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The Colaw Rooming House
Return to Rt. 66, circa 1947, when you overnight at The Colaw Rooming House. Where you'll experience travel on the Mother Road before Interstates and motel chains were the norm. Located just 2 blocks from Rt. 66 in quaint Atlanta, Illinois, The Colaw Rooming House offers three bedrooms, two full baths, a charming living room with fireplace, dinning room, curved front porch, and delightful yellow and red 1940's kitchen. To further enhance your step back in time, your stay includes a complimentary breakfast at The Palms Grill Cafe-Atlanta's fully restored, circa 1935 small town diner. For more information please visit our website www.thecolawhouse.com
44th Annual Abraham Lincoln National Railsplitting Festival
From the Civil War Ball to the railsplitting, you'll learn about a unique piece of Route 66 and Lincoln, IL history.
31st Annual Harvest of Talents
On the 4th Saturday of October, HARVEST DAY begins with doors opening promptly at 7 a.m. at Lincoln Christian Church, in Lincoln, IL, with homemade cinnamon and pecan rolls. Carry-outs available. Freshly made vegetable soup cooked in outdoor kettles, homemade pie & bread, lots of tasty snacks and beverages in outdoor tent booths, and handmade items of all kinds (for pets, gardens, Christmas, home decor, shabby chic, quilted, babies, baked goods, jams/jellies, fresh produce, gift baskets, etc.) are sold 7 a.m. til 1 p.m. or til the exciting live auction begins at 2 p.m. There’s something for everyone, inc. live entertainment, souvenir photo booth, hand-lettered pressed-flower bookmarks, craft projects & mission classes for children, silent auctions, Harvest logo wear & souvenirs, monitored coat check room, I.D.E.S. information table, and Harvest Ministry Welcome area. A highlight is the live auction in the afternoon of many unique items, such as original design hand sewn quilts, handcrafted furniture, fine needlework, framed photography and artwork, jewelry, pottery, items from the mission field, refurbished antiques, re-purposed items, and other treasures.
7th Annual Cruise In at "The Mill"
The event includes a car cruise-in with great classic cars, live acoustic music, food from local restaurants, as well as door prizes and 50/50 drawings. We will have our Made in the USA t-shirts with our Mill logo for sale. Come Celebrate with us!
Atlanta Fall Festival
A small town festival has carnival rides, a petting zoo, car show, pie and cake baking contest/auction, bingo and bands nightly that are sure to entertain the whole family!
Abe’s Trail Trek
Come out for the 3rd year of what may be the toughest one day series of trail races in Illinois. While the 5k is runner, walker and new-to-trails friendly, the 10k and 15k will test the mettle of all but the most seasoned trail runner.
Fall Festival & Fish Fry at Hill Prairie Winery
The Fall Festival & Fish Fry is the perfect way to kick off fall in the beautiful rolling hills of Hill Prairie Winery. Enjoy the spectacular fall colors while enjoying fresh fried fish along with your favorite wines. Two great bands play each day. Check out their website for a full calendar of festivals and live music on Sundays at Hill Prairie Winery.
The Mill Annual Cruise-In
Join us from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm for a car cruise-in with great classic cars, door prizes and a 50/50 drawing. The Mill's new Made in the USA T-shirts with the new Mill logo will be available for purchase. The event is co-sponsored by Railsplitter Antique Auto Club.
Annual Chili Cookoff
The Annual Chili Cook-off is a popular fall event that features area chefs preparing their favorite chilies. The celebration gives patrons the chance to sample some great chilies and vote for their favorite, while enjoying live music and locally produced wines. Enjoy a hot bowl of chili on a colorful fall day at Hill Prairie Winery.
The Ironstone Room
The Ironstone Room is a quality restaurant located at Willett's Winery & Cellars. Featuring Executive Chef Kevin Roecker who provides quite a culinary experience.
Historic Marbold Farmstead
The Historic Marbold Farmstead is a treasured jewel in Menard County, Illinois. This was the central hub of the Marbold family farmland holdings, which consisted of over 4,000 acres. It was virtually self-sufficient, with several barns, dairy, chicken house, smoke house, ice house, boiler house and pump house. The original house, called Elmwood, was build in 1850 by John Marbold, a German immigrant and prominent Greenview farmer and businessman. Restoration efforts are underway. Located at 21722 State Hwy. 29 near Greenview.
Annual Traditional Music Festival
Early 19th century music and dancing will occur throughout the pioneer village at New Salem State Historic Site in Petersburg. Impromptu demonstrations and performances of music and dancing are featured. The park sets up straw bales for jam sessions, and there is a great deal of bluegrass, old-time, and other music going on. Camping is available and there are evening concerts.
Sisson's Country Inn
Large bedrooms, most with private baths. 1st floor is wheelchair accessible. Meeting room with kitchen available. On-site catering for groups by reservation.
Mason City Motel
Family owned facility all on one level with outside entrances. Weekly and monthly rates available.
CITY: Mason City
Elkhart Farmer's Market
A variety of locally grown fresh produce, baked goods and handcrafted items will be available every Saturday form 8am to noon, from May to October.
The grave site of Ann Rutledge, Abraham Lincoln's first sweetheart, is located at Oakland Cemetery. Her tombstone bears an inscription written by poet Edgar Lee Masters, who is burried nearby.
A visit to The Farm means many things to many people. Some come to find unique, hand-made, one of a kind items in our Shop. Many enjoy the beautiful Gardens to see hard-to-find plants in a landscape situation or to relax under an arbor. It is a favorite spot for wedding photos, senior pictures and family events. The Greenhouse features a variety of plants that you won’t find at the big box stores. Couples and families can enjoy a relaxing weekend in The Loft B&B, with luxurious amenities, privacy and a great view of our 63 rolling acres. Groups book The Farm for hayrides, group tours, picnics and bonfires throughout the year.
The Plaid Rooster
Nestled on the wooded banks of the Sangamon River at New Salem Historic Site and offering a unique casual dining experience with a variety of Italian and American entrees. Banquet and group sales menu available. Accommodations for up to 200. Really great.
The Annual Rib Festival is a time to wrap up another great summer season and enjoy fresh grilled ribs, along with live entertainment. Add your favorite wines and drinks to the mix and you’ll have a great afternoon of fun in the sun at Hill Prairie Winery.
Books & Crooks
This library is located in the town's old jailhouse, and still features the original cells. Feel free to take a book and curl up in your favorite cell.
CITY: New Holland
Comfort Inn - Lincoln
39 rooms, cable tv with free HBO, small meeting room, semi parking next to Wendy's, all major credit cards are accepted, no checks please.
Vin Fiz Landing
The historic flight of the Vin Fiz was the first air crossing over the United States. A marker located at the Dunlap House indicates the spot where the small airplane landed in Middletown on October 9,1911.
That Place Inc.
This unique shop is full of Merle Norman Cosmetics, exquisite jewelery, clothes, and many different kinds of nicknacks. Come in and enjoy the wonderful atmosphere and hospitality shown in this delightful shop.
Holiday Inn Express - Lincoln
Very nice up-to-date motel, close to everything, semi truck parking lot across the street behind steak'n'shake, all major credit cards are accepted, and checks are also accepted, but only if you have a credit card present
Beans & Such
Specialty Coffees and all that goes with it. Golden statuary gifts and lamps. Beautiful wedding and other holiday gifts and decorum spread throughout the store. A very unique and fun place to shop.
Best Western Plus Lincoln Inn
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.
The Inn at New Salem
Enjoy the environment of this local Inn. Conveniently located near New Salem State Historic Site. Just a short drive from Springfield, IL.
Super 8 Motel - Lincoln
43 rooms, sits back-to-back with Comfort Inn, semi parking available, all major credit cards accepted, no checks please. Free cable/HBO, and free local and 1-800 calls.
Lincoln's Farmer's Market
This open-air market provides a great opportunity to buy local produce, baked goods, flowers and more. The market runs from May 1 to the end of October on Saturdays and Wednesdays at Scully Park Downtown Lincoln.
64 bedroom newly opened hotel
Wild Hare Cafe
This hometown cafe offers wonderful homemade dishes that are guaranteed to please! Their cafe also offers seating that will take you back in time! BYOB. They offer a nice selection of wine glasses, but you have to bring your own wine. Organic, homemade selections.
Daphne's Family Restaurant
A local favorite, this family restaurant features home cooked meals at a low price. Their menu offers cuisine from across the world. They offer affordable breakfast all day long, as well as hearty dinners and great lunches.
The Loft B&B
The Loft Bed & Breakfast is a unique and relaxing retreat featuring the finest amenities in a scenic private setting. Located on 63 rolling acres between the many attractions and tourist sites in Springfield and historic Petersburg, Illinois, You’ll see deer, turkey, fox and an occasional eagle from the windows or the deck. Or take a leisurely hike down to the river bluffs. You’ll be surrounded by amazing peace and quiet. Enjoy this brand new and spacious B&B, complete with a large living room with leather sofa, chairs and a cozy fireplace. The kitchenette and dining areas will lend the creature comforts of home with a continental breakfast that is ready when you are. There are two sleeping areas that will accommodate six people. The solid hardwood floors add warmth and the bathroom features a custom tiled walk-in shower with a bench for relaxing. Walk outside on your private deck and enjoy a glass of wine with a spectacular second-story view of the countryside.
Four Willows Golf Course
Four Willows features a nine-hole, par 35 course.
CITY: Mason City
Stuffed Aria Pizza
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!!
Mary Todd's Hallmark Gifts and More
A great place to pick up gifts and souvenirs. They offer a wide selection of gift cards, figurines, books and more. Stop by today to take a look at what Mary Todd's has to offer, on the square in Downtown Lincoln.
MKS Jewelers Ltd.
A locally owned business specialized in fine jewelry. Conveniently located in Downtown Lincoln, just off the courthouse square. Affordable prices and great pieces.
Lincoln Park District Recreation Center
Public swimming pool, tennis courts, and soccer fields offer an area for your family to come play.
This is The Home of the Gyros, along with an assortment of other foods to choose from, like cheesburgers, hot dogs, and hot ham and cheese. They have appetizers such as cheese balls, fried mushrooms, and onion rings. Top it off with a drink of choice.
Country Hills Golf Course
18-Hole, 6414 yard, par 72 public golf course. Front nine opened July 4, 1993; Back nine added July 4, 2002. Bentgrass greens, bluegrass/rye mix fairways, tees, and rough. Banquet facility to accommodate up to 110 guests and clubhouse seating for up to 200. Full service pro shop fully stocked with golf clubs, balls, equipment, clothing, towels, hats, and shoes.bPractice facilities include drivingvrange with three target greens, chipping and putting green, practice bunker.
Chop Sticks Chinese Restaurant
A locally owned and operated Chinese buffet. This restaurant offers a wide variety of oriental cuisine at great prices. Stop by and take advantage of their great lunch buffet price! Affordable for dinner too!
Rusty's Clubhouse and Grill
Family Restaurant offering an all-American fare. Bar.
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
Cracker Barrel Resturant is a faorite 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.
A fascinating shop full of many different features. This shop has antiques, special glassware, old books, vintage merchandise, hand-poured candles, and many knickknacks.
Lincoln Public Library
A Carnegie library, built in 1902, the Lincoln Public Library is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Russel Stovers Candies
Located right off I-55 they offer a wide variety of discounted candies and they also sell fudge and ice cream. satisfy your sweet tooth at Russel Stovers.
The Theatre in the Park
Located within Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site, this 500-seat outdoor theater presents summer productions.
On west side of Lincoln near many restaurants, includes semi truck parking, accepts all major credit cards, no pool, and no personal checks please only business checks.
Budget Inn - Lincoln
This motel sets away from all the rest, they also accept all major credit cards, and semi truck parking is available. Checks are not accepted.
A fun family restaurant with a full menu to choose from with a hot and cold salad bar, and a children's menu. Come out and enjoy this family owned restaurant and all of its hospitality.
Saddie's Secret Place
Offering a selection of vintage Items, antiques, furniture, and unique old collectibles. Located on the west side of the square in downtown Mount Pulaski.
Pharmacy with Old Fashioned Ice Cream Shop. Kick back at this pharmacy/soda fountain and enjoy Green Rivers and other treats. Fountain includes old fashioned counter, stools and small ice cream tables. Closed Sundays
Three Roses Floral
This fabulous flower shop also offers gift ideas and florals for any occasion. Silk flowers, furniture, pictures and more!
Peggy's Place is a great hometown restaurant focusing on catering.
This luncheonette has different daily specials, fresh made sandwiches and salads, along with fresh made rolls. A variety of side salads made daily for everyones enjoyment, come in and see us.
Guzzardo's Italian Villa
Enjoy this upper class Italian Restaurant in downtown Lincoln, serving wine with food. Not handicapped accessible.
Brandt's Arcade Cafe
A quaint local restuarant serving traditional down-home cooked meals. They also serve some of the best homemade breakfasts in town.
Crane Creek Golf Course
This beautiful 18-hole course is situated on rolling elevations, with fast and true greens. Crane Creek also has a clubhouse, driving range, food service and a bar.
Sam Sorrento's Ristorante
They offer a wide variety of Italian cuisine offering pasta and pizza. They also offer a tasty Alfredo pizza. Sure to please any pizza connoisseur.
Shambolee Golf Course
This beautiful, well-maintained 18-hole course has a long front nine with mature trees, and a short tricky back nine with water, bent grass, trees and greens.
Hallie's Lunch Box
Home of the Famous Schnitzel.
River Park Bed & Breakfast
Home features an outside balcony overlooking the Illinois River.
Red Lion Motor Lodge
Rooms equipped with queen sized beds, cable TV, and free local calls. Ground floor building.
A quaint home town cafe located in Downtown Lincoln. They offer a great selection, and a wonderfully fast lunch menu. Check out this local restaurant for a great meal.
Good American food featuring chicken, steaks, fish, burgers and cookie chops. Serving breakfast Monday through Saturday.
The Country Aire
Newly remodeled restaurant. Big servings, good service, and a special knack for cooking delicious meals.
Sycamore Motor Lodge
2-story facility. Upper level is three efficiency units equipped with microwave, refrigerator, and stove. Monthly and nightly rates available.
Pig Hip Marker
This marker tells the story of the Pig Hip Restaurant and its famous sandwiches. A fire took the museum building in 2007.
Bethel One Room Schoolhouse
An icon of days past, this one-room schoolhouse has been restored by the Emden Historical Society.
Beautiful arranged gift shop. It has lovely wedding and shower gifts. Huge selection of candies, specialty coffee and other various unique items throughout the store.
Edward R. Madigan State Park
Enjoy the peaceful walking, biking or running trails with plenty of deer to be seen.
The Tropics Restaurant - Route 66
The Tropics Restaurant is no longer open to the public, but is a prime example of a Route 66 roadside attraction.
Step back to a time when dining out was something special. Broiled steaks and chops, wood-roasted seafood and spit-roasted meats. The quintessential 1940's supper club. Welcome to a place where friends and family gather for good times and exceptional food. A place where dining out is something special. Welcome to Wildfire. Our signature dishes include the Horseradish Crusted Filet, Macadamia Nut Crusted Halibut, Wildfire Chopped Salad, Roasted Prime Rib of Beef and Cedar Planked Salmon. We offer a variety of fresh salads and sandwiches
Offering great hand-made items with quality, this store offers a little piece of homemade heaven. They also offer custom framing and sewing supplies and are located directly on the square in Lincoln.
The Ironstone Room
Willett's Winery & Cellar is thrilled to announce the opening of their restaurant, The Ironstone Room. Executive Chef Kevin Roecker is planning quite a culinary experience. Ironstone China is a type of stoneware introduced in England in the early 1800's by potters using the country's ironstone to develop a porcelain-like china that could be mass produced. Eventually, Ironstone China was exported primarily to the United States between about 1840 and 1890. Dan's mother, Elsie Willett, has been a collector of Ironstone China for many years. Her collection will be displayed in the Ironstone Room of Willett's Winery & Cellar. Our menu changes seasonally, and offers suggested wine pairings from our winery.
Talk of the Town
Talk of the Town is a little slice of heaven in Elkhart. If you are looking for a place that gives you great home-cooked meals at a reasonable price you have found the place you want to eat. Talk of the Town employees will welcome you in and you will feel like you have been a part of the town forever.
The unique shop of Prairie Years offers an eclectic variety of items so that every shopper finds something that they will like. Come and view a great selection of gifts and purchases that will leave you asking yourself, "When can I come back?!"
Enjoy this one of a kind Chinese restaurant, with exceptional service, a clean atmosphere, with a wide selection of food to choose from. Meals are served with hot tea, soft drinks, or water. Dine in or carryout.
A locally operated Mexican restaurant, they offer great lunch specials and an expansive menu. Also well known for home made Margaritas and imported beers.
Grant's Homestyle Cafe
Home-style cooked meals. Friday night buffets.
The Carriage House
A beautifully decorated Victorian carriage house behind an old home in the river town of Havana. It is a wonderful opportunity to see how life used to be without giving up modern luxuries like cable TV.
Madigan State Park
Hiking, picnicking, canoeing, fishing, birdwatching and limited hunting are available at this 750-acre park along Salt Creek.
The Blue Dog Inn
This restaurant is a nice place to enjoy the company of friends and family. Enjoy wonderful food with a drink of your choice, started off with an appetizer and ended with a delicious dessert.
Powerton Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area
The lake was built on the floodplain of the Illinois River in 1971 by Commonwealth Edison Company as a cooling reservoir for the fossil-fuel power plant. Today, the completely diked, 1,426-acre lake is leased for visitor hunting and fishing.
Evening Star Camping Resort
Peaceful country setting on 35 acres with open grassy or wooded sites. Large open and enclosed pavilions available for parties and reunions.
Willett's Wine and Dine Experience
The Wine & Dine Experience is a 4-course gourmet meal prepared by Chef Kevin Roecker with each course being expertly paired with wine from Willett's Winery & Cellar. During the evening, you'll hear about each course selection from Chef Kevin and each wine selection from winemaker, Dan Willett. Jazz music will be provided by Joe Metzka throughout the evening.
Lincoln Christian University Theatre
Come and enjoy the sights and sounds of stage productions at the Lincoln Christian University & Seminary Theater. The productions vary depending on the year and the season. Offers a fall play, Christmas Production, and a spring musical.
Under the Prairie Frontier Archaeological Museum
This museum displays hundreds of authentic items from the frontier period, including artifacts that were excavated from the hilltop site of James Latham's 1819 cabin.
A quaint motel, refurbished to its origional motif, is a great place for Route 66 enthusiasts to spend the night.
North Greens Golf Course
Golf with your family on this great course. 18 holes of fun are in store for your family when you visit North Greens. You will be challenged at your game and have a great time teeing off!
Logan Lanes Bowling Alley
Come and bowl with your family or a group of friends at Lincoln's bowling center.
Emden Heritage Wayside
Located at the Emden Community Building, this sign interprets Logan County's proximity to Abraham Lincoln and his travels along the 8th Judicial Circuit
Logan County Courthouse
This 1905 Neo-Classical building features a stained glass dome, the longest-serving courtroom in Illinois, a mosaic of the state seal, a statue of Abraham Lincoln and murals of Logan County.
Heritage In Flight Museum
The Heritage in Flight Museum is dedicated to the preservation of aviation history. The museum displays memorabilia and artifacts from all the military conflicts dating back to WWI. These mementos have been donated by both veterans and their families. The museum also offers tours and hosts flying events at the airport.
Deskin's Tavern & Postville Well
Abe Lincoln often stayed at Deskin's Tavern when he traveled to Postville. A well where he is said to have quenched his thirst is also located on this site.
Old Jail and Old School House
See the local Historical Society's authentic preservation of an 1800s school and town jail. Tours by appointment.