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Charleston Challenge 40 Mile Relay
Are you looking for a new and exciting race? Check out the 40 Relay covering the Southeast corner of Coles County! The 40 mile loop course can be run individually or with up to 4 runners.
Torchlight Halloween Hike and Weenie Roast
Join us for a torchlight hike around the historic site then return to the Visitor Center for a Barn Dance and weenie roast. Lincoln Log Cabin is the last home of Thomas and Sarah Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln's parents. It shares the site with the Sargent farm, an 1840's living history farm.
6th Annual Civil War Santa’s Visit
Celebrate Christmas, 1860s style, at Lincoln Log Cabin. While Christmas would not become an official holiday until 1870, during the Civil War, soldiers both north and south found ways to celebrate. Join us as we welcome our Civil War era Santa Claus, whose image once graced the front page of Harper’s Weekly as he distributed gifts to Union soldiers. Let’s hope they won’t be any hardtack under your tree this year! 10am-4pm
Lincoln’s Trial & Tribulations
Join us for an intimate dinner theater experience in beautiful historic settings while experiencing Lincoln from a whole new perspective - event held on three dates: July 26, Aug. 16, and Sept. 19. Savor a delicious period meal. Hear and watch the story of the 1847 Matson Slave Trial unfold. It is one of the top ten trials in Lincoln’s career and one of the top five in Coles County. It is an evening out of the ordinary!
Bob Galloway Memorial Amish Country Bike Tour
Hosted by the Decatur Bicycle Club and the Arthur Association of Commerce, riders can choose from up to 100 miles of rides around scenic Illinois Amish Country. Well marked routes with little traffic and Amish country shops along the way and the Great Pumpkin Patch too. Rest stops with snacks, fruit, and drinks along the routes. All routes are sagged. Nearly 600 riders register, making this one of the biggest bicycle tours in Illinois. Starting point is the Arthur Community Building.
Mattoon Mural Arts at Progress Square
Residents are encouraged to visit the mural, "Civility," and relax in the new surroundings at Progress Square. This mural by artist D.S. Gordon embraces the landscape, history and people of Mattoon. For years after the completion of the rail, many trains a day would meet at the intersection of the tracks at the center of town and determine right of way in polite fashion. This symbolizes the civility of a community with a 150-year history of working together, which the mural captures. One of many mural projects sponsored by the Mattoon Arts Council and the City of Mattoon.
Antique Farm Equipment Demo
One day festival to see demonstrations of antique farm equipment at The Great Pumpkin Patch, nestled in beautiful Amish country in Arthur, Illinois. You'll be amazed at how old-style farm equipment works.
Super 8 Motel - Tuscola
63 rooms with one suite, interior entry, 24-hr coffee service and 24-hr front desk with wake-up service. Handicap rooms, pet friendly.
Quality Inn and Suites Conference Center
The Quality Inn & Suites Conference Center provides guests with countless features, great service and a convenient location. Lake Land College is less than a mile away from this Mattoon, IL hotel and local points of interest like Illinois Amish Country, Eastern Illinois University and Lincoln Log Cabin are nearby. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy the multitude of recreation areas offered in the surrounding area. The Douglas Hart Nature Center, Peterson Park, Meadowview Golf Course and Lake Mattoon are in the vicinity. Several specialty stores, shopping malls, retailers and restaurants are close to the hotel.
Hampton Inn - Mattoon
61 room motel. There are restaurants within walking distance. Small meeting room for eight people.
Wolf Creek State Park
Eight miles northwest of Windsor, Wolf Creek State Park encompass 11,100 acres of water, 250 miles of shoreline and large tracts of carefully maintained indigenous woodlands ideal for camping, horseback riding, snowmobiling, boat fishing, water skiing, pontoon boating, windsurfing or just plain bobbing and drifting on the glittering expanse of the lake itself. In addition to visiting the small, friendly wooded campgrounds or taking part in the action on the lake, swimming is available from the beach. You can also take a leisurely stroll through nearby forests. An abundance of deer, pheasant, rabbits, wild turkey and songbirds are almost always visible.
Hong Kong House - Charleston
Chinese restaurant with full menu - dine-in, carry-out or delivery.
Bryant Cottage was built in 1856 by Francis E. Bryant (1818-1889), a friend and political ally of Senator Stephen A. Douglas. According to Bryant family tradition, on the evening of July 29, 1858, Douglas and Abraham Lincoln conferred in the parlor of this house to plan the famous Lincoln-Douglas Debates. The picturesque one-story, four-room wood frame cottage has been “restored” and is interpreted as an example of a middle-class life in mid-nineteenth-century Illinois. The furniture on display is of the Renaissance Revival style, appropriate for a small-town family of the mid-nineteenth century. The cottage is accessible to persons with disabilities. The site hosts portions of a variety of locally sponsored events throughout the year.
Round House Antiques
We invite you to come and visit us at Round House Antiques in Charleston, IL to see our unique selection of antiques, primitives and collectibles. We sell quality vintage and antique items that can be treasured for a lifetime and passed down for generations. Antiques, collectibles, vintage jewelry, primitives, furniture, glassware, gift certificates, and layaway.
Lincoln Book Shop
New and used books, cards and more.
Country Attic Homespun Memories
A gift and collectible shop, specialize in Boyds, Mary Englebreit, Yankee Candles, Anheuser Busch steins, Bennington pottery and classic "Pooh". A collector club headquarters.
Harrison Street Inn
Small inn and Victorian home that has been divided into 4 guest rooms. Each unit has a private locked entrance and a private bath. Cable TV & private phone lines in each room.
Days Inn & Conference Center - Mattoon
123 room facility located in Mattoon, IL. Located just off Interstate 57 and a short drive from Charleston, Eastern Illinois University, Lake Shelbyville, Tuscola and Amish Country.
Shiloh Prairie Restoration
View 40 acres of restored prairie grass and a Native American grass lodge.
Furniture, giftware, lighting, stained glass mirrors.
Will Rogers Theater
This Art Deco-style theater shows the latest movie releases.
El Rancherito - Charleston
Authentic Mexican restaurant. Enjoy the finest Mexican food in Illinois. Call ahead for carry outs and check out our other locations.
Jibby's Bar and Restaurant
Home of the 8 and 10 ounce pepperloin.
The Vault Arts Collective
The Vault Arts Collective is a unique and eclectic collection of artists and artisans from all of central Illinois. Our 12,000 square foot former bank building is home to over forty artists that have come together to create and sell art with the common goal of sharing their talents with the world and, in turn, bring the world to Tuscola.
Country Junction/ Amoco
Friendly convenience store with pizza, hot dogs, chicken and deli type items.
Lincoln Garden Family Restaurant
Family restaurant and 24 hour weekend diner. Skillets, gyros, pita wraps, salads, soups, pastas, omelettes, steaks,chicken ribs, sandwiches, seafood and childrens menu
The Spicery Tea Room
Specialized in casseroles, quiches, soups, salads and desserts all made from scratch on premises. Setting: a 1901 Sears-Roebuck ordered catalogue house.
Seventh Street Underground
A student coffee house and entertainment. A non-alcoholic venue for college students.
Comfort Suites - Mattoon
Opened in 2000, this facility has 70 units, there are jacuzzi suites and 2-room suites available. Two restaurants on connecting property, one with a full service bar.
Carmen's Bar & Grill
Small town restaurant featuring American & Mexican food.
Fox Ridge State Park Campground
43 sites, electricity at each site, shower building, and shared water. Dump station. Reservations accepted.
B and J's Antiques
Seventy plus booths featuring antiques, crafts, collectibles, Coca-Cola memorabilia, agricultural equipment and Fenton glassware. Three flea markets, Memorial weekend, Labor Day weekend, and the Fourth of July.
Pagliai's Pizza in Charleston
Pizza, Dine in or carry out
Candles, enamelware, pottery, lighting and accessories, furniture, linens, primitive, colonial and cottage.
The Village Theatre, with its 183 seats in the round, hosts theatrical performances.
Bass Company Store -- Tanger Outlet Center
Shoes and clothing for men and women.
Magic Wok serves a wide array of Chinese specialties. Check out our website.
Route 36 Antiques
Over 40 quality antique dealers offering: furniture, glassware and collectibles. Let's make a deal.
Lake View Park Trail
Lake View Park Trail is an advanced single track dirt trail, 6 miles in length. It's quite technical in nature, offering good descents and heart-pounding climbs.
Past & Present Antiques
Antiques and collectibles, fine china, glassware, primitives, toys, lamps, furniture, pictures, quilts, vintage and more.
Amishland's Illinois Shop
Official Illinois cabin featuring Illinois information literature, Lincoln memorabilia, Illinois artisans and Illinois food products and souvenirs.
Roc's Black Front
Rocs is celebrated for its baby back ribs and original 'Norm's nirvana barbeque sauce.
D and M Sports Center and Family Fashions
We are a clothing and sports store, geared toward outdoor sporting. Men and women's clothing.
Dress Barn/ Dress Barn Woman -- Tanger Outlet Center
Size 2 to 26 casual and career clothing.
Forrest W. "Bo" Wood Recreation Area
This recreational area has 47 sites available for camping and more are being added. To make reservations, see the information. For general information, you can go to www.lakeshelbyville.com.
A Civil War era, hewn log house that has been moved to Central Illinois and restored. It is furnished with mid-19th Century antiques, has a full kitchen and bath, and sits on 55 acres of woodlands, meadow and fields.
Chinese buffet and extensive menu
Holiday Inn Express & Suites - Mattoon
Conveniently located at I-57 between Champaign and Effingham. Indoor pool and fitness center.
Baymont Inn & Suites - Mattoon
Consider our Baymont Inn & Suites Mattoon hotel your home base during your stay in Mattoon. Conveniently located off Interstate 57, the hotel is just minutes away from local destinations like Lake Mattoon, Fox Ridge Park and Rockome Gardens. Each guest room comes with homestyle amenities to make your stay relaxing. Take advantage of amenities like free Wi-Fi Internet access and our heated indoor swimming pool and hot tub. After a peaceful rest, start your day with free continental breakfast before starting your Illinois adventure.
Jackson Avenue Coffee
Located one block east of historic Courthouse Square. Large selection of coffees and coffee drinks. Pastries. Salads. Entertainment. Next door to and communicating with Calliope Court Boutique.
Best Western Plus Green Mill Village Hotel & Suites
Beautiful brand new hotel and conference center that has 68 rooms and suites available and features over 4,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space. Indoor pool, deluxe fitness center and easy on and off access to I-57. Located at 917 Green Mill Rd.
Burgers, sandwiches, wraps, chicken entrees, pasta dishes, Mexican selections, salads. Home of Charleston's famous Strawberry Bread. Catering available.
North Entrance To Lake Shelby
This 15-mile-long lake has 250 miles of shoreline, offering camping, fishing, boating, marinas and more.
Murals Around the Square
Charleston is known as a city of murals, thanks to the many art works located around the town square. View them on a seven-block tour of the area.
Daily specials, lunch buffet with good home-cooking and friendly service.
Prairie Sisters Antique Mall
Antique mall and other business.
Arcola Broom Corn Festival
Arcola celebrates its heritage as the “Broom Corn Capital of the World” with this renowned festival held in downtown. Visitors can see broom activities, arts/crafts, great food, free entertainment, National Broom Sweeping Contest on Main Street and gigantic parade featuring the famous Lawn Rangers.
Bent Tree Country Club
This 18-hole, par 70 course is a challenge for players of all levels.
In the heart of Amish Country; featuring home furnishings, Vera Bradley, Kitchen and Specialty foods.
Small hotel located near the outlet mall. Pet friendly.
Contemporary fashions for men and women.
Arcola Camper Stop
30 campsites; 28 have water, 30 amp electric and cable TV. Restroom with showers. Sites are grass and gravel, flat and level.
Jitters and Bliss Coffee and Treats
Large selection of coffees and teas, coffee drinks, home made ice-creams. Fresh baked breads and pastries. Sandwiches and soups. Gift baskets available.
Days Inn - Charleston
Rooms with single, double and kingsize beds
Take one-hour seasonal tours through Syngenta Seeds, a soybean processing plant.
This charming Amish wood shop and store features locally made Amish goods. Toys, treats, quilts, crafts and baked goods can also be purchased here.
Motel U.S. Grant
Experience a fun, comfortable stay. Free continental breakfast. Clean rooms, affordable rates.
Amishland Red Barn Buffet
400 seat award-winning buffet with local recipes, Amish bread, desserts, apple butter, butcher shop meats and great Amish country decor.
Roselen's Coffees & Delights
Breakfast and lunch, coffees, ice cream and pastries.
Dutch Kitchen Restaurant
Discover one of Illinois Amish Country's most popular dining spots; breakfast, lunch and dinner daily in our nostalgic Main St. setting.
Charleston Country Club
This country club features an 18-hole golf course.
Hebron Hills Camping
Wooded camp ground, 2½-acre pond, trails, some cabins and full hook-up.
Iron Horse Golf Club
Iron Horse Golf Club features an 18-hole links style championship golf course with bent grass tees, fairways and greens. Iron Horse provides a challenge to the low handicapper and a fun, playable golf course for the high handicapper. (rated 4.5-5 stars by Golf Digest magazine).
The Best Budget Inn
74 rooms, free continental breakfast. Cable TV with HBO. Two floors with exterior corridor. Suites are available. Handicap accessible.
30 rooms, restaurants located on either side of the hotel.
Large antique store featuring multiple antique dealers.
Timberlake Golf Club
This nine-hole, par 35 course features a campground on premises, along with golfing/camping packages.
Country Charm - Arcola
Largest showroom in the area for Amish-crafted furniture.
Yoder's Homestead Shop & Furniture
Beautiful locally crafted Amish furniture in walnut, oak, quarter-sawn, cherry, hickory and maple. You can also find quilts and locally made jams, jellies and popcorn.
Four Acre Wood Products
We are the largest custom furniture and cabinet manufacturer in the area. If the item you want is not currently available, we will be happy to custom make it.
Enjoy the sparkling beauty of Lake Charleston, which features hiking and biking trails.
Super 8 - Mattoon
This 61 room facility is located just off I-57 and Illinois Route 16, and has a variety of restaurants within walking distance. Attractions nearby include the Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site and the Lincoln-Douglas Debate Museum. Free Wi-Fi, business center, free breakfast bonanza, and pet-friendly. Kids 17 and under stay free with an adult.
Amishland's Country Restaurant
Enjoy Atwood's meat services, award winning meats. Home cooked meals include drink and dessert. Open for breakfast and lunch.
Zales The Diamond Store Outlet
High quality jewelry and accessories.
This orchard offers strawberries, peaches, apples, cider and other fresh in-season fruits.
Eastern Illinois University
This campus consists of 316 acres. German Gothic architecture of Old Main towers above the campus.
Gifts - Raggedy Ann dolls and books - Amish souvenir gifts - T-shirts - locally made brooms - Ambassador greeting cards - infant dept. - Alfred Dunner and Click sportswear - men's sportswear.
Queen Anne's on 7th Street
Queen Anne Victorian home built in 1892; sits on a wooded 1½-acre lot and is located 3 blocks from Eastern Illinois University.
Lincoln Prarie Grass Trail
Ride your bike or walk from Charleston to Mattoon on the Lincoln Prairie Grass Trail.
Village Pub and Steakhouse
Enjoy the "best steak and prime rib dinners in Central Illinois". Try their ribs, chops and seafood.
Fox Ridge State Park
Campgrounds, recreation shelters, several miles of trails, fishing, and canoeing.
Visit the museum's beautiful grounds and see a collection of over 10,000 items that include sea shells, primitive furniture and antique glassware.
Two-Story Outhouse at Gays
Arguably one of the most famous outhouses left on the planet is located in the town of Gays, IL, located just five minutes from Mattoon. The existence of outhouses in general are rare, but certainly a two-story version is a unique oddity that the small rural community of 300 has capitalized on for quite some time. Stop by anytime for this great photo opportunity!
Tarble Arts Center at Eastern Illinois University
Offering a year-round schedule of art exhibits and activities for all ages. Gift shop and sales rental gallery. Focus on Paul Sargent and Midwest art.
Mattoon Welcome Center & Historic Railroad Depot
Mattoon Tourism & Arts Welcome Center is located in the historic Illinois Central Railroad Train Depot, which also still serves as the Amtrak Station for the Community. The original Railroad Depot was constructed in 1918 by the Illinois Central Railroad, and it was then remodeled in 2011. The Depot is still an active Amtrak Station with 3,000 passengers boarding and un-boarding per month. The welcome center offers a host of information: state-of-the-art schools & colleges, a growing economy, beautiful parks, lakes and sports amenities round out the more favorable quality of life found in Mattoon.
Douglas County Museum
The award-winning museum features short-term exhibits about a wide range of topics pertinent to the history of Douglas County and East Central Illinois. The museum’s collections include clothing and textiles, military and medical equipment, decorative arts, archives and more! Plus, it’s also host to the Rural Life Antique Show held in March and November of each year.