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Nestled in the heartland of West Central Illinois is a golf course you won't want to miss as you travel through this area. Oak Run Golf Course is located 15 miles east of Galesburg, Illinois and is a very comfortable drive from Peoria and the Quad Cities. We are located north of US Highway 150 on County 12. Oak Run Golf Course is a public 18 hole course with well defined fairways and nicely bunkered. Several ponds and a small lake add to the beauty and come into play. There are three sets of tees to fit any level of play. Our large, well kept greens will test your putting skills, and run consistently medium/fast.
Bunker Links Golf Course is an 18-Hole (Par 71) regulation golf course located in Lincoln Park on the north end of Galesburg, Illinois in Knox County. Designed by local golf enthusiasts, Bunker Links opened in 1924. Owned and operated by the City of Galesburg, it offers a wonderful, affordable and accessible recreation option for Galesburg residents and guests.
Maple Bluff Golf Club is Geneseo's only 18 hole golf course and the best kept secret in the Quad Cities area. This par 72 championship layout is open to the public and can be enjoyed by golfers of all levels, from any of the four sets of tees.
The abundance of virgin stands of Oak and Hickory trees, the rolling hills and wooded bluffs lends an enchantment to Lake Bracken unequaled in the Midwest. It has maintained its beauty and continues to charm members and visitors alike for nearly one hundred years. Our golf course is carefully manicured and tended by expert hands, making it a true showcase of beauty. There is nothing quite like Lake Bracken Country Club in Illinois,
Come join us for a great day of golf, then relax in our lounge and have a cool refreshment and something to eat! Located at 9701 1/2 Illinois Highway 82 in Cambridge, IL. This is a 18 hole golf course.
Ribtober Fest downtown Geneseo will feature a rib cook-off contest, bags tournament and outdoor concert all in one! The competition begins with fifteen competitors. Ribs will be smoked, cured and possible other treatments, all ribs will be cooked on site. Limited VIP tasting passes at $10 will go fast. Passes include 1 Pint of Beer and one rib tasting from four different competitors. Vote for your favorite. Winner is determined by most votes received. All ages are welcome and FREE admission for all. Music provided during the day and the evening is Live with the Roy Krunk Trio beginning at 7 p.m until 10 p.m.
The Geneseo Brewing Co. was first established in 1884 and proudly served the local community for over ten years. Geneseo Brewing Company is rebuilding the tradition since 2014. We craft the finest ales and lagers in our small neighborhood brewery located in historic downtown Geneseo, Illinois. Stop in. Visit. Raise a pint to friends and fun! A wide variety of beers, appetizers, and pizzas tricycled from Raelyn’s restaurant are available.
A welcoming sight as you enter Geneseo from the I-80 corridor. Lionstone Brewery and Gastro Pub is a combination production brewery and tasting room. Upon entering the brewery, you are welcomed by a wood fire pizza oven serving a wide range of pizzas daily.
Timber Terror, a bone chilling experience that recreates and relives the Witter Hills Asylum. Patients experienced a macabre, sadistic torment while housed at the facility. A patient revolt took place and the Witter Hill Asylum was burnt to the ground. Survivors had not where to go and hid in the woods for years. The patient's spirits lurk in the woods and become vocal each October with unsettling noises and vibes coming from the area which once was the Witter Hills Asylum. Hours: 7pm to 11pm, Fridays and Saturdays. Admission: $10
Walk through the magical park, listen to caroler and enjoy cookies in the Shelterhouse. Drive and view the lights throughout the city streets and neighborhoods of Edgewood, Prospect and Chestnut.
Established in 2011, En Season Restaurant was born out of the desire to promote local, sustainable agriculture and to improve community wellness and quality of life by providing a farm-to-table seasonal dining experience and various programs in collaboration with area businesses and organizations. Located inside Galesburg’s Sustainable Business Center, en season aspires to meet high sustainability standards by sourcing ingredients almost exclusively from community farms, conserving water, and nurturing green entrepreneurs to, in turn, help rebuild the local economy. Providing lunch and dinner to the public Wednesday through Saturday and brunch on Sunday, our Executive Chef creates new, fresh dishes each week that join signature menu items made from foods grown by local farms, our garden or the regional cooperative.
The newly remodeled Baymont Inn & Suites is ready to serve guests. Visit Galesburg and our many historic sites. Enjoy learning about Abe Lincoln, Knox College and Illinois in the 1850s with the Lincoln Douglas Debate site at Knox College. Galesburg has the Carl Sandburg Sate Historic Site that honors the legacy of our 2 time Pulitzer Prize winning native son and national treasure. Enjoy the newly re-imagined Discovery Depot Children's Museum, the Galesburg Railroad Museum, wonderful shopping and exceptional cuisine in beautiful downtown Galesburg.
The Discovery Depot museum provides an engaging atmosphere in which children and families explore, learn, and have fun together. Since 1999, we have sought to fulfill our mission, "Inspiring Wonder and Excitement for Learning" through diverse programs, exhibits, and community partnerships. We promote literacy, science, engineering, technology, mathematics, fine arts, and cultural education by engaging families through hands-on learning! In addition to providing exhibits and programs, we lease classroom space for private events, including children’s parties, business meetings, and other special events. The museum is located across the street from the Galesburg Amtrak Station and the Galesburg Railroad Museum.
Over 200 runners participate in this annual “Hardcore” 5k race held, snow, rain or shine beginning at 8am.
Begin your winter holiday season on Thanksgiving weekend with festive music, simmering foods, friendly greetings and a visit with St. Nicholas. Take home natural Christmas trimming and exquisite one-of-a-kind gifts for family and friends. End your visit with a horse-drawn wagon ride through the walnut grove! Admission: a generous gift of non-perishable food items for Knoxville Council of Churches’ Christmas baskets.
Kick-off the holidays and visit Geneseo to start your Christmas shopping season, with extended hours by local shop owners. Candlelight shopping downtown Geneseo will light your holiday spirit.
Find your unique treasure at Henry County’s largest one day craft show for handcrafted gifts. Free parking. Hours: 9am to 3pm. Admission: $2 for ages 13 & over.
Begins at 9 am, Skamperoo starts at 10 am. Over 150 runners each year of all ages enjoy this tradition of family fun running through historic Bishop hill, during the annual 5K run/walk. Runners vie for the coveted hand carved wooden boot trophy, symbolic of the Swedish Stomp. Open to all ages 7 to 107.
The annual quilt show is like a needle and thread as it joins together family members and friends to create something memorable. This event continues to grow and over 100 quilts and quilted pieces are entered in this judged show at the Colony School. Be sure to visit the Village Smithy and VagnHall Galleri to see additional quilts on display.
A must-see attraction in Kewanee is the Woodland Palace at Francis Park, the first “green” home in Illinois. This unusual home was built way ahead of its time and is filled with engineering wonders. Learn about the quirky and eccentric man who built and lived in the home. Fred Francis was an artist, poet, inventor, builder, mathematician, engineer, and a naturist. Francis started to build the home in 1890 and worked on it for the next thirty-six years. It features hand-carved molding, a water purification system, and is the first house in the state of Illinois to have air-conditioning without the aid of electricity. View the sophisticated achievements of disappearing windows, doors, and more. Visit a home where everything seems to work in harmony. Woodland Palace is open seven days a week from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. April through October 1.
Down home service features home baked bread and rolls, home cooked soups and entrees. Specials are served daily. “The Nest” is a specialty; ask about it! Breakfast served all day on Saturday.
Take a look back in history and visit the Steeple building, built in 1854. Architecturally intriguing it is a three-story stucco Greek Revival structure with a two-story tower and 66 six-over-six windows. It was built to be used as a hotel, but instead was used as a dwelling, school, administration building, and later housed a bank, telephone switchboard and apartments. The museum is home to the Bishop Hill Heritage Association offices. The rooms and exhibit showcase historic artifacts and photos of early Colony days and take visitors back through time to a quaint prairie village. Group tours by appointment, small fee. Open Daily 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday Noon to 4 p.m.
When you’re in the market for comfort foods in Annawan, the Purple Onion is your spot. The homemade pies are a must-order item.