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6th Annual Civil War Santa’s Visit
Celebrate Christmas, 1860s style, at Lincoln Log Cabin. While Christmas would not become an official holiday until 1870, during the Civil War, soldiers both north and south found ways to celebrate. Join us as we welcome our Civil War era Santa Claus, whose image once graced the front page of Harper’s Weekly as he distributed gifts to Union soldiers. Let’s hope they won’t be any hardtack under your tree this year! 10am-4pm
Allis Chalmers Tractor Musuem
Come visit this private collection of Allis Chalmers tractor models made from 1914-1957. Open for free by appointment or chance.
Ambero Antiques and Decorative Arts
Located on the west side of the historical Courthouse square in Charleston, IL, Ambero Antiques & Decorative Arts provides authentic antique, vintage, and contemporary furnishings at fair prices. Here you will find an eclectic mix of furniture, mirrors, art, ceramics, metalwares, textiles, and jewelry.
Ameri Host Inn - Tuscola
59 rooms with 2 jacuzzi suites, indoor pool, free deluxe continental breakfast.
Amish Country Heirlooms, LLC
Area's largest of hand-crafted Amish and oak furniture, collectible prints, and accessories, along with Country Dreams furniture exhibit.
Amish Country Tours
A step on guide will accompany your tour of the Amish countryside. The tours will also include meals in Amish homes, and Amish home, buggy shop, dairy farm and woodworking tours. Additional highlights include an Amish museum, local attractions, restaurants, and accommodations.
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.
Amishland's General Store
Nostalgic general store filled with Amish wood crafts, quilts, food products and souvenirs.
Amishland's Illinois Shop
Official Illinois cabin featuring Illinois information literature, Lincoln memorabilia, Illinois artisans and Illinois food products and souvenirs.
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.
Andrew's at the Westbrook
Fine Euro-American dining in an elegant country atmosphere. Fresh fish and pastries with a French flair. Small vineyard with wine available for purchase.
Annual Bluegrass Jam
It’s bluegrass time again at the Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site, with both fans and performers gathering on Sunday, Aug. 10, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Musicians from Illinois and Indiana will converge at the site for a day of jamming with informal groups playing along the creek throughout the day. The site’s volunteers will be serving hamburgers, hotdogs and more with proceeds benefit the historical and interpretive programs at the site. Anyone with a love of this unique style of music is welcome to join one of the many the groups playing in the park.
Annual Casey Popcorn Festival
Some call it an end-of-summer festival; others think of it as the beginning of the fall season. Casey residents will tell you the Casey Popcorn Festival is just good old-fashioned family fun! Located in the century-old Fairview Park, the Casey Popcorn Festival has earned its reputation as the Premier Family Festival in a two-state area. Music fills the air almost continuously as live bands offer oldies, classic rock, country, and southern Gospel. Kids entertainers such as magicians and animal shows are featured, as well as a huge carnival, more than 60 craft booths, a car show, festival food, and free popcorn, the official snack food of Illinois.
Arcola Architectural Tours
Arcola is a pristine showcase of small-town America that still retains many examples of more than a century of architectural changes in the American home. Two tours daily from April through October.
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.
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
Arcola Historic Train Depot & Information Center
This 1885 train depot displays Illinois Central Railroad memorabilia, the largest Louis Klein collection of antique brooms and brushes in the United States, and interesting Arcola relics and keepsakes. Because Arcola is the birthplace of Raggedy Ann creator Johnny Gruelle, Raggedy Ann & Andy dolls and collectibles are also on display.
30 rooms, restaurants located on either side of the hotel.
Perennials are popping up everywhere on this Paris farm. Visitors are invited to wander the gardens to see the variety of plants that are grown and sold here.
Bass Company Store -- Tanger Outlet Center
Shoes and clothing for men and women.
Bath & Body Works -- Tanger Outlet Center
Integrating health, beauty and well-being. Combining the introduction of spa products that are easily used at home with the incorporation of simple rituals into daily life, Bath & Body Works is committed to helping consumers improve their emotional and physical being. Purchase lotions, creams, hand soap and more in a variety of scents.
Baymont Inn & Suites - Mattoon
Consider our Baymont Inn & Suites Mattoon hotel your home base during your stay in Mattoon. Conveniently located off Interstate 57, the hotel is just minutes away from local destinations like Lake Mattoon, Fox Ridge Park and Rockome Gardens. Each guest room comes with homestyle amenities to make your stay relaxing. Take advantage of amenities like free Wi-Fi Internet access and our heated indoor swimming pool and hot tub. After a peaceful rest, start your day with free continental breakfast before starting your Illinois adventure.
Bent Tree Country Club
This 18-hole, par 70 course is a challenge for players of all levels.
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.
Black Hawk Park
The city of Paris operates this property on Twin Lakes. Wander the trails to see plants and animals that live in the woods, on marshy land and on the lake. Special nesting boxes have brough bluebirds to the meadows.
Bon Worth -- Tanger Outlet Center
Women's casual wear - Petite and misses sizes.
29 units with smoking and non-smoking. Two queen beds are in a standard room.
Clean Rooms! Free Coffee, Free HBO, Free Local Calls, Microwave & Refrigerator Available, Weekly & Monthly Rates Available, Food Nearby.
Country gift shop, collectibles, pictures, Pipka Lizzi High dolls, Santa's Pat Richter pictures, year-round holiday room, and Yankee candles.
This family-owned winery manages seven acres of French-American hybrid grapevines and makes eight different wines, including reds, whites and blushes. A gift shop, and complimentary tastings and tours, are available.
Carmen's Bar & Grill
Small town restaurant featuring American & Mexican food.
Carter's Childrenswear -- Tanger Outlet Center
Children's clothes and accessories.
Casey Country Club
This club features a nine-hole, par 35 golf course.
Castle Finn Winery
Located among the rolling hills and farmland, this central Illinois winery offers more than just wines. The facility offers a stoned back patio, tree-lined pond, and a banquet hall. We welcome weddings, ceremonies, birthday parties, corporate retreats and other special events. Be sure to check our website for event dates for dinner theater productions and live music.
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.
Charleston Challenge 40 Mile Relay
Are you looking for a new and exciting race? Check out the 40 Relay covering the Southeast corner of Coles County! The 40 mile loop course can be run individually or with up to 4 runners.
Charleston Country Club
This country club features an 18-hole golf course.
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.
This family fun spot features an 18-hole miniature golf course and batting cages.
Watch circular racing at this speedway.
Cherry Point Driving Range
Practice your swing at this driving range.
Seating for 40 people dining or take-out.
Chrisman Wall Mural
Artistic talent is showcased on a wall mural that decorates the side of a building on this quaint small town's square. The first mural at Illinois and Madison streeets was completed in the fall of 1998.
Christmas in Paris
Come join us for a magical night in Paris, Illinois - full of games, crafts, laughter and fun for the entire family. Most storefronts will be open for shopping or hosting an activity. Most activities are free. All are invited. Visit our facebook page to learn more.
Civil War Saturday: A Question of Loyalty
View a performance of "A Question of Loyalty," an original play about the 1864 Charleston Riot. It remains outside of the draft riots, the bloodiest confrontation on union soil between soldiers and citizens during the Civil War. The original play by Earl Halbe play focuses on a personal story between of the actual participants in the riot. Saturday performances held at Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site Visitor Center Auditorium, 3:00 pm on 6/14 & 7/26.
Civil War Saturday: Underground Railroad/The Free Black Experience in Illinois
Learn about the Abolitionist movement, the Underground Railroad and the experience of free African-Americans in Illinois during our early history. Event begins at 2 pm.
Claire's Accessories -- Tanger Outlet Center
Jewelry and accessories.
Clark County Fair
The 118th annual Clark County Fair features beauty pageants, harness racing, running races, tractor/truck pulls, motocross, demolition derby, horse shows, alpaca and llama show, livestock exhibits, C Bar rodeo, carnival rides and family fun. $5 all you can ride. Free to enter the gates. Grandstand acts $5-$10 per person.
Clark County Genealogical Library
You'll find census records, newspaper clippings, birth and marriage records, and other files of interest helpful to geneological research.
Clark County Museum
The Clark County Historical Society is dedicated to the preservation and education of all things pertaining to the people and places of Clark County, Illinois. Learn about the Lincoln-Douglas debates and unique area country architecture here.
Coach Factory -- Tanger Outlet Center
Leather handbags, purses, and accessories.
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!
Coles County Speedway
Watch modified midget racing at this speedway.
Comfort Inn Arcola
This two-story hotel with 41 rooms is conveniently located off Interstate 57, just 15 miles from Lake Shelbyville. The facility also is close to area attractions including Tuscola Outlet Mall, Rockome Gardens, and the Amish community.
Comfort Suites - Mattoon
Opened in 2000, this facility has 70 units, there are jacuzzi suites and 2-room suites available. Two restaurants on connecting property, one with a full service bar.
Small hotel located near the outlet mall. Pet friendly.
The largest antique mall in Charleston, Illinois. The Copper Eagle antique mall is located at the corner of 3rd Street and Madison Avenue, known locally as "Five Points". The Copper Eagle has grown to around 75 dealers offering over 3000 square feet of antiques and collectibles. Inventory changes daily and many of vendors offer periodic specials. Copper Eagle is open every day of the week, so stop in and spend some time browsing - you might just find that one piece you have been searching for!
Corningware-Corelle-Revere -- Tanger Outlet Center
Dinnerware and cookware.
Country Attic Homespun Memories
A gift and collectible shop, specialize in Boyds, Mary Englebreit, Yankee Candles, Anheuser Busch steins, Bennington pottery and classic "Pooh". A collector club headquarters.
Small craft and gift shop. Some antiques.
Country Charm - Arcola
Largest showroom in the area for Amish-crafted furniture.
Country Junction/ Amoco
Friendly convenience store with pizza, hot dogs, chicken and deli type items.
Cumberland Road Collectibles
General line of antiques and collectibles, old books and depression glass.
Dahnke's Pine Patch
Located in Martinsville, this tree farm features Colorado Blue and Norway Spruce, Douglas and Fraser Fir, and White and Scotch Pine trees.
Days Inn & Conference Center - Mattoon
123 room facility located in Mattoon, IL. Located just off Interstate 57 and a short drive from Charleston, Eastern Illinois University, Lake Shelbyville, Tuscola and Amish Country.
Days Inn & Suites - Casey
A beautiful wooded country setting, within walking distance to several restaurants. Outdoor pool.
Days Inn - Charleston
Rooms with single, double and kingsize beds
Dennis Hanks Gravesite
View the burial site of Abraham Lincoln's tutor in the Old City Cemetery.
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.
Douglas-Hart Nature Center
Explore 70 acres of prairie, wetlands and forest habitat.The Visitor Center features interpretive exhibits, sensory displays and live critters, including a bird observation area.
Dress Barn/ Dress Barn Woman -- Tanger Outlet Center
Size 2 to 26 casual and career clothing.
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.
Eastern Illinois University
This campus consists of 316 acres. German Gothic architecture of Old Main towers above the campus.
Edgar County Courthouse
This elegant 1893 brick and stone building is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Edgar County Fair
Held at Edgar Co. Fairgrounds in Paris, this fair features the queen pageant, livestock shows including llamas, truck & tractor pull, demo derby, harness racing, horse show, dog obedience show, talent show and a carnival.
Edgar County Genealogical Library
Trace your Edgar County roots at this library that has genealogical tools, manuscripts, books, filmed records, micro-fiche, and computerized data based on Edgar County families.
Edgar County Historical Society
Compare pioneer and Victorian lifestyles when you visit the log cabin and brick Italianate home. An exhibition gallery in an adjacent building features rotating exhibits of the historical society's collection.
El Rancherito - Charleston
Authentic Mexican restaurant. Enjoy the finest Mexican food in Illinois. Call ahead for carry outs and check out our other locations.
Large antique store featuring multiple antique dealers.
As you drive by this farm, your eye is drawn upward to a towering brick structure located near the modern home. The structure, erected around 1913, is one of a dozen brick water towers still standing in Illinois.
Fall Festival - Greenup
Shop the crafts and flea market and enjoy the entertainment and festival food. Don't miss the large car show on Sunday!
Famous Footware Outlet -- Tanger Outlet Center
Shoes for the entire family.
Festival of Lights Drive-Through
Outstanding Christmas light drive through. Experience a festival of lights without ever getting out of your car! Located at Clark County Fair Grounds in Marshall during December.
Five Star Motel
Small 27-unit motel, cable TV with free HBO.
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.
Fox Ridge State Park
Campgrounds, recreation shelters, several miles of trails, fishing, and canoeing.
Fox Ridge State Park Campground
43 sites, electricity at each site, shower building, and shared water. Dump station. Reservations accepted.
Featuring carhop service since the 1950's. Drive-up dining only. This Frostop built in 1954. Open seven days.
Gap Outlet -- Tanger Outlet Center
Clothing and accessories for guys and girls.
Grave Of Sarah Hanks Varnell
Abraham Lincoln's aunt was buried in the Ogden County cemetery in 1876 after living a long life in Edgar County.
Greathouse of Pizza
Family owned pizzeria serving homemade Italian favorites such as: pizza, pasta, Italian beef and other various items.
Hampton Inn - Mattoon
61 room motel. There are restaurants within walking distance. Small meeting room for eight people.
Harry and David -- Tanger Outlet Center
Fresh fruit, nuts, and candies.
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.
Hebron Hills Camping
Wooded camp ground, 2½-acre pond, trails, some cabins and full hook-up.
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.