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Stop at this roadside spot and pick your own strawberries.
Come ride the vintage passenger and freight trains on the former Illinois Central and Illinois terminal trackage. Experience the rails just like the maintenance crew did on a motorcar. All-day-tickets! - As many rides as you want! Also, enjoy the food tent.
Atwood Visitor & Information Center
Early trains made an "at-the-woods" stop, and in 1873 the town of Atwood was formed. Main Street today features split-rail fences, benches, grassy areas and country crafts, collectibles and antiques.
Arches Antique Marketplace
Antiques of all sizes and descriptions, from books and clothing to kitchen utensils and baby items.
Lincoln Douglas Debate Museum
Charleston's newest heritage tourism attraction. Learn more about the 1858 political debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas. This site is a designated, "Looking for Lincoln" site.
The Arcola Diamond House Bed & Breakfast
Arcola Diamond House is just what you hope to find in a bed-and-breakfast... a touch of whimsy, a dash of nostalgia and engaging hosts brimming with small-town friendliness. The Harshbargers, a family of porcelain artists, poets, musicians and scholars, have developed a sure-fire formula for enchanting their guests. Blending the decorative arts with culinary flavors, they have turned their family homes into masterpieces. Shining with personality, The Flower Patch & Diamond House make a pleasant beacon of exquisite taste; in more ways than one.
A friendly little store with a lot of new stuff on the east side of the square.
The World's One and Only Hippie Memorial
Created by the late Bob Moomaw. Bob worked as a railroad clerk and tax assessor, but did not like either job. As an eccentric, independent artist with strong beliefs, he was able to give voice to his feelings, passions, and opinions through his art and the writing on the sides of buildings. He created the 62-foot-long artwork starting in 1992 to say something about his life and the era during which he lived. A nearby marker gives an interpretation of his work.
Calico Workshop and Oak Furniture
Along with Amish Oak furniture, the Calico Workshop offer a lot of, you guessed it, calicos and fabric. Pre-made quilts, patterns, and quilting supplies.
Okaw Valley Orchard
Check out the store and bakery, where you can buy apples, peaches, cider, jams, jellies and apple butter. A playground and picnic area is available. An apple festival is held over Columbus Day weekend.
Dennis Hanks Gravesite
View the burial site of Abraham Lincoln's tutor in the Old City Cemetery.
Spitler Woods State Natural Area
Two-thirds of the area is a dedicated nature preserve containing one of the few remaining stands of old-growth timber in Illinois. Two trails wind through the nature preserve, allowing the hiker to enjoy the unspoiled beauty of the forest.
Zales The Diamond Store Outlet
High quality jewelry and accessories.
Ameri Host Inn - Tuscola
59 rooms with 2 jacuzzi suites, indoor pool, free deluxe continental breakfast.
Arcola Flower Patch B&B
Featured in Midwest Living magazine, the Arcola Flower Patch offers a lovely downstairs parlor, shaded porch swing, quiet gazebo for tea or coffee & gift shop. Lynn, the Artist in Residence, displays framed porcelain art and watercolors throughout the house. Every room abounds with floral arrangements, crafts, curios and family memorabilia. With floral rugs, potted plans and displays of fresh and dried flowers, it’s always spring at the bed & breakfast. Guests and non-guests alike are welcome to tour the backyard garden, where the Harshbargers grow the herbs used in their epicurean masterpieces
Monticello Wabash Depot
Built in 1899, the restored depot is the departure point for a weekend afternoon train ride to the Monticello Railway Museum. It also serves as a visitor center for Monticello and Piatt County.
Melrose Quilts & Sewforth
Seasonal retail store offers heirloom quilts & homespun accessories. Occasionally the Mennonite shop owner may be seen working on her quilts.
Kleiss Produce Farm and Country Market
This Champaign-Urbana area farmer's market sells in-season vegetables, melons, pumpkins and fruits.
Charleston Historic District
Downtown Charleston includes a historic courthouse and many historic homes listed on both the Coles County Register for Significant Places and the National Register of Historic Places.
Contemporary fashions for men and women.
Independence Pioneer Village
Visit this log home village from the early 1800s, including a blacksmith shop, church and schoolhouse.
Vintage Karma opened in downtown Tuscola in 2012 to offer handmade goods, funky antiques, unique jewelry and local art. Many of the creations are repurposed items, giving new life to discarded things and turning them into one-of-a-kind works of art.
Historic Charleston Courthouse Square
See the majestic Coles County courthouse and discover historic murals in Charleston's Courthouse Square.
The Wood Loft
The Woodloft works directly with the local Amish craftsmen here in the Illinois Amish Country to ensure that we can offer the finest heirloom quality pieces of custom furniture. The Wood Loft prides itself on being the best store in the Illinois Amish area with the ability to create custom furniture made right here by the Arthur Amish. We have a great staff who stand ready to help you create your heirloom today. Visit our showroom in Arthur, Illinois, or browse our on-line catalog for ideas or to select items that fit your needs.
Pulled Pork, Ribs, Chicken and Smoked Sausage. Udder Blasts, Ice Cream. Catering available.
Douglas County Museum
The award-winning museum features short-term exhibits about a wide range of topics pertinent to the history of Douglas County and East Central Illinois. The museum’s collections include clothing and textiles, military and medical equipment, decorative arts, archives and more! Plus, it’s also host to the Rural Life Antique Show held in March and November of each year.
Lincoln-Prairie Grass Trail
two miles of paved surface and 10 miles of aggregate surface. Jogging, walking, equestrian riding and biking permitted.
Red Wheel Restaurant
This restaurant serves down-home country cooking right in the heart of Monticello! With a diverse menu there truly is something for everyone. Enjoy a hearty breakfast, rich lunch or simple dinner. At Red Wheel, your wish is their command!
Amish/Mennonite homestyle cooking. Lunch/dinner buffet, full menu, homemade pies and rolls. Be sure to visit our new gift shop. Let us serve your next banquet. Enjoy a unique dining experience in our relaxed friendly atmosphere.
Large antique store featuring multiple antique dealers.
Charleston Alley Theatre
Located in the historic courthouse square. A local theater at its best. In an intimate setting, offering a wonderful mix of old and new drama.
Corrie Art Glass
A custom stain glass studio.
Party supplies and gifts.
Gateway Inn Sullivan
Located nearby various attractions, including Eagle Creek and Wolf Creek State Parks and Lake Shelbyville, this facility is cozy and comfortable and is also pet friendly. Centrally located in the heart of fishing country.
This orchard offers strawberries, peaches, apples, cider and other fresh in-season fruits.
Murals Around the Square
Charleston is known as a city of murals, thanks to the many art works located around the town square. View them on a seven-block tour of the area.
Mattoon Welcome Center & Historic Railroad Depot
Mattoon Tourism & Arts Welcome Center is located in the historic Illinois Central Railroad Train Depot, which also still serves as the Amtrak Station for the Community. The original Railroad Depot was constructed in 1918 by the Illinois Central Railroad, and it was then remodeled in 2011. The Depot is still an active Amtrak Station with 3,000 passengers boarding and un-boarding per month. The welcome center offers a host of information: state-of-the-art schools & colleges, a growing economy, beautiful parks, lakes and sports amenities round out the more favorable quality of life found in Mattoon.
Andrew Carnegie Library - The Arcola Public Library
An original Andrew Carnegie built in 1905. The library boasts all of its original classic revival architecture and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Amishland's Country Restaurant
Enjoy Atwood's meat services, award winning meats. Home cooked meals include drink and dessert. Open for breakfast and lunch.
Hebron Hills Camping
Wooded camp ground, 2½-acre pond, trails, some cabins and full hook-up.
Village Pub and Steakhouse
Enjoy the "best steak and prime rib dinners in Central Illinois". Try their ribs, chops and seafood.
Gifts - Raggedy Ann dolls and books - Amish souvenir gifts - T-shirts - locally made brooms - Ambassador greeting cards - infant dept. - Alfred Dunner and Click sportswear - men's sportswear.
Lincoln Prarie Grass Trail
Ride your bike or walk from Charleston to Mattoon on the Lincoln Prairie Grass Trail.
My Favorite Things
A unique shop featuring gifts for every occasion, gourmet foods, Camille Beckman hand and body products - Home decor -- candles, aromatique potpourie, Boyds Bears and gifts -- Jewelry. Stop in to sample our gourmet coffee.
Arcola Camper Stop
30 campsites; 28 have water, 30 amp electric and cable TV. Restroom with showers. Sites are grass and gravel, flat and level.
Enjoy the sparkling beauty of Lake Charleston, which features hiking and biking trails.
Iron Horse Restaurant
Steaks, some seafood, pasta, sandwiches and salads. Seating capacity 130, banquet capabilities, Sunday brunch, full bar.
Daily specials, lunch buffet with good home-cooking and friendly service.
Dutch Kitchen Restaurant
Discover one of Illinois Amish Country's most popular dining spots; breakfast, lunch and dinner daily in our nostalgic Main St. setting.
Fox Ridge State Park
Campgrounds, recreation shelters, several miles of trails, fishing, and canoeing.
Eagle Creek Golf Course
This newly renovated 18-hole golf course is designed as a pro course.
Arcola Broom Corn Festival
Arcola celebrates its heritage as the “Broom Corn Capital of the World” with this renowned festival held in downtown. Visitors can see broom activities, arts/crafts, great food, free entertainment, National Broom Sweeping Contest on Main Street and gigantic parade featuring the famous Lawn Rangers.
The Vault Arts Collective
The Vault Arts Collective is a unique and eclectic collection of artists and artisans from all of central Illinois. Our 12,000 square foot former bank building is home to over forty artists that have come together to create and sell art with the common goal of sharing their talents with the world and, in turn, bring the world to Tuscola.
Yoder's Homestead Shop & Furniture
Beautiful locally crafted Amish furniture in walnut, oak, quarter-sawn, cherry, hickory and maple. You can also find quilts and locally made jams, jellies and popcorn.
Bean Scene Cafe
Coffees, scones, breakfasts, imported teas, homemade pastries.
The Pewter Spoon
Many gift ideas, from miniatures to decorative and functional items. Mementos of the Arthur area, in pewter and brass.
Hiram Rutherford Home
Home of Oakland's first physician, the restored 1850s Dr. Hiram Rutherford Home features a summer kitchen, doctor's office and a museum of agricultural history.
Queen Anne's on 7th Street
Queen Anne Victorian home built in 1892; sits on a wooded 1½-acre lot and is located 3 blocks from Eastern Illinois University.
Country Charm - Arcola
Largest showroom in the area for Amish-crafted furniture.
30 rooms, restaurants located on either side of the hotel.
Visit the museum's beautiful grounds and see a collection of over 10,000 items that include sea shells, primitive furniture and antique glassware.
Iron Horse Golf Club
Iron Horse Golf Club features an 18-hole links style championship golf course with bent grass tees, fairways and greens. Iron Horse provides a challenge to the low handicapper and a fun, playable golf course for the high handicapper. (rated 4.5-5 stars by Golf Digest magazine).
Lunch with Santa on the Train
Come out for Lunch with Santa on the Train at the Wabash Depot in Monticello, Illinois, a holiday favorite for kids of all ages. Enjoy a train ride, individual visit with Santa, and kid friendly sack lunch. The ride is about 60 minutes per trip. Reservations required. Tickets go on sale online Saturday, June 6th.
North Entrance To Lake Shelby
This 15-mile-long lake has 250 miles of shoreline, offering camping, fishing, boating, marinas and more.
Friends Creek Conservation Area
18 miles north of Decatur on Route 48 near Argenta. The park feature three nature trails - the quarter-mile Friends Creek Trail, the 2-mile Woodland Trail, and the 2.5-mile Sun Trail. Each varies in difficulty and meanders through topographies ranging from open meadows and floodplains, to towering oak-hickory forests and undulating hillsides.
The Best Budget Inn
74 rooms, free continental breakfast. Cable TV with HBO. Two floors with exterior corridor. Suites are available. Handicap accessible.
Jack Binion's Steakhouse
We offer select cuts of prime rib, steaks, veal and seafood. Since 1993 Binion's Steakhouses have tantalized tens of thousands of steak-loving casino enthusiasts. Everything is prepared by master chefs, plated with impeccable attention to detail and complemented with an extensive wine list. In Horseshoe Casino.
Four Acre Wood Products
We are the largest custom furniture and cabinet manufacturer in the area. If the item you want is not currently available, we will be happy to custom make it.
Bent Tree Country Club
This 18-hole, par 70 course is a challenge for players of all levels.
Bryant Cottage was built in 1856 by Francis E. Bryant (1818-1889), a friend and political ally of Senator Stephen A. Douglas. According to Bryant family tradition, on the evening of July 29, 1858, Douglas and Abraham Lincoln conferred in the parlor of this house to plan the famous Lincoln-Douglas Debates. The picturesque one-story, four-room wood frame cottage has been “restored” and is interpreted as an example of a middle-class life in mid-nineteenth-century Illinois. The furniture on display is of the Renaissance Revival style, appropriate for a small-town family of the mid-nineteenth century. The cottage is accessible to persons with disabilities. The site hosts portions of a variety of locally sponsored events throughout the year.
This charming Amish wood shop and store features locally made Amish goods. Toys, treats, quilts, crafts and baked goods can also be purchased here.
Charleston Country Club
This country club features an 18-hole golf course.
Roselen's Coffees & Delights
Breakfast and lunch, coffees, ice cream and pastries.
Eastern Illinois University
This campus consists of 316 acres. German Gothic architecture of Old Main towers above the campus.
Tarble Arts Center at Eastern Illinois University
Offering a year-round schedule of art exhibits and activities for all ages. Gift shop and sales rental gallery. Focus on Paul Sargent and Midwest art.
The National at Eagle Creek Golf Course
The National Golf Course at Eagle Creek is a premier public golf course located in Eagle Creek State Park in Findlay, Illinois. Nestled in the heart of over 34,000 acres of woods and prairie on the banks of Lake Shelbyville, The National is a challenging yet fair test for the golfer of any ability. Now with five sets of tees!
This Steakhouse sits in Downtown Findlay, "the Heart of Lake Shelbyville". Serving American style foods from chicken, steaks, and fish to homestyle lunch specials.
Bass Company Store -- Tanger Outlet Center
Shoes and clothing for men and women.
Lake View Park Trail
Lake View Park Trail is an advanced single track dirt trail, 6 miles in length. It's quite technical in nature, offering good descents and heart-pounding climbs.
In the heart of Amish Country; featuring home furnishings, Vera Bradley, Kitchen and Specialty foods.
Jitters and Bliss Coffee and Treats
Large selection of coffees and teas, coffee drinks, home made ice-creams. Fresh baked breads and pastries. Sandwiches and soups. Gift baskets available.
Timberlake Golf Club
This nine-hole, par 35 course features a campground on premises, along with golfing/camping packages.
Coach Factory -- Tanger Outlet Center
Leather handbags, purses, and accessories.
The National at Eagle Creek
This 18-hole pro golf course has been refurbished with new sand traps, and water features and has great views of Lake Shelbyville. There is a driving range and paved cart paths.
Best Western Plus Green Mill Village Hotel & Suites
Beautiful brand new hotel and conference center that has 68 rooms and suites available and features over 4,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space. Indoor pool, deluxe fitness center and easy on and off access to I-57. Located at 917 Green Mill Rd.
Country School Market
Housed in a closed school, this historic brick school building has found a new purpose. It now houses the Country School Market with consignment rooms with antiques, crafts, collectibles, jewelry, books, furniture, railroad items, farm toys, and much more.
Super 8 - Mattoon
This 61 room facility is located just off I-57 and Illinois Route 16, and has a variety of restaurants within walking distance. Attractions nearby include the Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site and the Lincoln-Douglas Debate Museum. Free Wi-Fi, business center, free breakfast bonanza, and pet-friendly. Kids 17 and under stay free with an adult.
The Village Theatre, with its 183 seats in the round, hosts theatrical performances.
Days Inn - Charleston
Rooms with single, double and kingsize beds
Small hotel located near the outlet mall. Pet friendly.
Harvest Frolic Fall Celebration
Don't miss experiencing 19th century life on the farm! Activities will take place at both the Lincoln and Sargent farms and will include children's games, craft and doll making, and hearth cooking. Visitors are encouraged to take part in period games and activities. Volunteers will demonstrate apple cider pressing, and food preservation. A number of artisans will be on site demonstrating their crafts including, woodcarving, flax processing, soap making, embroidery, pottery, basket weaving, blacksmithing, wheat weaving, and tatting. Gerry Barker will bring his oxen, the Unreconstructed Civil War Band will perform, and be sure to catch the puppet show. Don't miss the Frolic 5K! A 5k run and mile walk to kick off the festivities on Saturday.
Mattoon Mural Arts at Progress Square
Residents are encouraged to visit the mural, "Civility," and relax in the new surroundings at Progress Square. This mural by artist D.S. Gordon embraces the landscape, history and people of Mattoon. For years after the completion of the rail, many trains a day would meet at the intersection of the tracks at the center of town and determine right of way in polite fashion. This symbolizes the civility of a community with a 150-year history of working together, which the mural captures. One of many mural projects sponsored by the Mattoon Arts Council and the City of Mattoon.
Prairie Sisters Antique Mall
Antique mall and other business.
Take one-hour seasonal tours through Syngenta Seeds, a soybean processing plant.
Motel U.S. Grant
Experience a fun, comfortable stay. Free continental breakfast. Clean rooms, affordable rates.
Brown Bag Deli-Restaurant
The Brown Bag boasts a large selection of homemade soups, salads, sandwiches, pies and cookies. All pies are homemade at "Pies by Inge". Informal atmosphere and no reservations required. Gourmet food shop and card/gift shop all under one roof.