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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.
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.
Allerton Music Barn Festival
It's hard to determine which has a greater effect on the soul—music or nature. Now, through a collaborative effort between the University of Illinois School of Music and the University's Allerton Park & Retreat Center, music and nature will become one with the creation of a world-class music venue—set amidst the beauty of an idyllic nine-acre historic farmstead. The natural rustic beauty of exposed timbers in this traditional two-story Dutch hay barn creates a space that is dramatic, inviting, and architecturally significant— resulting in a charming atmosphere with great acoustic sound quality for musical performances. This year's highlights include The Jupiter Quartet, the University of Illinois Jazz Ensemble, a performance of On the Twentieth Century, and selections from Bach.
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.
Belly up to this old-time soda fountain that serves up ice cream treats. The marble-topped counter was moved here in the 1930s and is surrounded by 600 vintage soda bottles and photos of the town of Arthur's yesteryear.
The historic Peterson House is a part of Peterson Park in Mattoon, and houses the Mattoon Chamber of Commerce. This beautiful building is rich in architectural history and is an key part of Mattoon's cultural story.
Ameri Host Inn - Tuscola
59 rooms with 2 jacuzzi suites, indoor pool, free deluxe continental breakfast.
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.
CITY: Mount Zion
The Great Pumpkin Patch
Open from mid-September through October 31, The Great Pumpkin Patch features 300 varieties of pumpkins, squash and gourds from around the world, all grown on the farm. The beautiful grounds feature various mazes and gardens, farm animals, a u-pick pumpkin patch and the Homestead Bakery, offering fresh-baked goods. Live entertainment is presented on fall weekends.
Harris Agricultural Museum
The museum houses an agricultural display that includes antique tractors (1922-1937), engines, a 1919 grain/dump truck, a replica of a 1920s farmstead kitchen, and more.
Dennis Hanks Gravesite
View the burial site of Abraham Lincoln's tutor in the Old City Cemetery.
A friendly little store with a lot of new stuff on the east side of the square.
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.
Country Cheese & More
Sandwiches, soups, cheese, quilts & crafts. An excellent variety of cheese!
Come ride the vintage passenger and freight trains on the former Illinois Central and Illinois terminal trackage. One of the trains will feature the steam locomotive #401. 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.
Historic Charleston Courthouse Square
See the majestic Coles County courthouse and discover historic murals in Charleston's Courthouse Square.
The Homestead Bakery
We are very pleased to continue bringing all our valued customers the freshest, made-from-scratch delights such as caramel-iced cinnamon rolls, dinner rolls, honey white and wheat breads, sweet and specialty breads, a variety of cookies, iced cut-out cookies and classic angel food cakes of various flavors. And we feature specialty pumpkin items in the fall. Load up on baked goodies, as well as all the other scrumptious items that we stock on our shelves. These include a substantial assortment of mustard's, pickled vegetables, relishes, salsas, jams, jellies, butter spreads, noodles and a generous selection of fine candies and fudge.
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.
Independence Pioneer Village
Visit this log home village from the early 1800s, including a blacksmith shop, church and schoolhouse.
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.
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
Kleiss Produce Farm and Country Market
This Champaign-Urbana area farmer's market sells in-season vegetables, melons, pumpkins and fruits.
Corrie Art Glass
A custom stain glass studio.
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.
Melrose Quilts & Sewforth
Seasonal retail store offers heirloom quilts & homespun accessories. Occasionally the Mennonite shop owner may be seen working on her quilts.
Pulled Pork, Ribs, Chicken and Smoked Sausage. Udder Blasts, Ice Cream. Catering available.
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.
Coach Factory -- Tanger Outlet Center
Leather handbags, purses, and accessories.
Arthur Amish Country Christmas Kickoff
The Christmas lighted parade steps off at 5:30pm and will showcase Santa & Mrs. Claus through downtown Arthur. Immediately following the parade, Santa will visit with children and parents in Knights Court downtown to start collecting those early Christmas requests. Complimentary hot chocolate and cookies will be served during his visit. Throughout the day, businesses in the downtown area as well as the countryside will feature early Christmas bargains and host Open Houses.
Lincoln-Prairie Grass Trail
two miles of paved surface and 10 miles of aggregate surface. Jogging, walking, equestrian riding and biking permitted.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Party supplies and gifts.
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.
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.
Flesor's Candy Kitchen
At Flesor's Candy Kitchen we're just happy that warm weather prompts folks traveling up and down Interstate 57 or Route 36 to take the Tuscola, Illinois exit, stop at our great Tanger outlet mall, and then navigate a tiny bit more to our little downtown where they discover the treasure that is our store. We are also thrilled to welcome tourists to our region who have come to explore Amish Country and include in their itinerary a look at a couple of non-Amish, ½ Greek sisters who make candy the old-fashioned way, too. During summer, people flock to our hundred-year-old soda fountain (homemade ice-cream!) and are delighted that we serve good food for lunch every day from 11:00 to 3:00. We also welcome buses, and crazy Devon is almost always on hand to stand on a chair to give her “speech” about the store's history and offer big groups a tour of the candy room.
The Pewter Spoon
Many gift ideas, from miniatures to decorative and functional items. Mementos of the Arthur area, in pewter and brass.
Lincoln Prarie Grass Trail
Ride your bike or walk from Charleston to Mattoon on the Lincoln Prairie Grass Trail.
Village Pub and Steakhouse
Enjoy the "best steak and prime rib dinners in Central Illinois". Try their ribs, chops and seafood.
Visit the museum's beautiful grounds and see a collection of over 10,000 items that include sea shells, primitive furniture and antique glassware.
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.
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.
Eagle Creek Golf Course
This newly renovated 18-hole golf course is designed as a pro course.
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.
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.
This orchard offers strawberries, peaches, apples, cider and other fresh in-season fruits.
Zales The Diamond Store Outlet
High quality jewelry and accessories.
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.
Amishland's Country Restaurant
Enjoy Atwood's meat services, award winning meats. Home cooked meals include drink and dessert. Open for breakfast and lunch.
Eastern Illinois University
This campus consists of 316 acres. German Gothic architecture of Old Main towers above the campus.
Fox Ridge State Park
Campgrounds, recreation shelters, several miles of trails, fishing, and canoeing.
Harvest Frolic Fall Celebration
Celebrate the arrival of autumn with Lincoln Log Cabin’s annual Harvest Frolic on Saturday and Sunday, September 27-28 from 10am to 4pm daily. Activities will take place at both the Lincoln and Sargent farms including children’s games, doll making and hearth cooking. There will also be a three-legged race, a cast iron skillet toss, two-man saw contest and a “dipping cup race” and a special scavenger hunt will be open to children 12 years of age or younger. Visitors are encouraged to take part in these period games and activities. Demonstrations, food, period music and entertainment along with our featured visiting artisans will round out the weekend programing.
Enjoy the sparkling beauty of Lake Charleston, which features hiking and biking trails.
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.
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.
Country Charm - Arcola
Largest showroom in the area for Amish-crafted furniture.
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.
Large antique store featuring multiple antique dealers.
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.
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.
Timberlake Golf Club
This nine-hole, par 35 course features a campground on premises, along with golfing/camping packages.
The Best Budget Inn
74 rooms, free continental breakfast. Cable TV with HBO. Two floors with exterior corridor. Suites are available. Handicap accessible.
30 rooms, restaurants located on either side of the hotel.
Two-Story Outhouse at Gays
Arguably one of the most famous outhouses left on the planet is located in the town of Gays, IL, located just five minutes from Mattoon. The existence of outhouses in general are rare, but certainly a two-story version is a unique oddity that the small rural community of 300 has capitalized on for quite some time. Stop by anytime for this great photo opportunity!
Iron Horse Restaurant
Steaks, some seafood, pasta, sandwiches and salads. Seating capacity 130, banquet capabilities, Sunday brunch, full bar.
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!
Bean Scene Cafe
Coffees, scones, breakfasts, imported teas, homemade pastries.
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.
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).
Roselen's Coffees & Delights
Breakfast and lunch, coffees, ice cream and pastries.
Family restaurant, breakfast all day, bar.
This Steakhouse sits in Downtown Findlay, "the Heart of Lake Shelbyville". Serving American style foods from chicken, steaks, and fish to homestyle lunch specials.
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.
This charming Amish wood shop and store features locally made Amish goods. Toys, treats, quilts, crafts and baked goods can also be purchased here.
Coles County Fair
Visit the oldest continuous fair in Illinois. Enjoy the carnival, animal shows, Little Miss and Queen pageants, harness racing, truck/tractor pull, demo derby, live music, Gospel show and more!
Motel U.S. Grant
Experience a fun, comfortable stay. Free continental breakfast. Clean rooms, affordable rates.
Charleston Country Club
This country club features an 18-hole golf course.
Hebron Hills Camping
Wooded camp ground, 2½-acre pond, trails, some cabins and full hook-up.
Small hotel located near the outlet mall. Pet friendly.
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.
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.
Take one-hour seasonal tours through Syngenta Seeds, a soybean processing plant.
Days Inn - Charleston
Rooms with single, double and kingsize beds
Amishland Red Barn Buffet
400 seat award-winning buffet with local recipes, Amish bread, desserts, apple butter, butcher shop meats and great Amish country decor.
In the heart of Amish Country; featuring home furnishings, Vera Bradley, Kitchen and Specialty foods.
Contemporary fashions for men and women.
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.
The Lumber Yard Grill & Pizza
Opened up in an old lumber yard. This unique dining experience serves grill specialties and pizza in downtown Findlay.
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.
Bent Tree Country Club
This 18-hole, par 70 course is a challenge for players of all levels.
Prairie Sisters Antique Mall
Antique mall and other business.
North Entrance To Lake Shelby
This 15-mile-long lake has 250 miles of shoreline, offering camping, fishing, boating, marinas and more.
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.
Burgers, sandwiches, wraps, chicken entrees, pasta dishes, Mexican selections, salads. Home of Charleston's famous Strawberry Bread. Catering available.
Daily specials, lunch buffet with good home-cooking and friendly service.