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General Grierson Days Civil War Reenactment
The midwest's largest mounted Civil War reenactment gets better every year in this, the hometown of General Benjamin Grierson, famous Civil War leader and cavalry officer. Authentic battle reenactments, period vendors, lots of food and fun - free event for the whole family.
Downtown Jacksonville Walldog Murals
Completed in the Summer of 2006, these 10 murals depicting historic Jacksonville scenes and events were handpainted by more than 50 sign painters and graphic artists from as far away as Scotland and New Zealand.
Cruise Nite and Classic Car Show
One of the largest Cruise Nites in Illinois. This event brings in classic and antique autos for a weekend of fun for the whole family. Watch the cars cruise on Saturday night and then attend the car show on Sunday.
Lake Jacksonville Campground
All the beauty and excitement of the great outdoors awaits you at Lake Jacksonville. Whatever you're looking for in outdoor recreation, fishing, sailing, swimming, skiing, canoeing, hiking, and picnic areas you'll find it here.
Jacksonville's Underground Railroad Tour
Visit Underground Railroad sites such as Woodlawn Farm, as well as Jacksonville-area homes that were part of the Railroad.
Blackhawk Village Inn
The Blackhawk Village Inn is a locally owned and operated landmark and features renovated sleeping rooms and meeting facilities. This Inn is an affordable well-kept alternative.
Ridge View Winery
The Ridge View Winery is located near Mt. Sterling in Brown County, Illinois. Enjoy our fine red and white wines here in West Central Illinois - where Pike, Adams, and Brown Counties converge to become the outdoor wonderland referred to as "The Little Ozarks." Beautiful scenery, great entertainment, plus the best wines in Illinois!
CITY: Mount Sterling
Morgan County Fair
65th Annual Morgan County Fair, includes fun for the whole family! Carnival, entertainment, livestock judging and more. Saturday night big headliner entertainment TBA!
Hampton Inn - Jacksonville
65 rooms. Friendly service, clean rooms, comfortable surroundings, everytime. Complimentary On the House hot breakfast, complimentary high-speed Internet, indoor pool, complimentary stay for kids, complimentary in-room movie channels.
DAR Governor Duncan Mansion Annual Ice Cream Social
Annual Ice Cream and Dessert Social, held on the lawn of the Governor Joseph Duncan Mansion. Presented by the Reverend James Caldwell Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Suggested donation includes cake, ice cream and beverage. All proceeds to benefit the renovation of the Duncan Mansion.
Super 8 - Jacksonville
Everything you might need, wherever you're headed. The Super 8 Jacksonville is a Pride of Super 8 award-winning property conveniently located on Morton Avenue, easily accessible to I-72 and Route 67. Our friendly professional staff is available to serve you 24 hours a day.
Abe Lincoln's Talking House Driving Tour
Tune your vehicle's radio to 1650 AM or 1620 AM and listen to the history behind 14 homes in Pittsfield that have a connection to Abe Lincoln. Front yard signs also explain each home's historical significance.
Heartland Rivers Wine Trail
Taste your way along this trail made up of unique wineries located in small towns throughout Southwest Illinois. Must-stops include Black Diamond Vineyards in Nashville and Piasa Winery in Grafton, featuring live music on its riverside deck.
David Strawn Art Gallery
Enjoy a variety of permanent collections and exhibits from September - May each year. Art classes and workshops available. Historic building built in 1880. Kelly Gross, gallery director.
Lincoln Courthouse Square Historic Distric
The Lincoln courtroom in Beardstown was the site of the famous Duff Armstrong case, and now features a museum with daily tours.
Hammitt's Lakeview Cottages
Two-bedroom cottages with kitchens, living rooms, bath and shower, AC, TV, and microwave.
Rushville Antiques and Trumpery
Antiques and trumpery. Located in Rushville, IL.
Morgan County Speedway
Enjoy sprints, micros, street stock, pony stock, limited late models and more during in-season Friday night races.
llinois River Wine Trail
Located two hours south of Chicagoland, this central Illinois wine trail features wineries dotted along the Illinois River Road Scenic Byway.
Country Fixins Primitive Craft & Antique Mall is located in the heart of the deer capital of the US, as the county hosts thousands of enthusiasts year round. Over 40 dealers included, offering a wide variety of vintage, home decor, jewelry, and one-of-a-kind specialty foods for sale.
South Side Antiques and Decor
Antiques and decor. Located in Rushville, IL.
Ray Norbut State Fish and Wildlife Area
With nearly 1,100 of its 1,380 acres primarily composed of oak and hickory stands, this area offers exceptional habitat for deer and squirrel, and is a good hunting area as well. In the winter, sight-seers ofter spot bald eagles along the Illinois River.
Blessings on State
Blessings on State is a beautiful two-story home located in the prestigious West State Street/Duncan Park district. This beautiful 100-year-old home has been magnificently restored. Architectural details include a wrap around porch, an impressive staircase, five distinctly different tiled fireplaces, pocket doors, and stunning chandeliers in each room. Each suite features a fireplace, a full private bath en suite, and an attached sitting room. Furnished with a mix of the past and present, "high tech" meets "high style" as you find your satellite television and DVD player behind closed doors. High-speed Internet is available throughout the home. Come experience warm southern hospitality in the heart of the Midwest as you are pampered with exceptional upscale amenities, memorable gourmet breakfasts and gracious personal service. Deaf-friendly. Create memories of a lifetime at Blessings on State!
Prairie Land Heritage Steam Show & Fall Festival Days
43rd Annual event. View antique tractors, period demonstrations from blacksmiths, plowing, threshing, baling, grinding and molasses production. Enjoy train rides, tractor pulls, great food and a HUGE flea market.
Pike County Speedway
Watch a race at one of the fastest tracks in the Midwest for mini sprints.
Woodlawn Farm - Underground Railroad Site
This farm was established in 1824 by Michael Huffaker, who built four cabins for free black families and later hid fleeing slaves there. Tours by appointment.
Great family fun at this completely remodeled bowling alley.
River Country Quilt Show
Features quilt displays, contest, vendors and demonstrations.
Voices of Jacksonville Audio Tour
Tune to radio frequencies at each of the seven locations throughout Jacksonville to see the actual places and hear the real stories of Abraham Lincoln as his friends and associates knew him.
Patterson Country Opry Show
Head out to the Patterson Community Club on the first Friday of every month (except holidays) for a toe tapping good time for the whole family! The Opry has been a hometown country music show since 1989. Admission is $6 per person. Food is served at 6pm with a concession stand open until after intermission. The country music show begins at 7:30pm. The show features a different guest entertainer each month with the house band.
Old Florence Hotel Guest House & Camping
Built in 1850 and retored in 2003, this three story brick building overlooks the Illinois river.
Harmony Hill Orchard
Stop by and pick up certified organic apples and peaches.
Local area Pub with great food and a fun, familiar atmosphere.
Times Square Sewing Complex
Enjoy the inspiring surroundings of Jacksonville's sewing complex. A beautiful and bright 2500 sq ft showroom is packed with all types of sewing needs, including JANOME sewing machines to try before you buy! Wonderful cabinets fill the room to give you the feel of home! The store's friendly staff will make you feel welcome. The store offers in-house sewing machine repair for most makes and models and classes for all levels of sewers in all types of sewing interest. There are always changes going on at Times Square. After looking at all the variety of things in the showroom, check out the 1250sq ft classroom, where there are several quilts from previous classes on display.
Bert's Westside Flat
Rural setting accomodations in Pittsfield, IL
Jacksonville History and Hauntings Tours
This haunted Jacksonville tour takes you to spirited sites in the downtown area, with each tour lasting approximately 2-1/2 to 3 hours. The tour includes the ghost stories and history behind each of the reputedly haunted sites.
15th Annual event, modeled after traditional Chautauquas, featuring musical shows, historical storytellers and reenactments portrayed by professionals and communal suppers.This years theme: "E pluribus unum”.
Sue Cox Guesthouse
Guest house in a quiet, comfortable, rural setting. Two bedrooms sleep 4 comfortably. House furnished with all new items.
Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park at Pine Lakes
A beautiful 105-acre campground, with a 45-acre stocked lake. Enjoy free fishing, beach swimming, hiking, boat rentals, hayrides and more. Cottages and cabins are also available.
Imagine Foundation's Downtown Gallery Hop
Visit a variety of downtown gallery sites to view art from local and visiting artist the first Friday of each month, from 5-9pm. This festival includes not only art, but entertainment from local musicians.
Not your ordinary youth baseball and softball parks, the fields here are entirely covered in Players Turf, making it virtually rain-out proof and allowing for a variety of different levels of play. Facilities are lighted, and include 20-foot scoreboards, concrete dugouts, concession stands and sound systems.
Jacksonville Main Street's Pumpkin Fest
Join us for a weekend of free family fun! Children and adult costume contest, pet costume contest, pumpkin decorating, food, games and entertainment.
Market on the Green
Pittsfield's Main Street Farmer's Market, featuring fresh, local products and produce, is a true summer treat! Enjoy this farmer's market June through September.
Rammelkamp Chapel - Illinois College
Rammelkamp Chapel is the home of religious life on campus as well as the site for various events ranging from weekly chapel services, mass, convocations, concerts and ceremonies.
Illinois School for the Deaf at Jacksonville - Alumni Association Museum
This museum follows the rich history of the oldest school for the deaf in Illinois, featuring displays in over nine rooms on two floors.
Unique locally owned shop featuring gifts, crafts, holiday decor -- and during the warmer months plants and flowers for your outdoor gardens.
Schuyler Jail Museum and Genealogical Center
Visit the Schuyler Jail Museum to view a fascinating showcase of pioneer life on the Illinois frontier. A special section displays memorabilia from the Scripps family, early Rushville citizens who became nationally known in the worlds of newspapers and philanthropy, and who in 1926 donated their family farm to the city for use as a park. Displays showcase soldier's uniforms of many wars, Native American relics, pioneer furniture, farming implements, an early barber shop, and much more!
Prairie Land Heritage Museum
This museum is home of the annual Steam Show and Fall Festival, as well as the Prairie Land Liberty Church, which was built in 1900. Enjoy antique tractors, train rides and local history.
The Pulse's eclectic crowd mixes together in over 5,000 sq. feet of space. Pool tables, a dart machine and video games provide friendly competition and entertainment. There are also eight TVs for the sports-minded to enjoy and to cheer on their team.
Sophie Leschin Theater
Home to Jacksonville Theatre Guild Productions, large auditorium theatre
Governor Duncan Home
Amidst the untamed beauty of the Illinois prairie sprang the elegance and grace of the Duncan Mansion: The home of Governor Joseph Duncan is the only existing structure that served as the Governor's Mansion outside of Springfield. Open Memorial Day to Labor Day, Wednesday & Saturday 1-4pm. Suggested donation: $3, Students 6-12 $2, children under 7 free
This 150-acre park with a 225-acre lake is owned by the city of Rushville. The park offers fishing and canoeing, hiking trails through a hardwood forest, camping and picnicking, youth group camping area, pavilions, boat dock & baseball diamond. The campground facilities consist of 77 spaces with electrical hookups. All spaces have water and there is a modern shower house for your convenience. Schuy-Rush Lake offers a well maintained boat ramp. There is a generous supply of slips for docking your boat overnight or for the entire camping season. Fishing is by pole and line only and the lake has a large variety of fish. For the adventurous, we have a nature trail for hiking. Come to Schuy-Rush Lake where we supply the water and you supply the fun.
Emma Mae Leonard Wildlife Sanctuary
Watch Birds, waterfowl and other life in their natural habitat. Recently refurbished wooden docks and trails are a nice addition.
Star Lite Motel
32 units with double-queen size beds. Locally owned. Free complimentary breakfast, HBO-cable
30th Annual Pilot Home Tour & Tea
Visit beautifully decorated homes, sponsored by the International Pilot Club of Jacksonville.
Mt. Sterling Lake
Come for the weekend or stay a week. Picturesque Mt. Sterling Lake is the perfect camping or fishing spot for any length of stay. Tent and RV camping sites are available as well as picnic pavilions.
CITY: Mount Sterling
Pine Lakes Resort
2 bedroom, 1 bath cottages are set along our beautiful 45 acre lake. Enjoy free fishing (no license required), beach swimming, hiking, boat rentals, golf cart rentals, hayrides, playgrounds, planned activites, and more.
The William Watson Hotel
Located on the square in Pittsfield, this newly renovated historic hotel features 14 rooms which include 5 suites. Built in 1833 for William Watson, the first probate judge in Pike County. Located within walking distance of shopping, dining and the historical court house.
Holiday Inn Express
Welcome to Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites. This hotel is conveniently located at I-72 and Hwy 267 between Springfield and Quincy.
CITY: South Jacksonville
Thomas Benton Gray House Bed and Breakfast
Two-story, post Victorian home built in 1886 near New Salem by Mr. Gray as his family residence. It is a historic Illinois Centennial Farm rich in family history and tradition.
CITY: New Salem
This nine- and 18-hole championship golf course features a driving range and practice green.
Northridge Hills Golf Course
This nine-hole, par 32 golf course has three water holes, a driving range and a practice green.
Rolling Greens Golf Course
Located on 140 beautiful acres bordering the shores of Lake Mt. Sterling, Rolling Greens Golf Course offers the finest play in the Mt. Sterling golf community. The course has challenged players for more than 40 years, and after a complete overhaul in 2009, golfers have continued to enjoy the exciting experience at Rolling Greens Golf Course. During the improvements, talented designers renovated the exiting nine holes and also added nine more and a modern practice facility. At its lengthiest, the course plays at 6,700 yards from the back tees. Rolling Greens offers the best in equipment and apparel to compliment your game. Stop by our fully-stocked Pro Shop before or after your round and browse through name brands.
CITY: Mount Sterling
The land for Scripps Park was donated by the Scripps family. The park was the site of the homestead of the Scripps family, pioneers in journalism. Scripps Park offers a swimming pool, tennis courts, the Virginia community building, playground, picnic area, baseball diamonds, and two guest houses for rent. The golf course is an 18-hole public course built in 1923 with irrigation from tee to green. There are approximately 16 bunkers strategically placed around the course and water hazards are in play.
This state-of-the-art playground also boasts a splash and play pad that is accessible to people of all abilities. This free park is open year-round, with the splash pad available from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
CITY: South Jacksonville
Main Street Trading Co & General Store
Reproduction and antique furniture and accessories. Also a large selection of antique and estate jewelry -- a store with a unique experience.
Lincoln Square Farmers Market
Lincoln Square Shopping Center's Farmers Market. Come early for best selection! Located North of JC Penney's. Occurs June through October.
Unique rural setting in Pike County, Illinois.
Facility is one story with all outside entrances.
Try these tasty submarine sandwiches! Mmmm.
Great neighborhood bar & grill, serving lunch & dinner, famous for their Taco Thursdays!!
All Occasions Flowers & Gifts
Fresh flowers, silks, balloons, candy, weddings, delivery.
Annabelle Lee's Boutique
An ecclectic boutique featuring hard-to-find posh gifts for everyone in the family. Clothing and accessories. Located in the Transfer Company Shops.
Mount Sterling Lake
26-acre lake featuring three shelter houses and playground equipment. Fishing allowed. Trolling Motors allowed. Campsites available first-come, first-served. Located next to Rolling Greens Golf Club.
CITY: Mount Sterling
Motel located in Rushville, IL.
Eight Wheeler Roller Rink
A Jacksonville tradition, the Eight Wheeler provides lots of family fun. Available for private parties, the rink also has a video arcade and snack bar.
The Hen House
Discover unique antiques and treasures at the Hen House in Pittsfield. Also shop for vintage finds and furniture along with home furnishings.
Green Gables Motel
Motel located in Rushville, IL.
Scripps Park Golf Course
Scripps Park Golf Course was originally built as a 9-hole course in 1923. The original 9 has many rolling fairways with bunkered greens and challenging water hazards. In 2002 the course expanded to 18 holes with the back 9 having the open feeling of a "links style" course. The wide fairways and creative hazards complement the demanding greens. All 18 holes are irrigated and provide consistent play from early spring to late fall. The course is long enough to be enjoyably challenging but easily accessible to walkers as well as cart players. You can purchase annual individual or family passes or pay by the round. Cart rental and a well stocked pro shop is available. The course can also accommodate groups and corporate outings.
Super 8 Motel - Beardstown
Papa Murphy's Pizza
Order your pizza, take it home and cook it up fresh in your oven for tasty results!
Country Hearth Inn & Suites
Country Hearth Inn & Suites wants to help you feel at home as much as possible when you're on the road. Experience a warm, inviting, and family-oriented lodging choice at a reasonable price at Country Hearth Inn & Suites hotels, with complimentary "InnCredible" continental breakfast. At Country Hearth Inn- Expect More! Get More!
Irish House Hotel
The Irish House Hotel is a 2-story building with 26 guest rooms, 2 suites and 1 conference room. Guest rooms are decorated in rich cherry wood and exude the rich tradition of Ireland.
CITY: Mount Sterling
Franklin Street Inn
In a spacious, beautifully restored historic home, we offer four charming rooms and a suite, all decorated with comfort in mind. We also offer a full apartment upstairs overlooking Rushville's historic town square.
Brushy Ridge Motosports
Brushy Ridge Motosports has over 20 miles of trails just for motorcycles and quads. Some hills at our site will test even the most skilled riders. We also have a nice riding area for novice and young riders. We offer riders two different tracks as well. Riders like our trails as we offer rock, sand and mud surfaces. Overnight camping is allowed. We ask that everyone sign in at the gate. Please see our website for fees.
Great Home Cookin- best breakfast in town. Locally owned, convenient location on W. Morton. Weekend buffet.
South Jax Antique Mall
The 24+ dealers invite you to visit the South Jax Antique Mall behind Kottage Kafe on S. Main. Large variety of antiques, including depression glass, furniture, vintage jewelry, pottery, stoneware, clocks, cameras, glassware & collectibles.
Captain's Quarters Mens Wear
Everything for the well-dressed man. Suits, leisure jackets, ties and all the extras for business and the business casual man.
Big Eli Wheel #17 Rides
Ride the Big Eli Wheel at Community Park. Similar to the Ferris wheel, Eli Wheels are more compact and easily movable. The Eli Bridge Company still manufactures these wheels and other amusement rides in Jacksonville.
Red Dome Inn
Casual dining in the heart of Pittsfield, with daily specials. Banquet room and wine shop.
Boehms Lawn and Garden
Items for your lawn and garden.
Comfort Inn - Jacksonville
70 room hotel. all rooms are equipped with microwave, refrigerator, iron-board, coffee maker, hair dryers, business center, indoor pool, whirlpool fitness room.
CITY: South Jacksonville
State Street Bridal & Formal
Everything for your BIG event -- whether it's a wedding or a formal event. Wedding dresses, formals, tuxedos.
Annabel Lee's Tea Room and Boutique
Take a timeout for tea and lunch in this elegant tea room, in a historic building with shopping located within the building.
The Station - Mount Sterling
Family dining. Complete menu.
CITY: Mount Sterling
Specializing in musical instruments, sheet music and hard-to-find music accessories.