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State fish and wildlife area with Class C camping facilities.
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.
Take in all the energy and entertainment available through the abounding opportunities at Ball Fore Family Entertainment Center! Mundane does not exist within the vast array of choices distributed throughout this park. Treat yourself, family, friends, or colleagues to an interactive day at the park. Ball Fore Family Entertainment Center has something for everyone including eight batting cages, an eighteen hole miniature golf course, driving range, sand volleyball pit, archery range, basketball, bags sets, playground, picnic area and concessions.
Bergman Farm Supply store in Carthage specializing in cattle holding and handling equipment, small seeds, livestock supplies, boots and more.
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.
Browns Oakridge Zoo is a family owned and operated zoo established in 1990. Beginning with a single pot bellied pig and a few whitetail deer, the number of species housed at the zoo has grown to include five Siberian tigers, several black bears, two lions, and many more exotic and domestic animals. Over the years we have taken in many abandoned animals. A total of 152 lion and tiger cubs, abandoned in captivity have been reared here. Most of our animals have been raised in the house, and have had a lot of human contact. You won’t just get to see the animals here, but you will be able to have hands on contact. Imagine being able to hold a lion, tiger, or bear cub. It brings out the kid in all of us.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Vintage, antique, primitive and new furniture, home decor, jewelry and glassware. Located on the South side of the Carthage Square.
Casual Mexican-American dining for the whole family. Enjoy one of the 14 flavors of margaritas.
Gold and silver jewelry. Diamonds and assorted ring settings. Fine china and crystal.
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.
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.