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Illinois Route 66 Red Carpet Corridor Festival
It is all about family fun on Route 66, the most famous road in America. Sponsored by the 13 communities which make up the 90-mile linear museum from Joliet to Towanda, the annual festival invites everyone to experience the good life in the slow lane. Towanda’s portion of the festival will feature antique and flea markets, a car show and more! While in Towanda, visitors won’t want to miss “A Geographical Journey” Parkway on Jackson Street to Boyd Wesley Park. This 1.6-mile stretch of Route 66 contains educational kiosks that interpret each state along the road. The walking tour has fliers printed in several languages for international tourists and a collection of Burma Shave signs.
Funks Grove Pure Maple Sirup
Guided tours offered during February and March that show syrup making by the "Boiling Down" process. Gift store stocked with syrup as well as Route 66 memorabilia.
Funk Prairie Home Gem & Mineral Museum
Located at the Funk Prairie Home, this museum houses the largest single-owner display of rare gems, minerals, fossils and lapidary art in the state. Also view the agriculture exhibit, along with several antique sleighs and carriages.
Motel 6 - Normal
Amenities at this Motel 6 include free local calls, free morning coffee, free expanded cable, kids stay free, pet friendly, accessible rooms, outdoor pool, and truck parking.
This acoustically perfect performing arts center has played host to such shows as Sheryl Crow, Phil Collins, A Chorus Line, Chris Rock, Cats and children's concerts. Call for the current lineup of performances.
ISU Galleries consists of three galleries that exhibit nationally known works and the latest projects from ISU students. Call for summer hours.
Heartland Theatre Company is located on the old Soldiers & Sailors campus where Lincoln and Beech Streets intersect in Normal. Besides presenting a season of five plays each year, Heartland hosts an annual 10-Minute Play Festival, a one-act competition and workshop for Midwest playwrights. Heartland also partners with local universities and organizations to offer historical or musical theatre to the community.
Illinois State University Farms
Open for group tours only, this farm includes a dairy operation, animals fed and monitored by computer, Crops of the world seen during growing season and the Aqua-Culture Center.
Children's Discovery Museum
Come experience three floors of unique, hands-on, larger-than-life exhibits! This museum is designed to create a sense of wonder that excites the love of learning in children of all ages. Be sure to discover the new Children's Discovery Museum.
Fairview Water Park
Fairview has an activity pool featuring arched water jets, a polar bear slide and a water mushroom. The park also features six lap swim lanes, a deep pool with two thrilling drop slides, multiple diving boards and two sand volleyball courts.
Since 1989, Redbird Arena has served as the home of Illinois State University basketball and volleyball and, as its championship banners and retired jerseys overhead suggest, the epicenter of Illinois State's status as "The Home of Champions."
Illinois State University Planetarium
The night sky is recreated in this 100-seat celestial theater-in-the-round operated by ISU's Physics Department.
Ecology Action Center
This walk-in information and environmental education center offers workshops on recycling, composting and energy saving.
Mandarin Garden House
Lunch and dinner served. Credit cards accepted.
The Coffee House and Deli
Breakfast, lunch and dinner served. Credit cards accepted. Vegetarian and vegan offerings.
The Great Wall
Chinese cuisine for lunch and dinner. Quick and fresh. Fast delivery.
Monical's Pizza - Normal
Specializing in pizza - serving lunch and dinner.
Avanti's Italian Restaurant
Avanti’s Italian Restaurant has been serving Normal since 1971. Raising a family business like this is no different than creating a delicious meal; it takes time, along with a heaping side of love and care, and when it’s all said and done you have a flavor that seems suited for a family Italian restaurant experience. Ciao!
Located in downtown Normal. Lunch and dinner served. Delivery available. Credit cards accepted.
Home of the Big Fish! Great food with a casual atmosphere! Lunch and dinner served.
Plenty to do and see while enjoying great food! Lunch and dinner served.
Fairview Family Aquatic Center
Fun for the whole family! Zero depth activity pool, six lap swim lanes, separate pool for drop slides and diving boards, as well as a sand/water play area for children and two competition sand volleyball courts.
ISU Bowling and Billiards Center
The Bowling and Billiard Center (BBC) is located north of the ISU Quad, next to the Bone Student Center, and Milner Library. The BBC provides entertainment for students, faculty/staff, & the general public including: bowling, billiards, video games, etc.
Shockwaves Skateboards started in 1992 as Bloomington-Normal's only skateboard shop. From inception the goal has always been to provide the finest pro-quality equipment and service. They also stock skateboard clothing, shoes, and other related merchandise. In addition, they only offer the best shoes from companies such as es, DC shoes, and Emerica.
WildCountry opened its doors over 36 years ago. We are family owned and operated. We take pride in the gear we stock, and the services we offer. At WildCountry, our motto is: "If we don't have it, we'll do everything we can to get it." Stop by and you'll find a great selection from many of our key vendors such as The North Face, Mountain Hardwear,Patagonia, Columbia, Keen, Garmont, Merrell, K2, Volkl, Burton, Woolrich, Aqua Lung and Aeris, just to name a few. Our staff is well versed and factory trained in the gear we promote.
Solid Gold Jewelers
Welcome to Solid Gold Jewelers. Their goal is to offer friendly and professional advice about the choice, purchase, and maintenance of your jewelry items.
The Garlic Press
Ever since The Garlic Press opened their doors over 30 years ago, they have strived to provide their customers with the most unique and distinctive products of the highest quality. As the store has grown, so has the variety of products they offer. From the finest imported food products to hand-made clothing, they’ve created a one-of-a-kind store.
Established in 1990 in Uptown Normal, Campustown Supply has become the leader in providing collegiate apparel to students, faculty, family and friends! It has quickly become the perfect stop for the essentials of college life. Campustown Supply carries everything for you die-hard fans out there. Campustown Supply now offers customized apparel which means you can get Greek, names, numbers and much more. We even do local high schools and businesses.
Your international bookstore with small-town service for used, rare and collectible books.
The Shoppes at College Hills
The Shoppes at College Hills is an open-air lifestyle center anchored by Von Maur, Gordman’s, Hobby Lobby and Target. The exciting blend of retailers and restaurants includes more than 25 specialty stores like Coldwater Creek, Chico’s, J. Jill, Ann Taylor Loft, Jos. A. Bank, Flat Top Grill, Coldstone Creamery and much more. The inviting landscaped outdoor environment creates a shopping experience second to none. Our state of the art water feature adds to the ambiance of the center. Other amenities include street lighting, seating areas, children’s play area and outdoor dining.
DESTIHL Restaurant & Brew Works
DESTIHL Restaurant & Brew Works is a gastrobrewpub which creatively combines and reinvents craft beer and full-flavored dishes from America's melting pot using many local ingredients and both modern and traditional techniques. Our mission is to fill our gastrobrewpub with fun, energy and passion for great artisan food and beers while providing a 'down to earth', high level of service. When possible, we utilize local ingredients, material and area businesses and support local charities in our community.
Newly opened in Uptown Normal, Medici offers a wide range of unique menu selections. Lunch and dinner served. Banquet space available.
Conveniently located in the Shoppes at College Hills, Logan's provides a fun and casual atmosphere and serves both lunch and dinner.
Candlewood Suites Hotel
The Candlewood Suites Hotel provides a convenient location off I-55 near the Central Illinois Regional Airport (BMI). With a meeting room that can accommodate 30 guests, a 24-hour business center and free high-speed Internet access, the Candlewood Suites Hotel is the perfect place to base an extended business stay. The hotel features premium amenities including an outdoor patio with two barbecue grills, a state-of-the-art fitness center and the Candlewood Cupboard convenience store. The Bloomington-Normal Candlewood Suites is a new, "green" hotel designed for the extended stay traveler.
Comfort Suites East - Normal
The Comfort Suites East is conveniently located off Veterans Parkway with easy access to Interstate 39, Interstate 74 and Interstate 55. Guests of this hotel are invited to enjoy many full-service amenities, including free hot deluxe breakfast, free wireless Internet access, free weekday newspaper, indoor heated pool and hot tub, free afternoon tea or coffee, and a business center located in the lobby. All guest rooms come equipped with refrigerators, microwaves, coffee makers, irons, ironing boards and safes.
Super 8 - Normal
The Super 8 in Normal is conveniently located just off I-55. The hotel offers a complimentary SuperStart breakfast, cable TV with HBO and free high speed internet.
Hampton Inn & Suites - Normal
The Hampton Inn & Suites hotel in Bloomington-Normal is within walking distance of the Shoppes at College Hills. The Hampton Inn & Suites offers a full range of services and amenities to make your stay with us exceptional. Their promise to guests is a clean, comfortable hotel room.
Motel 6 - Normal
At Motel 6 we welcome our guests 24 hours a day with a comfortable, pet friendly environment at the lowest rates of any national chain. Relax and enjoy Free WiFi throughout the building.
Noodles & Company - Normal
A restaurant chain serving a variety of noodle dishes in a fun and fast-service environment. Beer and wine also available. See noodles.com website for other locations throughout the state.
Courtyard by Marriott - Normal
The Courtyard by Marriott is located one block off of Veteran's Parkway, just minutes from fine dining, infinite hours of shopping and indoor and outdoor golf. The newly renovated lobby features The Bistro, a restaurant serving bountiful breakfast options and dinner options that include soups, salads, sandwiches and pizza. The lounge is the perfect place to enjoy wine, beer or signature cocktails. Whether traveling for business or leisure, the Courtyard by Marriott ensures a memorable stay with its great facilities and award-winning staff.
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites is located just off of Veterans Parkway and within minutes of popular restaurants, shopping, business offices, and Illinois State University. Guests of the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites will enjoy a complimentary breakfast and free wireless Internet access. Relaxing accommodations, convenient amenities and friendly service makes the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites a great choice.
Howard Johnson - Normal
The Howard Johnson is located on the corner of Veterans Parkway and College Avenue at exit 167 from I-55. The hotel boasts free high-speed Wi-Fi internet, complimentary breakfast, fitness center plus a personal gourmet coffee maker. The premium rooms include a mini-refrigerator and microwave.
Ropp Jersey Cheese Farm
Visit the farm and learn how fine quality cheeses are made. Explore the grounds and pet the purebred, prize-winning Jersey calves. Then take a look through the 600-square-foot Ropp Jersey Cheese retail store, featuring a cheese slicing room with viewing windows.
Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
Located in the heart of central Illinois, the Marriott Hotel & Conference Center is the area’s newest hotel. It’s conveniently located just moments from Illinois State University, numerous corporate offices and the area’s finest shopping, dining and entertainment. Experience the nearby Children’s Discovery Museum, the historic Normal Theater and the revitalized Uptown Normal area.
Challenger Learning Center
The Challenger Learning Center at Heartland Community College offers interactive, simulated space and science experiences through scheduled team missions for students and the public.
Uptown Normal has undergone a renaissance, with a recent overhaul of the area that included new streets and sidewalks, plus the addition of the Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel & Conference Center. Charming restaurants and shops populate Uptown Normal, including Babbitt’s Books, which offers hard-to-find rare antique books.
The Corn Crib
The state-of-the-art Corn Crib Stadium is home to the Normal CornBelters and Heartland Community College athletic teams. The Corn Crib seats roughly 7,000 patrons for CornBelters games, and many more for concerts and special events.
The CornBelters are a professional minor league baseball team with the independent Frontier League. In addition to competitive baseball, fans enjoy zany on-field promotions, outrageous entertainment acts, delicious food and post-game fireworks.
Starplex Cinemas/Normal Stadium 14
Starplex Cinemas combines the enjoyment of movies with expanded concessions stands and its Star Cafes.
Americas Best Value Inn - Normal
Americas Best Value Inn offers comfortable accommodations, affordable rates, and a friendly front desk staff to help you feel at home. Enjoy a refreshing swim in our heated indoor pool and step into the privacy of your own guest room with amenities including free wireless high-speed Internet access, coffeemaker, cable TV with ESPN, hairdryer, desk with lamp, clock radio, free local calls, and wake-up service. A microwave and mini-fridge are included in our suites and available upon request in our guest rooms. Children age 18 and younger stay free in their parent's room with existing bedding. Attractions nearby include The Corn Crib, Heartland Community College, Lincoln College-Normal and the Constitution Trail Center.
Sprague’s Super Service in Normal
A Tudor revival building constructed in 1931 by William Sprague to house a service station, restaurant and garage, it is the largest of three remaining two-story fuel station buildings on US 66, originally housing a café and service station on the main floor plus two second-floor apartments for the owner and the station attendant.
Super 8 - McLean
The McLean Super 8 is conveniently located just off I-55, 15 miles south of Bloomington-Normal. The hotel provides free high speed wireless internet, complimentary Super Start breakfast, guest laundry facilities, and a heated indoor pool. The rooms feature micro-fridges, 27 inch TVs, hair dryers and AM/FM alarm clock radios. Try one of our Jacuzzi Suites for a relaxing evening away from home.
Dixie Truckers Home
Established in 1928 at the intersection of U.S. Route 66 and Route 136 in McLean, Illinois, Dixie Truckers Home is the oldest truck stop in America. It is still in operation today and although it has been restored after a fire in 1965 the original signs are still in place.
Mackinaw Valley Vineyard
Experience a bit of Napa Valley in Central Illinois. Visit the winery, tasting room and gift shop. Enjoy the panoramic view available for weddings, receptions and meetings.
Mackinaw River State Fish and Wildlife Area
This site offers a diversity of landscape covering 1,448 acres over timbered hills, open meadows, and river bottoms. Canoe access enables visitors to float the scenic Mackinaw River. Other activities include fishing, hunting, hiking, and picnicking.
Lavender Creek Farm
Lavender Creek Farm grows fields of organic lavender plants. Walk the lavender fields, pick bouquets and browse the plants for sale. Lavender soaps, oils, lotions, candles and more are made at the farmhouse - the old fashioned way!
Visit our enchanting store and each time you visit you will discover a whole new array of gifts and home accessories. We not only specialize in unique gift ware, but we also create custom floral arrangements and can come to your home to help accessorize.
Tea Room at the Depot
The Tearoom At The Depot offers a unique dining experience for all in a historic train depot. Our specials change with the seasons, and our building is a National Historic Site. Garden Gate Floral is a part of the Depot, which affords a variety of shopping pleasure. We're open Tuesday through Saturday for lunch, and are also available for private lunch or dinner parties.
The Patton Cabin was built in June 1829 by John Patton, one of the area's first settlers. The cabin was constructed with the help of Native Americans who lived in the area.
Red Roof Inn - LeRoy
The Red Roof Inn in LeRoy is conveniently located just off I-74 and offers small town hospitality, yet is close to all the conveniences of the major cities. Guests will enjoy free WiFi internet, complimentary daily breakfast, coin laundry, alarm clocks with MP3 jacks, cable television with HBO, hairdryers, in-room coffeemakers, microwaves and refrigerators. A jacuzzi suite is also available.
CITY: Le Roy
J.T. and E.J. Crumbaugh Museum
This museum is located in the lower level of the Crumbaugh Library in Le Roy.The major displays include an 1890s re-creation of a child's room and a communications exhibit.
CITY: Le Roy
Rike House Museum
Built in 1853, the restored house of blacksmith Robert Ingle has undergone extensive restoration, and features antiques, a family bible and the town's first piano. Reservations required.
CITY: Le Roy
Outlaw Outfitters - Le Roy
One-hour guided horseback rides, hayrack and carriage rides for private rental, and barn dances are available. Open through March and October.
CITY: Le Roy
Holiday Inn Express - LeRoy
The Holiday Inn Express is the newest hotel in LeRoy. The hotel is situated just off I-74 and only 15 minutes from the Central Illinois Regional Airport (BMI) in Bloomington-Normal. While staying in LeRoy, hotel guests have easy access to I-74, which makes visiting spots such as Moraine View State Park or Clinton Lake a breeze. The hotel offers a 24-hour business center, free high-speed Internet access, complimentary Express Start hot breakfast bar, indoor pool and state-of-the-art fitness center.
CITY: Le Roy
Comlara Park Visitor's Center
This enviromental education facility houses permanent audio/visual wildlife displays, artifacts originating from the site and a rotating summer exhibit.
Comlara County Park Campgrounds
The scenic Comlara County Park campground offers 144 campsites including: 94 electrified sites (Both 50 amp & 30 amp), 23 non-electric sites, 11 primitive / walk-in sites in the Main Recreation Area (MRA), and 16 primitive / walk-in sites in the White Oak Area (WOA). Water is conveniently located throughout the MRA modern campground. Hot showers and a sanitary dump station are also provided in modern areas. Firewood, ice, and fishing worms are only available during the regular business hours of the Visitor Center and MRA Campground Station. The campground is open year-round.
Simpkins Military History Museum
The personal collection of Gary Simpkins includes artifacts from the Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I and II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Cold War and Desert Storm.
Heyworth Valley Parachute Club
Conklin's Barn II Dinner Theatre
Conklin's Barn 2 Dinner Theatre
Your home for hospitality with a bountiful buffet and the funniest live dinner theatre in Central Illinois.
Flood Plain Forge Blacksmith
Blacksmithing, as well as artistic and functional iron work, is performed in this smithy that was erected in 1928.
CITY: Farmer City
Farmer Dave's Buffalo Ranch
Get up close and personal with the buffalo on a ranch tour, explore the giant pumpkin patch and take a stage coach ride. Afterwards, enjoy a buffalo burger or buffalo taco.
CITY: Farmer City
Main Street Antiques
Antique glassware, pottery, and furniture - Collectibles, Chinaware from England.
CITY: Farmer City
Woodlawn Country Club
This nine-hole walking course features plenty of trees, and water that comes into play on seven of the nine holes. A snack bar is available.
CITY: Farmer City
Days Inn - Farmer City
Make yourself at home at the Farmer City Days Inn. Business or pleasure you will be treated to all the standard Days Inn extras that make your stay more enjoyable, like our free Day Break Breakfast, refreshing SolTerre shower experience, free Wi-Fi in everyroom! Conveniently located between Champaign and Bloomington.
CITY: Farmer City
Ronald Reagan Museum and Peace Garden
Housed in the Donald B. Cerf Center at Eureka College, the museum collection numbers over 10,000 items from President Reagan's Eureka College student days, his movie and TV career, his governorship of California and two terms as president of the United States. The Reagan Peace Garden located on the historic campus includes a bust of the 40th president and a section of the Berlin Wall.
Founded in 1855 by abolitionists, this historic and scenic campus boasts buildings on the historic register, including the Reagan Peace Garden and Museum.
Ronald Reagan Trail
A self-guided driving tour that celebrates the hometown values and heritage of our 40th President.
Lazy H Stables
One- and two-hour guided horseback rides by reservation only. Hayrack rides offered in fall. Open April 1 - October 1.
Twin Groves Wind Farm
Located on the wind-swept Bloomington Moraine in eastern McLean County, Twin Groves Wind Farm offers 396 megawatts of affordable, pollution-free wind energy, enough to meet the annual energy needs of about 118,000 homes. Learn more about this exciting new facility with a farm tour.
Clinton Lake State Recreation Area
Enjoy 9,300 acres of great outdoor picnicking, hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, swimming, boating, water skiing. Fall foliage, winter offers ice fishing, snowmobiling on frozen lake. 308 campsites, Private marina.
Town and Country Motel
28 rooms, 18 rooms completely new. Enjoy a meal at Three Stars Family Restaurant.
Weldon Springs State Park
Weldon Springs State Recreation Area is a 550-acre state park located near Clinton, Illinois. It centers on Salt Creek and the impoundment of a tributary, Weldon Springs, to form Weldon Spring Lake, a reservoir.
C.H. Moore Homestead
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this restored mansion and grounds whisk visitors back to the Victorian era. Once home to Clinton attorney Clifton H. Moore, visitors will enjoy tours and stories of the friend and law partner of Abraham Lincoln who one resided there. Home of the DeWitt County Museum.
You are invited to shop the ever-changing collection of traditional crafts, folk art, candles, furniture, home accents, decorative accessories, and much more. Displayed in room design design settings. Country Junction treats you to an enjoyable shopping experience.
Encore Thrift Store
Find secondhand items here, including new and gently used clothing of all sizes, housewares, furniture, athletic items, toys, home decor, craft items, purses, shoes and so much more. All proceeds raised by Encore Thrift Store got to support services for adults with disabilities.
Flower Corner & Country Church Craft Mall
A full-service florist specializing in weddings. The Flower Corner invites you to call and set up an appointment to speak with one of their designers for your special day! They also carry a large assortment of crafts, candles, quilts, pictures, wooden signs, and furniture.
Four Paws Salon
Pet supplies and treats for your furry little friends. Stop in at this shop that celebrates our four-pawed friends.
This retail location offers Hallmark cards and products, gifts, office supplies, office equipment and furniture. Stop in to shop their quality merchandise and receive exceptional customer service.
LaTeaDa Tea Room & Gift Shop
You won't want to miss the ever-changing collection of must-have items offered at LaTeaDa. Their gift shop features gourmet foods, teas, teapots and tea sets, home decor, jewelry, purses and accessories, books, ornaments, and more. Stay for lunch, or just come to shop!
Established in 1890, this family owned business offers fine jewelry, watches, new & antique clocks, diamonds, colored stone jewelry, watch & jewelry repair and custom designing. Watkin's is an expert clock repair shop, specializing in antiques. They can also rebuild grandfather and mantel clocks.
A.L. Van Den Bergen Statue " Abraham Lincoln"
This bronze statue was originally dedicated in 1931 to commemorate Lincoln's "Fool the People" speech.
Ultimate Play Space - Spray & Play Park
This 13-acre park allows kids to exercise their mind and body! Water park runs Memorial Day to Labor Day, weather permitting.
Union School House
Built in 1865, Union School served rural Logan County for over 80 years. More than a museum, Union School is a hands-on learning center. Local history is displayed in old photographs and memorabilia. A year-round interpreter is available to enhance the visitor experience.
Woodlawn Cemetery and Civil War Soldiers Plot
The first burial at Woodlawn Cemetery was that of a Union Soldier in 1861. The plot is the resting place for over 80 Civil War Soldiers. An interpretive sign provides history of the plot and a listing of the soldiers buried there. Also located here are Civil War era cannons. Several others buried outside of the Civil War Soldiers plot were contemporaries of Abraham Lincoln.
Veterans Point Memorial
25 tons of granite memorialize 1300 veterans from at least twenty-seven states with the message, "Freedom is not Free." Fifty Flags of Freedom fly the following holidays: Memorial Day, Flag Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Patriots Day, Veterans Day, and Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.