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Hardy's Reindeer Ranch
The North Pole has moved to Central Illinois. Try your luck at the 6+ acre corn maze, the Grand Prix style race track, pick a pumpkin or a Christmas tree (depending on season), stop by the fascinating gift shop and, of course, see the reindeer!
The Heartland Spa
Escape to a country estate on a private lake surrounded by acres of wood and miles of farmland. Once a busy dairy farm this award-winning destination spa stays true to its roots by providing a welcoming, unpretentious, and nurturing environment for guests to relax, unplug and focus on their individual lifestyle goals.
Chanute Air Museum
The Chanute Air Museum celebrates the 76 year legacy of the former Chanute Air Force base and the development Illinois aviation. The Museum showcases over 30 aircraft, including a rare P-51H Mustang and XB-47 Stratojet, while exhibits include "Life at Chanute" and "The 99th Pursuit Squadron: From Rantoul to Ramitelli and Beyond." Bus parking and a gift shop are available.
Hap Parker Family Aquatic Center
Fun for the whole family! Highlights include two amazing water slides that splash down into 350,000 gallons of crystal clear water. The zero-depth entry pool also features water toys for children, lanes for swimmers, and diving boards. The 14,000 square foot facility also has a full bath house with accessible restrooms and changing rooms, along with a full-service concession stand, shaded and open lounge areas, picnic tables and much more.
Sangamon River Forest Preserve
Sangamon River Forest Preserve, a 160-acre gem, offers a variety of natural features and is ideal for low-impact activities such as picnicking, bird-watching, hiking and river fishing. The preserve hosts the Lincoln Ash Tree, one of the largest ash trees in the state.
Beautifully organized, clean antique shop in downtown Paxton. Specializing in antiques, collectibles and good old-fashioned hospitality. New items daily. Located in the basement, it is a not for profit thrift store where all items are 50 cents.
Illinois Central Railroad Historical Society Headquarters
The Illinois Central Railroad Historical Society is dedicated to preserving historical and educational information about the Illinois Central Railroad and the many predecessor railroads that have been part of the IC system. This headquarters feature a depot, museum and library.
Travis Wood Products
Museum-quality, historic Shaker reproduction furniture and accessories handcrafted by local artist. Showroom by appointment. Listed as one of the top 200 craftspeople in the United States by Early American Magazine.
American Legion Speedway
Offering some of the best dirt track racing in the Midwest, see UMP late models and street stock car racing at American Legion Speedway every Saturday from mid-May through Labor Day weekend.
Heart's Desire Antiques & Accents
We offer a large selection of antiques, beautifully refinished Oak antique furniture, Amish-made furniture, and many other specially made goods.
Grand Prarie Families and Farm
The farm offers organic chicken, beef, pork, milk, cheese, bread and herbs.
Market Street General Store
Craft store, country crafts and gourmet foods.
32nd Annual Country Christmas Craft Show
Hosted by Gifford State Bank, this annual Christmas Craft Show brings together over 500 vendors and 8,000 shoppers! This event offers two days of “shop til ya drop” fun so you can find that perfect gift for everyone on your list. Parking is free and admission is just a $1 donation to Country Health Auxilary.
Dominy Memorial Library
A resource to encourage education and to promote research, the library acts as a cultural center, housing 18,709 books. It is also home to large print books, audio books, newspapers, magazines, music cassettes, videos, bifocal kits, and art prints. Patrons have access to a fax machine, copy machine, microfilm printer-reader, genealogy materials, and the internet through two computers. The library offers a meeting room, outreach programs, children's programs, and a children's library.
Fairbury Downtown District
Fairbury's renovated downtown area features eateries, specialty shops, and consignment and antiques stores. There is also a vintage-style gazebo in the central park.
Buy cucumbers, gherkins, peppers, pumpkins and other in-season produce.
CITY: Cissna Park
Fairbury Echoes Museum
This local museum features a Fairbury Room and exhibits that change periodically. Open Wednesday and Fridays, or by appointment.
Middle Fork Forest Preserve
Middle Fork Forest Preserve, 1600 acres in northeast Champaign County, offers visitors a campground (53 of 65 campsites have electricty), brand new playground, swimming beach, fishing, hiking, boat rentals, cross-country skiing, picnicking, a Waterfowl Management Area, renovated meeting facility and programs. The campground now accepts online reservations.
2,400 square ft of crafts, gifts and antiques.
Buy, sell, shop or swap two weekends of every month.
Indian Creek Golf and Country Club
This nine-hole course has challenging water hazards, a driving range, a lounge and a banquet room. The club is open April to November.
Pizzas by Marchelloni/Bowling Alley
Restaurant offers pizza and sandwiches and has a large banquet room with separate bar. Eight-lane bowling alley features a game room.
TimberCreek Bed and Breakfast
TimberCreek Bed and Breakfast offers country retreat style lodging in a secluded Illinois meadow surrounded by trees and a stream. It is the ideal setting to escape fast-paced everyday living and relax, recharge, and reconnect with each other.
Unique eatery and bar filled with local sports memorabilia. Full service menu available daily.
Main Street Cafe'
Looking for a place to grab a cup of coffee while traveling down Interstate 57? Then stop by Main Street in Gifford, and be on the look out for their daily specials!
Onarga Township Cemetery
The cemetery is the eternal home of Timothy Webster, a Civil War spy.
Quarters Inn - Rantoul
Newly remodeled, 198 rooms, 2 suites, game room, pets welcomed, kids stay free, 12 miles north of Champaign-Urbana and the University of Illinois
Slagel Family Farm
Slagel Family farm is a 6th generation farm in central Illinois. Re-connect with the land and watch the livestock roaming the pastures in the wide-open skies outside the city. As more and more people have the desire to learn more about their food and where it comes from, a farm tour and dinner would be an excellent way to bring you closer to your food. Tours, which run from spring to fall, are a full afternoon of learning and enjoying food. Each farm tour/dinner will be paired with one or more well-known chefs from Chicago. Guests will have the opportunity to ask questions, hold baby piglets, gather fresh eggs, and interact with playful goats and lambs. Following the tour, you will head back to the barn and enjoy a four-course meal prepared using products raised within feet of where we are sitting.
Days Inn Rantoul
Located just off of Interstate 57 welcoming to all: truck drivers needing place to stay, families visiting Rantoul or Champaign-Urbana (just an extra 15 miles down I-57 to Champaign and nearest to Market Place Mall), or meeting planners. The Days Inn Rantoul has meeting space provided for you! Days Inn Rantoul is also pet friendly.
Shagbark Golf & Country Club
This challenging nine-hole, par 36 course is noted for its small greens.
Located at the intersection of I-57 and IL Route 9 in Paxton, this 28-unit country inn is known for their extremely clean rooms. Conveniently located next door to a restaurant. Queen, Double, and King suites are available with smoking/non-smoking and pet friendly options.
Magnuson Heritage Inn
Magnuson Heritage Inn is conveniently located in Rantoul, Illinois off of Interstate 57, just 15 miles from Champaign. While in Rantoul check out their many attractions such as Hardy's Reindeer Ranch, Air Museum, play the links at their many golf courses, or just take in the quaint village of Rantoul.
Super 8 Motel - Gilman
52 rooms, super start breakfast from 6am-10am, Olympic-size jacuzzi.
Pool's Pine Acres
Pick up sweet corn, as well as cut-your-own scotch, red and Austrian pine trees.
Super 8 Motel - Rantoul
57 rooms, 3 suites, pets welcomed
Red Wheel Resturant
Red Wheel Restaurant in Rantoul, IL provides home made family style food. We serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Located just off of Interstate 57.
Country Thyme Tea Room
Victorian tea room. All food made from scratch. Reservations strongly recommended!
Step across the threshold of this lovingly restored, 106 year old building. Throughout the two story shop and its enclosed garden, you’ll find a tasteful and eclectic blend of upscale, contemporary home and garden décor items. Mirrors, lamps, clocks, candles, candleholders, vases, and gorgeous garden iron. You’ll also find trendy fashion jewelry and accessories. The ground floor Wine Corner features fine wines from Illinois vineyards and wine accessories. Sampling takes place every day and wine can be purchased by the glass (or bottle) for sipping while you shop or to enjoy in our beautiful garden. Up the Stairs, you’ll find The Food Corner, filled with a surprising array of Illinois Food products and kitchen gadgets you won’t want to live without. All around you’ll find April Cornell linens, more accessories and décor, a Spa Corner designed to inspire and sooth your mind, body and spirit.
Charming diner in historic Paxton. Fresh salad bar, appetizers, burgers, wraps and sandwiches. Full menu includes chicken dinners, salmon, Yellow Fin Tuna, Steak and more. Make sure you save room for a slice of fresh pie. Host your next event at the Tin Pan.Dine-in, carry-out, catering and event hosting. Special catering menu available.
Arcade Pancake House
Serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, family style.
Family restaurant and pancake house.
Motel 6 - Gilman
38 rooms, pet friendly, handicap accessible.
The Gibson House Bed and Breakfast
The Gibson House Bed and Breakfast, LLC. Is a restored 1897 Victorian with modern amenities; wireless internet and flat screen TV’s. Each room has its own unique and distinct décor with amazing antique faux painting on the ceiling and walls along with antique furnishing. Treat yourself and someone special to the sophisticated and elegant accommodations. A delicious wholesome breakfast awaits you in a formal dining room.
CITY: Gibson City
Just like the 1970's and 1980's have your food brought out to you by waitresses on roller skates, and enjoy true classic American burgers and shakes!
Gibson City Inn
A 23-unit, one story building. Newly remodeled in 2001. Quiet country motel.
CITY: Gibson City
Small town dining at it's finest! Stop off to feel like the olden days visiting with the locals who gather every morning at this fine small town establishment! Located in between Route 47 and Interstate 57 (turn off at Rantoul exit, and drive 10-15 miles into Fisher)
Bayern Stube Restaurant
A real Bavarian experience awaits you in this family-owned and operated restaurant. Bayern Stube, located in Gibson City, offers authentic Bavarian cuisine in a cozy, traditional atmosphere; with dishes like schnitzels, sausages and homemade desserts to fill your soul.
CITY: Gibson City