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Enjoy the Hennepin Canal recreational trail through our rentals: canoe, kayak and boat rentals. Also try pedal carts or pull out your fishing pole, bike or sneakers and explore nature.
Bishop Hill is a quiet country village where the charm and character of the original colony has survived the test of time. Bishop Hill is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and it is an Illinois State Historic Site. Taste the history of this once-bustling 19th century settlement. Sample our fascinating museums, quaint eateries, unique gift shops, and art galleries. Peek into the past at our seasonal festivals and holiday celebrations. Spend hours or days here with family and friends. Return to the serenity of our earlier time with a visit to this restored Swedish village. See traditional craftsmen at work, explore our museums, visit our numerous and unique shops, and dine in one of our Swedish restaurants. Renew your spirit in this peaceful prairie retreat. Discover why Bishop Hill remains a utopia on the prairie – then and now
CITY: Bishop Hill
Located 4 miles north of I-80 at exit 19 and adjacent to the historic Hennepin Canal. Shady, quiet camping in the midst of nature's wonders. Spend a night in one of our four rustic cabins. Try the Yurt Accomodations. It is 20 foot diameter, and sleeps 8. It has one queen bed and 2 bunk beds with a full on bottom and twin on top Rent a canoe or kayak and relax on historic Hennepin Canal. Bring you own bicycle or simply walk to enjoy the recreational trail along the Hennepin Canal. The town of Geneseo has great Victorian homes with welcoming porches. In additional to the RV camp sites, there are 12 tent sites available. Internet services on site.
Windmont Park, a 20-acre site on the city’s southwest side, is one of the most attractive settings of any park in the Midwest. A lagoon is surrounded by a large variety of trees and shrubs, and the eye is drawn to an iron footbridge that crosses the lagoon. There’s also a sidewalk that circles the water. A fountain donated to the park by a group of citizens adds a finishing touch to the scene. Recently installed at Windmont were an disabled accessible fishing pier, a new shelter, playground equipment and wider sidewalks for walkers enjoying the jaunt around the lagoon.
Cheif Keokuk Campground
The Chief Keokuk Campground features 70 pads with electrical hook-ups for trailers, plus 25 tent sites (All camping Class B/E). There is a shower building on site. A sanitary dump station is near the camping area. A primitive cabin, Chief Tecumseh, is also available. The cabin is located on a slope overlooking Johnson Lake. A fire grill, table and BBQ grill are provided outside. A full size bed, two sets of bunk beds, a table and benches are provided inside. The cabin has heat and air conditioning as well as two ceiling fans. Reservations can be made, for dates between May 1st and November 1st, at ReserveAmerica.com for the campgrounds and cabin.
Bishop Hill State Historic Site
Four historically significant buildings are owned by the State of Illinois and are maintained as part of the Bishop Hill State Historic Site. These architectural treasures are the two-story Colony Church (1850), the three-story Colony Hotel (1852-ca. 1860), the Boys Dormitory (ca. 1850), and the Colony Barn (mid-1850s) that has been relocated behind the Hotel. In addition, the state owns the central village park containing a reconstructed gazebo and war monuments. On the south edge of the village, the state built a new brick Museum to house a comprehensive collection of paintings by colonist and self-taught artist, Olof Krans (1838-1916). Hours and days of operation change with the season. Please call to confirm your visit.
CITY: Bishop Hill
East access from I 74, exit 24, go east on Route 81 for 13 miles or I 80, exit 19, go south 10 miles on Route 82 and then turn left and travel 2 miles on Route 81. This campsite offers many options for RV and primitive camping. There is a small general store for necessity items and free Wi-Fi. Walk among the trees, hear and see the birds singing in our 50-acre wooded campground. Drop a line into our 5-acre spring-fed stocked lake (catfish, bass and bluegill). Relax on our beach and cool off with a swim. In the evening sit around your campfire and look up at the stars and dream. Make us your home take time to relax and enjoy the outdoors. The campground offers 50/30 amp sites and some pull-thrus. Beautiful lakeside tent sites for rental. Activities on weekends. Groups welcome. Camping season runs April 15 through October 15.
Grand Illinois Trail
The Grand Illinois Trail (GIT) is a 535-mile loop trail in northern Illinois. It goes from Lake Michigan to the Mississippi along the northern border of Illinois and then loops back across the state along the Illinois River and the Hennepin Canal. 200 miles of the route is on paved township and county roads while the rest is on limestone trails or paths. Hennepin Canal Communities - Annawan, Atkinson, Geneseo and Colona
Hillcrest Campground and Event Center
Hillcrest Campground and Event Center offers an Executive 9 Hole Golf Course, an Olympic Size outdoor pool, full service bar and grill, meeting facilities, indoor and outdoor family event facilties. The newly renovated Camping Resort offers a wide selection of spacious, level sites with picnic tables, water spouts and fire pits. It is located just 10 miles south of the Quad Cities Airport and only 6 miles east of Interstate 80 offering easy access to Peoria and Chicago.
Hennepin Canal Parkway State Park
Good old fashioned family fun is in store - a peaceful, relaxing day of picnicking, hiking, biking and fishing. 104.5-mile linear park spanning through the communities of Annawan, Atkinson, Geneseo and Colona in Henry County. In wintertime experience the longest snowmobile trail in the state -- 91 miles on the tow path. You can use the ice at your own risk, but pay heed to the locks, bridges and culverts where the ice likely is thinner than the rest of the canal. Bring your blades, skating along the canal is free! Keep in mind the rule is there must be 4" of snow and 6" of frost on canal for route to be open. Call the Visitor Center for automated message.
Andover Historical Museum & Grounds
This former home of August Rehnstrom was a temporary haven for Swedish immigrants in the 1860s. The lawn features the bell from the area's first two-story school and millstones from the historic Edwards River Mill.
Sunnyfield Greenhouse & Garden Center
Professional growers offering 1200 varieties of annuals, perennials, grasses, vegetables & vines. Heirloom tomatoes a specialty. Visit the expanded display gardens to gather ideas and shop a variety of unique gifts and planters for your garden. Landscape design and installation available. Open April 1 through October 31.
40 acres of woodlands to explore while camping at one of 60 RV sites with electricity or in the spacious tent area. Water, dump station, free firewood are available. Enjoy the playground equipment, ball diamond, horseshoe court and picnic area. Open and closed area shelters available for rental. Located 3 miles east of Kewanee. Open May through September.
The Feathered Nest at Windy Corner Farm
A delightful artist haven offering a mix of Victorian eggs, feathered masks and wreaths, floral arrangements and intimate miniature portrait silhouettes. Windy Corner Farms and The Feathered Nest gardens and studio are an experience soon to be a cherished memory.
CITY: Bishop Hill
Good's European Bed & Breakfast Suites
If you’re traveling in Western Illinois, stop in at Good’s, then stay overnight in one of four European Bed & Breakfast Suites! Enjoy complimentary continental breakfast at the Rathskeller, and free Wi-Fi Internet access. Each room is tastefully appointed with furniture collections featured in Good’s American Furniture Showplace store.
The Outsider Gallery is filled with whimsical, elegant, and functional items from regional artisans Steve and Marsha Carleson. Marsha makes handmade paper, 3-dimensional paper pieces, bowls, vases, bottle cap tables and other objects of whimsy. Steve makes glass ornaments, beads, and fused glass pieces with the occasional traditional Swedish tina boxes combined into the mixture.
CITY: Bishop Hill
Sweet Annie Primitives
This historic building showcases warmth and spirit and is stocked with primitive favorites: cupboards and buckets featuring folk art, early country in old paint & original surface, barrels & quilts, tables and bowls. Peruse through garden accents, textiles, pottery, yellowware, treenware, handmades and dried everlastings to accent your home décor.
CITY: Bishop Hill
Henry County Courthouse
One of Illinois' finest examples of courthouse architecture, this stately structure was built in 1878. The main courtroom ceiling is decorated with murals depicting the principal communities of the county.
Central Illinois' most unique farm market. Wagon rides, playground, corn maze, farm animals, Apple Express train. Farm market filled with unique gifts, fresh produce and specialty foods such as jams, salsas, soups, etc. The large bakery provides an assortment of fresh baked goods and a great lunch on weekdays. Lunch served on weekends in September and October from The Old Market Eatery.
Prairie Arts Center & Bishop Hill Colony Pottery
Enjoy watching the potter in an open air studio creating artwork on the potter's wheel. The center also features rug, broom, weaving and spinning artisans.
CITY: Bishop Hill
Atkinson Motorsport Campground
Enjoy your stay at the state of the art campground. There are 28 sites that will easily accommodate a 40' motor-home and then some! All sites have electricity and water, while some have sewer. A dump station is at the east end of the campground. There are 6 total shower houses also available: Each room has a shower, toilet, sink and hooks to hang your towel. Enjoy your evenings with a fire in the public use area. This is a great place for getting to know your neighbors and sharing stories about your day of riding and fun!
Indian Creek Vineyard
This unique winery includes a remodeled barn that serves as a wine shop and a bed and breakfast in a historic home overlooking the vineyard, all located on a sesquicentennial farm.
Country Corner Farm Market & Pumpkin Patch
Explore acres of pumpkins, a giant corn maze, farm-fresh produce, a petting zoo, craft barn, tree house and playground. Hayrack and pony rides, a carnival and concessions are also offered.
Bishop Hill Arts Council
Return to the serenity of an earlier time with a visit to this restored Swedish village. See traditional craftsmen at work, explore our museums, visit our numerous and unique shops and dine in one of our Swedish-American restaurants.
CITY: Bishop Hill
Richmond Hill Players
Theatre in the ‘Round atop the bluff since 1968. A unique in-the-round environment beneath original rustic timbers seats for this community theatre group. Six productions representing a wide variety of comedies, dramas and thrillers run from February through October.
Geneseo Historical Museum
The museum is housed in a historic home that features 27 rooms displaying exhibits that include a general store, dentist office, children's room and thousands of local artifacts.
Atkinson Historical Society Museum
This historical society museum has diplays and entertaining stories about the people and history of Atkinson, the Hennepin Canal, Rolle Bolle and Henry County.
Princeville Heritage Museum
The Princeville Heritage Museum opened to the public in 1999. The museum is a part of the Historical Association of Princeville (incorporated in 1987). The 15,000 square foot handicap accessible facility features antique agriculture equipment, steam powered tractors and threshers, area artifacts, a genealogy research area, and much more. In 2004 the Akron Townhouse School was moved to the museum grounds. The townhouse school allows children and adults alike to take a step back in time and participate in a day in the life of a student in the early 1900’s. With seating for 35, the conference facilities are equipped with state of the art audio visual equipment and wireless internet connection. The facility also includes a full kitchen.
Country Corner Farm Market
Country Corner is a full service AgriTourism farm market. Build a family farm tradition – offering a wide variety of farm experiences to enjoy. Locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables picked at the peak of ripeness, purchased right on the farm. Festival weekends May through October. Shaded picnic grounds with play animals and barnyard animals. In the fall, enjoy a U-pick Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze & Haunted Maze. Also offering a community supported agriculture (CSA) Program.
Bishop Hill Gallery Inn
Stay for a night, a weekend, or longer in the peaceful beauty of historic Bishop Hill. The Gallery Inn, located on the 2nd floor of the original 1856 Bishop Hill Colony Administration Building, offers three tranquil guest rooms, each with a queen bed and private bath, and a large shared sitting room overlooking the village park. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy Bishop Hill’s festivals and special events.
CITY: Bishop Hill
Super 8 Motel - Geneseo
Air conditioning, cable TV, phones, indoor pool
Johnson Sauk Trail State Park
1,365 acres of recreation opportunities the park's centerpiece is a 58-acre lake that offers both fishing and boating, as well as nearly two and a half miles of shoreline to explore.
Henry County Historical Museum
This museum's detailed exhibits include a one-room schoolhouse, doctor's and dentist's offices, the war room, restored ag implements, machinery, an authentic windmill and a hog house.
CITY: Bishop Hill
Spend the night in a true timber frame post and beam barn set in 200 acres of wooded quiet.
View local, regional and national fine art and crafts artisans in the spacious gallery amid the treetop view of Bishop Hill village park. Painters, sculptors, photographers and artisans showcase their natural art in the expansive upstairs exhibit area. Special exhibits are held throughout the year.
CITY: Bishop Hill
Bishop Hill Colony Store
Experience an old time mercantile with shelves brimming with Swedish gourment foods, confections and souvenirs.
CITY: Bishop Hill
Galva Inn and Suites
36 spacious smoking/non-smoking rooms available with 25" color TV, cable, refrigerator, and microwave in every room. Select from a standard king, standard double, handicap accessible and extended stay rooms. Complimentary hot continental breakfast, free local calls and wireless Internet access, fax & copy services. Located 6.55 miles from Historic Bishop Hill and .06 miles from the Wiley Museum.
63 quiet, shady sites adjacent to the Historic Hennepin Canal. Full hookups. Log camping cabins. Tenters welcome. Clean, moderate bathrooms, playground, horseshoe pits, volleyball court, community building, laundry, dump station, LP gas.
Red Earth Cafe
Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner while overlooking the 56-acre lake. Featuring Buffalo burgers, vegetarian choices, homemade pie and daily features. Dinner served Thursday through Saturday, 5 to 8 pm. Come visit us for all your camping needs at the Camper Store or rent a boat to enjoy fishing on the lake. Open March - November. Tuesday through Sunday, 8 am to 2 pm.
Francis Park home to "Woodland Palace" is easily accessible from I-74 and I-80. From I-74 take IL 78 exit north to Kewanee and from I-80 take IL 78 to Kewanee. Follow Highway 34 for four miles east of Kewanee to arrive at the park. A great place to tour and enjoy the outdoors. Perfect for your special occasion. 40 acres of woodlands to explore while camping at one of 60 RV sites with electricity or in the spacious tent area. Water, dump station, free firewood are available. Enjoy the playground equipment, ball diamond, horseshoe court and picnic area. Open and closed area shelters available for rental. Open May through September - no reservations available.
Mautino State Fish and Wildlife Area
Encompasses 871 acres of mostly unreclaimed strip-mining land. The area is dotted with some 15 stocked lakes for fishing. Be aware that shore access is limited and that shorelines tend to drop off suddenly into deep water.
Colony Hospital B & B
Our inn, built as the original Colony Hospital in 1855, is one of 10 original buildings in Bishop Hill that are listed in the national registry as national historic landmark. We feature five guestrooms, all with original pine floors and furnishings.
CITY: Bishop Hill
Hathaway's Gift Barn
There are many eclectic country treasures featuring dinnerware, table linens, purses and home decor specialty items. Along with the gift barn visit the Christmas Shoppe filled with trimmings for the Holiday season.
Former thoroughbred farm is the ideal setting for retreats, receptions, meetings and conferences. Just 35 minutes north of Peoria, featuring tennis, golf, hot tub and game room.
America's Best Value Inn
Conviently located just minutes off of Interstate 80; near downtown Geneseo, offering many shopping opportunities. Only 20 minutes from the Quad City International Airport and the mighty Mississippi. Wake up each morning to free SuperStart continental breakfast, and take advantage of amenities like free Wi-Fi and free large-vehicle parking to help your trip go smoothly. Unwind after a day on the road in our heated indoor pool, or just relax in your spacious room with cable TV. Book a suite to enjoy additional conveniences like a Jacuzzi, microwave, refrigerator and a sofabed or easy chair and ottoman. We have pet-friendly, non-smoking and handicapped-accessible rooms available, and kids 17 and under stay free with an adult.
American Woman's League Chapter House
Built in 1911 and listed in the National Register of Historic Sites, this house is now owned by the Andover Historical Society. Was built as one of nine Woman's League Chapter Houses in the state of Illinois, features stylistic characteristics of the arts and crafts movement.
Holiday Inn Express - Annawan/Kewanee Area
Air conditioning, cable TV, phone, indoor pool, sauna, laundry facility, fitness/workout center, great room, lounge, continental breakfast
Atkinson Motorsports Park - Gob Hill
216 acre OHV Park in Northwestern Illinois. Once the Peabody Coal processing facility, over the past 40-years Mother Nature has created some of the best riding ground you will ever see. 100 acres of undiscovered timber with lakes and hills, 116 acres of desert-like riding with lakes, hills and valleys, and some of the most open and unrestricted riding you will find this side of California. For the more conservative riders, the perimeter road is over 4 miles long and has some beautiful vistas.
Aunt Daisy's B & B
Aunt Daisy's is a Bed Breakfast that serves both a good night's sleep and a memorable breakfast, all within an 1890 midwestern home. Each room contains an outside telephone line, cable TV with VCR, desk, and a small refrigerator.
Snakeden Hollow State Fish and Wildlife Area
Features exceptional waterfowl hunting opportunities. The 112 water impoundments offer large-mouth and small-mouth bass, bluegill, crappie, channel catfish, bullhead, rainbow and brown trout for fishing. Seasonal restrictions and limited access may apply.
Bishop Hill Colony Bakery
This is a family owned and operated business. Step up to the counter and watch fresh bread and cookies being baked right before your eyes. Be tempted with many baked goods or stay for lunch with homemade soup or a sandwich from the daily lunch menu. The bakery is located across from the Colony Store and Steeple building.
CITY: Bishop Hill
Wiley House Museum
The museum contains photos, paintings and artrifacts about Galva and the surrounding area.
Ryan's Historic Round Barn
Built in 1910 to house Dr. Ryan's 50-head herd of black angus show cattle, the barn features a farm implement museum on the main floor.
Aunt Daisy's Bed & Breakfast
4 unique suites with private baths, king size beds, A/C, wireless Internet, cable TV and a stocked refrigerator are featured in every suite. Enjoy a complimentary full breakfast in our tastefully decorated dining room. Step off at the Kewanee Amtrak Station and walk three blocks to Aunt Daisy’s. We are only a walk away from area restaurants, downtown shopping or the movie theater. Bishop Hill and Henry County attractions are all within a short driving distance. Public rooms: Library, enclosed porch, gazebo, music room, general store, dining room. Check-in 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Check-out 11:00 a.m.
Rock Island Trail State Park
The Rock Island Trail provides 27 miles for hiking, biking, and cross-country skiing. A primitive campground is also available. One of the premier rails-to-trails facilities in Illinois, this trail is a sure-fire winner for the entire family.
Best Western Annawan Inn and Banquet Center
Conveniently located off of Interstate 80, Exit 33 with a friendly and personable management team. The facility offers 62 spacious rooms with a refrigerator, microwave and 25" television in every room. Select from a standard king, standard double, handicap accessible and extended stay rooms. Complimentary hot continental breakfast and free wireless Internet access. This facility has seating capacity for 450 people. It also has the ability to host three-break out rooms seating 75 each and hotel offers 1 meeting room seating 45. A Banquet Center adjoins hotel with for groups 400 maximum seating. Catering available.
Shallowbrook Farm Executive Retreat
Whether a strategy session, customer/dealer conference, sales, marketing or executive retreat - let our professional staff assist you with your conference planning. We specialize in organizing a tranquil ideal meeting environment with care.
Gibson's RV Park & Campground
50 acres of campground. Swimming beach, fishing, horseshoe, volleyball & playground. Water & electric hookup. Tent sites. Planned activities.
Atkinson Motorsports Park
Located in Atkinson, this 216-acre park offers some of the best riding ground around. It is only 30 miles east from the Quad Cities and two hours west of Chicago. Get ready to let your horses run. Gob Hill, the newest DNR OHV park in the great state of Illinois. Trails, hill climbs, mud bogs and timber await your machine. Go on top of the Gob and you will think you're in the desert and travel to the timber and we think you might get lost. Only a few trails have been created by us, but remember, the most fun is making your own. Stop out and go for a ride; you will find some of the most awesome riding in northwestern Illinois. ATVs and Dirt Bikes only.
Friendly tavern serving food made on site. Decorated with historic sports memorabilia from local Bishop Hill teams.
CITY: Bishop Hill
Best Western Geneseo Inn
Conveniently located just minutes off of Interstate 80; near downtown Geneseo offering many shopping opportunities. Located only 20 minutes from the Quad City International Airport.
Kewane Motor Lodge
Air conditioning, cable TV, phone. Offers refrigerator & microwave in room
Izaak Walton League
One mile north of Geneseo on Hwy 82, south of Historic Hennepin Canal. Clubhouse and shelter available for rent.
Kewanee Super 8
Air conditioning, cable TV, phone. Offering continental breakfast. Four suites with a jacuzzi, small meeting room, exercise room and sauna available.
Good's Furniture Bed & Breakfast
One of America's Largest Showrooms - furniture, restaurant, clothing & SKYWALK! 4 suites offering private bath, air conditioning, cable TV, phone, confinental breakfast in their off-premise restaurant
Kewanee Motor Lodge
29 rooms conveniently located in downtown Kewanee offering affordable and comfortable accommodations. All rooms offer a refrigerator and microwave.
Hennepin Canal Bike Paths
The Hennepin Canal Parkway follows an old towpath that was actually never used, although the locks and aqueducts are in still in place. It was originally built to link the Illinois and Mississippi rivers. The 105-mile path is level and easy; however, water is scarce along the way (found only at locks 21, 22 and the Visitor Center), so be sure to bring plenty, especially during hot days. The landscape varies from forest to grasslands to marsh to farmland, and the trail is particularly pleasing during fall, when the leaves are changing colors. The Hennepin Canal Parkway has become a cyclist's paradise and an exceptional spot for fishing, birding, horseback riding and a wealth of outdoor recreation.
Maple Manor Bed and Breakfast
Relax in a beautiful 1875 home and enjoy the comforts and quiet away from it all. Four lovely guest rooms along with fresh country breakfast.
Indian Creek Vineyard Bed and Breakfast
A lovely setting for this cozy bed and breakfast. Grounds also provide beautiful location for weddings, reunions and gatherings of all kinds. Able to seat 200+.
Johnson Sauk-Trail State Park
Hiking trails and scenic drives wind through the 1,365 acre park where boating, fishing, hunting and picnicking and camping are featured. Unique boathouse features a beautiful view of the waterway.
AmericInn Lodge and Suites of Kewanee
Located in Kewanee, off U.S. 34 with great dining and shopping nearby. Amtrak transportation is available in the downtown area. Guests are offered a hot cup of coffee and a satisfying complimentary Continental breakfast. Choose from 49 rooms and two specialty suites. Guests enjoy the indoor pool, pool-side exercise room and heated spa. Other guest services at the hotel include a business center and guest laundry room. 900 square feet meeting space available. A perfect place for a weekend getaway, wedding or any special occasion.
Chestnut Street Inn
Award winning bed & breakfast and restaurant featuring Mediterranean cuisine, using locally available ingredients. Conveniently located off I-80. Four uniquely appointed guest suites, including private bathrooms.
Teresa's Tasty Produce
Choose from a variety of fruits, vegetables and herbs from 25 acres of farm. Farm Fresh Produce is available on site as well as area farmers markets. Teresa’s Tasty Produce A CSA (community supported agriculture) is available. Annual events sponsored are the Easter “Eggs”trvaganza and Halloween Happenings. In the fall enjoy evening campfires which include wood, picnic table and bales of straw to sit on.
Conveniently located off Hwy. 34/78 in Kewanee with 24-hr. front desk assistance. Guests of the Quality Inn hotel are invited to relax in the sauna or grab a refreshing workout in the exercise room. Other amenities include: free wireless high-speed Internet access, free hot breakfast and free newspaper M-F. All spacious guest rooms offer cable television, a coffee maker, desk, hair dryer, alarm clock, iron and ironing board. Some rooms feature a refrigerator, microwave, whirlpool and sofa sleeper. Quality Inn is a pet-friendly hotel with four-legged friends allowed to stay for a fee.
Red Earth Cafe
Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner while overlooking the 56-acre lake. Featuring buffalo burgers, vegetarian choices, homemade pie and daily features. Breakfast and lunch served Tuesday through Sunday 8 am to 2 pm. Dinner served Thursday through Saturday, 5 pm to 8 pm.
Chestnut Street Inn
The ultimate bed and breakfast for foodies, the Chestnut Street Inn in Sheffield, IL is an award winning bed and breakfast featuring gourmet Mediterranean cuisine using locally grown foods. Built in 1854, this historic house offers comfortable accommodations in four uniquely appointed guest suites. All rooms include private bathrooms, Dish Network, DVD/VCR with over 1000 titles, robes, signature toiletries, snacks/beverages and a full gourmet breakfast.
Station House Restaurant
All aboard! Located next to the downtown Amtrak Passenger Station. Indoor and outdoor dining available. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Jenny Lind Chapel
Andover's quaint chapel was endowed by the world-famous opera singer Jenny Lind. Built in 1850, this chapel is the "Mother Church" of the former Augustana Lutheran Synod of America.
Chestnut Street Inn
Award winning bed and breakfast and restaurant featuring Mediterranean Cuisine using locally available ingredients. Conveniently located off I-80. Four uniquely appointed guest suites, including private bathrooms.
Country Antique Market, Bishop Hill
Join in the gathering of 60 exceptional proprietors showing and selling their wares on the Colony School lawn. Look and peruse through a vast variety of hard to find specialty collectibles and antiques from early country, primitives, folk art, pottery and textiles. This market is the the place you are longing to explore.
CITY: Bishop Hill
8 Seasons in Sapmi Exhibit
Step into the northernmost reaches of Europe! The indigenous Sápmi are a people whose nation spans Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia. The Sapmi heritage is explored through their artwork and artifacts, and photographs of their traditionally nomadic lifestyle. We invite you to view garments, jewelry, musical instruments and more. Take the back roads this summer and experience our Utopian on the Prairie, Bishop Hill.
CITY: Bishop Hill
Woodland Palace at Francis Park
Fred Francis built this home in 1890, utilizing his innovative ideas using brick, stone and native wood. Disappearing doors and windows, an air cooling system, radiant heat deflectors in the fireplace chimney and running water, all without electricity, are hallmarks of this fascinating house.
A Hog in Dog Heaven - Celebrating 20 Years of Walldogs
The Walldogs, a group of wall muralists and sign painters from around the globe, are celebrating their 20th birthday. We invite you to join in the celebration this summer in Kewanee, Illinois during this five day event. Watch over 190 artists paint 15 historical murals on downtown buildings. Be part of history and join in the fun!
Hillcrest Resort and Event Center
Hillcrest Resort and Event Center features a clubhouse with fireplace and large screen TV's. You will also enjoy the restaurant, sports club, swimming pool, 9-hole golf course and weekly entertainment. This camping and RV resort offers fishing for bass, blue gill, and catfish, hiking trails, children's swings, horseshoe pits, sand volleyball, bags, a beverage store, and wireless Internet at the clubhouse. Secluded from the highway, but only ten miles to Quad Cities Airport in Moline, Illinois and six miles to Interstate 80 in a beautiful country setting. The event center offers seven events per season: Hillcrest Music Fest, Illinois BBQ Fest, American Country Music Fest, and Quad Cities Haunted Woods. The center is also the home of reality TV show American Resort. Camping and RV reservations can be made online or by phone. For information on upcoming festivals at the event center visit www.hillcresteventcenter.com.
100th Birthday Celebration Orion Band Shell
It’s time for a Band Shell Bash as Orion’s historic band shell celebrates its one-hundredth anniversary. An all-day event will feature crafts, music, activities for children, food, free birthday cake, a re-dedication of the band shell, a special auction of vintage items, and customized fireworks in Central Park.