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The North Pole has moved to Central Illinois. Try your luck at the 6+ acre corn maze, the Grand Prix style race track, pick a pumpkin or a Christmas tree (depending on season), stop by the fascinating gift shop and, of course, see the reindeer!
Fun for the whole family! Highlights include two amazing water slides that splash down into 350,000 gallons of crystal clear water. The zero-depth entry pool also features water toys for children, lanes for swimmers, and diving boards. The 14,000 square foot facility also has a full bath house with accessible restrooms and changing rooms, along with a full-service concession stand, shaded and open lounge areas, picnic tables and much more.
The Chanute Air Museum celebrates the 76 year legacy of the former Chanute Air Force base and the development Illinois aviation. The Museum showcases over 30 aircraft, including a rare P-51H Mustang and XB-47 Stratojet, while exhibits include "Life at Chanute" and "The 99th Pursuit Squadron: From Rantoul to Ramitelli and Beyond." Bus parking and a gift shop are available.
Middle Fork Forest Preserve, 1600 acres in northeast Champaign County, offers visitors a campground (53 of 65 campsites have electricty), brand new playground, swimming beach, fishing, hiking, boat rentals, cross-country skiing, picnicking, a Waterfowl Management Area, renovated meeting facility and programs. The campground now accepts online reservations.
Gordyville USA is a family-owned and operated establishment. The heated spacious building encompasses 160,000 square feet of space all under one roof. The multi-functional grounds are the site of several diverse events such as horse shows, flea markets, farm equipment sales, estate and land auctions, and the Annual Gifford Bank Craft Show. There is also a restaurant on the grounds.
The Illinois Central Railroad Historical Society is dedicated to preserving historical and educational information about the Illinois Central Railroad and the many predecessor railroads that have been part of the IC system. This headquarters feature a depot, museum and library.
Beautifully organized, clean antique shop in downtown Paxton. Specializing in antiques, collectibles and good old-fashioned hospitality. New items daily. Located in the basement, it is a not for profit thrift store where all items are 50 cents.
A beautiful 1931 art deco 375 seat theatre. Shows are open to all ages and start at 7pm except on special events. The theatre brings the opportunity of a variety of entertainment arts; from concerts, live music & professional dance troupes to dinner theatre, local talent shows, private events such as weddings, and special holiday productions. This building was designed by the famous Louis Skidmore of "Skidmore, Owens and Merrill." The Watseka Theatre is believed to be the only theatre he ever designed. It's definitely a "Diamond in Our Own Backyard."
The Rossville Depot Railroad Museum features a collection of material from various railroads in East Central Illinois including the C&EI, Wabash, Illinois Terminal and NYC. The depot also includes a HO scale model railroad with over 1,000 feet of total track and 130 switches.
This old ourthouse museum houses numerous exhibits, as well as collections of natural and cultural objects that reflect the dinstictive characteristics of the county.
This nine-ton cannon, used in WW II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War, stands alongside Veterans Parkway in honor of the men and women who have served in the Armed Forces.
The farm offers organic chicken, beef, pork, milk, cheese, bread and herbs.
Buy cucumbers, gherkins, peppers, pumpkins and other in-season produce. From its inception, Hinkle Produce has been dedicated to providing our customers with the freshest, highest quality produce available. We have developed technologies that preserve the integrity of our produce during the harvesting, packaging, and transportation processes. And we are proud to announce our recently launched Value Added Marketing Programs for sweet corn, pumpkins, watermelons, and other commodities.
Constructed in 1857, Mann's Chapel is the oldest standing church in Vermilion County. The chapel is now part of the Vermilion County Museum Complex and can be rented for special occasions with seating for 125-150 available.
Timber Creek Bed and Breakfast offers country retreat style lodging in a secluded Illinois meadow surrounded by trees and a stream. It is the ideal setting to escape fast-paced everyday living and relax, recharge, and reconnect with each other.
Looking for a place to grab a cup of coffee while traveling down Interstate 57? Then stop by Main Street in Gifford, and be on the look out for their daily specials!
52 rooms, super start breakfast from 6am-10am, Olympic-size jacuzzi.
Magnuson Heritage Inn is conveniently located in Rantoul, Illinois off of Interstate 57, just 15 miles from Champaign. While in Rantoul check out their many attractions such as Hardy's Reindeer Ranch, Air Museum, play the links at their many golf courses, or just take in the quaint village of Rantoul.
Located just off of Interstate 57 welcoming to all: truck drivers needing place to stay, families visiting Rantoul or Champaign-Urbana (just an extra 15 miles down I-57 to Champaign and nearest to Market Place Mall), or meeting planners. The Days Inn Rantoul has meeting space provided for you! Days Inn Rantoul is also pet friendly.
The cemetery is the eternal home of Timothy Webster, a Civil War spy.