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Bake sale features more than 2,000 rhubarb pies and other delicious desserts. In addition, there will be a huge craft show (on Saturday only) and flea market, music, food, trolley tours of the town and shopping in the historic district. If you want to be guaranteed an opportunity to sample the rhubarb you should be there by noon. Events take place in downtown Aledo, Illinois. Free Admission.
The 18-hole Hawthorn Ridge Golf Club in Aledo, IL is a public golf course that opened in 1978. Designed by William J. Spear, Hawthorn Ridge Golf Club measures 6701 yards from the longest tees. The course features 3 sets of tees for different skill levels.
The Alexis Museum houses numerous fascinating displays that depict the early days of the community.
The museum offers agricultural history exhibits and programs from the period 1820-1920 when horses were the man source of power for farming and transportation. With 6000 square feet of display area featuring eight interactive touchscreen kiosks with 80 video clips making Henderson county horse era come alive again. Over 50 equipment pieces are on exhibit.
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.
The 9-hole "Twin Oaks" course at the Twin Oaks Golf & Country Club facility in Blandinsville, Illinois features 3,004 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 35 . Twin Oaks golf course opened in 1965.
Great weekend get-away. Many trails and Clydesdale horses available for riding. Cabin rentals available.
Encompassing more than 3,000 acres along the Mississippi River, Big River State Forest is a remnant of woodland that once bordered the vast prairies. The 1-½ mile Lincoln Hiking Trail commemorates Abraham Lincoln's march through the area in 1832.
Offering camping, picnicking, fishing, boating, and winter sports, the conservation area is about 20 miles southwest of Monmouth and five miles east of the Mississippi River. Group camping also available.
The museum houses a podium and pew that President Lincoln spoke at in 1858. There is also an area devoted to Charles Duryea, inventor of the gasoline automobile, as well as local artifacts and a genealogy section.
The finest acommodations in West Central Illinois, close to downtown area.
Variety of room styles available including family rooms. National chain.
You're welcome to visit the Monsanto Facility at Monmouth, home to many exciting facets of agricultural research and training.
Affordable family/fine dining and lounge takes you back to the early 1900s when biplanes and barnstorming were all the rage.