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Salt Creek ABATE, Route 66 Heritage Foundation of Logan County and the Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway will be hosting a new Motorcycle Show on Saturday from 11am to 3pm at The Mill on 66. The event is being held as part of and in conjunction with the Abraham Lincoln Railsplitting Festival (www.railsplitting.com) and the 90th Anniversary of Route 66 (1926-2016). All statewide ABATE members are invited as well as all motorcyclists. There will be People’s Choice awards, live music and hot pizza for the event. A suggested $5 registration donation for motorcyclists will go towards the Mill.
This year’s Abraham Lincoln National Railsplitting Festival will be held at new locations in Lincoln, Illinois, all of which are located on Historic Route 66 – Postville Courthouse State Historic Site, Postville Park and The Mill. The event is a celebration of the pioneer days that influenced Abraham Lincoln’s early life, including his time as a lawyer on the 8th Judicial Circuit. Traditional Saturday festival activities include the Women's Firewood Split, Log Rolling Contest, Cross Cut Saw Competition, Antique Tractor Games, Team Railsplitting Contest, Jr. Railsplitting Contest and the Amateur Railsplitting Contest. Sunday Railsplitting festival activities include a Community Church Service, the Dean Tibbs Tomahawk Throw, the Ray Begolka Corn Shelling Contest, a Stick Horse Rodeo, Water Boil Contest, Outhouse Races, Trick Riding & Drill Team by Rita Coleman, the Re-Christening of the City Lincoln at 3pm and the National Railsplitting Contest at 3:15pm.
Join in the fun from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM Saturday October 8th for the 10th annual car cruise-in with great classic cars, food, music, door prizes and a 50/50 drawing. The event is co-sponsored by the Railsplitter Antique Auto Club. Vehicle registration suggested donation is $5. A fund raiser for The Mill restoration project. The Railsplitter Antique Auto Club has hosted the event all ten years and has raised over $2500 for the Mill from this annual event.
Pekin’s biggest festival is a great family friendly event with a carnival, music, festive foods, entertainment, kids events, parade and craft vendors. The weekend event honors Pekin’s favorite son, Senator Everett McKinley Dirksen, and his love for gardening.
The annual Morton Pumpkin Festival returns for the 50th year! This great celebration of everything pumpkin is in downtown Morton. You will find lots of carnival rides, specials displays, and great food. People from across the country come to enjoy the festival!
Willett’s Winery and Cellar in Manito is located in an 1895 building originally used as a harness shop. Our wines are created to please any palate, from dry oak-aged red (Leon Millot) to our very popular Cranberry Frost, made from 100% cranberry juice.
Sugar Grove Nature Center is located in beautiful, historic Funks Grove among over 1,000 acres of forest and prairie. Funks Grove is the largest remaining intact prairie grove in the state of Illinois and is a designated National Natural Landmark. Visitors will enjoy interpretive exhibits, live animals and a wildlife viewing room as well as access to 5 miles of hiking trails. The Imagination Grove Nature Play Area welcomes children to explore, tromp in the creek, climb a tree, ride a zip line and more. A picnic shelter, astronomy observatory, blacksmith forge, corn crib prairie lookout, variety of gardens and many other features help to make Sugar Grove Nature Center a beautiful and unique place. Visit the website to learn more about special events and programs.
Blue-plate specials, bingo, and a bus stop! Lovingly restored to its circa 1935 appearance, the café now invites visitors to step back in time and experience the way it used to taste. Groups welcome. Open seven days a week, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Located off I-74 just 5 minutes from Peoria the Travelodge features a continental breakfast, free local phone calls, guest laundry. Economy priced with clean rooms and a friendly staff.
Built in 1922, the theater built by Steve Bennis opened in 1923 showing "John Quincy Adams Sawyer." It was originally a single screen featuring an organ and live stage shows as well. The number of screens was doubled in 1985 and then again in the mid nineties. Downtown Lincoln is a great place to grab dinner and a movie while exploring the Mother Road.
This quaint local restaurant is located on the square in downtown Mt. Pulaski, IL. They serve hearty, home-cooked meals at a great price. This restaurant is a great, locally run, place to have a family dinner.
Don't be surprised by the Alice-in-Wonderland nature of the Wild Hare Café's décor, which incongruously proves to be a nice complement to its simple but eclectic menu. Serves lunch Tuesday to Saturday and dinner service on Friday and Saturday evenings.
Located off I-74 just 5 minutes from Peoria the Quality Inn features a deluxe continental breakfast, free local phone calls, guest laundry, and cable TV. A unique hotel with clean rooms and a friendly staff.
Cracker Barrel Resturant is a favorite stop for travelers. It is located right off of the I-55 exit and Illinois travelers are sure to find some great home cooked meals to fill their stomachs.
This Inn features 58 rooms on two floors. It offers complimentary parking, a bar, air conditioning, and cable television. Pets are allowed. It is also home to the World's Largest Railsplitter Covered Wagon.
Offering a great pizza to those who come in. They are the only pizzeria in town that offers traditional stuffed pizza. They serve up fresh homemade pizza that will make you crave to stop back in for another slice. Yum!!
5 minutes from Peoria on I-74. Meeting space for 5 to 500 with free high-speed Internet. Outdoor garden area seating for 200. Free hot breakfast buffet daily. Suites, oversized rooms with refrigerators, wet bar, irons and iron boards, blow dryers in all rooms. Indoor pool, Jacuzzi, Work out room and lounge. 5 minutes from Par-A-Dice Casino, Eastside Sports Complex, Civic Center and Festival of Lights. RV & bus parking.