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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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gordyville USA is a family-owned and operated establishment. The heated spacious building encompasses 160,000 square feet of space all under one roof. The multi-functional grounds are the site of several diverse events such as horse shows, flea markets, farm equipment sales, estate and land auctions, and the Annual Gifford Bank Craft Show. There is also a restaurant on the grounds.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This local museum features a Fairbury Room and exhibits that change periodically. Open Wednesday and Fridays, or by appointment.
We offer a large selection of antiques, beautifully refinished Oak antique furniture, Amish-made furniture, and many other specially made goods.
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.
The farm offers organic chicken, beef, pork, milk, cheese, bread and herbs.
Buy cucumbers, gherkins, peppers, pumpkins and other in-season produce. From its inception, Hinkle Produce has been dedicated to providing our customers with the freshest, highest quality produce available. We have developed technologies that preserve the integrity of our produce during the harvesting, packaging, and transportation processes. And we are proud to announce our recently launched Value Added Marketing Programs for sweet corn, pumpkins, watermelons, and other commodities.
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.
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!
Timber Creek 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.
52 rooms, super start breakfast from 6am-10am, Olympic-size jacuzzi.
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.