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Sugar Grove Nature Center
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.
Willett's Winery & Cellar
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.
Palm's Grill Cafe
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.
World famous donuts!
By the Bean
The Award Shop
-trophies -plaques -signs -office accesories
Hudson's Talk of the Town
Lunch & Dinner
Route 66 Arcade Museum
The Rt. 66 Arcade Museum is chock full of vintage pinball and video games from the 1930s-1970s - most of which can be played. It's the perfect place to misspend your youth all over again, one quarter at a time!
Wild Hare Cafe
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.
Lincoln Theater 4
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.
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.
Log Cabin Quilt Shop
-quilt fabric -notion patterns -books -gifts
2015 Flying Gish Festival and Bow Fishing Tournament
Weigh in is at 2pm at Bass Pro Shops in East Peoria IL. $120/team of up to four Activities: 5am bowfishing tournament begins from Bass Pro Shops 10am-3pm-Flying Fish Festival-Bass Pro Shops Parking Lot Taste Testing, Entertainment, Kids Activities, IL. Dept of Natural Resources, Wildlife Prairie Park, Tons of fun for the family! 6pm Preservation and Conservation Dinner at Itoo Hall CALL: 309-674-9715 for more information A family friendly festival highlighted by the first inaugural Bow Fishing Tournament! This event will include cash prizes, activities on both sides of the river, educational displays, and local chefs preparing cuisine using the flying fish. The tournament is for registered competitors only, however, the additional activities are open to the public. The money raised from this event will go to support the Union Sportsman Alliance and the Preservation of the Peoria Labor Temple. All partners of this event support The Flying Fish Festival as one piece of a larger effort to deal with an Illinois River invasive species: Asian Carp. This Flying Fish Festival gives locals and visitors an opportunity to experience the excitement both on the water, shore and on the plate.
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
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.
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.
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!!
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.
Best Western Ashland House Inn & Conference Center
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.
Granite City Food and Beverage
Granite City Food & Brewery is a polished casual American restaurant featuring fresh, high-quality menu items prepared from made-from-scratch recipes. Signature dishes include Grilled Chicken and Asparagus Linguini, Barramundi Buerre Blanc and a host of other innovative menu items, as well as burgers, flatbreads, salads and steaks. Granite City Food & Brewery’s signature brews, which are made on-site, include The Duke (Pale Ale), The Bennie (Bock), The Batch (Double IPA), The Northern (American Style Light Lager) and The Stout. Seasonal brews are featured throughout the year.
Tyroni's Italian Cafe
You could say that Tyler Barnes made a name for himself going dough to dough… from spinning pizza to owning the business. Like others attending college, Tyler worked summers to help off-set expenses by making pizzas in a family-owned Bartonville business called Terry’s Pizza. A couple of years later, Tyler returned to Terry’s Pizza as manager. In 1986, Tyler bought the business and subsequently renamed it Tyroni’s, a nickname his in-laws created by eliding Tyler and pepperoni. Today Tyroni’s Italian Cafe is one of greater Peoria’s favorite dining spots. We appreciate our Senior Citizens 62 and older ~ 10% discount... Dine-In only, alcohol not included. From our family to yours, we'll serve you the best Italian food. We make every item to order - please tell us how you like it. Thanks for visiting!
Eysals Coffee Roaster
Eysal's Coffee Roasters has the friendliest baristas around. You will always be warmly and sincerely greeted which will keep you coming back to this neighborhood shop. The coffee is good here and there is a vast selection of espresso, smoothies, latte's, etc. Need WiFi? Come visit our relaxed atmosphere. There are always interesting people coming in and out. No time in the morning? Stop by for an afternoon drink or shop online for a great selection of beans and teas.
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.