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Anderson Lake Conservation Area
State fish and wildlife area with Class C camping facilities.
Weinberg-King State Park
William Creek meanders through this park, providing habitat for an abundance of wildlife. Set in 770 acres of rolling terrain and steep hillsides, Weinberg-King is popular in winter for its cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.
Swan Creek Golf Club
This nine-hole golf course offers cart rental.
Blandin House Museum
This two-story brick home, owned by town founder Joseph Blandin, is said to have been visited by Abraham Lincoln during his 1858 campaign against Stephen Douglas. The museum features artifacts from Blandinsville's rich history.
Twin Oaks Golf Course
This nine-hole golf course offers cart rentals.
Shaw Creek Golf Course
This nine-hole golf course offers a putting green and cart rental.
Kibbe Hancock Museum
The majority of this large collection of historic artifacts was donated by Dr. Alice Kibbe. The collection now includes Civil War and Indian artifacts, fashion items dating from 1840 to 1920, fossils, rocks, and geodes, and other historic artifacts from around Hancock County.
The Carthage Jail was the site of the martyrdom of Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum on June 27, 1844. Joseph and Hyrum with two companions were imprisoned here. A mob broke into the jail and killed them and injured severly one of their companions. Today the restored jail and visitors center and memorial gardens are open to visitors daily.
Kibbe Hancock Heritage Museum
The majority of this large collection of historic artifacts were donated by Dr. Alice Kibbe. The collection now includes Civil War and Indian artifacts, fashion items dating from 1840 to 1920, fossils, rocks, geodes, and other historic artifacts from around Hancock County. Recently acquired was the entire collection of the Illinois Funeral Customs Museum; part of which is on exhibit.
Prairie Winds Motel
The Prairie Winds Motel is conveniently located 1 mile west of Carthage, IL on US 136. Clean, comfortable, and affordable, the Prairie Winds Motel has free high speed internet, truck parking and weekly rates available.
Bergman Farm Supply
Bergman Farm Supply store in Carthage specializing in cattle holding and handling equipment, small seeds, livestock supplies, boots and more.
Crooked Creek Gallery
Crooked Creek Gallery is located in the old Sheriff's home and jail built in 1865. The past Home of cattle rustlers and horse thieves now houses fine art, jewelry, paintings and photography. Jail tours are also available.
Whether you stop by after work to join in on the banter around the "u" shaped bar or come for breakfast, lunch or dinner you are sure to enjoy your time at the Double Deuce located in Carthage. Serving home cooked meals daily with affordable prices and a wide variety of menu options to please any appetite.
The Wright Place
The Wright Place offers home cooked meals, banquet facilities for up to 130 guests, breakfast served all day along with fresh pies daily. BBQ Ribs and fresh cut ribeye steaks on Fridays.
The historic Wood Inn has been in operation under the same name since 1891. Now the main attraction besides the great food is the famous "wood chips." They are also known for great burgers, tenderloins and steaks. Located just off the NW corner of the square in Carthage.
Country Pastimes offers a wide range of gifts for all ages. Whether you're searching for the perfect birthday surprise or a memorable wedding gift. A vast array of choices can be found with seasonal merchandise and new products daily make Country Pastimes a unique destination for all.
Vintage, antique, primitive and new furniture, home decor, jewelry and glassware. Located on the South side of the Carthage Square.
The Flower Shop- Java House
The Flower Shop- Java House is located on the North side of the historic Carthage Square. The Flower Shop carries a full array of flowers and gifts for any occasion. The Java House offers coffee, lattes, teas and smoothies in a homey relaxed atmosphere.
Lake Hill Winery
Lake Hill Winery was built, not only to be a winery, but to be a gathering place and have the ability to hold a wide variety of functions. Besides the wine production, there is a tasting room bar, a small gift shop, and two banquet rooms. The first is the barrel room, which holds 100 people. This room is typically booked for smaller events such as reunions, rehearsal dinners, showers, company parties, birthday parties, etc. The other banquet room is the main hall. With two levels, capacity for over 400 people, a 160" TV/projector, and two bars, this room is capable of accommodating almost any event.
Carthage Jail & Visitor's Center
Built of native yellow limestome from 1839-1841, this was the site where Mormon leader, Joseph Smith Jr. and his brother were killed by an angry mob on June 27, 1844, resulting in the Mormons' famous trek west that led to the founding of Salt Lake City, UT.
Kibbe Hancock Heritage Museum
This impressive collection includes Civil War and Indian artifacts, fashion items circ 1840-1920, fossils, rocks, geodes and other historic Hancock County aritfacts. New to the museum are the Funeral Customs display and the "Lincoln: Making of the Man" display. The majority of the collection was generously donate by Dr. Alice Kibbe.
Fitz Randolph House Inn
This brick Italianate style home was built by Dr. James (Fitz) Randolph in 1873. Dr. Randolph was a medical doctor and then entered the mercantile business. He was a state legislator and on the board of Trustees of Carthage College. Unfortunately he died shortly after the home was completed and his wife was forced to take in washing and rent rooms in order to retain ownership of her home. The second owner, Mary Alice Curts-Black purchased the home in 1894 and did an extensive renovation including adding the porches. Ernest Coeur was the third owner (1943) followed by his son, Dr. James Coeur (1973) who did additional updates. Karol and Steve Carr purchased the home in 2007 and established Fitz Randolph House Inn as a Bed and Breakfast in 2008 after major renovations. The home now features 5 guest suites in addition to the two parlors, dining room, reception room and owners' suite.
Gold Hills Golf Club
Rolling hills make up this 18-hole golf course. Carts, a driving range and a putting green are available.
Argyle Lake State Park
Find serenity at this beautiful 1700-acre wooded park situated along an old stagecoach route between Galena and Beardstown. Featuring 95-acre Argyle Lake, the park is home to countless beaver dams and more than 200 bird species and 5 miles of hiking and biking trails.