fnd
a dish to write home about.
top to bottom: Chefs at work
in the award-winning Alinea
kitchen, prime steak at Gibsons
Bar & Steakhouse, popcorn at
Garrett Popcorn Shops
with everything: mustard, relish, onions, tomatoes,
pickles and sport peppers (hold the ketchup).
Owner Patty Rothman whips up delectable fa-
vors in her Gold Coast cupcake salon, More. Try
the savory BLT version with bacon bits capped with
ranch dressing, or More’s signature cupcake made
with dark Valrhona chocolate and flled with cream.
Get in line and join all the other customers
drawn by the aroma of fresh-made popcorn at
Garrett Popcorn Shops, a Chicago favorite since
1949. Try Garrett’s popular mix of caramel and
cheddar cheese popcorns.
Highwood’s Restaurant Row is a north sub-
urban foodie destination. Standouts include
Miramar, a Cuban-influenced French bistro;
Gabriel’s Restaurant, a fne dining French-Italian
restaurant helmed by Chef Gabriel Viti (who also
owns Miramar); Nieto’s, a new casual eatery from
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French Cafe, a Highwood tradition.
Get a sampling of Rockford’s Swedish heritage at
The Stockholm Inn, a local breakfast spot famed for its
fabulous Swedish pancakes with lingonberries, known
as Swedes.
Great rivers Country
One Eleven Main works with local farmers, artisans
and food purveyors to create dishes that give diners a
true taste of Galena. Some of the restaurant’s partners
include Arnold’s Farm in Elizabeth (free-range chick-
en), Galena Canning Company (sauces) and Stockton
Cheese Plant (apple jack cheese).
Jonah’s Seafood House in East Peoria is home to
the area’s only oyster bar. The oysters, along with all of
the restaurant’s other fresh sea-
food, are fown in daily.
Nestled near Peoria in the
historic town of Delavan, Har-
vest Cafe is making a name for
itself with its modern American
farm-to-table dishes. Ingredients
are sourced locally, and every-
thing is made in-house.
Located in Galesburg’s Seminary Street Historic
Commercial District, The Packinghouse Dining Com-
pany is housed in a turn-of-the-century meatpacking
plant. The restaurant is famous for its prime rib (cut
in-house) and fresh-baked cinnamon rolls.
Opened in 1928, Quincy’s Maid-Rite was one of the
frst locations in the chain of eateries known for loose-
meat, sloppy-joe-like sandwiches that are “made right.”
Try one topped with chili or cheese.
Grab a hot fried fsh sandwich at O-Jan’s Fish Stand
in Grafton, where the catfsh is battered in homemade
breading. Eat on the upstairs deck with a panoramic view
of the confuence of the Mississippi and Illinois rivers.
Fast Eddie’s Bon Air is a legend in Alton. Open for
more than 25 years, this roadhouse is famed for its ice-cold
beer, live music and super-cheap eats (including 29¢ peel-
n-eat shrimp and the 99¢, half-pound Fat Eddie burger).
Located in a historic 1870s building in Waterloo,
Gallagher’s serves up spicy fried chicken that was
rated the best in the area by the St. Louis Post-
Dispatch. The family-recipe fried chicken
dinner includes homemade dessert.
Land of LinCoLn
You can’t get much more country than
Prairie Fruits Farm in Champaign, Illi-
nois’ frst farmstead cheese-making facil-
ity (powered by goats!). Open to the public
from mid-March through April for hearty
farm breakfasts, Prairie Fruits also offers Din-
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and scheduled tours.
Yoder’s Kitchen in Arthur is known for
its home-style buffet of local Amish favorites,
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chops and sticky-sweet cinnamon rolls.
Station 220, housed in a historic fre station in down-
town Bloomington, is run by a group of chefs-turned-
sustainable-farmers, and it shows on the plate. This
farm-to-fork restaurant serves globally infuenced cuisine
that’s locally produced on the partners’ Epiphany Farms,
which raises everything from vegetables to livestock.
Springfeld’s Cozy Dog Drive In, a Historic Route 66
landmark, is home to the famed Cozy Dog. Similar to a
corn dog on a stick (but better, using an original Waldmire
family recipe batter), a Cozy Dog is best enjoyed with a
side of fresh-cut fries and a frosty Route 66 root beer.
The Dublin Pub is one of the best places to go for
the classic Springfeld horseshoe: a choice of meat or
veggies served on Texas toast, piled high with fries and
topped with white or yellow cheddar cheese sauce.
Lighter appetites can opt for the smaller ponyshoe.
In Effngham you can’t miss Firefy Grill, housed
in a striking, eco-friendly building constructed from
reclaimed barn wood and recycled steel. Firefy’s creative
American dishes use ingredients from the restaurant’s
own gardens and local producers.
Looking for a snack to take with you on the road?
Pick up a bag of salty-sweet peanuts at the Beer Nuts
Plant & Company Store in Bloomington, which has
produced the redskin peanuts since 1937. Or pull up to
Jarling’s Custard Cup in Champaign and order the
local favorite: frozen lemon custard topped with home-
made cold fudge.
Trails To advenTure
Enjoy a gourmet meal at Legends, a rustic fne-dining
restaurant located at Walker’s Bluff, a scenic 160-acre
complex in Carterville. Walker’s Bluff offers the high-end
General Store, live summertime entertainment in the
Gazebo, and a winery that features a unique wine cave/
tasting room (scheduled to open in spring).
Longbranch Coffeehouse is a hip local gathering
place in Carbondale that’s known for its vegetarian and
vegan dishes. Dig into a breakfast burrito, flatbread
pizza or homemade veggie burger sided with a fresh-
fruit smoothie.
Bon Appétit magazine picked 17th Street Bar & Grill’s
applewood-smoked barbecue ribs as the best in the coun-
try. Owner Mike Mills is a legendary pit master who cre-
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Diners make the scenic trek to Giant City
State Park in Makanda to chow down on the
all-you-can-eat fried chicken dinner served at
Giant City Lodge. The Southern fried chicken,
served family-style, is accompanied by made-
from-scratch dumplings and biscuits, plus rich
country milk gravy.
Get on board with the Elizabethtown
locals at the tiny E’Town River Restaurant,
which literally floats on the Ohio River. The
fresh-caught catfsh, served breaded and
fried, is the specialty of the house.
Burton’s Cafe, located in Whittington near
Rend Lake, is a family-run roadside restaurant
that’s known for its country home cooking,
including favorites such as ham and beans
with cornbread. But save room for Burton’s
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Amboy Pharmacy, Amboy
grab a malt or penny candy at this
classic Main Street soda fountain.
Lagomarcino’s, Moline
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pitcher of homemade bittersweet
hot fudge.
Grandpa John’s Nauvoo Cafe and
Soda Fountain, Nauvoo
this sweet spot has been a town
staple since 1912.
Flesor’s Candy Kitchen, Tuscola
the granddaughters of the original
owner restored this confectionery.
Dicks Pharmacy, Arthur
Sip a soda at the 1930s marble-
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Candy Kitchen, Greenup
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Dr. Jazz Soda Fountain, Lebanon
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largest dinosaur of its kind ever discovered), one of
the nation’s biggest collections of Egyptian mum-
mies, and other natural-history treasures.
Learn the stories behind the Windy City’s amaz-
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dation. Here you can sign up for a walking, bus or
boat tour, such as the Architecture River Cruise,
which glides past more than 50 historic gems.
Founded in 1879, The Art Institute of Chicago
has stood at its present Michigan Avenue location
since 1893. It is known around the world for its
incredible art collection, which includes iconic
works by masters such as Monet and Picasso.
The Chicago History Museum gives a surprising
insight into the city, showcasing souvenirs from the
World’s Columbian Exposition, Lincoln’s deathbed
and a children’s exhibit that mimics the crackling
sound of the Great Chicago Fire.
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The Historic Water Tower was one of the
few structures to survive the fames of the Great
Chicago Fire in 1871. Today the building is a Mag-
nifcent Mile landmark, and houses the City Gallery,
which shows rotating photography exhibits.
The Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie tells
the personal stories of Chicago-area survivors. More
than 500 artifacts on display include a wooden Nazi
railcar that visitors can walk through.
Frank Lloyd Wright lived and worked in Oak
Park during the late 1800s, perfecting his Prairie
style of architecture. Visit the Frank Lloyd Wright
Home and Studio, Wright-designed houses and
his beloved Unity Temple.
Make a stop at the Route 66 Welcome Center
in the Joliet Area Historical Museum and view dis-
plays of rare Mother Road memorabilia.
At Rockford’s Riverfront Museum Park visit the
Burpee Museum of Natural History, where you’ll
meet Jane the juvenile T. rex and her pal Homer, a
triceratops. Also explore the two-story prehistoric
coal forest and traveling collections on display in
the new 5,000-square-foot exhibit hall.
Train enthusiasts should make tracks to the
Illinois Railway Museum in Union, which houses
restored electric, steam and diesel trains that visi-
tors can ride. Also view more than 250 cars and
locomotives.
Vintage theater afcionados will want to check
out Waukegan’s Genesee Theatre, which features
an exact replica of the 1927 marquee and an 18-foot
Baccarat crystal chandelier. Joliet’s Rialto Square
Theatre is the oldest theater on Illinois’ Route 66,
originally built as a vaudeville house. Coronado
Performing Arts Center in Rockford was once a
1920s movie palace that hosted luminaries such as
the Marx Brothers and Bob Hope.
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Parish Log Church, built in 1799 in the same upright log
style, houses one of the oldest parishes in North America.
In Prairie du Rocher fnd Fort de Chartres, a former
French military stronghold that has been partially rebuilt
and turned into a museum, with exhibits and living-his-
tory events that shed light on colonial life in Illinois.
LAND OF LINCOLN
The Route 66 Association of Illinois Hall of Fame &
Museum in Pontiac pays homage to the Mother Road
with exhibits that depict former Route 66 businesses
(including booths from the world’s frst Steak ’n Shake),
photos and pavement bricks from the original roadway.
The new Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum
in Pontiac houses one of the world’s fnest collections
of classic Pontiac and Oakland cars. The museum also
features a display of more than 2,000 antique oil cans.
Stop in at Shea’s Gas Station Museum in Springfeld
and say hello to owner Bill Shea. He’s happy to share his
gas station memorabilia and tell tales of doing business
along Historic Route 66 for more than 50 years.
GREAT RIVERS COUNTRY
Moline pays tribute to the man who changed farming
at the recently renovated John Deere Pavilion. The
complex houses vintage and modern Deere equipment,
along with hands-on farm exhibits.
Roll over to the Wheels O’ Time Museum near Peo-
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engines, farm machinery and trains.
The Joseph Smith Historic Site tells the story of the
Latter-day Saints movement in Nauvoo during the early
1840s. Take a walking tour or horse-drawn carriage ride
and see landmarks such as the Brigham Young home.
Take a tour of the Governor John Wood Mansion,
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Illinois, which is recognized as one of the fnest exam-
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architecture in the
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and check out a replica of Camp River Dubois, where
the Corps of Discovery prepared for its historic voyage.
In Collinsville, discover the remains of an ancient
Native American city at Cahokia Mounds. Sixty-eight
of the original earthen mounds still exist, including the
100-foot-tall Monks Mound, which visitors can climb.
The town of Cahokia has preserved its French Colonial
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Take a tour of Springfeld’s recently reopened Dana-
Thomas House, designed for a local socialite by Frank
Lloyd Wright. The home features original Wright-
designed furniture and stunning art glass.
At Springfeld’s Illinois State Museum, view vivid
dioramas and artifacts that bring the Land of Lincoln’s
history to life. In the Play Museum, children can play
scientist and excavate a mastodon skeleton.
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Cedarhurst Center for the Arts is located on 90 wooded
acres in Mt. Vernon. Here you’ll fnd the sprawling Kuenz
Sculpture Park and the Mitchell Museum, showcasing
classic American artworks. Don’t miss the Cedarhurst
Craft Fair, held annually in September.
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weapons, portraits and political memorabilia.
The Super Museum in Metropolis showcases rare
Superman TV and movie memorabilia. Be sure to snap a
picture with the nearby Superman and Lois Lane statues.
The town holds a festive Superman Celebration every June.
Get a glimpse of the Amish way of life at Rockome
Gardens in Arcola, which features acres of lovely fower
and rock gardens, a cheese factory, horse-drawn buggy
rides and the Illinois Amish Museum.
Lerna’s replica Lincoln Log Cabin is the centerpiece
of an 86-acre living-history farm that features costumed
interpreters who portray Thomas and Sarah Bush Lin-
coln (Abraham Lincoln’s father and stepmother), as well
as their neighbors on the nearby Stephen Sargent Farm.
Take a tour of the lavishly decorated David Davis
Mansion in Bloomington, where you’ll learn about the
important friendship between Judge David Davis and
Abraham Lincoln, and get a peek at what life was like
for a wealthy Victorian-era family.
Find more Lincoln sites in the Presidental Paths fea-
ture on page 26.
Fort Massac State Park & Museum in Metropolis
features a replica of the original 1700s fort as it appeared
during the French and Indian War. The museum dis-
plays items used under French rule, as well as Native
American artifacts.
Step onto the observation platform for a sweep-
ing view of the 105-acre archaeological site at Kincaid
Mounds in Massac County, once a Native American city
of fat-topped mounds that existed from 1050 to 1400.
The Cache River State Natural Area in Belknap is
home to a cypress-tupelo swamp that boasts 1,000-year-
old trees. Learn about the area at the Barkhausen Wet-
lands Center, which features exhibits and a flm about
the Cache River.
Built in 1872, the Cairo Custom House Museum is
a grand building decorated with marble hallways, wal-
nut woods and ornate freplaces. The museum displays
Civil War artifacts, including a desk used by General
Ulysses S. Grant.
The entire town of Golconda is listed on the Nation-
al Register of Historic Places. Notable sites include the
Buel House, a two-story log home built in 1837, and Silk
Stocking Row—known for its elegant mansions perched
on bluffs overlooking the scenic Ohio River.
clockwise: Frank
Lloyd Wright’s
Dana-Thomas
House, Fort Massac
State Park &
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Lincoln spent 30 years in Illinois before heading to Washington as
the nation’s 16th president. His hometown of Springfeld boasts
the largest concentration of Lincoln sites in the state. The Abra-
ham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is the most-visited
presidential museum in the nation, featuring lifelike vignettes and
rare artifacts that include Lincoln’s signature stovepipe hat.
Get a look at the Lincoln family’s personal life at the Lincoln
Home, located in a neighborhood that looks much as it did in the mid-
1800s. Nearby is the cluttered Lincoln-Herndon Law Offces, where Lincoln and
his partner, William Herndon, practiced law.
See a re-creation of the Illinois village where the
young Lincoln settled at Lincoln’s New Salem in Peters-
burg, with interpreters who portray pioneers. Rub the
well-worn nose of the bronze Lincoln bust for good luck
before entering the Lincoln Tomb in Springfeld’s Oak
Ridge Cemetery.
our U.S. presidents
resided in Illinois
before setting out on
the road to the White
House: Abraham Lincoln,
Ulysses S. Grant, Ronald
Reagan and Barack Obama.
Learn about their Illinois roots
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Obama blazed his trail to the presidency in Chicago and Springfeld, serving
as an Illinois state senator before being elected the country’s 44th president.
Join Chicago Neighborhood Tours for a guided tour of the Hyde Park/Ken-
wood area, where Obama worked and lived with his family.
On weekdays, take a self-guided audio tour of the University of Chicago
Law School in Hyde Park, where Obama taught constitutional law. Stop at
beautiful Grant Park in downtown Chicago, the site of Obama’s
rousing victory speech on election night in November 2008.
Obama made his mark in Springfeld at the Illinois
State Capitol, where he served as a state senator. Watch
Illinois politics in action from the balcony when the
legislature is in session. Obama announced his candi-
dacy for president on the steps of the Old State Capitol.
The Springfeld site is an exact replica of the building
where Lincoln gave his famed House Divided speech
in 1858.
Grant moved to Galena in 1860 and returned after the Civil War as
a hero, staying until he was elected the 18th president of the United
States. Tour the Grant Home, an Italianate-style mansion given to
Grant by the townspeople of Galena in honor of his Civil War heroics.
The Galena & U.S. Grant Museum features a Civil War exhibit that
explores Grant’s role through letters, photos and weaponry. At Galena’s Old
Market House, view historical exhibits that include several Grant artifacts. The
building was a gathering place in the early 1900s. The DeSoto House Hotel on Galena’s Main Street
is Illinois’ oldest operating hotel, and served as Grant’s presidential campaign headquarters.
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the tiny Illinois town of Tampico. Cruise the
Ronald Reagan Trail, a self-guided driving tour
through the towns where he spent time. Start at
the Ronald Reagan Birthplace in Tampico, an
apartment where the president was born in 1911.
Move on to the river town of Dixon and the
Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home & Visitors Cen-
ter, where the family’s house has been restored to its
1920s appearance. Dixon’s Wings of Peace and Freedom Park
features a sculpture dedicated to President Reagan for his part
in ending the cold war.
Housed at Eureka College, the Reagan Museum displays more
than 1,000 items that recall Reagan’s days as a student at the col-
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Illinois Restaurant
Association
(800) 572-1086,
(312) 787-4000
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(312) 744-3315,
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(217) 782-2172
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(217) 785-1511
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Northwest Tollway
(I-90), Tri-State Tollway
(I-294, I-94 and I-80).
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the Chicago Skyway,
a 7.8-mile bridge that
connects the Dan Ryan
Expressway (I-94) with
the Indiana Toll Road.
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between 50 cents
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animals at Lincoln Park Zoo.
Learn the history behind the city’s storied build-
ings with the Chicago Architecture Foundation tours
on foot, boat or bus. And don’t miss the Frank Lloyd
Wright Home and Studio in Oak Park. Get a bird’s-eye
view of the Windy City from the dizzying glass-enclosed
Ledge at the Willis Tower or the open-air Skywalk at the
John Hancock Observatory, perched 94 floors above
Michigan Avenue. Don’t miss Skating in the Sky on the
Hancock Observatory’s indoor ice rink from January
through early April.
Sports fans have plenty to cheer about, including Chi-
cago Cubs and Chicago White Sox baseball, Chicago
Bears football, Chicago Bulls basketball, Chicago Black-
hawks hockey, Chicago Fire soccer, thoroughbred racing
at Arlington Park Racecourse, and motorsports at Joliet’s
Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway.
Serious shoppers will want to explore the hot shops
on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile and State Street. Or
head to the suburbs and shop more than 200 stores
at Woodfield Mall, then hunt for bargains at Gurnee
Mills and Chicago Premium Outlets.
Families will find fun beyond the city limits at Brook-
field Zoo, with leaping dolphins at Seven Seas and polar
bears at Great Bear Wilderness; Kohl Children’s Muse-
um, with hands-on exhibits geared to the little ones; and
Legoland Discovery Center, where kids can craft their
own Lego creations. Also check out the Rockford River-
front Museum Park, home to the Burpee Museum (and
resident teenage T. rex Jane), the children’s Discovery
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Heritage Corridor Convention
and Visitors Bureau
339 W. Jeferson St., Joliet
(800) 926-2262,
(815) 727-2323
heritagecorridorcvb.com
Kankakee County Convention
and Visitors Bureau
One Dearborn Square,
Suite 1, Kankakee
(800) 747-4837,
(815) 935-7390
visitkankakeecounty.com
Visit Lake County
5465 W. Grand Ave.,
Suite 100, Gurnee
(800) 525-3669,
(847) 662-2700
visitlakecounty.org
McHenry County Convention
& Visitor Bureau
600 Dakota St., Crystal Lake
(815) 363-6177
visitmchenrycounty.com
Oak Park Area Convention
and Visitors Bureau
1118 Westgate, Oak Park
(708) 524-7800
visitoakpark.com
Rockford Area Convention
and Visitors Bureau
102 N. Main St., Rockford
(800) 521-0849, (815) 963-8111
gorockford.com
Rosemont Convention Bureau
9301 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.,
Rosemont
(847) 823-2100
rosemont.com
St. Charles Convention
and Visitors Bureau
311 N. 2nd St., St. Charles
(800) 777-4373, (630) 377-6161
visitstcharles.com
Woodfeld Chicago Northwest
Convention Bureau
1375 E. Woodfeld Rd., Suite 120,
Schaumburg
(800) 847-4849, (847) 490-1010
chicagonorthwest.com
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I-57 Northbound, north of
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(708) 534-7355
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Center Museum with its outdoor Rock River Discovery
Park and the Rockford Art Museum, noted for its collec-
tion of American artworks.
Ride the wild roller coasters at Six Flags Great Amer-
ica and make a splash at its adjacent Hurricane Harbor.
Or dive into Rockford’s Magic Waters Waterpark, featur-
ing towering tube slides and a giant wave pool. Even if
you’re visiting during cold-weather months, the vibe is
tropical at the indoor water parks at Grizzly Jack’s Grand
Bear Resort, KeyLime Cove
and CoCo Key Water Resort.
Nature lovers will want
to stroll through Rockford’s
Anderson Japanese Gardens,
Lisle’s Morton Arboretum or
the Chicago Botanic Garden.
Outdoor buffs can hike through
stunning waterfall canyons at Starved Rock State Park (a
great place for winter eagle watching).
Wine enthusiasts should taste their way along the
Northern Illinois Wine Trail and Illinois River Wine
Trail, dotted with charming wineries that can be found in
the Chicago suburbs, Galena and Starved Rock area.
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78 E. Washington St.,
4th foor, Chicago
(312) 744-2350
ci.chi.il.us/tourism
Chicago Southland Convention
and Visitors Bureau
2304 W. 173rd St., Lansing
(888) 895-8233, (708) 895-8200
visitchicagosouthland.com
DeKalb County Convention
and Visitors Bureau
164 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb
(877) 335-2521, (815) 756-1336
dekalbcountycvb.com
DuPage Convention
& Visitors Bureau
915 Harger Rd., Suite 240,
Oak Brook
(800) 232-0502, (630) 575-8070
discoverdupage.com
Elgin Area Convention
and Visitors Bureau
77 Riverside Dr., Elgin
(800) 217-5362, (847) 695-7540
northernfoxrivervalley.com
Freeport/Stephenson
County Convention and
Visitors Bureau
4596 US Hwy. 20 East,
Freeport
(800) 369-2955, (815) 233-1357
stephenson-county-il.org
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Chicago & Beyond
Regional Tourism
Development Ofce
200 S. State St., Belvidere
(815) 547-3740
visitnorthernillinois.com
Aurora Area Convention
& Visitors Bureau
43 W. Galena Blvd., Aurora
(800) 477-4369, (630) 256-3190
enjoyaurora.com
Blackhawk Waterways
Convention and
Visitors Bureau
201 N. Franklin Ave., Polo
(800) 678-2108, (815) 946-2108
bwcvb.com
Chicago Convention and
Tourism Bureau
301 E. Cermak Rd., Chicago
(312) 567-8500
choosechicago.com
Chicago North Shore
Convention and Visitors Bureau
8001 Lincoln Ave., Suite 715,
Skokie
(847) 763-0011
visitchicagonorthshore.com
Chicago North Suburbs
Convention and Visitors Bureau
8 N. Elmhurst Rd., Prospect Heights
(800) 955-7259
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Cultural attraCtions
Amboy Depot Museum, Amboy
40 S. East Ave., (815) 857-4700, amboydepotmuseum.org
Built in 1876, this museum was headquarters for the Illinois
Central Railroad. The architecturally unique two-story
building features eight chimney caps. See artifacts from
the surrounding towns, a restored one-room schoolhouse,
a retired steam locomotive and a caboose. XDonAtion
Antioch Fine Arts Foundation, Antioch
983 Main St., (847) 838-2274, antiochfinearts.org
The gallery displays work by area artists and presents
exhibits of unique diversity and excellence. Throughout the
year, the gallery hosts special receptions and openings for
artists’ new work. XFree
Blackberry Farm’s Pioneer Village, Aurora
100 S. Barnes Rd., (630) 892-1550, foxvalleyparkdistrict.org
Take a train ride through this 54-acre pioneer village and
see an 1840s farm, an authentic depot, a carriage collection
and a carousel. Enjoy the daily train rides, wagon rides and
historical demonstrations. X$
David L. Pierce Art & History Center, Aurora
20 E. Downer Place, (630) 906-0654, aurora-il.org
Aurora Historical Society exhibit galleries feature changing
exhibits of historical materials throughout the year. The
Aurora Public Art Commission hosts six to eight rotating
exhibits displaying a full spectrum of innovative visual arts.
X$
Schingoethe Center for native American Cultures, Aurora
Aurora University, Marsellaise Place at Randall Rd.,
(630) 844-7843, aurora.edu/museum
This museum dedicates itself to Native American and
Alaskan cultures, art and history. XDonAtion
Scitech Hands-on Museum, Aurora
18 W. Benton St., (630) 859-3434, scitechmuseum.org
Discovering science and math can be interesting, accessible
and fun at this interactive, hands-on science and technology
center featuring more than 200 exhibits. X$
Sri Venkateswara Swami temple of Greater
Chicago, Aurora
1145 W. Sullivan Rd., (630) 844-2252, balaji.org
This beautiful Hindu temple blends ancient and modern
architectural elements. XFree
Batavia Depot Museum, Batavia
155 Houston St., (630) 406-5274, bataviahistoricalsociety.org
See railroad relics alongside Batavia-related exhibits. The
original bed and dresser from Mary Todd Lincoln’s room at
Bellview Sanitarium are displayed here. XDonAtion
Boone County Conservation District and Pioneer
Cabins, Belvidere
603 N. Appleton Rd., (815) 547-7935,
boonecountyconservationdistrict.org
Tour authentic pioneer cabins and gardens developed by
early settlers in the area. Programs and exhibits relating to
the environment are held at the nature center throughout
the year. XFree
Boone County Historical Museum, Belvidere
311 Whitney Blvd., (815) 544-8391, bchmuseum.org
The museum houses an extensive collection of Civil War
artifacts, a two-story log house, a general store, a bank,
a barbershop, a one-room schoolhouse, a 1904 Eldredge
Runabout and the first Chrysler produced in Belvidere.
XFree
Frank Lloyd Wright Pettit Memorial Chapel, Belvidere
1121 N. Main St., (815) 547-7642, franklloydwright.org
Emma Pettit commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to design
this chapel as a memorial to her husband, Dr. William
H. Pettit. Built in 1907 for $3,000, the chapel—located in
Belvidere Cemetery—is an early example of Wright’s prairie
period. XFree
exploration Station Children’s Museum,
Bradley/Bourbonnais
459 N. Kennedy Dr., (815) 933-9905, ext. 2,
exploration-station.org
This hands-on experience allows kids to touch everything
from a fairytale castle to a space center and a child-size
1950s soda shop. X$
Strickler Planetarium, Bradley/Bourbonnais
1 University Ave, (815) 939-5395, strickler.olivet.edu
Explore the universe and learn about the stars, comets and
asteroids. Special shows take place during holiday seasons.
X$
Byron Museum of History, Byron
110 N. Union St., (815) 234-5031, byronmuseum.org
Featuring local history and the Lucius Read House (circa
1843), exhibits include information about local professional
baseball player A. G. Spalding, the Underground Railroad
and more. Call for group tours and event schedules.
XFree
Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, Chicago
1300 S. Lake Shore Dr., (312) 922-STAR, adlerplanetarium.org
See exhibits on astronomy, space exploration and telescopes
at this museum, the first of its kind in the Western
Hemisphere. Featured attractions include Shoot for the
Moon and the Sky Show. X$
the Art institute of Chicago, Chicago
111 S. Michigan Ave., (312) 443-3600, artic.edu
One of the world’s leading art museums, the institute
houses an extensive collection of French Impressionist
masterpieces. Other collections include sculpture;
photography; Asian, African and American art;
decorative arts; textiles; architectural drawings and
fragments; and arms and armor. X$
Chicago Architecture Foundation, Chicago
224 S. Michigan Ave., (312) 922-3432, architecture.org
Tour Chicago’s architectural and historic landmarks through
the Chicago Architecture Foundation, or just visit their
exceptional store and gallery. Call for tour schedules and
ADA accessibility information. X$
Chicago Children’s Museum, Chicago
Navy Pier, 700 E. Grand Ave., (312) 527-1000,
chicagochildrensmuseum.org
“Top 10,” “world class” and “totally awesome” are words
often used to describe the museum for kids at Navy Pier.
Design a flying machine and launch it 50 feet into the air,
learn how to work with water, create a fountain and much
more at this museum. X$
Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago
78 E. Washington St., (312) FINE-ART, (312) 744-6630,
cityofchicago.org/CulturalAffairs
Known to Chicagoans as the “People’s Palace,” this
treasured National Historic Landmark offers hundreds
of free performances annually, art exhibitions and
building tours, as well as a gift shop and restaurant.
XFree
Chicago History Museum, Chicago
1601 N. Clark St., (312) 642-4600, chicagohistory.org
This highly regarded historical institution features an
impressive collection of exhibits centered on Chicago
and Illinois. Explore architecture, fashion, decorative and
industrial arts, film, paintings and sculpture, prints and
photographs. X$
Chicago Public Library, Chicago
400 S. State St., (312) 747-4300, chipublib.org
Created in 1871 directly from the ashes of the Chicago fire,
the library was created as a symbol of sympathy and
kindness. Now, the library continues to carry out its goal of
providing education, inspiration, delight and entertainment
to all Chicagoans. XFree
Motorsports fans fnd a full slate of action at ChiCagoland Speedway/
Route 66 RaCeway. The Speedway’s 1.5-mile oval hosts NASCAR and
Nationwide series races. The Raceway hosts such fan favorites as NHRA
Nationals championship drag racing. 500 Speedway Blvd., Joliet,
(815) 722-5500, chicagolandspeedway.com, route66raceway.com
Car culture
Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture, Chicago
6500 S. Pulaski Rd., (773) 582-6500, balzekasmuseum.org
See 1,000 years of Lithuanian heritage and culture presented
through exhibits, textiles, weaving, armor, folk art and
an amber collection. The museum often holds special
performances and programs by Lithuanian artists. X$
Bronzeville Children’s Museum, Chicago
9301 S. Stony Island Ave., (773) 721-9301,
bronzevillechildrensmuseum.com
The first and only African-American children’s museum
in the country. Learn about the contributions, culture
and heritage of African-Americans through activities and
interactive exhibits. X$
Charnley-Persky House, Chicago
1365 N. Astor St., (312) 915-0105, charnleyhouse.org
Frank Lloyd Wright was chiefly responsible for the design
of this 1892 house as an employee of the Adler and Sullivan
architecture firm. Tours of the house, as well as the Madlener
House and the 1400 block of Astor St., are available. $
City Gallery in the Historic Water tower, Chicago
806 N. Michigan Ave., (312) 742-0808, explorechicago.org
Located in one of Chicago’s most popular landmarks, the
City Gallery features photographs of Chicago by Chicago
photographers. Free
Clarke House and Glessner House Museums, Chicago
1800 S. Prairie Ave. and 1827 S. Indiana Ave.,
(312) 326-1480, glessnerhouse.org
See two residences from Chicago’s past—the Clarke and
Glessner houses. The 1836 Clarke House is one of the oldest
domestic structures in the city. Both houses are part of the
Prairie Avenue Historic District. $
Daley Plaza, Chicago
50 W. Washington St., (312) 744-3315, underthepicasso.us
See the world-renowned Picasso sculpture, flanked by
the Richard J. Daley Center downtown. Rising 50 feet and
weighing 163 tons, the sculpture is an abstract design of
a woman’s head. A variety of cultural programs are held
“Under the Picasso” XFree
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DuSable Museum of African American History, Chicago
740 E. 56th Place, (773) 947-0600,
dusablemuseum.org
Trace African-American history, including the Works
Progress Administration period of the 1930s and the civil
rights movement, with the help of the DuSable Museum’s
cultural and art collections. X$
The Field Museum, Chicago
1400 S. Lake Shore Dr., (312) 922-9410,
fieldmuseum.org
For those who appreciate the past, The Field Museum is
one of the world’s greatest natural-history museums.
View exhibits and displays of more than 15 million artifacts
and specimens. X$
The Four Seasons Mural by Marc Chagall, Chicago
70 W. Madison St.,
Located in the heart of the Loop, this beautiful outdoor
mosaic, designed by Marc Chagall, was executed in the
Byzantine technique. The mosaic evokes the traditional
imagery of the changing seasons and features characters
from Russian village life. Free
Frank Lloyd Wright Frederick C. robie House, Chicago
5757 S. Woodlawn Ave., (773) 834-1847, gowright.org
Designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright,
this spectacular 1909 prairie style house features
174 exquisite art-glass windows and doors. It is
currently under full-scale restoration but is still open
to the public. $
Hellenic Museum and Cultural Center, Chicago
801 W. Adams St., (312) 655-1234, hellenicmuseum.org
The Hellenic Museum and Cultural Center is dedicated to
the preservation of Hellenic culture. Visitors can see unique
exhibitions and participate in programs that showcase Greek
art and culture. X$
Illinois State Museum Chicago Gallery, Chicago
James R. Thompson Center, 2nd Floor, 100 W. Randolph St.,
(312) 814-5322, museum.state.il.us
This is the only gallery in Chicago that specifically exhibits
Illinois art. Changing exhibits showcase Illinois artists of the
past and present. The gallery is a state-of-the-art venue for
all media. XFree
International Museum of Surgical Science, Chicago
1524 N. Lake Shore Dr., (312) 642-6502, imss.org
With one of the most complete collections of medical
artifacts in the world, this museum explains the art of
surgery from its primitive beginnings to today’s modern
procedures. X$
James r. Thompson Center, Chicago
100 W. Randolph St., (312) 814-6660,
state.il.us/cms/1_jrtc
This immense glass-and-steel structure, designed by
Helmut Jahn, houses the State of Illinois government offices
and three levels of stores and restaurants in an atrium mall.
Don’t miss Jean Dubuffet’s black-and-white sculpture,
Moment with Standing Beast, in the plaza. XFree
Jane Addams Hull House Museum, Chicago
800 S. Halsted St., (312) 413-5353, uic.edu/jaddams
Visit two restored original buildings from Chicago’s first
settlement house. Exhibits and educational programs depict
the life and work of courageous social worker Jane Addams.
XFree
Loyola University Museum of Art, Chicago
820 N. Michigan Ave., (312) 915-7600, luc.edu/luma
Through exhibitions and adult and family programs, this
museum dedicates itself to spiritual art. Exhibition tours at
noon and 2 p.m. X$
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
220 E. Chicago Ave., (312) 280-2660, mcachicago.org
View some of the finest and most provocative
contemporary sculpture, painting, video and
photography exhibits. The MCA also presents music,
dance and performance art productions throughout
the year and has a cafe run by Chef Wolfgang Puck.
X$
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago
600 S. Michigan Ave., (312) 663-5554, mocp.org
Visit the only museum in the Midwest with an exclusive
commitment to photography as an art form. The museum
was founded in 1984 to exhibit, collect and promote
contemporary photography. XFree
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
57th St. at Lake Shore Dr., (773) 684-1414,
msichicago.org
This mammoth-sized museum includes more than 800
interactive exhibits. Explore the full-scale replica of a coal
mine or climb aboard a World War II German U-boat.
X$
National Italian-American Sports Hall of Fame, Chicago
1431 W. Taylor St., (312) 226-5566, niashf.org
This organization preserves honorable values in sports
by honoring and promoting the history and heritage of
Italian-Americans who have made significant contributions
to sports and society. X$
National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago
1852 W. 19th St., (312) 738-1503,
nationalmuseumofmexicanart.org
The largest museum of its type in the country, showcasing
folk and contemporary art by Mexican-American artists.
Enjoy four gallery shows a year and a selection of visual and
performance arts programs. XFree
National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum, Chicago
1801 S. Indiana Ave., (312) 326-0270, nvvam.org
With more than 1,000 works of art by more than 130 artists
and war veterans, this museum collects, preserves and
displays artwork relating to the Vietnam and Iraq wars. X$
The Newberry Library, Chicago
60 W. Walton St., (312) 943-9090, newberry.org
One of the most comprehensive research libraries in
the world, the Newberry keeps 5 million manuscript
pages, 500,000 historic maps and thousands of rare books.
XFree
The Oriental Institute Museum, Chicago
University of Chicago, 1155 E. 58th St., (773) 702-9514,
oi.uchicago.edu
This museum features history, art and archaeology of the
ancient Near East. Permanent exhibits focus on cultures of
ancient Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Syria and Turkey. There is
also a gift and book shop. XDONATION
The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Chicago
2430 N. Cannon Dr., (773) 755-5100,
naturemuseum.org
Set along the lakefront in Lincoln Park, this indoor-outdoor
museum invites guests to reconnect with nature. Highlights
include a year-round butterfly haven, wilderness walk and
more. X$
The Polish Museum of America, Chicago
984 N. Milwaukee Ave., (773) 384-3352,
polishmuseumofamerica.org
The Paderewski and Kosciuszko exhibits, folk art, photos
and documents tell the fascinating history of the Polish
immigration to Chicago, home to the largest Polish
population outside of Poland. X$
Pritzker Military Library, Chicago
610 N. Fairbanks Court, (312) 587-0234,
pritzkermilitarylibrary.org
In honor of the citizen-soldier and military efforts to
preserve democracy, the Pritzker Military Library was
formed. The library’s focus is to offer a forum for people to
learn more about and openly discuss military history and
the men and women who serve. XFree
Shedd Aquarium, Chicago
1200 S. Lake Shore Dr., (312) 939-2438, sheddaquarium.org
This amazing indoor aquarium features more than 20,000
animals. Watch divers hand-feed sea turtles and other
underwater creatures. The Oceanarium shows marine life of
the Pacific Northwest, including whales, dolphins, sea otters
and other marine mammals. X$
The Smart Museum of Art, Chicago
University of Chicago, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave.,
(773) 702-0200, smartmuseum.uchicago.edu
On the University of Chicago’s Hyde Park campus, the Smart
Museum of Art houses a permanent collection of more than
10,000 objects, spanning 2,000 years of both Western and
Eastern civilizations. XFree
Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows, Chicago
Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave., (312) 595-5024, navypier.com
A permanent display of 150 stained-glass windows makes
this the first museum in the U.S. dedicated solely to this art
form. It showcases both secular and religious windows, and
is divided by artistic theme into four categories: Victorian,
Prairie, Modern and Contemporary. Free
Spertus Museum, Chicago
610 S. Michigan Ave., (312) 322-1700, spertus.edu
Chicago’s Jewish museum offers public programming
for adults and children, including exhibits and research
facilities. X$
Swedish American Museum Center, Chicago
5211 N. Clark St., (773) 728-8111, samac.org
Visitors learn about Swedish-American history through
artifacts, photographs and exhibits at this cultural and
learning center located in Andersonville, a Swedish enclave
in Chicago. X$
Ukrainian National Museum, Chicago
2249 W. Superior St., (312) 421-8020,
ukrainiannationalmuseum.org
This museum collects Ukrainian historical items and folk
art, including everything from festive costumes to colored
eggs. X$
Union Street Gallery & Studio Complex, Chicago Heights
1527 Otto Blvd., (708) 754-2601, unionstreetgallery.org
The Union Street Gallery exhibits regional artists and
hosts a national juried art exhibition biannually. In addition,
18 artists’ studios complement the experience. XFree
Lakeside Legacy Arts Park/Dole Mansion, Crystal Lake
401 Country Club Rd., (815) 455-8000, lakesidelegacy.org
Become immersed in the arts through music, painting,
sculpture and more. Take a step back and experience the
craftsmanship of the Civil War-era historic Dole Mansion.
XDONATION
National Shrine of St. Therese, Darien
8501 Bailey Rd., (630) 969-3311, saint-therese.org
Set on a 50-acre estate owned and operated by the
Carmelites, this center contains relics and mementos of
St. Therese from her childhood through later years. XFree
Joseph F. Glidden Homestead & Historical Center, DeKalb
921 W. Lincoln Hwy., (815) 756-7904,
gliddenhomestead.org
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State Historical Society has commemorated the barn as
the birthplace of barbed wire. Built in 1861, the house
and brick barn were constructed for this local farmer and
inventor. free
Nehring Gallery, DeKalb
111 S. 2nd St., (815) 758-6363, nehringgallery.org
This gallery in a renovated bank building from the 1900s
presents rotating exhibits of fine art and artifacts enhanced
by lectures, performances and other programs. Xfree
McDonald’s #1 Store Museum, Des Plaines
400 N. Lee St., (847) 297-5022, mcdonalds.com
The first McDonald’s restaurant, complete with original
golden arches, has been reconstructed exactly as it was
when Ray Kroc flipped his first burger. Open May–Sept. free
ronald reagan Boyhood Home and Visitors Center, Dixon
816 S. Hennepin Ave., (815) 288-5176, ronaldreaganhome.com
Built in 1891, the former president’s boyhood home has
been restored for visitors. Take a guided tour and stop by
the gift shop. $
Wings of Peace & freedom Park, Dixon
Galena Ave. at 2nd St., bwcvb.com
Named in honor of the Wings of Peace and Freedom
sculpture given to the city of Dixon in honor of President
Reagan’s efforts to end the cold war and the wonderful city
that produced him, the park encompasses the American
dream of obtaining peace. Located on the Ronald Reagan
trail, the site also features a replica of the Berlin Wall. free
elgin Public Museum, elgin
225 Grand Blvd., (847) 741-6655, elginpublicmuseum.org
Built in 1907, this museum’s exhibits focus on all areas
of natural history. A discovery room allows for hands-on
learning experiences. Year-round children’s activities take
place in the 120-acre park. XDoNatioN
american Movie Palace Museum, elmhurst
152 N. York Rd., 2nd floor, (630) 782-1800, historictheatres.org
The museum and its archives portray America’s theaters
through a collection of photographs, books, blueprints and
memorabilia. DoNatioN
elmhurst art Museum, elmhurst
150 Cottage Hill Ave., (630) 834-0202, elmhurstartmuseum.org
The museum’s award-winning structure contains a
dramatic glass entrance gallery, three museum galleries,
an educational pavilion and the Ludwig Mies van der Rohe-
designed McCormick House. X$
Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary art, elmhurst
220 Cottage Hill Ave., (630) 833-1616, lizzadromuseum.org
This museum displays exquisite gemstone carvings, rock
and mineral specimens and dioramas, as well as special film
and slide programs. Stop by the unique gift shop. Fridays
are free-admission days. X$
abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, elwood
20953 W. Hoff Rd., (815) 423-9958, cem.va.gov
Visit this cemetery, which honors those who have served
and fallen. Open during daylight hours. Xfree
evanston art Center, evanston
2603 Sheridan Rd., (847) 475-5300, evanstonartcenter.org
Visit this major regional center for emerging contemporary
artists, exhibits, art festivals and art-education programs.
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evanston History Center at the Charles Gates
Dawes House, evanston
225 Greenwood St., (847) 475-3410, evanstonhistorycenter.org
This impressive 1894 mansion, a National Historic Landmark,
was the former home of U.S. Vice President Dawes under
Calvin Coolidge. It’s now home to the Evanston History
Center. X$
Grosse Point Lighthouse, evanston
2601 Sheridan Rd., (847) 328-6961, grossepointlighthouse.net
Currently the only lighthouse on the Great Lakes to have
National Historic Landmark status, Grosse Point Lighthouse
features a maritime museum and offers guided tours of the
light tower. Children eight years old and up are admitted.
X$
Mitchell Museum of the american indian, evanston
3001 Central St., (847) 475-1030, mitchellmuseum.org
Explore one of the Chicago area’s premier collections of
Native American artifacts. X$
Noyes Cultural arts Center, evanston
927 Noyes St., (847) 448-8260, cityofevanston.org/arts
Home to individual artists’ studios and an acclaimed
art gallery, Noyes also offers professional theatrical
performances. Xfree
flossmoor Sculpture Gardens, flossmoor
Throughout Flossmoor, (708) 798-2300, flossmoor.org
The Flossmoor Sculpture Gardens, a public art program,
places works of art in the village square, along charming
residential streets and in the Flossmoor Garden & Sculpture
Park. Xfree
forest Home Cemetery, forest Park
863 Des Plaines Ave., (708) 366-1900,
See the Haymarket martyrs monument, a National Historic
Landmark, and tombs of notable residents, such as Ernest
Hemingway’s family members. free
KidsWork Children’s Museum, frankfort
11 S. White St., (815) 469-1199, kidsworkchildrensmuseum.org
Located in the beautiful downtown historic district,
KidsWork Children’s Museum offers a fun, interactive and
educational environment for children. Familes can engage in
a nurturing learning environment while taking in the beauty
of the surrounding community. $
H. i. Lincoln Building, franklin Grove
136 N. Elm St., (815) 456-3030, franklingroveil.org
This 1860s stone building served as a general store,
newspaper office and post office. Currently, the building
is an information center for the village of Franklin Grove
and the Lincoln Highway Association’s national tourism
headquarters. XDoNatioN
freeport arts Museum, freeport
121 N. Harlem Ave., (815) 235-9755, freeportartscenter.org
Explore six galleries of European, Native American, Asian,
ethnographic, ancient and contemporary art. XDoNatioN
Lincoln-Douglas Debate Square, freeport
600 E. Douglas St., (800) 369-2955, lincoln-douglas.org
A life-size statue marks this site, commemorating the
second of the famous debates between Abraham Lincoln
and Stephen A. Douglas. Xfree
Silver Creek and Stephenson railroad and Museum,
freeport
2954 S. Walnut Rd., (800) 369-2955, thefreeportshow.com
Climb aboard an antique train pulled for a four-mile ride
by a 1912 steam locomotive. Visit the 25-room Silver Creek
Museum, filled with early Americana. X
Stephenson County Historical Museum, freeport
1440 S. Carroll Ave., (815) 232-8419, stephcohs.org
Oscar Taylor built this fine mansion—now listed on the
National Register of Historic Places—back in 1857. Visitors can
learn about the past 150 years of Stephenson County history,
plus see a rural schoolhouse, log cabin, farm and industrial
museums. X$
Geneva History Center, Geneva
113 S. 3rd St., (630) 232-4951, genevahistorycenter.org
The Geneva History Center preserves the special heritage of
the city by providing interactive and innovative exhibits and
remaining a resource for education, collections and research.
Xfree
illinois PGa Golf Hall of fame Museum, Glenview
The Glen Club, 2901 W. Lake Ave., (847) 724-7272,
(847) 832-6613 Ext. 100, theglenclub.com
The museum celebrates the rich history of Illinois’ golf
heroes. An interactive display highlights individuals and
events that shaped the game. Xfree
Kohl Children’s Museum, Glenview
2100 Patriot Blvd., (847) 832-6600, kohlchildrensmuseum.org
Kohl Children’s Museum is a hands-on learning laboratory
for children ages birth to eight. All of the exhibits nurture
creativity, experimentation and interaction. Home to Cosi
Cafe and Village Toy Shop. X$
Naval air Station Glenview Museum, Glenview
2040 Lehigh Ave., (847) 657-0000, hangarone.org
This new museum showcases artifacts depicting life at NAS
Glenview. See a display dedicated to Butch O’Hare, WWII
Medal of Honor Awardee, and various flight suits and dress
uniforms from the Navy and Marine Corps. X
John Deere Historic Site, Grand Detour
8334 S. Clinton St., (815) 652-4551, johndeereattractions.com
This site was restored in honor of the man who helped
advance agriculture by forging the first successful steel
plow. Visit Deere’s home, archaeological site, the original
blacksmith shop, visitors center and more. Open Apr.–Nov.
X$
Muirhead farmhouse, Hampshire
42W814 Rohrsen Rd., (847) 464-5224,
muirheadfarmhouse.com
Located in a quiet country setting just northwest of Chicago,
the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Muirhead Farmhouse is the
only known farmhouse designed and built by Wright during
his lifetime. $
Blackberry Harvest Dollhouse Museum Shoppe,
Homewood
18120 Dixie Hwy., (708) 957-4332,
Unique dollhouse shop and museum has more than 60
room boxes and houses to view. Dollhouses and kits are
available, plus everything you need to furnish them. free
Joliet area Historical Museum, Joliet
204 N. Ottawa St., (815) 723-5201, jolietmuseum.org
Learn about the people, industry and sites that helped
develop the city of Joliet, and stop by the Route 66 Welcome
Center. X$
Slovenian Women Union of america Heritage Museum,
Joliet
431 N. Chicago St., (815) 727-1926, swua.org
The motto of the museum is to reach individuals by uniting
them through their common interest in Slovenian culture
and heritage. free
frank Lloyd Wright’s B. Harley Bradley House, Kankakee
701 S. Harrison Ave., (815) 936-9630, kankakeewright.org
Frank Lloyd Wright constructed this home for the Bradley
family in 1900. It’s recognized as his first prairie style house.
Call to schedule a tour and visit the stable and gift shop
connected to the home. Xfree
Kankakee County Historical Society Museum, Kankakee
801 S. 8th Ave., (815) 932-5279, kankakeecountymuseum.com
The museum boasts more than 85,000 artifacts in addition
to 20,000 still images in the photo collection. The museum
complex also encompasses the historic 1855 Dr. A. L. Small
House, the 1904 Taylor One-Room Schoolhouse, Column
Garden and Outdoor Exhibit Area. X$
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Willowhaven Interpretive Center, Kankakee
1451 N. 4000 E Rd., (815) 933-9905, btpd.org
This free museum houses natural and historical exhibits,
providing a place to learn, explore and enjoy the splendors
of nature. Exhibits feature displays on wildlife, conservation
and natural history. The center also has live-animal displays,
aquariums, a children’s reading nook and a microscope lab
table. Closed in winter.XFree
Black Hawk War Monument, Kent
Monument Rd. south of Hwy. 20, (800) 369-2955,
stephenson-county-il.org
This park honors those killed in the Black Hawk War. It has
picnic areas, a playground and a log cabin overlooking
rolling hills. XFree
Garfield Farm Museum, LaFox
3N016 Garfield Rd., (630) 584-8485, garfieldfarm.org
Visit this historically intact 370-acre farmstead and teamster
inn that has been restored as an 1840s working farm
museum. Enjoy special year-round events, including
rare-breed livestock shows and heirloom-garden shows.
Open Wed. and Sun. June–Sept. or by appointment. X$
Hegeler Carus Mansion, LaSalle
1307 7th St., (815) 224-6543, hegelercarus.org
Tour this stately mansion, built in 1874, and learn about the
contributions made to the discussion of philosophy, science
and religion by the Hegeler and Carus families. XDonatIon
Marytown/national Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe,
Libertyville
1600 W. Park Ave., (847) 367-7800, marytown.com
View impressive stained glass, mosaics, paintings and
Roman basilica-style architecture at this Catholic shrine,
chapel and gift shop. XFree
Gaylord Building Historic Site, Lockport
200 W. 8th St., (815) 838-9400, gaylordbuilding.org
Learn about the history of the I&M Canal at this National
Trust Historic Site, which was built in 1838 and once stored
construction materials for the canal. The warehouse now
houses a visitors center, history exhibit, restaurant and
special events throughout the year. XFree
Illinois State Museum Lockport Gallery, Lockport
201 W. 10th St., (815) 838-7400, museum.state.il.us
This branch site of the Illinois State Museum features many
works created by past and contemporary Illinois artists. The
rotating exhibits showcase paintings, drawings, sculpture,
textiles, and decorative and ethnographic objects. XFree
Lincoln Landing, Lockport
S. State St. at Rte. 7, (815) 838-5080,
lewisu.edu/Lincoln_Landing
In this interactive, educational park, visitors can learn the
colorful history of Abraham Lincoln and Lockheart. Featuring
a historical statue of Lincoln, posted interesting facts and the
renowned Public Landing Restaurant, Lincoln Landing is a
site worth seeing. XFree
Sheldon Peck Homestead, Lombard
355 E. Parkside Ave., (630) 629-1885, lombardhistory.org
This 1840s farmhouse features reproductions of several of
Sheldon Peck’s folk paintings, as well as exhibits on the
area’s first school, the Underground Railroad, and farming
and pioneer life. XFree
Chicago Portage national Historic Site, Lyons
4800 S. Harlem Ave., civiccenterauthority.org
In 1673, Louis Joliet and Pere Marquette realized that
a canal would permit continuous water travel from
Lake Michigan to the Illinois River. This historic site
honors Joliet and Marquette with a marker and 20-foot
statue. XFree
Mendota Museum & Historical Society, Mendota
901 Washington St., (815) 539-3373, mendotamuseums.org
The Mendota Museum is the parent organization of the
Hume Carnegie Museum, Breaking the Prairie Museum (an
agricultural museum) and Union Depot, a railroad museum.
Highlights of the Hume Carnegie Museum include exhibits
on Wild Bill Hickok and an extensive photographic collection.
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Century Walk, naperville
Throughout downtown, (630) 355-5553, centurywalk.org
More than 30 pieces of public artwork, including mosaics,
reliefs, murals and sculptures highlight the heritage and
culture of the community. XFree
DuPage Children’s Museum, naperville
301 N. Washington St., (630) 637-8000,
dupagechildrensmuseum.org
Exhibits, workshops and materials stretch the imagination,
stimulate creativity and provide challenges for children’s
exploration and discovery. X$
naper Settlement, naperville
523 S. Webster St., (630) 420-6010, napersettlement.museum
This living-history museum, which features special events
throughout the year, encompasses 30 structures, including
a working print shop, fort, one-room schoolhouse and the
elegant Martin-Mitchell Mansion. X$
Graue Mill and Museum, oak Brook
3800 S. York Rd., (630) 655-2090, grauemill.org
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Graue has
a water-powered grist mill that still grinds corn daily. Find
the mill at the edge of the Fullersburg Woods and Nature
Center, an exceptional 206-acre preserve full of exhibits,
a living marsh and a hands-on nature discovery room. $
Mayslake Peabody estate, oak Brook
1717 W. 31st St., (630) 850-2363, mayslakepeabody.com
The historic Peabody Mansion and Portiuncula Chapel are
located in the 90-acre Mayslake Forest Preserve. The chapel
is a replica of the Portiuncula Chapel of St. Francis of Assisi in
Italy. Tours offered Wed. and Sat. X$
the Children’s Museum in oak Lawn, oak Lawn
5100 Museum Dr., (708) 423-6709, cmoaklawn.org
Discover a world of fun and learning! Explore Beachcomber
Island and other fun, educational exhibits. X$
ernest Hemingway Birthplace and Museum, oak Park
Birthplace: 339 N. Oak Park Ave., museum: 200 N. Oak Park
Ave., (708) 848-2222, ehfop.org
Visit the Ernest Hemingway Museum and the Victorian
home where the Nobel Prize-winning author was born
in 1899 and spent his early life. Explore displays featuring
rare photos of Hemingway, his childhood diary, letters,
early writings and other memorabilia. X$
Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, oak Park
951 Chicago Ave., (708) 848-1976, gowright.org
This unusual complex served as Wright’s private residence
and studio from 1889 to 1909—the first 20 years of his career.
Wright used his home as an architectural laboratory, trying
out design concepts before sharing them with clients. $
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Unity temple, oak Park
875 Lake St., (708) 383-8873, utrf.org
Designed in 1905 and completed in 1908, Unity Temple is
the only surviving public building of Wright’s early Prairie
School period. Described by Wright as his “little jewel,”
the temple is an example of Wright’s belief that the reality
of the building is the space within. X$
Historic Pleasant Home, oak Park
217 S. Home Ave., (708) 383-2654, pleasanthome.org
Explore this opulent 30-room mansion designed by
prominent Prairie School architect George H. Maher in 1897
for investment banker and philanthropist John Farson.
Pleasant Home was designated as a National Historic
Landmark in 1996. X$
Wonder Works, a Children’s Museum in oak Park, oak Park
6445 W. North Ave., (708) 383-4815, wonder-works.org
Write a screenplay. Milk a cow. Paint your masterpiece. At
Wonder Works, a Children’s Museum in Oak Park, kids up to
age 10 can enjoy hands-on exhibits while learning valuable
skills such as problem solving, cooperation and exploration.
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Little White School Museum, oswego
72 Polk St., (630) 554-2999, littlewhiteschoolmuseum.org
An Oswego landmark built in 1850, used over the years as a
church, schoolhouse, and museum. DonatIon
Lincoln-Douglas Debate Memorial Plaza, ottawa
Washington Square Park, (815) 434-2737,
experienceottawa.com
Memorial commemorates the location of the first Lincoln-
Douglas debate on Aug. 21, 1858, with heroic bronze statues.
Plaza also features a reflecting pond and fountain. XFree
ottawa Scouting Museum, ottawa
1100 Canal St., (815) 431-9353, ottawascoutingmuseum.org
This museum promotes and preserves the colorful and
proud traditions of Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Camp Fire
Boys and Girls. X$
Farnsworth House Museum, Plano
14520 River Rd., (630) 552-0052, farnsworthhouse.org
Designed by renowned architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe,
the Farnsworth House stands several feet off the ground
on painted steel trusses, overlooking the Fox River. It is
essentially a glass box of sculptural simplicity that started
the minimalist movement. $
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Oprah Winfrey’s personal Bentley.
27582 Volo VIllage Rd., Volo,
(815) 385-3644, volocars.com
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aplington House, Polo
123 N. Franklin Ave., (815) 946-4142, polohistoricalsociety.org
Lincoln slept in this house for two nights in 1856. It was the
home of Polo’s founder, Zenaf Aplington. DonatIon
Poplar Grove Vintage Wings and Wheels Museum,
Poplar Grove
5151 Orth Rd., (815) 547-3115, thevintagemuseum.com
Located at the Poplar Grove Airport, this museum has a variety
of vintage autos, airplanes and other equipment. The museum
includes authentic 1920s hangars and car garages. X$
Cernan earth and Space Center, river Grove
Triton College, 2000 5th Ave., (708) 456-0300
Ext. 3372, triton.edu/cernan
Enjoy earth and sky shows, children’s shows, laser-light
shows and a gift shop. X$
Burpee Museum of natural History, rockford
737 N. Main St., (815) 965-3433, burpee.org
Meet Jane, Rockford’s celebrity dinosaur, one of the most
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Ethnic Heritage Museum, Rockford
1129 S. Main St., (815) 962-7402, ethnicheritagemuseum.org
This home-museum, built in 1850, features exhibits
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Built in 1865, this Swiss-style Victorian home features
parquet floors, detailed woodwork, and wall and ceiling
murals. The garden is an authentic restoration of a
turn-of-the-20th-century rose garden with heirloom
roses, annuals and perennials. X$
Historic Auto Attractions, Roscoe
13825 Metric Dr., (815) 389-7917, historicautoattractions.com
Enjoy 70+ historic vehicles and hundreds of pieces of history,
including presidential limousines, gangster autos, cars of
the stars and famous movie automobiles. X$
Donald E. Stephens Museum of Hummels, Rosemont
9511 W. Higgins Rd., (847) 692-4000,
stephenshummelmuseum.com
Take a close look at more than 3,000 rare M. I. Hummels
and Anri woodcarvings at this museum. XFREE
Russell Military Museum, Russell
43363 Old Hwy. 41, (847) 395-7020, russellmilitarymuseum.com
See more than 100 military vehicles from World War I
to present day. The museum offers 10,000 square feet
of indoor display area and eight acres of outdoor display
space. The museum reopens in spring 2012.
X$
Trickster Gallery Native American Arts, Schaumburg
190 S. Roselle Rd., (847) 301-2090, trickstergallery.org
The only contemporary fine-arts institution in Illinois that is
owned and operated by Native Americans. The gallery hosts
American Indian art exhibitions, educational and cultural
presentations, and film screenings. Also features a gift shop
and resource center. XDoNATioN
illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, Skokie
9603 Woods Dr., (847) 491-0905, ilholocaustmuseum.org
This museum, the largest in the Midwest, honors the
memories of those who were lost and teaches the universal
lessons that combat hatred, prejudice and indifference.
The museum features a Hall of Remembrance, an exhibition
chronicling life before, during and after the Holocaust,
and a youth exhibit. X$
Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park, Skokie
McCormick Blvd. between Touhy and Dempster streets,
(847) 679-4265, sculpturepark.org
This unique facility combines recreational features with
an outstanding exhibition of large-scale contemporary
sculpture in a beautifully landscaped, easily accessible
setting. Stroll, skate, or bicycle along the paved path and
view art in nature. XFREE
Fox River Trolley Museum, South Elgin
361 S. LaFox St., (847) 697-4676, foxtrolley.org
Celebrating more than 100 years of electric trolleys,
the original electric trains and cars travel a four-mile
circuit along the scenic Fox River. $
Norris Cultural Arts Center, St. Charles
1040 Dunham Rd., (630) 584-7200, norrisculturalarts.com
This art gallery also has a 1,000-seat theater for the
performing arts. XFREE
Midwest Museum of Natural History, Sycamore
425 W. State St., (815) 895-9777, mmnh.org
Get up close to an African elephant, a hippo, a pride of
lions and much more as you acquire an appreciation for the
world’s diverse natural environment and human cultures.
Many exhibits and interactive learning experiences for
children and adults. X$
illinois Railway Museum, Union
7000 Olson Rd., (800) BIG-RAIL, (815) 923-4391, irm.org
Railroad aficionados can get close to more than 400 cars
and locomotives, including a complete Burlington Zephyr
Streamliner, at this operating railroad museum with 56 acres
of running room. X$
Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park, University Park
1 University Pkwy., (708) 534-4486, govst.edu/sculpture
See this collection of outdoor sculptures on the campus
of Governors State University. View works by Di Suvero,
Nauman, Miss, Puryear and others. Reservations are
required for guided tours. XFREE
Cuneo Museum and Gardens, Vernon Hills
1350 N. Milwaukee Ave., (847) 362-3042, cuneomuseum.org
Admire fine Old Master paintings, 17th-century tapestries,
Oriental rugs, sculptures, formal gardens and a conservatory
in this 1914 mansion with private chapel. X$
Volo Auto Museum, Volo
27582 W. Volo Village Rd., (815) 385-3644, volocars.com
A 30-acre theme park containing five indoor showrooms
with more than 300 collectible and Hollywood cars; four
antique malls with 350 dealers displaying their unique finds;
and the Mercantile Mall, housing a broad array of gifts and
the largest selection of die-cast automobiles in the Midwest.
X$
Lake County Discovery Museum, Wauconda
Lakewood Forest Preserve, Fairfield Rd. at Rte. 176,
(847) 968-3400, lcfpd.org
Located in a pristine 3,000-acre setting, this award-winning
regional museum provides hands-on exhibits and special
events throughout the year. The museum also houses
the famous Curt Teich postcard archives, including a large
collection of Route 66 postcards. X$
Billy Graham Center Museum, Wheaton
500 College Ave., (630) 752-5157, bgcmuseum.com
Located on the campus of Wheaton College, this museum
houses the history of evangelism and revivalism in America,
including rare artifacts, art and displays, and a powerful 3-D
gospel presentation. XDoNATioN
Cantigny Park, Wheaton
1S151 Winfield Rd., (630) 668-5161, cantigny.org
Cantigny was the home of Colonel Robert R. McCormick,
editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune. The 500-acre
estate is now home to the First Division Military Museum,
two restaurants and a 27-hole golf course. Fee for parking.
X$
Bahá’í House of Worship, Wilmette
100 Linden Ave., (847) 853-2300, bahaitemple.org
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Bahá’í
temple is world-renowned for its distinctive architecture.
XFREE
Challenger Learning Center for Science and
Technology, Woodstock
222 Church St., (815) 338-7722, challengerillinois.org
Fly a simulated space mission by appointment at this
interactive educational center. XFREE
old Courthouse Arts Center, Woodstock
Woodstock Square, 101 N. Johnson St., (815) 338-4525,
oldcourthouseartscenter.com
The artwork in this unique 1857 building represents all styles
and mediums. FREE
OutdOOrs/recreatiOn
Raging Buffalo Snowboard Park, Algonquin
Rte. 31, (847) 836-RAGE, ragingbuffalo.com
This snowboard-exclusive park challenges boarders of all
levels with half pipes, kickers, tabletops and more. Rental
equipment and instructors are available to help you get
started on a snowboarding adventure. X$
Phillips Park, Aurora
1000 Ray Moses Dr., (630) 898-7228, aurora-il.org
Enjoy more than 300 acres of hiking, fishing, tennis,
ice-skating, sledding and horseshoes. There’s also
an aquatic center, golf course, driving range and
zoo with elk, foxes, potbellied pigs and more.
The sunken garden boasts more than 25,000 gorgeous
plants and flowers. XFREE
James “Pate” Phillip State Park, Bartlett
2054 W. Stearns Rd., (630) 933-7200, dupageforest.com
In an effort to restore biodiversity to the area and preserve a
tall grass prairie ecosystem, this land was protected in 1990.
Exhibits and activities at the visitors center teach guests
about the need for the restoration of natural areas FREE
Boone County Conservation District, Belvidere
603 N. Appleton Rd., (815) 547-7935,
boonecountyconservationdistrict.org
The enchanting charm of Boone County’s Buffalo Creek
creates a picturesque scene of nature at its finest. With a
mission of preserving nature for generations to come, the
area offers numerous educational events and festivals. FREE
Mazonia/Braidwood State Fish and Wildlife Area,
Braceville
7705 E. Houston Rd., (815) 237-0063, dnr.illinois.gov
Hike, hunt or fish on more than 6,000 acres, including
Braidwood Lake and expanses of grassland. XFREE
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Convention & Visitors
Bureau
77 Riverside Dr., Elgin, IL 60120
(847) 695-7540
(800) 217-5362
Northernfoxrivervalley.com
Slow down and delight in the moment as you
make your way through Chicagoland’s Northern
Fox River Valley. There is plenty to experience
and the memories you create will last a lifetime.
The train enthusiast will enjoy the largest
railway museum in the United States at Illinois
Railway Museum. Adventure seekers head to
the Grand Victoria Casino in the heart of Elgin.
Nature is calling your name as the kids race
down the 36 miles of trails along the banks of
the Fox River. Step back in time and tour the halls
of the Frank Lloyd designed Muirhead Farmhouse
in Hampshire. Whatever excites you the Elgin Area
has a memory waiting for you.
Tucked away amidst the gorgeous Fox
River Valley is Geneva, a picture
postcard, overflowing with comfort
and charm. This town boasts the
perfect getaway with over 100
specialty shops among historic
architecture, fine accommodations,
and several festivals and events
throughout the year. With award
winning restaurants and abundant
leisure activities, including bike trails,
relaxing salons and spas, unique shop-
ping and nearby public golf courses,
Geneva supplies endless opportunities.
Geneva
Geneva Chamber of Commerce
8 S. Third St., Geneva, IL. 60134
(630) 232-6060 • genevachamber.com
Experience “The Best Mix of Urban & Sub-
urban” in the Aurora Area. Steeped in rich
history and with a foot in the future, the
Aurora Area has energy hard to resist. From
historic downtowns, Fox River fun and the
sizzling Hollywood Casino to world-class
theatre, architectural tours, outdoor festivals and
concerts, the Aurora Area features the pizzazz of
big cities and the charm of rural communities.
Aurora Area
Convention & Visitors
Bureau
43 W. Galena Blvd., Aurora IL 60506
(800) 477-4369 • EnjoyAurora.com
Scan this QR code for
more information about
the Aurora Area
Greater St. Charles
Convention and Visitors Bureau
Experience a naturally charming
community, located in the heart of
the Fox River Valley. During your
visit to St. Charles, you’ll enjoy
live theater, antique and boutique
shopping, delectable dining and
a beautiful downtown district.
With 11 hotels to choose from,
there are plenty of places to rest
your head after a day of exploring. When
you visit, you are sure to take with you
memories to last a lifetime. St. Charles,
Illinois...always has been, always will be
naturally charming.
311 N. Second St., Suite 100
St. Charles, IL 60174
(800) 777-4373
visitstcharles.com
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Kankakee River State Park, Bradley/Bourbonnais
5314 W. Rte. 102, (815) 933-1383, dnr.illinois.gov
The Kankakee River State Park is a photographers’ favorite
and a 4,000-acre outdoor paradise. Since 1890, recreation
seekers have come to hike, bike, canoe, fish, hunt and relax.
The park’s Rock Creek Café and Trading Post offers meals
and camping supplies. XFRee
Brookfield Zoo, Brookfield
1st Ave. at 31st St., (708) 688-8000, czs.org
Situated on 216 beautifully landscaped acres, the park is
home to more than 3,000 animals representing 425 different
species, many living in award-winning indoor immersion
exhibits. The zoo also offers a wide variety of shopping and
dining options. X$
Long Prairie Trail, Capron
Along Rte. 173, (815) 547-7935,
boonecountyconservationdistrict.org
This 14.6-mile paved recreational trail runs south of IL Rte.
173 and winds past the northern Boone County towns of
Caledonia, Capron and Poplar Grove. XFRee
the fountain is the centerpiece of Grant Park. From summer
through the end of fall, evening light shows enhance the
spectacle. FRee
Lakefront Trail, Chicago
Bryn Mawr Ave. to 75th St., chicagoparkdistrict.com
During all seasons, walkers, runners, bikers and in-line
skaters take advantage of Chicago’s scenic beaches and
harbors. XFRee
Lincoln Park Conservatory, Chicago
2391 N. Stockton Dr., (312) 742-7736, chicagoparkdistrict.com
The wonders of nature bloom year-round in this botanical
garden, designed by J. L. Silsbee. One million people come
each year to see exotic plants from all over the world.
XFRee
Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago
2001 N. Clark St., (312) 742-2000, lpzoo.org
Thousands of exotic and endangered species fill animal
houses, habitats, pools and exhibits. Stop at the Farm in the
Zoo, and be sure to see the Regenstein Center for African
Apes and the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool. XFRee
Millennium Park, Chicago
Michigan Ave. between Randolph and Monroe streets,
(312) 742-1168, millenniumpark.org
The 24
1
⁄2-acre park showcases world-class art, music,
architecture and landscape design. Millennium Park features
the work of renowned artists and architects, including Frank
Gehry, Anish Kapoor, Kathryn Gustafson and more. XFRee
North Avenue Beach/Oak Street Beach, Chicago
North Ave. at Lake Michigan, Oak St. at Lake Michigan,
(312) 74-BEACH, (312) 742-PLAY, chicagoparkdistrict.com
Enjoy great alfresco dining and people watching. North
Avenue is home to the Chicago Air & Water Show, and Oak
Street features the largest area of deep-water swimming in
the city. FRee
Osaka Garden, Chicago
Jackson Park, 5900 S. Lake Shore Dr., hydepark.org
Located in the middle of Jackson Park, Osaka Garden is a
true Chicago gem. Free and open to the public, the garden
will have you relaxed and forgetting the hustle and bustle of
the urban city in no time. XFRee
William W. Powers State Fish and Wildlife Area, Chicago
12949 S. Ave. O, (773) 646-3270, dnr.illinois.gov
Enjoy hunting, picnicking, winter sports and fishing at Wolf
Lake, which offers six miles of shoreline for bank anglers.
XFRee
Fox River Trail, elgin
Along the Fox River, (847) 695-7540, (800) 217-5362,
northernfoxrivervalley.com
The 36-mile Fox River Trail runs along the river from
Aurora to the north, through Elgin, East and West Dundee,
Carpentersville and Algonquin. Some favorite stops are Al’s
Creamery in Elgin, the Depot Visitor Center in East Dundee
and farmers markets in East Dundee. XFRee
Busse Woods Forest Preserve, elk Grove Village
Golf and Arlington Heights roads, (708) 366-9420, fpdcc.com
Enjoy 3,700 acres of the great outdoors with fishing, hiking
and canoeing, as well as winter sports. XFRee
Mayan Adventure Indoor Waterpark, elmhurst
624 N. York Rd., (630) 279-1100, mayanindoorwaterpark.com
Enjoy 24,000 sq. ft. of wet and wild fun for all ages. Zip
down the body and tube slides and land in the plunge pool.
Toddlers will delight in the interactive water station. X$
Fox Lake, Fox Lake
Off Rte. 12, (847) 587-7474, discoverfoxlake.com
Fox Lake, the largest of 10 interconnecting lakes in the Chain
o’ Lakes area, offers boating, waterskiing, snowmobiling,
Jet Skiing and waterfront dining. FRee
Norge Ski Jump, Fox River Grove
100 Ski Hill Rd., (847) 639-9718, norgeskiclub.com
Year-round events bring the thrill of Olympic-style ski
jumping to northern Illinois. Annual winter tournament
brings world-class jumpers to Norge, the oldest ski club in
the nation. $
Franklin Creek State Natural Area, Franklin Grove
1872 Twist Rd., (815) 456-2878, dnr.illinois.gov
This beautiful nature area offers fishing, horseback riding,
hiking trails and hunting. XFRee
Freeport Canoe Company, Freeport
1442 S. High St., (815) 233-1065, freeportcanoecompany.com
The relaxing, easily paddled journey into Tutty’s Landing
in downtown Freeport is about four to five hours long and
is the perfect way to get a share of adventure while also
relaxing and taking in scenic views of Freeport. Call to make
reservations for a fun family adventure. $
Jane Addams Trail, Freeport
Freeport to Wisconsin state line, (800) 369-2955,
janeaddamstrail.com
This multiuse recreational trail follows Richland Creek and
the Pecatonica River to the Wisconsin state line. XFRee
Fabyan estate and Forest Preserve, Geneva
Illinois routes 31 and 25 south of Geneva,
(630) 232-5980, kaneforest.com
Created by Col. and Mrs. George Fabyan, who lived on the
300-acre estate from 1905 to the 1930s, this attraction
includes a restored Frank Lloyd Wright-designed villa,
now a museum. It also has a Japanese garden, a teahouse
and a Dutch windmill. XDONATION
Fox River Bike Trail, Geneva
Rtes. 25 and 31, just north of Fabyan Parkway,
630.232.5980, kaneforest.com
This beautiful trail follows the banks of the Fox River almost
30 miles in Kane County alone. The trail has access to
excellent fishing, canoeing, picturesque picnic facilities and
the Fabyan Forest Preserve, and is ideal for biking, hiking,
cross-country skiing and jogging. FRee
Peck Farm Park Interpretive Center, Geneva
38W199 Kaneville Rd. (630) 262-8244,
genevaparks.org/facilities/pfic.html
This picturesque 395-acre park includes a visitors center
with hands-on nature and history room, observation silo,
sensory garden, nature trails, bike trails, picnic area,
soccer fields, baseball diamonds, 19-acre wetland and
outdoor summer butterfly house. XFRee
Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe
1000 Lake Cook Rd., (847) 835-5440, chicagobotanic.org
This botanical paradise has 23 gardens, several lakes, nine
islands and rolling hills on more than 300 acres. Stroll
through the fragrant rose garden, the sensory garden and
the stunning three-island Japanese garden. A walking and
biking trail borders the gardens. XFRee
The Grove, Glenview
1421 Milwaukee Ave., (847) 299-6096, thegroveglenview.org
Hiking trails crisscross 124 acres of The Grove, a National
Historic Landmark. Visit the log cabin and schoolhouse that
date back to the mid-1800s, and the interpretive center with
its Illinois-themed wildlife exhibits. XDONATION
KeyLime Cove Water Resort, Gurnee
1700 Nations Dr., (877) 360-0403, keylimecove.com
This tropical escape features a 65,000-sq.-ft. indoor water
park, 400 guest suites, spa, arcade, entertainment center,
restaurants and more. Water park open to hotel guests
only. X$
Enjoy wine country in luxury
by staying in one of Lynfred
Winery’s themed rooms. Indulge
in tastings of the locally made
wines and treat yourself to the
winery chef’s favorite creations
to accompany the savory nectar
of the grapes. 15 S. Roselle
Rd., Roselle, (630) 529-9463,
lynfredwinery.com
GOOD nights
Channahon State Park, Channahon
25302 W. Story St., (815) 467-4271, dnr.illinois.gov
See the I&M Canal locks and the restored lock-tender’s
house. FRee
Magic Waters Waterpark, Cherry Valley
7820 Cherryvale N. Blvd., (800) 373-1679, (815) 332-3260,
magicwaterswaterpark.com
Magic Waters features a water coaster, wave pool, body
and tube slides, Little Lagoon, SplashMagic Island,
SplashMagic River, sand volleyball and two enclosed
tube slides. X$
Chicago River Canoe & Kayak, Chicago
3400 N. Rockwell St., (773) 704-2663, chicagoriverpaddle.com
Take an up-close view of the Chicago River by renting a
boat from Chicago River Canoe & Kayak, or join one of their
outings. Lessons available. $
Garfield Park Conservatory, Chicago
300 N. Central Park Ave., (312) 746-5100,
garfield-conservatory.org
Designed by Jens Jensen in 1906–07, the conservatory
is famous for its flower shows, exotic-plant collection
and jungle climate—a botanical garden under glass.
XDONATION
Grant Park and Buckingham Fountain, Chicago
Grant Park at Congress Pkwy., (312) 742-PLAY,
chicagoparkdistrict.com
Dubbed “Chicago’s Front Yard,” Grant Park consists of the
Museum Campus and Millennium Park. Grant Park is also
home to Buckingham Fountain. Modeled after Latona
Fountain basin at Versailles in France, but twice its size,
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A Getaway Like it Used to Be. The Blackhawk Water-
ways region encompasses the four northwest Illinois
counties of Carroll, Lee, Ogle and Whiteside. 2700
square miles of unique experiences that await your
personal discovery. Quaint cabins & B&Bs, signifi-
cant Illinois history & heritage, outstanding outdoor
recreation, 125 miles of pristine rivers for fishing &
boating, charming shopping & antique treasures. All
within 3 hours of Chicago. For Tourism and Lodging
info call 800-678-2108.
Blackhawk Waterways CVB
201 North Franklin Avenue, Polo, IL 61064
bwcvb.com
“Lots to see and do.”
Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home,
Heritage Riverfront Crossing
with Reagan statue, the Dixon
Welcome Center/Lincoln High-
way Exhibit plus gifts and our
special petunia wine. Shopping,
restaurants and much more. Come and stay. For Tourism and Lodging info
call 815 284-DIXON (3496).
Dixon Tourism/Dixon Welcome Center
PO Box 87 River Street, Dixon, IL 61021
DiscoverDixon.com
Come on in...the door is open to Freeport
and Stephenson County in the rolling hills of
Northwest Illinois. Discover the rich heritage of
Freeport’s Lincoln-Douglas Debate of 1858, art
and historical museums, scenic parks including
Krape Park and Lake Le-Aqua-Na State Park, the
Jane Addams Recreation Trail, Little Cubs Field
(a Wrigley replica), antiques, camping, lodging,
and so much more. For visitor information, call
800-369-2955.
Freeport/Stephenson County CVB
4596 US Highway 20 East, Freeport, IL 61032
stephenson-county-il.org
Find time to yourself. Time to-
gether. A treasure. An adventure.
An unforgettable moment. It’s
kayaking down the Galena River
or snowshoeing on a candlelit
trail overlooking the Missis-
sippi River. It’s celebrating in the
midst of revelers at a local event.
It’s finding that perfect gift you
just can’t leave without. It’s strolling hand in hand with someone special.
Whatever it is you’re looking for, you’ll find it in Galena. For tourism and
lodging information call 888-942-5362.
VisitGalena.org
123 North Commerce Street, Galena, IL 61036
VisitGalena.org
Kankakee County provides fun for the whole family
with Oak Ice Arena, Splash Valley Aquatic Center,
the Exploration Station Children’s Museum, and the
Chicago Bears Summer Training Camp. Celebrate
our rural heritage with Kankakee County’s Barn
Quilt Tour, the first county – wide barn quilt tour
developed in Illinois. Located only 50 miles south of
Chicago, visit us to escape the everyday! For Tourism
and Lodging Information call 800-747-4837.
Kankakee County Convention & Visitors Bureau
One Dearborn Square, Suite One, Kankakee IL 60901
visitkankakeecounty.com
Northern Illinois’ National
Scenic Byway. A must see – our
series of hand-painted murals
and Lincoln Highway Interpre-
tive Gazebos along America’s
first transcontinental route.
Discover 179 miles of variety
with; one-of-a-kind attractions,
cozy lodging, parks and outdoor recreation, historic architecture, auto
racing, outstanding dining, riverboat gaming, wineries, boutique shopping,
festivals, special events and so much more! View and download our visitor
guide at drivelincolnhighway.com.
Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition
200 South State Street, Belvidere, IL 61008
drivelincolnhighway.com • 866-455-4249
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Six Flags Great America/Hurricane Harbor, Gurnee
I-94 at Rte. 132 E., (847) 249-1776, sixflags.com
This 300-acre theme park features 14 roller coasters,
including the beloved Little Dipper from Kiddieland,
more than 100 thrilling rides and a water park with a
500,000-gallon wave pool, as well as stage shows and
other fun attractions. X$
Green River State Wildlife Area, Harmon
375 Game Rd., (815) 379-2324, dnr.illinois.gov
This wetland prairie once covered nearly one million acres of
lowlands. Enjoy hiking, hunting and birding. FRee
Volo Bog State Natural Area, Ingleside
28478 W. Brandenburg Rd., (815) 344-1294, dnr.illinois.gov
This beautiful National Natural Landmark supports flora
and wildlife, from marsh marigolds and orchids to mink
and deer. You can picnic, hike and cross-country ski. A park
interpreter is on-site. FRee
CPX Sports, Joliet
2903 Schweitzer Rd., (815) 726-2800, cpxsports.com
At this extreme-sports theme park, you can challenge your
friends to a paintball game, develop team-building skills
and more. X$
Haunted Trails entertainment Center, Joliet
1423 N. Broadway St. (Rte. 53), (815) 722-7800,
hauntedtrailsfun.com
Embrace your inner child at this 14-acre indoor-outdoor
gaming complex. Equipped with two 18-hole miniature
golf courses, three go-cart tracks, batting cages, rides,
games, a restaurant and more. Haunted Trails is the
perfect location for a day of fun for the whole family. $
Haigh Quarry, Kankakee
2738 E. 2000 North Rd., (815) 939-7797, haighquarry.com
Scuba dive in a 14-acre spring-fed quarry teeming with
bass, bluegill, catfish, perch, northern pike, paddlefish and
more. It’s also home to the SS Flamingo, a 33-foot cabin
cruiser. A military dump truck and amphibious vehicle are
on display underwater. X$
Reed’s Canoe Trips, Kankakee
907 N. Indiana Ave., (815) WE-CANOE, reedscanoetrips.com
Choose from three exciting, memorable trips on the
Kankakee River, one of the best canoeing rivers in the state.
It also has some of the purest water in Illinois, fabulous for
fishing. $
Wildlife Discovery Center, Lake Forest
1401 Middlefork Dr., (847) 810-3663, cityoflakeforest.com
With the help of more than 150 resident animals,
this unique combination of nature center, wildlife sanctuary
and museum puts you eye-to-eye with nature. XFRee
Lake Le-Aqua-Na State Park, Lena
8542 N. Lake Rd., (815) 369-4282, dnr.illinois.gov
Enjoy boating, hiking, fishing, swimming, equestrian trails
and cross-country skiing. More than 170 campsites are in the
park. XFRee
McNeil’s Damascus Landing, Lena
4891 W. Cedarville Rd., (800) 369-2955,
(815) 369-5351, lenaparks.org
McNeil’s Damascus Landing offers access to the Pecatonica
River as it meanders nearly 60 miles through undisturbed
midwestern beauty. The landing offers ample parking,
a picnic area, floating dock and canoe/kayak launch.
XFRee
Stephenson–Black Hawk Trail, Lena
406 S. Schuyler St., (800) 369-2955, stephenson-county-il.org
Pick up a map at the shop, then explore this historic,
scenic 13-mile hiking and biking trail. XFRee
Independence Grove Forest Preserve, Libertyville
16400 W. Buckley Rd., (847) 968-3499, independencegrove.org
Set in the broad valley of the Des Plaines River, this
1,100-acre forest preserve offers a wide range of outdoor
recreational and educational opportunities centered on a
115-acre lake reclaimed from a gravel quarry. X$
The Morton Arboretum, Lisle
4100 Rte. 53 at I-88, (630) 968-0074, mortonarb.org
The arboretum is a 1,700-acre oasis of magnificent gardens
and natural areas from around the world. Stroll through the
gardens, enjoy a tour or take a narrative tram ride. Make
sure you see the interactive Children’s Garden and the Maze
Garden during your visit. X$
enchanted Castle entertainment Center, Lombard
1103 S. Main St., (630) 953-7860, enchanted.com
Owned by J. Richard Oltmann, or the “game guru,”
Enchanted Castle is a testing and launching site for the
industry’s newest games. With more than 250 games to
choose from, laser tag, bumper cars and more, Enchanted
Castle is a gamer’s paradise. $
Paradise Bay Water Park, Lombard
433 E. St. Charles Rd. (630) 627-6127, lombardparks.com
Enjoy a relaxing dip in the beach-entry pool to escape the
heat or get your heart pumping on any of the abundant
water slides. $
Rock Cut State Park, Loves Park
7318 Harlem Rd., (815) 885-3311, dnr.illinois.gov
These 3,000 acres offer sailing, fishing, hiking, picnicking
and camping, plus cross-country skiing and ice fishing in
winter. XFRee
Illini State Park, Marseilles
2660 E. 2350th Rd., (815) 795-2448, dnr.illinois.gov
Enjoy nature at this 500-acre park featuring songbirds,
waterfowl and water life, as well as ball fields, fishing,
hiking, biking and more. XFRee
LaSalle Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area, Marseilles
2651 N. 21st Rd., (815) 357-1608, dnr.illinois.gov
This 2,058-acre lake features rocky shorelines, a wildlife
refuge and opportunities for fishing, bird-watching and
picnicking. XFRee
Old Plank Road Trail, Matteson
Park Forest, (708) 748-1080, oprt.org
Enjoy 20+ miles of paved trail, lush with wildlife and native
prairie plants. Excellent shopping, restaurants, historic areas,
parks and forest preserve facilities located along the trail.
XFRee
Moraine Hills State Park, McHenry
1510 S. River Rd., (815) 385-1624, dnr.illinois.gov
This park offers biking and hiking trails, fishing and boating.
Boat rentals and concessions are available. XFRee
Prairie Trail, McHenry
(888) 363-6177, (815) 363-6177, visitmchenrycounty.com
Bike, hike or skate this 26-mile trail from its beginning in
Algonquin to the Wisconsin state line, north of Richmond.
Trail passes through several quaint communities and the
spectacular Glacial Park. XFRee
Gebhard Woods State Park, Morris
401 Ottawa St., (815) 942-0796, dnr.illinois.gov
Dotted with shade trees, this state park stretches along the
I&M Canal. Hiking, camping, picnicking and canoeing are
offered. A park interpreter is on-site. XFRee
Heidecke Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area, Morris
5010 N. Jugtown Rd., (815) 942-6352, dnr.illinois.gov
At this state hunting, fishing and wildlife refuge, you can
fish for walleye and striped bass or hunt for deer. XFRee
I&M Canal State Trail & Visitors Center, Morris
Rockdale to LaSalle-Peru, 402 Ottawa St.,
(815) 942-0796, dnr.illinois.gov
Enjoy miles of scenic views, historic sites and state
parks along this linear recreation path. Hiking, biking,
fishing and cross-country skiing opportunities are
available. XFRee
William G. Stratton State Park, Morris
401 Ottawa St., (815) 942-0796, dnr.illinois.gov
Boaters and anglers enjoy this six-acre park located along
the Illinois River. XFRee
White Pines Forest State Park, Mount Morris
6712 W. Pines Rd., (815) 946-3717, dnr.illinois.gov
Enjoy recreation on 385 acres, with forests and a state
park lodge. Nonelectric camping sites are available.
Visitors can drive over concrete fords found in the park’s
streams. XFRee
Centennial Beach, Naperville
500 W. Jackson Ave., (630) 848-5092, centennialbeach.org
Centennial Beach was home to the first beach water
show, or “Aquathon,”which included diving, water-skiing,
comedy ballet and synchronized swimming. Visitors
can capture this and more rich history of the Aquathon
and the beach in the beloved community swimming
facility. $
The Riverwalk, Naperville
Downtown Naperville, (630) 848-5000, napervilleparks.org
Built by residents to commemorate the city’s 150th birthday,
the Riverwalk has become a symbol of Naperville. The brick
pathways follow the DuPage River and feature covered
bridges, shepherd’s crook light poles, playgrounds and
gazebos. XFRee
North Branch Bicycle Trail, Niles
Chicago north to Lake County, (708) 366-9420, fpdcc.com
This 22-mile paved hiking and biking trail takes you from
Caldwell and Devon avenues in Chicago to the Chicago
Botanic Garden in Glencoe. It winds along the Chicago
River past the Skokie Lagoons and through forest preserves.
XFRee
River Trail Nature Center, Northbrook
3120 N. Milwaukee Ave., (847) 824-8360, fpdcc.com
River Trail Nature Center tells the story of native animals
and plants through a scenic and educational center.
Walk along the river in the sugar-maple woods on a
self-guided tour, or take the kids to River Trail’s natural
discovery area, where they can climb in an eagle’s
nest or a fox den and even create their own puppet
shows. FRee
Wolfe Wildlife Refuge and Bike Path, Oak Lawn
109th St. at Laramie Ave., (708) 857-2200, olparks.com
Explore the natural beauty and animal habitats of this newly
expanded 45-acre wetlands preserve. Nature programs
are available for all ages: bird surveys, seed collections,
planting, cleanups and hiking. $
Vermillion River Rafting, Oglesby
781 N. 2249th Rd., (815) 667-5242, vermillionriverrafting.com
Head down the Vermillion River, recognized as a good
beginner river, on a whitewater rafting or kayaking
adventure. Vermillion River Rafting supplies rafts, paddles,
life vests and instructions. Reservations recommended. $
Irons Oaks environmental Learning Center,
Olympia Fields
20000 Western Ave., (708) 481-2330, ironsoaks.com
This 37-acre nature preserve has hiking trails and programs
in environmental and adventure education, corporate
training and outdoor recreation. XFRee
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Castle Rock State Park, Oregon
1365 W. Castle Rd., (815) 732-7329, dnr.illinois.gov
Spectacular rock formations, deep ravines and sandstone
buttes make Castle Rock a scenic spot. Canoe up to a
primitive campsite. XFRee
Lowden-Miller State Forest, Oregon
Four miles south of Hwy. 64, (815) 732-7329, dnr.illinois.gov
Most famous for its Chief Black Hawk statue, this popular
park sits alongside the Rock River. Camping, hiking,
boating and fishing are available for visitors. XFRee
Lowden State Park, Oregon
1411 N. River Rd., (815) 732-6828, dnr.illinois.gov
This 2,225-acre state forest situated along the Rock River
offers hunting, hiking, cross-country skiing and equestrian
trails. FRee
Buffalo Rock State Park, Ottawa
1300 N. 27th Rd., (815) 433-2220, (815) 433-2224, dnr.illinois.gov
This park has ball diamonds, picnic areas, biking,
bird-watching and hiking. Also enjoy canoeing and
fishing on the western portion of the I&M Canal State Trail.
XFRee
C&M Canoe Rental, Ottawa
3401 E. 2062nd Rd., (815) 434-6690, cmcanoerental.com
Canoe a scenic part of the Fox River and visit C&M’s friendly
pub. $
Skydive Chicago, Ottawa
3215 E. 1969th Rd., (800) SKYDIVE, (815) 433-0000,
skydivechicago.com
Pay a visit to this world-class training and skydiving center.
The site includes hundreds of open acres with a full-hookup
campground, restaurant, fishing and swimming. X$
Starved Rock Adventures, Inc., Ottawa
1 Dee Bennett Rd., (815) 434-9200, starvedrockadventures.com
Take a houseboat vacation and rent Jet Skis, a speedboat,
a pontoon or a fishing boat. Waterfront condos are also
available. X$
Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic Gardens,
Palos Heights
7402 W. Lake Katherine Dr., (708) 361-1873, lakekatherine.org
Naturally a great place to explore, learn and discover some
of nature’s wonders. Let nature be your guide while you find
out why the outdoors is called great. XFRee
Lake Renwick Heron Rookery Nature Preserve, Plainfield
Renwick Rd. east of Rte. 30, (815) 727-8700, fpdwc.org
Bird-watchers love seeing the egrets and the heron rookery
at this nature preserve. The preserve features a park,
lake and forest. XFRee
Glacial Park McHenry County Conservation District,
Ringwood
6316 Harts Rd., (815) 338-6223, mccdistrict.org
Glacial activity created this spectacular landscape, featuring
kettles, bogs, wetlands and oak savannas. More than 3,300
acres offer hiking, biking, canoeing, horseback riding,
cross-country skiing, an interpretive trail, an amphitheater,
a conference center, a picnic area and Wiedrich Education
Barn. XFRee
Nippersink Creek Canoe Trail, Ringwood
(815) 338-6223, mccdistrict.org
Canoe this grade-A stream, one of the finest in Illinois.
Four canoe landings allow visitors to launch their personal
canoes. Trail passes through Glacial Park with trips of two or
four hours. FRee
Anderson Japanese Gardens, Rockford
318 Spring Creek Rd., (815) 229-9390, andersongardens.org
Stroll formal Japanese gardens, with 12 acres of waterfalls,
koi ponds, quiet corners and a 16th-century-style teahouse.
A visitors center, gift shop and seminar rooms also open.
X$
CoCo Key Water Resort, Rockford
Clock Tower Resort & Conference Center, 7801 E. State St.,
(866) 754-9658, cocokeywaterresort.com
Enjoy three giant waterslides, Coconut Grove Adventure
River, interactive Play Island, Key Quest Arcade and more.
The water park is open to Clock Tower guests and offers day
passes for the public. X$
Klehm Arboretum and Botanic Garden, Rockford
2715 S. Main St., (815) 965-8146, klehm.org
Explore 155 acres of rare and unusual trees and shrubs,
themed flower beds and a 1.5-mile paved trail. The garden
holds special events and workshops in the pavilion and
education center throughout the year. X$
Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens, Rockford
1354 N. 2nd St., (815) 987-8858, rockfordparkdistrict.org
The conservatory has an 11,000-sq.-ft. tropical plant
exhibition area with water features, seating areas
and sculptures. The gardens feature an annual garden
with colorful bedding plants. All this is adjacent to
a beautiful 10-mile walking path along the Rock River.
XFRee
Severson Dells Nature Center, Rockford
8786 Montague Rd., (815) 335-2915, seversondells.com
Enjoy 369 unspoiled acres with a 90 percent concentration of
native wildflowers, a paved path and 2.5 miles of trails. The
center features a butterfly garden, gift shop, aquarium and
indoor beehive. FRee
Spring Brook Marina, Seneca
623 W. River Dr., (815) 357-8666, springbrookmarina.com
At this full-service marina, you’ll find a restaurant, new- and
used-boat sales, transient slips and fuel. $
Shabbona Lake State Park, Shabbona
100 Preserve Rd., (815) 824-2106, dnr.illinois.gov
Named after a Potawatomi chief, this park offers boating,
camping, picnicking, hiking, fishing, hunting and an
interpretive nature trail. XFRee
Bicycle Trails, St. Charles
(800) 777-4373, visitstcharles.com
Follow your heart’s desire, whether it’s the 40-mile
stretch along the banks of the Fox River or the Great
Western Trail through the vast prairies. Call for your free
bicycle map. FRee
Canoe the Vermillion, Streator
(815) 673-3218, canoethevermillion.com
Enjoy the Vermillion waterway in the Starved Rock area with
a canoe trip down the river. Reservations required. $
Grizzly Jack’s Grand Bear Resort, Utica
2643 N. Rte. 178, (866) 399-FUNN, (815) 667-3866,
grizzlyjacksresort.com
Water park plus nine thrilling, full-size rides at the
Enchanted Forest, including The Eclipse—one of only three
in the world. All are enclosed so the fun never stops,
even when the weather is less than perfect. Water park
open only to guests. X$
Matthiessen State Park, Utica
Rte. 178, (815) 667-4868, dnr.illinois.gov
See one of two remaining sculpted faces that may have
served as geographical markers for escaped slaves in the
canyon near the banks of the Illinois River. Enjoy hiking,
hunting, cross-country skiing and more in this state park
known for its waterfalls, bluffs and canyons. XFRee
Starved Rock Stables, Utica
RR 71, (815) 667-3026, starvedrockstables.com
The stables offer guided trail rides for children 10 years and
up, hayrides, bonfires and more. Open Apr.–Oct., weather
permitting. Call for reservations. $
Starved Rock State Park, Utica
Rte. 178, lodge: (815) 667-4726, (800) 868-ROCK, dnr.illinois.gov
Waterfalls, bluffs and 18 canyons dominate the landscape of
this spectacular state park, located near Matthiessen State
Park. XFRee
Safari Land, Villa Park
701 W. North Ave. (630) 530-4649, safari-land.com
Enjoy a fun day inside at this amusement park featuring an
arcade, go-carts, bumper cars, and Illinois’ largest indoor
roller coaster. X$
Historic Auto AttrActions houses more than 70 vehicles and hundreds
of pieces of history within its walls. Exhibits range from presidential
limousines, Al Capone’s truck and Adolf Hitler’s six-wheeled staf car to Elvis
Presley’s Lincoln and multiple Batmobiles. 13825 Metric Dr., Roscoe, (815)
389-7917, historicautoattractions.com
Car culture
Sand Bluff Bird Observatory, Shirland
Colored Sands Forest Preserve, 10602 Haas Rd.,
(815) 629-2671, (815) 877-6100, sandbluff.org
Take advantage of a fascinating opportunity to see
a wide variety of migrating birds being banded and
released. The preserve has extensive prairies and
pristine views from sand bluffs that overlook the
Sugar River. XDONATION
Chain o’ Lakes State Park, Spring Grove
8916 Wilmot Rd., (847) 587-5512, dnr.illinois.gov
Explore 6,500 acres of water, woods, fields and twisting
shoreline. Try cross-country skiing and ice fishing in
winter. Enjoy hiking, horseback riding, camping,
fishing and boating the rest of the year. Bike, boat and
horse rentals are available. XFRee
Waukegan Port District, Waukegan
55 S. Harbor Place, (847) 244-3133, waukeganport.com
Waukegan Harbor offers you a beautiful lakefront and
marina with promenade, park, nearby public beach and
slips to accommodate any craft, from sailboats to luxury
cruisers, throughout a full boating season from Apr. 1 to
Nov. 1. XFRee
Ayers Landing Canoe Rental, Wedron
3494 E. 2089th Rd., (800) 540-2394, (815) 434-2233,
ayerslandingcanoerental.com
Float down the beautiful lower Fox River on a canoe trip.
Call for reservations. $
Cosley Zoo, Wheaton
1356 N. Gary Ave., (630) 665-5534, cosleyzoo.org
Cosley Zoo provides an intimate setting to interact with
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Illinois native animals and domestic farm animals. Wildlife
exhibits featuring shady expanses and natural habitats for
the animals will leave you with a sneak peek at the true
lives of the animals. Check out the new Pig and Poultry
exhibit for chickens and pigs. $
Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, Wheaton
3S580 Naperville Rd., (630) 933-7200, dupageforest.com
Explore and enjoy more than 25,000 acres of forests,
lakes, prairies and open spaces in more than 60 scenic
preserves and five educational facilities, as well as golf
at Maple Meadows, Green Meadows and Oak Meadows.
XFree
Illinois Prairie Path, Wheaton
South of St. Charles Rd., (630) 752-0120, ipp.org
A 62-mile hiking, biking, jogging, equestrian and nature trail
follows the bed of a long-gone railroad. One of the nation’s
first linear recreation trails, the Prairie Path has been a
model for others in the United States. XFree
North Point Marina, Winthrop Harbor
701 North Point Dr., (847) 746-2845, npmonline.com
Considered one of the finest and largest floating-dock
marinas in North America, North Point occupies 140 acres
with access to Lake Michigan. This state-of-the-art facility
has 1,500 slips, a restaurant, swimming beaches, charter
boats, utility hookups, dry boat storage, hiking and biking
trails, picnic areas and more. X$
Silver Springs State Fish and Wildlife Area, Yorkville
13608 Fox Rd., (630) 553-6297, dnr.illinois.gov
Choose from various recreational opportunities, including
fishing, hunting, youth group camping, hiking, cross-
country skiing and more. An equestrian trail and remote-
control airfield are also on-site. XFree
Illinois Beach State Park, Zion
Sheridan and Wadsworth roads, (847) 662-4828,
(847) 662-4811, dnr.illinois.gov
The only Illinois state park on Lake Michigan, Illinois Beach
has beaches and trails for hiking, biking, camping and
bird-watching. It is also the only place in Illinois with sand
dunes. A remodeled lodge for guests offers lakeside views.
XFree
SightSeeing/
entertainment
Wood Carvings at Amboy City Park, Amboy
E. Main St. east of U.S. Hwy. 52, (815) 857-3814, cityofamboy.org
Thirty-one wood carvings made from tree trunks stand in
this park. The images depict three presidents from Illinois
(Reagan, Lincoln, Grant) and life in and around the city of
Amboy. The park is closed in the winter. XFree
Arlington Park racetrack, Arlington Heights
2200 W. Euclid Ave., (847) 385-7500, arlingtonpark.com
The fun includes thoroughbred horse racing, festivals,
concerts, expos and more. Call about family days during
racing season, which typically runs from May to Sept. X$
Hollywood Casino Aurora, Aurora
49 W. Galena Blvd., (630) 801-1234, hollywoodcasinoaurora.com
One of the area’s best gaming facilities is now better than
ever. Play slots, blackjack, Caribbean stud poker, craps,
poker and roulette. Enjoy more than 53,000 sq. ft. of gaming
space. The pavilion has three restaurants and a collection of
movie memorabilia XFree
Swimming Stones, Aurora
Stolp Ave. and Benton St., (630) 906-0654, aurora-il.org
Sculpted by Christian Tobin, this kinetic water sculpture
combines art with the laws of physics. You’ll be fascinated
as you watch the giant stones rock, spin and swivel on a
cushion of water. XFree
Walter Payton’s roundhouse Complex, Aurora
205 N. Broadway, (630) 264-BREW,
walterpaytonsroundhouse.com
The late Chicago Bears legend renovated the historic
Aurora Roundhouse into a complex with eateries, shops,
a museum, a microbrewery, banquet facilities and
entertainment. XFree
Fabyan Dutch Windmill, Batavia
Fabyan Forest Preserve on Rte. 25, (630) 232-5980, Donation
Admire one of the best examples of an authentic Dutch
windmill in the U.S. The 68-ft. five-story working windmill
was built by German craftsman Louis Backhaus between
1850 and 1860. X
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia
Kirk Rd. at Pine St., (630) 840-3351, fnal.gov
See the site of the world’s most powerful particle
accelerator, where particles circle the four-mile ring 57,000
times each second. Restored prairie-grass areas, historic
barns, self-guided tours and a bison herd. XFree
Walldog Murals, Belvidere
(815) 544-6242, boonecountyarts.com
View 15 historic wall murals in various downtown Belvidere
locations, painted by 250+ artists. See why Belvidere has
been named “Illinois’ City of Murals.” XFree
Hidden Cove Sportsplex Park, Bourbonnais
70 Ken Hayes Dr., (815) 933-9150, hcsportplex.com
Summer home to the Chicago Bears, Hidden Cove
Sportsplex hosts a variety of indoor and outdoor
activities, basketball, soccer, miniature golf,
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bumper cars, miniature bowling and arcades are among
the exciting features offered at the park. Check out the
full-service pizza restaurant or the concession stand for a
snack break. $
Chicago Fire Soccer Club, Bridgeview
7000 S. Harlem Ave., (888) MLS-FIRE,
(708) 594-7200, chicago-fire.com
The Chicago Fire plays major league soccer in Toyota Park,
the 20,000-seat world-class soccer and concert stadium.
X$
Chicago Indoor Racing, Buffalo Grove
301 Hastings Dr., (847) 941-9400,
chicagoindoorracing.com
Drive special racing carts and don red jumpsuits and
helmets before taking to the road. Must be 18 or older to
race, but facility has a viewing area, game room, bar and
restaurant. Fee for racing. X$
Eskape Entertainment Facility, Buffalo Grove
350 McHenry Rd., (847) 821-9000, eskape.us
Eskape Entertainment Facility: the perfect destination
for events for all ages, from children’s birthday
parties to bachelor and bachelorette celebrations.
Notable features include an arcade, a newly added
laser tag arena, innovative bowling experiences
and a top-notch American eatery, Grillworks.
X$
Long Grove Confectionery Company, Buffalo Grove
333 Lexington Dr., (888) 459-3100,
(847) 459-3100, longgrove.com
Take a chocolate-factory tour at this purveyor of fine
chocolates. You’ll get a tour hat and samples. Be sure to
visit the discount store. X
Weiskopf Observatory, Byron
7993 N. River Rd., (815) 234-8535,
byronforestpreserve.com
An 11-in. Celestron reflecting telescope is available
at the J. Weiskopf Observatory for public viewing and
special programs. During the weekly viewing sessions,
visitors see the planets, the moon and fainter objects
in the sky. Call ahead to confirm viewing conditions.
FREE
Amazing Chicago’s Funhouse Maze, Chicago
Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave, (888) 893-7300,
amazingchicago.com
Wander through the Rainbow Tunnel, Elevator Drop
and the Mirror Maze. Help put out the Great Chicago
Fire by finding and sounding the old-fashioned fire
alarm in the Blaze Maze. Finish the great maze
with the Lights over Chicago finale fireworks show.
X$
Eli’s Cheesecake World, Chicago
6701 W. Forest Preserve Dr., (800) 999-8300,
elicheesecake.com
Eli’s includes a bakery, visitors center, store, cafe and more.
Take a tour of the plant where 20,000 cheesecakes are made
every day. Taste one of 50 different flavors, and stock up
with even more. X$
Hershey’s Chicago, Chicago
822 N. Michigan Ave., (312) 337-7711, hersheys.com
What better way to spend the day than surrounded by all
things chocolate? Be sure to check out the Hershey Store’s
“Hershey-izer,” the store’s singing baker, for some laughs.
XFREE
IMAX Theatre, Chicago
Navy Pier, 700 E. Grand Ave., (312) 595-5MAX, imax.com
Catch the latest 3-D movies with enhanced images, sound
and dimensions. The IMAX levels of entertainment reach
new heights, awakening your senses and leaving you
thoroughly entertained. X$
John Hancock Center Observatory & Skywalk, Chicago
875 N. Michigan Ave., (888) 875-VIEW, (312) 751-3681,
hancock-observatory.com
Ride the 39-second elevator to the 94th-floor observatory
of the John Hancock Center for a panoramic view of Chicago,
Lake Michigan and up to four surrounding states. Enjoy
Skating in the Sky on the indoor rink. X$
Loop District, Chicago
Bordered by Chicago River, Michigan Ave., and Congress
Pkwy., chicagoloopalliance.com
The Loop is named after the elevated train, constructed
in the 1880s, that circles the heart of downtown. Bustling
sidewalks and impressive buildings house financial trading
centers, historic department stores, cultural institutions and
offices converted to residential lofts. FREE
Navy Pier, Chicago
600 E. Grand Ave., (312) 595-PIER, navypier.com
This historic maritime landmark includes 50 acres of
promenades, gardens, shops, restaurants and entertainment
options. Take a ride on the merry-go-round or the sky-
scraping Ferris wheel, or stroll through the glass-enclosed
Crystal Gardens. XFREE
Nicholas Melas Centennial Fountain & Arc, Chicago
McClurg Court at the Chicago River, (312) 751-7909
A 100-foot jet stream arcs across the Chicago River for 10
minutes on the hour, except at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. XFREE
Pullman Historic Disctrict, Chicago
11141 S. Cottage Grove Ave., (773) 785-8901, pullmanil.org
This National Historic Landmark District was founded by
railroad-car manufacturer George Pullman in 1880 for his
workers. The Historic Pullman Foundation offers guided
walking tours, an annual house tour and candlelit Christmas
tour. The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency offers tours of
the Hotel Florence and remains of the factory. $
Skydeck Chicago/The Ledge, Chicago
Willis Tower, 233 S. Wacker Dr., enter on Jackson Blvd.,
(312) 875-9696, theskydeck.com
How does it feel to be on top of the world? Take an elevator
to the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower and find out. The trip
includes the Chicago Experience, a seven-minute multi-
image presentation movie. X$
University of Chicago, Chicago
Hyde Park, 5801 S. Ellis Ave., (773) 702-1234, uchicago.edu
One of the nation’s most prestigious private educational
institutions, the University of Chicago has been home
to many Nobel Prize winners. The campus also contains
architectural wonders, such as Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie
House and the Rockefeller Memorial Chapel. FREE
Whirlyball, Chicago
1880 W. Fullerton Ave., (800) 894-4759, whirlyball.com
A combination of hockey, basketball and lacrosse, Whirlyball
is a competetive sport that proves to be difficult for even
the best athletes. Slide around the court on an individual
bumper car wth your team of five in a great attempt to
outscore your opponents. $
Windy City ThunderBolts Baseball Club, Crestwood
14011 S. Kenton Ave., (708) 489-2255, wcthunderbolts.com
The Windy City ThunderBolts baseball team provides
affordable family entertainment all summer long at
Standard Bank Stadium. X$
Balmoral Park Racetrack, Crete
26435 S. Dixie Hwy., (708) 672-1414, balmoralpark.com
Live and intertrack horse racing take place year-round.
Club Dining Room, VIP Room, Casual Grandstand or
Stable Suite packages and luxurious private Sulky Suites
available. X$
Seecago Tours, Crete
87 Radnor Lane, (708) 367-0875, seecagotours.com
Take a historical and sightseeing motor-coach day tour of
Chicago and the suburbs. X$
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb
350 Normal Rd., (815) 753-1000, niu.edu
Guided walking tours of the expansive campus depart from
Williston Hall. Self-guided walking tours are also available.
XFREE
Rivers Casino, Des Plaines
3000 S. River Rd., (888) 307-0777, (847) 795-0777, playrivers.com
Start winning at Chicagoland’s newest world-class gaming
destination. Be sure to catch live entertainment and
amazing dining options when you need a break from
playing your heart out. XFREE
Dixon Welcome Center, Dixon
106 W. River St., (815) 284-3496, discoverdixon.com
Visit the Dixon Welcome Center for area tourist information,
brochures and maps, Dixon gifts and souvenirs, and the
Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition interpretive exhibit.
Browse for unique gift items and Illinois products. XFREE
Lincoln Statue, Dixon
Lincoln Statue Dr. between Dixon’s two bridges,
Galena and Peoria, (815) 284-1134, fortdixon.com
This statue depicts 23-year-old Abraham Lincoln in military
uniform when he was a volunteer in the Black Hawk Indian
War of 1832. FREE
Grand Victoria Casino, Elgin
250 S. Grove Ave., (847) 468-7000, grandvictoria-elgin.com
Excitement on a grand scale includes 1,200 gaming positions
in 80,000 sq. ft. The pavilion offers three restaurants,
a sports bar and grill, and a visitors center. XFREE
Northwestern University, Evanston
633 Clark St., (847) 491-3741, northwestern.edu
Founded in 1851, this renowned institution, rich in history
and architecture, is located on the shores of Lake Michigan.
More than 150 historically significant and interesting sites on
campus, including the Arch, University Hall, the Arts Circle
and the University Library, are featured in various walking
tours. XFREE
Krape Park, Freeport
1799 S. Park Blvd., (815) 235-6114, freeportparkdistrict.org
It’s clear to see why the Illinois Parks and Recreation
Association granted this park the “Outstanding Multi-use
Facility” award: It offers a wide range of activites, from
concerts under the stars and paddleboats in the summer to
sledding and ice-skating in the winter. XFREE
Little Cubs Field, Freeport
1160 W. Empire St., (800) 369-2955, littlecubsfield.com
Baseball fans will enjoy visiting this highly accurate,
small-scale Wrigley Field replica. $
Kane County Cougars Baseball, Geneva
Elfstrom Stadium, 34W002 Cherry Lane,
(630) 232-8815, kccougars.com
Spend an afternoon or evening cheering on the Cougars,
Kane County’s professional minor league baseball team.
The Class A team affiliate of the Kansas City Royals plays
Apr.–Sept. X$
About Tours, Glen Ellyn
460 N. Main St., (630) 545-0904, abouttoursco.com
Tour Chicago and the surrounding area with an expert
guide. X$
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5333 Prairie Stone Pkwy., (847) 649-2270, searscentre.com
An 11,000-seat multipurpose family entertainment,
cultural and sports center. X$
Chicagoland Speedway/Route 66 Raceway, Joliet
500 Speedway Blvd., (815) 722-5500,
chicagolandspeedway.com, route66raceway.com
The Speedway’s 1.5-mile track hosts Nationwide races plus
the first race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Catch
exciting NHRA Nationals drag races at the Raceway. X$
Empress Casino Hotel, Joliet
2300 Empress Dr., (888) 4EMPRESS, (815) 744-9400,
empresscasino.com
Enjoy complimentary admission to Empress Casino’s barge,
offering more than 1,000 slots and 60 table games. Relax
and enjoy the steakhouse, casual-dining buffet, nightclub
and ballroom. A 102-room hotel and RV resort are also on
the property. X$
Harrah’s Joliet Casino, Joliet
151 N. Joliet St., (800) HARRAHS, (815) 740-7800, harrahs.com
Step into a world of casino excitement and experience the
thrill of gaming in Chicagoland. Voted Best Slot Club and
Best Service by Casino Magazine, Harrah’s Joliet is also
adjacent to a hotel. XFREE
Joliet Slammers, Joliet
1 Mayor Art Schultz Dr., (815) 722-2287,
jolietslammers.com
Watch this Frontier League baseball team take the field and
provide affordable family fun during the summer months.
X$
Kankakee County Speedway, Kankakee
3886 Rte. 45/52, (815) 935-9000,
kankakeecountyspeedway.com
Kankakee Motor Speedway’s dirt track has seasonal
stock-car racing, including UMP Late Models, UMP Modified,
UMP Street Stocks or the I-Mods. X$
LaSalle Canal Boat & Lock 16 Visitor Center, LaSalle
754 1st St., (815) 220-1848, lasallecanalboat.org
The LaSalle Canal Boat is two blocks south of the visitors
center at Rte. 351 and the I&M Canal. Visitors board a
mule-pulled 1848-replica canal boat for a one-hour ride on
the I&M Canal with period-costumed interpreters. Enjoy a
bite to eat and explore the offerings at the Lock 16 Visitor
Center. $
LaSalle Speedway, LaSalle
578 E. U.S. Hwy. 6, (815) 223-6900, lasallespeedway.com
Drivers compete in thrilling side-by-side stock-car racing on
Mid-America’s
1
⁄4-mile dirt oval track. $
Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont
9700 S. Cass Ave., (630) 252-5562, anl.gov
One of the nation’s oldest and largest facilities for science
and engineering research, the Argonne National Laboratory
is a center like no other. With an annual budget of
about $695 million, the laboratory supports hundreds of
fascinating research projects. FREE
Stagecoach Trail, Lena
Off U.S. Hwy. 20, near Lena, (800) 369-2955,
stephenson-county-il.org
Drive the scenic route from Lena to Galena along an old
stagecoach route. You’ll pass by Charles Mound, the state’s
highest natural point, and Waddams Hill, which overlooks
battlegrounds of the Black Hawk War. FREE
Lincolnshire Marriott Resort and Theatre,
Lincolnshire
10 Marriott Dr., (800) 228-9290, (847) 634-0200,
marriotttheatre.com
Enjoy swimming, racquetball, tennis, a championship-caliber
golf course and an award-winning theater presenting
Broadway shows and children’s productions. X$
Rockford Riverhawks, Loves Park
4503 Interstate Blvd., (815) 885-2255, rockfordriverhawks.com
The Riverhawks are members of the Frontier League,
a 12-team independent professional baseball league. X$
Rockford Speedway, Loves Park
9572 Forest Hills Rd., (815) 633-1500, rockfordspeedway.com
Exciting NASCAR stock-car races and novelty races take place
Apr.–Oct. X$
Machesney Park Raceway, Machesney Park
1220 Shappert Dr., (815) 282-1311
This raceway is known as the quarter-scale race capital
of the Midwest and is home to the Midwest Quarter Scale
Tri-State Nationals. X$
Sycamore Speedway, Maple Park
50W086 Old State Road, (815) 895-9712,
sycamorespeedway.com
A great location if you want to race your car or bring the
whole family out to experience a racing event. Please
visit the Web site to gain knowledge on all the rules and
disclaimers for racers. X $
Middle East Conflicts Memorial Wall, Marseilles
229 Main St., marseillesil.net
The only memorial in the U.S. dedicated to the men and
women who have lost their lives in Middle-East conflicts.
XFREE
Maywood Park Racetrack, Melrose Park
8600 W. North Ave., (708) 343-4800, maywoodpark.com
Since 1946, Maywood Park has proudly entertained
Chicagoland’s harness-racing fans with fun and exciting
racing action on America’s fastest half-mile track. X$
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Moser Tower & Millennium Carillon Visitors Center,
Naperville
443 W. Aurora Ave., 630-848-3611, napervilleparks.org
The 14-story tower and recital location for many talented
local carilloneurs is a majestic attraction. With fascinating
views of the Naperville cityscape, the open-air observation
deck will take your breath away. $
Heart of Oak Park Walking Tour, Oak Park
158 N. Forest Ave., (708) 848-1500, visitoakpark.com
Take a self-guided, state-of-the-art walking tour through
the heart of Oak Park. View the exteriors of more than 15
painted ladies, see the evolution of architecture from the
early Victorian period to the Prairie School to Art Deco. X$
Oak Park Conservatory, Oak Park
615 Garfield St., (708) 386-4700, oakparkparks.com
Discover this botanical gem, where you’ll find fern,
tropical and desert greenhouses. See birds, fish and turtles,
too. XDONaTiON
Tempel Lipizzans, Old Mill Creek
17000 Wadsworth Rd., (847) 623-7272, tempelfarms.com
Watch the famous Lipizzan stallions of Tempel Farms
perform their intricate ballet. X$
Lorado Taft’s Black Hawk Statue, Oregon
Lowden State Park, 1411 N. River Rd., (815) 732-6828,
Lorado Taft created this 48-ft.-tall tribute to Native
Americans, which presides over the Rock River. It’s dubbed
“Black Hawk” in honor of the great Sauk leader and is
one of his most famous statues. The park offers boating,
canoeing and camping. XFree
Pride of Oregon, Oregon
1469 Rte. 2 N., (800) 468-4222, (815) 732-6761,
maxsonrestaurant.com
Take a ride on an authentic paddle-wheel boat with 102
ft. of elegance. Enjoy music, cocktails, dancing and fine
dining. Sightseeing and dinner cruises are available. Call for
reservations. X$
illinois Waterway Visitors Center, Ottawa
Rte. 1 at Dee Bennett Rd., (815) 667-4054, dnr.illinois.gov
This visitors center overlooking an operating lock and dam
on the Illinois waterway features displays on the river,
canal and transportation history, along with information on
boating and water safety. A wildlife viewing site hosts bald
eagles in the winter. XFree
Blackhawk Chocolate Trail, Polo
Various locations, (800) 678-2108, bwcvb.com
Savor sweet treats as you meander through a four-county
area of northwest Illinois. Stops along the trail offer amazing
confections. $
riverside Landscape, riverside
Architectural District, Village of Riverside,
(708) 442-7675, riverside-illinois.com
Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the famed landscape
architect who designed New York City’s Central Park, the
entire Village of Riverside was designated a National Historic
Landmark in recognition of its role as one of the country’s
first planned suburban communities. XFree
rochelle railroad Park, rochelle
124 N. 9th St., (815) 562-7031, gift shop: (815) 561-1231,
rochellerailroadpark.org
Rochelle Railroad Park was the first park in the nation
built just for visitors to see operating trains. Now, the
railroad sees 80–90 trains a day, hauling millions of tons of
merchandise combined. See the original railroad, generators
and the Whitcomb locomotive. DONaTiON
Standard Oil Filling Station, rochelle
500 Lincoln Ave., (815) 562-7031, rochelletourism.com
The first gasoline filling station in Rochelle, the Standard Oil
Filling Station features travel memorabilia, vintage artifacts,
1918 pumps and more. Now serving as the visitors center
for Rochelle, the filling station is a little piece of the city’s
interesting history. Free
BMO Harris Bank Center, rockford
300 Elm St., (815) 968-5600, metrocentre.com
This arena hosts concerts, motorsports, family shows and
much more. It is home to the Rockford IceHogs professional
hockey team, an affiliate of the NHL Chicago Blackhawks.
X$
Forest City Queen and Trolley #36, rockford
Riverview Park, 324 N. Madison St., (815) 987-8894,
rockfordparkdistrict.org
Cruise the scenic Rock River aboard the Forest City Queen,
or ride an open-air trolley car along the river through the
beautiful Sinnissippi Gardens. Dining cruises available on the
Forest City Queen. X$
rockford iceHogs, rockford
300 Elm St., (815) 986-6465, icehogs.com
The Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League are
affiliated with the NHL Chicago Blackhawks. X$
Trackside Off-Track Betting, rockford
4007 E. State St., (815) 398-2300, tracksideOTB.com
Arlington Park, Calder Racecourse, Churchill Downs,
Hollywood Park, Hoosier Park and more are brought to you.
Simulcast racing from the best thoroughbred and harness
tracks across the country. XFree
allstate arena, rosemont
6920 N. Mannheim Rd., (847) 635-6601, allstatearena.com
Catch the world’s top musical performers, exciting sports
and fun-for-everyone family entertainment. Regular
performances include Ringling Brothers and Barnum &
Bailey Circus, Disney On Ice, DePaul University basketball,
Wolves professional hockey and Chicago Rush arena
football. X$
Chicago Wolves Hockey, rosemont
Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Rd., (800) THEWOLVES,
chicagowolves.com
Experience a ferocious and exciting game of the Chigago
Wolves hockey team, which will stop at nothing to beat
their opponents. Starting at just $10 per ticket, games are an
affordable way to spend a day with the family or friends. $
improv Comedy Showcase and restaurant, Schaumburg
5 Woodfield Mall, (847) 240-2001, improv.com
The Improv Comedy Showcase is the premier destination for
the country’s top headliners and the best showcase for new
talent. X$
Legoland Discovery Center, Schaumburg
The Streets of Woodfield, 601 N. Martingale Rd., (866) 929-8111,
(847) 592-9700, legolanddiscoverycenter.com
Legoland Discovery Center welcomes you on a journey
through a colorful and creative Lego world where
interaction, family fun and learning go hand-in-hand.
Features 14 great attractions, including The Factory Tour,
Miniland Chicago and The Jungle Expedition. X$
Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament, Schaumburg
2001 N. Roselle Rd., (847) 843-3900, medievaltimes.com
Eat and be merry as you cheer on the knights on horseback
during this 11th-century-style medieval banquet, complete
with sword fights and jousts in a climate-controlled castle.
X$
Schaumburg Boomers, Schaumburg
1999 Springinsguth Rd., (847) 461-3695, boomersbaseball.com
Enjoy wholesome, inexpensive family entertainment at one
of Illinois’ professional minor league baseball facilities. X$
exploritorium, Skokie
4701 Oakton St., (847) 674-1500 Ext. 2700, skokieparkdistrict.org
Rated as the Best Rainy Day Activity Site by Chicago
Magazine in 2002, the Exploritorium is a place where
children and adults can explore together through interactive
play. X$
Blackhawk Farms raceway, South Beloit
15538 Prairie Rd., (815) 389-2000, blackhawkfarms.com
Enjoy sports car events, autocross, motorcycle and go-cart
races. X$
St. Charles Paddlewheel riverboats, St. Charles
Pottawatomie Park, (630) 584-2334, stcriverboats.com
Cruise the scenic Fox River as Mark Twain might have in
the 1800s. Ride one of the double-decker paddle wheelers,
replicas of steamboats that ran on the river a century ago.
Daily cruises and group charters run May through mid-Oct.
X$
Zanies Comedy Club, St. Charles
Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St.,
(630) 584-6342, zanies.com
This sister club of the legendary downtown Zanies has been
making the western suburbs laugh with the same great
talent. X$
Hawthorne race Course, Stickney
3501 S. Laramie Ave., (708) 780-7050; racecourse:
(708) 780-3700, hawthorneracecourse.com
Business meetings, company picnics and elegant receptions
are accommodated with both indoor and outdoor facilities.
Enjoy live harness and thoroughbred racing. X$
Donley’s Wild West Town, Union
8512 S. Union Rd., (815) 923-9000, wildwesttown.com
Visit an Old West town complete with mock gunfights,
blacksmith shop, gold mine and jail. Check out the cowboy
display, antique phonograph collection, vintage movies and
photos. Take a pony ride and stop by the ice-cream parlor.
X$
Belle of the rock, Utica
Starved Rock State Park, Rte. 178, exit 81, (815) 434-9200,
belleoftherock.com
Take a narrated tour on this authentic paddlewheeler at
Starved Rock State Park. The 45-minute tour offers beautiful
views of the park from the Illinois River. Canoe and kayak
rentals also available. X$
WhirlyBall, Vernon Hills
285 Center Dr., (800) 894-4759, whirlyball.com
A combination of hockey, basketball and lacrosse, Whirlyball
is a competetive sport that proves to be difficult for even
the best athletes. Slide around the court on an individual
bumper car wth your team of five in a great attempt to
outscore your opponents. $
Lyon Farm and Village, Yorkville
Rte. 71 south of Oswego, (630) 553-6777, kchs.us
Tour 15 original historic structures: a farmhouse, school,
town hall, train depot, caboose, blacksmith shop, general
store and more. $
raging Waves Waterpark, Yorkville
4000 N. Bridge St., (630) 882-6575, ragingwaves.com
This Australian-themed water park features the Great
Barrier Reef Wavepool, Kookaburra Kreek, a lazy river ride
and many exciting water slides. $
Orchards & Farms
The Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze, Caledonia
3178 Rte. 173, (815) 765-2587, thegreatpumpkinpatch.com
This dairy barn is full of spooktacular gifts, costumes and
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feature a haunted shed, challenging corn maze, face
painting, pony rides, food and more. Open mid-Sept.
through Oct. XFree
Dollinger Family Farm, Channahon
7420 E. Hansel Rd., (815) 467-6766, dollingerfarms.com
Take the family to this farm to enjoy the fall decorations,
farm animals, petting zoo, hayrides, corn maze, honey
products available for purchase and haunted barn, which is
open during the Halloween season. $
Valley Orchard, Cherry Valley
811 E. State St., (815) 332-9696
Pick raspberries, blueberries and blackberries. Enjoy several
varieties of apples, pure cider, doughnuts, honey, jams,
pumpkins and more. Free
Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm, Crest Hill
17250 S. Weber Rd., (815) 741-2693, ourpumpkinfarm.com
Home of Pumpkinfest Fall Festival, play lands, corn maze,
new fun attractions, gem mining and Statesville Haunted
Prison. Siegel’s Garden Center is famous for its extra-sweet
corn. Find flowers, shrubs and plants all year long. X$
Yeager’s Farm Market, DeKalb
14643 Rte. 38, (815) 756-6005, yaegersfarmmarket.com
The farm market has always offered customers a wide
variety of fresh fruit and vegetables and has a tremendous
reputation for its bicolor sweet corn. Kids will enjoy our
Harvest Playland where, they can explore a corn maze,
petting zoo, wooden castle and more! Pick your own
pumpkin in the fall. X$
Wagner Farm, Glenview
1510 Wagner Rd., (847) 657-1506, wagnerfarm.org
Wagner Farm is an 18.6-acre farm preserved for the
educational and recreational enjoyment of all. See how
bread was made in a wood cookstove, hear a rooster
marking time or milk a cow! Take part in a genuine
American farm. XFree
Boggio’s Orchard & Produce, Granville
12087 Rte. 71, (815) 339-2245,
boggiosorchardandproduce.com
Fresh vegetables, bakery, fudge, jar products, u-pick apples
and pumpkins. Petting zoo, corn maze, pedal cars and food
stands. Free
Goebbert’s Pumpkin Patch, Hampshire
42W813 Reinking Rd., (847) 464-5952, pumpkinfarms.com
Ride the wagon out to the pumpkin patch to pick your own.
Visit the petting zoo, country kitchen, corn maze, haunted
barn and more. X$
royal Oak Farm, Harvard
15908 Hebron Rd., (815) 648-4141, royaloakfarmorchard.com
U-Pick and fresh-picked produce, featuring more than
10,000 apple trees with 24 varieties, plus peaches,
raspberries and fall pumpkin fest. Includes apple house,
market, bakery, country restaurant, wagon tours of orchard,
carousel, train ride and petting zoo. XFree
Von Bergen’s Country Market, Hebron
9805 Rte. 173, (815) 648-2332, vonbergens.com
The market features farm-fresh produce and hosts
a fall festival each year with wagon rides,
entertainment, children’s activities, corn maze
and farm zoo. XFree
Bengtson’s Pumpkin Farm, Homer Glen
13341 W. 151st St., (708) 301-3276, pumpkinfarm.com
Tractor-pulled hayrides, haunted barn, animated fun
barn, action-packed pig races, train rides, petting zoo,
milking cows, three-acre Crazy Corn Maizey, baby farm
animals, pumpkin launcher. Stroller-friendly, Halloween
shop, food and pumpkins. X$
Lambs Farm, Libertyville
14245 W. Rockland Rd., (847) 362-4636, lambsfarm.org
Lambs Farm is a special vocational-training center for adults
with mental disabilities adults who live and work on-site.
The farm welcomes visitors to the Country Inn Restaurant,
petting zoo, miniature golf course, country shops and the
area’s largest pet shop. X$
Jonamac Orchard, Malta
19412 Shabbona Rd., (815) 825-2158, jonamacorchard.com
Take the family to this orchard for apple picking, a corn
maze, play area and more. Offering apples, pumpkins, cider,
doughnuts, pies and other goodies. XFree
Stade Dairy Farm, McHenry
3709 Miller Rd., (815) 675-6396, stadedairyfarm.com
U-Pick and fresh-picked produce and fruits. Shades
of Autumn festival features pumpkins, food, crafts,
entertainment, corn maze, pumpkin cannon and wagon
rides. XFree
Mary’s Berries, Momence
9495 E. 1500 N., (815) 472-6015
Call for the latest picking conditions or to place your order.
Berries include strawberries, blackberries, blueberries and
black raspberries. Bring containers for taking home u-pick
berries. $
Basu Natural Farms, Pembroke Township
13643 E. 2000 S. Rd., (815)295-7357, (815)944-8211,
basunaturalfarms.com
Organic produce with a wide variety of personal-care and
culinary items. Clients visiting the farm may also visit the
Basu Farms Store and Museum. $
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an apple barn and the cider cellar, where apple cider and
doughnuts are served daily. Second location in Winnebago.
Open Sept. through Nov. $
Didier Farms, Prairie View
16678 W. Aptakisic Rd., (847) 634-3291, didierfarms.com
May and June bring flowers, vegetables, bedding plants
and hanging baskets. Enjoy vegetables and specialty items
July–Oct., plus festivities around Halloween. XFrEE
Curran’s Orchard, rockford
6385 Kilburn Ave., (815) 963-7848, curransorchard.com
Find more than a dozen varieties of apples,
cherries and raspberries. Enjoy a glass-sided beehive,
petting corral, pony rides, straw-bale maze,
autumn crafts and hayrides $
Volkening Heritage Farm at Spring Valley, Schaumburg
1111 E. Schaumburg Rd., (847) 985-2100, parkfun.com
Stroll the many walking trails spread over 135 acres of forest,
meadows, prairies and wetlands. Also visit the log cabin and
1880 Heritage Farm, a working farm with live animals and
history exhibits. XFrEE
Goebbert’s Pumpkin Farm and Garden Center,
South Barrington
40 W. Higgins Rd., (847) 428-6727, pumpkinfarms.com
Home to the highly celebrated fall festival, Goebbert’s
Farm is a town gem. When not harvesting and selling
pumpkins, the farm focuses on greenhouse growing and
farming vegetables that are sold to local stores. Don’t miss
“Happy Jack,” the farm’s 15-ft.-tall fiberglass pumpkin and
landmark. $
richardson Farm and Corn Maze, Spring Grove
9407 Richardson Rd., (815) 675-9729, richardsonfarm.com
The Richardsons provide a family experience like no other.
Activities include a food stand, pedal carts, kids’ maze,
picnic area, 50-ft. slide, observation tower and one of the
largest corn mazes in the world. X$
Forest View Farms, Tinley Park
16717 S. Lockwood Ave., (708) 560-0306
Forest View Farms offers horse-drawn rides, cookouts, trail
rides, pony parties and a petting zoo. Also horse sales,
boarding, riding lessons and a tack shop for your equestrian
needs. $
Honey Hill Orchard, Waterman
11747 Waterman Rd., two miles north of U.S. Hwy. 30
on Elm St., (815) 264-3337, honeyhillorchards.com
Enjoy autumn apples, cider, pumpkins, raspberries, wagon
rides and a petting zoo. Open mid-Aug. through early Nov.
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All Season Farm & Orchard, Woodstock
14510 Rte. 176, (815) 338-5637, allseasonfarm.com
Apples abound at this orchard, featuring more than 10,000
apple trees of 12 varieties. Visit the farm market and zoo or
take a hayride. FrEE
Homestead Orchard, Woodstock
11802 Charles Rd., (815) 338-7443, homesteadorchard.net
This quiet country orchard features 20 varieties of apples,
pie cherries, red raspberries and pears. Sit under one of
the oldest McHenry County maple trees or browse the 1880
horse barn turned gift shop. $
More than Delicious Orchard, Woodstock
9905 Thompson Rd., (815) 338-2309, morethandelicious.com
Family owned and operated, the More than Delicious
Orchard offers a quaint, friendly environment for visitors.
With dozens of varieties of fruit, the orchard is as abundant
as it is beautiful. $
Woodstock Country Orchard, Woodstock
17015 Garden Valley, (815) 923-4359,
woodstockcountryorchard.com
With a variety of apples such as Gala, Fuji, Red Delicious
and Honeycrisp, Woodstock Country Orchard is the
perfect place to take the family to pick apples and spend
the day. $
Golf
Oak Meadows Golf & Banquet, Addison
900 N. Wood Dale Rd., (630) 595-0071, dupagegolf.com
Golfers enjoy classic play on this tree-lined, 18-hole course
built in the 1920s. The Tudor-style cluhouse is perfect for
weddings and other events. X$
Golf Club of Illinois, Algonquin
1575 Edgewood Dr., (847) 658-4400, golfclubofil.com
Set in beautiful Algonquin, the Golf Club of Illinois adds a
scenic landscape to a popular pasttime. Split into two, the
18 holes represent the Front Nine and the Back Nine. Be sure
to take some practice shots, as the course’s difficulty starts
off strong. $
Arlington Lakes Golf Club, Arlington Heights
1211 S. New Wilke Rd., (847) 577-3030, ahpd.org/algc
Arlington Lakes Golf Club, located in the heart of the
northwest suburbs of Chicago, offers rich, luscious greenery
and a challenging 18-hole course. $
Orchard Valley Golf Course, Aurora
2411 W. Illinois Ave., (630) 907-0500,
orchardvalleygolf.com
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Take a swing at one of Chicagoland’s top five courses.
This par-72 course features natural hazards such as
wetlands, lakes and waterfalls. $
Villa Olivia Golf Course, Ski Area and Country Club, Bartlett
1401 W. Lake Rd., (630) 289-1000, villaolivia.com
Enjoy golf in summer, and downhill skiing and
snowboarding in the winter. Fine dining in the country club
is a treat. $
ThunderHawk Golf Course, Beach Park
39700 N. Lewis Ave., (847) 968-4295, lcfpd.org/thunderhawk
ThunderHawk is a par-72 course with 243 acres of forest,
marsh and prairie. Corporate or private outings and full
tournament groups of up to 144 players. $
Cardinal Creek Golf Course, Beecher
615 Dixie Hwy., (708) 946-2800, cardinalcreekgolf.com
Located on 200 lush rolling acres, this Audubon Society-
designated bird sanctuary is home to three nine-hole
courses and two practice greens. X$
Swanhills Golf Course, Belvidere
2600 Gustafson Rd., (815) 547-3232
Featuring three sets of tees for different skill levels, the
public Swan Hills Golf Course is the perfect destination for all
levels of golfers. The course offers 6,359 yards of gold from
the longest tees. $
White Pines Golf Club & Banquets, Bensenville
500 W. Jefferson St., (630) 766-0304, whitepinesgolf.com
These links have been a favorite among Chicagoland golfers
since 1928. Two meticulously maintained 18-hole courses
cover 240 alluring acres. $
Hilton Chicago/Indian Lakes Resort, Bloomingdale
250 W. Schick Rd., (630) 529-6466, golfindianlakes.com
These two championship courses are among the most
challenging in the Midwest. Reservations recommended;
soft spikes and collared shirts required. Practice net and
greens are available. X$
Bolingbrook Golf Club, Bolingbrook
2001 Rodeo Dr., (630) 771-9400, bolingbrookgolfclub.com
Test your skills and patience on this award-winning course.
Afterwards, enjoy a relaxing meal at The Nest restaurant. $
Chalet Hills Golf Club, Cary
943 Rawson Bridge Rd., (847) 639-4540, chaletgolf.com
Chalet Hills Golf Club is a picturesque paradise for lovers of
golf. This championship course is nestled among scenic lakes
and ponds and majestic hardwood trees. The bar and grill at
the club is the perfect place for a relaxing lunch break. $
Heritage Bluffs Golf Club, Channahon
24355 W. Bluff Rd., (815) 467-7888, heritagebluffs.com
This highly awarded course is placed on 166 rolling,
wooded acres. The challenging championship course
includes elevation changes, lakes, bunkers and wetlands.
Stop in the Grille Room for a meal to complement a perfect
day of golf. $
Earl F. Elliot Park & Golf Course, Cherry Valley
888 S. Lyford Rd., (815) 332-5130
This 18-hole, par-72 championship course has 6,393 yards
of rolling terrain, large trees and spacious greens. Lighted
driving range is open evenings. Clubhouse/snack shop. $
Chicago Park District Golf Courses, Chicago
(312) 245-0909, cpdgolf.com
Affordable, unique and conveniently located Park District
Golf Courses are golf destinations unlike any other. With
majestic views of Lake Michigan, six courses and three
driving ranges, the courses are as diverse as they are
beautiful. $
Harborside International Golf Center, Chicago
11001 S. Doty Ave. E., (312) 782-7837, harborsidegolf.com
Modeled after golf’s ancient Scottish and English
beginnings, Harborside International Golf Center emulates
the windswept, treeless grassy dunes of the past.
Experience two unique courses that take you back to where
it all began. $
Balmoral Woods Country Club, Crete
26732 S. Balmoral Woods Dr., (708) 672-7448,
balmoralwoods.com
An 18-hole championship course cut through 10,000 oak
trees, with water hazards on 9 of 18 holes, complete
clubhouse, bar and restaurant. Chicagoland Golf five-star
facility. $
Lincoln Oaks Golf Course, Crete
395 E. Richton Rd., (708) 672-9401, lincolnoaksgolfcourse.com
Golfers have enjoyed teeing off at this 18-hole Tom
Bendelow-designed course since 1927. Lessons are available
by appointment. X$
Redtail Golf Club, Crystal Lake
7900 Redtail Dr., (815) 477-0055, redtailgolf.com
An 18-hole championship golf course. Rated four stars by
Golf Digest and 4.5 stars by Chicagoland Golf and voted one
of the best values in all of Illinois. X$
River Heights Golf Course, DeKalb
1100 S. Annie Glidden Rd., (815) 758-1550, riverheightsgc.com
An 18-hole facility winding along the banks of the
Kishwaukee River, offering a challenging mix of traditional
and links-type holes for the weekend golfer or serious
golfer. X$
Golf Center Des Plaines, Des Plaines
353 N. River Rd., (847) 803-4653, desplainesparks.org
Practice your game in this three-story outdoor heated
illinois. mile after magnificent mile. 55
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Downers Grove Visitors Bureau
2001 Butterfeld Road, Suite 120
Downers Grove, IL 60515
630.729.0380
Downers Grove offers a
variety of recreational,
shopping, dining and
cultural activities, many
in our vibrant downtown.
With 7 hotels to
choose from, we have
accommodations and
meeting and event
space to meet any price
range and style.
Downers Grove is
located in the heart of
the Midwest on the I-88
Corridor, 22 miles west
of the city of Chicago.
Discover
Downers Grove
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1685 W. Lake St. • (800) HAMPTON • (630) 495-9511 • hamptonaddison.com
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Holiday Inn Express, Algonquin
2595 Bunker Hill Rd. • (800) 315-2621 • (847) 458-6000 • hiexpress.com
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Baymont Inn & Suites, Alsip
12801 S. Cicero Ave. • (877) BAYMONT • (708) 597-3900 • baymontinns.com
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Budget Lodge, Alsip
11840 S. Cicero Ave. • (708) 597-3214
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Presidential Inn & Suites Motel, Alsip
12340 S. Cicero Ave. • (708) 389-3080
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Days Inn Alsip, Alsip
5150 W. 127th St. • (800) DAYSINN • (708) 371-5600 • daysinnalsip.com
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DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago/Alsip, Alsip
5000 W. 127th St. • (800) 222-TREE • (708) 371-7300 • alsipdoubletree.com
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Key Motel, Alsip
11910 S. Cicero Ave. • (708) 388-6151
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Comfort Inn & Suites, Antioch
350 Hwy. 173 at Rt. 83 • (847) 395-3606
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CoCo Key Water Resort at the Sheraton Chicago NW, Arlington Heights
3400 W. Euclid Ave. • (888) 627-8093 • (847) 394-2000 • sheraton.com
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Courtyard by Marriott Arlington Heights North, Arlington Heights
3700 N. Wilke Rd. • (800) 321-2211 • (847) 394-9999 • marriott.com
• • • X $
Courtyard by Marriott Arlington Heights South, Arlington Heights
100 W. Algonquin Rd. • (800) 321-2211 • (847) 437-3344 • marriott.com
• • X $$
DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago–Arlington Heights, Arlington Heights
75 W. Algonquin Rd. • (800) 222-TREE • (847) 364-7600 • doubletree.com
• • • X $$
Holiday Inn Express Arlington Heights, Arlington Heights
2120 S. Arlington Heights Rd. • (800) 315-2621 • (847) 593-9400 • hiexpress.com
• X $$
Jameson Suites Arlington Heights, Arlington Heights
2111 S. Arlington Heights Rd. • (800) JAMESON • (847) 956-1400 • jamesoninns.com
• • X $$
La Quinta Inn Arlington Heights, Arlington Heights
1415 W. Dundee Rd. • (800) 531-5900 • (847) 253/8777 • lq.com
• • • X $
Motel 6 Arlington Heights, Arlington Heights
441 W. Algonquin Rd. • (800) 466-8356 • (847) 806-1230 • motel6.com
• X $
Red Roof Inn Arlington Heights, Arlington Heights
22 W. Algonquin Rd. • (800) REDROOF • (847) 228-6650 • redroof.com
• X $
Wingate by Wyndham Arlington Heights, Arlington Heights
2112 S. Arlington Heights Rd. • (800) 228-1000 • (847) 434-0300 • wingatehotels.com
• X $$
Aurora Fox Valley Inn, Aurora
2450 N. Farnsworth Ave. • (630) 851-2000 • aurorafoxvalleyinn.com
• • • X $
Comfort Inn Fox Valley, Aurora
4005 Gabrielle Ln. • (877) 4CHOICE • (630) 820-3400 • choicehotels.com
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Comfort Suites, Aurora
111 N. Broadway • (877) 4CHOICE • (630) 896-2800 • choicehotels.com
• • • X $$
Hampton Inn & Suites, Aurora
2423 Bushwood Dr. • (800) HAMPTON • (630) 907-2600 • hamptoninn.com
• • X $$
Staybridge Suites Aurora/Naperville, Aurora
4320 Meridian Pkwy. • (800) 238-8000 • (630) 978-2222 • staybridge.com
• • • X $$
Super 8 Fox Valley, Aurora
4228 Longmeadow Dr. • (800) 800-8000 • (630) 898-5419 • super8.com
• • X $
La Quinta Inn & Suites Chicago North Shore, Bannockburn
2000 Lakeside Dr. • (800) 531-5900 • (847) 317-7300 • lq.com
• • • X $$
Days Inn Barrington, Barrington
405 W. Northwest Hwy., Rt. 14 • (800) DAYSINN • (847) 381-2640 • daysinn.com
• • • X $
Extended Stay, Bedford Park
7524 State Rd. • (800) EXT-STAY • (708) 496-8211 • extendedstayhotels.com
• X $$
Fairfield Inn & Suites Chicago Midway Airport, Bedford Park
6630 S. Cicero Ave. • (888) MIDINNS • (708) 594-0090 • fairfieldinn.com
• • • X $$
Hampton Inn Chicago Midway, Bedford Park
6540 S. Cicero Ave. • (800) HAMPTON • (708) 496-1900 • hamptoninn.com
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56 illinois. mile after magnificent mile.
driving range with 80 stations, automatic tee-up system,
lighted par-3 golf course, putting greens, pro shop and
dining facilities. $
the highlands, elgin
875 Sports Way, (847) 931-5950, highlandsofelgin.com
This award-winning course provides golfers with an
adventure through a variety of unique holes in a beautiful
setting. $
Fox Run Golf links, elk Grove Village
333 Plum Grove Rd., (847) 228-3544, foxrungolflinks.com
This 18-hole, par-70 course has 6,287 yards and a pro
shop. Reservations are recommended, and soft spikes are
required. X$
Coyote Run Golf Course, Flossmoor
800 Kedzie Ave., (708) 957-8700, coyoterungolf.com
Enjoy 18 holes of golf, a generous practice area, a fully
stocked pro shop, a three-hole practice and teaching course
and a restaurant that serves home-cooked meals. X$
Green Garden Country Club, Frankfort
9511 W. Manhattan-Monee Rd., (815) 469-3350,
greengardencc.com
This 36-hole golf course has a state-of-the-art driving
range and learning center. The Golf Dome is a heated indoor
driving range. X$
Park hills Golf Course, Freeport
3240 W. Stephenson St., (815) 235-3611, golfparkhills.com
This public course offers two 18-hole, par-72 courses on
gently rolling terrain, a driving range, a putting green and
concessions. X$
oak Club Genoa, Genoa
11770 Ellwood Greens Rd., (815) 784-5678
This Charles Maddox-designed course has been in business
since 1971. The 18-hole course includes strategically placed
hazards, rolling topography and the Kishwaukee River.
This challenging course is a true test to golfers of all levels. $
Village links of Glen ellyn, Glen ellyn
485 Winshell Way, (630) 469-8180, villagelinksgolf.com
Recognized as one of the elite layouts of the Midwest,
this 7,200-yard championship course is a sought-after
destination for golf lovers. Try the regulaton nine-hole
course for a relaxing, casual game. $
Glencoe Golf Club, Glencoe
621 Westley Rd., (847) 835-0250, glencoegolfclub.com
Recognized for environmental excellence, this sanctuary-
status golf course is a unique sight. The course features
tree-lined fairways and native prairie-grass corridors and
is spotted with ponds. This nature-surrounded course is
located just 20 miles north of Chicago. $
the Glen Club Golf Course, Glenview
2901 W. Lake Ave., (847) 724-7272, theglenclub.com
Renowned golf-course architect Tom Fazio has transformed
a former naval air base into a beautiful 18-hole course
ranked by Golf Magazine as the best public course in Illinois
in 2008. $
stonewall orchard Golf Club, Grayslake
25675 W. Hwy. 60, (847) 740-4890, stonewallorchard.com
Host site for the Illinois PGA Section Championship and
other recognized competitions, this Arthur Hills creation is a
recognized golf course for the area. Dine in on Friday after a
game of golf at the popular Friday Night Fish Fry. $
oak Grove Golf Course, harvard
16914 Oak Grove Rd., (815) 648-2550, oakgrovegolfcourse.com
This challenging 18-hole course features a full-service pro
shop and clubhouse. Golf Digest gave the course 4.5 stars,
and it is a top 25-ranked toughest public course by Chicago
Park District Golf Association. X$
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6500 S. Cicero Ave. • (800) 315-2621 • (708) 458-0202 • hiexpress.com
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Marriott Chicago Midway, Bedford Park
6520 S. Cicero Ave. • (888) MIDINNS • (708) 594-5500 • marriott.com
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Sleep Inn Midway Airport, Bedford Park
6650 S. Cicero Ave. • (800) 424-6423 • (708) 594-0001 • choicehotels.com
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Courtyard Chicago Midway Airport, Bedford Park
6610 S. Cicero Ave. • (800) 321-2211 • (708) 563-0200 • marriott.com
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America’s Best Value Inn, Belvidere
1605 N. State St. • (815) 544-7111 • americasbestvalueinn.com
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Courtyard by Marriott Chicago Bloomingdale, Bloomingdale
275 Knollwood Dr. • (800) 321-2211 • (630) 529-9200 • marriott.com
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Hilton Chicago/Indian Lakes Resort, Bloomingdale
250 W. Schick Rd. • (800) 334-3417 • (630) 529-0200 • hiltonindianlakes.com
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Residence Inn by Marriott Chicago Bloomingdale, Bloomingdale
295 Knollwood Dr. • (800) 331-3131 • (630) 893-9200 • marriott.com
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Aloft Bolingbrook, Bolingbrook
500 N. Janes Ave. • (877) 462-5638 • (630) 410-6367 • aloftbolingbrook.com
• • • X $$
AmericInn Bolingbrook, Bolingbrook
175 W. Remington Blvd. • (800) 634-3444 • (630) 378-5300 • americinn.com
• • X $$
Hampton Inn & Suites Bolingbrook, Bolingbrook
165 Remington Blvd. • (800) HAMPTON • (630) 759-7100 • hamptoninn.com
• • • X $$
Holiday Inn & Suites, Bolingbrook
205 Remington Blvd. • (800) 315-2621 • (630) 679-1600 • holidayinn.com
• • • X $$
La Quinta Inn, Bolingbrook
225 W. S. Frontage Rd. • (800) 531-5900 • (630) 226-0000 • lq.com
• • • X $
Ramada Limited, Bolingbrook
520 S. Bolingbrook Dr. • (800) 2RAMADA • (630) 972-9797 • ramada.com
• • X $
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Chicago Bolingbrook, Bolingbrook
125 Remington Blvd. • (888) 287-9400 • (630) 759-0529 • marriott.com
• • X $$
Fairfield Inn Kankakee Bourbonnais, Bradley/Bourbonnais
1550 N. Rt. 50 • (888) 236-2427 • (815) 935-1334 • fairfieldinn.com
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Hampton Inn, Bradley/Bourbonnais
60 Ken Hayes Dr. • (800) HAMPTON • (815) 932-8369 • hamptoninn.com
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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, Bradley/Bourbonnais
62 Ken Hayes Dr. • (800) 315-2621 • (815) 932-4411 • hiexpress.com
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America’s Best Inn, Bradley/Bourbonnais
1500 N. Rt. 50 • (800) 237-8466 • (815) 401-5043 • americasbestinnkankakee.com
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Motel 6, Bradley/Bourbonnais
1311 N. Rt. 50 • (800) 4MOTEL6 • (815) 933-2300 • motel6.com
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Northgate Motel, Bradley/Bourbonnais
290 N. Kinzie Ave. • (815) 933-8261
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Quality Inn & Suites, Bradley/Bourbonnais
800 N. Kinzie Ave. • (877) 4CHOICE • (815) 939-3501 • choicehotels.com
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Super 8, Bradley/Bourbonnais
1390 N. Locke Dr. • (800) 800-8000 • (815) 939-7888 • super8.com
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Bridgeview Inn Motel, Bridgeview
10030 S. Harlem Ave. • (708) 430-5810 • bridgeviewinn.net
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Clayton Motel, Bridgeview
7240 S. Harlem Ave. • (708) 458-5946
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Cloud 9 Motel, Bridgeview
8440 S. Harlem Ave. • (708) 598-9825
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Days Inn, Bridgeview
9625 S. 76th Ave. • (800) DAYS-INN • (708) 430-1818 • midwaydaysinn.com
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New Relax Inn, Bridgeview
7336 S. Harlem Ave. • (708) 458-1015 • newrelaxinn.com
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Super 8–Bridgeview, Bridgeview
7887 W. 79th St. • (800) 800-8000 • (708) 458-8008 • super8.com
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Travel Inn, Broadview
1150 W. Roosevelt Rd. • (708) 681-2550
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Plum tree national Golf Club, harvard
19551 Lembecke Rd., (815) 943-7474, plumtreegolf.com
Joe Lee designed this 18-hole course, featuring bentgrass
fairways among the rolling hills of northern McHenry
County. Includes full-service pro shop and clubhouse. X$
highland Park Country Club, highland Park
1201 Park Ave. W., (847) 433-4000, highlandparkcc.com
A challenge for players of all skill levels. Check out the
Highland Park Golf Learning Center, which features 50 grass
and mat lighted hitting stations. $
Bridges of Poplar Creek Country Club, hoffman estates
1400 Poplar Creek Dr., (847) 884-0219, poplarcreekcc.com
At this 18-hole course, the championship tees play 6,321
yards. Reservations and soft spikes are required. Check out
the pro shop and lounge. X$
Whisper Creek Golf Club, huntley
12840 Del Webb Blvd., (847) 515-7682, whispercreekgolf.com
This 18-hole, par-72 course offers four tee distances for
players. Soft spikes are required. Visit the pro shop, driving
range and putting green. X$
Eaglewood Resort & Spa, itasca
1401 Nordic Rd., (630) 773-1400, eaglewoodresort.com
18-hole championship course features rolling fairways,
majestic trees and sparkling lakes. This course will challenge
golfers of all skill levels. X$
Deerpath Golf Course, lake Forest
500 W. Deerpath, (847) 615-4290, deerpathgolf.com
This 18-hole, par-70 course features mature trees and scenic
water hazards, plus an indoor training facility. $
senica’s oak Ridge Golf Club, lasalle
658 E. Rte. 6, (815) 223-7273, senicasoakridge.net
Unwind. get out of the office and enjoy an afternoon with
friends and family on this 18-hole championship golf course. $
Cog hill Golf & Country Club, lemont
12294 Archer Ave., (866) COG-HILL, (630) 257-5872,
coghillgolf.com
Golfers enjoy 72 holes plus a driving range, pro shop and
restaurant. X$
Gleneagles Country Club, lemont
13070 McCarthy Rd., (630) 257-5466, gleneagles.com
“Home of the Shotgun Start,” Gleneagles Country Club has
two unique courses to suit all types of golf enthusiasts. $
Ruffled Feathers Golf Club, lemont
1 Pete Dye Dr., (630) 257-1000, ruffledfeathersgc.com
This Pete Dye-designed course makes a great setting for
golf outings and banquets. X$
lena Golf Club Wolf hollow Course, lena
6546 N. Shippee Rd., (815) 369-5513, lenagolfclub.com
This club offers the 18-hole Wolf Hollow Course, a driving
range, a putting green, lessons and concessions. X$
Crane’s landing Golf Course, lincolnshire
Lincolnshire Marriott, 10 Marriott Dr., (847) 634-5935,
craneslandinggolf.com
Enjoy 18 holes of par-70 championship golf. This mature
course is a pleasure for all levels of play. $
big Run Golf Club, Lockport
17211 W. 135th St., (815) 838-1057, bigrungolf.com
This 81-year-old course is surrounded by tall oak trees
complemented by five lakes, and is heavily bunkered. $
the bourne, Marseilles
2359 N. 25th Rd., (815) 496-2301
This 18-hole, regulation-length course was designed and is
now owned by Dick Wherli. $
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Colony Motel, Brookfield
9232 W. Ogden Ave. • (708) 485-0300 • colonymotelbrookfield.com
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Pioneer Motel, Brookfield
8835 W. Ogden Ave. • (708) 485-9686
$
Wyndham Garden Hotel, Buffalo Grove
900 W. Lake Cook Rd. • (800) WYNDHAM • (847) 215-8883 • wyndham.com
• • • X $
American Midwest Hotel, Burbank
5001 W. 79th St. • (708) 581-7390 • americanmidwesthotels.com
• X $
Best Western–Midway Airport, Burbank
8220 S. Cicero Ave. • (800) 528-1234 • (708) 497-3000 • bestwesternmidway.com
• • X $$
Budget Inn, Burbank
8450 S. Cicero Ave. • (708) 499-4111 • budgetinnmidway.com
$
BlackHawk’s Trail Lodge, Byron
10723 Rt. 2 N. • (815) 234-5544 • blackhawkstraillodge.com
• $
Baymont Inn & Suites, Calumet City
510 E. End Ave. • (877) BAYMONT • (708) 891-2900 • baymontcalumetcity.com
• • • X $
Heritage Inn, Calumet Park
12808 S. Ashland Ave. • (708) 385-9100
• X $
Motel 6, Calumet Park
12800 S. Ashland Ave. • (800) 4MOTEL6 • (708) 389-2600
• • • X $$
Plaza Inn, Calumet Park
12710 S. Ashland Ave. • (708) 389-3440
$
Hampton Inn Chicago/Carol Stream, Carol Stream
5 W. North Ave. • (800) HAMPTON • (630) 681-9200 • hamptoninn.com
• • • X $$
Holiday Inn & Suites, Carol Stream
150 S. Gary Ave. • (800) 315-2621 • (630) 665-3000 • hicarolstream.com
• • X $
Affinia Chicago Hotel, Chicago
166 E. Superior St. • (800) 367-7701 • (312) 787-6000 • affinia.com
• • • X $$$
Allegro Chicago, a Kimpton Hotel, Chicago
171 W. Randolph St. at LaSalle St. • (800) 643-1500 • (312) 236-0123 • allegrochicago.com
• • • X $$
The Allerton Hotel, Chicago
701 N. Michigan Ave. • (800) 227-6963 • (312) 440-1500 • theallertonhotel.com
• • • X $$$
Amalfi Hotel Chicago, Chicago
20 W. Kinzie St. • (888) 262-5341 • (312) 395-9000 • amalfihotelchicago.com
• • • X $$
Ambassador East, Chicago
1301 N. State Pkwy. • (888) 506-3471 • (312) 787-7200 • theambassadoreasthotel.com
• • • X $$$
Amber Inn, Chicago
3901 S. Michigan Ave. • (773) 285-1000
• X $
Avenue Hotel & Suites Chicago, Chicago
160 E. Huron St. • (312) 787-2900 • avenuehotelchicago.com
• • • • X $$$
The Belden-Stratford, Chicago
2300 Lincoln Park W. • (800) 800-8301 • (773) 281-2900 • beldenstratford.com
• • X $$
The Blackstone, a Renaissance Hotel, Chicago
636 S. Michigan Ave. • (866) 508-0261 • (312) 447-0955 • marriott.com
• • X $$$
Best Western Grant Park Hotel, Chicago
1100 S. Michigan Ave. • (800) 528-1234 • (312) 922-2900 • bwgrantparkhotel.com
• • • X $$
Best Western Hawthorne Terrace, Chicago
3434 N. Broadway Ave. • (888) 800-7615 • (773) 244-3434 • hawthorneterrace.com
• X $$$
Best Western Inn & Suites Midway, Chicago
8220 S. Cicero Ave • (800) 528-1234 • (708) 497-3000 • bestwestern.com
• • X $$
Best Western River North Hotel, Chicago
125 W. Ohio St. • (800) 727-0800 • (312) 467-0800 • rivernorthhotel.com
• • • X $$
The Buckingham Athletic Club Hotel, Chicago
440 S. LaSalle St., 40th floor • (312) 663-8910
• • • X $$$
Carlton Inn Midway, Chicago
4944 S. Archer Ave. • (877) 722-7586 • (773) 582-0900 • carltoninnmidway.com
• • X $$
Chicago Lodge, Chicago
920 W. Foster Ave. • (773) 334-5600 • chicagonorthlodge.com
• $
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Mendota Golf Club,, Mendota
35666 Rte. 34 W., (815) 538-7241
Golfers can enjoy the simplicity and serenity of Mendota’s
18-hole regulation course. $
nettle Creek Country Club, Morris
5355 Saratoga Rd., (815) 941-4300, nettlecreekcc.com
Enjoy links-style golf in a beautiful prairie environment,
rich with wildlife, wildflowers and greens. $
Mount Prospect Golf Club, Mount Prospect
600 S. See Gwun Ave., (847) 632-9300, mppd.org
Offering a challenge to all skill levels, this course asks
players to draw and fade tee shots in order to gain access to
the well-bunkered, tightly sloped greens. $
Old Orchard Country Club, Mount Prospect
700 W. Rand Rd., (847) 255-2025, oldorchardcc.com
Offering a country club experience to the general public,
Old Orchard has superior personal service and course
conditions. $
Pine Meadow Golf Course, Mundelein
1 Pine Meadow Lane, (847) 566-GOLF, pinemeadowgc.com
Experience lush fairways lined with blue spruce, pines and
wildlife in the scenic course offered at Pine Meadow. $
Springbrook Golf Course, Naperville
2220 W. 83rd St., (630) 848-5060, springbrookgolfcourse.org
This course features some of the finest views of Naperville’s
open space and trails while offering a challenging golf
experience. $
Fox Valley Golf Club, North Aurora
2500 N. River Rd., (630) 879-1030, aurora-il.org
Play 18 holes at this public course. Bentgrass greens,
bluegrass-ryegrass fairways and tees, and several small
ponds stretch across 5,927 yards. $
oak brook Golf Club, oak brook
2606 York Rd., (630) 990-3032, oak-brook.org
This spectacular natural setting calls for solid shot-making
from tee to green on every hole. $
Willow Crest Golf Course, oak brook
Oak Brook Hills Marriott, 3500 Midwest Rd., (800) 445-3315,
(630) 850-5530, willowcrestgolf.com
This 18-hole championship course designed by Dick Nugent
offers multitiered tees and bentgrass tees amidst a beautiful
landscape. X $
George W. Dunne National Golf Course, oak Forest
16310 S. Central Ave., (708) 429-6886, forestpreservegolf.com
George W. Dunne National Golf Course features 18 holes
and offers bentgrass fairways and greens on challenging
terrain. $
Silver Lake Country Club, orland Park
14700 S. 82nd Ave., (708) 349-6940, silverlakecc.com
This 45-hole public golf course has an attractive clubhouse
with a well-stocked pro shop, locker facilities, a coffee shop
and banquet rooms. $
Fox bend Golf Course, Oswego
3516 Rte. 34, (630) 554-3939, foxbendgolfcourse.com
The gently rolling fairways; mature trees; large, smooth,
fast greens and water-challenging club sections make Fox
Bend one of the top-20 public courses in the Chicagoland
area. X $
The Links at Carillon, Plainfield
21200 S. Carillon Dr., (815) 886-2132, carillongolf.com
With professional and friendly staff to guide your golfing
experience, The Links at Carillon is the perfect destination
for all golf lovers. $
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Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, Chicago
540 N. Michigan Ave. • (800) 228-1265 • (312) 836-0100 • chicagomarriottdowntown.com
• • • X $$$
Chicago Marriott O’Hare, Chicago
8535 W. Higgins Rd. • (800) 228-9290 • (773) 693-4444 • marriott.com
• • • X $$
Chicago O’Hare Garden Hotel, Chicago
8201 W. Higgins Rd. • (773) 693-2323 • hotelchicagoohare.com
• • • • X $
Chicago’s Essex Inn, Chicago
800 S. Michigan Ave. • (800) 621-6909 • (312) 939-2800 • essexinn.com
• • • X $$
City Inns Chicago–The Willows Hotel, Chicago
555 W. Surf St. • (800) 787-3108 • (773) 528-8400 • cityinns.com
$$
City Inns–City Suites Hotel, Chicago
933 W. Belmont Ave. • (773) 404-3400 • cityinns.com
$$$
City Inns–Majestic Hotel, Chicago
528 W. Brompton St. • (773) 404-3499 • cityinns.com
$$$
Comfort Inn & Suites Downtown, Chicago
15 E. Ohio St. • (888) 775-4111 • (312) 894-0900 • chicagocomfortinn.com
• X $$
Congress Plaza Hotel & Conference Center, Chicago
520 S. Michigan Ave. • (800) 635-1666 • (312) 427-3800 • congressplazahotel.com
• • X $$$
Conrad Chicago, Chicago
521 N. Rush St. • (800) 705-7129 • (312) 645-1500 • conradchicago.com
• • • X $$$$
Courtyard by Marriott Chicago Downtown, Chicago
30 E. Hubbard St. • (800) 321-2211 • (312) 329-2500 • marriott.com/chiwb
• • • X $$
Courtyard by Marriott Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile, Chicago
165 E. Ontario St. • (800) 321-2211 • (312) 573-0800 • courtyardchicago.com
• • • X $$$$
Courtyard by Marriott Chicago/Midway Airport, Chicago
6610 S. Cicero Ave. • (708) 563-0200 • midinns.com
• • • X $$
The Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro, Chicago
733 W. Madison St. • (312) 829-5000 • crowneplaza.com
• • • X $$$$
Crowne Plaza Chicago–The Silversmith, Chicago
10 S. Wabash Ave. • (800) 2-CROWNE • (312) 372-7696 • crowneplaza.com/silversmith
• • • X $$
Dana Hotel & Spa, Chicago
660 N. State St. • (312) 642-3262 • danahotelandspa.com
• • X $$$
Days Inn Lincoln Park North, Chicago
644 W. Diversey Pkwy. • (888) LPN-DAYS • (773) 525-7010 • daysinnchicago.net
• • X $$
Doubletree Chicago Hotel Magnificent Mile, Chicago
300 E. Ohio St. • (312) 787-6100 • doubletreemagmile.com
• • • X $$
The Drake Hotel, Chicago
140 E. Walton Place • (800) 55-DRAKE • (312) 787-2200 • thedrakehotel.com
• • X $$$
Embassy Suites Hotel Chicago Downtown Lakefront, Chicago
511 N. Columbus Dr. • (800) EMBASSY • (312) 836-5900 • chicagoembassy.com
• • • X $$
Embassy Suites Hotel Chicago–Downtown, Chicago
600 N. State St. • (866) 866-8098 • (312) 943-3800 • embassysuiteschicago.com
• • • X $$$
Fairfield Inn & Suites Chicago Downtown, Chicago
216 E. Ontario St. • (888) 236-2427 • (312) 787-3777 • fairfieldsuiteschicago.com
• $$$
Fairfield Inn Chicago/Midway Airport, Chicago
6630 S. Cicero Ave. • (888) 236-2427 • (708) 594-0090 • midwayhotelcenter.com
• • X $$
The Fairmont Hotel, Chicago
200 N. Columbus Dr. • (800) 526-2008 • (312) 565-8000 • fairmont.com
• • • X $$$
The Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, Chicago
120 E. Delaware Place • (800) 332-3442 • (312) 280-8800 • fourseasons.com
• • • • X $$$$
Four Points Sheraton Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile, Chicago
630 N. Rush St. • (888) 627-7088 • (312) 981-6600 • fourpointschicago.com
• • • X $$$
Four Points Sheraton Midway, Chicago
7353 S. Cicero Ave. • (800) 325-3535 • (773) 581-5300 • fourpoints.com
• • • X $$
Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago Downtown, Chicago
33 W. Illinois St. • (800) HAMPTON • (312) 832-0330 • hamptoninnchicago.com
• • • X $
Hampton Majestic Chicago Theater District, Chicago
22 W. Monroe St. • (312) 332-5052 • hamptonmajestic.com
• X $$
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Naperbrook Golf Course, Plainfield
22204 W. 111th St. at Hassert Blvd., (630) 378-4215,
naperbrookgolfcourse.org
Carved out of good Illinois farmland, this course features
10 ponds, native prairie grass and rolling hills. $
Timber Pointe Golf Club, Poplar Grove
5750 Woodstock Rd., (815) 544-1935, golfthepointe.com
Club facilities include a beautifully maintained 18-hole
course, practice facility, full-service clubhouse and more.
X$
Rob Roy Golf Course & Clubhouse, Prospect Heights
505 E. Camp McDonald Rd., (847) 253-4544, rtpd.org/golf
Fifty-one acres and nine holes of challenging golf await you
at Rob Roy Golf Course. $
Aldeen Golf Club & Practice Centre, Rockford
1902 Reid Farm Rd., (888) 425-3336, (815) 282-4653,
aldeengolfclub.com
Aldeen features five sets of tees, with water hazards
looming on 12 of 18 holes. The Practice Center offers 75 grass
tee stations, two short-game areas, two practice bunkers
and a putting green. X$
Macktown Golf Course, Rockton
2221 Freeport Rd., (815) 624-7410, wcfpd.org
This sporty course is popular with beginners. X$
Mistwood Golf Club, Romeoville
1700 W. Renwick Rd., (815) 254-3333, mistwoodgolf.net
With a $6 million renovation project nearing completion,
Mistwood Golf Club is scheduled to re-open in spring of
2012.$
The Ledges Golf Course, Roscoe
7111 McCurry Rd., (815) 389-0979, wcfpd.org
Built as a private course in 1966, this course was purchased
by the district in 1978. Fairway bunkers and sand traps
test your skill and accuracy. In addition, water hazards are
featured on 10 holes. $
Edgebrook Golf Course, Sandwich
2100 Suydam Rd., (815) 786-8392, sandwichgolf.com
Designed by Killian Nugent, this 18-hole course features
bentgrass greens with bluegrass tees and fairways. X$
Schaumburg Golf Club, Schaumburg
401 N. Roselle Rd., (847) 885-9000, parkfun.com
This golf club and academy features three courses for
golfers of all calibers. $
Kankakee Elks Country Club, st. anne
2283 Bittersweet Dr., (815) 937-9547, elksgolf627.com
The golf club offers an 18-hole, 6,329-yard, par-71 challenge
to even the most seasoned golfer. Undulating and elevated
greens help hone your short game as you approach and putt
on the greens. Amenities include a full-service restaurant,
driving range and golf shop. X$
Pheasant Run Resort & Spa, St. Charles
4051 E. Main St., (800) 999-3319, (630) 584-4914,
pheasantrun.com
Enjoy 36 holes of championship golf on two award-winning
courses. This resort course is rated 4.5 stars by Golf Digest.
X$
Sycamore Golf Club, Sycamore
940 E. State St., (815) 895-3884, sycamoreparkdistrict.com
Enjoy our hometown atmosphere with a country club feel.
An 18-hole, par-71 course with pro shop, clubhouse and
putting green. X$
Odyssey Golf Course & Banquets, Tinley Park
19110 S. Ridgeland Ave., (708) 429-7400,
odysseycountryclub.com
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Hard Rock Hotel, Chicago
230 N. Michigan Ave. • (866) 966-5166 • (312) 345-1000 • hardrockhotelchicago.com
• • • X $$$
Heart o’ Chicago Motel, Chicago
5990 N. Ridge Ave. • (773) 271-9181 • heartochicago.com
X $
Hilton Chicago, Chicago
720 S. Michigan Ave. • (800) 445-8667 • (312) 922-4400 • hilton.com
• • • • X $$$
Hilton Chicago O’Hare Airport, Chicago
O’Hare International Airport • (800) 445-8667 • (773) 686-8000 • hilton.com
• • • • X $$
Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Chicago, Chicago
10 E. Grand Ave. • (877) 865-5298 • (312) 595-0000 • hiltongardenchicago.com
• • • X $$
Hilton Oak Lawn, Chicago
9333 S. Cicero Ave • (708) 425-7800 • hilton.com
• • • X $$
Hilton Suites Chicago–Magnificent Mile, Chicago
198 E. Delaware Place • (800) 222-8733 • (312) 664-1100
chicagomagnificentmilehilton.com
• • • X $$
Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza, Chicago
350 W. Mart Center Dr. • (312) 836-5000 • martplaza.com
• • • X $$$
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Chicago/Midway Airport, Chicago
6500 S. Cicero Ave. • (708) 458-0202 • midwayhotelcenter.com
• X $$
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Downtown, Chicago
506 W. Harrison St. • (312) 957-9100 • hidowntown.com
• • • X $$
Holiday Inn O’Hare Chicago Area, Chicago
5615 N. Cumberland Ave. • (773) 693-5800 • holidayinn.com
• • • • X $$
Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown, Chicago
40 E. Grand Ave. • (800) 225-5466 • (312) 644-2222 • homewoodsuiteschicago.com
• • X $$$
Hotel 71, Chicago
71 E. Wacker Dr. • (800) 621-4005 • (312) 346-7100 • hotel71.com
• • X $$$
Hotel Blake, Chicago
500 S. Dearborn St. • (312) 986-1234 • hotelblake.com
• • • X $$$
Hotel Burnham, Chicago
1 W. Washington St. • (877) 294-9712 • (312) 782-1111 • burnhamhotel.com
• • • X $$$
Hotel Cass, a Holiday Inn Express Hotel, Chicago
640 N. Wabash Ave. • (800) 227-7850 • (312) 787-4030 • hotelcass.com
• X $$
Hotel Indigo Chicago, Chicago
1244 N. Dearborn Pkwy. • (312) 787-4980 • chicagogoldcoast.hotelindigo.com
• • X $$$
Hotel Monaco, Chicago
225 N. Wabash Ave. • (800) 397-7661 • (312) 960-8500 • monaco-chicago.com
• • • X $$$$
Hotel Sax Chicago, Chicago
333 N. Dearborn St. • (877) 569-3742 • (312) 245-0333 • hotelsaxchicago.com
• • • X $$$
Howard Johnson Inn, Chicago
720 N. LaSalle St. • (312) 664-8100 • hojo.com
• • X $$
Hyatt Regency Chicago, Chicago
151 E. Wacker Dr. • (800) 233-1234 • (312) 565-1234 • chicagohyatt.com
• • X $$
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Chicago
2233 S. Martin Luther King Dr. • (800) 233-1234 • (312) 567-1234 • mccormickplace.hyatt.com
• • • X $$
Inn at Lincoln Park, Chicago
601 W. Diversey Pkwy. • (866) 774-PARK • (773) 348-2810 • innlp.com
X $$
Inn of Chicago Magnificent Mile, Chicago
162 E. Ohio at Michigan Ave. • (800) 557-2378 • (312) 787-3100 • innofchicago.com
• • X $$
InterContinental Chicago, Chicago
505 N. Michigan Ave. • (800) 327-0200 • (312) 944-4100 • chicago.intercontinental.com
• • • • X $$$
The James Chicago, Chicago
55 E. Ontario St. • (312) 337-1000 • jameshotels.com
• • • X $$
Majestic Hotel, Chicago
528 W. Brompton • (800) 727-5108 • (773) 404-3499 • cityinns.com/majestic
• $$
Marriott Chicago at the Medical District/UIC, Chicago
625 S. Ashland Ave. • (800) 356-3644 • (312) 491-1234 • marriott.com/chidm
• • X $$$$
Marriott Chicago Midway, Chicago
6520 S. Cicero Ave. • (708) 594-5500 • midwayhotelcenter.com
• • • X $$
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60 illinois. mile after magnificent mile.
This 18-hole course designed by two-time U.S. Open
champion Curtis Strange plays through lush fairways
and manicured greens. $
university Golf Club & Conference Center, university Park
23520 S. Crawford Ave., (708) 747-0306, universitygolfclub.com
An 18-hole championship golf course, 7,000-sq.-ft.
clubhouse, pro shop, and casual and fine dining options
create a prime golf destination. $
White Deer Run Golf Club, Vernon hills
250 W. Greggs Pkwy., (847) 680-6100, whitedeergolf.com
Surrounded by lush greens and a picturesque natural
setting, this club offers breathtaking scenery to the golfing
experience. $
Prairie landing Golf Club, West Chicago
2325 Longest Dr., (630) 208-7600, prairielanding.com
Playing this spectacular course makes you want to call it
your home course forever. One of three Robert Trent Jones
Jr. golf courses in Illinois. X$
Randall oaks Golf Club, West Dundee
4101 Binnie Rd., (847) 428-5661, randalloaksgc.com
This 18-hole course is known for its lightning-quick greens
and large oak trees. Full banquet facilities are available. X$
arrowhead Golf Club, Wheaton
26W151 Butterfield Rd., (630) 653-5800, arrowheadgolfclub.org
Arrowhead offers country club elegance and magnificent
views. The 27-hole Ken Killian-designed course is
captivating for the most discerning golfer and equally
inviting to the novice. X$
Cantigny Golf, Wheaton
27W270 Mack Rd., (630) 668-3323, (630) 668-8463,
cantignygolf.com
Set among mature oak and hickory trees, lakes and streams,
this 27-hole course is nationally recognized as one of the
best public courses in America. X$
traditions at Chevy Chase, Wheeling
1000 N. Milwaukee Ave., (847) 465-2301,
chevychasecountryclub.com
Experience a recently renovated, parkland-style 18-hole
championship golf course. $
Wilmette Golf Club, Wilmette
3900 Fairway Dr., (847) 256-9777, golfwilmette.com
With narrow fairways and quick doglegs, golfers are
presented with a challenge at Wilmette Golf Club. $
Maple Meadows Golf Course, Wood Dale
272 S. Addison Rd., (630) 616-8424, dupagegolf.com
Visit the 27 holes at Maple Meadows for outings, leagues,
tournaments, individual play and great food in the restaurant.
No reservations required. Beautiful public course. $
salt Creek Golf Club, Wood Dale
701 W. Thorndale Rd., (630) 773-0184, saltcreekgolfclub.com
This golf club features a driving range, putting green and
two nine-hole courses. Reservations and soft spikes are
required. $
Water’s edge Golf Club, Worth
7205 W. 115th St., (708) 671-1032, watersedgegolf.com
Lining the banks of the Cal-Sag Channel is a championship-
style course designed by Rick Robbins. $
Shepherd’s Crook Golf Course, Zion
351 Green Bay Rd., (847) 872-2080, shepherdscrook.org
Operated by the Zion Park District, the 18-hole, 6,805-yard
course reflects the golden era of golf course architecture
with bentgrass fairways, berms, mounding and formidable
water features. $
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Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel, Chicago
163 E. Walton Place • (800) 621-8140 • (312) 751-8100 • millenniumhotels.com
• • X $$$
Ohio House Motel, Chicago
600 N. LaSalle St. • (312) 943-6000 • ohiohousemotel.com
• • $$
Omni Chicago Hotel, Chicago
676 N. Michigan Ave. • (800) 843-6664 • (312) 944-6664 • omnihotels.com
• • • • X $$$
Palmer House Hilton, Chicago
17 E. Monroe St. • (800) 445-8667 • (312) 726-7500 • hilton.com
• • • X $$
Park Hyatt Chicago, Chicago
800 N. Michigan Ave. • (800) 778-7477 • (312) 335-1234 • parkchicago.hyatt.com
• • • • X $$$$
Park View Hotel, Chicago
1816 N. Clark St. • (312) 664-3040
• • • X $$$
The Peninsula Chicago Hotel, Chicago
108 E. Superior St. • (866) 288-8889 • (312) 337-2888 • peninsula.com
• • • • X $$$$
Raffaello Hotel, Chicago
201 E. Delaware Place • (800) 983-7870 • (312) 943-5000 • chicago.raffaello.com
• X $$$
Ramada Lake Shore, Chicago
4900 S. Lake Shore Dr. • (800) 237-4933 • (773) 288-5800 • ramada.com
• • • X $$
Red Roof Inn, Chicago
162 E. Ontario St. • (800) 733-7663 • (312) 787-3580 • redroof.com
• • X $$
Renaissance Chicago Hotel, Chicago
1 W. Wacker Dr. • (800) 228-9290 • (312) 372-7200 • renaissancechicagodowntown.com
• • • • X $$$$
Renaissance Chicago O’Hare Hotel, Chicago
8500 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. • (800) HOTELS1 • (773) 380-9600 • marriott.com
• • • X $$
Residence Inn by Marriott Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile, Chicago
201 E. Walton Place • (800) 331-3131 • (312) 943-9800 • residenceinn.com
• • X $$$$
Residence Inn Chicago Downtown River North, Chicago
410 N. Dearborn St. • (312) 494-9301 • residenceinn.com
• • • X $$$
The Ritz-Carlton Chicago, Chicago
160 E. Pearson St. • (312) 266-1000 • fourseasons.com
• • • • X $$$$
Seneca Hotel, Chicago
200 E. Chestnut St. • (800) 800-6261 • (312) 787-8900 • senecahotel.com
• • X $$$
Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, Chicago
301 N. Water St. • (877) 242-2558 • (312) 464-1000 • sheratonchicago.com
• • • • X $$$
Sofitel Chicago Water Tower, Chicago
20 E. Chestnut St. • (877) 813-7700 • (312) 324-4000 • sofitel.com
• • • X $$$
Springhill Suites Chicago O’Hare, Chicago
8101 W. Higgins Rd. • (773) 867-0000 • springhillsuites.com
• • • X $$
Springhill Suites Downtown/River North, Chicago
410 N. Dearborn St. • (312) 644-4071 • springhillsuites.com
• • X $$
Super 8 Chicago, Chicago
7300 N. Sheridan Rd. • (773) 973-7440 • super8.com
X $$
The Sutton Place Hotel, Chicago
21 E. Bellevue Place • (866) 3SUTTON • (312) 266-2100 • suttonplace.com
• • • X $$$
Swissotel Chicago, Chicago
323 E. Wacker Dr. • (888) 737-9477 • (312) 565-0565 • swissotel.com
• • • X $$$
The Talbott Hotel, Chicago
20 E. Delaware Place • (800) 825-2688 • (312) 944-4970 • talbotthotel.com
• • • X $$$
Travelodge Hotel Downtown, Chicago
65 E. Harrison St. • (800) 578-7878 • (312) 427-8000 • travelodgehoteldowntown.com
X $$
Tremont Hotel, Chicago
100 E. Chestnut St. • (312) 751-1900 • tremontchicago.com
X $$
Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago, Chicago
401 N. Wabash Ave. • (312) 924-7600
• • • X $$$$
University Center, Chicago
525 S. State St. • (312) 924-8000 • universitycenter.com
• X $
W–Chicago City Center, Chicago
172 W. Adams St. • (888) 625-5144 • (312) 332-1200 • whotels.com
• • • X $
W–Chicago Lakeshore, Chicago
644 N. Lake Shore Dr. • (877) 946-8357 • (312) 943-9200 • whotels.com
• • • • X $$$
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Wineries/Vineyards/
BreWeries
Mill Rose Restaurant, barrington
45 S. Barrington Rd., (847) 382-7673, millroserestaurant.com
Six barns were renovated to create a home for this
microbrewery, restaurant and country store. Contemporary
American cuisine complements the rustic ambiance of the
historic barns and fireplaces. X$
hailey’s Winery & Vineyard, byron
114 S. Franklin St., (815) 234-2220, haileyswinery.com
Often featuring live music to accompany their award-
winning wines, Hailey’s Winery adds a friendly, entertaining
atmosphere to the traditional winery experience. $
the Village Vintner Winery, Carpentersville
2273 Randall Rd., (847) 844-4900, thevillagevintner.com
This winery produces 40 different varieties 12 times a year.
Along with their tasting bar and retail shop, custom labeling
is also a hit. X$
Wild blossom Meadery and Winery, Chicago
10033 S. Western Ave., (773) 233-7579, bev-art.com
Take a class to make your own wine or brew your own beer.
Wild Blossom specializes in honey-mead wine. $
Red bar Winery & bistro, elgin
74 S. Grove St., (847) 695-1659, redbarwinery.com
This modern mix of a do-it-yourself winery and boutique
provides a unique experience where you can produce and
enjoy your own wine. $
Famous Fossil Vineyard & Winery, Freeport
395 W. Cedarville Rd., (815) 563-4665, famousfossilwinery.com
This vineyard features distinctive Illinois wines, spectacular
views of the vineyard, foods and eco-friendly, local gifts to
its visitors. $
Galena Cellars Vineyard & Winery, Geneva
477 S. 3rd St., (800) 397-WINE, galenacellars.com
This family-owned winery presses, ferments and ages
award-winning fruit and table wines in a restored 1840s
granary. Call for tours of the nearby vineyard, available for a
fee. Visit the second location in Galena. $
Prairie state Winery, Genoa
217 W. Main St., (815) 784-4540, prairiestatewinery.com
Selling exclusively Illinois-made fine goods, Prairie State
Winery features a wide selection of wines. $
Glunz Family Winery & Cellar, Grayslake
888 E. Belvidere Rd., (847) 634-WINE, gfwc.com
This winery is known for its small-batch and seasonal wines,
particularly fortified dessert wines. Also located in Long
Grove. X$
Mickey Finn’s brewery, Libertyville
412 N. Milwaukee Ave., (847) 362-6688,
mickeyfinnsbrewery.com
One of Lake County’s oldest brewpubs serves award-
winning beer and pub food daily. Take a seat in the beer
garden overlooking Cook Park. X$
Glunz Family Winery & Cellar tasting Room, Long Grove
221 Robert Parker Coffin Rd., (847) 634-WINE, gfwc.com
Vintage & Tawny Port, Oak Aged Angelica and Fortified
Raspberry wine are among the diversity of wines featured
here. $
Valentino Vineyards and Winery, Long Grove
5175 Aptakisic Rd., (847) 634-2831, valentinovineyards.com
Established in 1995, Valentino Vineyards grows 20 different
varieties of grapes from more than 6,000 vines, producing
award-winning wines of classic varieties. Reservations are
recommended for wine tasting with cheese plates and
appetizers. The tasting room is also open Fri.–Sun. Closed
Jan.–Mar. X$
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The Westin Chicago River North, Chicago
320 N. Dearborn St. • (800) 937-8461 • (312) 744-1900 • westinchicago.com
• • • X $$$$
Westin Michigan Avenue Hotel, Chicago
909 N. Michigan Ave. • (888) 627-8385 • (312) 943-7200 • westin.com
• • • X $$
The Whitehall Hotel, Chicago
105 E. Delaware Place • (800) 948-4255 • (312) 944-6300 • thewhitehallhotel.com
• • • X $$$
The Willows Hotel–City Inns, Chicago
555 W. Surf St. • (800) 787-3108 • (773) 528-8400 • cityinns.com/willows
$$
Wyndham Hotel Chicago, Chicago
633 N. St. Clair St. • (800) 996-3426 • (312) 573-0300 • wyndhamchicago.com
• • • X $$$
The Star Hotel, Chicago Heights
460 W. 14th St. • (708) 481-3050
$
Mayflower Motel, Clarendon Hills
407 Ogden Ave. • (630) 325-2500 • mayflowermotelchicago.com
• $
William Tell Holiday Inn–Countryside/LaGrange, Countryside
6201 Joliet Rd. • (800) 315-2621 • (708) 354-4200 • holidayinn.com
• • • X $$
Hampton Inn, Crestwood
13330 S. Cicero Ave. • (800) HAMPTON • (708) 597-3330 • hamptoninn.com
• • • X $$
Comfort Inn, Crystal Lake
595 E. Tracy Trail • (877) 4CHOICE • (815) 444-0040 • choicehotels.com
• • • X $
Country Inn & Suites, Crystal Lake
600 E. Tracy Trail • (800) 456-4000 • (815) 477-3500 • countryinns.com
• • X $
Crystal Lake Holiday Inn & Conference Center, Crystal Lake
800 S. Rt. 31 • (800) 315-2621 • (815) 477-7000 • hicrystallake.com
• • • • X $$
Crystal Lake Motel, Crystal Lake
110 Virginia St., U.S. Hwy. 14 • (815) 459-0476
$
Super 8, Crystal Lake
577 Crystal Point Dr. • (800) 800-8000 • (815) 455-2388 • super8.com
• X $
Courtyard by Marriott, Deerfield
800 Lake Cook Rd. • (800) 321-2211 • (847) 940-8222 • marriott.com
• • • X $
Embassy Suites Chicago –North Shore, Deerfield
1445 Lake Cook Rd. • (800) EMBASSY • (847) 945-4500 • embassysuites.com
• • • X $
Hyatt Deerfield, Deerfield
1750 Lake Cook Rd. • (800) 233-1234 • (847) 945-3400 • hyatt.com
• • • X $$
Marriott Suites Deerfield, Deerfield
2 Parkway N. • (800) 228-9290 • (847) 405-9666 • marriott.com
• • • • X $$
Red Roof Inn, Deerfield
340 Waukegan Rd. • (800) REDROOF • (847) 205-1755 • redroof.com
• X $
Residence Inn by Marriott, Deerfield
530 Lake Cook Rd. • (800) 331-3131 • (847) 940-4644 • residenceinn.com
• • • X $
Baymont Inn & Suites, DeKalb
1314 W. Lincoln Hwy. • (877) BAYMONT • (815) 748-4800 • baymontinns.com
• • • X $
Best Western DeKalb Inn & Suites, DeKalb
1212 W. Lincoln Hwy. • (800) 780-7234 • (815) 758-8661 • bestwestern.com
• • • X $
NIU Holmes Student Center, DeKalb
340 Carroll Ave. • (815) 753-1445 • niu.edu/hsc.edu
• X $
Super 8, DeKalb
800 W. Fairview Dr. • (800) 800-8000 • (815) 748-4688 • super8.com
• • X $
Travel Inn, DeKalb
1116 W. Lincoln Hwy. • (815) 756-3398
• • X $
Comfort Inn O’Hare, Des Plaines
2175 E. Touhy Ave. • (877) 4CHOICE • (847) 635-1300 • comfortinn.com
• • • X $
Courtyard by Marriott Chicago O’Hare, Des Plaines
2950 S. River Rd. • (800) 321-2211 • (847) 824-7000 • marriott.com
• • • X $
Radisson Hotel Chicago O’Hare Airport, Des Plaines
1450 E. Touhy Ave. • (800) 333-3333 • (847) 296-8866 • radisson.com
• • • • X $$
Rand Manor Motel, Des Plaines
1322 Rand Rd. • (847) 827-7447
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Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant, Orland Park
15690 S. Harlem Ave., (708) 633-0200, chwinery.com
A premium working winery with a full-service restaurant,
tasting room, gift shop and bakery. Complimentary tours
Sat. and Sun. X$
Fox Valley Winery, Oswego
5600 W. Rte. 34, (630) 554-0404, foxvalleywinery.com
This family vineyard grows 13 grape varieties on more than
100 acres overlooking the Fox River. The winery specializes
in small lots of handcrafted, award-winning wines. Second
location in Sandwich.X$
Lynfred Winery, Roselle
15 S. Roselle Rd., (630) 529-WINE, lynfredwinery.com
Opened in 1979, this family-owned, award-winning
winery produces 300,000 bottles of barrel-aged wines
annually. Tastings are held daily. Tours offered most
weekends. Call ahead to confirm. See the other location
in Wheaton. X$
Fox Valley Winery, Sandwich
120 S. Main St., (815) 786-3124, foxvalleywinery.com
This family vineyard grows 13 grape varieties on more than
100 acres overlooking the Fox River. The winery specializes
in small lots of handcrafted, award-winning wines. Also has
location in Oswego. X$
Ram Restaurant & Microbrewery, Schaumburg
1901 McConnor Pkwy., (847) 517-8791, theram.com
This family-owned restaurant and brewery offers a cozy
setting for dining and an impressive bar, including a
selection of microbrews made on-site. X$
Sycamore Winery, Sycamore
322 W. State St., (815) 899-2920
Sycamore Winery is committed to making the finest wine
at reasonable prices. Many of the wines feature pictures of
Sycamore sites from the past. X$
August Hill Winery, Utica
106 Mill St., (815) 667-5211, augusthillwinery.com
This winery offers excellent wines and gifts, plus tastings. $
Illinois River Winery, Utica
723 S. Clark St., (815) 667-4012, illinoisriverwinery.com
Tour one of Illinois’ largest wineries, nestled into the bluffs
along the Illinois River, facing Starved Rock State Park.
Free tours on the hour Sat. afternoons. X$
Waterman Winery and Vineyards, Waterman
11582 Waterman Rd., (815) 264-3268,
(815) 758-5062, sunsetwines.net
Founded in 1998, producing wines from grapes grown
on this northern Illinois farm. Handcrafted, unique red
and white wines, natural in state and fruit-forward in
presentation. X$
Emmett’s Ale House, West Dundee
128 W. Main St., (847) 428-4500, emmettsalehouse.com
Serving upscale American cuisine and award-winning
handcrafted beer in a 135-year-old building with three
dining rooms and two bars. X$
Lynfred Winery, Wheaton
127 Front St., (630) 752-WINE, lynfredwinery.com
A bed & breakfast, top-notch winery and perfect destination
for finding that great gift, Lynfred Winery is a must-see spot
in Wheaton. $
Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant, Wheeling
583 N. Milwaukee Ave., (847) 215-1200, coopershawkwinery.com
Tour, or even dine in, one of Cooper’s Hawk’s beautiful
winery barrel aging rooms while sampling some of the
freshly made wines. $
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Comfort Inn, Dixon
136 Plaza Dr. • (877) 4CHOICE • (815) 284-0500 • choicehotels.com
• • • X $
Quality Inn & Suites, Dixon
154 Plaza Dr. • (877) 4CHOICE • (815) 288-2001 • choicehotels.com
• • • X $$
Super 8, Dixon
1800 S. Galena Ave. • (800) 800-8000 • (815) 284-1800 • super8.com
X $
Comfort Inn, Downers Grove
3010 Finley Rd. • (877) 4CHOICE • (630) 515-1500 • choicehotels.com
• • • X $
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton, Downers Grove
2111 Butterfield Rd. • (800) 222-TREE • (630) 971-2000 • doubletreedownersgrove.com
• • • • X $$
Holiday Inn Express, Downers Grove
3031 Finley Rd. • (800) 315-2621 • (630) 810-9500 • hiexpress.com
• X $$
Marriott Suites Downers Grove, Downers Grove
1500 Opus Place • (800) 228-9290 • (630) 852-1500 • marriott.com
• • • X $$
Classic Inn, Dwight
15 E. Northbrook Dr. • (815) 584-1200
• X $
Super 8, Dwight
14 E. Northbrook Dr. • (800) 800-8000 • (815) 584-1888 • super8.com
• X $
Knights Inn, East Hazel Crest
17214 S. Halsted St. • (800) 843-5644 • (708) 647-8800
• X $
Super 8, East Hazel Crest
17220 S. Halsted St. • (800) 800-8000 • (708) 957-5900 • super8.com
• • X $
Comfort Suites, Elgin
2480 Bushwood Dr. • (877) 4CHOICE • (847) 836-9500 • choicehotels.com
• • • X $$
Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, Elgin
2270 Point Blvd. • (800) 456-4000 • (847) 426-6400 • countryinns.com
• • X $$
Days Inn, Elgin
1585 Dundee Ave. • (800) DAYSINN • (847) 695-2100 • daysinn.com
• • X $
Hampton Inn, Elgin
405 Airport Rd. • (800) HAMPTON • (847) 931-1940 • hamptoninn.com
• • X $$
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Chicago Northwest, Elgin
495 Airport Rd. • (800) 315-2621 • (847) 488-9000 • holidayinn.com
• • • X $
Quality Inn, Elgin
500 Tollgate Rd. • (800) 424-6423 • (847) 608-7300 • choicehotels.com
• • X $
Super 8, Elgin
435 Airport Rd. • (800) 800-8000 • (847) 697-8828 • super8.com
X $
Baymont Inn & Suites O’Hare, Elk Grove Village
2881 Touhy Ave. • (847) 803-9400 • baymontinns.com
• • X $
Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, Elk Grove Village
1160 W. Devon Ave. • (800) 456-4000 • (847) 985-0101 • countryinns.com
• • X $$
Days Inn Elk Grove/Schaumburg, Elk Grove Village
1000 W. Devon Ave. • (800) 367-3935 • (847) 895-2085 • daysinn.com
• X $
Days Inn O’Hare West, Elk Grove Village
1920 E. Higgins Rd. • (800) DAYSINN • (847) 437-1650 • daysinn.com
• • X $
Holiday Inn Elk Grove Village, Elk Grove Village
1000 Busse Rd. • (800) 315-2621 • (847) 437-6010 • holidayinn.com
• • • X $
Howard Johnson Inn & Suites, Elk Grove Village
1925 E. Higgins Rd. • (800) 446-HOJO • (847) 472-7000 • hojo.com
• X $
InTown Suites, Elk Grove Village
2411 Landmeier Rd. • (847) 228-5500 • intownsuites.com
X $
La Quinta Inn Chicago O’Hare Airport, Elk Grove Village
1900 E. Oakton St. • (847) 439-6767 • lq.com
• • • X $
Motel 6 Elk Grove, Elk Grove Village
1601 E. Oakton St. • (800) 466-8356 • (847) 981-9766 • motel6.com
• X $
Quality Inn & Suites O’Hare North, Elk Grove Village
100 Busse Rd. • (877) 4CHOICE • (847) 593-8600 • choicehotels.com
• X $
Ramada O’Hare, Elk Grove Village
1600 E. Oakton St. • (847) 981-0010 • ramada.com
• • X $
Sheraton Suites, Elk Grove Village
121 NW Point Blvd. • (800) 325-3535 • (847) 290-1600 • sheraton.com
• • • • X $$
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salute! Farm & Vineyard, Woodstock
14317 Pleasant Valley Rd., (312) 718-0157, salutefarm.com
Visit and sample the locally grown and locally made wine at
Salute! Farm and Vineyard. $
Performing arts
Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, Arlington Heights
111 W. Campbell St., (847) 577-2121, metropolisarts.com
The Metropolis Performing Arts Centre hosts some 400
performances annually, from late-night comedy to popular
musicals to children’s shows. X$
Paramount Theatre, aurora
23 E. Galena Blvd., (630) 896-6666, paramountaurora.com
This lovingly restored Art Deco movie palace presents
live entertainment by national performers, plays, touring
Broadway musicals and other special events. X$
Bolingbrook Performing Arts Center, Bolingbrook
375 W. Briarcliff Rd., (630) 226-8415, bolingbrook.com
Concerts, theater, movies, community events. Come
experience the hidden jewel of Bolingbrook. X$
Apollo Theater, Chicago
2540 N. Lincoln Ave., (773) 935-6100, apollochicago.com
This intimate venue located in Lincoln Park stages comedies,
musicals and other original productions. It also houses the
city’s most popular children’s theater company, Emerald
City. X$
Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, Chicago
50 E. Congress Pkwy., (312) 922-2110, auditoriumtheatre.org
This acoustically perfect theater, designed by Louis Sullivan,
presents dance, music and Broadway performances. X$
Bailiwick Repertory Theatre, Chicago
1229 W. Belmont Ave., (773) 883-1090, bailiwick.org
See works penned by Chicago playwrights and staged by
Chicago actors at this popular local theater in the Bailiwick
Arts Center. X$
Bank of America Theater, Chicago
18 W. Monroe St., Ticketmaster: (312) 559-1212,
bank-of-america-theatre.com
The recently rehabbed Bank of America Theater opened
as the Majestic Theatre in 1906 and was Chicago’s first
million-dollar-plus venue and the city’s tallest building at
the time. $
Beverly Arts Center, Chicago
2407 W. 111th St., (773) 445-3838, beverlyartcenter.org
A lively place for the arts, the Beverly Arts Center hosts
exhibitions, plays, concerts, the Annual Festival of Ethnic
Arts, and classes for children and adults in art, music,
theater and dance. X$
Briar Street Theatre/Blue Man Group, Chicago
3133 N. Halsted St., (773) 348-4000, blueman.com
Catch the famed Blue Man Group at this intimate Lakeview
neighborhood theater. X$
Broadway in Chicago, Chicago
Box offices in various locations, (312) 977-1700,
broadwayinchicago.com
Broadway in Chicago theaters make up the heart of
Chicago’s Loop Theater District. See amazing performances
at the Oriental Theatre, the Cadillac Palace Theatre and other
awesome venues. $
Cadillac Palace Theatre, Chicago
151 W. Randolph St., (312) 977-1710, broadwayinchicago.com
One of Chicago’s most opulent historic theaters stages many
pre-Broadway hits. The 1927 beauty was a cinema for most
of its life. X$
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Super 8 Chicago O’Hare Airport, Elk Grove Village
2951 Touhy Ave. • (800) 800-8000 • (847) 827-3133 • super8.com
• • • X $
Clarion Hotel Elmhurst, Elmhurst
933 S. Riverside Dr. • (877) 424-6423 • (630) 279-0700 • clarioninnelmhurst.com
• • • • X $$
Courtyard by Marriott, Elmhurst
370 N. Rt. 83 • (800) 321-2211 • (630) 941-9444 • courtyardelmhurst.com
• • X $$
Extended Stay America, Elmhurst
550 W. Grand Ave. • (800) EXT-STAY • (630) 530-4353 • extendedstayhotels.com
• X $
SpringHill Suites by Marriott, Elmhurst
410 W. Lake St. • (888) 287-9400 • (630) 782-6300 • marriott.com
• • X $$
The Waverton Hotel, Elmhurst
624 N. York Rd. • (888) 902-2048 • (630) 279-1100 • thewavertonhotel.com
• • • • X $$
Best Western University Plaza, Evanston
1501 Sherman Ave. • (800) 780-7234 • (847) 491-6400 • bestwestern.com
• • • X $$
Hilton Garden Inn Evanston, Evanston
1818 Maple Ave • (800) HHONORS • (847) 475-6400 • hgievanston.com
• • • X $$
The Homestead, Evanston
1625 Hinman Ave. • (847) 475-3300 • thehomestead.net
• • $$
Hotel Orrington/Evanston, Evanston
1710 Orrington Ave. • (888) 677-4648 • (847) 866-8700 • hotelorrington.com
• • • X $$
Margarita European Inn, Evanston
1566 Oak Ave. • (847) 869-2273 • margaritainn.com
• X $$
Sybaris, Frankfort
7500 W. Lincoln Hwy. • (815) 464-5000 • sybaris.com
• X $$
Ambiance Inn & Suites, Franklin Park
2955 N. Mannheim Rd. • (847) 455-4070 • ambiancesuites.com
X $
Comfort Inn–Chicago, Franklin Park
3001 N. Mannheim Rd. • (877) 4CHOICE • (847) 233-9292 • choicehotels.com
• • • X $$
Baymont Inn & Suites, Freeport
1060 Riverside Dr. • (877) BAYMONT • (815) 599-8510 • baymontinns.com
• • • X $
Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, Freeport
1710 S. Dirck Dr. • (800) 456-4000 • (815) 233-3300 • countryinns.com
• • X $
Freeport Plaza, Freeport
1300 E. South St. • (815) 297-9700 • freeportplazahotel.com
• • • X $
Hampton Inn, Freeport
109 S. Galena Ave. • (800) HAMPTON • (815) 232-7100 • hamptoninn.com
• • • • X $
Super 8, Freeport
1551 S. Sleezer Home Rd. • (800) 454-3213 • (815) 232-4455 • super8.com
• • • X $
Town House Motel, Freeport
1156 W. Galena Ave. • (815) 232-2191 • townhousemotel.com
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West Motel, Freeport
2084 W. Galena Ave. • (815) 232-4188
• X $
Comfort Inn & Suites of Geneva, Geneva
1555 E. Fabyan Pkwy. • (877) 4CHOICE • (630) 208-8811 • comfortinngeneva.com
• • X $$
The Herrington Inn & Spa, Geneva
15 S. River Ln. • (800) 516-2466 • (630) 208-7433 • herringtoninn.com
• • X $$
Crowne Plaza Hotel Glen Ellyn/Lombard, Glen Ellyn
1250 Roosevelt Rd. • (800) 2CROWNE • (630) 629-6000 • cpglenellyn.com
• • • • X $$
Ramada Inn & Suites, Glendale Heights
780 E. North Ave. • (800) 2RAMADA • (630) 942-9500 • ramada355.com
• • X $
Travelodge, Glenview
1625 Milwaukee Ave. • (847) 635-8300 • travelodgeglenview.com
• • X $
Courtyard by Marriott, Glenview
1801 Milwaukee Ave. • (800) 321-2211 • (847) 803-2500 • marriott.com
• • • X $
The Glen Club, Glenview
2901 W. Lake Ave. • (847) 724-7272 • theglenclub.com
• X $$
Motel 6, Glenview
1535 Milwaukee Ave. • (800) 466-8356 • (847) 390-7200 • motel6.com
X $
Staybridge Suites Glenview, Glenview
2600 Lehigh Ave. • (800) 238-8000 • (847) 657-0002 • staybridge.com
• • • X $$$
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Charter one Pavilion at northerly island, Chicago
1300 S. Lynn White Dr., (312) 540-2668, livenation.com
This venue rests between the horizon of Lake Michigan and
the magnificent Chicago skyline, in the heart of the Museum
Campus. The stunning surroundings make this a perfect
place to enjoy live music from a variety of performers. X$
Chicago Center for the Performing arts, Chicago
777 N. Green St., (312) 733-6000, theaterland.com
Enjoy theater, music and local talent in the West Loop. X$
Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Chicago
Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand Ave., (312) 595-5600,
chicagoshakes.com
This theater presents the works of Shakespeare. X$
the Chicago theatre, Chicago
175 N. State St., (312) 462-6300, thechicagotheatre.com
This restored 1920s landmark building features theatrical
productions. X$
ComedySportz Theatre, Chicago
929 W. Belmont Ave., (773) 549-8080,
comedysportzchicago.com
Hilarious and competitive improvisation is featured here.
Shows from family-friendly to late-night specials ensure
there’s one for everyone. X$
Drury lane theatre, Chicago
Water Tower Place, 175 E. Chestnut St., (312) 642-2000,
drurylanewatertower.com
Featuring a broad range of shows, from Hairspray to Singin’
in the Rain, Drury Lane Theatre provides entertainment for
the whole family. X$
eta Creative arts Foundation, Chicago
7558 S. Chicago Ave., (773) 752-3955, etacreativearts.org
Chicago-based African-American performing arts group.
The foundation hosts performances, classes and art exhibits.
X$
Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, Chicago
126 E. Chestnut St., (312) 787-4570, fourthchurch.org
Directly across from the John Hancock Center, this church
holds concerts year-round. They include organ concerts
(featuring the largest pipe organ in Chicago), jazz trios,
choirs, string quartets, solo singers, steel drums, classical
guitar and more. XDonation
Goodman theatre, Chicago
170 N. Dearborn St., (312) 443-3800, goodmantheatre.org
Since 1925, Goodman Theatre has presented the work of
an extraordinary group of local, national and international
artists. X$
Grant Park Music Festival, Chicago
Millennium Park, Jay Pritzker Pavilion, 205 E. Randolph St.,
(312) 742-7638, grantparkmusicfestival.com
This free concert series features the Grant Park Orchestra
and Chorus. Various celebrated ensembles and musicians
represent many musical genres and cultures. The 10-week
season runs from June to Aug. XFRee
hot tix, Chicago
72 E. Randolph St. and 163 E. Pearson St., hottix.org
Hot Tix provides half-price, day-of-performance tickets
and full-price advance tickets for theater, music and
sports, Tue.–Sun. The Hot Tix Web site, which lists available
performances, is updated daily. $
hubbard street Dance Chicago, Chicago
Performances at various locations, (312) 850-9744,
hubbardstreetdance.org
The city’s cultural ambassador to the country and the world
performs throughout Chicagoland. $
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Wyndham Glenview Suites, Glenview
1400 Milwaukee Ave. • (800) 222-8733 • (847) 803-9800 • wyndham.com
• • • X $$
Comfort Inn, Gurnee
6080 Gurnee Mills Circle E. • (877) 4CHOICE • (847) 855-8866 • choicehotels.com
• • X $
Comfort Suites, Gurnee
5430 W. Grand Ave. • (877) 4CHOICE • (847) 782-0890 • choicehotels.com
• • • X $$
Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, Gurnee
5420 W. Grand Ave. • (800) 456-4000 • (847) 625-9700 • countryinns.com
• • X $
EconoLodge Adventure Inn & Suites, Gurnee
3740 Grand Ave. • (877) 4CHOICE • (847) 623-7777 • econolodge.com
• • X $
Extended Stay America, Gurnee
5724 Northridge Dr. • (800) EXT-STAY • (847) 662-3060 • extendedstayhotels.com
• X $
Fairfield Inn, Gurnee
6090 Gurnee Mills Circle E. • (888) 236-2427 • (847) 855-8868 • fairfieldinn.com
• X $$
Grand Hotel & Suites, Gurnee
5520 Grand Ave. • (866) 874-7263 • (847) 249-7777 • gurneegrandhotel.com
• X $
Hampton Inn, Gurnee
5550 Grand Ave. • (800) HAMPTON • (847) 662-1100 • hamptoninn.com
• X $$
Holiday Inn Gurnee–Convention Center, Gurnee
6161 W. Grand Ave. • (800) 315-2621 • (847) 336-6300 • holidayinn.com
• • • X $$
KeyLime Cove Water Resort, Gurnee
1700 Nations Dr. • (877) 360-0403 • keylimecove.com
• • X $$$
La Quinta Inn & Suites, Gurnee
5688 Northridge Dr. • (800) 531-5900 • (847) 662-7600 • lq.com
• • X $
Super 8 Hampshire, Hampshire
115 Arrowhead Dr. • (800) 800-8000 • (847) 683-0888 • super8.com
• X $
Heritage Inn, Harvard
1701 S. Division St. • (815) 943-0700
• • • X $
Baymont Inn & Suites Harvey, Harvey
16920 S. Halsted St. • (800) BAYMONT • (708) 331-7000 • baymontinns.com
• • X $
Days Inn & Suites–Harvey, Harvey
16900 S. Halsted St. • (877) DAYSINN • (708) 331-0700 • daysinn.com
• • X $
Travelodge, Harvey
16940 S. Halsted St. • (800) 525-4055 • (708) 331-3400 • travelodge.com
• X $
Highland Park Courtyard by Marriott, Highland Park
1505 Lake Cook Rd. • (800) 321-2211 • (847) 831-3338 • marriott.com
• • X $
Best Western Chicago Hillside, Hillside
4400 Frontage Rd. • (800) 780-7234 • (708) 544-9300 • chicagohillsidehotel.com
• • • • X $$
Extended Stay America, Hillside
4575 Frontage Rd. • (800) EXT-STAY • (708) 544-4409 • extendedstayhotels.com
• X $
Comfort Inn, Hoffman Estates
2075 Barrington Rd. • (877) 424-6423 • (847) 884-6400 • comfortinn.com
• X $
Candlewood Suites Hoffman Estates, Hoffman Estates
2875 Greenspoint Pkwy. • (847) 490-1686 • candlewoodsuites.com
• • X $$
Hampton Inn & Suites, Hoffman Estates
2825 Greenspoint Pkwy. • (800) HAMPTON • (847) 882-4301
hoffmanestates.hamptoninn.com
• • X $
Hilton Garden Inn, Hoffman Estates
2425 Barrington Rd. • (800) HILTONS • (847) 277-7889 • hiltongardeninn.com
• • • X $
Hyatt Place, Hoffman Estates
2750 Greenspoint Pkwy. • (847) 839-1800 • hyattplace.com
• • X $
La Quinta Inn Hoffman Estates, Hoffman Estates
2280 Barrington Rd. • (800) 531-5900 • (847) 882-3312 • lq.com
• • • X $
Marriott Chicago Northwest, Hoffman Estates
4800 Hoffman Blvd. • (800) 228-9290 • (847) 645-9500 • marriott.com
• • • • X $$
Red Roof Inn, Hoffman Estates
2500 Hassell Rd. • (800) REDROOF • (847) 885-7877 • redroof.com
• X $
Homewood Hotel, Homewood
17400 S. Halsted St. • (708) 957-1600
• • X $$$
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Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Chicago
Millennium Park, 205 E. Randolph St., (312) 742-1168,
millenniumpark.org
This architectural beauty plays host to the Grant Park Music
Festival and other free concerts and events. The state-of-
the-art sound system mimics the acoustics of an indoor
concert hall, making sure that even listeners at the far
reaches of the Great Lawn can enjoy the music. FRee
Joan W. & irving b. harris theater for Music & Dance,
Chicago
Millennium Park, 205 E. Randolph St., (312) 334-7777,
harristheaterchicago.org
This nonprofit theater partners with performing arts and
cultural institutions to bring music and dance to the public. $
Joffrey ballet, Chicago
Auditorium Theater of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress
Pkwy., (312) 739-0120, (312) 386-8605, joffrey.org
This world-renowned ballet company presents a
cutting-edge vision of American dance. Founded in 1956,
the company performs innovative, accessible works for
audiences worldwide. X$
league of Chicago theatres, Chicago
228 S. Wabash Ave., (312) 554-9800, chicagoplays.com
With a range of more than 200 theaters, the diversity is as
abundant as the entertainment. X$
lookingglass theatre Co., Chicago
821 N. Michigan Ave., (312) 337-0665, lookingglasstheatre.org
Lookingglass is often referred to as “theater without a net.”
X$
Lyric Opera of Chicago, Chicago
20 N. Wacker Dr., (312) 332-2244, lyricopera.org
Catch a show at the renovated Civic Opera House, home to
the world-famous Lyric Opera of Chicago. The season runs
Sept.–Mar. X$
Mexican Folkloric Dance Company of Chicago, Chicago
3842 S. Archer Ave., (773) 247-1522, mexfoldanco.org
This company’s productions include pre-Columbian
indigenous dance and other styles of dance from around the
world that have influenced Mexican culture. Performances at
various locations. $
Neo-Futurarium, Chicago
5153 N. Ashland Ave., (773) 275-5255, neofuturists.org
The Neo-Futurists present interactive theater that is a fusion
of sports, poetry and living newspaper. $
old town school of Folk Music, Chicago
4544 and 4545 N. Lincoln Ave. and 909 W. Armitage Ave.,
(773) 728-6000, oldtownschool.org
This school preserves and promotes folk, ethnic and world
music through classes and performances at both locations.
X$
oriental theatre/Ford Center for the Performing arts,
Chicago
24 W. Randolph St., (312) 902-1400, broadwayinchicago.com
Inspired by a theme called “opium dream,” this theater has
a quasi-Arabian theme, from the statues that peer down on
the audience to the intricate wrought-iron staircase. X$
Royal George theatre Center, Chicago
1641 N. Halsted St., (312) 988-9000, theroyalgeorgetheatre.com
This Lincoln Park theater presents musicals, plays and
cabarets. X$
the second City, Chicago
1616 N. Wells St., (312) 337-3992, secondcity.com
Entertaining audiences with satire since 1959, this Chicago
landmark launched many famed comedians’ careers. $
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Skyline Motel, Ingleside
32550 N. U.S. Hwy. 12 • (815) 385-9804
• X $
Eaglewood Resort & Spa, Itasca
1401 Nordic Rd. • (877) 285-6150 • (630) 773-1400 • eaglewoodresort.com
• • • • X $$
Extended Stay America Chicago-Itasca, Itasca
1181 N. Rohlwing Rd. • (630) 250-1111 • extendedstayamerica.com
• X $
Holiday Inn Itasca, Itasca
860 W. Irving Park Rd. • (800) 315-2621 • (630) 773-2340 • holidayinn.com
• • • • X $$
Hyatt Place Chicago/Itasca, Itasca
1150 N. Arlington Heights Rd. • (888) HYATTHP • (630) 875-1400 • hyattplaceitasca.com
• • • X $$
Westin Chicago Northwest, Itasca
400 Park Blvd. • (800) WESTIN1 • (630) 773-4000 • westin.com
• • • • X $$
Best Budget Inn, Joliet
4200 W. Jefferson St. • (815) 725-0111
• • • • X $
Best Western Joliet Inn & Suites, Joliet
4380 Enterprise Dr. • (800) 780-7234 • (815) 730-7500 • bestwestern.com
• • X $
Budget Inn Express, Joliet
1806 McDonough St. • (815) 730-8800
• X $
Comfort Inn North, Joliet
3235 Norman Ave. • (877) 4CHOICE • (815) 436-5141 • choicehotels.com
• • X $
Comfort Inn South, Joliet
135 S. Larkin Ave. • (877) 4CHOICE • (815) 744-1770 • choicehotels.com
• • X $
Elks Motel, Joliet
270 SE Frontage Rd. • (877) 725-0101 • (815) 725-0101 • willcounty.com/elksmotel
X $
Fairfield Inn North, Joliet
3239 Norman Ave. • (888) 236-2427 • (815) 436-6577 • marriott.com/mdwfi
• X $
Fairfield Inn South, Joliet
1501 Riverboat Center Dr. • (888) 236-2427 • (815) 741-3499 • fairfieldinn.com
• X $$
Hampton Inn I-55, Joliet
3555 Mall Loop Dr. • (800) HAMPTON • (815) 439-9500 • hamptoninn.com
• • X $$
Hampton Inn I-80, Joliet
1521 Riverboat Center Dr. • (800) HAMPTON • (815) 725-2424 • jolieti80.hamptoninn.com
• • X $$
Harrah’s Joliet Casino Hotel, Joliet
151 N. Joliet St. • (800) HARRAHS • (815) 740-7800 • harrahs.com
• • X $$
Holiday Inn Express, Joliet
3231 Norman Ave. • (800) 315-2621 • (815) 439-4200 • hiexpress.com
• • X $$
Holiday Inn Hotel & Joliet Conference Center, Joliet
411 S. Larkin Ave. • (800) 315-2621 • (815) 729-2000 • holidayinn.com
• • • • X $$
Hollywood Casino & Hotel, Joliet
2300 Empress Dr. • (888) 4EMPRESS • (815) 744-9400 • hollywoodcasinojoliet.com
• • • X $
Motel 6 North, Joliet
3551 Mall Loop Dr. • (800) 4MOTEL6 • (815) 439-1332 • motel6.com
• X $
Ramada Limited South, Joliet
1520 Commerce Ln. • (800) 2RAMADA • (815) 730-1111 • theramada.com/joliet07872
• X $
Red Roof Inn, Joliet
1750 McDonough St. • (800) REDROOF • (815) 741-2304 • redroof.com
• • X $
Super 8 North, Joliet
3401 Mall Loop Dr. • (800) 800-8000 • (815) 439-3838 • super8.com
• X $
Super 8 South, Joliet
1730 McDonough St. • (800) 800-8000 • (815) 725-8855 • super8.com
• X $
Towneplace Suites Joliet South, Joliet
1515 Riverboat Center Dr. • (815) 741-2400 • marriott.com/mdwts
• • • X $
Wingate by Wyndham, Joliet
101 McDonald Ave. • (800) 228-1000 • (815) 741-2100 • wingateinns.com
• • • X $
Economy Inn, Kankakee
2125 S. Schuyler Ave. • (815) 939-4551
• $
Fairview Courts Motel, Kankakee
2745A S. U.S. Hwys. 45 and 52 • (815) 933-7708
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Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago
1650 N. Halsted St., (312) 335-1650, steppenwolf.org
This international performing arts institution thrives on
ensemble collaboration and artistic risk. $
Symphony Center, Chicago
220 S. Michigan Ave., (312) 294-3000, cso.org
More than $100 million has gone into the renovation and
expansion of Orchestra Hall, home to the Chicago Symphony
Orchestra, Echo Education Center, a restaurant and a six-
story atrium. X$
Tommy Gun’s Garage, Chicago
2114 S. Wabash Ave., (800) 461-0178, tommygunsgarage.com
Experience Chicago’s longest running interactive dinner
show modeled after the 1920s speakeasy. X$
Wait Wait...Don’t Tell Me!, Chicago
Chase Auditorium, 10 S. Dearborn St., waitwait.npr.org
NPR’s weekly, hour-long quiz program allows you
to test your knowledge against some of the best
and brightest in the news and entertainment industry.
X$
Drama Group, Chicago Heights
330 W. 202nd St., (708) 755-3444, dramagroup.org
The Drama Group has been producing shows for more than
80 years, bringing six fabulous productions to the Chicago
area each year. X$
Raue Center for the Arts, Crystal Lake
26 N. Williams St., (815) 356-9212, rauecenter.org
This renovated 1929 theater, located in historic downtown
Crystal Lake, is a treasured gathering place for the arts
community. X$
Egyptian Theatre, DeKalb
135 N. 2nd St., (815) 758-1215, egyptiantheatre.org
Catch a movie or concert at this renovated 1929 movie
palace. X$
Stage Coach Theatre, DeKalb
126 S. 5th St., (815) 758-1940, stagecoachers.com
Attend a drama, comedy or musical in one of the
oldest community theaters in Illinois. Open Mar.
through Dec. X$
Historic Dixon Theatre, Dixon
114 S. Galena Ave., (815) 973-4318, dixontheatre.com
This theater was built on the original site of the Dixon Opera
House, which was destroyed by fire in Feb. 1920. In 1922 the
Dixon Theatre opened its doors, and it has been serving the
community ever since. X$
Elgin Symphony Orchestra, Elgin
20 DuPage Court, (847) 888-4000, elginsymphony.org
This acclaimed symphony performs classical and pop music
at adult and children’s concerts. X$
Hemmens Cultural Center, Elgin
45 Symphony Way, (847) 931-5900, hemmens.org
This 1,200-seat theater and 11,340-sq.-ft. exhibition hall
hosts big-name performances and Broadway shows. X$
Light Opera Works, Evanston
Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson St., (847) 869-6300,
lightoperaworks.com
Enjoy classical musical theater by this talented operetta
company. X$
Music Institute of Chicago, Evanston
1490 Chicago Ave., (847) 905-1500, musicinst.com
The Music Institute of Chicago Nichols Concert Hall presents
various musical series and events, from classical to
contemporary, by distinguished faculty, talented students
and professional groups. X$
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Hilton Garden Inn Kankakee & Riverstone, Conference Center, Kankakee
455 Riverstone Pkwy. • (800) HHONORS • (815) 932-4444 • kankakee.gardeninn.com
• • • X $$
Model Motel, Kankakee
1245 S. Washington Ave. • (815) 932-5013
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Sleep Inn, Lake Bluff
3250 Bittersweet Ave. • (877) 4CHOICE • (847) 578-9900 • sleepinnlakebluff.com
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Deer Path Inn, Lake Forest
255 E. Illinois Rd. • (847) 234-2280 • dpihotel.com
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Comfort Suites, Lansing
2235 173rd St. • (877) 4CHOICE • (708) 418-3337 • choicehotels.com
• • X $
Days Inn–Lansing, Lansing
17356 S. Torrence Ave. • (800) DAYSINN • (708) 474-6300 • daysinn.com
• • X $
Extended Stay America, Lansing
2520 173rd St. • (800) EXT-STAY • (708) 895-6402 • extendedstayhotels.com
• X $
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites–Chicago South–Lansing, Lansing
2323 172nd St. • (800) 315-2621 • (708) 418-1188 • hiexpress.com
• • X $$
Howard Johnson Inn & Suites, Lansing
17301 Oak Ave. • (800) 446-4656 • (708) 474-6900 • hojo.com
• • X $
Red Roof Inn, Lansing
2450 E. 173rd St. • (800) REDROOF • (708) 895-9570 • redroof.com
• X $
Sleep Inn Hotel, Lansing
2255 W. 173rd St. • (877) 4CHOICE • (708) 418-3700 • sleepinn.com
• X $
StarWay Inn, Lansing
2505 Bernice Rd. • (708) 895-7810
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Super 8, Lansing
2151 Bernice Rd. • (800) 800-8000 • (708) 418-8884 • super8.com
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Candlewood Suites Hotel, Libertyville
1100 N. U.S. Rt. 45 • (888) CANDLEWOOD • (847) 247-9900 • candlewoodsuites.com
• • X $$
Days Inn Libertyville, Libertyville
1809 N. Milwaukee Ave. • (800) DAYSINN • (847) 816-8006 • daysinn.com
• • X $
Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Libertyville
77 W. Buckley Rd. • (800) 315-2621 • (847) 549-7878 • hiexpress.com
• • • X $$
Courtyard by Marriott, Lincolnshire
505 Milwaukee Ave. • (800) 321-2211 • (847) 634-9555 • marriott.com
• • • X $
Hampton Inn & Suites, Lincolnshire
1400 Milwaukee Ave. • (800) HAMPTON • (847) 478-1400 • hamptoninn.com
• • X $$
Homewood Suites, Lincolnshire
10 Westminster Way • (800) CALL-HOME • (847) 945-9300 • homewoodsuites.com
• • • X $$
Lincolnshire Marriott Resort, Lincolnshire
10 Marriott Dr. • (800) 228-9290 • (847) 634-0100 • marriott.com
• • • X $$
SpringHill Suites by Marriott, Lincolnshire
300 Marriott Dr. • (888) 287-9400 • (847) 793-7500 • springhillsuites.com
• • X $
Staybridge Suites, Lincolnshire
100 Barclay Blvd. • (800) 238-8000 • (847) 821-0002 • staybridge.com
• • • X $$
Hilton Lisle/Naperville, Lisle
3003 Corporate West Dr. • (800) 552-2599 • (630) 505-0900 • lislenaperville.hilton.com
• • • X $$
Hyatt Lisle, Lisle
1400 Corporetum Dr. • (800) 233-1234 • (630) 852-1234 • hyattlisle.com
• • • • X $$
Wyndham Lisle–Chicago Hotel & Executive Meeting Center, Lisle
3000 Warrenville Rd. • (800) WYNDHAM • (630) 505-1000 • wyndhamlislehotel.com
• • • X $
Comfort Suites, Lombard
530 W. North Ave. • (800) 228-5150 • (630) 268-1300 • comfortsuiteslombard.com
• • X $$
Embassy Suites Hotel Chicago–Lombard/Oak Brook, Lombard
707 E. Butterfield Rd. • (800) EMBASSY • (630) 969-7500 • embassysuites.com
• • • • X $$
Extended Stay Deluxe, Lombard
260 E. 22nd St. • (800) EXT-STAY • (630) 424-1000 • extendedstayhotels.com
• • X $
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Chicago Lombard, Lombard
645 W. North Ave. • (888) 236-2427 • (630) 629-1500 • marriott.com
• • • X $$
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Next Theatre Company, evanston
Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St., (847) 475-1875,
nexttheatre.org
This progressive theater company tackles socially
provocative, artistically adventurous themes and presents
some of the edgiest plays staged in the Chicago area. X$
Circle Theatre of Forest Park, Forest Park
7300 W. Madison St., (708) 771-0700, circle-theatre.org
This artist-based company strives to produce exciting and
innovative theater accessible to a widely diverse audience.
Productions include everything from drama and comedy to
musicals and new works. X$
Winneshiek Playhouse, Freeport
228 W. Clark St., (815) 232-6718, (815) 232-7023,
winneshiekplayers.org
The Winneshiek Players provide quality live theater each
season in one of the oldest continuously operating amateur
theaters in the country. X$
McAninch Arts Center, Glen ellyn
425 Fawell Blvd., (630) 942-4000, atthemac.org
College of DuPage’s McAninch Arts Center is home to several
resident professional ensembles, student productions and
world-class touring attractions, plus the Gahlberg Gallery
displaying visual arts. X$
Ravinia Festival, highland Park
200 Ravinia Park Rd., (847) 266-5100, ravinia.org
Enjoy concerts that feature performances of classical and
chamber music, recitals, popular music, dance and children’s
programs from the lawn or inside the covered pavilion. X$
Jacob Henry Mansion Estate Dinner Theatre, Joliet
15 S. Richards St., (815) 722-2465, landmarkdestinations.com
Located on the Jacob Henry Mansion Estate, this theater
offers matinee and dinner-theater packages, including
estate tours or excursions into Joliet’s vibrant downtown.
X$
Rialto Square Theatre, Joliet
15 E. Van Buren St., (815) 726-6600, rialtosquare.com
The Rialto presents a variety of entertainment while
retaining the grandeur and ambiance of a lavish 1926
vaudeville movie palace. X$
Stage 212, Inc., lasalle
Robert Manahan Theatre, 700 1st St.,
(815) 224-3025, stage212.org
Since 1968, this valley community theater has been serving
up laughs and entertainment to Illinois visitors. $
Marriott Theatre, lincolnshire
10 Marriott Dr., (847) 634-0200, marriotttheatre.com
First opened in 1975, the Marriott Theatre provides classical
musical theater that is fun for the whole family. $
White Pines Dinner Theater, Mount Morris
Forest State Park Lodge, 6712 W. Pines Rd.,
(815) 946-3817, whitepinesinn.com
Musicals and comedies are performed Mar. through mid-
Dec. Every Dec., the theater puts on a Scrooge show, based
on A Christmas Carol. X$
Oak Lawn Park District Community Theatre, oak lawn
4625 W. 111th St., 708-857-2200,
olparks.com/programs/theatre.htm
Come and see the exciting Broadway musicals that led the
U.S. Conference of Mayors to recognize the Oak Lawn Park
District Theatre program with the prestigious National City
Livability Award in 2009. X$
Oak Park Festival Theatre, oak Park
Austin Gardens at N. Forest Ave., (708) 445-4440,
oakparkfestival.com
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Highland Manor Motel, Lombard
19W545 Roosevelt Rd. • (630) 627-5700
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Homestead Studio Suites Hotel, Lombard
2701 Technology Dr. • (888) STAY-HSD • (630) 928-0202 • extendedstayhotels.com
• X $
Hyatt Place Hotel Chicago-Lombard/Oakbrook, Lombard
2340 S. Fountain Square Dr. • (800) HYATTHP • (630) 932-6501 • hyattplacelombard.com
• • • X $
Residence Inn by Marriott Chicago Lombard, Lombard
2001 S. Highland Ave. • (800) 331-3131 • (630) 629-7800 • residenceinnlombard.com
• • • X $$
Stay Inn Chicago Lombard, Lombard
222 E. 22nd St. • (630) 916-9000 • stayinnlombard.com
• X $
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Lombard, Lombard
455 E. 22nd St. • (800) 257-3000 • (630) 932-4400 • marriott.com
• • • X $$
Westin Lombard Yorktown Center, Lombard
70 Yorktown Center • (800) WESTIN1 • (630) 719-8000 • westin.com
• • • • X $$
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, Loves Park
7552 Park Place • (800) 315-2621 • (815) 654-4100 • hiexpress.com
• • • X $$
Quality Inn & Suites, Loves Park
4313 N. Bell School Rd. • (877) 4CHOICE • (815) 282-9300 • qualityinn.com
• • • X $
Country Inn & Suites, Manteno
380 Cypress St. • (800) 456-4000 • (815) 468-2600 • countryinns.com
• • • X $
Howard Johnson Inn & Suites, Manteno
157 N. Cypress Dr. • (800) 446-4656 • (815) 468-8657 • hojo.com
• X $
Comfort Inn & Suites, Markham
2850 W. 159th St. • (877) 4CHOICE • (708) 331-5000 • comfortinn.com
• X $
Prairie Lakes Golf Course, Marseilles
2550 N. 32nd Rd. • (815) 795-5107
• $$$
America’s Best Value Inn & Suites, Matteson
5200 W. Lincoln Hwy. • (888) 315-2378 • (708) 481-3900 • americasbestvalueinn.com
• X $
Country Inn & Suites, Matteson
950 Lake Superior Dr. • (800) 456-4000 • (708) 748-4740 • countryinns.com
• • X $$
Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago Southland–Matteson, Matteson
20920 Matteson Ave. • (800) HAMPTON • (708) 748-4102 • hamptoninn.com
• • X $
La Quinta Inn & Suites, Matteson
5210 Southwick Dr. • (800) 531-5900 • (708) 503-0999 • lq.com
• • X $
Matteson Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Center, Matteson
500 Holiday Plaza Dr. • (800) 315-2621 • (708) 747-3500 • holidayinn.com
• • • • X $$
Matteson Motel, Matteson
21104 S. Kildare Ave. • (708) 748-2280
$
Presidential Inn Motel, Matteson
21609 Governors Hwy. • (708) 748-8000
X $
Hampton Inn, McHenry
1555 Rt. 31 • (800) HAMPTON • (815) 578-1900 • hamptoninn.com
• • X $$
Super 8, McHenry
110 S. Rt. 31 • (800) 800-8000 • (815) 344-9200 • super8.com
X $
Days Inn, Melrose Park
1900 N. Mannheim Rd. • (800) DAYSINN • (708) 681-3100 • daysinn.com
X $
Comfort Inn, Mendota
307 Kailash Dr. • (877) 4CHOICE • (815) 538-3355 • comfortinn.com
• • • X $
Super 8, Mendota
2601 E. 12th St. • (800) 454-3213 • (815) 539-7429 • super8.com
X $
Hilton Garden inn, Mettawa
26225 N. Riverwoods Blvd. • (800) HILTONS • (847) 735-8374 • hiltongardeninn1.hilton.com
• • • • X $$
Residence Inn by Marriott, Mettawa
26325 N. Riverwoods Blvd. • (800) 331-3131 • (847) 615-2701 • marriott.com
• • • X $$
Super 8 Mokena/Frankfort, Mokena
9485 W. 191st St. • (800) 800-8000 • (708) 479-7808 • super8.com
• X $
Best Western, Monee
5815 W. Monee-Manhattan Rd. • (800) 780-7234 • (708) 534-3500 • bestwestern.com
• • X $
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The Chicago area’s oldest professional outdoor Shakespeare
ensemble performs under the stars in Austin Gardens each
summer. X$
Village Players Performing arts Center, oak Park
1010 W. Madison St., (866) 764-1010, (708) 524-1892,
village-players.org
The center offers an eclectic mix of entertainment that
empowers and inspires while exploring the human
condition. Each production features some of the area’s
most promising and talented professional performers and
designers. X$
Drury lane theatre, oakbrook terrace
100 Drury Lane, (630) 530-8300, drurylaneoakbrook.com
This award-winning, proscenium-style theater features
musicals and dinner theater. X$
illinois Philharmonic orchestra, Park Forest
377 Artists Walk, (708) 481-7774, ipomusic.org
This ensemble provides chamber, pop and orchestral music,
plus music education programs. X$
Pec Playhouse theatre, Pecatonica
314 Main St., (877) PEC-PLAY, (815) 239-1210, pecplayhouse.org
Quality performances in an intimate venue. Lively musicals,
hilarious comedies, compelling dramas and heartfelt family
stories. $
artists’ ensemble theater, Rockford
Rockford College Clark Arts Center, 5050 E. State St.,
(815) 904-2277, artistsensemble.org
Professional actors produce challenging, ensemble-driven
theater. X$
Coronado Performing arts Center, Rockford
314 N. Main St., (815) 968-0595, coronadopac.org
An ornate movie palace and vaudeville hall built in 1927,
Coronado PAC is host to many performing arts groups and
traveling shows. X$
Mendelssohn Performing arts Center, Rockford
415 N. Church St., (815) 964-9713, mendelssohnpac.org
The oldest continuous community music organization in
the U.S., MPAC presents quality music by local and world-
renowned artists. X$
Rockford Dance Company, Rockford
711 N. Main St., (815) 963-3341, rockforddancecompany.com
The mission of this not-for-profit organization is to pursue
excellence in the art of dance through performance,
education and outreach. $
Rockford Symphony Orchestra, Rockford
711 N. Main St., (815) 965-0049, rockfordsymphony.com
Each season brings spirited performances in Rockford’s
ornate Coronado Performing Arts Center and at summer
concerts in the Starlight Theatre. X$
starlight theatre, Rockford
Rock Valley College, 3301 N. Mulford Rd., (815) 921-2160,
rvcstarlight.com
The area’s longest-running outdoor summer theater offers
four musical productions in June and July. X$
SummerWood Amphitheatre, Rockford
2223 N. Mulford Rd., (815) 877-7046, summerwood.info
See outdoor performances by nationally known
Christian-oriented artists at the largest outdoor Christian
amphitheater in the Midwest. Free admission to most
events. X$
Opera in Focus, Rolling Meadows
Park Central, 3000 Central Rd., (847) 818-3220 Ext. 186,
operainfocus.com
Enjoy the entertainment of these highly articulated rod
puppets, which perform scenes from famous operas such
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Country Host Motel, Monee
25542 E. Sunrise Dr. • (708) 534-2150
$
Red Roof Inn & Suites–Monee, Monee
25640 S. Friendship Dr. • (800) REDROOF • (708) 534-0022 • redroof.com
• • X $
Super 8, Monee
5825 W. Monee-Manhattan Rd. • (800) 800-8000 • (708) 534-1900 • super8.com
X $
Comfort Inn, Morris
70 W. Gore Rd. • (877) 4CHOICE • (815) 942-1433 • choicehotels.com
• • X $
Days Inn & Suites, Morris
80 Hampton Rd. • (800) 225-3297 • (815) 942-9000 • daysinn.com
• • • • X $
Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Morris
222 W. Gore Rd. • (800) 315-2621 • (815) 941-8700 • hiexpress.com
• • • X $
Park Motel, Morris
1923 N. Division St. • (815) 942-1321
$
Quality Inn, Morris
200 Gore Rd. • (877) 4CHOICE • (815) 942-6600 • choicehotels.com
• • • • X $
Best Western Morton Grove Inn, Morton Grove
9424 Waukegan Rd. • (800) 780-7234 • (847) 965-6400 • bestwestern.com
• X $
Country Inn & Suites by Carlson–O’Hare/Northwest, Mount Prospect
2200 S. Elmhurst Rd. • (800) 456-4000 • (847) 290-0909 • countryinns.com
• • X $
Mt. Morris Motel, Mount Morris
3691 W. Rt. 64 • (815) 734-4114
$
White Pines Inn, Mount Morris
6712 W. Pines Rd. • (815) 946-3817 • whitepinesinn.com
• X $
Comfort Inn Hotel, Mundelein
517 E. Hwy. 83 • (877) 4CHOICE • (847) 566-5400 • choicehotels.com
• • X $
Crowne Plaza Chicago North Shore, Mundelein
510 E. Rt. 83 • (800) 2CROWNE • (847) 949-5100 • crowneplaza.com
• • • • X $$
Super 8, Mundelein
1950 S. Lake St. • (800) 800-8000 • (847) 949-8842 • super8.com
• X $
University of St. Mary’s of the Lake Conference Center, Mundelein
1000 E. Maple Ave. • (847) 566-0167 • usml.edu
• • X $
Baymont Inn & Suites, Naperville
1585 Naperville Rd. • (877) BAYMONT • (630) 357-9817 • baymontinns.com
• • X $
Best Western Naperville Inn, Naperville
1617 N. Naperville Rd. • (800) 937-8376 • (630) 505-0200 • bestwestern.com
• • X $$
Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, Naperville
1837 Centre Point Circle • (800) 456-4000 • (630) 505-3353 • courtyardnaperville.com
• • • X $$
Courtyard by Marriott, Naperville
1155 E. Diehl Rd. • (800) 321-2211 • (630) 505-0550 • courtyardnaperville.com
• • • X $$
Days Inn, Naperville
1350 E. Ogden Ave. • (800) 329-7466 • (630) 369-3600 • daysinn.com
• X $
Extended Stay America, Naperville
1575 Bond St. • (800) 398-7829 • (630) 983-0000 • extstay.com
• X $
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, Naperville
1820 Abriter Ct. • (888) 236-2427 • (630) 577-1820 • fairfieldinn.com
• • X $$
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, Naperville
1847 W. Diehl Rd. • (888) 236-2427 • (630) 548-0966 • fairfieldinn.com
• • X $$
Hampton Inn Chicago/Naperville by Hilton, Naperville
1087 E. Diehl Rd. • (800) HAMPTON • (630) 505-1400 • hamptoninn.com
• • X $
Homestead Studio Suites Hotel, Naperville
1827 Centre Point Circle • (800) EXT-STAY • (630) 577-0200 • extendedstayhotels.com
• X $
Hotel Arista, Naperville
2139 Citygate Ln. • (888) 504-0088 • (630) 579-4100 • hotelarista.com
• • • X $$$
Marriott Naperville, Naperville
1801 N. Naper Blvd. • (630) 505-4900 • marriott.com
• • • X $$
Red Roof Inn, Naperville
1698 W. Diehl Rd. • (800) REDROOF • (630) 369-2500 • redroof.com
• X $
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as La Bohème, Pagliacci and Rigoletto. Each performance
is followed by a live demonstration of how the puppets are
operated and a backstage tour. X$
Philip Lynch Theatre, Romeoville
Lewis University, 1 University Pkwy., (815) 836-5500,
lewisu.edu/plt
The theater offers a variety of comedic, dramatic and
musical performances from Lewis University and touring
companies. X$
Rosemont Theatre, Rosemont
5400 River Rd., (847) 671-5100, Tickets: (312) 559-1212,
rosemonttheatre.com
This magnificent theater is home to first-class
entertainment, such as Harry Connick Jr., Bill Cosby,
Johnny Mathis, Jay Leno and Josh Groban. Family shows
include Spiderman, Barney and Sesame Street Live. X$
Sandwich Opera House, Sandwich
140 E. Railroad St., (815) 786-2555, sandwichoperahouse.com
Get into the swing of great live performances, with
everything from a barbershop chorus to Russian dancers to
a Shakespearean musical. X$
Laugh Out Loud, Schaumburg
601 N. Martingale Rd., Ste. 171, (847) 240-0386,
laughoutloudtheater.com
Hilarious improvised comedy that combines live action,
video and the audience. Shows every weekend star
Chicago’s top improv comedians. X$
Prairie Center for the Arts, Schaumburg
201 Schaumburg Court, (847) 895-3600, prairiecenter.org
As a center of cultural activity in Schaumburg, the Prairie
Center hosts concerts, plays, art exhibits and dance
performances. X$
North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, skokie
9501 Skokie Blvd., (847) 673-6300, northshorecenter.org
The center is a premier, state-of-the-art facility providing
world-class fine arts presentations and theatrical
productions. The building has more than 68,000 sq. ft. and
is home to Centre East, Northlight Theater Company and
Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra. X$
Arcada Theatre, st. Charles
105 E. Main St., (630) 587-8400, thearcada.com
Authentic and beautifully intact 1926 vaudeville-era movie
theater features live entertainment, film showings and top
performers. X$
Noble Fool Theatricals, st. Charles
Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., (630) 584-6342,
noblefool.org
Noble Fool Theatricals is the largest nonprofit theater
producer in the western suburbs and is a member of the
League of Chicago Theatres. The artistic mission of “merrily
pursuing truth through humor” supports a wide range of
comic plays on the main stage. X$
Steel Beam Theatre, st. Charles
111 W. Main St., (630) 587-8521, steelbeamtheatre.com
Steel Beam presents live theater in an intimate,
historic setting. X$
Engle Lane Theater, streator
1012 Columbus St., (815) 672-3584, englelane.org
This theater has staged plays and musicals for more than
45 years. X$
First Midwest Bank Amphitheater, tinley Park
19100 S. Ridgeland Ave., (708) 614-1616, livenation.com
Beautiful outdoor music theater open May–Sept., with
a capacity of just less than 30,000. Call for shows and
schedule. X$
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1831 W. Diehl Rd. • (800) 753-3746 • (630) 778-5900 • choicehotels.com
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Stardust Motel, Naperville
890 E. Ogden Ave. • (630) 355-3467
• $
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Naperville, Naperville
1843 W. Diehl Rd. • (800) 257-3000 • (630) 548-0881 • marriott.com/chint
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American Midwest Hotel, Niles
6450 W. Touhy Ave. • (866) 539-0036
• X $
Econo Motel, Niles
7139 N. Milwaukee Ave. • (847) 647-9300
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Travelers Inn of Niles, Niles
7247 Waukegan Rd. • (847) 647-9444 • travelersinnofniles.com
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Village Motel, Niles
6871 N. Milwaukee Ave. • (847) 588-2759
$
Baymont Inn & Suites North Aurora, North Aurora
308 S. Lincolnway • (877) BAYMONT • (630) 897-7695 • baymontinns.com
• • • X $
Days Inn, North Chicago
3000 Hwy. 41 • (800) DAYSINN • 847-887-9000 • daysinn.com
X $
Great Lakes Motel, North Chicago
3101 Buckley Rd. • (847) 689-1520 • greatlakesmotelrtc.googlepages.com
$
Red Carpet Inn, North Chicago
3207 Buckley Rd. • (888) 249-9119 • (847) 689-9400 • redcarpetinnrtc.com
• X $
Hilton Northbrook, Northbrook
2855 N. Milwaukee Ave. • (800) 328-6516 • (847) 480-7500 • northbrookallgauers.com
• • • • X $$
Radisson Hotel Northbrook, Northbrook
2875 N. Milwaukee Ave. • (800) 333-3333 • (847) 298-2525 • radisson.com
• • • X $$
Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel, Northbrook
933 Skokie Blvd. • (800) 468-3571 • (847) 498-6500 • renaissancechicagons.com
• • • X $$$
Sheraton Chicago Northbrook Hotel, Northbrook
1110 Willow Rd. • (847) 480-1922 • sheratonnorthbrook.com
• • X $$
EconoLodge, Northlake
2080 N. Mannheim Rd. • (877) 4CHOICE • (708) 681-0220 • econolodge.com
• • $
Chicago Marriott Oak Brook Hotel, Oak Brook
1401 W. 22nd St. • (800) 228-9290 • (630) 573-8555 • marriott.com
• • • X $$$
DoubleTree Hotel Chicago Oak Brook, Oak Brook
1909 Spring Rd. • (800) 222-TREE • (630) 472-6000 • doubletree.com
• • • X $$
Hyatt Lodge at McDonald’s Campus, Oak Brook
2815 Jorie Blvd. • (800) 233-1234 • (630) 568-1234 • thelodge.hyatt.com
• • • X $$
Oak Brook Hills Marriott Resort, Oak Brook
3500 Midwest Rd. • (800) 228-9290 • (630) 850-5555 • marriott.com
• • • X $$
Residence Inn by Marriott Chicago Oak Brook, Oak Brook
790 Jorie Blvd. • (800) 331-3131 • (630) 571-1200 • marriott.com
• • • X $$
Best Western Plus Chicago Southland, Oak Forest
4375 Frontage Rd. • (800) 780-7234 • (708) 687-4800 • bestwestern.com
• • X $
Terrace Motel, Oak Forest
15353 S. Cicero Ave. • (708) 687-7500
$
Gateway Motel & Inn, Oak Lawn
4657 W. 95th St. • (877) 872-9845 • (708) 423-4330
• X $
Hilton Chicago/Oak Lawn, Oak Lawn
9333 S. Cicero Ave. • (800) HILTONS • (708) 425-7800 • oaklawn.hilton.com
• • • • X $$
Miami Motel, Oak Lawn
9041 S. Cicero Ave. • (708) 424-5750
X $
Midway Inn & Suites, Oak Lawn
9320 S. Cicero Ave. • (708) 424-8700 • midwayinnoaklawn.com
X $
Carleton of Oak Park, Oak Park
1110 Pleasant St. • (888) 227-5386 • (708) 848-5000 • carletonhotel.com
• X $$
The Write Inn, Oak Park
211 N. Oak Park Ave. • (708) 383-4800 • writeinn.com
• • X $$
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Follies theatre, utica
122 Mill St., (815) 667-7008, folliestheatre.com
Take a trip to Las Vegas without leaving town by
experiencing the high-energy musical theater presented
at Follies. $
Genesee theatre, Waukegan
203 N. Genesee St., (847) 782-2366, geneseetheatre.com
Lake County’s newest venue for live entertainment.
The Genesee boasts Broadway shows, musical acts,
comedians and more. Call for show times and availability.
X$
Waukegan Symphony Orchestra, Waukegan
2325 Brookside Ave., (847) 360-4740, waukeganparks.org
The orchestra and accompanying Concert Chorus perform
six concerts each season, featuring a wide range of music
for families. X$
Woodstock Opera House, Woodstock
121 Van Buren St., (815) 338-5300, woodstockoperahouse.com
Orson Welles and Paul Newman began their careers on this
stage. Built before 1900 in a style called Steamboat Gothic,
the opera house hosts musicals, dramas, dance and touring
groups. X$
chicago sports
Chicago bears (Football)
Soldier Field, 1410 S. Museum Campus Dr., (800) 745-3000,
(312) 559-1212, chicagobears.com X$
Chicago blackhawks (hockey)
United Center, 1901 W. Madison St., (312) 559-1212,
blackhawks.nhl.com X$
Chicago bulls (basketball)
United Center, 1901 W. Madison St., (800) 4NBA-TIX,
(312) 455-4000, nba.com/bulls X$
Chicago Cubs (baseball)
Wrigley Field, 1060 W. Addison St., Tickets: (800) THE-CUBS,
(773) 404-CUBS, cubs.com X$
Chicago Park District (sports and recreation in
the city parks)
(312) 742-PLAY, chicagoparkdistrict.com $
Chicago sky (Wnba)
UIC Pavilion, 1150 W. Harrison St., (866) SKY-WNBA,
wnba.com/sky X$
Chicago White sox (baseball)
U.S. Cellular Field, 333 W. 35th St., (312) 831-1SOX,
whitesox.mlb.com X$
soldier Field
1410 S. Museum Campus Dr., (312) 235-7000, soldierfield.net
Visit the newly renovated, ultramodern Soldier Field to take
in a Bears game during football season. $
united Center
1901 W. Madison St., (312) 455-4650, unitedcenter.com
The world-famous Chicago Bulls basketball team calls this
arena home. You can also see the Blackhawks hockey team
here, as well as live concerts and other major events. $
u.s. Cellular Field
333 W. 35th St., (312) 674-1000, whitesox.com
The Chicago White Sox hit a home run with MLB fans every
season at U.S. Cellular Field. Come show your pride and root
for the home team. $
Wrigley Field
1060 W. Addison St., (773) 404-CUBS, cubs.com
Home to the beloved Chicago Cubs, this historic ballpark is
the second oldest in the nation. X$
Wrigleyville Rooftops
1059 W. Addison St., (773) 248-7663, wrigleyvillerooftops.com $
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Comfort Suites, Oakbrook Terrace
17W445 Roosevelt Rd. • (800) 424-6423 • (630) 916-1000 • csobt.com
• • X $
Courtyard by Marriott, Oakbrook Terrace
6 Trans Am Plaza Dr. • (800) 321-2211 • (630) 691-1500 • marriott.com
• • • X $$
Hilton Garden Inn Chicago/Oakbrook, Oakbrook Terrace
1000 Drury Ln. • (800) STAYHGI • (630) 941-1177 • oakbrookterrace.hgi.com
• • • X $
Hilton Chicago/Oakbrook, Oakbrook Terrace
10 Drury Ln. • (800) HILTONS • (630) 941-0100 • hilton.com
• • • X $$
Holiday Inn Chicago/OakBrook, Oakbrook Terrace
17W350 22nd St. • (800) 315-2621 • (630) 833-3600 • holidayinn.com
• • • • X $$
La Quinta Inn Chicago/Oakbrook, Oakbrook Terrace
1S666 Midwest Rd. • (800) 531-5900 • (630) 495-4600 • lq.com
• • • X $
Staybridge Suites Chicago/Oakbrook, Oakbrook Terrace
200 Royce Blvd. • (800) 238-8000 • (630) 953-9393 • staybridge.com
• X $$
Best Western Oglesby Inn, Oglesby
900 Holiday St. • (800) 780-7234 • (815) 883-3535 • bestwestern.com
• • • X $$
Days Inn, Oglesby
120 N. Lewis Ave. • (800) DAYS-INN • (815) 883-9600 • daysinn.com
• • X $
Chateau Lodge, Oregon
1326 Rt. 2 N. • (815) 732-6195 • chateaulodge.com
• $
Paddle Wheel Inn, Oregon
1457 Rt. 2 N. • (815) 732-4540 • paddlewheelinn.com
• X $
Comfort Inn & Conference Center, Orland Park
8800 W. 159th St. • (877) 4CHOICE • (708) 403-1100 • comfortinn.com
• • • X $$
AmericInn Lodge & Suites, Oswego
1050 Douglas Rd. • (800) 634-3444 • (630) 554-9090 • americinn.com
• • • X $$
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, Oswego
2055 Wiesbrook Dr. • (800) 315-2621 • (630) 844-4700 • hiexpress.com
• • X $$
EconoLodge, Ottawa
510 E. Etna Rd. • (877) 4CHOICE • (815) 433-9600 • econolodge.com
• X $$
Fairfield Inn & Suites, Ottawa
3000 Fairfield Ln. • (888) 236-2427 • (815) 431-8955 • fairfieldinn.com
• • • X $
Hampton Inn, Ottawa
4115 Holiday Ln. • (800) HAMPTON • (815) 434-6040 • hamptoninn.com
• • • X $$
Holiday Inn Express, Ottawa
120 W. Stevenson Rd. • (800) 315-2621 • (815) 433-0029 • hiexpress.com
• • • X $$
Super 8, Ottawa
500 E. Etna Rd. • (800) 800-8000 • (815) 434-2888 • super8.com
X $
Comfort Inn, Palatine
1200 N. Frontage Rd. • (877) 4CHOICE • (847) 392-2100 • choicehotels.com
• X $
Holiday Inn Express Palatine, Palatine
1550 E. Dundee Rd. • (800) 315-2621 • (847) 934-4900 • hiexpress.com
• • • X $
Hotel Indigo, Palatine
920 E. Northwest Hwy. • (847) 359-6900 • hotelschaumburg.com
• • • • X $
Baymont Inn & Suites, Peru
5240 Trompeter Rd. • (877) BAYMONT • (815) 223-8585 • baymontinns.com
• • X $
Fairfield Inn, Peru
4385 Venture Dr. • (888) 236-2427 • (815) 223-7458 • fairfieldinn.com
• X $
Holiday Inn Express, Peru
5253 Trompeter Rd. • (800) 315-2621 • (815) 224-2400 • hiexpress.com
• • • X $
La Quinta inn, Peru
4389 Venture Dr. • (800) 531-5900 • (815) 224-9000 • lq.com
• • • X $
Super 8, Peru
1851 May Rd. • (800) 800-8000 • (815) 223-1848 • super8.com
• X $
Forest Lodge, Prospect Heights
1246 S. River Rd. • (847) 537-2000
$
Super 8, Prospect Heights
540 Milwaukee Ave. • (800) 800-8000 • (847) 459-0545 • super8.com
• • X $
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chicago tours
accenting Chicago events & tours
333 N. Michigan Ave., Ste. 425, (312) 819-5363,
accentingchicago.com $
american sightseeing tours Chicago
Palmer House Hilton, 27 E. Monroe St., Ste. 515,
(312) 251-3100, grayline.com X$
anita Dee Yacht Charters
Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave., (312) 379-3191, anitadee.com $
bike Chicago
239 E. Randolph St. and Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave.,
(312) 729-1000, bikechicago.com $
black Coutours
(773) 233-8907, blackcoutours.com $
bobby’s bike hike
465 N. McClurg Court, (312) 915-0995, bobbysbikehike.com $
Chicago architecture Foundation River Cruises on
Chicago’s First Lady, Little Lady & Fair Lady
Cruises depart from the Chicago River at Michigan Ave. and
Lower Wacker Dr., (312) 902-1500, architecture.org X$
Chicago architecture Foundation tours
224 S. Michigan Ave., (312) 922-3432, architecture.org X$
Chicago blues tour
Wabash Tap, 1233 S. Wabash Ave., (866) LIVE-BLU,
chicagobluestour.com $
Chicago Chocolate tours
(312) 929-2939, chicagochocolatetours.com X$
Chicago Dine-Around
(312) 437-3463, chicagodinearound.com X$
Chicago Food Planet tours
(800) 979-3370, (212) 209-3370, chicagofoodplanet.comX$
Chicago Gray line
Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe St., (312) 251-3107,
grayline.com X$
Chicago Greeter
Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., (312) 744-
8000, chicagogreeter.com FRee
Chicago line Cruises
465 N. McClurg Court, (312) 527-1977, groups: (312) 527-2002,
chicagoline.com X$
Chicago neighborhood tours
Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., 7(312) 742-1190,
chicagoneighborhoodtours.com X$
Chicago Segway Experience Tours
224 S. Michigan Ave., (312) 663-0600,
mysegwayexperience.com $
Chicago ShopWalk
(773) 255-7866, chicagoshopwalk.com X$
Chicago Supernatural Ghost Tours
(708) 499-0300, ghosttours.com X$
Chicago trolley & Double Decker tours
Millennium Park, 205 E. Randolph St., (773) 648-5000,
chicagotrolley.com X$
City segway tours
400 E. Randolph St., (877) SEG-TOUR, citysegwaytours.com $
Mercury Chicago’s skyline Cruiseline
Michigan Ave. at Wacker Dr., (312) 332-1353,
mercuryskylinecruiseline.com $
Mies van der Rohe society
Illinois Institute of Technology, 10 W. 35th St., (312) 567-5042,
mies.iit.edu X$
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Wingate Inn Northbrook, Prospect Heights
600 Milwaukee Ave. • (800) 228-1000 • (847) 419-3600 • wingateinns.com
• X $$
The Drake Motel, Richmond
8613 U.S. Hwy. 12 • (815) 678-3501
• $
Super 8 Richmond, Richmond
11200 U.S. Hwy. 12 • (815) 678-4711 • super8.com
• • X $
Super 8, River Grove
3160 N. River Rd. • (800) 800-8000 • (708) 456-3600 • super8.com
X $
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, Riverwoods
2600 Lake Cook Rd. • (800) 315-2621 • (847) 374-0260 • holidayinn.com
• • X $$
Baymont Inn & Suites, Rochelle
567 E. Rt. 38 • (815) 562-9530 • baymontinns.com
• • • X $
Comfort Inn & Suites, Rochelle
1133 N. 7th St. • (877) 4CHOICE • (815) 562-5551 • choicehotels.com/il200
• • • • X $
Hillcrest Motel, Rochelle
Rt. 251 N. • (815) 562-8411
• $
Super 8, Rochelle
601 E. Hwy. 38 • (800) 800-8000 • (815) 562-2468 • super8.com
X $
U.S. Express Hotel, Rochelle
1240 Dement Rd. • (815) 562-9994
• • • X $
Alpine Inn, Rockford
4404 E. State St. • (888) 398-3580 • (815) 399-1890 • alpineinnrockford.com
$
Baymont Inn & Suites, Rockford
662 N. Lyford Rd. • (877) BAYMONT • (815) 229-8200 • baymontinns.com
• • • X $
Best Western Clock Tower Resort & Conference Center, Rockford
7801 E. State St. • (800) 780-7234 • (815) 398-6000 • bestwestern.com
• • • X $
Best Western Legacy Inn & Suites, Rockford
5910 Technology Dr. • (800) 780-7234 • (815) 389-4211 • bestwestern.com
• • • X $$
Candlewood Suites, Rockford
7555 Walton St. • (800) 465-4329 • (815) 229-9300 • candlewoodsuites.com
• • X $$
Comfort Inn Rockford, Rockford
7392 Argus Dr. • (877) 4CHOICE • (815) 398-7061 • choicehotels.com
• • X $
Courtyard by Marriott, Rockford
7676 E. State St. • (800) 321-2211 • (815) 397-6222 • marriott.com
• • • X $$
Days Inn, Rockford
220 S. Lyford Rd. • (800) DAYS-INN • (815) 332-4915 • daysinn.com
• • $
Extended Stay America, Rockford
653 Clark Dr. • (800) EXT-STAY • (815) 226-8969 • extendedstayhotels.com
• X $
Fairfield Inn & Suites, Rockford
7651 Walton St. • (888) 236 2427 • (815) 398-7400 • extendedstayhotels.com
• • X $
Hampton Inn, Rockford
615 Clark Dr. • (800) HAMPTON • (815) 229-0404 • rockford.hamptoninn.com
• • X $$
Hilton Garden Inn, Rockford
7675 Walton St. • (877) 782-9444 • (815) 229-3322 • hilton.com
• • • X $$
Holiday Inn of Rockford, Rockford
7550 E. State St. • (800) 315-2621 • (815) 398-2200 • holidayinn.com
• • • X $$
Howard Johnson Hotel, Rockford
3909 11th St. • (815) 397-9000 • hojorockford.com
• • • • X $
Lexington Hotel at Cliffbreakers Riverside Resort, Rockford
700 W. Riverside Blvd. • (877) 539-7070 • (815) 282-3033 • lexingtonhotels.com
• • • • X $$
Motel 6, Rockford
7712 Potawatomi Trail • (800) 4MOTEL6 • (815) 397-8000 • motel6.com
• • X $
Quality Suites of Rockford, Rockford
7401 Walton St. • (877) 4CHOICE • (815) 227-1300 • qualityinn.com
• • • X $
Radisson Hotel & Conference Center, Rockford
200 S. Bell School Rd. • (800) 272-6232 • (815) 226-2100 • radisson.com
• • • X $$
Red Roof Inn, Rockford
7434 E. State St. • (800) REDROOF • (815) 398-9750 • redroof.com
• X $
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Mystic blue Cruises
Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave., (877) 299-7783,
mysticbluecruises.com X $
odyssey Cruises
Navy Pier, South Dock, 600 E. Grand Ave., (866) 391-8439,
odysseycruises.com X$
on the scene
500 N. Dearborn St., Ste. 550, (800) 621-5327,
onthescenechicago.com X$
seadog Cruises
Navy Pier, South Dock, 600 E. Grand Ave., (888) 636-7737,
seadogcruises.com $
see it all Chicago tours
(773) 525-6152, windycitytours.net X$
set sail Chicago
Monroe Harbor at Grant Park, (877) 578-7245,
setsailchicago.comX$
Shoreline Sightseeing Company
Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave., (312) 222-9328,
shorelinesightseeing.com $
Spirit of Chicago
Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave., (866) 211-3804,
spiritcruises.com X$
Tall Ship Windy
Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave., (312) 595-5555,
tallshipwindy.com $
Urban Shop Guide
815 W. Dickens Ave., (312) 533-1256, urbanshopguide.com X$
Wendella sightseeing boats
400 N. Michigan Ave., (312) 337-1446, wendellaboats.com X$
Windy City scooter & bicycle Rental
2151 W. Division St., (773) 276-5200, windycityvespa.com $
chicago shopping
American Girl Place
Water Tower Place, 835 N. Michigan Ave.,
(877) AG-PLACE, americangirl.com
The first mall dedicated to dolls draws a unique crowd
seeking merchandise as well as a photo studio, doll hair
salon and cafe. X
Illinois Artisans Shop
James R. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph St., Ste. 2–200,
(312) 814-5321, museum.state.il.us/artisans
For the made-in-Illinois flair, seek out works of art from
more than 500 juried artists from around the state. X
Jewelers Row
5 S. Wabash Ave., (312) 424-2664, jewelerscenter.com
Pick out the best cut in a dizzying array of gems in the
Midwest’s largest jewelry district. X
lakeview neighborhood
Southport Ave. (773) 472-7171, lakeviewchamber.com
Some of the best antique shopping in the city happens in
the colorful shops of this neighborhood.
lincoln Park neighborhood
Armitage Ave., Halsted St and Clybourn Corridor,
(773) 880-5200, lincolnparkchamber.com
International crowds are drawn to the trendy fashions
found here.
Magnificent Mile
N. Michigan Ave., between Oak St. and the Chicago River,
(312) 642-3570, themagnificentmile.com
This famous boulevard is Chicago’s premier shopping
destination, thanks to the best department stores and
nearly 500 high-end shops.
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Residence Inn by Marriott, Rockford
7542 Colosseum Dr. • (800) 331-3131 • (815) 227-0013 • marriott.com
• • • X $$
Sleep Inn, Rockford
725 Clark Dr. • (877) 4CHOICE • (815) 398-8900 • choicehotels.com
• X $
Staybridge Suites, Rockford
633 N. Bell School Rd. • (815) 397-0200 • staybridge.com/rockfordil
• • • X $$
Studio PLUS, Rockford
747 N. Bell School Rd. • (800) EXT-STAY • (815) 397-8316 • extendedstayhotels.com
• • X $
Super 8, Rockford
7646 Colosseum Dr. • (800) 800-8000 • (815) 229-5522 • super8.com
• X $
Sweden House Lodge, Rockford
4605 E. State St. • (800) 886-4138 • (815) 398-4130 • swedenhouselodge.com
• • X $
Extended Stay America Rolling Meadows, Rolling Meadows
2400 Golf Rd. • (847) 357-1000 • extendedstayhotels.com
• X $
Holiday Inn, Rolling Meadows
3405 Algonquin Rd. • (800) 315-2621 • (847) 259-5000 • holidayinn.com
• • • • X $$
Holiday Inn Express, Rolling Meadows
3477 Algonquin Rd. • (800) 315-2621 • (847) 259-6600 • hiexpress.com
• • • X $$
Motel 6 Chicago Northwest, Rolling Meadows
1800 Winnetka Circle • (800) 466-8356 • (847) 818-8088 • motel6.com
• X $
Comfort Inn, Romeoville
1235 Lakeview Dr. • (877) 4CHOICE • (630) 226-1900 • choicehotels.com
• • X $
Country Inn & Suites Hotel, Romeoville
1265 Lakeview Dr. • (800) 456-4000 • (630) 378-1052 • countryinns.com
• • X $$
Super 8, Romeoville
1301 Marquette Dr. • (800) 800-8000 • (630) 759-8880 • super8.com
• X $
Country Inn & Suites, Roselle
1490 W. Lake St. • (800) 830-5222 • (630) 351-0101 • countryinns.com
• • X $
Best Western at O’Hare, Rosemont
10300 W. Higgins Rd. • (800) 780-7234 • (847) 296-4471 • bestwestern.com
• • X $$
Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare, Rosemont
5440 N. River Rd. • (866) 242-1055 • (847) 671-6350 • crowneplaza.com
• • • • X $
DoubleTree Hotel O’Hare Rosemont, Rosemont
5460 N. River Rd. • (800) 222-TREE • (847) 292-9100 • doubletree.com
• • • • X $$
Embassy Suites, Rosemont
5500 N. River Rd. • (847) 678-4000 • embassysuites.com
• • • • X $$
Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Rosemont
6600 N. Mannheim Rd. • (800) 315-2621 • (847) 544-7500 • hiexpress.com
• • X $$
Holiday Inn Select, Rosemont
10233 W. Higgins Rd. • (800) 315-2621 • (847) 954-8600 • holidayinn.com
• • X $
Hyatt Regency O’Hare, Rosemont
9300 Bryn Mawr Ave. • (800) 233-1234 • (847) 696-1234 • ohare.hyatt.com
• • X $$
Hyatt Rosemont, Rosemont
6350 N. River Rd. • (847) 518-1234 • hyatt.com
• • X $$$
Marriott Suites O’Hare, Rosemont
6155 N. River Rd. • (800) 228-9290 • (847) 696-4400 • marriott.com
• • • X $$
Residence Inn by Marriott O’Hare, Rosemont
7101 N. Chestnut St. • (800) 331-3131 • (847) 375-9000 • residenceinnohare.com
• • • X $$
Sheraton Gateway Suites O’Hare, Rosemont
6501 N. Mannheim Rd. • (800) 325-3535 • (847) 699-6300 • sheraton.com
• • • • X $$
Sofitel Chicago O’Hare, Rosemont
5550 N. River Rd. • (800) SOFITEL • (847) 678-4488 • sofitel.com
• • • • X $
Westin Hotel O’Hare, Rosemont
6100 N. River Rd. • (800) WESTIN1 • (847) 698-6000 • westinohare.com
• • • • X $$
Wyndham O’Hare, Rosemont
6810 N. Mannheim Rd. • (800) WYNDHAM • (847) 297-1234 • wyndham.com
• • • • X $$
Best Western Timber Creek Inn & Suites, Sandwich
3300 Drew Ave. • (866) 99-CREEK • (630) 273-6000 • timbercreekinnandsuites.com
• • • X $$
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oak street
Oak St., between State St. and Michigan Ave.,
(888) 909-5500, oakstreetchicago.com
Considered an important style center the world over,
the corridor is lined with exclusive boutiques. X
River north Gallery District
Superior and Huron streets, between Wells and Orleans
streets, (312) 645-1047, rivernorthassociation.com
Treasure-hunt in these 60-plus art and antique galleries.
state street
State St., between Wacker Dr. and Congress St.,
(312) 782-9160, chicagoloopalliance.com
Shop to the pulse of the city where historic Chicago retailers
range from sassy to classy.
Wicker Park/bucktown
Milwaukee, Damen and North avenues, (773) 384-2672,
wikerparkbucktown.com
Crowds of all ages seek out the sleek furniture and home
decor sold in these neighborhoods.
shopping
NatioNal BraNds
algonquin Commons, algonquin
1900 S. Randall Rd., (847) 458-2700,
shopatalgonquincommons.com
Don’t miss the sales and special events at Algonquin
Commons, featuring DSW, Williams-Sonoma, Circuit City
and more. X
Chicago Premium outlets, aurora
1650 Premium Outlets Blvd., (630) 585-2200,
premiumoutlets.com
Features 120 designer and name-brand outlet stores, such
as Banana Republic Factory Store, Brooks Brothers Factory
Store, Giorgio Armani, Guess, Kenneth Cole, Nike Factory
Store, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Puma, Tommy
Hilfiger and more. Savings of 25–65 percent every day. X
Westfield Fox Valley, aurora
195 Fox Valley Center Dr., (630) 851-7200, westfield.com
With more than one million sq. ft. under one roof and nearly
200 shops and restaurants, this is one of the area’s largest
shopping malls. X
Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, bolingbrook
709 Janes Ave., (630) 296-2700, basspro.com
Part museum, part art gallery, part antique store, part
aquarium, part entertainment center and part retail store,
Bass Pro Shops offer all the gear needed to enjoy the sights
and sounds of Illinois’ outdoors. X
iKea, bolingbrook
750 E. Boughton Rd., (630) 972-7900, ikea.com
Sweden-based home furnishings superstore with more than
300,000 sq. ft. of home interior items.
the Promenade bolingbrook, bolingbrook
631 E. Boughton Rd., Ste. 220 (630) 296-8340,
thepromenadebolingbrook.com
Shop, dine and be entertained at this outdoor destination
with an exciting variety of specialty shops and restaurants,
plus Macy’s, Barnes & Noble and Gold Class Cinemas.X
northfield square Mall, bourbonnais
1600 N. Rte. 50, (815) 937-4111, simon.com
This mega-mall offers department and specialty stores,
a food court and movie theaters. Events are held on most
weekends year-round. X
River oaks Center, Calumet City
159th St. at Torrence Ave., (708) 868-5574, simon.com
Anchored by four major department stores, River Oaks
boasts more than 150 shops and eateries. X
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Candlewood Suites, Schaumburg
1200 E. Bank Dr. • (888) CANDLEWOOD • (847) 517-7644 • candlewoodsuites.com
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Comfort Suites, Schaumburg
1100 E. Higgins Rd. • (877) 4CHOICE • (847) 330-0133 • choicehotels.com
• • X $$
Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, Schaumburg
1401 N. Roselle Rd. • (800) 456-4000 • (847) 839-1010 • countryinns.com
• • X $$
Courtyard by Marriott Chicago Schaumburg, Schaumburg
1311 American Ln. • (800) 883-5770 • (847) 619-8100 • marriott.com
• • X $
DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton Chicago Schaumburg, Schaumburg
800 National Pkwy. • (800) 222-TREE • (847) 605-9222 • doubletree.com
• • • X $$
Embassy Suites, Schaumburg
1939 N. Meacham Rd. • (800) EMBASSY • (847) 397-1313 • embassysuites.com
• • • X $$
Extended Stay America Woodfield, Schaumburg
1200 American Ln. • (800) EXT-STAY • (847) 517-7255 • extendedstay.com
• X $
Extended Stay Schaumburg, Schaumburg
2000 N. Roselle Rd. • (847) 882-7011 • extendedstayamerica.com
• X $
Hilton Garden Inn Schaumburg, Schaumburg
1191 Woodfield Rd. • (847) 524-0455 • schaumburghgi.com
• • • X $
Holiday Inn Express Schaumburg, Schaumburg
1550 N. Roselle Rd. • (800) 315-2621 • (847) 310-0500 • hiexpress.com
• • • X $
Homestead Studio Suites Hotel, Schaumburg
51 E. State Pkwy. • (888) STAY-HSD • (847) 882-6900 • homesteadhotels.com
• X $
Homewood Suites by Hilton, Schaumburg
815 E. American Ln. • (800) CALL-HOME • (847) 605-0400 • homewoodsuites.com
• • • X $$
Hyatt Place Schaumburg, Schaumburg
1851 McConnor Pkwy. • (847) 330-1060
• • • X $$
Hyatt Regency Schaumburg Chicago, Schaumburg
1800 E. Golf Rd. • (800) 233-1234 • (847) 605-1234 • hyatt.com
• • • X $$
Hyatt Summerfield Suites Schaumburg, Schaumburg
1251 E. American Ln. • (800) 527-1133 • (847) 706-9007 • hyatt.com
• • • X $$
La Quinta Inn Schaumburg, Schaumburg
1730 E. Higgins Rd. • (866) 725-1661 • (847) 517-8484 • lq.com
• • • X $
Marriott Schaumburg, Schaumburg
50 N. Martingale Rd. • (866) 385-6230 • (847) 240-0100 • marriott.com
• • • X $
Park Inn by Radisson Schaumburg, Schaumburg
1725 E. Algonquin Rd. • (866) 385-6230 • (847) 397-1500 • radisson.com
• • • X $$
Quality Inn, Schaumburg
600 N. Martingale Rd. • (877) 4CHOICE • (847) 517-7737 • choicehotels.com
• • • X $
Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center, Schaumburg
1551 Thoreau Dr. • (800) 468-3571 • (847) 303-4100 • renaissanceschaumburg.com
• • • X $$$
Residence Inn by Marriott Chicago/Schaumburg, Schaumburg
1610 McConnor Pkwy. • (800) 331-3131 • (847) 517-9200 • residenceinn.com
• • • X $$
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Chicago/Schaumburg, Schaumburg
1550 McConnor Pkwy. • (888) 287-9400 • (847) 995-1500 • springhillsuites.com
• • X $
Stay Inn Schaumburg, Schaumburg
1300 E. Higgins Rd. • (800) HAMPTON • (847) 619-1000 • hamptoninn.com
• • X $
Staybridge Suites, Schaumburg
901 E. Woodfield Office Ct. • (800) 238-8000 • (847) 619-6677 • staybridge.com
• • • X $
Wingate by Wyndham Schaumburg/Convention Center, Schaumburg
50 E. Remington Rd. • (800) 355-5053 • (847) 882-5000 • thewingate.com
• X $$
Candlewood Suites, Schiller Park
4021 N. Mannheim Rd. • (888) CANDLEWOOD • (847) 671-4663 • candlewoodsuites.com
• • X $$
Comfort Suites–O’Hare, Schiller Park
4200 N. River Rd. • (877) 4CHOICE • (847) 233-9000 • choicehotels.com
• • • X $
Four Points Hotel by Sheraton–Chicago O’Hare, Schiller Park
10249 W. Irving Park Rd. • (800) 323-1239 • (847) 671-6000 • fourpointsohare.com
• • • • X $
Hampton Inn–O’Hare, Schiller Park
3939 N. Mannheim Rd. • (800) HAMPTON • (847) 671-1700 • hamptoninn.com
• • X $$
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CherryVale Mall, Cherry Valley
Harrison Ave. at Perryville Rd., (815) 332-2440,
shopcherryvalemall.com
Shop more than 130 stores, including Macy’s and Bergner’s.
Stop by the food court, too. X
Westfield Chicago Ridge, Chicago Ridge
95th St. at Ridgeland Ave., (708) 499-0840, westfield.com
This enclosed shopping center features 150 specialty
retailers, including Carson Pirie Scott, Michaels and Sears. X
The Plaza Shopping Center, evergreen Park
9500 S. Western Ave., (708) 422-5454, theplazamall.org
Enclosed shopping center, featuring Carson Pirie Scott and
many other fine stores. Conveniently located at 95th and
Western Ave. X
the Glen town Center, Glenview
Patriot Blvd. between Lake Ave. and Willow Rd.,
(847) 724-2025, theglentowncenter.com
This perfectly planned center offers beautiful shops;
restaurant-lined streets with wide walkways; parks; Kohl
Children’s Museum; 10-screen theater and The Glen Club,
featuring a much-heralded 18-hole championship golf
course. X
Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, Gurnee
Gurnee Mills, 6112 W. Grand Ave., (847) 856-1229, basspro.com
Bass Pro is 133,000 sq. ft. of pure shopping pleasure. Find
equipment for any sport, from hunting to golf. The store
also includes an apparel department, three freshwater
aquariums, a two-story archery range, a pistol range, a rifle
tube, a golf driving range and tracker boats. X
Gurnee Mills, Gurnee
6170 W. Grand Ave., (847) 263-7500, gurneemills.com
The Midwest’s largest value retail and entertainment mall
has more than 200 outlet, discount and specialty retailers,
plus two food courts. Be sure to visit the 20-screen Marcus
Cinema complex, the ice arena and family entertainment
center, and the Serpent Safari reptile zoo. X
Cabela’s–World’s Foremost outfitter, hoffman estates
5225 Prairie Stone Pkwy., (847) 645-0400, cabelas.com
The first in Illinois offers 185,000 sq. ft. of hunting, hiking,
boating and camping gear—everything the outdoor
enthusiast could imagine. X
huntley outlet Center, huntley
I-90 at Rte. 47, (888) 545-7222, (847) 669-9100,
primeoutlets.com
The striking Jeffersonian architecture, food court,
playground and more than 40 brand-name outlet stores
at 25–65 percent off create a wonderful shopping
experience. X
Westfield louis Joliet, Joliet
3340 Mall Loop Dr., (815) 439-1000, westfield.com
The Westfield shopping center features four department
stores, plus 150 specialty shops and restaurants. X
Yorktown Center, lombard
Highland Ave. at Butterfield Rd., (630) 629-7330,
yorktowncenter.com
Literally hundreds of shops and restaurants make up this
popular shopping district. Kids love the Yorktown Express
train and the Treehouse Adventure play area. X
lincoln Mall, Matteson
U.S. Hwy. 30 at Cicero Ave., (708) 747-5600, lincoln-mall.com
This two-level mall features Carson Pirie Scott, Sears,
Old Navy, New York & Company, Express and many dining
options. X
northbrook Court, northbrook
2171 Northbrook Court, (847) 498-8161, northbrookcourt.com
Spend the day at this elegant shopping center featuring
nearly 150 specialty shops and restaurants, plus a 14-screen
movie theater and the Children’s Tree House. X
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Motel 6–Schiller Park O’Hare Airport, Schiller Park
9408 W. Lawrence Ave. • (800) 4MOTEL6 • (847) 671-4284 • motel6.com
• • X $
New Budget Motel, Schiller Park
4230 Old River Rd. • (847) 678-6835
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Quality Inn O’Hare, Schiller Park
3801 N. Mannheim Rd. • (877) 4CHOICE • (847) 678-0670 • choicehotels.com
• • • X $
Comfort Inn Northshore, Skokie
9333 Skokie Blvd. • (877) 4CHOICE • (847) 679-4200 • choicehotels.com
• • • • X $$
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Conference Center, Skokie
9599 Skokie Blvd. • (800) 222-TREE • (847) 679-7000 • doubletree.com
• • • X $$
Extended Stay America, Skokie
5211 Old Orchard Rd. • (800) EXT-STAY • (847) 663-9031 • extendedstayhotels.com
• X $$
Hampton Inn & Suites–Chicago North Shore, Skokie
5201 Old Orchard Rd. • (800) HAMPTON • (847) 583-1111 • hamptoninn.com
• • • X $$
Holiday Inn North Shore, Skokie
5300 W. Touhy Ave. • (800) 465-4329 • (847) 679-8900 • hiskokie.com
• • • • X $$
South Beloit Inn, South Beloit
200 Dearborn Ave. • (815) 389-3481 • southbeloitinn.com
• • X $
Cherry Lane Motel, South Holland
1122 E. 162nd St. • (708) 331-7799
$
Clarion Inn, South Holland
610 Tollview Dr. • (800) 4CHOICE • (708) 331-3200 • claironinn.com
• • X $
Clover Leaf Motel, South Holland
638 E. 162nd St. • (708) 339-1550
$
South Holland Inn, South Holland
17225 S. Halsted St. • (708) 596-8700
X $
Regency Inn, South Holland
17301 S. Halsted St. • (708) 331-1621 • reginn.com
• X $
Best Western Inn, St. Charles
1635 E. Main St. • (800) 780-7234 • (630) 584-4550 • bestwestern.com
• • • X $
Country Inn & Suites, St. Charles
155 38th Ave. • (800) 456-4000 • (630) 587-6564 • countryinns.com
• • • X $$
Courtyard by Marriott, St. Charles
700 Courtyard Dr. • (800) 321-2211 • (630) 377-6370 • marriott.com
• • • • X $$
Days Inn, St. Charles
100 S. Tyler Rd. • (800) DAYSINN • (630) 513-6500 • daysinn.com
• • • X $
Fairfield Inn & Suites, St. Charles
2096 Bricher Rd. • (888) 236-2427 • (630) 845-5500 • fairfieldinn.com
• • X $$
Hilton Garden Inn, St. Charles
4070 E. Main St. • (800) STAY-HGI • (630) 584-0700 • stcharles.gardeninn.com
• • • X $$
Holiday Inn Express, St. Charles
1600 E. Main St. • (800) 315-2621 • (630) 584-5300 • hiexpress.com
• • • X $$
Hotel Baker, St. Charles
100 W. Main St. • (800) 284-0110 • (630) 584-2100 • hotelbaker.com
• • X $$
Pheasant Run Resort, St. Charles
4051 E. Main St. • (800) 474-3272 • (630) 584-6300 • pheasantrun.com
• • • X $$
Super 8, St. Charles
1520 E. Main St. • (800) 800-8000 • (630) 377-8388 • super8.com
• X $
Budget Inn & Suites, Streator
1705 N. Bloomington St. • (877) 342.6099 • (815) 672-0080 • budgetinn-streator.com
• • • X $
Comfort Inn, Sycamore
1475 S. Peace Rd. • (877) 4CHOICE • (815) 895-4979 • comfortinn.com
• • X $
Country Inn & Suites, Sycamore
1450 S. Peace Rd. • (800) 456-4000 • (815) 895-8686 • countryinns.com
• • X $$
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, Sycamore
1935 DeKalb Ave. • (800) 315-2621 • (815) 748-7400 • hiexpress.com
• • X $$
Jane Fargo Hotel, Sycamore
355 W. State St. • (815) 895-6789 • janefargohotel.com
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oakbrook Center, oak brook
Rte. 83 at 22nd St., (630) 573-0700, oakbrookcenter.com
One of the premier open-air shopping centers in
Chicagoland, Oakbrook Center has more than 160 shops
and boutiques, including Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and
Bloomingdale’s Home Store. X
orland Park Place, orland Park
153rd St. at LaGrange Rd., (630) 218-5262, inlandrealestate.com
Orland Park Place features an exceptional lineup of retailers,
including Old Navy, Marshall’s, Nordstrom Rack, DSW, Jared
Jewelers and many other fine stores and restaurants. X
orland square, orland Park
151st St. at LaGrange Rd., (708) 349-1646, simon.com
Find an exceptional lineup of retailers, including J. Crew,
Coach, Williams-Sonoma, Carson Pirie Scott and Macy’s,
plus fine restaurants. X
iKea, schaumburg
1800 McConnor Pkwy., (847) 969-9700, ikea.com
Sweden-based home furnishings superstore with more than
300,000 sq. ft. of home interior items.
the streets of Woodfield, schaumburg
601 N. Martingale Rd., thestreetsofwoodfield.com
This outdoor retail and entertainment center offers
streetside shopping and dining in a suburban setting.
Across the street from Woodfield Mall, this fun shopping
alternative includes Carson Pirie Scott, AMC movie theaters,
GameWorks, the Legoland Discovery Center and some of
Chicago’s top restaurants. X
Woodfield Mall, schaumburg
Golf Rd. at Rte. 53, (847) 330-1537, shopwoodfield.com
Experience great shopping at Nordstrom, Lord & Taylor, Macy’s,
JCPenney and Sears. Woodfield is the largest indoor mall in
the region, with nearly 300 stores and restaurants. X
Westfield old orchard, skokie
4905 Old Orchard Center, (847) 674-7070, westfield.com
Go shopping, enjoy dining and see a movie at this open-air
center with nearly 150 specialty shops and restaurants,
plus two multiscreen movie theaters. X
Spring Hill Mall, West Dundee
1072 Spring Hill Mall, (847) 428-2200, springhillmall.com
More than 120 retail and specialty stores, including Sears,
Macy’s, Kohl’s, Carson Pirie Scott, Barnes & Noble and more. X
town square Wheaton, Wheaton
271 Town Square, (630) 260-8800, townsquarewheaton.com
With dining options and fashion choices to suit everyone,
this shopping center has it all. X
Antiquing
Funderburg antique, belvidere
4650 Newburg Rd., (815) 547-8186, funantiques.com
Visit this 45,000-sq.-ft. warehouse and outdoor garden
space filled with antique pine furniture, stained-glass
windows, European furniture, folk art, blanket chests,
garden art and accessories. X
Blue Island Antique Shops, blue island
13042 S. Western Ave., (708) 597-3331
Visit historic downtown Blue Island, where you will find a large
selection of shops offering antiques and collectibles. X
Castle antique Mall, bradley/bourbonnais
1789 Rte. 50 N., (815) 936-1505
Explore more than 100 dealers of antiques, including
furniture, collectibles, ceramics and glassware. X
indian oaks antique Mall, bradley/bourbonnais
Rte. 50 at Larry Power Rd., (815) 933-9998
Go antiquing at Indian Oaks. More than 165 dealers sell
furniture, glassware, collectibles and bargains galore,
all under one roof. X
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Motel 6, Sycamore
1860 DeKalb Ave. • (800) 4-MOTEL6 • (815) 899-6500 • motel6.com
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Comfort Inn & Suites, Tinley Park
18400 Spring Creek Dr. • (877) 4CHOICE • (708) 342-1425 • comfortinn.com
• • X $
Country Inn & Suites, Tinley Park
18315 S. LaGrange Rd. • (888) 201-1746 • (708) 560-9300 • countryinns.com
• • X $$
Fairfield Inn, Tinley Park
18511 N. Creek Dr. • (888) 236-2427 • (708) 633-1050 • fairfieldinn.com
• X $
Hampton Inn, Tinley Park
18501 N. Creek Dr. • (800) HAMPTON • (708) 633-0602 • hamptoninn.com
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Hilton Garden Inn–Tinley Park, Tinley Park
18335 LaGrange Rd. • (800) HILTONS • (708) 429-2266 • hiltongardeninn.com
• • • X $$
Holiday Inn Hotel & Tinley Park Convention Center, Tinley Park
18501 Convention Center Dr. • (800) 315-2621 • (708) 444-1100 • holidayinn.com
• • • X $$
La Quinta Inn & Suites, Tinley Park
7255 W. 183rd St. • (800) 531-5900 • (708) 633-1200 • lq.com
• • • X $
Sleep Inn, Tinley Park
18420 Spring Creek Dr. • (877) 4CHOICE • (708) 342-1700 • sleepinn.com
X $
Wingate by Wyndham, Tinley Park
18421 N. Creek Dr. • (800) 228-1000 • (708) 532-9300 • wingateinns.com
• • X $
Grizzly Jack’s Grand Bear Resort & Indoor Waterpark, Utica
2643 N. Rt. 178 • (866) 399-FUNN • (815) 667-FUNN • grizzlyjacksresort.com
• • • X $$$
Starved Rock Inn, Utica
U.S. Hwy. 178 and Rt. 6 • (815) 667-4238
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Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center, Utica
Rts. 178 and 71 • (800) 868-ROCK • (815) 667-4211 • starvedrocklodge.com
• • X $
The Willows, Utica
325 Clark St. • (815) 667-3400 • willowshotel.net
• X $$
Holiday Inn Express, Vernon Hills
975 N. Lakeview Pkwy. • (800) 315-2621 • (847) 367-8031 • hiexpress.com
• • • X $$
Homestead Studio Suites Hotel, Vernon Hills
675 Woodland Pkwy. • (800) STAY-HSD • (847) 955-1111 • homesteadhotels.com
• X $
Hotel Indigo, Vernon Hills
450 N. Milwaukee Ave. • (866) 2INDIGO • (847) 918-1400 • hotelindigo.com
• • • X $$
Brer Rabbit Motel, Villa Park
65 E. North Ave. • (630) 832-2850
Intown Suites Chicago West, Villa Park
350 E. Roosevelt Rd. • (630) 941-9075 • intownsuites.com
X $
Motel 6, Villa Park
10 W. Roosevelt Rd. • (800) 466-8356 • (630) 941-9100 • motel6.com
• • X $
Hawthorn Suites at Midlane Golf Resort, Wadsworth
4601 W. Yorkhouse Rd. • (800) 527-1133 • (847) 596-8936 • midlaneresort.com
• • • X $
Candlewood Suites Chicago/Naperville, Warrenville
27W300 Warrenville Rd. • (630) 836-1650 • candlewoodsuites.com
• $
Hilton Garden Inn Naperville/Warrenville, Warrenville
28351 Dodge Dr. • (877) STAY-HGI • (630) 393-3223 • napervillewarrenville.hgi.com
• • • X $$
Hyatt Place Chicago/Naperville Warrenville
27576 Maecliff Dr. • (800) 590-2796 • (630) 836-9800 • place.hyatt.com
• • • X $$
Hyatt Summerfield Suites Chicago Naperville/Warrenvile, Warrenville
27544 Maecliff Dr. • (866) 974-9288 • (630) 836-2960 • summerfieldsuites.hyatt.com
• • • X $$
Residence Inn by Marriott Naperville/Warrenville, Warrenville
28500 Bella Vista Pkwy. • (800) 331-3131 • (630) 393-3444 • marriott.com
• • • X $
Springhill Suites by Marriott Naperville/Warrenville, Warrenville
4305 Weaver Pkwy. • (888) 287-9400 • (630) 393-0400 • springhillwarrenville.com
• • X $$
Candlewood Suites, Waukegan
1151 S. Waukegan Rd. • (888) CANDLEWOOD • (847) 578-5250 • candlewoodsuites.com
• • X $$
Comfort Inn, Waukegan
3031 Belvidere Rd. • (800) 416-1327 • (847) 623-1400 • choicehotels.com
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elgin Windmill Factory antiques, elgin
219 W. Highland Ave., (847) 717-0327,
elginwindmillfactoryantiques.com
A variety of dealers offer a wide selection of quality
antiques and collectibles: sterling silver and gold, rare
banknotes and coins, cast-iron cookware, railroad watches
and local memorabilia. X
Gurnee antique Center, Gurnee
5742 Northridge Dr., (847) 782-9094, gurneeantiquecenter.com
A 24,000-sq.-ft. mecca of antiques from 200 dealers.
Merchandise is at least 50 years old and includes furniture,
glass, porcelain, pottery, vintage jewelry, art, books, silver
and clothing. X
antiques District, lemont
Main, Stephen and Canal streets, (630) 257-0021
Spend a day in downtown Lemont exploring quality antiques
shops. Enjoy the friendly, small-town atmosphere. X
Lena Mercantile Company, lena
101 W. Railroad St., (815) 369-9955, lenamercantile.com
Shop here for antiques, collectibles, gifts, candy and
country-store items. Enjoy lunch and dessert at the
Mercantile Eatery. X
Manteno antique Mall, Manteno
35 E. 3rd St., (815) 468-0114
More than 100 dealers and 75 showcases; shop for antiques
and collectibles. X
Morris Antique Emporium, Morris
112 W. Washington St., (815) 941-0200
Find an eclectic collection of items at good prices at this
three-story, multi-dealer mall. X
Old Orland Antique Shops, orland Park
143rd St. and Beacon and Union avenues, (708) 403-5300,
oldorlandantiqueshops.com
The Old Orland Historic District has antiques and specialty
shops nestled in an 1800s neighborhood of historic churches,
charming houses and colorful gardens. X
Ridgefield antiques District, Ridgefield
Ridgefield Rd., off U.S. Hwy. 14, (815) 459-4220
In this village, eight antiques shops feature a variety of
furniture, china, glassware and collectibles. Most are open
Wed.–Sun.
antiques on east state, Rockford
5411 E. State St., (815) 229-4004, antiquesoneaststate.com
This antique mall and consignment store has more than 90
dealers. X
Main street antique Mall, Rockton
203 W. Main St., (815) 624-7514, antiquemalls.com
This warm and friendly antiques mall with 20 dealers
offers quality antiques and collectibles in quaint, historic
downtown Rockton. X
sandwich antiques Market, sandwich
Sandwich Fairgrounds, U.S. Hwy. 34 at Suydam Rd.,
(815) 786-3337, antiquemarkets.com
One of the best indoor/outdoor antiques markets around,
selling quality antiques and select collectibles. X
Roscoe antique Mall of south beloit, south beloit
1019 Gardner St., (815) 389-8800, roscoeantiquemall.com
This mall has more than 22,000 sq. ft. of quality antiques all
on one floor, including primitive to Victorian and Art Deco
to retro ‘50s. X
Volo Country Village, Volo
27640 W. Volo Village Rd., (815) 344-6062, voloantiques.com
Three giant malls filled with antiques and collectibles of all
kinds, located on 30 country acres. X
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Courtyard by Marriott, Waukegan
3800 N. Point Blvd. • (800) 321-2211 • (847) 689-8000 • marriott.com
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Days Inn, Waukegan
3633 N. Lewis Ave. • (847) 249-7778 • daysinn.com
• X $
Holiday Inn Express, Waukegan
611 Lakehurst Rd. • (847) 473-4400 • hiexpress.com
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Motel 6, Waukegan
31 N. Green Bay Rd. • (847) 336-9000 • motel6.com
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Quality Inn, Waukegan
619 S. Green Bay Rd. • (847) 662-3200 • qualityinnwaukegan.com
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Ramada Inn, Waukegan
200 N. Green Bay Rd. • (800) 2RAMADA • (847) 244-2400 • ramada.com
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Residence Inn by Marriott, Waukegan
1440 S. White Oak Dr. • (800) 331-3131 • (847) 689-9240 • marriott.com
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Springhill Suites by Marriott Chicago Waukegan/Gurnee, Waukegan
4101 Fountain Square Place • (847) 688-9800 • springhillsuiteswaukegan.com
• • X $$
Super 8, Waukegan
630 N. Green Bay Rd. • (800) 800-8000 • (847) 249-2388 • super8.com
• X $
Courtyard by Marriott, West Dundee
2175 Marriott Dr. • (800) 321-2211 • (847) 429-0300 • marriott.com
• • • X $
TownePlace Suites, West Dundee
2185 Marriott Dr. • (800) 257-3000 • (847) 608-6320 • marriott.com
• • • X $$
Hampton Inn, Westchester
2222 Enterprise Dr. • (800) HAMPTON • (708) 409-1000 • hamptoninn.com
• X $$
Best Western Oakbrook Inn, Westmont
669 Pasquinelli Dr. • (800) 780-7234 • (630) 323-1515 • oakbrookinn.com
• X $
Clubhouse Inn & Suites Hotel, Westmont
630 Pasquinelli Dr. • (800) CLUB-INN • (630) 920-2200 • westmont.clubhouseinn.com
• • • X $
Deluxe Inn, Westmont
115 E. Ogden Ave. • (630) 969-5200
$
Homestead Studios Suites Chicago/Westmont/Oakbrook, Westmont
855 Pasquinelli Dr. • (800) EXT-STAY • (630) 323-9292 • homesteadhotels.com
• $
Executive Plaza Hotel & Conference Center, Wheeling
1090 S. Milwaukee Ave. • (847) 537-9100 • executiveplazahotel.net
• • X $
Candlewood Suites, Wheeling
8000 Capitol Dr. • (888) CANDLEWOOD • (847) 520-1684 • candlewoodsuites.com
• • X $
Westin Chicago NorthShore, Wheeling
601 N. Milwaukee Ave. • (800) 937-8461 • (847) 777-6500 • westin.com
• • • • X $
Champagne Lodge & Luxury Suites, Willowbrook
16W621 S. Frontage Rd. • (877) 97-THECL • (630) 455-0555 • thecl.com
• • X $$
Holiday Inn Willowbrook/Hinsdale, Willowbrook
7800 Kingery Hwy. • (800) 315-2621 • (630) 325-6400 • holidayinn.com
• • • X $$
La Quinta Inn Chicago/Willowbrook, Willowbrook
855 W. 79th St. • (800) 531-5900 • (630) 654-0077 • lq.com
• • X $
Red Roof Inn, Willowbrook
7535 Robert Kingery Hwy. • (800) RED-ROOF • (630) 323-8811 • redroof.com
• X $
Super 8, Willowbrook
820 W. 79th St. • (800) 800-8000 • (630) 789-6300 • super8.com
• • X $
Courtyard by Marriott Chicago/Wood Dale, Wood Dale
900 N. Wood Dale Rd. • (800) 321-2211 • (630) 766-7775 • wooddalecourtyard.com
• • • X $$
DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton Wood Dale/Elk Grove Village, Wood Dale
1200 N. Mittel Blvd. • (800) 222-TREE • (630) 860-2900 • doubletree.com
• • • X $$
Days Inn, Woodstock
990 Lake Ave. • (800) DAYS-INN • (815) 338-0629 • daysinn.com
• • X $
Lions Inn, Woodstock
1785 S. Eastwood Dr. • (815) 334-9600
• • X $
Super 8, Woodstock
1220 Davis Rd. • (800) 800-8000 • (815) 337-8808 • super8.com
• • X $
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Wheeling sale barn, Wheeling
971 N. Milwaukee Ave., (847) 537-9886, salebarnsquare.com
Shop this fine selection of antiques and collectibles, located
in buildings that were part of the 1835 Redlinger Farm. X
Colonial antique Mall and Restoration Center, Woodstock
890 Lake Ave., (815) 334-8960, colonialantiquemall.com
Browse through goods displayed in a 35,000-sq.-ft. mall.
You’ll find lamps, jewelry, collectibles and more. Events are
held year-round. X
Main StreetS
Algonquin Historic Shopping District, algonquin
Downtown Algonquin, (847) 658-4184,
downtownalgonquin.org
Riverfront parks and fountains along the Fox River add to
the character of this historic shopping district featuring
dozens of shopping and dining options, quaint B&Bs and
charming cafes. X
Downtown Antioch, antioch
Rtes. 173 and 83, (847) 395-2233, antiochchamber.org
Charming Antioch boasts more than 100 eclectic shops
and restaurants. Discover unexpected treasures in quaint
shops, then sample upscale eateries and tempting chocolate
shops. X
Downtown Arlington Heights Shopping & Entertainment
District, arlington heights
Rte. 14 at Arlington Heights Rd., discoverarlington.com
This downtown area boasts a diverse array of restaurants,
shops, theaters, quaint boutiques and a performing
arts center.
Historic Downtown Cherry Valley, Cherry Valley
(815) 332-7144, cherryvalley.org
Step back in time to this brick Main Street and enjoy shops
and restaurants along the beautiful Kishwaukee River.
Historic Downtown Crystal Lake, Crystal lake
(815) 479-0835, downtowncl.org
This historic business district boasts more than 170 specialty
shops, boutiques, restaurants and professional services,
including an ice-cream store and performing arts center.
Historic Shopping District, DeKalb
Rte. 38, (815) 756-1336, dekalbcountycvb.com
Stroll through historic downtown DeKalb to explore unique
shopping and dining. You will find a variety of shops,
including art galleries, vintage clothing, jewelry, antiques,
and hand-dipped chocolates. X
state street Market, elgin
701 N. State St., (847) 695-3066, statestreetmarketshops.com
This 1920 millworks building now houses an array of 35
quaint shops. X
Elmhurst City Centre, Elmhurst
2 City Centre, (630) 993-1600, elmhurstcitycentre.com
Shopping, dining and entertainment options for the entire
family include more than 70 shops and some 40 restaurants,
plus special events throughout the year. X
Downtown Evanston, Evanston
Sherman and Church streets, (847) 866-6319,
downtownevanston.org
Downtown Evanston entertains night and day with 200
specialty shops, more than 90 restaurants and a state-of-
the-art cineplex. X
Historic Downtown Freeport, Freeport
(815) 232-9000, freeportdowntown.com
There’s something to suit everyone’s tastes in Freeport’s
historic town center. with more than 200 speciality shops
and restaurants lining the gridded streets.X
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Town Square Inn, Woodstock
1121⁄2 Cass St. • (815) 337-4677 • townsquareinn.com
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JC Palos Motel, Worth
10600 S. Harlem Ave. • (708) 448-5858
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Sharn’s Motel, Worth
7240 Southwest Hwy. • (708) 448-3886
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Allseason Motel–Yorkville, Yorkville
10020 Rt. 71 • (630) 553-7147
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Super 8–Yorkville, Yorkville
1510-A N. Bridge St. • (800) 800-8000 • (630) 553-1634 • super8.com
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Country Inn & Suites, Zion
1100 33rd St. • (800) 456-4000 • (847) 746-0101 • countryinns.com
• • X $$
Illinois Beach Resort & Conference Center, Zion
One Lakefront Dr. • (866) IL-BEACH • (847) 625-7300 • ilresorts.com
• • • X $
Bed & Breakfasts
Victorian Rose Garden B&B, Algonquin
314 Washington St. • (888) 854-9667 • (847) 854-9667 • sleepandeat.com
$$
Benedictine B&B, Chicago
3111 S. Aberdeen St. • (888) 539-4261 • (773) 927-7424 • benedictinebandb.com
$$
Bronzeville’s First B&B, Chicago
3911 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Dr. • (773) 373-8081
X $$
Flemish House of Chicago B&B, Chicago
68 E. Cedar St. • (312) 664-9981 • chicagobandb.com
$$$
Gold Coast Guest House B&B, Chicago
113 W. Elm St. • (312) 337-0361 • bbchicago.com
$$
House of Two Urns B&B, Chicago
1239 N. Greenview Ave. • (800) 835-9303 • (773) 235-1408 • twourns.com
$$
Old Town Chicago Guesthouse, Chicago
1442 N. North Park Ave. • (312) 440-9268 • oldtownchicago.com
• $$$
Wheeler Mansion, Chicago
2020 S. Calumet Ave. • (312) 945-2020 • wheelermansion.com
$$$
Windy City Urban Inn, Chicago
607 W. Deming Place • (877) 897-7091 • (773) 248-7091 • windycityinn.com
$$
Wooded Isle Suites, Chicago
5750 S. Stony Island Ave. • (773) 288-5578 • woodedisle.com
$$
Crawford House Inn, Dixon
204 E. 3rd St. • (815) 288-3351 • crawfordhouseinn.com
$
Whispering Pines of Dwight, Dwight
10940 S. Dwight Rd. • (260)-433-4888 • (260)-433-4886 •
whisperingpinesofdwight.com
$
The Roxana Hotel B&B, Fox Lake
94 Lippincott Rd. • (847) 587-1705 • (877) ROXANA1 • theroxana.com
$
Oscar Swan Country Inn, Geneva
1800 W. State St. • (630) 232-0173 • oscarswan.com
• • $$
Colonial Rose Inn & Restaurant, Grand Detour
8230 S. Green St. • (815) 652-4422 • colonialroseinn.com
• X $
Muirhead Farmhouse B&B, Hampshire
42W814 Rohrsen Rd. • (847) 464-5224 • muirheadfarmhouse.com
$$
The Artful Lodger, Hanover
500 Washington St. • (815) 591-2365
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Morning Glory B&B, Harvard
8701 N. Rt. 14 • (815) 943-1633 • morning-glory-bb.com
$
Ravenstone Castle B&B, Harvard
4504 Rt. 23 • (815) 943-5764
• $$
Riverview Guest House B&B, Kankakee
641 S. Chicago Ave. • (708) 372-4978 • (815) 928-9202 • rghbb.com
$$
The Standish House B&B, Lanark
540 W. Carroll St. • (866) 493-2307 • (815) 493-2307
$
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Main street District, Forest Park
Madison St. west of Harlem Ave., (708) 366-2543,
exploreforestpark.com
This historic commercial district has numerous restaurants,
lively sports bars and antique stores. X
Frankfort historical District, Frankfort
Kansas and Oak streets, (815) 469-3356,
shophistoricfrankfort.com
Discover the charm of historic downtown Frankfort. Local
eclectic speciality boutiques offer unique selections and
personal services. X
Geneva Shopping District, Geneva
State St. at S. 3rd St., (630) 232-6060, genevachamber.com
Geneva offers more than 100 distinctive shops, riverfront
restaurants, boutiques, antiques stores and sidewalk cafes
within a 10-block area. X
Genoa Main Street Shopping District, Genoa
Downtown Genoa, (815) 784-6961, genoamainstreet.org
Enjoy a variety of unique shops featuring handcrafted items,
primitive treasures, gifts, collectibles and more.
Stroll Main Street and sample delicious food at one of the
cozy restaurants.
Hebron Shopping District, hebron
Downtown Hebron, (815) 648-2244
From rustic to refined, this country crossroads features
several antiques shops, restaurants, an ice-cream parlor and
other specialty shops.
Main street Kirkland, Kirkland
Main St., villageofkirkland.com
Come find that one-of-a-kind antique or perfect gift for
your loved one, then experience midwestern hospitality at
unique dining options. X
Downtown lemont, lemont
(630) 257-5997, lemont.il.us
Stroll through downtown Lemont and stop in one of the
locally owned restaurants, shops and pubs that are unique
to the area.
Main street, libertyville
133 E. Cook Ave., (847) 680-0336, mainstreetlibertyville.org
Historic, turn-of-the-20th-century downtown Libertyville
features shopping, special events, a Victorian-home
museum, a central park and a variety of restaurants. X
lombard town Centre, lombard
102 W. St. Charles Rd., (630) 620-8063, lombardtowncentre.org
Enjoy unique shopping and dining in historic downtown
Lombard and relax in beautiful Lilacia Park. X
Long Grove Historic Village, Long Grove
Rtes. 53 and 83, (847) 634-0888, longgroveonline.com
Stroll through this Victorian-style village. Browse 90
specialty shops filled with treasures from around the world,
then dine out. X
McHenry Shopping District, Mchenry
Downtown McHenry, (815) 385-4300, mchenrychamber.com
Enjoy spending a getaway in this city, which includes a
downtown shopping district with artisans, antiques and
other specialty shops, outdoor recreational activities and
special events.
Downtown Mendota, Mendota
(815) 539-6507, mendota.il.us
Downtown Mendota provides a relaxing environment and
the perfect opportunity for a stroll or for shopping.
Downtown Morris, Morris
(815) 942-0113, city.mornet.org
This original outdoor shopping destination features unique
stores, dining and a variety of professional services. Located
on the historic I&M Canal, downtown Morris also offers
interesting pieces of history.
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Lord Stocking’s B&B, Mendota
803 3rd Ave. • (815) 539-7905 • bbonline.com/il/lordstockings
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Wikstrom Manor, Momence
304 W. 2nd St. • (815) 472-3156 • visitkankakeecounty.com
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Reardon Historic Mansion Bed and Breakfast, Morris
4140 W. Rt. 6 • (815) 941-9100 • reardon-historic-mansion.com
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The Kable House Country Inn, Mount Morris
Sunset Hill • (815) 734-7297 • kablehouse.com
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Round Robin B&B Inn, Mundelein
231 E. Maple Ave., Rt. 176 • (800) 301-7664 • (847) 566-7664 • roundrobininn.com
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Harrison House B&B, Naperville
26 N. Eagle St. • (630) 420-1117 • harrisonhousebb.com
$$
Harvey House B&B, Oak Park
107 S. Scoville Ave. • (708) 848-6810 • harveyhousebb.com
$$
Longwell Hall B&B, Oak Park
301 N. Scoville Ave. • (708) 386-5043 • oakparkbb.com
$
Under the Ginkgo Tree B&B, Oak Park
300 N. Kenilworth Ave. • (708) 524-2327 • underthegingkotreebb.com
$
Brightwood Inn, Oglesby
2407 N. Rt. 178 • (888) 667-0600 • (815) 667-4600 • brightwoodinn.com
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Patchwork Inn, Oregon
122 N. 3rd St. • (815) 732-4113 • essex1.com/people/patchworkinn
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Pinehill Inn, Oregon
400 Mix St. • (800) 851-0131 • (815) 732-2067 • pinehillbb.com
$$
Fox River B&B, Ottawa
3367 E. 2072nd Rd. • (815) 431-9257 • foxriverbnb.com
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Marcia’s B&B, Ottawa
3003 N. Rt. 71 and I-80 • (815) 434-5217 • (815) 488-5217 • bedandbreakfast.com
• $
The Homestead B&B, Plano
611 E. Main St. • (630) 552-4322 • thehomesteadbnb.com
$$
Inn at Lake Elizabeth, Richmond
11514 Lakeview Rd. • (815) 678-4335 • theinnatlakeelizabeth.com
$
Fox Run B&B Inn, Rockford
2815 N. Rockton Ave. • (815) 963-8151 • foxrunbedandbreakfast.com
• $$
River House B&B Getaway Retreat, Rockford
11052 Ventura Blvd. • (815) 636-1884 • riverhouse.ws
X $$
Copperstone Inn, Rockton
6702 Yale Bridge Rd. • (815) 629-9999 • copperstoneinn.com
$$
Lynfred Winery Bed & Breakfast Suites, Roselle
15 S. Roselle Rd. • (888) 298-WINE • (630) 529-9463 • lynfredwinery.com
X $$$$
Landers House B&B, Utica
115 E. Church St. • (815) 667-5170 • landershouse.com
• $$
Foster Suite, Utica
155 Mill St. • (815) 667-4717 • fostersuite.com
• $$
The Mansion B&B, West Dundee
305 Oregon Ave. • (847) 426-7777 • themansionbedandbreakfast.com
$$
Chester Manor, Wilmington
116 S. Kankakee St. • (815) 476-1055 • chestermanor.net
• $$
Victorian Veranda B&B, Winnebago
8430 W. State Rd. • (815) 963-1337 • bbonline.com/il/veranda
$
Alexandria House B&B, Woodstock
315 Dean St. • (815) 206-5000 • alexandriabnb.com
$
Bundling Board Inn, Woodstock
220 E. South St. • (815) 338-7054 • bundlingboard.com
$$
Royal Victorian Manor, Woodstock
344 Fremont St. • (815) 308-5432 • royalvictorianmanor.com
$$
Emanuelson Inn B&B, Zion
1241 Shiloh Blvd. • (877) 872-8488 • (847) 872-8488 • emanuelsoninn.com
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Downtown Naperville, Naperville
(630) 544-3372, downtownnaperville.com
Discover the charming shops and distinctive restaurants
along the tree-lined streets. Nationally recognized retailers,
family-owned businesses and shops make up the unique
shopping array. X
The Avenue Association, oak Park
Lake and Oak Park avenues, greatneighborhoodsoakpark.com
In the heart of Oak Park, you’ll find restaurants, specialty
shops and services, international and local designers of
fashion and jewelry, antiques shops, galleries and fine
restaurants.
MainStreet Plainfield, Plainfield
24044 Lockport St., (815) 436-5510, mainstreetplainfield.org
One of Will County’s oldest communities, Downtown Plainfield
offers shopping, dining, a walk-able downtown entertainment
district, historic buildings and events all year long.
Village of Richmond, Richmond
Downtown Richmond and Rte. 12, (815) 678-4040,
richmond-il.com
Spend a day in this quaint little town, visiting the antique
dealers, custom-furniture artisans, and gift and collectibles
stores. Fine restaurants, B&Bs and other lodging within
walking distance.
Main Street Shabbona, Shabbona
Comanche Ave., shabbona-il.com
Explore many unique shops in a town full of history.
Shabbona will give you that perfect “get-away-from-it-all”
experience and make you feel right at home. X
Main Street Somonauk, Somonauk
Market St., vil.somonauk.il.us
Somonauk offers you a variety of shops full of artisan crafts,
fine jewelry, antiques and more. Take a break and enjoy a
delicious meal at one of the restaurants. X
Old St. Charles Shopping & Dining District, St. Charles
W. Main St. and 3rd St., (800) 777-4373, visitstcharles.com
Part of the original downtown merchant district of the 1850s,
this area is rich with landmark buildings that house shops
and restaurants not found anywhere else. X
Historic Downtown Sycamore, Sycamore
Downtown Sycamore, (815) 895-3456, sycamorechamber.com
Sycamore is rich in natural charm and historic tradition.
Explore quaint shops and dine in cozy restaurants. You can
still park for a penny!
Village of North Utica, Utica
Downtown Utica, (815) 667-4356, utica-il.com
The quaint and historic Village of North Utica offers a
small-town feel to a day of shopping.
Main Street Waterman, Waterman
Downtown Waterman, Lincoln Hwy., watermanil.com
This cozy country town has much to offer. Browse a variety
of stores or enjoy a nice home-cooked meal at one of the
restaurants. X
Waukegan Main Street, Waukegan
221 N. Genesee St., (847) 623-6650, waukeganmainstreet.org
Dedicated to the preservation and revitalization of
Waukegan’s historic downtown, Main Street boasts the
landmark Genesee Theatre, quaint shopping and fine dining
just west of the Lake Michigan shore. X
Woodstock Square and Shops, Woodstock
Downtown Woodstock, U.S. Hwy. 14 and Rtes. 47 and 120,
(815) 338-2436, woodstockilchamber.com
Spend the day browsing gift and antiques shops in this
quaint town. The square hosts summer concerts, ice-cream
socials, a folk festival and art shows. Much of the movie
Groundhog Day was filmed here. X
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cozy bed and breakfasts. But it is also a popular outdoor desti-
nation. Tee off from one of the four championship golf cours-
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Mountain Resort. Stop in nearby Fulton to see De Immi-
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Peoria Area Convention
& Visitors Bureau
456 Fulton, Suite 300, Peoria
(800) 747-0302, (309) 676-0303
peoria.org
Quad Cities Convention
and Visitors Bureau
1601 River Dr. #110, Moline
(800) 747-7800, (309) 277-0937
visitquadcities.com
Quincy Area Convention
& Visitors Bureau
532 Gardner Expressway, Quincy
(800) 978-4748, (217) 214-3700
seequincy.com
Southernmost Illinois
Tourism Bureau
1000 N. Main St., Anna
(800) 248-4373, (618) 833-9928
southernmostillinois.com
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10950 Lincoln Trail,
Fairview Heights
(800) 442-1488, (618) 397-1488
thetourismbureau.org
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I-55 Northbound, Hamel
(618) 633-1875
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I-70 Eastbound, Highland
(618) 654-6597
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Regional Tourism
Development Ofce
581 S. Deere Rd., Macomb
(309) 837-7460
greatriverscountry.info
Alton Regional Convention
and Visitors Bureau
200 Piasa St., Alton
(800) 258-6645, (618) 465-6676
visitalton.com
Blackhawk Waterways
Convention and
Visitors Bureau
201 N. Franklin Ave., Polo
(800) 678-2108, (815) 946-2108
bwcvb.com
Galena/Jo Daviess County
Convention & Visitors Bureau
720 Park Ave., Galena
(800) 747-9377, (815) 777-3557
galena.org
Galesburg Area Convention
and Visitors Bureau
2163 E. Main St., Galesburg
(800) 916-3330, (309) 343-2485
visitgalesburg.com
Henry County Tourism Bureau
224 W. 3rd St., Kewanee
(877) 436-7926
visithenrycounty.com
Macomb Area Convention
& Visitors Bureau
201 S. Lafayette, Macomb
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that now houses a tourist information center. Be sure to
see the East End Historic District, where the grand col-
lection of homes spans design styles from 1830 to 1930.
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quette State Park, a great place for fall leaf
peeping and eagle watching in the win-
ter. In the summer, splash the day away at
Raging Rivers WaterPark, located along
the Great River Road in Grafton. In Alton
(named one of the most haunted small
towns in America by the Travel Channel),
join Mineral Springs Haunted Tours for
spooky tours of the town and a scary over-
night stay in the basement of the haunted
Mineral Springs Hotel. Stop by the Lewis
& Clark Interpretive Center to see the replica Camp
River Dubois and exhibits that give insight into the
famed explorers’ journey.
Close by is the Lewis & Clark Confuence Tower,
offering a panoramic view of the confuence of the Mis-
sissippi and Missouri rivers. Learn more about life on
the river at the National Great Rivers Museum, located
at the Melvin Price Locks & Dam, which offers guided
tours (and is another great spot for eagle watching).
In Bishop Hill, discover a historic country village that
celebrates its Swedish heritage with shops that sell Swed-
ish goods and restaurants that serve up Swedish meatballs.
Make a whistle stop in Galesburg, home to the Galesburg
Railroad Museum and Carl Sandburg Home, where the
Pulitzer Prize-winning author was born.
Nauvoo is rich in Mormon history and
is home to the Joseph Smith Historic Site,
once the homestead of the Latter-day Saints
prophet. The nearby Nauvoo Temple is a
limestone replica of the 1800s original. Nau-
voo is also home to Baxter’s Vineyards, the
oldest winery in the state.
In Moline, check out the recently reno-
vated John Deere Pavilion, which tells the
story of the farming innovator and displays
Deere machines. The Peoria RiverFront is the site of
popular festivals, as well as the Spirit of Peoria, a pad-
dle wheeler that cruises the Illinois River. Also in Peo-
ria is Wildlife Prairie State Park, where native Illinois
animals such as black bears, wolves and bison roam.
Outside of Peoria is Dickson Mounds Museum, where
visitors can view excavated archaeological sites that
piece together the history of the American Indian in the
Illinois River valley.
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reflect in the gardens and devotional areas at Belleville’s
National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows. In Prairie
du Rocher, salute Fort de Chartres, a former French
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cultural attractions
Albany Indian Mounds State Historic Site, Albany
12th Ave. at Cherry St., (309) 887-4335, state.il.us/hpa
Take the trails to ancient burial mounds dating back to 2000
B.C. Enjoy picnicking, walking, biking and cross-country
skiing. XFree
Alton Federal Military Prison, Alton
Williams and Broadway streets, (800) 258-6645, visitalton.com
Find out how conditions at the first Illinois state penitentiary
forced its shutdown and relocation to Joliet in 1858. The
military prison reopened in 1862 as a Confederate prison.
You can see a portion of it still standing in Alton. XFree
Alton Museum of History and Art, Alton
2809 College Ave., (618) 462-2763, altonmuseum.com
Discover the local history of Alton and the Civil War, and see
exhibits devoted to Abraham Lincoln, Robert Wadlow and
Elijah P. Lovejoy, the Underground Railroad, 19th-century
toys and Mississippi River steamboats. X$
Alton’s Lincoln & Civil War Legacy Trail, Alton
Downtown Alton, (800) 258-6645, visitalton.com
Walk in the footsteps of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln
and Civil War soldiers from both the North and South.
Experience 10 sites interpreting the unique heritage and
legacy of Lincoln and the Civil War in Alton. XFree
Confederate Cemetery and Memorial, Alton
Rozier and State streets, (800) 258-6645, visitalton.com
This monument honors the 1,354 Confederate prisoners who
died of smallpox during the 1860s. XFree
Bishop Hill State Historic Site, Bishop Hill
103 N. Bishop Hill St., (309) 927-3345, bishophill.com
Take in the history of this 19th-century settlement by
visiting the riveting museums, quaint eateries, unique gift
shops and art galleries. Discover why Bishop Hill remains a
utopia on the prairie today. XDonATIon
Jubilee College State Historic Site, Brimfield
11817 Jubilee College Rd., (309) 243-9489
Founded as a seminary in 1840 by the first Episcopal bishop
of Illinois, Jubilee College was the first American boarding
college established in Illinois. It has become the center of a
year-round program of historical activities. XDonATIon
Cahokia Courthouse State Historic Site, Cahokia
107 Elm St., (618) 332-1782, illinoishistory.gov
Built around 1730, this regional courthouse was dismantled
in 1901, displayed at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair, then
reconstructed on its original site in 1939. XFree
Church of the Holy Family, Cahokia
116 Church St., (618) 337-4548
The earliest church west of the Alleghenies was built in 1799
in French vertical-log style. The restored church is part of the
Colonial Cahokia State Historic Site complex. DonATIon
Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum, Cahokia
2300 Vector Dr., (877) 332-3664, (618) 332-3664,
airandspacemuseum.org
Learn about the St. Louis area’s storied history of aviation
and see Gus Grissom’s flight suit, a collection of TWA
artifacts and a 1941 biplane. X$
Wheels o’ Time Museum, Dunlap
1710 W. Woodside Dr., (309) 243-9020, wheelsotime.org
Take a spin through time when you visit this hands-on
museum featuring vintage and classic automobiles,
gasoline engines, airplanes, jukeboxes, toys, full-size and
model trains, and a miniature circus. X$
Gramercy Park, east Dubuque
Beecher St., (815) 747-6798
Discover 26 burial mounds built by the Hopewellian Native
Americans dating back to around A.D. 500 It affords a
superlative view of the Mississippi. Free
1876 Banwarth House and Museum, elizabeth
408 E. Sycamore St., (815) 858-2014, planets.org
A fascinating, hands-on experience awaits! Join period
interpreters on a journey through the fine Victorian home of
Charles Banwarth. DonATIon
Apple river Fort State Historic Site, elizabeth
311 E. Myrtle St., (815) 858-2028, appleriverfort.org
Built in 1832 to protect a mining community during the Black
Hawk War, this site was reconstructed from local trees using
hand tools. It is listed on the National Register of Historic
Places. XDonATIon
Chicago Great Western railroad Depot Museum, elizabeth
South of U.S. Hwy. 20 near Downtown, (815) 858-2343,
elizabethhistoricalsociety.org
This 1888 depot, listed on the National Register of Historic
Places, was built to serve the half-mile Winston Tunnel.
Many Chicago Great Western photographs and artifacts are
on display. $
Fort Kaskaskia State Historic Site, ellis Grove
4372 Park Rd. at Rte. 3, (618) 859-3741, illinoishistory.gov
This fort protected Kaskaskia from British attack during the
American Revolution. All that remains today are the earthworks
around the perimeter and a view for picnickers. XFree
Pierre Menard Home State Historic Site, ellis Grove
4230 Kaskaskia Rd., (618) 859-3031, illinoishistory.gov
This is the early-1800s home of Illinois’ first lieutenant
governor when Kaskaskia was the first state capital.
XDonATIon
ronald reagan Museum, eureka
300 E. College Ave., (309) 467-6407, eureka.edu
Ronald Reagan’s former school features a collection
of memorabilia from his Hollywood years through his
presidency. The museum and Peace Garden are part of the
Ronald Reagan Trail, extending from Eureka to Dixon and
Tampico. XFree
The Belvedere Mansion, Galena
1008 Park Ave., (815) 777-0747,
belvederemansionandgardens.com
This Italianate 22-room mansion was built in 1857 for J.
Russell Jones, a steamboat magnate and ambassador to
Belgium. It is furnished with formal Victorian pieces, items
from Liberace’s estate and the infamous green drapes from
Gone with the Wind. $
The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture
and Design, Galena
601 S. Prospect Ave., (815) 777-4444, chi-athenaeum.org
The Chicago Athenaeum, an international museum, offers
a satellite facility in Galena that features contemporary art,
architecture and photography from around the world. Free
Dowling House, Galena
220 Diagonal St., (815) 777-1250, galena.org
Built of native limestone in 1826 as a general store and
residence, this is Galena’s oldest house, furnished with
primitives and an extensive collection of Galena pottery. $
elihu B. Washburne House State Historic Site, Galena
908 3rd St., (815) 777-3310, granthome.com
Visit this fine Greek Revival-style home, built in 1843 by Elihu
It’s hard to get closer to nature than sleeping among the wild animals, but
Wildlife Prairie State Park makes it possible to do so without packing
a tent. Stay in a converted prairie stable or even a train caboose, and partake
in the park’s Adventure Trek to get up close to herds of elk and bison. 3826 N.
Taylor Rd., Hanna City, (309) 676-0998, wildlifeprairiestatepark.org
GOOD nights
Lincoln/Douglas Square, Alton
Broadway and Market streets, (800) 258-6645, visitalton.com
Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas held their last
debate here while campaigning for the U.S. Senate in 1858.
XFree
national Great rivers Museum, Alton
2 Lock and Dam Way, (877) 462-6979, mvs.usace.army.mil/rivers
Packed with more than 20 highly interactive exhibits,
this museum tells the story of the Mississippi River and
the impact it has had on the region throughout history.
Tour the locks and dam while you’re here. XFree
national Shrine of our Lady of the Snows, Belleville
442 S. DeMazenod Dr., (800) 682-2879,
(618) 397-6700, snows.org
Enjoy 200 acres of natural beauty while you walk, drive or
take a trolley tour through the largest outdoor shrine in the
United States. XFree
St. Peter’s Cathedral, Belleville
200 W. Harrison St., (618) 234-1166, stpeterscathedral.info
Built in 1866, this English Gothic architectural masterpiece is
the largest cathedral in Illinois holding regularly scheduled
services. XDonATIon
Horse and Buggy Museum, Biggsville
210 E. Main St., (309) 221-0066, horseandbuggymuseum.com
Enjoy a glimpse into the past when horses were used for
farming and transportation with displays protraying 100
years of history. X$
Cairo Custom House Museum, Cairo
1400 Washington Ave., (618) 734-9632
The 1872 house’s renovated first floor contains artifacts of
the era, including a desk used by Ulysses S. Grant when he
was a general. XDonATIon
Magnolia Manor, Cairo
2700 Washington Ave., (618) 734-0201
This 14-room, Italianate-style structure has five levels filled
with 19th-century furnishings and still contains the bed in
which General Ulysses S. Grant slept in 1880. $
Carthage Jail & Visitors Center, Carthage
310 Buchanan St., (217) 357-2989
Visit the historic site where Joseph Smith, prophet of the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and his brother,
Hyrum Smith, were incarcerated and subsequently killed by
a mob on June 27, 1844. Free
Spinach Can Collectibles Museum, Chester
1001 State St., (618) 826-4567, popeyethesailor.com
Check out Popeye memorabilia at this museum, located in
the 1875 Opera House. XFree
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, Collinsville
30 Ramey Dr., (618) 346-5160, group tours: (618) 398-5995,
cahokiamounds.org
Visit the remains of the only prehistoric Native American
city discovered north of Mexico, where a Mississippian
Indian culture flourished in A.D. 700–1400. A 33,000-sq.-ft.
interpretive center is located near the largest prehistoric
earthen mound in the New World. XDonATIon
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B. Washburne, a close associate of President Lincoln. Ulysses
S. Grant’s presidential election news was received in the
library via telegraph. XDonation
Galena & U.S. Grant Museum, Galena
211 S. Bench St., (815) 777-9129, galenahistorymuseum.org
This Italianate mansion exemplifies Galena’s prosperity. See
exhibits on lead mining, steamboating, Civil War years and
19th-century art, including Thomas Nast’s Peace in Union,
depicting Lee’s surrender to Grant at Appomattox. $
Galena Post office and Customs House, Galena
110 Green St., (815) 777-0225, galena.org
This great American post office is the second-oldest
continuously operating post office in the United States.
General Eli Parker built it in 1857 out of Nauvoo limestone. free
old Market House State Historic Site, Galena
123 N. Commerce St., (815) 777-3310, granthome.com
Discover Galena’s historical, social and economic importance
in this handsome brick Federal building built in 1845.
XDonation
Ulysses S. Grant Home State Historic Site, Galena
500 Bouthillier St., (815) 777-3310, granthome.com
This 1860s brick home in the Italianate Bracketed style is
furnished and decorated as it was in 1868. XDonation
Carl Sandburg State Historic Site, Galesburg
313 E. 3rd St., (309) 342-2361, sandburg.org
Come see the birthplace of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet
and Lincoln biographer Carl Sandburg. The small cottage
contains many family belongings. Behind it, Remembrance
Rock covers Sandburg’s ashes. Donation
Discovery Depot Children’s Museum, Galesburg
128 S. Chambers St., (309) 344-8876, discoverydepot.org
Discovery Depot provides an environment for fun and
educational experiences for children and families.
Interactive exhibits stimulate curiosity, promote discovery
and encourage learning. X$
Galesburg Civic art Center, Galesburg
114 E. Main St., (309) 342-7415, galesburgarts.org
Eleven exhibits per year range in scope from regional shows
to an annual national competition. The center also offers an
artists’ gallery shop and educational programs. Xfree
Galesburg railroad Museum, Galesburg
211 S. Seminary St., (309) 342-9400,
galesburgrailroadmuseum.org
Experience railroading of the 1900s through memorabilia
and a collection of restored railroad cars, including a
Pullman car, steam engine, postal and express agency car,
and caboose. X$
old Main at Knox College, Galesburg
2 E. South St., (309) 341-7337, knox.edu
Take in the architectural splendor of Old Main—the only
remaining original building of the 1858 Lincoln-Douglas
debates. Built in 1857 and registered as a National Historic
Landmark, the building is a significant example of American
Gothic Revival architecture. Xfree
Mississippi river Museum & interpretive Center,
Grand tower
606 Front St., (618) 565-2227
Explore this museum for a step back in time and a glimpse of
the experiences along the mighty Mississippi River. Xfree
Lewis & Clark Confluence tower, Hartford
435 Confluence Tower Dr., (618) 251-9101, confluencetower.com
Tower high above the departure point of the famous quest
to explore the West and see breathtaking panoramas of the
two meeting rivers. $
Lewis & Clark interpretive Center, Hartford
1 Lewis & Clark Tr., (800) 258-6645, campdubois.com
Learn about the history of Hartford and visit the home of
a 55-ft. full-scale replica of the keel boat used by Lewis &
Clark. Other exhibits and educational videos for all ages are
also featured. free
rockwell Mound, Havana
N. Orange and Franklin streets, (309) 543-6240
Imagine Native American life as it was 2,000 years ago at
one of the largest burial mounds in the Midwest. free
Center for american archeology, Kampsville
Rte. 100, (618) 653-4316, caa-archeology.org
The visitors center contains artifacts, exhibits and displays that
explain the history of the lower Illinois River valley. The museum
store features publications from the Center for American
Archeology as well as retail merchandise. XDonation
Dickson Mounds Museum, Lewistown
10956 N. Dickson Mounds Rd., (309) 547-3721,
museum.state.il.us/ismsites/dickson
Study Native American culture at this archaeological
museum. The building is filled with artifacts, interpretive
exhibits and audio-visual programs covering 12,000 years of
Native American life in Illinois. Xfree
McDonough County Courthouse, Macomb
1 Courthouse Sq., (309) 833-1315
This majestic brick courthouse was built in the summer
of 1872 and continues to serve as the seat of county
government. Abraham Lincoln visited Macomb twice in 1858.
He spent the night at Randolph House and spoke at the
courthouse yard to a crowd of 4,000 people. Xfree
University art Gallery, Macomb
Western Illinois University, University Circle, (309) 298-1587,
wiu.edu/artgallery
WIU Art Gallery offers opportunities for study of the arts and
the diverse cultures that produce art, as well as opportunities
for aesthetic enrichment and pleasure. Xfree
Western illinois Museum, Macomb
201 S. Lafayette St., (309) 837-2750, westernillinoismuseum.org
This museum contains Native American clothing, trapper
paraphernalia and Civil War items. Rotating exhibits
showcase regional history and artifacts. XDonation
Maeystown rock Mill & Museum, Maeystown
Mill St., (618) 458-6464, maeystown.com
The entire village of Maeystown is on the National Historic
Register, with more history preserved in the museum. Xfree
Mendota Museum & Historical Society, Mendota
901 Washington St., (815) 539-3373, mendotamuseums.org
The Mendota Museum is the parent organization of the Hume
Carnegie Museum, Breaking the Prairie Museum, an agricultural
museum, and Union Depot, a railroad museum. X$
illinois Mennonite Heritage Center, Metamora
675 Rte. 116, (309) 367-2551, imhgs.org
This museum offers tours of a restored house and barn,
a farm museum, prairie-grass plot, and historical and
genealogical libraries. X$
Metamora Courthouse State Historic Site, Metamora
113 E. Partridge St., (309) 367-4470
One of two remaining courthouses on the judicial circuit
where Abraham Lincoln practiced law, this courthouse
features a restored courtroom and a museum with an Eighth
Judicial Circuit exhibit. XDonation
Butterworth Center and Deere-Wiman House, Moline
817 11th Ave. and 1105 8th St., (309) 743-2701,
butterworthcenter.com
Visit the lovely gardens located at the historical Deere family
homes. Tours available by appointment, grounds open daily
to the public. Donation
John Deere Pavilion, Moline
1400 River Dr., (309) 765-1000, johndeereattractions.com
Features interactive displays on food and farming, exhibits
on agricultural equipment and a retail store. Xfree
Buchanan Center for the arts, Monmouth
64 Public Sq., (309) 734-3033, bcaarts.org
This gallery boasts 2,600 sq. ft. of exhibit space.
A new exhibit is featured each month. Xfree
Holt House Museum, Monmouth
402 E. 1st Ave., (309) 734-3988, pibetaphi.org
The historic Holt House is located on the property of the
National Zoo. Built in the 1800s, the house and underground
bunks that are tied to slavery have a history that is still
being uncovered. free
Mound City national Cemetery and Visitor Center,
Mound City
Hwy. 51 and Rte. 37, (800) 248-4373, (618) 748-9041
Visit this cemetery, the resting place of some who died in
the Civil War. The walkway through the grounds is lined
with markers inscribed with verses from the poem Bivouac
of the Dead. Donation
family Living Center, nauvoo
Main and White streets, (888) 453-6434, historicnauvoo.net
Experience true pioneer living at the Family Living
Center. Enjoy hands-on demonstrations of weaving,
bread making, rope making and many more pioneer
crafts. Xfree
Historic nauvoo Visitors Center, nauvoo
290 N. Main St., (888) 453-6434, (217) 453-2237,
historicnauvoo.net
View more than 60 restored homes and shops furnished
with artifacts from 1840s-era Mormon life. Xfree
Joseph Smith Historic Site, nauvoo
865 Water St., (217) 453-2246, cofchrist.org/js
The site includes the homes and gravesites of Joseph Smith,
founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
and his family. X$
nauvoo temple, nauvoo
50 N. Wells St., (217) 453-6252, nauvootemple.com
The limestone replica of the original 1800s Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints temple. XDonation
Weld House & rheinberger Museum, nauvoo
Nauvoo State Park at Parley St., (217) 453-6590,
(217) 453-6422
The Weld House was originally the home and office of
Dr. John Wells and now features family records of the
Nauvoo area. The Rheinberger Museum also displays the
local history through 1,500 artifacts. free
african american Hall of fame Museum, Peoria
309 S. DuSable St., (309) 673-2206
Originated in 1987 as a nonprofit educational institution,
this museum contains exhibits on African-American life and
culture. free
Contemporary art Center of Peoria, Peoria
305 SW. Water St., (309) 674-6822, peoriacac.org
Art exhibits, artists’ studios and art instruction are a few
of the cultural happenings at the Contemporary Art Center,
located in one of the Peoria RiverFront’s oldest buildings.
Xfree
Lakeview Museum of arts & Sciences, Peoria
1125 W. Lake Ave., (309) 686-7000, lakeview-museum.org
The largest museum of its kind in downstate Illinois,
Lakeview features a renowned planetarium with the world’s
largest solar-system model, according to the Guinness Book
of World Records. X$
Peoria art Guild, Peoria
203 Harrison St., (309) 637-ARTS, peoriaartguild.org
Founded in 1878, the Peoria Art Guild is one of the oldest
community arts centers in Illinois. Admire works by local,
regional, national and international artists. There is also a
gift shop. XDonation
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Abe Lincoln’s Talking House Tour, Pittsfield
224 W. Washington St., (217) 285-4484, pikelincoln.com
To take this self-guided tour, simply tune your radio
to the FM station printed on the signs outside the
12 homes and two historic sites with Lincoln significance.
free
fort de Chartres State Historic Site, Prairie du rocher
1260 Rte. 155, (618) 284-7230, ftdechartres.com
This great stone fort was built in 1753 and became the seat
of government for the French colony in America. The north
wall and guardhouse have been reconstructed, and the
powder magazine is the original, making it one of the oldest
buildings in Illinois. XDonATion
owen Lovejoy Homestead, Princeton
Rtes. 6 and 26, (815) 879-9151, lovejoyhomestead.com
A former station on the Underground Railroad, this was
the home of famous abolitionist Owen Lovejoy. Rooms are
furnished with period furniture, and visitors can peer into
hidden areas where slaves hid. $
All Wars Museum, Quincy
1707 N. 12th St., (217) 222-8641
Located on the grounds of one of the nation’s largest and
oldest veterans’ homes, this museum’s exhibits document
wars from the American Revolution to America’s war on
terrorism. Xfree
Dr. richard eells House, Quincy
415 Jersey St., (217) 223-1800
A Quincy physician and leading abolitionist built this two-
story brick house, which was an Underground Railroad site.
Open Sat. afternoons. X$
Gardner Museum of Architecture and Design, Quincy
332 Maine St., (217) 224-6873,
gardnermuseumarchitecture.org
Housed in the 1889 public library, this Richardsonian
Romanesque building is listed on the National Register of
Historic Places and offers a variety of exhibits and programs
year-round. X$
Governor John Wood Mansion, Quincy
425 S. 12th St., (217) 222-1835, adamscohistory.org
The stately Greek Revival-style mansion of John Wood, an
Illinois governor and Quincy’s founder, was built in 1835.
It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is
also the home of the Historical Society of Quincy and Adams
County. X$
Mississippi Valley Historic Automobile Club Antique Car
Museum, Quincy
Front and Cedar streets, (217) 223-7909
A sheer delight for auto buffs everywhere, this museum
houses 35 cars and displays. Open Sun. from Memorial Day
through Labor Day. X$
Quincy Art Center, Quincy
1515 Jersey St., (217) 223-5900, quincyartcenter.org
Come to Quincy’s museum of visual arts and enjoy various
activities, such as exhibitions and classes. X$
The Quincy Museum, Quincy
1601 Maine St., (217) 224-7669, thequincymuseum.com
Enter the Newcomb-Stillwell Mansion and step back
in time. The first floor is decorated in 1890s fashion,
and the second and third floors house rotating exhibits.
The building is listed on the National Register of Historic
Places. X$
Villa Kathrine, Quincy
532 Gardner Expwy., (217) 224-3688, villakathrine.org
A 1900 restored Moorish villa, Villa Kathrine is perched on
a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River. It is listed on the
National Register of Historic Places and the Illinois Register
of Historic Places. X$
rock island Arsenal, rock island
(309) 782-5021, (309) 794-5338,
riamwr.com/museum.htm
Located in the middle of the Mississippi River, the island
features the 1833 Colonel Davenport House, Fort Armstrong
blockhouse, a museum, Confederate Cemetery, National
Cemetery, and the Mississippi River Visitors Center at Lock &
Dam 15. Xfree
Misselhorn Art Gallery, Sparta
611 W. 2nd St., (618) 443-5668, misselhorngallery.com
This converted railroad depot features the works of
renowned artist Roscoe Misselhorn. The depot was featured
in the 1967 Academy Award-winning film In the Heat of the
Night. Open weekends. Xfree
ronald reagan Birthplace and Museum, Tampico
111 S. Main St., (815) 438-2130,
tampicohistoricalsociety.com
See the restored furnished apartment where the 40th U.S.
president was born, plus many photos, mementos and a gift
shop. DonATion
Thebes Courthouse, Thebes
413 6th St., (618) 764-2658
This hand-hewn stone courthouse, built in 1845,
crowns a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River. Abraham
Lincoln practiced law here. Dred Scott—a slave who
sued for his freedom, but in 1857 lost his case before the
U.S. Supreme Court—stayed overnight in the courthouse
jail. free
Wood river Museum and Visitors Center, Wood river
40 W. Ferguson Ave., (618) 254-1993, woodriver.org
Learn the history of Wood River through a free museum
tour Thu. through Sat. Also find information about all of the
local sites. DonATion
Woodbine Glass Museum and Gift Shop, Woodbine
3799 Woodbine St., (815) 947-3904
This museum displays 4,000 pieces of hand-blown
glass, including contemporary and antique work from all
countries. X$
outdoors/recreation
Sam Vadalabene Bike Trail, Alton
Rte. 100 from Alton to Pere Marquette State Park in Grafton,
(800) 258-6645, visitalton.com
Take in some of the scenic vistas along the Mississippi River
on this 20-mile paved trail. free
Ski Snowstar Winter Sports Park, Andalusia
9500 126th St. W., (800) 383-4002, (309) 798-2666,
skisnowstar.com
Take to the slopes and enjoy 14 ski runs catering to all skill
levels. The facility features four chairlifts, a tubing hill,
lighted slopes, lessons, rentals, a cafeteria and a lounge.
X$
Apple river Canyon State Park, Apple river
8763 E. Canyon Rd., (815) 745-3302, dnr.illinois.gov
Bald eagles, cliff swallows, wild turkeys and the rare
bird’s-eye primrose live in these rugged cliffs and
canyons. The park also has hiking trails, fishing and
camping. Xfree
Anderson Lake State fish and Wildlife Area, Astoria
647 Hwy. 100, (309) 759-4484, dnr.illinois.gov
Enjoy fishing, hunting and camping on a backwater lake
of the Illinois River. Recreational features include dove,
squirrel and waterfowl hunting, as well as bluegill fishing.
Fee for camping. Xfree
Weinberg-King State Park, Augusta
Rte. 101, (217) 392-2345
This 770-acre park offers camping, fishing, hunting and
hiking. In the winter, enjoy cross-country skiing and
snowmobiling. Xfree
Kaskaskia river State fish and Wildlife Area, Baldwin
10981 Conservation Rd., (618) 785-2555, dnr.illinois.gov
Totaling more than 20,000 acres, this state fish and wildlife
area contains 36 miles of river, day and night fishing are
permitted, the 2,018-acre Baldwin Lake and a variety of
wildlife. free
Peabody-river King State fish and
Wildlife Area, Baldwin
10981 Conservation Rd., (618) 475-9339, dnr.illinois.gov
This 2,220-acre fish and wildlife area features more than 20
fishing lakes and a waterfowl refuge. Xfree
Mazonia/Braidwood State fish and
Wildlife Area, Braceville
7705 E. Houston Rd., (815) 237-0063, dnr.illinois.gov
Hike, hunt or fish on more than 6,000 acres, including
Braidwood Lake and expanses of grassland. Xfree
Jubilee College State Park, Brimfield
13921 W. U.S. Hwy. 150, (309) 446-3758, dnr.illinois.gov
Camp, picnic, hike and bike at this park near Peoria. Fee for
camping. (309) 446-3758, www.dnr.illinois.gov Xfree
Two rivers national Wildlife refuge, Brussels
(618) 883-2524, fws.gov/midwest/tworivers
The 8,501-acre refuge is managed for migratory birds and
fish and endangered species. Spring and fall are especially
good times to witness waterfowl, shorebirds, wading
birds and songbirds along the Mississippi flyway. Fishing
for catfish, crappie, bluegill and largemouth bass is also
popular. Xfree
The Chain of RoCks BRidge
originally carried travelers on
the famed Route 66 over the
Mississippi River and connected
Illinois with the Southwest. Though
it is now of limits to motoring, you
can still experience this segment
of the historic route by walking or
biking along the 5,000-foot span
over rushing water. Chain of Rocks
Rd., Madison, (618) 451-4838,
trailnet.org
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rice Lake and Banner Marsh State fish and
Wildlife Area, Canton
19721 N. U.S. Hwy. 24, (309) 647-9184, dnr.illinois.gov
Enjoy more than 450 individual bodies of water and more
than 200 acres of agricultural fields. Freshwater marshes
provide fish and wildlife habitat along the Illinois River
valley. You can also camp, fish and hunt. Xfree
Channahon State Park, Channahon
25302 W. Story St., (815) 467-4271, dnr.illinois.gov
Channahon State Park marks the beginning of the Illinois
and Michigan Canal State Trail. Be sure to enjoy camping,
fishing and canoeing. free
fults Hill Prairie nature Preserve, Chester
4301 S. Lake Dr., (618) 826-2706, dnr.illinois.gov
Enjoy a spectacular view from the bluff overlooking the
Mississippi floodplain. Prairie flowers and soaring eagles
and hawks provide a breathtaking experience. free
randolph County State recreation Area, Chester
4301 S. Lake Dr., (618) 826-2706, dnr.illinois.gov
Located five miles northeast of Chester, this area offers
hunting, camping and fishing. free
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Turkey Bluffs State Fish and Wildlife Area, Chester
4301 S. Lakeside Dr., (618) 826-2706, dnr.illinois.gov
This wildlife area’s 2,200 acres of nature include hiking
trails that take you high on the bluffs to a magnificent view
overlooking the Mississippi River. Free
Siloam Springs State Park, Clayton
938 E. 3003rd Lane, (217) 894-6205, dnr.illinois.gov
Enjoy camping, fishing, horseback riding, hiking and
hunting in this 3,323-acre park. XFree
Niabi Zoo, Coal Valley
12908 Niabi Zoo Rd., (309) 799-3482, niabizoo.com
This zoo is home to nearly 1,000 animals. Discover Asian
elephants, giraffes, large cats, tropical birds, zebras and
more here. Special attractions include a miniature steam
engine replica and the Endangered Species Carousel. Check
Web site for free days. X$
Argyle Lake State Park, Colchester
640 Argyle Park Rd., (309) 776-3422, dnr.illinois.gov
Find serenity at this beautiful 1,700-acre park situated
along an old stagecoach route between Galena and
Beardstown. Featuring 95-acre Argyle Lake, the park is
home to countless beaver dams and more than 200 bird
species. It’s an ideal spot for hunting and fishing. Fee for
camping. XFree
Donnelley/Depue State Fish and Wildlife Area, Depue
1001 W. 4th St., (815) 447-2353, dnr.illinois.gov
Enjoy bird-watching, fishing, hunting, hiking and
boating. Free
Mid-Town Marina, east Dubuque
285 5th St., (815) 747-3310, midtownmarina.com
This full-service marina and restaurant is located on the
Mississippi River, south of the Hwy. 20 bridge. Transient
slips are available. $
Frank Holten State Park, east St. Louis
4500 Pocket Rd., (618) 874-7920, dnr.illinois.gov
In addition to lakes, a golf course and recreational
facilities, this 1,180-acre park features diverse plant and
animal life, and a bridge that crosses over Whispering
Willow Lake. Free
Schurmeier Teaching Forest, elizabeth
Reusch & Tower roads, (815) 858-9100, jdcf.org
Complete with two miles of beginner and intermediate
hiking trails, this forest is the perfect place to spend the
day. Free
Tapley Woods State Natural Area, elizabeth
Five miles west of Elizabeth on U.S. Hwy. 20,
(815) 745-3302, dnr.illinois.gov
Enjoy hunting and hiking or just take in the beauty of
nature. Free
Sand ridge State Forest, Forest City
25799 E. County Rd. 2300, (309) 597-2212,
dnr.illinois.gov
Enjoy camping, horseback riding, hiking and hunting.
Free
Great river Trail, Fulton
Rock Island to Savanna, (815) 589-4545, cityoffulton.us
Hike, bike or jog this 62-mile paved recreational trail.
Also view the Mississippi River from the trail. XFree
Heritage Canyon, Fulton
515 N. 4th St., (815) 589-4545, cityoffulton.us
Located by the Mississippi River in an old 12-acre quarry,
Heritage Canyon is a restored and furnished mid-1800s
settlement. Paths through the wooded hillsides lead to a
church, schoolhouse, covered bridge, swinging bridge and
more. Open Apr. through mid-Dec. XFree
Buehler Preserve, Galena
Galena River levee one mile north of Meeker St. footbridge,
(815) 858-9100, jdcf.org
The 18-acre property is being preserved by the Jo Daviess
Conservation Foundation. Stroll through the marked trails to
enjoy the scenery. Free
Casper Bluff Land & Water reserve, Galena
870 S. Pilot Knob Rd., (815) 858-9100, jdcf.org
This 85-acre property is the home to 51 burial mounds
and some of the best views of the Mississippi River. Free
Chestnut Mountain resort, Galena
8700 W. Chestnut Rd., (800) 397-1320, ski conditions:
(800) 798-0098, chestnutmtn.com
Midwest skiing at its best, with 19 runs to 3,500 feet,
plus night skiing, ski school and more. Enjoy snow-free
fun with an alpine slide, mountain biking, river cruises and
sightseeing from atop a chair lift. X$
Fever river Outfitters, Galena
525 S. Main St., (815) 776-9425, feverriveroutfitters.com
Before heading out on your outdoor adventure, stop in for
your gear or let the outfitters guide you by signing up for
one of their events. $
Galena Birding, Galena
602 Monroe St., (815) 777-0621, galenabirding.com
Birding trips to the banks of the Mississippi River,
woodlands and meadows last 2
1
⁄2 hours. $
Galena on the Fly, Inc., Galena
444 Eagle Ridge Dr., (800) 690-1287, buyaballoonride.com
For an experience of a lifetime, take a scenic hot air balloon
ride. The one-hour flights start at sunrise and sunset year-
round. Groups meet at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa, six miles
outside of Galena. $
Pere Marquette State Park and Visitors Center, Grafton
Rte. 100, (618) 786-3323, dnr.illinois.gov
Enjoy bike trails, fishing, horseback riding, hiking, hunting
and power-boating. Stay at the lodge or bring a tent or RV
for camping. Free
raging rivers WaterPark, Grafton
100 Palisades Pkwy., (618) 786-2345,
ragingrivers.com
A wave pool, two water flumes, a lazy river and splash
pools provide fun for the entire family. Open Memorial Day
through Labor Day. X$
Devil’s Backbone Park, Grand Tower
Along Rte. 68 near Lappans Crossroads, (240) 313-2700
Hike, picnic or camp at this park overlooking the
majestic Mississippi River. An unusual rock formation
at the north end of the park is pitted with caves.
Called Devil’s Bake Oven, the area harbored river
pirates until the U.S. Cavalry drove them away in
1803. Free
Larue Pine Hills/Oakwood Bottoms, Grand Tower
Rte. 3, north of Grand Tower, (800) 526-1500,
(618) 529-4451, cctb.org
This ecological area offers trails, limestone bluffs,
woodlands, the LaRue Swamp and the Greentree Reservoir
Interpretive Trail. XFree
Horseshoe Lake State Park, Granite City
3321 Rte. 111, (618) 931-0270, dnr.illinois.gov
Evidence shows Native American groups began inhabiting
the area around 8000 B.C. An earthen platform mound in
the park is part of the nearby Cahokia Mounds, site of an
ancient Native American city. Fishing, boating, hunting,
hiking, picnicking and camping available. Free
Stay in luxury in a peaceful cottage or log cabin at Goldmoor Inn and
aaron’s CottaGes & loG CabIns, each evening witnessing picturesque
views of the Mississippi River just outside your window. Choose from 18
diferent rooms, like the French Country Cottage or the English Garden Suite.
900 N. Sand Hill Rd., Galena, (800) 255-3925, (815) 777-3925, goldmoor.com
GOOD nights
Galena river Trail, Galena
Depot Park just below U.S. Hwy. 20, (815) 777-1050,
cityofgalena.org
Go hiking, biking, or cross-country skiing on this six-mile
scenic trail. Certain portions wrap around the banks of the
Mississippi River. XFree
Keough effigy Land & Water reserve, Galena
1683 N. Cross Rd., (815) 858-9100, jdcf.org
Explore the past along Keough’s hiking trails. Come and see
its mining and Native American history. Free
Shenandoah riding Center, Galena
200 N. Brodrecht Rd., (815) 777-2373,
shenandoahridingcenter.com
The guided tour takes riders through open meadows,
across a stream and into an oak wood. Beginning lessons
available. $
Mississippi river State Fish and Wildlife Area, Grafton
17836 Hwy. 100 N., (618) 376-3303,
dnr.illinois.gov
A popular spot for waterfowl hunters, the park includes
portions of both the Mississippi and Illinois rivers. Fishing
and boating available. Free
ray Norbut State Fish and Wildlife Area, Griggsville
Two miles south of Valley City, (217) 833-2811,
dnr.illinois.gov
Enjoy hunting and fishing in this 1,380-acre fish and wildlife
area located along the Illinois River. Free
Wildlife Prairie State Park, Hanna City
3826 N. Taylor Rd., (309) 676-0998,
wildlifeprairiestatepark.org
Experience 2,000 acres of native species. Go on the
Adventure Trek to get up close and personal with bison
and elk. $
Wapello Land & Water reserve, Hanover
8642 Rte. 84 South, (815) 858-9100, jdcf.org
Originally the home to the Fox Indians, Wapello was named
after the village chief. Many important artifacts have been
discovered here. Free
Witkowsky State Wildlife Area, Hanover
Seven miles north of Hanover on Blackjack Rd.,
(815) 745-3302, dnr.illinois.gov
Visit this wildlife area for public hunting and nature viewing.
The transcontinental Bluebird Trail segment starts at parking
lot. Free
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Green River State Wildlife Area, Harmon
375 Game Rd., (815) 379-2324, dnr.illinois.gov
This wetland prairie once covered nearly one million acres
of lowlands. Enjoy hiking, hunting and birding. fRee
Chautauqua National Wildlife Refuge, Havana
19031 E. County Rd. 2110 N., (309) 535-2290, fws.gov
Some of the greatest concentrations of wild ducks and
geese along the Illinois River can be seen each fall and
winter at Chautauqua. In late summer, visitors will also be
able to see a large number of shorebirds. XfRee
Johnson-Sauk Trail State Park, Kewanee
28616 Sauk Trail Rd., (309) 853-5589, dnr.illinois.gov
If recreation is your goal, this state park delivers.
The grounds are ideal for fishing, hiking, hunting,
picnicking and camping. XfRee
Marshall State fish and Wildlife Area, Lacon
236 Rte. 26, (309) 246-8351, dnr.illinois.gov
Enjoy camping, fishing, hiking trails, hunting and
power-boating. XfRee
emiquon Preserve, Lewistown
11304 N. Prairie Rd., (309) 547-2730
One of the largest wetland restoration projects in the entire
U.S., Emiquon’s 7,000 acres will be home to several varieties
of prairie grasses and animals, including river otters,
grassland birds and reptiles. XfRee
Woodford County State fish and Wildlife Area,
Low Point
Rte. 26 N., (309) 822-8861, dnr.illinois.gov
This conservation area offers fishing, hunting, camping,
picnicking and boating on 2,900 acres. XfRee
Mackinaw State fish and Wildlife Area, Mackinaw
15470 Nelson Rd., (309) 963-4969, dnr.illinois.gov
This 1,423-acre state park offers fishing, hiking trails
and hunting. fRee
Spring Lake State fish and Wildlife Area, Manito
7982 S. Park Rd., (309) 968-7135, dnr.illinois.gov
This 1,285-acre lake is overlooked by a large sandstone bluff.
Fishing, hiking and hunting are available. fRee
Cape Bend State fish and Wildlife Area, McClure
Rte. 3, two miles south of McClure,
(618) 833-5175, dnr.illinois.gov
Hunt deer, duck, squirrel and rabbit on 1,380 acres. fRee
Horseshoe Lake State fish and Wildlife Area, Miller City
East of Rte. 3, seven miles north of Cairo,
(618) 776-5689, dnr.illinois.gov
Enjoy camping, fishing, hunting, hiking and biking. XfRee
Morrison Rockwood State Park, Morrison
18750 Lake Rd., (815) 772-4708, dnr.illinois.gov
This beautiful park offers camping, fishing, horseback riding,
hiking trails, hunting and boating. XfRee
Nauvoo State Park, Nauvoo
980 S. Bluff St., (217) 453-2512, dnr.illinois.gov
Enjoy a nature trail, prairie and 14-acre fishing lake. Fee for
camping. XfRee
Big River State forest, Oquawka
RR 1 at Keithsburg Rd., (309) 374-2496, dnr.illinois.gov
Camp along the Mississippi waterfront or on the upper-level
grounds. Launch your boat, walk on the sandy beach or
cross-country ski. You can also hike the Lincoln Trail or
explore the Pioneer Trail Cemetery. fRee
Delabar State Park, Oquawka
RR 2, north of town, (309) 374-2496, dnr.illinois.gov
Enjoy camping under shady oak trees, boating access,
a children’s play area and a large pavilion for events
such as reunions and picnics. XfRee
Powerton Lake State fish and Wildlife Area, Pekin
7982 S. Park Rd., (309) 968-7135, dnr.illinois.gov
Located 20 miles southwest of Peoria on the east side of the
Illinois River, this area offers fishing and waterfowl hunting
on a 1,429-acre lake with a rocky shoreline. fRee
Rockin’ P Public Riding Ranch, Pekin
217 McNaughton Park Rd., (309) 382-1268, rockinptrails.com
Horse rentals are available year-round on scenic trails
through McNaughton Park. Riders must be at least eight
years old. X$
Peoria Riverfront District, Peoria
200 NE. Water St., (309) 671-5555, peoriariverfront.com
Discover Peoria’s exciting RiverFront, with its beautiful views
along 1
1
⁄2 miles of the scenic Illinois River. Highlights include
a hiking/biking trail, a sculpture walk, volleyball courts and
events all summer long. XfRee
Peoria Zoo in Glen Oak Park, Peoria
2218 N. Prospect Rd., (309) 686-3365, peoriazoo.org
This fun zoological facility is home to the World of
Wonder, an entertaining hands-on discovery and activity
area. X$
Big Bend State fish and Wildlife Area, Prophetstown
12010 Van Damme Rd., (815) 537-2270, dnr.illinois.gov
Enjoy hunting, hiking and fishing on 2,376 acres. fRee
Prophetstown State Park, Prophetstown
Riverside Dr. and Park Ave., (815) 537-2926,
dnr.illinois.gov
This park offers camping, fishing, a boat ramp,
canoe access, hiking, picnicking and the Big Bend State
Fish and Wildlife Area, reserved for hunting and limited
fishing. XfRee
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90 illinois. mile after magnificent mile.
Great River Trail, Quad Cities
Rock Island, Moline, East Moline, Hampton,
(309) 793-6300, visitquadcities.com
Hike and bike this scenic 62-mile multiuse path along the
Mississippi River. Enjoy picnic grounds, playgrounds and
fishing. XFRee
Kayak Quincy, Quincy
1419 Bonansinga Dr., (800) 978-4748,
(217) 214-3700, seequincy.com
Two-hour professionally guided kayak tours of the
Quincy Bay on the Mississippi River are hosted during the
summer season. $
Tour Quincy, Quincy
532 Gardner Expwy., (800) 978-4748,
(217) 214-3700, seequincy.com
Rent an automatic Trek Lime or a seven-speed Cruiser
Tandem and tour Quincy at your leisure. $
Brown’s Oakridge Zoo, Smithfield
17732 N. Dairy Farm Rd., (309) 783-2112,
brownsoakridgezoo.com
This is the only family-owned zoo in Illinois. See Siberian
tigers, lions, leopards, bears and much more. Experience the
wild. Open Apr.–Oct. X$
World Shooting & Recreational Complex, Sparta
One Main Event Lane, (618) 295-2700, dnr.illinois.gov
The WSRC sprawls across 1,600 acres and has 120
trap fields over 3.5 miles, two sporting clay courses,
1,000 RV campsites with hookups and a multiuse
recreational facility. X$
Silkrug Stable, Stockton
7038 S. Curtiss Rd., (815) 947-3597
Enjoy Jo Daviess’ countryside in a horse-drawn buggy or
bobsled. $
Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife & Fish
Refuge/Ingersoll Wetlands Learning Center, Thomson
7071 Riverview Rd., (815) 273-2732, midwest.fws.gov
Enjoy 55,000 acres of fishing, canoeing, hiking, biking and
wildlife observation areas. The learning center features
hands-on exhibits. XFRee
The Frank Bellrose Waterfowl Reserve, Ullin
Butter Ridge and Cache Chapel roads, (618) 634-2231, fws.gov
Dedicated to waterfowl biologist Dr. Bellrose, this
1,000-acre reserve provides habitat for wood ducks and
other waterfowl. XFRee
Snakeden Hollow State Fish and Wildlife Area, Victoria
1936 Rte. 167, (309) 879-2607, dnr.illinois.gov
This 2,497-acre wildlife area offers waterfowl hunting.
You can also fish for largemouth and smallmouth bass,
bullhead, channel catfish, bluegill, crappie and trout. FRee
Des Plaines State Fish and Wildlife Area, Wilmington
24621 N. River Rd., (815) 423-5326, dnr.illinois.gov
Hunting, boating, camping, and fishing are some of the
activties to enjoy. A 12-mile equestrian trail is open from
Apr. to Oct. FRee
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, Wilmington
30239 S. Rte. 53, (815) 423-6370, fs.fed.us/mntp
The 20,000-acre landscape is the first national tall-grass
prairie in the United States. Efforts to restore the area began
in 1996. FRee
Rock Island State Park, Wyoming
311 E. Williams St., (309) 695-2228, dnr.illinois.gov
One of the premier rails-to-trails facilities in Illinois,
this trail has 27 miles for hiking, biking and cross-country
skiing between the communities of Alta and Toulon.
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entertainment
Argosy Casino, Alton
Mississippi Riverfront, 1 Piasa St., (800) 711-GAME,
argosy.com/stlouis
The Argosy Casino offers year-round unlimited-stakes
gambling. XFRee
eagle Watching, Alton
Alton and Grafton area along the Mississippi River
and Rte. 100, (800) 258-6645, visitalton.com
See the sites where hundreds of American bald eagles
roost Nov.–Feb. FRee
Lovejoy Monument, Alton
Alton Cemetery at Monument Ave., (800) 258-6645,
visitalton.com
This monument honors Elijah P. Lovejoy, an abolitionist
editor who was murdered because of his support for
freedom of the press. XFRee
Melvin Price Locks and Dam, Alton
Rte. 143 south of U.S. Hwy. 67, (618) 462-1713
Watch the river traffic from the observation platform. FRee
Mineral Springs Haunted Tours, Alton
301 E. Broadway, (618) 465-3200,
mineralspringshauntedtours.com
Dicsover the paranormal activity that has given Alton the
name of one of the “Most Haunted Towns in America.”
Take a tour or even stay overnight in the basement to
experience the haunted buliding. $
Robert Wadlow Statue, Alton
2800 College Ave., (800) 258-6645, visitalton.com
Stand beside this life-size bronze sculpture created in
memory of Robert Wadlow, the tallest man in the world
at 8 feet, 11 inches. XFRee
Underground Railroad Tours, Alton
Various locations, (800) 258-6645, visitalton.com
Come see the actual buildings that served as Underground
Railroad stations for many slaves seeking freedom. X$
Fort Defiance, Cairo
Confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers at
U.S. Hwy. 51, (618) 734-2737
General Ulysses S. Grant commanded this Civil War post.
Today, you can enjoy picnicking and sightseeing. FRee
Chester Bridge and Popeye Statue, Chester
Hwy. 3, (618) 826-2326, chesterill.com
The Chester Bridge leads to Elzie Segar Memorial Park,
where you’ll see the Popeye statue, which honors Elzie
Segar, creator of Popeye and native of Chester. From
there, walk along the Popeye & Friends Character Trail that
includes other statues that have been added FRee
Mary’s River Covered Bridge, Chester
Rte. 150 between Chester and Bremen, chesterill.com
Take a leisurely stroll across one of the few remaining
covered bridges in the United States. Built in 1854, the
bridge has a 90-ft. span. FRee
Fairmount Park Racetrack, Collinsville
9301 Collinsville Rd., (618) 345-4300, fairmountpark.com
Thoroughbreds race seasonally on this one-mile
track located on the National Road. It offers betting
and simulcast wagering on high-stakes races across
the country. X$
World’s Largest Catsup Bottle, Collinsville
800 S. Morrison Ave., (618) 344-8775, catsupbottle.com
Constructed in 1949 and restored in 1995, the now-empty
steel water tank and tower measures 170 ft. tall. Don’t miss
this roadside attraction, listed on the National Register of
Historic Places. XFRee
Cordova Dragway Park, Cordova
19425 Rte. 84 N., (309) 654-2110, cordovadrag.com
This
1
⁄4-mile drag strip boasts NHRA-sanctioned racing
events. $
John Deere Harvester Works Tour, east Moline
1100 13th Ave., (800) 765-9588, deere.com
Take a tour of the manufacturing facility to see how the
famous green machines are built. Visitors can also take part
in the Gold Key program. $
Par-A-Dice Hotel Casino, east Peoria
21 Blackjack Blvd. (I-74, exit 95), (309) 699-7711,
paradicecasino.com
The 1,600-passenger Par-A-Dice Riverboat offers year-round
high-stakes gambling on the Illinois River, with dockside
gambling, Art Deco design and a full-service customer
pavilion. FRee
Casino Queen Hotel & Casino, east St. Louis
200 S. Front St., (800) 777-0777, casinoqueen.com
Visit the new Casino Queen, with a floating floor,
The cottages at IrIsh hollow
are the perfect destination for a
romantic getaway. After indulging
in a gourmet dinner made with
seasonal ingredients from the
on-site gardens, cuddle up with
your sweetheart by the in-room
freplace and enjoy the serene
setting. 2800 S. Irish Hollow
Rd., Galena, (815) 777-6000,
irishhollow.com
GOOD nights
Hennepin Canal State Park, Rock Falls
E. 2nd St. at Emmons Ave., (815) 625-4500,
rockfallschamber.com
Hennepin Canal State Park boasts 5,400 acres of
recreational and educational opportunities: boating, fishing,
hiking/biking trails, horse trails, nature preserves and a
whole lot more. XFRee
Black Hawk State Historic Site, Rock Island
1510 46th Ave., (309) 788-9536, blackhawkpark.org
Enjoy hiking trails and picnic areas along the Rock
River and the John Hauberg Indian Museum at the
Watch Tower Lodge at one of the Seven Wonders
of Illinois. XFRee
Mississippi Palisades State Park, Savanna
16327A Rte. 84 N., (815) 273-2731, dnr.illinois.gov
This 2,500-acre recreational facility offers picnicking, hiking,
camping, hunting and magnificent views of the Mississippi
River and its surroundings. XFRee
Shabbona Lake State Park, Shabbona
100 Preserve Rd., (815) 824-2106, dnr.illinois.gov
Named after a Potawatomi chief, this park offers boating,
camping, picnicking, hiking, fishing, hunting and an
interpretive nature trail. XFRee
Hennepin Canal Parkway State Park, Sheffield
16006–875 East St., (815) 454-2328, dnr.illinois.gov
This 104-mile waterway has more than 5,000 acres
for canoeing, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, biking,
cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and camping,
plus historic sites and a museum. XFRee
Mautino State Fish and Wildlife Area, Sheffield
16006–875 East St., (815) 454-2328, dnr.illinois.gov
This 871-acre fish and wildlife area consists of 12 stocked
lakes for fishing. XFRee
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Blue Spruce Lodge, Aledo
503 S. E. 3rd St. • (309) 582-2533
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Budget Motel, Alorton
4600 Missouri Ave. • (618) 274-7018
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Relaxed Inn, Alorton
4300 Missouri Ave. • (618) 874-4700
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Best Western Plus Parkway Hotel, Alton
1900 Homer Adams Pkwy. • (618) 433-9900 • bestwestern.com
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Comfort Inn, Alton
11 Crossroads Ct. • (800) 228-5150 • (618) 465-9999 • comfortinn.com
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Holiday Inn Alton, Alton
3800 Homer M. Adams Pkwy. • (800) 315-2621 • (618) 462-1220 • holidayinn.com
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Super 8, Alton
1800 Homer M. Adams Pkwy. • (800) 800-8000 • (618) 465-8885 • super8.com
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Best Western Annawan Inn, Annawan
315 N. Canal St. • (309) 935-6565 • bestwestern.com
• • • X $
K River Motel & Campground, Baldwin
7797 Rt. Rt. 154 • (618) 785-2564 • krivermotel.com
X $
Ice House Inn, Barry
142 Smith St. • (217) 335-3377
X $
Sprague’s Kinderhook Lodge, Barry
22168 State Hwy. 106 • (217) 432-1090 • kinderhooklodge.com
• X $$
Belleville Inn & Suites, Belleville
931 S. Belt W. • (618) 233-4551 • bellevilleinn.com
• • X $
Econo Lodge, Belleville
2120 W. Main St. • (877) 4CHOICE • (618) 355-5800 • econolodge.com
• • • X $
Shrine Hotel, Belleville
451 S. De Mazenod Dr. • (618) 397-1162 • snows.org
• • • X $
Super 8, Belleville
600 E. Main St. • (800) 800-8000 • (618) 234-9670 • super8.com
• X $
Town House Motel, Belleville
400 S. Illinois St. • (618) 233-7881
• • $
Ranch House Lodge, Bureau
Illinois highways 26 and 29 • (815) 659-3361
X $
Comfort Inn & Suites, Cahokia
1607 Pontiac Dr. • (877) 424-6423 • (618) 332-2000 • comfortinn.com
• • • X $
Trails End Motel, Cahokia
600 Water St. • (618) 337-2010
X $
Belvedere Motel, Cairo
3901 Sycamore St. • (618) 734-4020
• $
Days Inn, Cairo
I-57 and Rt. 3 • (800) DAYS-INN • (618) 734-0215 • daysinn.com
• • X $
Garden Inn, Cairo
U.S. Hwy. 51 • (618) 734-9554
• $
Canton Harvester Inn, Canton
150 N. Main St. • (855) 422-6868 • (309) 357-5820 • cantonharvesterinn.com
X $$
Canton Inn, Canton
665 W. Locust St. • (309) 647-7111
X $
Heritage Grand Inn, Canton
1150 E. Linn St. • (877) 647-9675 • (309) 647-9675 • heritagegrandinnhotel.com
• X $
Super 8, Canton
2110 N. Main St. • (800) 800-8000 • (309) 647-1888 • super8.com
• X $
Goetten Sierra Motel, Carrollton
RR 3 • (217) 942-5012
• X $
Prairie Winds Motel, Carthage
1764 E. U.S. Hwy. 136 • (217) 357-3101 • prairiewindsmotel.com
• $
Townhouse Motel, Carthage
160 Prairie Ave. • (217) 357-3118
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Days Inn, Caseyville
8950 Tucker Dr. • (800) DAYS-INN • (618) 397-4200 • daysinn.com
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gaming stations, restaurants and entertainment.
Plan to stay in the hotel or RV park right on the
Mississippi River. X$
bluff Road, ellis Grove
Ellis Grove to Prairie du Rocher
With its towering limestone bluffs on one side and
the magnificent expanse of the original riverbed
of the Mississippi River on the other, Bluff Road is
one of the most spectacular drives in southwest
Illinois. FRee
elsah historic District, elsah
Rte. 100 and La Salle St., (800) 258-6645, elsah.org
Elsah contains dozens of 19th-century structures.
It features distinctive stone construction and diminutive
house types. This community, a National Historic Landmark,
is steps from Principia College, an early 20th-century
masterwork by renowned California architect Bernard
Maybeck. FRee
De immigrant Windmill, Fulton
1st St. and 10th Ave., (815) 589-4545, cityoffulton.us
Manufactured in the Netherlands and erected in
Fulton by Dutch craftspeople, this 90-ft.-high operating
windmill is a copy of a windmill in the Brabant town
of Vorstenbach. Fulton celebrates its Dutch heritage
with its annual Dutch Days Festival in early May.
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Spoon River Valley Scenic Drive, Fulton County
(309) 647-8980, spoonriverdrive.org
Whether you want to take in the beautiful scenery,
investigate the region’s rich history or search for
that special item to take home, you can find it
along the Spoon River Valley Scenic Drive in Fulton
County. FRee
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Econo Lodge, Caseyville
2423 Old Country Inn Dr. • (877) 4CHOICE • (618) 397-3300 • econolodge.com
• • X $
First Western Inn, Caseyville
8787 Sasak Place • (618) 398-5484
• X $
Motel 6, Caseyville
2431 Old Country Inn Dr. • (618) 397-8867 • motel6.com
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Quality Inn & Suites, Caseyville
2180 Patricia Ct. • (618) 398-6745 • qualityinn.com
• X $
Reid’s Inn Best Western, Chester
2150 State St. • (877) 826-4701 • (618) 826-3034 • bestwestern.com
• • • X $
Super 8, Chillicothe
615 S. 4th St. • (800) 800-8000 • (309) 274-2568 • super8.com
• X $
Comfort Inn, Collinsville
8 Commerce Dr. • (877) 4CHOICE • (618) 346-4900 • choicehotels.com
• • • X $
Days Inn, Collinsville
12 Commerce Dr. • (800) DAYS-INN • (618) 345-2000 • daysinn.com
• X $
DoubleTree, Collinsville
1000 Eastport Plaza Dr. • (800) 222-TREE • (618) 345-2800 • doubletreecollinsville.com
• • • • X $
Drury Inn, Collinsville
602 N. Bluff Rd. • (800) 378-7946 • (618) 345-7700 • druryhotels.com
• • • X $
Extended Stay Suites, Collinsville
6 Gateway Dr. • (618) 345-0800
• X $
Fairfield Inn, Collinsville
4 Gateway Dr. • (888) 236-2427 • (618) 346-0607 • marriott.com
• X $
Hampton Inn, Collinsville
7 Commerce Dr. • (800) HAMPTON • (618) 346-4400 • hampton.com
• • X $
Motel 6, Collinsville
552 Ramada Blvd. • (800) 466-8356 • (618) 345-9500 • motel6.com
• • X $
Super 8, Collinsville
2 Gateway Dr. • (800) 800-8000 • (618) 345-8008 • super8.com
X $
Timmerman’s Hotel & Resort, East Dubuque
7787 Timmerman’s Dr. • (815) 747-3181 • timmermanhotel.com
• • • X $
Comfort Inn & Suites, East Moline
2209 John Deere Expy. • (309) 792-4660 • comfortinn.com
• • • X $
Super 8, East Moline
2201 John Deere Expy. • (800) 800-8000 • (309) 796-1999 • super8.com
• • X $
Embassy Suites, East Peoria
100 Conference Center Dr. • (309) 694-0200 • embassysuiteseastpeoria.com
• • • X $$
Fairfield Inn, East Peoria
200 Eastlight Ct. • (888) 236-2427 • (309) 699-4100 • fairfieldinn.com
• • X $
Hampton Inn, East Peoria
11 Winners Way • (800) HAMPTON • (309) 694-0711 • hampton.com
• • X $$
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all about a Ghost tour, Galena
DeSoto House Hotel, 230 S. Main St., (815) 777-9252, galena.org
Listen to researched and authentic stories about Galena’s
ghostly past and present on this fascinating walking tour. $
annie Wiggins Ghost tour, Galena
1004 Park Ave., (815) 777-0336, anniewiggins.com
Take an original walking ghost tour of Galena’s historic
legends, sites, cemeteries and famous ghostly tales.
Reservations recommended. $
Galena Main street Walking tour, Galena
DeSoto House Hotel, 230 S. Main St., (815) 777-9129,
galenahistorymuseum.org
This summer one-hour tour explores historic highlights,
plus Field of Dreams movie locations. $
Galena trolley tours, Galena
314 S. Main St., (877) GALENA1, galenatrolleys.com
Take a city tour of Galena, or enjoy a tour of homes,
a nightly ghost tour or a wine tour. $
Jack’s Galena Carriage Co, Galena
(815) 275-9470, galenacarriage.com
Enjoy historic carriage rides, dinner rides or champagne-
and-roses rides. Fri. and Sat. evenings, May–Nov.
Reservations required. $
Ryan Mansion tours, Galena
11373 U.S. Hwy. 20 W., (815) 281-0408,
ryanmansiontours.com
Entertaining tours of Victorian life. The servants invite
you to join in the fun and time-travel to 1882. $
Tri-State Trolley, Galena
4349 Industrial Park Dr., (800) 779-4869, tristatetravel.com
Galena’s only ADA-compliant and climate-controlled trolley
service offers daily narrated tours in the summer. X$
West Street Sculpture Park, Galena
620 West St., (815) 777-9591, weststreetsculpturepark.com
The park includes more than 12 steel sculptures by John
Martinson, including two 40-foot towers. Smaller pieces are
avaible for sale. FRee
Prairie Mills Windmill, Golden
902 Prairie Mills Rd., (217) 696-4678, goldenwindmill.org
View an 1872 wind-powered grinding mill with the original
grist stones and wooden gears still intact. The museum
contains memorabilia of prairie life. Open weekends
May–Oct., or by appointment. X$
tower Rock, Grand tower
Rte. 3 (Great River Rd.), (800) 526-1500, cctb.org
Grand Tower took its name from this small rocky island
on the Missouri side of the Mississippi River. The rock has
long been feared by riverboat captains because of the
rapid currents that swirl at its base. Lewis & Clark visited
Tower Rock. FRee
st. Mary of the Fields, Hooppole
Three miles northwest of Hooppole, (309) 935-6911
This unique shrine, blessed in 1992, has rekindled a
passion for prayer. Stretching 106 ft. by 65 ft., this pathway
symbolizes the Immaculate Heart of Mary. FRee
a Midwest haunting, Macomb
119 S. Randolph St., (309) 333-4133,
amidwesthaunting.com
This walking tour guides you through buildings in
downtown Macomb that are believed to be haunted.
You’ll hear ghostly tales of the darker side of Macomb’s
history. Oct.–Nov. only. $
historic barn tours, Macomb
201 S. Lafayette St., (309) 833-1315, makeitmacomb.com
Take a self-guided tour of McDonough County’s historic
barns to see the unusual true-round and variations of the
cross-gable barn, which is unique to the area. FRee
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Holiday Inn Express, East Peoria
300 Eastlight Ct. • (800) 315-2621 • (309) 694-4959 • hiexpress.com
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Motel 6, East Peoria
104 W. Camp St. • (800) 4-MOTEL6 • (309) 699-7281 • motel6.com
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Par-A-Dice Hotel Casino, East Peoria
7 Blackjack Blvd. • (800) PARADICE • (309) 699-7711 • paradicecasino.com
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Stoney Creek Inn & Conference Center, East Peoria
101 Mariners Way • (800) 659-2220 • (309) 694-1300 • stoneycreekinn.com
• • • X $$
Super 8, East Peoria
725 Taylor St. • (800) 800-8000 • (309) 698-8889 • super8.com
• X $
Casino Queen Hotel, East St. Louis
200 S. Front St. • (800) 777-0777 • casinoqueen.com
• • X $$
Comfort Inn & Conference Center, Edwardsville
3080 S. State Rt. 157 • (877) 4CHOICE • (618) 656-4900 • comfortinn.com
• • X $
Country Hearth Inn & Suites, Edwardsville
1013 Plummer Dr • (618) 656-7829 • countryhearth.com
• • X $
Days Inn, El Paso
630 W. Main St. • (800) DAYSINN • (309) 527-7070 • daysinn.com
• • X $
Super 8, El Paso
25 Linco Dr • (800) 800-8000 • (309) 527-4949 • super8.com
• X $
Marcotte’s Family Motel, Elizabeth
2156 U.S. Hwy. 20 E. • (815) 858-2217 • familymotel.com
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The View Motel, Elizabeth
2500 U.S. Hwy. 20 E. • (815) 858-2205 • theviewmotel.net
$
Best Western Camelot Inn, Fairview Heights
305 Salem Place • (800) 528-1234 • (618) 624-3636 • bestwestern.com
• • X $
Comfort Suites, Fairview Heights
137 Ludwig Dr. • (877) 4CHOICE • (618) 394-0202 • choicehotels.com
• • • X $$
Drury Inn & Suites, Fairview Heights
12 Ludwig Dr. • (800) 325-8300 • (618) 398-8530 • druryhotels.com
• • • X $
Fairfield Inn, Fairview Heights
140 Ludwig Dr. • (888) 236-2427 • (618) 398-7124 • fairfieldinn.com
• X $$
Four Points by Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center, Fairview Heights
319 Fountains Pkwy. • (800) 325-3535 • (618) 622-9500 • fourpoints.com
• • • X $$
Hampton Inn, Fairview Heights
150 Ludwig Dr. • (800) HAMPTON • (618) 397-9705 • hampton.com
• • X $
Ramada, Fairview Heights
6900 N. Illinois St. • (800) 2RAMADA • (618) 632-4747 • ramada.com
• • • • X $
Super 8, Fairview Heights
45 Ludwig Dr. • (800) 800-8000 • (618) 398-8338 • super8.com
• X $
Trailways Motel, Fairview Heights
10039 Lincoln Trail • (618) 397-5757
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Western illinois university, Macomb
1 University Cir., (309) 298-1414, wiu.edu
Established in 1899, the university is recognized as one of
the Best in the Midwest Colleges by Princeton Review and is
ranked a Tier 1 Midwestern Masters Institution by U.S. News
& World Report. XFRee
Gateway Motorsports Park, Madison
700 Raceway Blvd., (855) RACE-TIK,
gatewaymotorsportspark.com
This versatile motorsports facility opened to the public in
1997. A full schedule of NHRA Drag Racing events highlight
the Gateway Motorsports Park season. Open Mar.–Oct.
X$
Old Chain of Rocks Bridge, Madison
Chain of Rocks Rd. off Rte. 3, (618) 451-4838, trailnet.org
This bridge, part of the original Route 66, once carried
auto traffic across the Mississippi River. Now it’s a multiuse
recreational trail and is one of the world’s longest bicycle
and pedestrian bridges. XFRee
It can sometimes be hard to
convey how diferent the world
was to youngsters by simply
telling them what it was like in
times past. Instead, let them see
it for themselves at Wheels O’
Time, showcasing the history of
transportation from Ford Model
Ts and Packards to Indy cars.
1710 W. Woodside Dr., Dunlap,
(309) 243-9020, wheelsotime.org
Car culture
Maeystown historic District, Maeystown
Main and Mill streets, (618) 458-6566, maeystown.com
Historic Maeystown is notable for both its collection of
19th-century architecture and its topography. Maeystown’s
elegantly simple stone buildings on rolling hills present
a 19th-century landscape. Visit its shops, museum and
restaurant. XFRee
Modoc Ferry, Modoc
Modoc Landing at Rtes. 3 and 155, (800) 373-7007,
saintegenevievetourism.org
Several miles from the village of Modoc, you can take a
ferry across the Mississippi River between Illinois and St.
Genevieve, Missouri. This is the connection between the
French colonial heritage areas on both sides of the river.
X$
Celebration River Cruises, Moline
Celebration Belle Dock, 2501 River Dr., (800) 297-0034,
(309) 764-1952, celebrationbelle.com
This 800-passenger paddle-wheel riverboat offers several
excursions, including 100-mile, Big Band, Dixieland and fall
foliage cruises. Make reservations online. X$
Channel Cat Water taxis, Moline
Celebration Belle Dock, 2501 River Dr.,
(309) 788-3360, gogreenmetro.com
The Channel Cats are 49-passenger boats that connect
Moline, East Moline, Bettendorf and East Davenport
with hour-long loops across the Mississippi River.
They also have a bicycle storage area, allowing bikers
to enjoy riverfront trails on the Iowa and Illinois sides
of the river. X$
Illinois’ Oldest Winery
Est. in 1857
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Comfort Inn & Suites, Fulton
1301 17th St. • (877) 4CHOICE • (815) 589-3333 • choicehotels.com
• • X $
Maple Lane Motel, Fulton
18920 Frog Pond Rd. • (815) 589-3038
X $
Pine Motel, Fulton
19020 13th St. • (815) 589-4847
$
Best Western Designer Inn & Suites, Galena
9923 U.S. Hwy. 20 W. • (800) 780-7234 • (815) 777-2577 • bestwesterndesignerinn.com
• • • X $$
Chestnut Mountain Resort, Galena
8700 W. Chestnut Rd. • (800) 397-1320 • (815) 777-1320 • chestnutmtn.com
• • • X $$
Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, Galena
11334 Oldenburg Ln. • (800) 456-4000 • (815) 777-2400 • countryinns.com
• • X $$
DeSoto House Hotel, Galena
230 S. Main St. • (800) 343-6562 • (815) 777-0090 • desotohouse.com
• X $$
Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa, Galena
444 Eagle Ridge Dr. • (800) 892-2269 • (815) 777-5000 • eagleridge.com
• • • • X $$
Grant Hills Motel, Galena
9372 U.S. Hwy. 20 W. • (877) 421-0924 • (815) 777-2116 • granthills.com
• • $
The Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel, Galena
9853 U.S. Hwy. 20 • (866) 284-7474 • (815) 776-0707 • theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com
• • • X $$
Ramada Hotel & Spa, Galena
11383 U.S. Hwy. 20 W. • (800) 272-6232 • (815) 777-2043 • ramadagalena.com
• • X $$
Stoney Creek Inn, Galena
940 Galena Square Dr. • (800) 659-2220 • (815) 777-2223 • stoneycreekinn.com
• • • X $$
America’s Best Value Inn, Galesburg
29 Public Square • (888) 315-2378 • (309) 343-9161 • abvigal.com
• • • • X $
Best Western Prairie Inn, Galesburg
300 S. Soangetaha Rd. • (309) 343-7151 • prairieinn.biz
• • • • X $$
Comfort Inn, Galesburg
907 W. Carl Sandburg Dr. • (877) 4CHOICE • (309) 344-5445 • choicehotels.com
• X $
Country Inn & Suites, Galesburg
2284 Promenade Ct. • (800) 456-4000 • (309) 344-4444 • countryinns.com
• • X $
Econo Inn, Galesburg
1475 N. Henderson St. • (309) 344-2401 • econoinn.net
• • • X $
Fairfield Inn, Galesburg
901 W. Carl Sandburg Dr. • (888) 236-2427 • (309) 344-1911
• • X $
Holiday Inn Express, Galesburg
2285 Washington St. • (800) 315-2621 • (309) 343-7100 • hiexpress.com
• • • X $
Super 8, Galesburg
737 Knox Hwy. 10 • (800) 800-8000 • (309) 289-2100 • super8.com
• • X $
Vista Lodge, Galesburg
565 W. Main St. • (866) 218-4782 • (309) 343-3191 • vistarez.com
• • X $
Galva Inn & Suites, Galva
301 Commercial St. • (309) 932-2841
X $
Shiv Hotel, Geneseo
1375 S. Oakwood Ave. • (309) 945-9345
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Super 8, Geneseo
765 W. Main St. • (800) 800-8000 • (309) 945-1898 • super8.com
• • X $
Hampton Inn & Suites, Glen Carbon
5723 Heritage Crossing Dr. • (800) HAMPTON • (618) 589-5000 • hampton.com
• • X $$
Hiway House Motor Inn, Godfrey
3023 Godfrey Rd. • (618) 466-6676
• X $
Redwood Motel, Godfrey
5609 Godfrey Rd. • (618) 466-3715
X $
Kinder’s No Wake Inn, Golden Eagle
50 Two Story Hill Rd. • (618) 883-2586 • Kindersrestaurant.net
$
Grafton Inn, Grafton
22 E. Main St. • (618) 786-2222 • graftonilinn.com
X $$
Pere Marquette Lodge, Grafton
13653 Lodge Blvd. • (618) 786-2331 • pmlodge.net
• • • X $$
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94 illinois. mile after magnificent mile.
Quad City Mallards, Moline
1201 River Dr., (309) 764-2000, (309) 277-1364,
myqcmallards.com
Cheer on the Mallards at a hockey game at the
iWireless Center. $
Monmouth College, Monmouth
700 E. Broadway Ave., (309) 457-2345, monm.edu
This private liberal arts college of more than 1,300 students
occupies 40 scenic acres in the heart of town. Dozens of
free cultural events and exhibits are held throughout the
academic year. Campus tours are available. XFRee
Covered bridge, Morrison
Crosby Rd.
At 148 feet, this two-span covered bridge, located on the
road to Morrison-Rockwood State Park, is much larger than
others you’ll see. XFRee
learn Great Foods, Mount Carroll
203 E. Seminary, (866) 240-1650, (815) 244-5602,
learngreatfoods.com
Take an agri-culinary tour of northern Illinois. Visit organic
farms and vineyards, meet local farmers and vintners, and
take a cooking class to prepare an organic meal. $
Raven’s Grin inn, Mount Carroll
411 N. Carroll St., (815) 244-4746, hauntedravensgrin.com
Tour this haunted house year-round for humor,
bizarre artwork, theater and thrilling experiences.
Bring your friends to play a game of hide-and-seek. $
henderson Covered bridge, oquawka
Rte. 164, two miles south of Oquawka, (309) 627-2069
Built in 1866, this is one of five covered bridges left in
the state and is listed on the National Register of Historic
Places. XFRee
bradley university, Peoria
1501 W. Bradley Ave., (309) 676-7611, bradley.edu
Founded in 1897, Bradley University is consistently ranked as
a top Midwest university. The Bradley Braves, the men’s and
women’s athletic teams, have produced such well-known
athletes as Kirby Puckett and Hersey Hawkins. XFRee
George l. luthy Memorial botanical Garden, Peoria
Glen Oak Park, 2218 N. Prospect Rd., (309) 686-3362,
peoriaparks.org
Enjoy this 5,000-sq.-ft. conservatory, which has special
events and displays scheduled throughout the year. X$
Peoria Chiefs, Peoria
O’Brien Field, 730 SW. Jefferson Ave., (309) 680-4000,
peoriachiefs.com
Come cheer for the Chiefs, a minor league baseball team
affiliated with the Chicago Cubs. X$
Peoria historical tours, Peoria
611 SW. Washington St., (309) 674-1912,
peoriahistoricalsociety.org
The society offers tours of historic homes, trolley rides and
guided walking tours for visitors to learn the city’s history. $
Peoria Pirates, Peoria
Carver Arena, 201 SW. Jefferson Ave., (309) 673-1000,
peoriapiratesaf2.com
Professional arena football team and member of the AF2.
Home games are played in Carver Arena at the Peoria Civic
Center. X$
Peoria Rivermen, Peoria
Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW. Jefferson Ave., (309) 676-1040,
rivermen.net
Catch the puck-flying excitement of the Rivermen as they
take on teams in the American Hockey League. X$
Spirit of Peoria, Peoria
100 NE. Water St., (309) 637-8000, spiritofpeoria.com
Cruise the Illinois River valley aboard the Spirit of Peoria,
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Ruebel Hotel, Grafton
217 E. Main St. • (618) 786-2315 • ruebelhotel.com
• X $
Apple Valley Motel, Granite City
709 E. Chain of Rocks Rd. • (618) 931-6085
• X $
Budget Motel, Granite City
3220 W. Chain of Rocks Rd. • (618) 931-1414
$
First Western Inn, Granite City
3236 W. Chain of Rocks Rd. • (618) 797-9835
X $
MidWest Motel, Granite City
912 Thorngate Rd. • (618) 797-2400
$
Relax Inn, Granite City
1100 Niedringhaus Ave. • (618) 877-7100
X $
JK Ranches Lodge, Griggsville
42656 270th Ave. • (217) 285-5818 • wwwjkranches.com
X $
Innkeeper Motel, Hamel
401 E. State • (618) 633-2111
• • X $
Hardin Hotel, Hardin
206 N. County Rd. • (618) 576-9003
$
Red Lion Motor Lodge, Havana
1020 E. Laurel Ave. • (309) 543-4407 • redlionmotorlodgehavana.com
• $
Sycamore Motor Lodge, Havana
371 E. Dearborn St. • (309) 543-4454 • sycamoremotorlodge.com
• $
Cardinal Inn, Highland
101 Walnut St. • (618) 654-4433
• X $
Holiday Inn Express, Highland
20 Central Blvd. • (800) 315-2621 • (618) 651-1100 • hiexpress.com
• • • X $
Michael’s Swiss Inn & Coffee Shop, Highland
425 Broadway • (618) 654-8646 • michaelsswissinn.com
• • • X $
Frontier Lodge, Jerseyville
730 S. State St. • (618) 498-6886
• X $
Super 8, Jerseyville
1303 State Hwy. 109 • (800) 800-8000 • (618) 498-7888 • super8.com
• X $
AmericInn, Kewanee
925 Tenney Street • 800.634.3444 • (309) 856-7200 • americinn.com
• • X $
The Fairbridge Inn Express, Kewanee
901 S. Tenney St. • (309) 853-8800 • fairbridgekewanee.com
• X $
Kewanee Motor Lodge, Kewanee
400 S. Main St. • (309) 853-4000
$
Trailside Inn, Lake Carroll
2178 Lake Carroll Blvd. • (815) 493-8484 • trailsideinc.com
$
Country Inn Motel & Café, Livingston
536 Veterans Memorial Dr. • (618) 637-2600
• • X $
America’s Best Value Inn, Macomb
1414 W. Jackson St. • (888) 315-2378 • (309) 833-4521 • americasbestvalueinn.com
• X $
Best Western Macomb Inn, Macomb
1655 E. Jackson St. • (800) 780-7234 • (309) 836-6700 • bestwestern.com
• • X $
Comfort Inn, Macomb
1646 N. Lafayette St. • (877) 424-6423 • (309) 837-2220 • comfortinn.com
• • X $
Days Inn, Macomb
1400 N. Lafayette St. • (800) DAYSINN • (309) 833-5511 • daysinn.com
• X $
Hampton Inn and Suites, Macomb
1639 East Jackson St. • (800) HAMPTON • (309) 837-6000 • hamptoninn.com
• • X $
Olson Conference Center, Macomb
Western Illinois University, 400 N. Western Ave. • (309) 298-2421
X $
Star Motel, Macomb
1507 E. Jackson St. • (309) 837-4817
X $
Super 8, Macomb
313 W. University Dr. • (800) 800-8000 • (309) 836-8888 • super8.com
• X $
University Union Hotel, Macomb
Western Illinois University, W. Murray St. • (309) 298-1941
• $
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an authentic replica of a turn-of-the-20th-century
stern-wheeler. Enjoy a dinner-theater cruise, a weekend
excursion or seasonal sightseeing trips. X$
tower Park, Peoria heights
1203 E. Kingman Ave., (309) 685-4812,
peoriaheightschamber.com
Ride 170 feet up to the top of the red, pure-well-water tower
in a glass-enclosed elevator for magnificent views of the
Illinois River valley on three observation decks. X$
Tri-City Speedway, Pontoon beach
5100 Nameoki Rd., (618) 931-7836, tricityspeedway.net
Auto racing on the
3
⁄8-mile dirt oval adds to the surge of
motorsports in southwest Illinois. X$
the Red Covered bridge, Princeton
Hwy. 26, north of Princeton, (815) 875-2616
View one of the few remaining covered bridges in
Illinois. Built in 1863, the structure is a delight for artists,
photographers and nature lovers. It’s listed on the National
Register of Historic Places. FRee
east end historic District, Quincy
12th–24th streets, Maine–State streets,
(217) 214-3700, seequincy.com
Admire the architecture of this historic district. Quincy’s East
End features every formal architectural style found in the
Midwest from 1830 to 1930. Make sure to include a visit to
the Quincy Museum. XFRee
Quincy Raceways, Quincy
8000 Broadway, (217) 224-3843, quincyraceways.com
Enjoy dirt-track racing every Sun. evening at 6:30 p.m.
Apr.–Aug. Special racing events and concerts are held
throughout the year. X$
Downtown Rock island arts & entertainment District,
Rock island
120 16 1⁄2 St., (309) 788-6311, ridistrict.com
Galleries, small shops, restaurants and pubs make up this
historic riverfront district. XFRee
Jumer’s Casino & hotel, Rock island
777 Jumer Dr., (800) 477-7747, (309) 793-4200,
jumerscasinohotel.com
Located at the intersection of I-280 and Hwy. 92, Jumer’s
offers 42,000 sq. ft. of gaming excitement. Relax in the
luxury of more than 200 hotel rooms and dine at the
deli, 24-hour casual buffet or the steakhouse restaurant.
Other amenities include a spa and nightclub. XFRee
Quad City botanical Center, Rock island
2525 4th Ave., (309) 794-0991, qcgardens.com
With more than 6,400 sq. ft., this conservatory features
tropical trees and plants, a 14-foot waterfall and reflecting
pools. Special events held throughout the year. X$
GCS Ballpark, sauget
2301 Grizzly Bear Blvd., (618) 337-3000, gatewaygrizzlies.com
This 5,000-seat stadium has party suites and box seats.
It is home to the Gateway Grizzlies minor league baseball
team. X$
Savanna-Sabula Bridge, savanna
Hwy. 52 at Rte. 64, (815) 273-2722, savannail.com
The 1932 bridge spans the Mississippi between Sabula,
Iowa, and Savanna, Illinois, carrying Hwy. 52 and
Rte. 64. It’s one of the most picturesque bridges in
the country, significant for its monumental steel-truss
construction. FRee
sterling Mural society, sterling
Downtown Sterling, Locust St., (815) 625-2400,
sterlingmurals.com
See the history of the community depicted in 18 beautiful
and colorful murals. Walking tours available. Call for details.
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Econo Lodge, Maryville
2701 Maryville Rd. • (877) 4CHOICE • (618) 345-5720 • econolodge.com
• • X $
Best Western Airport Inn, Moline
2550 52nd Ave. • (800) 528-1234 • (309) 762-9191 • bestwestern.com
• X $
Comfort Inn, Moline
2600 52nd Ave. • (800) 228-5150 • (309) 762-7000 • choicehotels.com
• • X $
Country Inn & Suites, Moline
2721 69th Ave. Ct. • (800) 456-4000 • (309) 797-4249 • countryinns.com
• • X $$
Days Inn & Suites Airport, Moline
6910 27th St. • (309) 762-8300 • daysinnmoline.com
• X $
Economy Inn, Moline
1191 19th St. and 12th Ave. • (800) 800-8000 • (309) 764-9644 • qceconomyinn.com
• X $
Fairfield Inn Moline–Airport, Moline
2705 48th Ave. • (888) 236-2427 • (309) 762-9083 • marriott.com
• • • X $
Hampton Inn & Suites Airport, Moline
2450 69th Ave. • (800) HAMPTON • (309) 762-1900 • hampton.com
• • X $$
La Quinta Inn, Moline
5450 27th St. • (800) 531-5900 • (309) 762-9008 • lq.com
• • • X $
Motel 6, Moline
6920 27th St. • (800) 466-8386 • (309) 762-1548 • motel6.com
• • X $
Ramada Hotel & Conference Center, Moline
6902 27th St. • (800) 2RAMADA • (309) 762-8811 • ramada.com
• • • X $
Radisson on John Deere Commons, Moline
1415 River Dr. • (800) 333-3333 • (309) 764-1000 • radisson.com/molineil
• • • X $$
Residence Inn by Marriott, Moline
4600 53rd St. • (800) MARRIOTT • (309) 796-4244 • marriott.com
• • • X $$
Stoney Creek Inn & Conference Center, Moline
101 18th St. • (800) 659-2220 • (309) 743-0101 • stoneycreekinn.com
• • • X $$
Super 8, Moline
2501 52nd Ave. • (800) 800-8000 • (309) 797-5580 • super8.com
• • X $
Super 8, Monmouth
1122 N. 6th St. • (800) 800-8000 • (309) 734-8558 • super8.com
• X $
Parkview Motel, Morrison
630 E. Lincoln Way • (815) 772-2163
$
Baymont Inn & Suites, Morton
210 E. Ashland St. • (800) 337-0550 • (309) 266-8888 • baymontinns.com
• • X $
Best Western Ashland House Inn and Conference Center, Morton
201 E. Ashland St. • (309) 263-5116 • bestwestern.com
• • • • X $
Days Inn, Morton
150 W. Ashland St. • (800) DAYSINN • (309) 266-9933 • daysinn.com
• • • $
Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Morton
140 E. Ashland St. • (800) 315-2621 • (309) 263-4400 • hiexpress.com
• • • X $
Quality Inn, Morton
115 E. Ashland St. • (309) 266-8310 • choicehotels.com
• X $
Travelodge, Morton
101 E. Ashland St. • (309) 266-1600 • travelodge.com
• X $
Hotel Glenview, Mt. Carroll
116 E. Market St • (815) 244-1630 • hotelglenview.com
• X $
Irish House Hotel, Mt. Sterling
RR 4 • (217) 773-4100
• X $
Hotel Nauvoo, Nauvoo
1290 Mulholland St. • (217) 453-2211 • hotelnauvoo.com
• $
Manor House, Nauvoo
1910 Mulholland St.• (800) 416-4470 • (217) 453-6527
• X $
Motel Nauvoo, Nauvoo
1610 Mulholland St. • (217) 453-2219 • motelnauvoo.com
$
Nauvoo Family Inn & Suites, Nauvoo
1875 Mulholland St. • (217) 453-6527 • nauvoofamilyinn.com
• • • X $
Temple House Historic Hotel, Nauvoo
1240 Mulholland St. • (217) 453-6977 • nauvootemplehouse.com
X $$
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orchards & farms
Country Corner Farm Market, Alpha
5333 U.S. Hwy. 150, (309) 629-2359,
www.country-corner.com
Build a family farm tradition at this full-service 70-acre
working vegetable farm. Enjoy seasonal festivities and pick
fruits and veggies. $
Braeutigam’s Orchards, belleville
2795 Turkey Hill Lane, (618) 233-4059
Blackberries, peaches, apples, pumpkins, tomatoes and
eggplant are specialties of these orchards. FRee
eckert’s Country store & Farms, belleville
951 S. Green Mount Rd., (618) 233-0513, eckerts.com
Choose from fresh produce, deli products and bakery
favorites. Wine and cooking classes are offered at the
store monthly. $
Dollinger Family Farm, Channahon
7420 E. Hansel Rd., (815) 467-6766, dollingerfarms.com
The famous pumpkin farm has been open since 1989,
but the farm has been in the family since 1852. The farm’s
barn is on the National Register of Historic Places. $
Fon du lac Farm Park, east Peoria
305 Neumann Dr., (309) 694-2195, fondulacpark.com
A terrific place for people of all ages. Farm animals
such as horses, cows, pigs, goats and chickens live here.
You can also explore the one-room schoolhouse and
country store. X$
Adventure Creek Alpaca & Goldendoodle Farm, Galena
9401 W. Hart John Rd., (815) 777-4200, galenalogcabins.com
While visiting our working farm, walk an alpaca, play with
our goldendoodle puppies and interact with our TV star,
Quincy. XDonation
Wooded Wonderland, Galena
610 S. Devil’s Ladder Rd., (815) 777-1223,
woodedwonderland.com
Pick your own blueberries and other produce,
all organically grown., and take a tour of the sawmill. $
eckert’s Country store & Farms, Grafton
20995 Eckert Orchard Rd., (618) 786-3445, eckerts.com
Specializing in peaches, blackberries, apples and pumpkins.
Pick-your-own produce from July through Oct. X$
Relleke Farms, Granite City
1526 Sand Prairie Lane, (618) 797-6858,
rellekefarms.blogspot.com
Enjoy a fall festival every weekend in Oct. with straw-bale
mazes, pumpkins, children’s activities and great food.
Wagon and pony rides, giant slides, and inflatable jumpers
available. XFRee
Boggio’s Orchard & Produce, Granville
12087 Rte. 71, (815) 339-2245,
boggiosorchardandproduce.com
This family-run orchard is known for favorites like fuits and
vegetables. A craft store, corn mazes and a petting zoo are
some of the fun activities offered. FRee
Roger’s Pumpkin Farm, lomax
RR 1, (217) 449-3486, geocities.com/rogerspumpkin
This pumpkin farm offers tipi tours, hayrides and train
rides, a bounce house, storytellers, face painting and lots of
farm-fresh produce. Open Labor Day–Halloween. XFRee
lavender Creek Farm, Mackinaw
32379 Rte. 9, (309) 359-5555, theezsite.com/users/
lavendercreek
Walk the lavender fields, pick bouquets and browse the
plants for sale. Shop for lavender soaps, oils, lotions,
candles, teas and more, made at the farmhouse the
old-fashioned way. Open year-round Mon.–Sat. XFRee
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White House Inn, Nauvoo
1475 Mulholland St. • (217) 453-6734 • whitehouseinnnauvoo.com
X $$
Zions Mercantile Suites, Nauvoo
1200 Mulholland St. • (800) 860-1215 • ldsliving.com/nauvoo
X $$
Harpole’s Heartland Lodge, Nebo
10236 393rd St. • (800) 717-4868 • (217) 734-2526 • heartlandlodge.com
• X $$
Baymont Inn, O’Fallon
136 Regency Park • (618) 632-6668 • baymontinns.com
• • X $
Candlewood Suites, O’Fallon
1332 Park Plaza Dr. • (888) CANDLEWOOD • (618) 622-9555 • candlewoodsuites.com
• • X $$
Days Inn, O’Fallon
1320 Park Plaza Dr. • (800) DAYS-INN • (618) 628-9700 • daysinn.com
• • • X $
Drury Inn & Suites, O’Fallon
1118 Central Park Dr. • (800) DRURYINN • (618) 624-2211 • druryhotels.com
• • • X $$
Extended Stay America, O’Fallon
154 Regency Park • (800) EXT-STAY • (618) 624-1757 • extendedstayhotels.com
• X $
Quality Inn, O’Fallon
1409 W. U.S. Hwy. 50 • (618) 628-8895 • choicehotels.com
• • X $
Settle Inn & Suites, O’Fallon
1100 Eastgate Dr. • (800) 677-3060 • (618) 624-6060 • settleinnofallon.com
• • X $
America’s Best Value Inn, O’Fallon
140 Venita Dr. • (618) 628-8200
• X $
Worthington Motel, Olive Branch
26603 Miller City Rd. • (618) 776-5333
$
Riverbed Inn, Oquawka
E. Rt. 164 • (309) 867-4321
X $
Concorde Inn & Suites, Pekin
2801 Court St. • (309) 347-5533 • concordeinn.net
• • • X $
Econo Lodge, Pekin
3240 Vandever Ave. • (877) 4CHOICE • (309) 353-4047 • econolodge.com
• • X $
Holiday Inn Express, Pekin
3615 Kelly Ave. • (800) 315-2621 • (309) 353-3305 • hiexpress.com
• • X $
Super 8 Pekin, Pekin
3830 Kelly Dr. • (800) 800-8000 • (309) 347-8888 • super8.com
• • X $
AmericInn, Peoria
9106 N. Lindbergh Dr. • (800) 634-3444 • (309) 692-9200 • americinnpeoria.com
• • X $
Baymont Inn & Suites, Peoria
2002 W. War Memorial Dr. • (877) 229-6668 • (309) 686-7600 • baymontinns.com
• • X $
Candlewood Suites, Peoria
5300 W. Landens Way • (877) 660-8543 • (309) 691-1690 • candlewoodsuites.com
• • X $$
Comfort Suites, Peoria
1812 W. War Memorial Dr. • (877) 4CHOICE • (309) 688-3800 • comfortsuites.com
• • • X $$
Courtyard by Marriott, Peoria
1928 W. War Memorial Dr. • (800) MARRIOTT • (309) 686-1900 • marriott.com
• • • X $$
Four Points By Sheraton, Peoria
500 Hamilton Blvd. • (888) 625-5144 • (309) 674-2500 • starwoodhotels.com
• • • • X $$
Grand Hotel & Conference Center, Peoria
4400 N. Brandywine Dr. • (309) 686-8000 • grandhotelpeoria.com
• • • • X $
Hampton Inn & Suites, Peoria
7806 N. Rt. 91 • (800) HAMPTON • (309) 589-0001 • hamptoninn.com
• • • X $$
Heritage Inn, Peoria
2726 W. Lake Ave. • (309) 688-7000
• $
Jameson Inn & Suites, Peoria
4112 N. Brandywine Dr. • (309) 685-2556 • jamesoninns.com
• • • X $$
Mark Twain Hotel, Peoria
225 N.E. Adams St. • (866) 325-6351 • (309) 676-3600 • marktwainhotel.com
• • • X $$
Red Roof Inn, Peoria
1822 W. War Memorial Dr. • (800) 733-7663 • (309) 685-3911 • redroof.com
• • X $
Residence Inn, Peoria
2000 W. War Memorial Dr. • (800) 331-3131 • (309) 681-9000 • marriott.com
• • • X $$
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Mills Apple Farm, Marine
11477 Pocahontas Rd., (618) 887-4732, millsapplefarm.com
This farm lets you pick your own peaches, apples, pumpkins,
Christmas trees and much more. Open mid-July through
Dec. XFRee
Eckert’s Country Store & Farms, Millstadt
2719 Eckert Orchard Lane, (618) 476-3260, eckerts.com
Specializing in peaches, blackberries, apples and pumpkins.
Pick-your-own produce from July through Oct. $
Apple Blossom Farm, Peoria
9809 N. Rte. 91, (309) 243-5757, appleblossomfarm.com
Enjoy more than 3,700 apple trees, peaches and sweet corn,
as well as the Blossom Bakery and Country Market. XFRee
Mill Creek Farms, Quincy
2833 S. 48th St., (217) 222-8430, millcreekfarmquincy.com
Choose from fresh asparagus, strawberries, lettuce,
sweet corn and more when in season. FRee
Muller’s Lane Farm, Rock Falls
9767 Hickory Hills Rd., (815) 625-2607, mullerslanefarm.com
A unique experience in the old homestead way of life.
We still farm using Belgian draft horses and steel-wheeled
machinery. Make butter, ride in a 100-year-old farm wagon
and be greeted by chickens, turkeys and geese that stroll
the barnyard. $
Tanners Orchard, Speer
740 Rte. 40, (309) 493-5442, tannersorchard.com
Tanners features wagon rides, orchards, a farm, an animal
barn, an apple express train, a market, pony rides and a
corn maze. Specialty products include apple fritters, taffy
apples, apple cider and doughnuts. Open mid-July–Nov.
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G & C Meyer Farm, steeleville
4370 Rock Castle Rd., (618) 965-3800
Find berries, green beans, okra, potatoes and other veggies,
seasonal flowers and bedding plants. FRee
golf
Coyote Creek Golf Course, bartonville
8201 W. Lancaster Rd., (309) 633-0911, golfcoyotecreek.com
This challenging 18-hole course designed by the late
Bruce Borland, senior designer for Jack Nicklaus,
features a country club atmosphere. $
Heritage Bluffs Golf Club, Channahon
24355 W. Bluff Rd., (815) 467-7888, heritagebluffs.com
This award-winning 18-hole course was designed by
Dick Nugent. $
Lacoma Golf Course, east Dubuque
8080 Timmerman Dr., (815) 747-3874, lacomagolf.com
Overlooking the Mississippi River on the east edge of
town, the Lacoma Golf Course has 45 regulation holes,
two nine-hole courses, a par-3 course and cart and
equipment rental. X$
Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa, Galena
444 Eagle Ridge Dr., (800) 892-2269, eagleridge.com
Play four of the best golf courses in the country. Fish, skate,
sled, snowshoe, cross-country ski, play tennis or ride horses.
This full-service resort offers various lodging options. X$
Galena Golf Course, Galena
11557 U.S. Hwy. 20 W., (815) 777-3599, galenagolf.webs.com
Play this 18-hole public golf course, which features lessons,
a pro shop, and a bar and grill. $
Storybrook Country Club, hanover
2124 W. Storybrook Rd., (877) 423-4870, storybrook.com
An 18-hole public golf course in the rolling hills south of
Hanover, Storybrook has concessions, putting greens, a
driving range and equipment rental. X$
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Sleep Inn & Suites, Peoria
4244 Brandywine Dr. • (800) 424-6423 • (309) 682-3322 • sleepinn.com
• • X $
Springhill Suites by Marriott, Peoria
2701 W. Lake Ave. • (888) 287-9400 • (309) 681-2700 • springhillsuitespeoria.com
• • X $$
Staybridge Suites, Peoria
300 W. R.B. Garret Ave. • (800) 238-8000 • (309) 673-STAY • staybridge.com
• • • X $$
Super 8, Peoria
1816 W. War Memorial Dr. • (800) 800-8000 • (309) 688-8074 • super8.com
• X $
Towne House Motel, Peoria
1519 N. Knoxville Ave. • (309) 688-8646
X $
Wingate Inn & Suites, Peoria
7708 N. Rt. 91 • (309) 589-0033 • wingateinns.com
• • • X $$
Green Acres Motel, Pittsfield
625 W. Washington St. • (217) 285-2166
• X $
Hammitt’s Lakeview Cottages, Pittsfield
41849 258th Ln. • (217) 285-2998 •
X $
Motel Pike, Pittsfield
Rt. 106 W. • (217) 285-2129
$
Walnut Knob Lodge, Pittsfield
18279 430th St. • (217) 285-4259 • walnutknob.com
• X $
The William Watson Hotel, Pittsfield
105 E. Washington St. • (217) 285-6030 • williamwatsonhotel.com
$
Big Horn Outfitters, Pleasant Hill
16177 County Hwy. 11 • (217) 734-2651 • pikebighorn.com
X $
Best Western Camelot Inn, Pontoon Beach
1240 E. Chain of Rocks Rd. • (618) 931-2262 • bestwestern.com
• • X $
Days Inn & suites, Pontoon Beach
5105 Rt. 111 • (800) DAYS-INN • (618) 797-2727 • daysinn.com
• • X $
Holiday Inn Express, Pontoon Beach
14 Regency Pkwy. • (800) 315-2621 • (618) 797-1200 • hiexpress.com
• • X $$
Super 8, Pontoon Beach
4141 Timberlake Dr. • (800) 800-8000 • (618) 931-8808 • super8.com
• • X $
AmericInn Lodge & Suites, Princeton
2120 Claude Bailey Pkwy. • (800) 634-3444 • (815) 872-5000 • americinn.com
• • X $$
Days Inn, Princeton
2238 N. Main St. • (800) DAYSINN • (815) 875-3371 • daysinn.com
• • X $
Econo Lodge, Princeton
2200 N. Main St. • (877) 4CHOICE • (815) 872-3300 • econolodge.com
• • X $
Super 8, Princeton
2929 N. Main St. • (800) 800-8000 • (815) 872-8888 • super8.com
• X $
Riverside Motel, Prophetstown
201 Washington St. • (815) 537-1111
• $
Althoff Motel, Quincy
3511 N. 24th St. • (217) 228-2460
• • $
America’s Best Value Inn, Quincy
300 S. 3rd St. • (888) 315-2378 • (217) 224-7733 • americasbestvalueinn.com
• • • X $
Bel Aire Motel, Quincy
2314 North 12th St. • (217) 223-1356
• $
City Center Hotel, Quincy
201 S. 3rd St. • (217) 222-2666
• • • X $
Comfort Inn, Quincy
4122 Broadway St. • (877) 4CHOICE • (217) 228-2700 • choicehotels.com
• • X $
Days Inn, Quincy
200 Maine St. • (800) 329-7466 • (217) 223-6610 • daysinn.com
• • X $
Diamond Motel, Quincy
4813 N. 12th St. • (217) 223-1436
• $
Fairfield Inn by Marriott, Quincy
4315 Broadway St. • (888) 236-2427 • (217) 223-5922 • marriott.com
• X $
Hampton Inn, Quincy
225 S. 4th St. • (800) HAMPTON • (217) 224-8378 • hampton.com
• • X $
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Gateway national Golf links, Madison
18 Golf Dr., (800) 482-8856, gatewaynational.com
This 18-hole is the number-one public course in the St. Louis
Metro area, with magnificent views of the St. Louis skyline.
Measuring more than 7,000 yards, this all-bentgrass facility
is certainly worth the trip. $
Great River Road Golf Course, nauvoo
771 E. County Road 1850, (800) 233-0060, (217) 453-2417,
golfnauvoo.com
Enjoy the challenge at this 18-hole course that reminds you
that golf can be both affordable and fun. $
WeaverRidge Golf Club, Peoria
5100 WeaverRidge Blvd., (309) 691-3344, weaverridge.com
The premier championship 18-hole golf course in central
Illinois. Open to the public with clubhouse facilities and
world-class courses that have spectacular features. $
tPC Deere Run, silvis
3100 Heather Knoll, (877) 872-3677, (309) 796-6000, TPC.com
This Tournament Players Club golf course is PGA Tour owned
and operated. The clubhouse and course are available for
outings and corporate functions. The course is open to the
public and is home to the PGA Tour John Deere Classic. $
black hawk Run Golf Course, stockton
3501 S. Golf Rd., (815) 947-3011, blackhawkrun.com
A beautiful course hidden in the hills awaits golfers of all
skill levels. Featuring 18 challenging holes with elevated
greens and wide-open fairways.X$
annbriar Golf Course, Waterloo
1524 Birdie Lane, (888) 939-5191, annbriar.com
Golfers are tested by Annbriar’s challenging 18 holes,
surrounded by beautiful settings.$
Woodbine Bend Championship Golf Course, Woodbine
3500 E. Center Rd., (815) 858-3939, woodbinebend.com
Test your game at this 18-hole, par-72 course with four tee
placements. A driving range, restaurant, banquet facility
and pro shop, as well as putting and pitching greens are
on-site. Lessons are available. X$
Wineries/Vineyards/
BreWeries
Collver Family Winery, barry
2 Rooster Way (I-72, exit 20), (217) 335-3279,
collverfamilywinery.com
Open year-round, this winery offers tours, tastings and
mystery-theater dinners. A variety of bottled wines and
accessories are for sale. X$
Village Vineyard and Winery, Camp Point
337 N. Vermont, (217) 509-9463, villagevineyardandwinery.com
A relaxing atmosphere off the beaten path, this new winery
offers guests 16 wine varieties to sample. X$
lavender Crest Winery, Colona
5401 U.S. Hwy. 6, (309) 949-2565, lavendercrest.com
Open year-round, one of the newest wineries in Illinois
features bottled wines, a banquet facility, tasting room,
gift shop and restaurant. Open for tours of the winery and
bottling process. X$
Kickapoo Creek Winery, edwards
6605 N. Smith Rd., (309) 495-9463, kickapoocreekwinery.com
Full-service winery with tasting room and gift shop. Walk
the grounds and visit the vineyard. X$
Springer’s Creek Winery, edwardsville
817 Hillsboro Ave., (618) 307-5110
Boasting indoor seating and two wine gardens, the vineyard
offers live music and free tastings Thu.–Sun. $
Massbach Ridge Winery, elizabeth
Vineyard: 8837 S. Massbach Rd., tasting room: 117 S. Main St.,
Galena, (815) 291-6700, massbachridge.com
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Holiday Inn, Quincy
4821 Oak St. • (800) 315-2621 • (217) 223-7800
• • • X $$
Microtel, Quincy
200 S. 3rd St. • (800) 771-7171 • (217) 222-5620
• • • X $
Quincy Inn & Suites, Quincy
224 N. 36th St. • (217) 228-8808
• X $
Stoney Creek Inn, Quincy
3809 E. Broadway St. • (800) 659-2220 • (217) 223-2255 • stoneycreekinn.com
• • X $
Town & Country Inn & Suites, Quincy
110 N. 54th St. • (855) 214-0400 • (217) 214-0400 • tandcinn.com
• • • • X $
Red Bud Country Inn, Red Bud
1617 S. Main St. • (618) 282-4444 • redbudcountryinn.com
X $
All Seasons Motel, Rock Falls
1904 1st Ave. • (815) 625-3700
• $
Country Inn & Suites, Rock Falls
2106 1st Ave. • (800) 456-4000 • (815) 625-3200 • countryinns.com
• • X $
The Napp Inn, Rock Falls
510 W. Rock Falls Rd. • (815) 625-2324
X $
Rock Falls Hotel, Rock Falls
2105 1st Ave. • (815) 626-5500 • hotelrockfalls.com
• • • X $$
Super 8, Rock Falls
2100 1st Ave. • (800) 800-8000 • (815) 626-8800 • super8.com
• • X $
Holiday Inn Rock Island Hotel & Conference Center, Rock Island
226 17th St. • (800) 315-2621 • (309) 794-1212 • holidayinn.com
• • • • X $$
Jumer’s Casino Hotel, Rock Island
777 Jumer Dr. • (800) 477-7747 • (309) 756-4600 • jumerscri.com
• • • X $$
Mississippi Valley Lodge, Rockport
14043 Hwy. 54 • (217) 437-2013
$
Countryside Motel, Roseville
Hwy. 116 E. • (309) 426-2613
X $
Green Gables Motel, Rushville
U.S. Hwy. 67 • (217) 322-4371
$
Blackhawk Motel, Savanna
19856 IL Rt 84 • (815) 273-0138
• X $
L&M Motel, Savanna
2000 N. Oakton Rd. • (815) 273-7728 • l-mmotel.com
• $
Seven Eagles Campground & Resort, Savanna
9734 Rt. 84 • (815) 273-7301 • goseveneagles.com
• X $
Super 8, Savanna
101 Valley View Dr. • (800) 800-8000 • (815) 273-2288 • super8.com
• • • X $
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, Shiloh
3396 Green Mount Crossing Dr. • (800) 315-2621 • (618) 632-0400 • hiexpress.com
• • X $
Briarwood Inn, Sparta
1755 N. Market St. • (618) 443-4526
• • X $
Budget Inn, Sparta
402 E. Broadway St. • (618) 443-3187
• X $
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, Sparta
1301 N. Market St. • (800) 315-2621 • (618) 443-6020 • hiexpress.com
• • X $
Sparta Motel, Sparta
700 S. St. Louis St. • (618) 443-3614 • sparta-motel.com
• $
Spring Valley Inn, Spring Valley
Rtes. 6 and 89 • (815) 894-2225 • springvalleymotel.com
X $
Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, Stockton
200 Dillon Ave. • (800) 456-4000 • (815) 947-6060 • countryinns.com
• • • X $
Valley Vu Motel, Stockton
400 E. North Ave. • (815) 947-2529
X $
Executive Inn, Thomson
800 One Mile Rd. • (815) 259-7378 • thomsonexecutiveinn.com
• • X $
The Lodge at Buck’s Barn, Thomson
5020 Rt. 84 S. • (866) 596-6966 • (815) 259-8278 • bucksbarnresort.com
• • • X $
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Massbach Ridge Winery creates award-winning wines
of many different styles made from grapes grown in
Jo Daviess County. Come taste the wine and enjoy the
picturesque view. X$
log Cabin Winery, ellis Grove
7294 Shawneetown Tr., (618) 615-6816, illinoiswine.org
The winery specializes in fruit- and herb-based wines,
including peach, raspberry, red and white grape, licorice,
dill and mint.$
Galena Cellars Vineyard & Winery, Galena
Tasting room: 515 S. Main St.; vineyard: 4746 N. Ford Rd.,
(800) 397-WINE, galenacellars.com
This family-owned winery presses, ferments and ages
award-winning fruit and table wines in a restored 1840s
granary. Call for tours of the nearby vineyard. Visit the
second location in Geneva. X$
Vintages tasting Room & Wine Garden, Galesburg
57 S. Seminary St., (309) 335-2744, vintagestaste.com
This retail shop offers wine tastings and a large
selection of fine wines, craft beers, gift baskets and
accessories. X$
Prairie state Winery, Genoa
217 W. Main St., (815) 784-4540, prairiestatewinery.com
Live green while sipping a glass of red or white at this
sustaniable winery.$
aeries Riverview Winery & Cottages, Grafton
600 Timber Ridge, (618) 786-8439, aerieswinery.com
Tastings are offered daily at this winery atop the Mississippi
River bluffs. X$
Grafton Winery & brewhaus, Grafton
300 W. Main St., (618) 786-3001, thegraftonwinery.com
No matter what time of year, this winery provides
a gorgeous view, calm ambiance and, of course,
delicious wine. $
Mary Michelle Winery, Grafton
Pere Marquette Lodge, 13653 Lodge Blvd.,
(618) 786-2331, pmlodge.net
While spending your day visiting wineries, be sure to
stop in and taste concoctions from the vintner who won
White Wine Best of Class at the 2006 San Francisco Wine
Competition. $
Piasa Winery, Grafton
211 W. Main St., (618) 786-WINE, piasawinery.com
Piasa Winery stocks a variety of wines produced in Illinois,
plus many wine-related gifts. Piasa started bottling its own
wine in 2001. $
Rocky Waters Vineyard/Winery, inc., hanover
2003 W. Hanover Rd., (815) 591-9706, rockywaters.net
Experience the spectacular view, taste wines made
entirely from locally grown grapes and relax on the
deck. X$
silver Moon Winery, lanark
21305 Zier Rd., (815) 493-6888, silvermoonwineryinc.com
Enjoy wine tasting in a laid-back, friendly and unrushed
atmosphere. X$
Mackinaw Valley Vineyard, Mackinaw
33633 Rte. 9, (309) 359-9463,
mackinawvalleyvineyard.com
Experience a bit of Napa Valley in western Illinois.
Visit the winery, tasting room and gift shop.
Enjoy the panoramic view for weddings, receptions
and meetings. X$
Willett’s Winery & Cellar, Manito
105 E. Market St., (309) 968-7070, willettswinery.com
A family-owned and -operated winery nestled in a small-
town atmosphere. Experience European charm with a glass
of wine in the Market Street Courtyard. X$
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Congress Inn, Troy
909 Edwardsville Rd. • (618) 667-9969
• X $
Holiday Inn Express, Troy
2020 Formosa Rd. • (800) 315-2621 • (618) 667-9200 • hiexpress.com
• • X $
Red Roof Inn, Troy
2030 Formosa Rd. • (618) 667-2222 • redroof.com
• • • X $
Super 8, Troy
910 Edwardsville Rd. • (800) 800-8000 • (618) 667-8888 • super8.com
• • X $
America’s Best Value Inn, Ullin
128 Cheekwood Ln. • (618) 845-3773
• • X $
Sleep Inn, Washington
1101 N. Cummings Ln. • (877) 4CHOICE • (309) 481-0450 • sleepinn.com
• • X $
Super 8, Washington
1884 Washington Rd. • (800) 800-8000 • (309) 444-8881 • super8.com
• X $
Sunset Motel, Waterloo
206 S. Market St. • (618) 939-7503
$
Super 8, Waterloo
112 Warren Dr. • (800) 800-8000 • (618) 939-2020 • super8.com
• • X $
Bel-Air Motel, Wood River
542 W. Ferguson Ave. • (618) 254-0683
$
Bed & Breakfasts
The Slammer, Aledo
309 S. College Ave. • (309) 582-5359 • theslammer.net
$
Jackson House B&B, Alton
1821 Seminary St. • (800) 462-1426 • (618) 462-1426 • jacksonbb.com
• X $$
The Beall Mansion, Alton
407 E. 12th St. • (866) THE-BEALL • (618) 474-9100 • beallmansion.com
$$
Tiffany Inn, Alton
410 E. Broadway • (618) 462-4145 • altonartglass.com/tiffanyinn.html
$
Peaceful Pines, Apple River
9033 E. Canyon Rd. • (815) 745-2536 • peacefulpines.net
• $$
Swans Court B&B, Belleville
421 Court St. • (800) 840-1058 • (618) 233-0779 • bbonline.com/il/swanscourt
X $
The Gallery Inn Bishop Hill, Bishop Hill
109 W. Main St. • (309) 927-3080 • bishophillgalleryinn.com
$
Shallowbrook Farm, Bradford
RR 2 • (309) 897-8437
• X $
Jerome Place B&B, Cahokia
827 Ester St. • (618) 337-1537 • bbonline.com/il/jerome
• $
The Victorian Inn, Camp Point
217 N. Illinois St. • (877) 693-6116 • (217) 593-6116 • victorian-inn.com
• $
Landmark Inn B&B, Canton
1060 N. Main St. • (309) 647-9746 • landmarkinnofcanton.com
• $
Fitz Randolph House Inn, Carthage
262 Main St. • (217) 357-0956 • fitzrandolphhouseinn.com
$
The Stone House B&B, Chester
509 W. Harrison St. • (618) 604-9106 • thestonehouse.net
$
Creekside Vineyard Inn, Coal Valley
7505 120th St. • (309) 787-6919 • creeksidevineyards.com
$$
Bed of Roses, Collinsville
900 St. Louis Rd. • (618) 343-9898
• $
Maggie’s B&B, Collinsville
2102 N. Keebler Rd. • (618) 344-8283
• $
Leisure Harbor Inn, Cordova
701 Main Ave. • (309) 654-2233 • leisureharborinn.com
$
The Barn B&B, Dahinda
1690 Kenny St. • (309) 639-4408 • thebarnbedandbreakfast.com
$
1850s Guest House, Dallas City
1550 E. Rt. 96 • (877) 852-3652 • (217) 852-3652 • 1850sguesthouse.com
• X $
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Villa Marie Vineyard, Maryville
6633 E. Main St., (618) 345-3100, thevillamariewinery.com
Set in the rolling countryside near Maryville, the vineyard
grows Corot Noir, Noiret, Vignoles, Norton and Traminette
grapes. $
Ridge View Winery, Mount sterling
RR 4, (217) 289-3300, ridgeviewwinery.com
This winery features a roomy basement for making, aging,
bottling and bonding wines. The first floor opens onto a
great room, complete with fireplace, vaulted ceilings and
tasting bar. Open decks on the outside offer panoramic
views. X $
baxter’s Vineyards, nauvoo
2010 E. Parley St., (800) 854-1396, (217) 453-2528,
nauvoowinery.com
Taste the spirits at the state’s oldest winery, established
in 1857. The fifth-generation family-owned winery is open
daily for self-guided tours and free wine tastings. X $
Lau-Nae Winery, Red bud
1522 Rte. 3, (618) 282-WINE, lau-naewinery.com
Lau-Nae Winery is family owned and located in historic
Randolph County. Enjoy the award-winning wines in the
tasting room or on the outdoor covered patio. X $
Hopewell Winery, Rockport
19048 U.S. Hwy. 54, (217) 285-2759, hopewellwinery.com
A perfect place to enjoy food, wine and friends,
whether inside or outside on the lawn. X $
indian Creek Vineyard, toulon
9669 Vineyard Rd., (309) 286-5302, indiancreekvineyard.com
This unique setting in Stark County includes a
commercial vineyard with a remodeled barn serving
as a retail wine shop and a B&B in a historic home
overlooking the vineyard. X $
Spirit Knob Winery, ursa
2213 E. 640th Plaza, (217) 964-2678, spiritknob.com
Located on the bluffs of the Mississippi River, Spirit
Knob Winery offers group tours and wine tastings by
appointment. Open weekends. X $
schorr lake Vineyard and Winery, Waterloo
1032 S. Library St., (618) 939-3174
All wines at Schorr Lake are estate grown and produced.
Visitors are always welcome to try their hand at picking
grapes, making wine and bottling. X $
Performing arts
Beardstown Grand Opera House, beardstown
123 State St., (217) 323-3271, (217) 323-5479,
beardstownopera.com
Originally built in 1872 and currently under restoration, this
jewel of the Midwest boasts frescoed ceilings, a large stage
and dressing rooms. The first-floor corner is currently used
as a cabaret stage. $
Fulton County Playhouse, bryant
Rte. 100 west of Bryant, (309) 647-6032,
fultoncountyplayhouse.com
This community theater provides year-round entertainment.
Highlights include summer productions in a rustic barn and
a Dec. dinner theater. $
eastlight theatre, east Peoria
2200 E. Washington St., (309) 699-7469,
eastlighttheatre.com
Sit in one of more than 1,000 seats and enjoy some of
the best talent in the Midwest perform at this regional
community theater. X $
Galena Trolley Depot Theater, Galena
314 S. Main St., (815) 777-1248, galenatrolleys.com
See a live theater performance in this 135-seat theater. X $
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Bilbrey Farms B&B, Edwardsville
8724 Pin Oak Rd. • (618) 692-1950 • bilbreyfarms.com
• X $$
Green Tree Inn, Elsah
15 Mill St. • (618) 374-2821 • greentreeinn.com
$$
Maple Leaf Cottage Inn, Elsah
12 Selma St. • (618) 374-1684 • mapleleafcottages.com
$$
305 North, Galena
305 N. Main St. • (866) 777-9125 • (815) 777-9125 • 305n.com
• $$
Aalto’s Station House Cottages at Irish Hollow, Galena
2777 S. Irish Hollow Rd. • (815) 777-6000 • irishhollow.com
$$$$
Aaron’s Cottages & Cabins at the Goldmoor, Galena
9001 Sand Hill Rd. • (800) 255-3925 • (815) 777-3925 • goldmoor.com
• • X $$$
Abbey’s High Street B&B, Galena
105 S. High St. • (815) 777-1850 • abbeyshighst.com
$$
A Beautiful Tierra Linda, Galena
826 S. Rocky Hill Rd. • (815) 777-1234 • tierralinda.com
• $
Abe’s Spring Street Guest House, Galena
414 Spring St. • (815) 777-0354 • galenabedbreakfast.com
$
Admiral’s Park Avenue Guest House, Galena
208 Park Ave. • (800) 359-0743 • (815) 777-1075 • galenaparkavenue.com
$$
Aldrich Guest House, Galena
900 3rd St. • (815) 777-3323 • aldrichguesthouse.com
$$
Allen’s Log Cabin Guest House, Galena
11661 W. Chetlain Ln. • (815) 777-4777 • galena-illinois-lodging.com
• X $$
Ann’s Snoop Sisters Inn, Galena
1000 3rd St. • (815) 777-3062 • snoopsistersinn.com
$
Annie Wiggins Guest House, Galena
1004 Park Ave. • (815) 777-0336 • anniewiggins.com
$$
Avery Guest House, Galena
606 S. Prospect St. • (877) 283-7922 • (815) 777-3883 • averybedandbreakfast.com
$
Belle Aire Mansion & Guest House, Galena
11410 U.S. Hwy. 20 W. • (815) 777-0893 • belleairemansion.com
$
Bernadine’s Stillman Inn, Galena
513 Bouthillier St. • (866) 777-0557 • (815) 777-0557 • stillmaninn.com
$$
Brierwreath Manor B&B, Galena
216 N. Bench St. • (815) 777-0608 • brierwreath.com
$$
Brixen Ivy’s Victorian Mansion, Galena
301 S. High St. • (815) 777-0675 • victorianmansion.com
$$
Captain Harris Guest House & Honeymoon Cottage, Galena
713 S. Bench St. • (800) 996-4799 • (815) 777-4713 • captainharris.com
$$
Cloran Mansion & Antonio’s Cottage, Galena
1237 Franklin St. • (866) 234-0583 • (815) 777-0583 • cloranmansion.com
• X $$
The Country English Cottages, Galena
2800 S. Irish Hollow Rd. • (815) 777-6000 • irishhollow.com
$$$$
Farmers’ Guest House & Annie Lloyd’s Cottage, Galena
334 Spring St. • (888) 459-1847 • (815) 777-3456 • farmersguesthouse.com
$$
Felt Manor Guest House, Galena
125 S. Prospect St. • (800) 383-2830 • (815) 777-9093 • feltmanor.com
$$
Galena Log Cabin Getaway, Galena
9401 W. Hart John Rd. • (815) 777-4200 • galenalogcabins.com
• X $$
Goldmoor Inn, Galena
9001 Sand Hill Rd. • (800) 255-3925 • (815) 777-3925 • goldmoor.com
• • X $$$
Grandview Guest House, Galena
113 S. Prospect St. • (800) 373-0732 • (815) 777-1387 • galenagrandviewguesthome.com
$
Greenbriar Country Inn and Suites, Galena
345 Spring St. • (815) 777-3153 • greenbriargalena.com
X $
Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages, Galena
2752 W. Cording Rd. • (888) 777-6016 • (815) 777-4100 • hawkvalleyretreat.com
X $$
Hellman Guest House, Galena
318 Hill St. • (815) 281-1113 • hellmanguesthouse.com
$$
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Orpheum Theatre, Galesburg
57 S. Kellogg St., (309) 342-2299, theorpheum.org
Opened as a vaudeville house in 1916, the Orpheum
hosted many early stars of stage and screen.
Restored in 1988, it continues to reflect its former
glory, bringing to the stage a diverse blend of concerts
and theatrical productions. X$
Richmond Hill Players, Geneseo
600 Robinson Dr., (309) 944-2244, rhplayers.com
Atop the bluff in Geneseo is the Barn Theatre, where the
Richmond Hill Players perform. The group’s actors, directors,
backstage personnel and support staff come from a
100-mile radius. $
Conklin’s Barn II Dinner Theatre, Goodfield
1451 Timberline Rd., (309) 965-2545, barn2.com
Professional comedies and musicals are presented
year-round in a rustic 1941 barn. X$
Playcrafters Barn Theatre, Moline
4950 35th Ave., (309) 762-0330, (309) 762-3886,
playcrafters.com
Enjoy productions of your favorite shows in a rustic
barn.X$
Quad City Music Guild, Moline
1584 34th Ave., (309) 762-6610, qcmusicguild.com
This nonprofit organization is dedicated to
providing high-quality musical entertainment in
the Quad Cities.$
Timber Lake Playhouse, Mount Carroll
8215 Black Oak Rd., (815) 244-2035,
timberlakeplayhouse.org
See a show produced by the oldest continuously running
professional summer-stock theater in Illinois. The season
runs June–Aug. Reservations recommended. X$
Corn Stock Theatre, Peoria
1700 N. Park Rd., (309) 676-2196, cornstocktheatre.com
Five different shows—musicals, comedies and dramas-in-
the-round—are held under a tent in the park May–Sept.
X$
Peoria Ballet, Peoria
809 Detweiller Dr., (309) 690-7990, peoriaballet.com
World-class artists and choreography bring family
traditions, such as the Nutcracker and other performances,
to the Peoria Civic Center. $
Peoria Civic Center, Peoria
201 SW. Jefferson Ave., (309) 673-8900,
peoriaciviccenter.com
This multifaceted facility is home to the Peoria Symphony,
Peoria Ballet, sports events and more. X$
Peoria Players Theatre, Peoria
4300 N. University at Lake Ave., (309) 688-4473,
peoriaplayers.org
This community theater presents six productions
a year, from comedies to tragedies. Also enjoy summer
youth theater and special summer and holiday
events. X$
Peoria Symphony Orchestra, Peoria
203 Harrison St., (309) 637-2787, peoriasymphony.org
Excellent performances of fine music in varied settings.
Attracts world-renowned artists as guest soloists. $
Ole Red Barn Country Music & Banquet Hall, Pittsfield
500 Piper Lane, (217) 754-3544
Family-style country music and gospel show featuring
popular bands, guest stars and comedians. Open year-
round, Fri. and Sat. evenings and Sun. afternoons. $
Quincy Community Theatre, Quincy
300 Civic Center Plaza, (217) 222-3209, lqct.org
This state-of-the-art community theater far outshines
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The Inn at Irish Hollow, Galena
2800 S. Irish Hollow Rd. • (815) 777-6000 • irishhollow.com
$$$
LeFevre Inn & Resort, Galena
9917 W. Deininger Ln. • (800) 619-9500 • (815) 777-3929 • lefevreinn.com
• • X $
Main Street Inn, Galena
404 S. Main St. • (815) 777-3454 • mainstinn.com
$$
Queen Anne Guest House, Galena
200 Park Ave. • (815) 777-3849 • queenanneguesthouse.com
$$
Renaissance Riverboat Suites & Rooms, Galena
324–328 Spring St. • (815) 777-0123 • galenarensuites.com
$$
Ryan Mansion, Galena
11373 U.S. Hwy. 20 W. • (815) 777-2750 • ryanmansiongalena.com
$
The Steamboat House, Galena
605 S. Prospect St. • (800) 717-2317 • (815) 777-2317 • thesteamboathouse.com
$$
Great House B&B, Galesburg
501 E. Losey St. • (309) 342-8683 • galesburg.net/~great
X $$
Seacord House B&B, Galesburg
624 N. Cherry St. • (309) 342-4107 • illinoisbnb.com
$
Tara Point Inn & Cottages, Grafton
1 Tara Point • (618) 786-3555 • tarapoint.com
X $$
The Carriage House, Havana
328 S. Plum St. • (309) 543-4156
$
Mission Oak Inn B&B, Henry
1108 County Rd. 930E • (309) 370-4083 • missionoakinn.com
• $$
The Chocolate Affiar, Highland
801 9th St. • (618) 654-9340 • thechocolateaffair.com
$$
Aunt Daisy’s B&B, Kewanee
223 W. Central Blvd. • (888) 422-4148 • auntdaisy.net
$
Good’s Furniture B&B, Kewanee
200 N. Main St. • (309) 852-5656 • americasfurnitureshowplace.com
X $$
Old Farm House, Keyesport
21722 Keyesport Rd. • (618) 749-5670
$
Sisson’s Country Inn B&B, Kilbourne
18375 E. County Rd. 800 N. • (309) 538-9200
• • X $
The Sabbath Center, Lanark
22782 Short Rd. • (815)656-4905 • sabbathcenter.com
$$
The Standish House B&B, Lanark
540 W. Carroll St. • (866) 493-2307 • (815) 493-2307
$
Dr. Jazz Luxury Suite, Lebanon
230 W. St. Louis St. • (618) 537-2200 • drjazzsuite.com
$
Lebanon’s Queen Anne B&B, Lebanon
102 E. Main St. • (618) 537-6604 • lebanonsqueenanne.com
$
Inselhaus B&B, Macomb
538 N. Randolph St. • (309) 833-5400 • inselhausbb.com
• $
The Pineapple Inn, Macomb
204 W. Jefferson St. • (309) 837-1914 • thepineappleinn.com
$$
Corner George Inn B&B, Maeystown
1101 Main St. • (800) 458-6020 • (618) 458-6660 • cornergeorgeinn.com
X $
Marissa Station B&B, Marissa
202 S. Main St. • (618) 363-0363 • marissastation.com
$
Along the Way B&B, Mitchell
152 Central Ave. • (618) 931-1537 • alongthewayb-b.com
$$
River Edge B&B, Moline
4234 River Dr. • (309) 797-6442 • bbonline.com/il/riveredge
• $$
We Share, Moline
1860 25th Ave. • (309) 762-7059 • visitquadcities.com
$
Old Church House Inn B&B, Mossville
1416 E. Mossville Rd. • (309) 579-2300 • oldchurchhouseinn.com
$$
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many professional theaters with its full orchestra pit and
thrust stage. Six different performances a year attract
sell-out crowds. $
Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse, Rock Island
1828 3rd Ave., (309) 786-7733, circa21.com
Beautiful 1920s vaudeville house offering dinner theater,
some of Broadway’s finest musicals, comedies and a
children’s theater. X$
The Phoenix Opera House, Rushville
South Side Sq., (217) 322-4154
This 1882 opera house is listed on the National Register
of Historic Places. The venue features an art gallery and
entertainment events, including productions by Pandora’s
Playhouse Community Theatre. X$
shopping
NatioNal BraNds
St. Clair Square Shopping Mall, Fairview Heights
I-64 at Rte. 159, (618) 632-7567, stclairsquare.com
Find all your favorites, from Dillards to Sears. in this
expansive two-story mall. X
Shoppes at Grand Prairie, Peoria
5201 W. War Memorial Dr., (309) 692-3672,
theshoppesatgrandprairie.com
Shop at this vibrant, open-air lifestyle center with its wide
selection of stores. The center is anchored by Bergner’s,
Dick’s Sporting Goods, DSW and Old Navy.
aNtiquiNg
Alton Antiques District, Alton
Broadway St., (800) 258-6645, visitalton.com
Alton’s Broadway St. boasts more than 60 antiques
dealers, making this city a center of the antiques
trade in the Midwest. X
Pleasant Hill Antique Mall, East Peoria
315 S. Pleasant Hill Rd., (309) 694-4040,
pleasanthillantiquemall.com
Visit more than 200 antiques and collectibles dealers,
as well as a charming tearoom. X
Galesburg Antiques Mall, Galesburg
Main and Seminary streets, (309) 342-8571,
seminarystreet.com
Antiques and collectibles from some of the Midwest’s finest
dealers are showcased in a beautifully restored building
located in Galesburg’s historic commercial district. X
Grafton Antiques District, Grafton
Main St., (800) 258-6645, visitalton.com
Spend the day in this charming river town at the confluence
of the Illinois and Mississippi rivers. Visitors will find more
than 20 antiques and specialty shops, as well as restaurants,
in the center of town. X
Lebanon Antiques District, Lebanon
St. Louis St., (618) 537-8420
Lebanon’s antiques district in the center of town boasts 20
antiques shops, which add to the traditional flavor of this
historic village. X
Pulford Opera House Antique Mall, Savanna
324 Main St., (815) 273-2661
If the thought of rummaging for antiques in an old opera
house is intriguing, you’ll be sure to love this mall with
several sellers.
Wilmington Antique Dealers, Wilmington
Downtown Wilmington on Water St., (815) 476-5991,
route66wilmington.com
Shop off historic Route 66 for antiques as old as the
road’s history.
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Country Palmer House, Mt. Carroll
17035 Elizabeth Rd. • (815) 244-2343 • gocarrollcounty.com
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Market Street Walk-Up, Mt. Carroll
113 W. Market St. • (815) 297-3893
$$
Prairie Path Guest House B&B, Mt. Carroll
1002 N. Lowden Rd. • (815) 244-3462 • bbonline.com
$
Ellis Sanders House, Nauvoo
1285 Sidney St. • (888) 453-2444 • (217) 453-2444 • ellissandershouse.com
$$
The Nauvoo Grand B&B, Nauvoo
2015 Parley St. • (217) 453-2767 • (217) 242-0209 • bbonline.com/il/nauvoogrand
X $$
Serenity at Nauvoo, Nauvoo
545 S. Fulmer St. • (217) 453-6783
X $
Sonora Gardens Farmstead, Nauvoo
970 E. County Rd. 2100 • (309) 221-7286 • sonoragardens.com
$
Temple View B&B, Nauvoo
1295 Knight St. • 865/208-5439 •
X $$
Willard Richards Inn, Nauvoo
950 White St. • (800) 862-1215 • willardrichardsinn.com
X $$
Gray House B&B, New Salem
36510 290th Ave. • (866) 434-9228 • (217) 285-2230 • grayhousebb.com
$
Monroe Street Suites, Pittsfield
221 S. Monroe St. • (217) 285-6129 • monroestreetsuites.com
$
Plymouth Rock Roost B&B, Plymouth
201 W. Summer St. • (309) 458-6444 • plymouthil.com
$
North House, Prophetstown
102 Lafayette St. • (815) 537-2350
$$
Cooper Adams House, Quincy
1122 Kentucky St. • (217) 222-8660 • cooperadamshouse.com
• $
Top O’ the Morning B&B, Rock Island
1505 19th Ave. • (309) 786-3513 • bbonline.com/il/morning
$
Victorian Inn B and B, Rock Island
702 20th St. • (800) 728-7068 • (309) 788-7068 • victorianinnbandb.com
$
The Franklin Street Inn, Rushville
143 S. Franklin St. • (217) 322-2086 • thefranklinstreetinn.com
X $
The Blue B&B, Savanna
321 Main St. • (815) 541-8684 • bluebedandbreakfast.com
$
GG’s Guest House, Savanna
629 Chicago Ave. • (815) 273-4726
• $$
Granny O’Neil’s River Inn, Savanna
31 3rd St. • (815) 273-4726 • bedandbreakfast.com
$
Oscar Swan Country Inn, Scales Mound
3351 Elizabeth–Scales Mound Rd. • (815) 541-0653 • oscarswan.com
• $$
Chestnut Street Inn, Sheffield
301 E. Chestnut St. • (800) 537-1304 • (815) 454-2419 • chestnut-inn.com
• $$
Moody Manor B&B, Sparta
254 N. Market St. • (618) 534-7283 • moodymanor.com
$
Hummingbird Hollow B&B, Tamms
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Indian Creek Vineyard B&B, Toulon
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Galena Main street historic District, Galena
Downtown Galena, (877) 464-2536, galena.org
Galena’s historic Main Street, named the Best Main
Street in the Midwest by Midwest Living magazine,
curves past more than 100 storefronts offering
locally made products, antiques and collectibles,
local wines, candies, books, apparel, home and garden
items, art and more.
seminary street historic Commercial District, Galesburg
383 E. Simmons St., (309) 342-1000,
seminarystreet.com
Seminary Street is one of the Midwest’s early success
stories in downtown revitalization. Buildings once
nearly abandoned now thrive with restaurants,
distinctive specialty shops, a historic antiques mall,
coffee roastery, vegetarian deli, bakery and a salon
and spa. X
John Deere Commons & Moline Centre, Moline
River Dr., (309) 762-7463, molinecentre.org
Shop the John Deere Store, Watermark Corners and
numerous shops and antiques stores. Enjoy restaurants
and pubs located throughout the Commons and
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historic Downtown Mount Carroll, Mount Carroll
Market and Main streets, (815) 244-2255,
mountcarrollil.org
Stroll the brick streets on a free historic walking tour and
enjoy the architectural beauty of downtown Mount Carroll,
which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
You’ll find antiques, unique eateries, artisans and other
specialty shops.
Junction City Shopping Center, Peoria
5901 N. Prospect Rd., (309) 740-0808,
newjunctioncity.com
Explore locally owned, upscale boutiques or dine at one of
the restaurants along this historic boardwalk. X
Metro Centre, Peoria
4700 N. University St., (309) 692-6690,
shopmetrocentre.com
Treasures abound in this shopping center located
in the center of Peoria. With shops dedicated to fashion,
chocolate, pets, crafts and beauty, the possibilities
are endless.
Village of Peoria heights, Peoria heights
1203 E. Kingman Ave., (309) 685-4812,
peoriaheightschamber.com
Unique specialty shops featuring home decor, olive
oils and women’s clothing, and a wide array of eating
establishments with exquisite cuisine make this village
charming and fun.
Princeton Main street, Princeton
435 S. Main St., (877) 730-4306, visitprinceton-il.com
This wonderfully walkable old-fashioned Main Street offers
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historic Quincy business District, Quincy
128 N. 5th St., (217) 228-8696, downtownquincy.com
More than 85 retail stores and 30 restaurants are located in
beautiful turn-of-the-20th-century buildings
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Illinois Artisans Shop, lewistown
10956 N. Dickson Mounds Rd., (309) 547-5924,
museum.state.il.us
Illinois artisans display and sell their art and fine crafts. Find
jewelry, baskets, ceramics, textiles, paintings, photography,
glass art and more. X
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Start your tour of all things Abe in Springfeld, which
holds the most Lincoln sites in the state. Begin at the
beautifully restored Union Station, now a visitors cen-
ter. Across the street, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential
Library and Museum is the most-visited presidential
museum in the nation. Tour the nearby Lincoln Home,
the only house Abe ever owned, where he and his family
lived before moving to the White House. Enter the halls
of the Old State Capitol, a replica of the building where
his region was once
the stomping ground of
President Lincoln. Relive
his remarkable legacy as
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Springfeld home and law offce to
the Abraham Lincoln Presidential
Library and Museum. Journey along
a historic stretch of Route 66 dotted
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Shea’s Gas Station Museum and the
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Lincoln served as a legislator and gave his famed House
Divided speech on slavery. Visit the Lincoln Tomb in Oak
Ridge Cemetery, where the family was laid to rest.
Near Springfeld is Lincoln’s New Salem, a replica
of the frontier village where the young Lincoln settled
and served as the town’s postmaster. The Lincoln Log
Cabin in Lerna is part of a living-history farm where
interpreters portray Lincoln’s father and stepmother,
Thomas and Sarah Bush Lincoln.
Back in Springfeld, spend time at the Illinois State
Museum, which tells the story of the state from pre-
historic times to the present, and includes the new Play
Museum for little ones. The recently reopened Dana-
Thomas House, built for a Springfeld socialite, is a
Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece. Kids will get a kick out
of Knight’s Action Park & Caribbean Water Adven-
ture, which offers carnival rides, a water park and the
next-door Route 66 Twin Drive-In movie theater. A
new family attraction in Springfeld is Scheels, a sprawl-
ing sporting goods store that features a full-size indoor
Ferris wheel, a NASCAR simulator, an old-fashioned
shooting gallery and a combination deli/fudge shop.
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of Illinois. In Normal, the
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splashy new Water Works!
play exhibit. Head for fun in
the sun at Lake Shelbyville,
one of Illinois’ largest lakes, which offers swimming, boat-
ing, fshing, hiking and horseback riding. Or opt for the
quiet elegance of Allerton Park & Retreat Center, which
features 1,500 acres of formal gardens and nature trails.
Learn about the Amish way of life at Rockome Gar-
dens in Arcola, where you’ll find the Illinois Amish
Museum. Visit with Santa’s furry helpers at Hardy’s
Reindeer Ranch in Rantoul from August through
December. The University of Illinois at Urbana-
Champaign offers the Krannert Art Museum and
Center for the Performing Arts, and Fighting Illini bas-
ketball games at Assembly Hall.
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VIsItor
resources
Land of Lincoln Regional
Tourism Development Ofce
Springfeld Hilton Hotel,
700 E. Adams St., Springfeld
(217) 525-7980
visitlandofincoln.com
Abraham Lincoln Tourism
Bureau of Logan County
1555 Fifth St., Lincoln
(217) 732-8687
abe66.com
Bloomington-Normal Area
Convention and Visitors Bureau
3201 CIRA Rd., Suite 201, Bloomington
(800) 433-8226, (309) 665-0033
bloomingtonnormalcvb.org
Champaign County Convention
and Visitors Bureau
108 S. Neil St., Champaign
(800) 369-6151, (217) 351-4133
visitchampaigncounty.org
Danville Area Convention
and Visitors Bureau
100 W. Main St. #146, Danville
(800) 383-4386, (217) 442-2096
danvilleareainfo.com
Decatur Area Convention
and Visitors Bureau
202 E. North St., Decatur
(800) 331-4479, (217) 423-7000
decaturcvb.com
Efngham Convention and
Visitors Bureau
1505 Hampton Dr., Efngham
(800) 772-0750, (217) 342-5310
visitefnghamil.com
Jacksonville Area Convention
& Visitors Bureau
310 E. State St., Jacksonville
(800) 593-5678, (217) 243-5678
jacksonvilleil.org
Lake Shelbyville Area Convention
and Visitor Bureau
315 E. Main St., Shelbyville
(800) 874-3529, (217) 774-2244
lakeshelbyville.com
Springfeld Convention
and Visitors Bureau
109 N. 7th St., Springfeld
(800) 545-7300, (217) 789-2360
visit-springfeldillinois.com
The Tourism Bureau ILLINOISouth
10950 Lincoln Trail,
Fairview Heights
(800) 442-1488, (618) 397-1488
thetourismbureau.org
tourIsm Info
centers
Cumberland Road
I-70 Westbound Rte. 3, Marshall
(217) 826-3400
Salt Kettle
I-74 Westbound, Oakwood
(217) 354-2117
Union Station
500 E. Madison St., Springfeld
(217) 557-4588
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108 illinois. mile after magnificent mile.
cultural attractions
Ben Winter Museum, Altamont
RR 1, (618) 483-6665, altamontil.net
Home to 15 steam engines, several gas and oil engines,
and other antiques, the Ben Winter Museum holds valuable
pieces of history that any visitor can relate to. free
Arcola Depot Welcome Center, Arcola
135 N. Oak St., (800) 336-5456, (217) 268-4530,
arcolachamber.com
The historic depot provides information about this small-
town community, including the largest collection of antique
brooms and brushes in the United States. Pick up maps and
information on the Amish sites to help you explore this area.
XDonAtion
illinois Amish Museum, Arcola
Rockome Gardens, 125 N. County Road 425E, (888) 45-AMISH,
amishcenter.com
Step back in time to when meals were made from scratch
and buggies ruled the road. This is the first museum in
Illinois dedicated to Amish culture. The center hosts tours.
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Arthur–Amish Country Visitors Center, Arthur
106 E. Progress St., (800) 72-AMISH, (217) 543-2242,
amishcountryillinois.com
Visit quaint shops surrounded by the turn-of-the-20th-
century lifestyle of the Old Order Amish people. Xfree
Abraham Lincoln Long nine Museum, Athens
200 S. Main St., (217) 636-8755
Located on the way to Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic
Site, this building was built in 1832 by Col. Matthew Rogers.
Lincoln visited it on his way from New Salem to Springfield.
It now houses dioramas about Lincoln’s connection to
Athens. Open June–Sept. and by appointment. $
J. H. Hawes Grain elevator Museum, Atlanta
300 Vine St., (217) 648-2056, haweselevator.org
Discover a connection to the unique industry of producing,
storing and shipping Illinois’ grain. The museum, saved
by local citizens from becoming a practice fire for local
firefighters, has been an agricultural haven ever since. free
Lincoln Courtroom and Museum, Beardstown
101 W. 3rd St., (217) 323-3225, lincolnbeardstown.org
See the original building where Lincoln successfully tried
the famous Almanac trial. Museum also houses the Rudy
Black gun collection, the River Museum featuring the Illinois
River, a memorabilia room for the internationally known
Beardstown Ladies investment club and a gift shop. Xfree
Bryant Cottage State Historic Site, Bement
146 E. Wilson St., (217) 678-8184, bement.net
Some historians believe that Abraham Lincoln and Stephen
A. Douglas conferred about guidelines for their historic
debates in this 1856 cottage. XDonAtion
David Davis Mansion State Historic Site, Bloomington
1000 E. Monroe Dr., (309) 828-1084, daviddavismansion.org
Look inside the lifestyle of the Victorian era at this
19th-century estate. The carefully restored home was built in
1872 for U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Davis. DonAtion
McLean County Arts Center, Bloomington
601 N. East St., (309) 829-0011, mcac.org
The McLean County Arts Center hosts internationally
acclaimed art exhibits, as well as works by regional and
local artists. Rotating exhibitions, special openings and sales
are scheduled throughout the year. XDonAtion
McLean County Museum of History, Bloomington
200 N. Main St., (309) 827-0428, mchistory.org
Housed inside the old McLean County Courthouse on the
downtown Bloomington square where President Abraham
Lincoln once practiced law, the museum features permanent
and rotating exhibits that explore the rich history of central
Illinois. Xfree
Prairie Aviation Museum, Bloomington
2929 E. Empire St., (309) 663-7632,
prairieaviationmuseum.org
Experience aviation technology and history up close.
The headquarters houses a theater, aircraft models, engines,
photos, uniforms and Ozark Airlines memorabilia. X
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Krannert Art Museum & Kinkead Pavilion, Champaign
500 E. Peabody Dr., (217) 333-1861, kam.illinois.edu
Krannert Art Museum houses a collection of more than
8,000 works. The second largest public art museum in the
state also hosts lectures, symposiums and concerts. Stop by
the cafe and bookstore. Xfree
orpheum Children’s Science Museum, Champaign
346 N. Neil St., (217) 352-5895, orpheumkids.com
Wonders of science take center stage at this hands-on
museum, located at the Orpheum Theatre, built in 1914.
Exhibits include live animals, a water tornado, miniature
castle and an outdoor dinosaur dig. X
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Parkland Art Gallery, Champaign
2400 W. Bradley Ave., (217) 351-2485, parkland.edu/gallery
This gallery displays works by contemporary regional and
national artists. Exhibits illustrate a wide range of traditional
and innovative work. The gallery also hosts the National
Invitational Watercolor Show and Invitational Show of
Ceramic Art. Xfree
Sousa Archives & Center for American Music, Champaign
Harding Band Building, 240, 1103 S. 6th St., (217) 244-9309,
library.illinois.edu
John Philip Sousa’s personal band-music library, willed to
the University of Illinois, is on display, along with period
band uniforms and musical instruments. Relive a forgotten
time when you step into this museum honoring a true
“music man.” free
William M. Staerkel Planetarium, Champaign
Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., (217) 351-2568,
parkland.edu
A Zeiss Star Projector projects 7,600 visible stars onto a
50-ft. dome. The planetarium also presents amazing light
shows. X
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Lincoln-Douglas Debate Museum, Charleston
416 W. Madison Ave., (217) 348-0430, charlestontourism.org
A life-size statue marks this site, commemorating the
second of the famous debates between Abraham Lincoln
and Stephen A. Douglas. XDonAtion
Shiloh Cemetery, Charleston
Lincoln Hwy. one mile west of Lincoln’s Log Cabin
State Historic Site, (217) 345-1845, lincolnlogcabin.org
Many Civil War veterans rest in Shiloh, along with Thomas
and Sarah Lincoln, Abe’s father and stepmother. Xfree
tarble Arts Center, Charleston
S. 9th St. at Cleveland Ave., (217) 581-ARTS, eiu.edu/tarble
Located on the campus of Eastern Illinois University, this
museum features changing art exhibitions, Illinois folk art,
a chamber music series, classes and a gift shop. Xfree
C. H. Moore Homestead/DeWitt County Museum, Clinton
219 E. Woodlawn St., (217) 935-6066,
chmoorehomestead.org
C. H. Moore and Abraham Lincoln were close friends and
law associates. Enjoy seeing the lovely Victorian home,
farm buildings, blacksmith shop and telephone display. $
Union School interpretive Center, Clinton
4734 Weldon Springs Rd., (217) 935-2644, dnr.illinois.gov
Stop by and learn the ways of park interpreters,
who are filled with knowledge about nature and
wildlife. The visitors center includes a restored one-room
school and a township hall, both filled with scientific
and historical displays and exhibits. Xfree
Veterans Point, Clinton
4734 Weldon Springs Rd., (217) 936-2644, dnr.illinois.gov
Veterans Point honors and memorializes all the sacrifices
made by U.S. veterans. The various memorials and veterans
celebrations make it a perfect place to remember and honor
soldiers. Xfree
Woodlawn Cemetery Civil War Soldiers Plot, Clinton
W. Woodlawn St., (866) 4-DEWITT,
Memorial Day’s origins can be traced to this cemetery,
where Gen. John Logan organized the first post–Civil War
service in 1866. More than 60 Civil War soldiers are buried at
this cemetery Xfree
Vermilion County Museum, Danville
116 N. Gilbert St., (217) 442-2922, vermilioncountymuseum.org
The museum replicates the courthouse where Lincoln
practiced law from 1841 to 1859. Also on-site is the 1855
Fithian Home. See the room where Lincoln spent two
nights in 1858 and the balcony where he gave an
informal speech. X
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Vermilion County War Museum, Danville
307 N. Vermilion St., (217) 431-0034, vcwm.org
Located in the refurbished Carnegie Library building,
this museum constantly adds to its collection of artifacts
and memorabilia. The museum features a history of 10
wars involving the United States. X
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African-American Cultural Museum and Genealogical
Society of illinois, Decatur
314 N. Main St., (217) 429-7458, aaces.com
Here you will find a collection of photos, art and other
materials documenting the history and contributions of
African-Americans across the nation. X
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Children’s Museum of illinois, Decatur
55 S. Country Club Rd., (217) 423-KIDS, cmofil.com
Explore more than 10,000 sq. ft. of hands-on exhibits
focusing on people and cultures, the arts, physics,
humanities, the ecosystem and health services.
It’s entertaining for kids of all ages. X
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Hieronymus Mueller Museum, Decatur
420 W. Eldorado, (217) 423-6161, muellermuseum.org
A triubute to Decatur’s “unsung genius,” this museum
showcases all of Mueller’s amazing contributions to
modern technology.
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Macon County History Museum, Decatur
5580 N. Fork Rd., (217) 422-4919, mchsdecatur.org
The prairie years and the Victorian era come to life at this
official Looking for Lincoln
©
location. The Prairie Village
features the 1830s log courthouse where Lincoln tried
several cases, a train depot, blacksmith shop, print shop
and more. X
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Madden Arts Center, Decatur
125 N. Water St., (217) 423-3189, decaturarts.org
The warm, welcoming and slightly funky Madden Arts
Center is a richly renovated hub. The building houses
galleries, classrooms, an art shop and a photo lab. The
Anne Lloyd Gallery showcases local exhibits,as well as
extraordinary traveling collections. Xfree
frank Lloyd Wright’s first national Bank
of Dwight, Dwight
122 W. Main St., (815) 584-1212, fnbofdwight.com
This nearly unchanged structure has withstood the test of
time and is a picture-perfect replica of Wright’s original
building plans. Now, this fully functioning bank is a historic
symbol for the city of Dwight. Xfree
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Market Street Inn Bed & BreakfaSt is an original 1892 Queen Anne
Victorian mansion that embodies the architecture and décor of that era.
Romantic candlelit breakfasts add elegance while themed teddy bears bring
charm. 220 E. Market St., Taylorville, (217) 824-7220, marketstreetinn.com
GOOD nights
Pioneer Gothic Church, Dwight
201 N. Franklin St., (815) 584-1865, dwightchamber.net
Built in 1858 and restored in 1968, this church was visited in
1860 by the Prince of Wales, who later became King Edward
VII. While on a hunting expedition in the area, the prince
attended worship services here. XFree
Historic Courthouse, effingham
Jefferson Ave. at 3rd St., (217) 342-5310, effinghamil.com
Built in 1871, this courthouse is listed on the National
Register of Historic Places. On the lawn, see a monument to
Lord Effingham. Free
Greenup Train Depot & Museum, Greenup
213 W. Cumberland St., (217) 923-9306
This 1870, two-story landmark once served as Greenup’s
railroad depot. Today, a museum recalls the era of small-
town depots with displays of railroading artifacts. Free
DeMoulin Museum, Greenville
110 W. Main St., (618) 664-4115, demoulinmuseum.org
Learn about Greenville’s DeMoulin factory, which has
produced everything from lodge paraphernalia to band
uniforms. XFree
The richard W. Bock Sculpture Museum, Greenville
315 E. College Ave., (618) 664-6724, greenville.edu
Located on the Greenville College campus, this museum
is a tribute to the artist Richard Bock. More than 300 of his
sculptures are in the collection. Bock worked with Frank
Lloyd Wright for many years. XFree
Simpkins War Museum, Heyworth
605 E. Cole St., (309) 473-3989
More than 1,000 American shoulder patches, 130 pieces of
military headgear, 500 uniforms and more than 50 rifles are
on display here. See a Civil War 34-star American flag made
in 1861. XFree
David Strawn Art Gallery, Jacksonville
331 W. College Ave., (217) 243-9390, strawnartgallery.org
View early Mississippian Native American pottery, the
Miriam Cowgur Allen antique doll collection and rotating
exhibits in a historic home. XFree
Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site, Lerna
400 S. Lincoln Hwy. Rd., (217) 345-1845,
lincolnlogcabin.org
The 1840s farm and home of Thomas and Sarah Bush
Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln’s parents, is open year-round
and includes the Stephen Sargent Farm, the Reuben
Moore Home and a visitors center. A living-history
program is featured, with costumed interpreters,
May–Oct. XDonATion
Heritage in Flight Museum, Lincoln
Logan County Airport, 1351 Airport Rd., (217) 732-3333,
heritageinflight.org
See aircraft and memorabilia dating back to WWI in the
building that once housed German prisoners of war at
Camp Ellis. XDonATion
Lincoln Heritage Museum, Lincoln
Lincoln College, 300 Keokuk St., (217) 732-3155,
lincolncollege.edu
Lincoln’s life here is revealed in a large collection of
manuscripts, artifacts and other memorabilia. XFree
Postville Courthouse State Historic Site, Lincoln
914 5th St., (217) 732-8687, postvillecourthouse.com
Lincoln served as a lawyer on the Eighth Judicial Circuit,
stopping here at the first Logan County Courthouse,
in use from 1840 to 1847. XDonATion
Harlan Hall, Marshall
603 Locust St., (217) 826-2498, harlanhallmarshall.com
Home to the National Road Welcome Center, this center tells
the story of the political figures, surveyors, and builders of
the National Road. XDonATion
early American Museum, Mahomet
Rte. 47 N.,
1
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earlyamericanmuseum.org
See an extensive collection interpreting 19th- and early
20th-century life. Exhibits explore architecture, trades,
and childhood and domestic life of the times. XDonATion
Challenger Learning Center at Heartland
Community College, normal
1500 W. Raab Rd., (309) 268-8701,
challengerlearningcenter.com
An educational organization offering an interactive,
simulated space experience for students and other groups.
These “missions” promote leadership, communication and
critical thinking skills, and improve science and technology
education. XFree
Children’s Discovery Museum, normal
101 E. Beaufort St., (309) 433-3444,
childrensdiscoverymuseum.net
Experience three floors of hands-on exhibits. Unlike at
most museums, touching the educational exhibits is
encouraged. X
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independence Pioneer Village, oakland
Oakland-Newman Rd., (217) 346-2621,
See an 1828 homestead village with log homes, a general
store, a blacksmith shop, a village jail, a small covered
bridge and a church/schoolhouse. X
$
rosamond Grove Cemetery, Pana
Rte. 16, 3
1
⁄2 miles west of Pana, (217) 562-4240, panaillinois.com
A high mound overlooks the prairie at this cemetery and
features the famous Lincoln the Orator statue, as well as
Mary Lincoln, the Lincoln-commissioned cannon. Free
Bicentennial Art Center, Paris
132 S. Central Ave., (217) 466-8130, parisartcenter.com
Enjoy this historic 1828 mansion-turned-art-gallery with
its rotating displays that showcase the work of noted
midwestern artists. Classes and workshops for children and
adults are offered year-round. XFree
Lincoln’s new Salem State Historic Site, Petersburg
15588 History Lane, (217) 632-4000, lincolnsnewsalem.com
Visit this reconstructed 1830s village where Abraham Lincoln
lived as a young adult. Twenty-four buildings and costumed
interpreters re-create pioneer life. Theatre in the Park offers
family entertainment during summer. XDonATion
oakland Cemetery, Petersburg
Oakland Ave.,
1
⁄2 mile south of Petersburg, (217) 632-7363
Ann Rutledge was Abraham Lincoln’s first sweetheart, and
her death at a young age was a source of great pain for him.
Her tombstone bears an inscription written by Edgar Lee
Masters, who is buried nearby. XFree
international Walldog Mural and
Sign Art Museum, Pontiac
217 North Mill St., (815) 842-1848, muralmuseum.com
A museum telling the history of outdoor sign and mural
advertising.XFree
Pontiac-oakland Automobile Museum, Pontiac
205 N. Mill St., (815) 842-2345, visitpontiac.org
Covering the history of these two classic American car
brands, the museum houses numerous pristine vehicles,
a comprehensive library of historical maps and brochures,
and original design drawings. XFree
route 66 Hall of Fame & Museum, Pontiac
110 W. Howard St., (815) 844-IL66
The Mother Road comes alive with memorabilia from the
glory days of Route 66. Take a stroll down memory lane as
you browse through pictures and stories of the highway as it
began in Illinois in 1926. XFree
Chanute Air Museum, rantoul
1011 Pacesetter Dr., (217) 893-1613, aeromuseum.org
The largest aerospace museum in Illinois showcases the
76-year history of Chanute Air Force Base. Special memorial
items are dedicated in honor of Illinois pioneer aviators and
Chanute AFB commanders and heroes. X
$
Governor Duncan Mansion, Jacksonville
4 Duncan Pl., (800) 593-5678, jacksonvilleil.org
Used for state business during Joseph Duncan’s term from
1834 to 1838, the mansion is now restored and refurbished
to its original luster. This three-story, 17-room structure is
the only official governor’s mansion outside Springfield.
DonATion
Looking for Lincoln Sites, Jacksonville
1463 Gierke Rd., (217) 243-5678, lincolninjacksonville.com
Follow in the steps of Abraham Lincoln through historic
Jacksonville. See the actual places, read about the history
and hear the real stories as his friends and associates knew
him. Free
Woodlawn Farm, Jacksonville
1463 Gierke Rd., (217) 243-5678, woodlawnfarm.com
This is the showcase homestead of Jacksonville’s network of
nine documented Underground Railroad homes. Woodlawn
was settled in 1824 by Kentuckian Michael Huffaker and his
wife. Former slaves were ushered through this home on
their way to freedom. Free
Monticello railway Museum, Monticello
992 Iron Horse Pl., (877) 762-9011, mrym.org
The museum offers vintage train rides, weekends May–Oct.
Catch the train from the museum site and view the various
pieces of railroad equipment, from steam to electric. X
$
Monticello Wabash Depot, Monticello
E. Livingston St. at S. Independence St., (800) 952-3396,
(217) 762-7921, monticelloillinois.net
Depart on a vintage train ride from the depot, built in 1899.
It also serves as a visitors center for Monticello. XFree
Mother Jones Monument, Mount olive
Union Miners Cemetery, Lake St., (217) 999-4261
This monument honors the famous labor activist who
fought for coal miners’ rights. XFree
Mount Pulaski Courthouse State Historic Site,
Mount Pulaski
City Square, (217) 792-3919, illinoishistory.gov
One of two remaining courthouses on the Eighth Judicial
Circuit traveled by Abraham Lincoln, the site served as the
county courthouse from 1847 to 1853. Free
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Boarman’s Chevy Bel Air Museum, Shelbyville
224 W. Main St., (217) 774-4919
This museum is decorated in 1950s sock-hop style. It houses
11 cars, all Chevys from the 1950s. It has 1950s memorabilia,
Chevy clocks, neon signs and a jukebox. XFree
Shelby County Courthouse, Shelbyville
301 E. Main St., (217) 774-4421, shelbycounty-il.com
Built in 1879, the courthouse displays historic paintings,
including Robert Root’s depiction of the Lincoln-Thornton
debate. Courtrooms are open for viewing during the week
when court is not in session. XFree
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
and Museum, Springfield
112 N. 6th St. and 212 N. 6th St., (800) 610-2094,
presidentlincoln.org
Learn the entire Lincoln story under one roof. Experience
election night in 1860; the Blue Room of the White House;
Ford’s Theater and multiscreen, state-of-the-art projection
technology to immerse you in the 19th century. X
$
Air Combat Museum, Springfield
835 S. Airport Dr., (217) 522-2181, aircombatmuseum.org
Through the display of more than a dozen military
aircraft, this museum pays tribute to veterans who
operate, maintain and support America’s military aircraft.
XDonAtion
Camp Butler national Cemetery, Springfield
5063 Camp Butler Rd., (217) 492-4070, cem.va.gov
Once the site of a Civil War training camp and Confederate
prison, this cemetery is one of 14 established by Lincoln.
XFree
Dana-thomas House State Historic Site, Springfield
301 E. Lawrence Ave., (217) 782-6776, dana-thomas.org
This house, built in 1902 for socialite Susan Lawrence Dana,
exemplifies Frank Lloyd Wright’s early architecture, art glass
and furniture style. DonAtion
Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil
War Museum, Springfield
503 S. Walnut St., (217) 544-0616, duvcw.org
The war that helped shape a country is remembered here
in War of the Rebellion: Official Records of the Union and
Confederate Armies. The museum also contains medals,
photos, currency and uniforms. XDonAtion
edwards Place, Springfield
700 N. 4th St., (217) 523-2631, springfieldart.org
At the hub of Springfield’s 19th-century social and political
life, this beautifully preserved mansion saw many illustrious
visitors, including Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas.
XDonAtion
elijah iles House: Springfield’s History Museum,
Springfield
628 S. 7th St., (217) 492-5929, iles-house.blogspot.com
Experience the historic Greek Revival-style house once
owned by a founder of Springfield, Elijah Iles. It houses a
permanent exhibit, Springfield as Urban Frontier 1818–1836.
XFree
executive Mansion, Springfield
410 E. Jackson St., (217) 782-6450, illinois.gov
The third oldest continuously occupied governor’s mansion
in the nation is filled with antiques and historic artifacts.
Built in 1855, the mansion contains 16 elegantly appointed
rooms open for viewing, including the state dining room,
a library and the Lincoln bedroom. XFree
Grand Army of the republic Memorial
Museum, Springfield
629 S. 7th St., (217) 522-4373
Tintypes by Civil War photographer Matthew Brady are
among the highlights of this large assortment of Civil War
memorabilia. XDonAtion
illinois Fire Museum, Springfield
Illinois State Fairgrounds, Central Ave. at Main St.,
(217) 524-8754, state.il.us/osfm
Step back in time inside the Old Firehouse Building #7 on
the grounds of the Illinois State Fair. See antique fire-service
memorabilia, artwork, equipment, sculptures and one of the
nation’s largest collections of firefighter patches. XFree
illinois Korean War Memorial, Springfield
Oak Ridge Cemetery, (217) 782-2717, illinoishistory.gov
Honor the 206,500 Illinois citizens who fought in the Korean
War and the 1,754 Illinois servicemen killed in action whose
names are inscribed on the monument. XFree
illinois State Capitol Complex, Springfield
301 S. 2nd St., (217) 782-2099, cyberdriveillinois.com
Murals, paintings and statuary add to the beauty of this
center of state government, built in 1877. The Illinois
Firefighter Memorial and Illinois Police Officers Memorial
are also part of the complex. XFree
illinois State Museum, Springfield
502 S. Spring St., (217) 782-7386, museum.state.il.us
Exhibits tell the story of Illinois’ land, life, people and art,
including sights and sounds of Native American life and
works by Illinois artists. XDonAtion
illinois State Military Museum, Springfield
Camp Lincoln, 1301 N. MacArthur Blvd., (217) 761-3910,
il.ngb.army.mil/museum
This museum is committed to collecting, preserving,
interpreting and exhibiting the military heritage of
Illinois. Located on the grounds of Camp Lincoln, it is the
headquarters of the Illinois National Guard. XDonAtion
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Illinois Vietnam Veterans Memorial State
Historic Site, Springfield
Oak Ridge Cemetery, (217) 782-2717, illinoishistory.gov
Row after row of names are carved on the striking black-
and-gray granite walls in tribute to the state’s Vietnam KIAs,
POWs and MIAs. XFree
Korean War National Museum, Springfield
9 S. Old State Capitol Plaza, (888) 295-7212, kwnm.org
Three-dimensional exhibits depict the story of the Korean
War. The exhibits replicate the war experience and show
the story of Korea. doNatIoN
Lawrence Memorial Library/Mata Simpson resource
Center, Springfield
Lawrence Education Center, 101 E. Laurel St., (217) 525-3039,
springfield.k12.il.us
In 1905 Frank Lloyd Wright designed the interior of this
school library, which has been restored to its original luster.
XFree
Lincoln-Herndon Law offices State
Historic Site, Springfield
Old State Capitol Plaza, S. 6th St. at E. Adams St.,
(217) 785-7289, illinoishistory.gov
Lincoln maintained his law office here. Built in 1841, this
building was at one time the only federal court in Illinois.
XdoNatIoN
Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Springfield
413 S. 8th St., (217) 492-4241, nps.gov/liho
Visit this home, the only one Abraham Lincoln owned in his
life. The home is now located at the center of a four-block
historic site, which includes a visitors center and the homes
of Lincoln’s neighbors. XFree
Lincoln Ledger, Springfield
Chase Bank, S. 6th St. at E. Washington St., (217) 527-3860
Lincoln first deposited $310 in 1853 at this bank, the oldest in
Illinois. Now you can review his bank transactions. XFree
Lincoln tomb State Historic Site, Springfield
Oak Ridge Cemetery, 1500 Monument Ave., (217) 782-2717,
illinoishistory.gov
This is the tomb where Abraham Lincoln; his wife, Mary
Todd; and three of their four sons rest. Be sure to see the
statuary inside the tomb that shows Lincoln at different
periods of his public career. XFree
Lincoln’s Family Pew, Springfield
First Presbyterian Church, 321 S. 7th St., (217) 528-4311,
lincolnschurch.org
Seven Tiffany windows illuminate the sanctuary of this
church and Abraham Lincoln’s family pew. It is open
June–Sept. XFree
National Museum of Surveying, Springfield
521 E. Washington St., (217) 523-3130,
nationalmuseumofsuveying.org
This new museum will feature exhibits including Lincoln the
Surveyor, The History of Surveying and traveling exhibits
such as Science on a Sphere. XdoNatIoN
old State Capitol State Historic Site, Springfield
Old State Capitol Plaza, S. 6th St at E. Adams St.,
(217) 785-7960, illinoishistory.gov
Magnificently restored with period furnishings, this 1837
building is the place where Lincoln delivered his House
Divided speech and where he lay in state before his burial
in Oak Ridge Cemetery. XdoNatIoN
Shea’s Gas Station Museum, Springfield
2075 Peoria Rd., (217) 522-0475
Take a picture at Shea’s, featuring an eclectic collection of
more than half a century of gas station memorabilia. Bill
Shea is always happy to share his colorful Route 66 stories. $
Union Station tourist Information Center, Springfield
500 E. Madison St., (217) 557-4588
Designed by Illinois Central Railroad architect Francis T.
Bacon in 1897, Union Station is an excellent example of
Romanesque Revival, with a regional variation evident in its
multicolor brick construction and terra-cotta ornamentation.
XFree
Vachel Lindsay Home, Springfield
603 S. 5th St., (217) 524-0901, illinoishistory.gov
The 1879 birthplace of the native Springfield poet-artist, this
house remained Lindsay’s only home until his death here in
1931. The house was built in the 1840s by the same person
who built the Lincoln Home. doNatIoN
WWII Illinois Veterans Memorial, Springfield
Oak Ridge Cemetery, 1441 Monument Ave., (217) 782-2717
The memorial honors the 987,000 Illinois men and women
who served in World War II. A 22-ton white concrete globe
symbolizes the conflict that involved more than 200 nations.
XFree
Christian County Historical Museum and Genealogy
Society, taylorville
Rte. 29 at Hwy. 48, (217) 824-6922
This is the original building where Abraham Lincoln
practiced law. See this historic home, courthouse,
schoolhouse and log house, all built between 1820 and 1858.
Group tours should make reservations. XdoNatIoN
Champaign County Courthouse, Urbana
101 E. Main St., (217) 384-3725, earlyamericanmuseum.org
Champaign County is a leader in education, health care,
government and agriculture. Visit the city’s courthouse
for a glimpse into the processes of Champaign County
lawmaking. XFree
Japan House, Urbana
2000 S. Lincoln Ave., (217) 244-9934,
japanhouse.art.illinois.edu
Japan House offers the public an opportunity to learn about
traditional Japanese culture through tours, tea ceremonies
and special events throughout the year. X
$
the Spurlock Museum, Urbana
600 S. Gregory St., (217) 333-2360, tours: (217) 244-3355,
spurlock.illinois.edu
The Spurlock Museum features five galleries celebrating the
cultures of Africa, ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, Europe,
East Asia, Southeast Asia and Oceania, the Americas and the
ancient Mediterranean. XFree
Fayette County Museum, Vandalia
301 W. Main St., (618) 283-4866
One of Vandalia’s major tourist attractions, the Fayette
County Museum is located in an old Presbyterian church.
Relive the days when Vandalia was the capital of Illinois
through artifacts and exhibits. XdoNatIoN
National road Interpretive Center, Vandalia
106 S. 5th St. (618) 283-2728, vandaliaillinois.com
Learn about the history of travel and transportation in
the early days of our country, and how the National Road
helped open the West. XFree
Vandalia State House State Historic Site, Vandalia
315 W. Gallatin St., (618) 283-1161, vandaliaillinois.com
The oldest surviving capitol building in the state, the
Vandalia State House is full of history and antiquity.
See the very place where Abraham Lincoln served while
in the House of Representatives. XdoNatIoN
Veterans’ Memorial, Watseka
Veterans Pkwy., (815) 432-2416,
This six-ton cannon used in WWII, the Korean War and the
Vietnam War stands in honor of the men and women who
have served in the armed forces. XFree
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Miller Park Zoo, Bloomington
1020 S. Morris Ave., (309) 434-2250, millerparkzoo.org
Enjoy large exhibits like the Wallaby Walk-About and
Zoo Lab, as well as Sumatran tigers, sun bears, sea lions,
red pandas and Galapagos tortoises. In the new Tropical
America Rainforest, visitors interact with mammals, reptiles
and free-flying birds. X
$
Pepsi Ice Center, Bloomington
201 S. Roosevelt St., (309) 434-2737, pepsiicecenter.com
Learn to skate or play hockey while you enjoy Bloomington’s
coolest recreational facility. $
Upper Limits rock Gym & Pro Shop, Bloomington
1304 W. Washington St., (309) 829-TALL, upperlimits.com
Located in former grain silos that reach 65 feet into the sky,
Upper Limits features 20,000 sq. ft. of climbing surface,
making it one of the tallest and largest indoor climbing
facilities in North America. X
$
Jim edgar Panther Creek State Fish and
Wildlife area, Chandlerville
10149 Hwy. 11, (217) 452-7741, dnr.illinois.gov
Enjoy biking, hiking, camping, horseback riding,
hunting and more in this 16,550-acre park. XFree
Sanganois State Fish and Wildlife area, Chandlerville
3594 County Rd. 200 N., (309) 546-2628, dnr.illinois.gov
This 10,500-acre conservation area allows power-boating,
fishing, bird-watching and more. Come for waterfowl and
upland deer hunting during designated seasons. Boating/
water access is one mile north of Browning on RR 100.
XFree
Fox ridge State Park, Charleston
18175 State Park Rd., (217) 345-6416, dnr.illinois.gov
This park is known for its steep, wooded ridges and broad,
lush valleys, along with miles of rugged scenic hiking trails
and camping facilities. Primitive cabins are available and all
sites have electricity. XFree
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rockome Gardens, arcola
125 N. County Rd. 425E, (217) 268-4106, rockome.com
Children can play on the playground, equipped with a
teepee, train and petting zoo, while parents can admire the
historic rock creations made during the Great Depression.
Be sure to see the cheese factory, restaurant and the new
location of the Illinois Amish Museum. X
$
Iroquois County State Wildlife area, Beaverville
2803 E. 3300 North Rd., (815) 435-2218, dnr.illinois.gov
This state park offers hiking, picnicking and hunting. XFree
Shelbyville State Fish and Wildlife area, Bethany
Rte. 121, along the Kaskaskia and W. Okaw rivers,
(217) 665-3112, dnr.illinois.gov
A 6,400-acre wildlife area permits hunting for waterfowl and
game, and has boating access for anglers and hunters. Free
Antique autos fll the showroom
of the Pontiac-oakland
automobile museum. Covering
the history of these two classic
American car brands, the museum
houses pristine vehicles, original
design drawings, and dealer
artifacts, as well as a display of
more than 2,000 oil cans. 205 N.
Mill St., Pontiac, (815) 842-2345,
visitpontiac.org
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Lake Charleston, Charleston
Rte. 130, one mile south of Charleston, (217) 345-6897,
charlestontourism.org
Enjoy the sparkling beauty of Lake Charleston. Bike and hike
at Lakeview Park. XFree
Lincoln Prairie Grass Trail, Charleston
5th St. at Railroad Ave., (217) 345-6897,
charlestontourism.org
Ride your bike or take a walk on this former railroad bed
turned into a nature trail. The trail runs from Charleston to
Mattoon. XFree
Weldon Springs State recreation Area, Clinton
4734 Weldon Springs Rd., (217) 935-2644, dnr.illinois.gov
Enjoy camping, fishing and hiking trails in this 550-acre
park. In the winter go sledding and cross-country skiing,
as well as ice fishing on the 29-acre lake. XFree
Coffeen Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area, Coffeen
15084 N. 4th Ave., (217) 537-3351, dnr.illinois.gov
This state fish and wildlife area offers fishing for channel
catfish and largemouth bass, hunting, boating and hiking.
XFree
Middle Fork National Scenic river, Danville
I-74, exit 206, (217) 442-4915, dnr.illinois.gov
Enjoy 45 miles of trails and 17.4 scenic miles along the Middle
Fork. The protected section starts in the 2,700-acre Middle
Fork State Fish and Wildlife Area near Collison and ends in
Kickapoo State Park. Free
Lake Decatur, Decatur
200 Nelson Blvd.
Fishing, water sports, sailing and recreational boating
opportunities abound on Lake Decatur. Enjoy adjacent
Nelson Park and Anna Bethel Fisher Rock Garden to take a
break from the water. XFree
rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur
3939 Nearing Lane, (217) 423-7708,
maconcountyconservation.org
With plentiful hiking trails rated from easy to difficult,
everyone can enjoy time observing the wildlife. Be sure to
schedule a nature walk with one of the center’s resident
naturalists. Free
Scovill Oriental Gardens, Decatur
Scovill Park Complex, 71 S. Country Club Rd., (217) 421-7437,
decatur-parks.org
Chinese Fu dogs guard the entrance to the Japanese-style
garden. Its greenery, sand, water and sod bridge are
ornamented with sculpture. XFree
Scovill Zoo, Decatur
Scovill Park Complex, 71 S. Country Club Rd., (217) 421-7435,
decatur-parks.org
From cheetahs and camels to meerkats and monkeys, an
exciting adventure awaits visitors at Scovill Zoo. Home to
more than 500 animals spanning six continents, the zoo
also features a petting area, carousel and train. Call about
free-admission days. X
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Clinton Lake State recreation Area, DeWitt
7251 Ranger Rd., off Rtes. 10 and 54, (217) 935-8722,
dnr.illinois.gov
Enjoy the many recreational opportunities offered here:
camping, fishing, hunting, horseback riding, swimming,
boating and more. XFree
Lake Sara/effingham Beach, effingham
Rtes. 32 and 33, (217) 342-5310, effinghamil.com
Cool off at this large sandy beach, which features picnic
areas, boat docks, pavilion rentals, water skiing, swimming,
camping and fishing. XFree
eagle Creek State Park, Findlay
RR 1, (217) 756-8260, dnr.illinois.gov
Enjoy fishing, hiking, hunting and boating at this state
park located on Lake Shelbyville. Camping and golfing are
also available at the 1,300-acre park. Large herds of deer
frequent the area. XFree
Harry “Babe” Woodyard State Natural Area,
Georgetown
19284 E. 670 N., (217) 442-4915, dnr.illinois.gov
This state natural area supports 12 state endangered or
threatened species on 1,104 acres. Hiking and fishing are
available at the park. Free
Comlara County Park, Hudson
13001 Recreation Area Dr., (309) 434-6770,
mcleancountyil.gov/parks
Hiking trails and picnic areas are intertwined around
a beautiful 900-acre lake complete with bass for the
fishing.XFree
Crawford County State Fish and Wildlife Area,
Hutsonville
12609 E. 1700th Ave., (618) 563-4405, dnr.illinois.gov
Located just southwest of Hutsonville, this 1,129-acre state
park offers hunting, fishing, horseback riding and hiking
trails. XFree
emma Mae Leonard Wildlife Sanctuary, Jacksonville
E. Vandalia Rd., (800) 593-5678, jacksonvilleil.org
Enjoy bird-watching, hiking and biking on these refurbished
trails. Free
Moraine View State Park, Leroy
27374 Moraine View Park Rd., (309) 724-8032, dnr.illinois.gov
Enjoy camping, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, hunting,
swimming and boating in this 1,687-acre park. XFree
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Edward R. Madigan State Fish and Wildlife Area, Lincoln
1366 1010th Ave., (217) 732-1552, dnr.illinois.gov
Enjoy fishing, hiking and hunting on 723 acres. XFREE
Lake Lou Yaeger, Litchfield
4313 Beach House Tr., (217) 324-5832, cityoflitchfieldil.com
This 1,200-acre lake offers 45 miles of shoreline and two
marine facilities. No horsepower or size restrictions for
boaters. Camping, fishing, biking, hiking and swimming
are also featured. XFREE
Shoal Creek Nature Preserve, Litchfield
Lake Lou Yaeger, 4313 Beach House Tr., (217) 324-5832,
litchfieldil.com
This 260-acre site offers nature trails for visitors to explore
woodlands, prairie openings, and sandstone bluffs and
ledges. The preserve is home to more than 700 plants and
70 bird species. XFREE
Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, Mahomet
109 S. Lake of the Woods Rd., (217) 586-3360, ccfpd.org
This 900-acre preserve features 27 holes of golf, fishing,
boating, hiking, picnicking, cross-country skiing, sledding,
the HI-Tower bell carillon and observation area, a 3.3-mile
bicycle/pedestrian path, the Early American Museum and
the Mabery Gelvin Botanical Garden. XFREE
Mabery Gelvin Botanical Garden, Mahomet
N. Rte. 47, (217) 586-4389, ccfpd.org
The gardens boast some of the most beautiful and diverse
flora in east-central Illinois. See the all-American selections
on display and the award-winning Miriam Davis Memorial
Enabling Garden. XFREE
Lincoln Trail State Park, Marshall
16985 E. 1350th Rd., (217) 826-2222, dnr.illinois.gov
Enjoy camping, fishing, hiking and power-boating,
as well as an on-site restaurant. XFREE
Mill Creek Park, Marshall
20482 N. Park Entrance Rd., (217) 889-3901,
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Equipped with 139 acres of campground, picnic areas,
a lake, horse and walking trails, shower facilities, cabins and
boat rentals, Mill Creek Park is the perfect destination for a
weekend getaway.XFREE
Douglas-Hart Nature Center, Mattoon
2204 DeWitt Ave. E., (217) 235-4644, dhnature.org
More than 70 acres of wetland, prairie and forest habitat lie
at the this nature center, first founded in the 1960s by Helen
Douglas-Hart. XFREE
memorial of his life in Illinois, the memorial and park
provide visitors with a glimpse into the historic life of the
16th president. XFREE
Lake Mattoon Campground and Marina, Neoga
1282 County Rd. E., (217) 234-3611, mattoonillinois.org
Popular for boating, fishing and camping, Lake Mattoon
offers many activities for every member of the family. $
Newton Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area, Newton
3490 E. 500th Ave., (618) 783-3478, dnr.illinois.gov
Hunting, boating, fishing, hiking—all activities available at
Newton Lake. XFREE
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114 illinois. mile after magnificent mile.
During the 1800s, the National Road, running from Maryland to Illinois,
connected the original colonies to new territories. The NatioNal Road
iNteRpRetive CeNteR, a museum located on the original western terminus,
tells the story of the frst federally funded interstate and how it evolved into
the Interstate Highway System we know today. 106 S. Fifth St., Vandalia,
(618) 283-9380, vandaliaillinois.com
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Allerton Park & Retreat Center, Monticello
515 Old Timber Rd., (217) 333-3287, allerton.uiuc.edu
As one of the seven wonders of Illinois, the 1,500 acres of
outdoor beauty attract thousands of visitors each year.
Don’t miss the century-old, Georgian-style mansion and
reflecting pond. XFREE
Lincoln Trail Homestead State Memorial & Park, Mount Zion
705 Spitler Park Dr., (217) 864-3121, dnr.illinois.gov
The site of Abraham Lincoln’s first Illinois home and a
Prairie Ridge State Natural Area, Newton
5295 N. 1000th St., (618) 783-2685,
dnr.illinois.gov
Observe rare species of grassland wildlife perfect for
bird-watching, relaxation or photography. FREE
Sam Parr State Fish and Wildlife Area, Newton
13225 E. Hwy. 33, (618) 783-2661, dnr.illinois.gov
Hunters and anglers will enjoy this 1,100-acre
park, surrounded by timberland. It has 180 acres
Springfield is a treasure trove of Abe Lincoln sites—his home, law office, the
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum, just to name a few. Join us
this Summer for our free History Comes Alive program! Nineteenth century
character interactions, live portrayals, & many more events hit the streets
daily throughout the summer.
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of water, as well as picnic areas, a 13-mile equestrian
trail, a hiking trail, trailer camping and tent sites.
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Walnut Point State Park, Oakland
2331 E. County Rd., north of Oakland, (217) 346-3336,
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Enjoy camping, fishing, hiking, hunting and boating in this
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along with a concession stand with bait shop. Hear live
music on the weekends. XFree
Kickapoo State Park, Oakwood
10906 Kickapoo Park Rd., (217) 442-4915, dnr.illinois.gov
This 3,900-acre fish and wildlife area features river
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horseback riding and hunting. A restaurant and bait shop
complete the experience. XFree
Middle Fork State Fish and Wildlife Area, Oakwood
10906 Kickapoo Park Rd., (217) 442-4915, dnr.illinois.gov
Enjoy horseback riding, hunting, camping, hiking,
snowmobiling and cross-country skiing in this 2,700-acre
park. Free
Pana Lincoln Prairie Trail, Pana
Rte. 29, (217) 562-4240, panaillinois.com
Enjoy this hiking and biking trail that follows a historic
railbed across 15 miles of prairie. Free
Beaver Dam State Park, Plainview
14548 Beaver Dam Lane, three miles north of Plainview,
(217) 854-8020, dnr.illinois.gov
This 750-acre state park offers camping, fishing,
hiking trails, hunting and boating. Free
ramsey Lake State recreation Area, ramsey
Ramsey Lake Rd., (618) 423-2215, dnr.illinois.gov
Enjoy biking, camping, fishing, horseback trails,
hiking trails, hunting and boating. Free
Sangchris Lake State Park, rochester
9898 Cascade Rd., (217) 498-9208, dnr.illinois.gov
Enjoy camping, fishing, hiking, horse trails, hunting and
boating on beautiful Sangchris Lake. Free
Lake Shelbyville, Shelbyville
Rte. 16, (800) 874-3529, lakeshelbyville.com
Boat, fish, swim, camp and enjoy year-round activities at
the area’s largest outdoor recreation area. Five federal and
two state parks hug the lake’s shoreline. $
Memorial Sunken Gardens, Shelbyville
Forest Park, 9th St., (217) 567-3672, memorialsunkengarden.org
Built from an old swimming hole, the Sunken Gardens
were started in 1932 and are being restored to their original
design. DOnATiOn
Henson robinson Zoo, Springfield
1100 E. Lake Dr., (217) 753-6217, hensonrobinsonzoo.org
With 14 acres of wildlife adventure and nearly 300 animals,
this zoo showcases several endangered species, red wolf
exhibits, a barnyard petting area and more. X
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Knight’s Action Park & Caribbean Water Adventure/
route 66 Twin Drive-in Theater, Springfield
1700 Recreation Dr., (217) 546-8881, knightsactionpark.com
In this 60-acre family fun park, let the kids loose in the
sprayground or dare to try the Royal Flush waterslide. Also
test your skills on the 30-tee driving range or two miniature
golf courses. The water park is open Memorial Day–Labor
Day; the dry park is open Mar.–Oct. X
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Lake Springfield Marina, Springfield
I-55, exit 88, (217) 483-3625, lakespringfieldmarina.com
Full-service marina with slip rental by day, week, month
and season with certified mechanics on duty. Cruise or fish
on beautiful Lake Springfield on your rental pontoon boat,
personal watercraft or canoe, kayak or paddleboat. Have a
family or company outing on the 35-ft. Party Barge. X
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Altamont Motel, Altamont
101 W. Cumberland Rd. • (618) 483-6143
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Knights Inn, Altamont
1304 S. Main St. • (618) 483-6101
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Super 8, Altamont
3091 E. Mill Rd. • (618) 483-6300 • super8.com
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Arcola Inn, Arcola
236 S. Jacques St. • (217) 268-4971
• • X $$$$
Budget Inn, Arcola
640 E. Springfield Rd. • (217) 268-3031
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Comfort Inn, Arcola
610 E. Springfield Rd. • (877) 4-CHOICE • (217) 268-4000 • choicehotels.com
• • X $
Arthur Country Inn, Arthur
785 E. Columbia St. • (217) 543-3321
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Atlanta Inn, Atlanta
103 Empire St. • (217) 648-2322
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Budget Inn, Beardstown
9457 Rt. 125 • (217) 323-2552 • budgetinnbeardstown.com
X $
Super 8, Beardstown
U.S. Hwy. 67 and Rt. 100 S. • (800) 800-8000 • (217) 323-5858 • super8.com
• $
Baymont Inn & Suites, Bloomington
604 IAA Dr. • (877) 229-6668 • (309) 662-2800 • baymontinns.com
• • • X $
The Chateau Hotel & Conference Center, Bloomington
1601 Jumer Dr. • (866) 690-4006 • (309) 662-2020 • chateauhotel.biz
• • • • X $
Comfort Suites West, Bloomington
908 Maple Hill Rd. • (877) 424-6423 • (309) 834-4700 • choicehotels.com
• • X $
Country Inn & Suites Airport, Bloomington
2403 E. Empire St. • (800) 596-2375 • (309) 662-3100 • countryinns.com
• • X $
Country Inn & Suites West, Bloomington
923 Maple Hill Rd. • (800) 596-2375 • (309) 828-7177 • countryinns.com
• • • X $
Days Inn, Bloomington
1707 W. Market St. • (888) 440-2021 • (309) 829-6292 • daysinn.com
• • X $
DoubleTree by Hilton, Bloomington
10 Brickyard Dr. • (800) 222-TREE • (309) 664-6446 • bloomington.doubletree.com
• • • • X $$
Eastland Suites Hotel & Conference Center, Bloomington
1801 Eastland Dr. • (309) 662-0000 • eastlandsuites.com
• • • X $
EconoLodge, Bloomington
403 Brock Dr. • (800) 4-CHOICE • (309) 829-3100 • choicehotels.com
• X $
Extended Stay America, Bloomington
1805 S. Veterans Pkwy. • (800) EXT-STAY • (309) 662-8533 • extendedstayhotels.com
• X $
Fairfield Inn & Suites, Bloomington
1014 Wylie Dr. • (800) 228-2800 • (309) 827-8000 • marriott.com
• • X $
Hampton Inn West, Bloomington
906 Maple Hill Rd. • (800) HAMPTON • (309) 829-3700 • hamptoninn.com
• • X $
Hawthorn Suites & Conference Center, Bloomington
1 Lyon Ct. • (309) 829-8111 • hotelbloomington.com
• • X $
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, Bloomington
3202 E. Empire St. • (800) HOLIDAY • (309) 662-4700 • holidayinn.com
• • • • X $$
La Quinta Inn, Bloomington
505 Brock Dr. • (800) SLEEPLQ • (309) 828-6000 • lq.com
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Parke Hotel & Conference Center, Bloomington
1413 Leslie Dr. • (309) 662-4300 • parkehotel.com
• • X $
Quality Inn & Suites East, Bloomington
1803 E. Empire St. • (800) 4-CHOICE • (309) 662-7100 • choicehotels.com
• • • X $
Quality Inn & Suites West, Bloomington
401 Brock Dr. • (800) 4-CHOICE • (309) 829-7602 • qualityinnbloomington.com
• • X $
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lincoln Memorial Garden and nature Center,
springfield
2301 E. Lake Dr., (217) 529-1111, lmgnc.org
Stroll the shores of Lake Springfield, where this living
memorial to Abraham Lincoln grows plants native to
Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky. Landscape architect Jens
Jensen designed it in the 1930s in the Prairie School
style. FRee
southwind Park, springfield
2500 S. 11th St., (217) 544-1751, southwindpark.org
With special attention to individuals with cognitive and
physical needs, this state-of-the-art park is both peaceful
and accessible. Check out the treeless treehouse for a
towering view of the park. FRee
Washington Park botanical Garden, springfield
Washington Park, 1740 W. Fayette Ave.,
(217) 753-6228, springfieldparks.org
A domed conservatory filled with lush tropical foliage is
complemented each season by floral displays from orchids
to poinsettias. Walk through the formal rose gardens, as
well as perennial, shade and butterfly gardens in season.
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hidden springs state Forest, strasburg
RR 1, (217) 644-3091, dnr.illinois.gov
Discover the hidden springs at this state forest. The forest
also has 1,200 acres of camping, hiking trails, picnic areas,
fishing and hunting. FRee
Red hills state Park, sumner
3571 Ranger Lane, (618) 936-2469, dnr.illinois.gov
This 950-acre state park offers hiking and biking trails,
camping, fishing, horseback riding, hunting, boating and
a restaurant. FRee
the arboretum at the university of illinois, urbana
Lincoln and Florida avenues, (217) 333-7579,
arboretum.illinois.edu
The three-acre sunken Miles C. Hartley Selections Garden
showcases perennial and annual plants. Other highlights
include the welcome garden, the idea garden, and the
Japanese tea and dry gardens. X FRee
Wolf Creek state Park, Windsor
RR 1, (217) 459-2831, dnr.illinois.gov
This 2,000-acre park offers camping, fishing, horseback
riding, hiking trails, hunting, swimming and picnicking.
The park sits on Lake Shelbyville and has a cabin for rent.
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bunyon’s statue, atlanta
Rte. 66, atlantaillinois.org
Get your picture taken with the well-known Route 66
icon that oversees the historic highway and its passengers.
Relocated to downtown Atlanta, next to the Route 66
Park. FRee
Route 66 Murals, atlanta
Rte. 66, atlantaillinois.org
Don’t miss out on these great photo opportunities depicting
scenes from historic Route 66. FRee
beer nuts®, inc., bloomington
103 N. Robinson St. and Eastland Mall, 1615 E. Empire St.,
(800) BEERNUTS, (309) 827-8585, (309) 662-1919,
beernuts.com
Welcome to the world home of Beer Nuts®, which originated
in the 1930s as Virginia Redskins peanuts. Watch a video to
see how they are made. FRee
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Ramada Limited & Suites, Bloomington
919 Maple Hill Rd. • (800) 2-RAMADA • (309) 828-0900 • ramada.com
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Red Roof Inn, Bloomington
1905 W. Market St. • (800) RED-ROOF • (309) 827-5333 • redroof.com
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Super 8, Bloomington
818 IAA Dr. • (800) 800-8000 • (309) 663-2388 • super8.com
• X $
America’s Best Value Inn/Carlin Villa Motel, Carlinville
18891 Rt. 4 • (888) 315-2378 • (217) 854-3201
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Best Western, Carlinville
Rt. 108, I-55, exit 60 • (800) 780-7234 • (217) 324-2100 • bestwestern.com
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Sleeping Inn Motel, Carlinville
Rts. 4 and 108 • (217) 854-2268
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Comfort Inn, Casey
I-70 and Rt. 49 • (877) 4-CHOICE • (217) 932-2212 • choicehotels.com
• • • X $
Baymont Inn & Suites, Champaign
302 W. Anthony Dr. • (877) BAYMONT • (217) 356-8900 • baymontinnchampaign.com
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Candlewood Suites, Champaign
1917 Moreland Blvd • (888) CANDLEWOOD • (217) 398-1000 • candlewoodsuites.com
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Country Inn & Suites, Champaign
602 W. Marketview Dr. • (800) 456-4000 • (217) 355-6666 • countryinns.com
• • • X $$
Courtyard Marriott, Champaign
1811 Moreland Blvd. • (800) 321-2211 • (217) 355-0411 • marriott.com
• • • X $$
Days Inn, Champaign
1019 W. Bloomington Rd. • (800) DAYS-INN • (217) 356-6873 • daysinn.com
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Drury Inn & Suites, Champaign
905 W. Anthony Dr. • (800) 378-7946 • (217) 398-0030 • druryhotels.com
• • • X $$
EconoLodge Inn & Suites, Champaign
914 W. Bloomington Rd. • (877) 4-CHOICE • (217) 356-6000 • econolodge.com
• $
Extended Stay America, Champaign
610 W. Marketview Dr. • (800) EXT-STAY • (217) 351-8899 • extendedstayhotels.com
• X $
Fairfield Inn by Marriott, Champaign
1807 Moreland Blvd. • (888) 236-2427 • (217) 355-0604 • fairfieldinn.com
• X $
Hawthorn Suites & Conference Center, Champaign
101 Trade Center Dr. • (800) 527-1133 • (217) 398-3400 • hawthorn.com
• • • X $$
Hilton Garden Inn & Conference Center, Champaign
1501 S. Neil St. • (217) 352-9970 • hiltongardeninn.com
• • • X $$
Homewood Suites by Hilton, Champaign
1417 S. Neil St. • (800) CALLHOME • (217) 352-9960 • homewoodsuites.com
• • X $$
I Hotel and Conference Center, Champaign
1900 S. 1st St. • (217) 819-5000 • stayatthei.com
• • • X $$
La Quinta Inn, Champaign
1900 Center Dr. • (800) 531-5900 • (217) 356-4000 • lq.com
• • X $
Microtel Inn, Champaign
1615 Rion Dr. • (888) 771-7171 • (217) 398-4136 • microtelinn.com
• X $
Quality Inn & Suites, Champaign
305 Marketview Dr. • (877) 424-6423 • (217) 352-4055 • qualityinn.com
• X $
Red Roof Inn, Champaign
212 W. Anthony Dr. • (800) RED-ROOF • (217) 352-0101 • redroof.com
• X $
Super 8, Champaign
202 W. Marketview Dr. • (800) 800-8000 • (217) 359-2388 • super8.com
• X $
Value Place, Champaign
1212 W. Anthony Dr. • (800) VALUEPLACE • 217-359-5499 • valueplace.com
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Wingate Inn, Champaign
516 W. Marketview Dr. • (217) 355-5566 • wingateinns.com
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Days Inn, Charleston
810 W. Lincoln Ave. • (800) DAYS-INN • (217) 345-7689 • daysinn.com
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u.s. Cellular Coliseum, bloomington
101 S. Madison St., (309) 434-2843, uscellularcoliseum.com
Here’s a great way for the entire family to enjoy a fun night
out. Events include concerts, family shows, staged theatrical
productions, Bloomington Extreme indoor football games,
Bloomington Prairie Thunder hockey matches and much
more. X
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standard additions (sears homes), Carlinville
112 N. Side Sq., (217) 854-2141, carlinvillechamber.com
Visit the largest collection of Sears mail-order homes in the
U.S. This neighborhood of 152 homes, built in 1918, attracts
architects from all over the world. FRee
assembly hall, Champaign
1800 S. 1st St., (217) 333-5000, uofiassemblyhall.com
Opened in 1963, this is one of the two largest edge-
supported domes in the world. The 16,500-seat hall offers
Broadway musicals, concerts, Fighting Illini men’s and
women’s basketball, and Illinois High School Association
wrestling championships. X
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Memorial stadium, Champaign
1402 S. 1st St., (217) 333-3630, fightingillini.com
Home of the Fighting Illini football team, this stadium
honors the 183 University of Illinois students and staff who
gave their lives during WWI. Built in 1923 , the stadium seats
nearly 70,000 fans. X
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Charleston speedway, Charleston
East of Charleston on Rte. 16, (217) 345-2929,
Check out the modified, super street, hornet and other
specialized racing that takes place on this
3
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dirt track. X
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Coles County Dragway, Charleston
4700 W. State St., (217) 345-7777,
colescountydragwayUSA.com
At this
1
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even get behind the wheel yourself. Special events include
street-legal track races, race-your-friends nights, junior
dragsters and much more. ET Bracket Drag Racing held
Apr.–Oct. X
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eastern illinois university, Charleston
600 Lincoln Ave., (217) 581-5000, eiu.edu
The German Gothic architecture of Old Main still towers
over the 320-acre landscaped campus. Enjoy plays,
concerts and campus flower gardens, as well as the
Tarble Arts Center. XFRee
sugar Creek Covered bridge, Chatham
I-55, exit 88 S., (217) 483-6450
This historic bridge was built around 1880 by Thomas Black
and has a 60-ft. clear span. FRee
abraham lincoln statue, Clinton
(866) 4-DEWITT, clintonchamber.com
Placed near the site of the courthouse in which Abraham
Lincoln argued cases as a circuit lawyer, the statue honors
Lincoln and his service in Illinois. XFRee
Danville stadium, Danville
I-74, exit 215B, (217) 431-2261, soltec.net/dansbaseball
Recapture America’s baseball spirit in this historic 1946
ballpark, built as a farm facility for the Brooklyn Dodgers.
It is the home of the Danville Dans and was used as the
setting for the 1992 movie The Babe. X
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Chevrolet hall of Fame Museum, Decatur
3635 Rte. 36 E., (888) 926-9843, (217) 454-4583,
chevrolethalloffamemuseum.com
The museum offers a wide selection of some of America’s
finest Chevrolet memorablia and hot rods dating from the
1920s to today. X
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Worthington Inn, Charleston
920 W. Lincoln Ave. • (217) 348-8161 • magnusonhotels.com
• • X $
Super 8, Chenoa
505 Hoselton Dr. • (800) 800-8000 • (815) 945-5900 • super8.com
• X $
Sunset Inn & Suites, Clinton
U.S. Rt. 51 Bypass and Kleeman Dr. • (217) 935-4140 • sunsetinnandsuites.com
• • • X $
Town & Country Motel, Clinton
1151 Rt. 54 W. • (217) 935-2121
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Wye Motel, Clinton
721 Rt. 54 E. • (217) 935-3373 • wyemotel.net
• X $
Best Western Regency Inn, Danville
360 Eastgate Dr. • (800) 780-7234 • (217) 446-2111 • bestwestern.com
• • X $
Best Western Riverside Inn, Danville
57 S. Gilbert St. • (800) 780-7234 • (217) 431-0020 • bestwestern.com
• X $
Candle-Lite Motel, Danville
3626 N. Vermilion St. • (217) 442-1988
$
Comfort Inn, Danville
383 Lynch Rd. • (877) 4-CHOICE • (217) 443-8004 • choicehotels.com
• • X $
Danville Days Inn & Conference Center, Danville
77 N. Gilbert St. • (800) DAYS-INN • (217) 443-6600 • daysinn.com
• • • • X $
Fairfield Inn, Danville
389 Lynch Dr. • (888) 236-2427 • (217) 443-3388
• X $
Glo Motel, Danville
3617 N. Vermilion St. • (217) 442-2086
• • $
Hampton Inn & Suites, Danville
370 Eastgate Dr. • (800) HAMPTON • (217) 442-3300 • hamptoninn.com
• • X $$
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, Danville
310 Eastgate Dr. • (800) 315-2621 • (217) 442-2500 • hiexpress.com
• • X $$
Sleep Inn & Suites, Danville
361 Lynch Dr. • (877) 4-CHOICE • (217) 442-6600 • sleepinn.com
• • • X $
America’s Best Value Inn & Suites, Decatur
450 E. Pershing Rd. • (217) 877-7255 • americasbestvalueinn.com
• • • X $
Baymont Inn & Suites, Decatur
5100 Hickory Point Frontage Rd. • (877) BAYMONT • (217) 875-5800 • baymontinns.com
• • X $
Days Inn, Decatur
333 N. Wyckles Rd. • (800) DAYS-INN • (217) 422-5900 • daysinn.com
• X $
Decatur Conference Center & Hotel, Decatur
4191 W. U.S. Hwy. 36 • (877) 352-8800 • (217) 422-8800 • hoteldecatur.com
• • • • X $
Decatur Inn, Decatur
3035 N. Water St. • (217) 877-3380
X $
EconoLodge, Decatur
3141 N. Water St. • (877) 4-CHOICE • (217) 877-8888 • econolodge.com
• X $
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham, Decatur
2370 Mt. Zion Rd. • (800) 527-1133 • (217) 864-9311 • hawthorn.com
• X $
Holiday Inn Express, Decatur
5170 Wingate Dr. • (800) 315-2621 • (217) 875-5500 • hiexpress.com
• • • X $
InTown Motel, Decatur
1013 E. Eldorado St. • (217) 422-9080
$
Lakeview Motel, Decatur
U.S. Rt. 36 E. • (217) 428-4677
$
Ramada Limited, Decatur
355 E. Hickory Point Dr. • (800) 2RAMADA • (217) 876-8011 • ramada.com
• • • X $
Sandy’s Motel, Decatur
1675 E. Pershing Rd. • (217) 877-1387
X $
Sleep Inn, Decatur
3920 Hospitality Lane • (217) 872-7700
• • • X $
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haunted Decatur tours, Decatur
426 N. Water St., (888) 446-7859, haunteddecatur.com
One of the longest and most authentic Midwest ghost tours,
the tour takes a look at the darker side of the city—revealing
ghost stories, hauntings and spirits that you won’t find in
the history books. $
ambler/becker texaco station, Dwight
Rte. 66 at Rte. 17, (815) 584-3077, dwightillinois.com
This restored Texaco was one of the last original Route 66
gas stations in operation. Listed on the National Register of
Historic Places. XFRee
the Windmill, Dwight
1 Windmill Dr., (815) 584-3077, dwightillinois.com
Built in 1896 and restored in 2005, this village landmark
stands over Dwight’s skyline. Listed on the National Register
of Historic Places, the windmill supplied water to the historic
Keeley Institute. XFRee
the Cross at the Crossroads, effingham
I-57 at I-70, (217) 347-2846, crossusa.org
This 198-ft. cross, located along one of the country’s most-
traveled interstate corridors, has an arm span of 113 feet.
It’s made of 848 yards of concrete and has nearly 34 tons of
reinforced steel footings in its foundation. XFRee
MY Garage Museum, effingham
17082 N. Rte. 45, (217) 540-4200, mygaragemuseum.com
What begun as a small business that sold car parts out of
the trunk of a borrowed car has evolved into a must-see
36,000-sq.-ft. facility filled with nearly every imaginable car
accessory. XFRee
Fairbury american legion speedway, Fairbury
600 S. 3rd St., (815) 692-3222, (815) 692-3899,
fairburyspeedway.com
One of the best dirt tracks for racing in the Midwest, the
American Legion Speedway features UMP modified, UMP
late models and street stocks. Racing is held mid-May–Labor
Day weekend. X
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Farmer City Raceway, Farmer City
850 N. Grove, (309) 928-9110, farmercityraceway.net
This quarter-mile high-banked dirt oval is located in the
fairgrounds of Farmer City. Stop by to enjoy a thrilling race
or participate with your own hot rod. X
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Clay County speedway, Flora
7003 Hickory Hill Lane, (618) 662-6825,
claycountyspeedwayonline.com
Catch a car race on this
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evenings. X
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little toot Railroad, Flora
Charlie Brown Park, Rte. 50, (618) 662-8040,
littletootrailroad.com
A 15-in.-gauge crown locomotive, known as Little Toot,
runs through Charlie Brown Park in Flora. Visitors can ride
the rails and experience train travel as it was decades ago.
The depot is available for party rentals. X
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the heartland spa, Gilman
1237 E. 1600 North Rd., (800) 545-4853, heartlandspa.com
This health-and-fitness retreat in central Illinois attracts
people from around the world to its 32-acre estate, which
rests on a secluded lake surrounded by miles of gently
rolling countryside. X
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Cumberland County Covered bridge, Greenup
W. Cumberland Rd., (217) 923-3401
This beautiful, self-supported covered bridge stretches over
the Embarras River. See the country’s longest clear-spanned
covered bridge with no weight limit. FRee
lincoln trail Motorsports Park, Greenup
649 N. 2150 E., (217) 932-2041
A full 220 acres of riding open daily with tracks for grand
prix, motocross, pee wee and plenty of trails. $

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Soy City Motel, Decatur
1828 E. Eldorado St. • (217) 428-8624
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TriManor Motel, Decatur
3420 N. 22nd St. • (217) 877-6900
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Abe Lincoln Motel, Effingham
1108 W. Edgar Ave., Rt. 40 • (217) 342-4717
• X $
Best Western Raintree Inn, Effingham
1811 W. Fayette Ave. • (800) 780-7234 • (217) 342-4121 • bestwestern.com
• • • X $
Cloverleaf Motel, Effingham
Rt. 33 and U.S. Hwy. 40 E. • (217) 342-4655
$
Comfort Inn, Effingham
1304 W. Evergreen Dr. • (877) 4-CHOICE • (217) 347-5050 • choicehotels.com
• • • X $
Comfort Suites, Effingham
1310 W. Fayette Ave. • (877) 4-CHOICE • (217) 342-3151 • choicehotels.com
• • • $
Country Inn & Suites, Effingham
1200 N. Raney St. • (800) 456-4000 • (217) 540-5555
• • X $
Crossroads Inn, Effingham
1600 W. Fayette Ave. • (217) 342-4161
• • X $
Days Inn, Effingham
1205A N. Keller Dr. • (217) 347-7131 • daysinn.com
• • • X $
EconoLodge, Effingham
1412 W. Fayette Ave. • (877) 4-CHOICE • (217) 342-9271 • econolodge.com
• • • X $
Effingham Motel, Effingham
702 E. Fayette Ave. • (217) 342-3991
$
Fairfield Inn & Suites, Effingham
1111 N. Henrietta St. • (217) 540-5454
• • • X $
Hampton Inn, Effingham
1509 Hampton Dr. • (800) HAMPTON • (217) 342-4499 • hamptoninn.com
X $
Hilton Gardens, Effingham
1301 Ave. of Mid-America • (217) 540-7777 • effingham.gardeninn.com
• • • X $$
Holiday Inn Express, Effingham
1103 Ave. of Mid-America • (800) 315-2621 • (217) 540-1111 • hiexpress.com
• • • X $
Howard Johnson Express Inn, Effingham
1606 W. Fayette Ave. • (800) 446-4656 • (217) 342-4667 • hojo.com
• • X $
Motel 6, Effingham
1305 N. Keller Dr. • (800) 466-8356 • (217) 347-5141 • motel6.com
• • X $
Paradise Inn, Effingham
1000 W. Fayette Ave. • (217) 342-2165
• X $
Ramada Inn Limited, Effingham
1205 N. Keller Dr. • (800) 2RAMADA • (217) 347-7131 • ramadalimited.com
• • • X $
Super 8, Effingham
1400 Thelma Keller Ave. • (800) 800-8000 • (217) 342-6888 • super8.com
• X $
Anthony Acres Resort, Effingham
15286 N. Resort Rd. • (217) 868-2950 • anthonyacres.com
• X $
Budget Motel, Farmer City
825 E. Clinton Ave., Rt. 54 • (309) 928-2157
• X $
Days Inn, Farmer City
I-74 and Rt. 54 • (800) DAYS-INN • (309) 928-9434 • daysinn.com
• • X $
Eagle Creek Resort, Findlay
Eagle Creek State Park • (800) 876-3245 • (217) 756-3456 • eaglecreekresort.com
• • X $$
Best Western Lorson Inn, Flora
201 Hagen Dr. • (800) 780-7234 • (618) 662-3054 • bestwestern.com
• • X $
Flora Motel, Flora
8290 Old Hwy. 50 • (618) 662-2153
Red Carpet Inn, Flora
900 Olive St. • (618) 662-2181
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haunted Jacksonville tours, Jacksonville
27 S. Central Park Plaza, (888) 446-7859, illinoishauntings.com
Take a 2
1
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the town’s haunted history. The tour departs from the
Three-Legged Dog Cafe. Available Apr.–Oct. $
Walldog Murals, Jacksonville
Downtown Jacksonville, (800) 593-5678, (217) 245-6884,
jacksonvillemainstreet.com
This beautifully hand-painted collection of 10 murals
depicts notable events, people and businesses of the past,
and graces the historic downtown area. XFRee
lincoln Monument, Kansas
325th Rd./Coach Rd., one mile west of County Rd. 12,
Picture Lincoln, the circuit lawyer on horseback, traveling the
old route between Edgar and Coles counties. Rub his nose
and leave a penny for luck. FRee
lincoln heritage trail state Monument, lawrenceville
Rte. 33, (618) 943-3516, lawrencecountyillinois.com
Commemorating where Abraham Lincoln and his family first
stepped foot in Illinois in 1830, the replica statue of Lincoln is
now a hot spot for tourists and locals alike. FRee
lincoln Downtown District, lincoln
Broadway St., (217) 732-2929, mainstreetlincoln.com
Visit the historic downtown, where you’ll see the 1905 Logan
County Courthouse. A statue of Abraham Lincoln and a
monument honoring Civil War veterans are located nearby. FRee
the Railsplitter Covered Wagon, lincoln
5th St. and Rte. 66, (217) 732-8687,
worldslargestcoveredwagon.com
Abe Lincoln sits in the wagon, recognized by the Guinness
Book of World Records as the world’s largest covered
wagon, standing 24 ft. tall, 12 ft. wide and 40 ft. long. FRee
skyView Drive-in theatre, litchfield
Rte. 66, (217) 324-4451, litchfieldskyview.com
Continuously operating since 1951, this is Illinois’ last drive-in
theater located on historic Route 66. Pull in for double features
at dusk Fri., Sat. and Sun. nights, seasonally Apr.–Oct. X
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Macon speedway, Macon
347 N. Wiles St., (217) 764-3000, maconracing.com
This
1
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packed schedule that runs from the end of Mar. through
mid-Sept. Special NASCAR Nights offer fans the opportunity
to meet NASCAR stars and see them compete side by side
with their local favorites. X
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stone arch bridges, Marshall
West and east of Marshall, (217) 826-2034, marshall-il.com
Marshall has two amazing stone-arch bridges, constructed by
the Army Corps of Engineers from 1827 to 1837. The stones were
cut to fit without mortar. The bridge west of Marshall has been
in use since it was built and remains one of the few original
bridges in use on the National Road. The bridge east of Marshall
is on an abandoned section of the National Road. FRee
Coles County speedway, Mattoon
Five miles west of Charleston on Hwy. 316,
(217) 348-8035, ccmmra.com
Great short-track competitions attract race fans to this
speedway, which hosts Modified Midget Racing Association
events. Open every Sat. night May–Sept. X
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illinois state university, normal
718 W. College Ave., (309) 438-2111, illinoisstate.edu
Take a tour of the first public university in the state, soaking
in the juxtaposition of historic structures and fresh minds.
Be sure to catch a game in the Redbird Arena or Hancock
Stadium.XFRee
normal Cornbelters, normal
1000 W. Raab Rd., (309) 454-2255, normalbaseball.com
Root for the professional home team at The Corn Crib,
one of the newest stadiums in Illinois.XFRee
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Comfort Inn, Forsyth
134 Barnett Ave. • (877) 4-CHOICE • (217) 875-1166 • choicehotels.com
• • X $
Country Inn & Suites, Forsyth
5150 Hickory Point Frontage Rd. • (800) 456-4000 • (217) 872-2402 • countryinns.com
• • X $
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, Forsyth
1417 Hickory Point Dr. • (217) 875-3337 • fairfieldinn.com
• X $
Hampton Inn, Forsyth
1429 Hickory Point Dr. • (800) HAMPTON • (217) 877-5577 • hamptoninn.com
• • X $
Homewood Suites by Hilton, Forsyth
333 W. Marion Ave. • (800) CALLHOME• (217) 877-0887 • homewoodsuites.com
• • X $$
Gibson City Inn, Gibson City
201 W. 1st St. • (217) 784-4201
• X $
Budget Host Inn, Gilman
723 S. Crescent St. • (815) 265-7261
• X $
Super 8, Gilman
1301 S. Crescent St. • (800) 800-8000 • (815) 265-7000 • super8.com
• X $
Travel Inn, Gilman
834 U.S. Hwy. 24 W. • (815) 265-7283 • travelinn.com
• • X $
Budget Host Inn, Greenup
716 E. Elizabeth St. • (800) BUD-HOST • (217) 923-3176 • budgethost.com
• X $
Greenup Inn, Greenup
U.S. Hwy. 40 and Rt. 130 • (217) 923-5512
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Comfort Inn & Suites, Greenville
2265 Rt. 127 • (618) 664-9700. • comfortinn.com
• • • X $
EconoLodge Inn & Suites, Greenville
1731 S. Rt. 127 • (877) 4-CHOICE • (618) 664-3030 • econolodge.com
• • • X $
M-Star Hotel, Greenville
1525 Rt. 127 • (618) 664 1950
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Super 8, Greenville
Rt. 127 and I-70 • (800) 800-8000 • (618) 664-0800 • super8.com
• X $
Two Acres Motel, Greenville
Rt. 127 and I-70 • (618) 664-3131
Countryside Inn, Hillsboro
8105 Rt. 127 S. • (217) 532-6176 • countrysideinn.net
• • X $
Red Rooster Inn, Hillsboro
123 E. Seward St. • (217) 532-6332 • redroosterinn.net
• X $
Blackhawk Village Inn & Lodge, Jacksonville
1111 E. Morton Ave. • (217) 245-2187
• X $
Country Hearth Inn & Suites, Jacksonville
1709 W. Morton Ave. • (217) 245-4500 • countryhearthjacksonvilleil.com
• • X $
Comfort Inn, Jacksonville
200 Comfort Dr. • (877) 4-CHOICE • (217) 245-8372 • choicehotels.com
• • • X $
Hampton Inn, Jacksonville
1725 W. Morton Ave. • (800) HAMPTON • (217) 291-0415 • hampton.com
• • • X $
The Star Lite Motel, Jacksonville
1910 W. Morton Ave. • (800) 489-7773 • (217) 245-7184
• • X $
Super 8, Jacksonville
1003 W. Morton Ave. • (800) 800-8000 • (217) 479-0303 • super8.com
• X $
Gas Lite Motel, Lawrenceville
Rt. 1 and State St. • (618) 943-2374
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K’s Motel, Lawrenceville
407 State St. • (618) 943-5112
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Holiday Inn Express, LeRoy
705 S. Persimmons Ct. • (800) HOLIDAY • (309) 962-4439 • hiexpress.com
• • • X $
Red Roof Inn, LeRoy
1 Demma Dr. • (800) RED-ROOF • (309) 962-4700 • redroof.com
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new salem Country opry, Petersburg
14305 Hwy. 97, (217) 632-2630, springfield-illinois.com/opry
Make plans to visit the longest-running Country Western
music show in Illinois. Sit in one of the cushioned theater
seats while performers onstage tell the story of more than
200 years of musical experience. $
three swinging bridges, Pontiac
Chautauqua Park & Dargan Park, (815) 844-5847,
visitpontiac.org
Three bridges beautifully cross the Vermillion River. Built
as early as 1898 and one of the most popular attractions in
Pontiac. FRee
hardy’s Reindeer Ranch & Dinner show, Rantoul
1356 Country Rd. 2900 N., (217) 893-3407, reindeerranch.com
Pick a pumpkin, cut your own Christmas tree or navigate
the 10-acre Cornfusion maze. Experience the Kid’s Corral
and see the 19 Alaskan reindeer. During the holidays, the
reindeer ranch becomes a Christmas wonderland. Open
Aug.–Dec. X
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thompson Mill Covered bridge, shelbyville
RR 1, five miles east of Cowden, (800) 874-3529,
(217) 774-2244
Built in 1868 to span the Kaskaskia River, this 157-ft. bridge
is one of only five covered bridges remaining in Illinois.
It’s also the longest and narrowest of the five. X FRee
Cozy Dog Drive in, springfield
2935 S. 6th St., (217) 525-1992, cozydogdrivein.com
This traditional Route 66 diner is part of the history of the
Mother Road. The original owner, Ed Waldmire, invented the
Cozy Dog, or corn dog. Inside the diner, you’ll find an amusing
selection of Route 66 memorabilia and souvenirs. X
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illinois state Fairgrounds, springfield
801 E. Sangamon Ave., (217) 782-6661, illinoisstatefair.info
Enjoy motorcycle and auto racing, harness racing, car shows,
horse shows, flea markets, RV shows, the Illinois Products
Expo, Hot Rod Super Nationals and the Illinois State Fair. X
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springfield Walks, springfield
209 S. 6th St., (217) 502-8687, springfieldwalks.com
Experience all the history and mystery present in Abraham
Lincoln’s own Springfield, Illinois. These award-winning
tours are not only educational and professional, but also
entertaining. $
thomas Rees Memorial Carillon, springfield
Washington Park, one block south of Lawrence St. and
Chatham Rd., (217) 753-6219, (217) 544-1751, carillon-rees.org
Set in lovely gardens high above Springfield, this is one of
the largest cast-bronze carillons in the world, and one of the
few open to the public. Three observation decks provide a
beautiful view of the city. X
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henry’s Rabbit Ranch & Route 66 emporium, staunton
1107 Historic Old Rte. 66, (618) 635-5655, henrysroute66.com
Celebrate Route 66 at this colorful stop, which displays
highway and trucking memorabilia in a replica vintage gas
station. Historic signs and vehicles decorate the property
and, yes, there is a rabbit ranch: both the animal and
Volkswagon varieties. FRee
university of illinois at urbana-Champaign, urbana
1401 W. Green St., (217) 333-1000, illinois.edu
This university is host to more than 30,000 undergraduate
students. Campus attractions include the second largest
public university library in the world and the arboretum
with its three-acre sunken garden. X FRee
Madonna of the trail, Vandalia
315 W. Gallatin St., (618) 283-2728, vandaliaillinois.com
This statue honors pioneer women who traveled along the
National Trail. It is one of 12 in the U.S. and marks the end of
the National Trail. FRee
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Best Western Plus, Lincoln
1750 5th St. • (800) 780-7234 • (217) 732-9641 • www.bestwestern.com
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Budget Inn, Lincoln
2011 N. Kickapoo St. • (217) 735-1202
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Comfort Inn, Lincoln
2811 Woodlawn Rd. • (877) 4-CHOICE • (217) 735-3960 • comfortinn.com
• • • X $
Crossroads Motel, Lincoln
1305 Woodlawn Rd. • (217) 735-5571
• X $
Redwood Motel, Lincoln
725 Hickox Dr. • (217) 732-4113
• X $
Super 8, Lincoln
2809 Woodlawn Rd. • (800) 800-8000 • (217) 732-8886 • super8.com
• X $
Hampton Inn, Lincoln
1019 N. Heitmann Dr. • (800) HAMPTON • (217) 732-6729 • hamptoninn.com
• • • X $
Holiday Inn Express, Lincoln
130 Olson Dr. • (800) 315-2621 • (217) 735-5800 • hiexpress.com
• • • X $
The Best Value Inn, Litchfield
224 N. Ohren Ln., I-55, exit 52 • (888) 315-BEST • (217) 324-2181 • bestvalueinn.com
• • $
Comfort Inn, Litchfield
1010 E. Columbian Blvd. • (877) 4-CHOICE • (217) 324-9260 • choicehotels.com
• • X $
Hampton Inn, Litchfield
11 Thunderbird Circle • (800) HAMPTON • (217) 324-4441 • hampton.com
• • • X $
Holiday Inn Express, Litchfield
1405 W. Hudson Dr. • (800) 315-2621 • (217) 324-4556 • hiexpress.com
• • • X $
Super 8, Litchfield
211 Ohren Lane • (800) 800-8000 • (217) 324-7788 • super8.com
• X $
Heritage Inn, Mahomet
801 Eastwood Dr. • (217) 586-4975
• • $
Lincoln Suites, Marshall
105B W. Trefz Dr. • (217) 463-2560 • lincolnsuitesinn.com
• • X $$
Relax Inn, Marshall
107 E. Trefz Dr. • (800) 646-7325 • (217) 826-3031
X $
Super 8, Marshall
106 E. Trefz Dr. • (800) 800-8000 • (217) 826-8043 • super8.com
• • X $
Baymont Inn, Mattoon
206 McFall Rd. • (877) BAYMONT • (217) 234-2420 • baymontinns.com
• • X $
Comfort Suites, Mattoon
1408 Broadway Ave. E. • (877) 4-CHOICE • (217) 235-6745 • choicehotels.com
• • X $
Hampton Inn, Mattoon
1416 Broadway Ave. E. • (800) HAMPTON • (217) 234-4267 • mattoon.hamptoninn.com
• • X $
Holiday Inn Express, Mattoon
Rt. 16 and Swords Dr., exit 190B • (800) 315-2621 • (217) 235-2060 • hiexpress.com
• • • X $$
Quality Inn & Suites, Mattoon
4922 Paradise Rd. • (217) 235-0222 • qualityinn.com
• • • X $
Ramada Inn & Conference Center of Mattoon, Mattoon
300 Broadway Ave. E. • (800) 2RAMADA • (217) 235-0313 • mattoonramada.com
• • • • X $
Super 8, Mattoon
205 McFall Rd. • (800) 800-8000 • (217) 235-8888 • super8.com
• X $
U.S. Grant Motel, Mattoon
U.S. Hwy. 45 • (217) 235-5695
• X $
Super 8, McLean
500 E. South St. • (800) 800-8000 • (309) 874-2366 • super8.com
• • X $
Best Western Gateway Inn, Monticello
805 Iron Horse Place • (800) 780-7234 • (217) 762-9436 • bestwestern.com
• • X $
Foster Inn, Monticello
1414 N. Market St. • (217) 762-9835 • fosterinn.com
• X $
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orchards & farms
the Great Pumpkin Patch, arthur
RR 1, (217) 543-2394, the200acres.com
This farm offers more than 400 varieties of pumpkins,
squash and gourds. It grows more than 8,000 harvest mums
and features mazes, animals, a sweet shop and concessions,
a one-room schoolhouse, and a gift shop showcasing
harvest gifts and decorations. X
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Curtis orchard & Pumpkin Patch, Champaign
3902 S. Duncan Rd., (217) 359-5565, curtisorchard.com
Escape to the country at Curtis Orchard. This farm features
apples, cider, pumpkins, peaches, pies and a large country
store. Entertainment options include a giant slide, corn maze
and pony rides. XFRee
Prairie Farm, Champaign
2202 W. Kirby Ave., (217) 398-2583,
champaignparkdistrict.com
Located in Centennial Park, Prairie Farm features traditional
farm animals and a petting area. Enjoy picnics, sports and a
new aquatic center. The farm is open Memorial Day–Labor
Day. XFRee
apple barn, Chatham
2290 E. Walnut St., (217) 483-6236,
The Apple Barn offers fresh apples, peaches and pears
picked from the orchards, and pumpkins and flowers from
the farm. XFRee
Mari-Mann herb Farm, Decatur
1405 Mari-Mann Lane, (217) 429-1404, marimann.com
Visit one of the nation’s largest herb gardens. Highlights
of the farm are herbal snacks and teas, on-site massage
therapist, greenhouse, wildflower fields and special
programs. XFRee
ludwig Farmstead Creamery, Fithian
17591 N. 600 East Rd., (317) 292-5077,
ludwigfarmsteadcreamery.com
An artisan farmstead creamery specializing in European-
style cheeses, yogurts and ice cream made from day-fresh
milk from its own cows. The farm also raises grass-fed
registered Angus. X
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Grissom’s lost Creek orchards, Greenup
680 Rte. 130, (217) 923-3736,
Seasonal specialties include apples and peaches, but there’s
a wide variety of fruits, vegetables and other goodies
available. Bring the family for the fall corn maze, pumpkins,
mums and even a petting zoo. XFRee
Country bumpkin Pumpkin Patch, Kansas
5556 E. 150th Rd., (217) 273-4099, (217) 946-4279,
countrybumpkin.net
Offering family fun with hillbilly golf, a tractor-drawn
wagon, pumpkins, gourds and squash. Stumble your way
through a variety of mind-bending mazes or take a turn at
the carnival games. If you’re feeling hungry, stop by the cafe
and grab something to eat. XFRee
bigard orchard & berries, newton
10505 N. 1400 St., (618) 783-3251
Find fresh strawberries and peaches at this orchard.
Strawberry season is mid-May to mid-June, and peach
season is mid-July to mid-Aug. XFRee
Rader Family Farms, normal
1238 Ropp Rd., (309) 275-8765, raderfamilyfarms.com
Pick out your own pumpkin, enjoy a tractor ride, feed
barnyard animals, and even race a go-cart at this one-stop
farm celebrating Illinois agriculture. X
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Pumpkin Works, Paris
21788 E. Terre Haute Rd., (217) 275-3327, pumpkinworks.com
Offering 11 mazes, u-pick pumpkins, a haunted dungeon, a
pumpkin sling, three hayrides through the 200-acre woods,
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Riverpark Motel, Newton
10024 N. Rt. 130 • (618) 783-2327
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Americas Best Value Inn, Normal
6 Traders Circle • (888) 315-2378 • (309) 454-4070 • americasbestvalueinn.com
• • X $
Candlewood Suites Hotel, Normal
203 Susan Dr. • (877) CANDLEWOOD • (309) 862-4100 • candlewoodsuites.com
• • X $$
Comfort Suites East, Normal
310B Greenbriar Dr. • (800) 4-CHOICE • (309) 452-8588 • choicehotels.com
• • X $
Courtyard by Marriott, Normal
310A Greenbriar Dr. • (800) 321-2211 • (309) 862-1166 • marriott.com
• • • X $$
Hampton Inn & Suites, Normal
320 S. Towanda Ave. • (800) HAMPTON • (309) 452-8900 • hamptoninnnormal.com
• • X $$
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, Normal
1715 Parkway Plaza • (800) HOLIDAY • (309) 862-1600 • hiexpress.com
• • • X $
Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, Normal
201 Broadway Ave. • (800) 627-7468 • (309) 862-9000 • marriottnormal.com
• • • X $$
Motel 6, Normal
1600 N. Main St. • (800) 4-MOTEL6 • (309) 452-0422 • motel6.com
• • X $
Motel 6, Normal
202 Landmark Dr. • (800) 4-MOTEL6 • (309) 454-6600 • motel6.com
• • • X $
Signature Inn, Normal
101 S. Veterans Pkwy. • (800) 822-5252 • (309) 454-4044 • signatureinns.com
• • • X $
Super 8, Normal
2 Traders Circle • (800) 800-8000 • (309) 454-5858 • super8.com
• X $
Holiday Motel, Olney
1300 S. West St. • (800) 656-3945 • (618) 395-2121
• • $
Royal Inn Motel, Olney
1001 W. Main St. • (800) 433-5287 • (618) 395-8581
X $
Super 8, Olney
425 S. West St. • (800) 800-8000 • (618) 392-7888 • super8.com
• X $
Traveler’s Inn Motel, Olney
1801 E. Main St. • (800) 232-0976 • (618) 393-2186
• $
The Inn at Oak Terrace Resort & Spa, Pana
100 Beyers Lake Rd. • (800) 577-7598 • (217) 539-4477 • oakterraceresort.com
• • • X $$
Lake Lawn Inn, Pana
U.S. Hwy. 51 and Rt. 16 E. • (217) 562-2123
• • X $
Pinnell Motor Inn, Paris
11639 U.S. Hwy. 1 N. • (217) 465-6441
$
Super 8, Paris
11642 U.S. Hwy. 1 N. • (800) 800-8000 • (217) 463-8888 • super8.com
• • X $
Paxton Inn Motel, Paxton
980 W. Ottawa St. • (217) 379-2316 • paxtoninn.com
• • X $
Riverbank Lodge, Petersburg
522 S. 6th St. • (217) 632-0202 • riverbanklodge.com
• X $
The Inn at New Salem, Petersburg
14178 Hwy. 97 • (217) 632-7787
X $
Lighthouse Lodge, Pocahontas
101 Johnson St. • (618) 669-2293
$
Powhatan Motel, Pocahontas
8 O’Fallon St. • (618) 669-2271
$
Tahoe Motel, Pocahontas
106 Johnston St. • (618) 669-2404
• $
Comfort Inn, Pontiac
1821 W. Reynolds St. • (877) 4-CHOICE • (815) 842-2777 • choicehotels.com
• • X $
Fiesta Motel, Pontiac
951 Reynolds St. • (815) 844-7103
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122 illinois. mile after magnificent mile.
a nature preserve with a walking trail, bonfires, silhouettes,
a straw pyramid, a petting zoo, the Discovery Barn and
much more. XFRee
golf
scovill Golf Club, Decatur
3909 W. Main St., (217) 429-6243, decatur-parks.org
The hilly, tree-lined fairways and undulating greens are
protected by grass-faced bunkers and mounds. This target-
style golf course will test your composure because triple
bogeys are as easy to come by as birdies and eagles. $
hickory Point Golf Club, Forsyth
727 Weaver Rd., (217) 421-7444, decatur-parks.org
Home to the Duramed Futures Tour event, Hickory Point
offers 18 award-winning holes of championship golf. $
Railside Golf Club, Gibson City
120 W. 19th St., (217) 784-5000, railside.com
This 18-hole Championship layout features bentgrass
fairways, tees and endless greens. $
lake of the Woods Golf Course, Mahomet
405 N. Lake of the Woods Rd., (217) 586-2183,
golfthelake.com
Designed by Robert B. Harris in 1951, this historic yet modern
course offers rolling hills, spectacular fairways and a healthy
challenge. $
brookhill Golf Course, Rantoul
3150 RR 1700 E., (217) 893-1200, golfbrookhillgc.com
This fun and challenging course for all skill levels offers
spectacular views at all of its 18 holes. $
the national at eagle Creek Golf Course, shelbyville
Eagle Creek State Park, (217) 756-5555, thenationalgc.com
Premier golf course that has been refurbished and is nestled
in 34,000 acres or woods and prairie on the banks of Lake
Shelbyville. $
Piper Glen Golf Club, springfield
Rte. 4 at Mansion Rd., (217) 483-6537, piperglen.com
Visit the newly opened Studio 59—an indoor practice facility
and learning center that offers comfortable, warm practicing
on even the coldest of winter days. $
the Rail Golf Club, springfield
1400 S. Clubhouse Dr., (217) 535-0365, railgolf.com
Once a 240-acre dairy field, The Rail Golf Club is now a
beautifully manicured golf course with five lakes and 82
sand bunkers. $
ironhorse Golf Club, tuscola
2000 Ironhorse Dr., (217) 253-6644, ironhorsegc.com
With four sets of tees, Ironhorse Golf Club’s 18-hole
championship course is a haven for golfers of all
skill levels. $
stone Creek Golf Club, urbana
2600 Stone Creek Blvd., (217) 367-3000,
stonecreekgolfclub.com
Enjoy the quiet serentity of the countryside while
spending an enjoyable afternoon at one of the area’s
finest courses. $
angus links Golf Course, Windsor
Rte. 1, (217) 459-2805, anguslinks.com
Enjoy the lucious, zoysia-carpeted fairways and beauty of
all 18 holes at Angust Links Golf Course in an afternoon of
pure bliss.
Wineries/Vineyards/
BreWeries
White owl Winery, birds
122A Birds Rd., (618) 928-2898, whiteowlwinery.com
This award-winning winery makes many varieties of grape
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Holiday Inn Express, Pontiac
1823 W. Reynolds St. • (800) 315-2621 • (815) 844-4444 • hiexpress.com
• X $
Super 8, Pontiac
I-55 and Rt. 116, exit 197 • (800) 800-8000 • (815) 844-6888 • super8.com
• X $
Best Western Heritage Inn, Rantoul
420 S. Murray Rd. • (800) 780-7234 • (217) 892-9292 • bestwestern.com
• • X $
Days Inn, Rantoul
801 W. Champaign Ave. • (800) DAYS-INN • (217) 893-0700 • daysinn.com
• • X $
The Quarters Inn & Suites, Rantoul
200 Linden Ave. • (217) 893-1234 • thequartersinn.biz
• • X $
Rantoul Motel, Rantoul
303 N. Century Blvd. • (217) 893-5500
• X $
Super 8, Rantoul
207 S. Murray Rd. • (800) 800-8000 • (217) 893-8888 • super8.com
• X $
Arvin Motel, Robinson
12563 E. 1050th Ave. • (618) 544-2143
X $
Best Western Inn, Robinson
1500 W. Main St. • (800) 780-7234 • (618) 544-8448 • bestwestern.com
• • X $
Jo Dawn Motel, Robinson
1607 W. Main St. • (618) 546-1353
$
Quail Creek Country Club & Resort, Robinson
1010 E. Highland Ave. • (800) 544-8674 • (618) 544-8674 • quailcreekcc.org
• • • X $
Best Western Paradise Inn, Savoy
709 N. Dunlap, U.S. Hwy. 45 S. • (800) 780-7234 • (217) 356-1824 • bestwestern.com
• • • X $
Coon Creek Lodge, Shelbyville
RR 4 Box 217A • (217) 756-3147 • cooncreeklodge.com
• $
Gregory’s Resort, Shelbyville
RR 4 Box 102B • (217) 774-4313 • gregorysresortmotel.com
• X $
Lithia Resort, Shelbyville
RR 4 Box 105 • (866) 774-2882 • (217) 774-2882 • lithiaresort.com
X $
The Shelby Historic House & Inn, Shelbyville
800 W. Main St. at Rt. 16 • (800) 342-9978 • (217) 774-3991 • theshelbyinn.com
X $
Spillway Motel, Shelbyville
Rt. 16 E. • (800) 845-0414 • (217) 774-9591 • spillwaymotel.net
• X $
Comfort Inn, South Jacksonville
200 Comfort Dr. • (877) 4-CHOICE • (217) 245-8372 • choicehotels.com
• • • X $
Baymont Inn, Springfield
5871 S. 6th St., Frontage Rd. E. • (877) BAYMONT • (217) 529-6655 • baymontinns.com
• • • • X $
Best Western Clearlake Plaza, Springfield
3440 E. Clearlake Ave. • (800) 780-7234 • (217) 525-7420 • bestwestern.com
• • • X $
Candlewood Suites, Springfield
2501 Sunrise Dr. • (877) 660-8543 • (217) 522-5100 • candlewoodsuites.com
• • X $
Carpenter Street Hotel, Springfield
525 N. 6th St. • (888) 779-9100 • (217) 789-9100 • carpenterstreethotel.com
X $
Comfort Inn, Springfield
3442 Freedom Dr. • (877) 4-CHOICE • (217) 787-2250 • choicehotels.com
• X $$
Comfort Suites, Springfield
2620 S. Dirksen Pkwy. • (877) 4-CHOICE • (217) 753-4000 • choicehotels.com
• • X $
Courtyard by Marriott, Springfield
3462 Freedom Dr. • (800) 321-2211 • (217) 793-5300 • marriott.com
• • • X $$
Crowne Plaza, Springfield
3000 S. Dirksen Pkwy. • (800) 2CROWNE • (217) 529-7777 • cpspringfield.crowneplaza.com
• • • X $$
Drury Inn & Suites, Springfield
3180 S. Dirksen Pkwy. • (800) 378-7946 • (217) 529-3900 • druryhotels.com
• • • X $
Fairfield Inn by Marriott, Springfield
3446 Freedom Dr. • (888) 236-2427 • (217) 793-9277 • fairfieldinn.com
• X $$
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and fruit wines. Taste their one-of-a-kind Persimmon Solera
and Vin de Papa. Tours, murder mystery and comedy improv
dinners are available. $
White oak Vineyards, inc., Carlock
8621 E. 2100 North Rd., (309) 376-3027,
whiteoakvineyardsinc.com
As you sip a glass of German-inspired wine while looking
out onto the vineyards from the log cabin tasting room’s
wraparound porch, you will be overcome by an outstanding
feeling of tranquility. X
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alto Vineyards, Champaign
4210 N. Duncan Rd., (217) 356-4784, altovineyards.net
Along with award-winning wines, you’ll find custom gift
baskets, gourmet foods and local artwork. Relax and
enjoy the atmosphere at indoor or outdoor seating areas.
Available for private functions. X
$
berryville Vineyards, Claremont
1910 N. Prairieton Rd., three miles north of Berryville,
(618) 456-2335, berryvillevineyards.com
Berryville Vineyards features handcrafted fruit and
grape wines from 20 varieties of grapes, as well as from
raspberries, blackberries and gooseberries grown on-site. $
Forsee Vineyard & Winery, Coffeen
18165 N. 4th Ave., (217) 534-6347, forseevineyards.com
Walk through the six-acre vineyard and afterwards sample
a couple of wines in the tasting room. The balcony’s picture
window offers visitors the opportunity to see the wine-
making process. X
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tuscan hills Winery, effingham
2200 Historic Hills Dr., (217) 347-9463, effinghamwinery.com
This winery provides an Old-World Tuscan feel in a relaxing
and intimate setting, in the heart of Effingham. We are
particularly focused on offering exceptional quality wines
and offer wine tastings daily.
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sleepy Creek Vineyards, Fairmount
8254 E. 1425 North Rd., (217) 733-0330,
sleepycreekvineyards.com
Grape growing, wine making, music, art and nature work
together to create a unique visitor experience. $
niemerg Family Winery, Findlay
301 S. Main St., (217) 756-5521
Run by a father-sons trio, this winery offers a wide variety
of wines with grapes from around the country. $
Cameo Vineyards, Greenup
400 Mill Rd., (217) 923-9963, cameowine.com
This family-owned winery is built from the timbers of an old
family barn. Sit on the porch overlooking the vineyards and
the Cumberland County Covered Bridge while enjoying a
glass of Illinois wine. $
lasata Wines, lawrenceville
RR 2 Box 64B Hwy. 33, (618) 884-1200, lasatawines.com
Lasata is a Native American word for “place of peace,” and
the winery’s atmosphere lives up to the name. A variety of
wines from blush and sweet to white or dry are created and
offered for tasting. $
long Creek Vineyards, long Creek
7185 E. Firehouse Rd., (217) 521-6297,
longcreekvineyards.com
The intense passion for wine making at Long Creek
Vineyards allows for great quality wines, good food and a
friendly atmosphere. X
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Destihl, normal
318 S. Towanda Ave., (309) 862-2337, destihl.com
Destihl’s “Urban American” cuisine combines classic
American dishes with a global influence and features unique
twists on every dish. Destihl also offers guests a full range of
handcrafted ales and lagers brewed on the premises, as well
as domestic and imported wines. X
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Hampton Inn, Springfield
3185 S. Dirksen Pkwy. • (800) HAMPTON • (217) 529-1100 • hamptoninn.com
• • X $$
Hampton Inn & Suites–Southwest, Springfield
2300 Chuckwagon Dr. • (800) HAMPTON • (217) 793-7670 • hamptoninn.com
• • X $$
Hilton Springfield, Springfield
700 E. Adams • (800) HILTONS • (217) 789-1530 • springfieldil.hilton.com
• • • X $$
Holiday Inn Express, Springfield
3050 S. Dirksen Pkwy. • (800) 315-2621 • (217) 529-7771 • hiexpress.com
• • • X $
Homestyle Inn & Suites, Springfield
500 N. 1st St. • (217) 522-1100 • homestyleinns.com
• • X $
Howard Johnson Inn & Suites, Springfield
1701 J. David Jones Pkwy. • (800) 446-4656 • (217) 541-8762 • hjspi.com
• • X $
Mansion View Inn & Suites, Springfield
529 S. 4th St. • (800) 252-1083 • (217) 544-7411 • mansionview.com
• X $
Microtel Inn & Suites, Springfield
2636 Sunrise Dr. • (888) 771-7171 • (217) 753-2636 • microtelinn.com
• • X $
Motel 6, Springfield
6011 S. 6th St. • (800) 466-8356 • (217) 529-1633 • motel6.com
• • X $
Northfield Inn, Suites & Conference Center, Springfield
3280 Northfield Dr. • (866) 577-7900 • (217) 523-7900 • northfieldinn.com
• • • X $
President Abraham Lincoln Hotel & Conference Center, Springfield
701 E. Adams St. • (866) 788-1860 • (217) 544-8800 • palhacc.com
• • • X $$
Ramada Limited North, Springfield
3281 Northfield Dr. • (800) 2RAMADA • (217) 523-4000 • springfieldramada.com
• • X $
Ramada Limited South, Springfield
5970 S. 6th St. • (800) 2RAMADA • (217) 529-1410 • ramada.com
• • X $
Red Roof Inn, Springfield
3200 Singer Ave. • (800) REDROOF • (217) 753-4302 • redroof.com
• X $
Springfield Sleep Inn, Springfield
3470 Freedom Dr. • (877) 4-CHOICE • (217) 787-6200 • choicehotels.com
• X $
State House Inn–A Clarion Collection Hotel, Springfield
101 E. Adams St. • (217) 528-5100 • thestatehouseinn.com
• • X $
Staybridge Suites South, Springfield
4231 Schooner Dr. • (800) 238-8000 • (217) 793-6700 • staybridge.com
• • • X $$
Stevenson Inn, Springfield
2860 Stevenson Dr. • (888) 993-REST • (217) 585-4002 • stevenson-inn.com
• X $
Super 8 Lodge East, Springfield
1330 S. Dirksen Pkwy. • (800) 800-8000 • (217) 528-8889 • super8.com
• X $
Super 8 Lodge South, Springfield
3675 S. 6th St. • (800) 800-8000 • (217) 529-8898 • super8.com
• X $
Travelodge, Springfield
3751 S. 6th St. • (800) 578-7878 • (217) 529-5511 • travelodge.com
• • • X $
Route 66 Hotel & Conference Center, Springfield
625 E. St. Joseph St. • (888) 707-8366 • (217) 529-6626 • rt66hotel.com
• • • X $
Waldorf Motel, St. Elmo
1000 W. Cumberland Rd. • (618) 829-5665
• • • X $
Super 8 Staunton, Staunton
1527 Herman Rd. • (800) 800-8000 • (618) 635-5353 • super8.com
• X $
Gateway Inn Sullivan, Sullivan
1320 S. Hamilton St. • (217) 728-4314
• $
Harrison Street Inn, Sullivan
204 E. Harrison St. • (217) 728-4550 • theharrisonstreetinn.com
$
Sullivan Marina Motel Suites, Sullivan
RR 2 Box 35 • (888) 728-7338 • (217) 728-7338 • sullivanmarina.com
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hill Prairie Winery, oakford
23753 Lounsberry Rd., (217) 635-9900,
hillprairiewinery.com
The origins of this winery can be traced back eight
generations to the original settlers of Oakford. What began
as a typical grain-and-livestock farm eventually flourished
to include fruits, vegetables and vineyards. $
Fox Creek Winery, olney
5502 N. Fox Rd., (618) 392-0418, foxcreekwinery.com
Situated on a farm settled by the proprietor’s great-
grandmother, the vineyard sits amid low rolling hills.
Enjoy sampling the wines and spending some quality
time in the country. $
Pioneer Winery, Palestine
Four miles east of Rtes. 1 and 33, (618) 586-2921,
illinoiswine.org
Located in historic downtown Palestine, this family-owned
winery features grape and fruit wines produced and bottled
locally. Selections range from chardonnay to Moonlight on
the Wabash muscadine wine. $
Plainview Winery, Plainview
10456 2nd Rd., (618) 836-5514, illinoiswine.org
Genuine passion and pride go into every handcrafted wine
at Plainview Winery. Part of a 90-winery group of Illinois
Grape Growers, Plainview promises quality and diversity. $
Vahling Vineyards & Winery, stewardson
RR 1, Rtes. 1 and 33, (217) 682-5409, vahlingvineyards.com
Sample 20 different varieties of wine, such as Prairie White
and Country Red, at this family-owned vineyard. $
Willow Ridge Vineyards & Winery, Westervelt
Northwest of routes 16 and 128, (217) 738-2323,
willowridgewinery.com
Located eight miles northwest of Shelbyville, the winery
features two acres of vineyards. Open year-round,
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Performing arts
beardstown Grand opera house, beardstown
123 State St., (217) 323-3271, (217) 323-5479,
beardstownopera.com
Originally built in 1872, this National Landmark has survived
a tornado, multiple owners and years of entertaining shows
that have been housed there. X
$
bloomington Center for the Performing arts,
bloomington
600 N. East St., (309) 434-2787, artsblooming.org
Built in 1922 and renowned for its architecture
and historical significance, the 1,200-seat theater
and ballroom welcome more than 400 performances
and events annually. X
$
Castle theatre, bloomington
209 E. Washington St., (309) 820-0352,
thecastletheatre.com
Catch your favorite musician or discover a new one in
concert in downtown Bloomington. X
$
Parkland theatre, Champaign
2400 W. Bradley Ave., (217) 351-2528,
parkland.edu/theatre
See one of the many performances by theatrical, choral and
instrumental groups. X
$
Virginia theatre, Champaign
203 W. Park Ave., (217) 356-9053, tickets: (217) 356-9063,
thevirginia.org
The Virginia Theatre is used by local organizations, such as
the Champaign-Urbana Theatre Company, and is also home
to the annual Roger Ebert’s Overlooked Film Festival. X
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709 Springfield Rd. • (217) 824-2216
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Gas Light Motel, Taylorville
1420 W. Spresser St. • (217) 824-4941
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Super 8, Taylorville
400 Abe’s Way • (800) 800-8000 • (217) 287-7211 • super8.com
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Baymont Inn, Tuscola
1006 E. Southline Rd. • (877) BAYMONT • (217) 253-3500 • baymontinns.com
• • • X $
Holiday Inn Express, Tuscola
1201 Tuscola Blvd. • (800) 315-2621 • (217) 253-6363 • hiexpress.com
• • X $
Super 8, Tuscola
1007 E. Southline Dr. • (800) 800-8000 • (217) 253-5488 • super8.com
• X $
Tuscola Cooper Motel, Tuscola
804 E. Southline Rd. • (217) 253-4743
• $
America’s Best Inn & Suites, Urbana
409 W. University Ave. • (217) 531-2493
• X $
Comfort Suites, Urbana
2001 N. Lincoln Ave. • (877) 424-6423 • (217) 328-3500 • comfortsuites.com
• • • X $
Courtesy Motel, Urbana
403 N. Vine St. • (217) 367-1171
Eastland Suites Hotel & Conference Center, Urbana
1907 N. Cunningham Ave. • (800) 253-8331 • (217) 367-8331 • eastlandsuitesurbana.com
• • • X $
Hampton Inn, Urbana
1200 W. University Ave. • (800) HAMPTON • (217) 337-1100 • hamptoninn.com
• • X $$
Holiday Inn Express, Urbana
1003 W. Killarney St. • (800) 315-2621 • (217) 328-0328 • hiexpress.com
• • X $$
Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Center, Urbana
1001 W. Killarney St. • (800) 315-2621 • (217) 328-7900 • holidayinn.com
• • • X $$
Illini Union Hotel, Urbana
1401 W. Green St. • (217) 333-3030 • union.illinois.edu
• X $
Lincoln Lodge, Urbana
403 W. University Ave. • (217) 367-1111
• X $
Manor Motel, Urbana
1102 N. Cunningham Ave. • (217) 367-5427
$
Motel 6, Urbana
1906 N. Cunningham Ave. • (217) 344-1085 • motel6.com
• X $
Ramada Limited, Urbana
902 W. Killarney St. • (800) 2RAMADA • (217) 328-4400 • ramada.com
• • • X $
Sleep Inn, Urbana
1908 N. Lincoln Ave. • (877) 4-CHOICE • (217) 367-6000 • choicehotels.com
• • • X $
Super 8, Urbana
612 Killarney St. • (800) 800-8000 • (217) 384-8000 • super8.com
• $
Days Inn, Vandalia
1920 Kennedy Blvd. • (800) DAYS-INN • (618) 283-4400 • daysinn.com
• • X $
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, Vandalia
21 Mattes Ave. • (800) 315-2621 • (618) 283-0010 • hiexpress.com
• • • X $
Jay’s Inn, Vandalia
720 Gochenour St. • (618) 283-1200
• • X $
Ramada Inn, Vandalia
2707 Veterans Ave. • (800) 2RAMADA • (618) 283-1400 • ramada.com
• • • • X $
Vandalia Travelodge, Vandalia
1500 N. 6th St. • (800) 578-7878 • (618) 283-2363 • travelodge.com
• • X $
Super 8, Watseka
710 W. Walnut St. • (800) 800-8000 • (815) 432-6000 • super8.com
• X $
Watseka Motel, Watseka
814 E. Walnut St. • (815) 432-2426
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lincoln square theatre, Decatur
141 N. Main St., (217) 422-1711, (217) 972-8606,
lincolnsquaretheatre.com
Host to concerts, plays, recitals and more; some of central
Illinois biggest performers return time and again to this
historical treasure. X $
effingham Performance Center, effingham
1325 Outer Belt W., (800) 745-3000, (217) 540-2788,
the-epc.org
Take in a concert at this brand-new venue, featuring
country, pop, Christian contemporary and gospel
entertainment. X
$
Jacksonville symphony society, Jacksonville
(888) 310-6781, (217) 245-1181, jaxsym.com
One of the top orchestras in the state, the symphony
performs five concerts each year, including classical,
holiday and pop programs. X
$
Jacksonville theatre Guild, Jacksonville
210 W. College St., (217) 245-1402, jaxtg.com
Providing an outlet for the community to display their
talents and energies in quality live theater, with an amazing
array of productions. Performances at Sophie Leschin
Auditorium. X
$
illinois state university braden auditorium, normal
Bone Student Center, 100 N. University St.,
(309) 438-5444, bsc.ilstu.edu
The auditorium hosts Broadway musicals, pop and country
stars, comedians and more. Season and group tickets
available. Go online for show performance dates and ticket
prices. X
$
normal theater, normal
209 W. North St., (309) 454-9722, normaltheater.com
Catch a movie at this fully restored 1937 movie house—the
town’s first theater built for sound. X
$
hoogland Center for the arts, springfield
420 S. 6th St., (217) 523-2787, scfta.org
Enjoy cultural and performing arts at this creative hub in
Springfield. X
$
the legacy theatre, springfield
101 E. Lawrence, (800) 838-3006, atthelegacy.com
Broadway shows hit the stage at The Legacy, where
“everything old is new again.” X
$
sangamon auditorium, springfield
University of Illinois, 1 University Plaza, (217) 206-6160,
sangamonauditorium.org
From Broadway shows to today’s hottest musical acts,
Sangamon Auditorium plays host to big-name events
throughout the year. X
$
the little theatre on the square, sullivan
16 E. Harrison St., (217) 728-7375, thelittletheatre.org
Enjoy live professional musical theater at its best. Open
June–Aug. and for spring, fall and Christmas shows. X
$
Krannert Center for the Performing arts, urbana
500 S. Goodwin Ave., (800) KCPATIX, (217) 333-6280,
krannertcenter.com
What Lincoln Center is to New York and Kennedy Center is
to D.C., Krannert Center is to the Midwest. The center hosts
internationally famous artists, the Champaign-Urbana
Symphony and Sinfonia da Camera. Free tours daily when
the university is in session. X
$
station theatre, urbana
223 N. Broadway Ave., (217) 384-4000,
stationtheatre.com
This small, intimate setting offers year-round live theater to
inspire, educate, and challenge all visitors. $
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Diamond House B&B, Arcola
229 E. Jefferson St. • (217) 268-4876 • arcolaflowerpatch.com
$
The Flower Patch B&B, Arcola
225 E. Jefferson St. • (217) 268-4876 • arcolaflowerpatch.com
$
Heart and Home B&B, Arthur
137 E. Illinois St. • (217) 543-2910
$
Marsha’s Vineyard B&B, Arthur
212 Chaise Lane • (217) 543-4001
$$
Burr House B&B, Bloomington
210 E. Chestnut St. • (800) 449-4182 • (309) 828-7686 • burrhouse.com
$
Vrooman Mansion, Bloomington
701 E. Taylor St. • (877) 346-6488 • (309) 828-8816 • vroomanmansion.com
X $$
Annie’s Place, Champaign
4 Villard Ct., • (217) 398-6686
$
The Avenue, Champaign
802 W. University Ave. • (217) 390-9830 • champaignilbedandbreakfast.com
$$
Gold’s B&B, Champaign
2065 County Rd. 525 E. • (217) 586-4345
$
McGrady Inn, Charleston
803 6th St. • (217) 348-8259 • mcgradyinn.com
X $
The Osage Inn B&B, Charleston
13444 E. County Rd. 720 N. • (217) 345-2622
$$
Queen Anne’s B&B, Charleston
899 7th St. • (217) 345-1288 • queenanneson7th.com
• $$
Old Brick Inn, Chrisman
301 E. Madison • (877) 337-5746 • (217) 269-2700 • oldbrickinn.net
$
The Lamp Post Inn B&B, Danville
420 N. Gilbert St. • (217) 446-9458
X $$
Shephard’s Inn, Danville
214 W. Harrison St. • (217) 443-9121
$$
The Yorkshire B&B, Danville
1664 N. Vermilion St. • (217) 442-4590 • theyorkshirebandb.com
$
The Younker House B&B, Decatur
500 W. Main St. • (217) 422-9707
$$
Victoriana B&B, Decatur
640 W. Main St. • (217) 428-0637
• X $
Busboom Castle, Dewey
2521 County Rd. 600 E. • (217) 379-8223 • busboomcastle.com
X $$$$
Linda’s Oak Meadows B&B Resort, Dewey
789 County Rt. 3300 N. • (217) 897-1775
• $$
Martin Ranch B&B, Effingham
12461 E. 1000th Ave. • (888) 536-6471 • (217) 536-6417 • martinranchbb.com
$$
Country View Solace, Findlay
RR 1 Box 203 • (217) 855-5523
$$
Chartreuse Bed & Breakfast, Greenville
422 E. Main St. • (618) 664-9540 • chartreusebb.com
$
Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast, Jacksonville
1109 W. State St. • (888) 952-9262 • (217) 245-1013 • blessingsonstate.com
$$
Cottonwood Inn Bed and Breakfast, Kansas
5261 N. 125th St. • (217) 465-5464
$
Cloud 9 B&B, Lawrenceville
1207 12th St. • (618) 943-5900
$
Nickell Country Home, Mahomet
32 County Rd. 2000 N. • (217) 586-6891
$
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shopping
NatioNal BraNds
eastland Mall, bloomington
1615 E. Empire St., (309) 663-1340,
ishopeastlandmall.com
Enjoy great one-stop shopping then kick back and
relax at a screening of your new favorite movie. X
Market Place Mall, Champaign
2000 N. Neil St., (217) 356-2700, marketplacemall.com
More than 100 shops, including Bergner’s and Macy’s,
fill this family-friendly mall, which features a carousel and
soft play area. X
hickory Point Mall, Forsyth
1146 Hickory Point Mall, (217) 875-0080,
hickorypoint.com
Find all your favorite stores, such as JCPenney,
Kohl’s and Sears, then grab a bite to eat at adjacent
popular restaurants and catch a movie. X
scheels, springfield
3801 S. MacArthur Blvd., (217) 726-6330,
scheelssports.com
While you’re looking for those perfect sporting goods,
be sure to enjoy the indoor Ferris wheel and pick up some
fudge. X
White oaks Mall, springfield
Veterans Pkwy. at Wabash Ave., (217) 787-8560, simon.com
Central Illinois’ largest enclosed retail shopping center
features more than 115 stores, including Bergner’s, Macy’s,
Abercrombie & Fitch and Build-A-Bear, plus restaurants and
a movie theater. X
tanger outlet Center, tuscola
I-57 at U.S. Rte. 36, exit 212, (217) 253-2282,
tangeroutlet.com
Find great bargains at factory outlet stores such as Bass,
Coach and Zales. Amenities include stroller and wheelchair
rental, motor coach and RV parking, and senior and student
discount clubs. X
aNtiquiNg
a. Gridley antique shop, bloomington
215–219 E. Front St., (309) 829-9615, gridleyantiques.com
The owners travel the country and fill up these 16 themed
rooms with unique antiques to fit any style.
the Wabash Depot antique Center, Decatur
780 E. Cerro Gordo, (217) 233-0800
Browse 10,000 sq. ft. of collectibles in Decatur’s restored
Wabash passenger train depot. Dozens of vendors offer
everything from furniture and paintings to glass, jewelry
and vintage clothing. X
elwin antique Mall, elwin
5027 S. Rte. 51, (217) 865-3292
This spacious antique mall, converted from a landmark
motel, carries a wide range of rare and beautiful pieces,
from primitive quilts and furniture to more refined Victorian
pieces and chandeliers. X
Forsyth antique Mall, Forsyth
690 S. Rte. 51, (217) 876-8650
This 10,000-sq.-ft. mall features gift shops, sweet treats,
primitives, glassware, pottery, furniture and lamps. X
harristown Depot antiques, harristown
1190 N. Meridian Rd., (217) 963-3029
This former train depot features a variety of antiques,
glassware, tools, books, and arts and crafts also fill the
10,000-sq.-ft. area. X
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Franny’s B&B, Mattoon
3217 Dewitt Ave. • (217) 235-3603
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Bear Grove Cabins, Mulberry Grove
Rt. 1675 N. and Rt. 25 E. • (618) 267-7243
zexton.com/beargrovecabinswebsite
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A Loft in the Woods B&B, Oakwood
42 Wandering Forest Rd. • (217) 442-3634
$
McClure Guesthouse, Olney
215 S. Fair St. • (618) 204-6337 • mcclureguesthouse.com
$$
Oak Terrace Lodge B&B, Pana
90 Beyers Lake Rd. • (618) 277-1478 • lakeshelbyville.com
• • $$
Shaker Loft B&B, Pana
74 Beyers Lake Rd. • (217) 539-4306 • shaker-loft.com
$
The Madison B&B, Paris
300 W. Madison St. • (217) 465-5464 • madisonbedandbreakfast.com
• $
Red Oak Inn, Paris
219 W. Madison St. • (217) 463-2560
X $
Timber Creek B&B, Paxton
1559 E. Rt. 9 • (217) 379-2589 • timbercreekbb.com
X $
Branson House B n’ B, Petersburg
324 W. Jackson St. • (866) 562-5095 • bransonhousebnb.net
X $
Maple Crest B&B, Petersburg
319 S. 9th St. • (800) 653-8012 • maplecrest.us
$
The Oaks B&B, Petersburg
510 W. Sheridan Rd. • (888) 724-6257 • (217) 632-5444 • theoaksbandb.com
$
Three Roses B&B, Pontiac
209 E. Howard St. • (815) 844-3404 • 3rosesbandb.com
• $
Senator’s Inn & Pub, Savoy
801 N. Dunlap Ave. • (217) 352-0002 • senatorsinn.com
• • X $
Country Charm B&B, Shelbyville
314 S. Cedar St. • (800) 600-5352 • (217) 774-2545 • tandmcountrycharm.com
• $
Hanschuh House B&B, Shelbyville
811 W. 1st St. N. • (217) 774-3144
• $
Flagg Farmstead B&B, Sherman
500 Old Tipton School Rd. • (888) 611-FLAG • (217) 816-8569 • flaggfarmsteadbandb.com
$$
The Hidden Cottage B&B, Springfield
2209 E. Reservoir St. • (217) 789-6018 • hiddencottagespringfield.com
$$
Inn at 835, Springfield
835 S. 2nd St. • (888) 217-4835 • (217) 523-4466 • innat835.com
$
Pasfield House Inn, Springfield
525 S. Pasfield • (217) 525-3663 • pasfieldhouse.com
• $$
The Rippon-Kinsella House, Springfield
1317 N. 3rd St. • (217) 241-3367 • ripponkinsella.com
$
Okaw Valley Orchard Inn, Sullivan
RR 2 • (217) 728-4093 • okawvalleyorchardinn.com
$$
Market Street Inn, Taylorville
220 E. Market St. • (800) 500-1466 • (217) 824-7220 • marketstreetinn.com
X $$
Simple Pleasures B&B, Tuscola
600 Rt. 130 • (217) 253-3319 • simplepleasuresbnb.com
$$
Akademika, Urbana
714 W. Michigan Ave. • (217) 344-2739 • akademikabb.com
$$
Hubert House B&B, Urbana
710 W. Oregon St. • (217) 367-8793
• X $$
Sylvia’s Irish Inn, Urbana
312 W. Green St. • (217) 384-4800 • sylviasirishinn.com
$$
The Razzano House, Watseka
210 S. 5th St. • (815) 432-4240 • razzanohouse.com
$
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antiquarius, Jacksonville
701 W. State St., (217) 245-2662
This upscale antiques store is filled with high-quality
furnature, lighting, art and books. X
Grace ann’s tiques and More,
Plus the baby store, Jacksonville
611 E. State St., (217) 370-9842,
graceannstiquesandmore.com
Though specializing in antiques and glass, Grace Ann’s
Tiques also sells clothes and gifts for the little ones.
south Jax antique Mall, south Jacksonville
1850 S. Main St., (217) 245-9113
This long-established antiques mall features 25 quality
vendors offering a wide variety of wares. X
Main StreetS
historic Downtown bloomington, bloomington
(309) 829-9599, downtownbloomington.org
Find museums, a large artist community and an assortment
of specialty businesses in these turn-of-the-20th-century
buildings. An abundance of restaurants and a lively night
scene mean the fun continues after dark. X
Merchant street, Decatur
Downtown Decatur, (217) 422-2200
This well-known one-way street is home to many distinctive
and original stores and eateries. Ride the free trolley to get
around easily.X
historic Downtown lincoln Main
street District, lincoln
(217) 732-2929, mainstreetlincoln.com
You’ll feel at home strolling down the picturesque streets,
enjoying the gift and antique shops as well as locally-
owned eateries.
uptown normal, normal
(309) 454-9556, uptownnormal.com
Normal comes alive with numerous specialty shops,
restaurants to fit any palate and excellent entertainment
options. X
historic Downtown shopping District, Pontiac
(815) 844-5847, www.visitpontiac.org
Featuring the Old City Hall Shoppes which house 14 dealers
of antiques, home accents, gifts and Route 66 souvenirs.
historic Downtown springfield, springfield
(217) 544-1723, downtownspringfield.org
Find a fresh mix of art, fashion, housewares and
gift items in Springfield’s historic central business
district. Great dining options and seasonal events
add to the appeal.
Made in illinoiS
Ropp Jersey Cheese Farm, normal
2676 Ropp Rd., (309) 452-3641, roppcheese.com
Partake in some award-winning fresh cheeses made right in
central Illinois from local cows. X
Funks Grove Pure Maple sirup, shirley
5257 Old Rte. 66, (309) 874-3360,
funkspuremaplesirup.com
Explore the trees from which this freshly made syrup
is made and grab a jug to enjoy with breakfast the next
morning. X
illinois artisans shop, springfield
502 S. Spring St., (217) 782-0979, museum.state.il.us
Offering fine crafts made in Illinois. Juried artisans from
across the state display and sell their wares. Find jewelry,
baskets, ceramics, textiles, paintings, photography, glass art
and more. X
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Here you can hike the stunning bluffs of the Garden of
the Gods, known for its unusual sandstone formations
with quirky names such as Devil’s Smokestack and
Camel Rock. Try to squeeze your way through Fat Man’s
Misery, a narrow passageway sandwiched between giant
hether you’re looking
for one-of-a-kind
art, antiques, local
cuisine or outdoor
adventure, southern Illinois has a
trail to get you there. Sip your way
along wine trails, stay at a cozy bed
& breakfast, bike under a canopy
of trees or hike to sweeping vistas
overlooking the Shawnee National
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The Tourism Bureau
ILLINOISouth
10950 Lincoln Trail,
Fairview Heights
(800) 442-1488, (618) 397-1488
thetourismbureau.org
Williamson County Tourism Bureau
1602 Sioux Dr., Marion
(800) 433-7399, (618) 997-3690
visitsi.com
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Fort Massac
I-24 Westbound, Metropolis
(618) 524-4350
Rend Lake
I-57 Northbound, Whittington
(618) 435-4155
Trail of Tears
I-57 Northbound, Anna
(618) 833-4809
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Southern Illinois University, Woody Hall,
900 S. Normal Ave., Carbondale
(618) 453-7516
adventureillinois.com
Carbondale Convention and
Tourism Bureau
815 S. Illinois Ave., Carbondale
(800) 526-1500, (618) 529-4451
cctb.org
Mt. Vernon Convention and
Visitors Bureau
200 Potomac Boulevard, Mt. Vernon
(800) 252-5464, (618) 242-3151
mtvernon.com
Southernmost Illinois Tourism Bureau
1000 N. Main St., Anna
(800) 248-4373, (618) 833-9928
southernmostillinois.com
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miles of equestrian trails.
Bike the Tunnel Hill State Trail, which follows an old
railroad route through the Shawnee National Forest and
uses tunnels and trestles as unique markers. Turn on to
the 2.5-mile spur in Karnak that leads through the Cache
River State Natural Area, home to a magnifcent cypress-
tupelo swamp that’s a popular spot for canoeing.
Learn more about the fascinating area and its wild-
life at the Barkhausen Wetlands Center in Belknap. At
night look for the lit-up Bald Knob Cross, a 111-foot-
tall beacon of peace that sits atop Bald Knob Mountain
in the Shawnee National Forest. Nearby is Mermet
Springs, a spring-fed stone quarry where scuba divers
can discover sunken surprises such as a cement petting
zoo and the Boeing 727 used
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to head for Giant City State
Park in Makanda, named
for the sheer sandstone walls that create “city streets” big
enough for a giant to stroll through. Giant City offers
trails for hikers of all levels, along with rock climbing
and rappelling. Stop at the historic Giant City Lodge
and enjoy its famed all-you-can-eat fried chicken for
lunch or dinner.
Nearby are 13 award-winning wineries that make up
the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail (one of two wine trails
in the region), including the beautiful Tuscan-style Blue
Sky Vineyard. Visit the welcoming family farms on the
Shawnee Hills Orchard Trail, growing everything from
peaches to pumpkins.
Water lovers will want to make waves at Rend Lake,
where visitors can swim, boat, water-ski and fsh. Land-
lubbers can chip away at the 27-hole Rend Lake Golf
Course, take aim at the Rend Lake Shooting Complex
or shop at the Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center.
Another popular water destination is Carlyle Lake,
the largest manmade lake in Illinois. Sailing, swimming
and fshing are popular pastimes here.
Snap a photo with the Superman and Lois Lane stat-
ues in Metropolis, the superhero’s adopted hometown.
Stop at the Super Museum to view rare Superman toys,
movie props and TV show costumes.
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cultural attractions
Franklin County Garage 1910 Museum, Benton
211 N. Main St., (618) 438-2721, fctb.com
This structure once housed the county’s first automobile
dealership. It now features displays of vintage cars and
belt-driven machines. donation
old Franklin County Historic Jail Museum, Benton
209 W. Main St., (800) 661-9998, (618) 439-0608, fctb.com
Visit the turn-of-the-20th-century Georgian Revival building
where the last man to be legally hanged in Illinois was
jailed before his execution. Be sure to see the collection of
Civil War memorabilia. donation
Kincaid Mounds archaeological Site, Brookport
Four miles south of Unionville Rd. on New Cut Rd.,
(800) 248-4373, kincaidmounds.com
From about A.D. 800 to A.D. 1500, large flat-topped mounds
were erected on which the houses and temples of the civil
and religious elite stood. Today, the mounds still exist and
an overlook platform and interpretive panels tell the story
of the significant contribution and historical value of this
Native American culture. Free
african american Museum of Southern illinois,
Carbondale
University Mall, 1237 E. Main St., (618) 457-2217
This museum highlights local African-American heroes and
heroines, such as the first black police officer in the area.
Rotating displays have included the Underground Railroad
message quilts. XFree
old illinois Central railroad Passenger depot, Carbondale
111 S. Illinois Ave., (618) 529-8040
Exhibits feature train memorabilia from the Illinois Central
Railroad, including lanterns, telegraphs, a 1740s headlight
and photographs. Visitors can climb aboard a 1950s diesel
engine and red caboose. XFree
the Science Center of Southern illinois, Carbondale
University Mall, 1237 E. Main St., (618) 529-KID1,
yoursciencecenter.org
Enjoy fun and educational activities for the whole family. X$
Southern illinois University Museum, Carbondale
Faner Hall, 1000 Faner Dr., (618) 453-5388, museum.siu.edu
This museum’s galleries feature art, history and scientific
exhibits from MFA students. See the permanent collection
and traveling exhibitions. XFree
Woodlawn Cemetery, Carbondale
405 E. Main St., (800) 526-1500, cctb.org
Memorial Day’s origins can be traced to this cemetery,
where Gen. John Logan organized the first post–Civil War
service in 1866. XFree
illinois iron Furnace, elizabethtown
Rtes. 146 and 34, (800) 699-6637, fs.fed.us
Used for smelting iron ore during the Civil War, this restored
structure is still a hot spot for visitors. Fishing and picnicking
sites are nearby. XFree
Saline Creek Pioneer Village and Museum, Harrisburg
1600 S. Feazel St., (618) 253-7342
The museum is housed in an 1877 Victorian-era farm. The
Pioneer Village collection includes an old church, a school,
a jail, a general store, a log barn and a pioneer home. $
americana Hollywood Museum, Metropolis
108 3rd St. W., (618) 524-5975, supermansuperstore.com
A tribute to America’s most famous Hollywood icons,
featuring life-size figures, costumes, props, posters and rare
celebrity collectibles. X$
Super Museum, Metropolis
517 Market St., (618) 524-5518, supermansuperstore.com
View a collection of Superman memorabilia, including
the original costume worn by George Reeves, the first
Superman, in the 1950s. Also included are movie props,
rare toys and comic books. X$
Wabash County Museum, Mount Carmel
320 N. Market St., (618) 262-8774, museum.wabash.il.us
See rotating exhibits about local history, industry, local
families and their way of life. The museum has 5,000 sq. ft.
of public space for exhibits or meetings and a genealogy
research library. XFree
appellate Court Fifth district/Lincoln Statue, Mount Vernon
14th and Main streets, (618) 242-3120
History was made here when Lincoln won a tax case for the
Illinois Central Railroad in 1859. It was also in this courthouse
that Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross,
treated people injured by a tornado that struck the region
in 1888. XFree
Cedarhurst Center for the arts, Mount Vernon
2600 Richview Rd., (618) 242-1236, cedarhurst.org
One of the finest art museums in the region, the center
also features a new permanent collection gallery,
performance hall, family center, sculpture park and
nature trail. Xdonation
General John a. Logan Museum, Murphysboro
1613 Edith St., (618) 684-3455, loganmuseum.org
Photographs, maps, memorabilia and more tell the story of
Civil War Gen. John A. Logan and his family. The museum
neighborhood includes a walking trail, a print shop and
three other historic homes. Xdonation
John Marshall House Museum, old Shawneetown
S. 1st St., (618) 272-7038
Tour one of the oldest brick buildings in Illinois. What was
the state’s first bank is now a two-story museum displaying
pioneer furnishings, documents and historic memorabilia.
Open Sat.–Sun., May–Oct. donation
Mermet Lake State Fish and Wildlife area, Belknap
1812 Grinnell Rd., off Hwy. 45, (618) 524-5577, dnr.illinois.gov
The 452-acre lake has a depth of 12 feet. Fish for bass,
bluegill and channel catfish. Picnicking, hiking, boating and
hunting are permitted. XFree
Sielbeck Forest State natural area, Belknap
1812 Grinnell Rd., off U.S. Hwy. 45, (618) 524-5577, dnr.illinois.gov
Wander your way through this forest, home to ancient
oak and cypress trees. Hunting, hiking and fishing are
allowed. Free
rend Lake Marina, Benton
8955 W. Dam Lane, (618) 724-7651, rendlakemarina.com
Prepare for a summer adventure at this full-service marina.
Water-ski, cast a line from a fishing boat or join friends on a
pontoon boat. $
Vertical Heartland Climbing School, Buncombe
5050 Lick Creek Rd., (618) 995-1427, verticalheartland.com
Work your way up from the 20-ft. beginner’s climb to the
120-ft. Draper’s Bluff as coaches teach you the basics and
advanced methods. $
Cedar Lake, Carbondale
Cedar Creek Rd., (800) 526-1500, (618) 549-8441,
explorecarbondale.com
Enjoy a day fishing for bass or relaxing on the family-
friendly beach at one of the most beautiful lakes in
southern Illinois. Free
William M. Marberry arboretum, Carbondale
Pleasant Hill Rd. and S. Wall St., (618) 529-4147, cpkd.org
This 25-acre park has more than 20,000 species
of trees, plus shrubs, wildflowers and assorted
wildlife. You’ll find two unmarked graves from the
Civil War and stones from a Shawnee Indian council
fire. Free
One of the largest bed and breakfasts in Illinois, The Davie School inn was
converted from an old public school house. Each colorful room retains traces
of the classrooms with original bookcases and chalkboards. 300 Freeman St.,
Anna, (618) 833-2377, davieschoolinn.com
GOOD nights
american Fluorite Museum, rosiclare
Main St., (618) 285-3513
View exhibits on the state mineral, actual fluorite specimens
and mining artifacts. Open May–Oct. X$
William Jennings Bryan Birthplace Museum, Salem
408 S. Broadway, (618) 548-7791
Built by his father in 1852, Bryan’s birthplace contains
memorabilia from the life of this three-time presidential
candidate. It is listed on the National Register of Historic
Places. Free
outdoors/recreation
Cache river State natural area, Belknap
930 Sunflower Lane, (618) 634-9678, dnr.illinois.gov
Plants and wildlife cover more than 14,000 acres, with
plenty of trails and areas for canoeing. The nature preserve
has a 450-foot boardwalk through a swamp. XFree
Heron Pond/Wildcat Bluff nature Preserve, Belknap
930 Sunflower Lane, (618) 634-9678, dnr.illinois.gov
Walk on a floating boardwalk into the middle of Heron
Pond. Wildcat Bluff is a rock bluff of limestone overcapped
with sandstone. Free
Carlyle Lake, Carlyle
801 Lake Rd., (618) 594-5253
The largest manmade lake in the state at 26,000
acres, Carlyle Lake is known as one of the best in
the Midwest for sailing and fishing. Enjoy hunting,
camping, biking, hiking and golf in the surrouding
state park. Free
Cave-in-rock State Park, Cave-in-rock
New State Park Rd., (618) 289-4325, (618) 289-4545,
dnr.illinois.gov
This historic cave overlooks the Ohio River. Stay in a
bluff-top cottage, take the ferry across the river and enjoy
outdoor sports. Free
Foundation Park, Centralia
600 N. Pleasant Ave., (618) 533-0001
This large park features hiking trails, lake access, picnic area,
disc golf and more. Host to seasonal events such as the
Balloon Fest in summer. XFree
Barkhausen Cache river Wetlands Center, Cypress
8885 Rte. 37 S., (618) 657-2064, dnr.illinois.gov
This interpretive center provides visitors with information
about the value of wetlands and suggests sites to explore
within the Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge. Free
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Burden Falls, Delwood
Four miles west of Delwood off Rte. 145, (800) 699-6637,
(618) 658-2111
Burden Falls is a spectacular series of waterfalls with a total
drop of 100 feet. The 3.5-mile Burden Falls Trail runs above
the waterfall. Free
Dixon Springs State Park, Dixon Springs
Near Rtes. 146 and 145, (618) 949-3304, dnr.illinois.gov
Enjoy the beauty of bold cliffs and crags overhanging a
bubbling brook and large, overgrown boulders fringing the
hillside. XFree
Honey Bee Stables, Dixon Springs
Two miles off Hwy. 146, (618) 638-8059, (618) 289-3091,
honeybeestables.com
This 931-acre park offers a baseball diamond, a swimming
pool, hiking trails, picnic spots, camping areas, horseshoe
pits, hunting and more. $
Lake Glendale recreation Area, Dixon Springs
Near Rte. 145 north of Rte. 146, (800) 699-6637,
(618) 949-3807, lakeglendale.com
This 80-acre lake, part of the Shawnee National Forest,
offers clear waters for fishing and swimming. There is also
hiking available. $
Bell Smith Springs, eddyville
Shawnee National Forest, eight miles west of Rte. 145 S.,
(800) 699-6637, fs.fed.us
Visit this area, known for its cold-water springs and large
natural stone bridge. Bell Smith is listed on the National
Register of Historic Places. Free
Saline County State Fish and Wildlife Area, equality
85 Glen O. Jones Rd., (618) 276-4405, dnr.illinois.gov
Native Americans once collected salt from this area,
also called the Great Salt Springs. The park offers boating,
fishing, camping and more. Free
Coen expeditions, Golconda
Shawnee National Forest, 10 miles northeast of Golconda,
(866) 371-2659, (618) 264-8078, coeneng.com
This family-owned business offers adventures in hunting
and fishing. Hunt for whitetail deer and wild turkey in the
national forest. $
Golconda Marina, Golconda
Rte. 146 N., (618) 683-5875, golcondamarina.com
Located by Lusk Creek at the Ohio River, this marina has full
docking facilities. XFree
Outback Hunters, Golconda
Off Hwy. 146, one mile from Dixon Springs State Park,
(618) 949-3983, outbackhunters.com
This privately owned farm offers the chance to hunt for deer
and turkey across 200 acres of land. Lodging available. $
Ferne Clyffe State Park, Goreville
Rte. 37 S., between I-57 and I-24, (618) 995-2411, dnr.illinois.gov
Fifteen miles of trails wind past an intermittent waterfall,
the area’s largest shelter bluff and great Shawnee Hills
scenery. Enjoy bank fishing on a 16-acre lake or hunting on
450 acres. Free
Garden of the Gods recreation Area, Harrisburg
21 miles southeast of Harrisburg, Karbers Ridge Rd. between
Rtes. 34 and 1, (618) 658-2111
Head up to some spectacular overlooks of the 320-million-
year-old wilderness area and views of unusual rock
formations covering more than 3,300 acres of beautiful
forest. Free
Pounds Hollow recreation Area, Harrisburg
Karbers Ridge Rd., west of Rte. 1, (618) 658-2111, fs.fed.us
With its trails traversing a variety of natural communities
and geological settings, this is a popular destination for
wildflower enthusiasts, hikers and anyone who enjoys
relaxing on a beach. XFree
river to river Trail, Harrisburg
1142 Winkleman Rd., (618) 252-6789,
rivertorivertrail.com
Take in the scenery of the Shawnee National Forest while
covering 160 miles of challenging terrain between the Ohio
and Mississippi rivers. Free
Shawnee National Forest, Harrisburg
Ohio River Scenic Byway, (618) 253-7114, fs.fed.us
More than 277,000 acres of the Shawnee National Forest lie
in the Ozark and Shawnee hills. Drive the 70-mile Ohio River
Scenic Route and revel in the fall colors. Spend a day birding,
fishing and more. Free
Shawnee Trails end, Herod
Three miles off Hwy. 34, (618) 264-8064,
shawneetrailsend.com
Explore the equestrian trails of the Shawnee National Forest.
Knowledgable guides share history of the area and points
of interest. $
Sam Dale Lake Conservation Area, Johnsonville
RR 1, (618) 835-2292, dnr.illinois.gov
Named after local representative Sam O. Dale,
this 1,300-acre area features a 194-acre lake with fishing,
boating, swimming, camping, hunting and picnicking and
nature, equestrian and hiking trails. XFree
Trail of Tears State Forest, Jonesboro
3240 State Forest Rd., (618) 833-4910, dnr.illinois.gov
Scenic trails pass through hills and valleys where you can
appreciate the lush vegetation and abundant wildlife
year-round. Free
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Union County State Fish and Wildlife Area, Jonesboro
2755 Refuge Rd., (618) 833-5175, dnr.illinois.gov
Few places in Illinois match this park’s ability to get
you up close and personal with many diverse forms of
wildlife. Free
Giant City Stables, Makanda
722 Giant City Rd., (618) 529-4110, giantcitystables.com
Giant City Stables offers guided horseback trail rides, as well
as horseback riding lessons for groups and individuals. $
Giant City State Park and Visitors Center, Makanda
235 Giant City Rd., (618) 457-4836, lodge: (618) 457-4921,
dnr.illinois.gov, giantcitylodge.com
Enjoy camping, fishing, horseback riding, hunting and more.
The state park lodge has an outdoor pool and restaurant.
XFree
Crab Orchard National Wildlife refuge, Marion
Rte. 148 five miles west of Marion, (618) 997-3344, fws.gov
Illinois’ first designated wilderness area. Canada geese
winter in this refuge. Campers, boaters, swimmers and
anglers are welcome. $
Hamilton County State Fish and Wildlife Area and
restaurant at Dolan Lake, McLeansboro
Eight miles southeast of McLeansboro off Hwy. 14,
(618) 773-4340, dnr.illinois.gov
This 1,683-acre conservation area offers fishing and boating
on Dolan Lake. Sixty campsites are available along with a
full-service restaurant, picnicking, horseback riding, hiking
and boat rentals. Free
Ten Mile Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area,
McLeansboro
Rte. 14 west of McLeansboro, (618) 643-2862, dnr.illinois.gov
Enjoy hunting and fishing at this 5,800-acre area with an
archery range, a hand-trap range and a rifle range. XFree
Lake Murphysboro State Park, Murphysboro
52 Cinder Hill Dr., (618) 684-2867, dnr.illinois.gov
This 1,022-acre state park attracts anglers and also has an
archery range and three miles of designated trails. Free
Little Grand Canyon, Murphysboro
Hickory Ridge Rd., off Etherton Rd., (800) 526-1500,
murphysboro.com
The rugged trail features a trickling waterfall that acts as a
giant stairway down to the canyon floor. Free
Pyramid State Park, Pinckneyville
1562 Pyramid Park Rd., (618) 357-2574, dnr.illinois.gov
Hunt and camp at this 19,700-acre park, which has almost
15 miles of hiking, biking and horse trails, plus 200 lakes that
offer fishing. Free
Tunnel Hill State Trail, Vienna
Rte. 146, (618) 658-2168, dnr.illinois.gov
Bike or hike the 43-mile Tunnel Hill Trail between Harrisburg
and Karnak. The day-use trail follows an old railroad route
and offers drinking water, rest areas and parking areas.
XFree
Wayne Fitzgerrell State Park, Whittington
11094 Ranger Rd., (618) 629-2320, dnr.illinois.gov
The gateway to the largest outdoor playground in southern
Illinois includes Rend Lake, the second largest manmade
lake in the state. Enjoy recreational opportunities such as
camping, hunting and a shooting complex. XFree
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entertainment
Bald Knob Cross, Alto Pass
3630 Bald Knob Rd.
One of the largest Christian monuments in North America,
this 111-ft. steel-and-porcelain white cross was built as a
monument to peace. XFree
Centralia Carillon, Centralia
114 N. Elm St., (618) 533-4381, centralia-carillon.org
The 65-bell instrument rings out thrice a week and for
special events. The park also features a museum and tours
of the 165-ft. tower. Free
Ohio river Visitors Center, equality
101 W. Lane St., (800) 248-4373, ohioriverscenicbyway.com
Provides information on area sites and attractions, lodging
and the Ohio River Scenic Byway. The center includes
displays and interpretive exhibits representing the history
of the region. Free
Lincoln Memorial Picnic Grounds, Jonesboro
Main St. north of Public Square, (618) 833-8576
Part of the Shawnee National Forest, this park contains
picnic shelters and commemorates the site of the third U.S.
Senate debate between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A.
Douglas held in 1858. XFree
Southern Illinois Miners, Marion
Rent One Park, 1000 Miners Dr., (618) 998-8499,
southernillinoisminers.com
Cheer this professional team on to victory as they play their
way to the top of the Frontier League’s Western Division.
X$
Harrah’s Metropolis Casino and Hotel, Metropolis
100 E. Front St., (618) 524-2628, harrahs.com
This casino offers three decks of games, slot machines,
video poker and unlimited wagering. Enjoy dining at the
buffet or steakhouse. XFree
Metropolis Murals, Metropolis
Ferry St. and Market St.
Explore the streets of Metropolis and let these murals reveal
their stories, bringing the city’s heritage to life through
artistic renderings. XFree
Statues of Metropolis, Metropolis
Superman Square and 8th and Market streets
You’ll want to stop and have your picture taken at both
famous super statues of Metropolis. XFree
Pomona Natural Bridge, Pomona
Off Rte. 127 north of Pomona, (800) 526-1500,
(618) 529-4451, cctb.org
Located 25 feet above a trickling stream, this bridge spans
90 feet and is one of the few natural stone bridges in the
country. Free
Shawnee Queen river Taxi, rosiclare
On the Ohio Riverfront at the end of Main St.,
(887) 677-6123, (618) 285-3342, ridesmtd.com
Enjoy a trip down the Ohio River on this 48-seat river taxi.
Spot wildlife along sandstone bluffs, view the historic
cavern and visit the river towns of Elizabethtown,
Cave-in-Rock and Golconda. X$
Vienna Trail of Tears Memorial Park, Vienna
Rte. 146 between I-24 and Hwy. 45, (800) 248-4373,
(618) 833-9928, southernmostillinois.com
See a totem pole that was carved from a 100-year-old cedar
tree. Faces on the pole represent the seven clans of the
Cherokee nation. XFree
orchards & farms
rendleman Orchards, Alto Pass
9680 Rte. 127 N., (618) 893-2771, rendlemanorchards.com
Savor 20 varieties of peaches, five types of nectarines and
13 classic apple varieties. The farm market sells jams, jellies
and gifts. XFree
Seal’s Orchard, Bone Gap
Rte. 1 south of West Salem, (618) 456-3545
Find U-Pick strawberries at this orchard May through
June. Free
Lipe Orchards, Carbondale
3925 S. Illinois Ave., (618) 549-1263, lipeorchards.com
A family-owned orchard and fruit stand since the 1880s, Lipe
is part of the Shawnee Hills Orchard Trail and is known for its
Lodi apples and apple cider. Open June–Nov. X$
Schwartz Farms, Centralia
1941 Copple Rd., (618) 532-8058
Find berries, apples, peaches, pears and watermelons in
season. Free
Blueberry Hill Farm, Cobden
675 Wrights Crossing Rd. off U.S. Hwy. 51, (618) 893-2397
Pick your own farm-fresh strawberries, blueberries and
blackberries at this family-operated farm. Free
Darn Hot Peppers, Cobden
827 Vines Rd., (618) 893-1443, darnhotpeppers.com
Set your tongue aflame with a wide variety of pesticide-free
hot peppers grown on a family farm in southern Illinois. Free
Flamm Orchards, Cobden
Old Rte. 51 three miles north of Cobden, (618) 893-4241,
flammorchards.com
This orchard features fresh-picked apples,
peaches, strawberries and a variety of homegrown
vegetables. $
Fragrant Fields Herb & Perennial Nursery, Dongola
2460 Swan Pond Rd., (800) 635-0282, fragrantfields.com
This working herb and perennial-plant nursery offers more
than 200 varieties of plants. Sip a glass of their famous
lemonade as you view the gardens and ask the pros about
growing plants. $
Hawkins-Schwartz Orchards, Mount Vernon
Hwy. 37 S. one mile south of Dix, (618) 266-7756,
schwartzfruitfarm.com
Located on the shore of the Ohio
River, each room at the Historic
rose Hotel harks back to the
1800s (without sacrifcing the
modern conveniences). The hotel
was built by Elizabethtown’s
founder James McFarland and
catered to riverboat travelers.
92 Main St., Elizabethtown,
(877) 711-7088, therosehotel
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GOOD nights
Mermet Springs, Mermet
6724 N. U.S. Hwy. 45, (618) 527-DIVE, mermetsprings.com
Dive 120 feet into this 8
1
⁄2-acre abandoned stone quarry. Scuba
lessons, equipment rental and concessions available. $
Fort Massac State Park, Metropolis
1308 E. 5th St., (618) 524-4712, dnr.illinois.gov
Overlooking the Ohio River, Massac is Illinois’ oldest state
park. It features a replica of the fort built in 1802, as well as
cultural artifacts. XFree
Beall Woods State Park, Mount Carmel
9285 Beall Woods Ave., (618) 298-2442, dnr.illinois.gov
Enjoy hiking, camping, fishing and hunting. The forest
contains trees more than 120 ft. tall and as much as 3 ft.
in diameter. XFree
Kinkaid Lake recreation and Marina, Murphysboro
2063 Marina Rd., (618) 687-4914, dnr.illinois.gov
Enjoy camping, fishing, hunting, picnicking or just a relaxing
day out at this 2,750-acre watering hole. $
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Anna Plaza Motel, Anna
150 E. Vienna St. • (618) 833-5215
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Super 8, Anna
100 Richview Dr. • (800) 800-8000 • (618) 833-1888 • super8.com
• • X $
Days Inn, Benton
711 W. Main St. • (800) DAYS-INN • (618) 439-3183 • daysinn.com
• • • X $
Gray Plaza Motel Benton, Benton
706 W. Main St. • (618) 439-3113
• $
Motel Benton, Benton
407 N. Main St. • (618) 435-3105
• X $
Super 8, Benton
711 W. Main St. • (800) 800-8000 • (618) 438-8205 • super8.com
• • X $
Knotty Pine Motel, Breese
215 N. 4th St. • (618) 526-4556 • knottypineinn.com
• • X $
Lawrence Motel, Brookport
6773 U.S. Hwy. 45 • (618) 564-2414
$
America’s Best Value Inn, Carbondale
700 E. Main St. • (888) 315-2378 • (618) 457-5566 • americasbestvalueinn.com
• X $
Best Western Saluki Inn, Carbondale
801 N. Giant City Rd. • (618) 351-6611 • bestwestern.com
• • X $
Comfort Inn & Suites, Carbondale
2400 N. Reed Station Rd. • (618) 529-2720 • choicehotels.com
• • • X $
Econo Lodge & Suites, Carbondale
801 E. Main St. • (877) 4CHOICE • (618) 457-3347 • econolodge.com
• • X $
Hampton Inn, Carbondale
2175 Reed Station Pkwy. • (800) HAMPTON • (618) 549-6900 • hamptoninn.com
• • • X $$
Heritage Motel, Carbondale
1209 W. Main St. • (618) 457-4142 • heritagemotelcarbondale.com
X $
Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Center, Carbondale
2300 Reed Station Pkwy. • (800) 315-2621 • (618) 549-2600 • holidayinn.com
• • • • X $$
Quality Inn, Carbondale
1415 E. Main St. • (800) 221-2222 • (618) 549-4244 • choicehotels.com
• X $
Royal Plaza Inn, Carbondale
2400 W. Main St. • (618) 529-2424 • royalplaza.royalpromoters.com
X $
Super 8, Carbondale
1180 E. Main St. • (800) 800-8000 • (618) 457-8822 • super8.com
• X $
University Inn, Carbondale
801 E. Main St. • (800) DAYS-INN • (618) 457-3347 • daysinn.com
• • X $
Hickory Shores Resort, Carlyle
21925 Dove Ln. • (618) 749-5288 • hickoryshoresresort.com
• • X $
Mariner’s Village Hotel & Conference Center, Carlyle
1 Resort Dr. • (877) 451-7666 • (618) 594-7666
• • • X $
Super 8, Carlyle
1371 William Rd. • (800) 800-8000 • (618) 594-8888 • super8.com
• • X $
Carmi Motel, Carmi
1008 W. Main St. • (618) 382-4121
X $
Pin Oak Motel, Carterville
1200 Pin Oak Dr. • (618) 985-4834
X $
Cave-In-Rock Lodge, Cave-In-Rock
New State Park Rd. • (618) 289-4545 • dnr.state.il.us/lodges/cir.htm
• • X $
Cave-In-Rock Motel, Cave-In-Rock
RR 1, Box 25 • (618) 289-3296
$
America’s Best Value Inn–Bell Tower Inn, Centralia
200 E. Noleman St. • (618) 533-1300 • abvicentralia.com
• X $
Motel Centralia, Centralia
215 S. Poplar St. • (618) 532-7357 • motelcentralia.com
• X $
Budget Inn, Du Quoin
1266 S. Washington St. • (618) 542-5014
• • $
Midwest Inn Motel, Du Quoin
423 W. Main St. • (618) 542-2108
• X $
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The orchards feature fresh-picked apples, peaches and
pumpkins. Special events and children’s activities are hosted
during apple season. FRee
Mileur orchards, Murphysboro
I-72 and Mileur Orchard Rd., (618) 687-3663
This second-generation family orchard is part of the
Shawnee Hills Orchard Trail. Enjoy fresh-picked peaches and
apples. FRee
Rainbow Ranch Petting Zoo, nashville
9906 Rte. 15, (618) 424-7979, rainbowranchzoo.com
This is a working farm with donkeys, sheep, goats, horses,
fallow deer, pigs, chickens, ducks, geese, rabbits, llamas and
even a camel and a zebra. See all the new animals at the
Baby Bonanza in April. $
golf
Hickory Ridge Public Golf Center, Carbondale
2727 W. Glenn Rd., (618) 529-4386, cpkd.org
Enjoy this 18-hole public golf course, where the fairways
are long, the sand and water hazards are demanding and
the greens are smooth. The course has received a four-star
rating from Golf Digest. X$
Crab Orchard Golf Club, Carterville
901 W. Grand Ave., (618) 985-2321, craborchardgolfclub.com
Enjoy the challenge at this 18-hole course, known for its
excellent conditioning and water features on nine holes. $
Pine Lakes Golf Course, herrin
2705 S. Park Ave., (618) 942-6816
An 18-hole course with beautiful greens, plus a clubhouse
with coffee shop, pro shop and driving range. $
Stone Creek Golf Club, Makanda
503 Stone Creek Dr., (618) 351-4653, stonecreekgolf.com
A fantastic golf course nestled in rolling hills, the 6,875-yard,
par-72 course features panoramic views of the Shawnee
National Forest. $
Kokopelli Golf Club, Marion
1527 Champions Dr., (618) 997-5656, kokopelligolf.com
Receiving national attention for its quality and affordability,
this superb course was designed by the renowned Steve
Smyers. $
Crooked Creek Golf Links, Mount Vernon
8250 E. Seven Oaks Rd., (618) 735-2445, (919) 557-7529,
playcrookedcreek.com
An 18-hole course with excellent greens and a driving range
located in a beautiful rural setting. $
Green Hill Golf Club, Mount Vernon
3800 E. Fairfield Rd., (618) 244-3961, greenhillsgolfclub.net
Distinguished by its abundance of trees, natural creeks,
large lakes and unique playing conditions, Green Hills
was voted the Best Course in Jefferson County four years
running. $
Indian Hills Golf Course, Mount Vernon
20 Indian Tr., (618) 244-9697
This 18-hole course, designed by Tom Puckett, features
two sets of tees to accomodate players of different skill
levels. $
Gambit Golf Club, Vienna
1550 Rte. 146, (618) 658-6022, gambitgolf.com
This par-71 Richard Osborne design offers a superb
championship layout routed through rolling meadows and
woodlands. $
Rend Lake Golf Course & Seasons Lodge and
Condominiums, Whittington
12476 Golf Course Dr., (618) 629-2353, rendlake.org
Play at this 27-hole course considered one of the best in the
Midwest. X$
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Super 8, Du Quoin
1010 S. Jefferson St. • (800) 800-8000 • (618) 542-4335 • super8.com
• X $
Little Lusk Trail Lodge, Eddyville
Twelve miles south of Harrisburg, Rt. 145 • (618) 672-4303
• X $
Briarwood Inn, Fairfield
116 N. Market Ave. • (618) 842-3667
• • X $
Budget Inn, Fairfield
201 S. 1st St. • (618) 842-2191
• X $
Michael’s Motel, Golconda
RR 3, Adams St. • (618) 683-2424 • michaelsmotel.com
• X $
San Damiano Religious Retreat Center, Golconda
Two miles south of routes 146 and 34 • (618) 285-3507 • sandamianoretreat.com
• X $
Grand Chain Lodge, Grand Chain
495 Lighthouse Ln. • (618) 634-9411 • grandchainlodge.com
• • X $
FairBridge Inn Express at Windsor Oaks, Grayville
2200 S. Court St. • 888-302-6800 • (618) 375-7930 • fairbridgewindsoroaks.com
• • • X $
Super 8, Grayville
I-64 and Rt. 1 • (800) 800-8000 • (618) 375-7288 • super8.com
• • X $
Comfort Inn, Harrisburg
100A Seright St. • (877) 4CHOICE • (618) 252-2442 • choicehotels.com
• X $
Economy Inn & Suites, Harrisburg
411 E. Poplar St. • (800) 283-4678 • (618) 253-7651
• $
Super 8, Harrisburg
100 Seright St. • (800) 800-8000 • (618) 253-8081 • super8.com
X $
Park Avenue Motel, Herrin
912 N. Park Ave. • (618) 942-3159
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Farris Motel, Johnston City
14963 Rt. 37 • (618) 983-9912
X $
Lincoln Motel, Jonesboro
601 Broad Street • (618) 833-2181
X $
Giant City Lodge, Makanda
460 Giant City Lodge Rd. • (618) 457-4921 • giantcitylodge.com
• • X $
America’s Best Inn, Marion
2700 W. DeYoung St. • (800) 237-8466 • (618) 997-9421
• X $
Comfort Inn, Marion
2600 W. Main St. • (877) 4CHOICE • (618) 993-6221 • choicehotels.com
• • X $
Comfort Suites, Marion
2608 W. Main St. • (877) 4CHOICE • (618) 997-9133 • choicehotels.com
• • X $
Days Inn, Marion
1802 Bittle Place • (800) DAYS-INN • (618) 997-1351 • daysinn.com
• • • $
Drury Inn, Marion
2706 W. DeYoung St. • (800) 327-7946 • (618) 997-9600 • druryhotels.com
• • X $
Econo Lodge, Marion
1806 Bittle Place • (877) 4CHOICE • (618) 993-1644 • econolodge.com
• • • X $
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, Marion
1400 N. Halfway Rd. • (618) 993-3011 • marriott.com
• • X $
Gray Plaza Motel, Marion
1501 W. DeYoung St. • (618) 993-2174
• $
Hampton Inn, Marion
2710 W. DeYoung St. • (800) HAMPTON • (618) 998-9900 • hamptoninn.com
• • X $$
Holiday Inn Express, Marion
400 Comfort Dr. • (800) 315-2621 • (618) 998-1220 • hiexpress.com
• • X $$
Lake Tree Inn & Suites, Marion
9600 Lake of Egypt Rd. • (618) 995-1738 • laketreeinnandsuites.com
• • X $
Marion Airport Inn & Suites, Marion
8101 Express Dr. • (618) 993-3222
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Motel 6, Marion
1008 Halfway Rd. • (800) 466-8356 • (618) 993-2631 • motel6.com
• • X $
Motel Marion & Campground, Marion
2100 W. Main St. • (618) 993-2101
• X $
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136 illinois. mile after magnificent mile.
Wineries/Vineyards
orchard View Winery, alma
307 2nd St., (618) 547-9911, orchardviewwinery.com
Visit this working family farm with 25 acres of orchards and
vineyards. X$
alto Vineyards, alto Pass
Rte. 127, (618) 893-4898, altovineyards.net
Visit this award-winning winery, where all operations are
done by hand and wine tastings are free. X$
hedman Vineyards, alto Pass
560 Chestnut St., (618) 893-4923, peachbarn.com
Founded in 1880, this fruit farm grows peaches, nectarines
and grapes used in the wines. Visit the cafe and sample
great local wines. X$
the bluffs Vineyard & Winery, ava
140 Buttermilk Hill Rd., (618) 763-4447, thebluffswinery.com
The location and views are unique and allow all who
visit to truly feel like they are back to nature. The winery
and grounds are large enough for you to have a private
picnic with a glass of wine. X
hidden lake Winery, aviston
10580 Wellen Rd., (618) 228-9111, hiddenlakewinery.com
This picturesque vineyard offers delicious wine, rustic
cabins, a grill and steakhouse all while you admire a
beautiful view. X$
Cache River basin Vineyard and Winery, Belknap
315 Forman Lane, (618) 658-2274, crbwinery.com
Enjoy wine tasting, murder-mystery dinners and special
events. Wine is made from local French, Italian and
American hybrid grapes. $
honker hill Winery, Carbondale
4861 Spillway Rd., (618) 549-5517, honkerhillwinery.com
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Super 8, Marion
I-57 and Rt. 13 • (800) 800-8000 • (618) 993-5577 • super8.com
• X $
Baymont Inn, Metropolis
203 E. Front St. • (618) 524-5678 • baymontinns.com
• • • X $
Comfort Inn of Metropolis, Metropolis
2118 E. 5th St. • (877) 4CHOICE • (618) 524-7227 • choicehotels.com
• • X $
Harrah’s Metropolis Hotel, Metropolis
100 E. Front St. • (800) HARRAHS • (618) 524-2628 • harrahs.com
• X $
Holiday Inn Express, Metropolis
2179 E. 5th St. • (800) 315-2621 • (618) 524-8899 • hiexpress.com
• • • X $
Metropolis Inn, Metropolis
2119 E. 5th St. • (800) 577-0707 • (618) 524-3723 • metropolisinn.com
• • X $
Super 8, Metropolis
2055 E. 5th St. • (800) 800-8000 • (618) 524-8200 • super8.com
• • X $
Economy Inn Express, Mt. Carmel
511 N. Market St. • (618) 262-4146
$
Super 8, Mt. Carmel
937 Enterprise Ln. • (800) 800-8000 • (618) 262-4800 • super8.com
X $
Town & Country Motel, Mt. Carmel
1515 W. 3rd St. • (618) 262-4171
X $
America’s Best Inn, Mt. Vernon
222 S. 44th St. • (800) 237-8466 • (618) 244-4343
• X $
America’s Best Value Inn, Mt. Vernon
405 S. 44th St. • (618) 244-3670 • americasbestinn.com
• • X $
Comfort Suites, Mt. Vernon
404 S. 44th St. • (877) 4CHOICE • (618) 244-2700 • choicehotels.com
• • • X $
The Cozy Inn, Mt. Vernon
333 S. 44th St. • (618) 244-7000
• • X $
Days Inn, Mt. Vernon
205 Potomac Blvd. • (800) DAYS-INN • (618) 244-9700 • daysinn.com
• • • X $
Drury Inn, Mt. Vernon
145 N. 44th St. • (800) 325-8300 • (618) 244-4550 • druryhotels.com
• • X $
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, Mt. Vernon
217 Potomac Blvd. • (800) 932-2198 • (618) 244-2300 • marriott.com
• • X $
Hampton Inn, Mt. Vernon
221 Potomac Blvd. • (800) HAMPTON • (618) 244-2323 • hamptoninn.com
• • X $
Holiday Inn, Mt. Vernon
222 Potomac Blvd. • (800) 315-2621 • (618) 244-7100 • holidayinn.com
• • • • X $
Motel 6, Mt. Vernon
220 S. 44th St. • (618) 242-1200 • motel6.com
• X $
Quality Inn, Mt. Vernon
201 Potomac Blvd. • (877) 4CHOICE • (618) 242-7200 • choicehotels.com
• X $
Royal Inn, Mt. Vernon
750 S. 10th St. • (618) 244-3224
• X $
Super 8, Mt. Vernon
401 S. 44th St. • (800) 800-8000 • (618) 242-8800 • super8.com
• X $
Thrifty Inn, Mt. Vernon
100 N. 44th St. • 866-539-0036 • (618) 244-7750
• X $
America’s Best Value Inn, Murphysboro
128 E. Walnut St. • (618) 687-2244 • americasbestvalueinn.com
• X $
Apple Tree Inn, Murphysboro
200 N. 2nd St. • (800) 626-4356 • (618) 687-2345 • appletreeinnmurphysboro.com
• • X $
Best Western/U.S. Inn, Nashville
11640 Rt. 127 • (800) 780-7234 • (618) 478-5341 • bestwestern.com
• • X $
The Derrick Motel, Nashville
210 W. St. Louis St. • (618) 327-3021
X $
Nashville Motel, Nashville
346 E. St. Louis St. • (618) 327-4472
• X $
Original Springs Hotel & Bath House, Okawville
506 N. Hanover St. • (618) 243-5458 • http://members.tripod.com/okawvillehotel
• • X $
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Take in the great views from the patio or enjoy a stroll
around one of the five large ponds while sipping on a glass
of your favorite wine. $
Kite hill Vineyards, Carbondale
83 Kite Hill Rd., (618) 684-5072, kitehillvineyards.com
This attraction includes a charming bed & breakfast located
near a lake and vineyards. Call for information on winery
tours and special events. $
bretz Wildlife lodge & Winery, Carlyle
4211 12th St., (618) 594-8830,
wildlifelodgeandwinery.com
Bretz Wildlife Lodge & Winery offers something for
everyone, from amazing food and a full bar to miniature
golf, sand volleyball and phenomenal sunsets while you
relax with a glass of wine. $
Walker’s bluff, Carterville
14400 Meridian Rd., (618) 956-9900, walkersbluff.com
More than just wine! Walker’s Bluff aims to be the premier
destination for family fun with its fabulous restaurant and
seasonal events. X$
Crooked Creek Winery, Centralia
24585 W. 10th St., (618) 495-2161, crookedcreekwinery.com
Handcrafted Illinois wines are made in a peaceful country
setting. $
inheritance Valley Vineyards, Cobden
5490 Rte. 127 N., (618) 893-6141, inheritancevalley.com
These wines have received great praise for capturing
flavors uniquely developed in the Shawnee Hills of southern
Illinois. X$
lincoln heritage Winery, Cobden
772 Kaolin Rd., (618) 833-3783, lincolnheritagewinery.com
Many unique and seasonal wines; you’ll want to stop by again
and again to try everything this winery has to offer. X$
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Super 8, Okawville
812 N. Henhouse Rd. • (800) 800-8000 • (618) 243-6525 • super8.com
• X $
Main Street Inn, Pinckneyville
112 S. Main St. • (800) 455-7378 • (618) 357-2128 • pinckneyville.com/mainstreet
• X $
Comfort Inn & Suites, Salem
1800 W. Main St. • (877) 4CHOICE • (618) 548-2177 • choicehotels.com
• X $
Continental Motel, Salem
1600 E. Main St. • (618) 548-3090
• X $
Salem Inn, Salem
1812 W. Main St. • (618) 548-4212
• • • • X $
Super 8, Salem
118 Woods Ln. • (800) 800-8000 • (618) 548-5882 • super8.com
• X $
Gambit Inn, Vienna
I-24 and Rt. 146 • (618) 658-2802 • gambitgolf.com
• • $
Limited Inn, Vienna
I-24 and Rt. 146 • (618) 658-6300
• • X $
America’s Best Value Inn, West Frankfort
1001 Factory Outlet Dr. • (800) 932-6930 • (618) 932-2171
X $
Gray Plaza Motel, West Frankfort
1010 W. Main St. • (618) 932-3116
• $
Rend Lake Resort at Wayne Fitzgerrell State Rec. Area, Whittington
11712 E. Windy Ln. • (800) 633-3341 • (618) 629-2211 • rendlakeresort.com
• • X $
Seasons Lodge and Fairway Condominiums, Whittington
12575 Golf Course Dr. • (800) 999-0977 • (618) 629-2600 • rendlake.org
• • X $
Bed & Breakfasts
Peach Barn Suite at Hedman Vineyards, Alto Pass
560 Chestnut St. • (618) 893-4923 • peachbarn.com
• X $$
Davie School Inn, Anna
300 Freeman St. • (618) 833-2377 • davieschoolinn.com
X $$
Goddard Place B&B, Anna
1585 Campground Rd. • (618) 833-6256 • thegoddardplace.com
X $
Silent Forest Retreat Cabins, Aviston
10580 Wellen Rd. • 618-228-7428 • hiddenlakewinery.com
$
Timmermann House B&B, Aviston
6130 Old U.S. Hwy. 50 • (888) 328-7068 • (618) 228-7068 • timmermannhouse.com
$
Hard Day’s Nite B&B, Benton
113 McCann St. • (618) 438-2328 • harddaysnitebnb.com
X $
Twin Bluffs B&B, Buncombe
4425 Lick Creek Rd. • (618) 658-5600 • twin3b.com
X $
Valley View Cabins, Buncombe
7025 Lick Creek Rd. • (618) 833-6356 • valleyvcabins.com
$
Barton House B&B, Carbondale
1655 N. Reed Station Rd. • (618) 457-7717 • bartonhousebb.com
• $
Hundley House B&B, Carbondale
601 W. Main St. • (618) 457-2170 • hundleyhouse.net
$$
Kite Hill Vineyards B&B, Carbondale
83 Kite Hill Rd. • (618) 684-5072 • kitehillvineyards.com
$$
Train Inn B&B, Carbondale
406 E. Stoker St. • (618) 549-1717 • train-inn.com
$$
The Social House B&B, Carmi
500 W. Main St. • (618) 380-2232 • thesocialhousecarmi.com
$
Centralia Garden Estates, Centralia
210 S. Maple St. • 618-533-2337 • centraliagardenestatesbb.com
$$
Bell Hill B&B, Cobden
333 E. Poplar St. • (618) 697-0326 • historicbellhill.com
$$
The Bruce Goff Castle B&B, Cobden
2375 Wing Hill Rd. • (618) 893-4716 • brucegoff-castle-bandb.com
$$
Boars Nest B&B, Cobden
1304 Kratzinger Hollow Rd. • (618) 697-4342 • boarsnestbb.com
• X $
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owl Creek Vineyard and Winery, Cobden
2655 Water Valley Rd., (618) 893-2557, owlcreekvineyard.com
Educate your palate with wine tasting and wine-education
classes. Vineyard and winery tours are available. X$
Rustle hill Winery, Cobden
8595 U.S. Hwy. 51 N., (618) 893-2700, rustlehillwinery.com
Escape the hustle and bustle and enjoy luxurious cabins,
fine dining, concerts and dancing all while sipping your new
favorite wine. X$
starView Vineyards, Cobden
5100 Wing Hill Rd. off Rte. 51, (618) 893-9463,
starviewvineyards.com
Features a tasting room and gift shop combined with
a gallery of local art. Tastings available daily. Tours by
appointment only. X$
bella terra Winery, Creal Springs
755 Parker City Rd., (618) 658-8882, bellaterrawinery.com
Feel at home at this Southern Illinois Wine Trail winery.
This family-friendly winery offers games for kids and a
tasting bar for parents. X$
Windy hill Vineyard & Winery, Creal Springs
2955 Creal Springs Rd., (618) 996-3581,
southernillinoiswinetrail.net
This family-owned winery offers wine from six varieties of
grapes, all in a beautiful country setting. X$
Hogg Hollow Winery, Golconda
202–4 Rte. 2, (618) 695-9463, hogghollowwinery.com
Family owned and operated, this vineyard and winery is
surrounded by the hills of the Shawnee National
Forest. Enjoy one of the 11 wines at the tasting room
and lounge. X$
limestone Creek Winery, Jonesboro
1250 Rte. 127S, (618) 534-9049, illinoiswine.org
Sip quality wines that express the character of the Shawnee
Hills and are produced entirely from Illinois-grown grapes.
X$
blue sky Vineyard, Makanda
3150 S. Rocky Comfort Rd., (618) 995-9463,
blueskyvineyard.com
Anchoring the eastern end of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail,
Blue Sky Vineyard offers free wine tasting on weekdays
year-round. X$
orlandini Vineyard, Makanda
410 Thorn Lane, (618) 995-2307, orlandinivineyard.com
Tucked into the Shawnee Hills is this vineyard, run by a
third-generation winemaker. Tours and tastings available.
X$
GenKota Winery, Mount Vernon
301 N. 44th St., (618) 246-WINE, genkotawine.com
Taste a spectrum of white, blush and deep red wines from
southern Illinois. Visit the shop for gift baskets and other
souvenirs. X$
black Diamond Vineyards, nashville
3501 Black Diamond Rd., (618) 336-5700,
blackdiamondvineyards.com
Opened in 2005, the winery hosts events throughout the
year, including a Grape Stomp in Sept. and Oktoberfest in
Oct. $
Hickory Ridge Vineyard & Winery, Pomona
1598 Hickory Ridge Rd., (618) 893-1700
Enjoy the taste of locally made wine at this vineyard and
winery. X$
Pomona Winery, Pomona
2865 Hickory Ridge Rd., (618) 893-2623,
pomonawinery.com
Savor wines made from southern Illinois apples, peaches,
blueberries and strawberries. Tastings and tours are
available. X$
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290 Water Valley Rd. • (618) 893-2211 • shawneehillbb.com
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Water Valley Inn, Cobden
3435 Water Valley Rd • (618) 534-2244 • 1watervalleyinn.com
$$
Windy Hill Acres Inn, Cobden
830 Bell Hill Rd. • (618) 893-4065 • windyhillacresinn.com
X $
Oakridge Manor B&B, Creal Springs
9049 Rt. 166 • (618) 996-2237 • oakridgemanor.com
• $$
Lofty Acres B&B, Dongola
305 South St. • (866) 563-8922 • (618) 827-4816 • loftyacres.com
• X $$
Francie’s Inn B&B, Du Quoin
104 S. Line St. • (877) 877-2657 • (618) 542-6686 • franciesinn.com
$
River Rose Inn B&B, Elizabethtown
1 Main St. • (618) 287-8811 • riveroseinn.com
• $$
The Rose Hotel, Elizabethtown
92 Main St. • (618) 287-2872 • rosehotelbb.com
• X $$
Founders Mansion Inn B&B, Grayville
119 N. Court St. • (618) 375-4903
$
House of Nahum B&B, Harrisburg
90 Sally Holler Ln. • (618) 252-1414
$
Lafayette Inn, Harrisburg
202-204 W. Poplar St. • (618) 252-7599 • (618) 252-2034
$$
Mary’s B&B, Herrin
501 S. Park Ave. • (618) 942-2742 • marysfinedining.com
• • $
Forest View Lodge, Jonesboro
1500 State Rt. 127 N. • (618) 833-1500 • forestviewlodge.com
$
Hidden Lake B&B, Jonesboro
433 Cook Ave. • (618) 833-5252 • hiddenlakebb.com
• $
Trail of Tears Lodge & Sports Resort, Jonesboro
1575 Fair City Rd. • (618) 833-8697 • trailoftears.com
$
Toolshed Corner B&B, Lick Creek
1420 Hall Church Rd. • (866) 300-4063 • (618) 893-4063
$$
Blue Sky Suites, Makanda
3150 Rocky Comfort Rd. • (618) 995-WINE • blueskyvineyard.com
$
Makanda Inn B&B, Makanda
855 Old Lower Cobden Rd. • (618) 697-7929 • makandainn.com
X $$
Olde Squat Inn–Original Pioneer Log Cabins, Marion
14160 Liberty School Rd. • (618) 982-2916 • oldesquatinn.com
• X $
Innstead B&B, McLeansboro
400 S. Washington St. • (618) 643-2038
$
Bethlehem School Cottages, Metropolis
6506 Old Marion Rd. • (618) 524-4922 • bethlehemschool.com
• $$
Inglenook Farm Bed and Breakfast, Mt. Vernon
10882 Richview Rd. • (618) 244-6282 • (618) 231-0445 • inglenookfarm.com
$
Sidwell Friends Bed and Breakfast, Mt. Vernon
1812 Richview Rd. • (618) 691-8742 • (618) 242-5750 • sidwellfriendsbandb.com
$$
McIlwain Mansion B&B, Okawville
305 N. Hanover St. • (618) 243-5682 • okawvillecc.com
$$
The Irish Inn, Ozark
600 Soloman Rd. • (618) 695-3355 • http://irishinn.tripod.com
• $$
Oxbow B&B, Pinckneyville
3967 Rts. 13 and 127 • (800) 929-6888 • (618) 357-9839
• $
Badollet House B&B, Salem
310 N. Washington St. • (618) 548-3412 • badollethouse.com
$
Country Schemes B&B, Vienna
3220 Old Metropolis Rd. • (618) 658-9044
$
Thelma’s Bed & Breakfast, West Salem
201 S. Broadway St. • (618) 456-8401
$
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Von Jakob Vineyard, Pomona
1309 Sadler Rd., (618) 893-4500,
vonjakobvineyard.com
Set on a beautiful Shawnee Forest hillside, this vineyard
tempts your taste buds with fruity, dry and sweet wines
that suit almost any meal or palate. Try Honey Blush,
the house specialty. X$
Shawnee Winery Cooperative, Vienna
200 Commercial St., (888) 659-WINE, (618) 658-8400,
shawneewinery.com
This winery, set in the picturesque Shawnee Hills, was
formed to create a market for small grape growers in
southern Illinois. $
Pheasant hollow Winery, Whittington
14931 Rte. 37, (618) 629-2302,
pheasanthollowwinery.com
Find award-winning wines plus live entertainment.
Call for a schedule for the Murder Mystery Dinner Theater
and festival dates. Visit in Sept. for Rend Lake’s annual
Illinois Wine & Art Festival. X$
Performing arts
Southern Illinois University McLeod Theater, Carbondale
Communications Building, 1100 Lincoln Dr.,
(618) 453-3001, siu.edu/~mcleod
Four major productions are staged each year in this
488-seat theater. X$
Southern Illinois University Shryock Auditorium,
Carbondale
1050 S. Normal Ave., (618) 453-3379, siu.edu/~shryock
A 1,200-seat theater located on the historic SIU campus,
Shryock Auditorium hosts every genre of performing arts.
Constructed in 1918 and renovated in 1972, it features a
58-rank Reuter pipe organ. X$
The Stage Company, Carbondale
The Varsity Center, 418 S. Illinois Ave., (618) 549-5466,
stagecompany.org
Community theater at its best. This group of local talent
produces four shows each season, including a children’s
production. X$
Cedarhurst Performance Hall, Mount Vernon
2600 Richview Rd., (618) 242-1236, cedarhurst.org
Concertgoers enjoy superb chamber music by
internationally acclaimed ensembles through the
Cedarhurst Chamber Music series. X $
liberty theater, Murphysboro
1333 Walnut St., (618) 684-5880
This community arts center features concerts, stage shows
and an occasional special showing of a motion picture. X $
shoPPing
NatioNal BraNds
University Mall, Carbondale
1237 E. Main St., (618) 529-3681, shopatuniversitymall.com
JCPenny, Macy’s, and Bed Bath & Beyond anchor this mall
complete with a movie theater, dining, and 50 other
speciality stores. X
Illinois Centre Mall, Marion
3000 W. DeYoung St., (618) 997-5377, (618) 993-5436,
illinoiscentremall.com
Shop at one of the largest shopping malls in southern
Illinois, anchored by Target, Sears, Dillards and 85 specialty
stores. X
Times Square Mall, Mount Vernon
4200 Broadway St., (618) 244-4560,
thetimessquaremall.com
Sears, JCPenney, Peebles, and Bath & Body Works anchor
this mall housing a variety of other specialty stores. X
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Trails to Adventure
advertiser index
Attractions
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum 25
Baxter’s Vineyards 93
Blue Man Group 41
Chicago Architecture Foundation 41
Chicagoland Speedway/Route 66 Raceway 51
Forest Preserves 111
Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio 23
Historic National Road 111
Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association IFC
Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition 45
Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway 13
Illinois State Fair 114
John Deere Pavilion 89
KeyLime Cove Water Resort 47
Knight’s Action Park & Caribbean Water Adventure 115
Lake Shelbyville 111
Museum of Science and Industry 25
Navy Pier 39
Ohio River Scenic Byway 13
Six Flags Great America 1
Skydeck Chicago 2
Southern Illinois Artisans 137
Walker’s Bluff 17
Lodging
America’s Best Value Inn & Suites 30
Best Western 23
Best Western River North Hotel 55
Chestnut Mountain Resort 28
Chicago’s Essex Inn 41
Choice Hotels IBC, 115
Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa 28
Hilton Lisle/Naperville 19
Visitor Information
Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of Logan County 111
Alton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau 89
Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau 43
Blackhawk Waterways Convention and Visitors Bureau 45
Bloomington–Normal Area Convention and Visitors Bureau 110
Champaign County Convention and Visitors Bureau 113
Chicago & Beyond Regional Tourism Development Office 45
Chicago North Shore Convention and Visitors Bureau 54
Chicago North Suburbs Convention and Visitors Bureau 54
Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture 39
Chicago Southland Convention and Visitors Bureau 55
Dixon Tourism Development 45
Downers Grove Tourism & Events 55
DuPage County Convention & Visitors Bureau 53
Effingham Convention & Visitors Bureau 113
Elgin Area Convention and Visitors Bureau 43
Freeport/Stephenson County Convention and Visitors Bureau 45
Galena/Jo Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau 28
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Galesburg Area Convention and Visitors Bureau 87
Geneva Visitor Center 43
Great Rivers Country Regional Tourism Development Office 87, 92
Henry County Tourism Bureau 91
Heritage Corridor Convention and Visitors Bureau 51
Kanakee County Convention and Visitors Bureau 45
Land of Lincoln Regional Tourism Development Office 111
LaSalle County Tourism Coalition 31
Macomb Area Convention & Visitors Bureau 87
McHenry County Convention & Visitor Bureau 31
Metropolis Tourism 133
Mt. Vernon Convention and Visitors Bureau 136
Oak Park Area Convention and Visitors Bureau 23
Peoria Area Convention & Visitors Bureau 87
Pontiac Illinois Tourism Bureau 111
Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau 87
Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau 49
Rosemont Convention Bureau BC
Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau 114
St. Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau 43
The Tourism Bureau ILLINOISouth 87
Visit Lake County 47
VisitGalena.org 45
Woodfield Chicago Northwest Convention Bureau 19
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Factory Stores of America Outlet Mall, West Frankfort
1000 Factory Outlet Dr., (618) 937-3536, vffo.com
Take exit 65 off I-57 to find this mall with big discount
prices at several name-brand stores, including Nautica and
Lily of France. X
Antiquing
Memory Lane Collectibles, Anna
4575 E. Vienna St., (618) 924-2355,
memorylanecollectibles.com
Vendor booths of antiques, collectibles, crafts, glassware,
oil lamps, toys, jewelry and more. Open weekends
only. X
George’s Antiques/Resale, Murphysboro
1324 W. Walnut St., (618) 687-1337
Quality collectible furniture from the 1940s through the
1970s is the specialty here, but you can find a variety of
other items as well.
Antique Mall of Perry County, Nashville
21314 Rte. 127, (618) 336-5300, antiquemallpc.com
Treasure-seekers find quality antiques, vintage collectibles
and extraordinary furniture in this 12,000-sq.-ft. antiques
mall. X
Pinckneyville Antique Mall, Pinckneyville
7 E. Jackson St., (618) 357-8963
More than 60 dealers’ merchandise fills 10,000 sq. ft. of
space. The booths feature a variety of items, and the mall
also features two showrooms filled with more than 500
pieces of antique furniture. X
MAin StreetS
Benton Public Square, Benton
(618) 438-2121
Antique malls and emporiums ring Benton’s charming
public square. Hunt for one-of-a-kind collectibles rooted in
the past. X
Downtown Carbondale, Carbondale
(618) 549-5302, carbondalemainstreet.com
Beautiful storefronts line the streets and provide a
welcoming embrace as you explore speciality shops,
dining and entertainment. X
Downtown Eldorado, Eldorado
salinecountychamber.com
Some highlights include the Antique Gallery, the History
Museum, Eldorado Antiques & Collectibles and Primitive
Home. X
Fall into the relaxing vibe of the countryside in one of CAbin on the hill’S
rustic log cabins. Sit on the porch in a rocking chair, and you may even feel
the world turn a little slower than it does back home. 145 Cabin Hill Rd.,
Carbondale, (618) 529-5667, cabinonthehill.com
GOOD nights
Makanda Boardwalk, Makanda
U.S. Hwy. 51 to Makanda Rd., (800) 526-1500,
(618) 529-4451, cctb.org
Area craftspeople occupy several shops along the Makanda
Boardwalk and offer a variety of unique items. X
Downtown Mount Vernon, Mount Vernon
(618) 242-6866
Specialty stores specializing in photography, framing
and music line the streets accompanied by appetizing
restaurants. X
Downtown Murphysboro, Murphysboro
(618) 684-6421, murphysboro.com
The classic facades provide much to enjoy for guests looking
for small-town friendliness and a new park opens in this
summer. X
MAde in illinoiS
Visions Art Gallery, Makanda
520 Makanda Rd., (618) 549-5523
Visions Art Gallery offers a wide variety of interesting and
authentic art objects and paintings proudly made by Illinois
artists. X
Made in Mount Vernon Shop, Mount Vernon
200 Potomac Blvd., (618) 242-3151
The works of local artists on display and for sale include
pottery, fiber arts, metal arts, jewelry, purses, baskets
and more.
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center, Whittington
14967 Gun Creek Tr., (618) 629-2220,
museum.state.il.us
Find artwork and fine crafts made by Illinois artists at
this marketplace, including jewelry, ceramics, paintings,
photography, glass art and more. X
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Vacation Rentals
ChiCago & Beyond
Paradise Found, Freeport
5176 W. Stephenson St., (815) 232-0078, stephenson-county-il.org
Lowden State Park Cabins, Oregon
1411 N. River Rd., (815) 732-6828
On Holden Pond, Oregon
5116 W. Penn Corner Rd., (815) 946-9100, onholdenpond.com
great rivers Country
Captain Young’s Cottage, Albany
402 S. Main St., (815) 222-7126, captainyoungscottage.com
George Street Suites, Alton
1106, 1108 & 1110 George St., (618) 474-9100, beallmansion.com
Haagen Haus, Alton
617 State St., (618) 465-0123, haagenhaus.com
Riverview Suites, Alton
206 Market St., (618) 465-3735, riverviewsuites.net
Canyon Log Enterprises/Carriage House, Apple River
12A79 Roosevelt Ln., (815) 492-2531,
wardrep.com/canyonlogenterprises
Studtmann Properties, Apple River
(815) 238-0930, firstgalena.com
Indian Trails Resort, Colona
5775 Poppy Garden Road, (309) 949-2128,
familyresortsandtravel.com
1850’s Guest House, Dallas City
1150 E. Hwy. 96, (217) 852-3652, 1850sguesthouse.com
Bluffdale Vacation Farm, Eldred
RR 1 at Hillview Rd., (217) 983-2854, bluffdalevacationfarm.com
Rosebud Rentals, Inc., Elizabeth
(877) 858-2601, (815) 858-2600, rosebudgetaway.com
127 Walnut Hill, Galena
127 Walnut Hill Dr., (815) 776-1035, vrbo.com/300486
A Charming Galena Vacation Home Rental, Galena
21 Highridge Run, (708) 524-8584, agalenavacation.com
A Great Escape, Galena
(877) 616-6583, (630) 881-3274, galenarentalhomes.com
A+ Reservations by Dixie, Galena
(888) 801-3111, (815) 492-0222, galenareservations.com
Above It All, Galena
111 Cogan Dr., (630) 510-0807
Almost Heaven Rentals, Galena
14 Hillside Ln., (815) 776-0773, almost-heaven-rentals.com
Angeline’s Horizon House, Galena
243 Blackhawk Trace, (800) 292-7676, (630) 860-2500,
galenahouse.com
Apple Canyon Rentals, Galena
11990 W. Red Gates Rd., (815) 541-4740, applecanyonrentals.com
At Harvest Home, Galena
7 Harvest Ln., (773) 589-9823, atharvesthome.com
Black Hawk Lodge, Galena
245 Blackhawk Trace, (847) 398-7165
The Birds Nest, Galena
2 Cumberland Spur, (847) 516-3402
Boulder Vacation Homes, Galena
(815) 777-4242, galenavacationhomes.com
Cloran Condo at Longhollow Point, Galena
5129 W. Longhollow Rd., Unit 1310, (866) 234-0583,
(815) 777-0583, cloranmansion.com
Cogan’s Valley Ridge, Galena
188 Cogan Dr., (773) 866-1344, vrbo.com/100705
The Cottage On Lake Galena, Galena
33 E. Point Dr., (608) 723-7099, scenichideaways.com
Country View Home, Galena
3985 N. Miner Rd., (708) 516-0942, getawayingalena.com
Dutchman’s Landing, Galena
12 Brook Ln., (708) 758-6319, galena.org
Eagle Ridge Realty, Galena
(877) 777-1118, (815) 777-1200, eagleridgerealty.com
Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa, Galena
444 Eagle Ridge Dr., (800) 892-2269, (815) 777-5000,
eagleridge.com
Farmstead Getaway, Galena
16 Farmstead Ln., (847) 368-8192, walnuthillhouse.com
First Galena Rentals, Galena
1 Hawthorne Ln., (815) 821-1342, firstgalena.com
Galena Area Rentals, LLC, Galena
(630) 904-7464, galenaarearentals.com
Galena Cellars Vineyard Lodging, Galena
4746 N. Ford Rd., (800) 397-9463, (815) 777-3330,
galenacellars.com
The Galena Farmhouse, Galena
12242 U.S. Hwy. 20 W., (630) 837-8494,
thegalenafarmhouse.com
Galena Illinois Vacation Rental Homes, LLC, Galena
15 Washburne Ln., (630) 971-2042
The Galena Lake House, Galena
31 East Point Dr., (608) 723-7099, scenichideaways.com
Galena Parkview Rentals, Galena
(708) 430-1555, rentgalena.com
Galena Rentals, Galena
Galena Territory, (773) 631-5253, galenarentals.com
Galena’s Secret Getaway, Galena
143 Blackhawk Trace, (847) 308-0326
Gallery Guest Suite, Galena
204 1⁄2 S. Main St., (815) 777-1222, cjart.net
Highridge Hideaway, Galena
25 Highridge Run, (708) 275-1720
Jacuzzi Cozy, Galena
4 Bob-o-Link, (773) 817-3960, vrbo.com/179392
Longhollow Point Condominiums, Galena
5129 W. Longhollow Rd., (800) 867-2095, (815) 776-9020,
greatpricedcondos.com/ga
The Powell House, Galena
3 Black Oak Trail, (630) 513-0630
Recoup, LLC, Galena
210 Cogan Dr., (847) 903-5212
Robert Johnson Rentals, LLC., Galena
16 Colony Ln., (815) 777-9777, rjrentals.com
Settlement 38 Newhall Lane, Galena,
38 Newhall Ln., (847) 683-4363
Trail’s End, Galena
1114 N. Clark Ln., (630) 513-1777
Walnut Hill House, Galena
15 Walnut Hill Dr., (847) 368-8192, walnuthillhouse.com
Aerie’s Riverview Winery & Cottages, Grafton
600 Timber Ridge, (618) 786-8439, aerieswinery.com
Aerie’s Vacation Villas, Grafton
301 Mulberry St., (618) 910-7335, aerieswinery.com
Cassens Guest Rooms, Grafton
1446 W. Main St., (618) 786-3614
Grafton Homestead Retreat, Grafton
Rte. 3 to Croxford Rd. and Dabbs Ln., (618) 786-2420,
homesteadretreat.com
Grafton Pointe Guest House, Grafton
1631 W. Main St., (636) 936-0772, vacationrentals.com
Jeni J’s Gifts & Guest Houses, Grafton
202–214 W. Main St., (618) 786-2737, jenij.com
LaMarsh House of Beds & Blues, Grafton
25 E. Main St., (618) 786-2438,
thelamarshhouseofbedsandblues.com
Lil Red Guest House, Grafton
600 W. Main St., (618) 946-3444, littleredguesthouse.com
Loading Dock Guest House, Grafton
311 E. Front St., (618) 786-2668, graftonloadingdock.com
Lucy Mae’s Guest House, Grafton
312 E. Main St., (816) 249-3279, lucymaes.com
Pelican Inn, Grafton
520 W. Main St., (314) 378-1336
The River House, Grafton
11 Mulberry St., (618) 786-3542, theriverhousegrafton.com
RiverPort Guest House, Grafton
706 W. Main St., (618) 946-3444, riverportguesthouse.com
Riverside Cottage, Grafton
311 E. Water St., (618) 786-2668, graftonloadingdock.com
Rowling Ridge Guest House, Grafton
14102 N. Springfield, (618) 786-3943
The Loft at The Whole Scoop, Grafton
222 E. Main St., (618) 946-9130, thewholescoopil.com
JK Ranches Lodge, Griggsville
42480 270th Ave., (217) 285-6201,www.jkranches.com
Rocky Waters Vineyard/Winery, Inc., Hanover
2003 W. Hanover Rd., (815) 591-9706, rockywaters.net
Cabin at Blueberry Ridge Farm, Hardin
Degerlia Hollow Rd., Box 38, (618) 576-2589
Lorton River House, Hardin
RR 2, (618) 498-5810, lortonrentals.net
Sunset Lakes Resort, Hillsdale
2700 290th St. N., (800) 747-5253, sunsetlakesresort.com
Pine View Cabins, Keithsburg
2450th St., 4 miles north of Oquawka, (309) 587-3217,
pineviewcabins.com
Lake House on Shadow Ridge, Lake Carroll
Shadow Ridge Rd., (630) 730-7756, trnanke.home.comcast.net
Sunrise Bay, Lake Carroll
1-101 Farragut Ln., (815) 238-7597, lakecarrollrentals.com
Oak Woods Bay, Lake Carroll
5-97 Oak Court, (815) 238-7597, lakecarrollrentals.com
The Sabbath Center, Lanark
22782 Short Rd., (815) 656-4905, sabbathcenter.com
Lakewood Lodge, Macomb
1000 Lakewood Dr., (309) 836-7368, wiurent.com/lakewood.php
Market Street Walk-Up, Mount Carroll
113 W. Market St., (815) 297-3893
Timber Lake Resort Cabins, Mount Carroll
8216 Black Oak Rd., (815) 244-1600, timberlakeresort.com
Baytown Guest House, Mozier
Rte. 96, (618) 232-1223
Barn of 1938, Nauvoo
970 E. County Rd. 2100, (309) 221-7286, sonoragardens.com
Barnett Bungalow, Nauvoo
125 N. Barnett St., (888) 628-8664, nauvoovacation.com
Bywater Guest House, Nauvoo
Fulmer St. (888) 628-8664, nauvoovacation.com
Country Pleasures Lodge, Nauvoo
1961 N. Hwy. 96, (217) 453-6560
Fitz Randolph House Inn, Nauvoo
262 Main St., (217) 357-956, fitzrandolphhouseinn.com
Gallery House, Nauvoo
1605 Mulholland St., (888) 628-8664, nauvoovacation.com
Hart House, Nauvoo
1140 Mulholland St., (888) 628-8664, nauvoovacation.com
Hilltop Retreat, Nauvoo
1866 County Rd. 760, (888) 628-8664, nauvoovacation.com
Hopper House, Nauvoo
45 N. Wilcox, (888) 628-8664, nauvoovacation.com
Hyrum Kimball Village, Nauvoo
Iowa and Mulholland streets, (866) 587-8394
Nature’s Hideaway, Nauvoo
1705 Hwy. 96, (888) 628-8664, nauvoovacation.com
Nauvoo Country Lodge, Nauvoo
1295 Knight St., (865) 208-5439
Nauvoo Log Cabins, Nauvoo
65 N. Winchester St., (217) 453-9000, nauvoologcabins.com
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Nauvoo Mansion on the Hill, Nauvoo
1501 N. Hwy. 96, (888) 203-9484, sdoceans.com
Nauvoo Vacation Condos, Nauvoo
2370 N. County Rd. 900 E., (866) 453-6776, nauvoovillas.com
The Red Cottage, Nauvoo
771 E. County Rd. 1850, (800) 233-0060
River Spirit Hilltop House, Nauvoo
1523 Hwy. 96, (319) 752-5379
Riverview Retreat, Nauvoo
716 E. County Rd. 2600, (888) 628-8664, nauvoovacation.com
Sonora Town Hall, Nauvoo
970 E. County Rd. 2100, (309) 221-7286, sonoragardens.com
Sycamore Haven Lodge, Nauvoo
Sycamore Haven Dr., (888) 628-8664, nauvoovacation.com
The Temple House, Nauvoo
1240 Mulholland St., (866) 453-6977, nauvootemplehouse.com
Ten Acre Lodge, Nauvoo
1825 N. County Rd. 900, (888) 628-8664, nauvoovacation.com
4 the Sport, Nebo
13323 County Hwy. 7, (217) 734-2967
Goodbread’s Lost Acres Campground & Cabins, Olive Branch
Illinois Rte. 3 S., by Horseshoe Lake, (618) 776-5116, lostacres.net
Melton’s Fishing Camp Cabins, Olive Branch
19921 Eastside Dr., (618) 776-5504
Deerwood Cabins, Oquawka
RR 1, Box 101, (309) 867-3031, deerwoodcabins.com
Mountain’s Mountain, Perry
P.O. Box 66, (217) 653-5191, mountainsmountain.com
Bert’s Westside Flat, Pittsfield
117 N. Madison, (217) 285-2721
Blue River Outdoors, Pittsfield
45905 Hwy. 106, (217) 723-4269
Cherry’s Guest House, Pittsfield
303 N. Monroe St., (217) 285-2060
Fosco Farmhouse, Pittsfield
36648 270th Ave., (217) 285-2608
Madison House, Pittsfield
231 N. Madison St., (217) 491-4186
Milton’s Big Buck Inn & Outfitters, Pittsfield
248 Tucker St., (217) 723-4444, miltonsbigbuckinn.com
Monroe Street Suites, Pittsfield
221 S. Monroe St., (217) 285-6129, monroestreetsuites.com
Old Florence Hotel Guest House, Pittsfield
402 River Rd., florenceguesthouse.com
Pine Lakes Resort, Pittsfield
RR 3, Box 3077, (217) 285-6719, pinelakesresort.com
Rodhouse Rut–N–Strut, Pittsfield
P.O. Box 218, (217) 734-2205
Walnut Knob Outdoors, Inc., Pittsfield
18279 430th St., (217) 285-4259
Bighorn Lodge, Pleasant Hill
16177 Co. Hwy. 11, (217) 734-2651, pikebighorn.com
Stage Coach Inn, Pleasant Hill
204 S. Bay St., (217) 734-2767
North House Guest House, Prophetstown
102 Lafayette St., (815) 537-2350, lindalee1@frontiernet.net
Rock Island/Quad Cities KOA, Rock Island
2311 78th Ave. W., (309) 787-0665, rockislandkoa.com
Mississippi Valley Lodge, Rockport
14043 Hwy. 54, (217) 437-2013, mississippivalleylodging.com
Calamity Jane’s Pleasant View Lodge, Rushville
RR 3, Box 119, (217) 242-5592, cjaneslodge.com
Country Cottage, Rushville
RR 3, Box 95, (217) 322-6698
Firefly Cottage, Rushville
RR 1, (217) 322-2066
Hazel’s Guest House, Rushville
RR 2, (217) 322-3197, schuylercountyillinois.com
Peace of Earth Lodge, Rushville
Rte. 4, Box 41, (217) 322-2865, peaceofearth.net
Scripps Park Guest Houses, Rushville
Rte. 24, (217) 242-1291
The Nest at Palisades Cabins, Savanna
Scenic Ridge Rd., (815) 273-7824, thenestatpalisades.com
Seven Eagles Resort Cabins, Savanna
9734 Rte. 84, (815) 273-7301, goseveneagles.com
Pierson Guest House, Scales Mound
605 Franklin St., (815) 845-2268, freewebs.com/
piersonguesthouse
Hickory Hideaway, Shannon
24366 Payne Rd., (866) 333-1333, (815) 864-2099,
hickoryhideaway.com
Indian Springs Lodge, Ltd., Stockton
8917 E. Fiedler Rd., (815) 745-3794, indianspringslodge.com
Ursa Creek Lodge, Ursa
415 Walker St., (217) 653-6536, ursacreeklodge.com
Ursa Retreat House, Ursa
732 N. 2353rd Ln. (217) 964-2176, theretreathouse.org
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Wright’s Grandview Getaway, Grandview
4955 N. 600th St., (217) 946-4203,
wrightsgrandviewgetaway.com
Mill Creek Park Cabin Rental, Marshall
20482 N. Park Entrance Rd., (217) 889-3901,
clarkcountyparkdistrict.com/millcreek
Allerton Park & Retreat Center, Monticello
515 Old Timber Rd., (217) 333-3287, allerton.illinois.edu
Lakeside Cabin Rentals, Shelbyville
2200 Rte. 16 E., (217) 774-2367, lakesidecabins.info
Our Old House, Shelbyville
RR 4, (217) 774-2419, ouroldhouse.net
Robin Hood Woods Resort & Campground, Shelbyville
RR 4, (217) 774-4222, robinhoodwoods.com
WhiteTail Crossing Cabin Village, Shelbyville
RR 4, (217) 774-3000, whitetailcrossingcabins.com
Wolf Creek Lodge, Shelbyville
2400 E. Rd., (866) 930-2008, wolfcreeklodge.net
Coyote Cabins, Sullivan
RR 1, (866) 270-6342, (217) 728-7150, coyotecabins.com
Firefly Lodge, Sullivan
RR 3, (310) 713-1399, fireflylodgeil.com
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Alto Guest House, Alto Pass
2260 Milligan Hill Rd., (618) 893-2423, altoguesthouse.com
Bald Knob Hideaway, Alto Pass
3200 Bald Knob Rd., (618) 596-4081, baldknobhideaway.com
Broken Wheel Ranch, Alto Pass
1825 Bald Knob Rd, (618) 893-1942, sibrokenwheelranch.com
The Stable House, Alto Pass
1642 Milligan Hill Rd., (618) 893-1425, thestablehouse.com
Cabin by the Pond, Carbondale
4760 Springer Ridge Rd., (618) 924-3100, cabinbythepond.com
Cabin on the Hill, Carbondale
145 Cabin Hill Rd., (618) 529-5667, cabinonthehill.com
Tom Cat Hill Cabins, Carbondale
4344 Hwy. 127, (618) 967-2723, tomcathillcabins.com
Devil’s Kitchen Cabins, Carbondale
3903 Caney Branch Ln., (618) 549-4235, devilskitchencabins.com
Woodland Cabins, Carbondale
632 Kennedy Rd., (877) 457-7402, (618) 457-7400,
woodlandcabins.net
Carlyle Lakefront Cottages, Carlyle
20750 Hazlet Park Rd., (877) 342-8862, (618) 594-3386,
carlylelakecottages.com
Hickory Shores Resort, Carlyle
21925 Dove Ln., (618) 749-5288, hickoryshores.com
Cabin at Mountain Glen, Cobden
886 Mountain Glen Rd., (618) 833-5807, winetrailcabins.com
Cypress Grove Lodge, Cobden
Heern Rd., (618) 529-9313, cypressgrovelodge.com
Egyptian Hills Resort, Creal Springs
75 Egyptian Pkwy., (618) 364-8088, egyptianhillsresort.com
Branch Lodge, Cypress
5040 Cypress Rd., (618) 827-3676
Southern Wynds Log Home/Cabins, De Soto
588 Ween Rd., (618) 319-3575, southernwynds.com
Guest Houses, Dongola
3520 St. John’s Rd. , (618) 827-3506
Lusk Creek Lodge, Eddyville
128 Harrison St., (270) 898-3892
Arrowhead Lodge, Elizabethtown
RR 2, Box 62, (618) 287-8574
Austin Acres Kamp Outback Cabins, Elizabethtown
RR 1, Box 289AB, (618) 287-7454
The Blue House, Elizabethtown
Hwy. 146, (618) 287-7078, hardincountybluehouse.com
Cedar Hill River Resort, Elizabethtown
Tower Rock Rd., Rte. 146, (217) 652-4257, cedarhillriverresort.com
Pleasant View Lodging, Elizabethtown
Rte. 2, Box 65A, (618) 287-8873
Rim Rock’s Dogwood Cabins, Elizabethtown
RR 2, Box 124, (618) 264-6036, rimrocksdogwoodcabins.com
Shawnee Home Place, Elizabethtown
PO Box 329, (618) 313-0203, shawneehomeplace.com
Barren Creek Cottages, Golconda
Bay City Rd., (866) 683-4004, (618) 683-4004,
popeco.net/barrencreekcottages
Bay City Cabin, Golconda
Bay City Rd., (618) 683-4305, baycitycabinontheohioriver.com
Dickey’s Lodge, Golconda
Rte. 146, (618) 683-5738, dickeyslodge.com
Golconda Lock & Dam 51 Houses, Golconda
Main St. at the Ohio River, (618) 683-6702,
golcondalockmasterhomes.com
Shawnee Hollow Lodge, Golconda
RR 2, Box 247B, (618) 949-3488, shawneehollowlodge.com
Willowbrook Cabin, Golconda
Rte. 1, Eddyville Rd., (618) 672-4815, willowbrookcabins.com
Cedar Rock Cabins, Goreville
6005 Rte. 37 N., (618) 751-1100, cedarrockcabins.com
Rustic Hideaway Cabins, Jonesboro
Rte. 127, north on State Pond Rd., (618) 833-4860,
rustichideawaycabins.com
Trail of Tears Lodge & Sports Resort, Jonesboro
1575 Fair City Rd., (618) 833-8697, trailoftears.com
Oak Grove Cabin Rental, Makanda
413 Oak Grove Rd., (618) 529-3408, oakgrovecabin.com
Stone Creek Cabins, Makanda
503 Stone Creek Dr., (618) 351-4653, stonecreekgolf.com
Olde Squat Inn, Marion
14160 Liberty School Rd., (618) 982-2916, oldesquatinn.com
Summers Riverview Mansion, Metropolis
205 Metropolis St., (618) 524-5328
Kinkaid Lake Marina Cabins, Murphysboro
2063 Marina Rd., (618) 687-4914
Shiloh Place Cabin, Tunnel Hill
1815 Tunnel Hill Rd., (618) 658-2142
Anderson Cabin, Vienna
2180 Gilead Church Rd., (618) 658-3804
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INDEX
17th Street Bar & Grill 18
1876 Banwarth House and Museum 84
A Midwest Haunting 92
A Gridley Antique Shop 126
Abe Lincoln’s Talking House Tour 86
About Tours 50
Abraham Lincoln Long Nine Museum 108
Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery 38
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
and Museum 26, 105, 110
Abraham Lincoln Statue 117
Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum 32, 36
Adventure Creek Alpaca & Goldendoodle Farm 96
Aeries Riverview Winery & Cottages 99
African American Hall of Fame Museum 85
African American Museum of Southern Illinois 132
African-American Cultural Museum and
Genealogical Society of Illinois 108
Air Combat Museum 110
Albany Indian Mounds State Historic Site 84
Aldeen Golf Club & Practice Centre 59
Algonquin Commons 73
Algonquin Historic Shopping District 77
Alinea 7, 15
All About a Ghost Tour 92
All Season Farm & Orchard 54
All Wars Museum 86
Allerton Park & Retreat Center 106, 114
Allstate Arena 52
Alto Vineyards 123, 136
Alton Antiques District 102
Alton Federal Military Prison 84
Alton Museum of History and Art 84
Alton’s Lincoln & Civil War Legacy Trail 84
Amazing Chicago’s Funhouse Maze 50
Ambler/Becker Texaco Station 118
Amboy Depot Museum 36
Amboy Pharmacy 19
American Fluorite Museum 132
American Movie Palace Museum 38
Americana Hollywood Museum 132
Anderson Japanese Gardens 35, 48
Anderson Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area 86
Angelo’s Pizza 11
Angus Links Golf Course 122
Annbriar Golf Course 98
Annie Wiggins Ghost Tour 92
Antioch Fine Arts Foundation 36
Antiquarius 127
Antique Mall of Perry County 140
Antiques on East State 76
Aplington House 40
Apollo Theater 63
Apple Barn 121
Apple Blossom Farm 97
Apple River Canyon State Park 86
Apple River Fort State Historic Site 84
The Arboretum at the University of Illinois 116
Arcada Theatre 69
Arcola Depot Welcome Center 108
Argonne National Laboratory 51
Argosy Casino 90
Argyle Lake State Park 88
Arlington Lakes Golf Club 54
Arlington Park Racetrack 34, 49
Arrowhead Golf Club 60
The Art Institute of Chicago 21, 32, 36
Arthur–Amish Country Visitors Center 108
Artists’ Ensemble Theater 68
Assembly Hall 117
Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University 63
August Hill Winery 62
The Avenue Association 79
Ayers Landing Canoe Rental 48
Bahá’í House of Worship 42
Bailiwick Repertory Theatre 63
Baker Street 10
Bald Knob Cross 131, 134
Balmoral Park Racetrack 50
Balmoral Woods Country Club 55
Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture 36
Bank of America Theater 63
Barkhausen Wetlands Center 24, 131, 132
Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World 73, 74
Basu Natural Farms 53
Batavia Depot Museum 36
Baxter’s Vineyards 82, 100
Beall Woods State Park 134
Beardstown Grand Opera House 100, 124
Beaver Dam State Park 115
Beer Nuts Plant & Company Store 18, 116
Bell Smith Springs 133
Bella Terra Winery 138
Belle of the Rock 52
The Belvedere Mansion 84
Ben Winter Museum 108
Bengtson’s Pumpkin Farm 53
Benton Public Square 140
Berryville Vineyards 123
Beverly Arts Center 63
Bicentennial Art Center 109
Bicycle Trails 48
Big Bend State Fish and Wildlife Area 89
Big River State Forest 89
Big Run Golf Club 57
Bigard Orchard & Berries 121
Billy Graham Center Museum 42
Bishop Hill State Historic Site 82, 84
Black Diamond Vineyards 138
Black Hawk Run Golf Course 98
Black Hawk State Historic Site 90
Black Hawk War Monument 40
Blackberry Farm’s Pioneer Village 36
Blackberry Harvest Dollhouse Museum Shoppe 38
Blackhawk Chocolate Trail 52
Blackhawk Farms Raceway 52
Blarney Stone Popcorn 10
Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts 124
Blue Island Antique Shops 75
Blue Sky Vineyard 138
Blueberry Hill Farm 134
Bluff Road 91
The Bluffs Vineyard & Winery 136
BMO Harris Bank Center 52
Boarman’s Chevy Bel Air Museum 110
Boggio’s Orchard & Produce 53, 96
Bolingbrook Golf Club 55
Bolingbrook Performing Arts Center 63
Boone County Conservation District and
Boone County Historical Museum 36
The Bourne 57
Bradley University 94
Braeutigam’s Orchards 96
Bretz Wildlife Lodge & Winery 137
Briar Street Theatre/Blue Man Group 63
Bridges of Poplar Creek Country Club 57
Broadway in Chicago 32, 63
Bronzeville Children’s Museum 36
Brookfield Zoo 34, 44, 148
Brookhill Golf Course 122
Brown’s Oakridge Zoo 90
Bryant Cottage State Historic Site 108
Buchanan Center for the Arts 85
Buehler Preserve 88
Buffalo Rock State Park 48
Bunyon’s Statue 116
Burden Falls 133
Burpee Museum of Natural History 21, 34, 40
Burton’s Cafe 19
Busse Woods Forest Preserve 44
Butterworth Center and Deere-Wiman House 85
Byron Museum of History 36
C H Moore Homestead/DeWitt
County Museum 108
C&M Canoe Rental 48
Cabela’s–World’s Foremost Outfitter 74
Cache River Basin Vineyard and Winery 136
Cache River State Natural Area 24, 131, 132
Cadillac Palace Theatre 63
Cahokia Courthouse State Historic Site 22, 84
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site 22, 83, 84
Cairo Custom House Museum 24, 84
Cameo Vineyards 123
Camp Butler National Cemetery 110
Candy Kitchen 19
Canoe the Vermillion 48
Cantigny Golf 60
Cantigny Park 42
Cape Bend State Fish and Wildlife Area 89
Cardinal Creek Golf Course 55
Carl Sandburg State Historic Site 82, 85
Carlyle Lake 131, 132
Carthage Jail & Visitors Center 84
Casino Queen Hotel & Casino 90
Casper Bluff Land & Water Reserve 88
Castle Antique Mall 75
Castle Rock State Park 48
Castle Theatre 124
Cave-In-Rock Lodge 131
Cave-In-Rock State Park 131, 132
Cedar Lake 132
Cedarhurst Center for the Arts 24, 132, 139
Celebration River Cruises 93
Centennial Beach 46
Center for American Archeology 85
Centralia Carillon 134
Century Walk 40
Cernan Earth and Space Center 40
Chain o’ Lakes State Park 48
Chain of Rocks Bridge 86
Chalet Hills Golf Club 55
Challenger Learning Center for
Science and Technology 42, 109
Champaign County Courthouse 112
Channahon State Park 44, 86
Channel Cat Water Taxis 93
Chanute Air Museum 109
Charleston Speedway 117
Charlie Trotter’s 7
Charlie’s Diner 11
Charnley-Persky House 36
Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island 64
Chautauqua National Wildlife Refuge 88
CherryVale Mall 74
Chester Bridge and Popeye Statue 90
Chestnut Mountain Resort 81, 88
Chevrolet Hall of Fame Museum 117
Chicago Architecture Foundation 21, 34, 36
The Chicago Athenaeum Museum
of Architecture and Design 84
Chicago Bears 34
Chicago Blackhawks 34
Chicago Botanic Garden 35, 44
Chicago Bulls 34
Chicago Center for the Performing Arts 64
Chicago Children’s Museum 36
Chicago Cubs 34
Chicago Cultural Center 36
Chicago Fire Soccer Club 34, 50
Chicago Great Western Railroad
Depot Museum 84
Chicago History Museum 21, 36
Chicago Indoor Racing 50
Chicago Neighborhood Tours 27
Chicago Park District Golf Courses 55
Chicago Portage National Historic Site 40
Chicago Premium Outlets 34
Chicago Public Library 36
Chicago River Canoe & Kayak 44
Chicago Shakespeare Theater 64
The Chicago Theatre 64
Chicago White Sox 34
Chicago Wolves Hockey 52
Chicagoland Speedway/
Route 66 Raceway 7, 34, 36, 51
Children’s Discovery Museum 106, 109
The Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn 40
Children’s Museum of Illinois 106, 108
Christian County Historical Museum
and Genealogy Society 112
Church of the Holy Family 84
Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse 102
Circle Theatre of Forest Park 67
City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower 36
Clarke House and Glessner House Museums 36
Clay County Speedway 118
Clinton Lake State Recreation Area 113
CoCo Key Water Resort 35, 48
Coen Expeditions 133
Coffeen Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area 113
Cog Hill Golf & Country Club 57
Coles County Dragway 117
Coles County Speedway 119
Collver Family Winery 98
Colonial Antique Mall and Restoration Center 77
ComedySportz Theatre 64
Comlara County Park 113
Confederate Cemetery and Memorial 84
Conklin’s Barn II Dinner Theatre 101
Conover Coffees & Chocolates 10
Contemporary Art Center of Peoria 85
Cook’s Collection 10
Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant 62
Cordova Dragway Park 90
Corn Stock Theatre 101
Coronado Performing Arts Center 21, 68
Cosley Zoo 48
Country Bumpkin Pumpkin Patch 121
Country Corner Farm Market 96
Coyote Creek Golf Course 97
Coyote Run Golf Course 56
Cozy Dog Drive In 18, 120
CPX Sports 46
Crab Orchard Golf Club 11, 135
Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge 134
Crane’s Landing Golf Course 57
Crawford County State Fish and Wildlife Area 113
Crooked Creek Golf Links 135
Crooked Creek Winery 137
The Cross at the Crossroads 118
The Crystal Cork Wine Shoppe 10
Cumberland County Covered Bridge 118
Cuneo Museum and Gardens 42
Curran’s Orchard 54
Curtis Orchard & Pumpkin Patch 121
Daley Plaza 36
Dana-Thomas House State
Historic Site 24, 106, 110
Danville Stadium 117
Darn Hot Peppers 134
Daughters of Union Veterans
of the Civil War Museum 110
David Davis Mansion State Historic Site 24, 108
David L Pierce Art & History Center 36
David Strawn Art Gallery 109
De Immigrant Windmill 81, 91
Delabar State Park 89
DeMoulin Museum 109
Deerpath Golf Course 57
Des Plaines State Fish and Wildlife Area 90
DeSoto House Hotel 27
Destihl 123
Devil’s Backbone Park 88
Dicks Pharmacy 19
Dickson Mounds Museum 82, 85
Didier Farms 54
Discovery Center Museum 34, 42
Discovery Depot Children’s Museum 85
Dixon Springs State Park 133
Dixon Welcome Center 50
Dollinger Family Farm 53, 96
Donald E Stephens Museum of Hummels 42
Donley’s Wild West Town 52
Donnelley/Depue State Fish and Wildlife Area 88
Douglas-Hart Nature Center 114
Dowling House 84
Dr Jazz Soda Fountain 19
Dr Richard Eells House 86
Drama Group 66
Drury Lane Theatre 64, 68
The Dublin Pub 18
DuPage Children’s Museum 40
DuSable Museum of African American History 37
E’Town River Restaurant 19
Eagle Creek State Park 113
Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa 81, 97
Eagle watching 90
Eaglewood Resort & Spa 57
Earl F Elliot Park & Golf Course 55
Early American Museum 109
East Central Illinois Wine Trail 9
East Peoria Festival of Lights 7
Eastern Illinois University 117
Eastland Mall 126
Eastlight Theatre 100
Eckert’s Country Store & Farms 96, 97
Edgebrook Golf Course 59
Edward R Madigan State Fish and Wildlife Area 114
Edwards Apple Orchard 54
Edwards Place 110
Effingham Performance Center 125
Egyptian Theatre 66
Elgin Public Museum 38
Elgin Symphony Orchestra 66
Elgin Windmill Factory Antiques 76
Eli’s Cheesecake World 50
Elihu B Washburne House State Historic Site 85
Elijah Iles House: Springfield’s History Museum 110
Elmhurst Art Museum 38
Elmhurst City Centre 77
Elsah Historic District 91
Elwin Antique Mall 126
Emiquon Preserve 89
Emma Mae Leonard Wildlife Sanctuary 113
Emmett’s Ale House 62
Empress Casino Hotel 51
Enchanted Castle Entertainment Center 46
Engle Lane Theater 69
Erlander Home Museum Swedish
Historical Society 42
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace and Museum 40
Eskape Entertainment Facility 50
ETA Creative Arts Foundation 64
Ethnic Heritage Museum 42
Evanston Art Center 38
Evanston History Center at the
Charles Gates Dawes House 38
Executive Mansion 110
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Exploration Station Children’s Museum 36
Exploritorium 52
Fabyan Dutch Windmill 49
Fabyan Estate and Forest Preserve 44
Factory Stores of America Outlet Mall 140
Fairbury American Legion Speedway 118
Fairmount Park Racetrack 90
Family Living Center 85
Famous Fossil Vineyard & Winery 61
Farmer City Raceway 118
Farnsworth House Museum 40
Fast Eddie’s Bon Air 16
Fayette County Museum 112
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory 49
Ferne Clyffe State Park 133
Fever River Outfitters 88
The Field Museum 21, 32, 37
Firefly Grill 18
First Midwest Bank Amphitheater 69
Flamm Orchards 134
Flesor’s Candy Kitchen 19
Flossmoor Sculpture Gardens 38
Follies Theatre 70
Fon du Lac Farm Park 96
Forest City Queen and Trolley #36 52
Forest Home Cemetery 38
Forest Preserve District of DuPage County 49
Forest View Farms 54
Forsee Vineyard & Winery 123
Forsyth Antique Mall 126
Fort de Chartres 22, 83, 86
Fort Defiance 90
Fort Kaskaskia State Historic Site 84
Fort Massac State Park 24, 134
Foundation Park 132
The Four Seasons Mural by Marc Chagall 37
Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago 64
Fox Bend Golf Course 58
Fox Creek Winery 124
Fox Lake 44
Fox Ridge State Park 112
Fox River Bike Trail 44
Fox River Trail 44
Fox River Trolley Museum 42
Fox Run Golf Links 56
Fox Valley Golf Club 58
Fox Valley Winery 62
Fragrant Fields Herb & Perennial Nursery 134
The Frank Bellrose Waterfowl Reserve 90
Frank Holten State Park 88
Frank Lloyd Wright Frederick C Robie House 37
Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio 7, 21, 34, 40
Frank Lloyd Wright Pettit Memorial Chapel 36
Frank Lloyd Wright’s B Harley Bradley House 38
Frank Lloyd Wright’s First National Bank
of Dwight 108
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Unity Temple 40
Frankfort Historical District 78
Franklin County Garage 1910 Museum 132
Franklin Creek State Natural Area 44
Freeport Arts Museum 38
Freeport Canoe Company 44
Fulton County Playhouse 100
Fults Hill Prairie Nature Preserve 86
Funderburg Antique 75
Funks Grove Pure Maple Sirup 107, 127
G & C Meyer Farm 97
Galena & US Grant Museum 27, 85
Galena Birding 88
Galena Cellars Vineyard & Winery 61, 99
Galena Golf Course 97
Galena Main Street Historic District 103
Galena Main Street Walking Tour 92
Galena on the Fly 88
Galena Post Office and Customs House 85
Galena River Trail 88
Galena Trolley Depot Theater 100
Galena Trolley Tours 92
Galesburg Antiques Mall 102
Galesburg Civic Art Center 85
Galesburg Railroad Museum 82, 85
Gallagher’s 16
Gambit Golf Club 11, 135
Garden of the Gods 128, 133
Gardner Museum of Architecture and Design 86
Garfield Farm Museum 40
Garfield Park Conservatory 44
Garrett Popcorn Shops 15
Gateway Motorsports Park 93
Gateway National Golf Links 98
Gaylord Building Historic Site 40
GCS Ballpark 95
Gebhard Woods State Park 46
General John A Logan Museum 24, 132
Genesee Theatre 21, 70
Geneva History Center 38
GenKota Winery 138
George L Luthy Memorial Botanical Garden 94
George W Dunne National Golf Course 58
George’s Antiques/Resale 140
Giant City Lodge 19, 131
Giant City Stables 134
Giant City State Park and Visitors Center 131, 134
Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse 15
Gilmore’s Cafe 11
Glacial Park McHenry County
Conservation District 48
The Glen Club Golf Course 56
The Glen Town Center 74
Glencoe Golf Club 56
Gleneagles Country Club 57
Glunz Family Winery & Cellar Tasting Room 61
Goebbert’s Pumpkin Farm 53, 54
Golconda Marina 133
Golf Center Des Plaines 55
Golf Club of Illinois 54
Goodman Theatre 64
Governor Duncan Mansion 109
Governor John Wood Mansion 22, 86
Grace Ann’s Tiques and More 127
Grafton Antiques District 102
Grafton Winery & Brewhaus 99
Gramercy Park 84
Grand Army of the Republic
Memorial Museum 110
Grand Victoria Casino 50
Grandpa John’s Nauvoo Cafe
and Soda Fountain 19
Grant Park 27, 44
Grant Park Music Festival 64
Graue Mill and Museum 40
The Great Pumpkin Patch 121
Great River Road Golf Course 98
Great River Road in Illinois
National Scenic Byway 13
Great River Trail 88, 90
Greater St Louis Air & Space Museum 84
Green Garden Country Club 56
Green Hill Golf Club 135
Green River State Wildlife Area 46, 89
Greenup Train Depot & Museum 109
Grissom’s Lost Creek Orchards 121
Grizzly Jack’s Grand Bear Resort 35, 48
Grosse Point Lighthouse 38
The Grove 44
Gurnee Antique Center 76
Gurnee Mills 34, 74
H I Lincoln Building 38
Haigh Quarry 46
Hailey’s Winery & Vineyard 61
Hamilton County State Fish and Wildlife Area 134
Harborside International Golf Center 55
Hardy’s Reindeer Ranch & Dinner Show 106, 120
Harlan Hall 109
Harrah’s Joliet Casino 51
Harrah’s Metropolis Casino and Hotel 134
Harristown Depot Antiques 126
Harry “Babe” Woodyard State Natural Area 113
Harvest Cafe 16
Haunted Decatur Tours 117
Haunted Jacksonville Tours 118
Haunted Trails Entertainment Center 46
Hawkins-Schwartz Orchards 134
Hawthorne Race Course 52
Heart of Oak Park Walking Tour 52
Heartland Rivers Wine Trail 9
The Heartland Spa 118
Hebron Shopping District 78
Hedman Vineyards 136
Hegeler Carus Mansion 40
Heidecke Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area 46
Hellenic Museum and Cultural Center 37
Hemmens Cultural Center 66
Henderson Covered Bridge 94
Hennepin Canal State Park 90
Henry’s Rabbit Ranch &
Route 66 Emporium 107, 120
Henson Robinson Zoo 115
Heritage Bluffs Golf Club 55, 97
Heritage Canyon 88
Heritage In Flight Museum 109
Heron Pond/Wildcat Bluff Nature Preserve 132
Hershey’s Chicago 50
Hickory Point Golf Club 122
Hickory Point Mall 126
Hickory Ridge Public Golf Center 11, 135
Hickory Ridge Vineyard & Winery 138
Hidden Cove Sportsplex Park 49
Hidden Lake Winery 136
Hidden Springs State Forest 116
Hieronymus Mueller Museum 108
Highland Park Country Club 57
The Highlands 56
Highwood Pumpkin Festival 6
Highwood’s Restaurant Row 15
Hill Prairie Winery 124
Hilton Chicago/Indian Lakes Resort 55
Historic Auto Attractions 42, 48
Historic Barn Tours 92
Historic Courthouse 109
Historic Dixon Theatre 66
Historic Pleasant Home 40
Historic Water Tower 21
Hogg Hollow Winery 138
Hollywood Casino Aurora 49
Holt House Museum 85
Holy Family Parish Log Church 22
Homestead Orchard 54
Honey Bee Stables 133
Honey Hill Orchard 54
Honker Hill Winery 136
Hoogland Center for the Arts 125
Hopewell Winery 100
Horse and Buggy Museum 84
Horseshoe Lake State Park 88, 89
Hot Tix 64
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago 64
Huntley Outlet Center 74
Hurricane Harbor (Six Flags) 35
I&M Canal State Trail & Visitors Center 46
IKEA 73, 75
Illini State Park 46
Illinois Amish Museum 108
Illinois Artisans Shop 103, 127
Illinois Beach State Park 49
Illinois Centre Mall 139
Illinois Fire Museum 110
Illinois Holocaust Museum
and Education Center 21, 42
Illinois Iron Furnace 132
Illinois Korean War Memorial 110
Illinois Lincoln Highway 12
Illinois Mennonite Heritage Center 85
Illinois National Road 13
Illinois PGA Golf Hall of Fame Museum 38
Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra 68
Illinois Prairie Path 49
Illinois Railway Museum 21, 42
Illinois River Road National Scenic Byway 12
Illinois River Wine Trail 9, 35
Illinois River Winery 62
Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway 12
Illinois State Capitol 27, 110
Illinois State Fairgrounds 120
Illinois State Military Museum 110
Illinois State Museum 24, 106, 110
Illinois State Museum Chicago Gallery 37
Illinois State Museum Lockport Gallery 40
Illinois State University 119
Illinois State University Braden Auditorium 125
Illinois Vietnam Veterans Memorial
State Historic Site 112
Illinois Waterway Visitors Center 52
IMAX Theatre 50
Improv Comedy Showcase and Restaurant 52
Independence Grove Forest Preserve 46
Independence Pioneer Village 109
Indian Creek Vineyard 100
Indian Hills Golf Course 135
Indian Oaks Antique Mall 75
Inheritance Valley Vineyards 137
International Museum of Surgical Science 37
International Walldog Mural and
Sign Art Museum 109
Ironhorse Golf Club 122
Irons Oaks Environmental Learning Center 46
Iroquois County State Wildlife Area 112
J H Hawes Grain Elevator Museum 108
Jack’s Galena Carriage Co 92
Jacksonville Symphony Society 125
Jacksonville Theatre Guild 125
Jacob Henry Mansion Estate Dinner Theatre 67
James “Pate” Phillip State Park 42
James R Thompson Center 37
Jane Addams Hull House Museum 37
Jane Addams Trail 44
Japan House 112
Jarling’s Custard Cup 18
Jay Pritzker Pavilion 65
Jim Edgar Panther Creek
State Fish and Wildlife Area 112
Joan W & Irving B Harris Theater
for Music & Dance 65
Joe Rogers’ Original Recipe Chili Parlor 11
Joe’s Chili Bowl 11
Joffrey Ballet 65
John Deere Commons & Moline Centre 103
John Deere Harvester Works Tour 90
John Deere Historic Site 38
John Deere Pavilion 22, 82, 85
John Hancock Observatory 34, 50
John Marshall House Museum 132
Johnson-Sauk Trail State Park 89
Joliet Area Historical Museum 38
Joliet Slammers 51
Jonah’s Seafood House 16
Jonamac Orchard 53
Joseph F Glidden Homestead
& Historical Center 37
Joseph Smith Historic Site 22, 82, 85
Jubilee College State Park 84, 86
Jumer’s Casino & Hotel 95
Junction City Shopping Center 103
Kane County Cougars Baseball 50
Kankakee County Historical Society Museum 38
Kankakee County Speedway 51
Kankakee Elks Country Club 59
Kankakee River State Park 44, 86
Kayak Quincy 90
Keough Effigy Land & Water Reserve 88
KeyLime Cove Water Resort 35, 44
Kickapoo Creek Winery 98
Kickapoo State Park 115
KidsWork Children’s Museum 38
Kincaid Mounds Archaeological Site 24, 132
Kinkaid Lake Recreation and Marina 134
Kite Hill Vineyards 137
Klehm Arboretum and Botanic Garden 48
Knight’s Action Park & Caribbean
Water Adventure/Route 66 Drive-In 106, 115
Knox County Scenic Drive 83
Kohl Children’s Museum 34, 38
Kokopelli Golf Club 11, 135
Korean War National Museum 112
Krannert Art Museum & Kinkead Pavilion 108
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts 125
Krape Park 50
Lacoma Golf Course 97
Lagomarcino’s 19
Lake Charleston 113
Lake County Discovery Museum 42
Lake Decatur 113
Lake Glendale Recreation Area 133
Lake Katherine Nature Center
& Botanic Gardens 48
Lake Le-Aqua-Na State Park 46
Lake Lou Yaeger 114
Lake Mattoon Campground and Marina 114
Lake Murphysboro State Park 134
Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve 114
Lake of the Woods Golf Course 122
Lake Renwick Heron Rookery Nature Preserve 48
Lake Sara/Effingham Beach 113
Lake Shelbyville 106, 115
Lake Springfield Marina 115
Lakefront Trail 44
Lakeside Legacy Arts Park/Dole Mansion 37
Lakeview Museum of Arts & Sciences 85
Lambs Farm 53
LaRue Pine Hills/Oakwood Bottoms 88
LaSalle Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area 46
LaSalle Speedway 51
Lasata Wines 123
Lau-Nae Winery 100
Laugh Out Loud 69
Lavender Creek Farm 96
Lavender Crest Winery 98
Lawrence Memorial Library/
Mata Simpson Resource Center 112
League of Chicago Theatres 65
Learn Great Foods Culinary Tours 10, 94
Lebanon Antiques District 102
The Ledges Golf Course 59
Legacy Theatre 125
Legends 18
Legoland Discovery Center 34, 52
Lena Golf Club Wolf Hollow Course 57
Lena Mercantile Company 76
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Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower 82, 85
Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center 22, 82, 85
Liberty Theater 139
Light Opera Works 66
Limestone Creek Winery 138
Lincoln Courtroom and Museum 108
Lincoln Downtown District 119
Lincoln Heritage Museum 109
Lincoln Heritage Trail State Monument 119
Lincoln Heritage Winery 137
Lincoln Home National Historic Site 26, 112
Lincoln Landing 40
Lincoln Ledger 112
Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site 24, 106, 109
Lincoln Mall 74
Lincoln Memorial 116, 134
Lincoln Monument 119
Lincoln Oaks Golf Course 55
Lincoln Park Conservatory 44
Lincoln Park Zoo 34, 44
Lincoln Prairie Grass Trail 113
Lincoln Square Theatre 125
Lincoln Statue 50
Lincoln Tomb State Historic Site 26, 106, 112
Lincoln Trail Motorsports Park 118
Lincoln Trail State Park 114
Lincoln-Douglas Museum/Square 38, 40, 84, 108
Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices 26, 112
Lincoln’s Family Pew 112
Lincoln’s New Salem 26, 106, 109
The Links at Carillon 58
Lipe Orchards 134
Little Cubs Field 50
Little Grand Canyon 134
The Little Theatre on the Square 125
Little Toot Railroad 118
Little White School Museum 40
Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art 38
Log Cabin Winery 99
Lombard Town Centre 78
Long Creek Vineyards 123
Long Grove Confectionery Company 50
Long Grove Historic Village 78
Long Prairie Trail 44
Longbranch Coffeehouse 18
Lookingglass Theatre Co 65
Loop District 50
Lorado Taft’s Black Hawk Statue 52
Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria 15
Lovejoy Monument 90
Lowden State Park 48
Lowden-Miller State Forest 48
Loyola University Museum of Art 37
Ludwig Farmstead Creamery 121
Lynfred Winery 44, 62
Lyon Farm and Village 52
Lyric Opera of Chicago 65
Mabery Gelvin Botanical Garden 114
Machesney Park Raceway 51
Mackinaw State Fish and Wildlife Area 89
Mackinaw Valley Vineyard 99
Macktown Golf Course 59
Macon County History Museum 108
Macon Speedway 119
Madden Arts Center 108
Made in Mount Vernon Shop 140
Madonna of the Trail 120
Maeystown Historic District 93
Maeystown Rock Mill & Museum 85
Magic Waters Waterpark 35, 44
Magnificent Mile 34
Magnolia Manor 84
Maid-Rite 16
Main Street Antique Mall 76
Makanda Boardwalk 140
Manteno Antique Mall 76
Maple Meadows Golf Course 60
Margie’s Candles 19
Mari-Mann Herb Farm 121
Market Place Mall 126
Marshall State Fish and Wildlife Area 89
Mary Michelle Winery 99
Mary’s Berries 53
Mary’s River Covered Bridge 90
Marytown/National Shrine of
St Maximilian Kolbe 40
Massbach Ridge Winery 98
Matthiessen State Park 48
Mautino State Fish and Wildlife Area 90
Mayan Adventure Indoor Waterpark 44
Mayslake Peabody Estate 40
Maywood Park Racetrack 51
Mazonia/Braidwood State Fish
and Wildlife Area 42, 86
McAninch Arts Center 67
McDonald’s #1 Store Museum 38
McDonough County Courthouse 85
McHenry Shopping District 78
McLean County Arts Center 108
McLean County Museum of History 108
McNeil’s Damascus Landing 46
Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament 52
Meeting of the Great Rivers
National Scenic Byway 13
Melvin Price Locks and Dam 82, 90
Memorial Stadium 117
Memorial Sunken Gardens 115
Memory Lane Collectibles 140
Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center 68
Mendota Golf Club 58
Mendota Museum & Historical Society 40, 85
Merchant Street 127
Mermet Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area 132
Mermet Springs 131, 134
Metamora Courthouse State Historic Site 85
Metro Centre 103
Metropolis Murals 134
Metropolis Performing Arts Centre 63
Mexican Folkloric Dance Company of Chicago 65
Mickey Finn’s Brewery 61
Mid-Town Marina 88
Middle East Conflicts Memorial Wall 51
Middle Fork State Fish and Wildlife Area 113, 115
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie 90
Midway Village Museum 42
Midwest Museum of Natural History 42
Mileur Orchards 135
Mill Creek Farms 97
Mill Creek Park 114
Mill Rose Restaurant 61
Millennium Park 32, 44
Miller Park Zoo 112
Mills Apple Farm 97
Mineral Springs Haunted Tours 82, 90
Misselhorn Art Gallery 86
Mississippi Palisades State Park 90
Mississippi River Museum & Interpretive Center 85
Mississippi River State Fish and Wildlife Area 88
Mississippi Valley Historic
Automobile Club Antique Car Museum 86
Mistwood Golf Club 59
Mitchell Museum of the American Indian 38
Modoc Ferry 93
Monmouth College 94
Monticello Railway Museum 109
Monticello Wabash Depot 109
Moraine Hills State Park 46
Moraine View State Park 113
More Cupcakes 15
More than Delicious Orchard 54
Morris Antique Emporium 76
Morrison Rockwood State Park 89
The Morton Arboretum 46
Moser Tower & Millennium Carillon
Visitors Center 52
Mother Jones Monument 109
Mound City National Cemetery
and Visitor Center 85
Mount Prospect Golf Club 58
Mount Pulaski Courthouse State Historic Site 109
Muirhead Farmhouse 38
Muller’s Lane Farm 97
Museum of Contemporary Art 37
Museum of Contemporary Photography 37
Museum of Science and Industry 32, 37
Music Institute of Chicago 66
MY Garage Museum 118
Naper Settlement 40
Naperbrook Golf Course 59
Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park 42
The National at Eagle Creek Golf Course 122
National Great Rivers Museum 82, 84
National Italian-American Sports
Hall of Fame 37
National Museum of Mexican Art 37
National Museum of Surveying 112
National Road Interpretive Center 112, 114
National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows 83, 84
National Shrine of St Therese 37
National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum 37
Nauvoo State Park 89
Nauvoo Temple 82, 85
Naval Air Station Glenview Museum 38
Navy Pier 32, 50
Nehring Gallery 38
Neo-Futurarium 65
Nettle Creek Country Club 58
New Salem Country Opry 120
The Newberry Library 37
Newton Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area 114
Next Theatre Company 67
Niabi Zoo 88
Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens 48
Nicholas Melas Centennial Fountain & Arc 50
Niemerg Family Winery 123
Nippersink Creek Canoe Trail 48
Noble Fool Theatricals 69
Norge Ski Jump 44
Normal CornBelters 119
Normal Theater 125
Norris Cultural Arts Center 42
North Avenue Beach/Oak Street Beach 44
North Branch Bicycle Trail 46
North Point Marina 49
North Shore Center for the Performing Arts 69
Northbrook Court 74
Northern Illinois University 50
Northern Illinois Wine Trail 9, 35
Northfield Square Mall 73
Northwestern University 50
Noyes Cultural Arts Center 38
O-Jan’s Fish Stand 16
Oak Brook Golf Club 58
Oak Club Genoa 56
Oak Grove Golf Course 56
Oak Lawn Park District Community Theatre 67
Oak Meadows Golf & Banquet 54
Oak Park Conservatory 52
Oak Park Festival Theatre 67
Oakbrook Center 75
Oakland Cemetery 109
Odyssey Golf Course & Banquets 59
Ohio River Scenic Byway 13
Ohio River Visitors Center 134
Old Chain of Rocks Bridge 93
Old Courthouse Arts Center 42
Old Franklin County Historic Jail Museum 132
Old Illinois Central Railroad Passenger Depot 132
Old Main at Knox College 85
Old Market House State Historic Site 27, 85
Old Orchard Country Club 58
Old Orland Antique Shops 76
Old Plank Road Trail 46
Old St Charles Shopping & Dining District 79
Old State Capitol State Historic Site 27, 105, 112
Old Town School of Folk Music 65
Ole Red Barn Country Music & Banquet Hall 101
One Eleven Main 16
Opera in Focus 68
Orchard Valley Golf Course 54
Orchard View Winery 136
Oregon Soap Shoppe 10
The Oriental Institute Museum 37
Oriental Theatre/Ford Center
for the Performing Arts 65
Orland Park Place 75
Orland Square 75
Orlandini Vineyard 138
Orpheum Children’s Science Museum 108
Orpheum Theatre 101
Osaka Garden 44
Ottawa Scouting Museum 40
Outback Hunters 133
Owen Lovejoy Homestead 86
Owl Creek Vineyard and Winery 138
The Packinghouse Dining Company 16
Pana Lincoln Prairie Trail 115
Par-A-Dice Hotel Casino 90
Paradise Bay Water Park 46
Paramount Theatre 63
Park Hills Golf Course 56
Parkland Art Gallery 108
Parkland Theatre 124
Paul’s Confectionery 11
Peabody-River King State Fish
and Wildlife Area 86
Pec Playhouse Theatre 68
Peck Farm Park Interpretive Center 44
The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum 37
Peoria Art Guild 85
Peoria Ballet 101
Peoria Chiefs 94
Peoria Civic Center 101
Peoria Historical Tours 94
Peoria Pirates 94
Peoria Players Theatre 101
Peoria RiverFront 82, 89
Peoria Rivermen 94
Peoria Symphony Orchestra 101
Peoria Zoo in Glen Oak Park 89
Pepsi Ice Center 112
Pere Marquette State Park 82, 88
Pheasant Hollow Winery 139
Pheasant Run Resort & Spa 59
The Phoenix Opera House 102
Philip Lynch Theatre 69
Phillips Park 42
Piasa Winery 99
Pierre Menard Home State Historic Site 84
Pike County Fall Color Drive 83
Pinckneyville Antique Mall 140
Pine Lakes Golf Course 135
Pine Meadow Golf Course 58
Pioneer Gothic Church 109
Pioneer Winery 124
Piper Glen Golf Club 122
Plainview Winery 124
Playcrafters Barn Theatre 101
The Plaza Shopping Center 74
Pleasant Hill Antique Mall 102
Plum Tree National Golf Club 57
The Polish Museum of America 37
Pomona Natural Bridge 134
Pomona Winery 138
Pontiac-Oakland Auto Museum 22, 107, 109, 112
Poplar Grove Vintage Wings and
Wheels Museum 40
Portillo’s 15
Postville Courthouse State Historic Site 109
Pounds Hollow Recreation Area 133
Powerton Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area 89
Prairie Aviation Museum 108
Prairie Center for the Arts 69
Prairie Farm 121
Prairie Fruits Farm 16
Prairie Landing Golf Club 60
Prairie Mills Windmill 92
Prairie Ridge State Natural Area 114
Prairie State Winery 61, 99
Prairie Trail 46
Pride of Oregon 52
Princeton Main Street 103
Pritzker Military Library 37
The Promenade Bolingbrook 73
Prophetstown State Park 89
Pulford Opera House Antique Mall 102
Pullman Historic Disctrict 50
The Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze 52
Pumpkin Works 121
Pyramid State Park 134
Quad City Botanical Center 95
Quad City Mallards 94
Quad City Music Guild 101
Quincy Art Center 86
Quincy Community Theatre 101
The Quincy Museum 86
Quincy Raceways 95
Rader Family Farms 121
Raging Buffalo Snowboard Park 42
Raging Rivers WaterPark 52, 82, 88
The Rail Golf Club 122
Railside Golf Club 122
The Railsplitter Covered Wagon 119
Rainbow Ranch Petting Zoo 135
Ram Restaurant & Microbrewery 62
Ramsey Lake State Recreation Area 115
Randall Oaks Golf Club 60
Randolph County State Recreation Area 86
Raue Center for the Arts 66
Raven’s Grin Inn 94
Ravinia Festival 67
Ray Norbut State Fish and Wildlife Area 88
Reagan Museum 27
Red Bar Winery & Bistro 61
The Red Covered Bridge 95
Red Hills State Park 116
Redtail Golf Club 55
Reed’s Canoe Trips 46
Relleke Farms 96
Rend Lake 131
Rend Lake Golf Course 131, 135
Rend Lake Marina 132
Rend Lake Shooting Complex 131
Rendleman Orchards 134
Rialto Square Theatre 21, 67
Rice Lake and Banner Marsh
State Fish and Wildlife Area 86
The Richard W Bock Sculpture Museum 109
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Richardson Farm and Corn Maze 54
Richmond Hill Players 101
Ridge View Winery 100
Ridgefield Antiques District 76
River Heights Golf Course 55
River Oaks Center 73
River to River Trail 133
River Trail Nature Center 46
Rivers Casino 50
Riverside Landscape 52
The Riverwalk 46
Rob Roy Golf Course & Clubhouse 59
Robert Wadlow Statue 90
Rochelle Railroad Park 52
Rock Cut State Park 46
Rock Island Arsenal 86
Rock Island State Park 90
Rock Springs Nature Center 113
Rockford Art Museum 35, 42
Rockford Dance Company 68
Rockford IceHogs 52
Rockford Riverhawks 51
Rockford Speedway 51
Rockford Symphony Orchestra 68
Rockin’ P Public Riding Ranch 89
Rockome Gardens 24, 106, 112
Rockwell Mound 85
Rocky Waters Vineyard/Winery 99
Roger’s Pumpkin Farm 96
Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home
and Visitors Center 27, 38
Ronald Reagan Museum 27, 84, 86
Ronald Reagan Peace Garden 27
Ronald Reagan Trail 27
Ropp Jersey Cheese Farm 127
Rosamond Grove Cemetery 109
Roscoe Antique Mall of South Beloit 76
Rosemont Theatre 69
Route 66 Association of Illinois
Hall of Fame & Museum 22, 107, 109
Route 66 Murals 116
Route 66 Raceway 34
Route 66 Twin Drive-In 106
Route 66 Welcome Center 21
Royal George Theatre Center 65
Royal Oak Farm 53
Ruffled Feathers Golf Club 57
Russell Military Museum 42
Rustle Hill Winery 138
Ryan Mansion Tours 92
Safari Land 48
Saline County State Fish and Wildlife Area 133
Saline Creek Pioneer Village and Museum 132
Salt Creek Golf Club 60
Salute! Farm & Vineyard 63
Sam Dale Lake Conservation Area 133
Sam Parr State Fish and Wildlife Area 114
Sam Vadalabene Bike Trail 86
Sand Bluff Bird Observatory 48
Sand Ridge State Forest 88
Sandwich Antiques Market 76
Sandwich Opera House 69
Sangamon Auditorium 125
Sanganois State Fish and Wildlife Area 112
Sangchris Lake State Park 115
Savanna-Sabula Bridge 95
Schaumburg Boomers 52
Schaumburg Golf Club 59
Scheels 106, 126
Schingoethe Center for
Native American Cultures 36
Schorr Lake Vineyard and Winery 100
Schurmeier Teaching Forest 88
Schwartz Farms 134
The Science Center of Southern Illinois 132
SciTech Hands-On Museum 36
Scovill Golf Club 122
Scovill Oriental Gardens 113
Scovill Zoo 106, 113
The Second City 65
Seal’s Orchard 134
Sears Centre Arena 51
Seecago Tours 50
Seminary Street Historic
Commercial District 103
Senica’s Oak Ridge Golf Club 57
Severson Dells Nature Center 48
Shabbona Lake State Park 48, 90
Shawnee Hills Orchard Traill 131
Shawnee Hills Wine Trail 9, 131
Shawnee National Forest 128, 133
Shawnee Queen River Taxi 134
Shawnee Trails End 133
Shawnee Winery Cooperative 139
Shea’s Gas Station Museum 22, 107, 112
Shedd Aquarium 32, 37
Shelby County Courthouse 110
Shelbyville State Fish and Wildlife Area 112
Sheldon Peck Homestead 40
Shenandoah Riding Center 88
Shepherd’s Crook Golf Course 60
Shiloh Cemetery 108
Shoal Creek Nature Preserve 114
Shoppes at Grand Prairie 102
Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm 53
Sielbeck Forest State Natural Area 132
Silkrug Stable 90
Siloam Springs State Park 88
Silver Creek and Stephenson Railroad
and Museum 38
Silver Lake Country Club 58
Silver Moon Winery 99
Silver Springs State Fish and Wildlife Area 49
Simpkins War Museum 109
Six Flags Great America 35, 46
Skating in the Sky 34
Ski Snowstar Winter Sports Park 86
Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park 42
Skydeck Chicago/The Ledge 50
Skydive Chicago 48
SkyView Drive-In Theatre 119
Sleepy Creek Vineyards 123
Slovenian Women Union of
America Heritage Museum 38
The Smart Museum of Art 37
Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows 37
Snakeden Hollow State Fish
and Wildlife Area 90
Snow White Bakery 10
Sousa Archives & Center for American Music 108
South Jax Antique Mall 127
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center 131, 140
Southern Illinois Miners 134
Southern Illinois University McLeod Theater 139
Southern Illinois University Museum 132
Southern Illinois University
Shryock Auditorium 139
Southern Illinois Wine Trail 9
Southwind Park 116
Spertus Museum 37
Spinach Can Collectibles Museum 84
Spirit Knob Winery 100
Spirit of Peoria 82, 94
Spoon River Valley Scenic Drive 83, 91
Spring Brook Marina 48
Spring Hill Mall 75
Spring Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area 89
Springbrook Golf Course 58
Springer’s Creek Winery 98
Springfield Walks 120
The Spurlock Museum 112
Sri Venkateswara Swami Temple
of Greater Chicago 36
St Charles Paddlewheel Riverboats 52
St Clair Square Shopping Mall 102
St Mary of the Fields 92
St Peter’s Cathedral 84
Stade Dairy Farm 53
Stage 212 67
Stage Coach Theatre 66
The Stage Company 139
Stagecoach Trail 51
Standard Additions (Sears Homes) 117
Standard Oil Filling Station 52
Starlight Theatre 68
Starved Rock Adventures 48
Starved Rock Stables 48
Starved Rock State Park 35, 48
StarView Vineyards 138
State Street 34
State Street Market 77
Station 220 18
Station Theatre 125
Steel Beam Theatre 69
Stephenson County Historical Museum 38
Stephenson–Black Hawk Trail 46
Steppenwolf Theatre 66
Sterling Mural Society 95
The Stockholm Inn 16
Stone Arch Bridges 119
Stone Creek Golf Club 11, 122, 135
Stonewall Orchard Golf Club 56
Storybrook Country Club 97
The Streets of Woodfield 75
Strickler Planetarium 36
Sugar Creek Covered Bridge 117
SummerWood Amphitheatre 68
Super Museum 24, 131, 132
Superman & Lois Lane Statues 134
Swanhills Golf Course 55
Swedish American Museum Center 37
Swimming Stones 49
Sycamore Golf Club 59
Sycamore Speedway 51
Sycamore Winery 62
Symphony Center 66
Tanger Outlet Center 126
Tanners Orchard 97
Tapley Woods State Natural Area 88
Tarble Arts Center 108
Taylor’s Mexican Chili Parlor 11
Tempel Lipizzans 52
Ten Mile Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area 134
Thebes Courthouse 86
Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon 120
Thompson Mill Covered Bridge 120
Three Swinging Bridges 120
ThunderHawk Golf Course 55
Timber Lake Playhouse 101
Timber Pointe Golf Club 59
Times Square Mall 139
Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum and Gardens 42
Tommy Gun’s Garage 66
Topolobampo 7
Tour Quincy 90
Tower Park 95
Tower Rock 92
TPC Deere Run 98
Trackside Off-Track Betting 52
Traditions at Chevy Chase 60
Trail of Tears State Forest 133
Tri-City Speedway 95
Tri-State Trolley 92
Trickster Gallery Native American Arts 42
Tunnel Hill State Trail 131, 134
Turkey Bluffs State Fish and Wildlife Area 88
Tuscan Hills Winery 123
Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge 86
US Cellular Coliseum 117
Ukrainian National Museum 37
Ulysses S Grant Home 27, 85
Underground Railroad Tours 90
Union County State Fish and Wildlife Area 134
Union School Interpretive Center 108
Union Station Tourist Information Center 112
Union Street Gallery & Studio Complex 37
University Art Gallery 85
University Golf Club & Conference Center 60
University Mall 139
University of Chicago 50
University of Chicago Law School 27
University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign 106, 120
Upper Limits Rock Gym & Pro Shop 112
Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife & Fish
Refuge/Ingersoll Wetlands Learning Center 90
Vachel Lindsay Home 112
Vahling Vineyards & Winery 124
Valentino Vineyards and Winery 61
Valley Orchard 53
Vandalia State House State Historic Site 112
Vermilion County Museum 108
Vermilion County War Museum 108
Vermillion River Rafting 46
Vertical Heartland Climbing School 132
Veterans Point 108
Veterans’ Memorial 112
Vienna Trail of Tears Memorial Park 134
Villa Kathrine 82, 86
Villa Marie Vineyard 100
Villa Olivia Golf Course 55
Village Links of Glen Ellyn 56
Village Players Performing Arts Center 68
Village Vineyard and Winery 98
The Village Vintner Winery 61
Vintages Tasting Room & Wine Garden 99
Virginia Theatre 124
Visions Art Gallery 140
Volkening Heritage Farm at Spring Valley 54
Volo Auto Museum 40, 42
Volo Bog State Natural Area 46
Volo Country Village 76
Von Bergen’s Country Market 53
Von Jakob Vineyard 139
Wabash County Museum 132
The Wabash Depot Antique Center 126
Wabash Valley Wine Trail 9
Wagner Farm 53
Wait WaitDon’t Tell Me! 66
Walker’s Bluff 137
Walldog Murals 49, 119
Walnut Point State Park 115
Walter Payton’s Roundhouse Complex 49
Wapello Land & Water Reserve 88
Washington Park Botanical Garden 116
Water’s Edge Golf Club 60
Waterman Winery and Vineyards 62
Waukegan Port District 48
Waukegan Symphony Orchestra 70
Wayne Fitzgerrell State Park 134
WeaverRidge Golf Club 98
Weinberg-King State Park 86
Weiskopf Observatory 50
Weld House & Rheinberger Museum 85
Weldon Springs State Recreation Area 113
West Street Sculpture Park 92
Western Illinois Museum 85
Western Illinois University 93
Westfield Chicago Ridge 74
Westfield Fox Valley 73
Westfield Louis Joliet 74
Westfield Old Orchard 75
Wheeling Sale Barn 77
Wheels O’ Time Museum 22, 84, 93
WhirlyBall 50, 52
Whisper Creek Golf Club 57
White Deer Run Golf Club 60
White Oak Vineyards 123
White Oaks Mall 126
White Owl Winery 122
White Pines Dinner Theater 67
White Pines Forest State Park 46
White Pines Golf Club & Banquets 55
Wild Blossom Meadery and Winery 61
Wildlife Discovery Center 46
Wildlife Prairie State Park 6, 82, 88
Willett’s Winery & Cellar 99
William G Stratton State Park 46
William Jennings Bryan Birthplace Museum 132
William M Marberry Arboretum 132
William M Staerkel Planetarium 108
William W Powers State Fish
and Wildlife Area 44
Willis Tower 6, 34
Willow Crest Golf Course 58
Willow Ridge Vineyards & Winery 124
Willowhaven Interpretive Center 40
Wilmette Golf Club 60
Wilmington Antique Dealers 102
The Windmill 118
Windy City ThunderBolts Baseball Club 50
Windy Hill Vineyard & Winery 138
Wings of Peace and Freedom Park 27, 38
Winneshiek Playhouse 67
Witkowsky State Wildlife Area 88
Wolf Creek State Park 116
Wolfe Wildlife Refuge and Bike Path 46
Wonder Works 40
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Wood River Museum and Visitors Center 86
Woodbine Bend Championship Golf Course 98
Woodbine Glass Museum and Gift Shop 86
Wooded Wonderland 96
Woodfield Mall 34, 75
Woodford County State Fish
and Wildlife Area 89
Woodlawn Cemetery 108, 132
Woodlawn Farm 109
Woodstock Country Orchard 54
Woodstock Opera House 70
Woodstock Square and Shops 79
World Shooting & Recreational Complex 90
World’s Largest Catsup Bottle 90
WWII Illinois Veterans Memorial 112
Yeager’s Farm Market 53
Yoder’s Kitchen 16
Yorktown Center 74
Zanies Comedy Club 52
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t had been years since I’d been there, and I was thrilled to see so much more than I
remembered. We easily spent four hours roaming, and I’m sure we could have stayed
for another four! As we explored exhibit after exhibit, I laughed, realizing that I
couldn’t tell who was having more fun—was it the kids, my husband, or me?”
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