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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.
White Hall Drag-O-Way Fifth Friday Cruise-In
Burn rubber to White Hall in your vintage wheels or hot rod to show off your ride at the Fifth Friday Cruise-In. No entry fee, no "judging," just a bunch of car folks who like to drive their cars and get together with like-minded enthusiasts. Show starts at 4pm. Enjoy a meal while you’re there, as the event takes place at the San Jose Restaurant’s parking lot – if it's warm enough, there will be hand-dipped ice cream available. So stop by with your vintage wheels or just come out to admire the sweet rides.
CITY: White Hall
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Center For American Archeology
Located in Kampsville, the Center for American Archeology Museum is housed in the historic Kamp Store, offering a variety of exhibits focusing on the 10,000 year pre-history of the lower Illinois River Valley, the archeological history of Illinois and the history of the Kamp Store. Guided tours of the facility and excavation sites are available for groups of ten or more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hammitt's Lakeview Cottages
Two-bedroom cottages with kitchens, living rooms, bath and shower, AC, TV, and microwave.
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.
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.
Morgan County Speedway
Enjoy sprints, micros, street stock, pony stock, limited late models and more during in-season Friday night races.
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!
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.
Pike County Speedway
Watch a race at one of the fastest tracks in the Midwest for mini sprints.
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.
Backwoods Berry Farm
Pick up fruits of the season from the roadside stand or head to the fields to pick your own strawberries, black raspberries or asparagus.
Koster Farms Hunting Club
Hunting on 2,000 acres of farm, timberland, cropland, and creek bottoms provides a large terrain selection for prime hunting. New club house sleeps 10, full kitchen, 2 baths, dish TV and VCR. Nine hole golf course nearby.
Great family fun at this completely remodeled bowling alley.
Old Florence Hotel Guest House & Camping
Built in 1850 and retored in 2003, this three story brick building overlooks the Illinois river.
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.
River Country Quilt Show
Features quilt displays, contest, vendors and demonstrations.
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”.
Local area Pub with great food and a fun, familiar atmosphere.
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.
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.
Bert's Westside Flat
Rural setting accomodations in Pittsfield, IL
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.
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.
The only Orvis endorsed lodge in the state provides excellent hunting or relaxing getaways in the hils of Pike County. Enjoy ATV rentals, hiking trails, horseback riding, and outstanding home cooked meals daily.
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.
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.
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.
4 The Sport
Accomodations year-round, can sleep 8 with kitchen.
Sophie Leschin Theater
Home to Jacksonville Theatre Guild Productions, large auditorium theatre
Mary Michelle Winery
Mary Michelle has 60 acres of vineyards adjacent to the winery and grows most of the grapes that it uses for its wines. This Winery sells only through stores and restaurants. Mary Michelle’s winemaker is the award-winning Lucian Dressel, a fifth generation Greene County resident by way of Boston, New York, Augusta, Mo., and Davis, Ca. In 2003, inspired by the vision of the founders of Mary Michelle, Dressel returned to the Midwest to help make a contribution to the fulfillment of this dream.
Porthole Barn Trail
After the Civil War, Confederate shipbuilder Joe Minch was looking for a fresh start. He made his way back to the Rockbridge area and traded his building expertise for a set of tools. That first project of building a barn set into motion a new trend in barn design. Joe placed round windows, now know as portholes, in the barn. Travel through Greene County today to view the highest concentration of Porthole Barns in the country.
James J. Eldred House Historic Site
Visit the James J. Eldred House, completed in 1861, and step back in time to view one of the most elegant residential structures in the region and an important surviving example of Greek Revival architecture. The home had fallen into disrepair over the years, but with the creation of The Illinois Valley Cultural Heritage Association, the Eldred House has come back to life and is being painstakingly restored. The home is open for tours during the annual Greene County Days celebration.
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.
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.
Unique locally owned shop featuring gifts, crafts, holiday decor -- and during the warmer months plants and flowers for your outdoor gardens.
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.
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
Terry Park Golf Course
Terry Park offers a nine-hole, par 35 course.
McMaster Woods Nature Preserve
McMaster Woods is a beautiful oak woodland and barrens that occurs on deep ravines, steep slopes and a ridgetop. Limestone bedrock outcrops along the bases of ravines and an intermittent stream crosses the northwest corner of the preserve. A great variety of wildflowers, grasses, sedges and ferns occur here, including large-flowered bellwort, spikenard, false dragonhead, wood reed and maidenhair fern. A small, but interesting barrens remnant occurs on the ridgetop. For Further Information Contact: Illinois Department of Natural Resources, District Natural Heritage Biologist, 4521 Alton Commerce Parkway, Alton, Illinois 62002 (618-462-2424)
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.
Baytown Guest House
This guest house sleeps six and includes a full kitchen, living room, two bedrooms, washer/dryer, central AC, TV, and the deck overlooks the bay of Mississippi River.
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
Northridge Hills Golf Course
This nine-hole, par 32 golf course has three water holes, a driving range and a practice green.
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.
80-acre park, which includes a lake, community pavilion, playground equipment, camping area, and a small concert and/or performance area. Fishing is allowed at the lake.
Bluffdale Vacation Farm
Our hideaway "cottage in the woods" and "log cabin" are cozy and secluded on a 200-acre ancestral working farm in the bluffs of the llinois River Valley. Dude ranch fun with woodland hiking and horse trails. Charges include 3 family-style meals a day.
This nine- and 18-hole championship golf course features a driving range and practice green.
Great neighborhood bar & grill, serving lunch & dinner, famous for their Taco Thursdays!!
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.
Harpole's Heartland Lodge
Located in the beautiful rolling hills overlooking the Mississippi River. Hay rack ride and bonfire activites are included in lodge rates as well as 2 meals a day per person.
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.
Bluffdale Vacation Farm
Bluffdale is an Illinois farm vacation dude ranch and bed & breakfast. Parent Magazine's "Top 10 Family Resorts in North America." Our family has been welcoming guests to our historic Illinois farm near Eldred, Illinois since 1963. Recreation activities include horseback riding, boating, fishing, swimming, hayrides, bonfires, sing-alongs and more. Bluffdale is famous for its generous home cooked meals with home baked bread, rolls and pies. Our luxury cabins, featuring a fireplace and hot tub, are ideal for romantic getaway weekend or honeymoon bed & breakfast lodging. Spring brings a wide variety of wildflowers and morel mushrooms. In fall the bluffs make a colorful drive and eagle watch from Alton to Bluffdale along the Great River Road, a National Scenic Byway. Check our website for rates and availability.
Try these tasty submarine sandwiches! Mmmm.
Unique rural setting in Pike County, Illinois.
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
Lone Oak Golf Course
The 9-hole "Lone Oak" executive course at the Lone Oak Golf Course facility in Carrollton features 2,150 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 32. Designed by George DeGeal, the Lone Oak golf course opened in 1984.
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.
Hamilton's Catering Service Inc.
Offering a variety of menus and services, and specializing in buffet style meals, but can also offer elegant plated meals. Since 1913.
Great Home Cookin- best breakfast in town. Locally owned, convenient location on W. Morton. Weekend buffet.
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.
Hillview Scenic Bluff Trail
As you drive along the Hillview Scenic Bluff Road you experience a rare opportunity to visualize the pristine natural beauty of the early nineteenth century, agricultural farming of the river delta, the architectural significance of the early English settlers in their hi-style limestone homesteads, as well as the original beaut of the native prairie grasses that roll gently up into the limestone palisades along the river valley. This lower Illinois River Valley region is known by many archeologists to be the "Nile of the North America." Check out the online map of this trail in Greene County where you can click to learn of the early people and places of Green County's Lower Illinois Valley. While out driving the trail, please remember that most of the sites on the map are easily seen from the road and all are on private property.
Papa Murphy's Pizza
Order your pizza, take it home and cook it up fresh in your oven for tasty results!
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.
State Street Bridal & Formal
Everything for your BIG event -- whether it's a wedding or a formal event. Wedding dresses, formals, tuxedos.
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!
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.
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.
Kampsville Landing offers two things at once: great homestyle cooking for those who want to eat out and a convenience store for those who just want to grab a snack. This family-style restaurant is located on the Illinois River. Hours: M - Th 6 a.m. - 8 p.m., F-S 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.
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
Brickhouse BBQ, The
Great family style BBQ. Select your meats in dry or wet BBQ style. Wonderful homemade sides and appetizers to compliment your main course.
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.
White Hall Rez
No fee for camping but campers must register with the Police Department. Boat motors with 5HP or less allowed. Fishing is allowed at the lake. No swimming.
CITY: White Hall
Family dining, buffet
Specializing in musical instruments, sheet music and hard-to-find music accessories.