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Doc’s Soda Fountain
Located on historic Route 66, this was originally a pharmacy built in the 1880’s. The soda fountain was added to the business in the 1950’s. Stop in for an old-fashioned treat or ice-cream. Doc’s is also open for lunch and dinner.
Original Brick Road
This beautiful 1.4 mile long piece of restored hand-laid brick road is a segment of 66 done in 1931 and placed over a concrete roadbed. Route 66 at its best.
Henry's Ra66it Ranch
This quirky must-see Route 66 attraction, information center and souvenir gift shop is home to rabbits of all kinds, bunny and VW, as well as Mother Road memorabilia.
Antiques, collectibles, Route 66 info center, located on the last brick Route 66 in Illinois.
The Ariston Cafe
Route 66 Hall of Fame: established in 1924 in Carlinville, relocated to Litchfield in 1929. Specializing in American & Tex-Mex cuisine.
Dream Catcher Ranch and Kennel Petting Zoo
Specializing in small animals that kids can touch and play with, at Dream Catcher you can also tour the farm and ride the zoo train.
Cozy Creek Family Farm
Family vacation farm
Christian County Historical Society Museum
See an 1820s log house, the 1839 Christian County courthouse where Lincoln argued cases, an 1854 farmhouse and an 1856 one-room school. Also view military weapons from five wars, a collection of 1800s antiques and much more.
Macoupin County Jail
The historic 1869 Macoupin County Jail was designed by E.E. Meyers. It was built using the "cannon ball" method which prevented jail breaks by making it nearly impossible to remove the blocks. This unique medieval-inspired fortress housed many lawbreakers during its 119 years of use, but only one prisoner escaped. He was soon apprehended a few blocks from the jail.
Skate Zone, Indoor Skating Rink
Show off your best roller skating moves at this indoor skating rink.
Shoal Creek Nature Preserve
This 260-acre site offers nature trails for visitors to explore wetlands, prairie openings, and sandstone bluffs and ledges. The preserve is home to more than 700 plants and 70 bird species, including bald eagles during the winter months.
Home of the first Litchfield Chautauqua, with speakers such as William Jennings Bryan and Carrie Nation in 1905. Beautiful lake, playground and picnic areas.
Surrounded by stately oaks, Forsee Vineyards offers estate handcrafted wine in a serene country atmosphere. Sit on the patio and listen to music or take your favorite glass and stroll the six acres of vineyards.
The roadside market sells homegrown apples (20 varieties), peaches, nectarines, pears and plums. Choose to "Bag Your Own Apples" and mix varieties, or pick up cider and apple butter.
Apples, peaches, strawberries, jam and a country store. Pick your own pumpkins, apples, peaches and strawberries. Special events in September and August.
Oak Leaf Country Club
Oak Leaf offers a nine-hole, par 32 course.
Christian County Genealogical Society
The Genealogical Society is a research resource where you can find history on your family background, microfilm and microfiche, and books. The Society will also research your family for a donation.
Macoupin County Historical Society Museum
The Macoupin County Historical Society Museum is housed in the John Anderson mansion, originally built in 1883. The main house is a museum with exhibits that chronicle the development of Macoupin County and its citizens. In addition to the mansion, several other buildings on the grounds emphasize the county's history: a one-room schoolhouse, blacksmith shop, church, wash house, granary and herb garden.
The Best 4 Less
We have everything from gift wrap, cards, specialty items, stuff animals, collectibles and seasonal items all 4 less! Located on the south side of Taylorville square.
Edgewood Golf Club
This 18-hole, par 71 course has water on 11 holes, many mature trees and several elevation changes.
Lake Shore Golf Course
Rated 3½ stars by Golf Digest, this challenging scenic course has rolling hills, blind shots on three holes, many mature trees, watered fairways and bent grass greens.
Carlinville Historic District
The Historic District includes the Macoupin County Jail, Million Dollar Courthouse, and the largest collection of Sears & Roebuck mail-order homes in the U.S.
Coffeen Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area
22 species of fish are found in this lake, including bass, white crappie, channel catfish, bullhead, yellow bass, bluegill, and carp. This 1,100-acre lake is surrounded by native oak and hickory forests. Picnicking, hiking, and limited hunting and trapping.
Historic Wabash Train Depot
This historic train depot features a preserved facade and a renovated interior that houses specialty shops.
Plainview Vineyard grows 16 varieties of grapes in their vineyard. During the summer, be sure to try our frozen wine drinks. All our wine grape varieties were grown, harvested, and bottled at Plainview Vineyard.
The Last Stop Abraham Lincoln Statue
The world's only statue of Abe Lincoln and a pig commemorates Lincoln's bemused request for a "writ of quietus" to calm noisy pigs gathered under the courthouse floor. "The Last Stop" refers to the location on the old 8th Judicial Circuit.
Christian County Coal Mine Museum
Featuring historical items pertaining to coal mining in Christian County, this museum includes coal mining equipment, memorabilia and more. Be sure to visit the coal miner monument on the courthouse lawn.
Hot Metal Heaven Museum
This museum features a collection of letterpress printing memorabilia.
World Cowboy Gunspinning Hall of Fame and Museum
This museum was established in 2003 to honor those individuals who have made significant contributions to the sport of gunspinning, made famous on the silver screen and television.
Rustic Acres Campgrounds
155 campsites available April 1 - October 31, fishing and boating available
CITY: New Douglas
Timber Lakes Golf Course
Timber Lakes features an 18-hole, par 72 course.
Historic Montgomery County Courthouse
This historic courthouse was built circa 1858.
Buy jack-o-lanterns, decoratives guords, squash and mini pumpkins here.
Ben Marne Asparagus
Buy fresh asparagus in season at this roadside stand or pick your own.
Burial Site of "Kay" The Circus Elephant
View the farm grave and marker for Kay, the beloved Carson & Barnes Circus elephant who died on October 21, 1994. Kay is only the second elephant to be buried in Illinois.
Mennel Milling Of Illinois
This mill produces everything from animal feed ingredients to cake, biscuit and organic pastry flour.
CITY: Mount Olive
Bottomley-Ruffing-Schalk Baseball Museum
This small museum honors professional baseball players from the surrounding area, including Cooperstown Hall of Famers Sunny Jim Bottomley, Charlie "Red" Ruffing and Ray "Kraker" Shalk.
Carnegie Public Library
This historic 1904 building houses one of the most complete genealogy departments in the area.
The Holy Dormition of the Theotokos Catholicon of the Patriarchal Russian Orthodox Catholic Church
Established in 1907 by a group of Russian immigrants who lived and labored in Beneld, the group built homes and raised their families while adding their customs to the area's ever-mixing cultures.
Located north of Greenville in Sorento, this covered bridge holds festivals every year that draw thousands of visitors.
O'Brians Top of the Town
Piano bar and entertainment lounge. Dinner and cocktails, wine dinners, tastings and live music.
Macoupin County Courthouse
The Macoupin County Courthouse, built in 1870, used to be the largest county courthouse in the United States, with the possible exception of one in New York City. It was even larger than the Illinois Statehouse. While the courthouse still serves as the seat of county government, it has also become a showplace that attracts tourists, architects and artists from across the country, as well as overseas.
From My House To Yours
Historic home with five rooms plus a garden area crafts, used furniture, candles, nick knacks, flavored coffees, old plows, wheel barrel and more. "Five rooms to browse".
CITY: Mount Olive
The Glades Restaurant
The Glades Where We’ve Been Dine’n Fine Since 1959”. Located on Route 4 South of Historic Carlinville on Route 66. Specializing in American fare- steaks, chops, chicken, fish, pasta, sandwiches and desserts. Proud to be able to say all of our salad dressings, sauces and desserts are made from scratch on premise. Be sure to try our #1 selling dish “Rattlesnake” served with our secret “snake” sauce. Top it off with a piece of our famous “Bonnie’s Ice Cream Caramel Hot Fudge Pie”. Step back into The Glades and experience the atmosphere of a 50’s-60’s supper club. Enjoy the dining room which is white linen service or the 19th hole,a casual glassed in room looking out onto the Carlinville Country Club Golf Course. “What’s your poison?” Stingers, Manhattans, Old-Fashions, Rob Roys, Tom Collins or a Grasshopper, Pink Lady, Golden Cadillac, Brandy Alexander, all made with real ice cream. Banquet Facility available for Private Events- indoor seating up to 120. Outdoor event space available.
Rustic Acres Campgrounds
155 sites, recreation building, swimming pool, lake fishing, boat rentals, tent camping, handicap access.
CITY: New Douglas
Beaver Dam State Park
Camping, fishing, and restaurant. Named for beavers whose dam-building formed the lake more than a century ago, the state park is not home to the industrious rodents today.
Terry Park Golf Course
Terry Park offers a nine-hole, par 35 course.
Magnuson Grand Hotel
This Magnuson Hotels affiliate is within driving distance to St. Louis, the University of Illinois at Springfield, Lincoln Land Community College, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, golf courses, and shopping areas. Guests will enjoy relaxing in the 10 acres of flowered gardens with gazebo and fish pond, an indoor pool, free wireless internet, local cuisine at the Captain’s Table Restaurant, refreshments at the Yacht Club Lounge, exercise facilities, meeting space is available, pets are welcome with additional charges and some restrictions. Rooms feature either one king bed or two double beds, patio, free wireless internet access, cable TV with extra stations, air conditioning, free local calls, coffeemaker, hairdryer, microwave, mini-fridge, alarm clock, and iron and board. Poolside rooms may be available upon request for an additional charge.
Indian Grove Campground
Overnight tent camping, overnight pull through spots and permanent camper sites. Call ahead -- space limited for overnight trailer sites.
This historic home is furnished with memorabilia from the early days of Montgomery County, and is open by appointment.
Fishing, boating, and campground.
Gas Light Motel
Newly remodeled, 21 rooms. Singles and doubles. Carport parking.
29 West Motel
24 rooms, discounts available for pool and exercise room use.
The Book Shelf
Full selection of new books. Large quantity of used hardback books, magazines, Leanin' Tree greeting cards, books on local history, Abraham Lincoln and Melissa & Doug Puzzles, etc.
Staunton Country Club
This well-established, hilly nine-hole, semi-private course has many mature oaks, small greens and one water hole. The club also offers a swimming pool, tennis court and snack bar.
Pump track available, approximately 25 weekend sites and 200 permanent sites.
Angus Bailey's Restaurant
American cuisine including specialty sandwiches, soups & salads, handcut steaks & chops, seafood, pastas and more! Full bar. Carry out available.
Wellness Matters, LLC
Relax and Rejuvenate with a full body deep tissue massage, theraputic facial treatments, Migun Far-Infrared Massage Bed. Health and Wellness Business/Practice. Retail includes Standard Process Whole Food Supplements, Tart Cherry Juice, Ezekial Bread, Celtic Sea Salt, Nordic Natural Fish Oil Supplements, Indigo Wild Products- all natural goats milk soaps infused with essential oils. Also includes room sprays, lotions, rubs. Swan Creek candles- all natural soy and lead free. Serrv products- fair trade program, handmade items from Third World countries. Located in Historic Downtown Carlinville off Route 66.
Best Value Inn-Litchfield
65 rooms, many nearby restaurants.
Antique Addict Mall - Litchfield
Antiques, collectibles, new and used furniture, crafts, primitives, books, linens.
Super 8 Motel - Staunton
52 rooms and 4 suites; King sizwe suites; non-smoking available; truck parking; in-house laundry facilities
Market Street Inn
Lovingly cared for Queen Anne Victorian home of 1892 developed into a bed & breakfast in 1994.
Choose and cut your own scotch pine, white pine, Austrian pine and other nursery trees. Shrubs, flowering trees and evergreens are also sold.
Oak Street Bed & Breakfast
A cozy functional B&B. There is a kitchenette, queen size bed, tv and vcr. It has it's own seperate entrance. There is a living room with a patio off the room.
Glenn Shoals Lake
Covering 1200 acres, has picnic areas, marina and public boat slips.
Motel on Route 66
Loft and Home - Litchfield
Housewares and a variety of items.
Cottage Rose Gifts & Crafts
Stop in at the Cottage Rose Gifts & Crafts. We have everything from purses, jewelry, florals, candy, sports fan gifts, Tutu's Baby Clothes and Gifts, hair bows galore, tie dye, gourmet foods, Harry & David , Wind & Willow, Gourmet Village, Amish Popcorn and more.
America's Best Value Inn/ CarlinVilla Motel
Home style charm in a country setting with high standards of the hotel industry. In historic Carlinville. Tanning beds, game room and voicemail are among the many amenities.
Dimestore Antique Mall
General antique shop.
Raymond Shoal Creek Golf Course
This nine-hole course is par 36.
Located on Lake Hillsboro , many camp sites, hiking and horseback trails, picnicking areas, playground and swimming beach
Country Side Inn
24-room property with an outdoor pool.
Trails for bird watchers and nature lovers; 200 acres.
Furniture Doctor and Antique Mall
Antiques -- Repair and upholster draperies and refinish.
The Bamboo Garden
Chinese-American dine-in and and buffet specials. Visit our website!
Super 8 - Taylorville
32 rooms. King-size beds available. Honeymoon and kitchenette suites available.
Angelo's Pizza has been serving Taylorville and surrounding areas service since 1965. Angelo's has gone through many transitions throughout it's lifetime, including expanding the dining room, kitchen and parking lot in order to meet our customers' expectations. Items include pizza, pasta, sandwiches, soup, salad and more. Banquet room available for large groups or special events. Catering available.
Hillsboro Sherwood Forest Campground Montgomery County
Camping, Hiking, Fishing along with many special events. Call ahead for information.
Brand New Hotel offers a variety of rooms from standard double queen rooms to king and whirlpool tub suites. Relax in the hotel indoor heated pool and whirlpool or host your next meeting in our executive conference room.
Red Rooster Inn
Welcome travelers, wayfarers and refined persons. Celebrating 100 years, this historic inn is on the Courthouse Square in Hillsboro. $$
Quality Inn - Litchfield
The Quality Inn® hotel is conveniently located on historic Route 66, only 45 miles from Springfield and several historic points of interest, including the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.
Super 8 Motel - Litchfield
61 rooms with 2 suites
Continuously in operation since 1950, this Route 66 landmark is open daily in the summer, and on weekends only in the fall.
My Sister's Closet
Distinctive women's and children's apparel - in business since 1974.
Holiday Inn Express- Litchfield
Conveniently located between Springfield, IL and St. Louis, MO. Near the historic Old Route 66. Litchfield Lake Lou Yeager boasts a beautiful lake, nature trails and picnic areas, 3 mi from the hotel. There are a variety of restaurants nearby.
Mother Jones Monument
The Mother Jones Monument, located in the Union Miners Cemetery, honors the crusader for coal miners' rights.
CITY: Mount Olive
R and B's Family Restaurant
Family-style restaurant with seating for 114.
Taylorville Chautauqua Auditorium
This auditorium opened on August 23, 1914, and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
This ballroom, named for its beautiful Italian chandelier constructed of 2,200 crystal pieces, features dancing to big band orchestras on its 3,500-square-foot floor.