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72nd Annual National Sweetcorn Festival
Held each year over Labor Day weekend, the National Sweetcorn Festival is best known for distributing over 50 tons of free, antique steam engine cooked, sweetcorn each year! Traditional carnival rides and grandstand events are additional highlights throughout the weekend, and the festival is home to the annual National Sweetheart pageant, a highly recognized pageant in which nine former contestant have gone on to become Miss America.
Arcade Pancake House
Serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, family style.
Chanute Air Museum
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.
Family restaurant and pancake house.
Country Thyme Tea Room
Victorian tea room. All food made from scratch. Reservations strongly recommended!
Culbert Flowers & Gifts by Molly
Nursery, gifts, antiques and much more. We had a wide range of unique selections perfect for any occasion.
Days Inn 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.
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.
Grand Prarie Families and Farm
The farm offers organic chicken, beef, pork, milk, cheese, bread and herbs.
Half Century of Progress
Static displays, parts vendors, flea market and, of course, the nearly 200 acres of cropland to be harvested and tilled during the Half Century of Progress make this a show that has to be seen! Nowhere else can you see vintage machines strut their stuff in real life field conditions as they were built to do, and not just for a few minutes at a time. From the earliest days of tractor power to the horsepower explosion of the 1970's, it will all be represented here and at work in the field, not just sitting and looking pretty.
Hap Parker Family Aquatic Center
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.
Hardy's Reindeer Ranch
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!
Buy cucumbers, gherkins, peppers, pumpkins and other in-season produce.
Illinois Central Railroad Historical Society Headquarters
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.
Step across the threshold of this lovingly restored, 106 year old building. Throughout the two story shop and its enclosed garden, you’ll find a tasteful and eclectic blend of upscale, contemporary home and garden décor items. Mirrors, lamps, clocks, candles, candleholders, vases, and gorgeous garden iron. You’ll also find trendy fashion jewelry and accessories. The ground floor Wine Corner features fine wines from Illinois vineyards and wine accessories. Sampling takes place every day and wine can be purchased by the glass (or bottle) for sipping while you shop or to enjoy in our beautiful garden. Up the Stairs, you’ll find The Food Corner, filled with a surprising array of Illinois Food products and kitchen gadgets you won’t want to live without. All around you’ll find April Cornell linens, more accessories and décor, a Spa Corner designed to inspire and sooth your mind, body and spirit.
Iroquois County Historical Society Museum
This old ourthouse museum houses numerous exhibits, as well as collections of natural and cultural objects that reflect the dinstictive characteristics of the county.
Magnuson Heritage Inn
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.
Main Street Cafe'
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!
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.
Market Street General Store
Craft store, country crafts and gourmet foods.
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.
Middle Fork Forest Preserve
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.
Motel 6 - Gilman
38 rooms, pet friendly, handicap accessible.
Onarga Township Cemetery
The cemetery is the eternal home of Timothy Webster, a Civil War spy.