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This scenic and unique camping area offers nine sites with electrical and water hookups. One sewer hookup. Playground, pets, recreational vehicles and campfires are allowed. Maximum length is 30 feet.
Winslow Village Park Campground
This scenic and unique camping area offers nine sites with electrical and water hookups. One dump station is available. A shelter house is also offered. Pets, recreatiional vehicles and campfires are allowed. Maximum length allowed is 30 feet and maximum stay is six days. Open: May 1 thru October 1.
Winslow Historical Society Museum
Discover the history of Winslow. Featuring displays relating to discovery of cream cheese, which had its beginnings in Winslow and later made famous as Philadelphia Cream Cheese. Also see the history of Doc Carver's Wild West Show. Each open date will also feature a brat stand and a farmers market. Open: April thru October: Second Saturday of each month: 10 am 3 pm.
Artesian Well at Paradise Cove
Nestled along Indian Creek is a natural artesian well where thousands of gallons of pure water flow each day - as it has since 1927. A ten foot water wheel is turned continually by the flowing water. The site, which is accessed by Stephenson County's only covered bridge, includes a waterfall, large flower beds and gazebo to enjoy while sipping the bubbling water. Open: 7 am - 8 pm.
Bobber's River Tap
Bobber's is an open, outdoor, deck bar and picnic area, along the banks of the Pecatonica River. A relaxing stop for travelers by road or river. Bobber's is a converted 95 year old lumberyard. Bring your own pole and boat, or just sit and relax with a cold drink and watch the river flow by. Open: May thru October: Sunday: Noon - 10 pm; Thursday thru Saturday: 11 am - 1 am.
Thomson House Villager Lodge
40 unit extended stay motel. All rooms have microwave, refrigerator, on site cafe, and laundromat, pets welcome
Fin and Feather Campground
Campground for camping, hunting, and fishing. Located on backwaters of Mississippi River with boat rental, canoe rental, motor rentals, bait shop, concessions and canoe access
Clean room and great rates. Now under new ownership. Whirlpool suite. We are a great place to stay while fishing or hunting in northwest Illinois - just 1/2 mile to the Mississippi River and just off the Great River Bike Trail. New restaurant and Bar! View the bald eagles. We also have extended stay.
Mississippi River Lodge
Our Mississippi River Lodge is located right on the banks on the Mighty Mississippi River between Savanna and Thomson Illinois and offers awe-inspiring views from every angle. We offer 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, living room with fireplace & big screen TV, deck with grill, a fully stocked kitchen and much more! If you are a river lover, this is the place for you. Fishing, water skiing, tubing, or cruising up the river, it's all here for your enjoyment. Since we are located on Big Slough, off of the main channel of the river, you can have fun without having to deal with a lot of river traffic. Access to the main channel is easy if you want to cruise the river. Only five miles up the river is Lower Sabula Lake which offers a great new sand beach. There is a public boat launch only a quarter mile from the house and a dock is provided to moor your boat at the house. If you do not have a boat, you can fish off the dock or the bank.
Heirloom Market & Cafe
This rural style cafe will capture your senses. The decor is clearly slated rustic with a cozy and a distinctively pleasant ambience. The cafe is a staple of small town life with a sense of community as it embraces the environment that has been set forth by the Heirloom Market. We feature homemade baked goods and gourmet coffee. The espresso drink with steamed milk or variegated flavoring is designed for a picker upper or as a way to pass your time with a good book or to surf the free wi-fi internet.
Arnold's Bicycle Repairs and Rentals
Located in downtown Thomson, Illinois near the Thomson Public Causeway and steps from the Great River Bike Trail that extends 62 miles from the Quad Cities to Savanna, Illinois. We specialize in Recumbent Bikes & Trikes so what are you waiting for? Test ride one of our recumbents and capture a view of the mighty Mississippi. We offer sales (new and used); service and repairs (the friendliest customer service around) and special requests - need something unique, customization or special needs – we can do it! We offer bike rentals, too!
Sandburr Run Golf Resort
42 single rooms and eight double rooms with kitchenettes. We also offer a 9 hole golf course and The Sand Trap Bar & Grill.
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson - Stockton
Gateway to scenic Jo Daviess County. Affordable, clean, friendly and convenient. Complete breakfast, limited pet friendly. Near historic downtown Galena and Chestnut Mountain skiing. Nearby snowmobile trails, state parks, hunting/fishing.
Indian Springs Lodge Ltd.
This log cabin getaway is cradled by nature. Delighted guests fish from the pedal boat and canoe across the pond to the tepee. Star-gaze, listen to the woods' silence, be at peace.
Nine-unit motel on Highway 20. New 32” flat screen TVs with cable, credit card phone service, nearby café. Midweek/multi-night discounts. Visa/MasterCard. No pets. Non-smoking. Amenities in office. Coffeemaker, microwaves, refrigerators.
Woodbine Glass Museum and Gift Shop
Museum displays 4,000 pieces of hand-blown glass, including contemporary and antique work from many countries. Glass blowing video. Gift shop.
Wonderful gifts and birdhouses by local artists. Specializing in organic gardening supplies, fountains, wind chimes, metaphysical crystals. Friendly, helpful service!
Specialty gifts including lamps and pictures. Full line of fine furniture, bedding & flooring showroom and window treatment design center.
Black Hawk Run Golf Course
Beautiful course, hidden in the hills, awaits golfers of all skill levels. Eighteen challenging holes, elevated greens, wide open fairways.
Woodbine Bend Championship Golf Course
Immaculate 18-hole links-style golf course offers a challenge and a great time for golfers of all skill levels. Enjoy fresh, delicious entree choices plus all-you-can-eat fish/seafood buffet on Friday, prime rib on Saturday & our homemade specialty pizzas in our club.
L.A. Drive In
Offering a large menu of fast food items and countless ice cream choices. Something for everyone, just how you like it.
Local sports bar specializing in home cooking, featuring homemade pizzas, Tuesday Taco Night, broasted chicken, Friday fish dinners and Saturday prime rib.
The Corner Tap
The Corner Tap is a family friendly atmosphere conveniently located halfway between Freeport, IL and Galena, IL in beautiful downtown Stockton, Illinois. Homemade pizza, appetizers, sandwiches, soup and much more! Great beer selection, including darks and imports. Outdoor beer garden.
Stockton Heritage Museum
Stockton Heritage Museum is a not-for-profit entity dedicated to the preservation and teaching of Stockton area history. Discover exhibits on the Chicago Great Western Railroad, model trains, history of Kraft Foods, and Stockton-area history exhibits.
Ink & Paper
Unique, fun gifts for all ages and occasions. Located in historic downtown Stockton, five blocks south of US Hwy 20.
Glad Rags Resale Boutique
Sensibly priced family fashions featuring the latest trends and popular classics. Tuxedo rental. Dry cleaning drop-off/pick-up service.
Woodbine Bend Championship Golf Course
Immaculate 18-hole links-style golf course offers a challenge and a great time for golfers of all skill levels.
Enjoy Jo Daviess countryside in a horse-drawn buggy/bobsled. Ride at our place or yours. Call for information/reservations.
Wards Grove Nature Preserve
Wards Grove is the best “mound forest” remaining in the Driftless Area. 335 protected acres of woodlands with populations of sensitive plant and animal species.
Stella's Café & Catering
Offering excellent ambiance, exceptional food and decadent desserts. Homemade soups, fresh baked bread, serving your catering needs.
Overstock & more – unique selection of women’s apparel and accessories. Come find our finds.
Glass studio nestled in the hills offers a shopping experience. Local glass artists at work using lampwork and fusing techniques.
Apple River Canyon State Park - Thompson/Salem Units
This 1,150 acre area allows hunting, fishing; no boating/biking. See postings/fact sheets at registration. Sign in/out at lots #1 or #2. The vegetative cover at the site is a mixture of steep timbered slopes and bluffs with grassland, row crops and hay fields predominate on ridge tops. The topography can be severe especially bordering the Apple River.
Hickory Hill Lodging, Inc.
Hickory Hill Lodging is located down a wooded lane off of Payne Road, the gateway to Carroll County in Northwestern Illinois. Just minutes from the Lake Carroll Golf Course and the fine dining and relaxation in Lake Carroll.
J & K Antiques
Unique and unusual antique furniture, clocks and lamps. Refinishing and stripping of antique furniture also available.
Imagine indulging yourself in the privacy of your own cabin with a full body massage & lingering leisurely over breakfast in bed provided by our own caterer. Extra Special touches available upon request. Arrangements can be made for extra-loving touches added to the cabin from rose petals, flowers & music, or send a special invitation asking them to join you for a relaxing getaway. One-tank trip from Western Suburbs of Chicago Relax in the rustic setting of our cozy cabins located on 10 wooded acres just minutes from Lake Carroll. Enjoy our friendly atmosphere beside a bonfire or hot tub! A romantic whirl-pool cabin with fireplace or country kitchenette can accommodate everything from intimate parties to family reunions. Open year-round.
Savanna Super 8
Single, kings, doubles, queens, jacuzzi suites, business suites, indoor pool and hot tub, superstart breakfast, electrical outlets for boats and travel trailers. Pets allowed.
Seven Eagles Motel and Campground
Relax in our comfortable rooms. Our rooms include a microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, patio & grill. Be sure to enjoy the heated outdoor pool and new theater room. Laundry facilities.
High on the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River, these uniquely built log cabins can sleep six and are situated right next to the Mississippi Palisades State Park with nature trails connecting the two. Cabins have 1 or 2 lofts, bathroom with shower, kitchens, heat/AC and TV. Open year around.
Granny O'Neil's River Inn Bed & Breakfast
Granny O'Neil's River Inn Bedd & Breakfast is located just off of Main Street in Savanna within a short walking distance from the Mississippi River, the marina, the Great River Bike Trail, and the Savanna Downtown Business district. The Mississippi Palisades State Park is a short drive away. The B&B is furnished with many antiques and features brass or iron beds. They offer four guestrooms,whirlpool baths and a full breakfast is included in price. They are now offering a 3 bedroom suite guest house. Fabulous lunches or evening meals are available upon request.
32 rooms, microwave, refrigerator, courtesy coffee in rooms, phones and air conditioning.
Boot Legger Too
Sports bar serving food Monday-Saturday 6am-9pm, and Sunday Noon-4pm. Families welcome - Plenty of parking - Live bands Friday and Saturday nights 9pm-1am.
Seven Eagles Cabins
Both cabins have air & heat and each has its own private shower and rest room. Each cabin has a picnic table and fire pit, and best of all - firewood. Linen and towels are included with the rental. One cabin has a Queen Size bed and loft area with table and chairs. The other cabin has a full size and a single bed with a loft area. Our log cabins are nested next to The Great River Bike Path and hundreds of acres of Illinois Fish and Wildlife Reserve that offers excellent fishing, bird watching, hunting, biking, hiking, and wildlife enjoyment.
Lakewood Resort and Gardens
Sportsman's paradise. Permanent wooded seasonal sites, tent camping. Acres of remote backpacking. Guided deer hunting (archery only), turkey hunt.
Mississippi Palisades State Park
The Mississippi Palisades State Park, located near the confluence of the Mississippi and Apple rivers in northwestern Illinois is known for its steep cliffs and interesting rock formations, as well as its beautiful trails that lead you to some of those awe-inspiring giant boulders. One such trail is the Sentinel, clocking at over 1.3 miles it’s the longest trail in the park and leads you smack dab into Sentinel Rock, where you can take a turn at trying to conquer this monolith.
Combining old-world joinery and the accuracy of modern-day machinery and the desire to produce the highest quality custom cabinets, furniture and mill work.
The Nest at Palisades Cabins
The Nest at Palisades Cabins offer secluded luxury cabins designed to provide charm, quiet luxury and romance. We’re located on a wooded acreage high above the Mississippi River minutes from Savanna, the Palisades State Park and an easy 20 minute drive to Galena.
Located in the heart of Northwestern Illinois and close to the Mississippi River, we are a sportsman’s dream lodging location whether you are hunting, boating, fishing or bird watching. We are handicap accessible and offer queen and double beds and direct TV. Just 4 miles north of the Mississippi Palisades State Park.
The Blue Bedroom Inn
The Blue Bedroom Inn is located in downtown Savanna above The Savanna Marketplace. It has four lovely and comfortable guest rooms decorated in a vintage decor, where sleep comes easy on plush beds. The Inn notes a spacious common area with a living room, dining room, and kitchen with WiFi for your convenience. Enjoy panoramic views of the Mississippi River from tiered decking and walk along the banks right out the back door. Savanna notes many outdoor areas and activities including The Mississippi Palisades State Park, Bike Trails, horseback riding, golfing, and the Mississippi River to mention a few. Savanna is a short jaunt to the historic city of Galena.
GG's Guest House
A spacious 3 bedroom home perfect for family or group getaways or vacations. Equipped with a 40 inch TV, dishes for 6, and all the comforts of home. Wireless access throughout.
Located within two miles of the Mississippi River, the L&M Motel has been completely remodeled and features 32 theme rooms all with microwaves, refrigerators, courtesy coffee, phones, wireless internet, and air conditioning. We're very biker friendly and only 25 minutes from Galena!
Frank Fritz Finds
Located in the Pulford Opera House Antique Mall, Frank Fritz Finds showcases some of the unusual and unique collectibles and antiques offered for sale by Frank Fritz, co-star of American Pickers on the History Channel.
Scenic Bluff Ranch
Situated in the majestic hills of Savanna on more than 350 acres with access to over 24 miles of trails, Scenic Bluff Ranch is a fun and friendly haven, with a caring atmosphere, which makes riding horses a pleasure. Established in 1997 and designed with horse and rider in mind, we cater to all disciplines and breeds and we have plenty to offer everyone; from the inexperienced to the seasoned rider. Ride our trails with your horse or rent our facility for your event.
Sentinel & Sunset Trails
The highest pint in Illinois is 1,257 feet located in the northwest corner of the state. That’s where you’ll find Mississippi Palisades State Park and the Sentinel and Sunset Trails. The park has 2,500 acres of wooded ravines and canyons. The Palisades are a line of vertical cliffs that rise up from the shore of Buffalo Lake. Hiking to the top provides tremendous views and an overwhelming sense of accomplishment. The two trails are strenuous due to the elevation change, but at approximately 3.7 miles, shouldn’t take too long for you to experience the sense of adventure in nature or burning in your legs.
High atop a wooded hill, overlooking the Mississippi River, sits Carroll County's grandest mansion. Experience a guided tour of this six story, 63 room, hilltop home of Mr. & Mrs. Alan St. George. An amazing 2.5 hour tour featuring original art work and sculptures. Alan and Adrienne St. George spent over 30 years perfecting this castle of American Aristocracy which is now open to the public. Available for tours, weddings, events and receptions. Call for reservations.
Featuring local and Illinois made gifts, foods, and specialties. Enjoy specialty coffees, muffins, desserts and other goodies in their historic building built in 1906 which boasts the original art deco soda fountain from the 30's.
Two Wheel Inn
Located above the Iron Horse Social Club, a Vintage Motorcycle Museum & Bar, offers a unique overnight destination. We’re on Main Street in downtown Savanna along the bluffs of the beautiful Mississippi River. Come enjoy the camaraderie, an awesome museum, great people, great music and ice cold beer.
Roberts' Roost Country Guest House
Located in the scenic rolling hills of Northwest Illinois just minutes from the Mississippi River, Palisades State Park & Great River Bike Trail. Two bedrooms, one bath, living room and kitchen.
Savanna Museum and Cultural Center
This 3 story historic building contains artifacts telling the story of this Mississippi River community. Noteworthy displays include over 80 mannequins dressed in authentic Civil War uniforms, native son & famous big-band musician Wayne King memorabilia, railroad artifacts and running model RR layout Savanna Ordnance Depot artifacts and much more.
The Empty Attic
A quaint country store offering a quirky mix of old and new. Home decor, lighting, furniture, antiques and just loads of fun - little unique items. Affordable prices and great holiday items and weekly specials.
CITY: Rock City
Rock Run Peddler
A quaint red cottage with a unique gathering of primitives, folk art, florals, and garden decor. Also seasonal garden to enjoy. Open: Thursday thru Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm.
CITY: Rock City
Shirts By Mom
Shirts By Mom specializes in custom made shirts and gifts. Sportswear with embroidered and heat transfer logos, business, sport and team logos. Also find a wide variety of gourmet foods, coffee and teas, plus gifts, pottery and gift baskets. Open: Monday thru Friday: 9 am - 5 pm; Saturday: 9 am - Noon.
CITY: Rock City
Great hamburgers. Carryout, full bar. No credit cards. Lunch and Dinner.
Enjoy this park offering a picnic area, playground, shelter and restroom facilities as well as access to the Pecatonica Prairie Path which is currently under construction. The Pecatonica River may also be accessed for boating and canoeing approximately 200 yards from the park.
Fran's Fantastic Antiques, Collectibles
Shop this unique inventory for antiques and collectibles including antique toys, furniture, linens, rugs, jewelry, books and more. The inventory is constantly changing, so stop and shop in the country. Open: May thru November: Friday thru Saturday: 10:30 am - 5:30 pm.
Village Inn Motel
American owned and operated is what you'll find on the sign! 12 clean, reasonably priced, air conditioned rooms are offered. Cable TV, Free HBO and Showtime and phones in all the rooms. Just 7 miles west of White Pines State Park.
The 1878 Henry School, located on the Galena Trail, was used as an operating school until 1957. The Polo Historical Society has turned it back into an old country school, which includes displays on the Black Hawk War of 1832.
The first brick home built in Polo is now a tourist information center and home of the local Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Blackhawk Chocolate Trail
A delicious mixture of cocoa is found every which way along the Blackhawk Chocolate Trail in the four-county area of Northwest Illinois. Enjoy visiting candy stores, bed and breakfasts with special chocolate-themed packages, gift shops and old-fashioned soda fountains.
Polo Historical Society/Aplington House
Lincoln slept here two nights in 1856, as the guest of his friend Senator Aplington, the founder of the village of Polo. Learn about the history of Polo and view the Ogle County Military Museum, which showcases artifacts from all wars.
Trotter Restorations and Antiques, Inc.
We specialize in old home restoration supplies, period lighting fixtures, architectural supplies, parlor stoves, cook stoves, hardware and furniture. Call for appt.
Gramma Jack's Back 40
Homemade food served in a charming atmosphere with antique charm makes Gramma Jack’s Back 40 a great place to have breakfast or lunch. Enjoy made-from-scratch muffins, daily lunch specials and tempting desserts!
On Any Sunday Motorcycle Museum
See 40 motorcycles on display, including European bikes built from 1942-1978.
Barnacopia is a farm museum, events venue and Bed & Breakfast featuring two fully appointed guest rooms with full bathrooms and hot tubs all located in a silo next to the barn and the top floor of the silo is a library.
Trail of Terror
Tucked among the charming small towns, lush scenery and hassle-free motoring in Northern Illinois is the Trail of Terror, a self-guided tour of the area's finest haunted houses, cemetery walks, pumpkin patches, wineries, festivals and other spook-tacular seasonal sensations. The fun begins in September and continues through all of October across Carroll, DeKalb, Henry, Jo Daviess, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, Stephenson & Whiteside counties. For all the details & more information on all of the cool creepiness, visit www.illinoistrailofterror.com
Winnebago County Fairgrounds
Home of Winnebago County Fair, considered one of the best county fairs in the Midwest, plus The Pec Thing, a huge semi-annual flea market and antiques fair with acres of vendors inside and out. Various racing organizations use the Fairgrounds track for racing events.
Antiques at Hillwood Farms
Country and early New England furniture and accessories.
Ghost Town Antiques
Country furniture, copper, brass, country accessories, woodenware, smalls, iron and tin. Appointment necessary.
Pec Playhouse Theatre
Performances produced by people dedicated to proividing quality community theatre in an intimate, rustic venue.
The "Pec Thing" Antique & Flea Market
Great bargains can be found everywhere on antique tools and quilts, yard art and jewelry, stamps and postcards, furniture and glassware, arts and crafts and everything in between. Over 500 dealers are spread out over 100,000 square feet inside and 40 acres outside.
2nd Annual Holidazzle Craft Show
The "Holidazzle Craft Show" is returning to the Winnebago County Fairgrounds, featuring crafters with all handmade items. Get a head start on Christmas shopping. Concessions will be available.
Andrew's Mill Park
Picnic area, pond for fishing & ice skating with handicap accessible fishing pier, Gerald Strohecker natural area with native woodland, prairie and wetland.
CITY: Pearl City
Large, wooded park offers 43 acres of timber, grassland & bottomland with picnic and playground areas, hiking trails, cross-country skiing, fishing, and a small boat launch on Yellow Creek
CITY: Pearl City
Joseph Westwood Memorial Park
Picnic and playground areas, shelters, tennis courts, ball diamonds, plus a recreation building.
CITY: Pearl City
Emerald Acres Campground
Open May 1 thru October 15. This campground offers 46 sites with electrical and water hookups in additions to 70 permanent sites, as well as tent sites. Sewer hookups are offered when available. Also offered are two bath houses with flush toilets, showers, beach swimming, a restaurant, and playground area. Pets on a leash and campfires are allowed. Special amenities include fishing, and activities on holiday weekends. Visitors are invited to enjoy the summer at this special place.
CITY: Pearl City
Yellow Creek Quilt Designs
Gift and quilt shop offering fabric, notions, quilting accessories, and many specialty gift items including wine accessories, wall art, Willow Tree and Williraye Studio. Open: Monday thru Thursday: 11 am - 7 pm; Friday: 11 am - 5 pm; Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm.
CITY: Pearl City
Christmas on the North Side Craft Show
This 11th annual craft show over 25 crafters offering primatives, jewelery, basket weaving, loom weaving, quilted items, florals, wreaths, painting and more.
CITY: Pearl City
Slurp & Burp
This is a fun, friendly and family oriented bar and grill located in a scenic area. Daily specials, sandwiches and fish on Fridays. Tenderloin sandwiches are a highlight. Carryouts, alcohol, entertainment.
CITY: Pearl City
Yellow Creek Inn
Casual dining in a unique setting. Original 1900's flooring, tin ceiling and cabinets remain from the old hardware store which was located in what is now the Inn. Homemade pizza and pie, plus daily specials. Full bar, reservations recommended for large groups. Banquet facilities for 30.
CITY: Pearl City
Maxson Riverboat & Restaurant
An authentic, elegant paddlewheel boat is docked at Maxson Restaurant on the Rock River. Dining and sightseeing cruises are offered.
Ogle County Historical Society
Step back in time and view memorabilia that traces the history of Northern Illinois.
Eagles Nest Gifts and Gallery
Beautifully crafted silver jewelry, Minnetonka moccasins, log furniture, and an outstanding art gallery filled with sculptures and pottery can be found at the Eagles Nest.
Maxon’s Riverside Restaurant
We’re located on the banks of the Rock River overlooking the historic and famous Blackhawk Statue. Summer & Fall we also offer lunch & dinner cruises on our 150-passenger Pride of Oregon riverboat.
La Vigna Restaurant
Fine Northern Italian cuisine. We bring the best of Italy to your table. Seafood, poultry, aged steaks, pasta, homemade desserts, full bar.
Hansens Hideaway Ranch & Campground
Tents, pop-ups and RV camping sites with water and electric hookups, swimming, nature trails, arcade, snack bar, playground, horseshoe pits, covered pavilion, restrooms, showers, sanitary dumping station, fire rings, firewood, and ice available.
Silo Antiques & Art Gallery
Geneva line of antiques and collectibles, lots of furniture, art glass, and china.
Slip and Slurry Pottery
Full working pottery studio and store for 24 years, stoneware and porcelain.
The very best breads, bagels, donuts, muffins, cinnamon rolls, scones, coffee cakes and cookies baked fresh each day. Soups and sandwiches also available.
The Sandwich Shop
Deli meats, cheeses, fresh sandwiches and Panini sandwiches. The best soups and sandwiches in Ogle County!!! Stop in and check us out for yourself.
Where the Dragon Fly
Located in Conover Square, our boutique offers a lighthearted shopping experience with jewelry, clothes and accessories which are vintage or vintage-inspired. The timeless array of Vintage clothing and accessories, with expansive variety of other wonderful gifts and accents make Where the Dragonfly a destination and an event that you must see. Your time in the fun little world of Where the Dragonfly is more than just an amusing shopping experience. It is inhibition-free, exploratory, and imaginative space for untamed personal taste and personalized customer service.
Lowden State Park
One of the most picturesque sites along the Rock River is just north of Oregon in Ogle County. The bluffs are graced with a majestic image of an American Indian gazing over the Rock River Valley. This is no ordinary statue. It is a 50 foot, concrete-reinforced wonder that is awe-inspiring. A tribute to all Native Americans, but more commonly associated with Chief Black Hawk, the statue was designed by sculptor Lorado Taft. You can enjoy many wonderful views of the Rock River from the park, but the best view of the statue is from IL Rt. 2.