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Swimming in Lake Lou Yeager is the best OWS you will have in the Midwest. There really is no comparison to this large beach with pristine flat racing water. The bike course is flat and fast with some great curves to keep you entertained the whole ride. Both the 5k and 10k runs see very honest mile paces with plenty of flats, and a couple hills throughout.
Lake Lou Yaeger
Lake Lou Yaeger, this 1400+ acre lake offers 45 miles of beautiful shoreline and several recreational opportunities. Visitors can enjoy boating, skiing, swimming, fishing, and camping. The 300 acre park has five picnic areas, two playgrounds, pavilions, grills, restrooms, and hiking trails. With miles of horse trails and a new equestrian campground with full hook-ups and shower house, Lake Lou is a great destination for horse enthusiasts. Milnot Beach has two diving platforms, showers, snack bar, and lifeguards on duty.
West Fork Encampment
Re-creation of Frontier and Military life of the 18th century nestled in the beautiful surroundings of Lake Lou Yaeger. There will be cannon demonstrations, period food, music and many more historical demonstrations. Located at Picnic Area #4.
Route 66 Half-Marathon
Race down memory lane during this one of a kind Route 66 Half Marathon hosted by the City of Litchfield and RaceMaker Productions. If a half marathon is too much for you, do not worry, we have a race for everyone. Try running the 5K or Mile Dash.
Big Dawg Dare
I double dawg dare you to try this Extreme 5K run at Litchfield’s Big Dawg Dare. You will run over obstacles that will challenge the biggest of the Dawgs
Litchfield Party in the Park
This Litchfield Chamber of Commerce event is held at Library Park, and features annual summer carnival, complete with food, vendors and live entertainment.
Hillsboro Sherwood Forest Campground Montgomery County
Camping, Hiking, Fishing along with many special events. Call ahead for information.
Hampton Inn - Litchfield
Brand New Hotel offers a variety of rooms from standard double queen rooms to king and whirlpool tub suites. Relax in the hotel indoor heated pool and whirlpool or host your next meeting in our executive conference room.
Third Street Market
Third Street Market features a unique blend of new and old merchandise.
My Sister's Closet
Distinctive women's and children's apparel - in business since 1974.
Red Rooster Inn
Welcome travelers, wayfarers and refined persons. Celebrating 100 years, this historic inn is on the Courthouse Square in Hillsboro. Restaurant and bar at the facility.
"Life is good at Kahuna's!" Come on by for a burger, shake, fries, and of course, your favorite flavored Ski! HOME OF THE COMET-KAZIE.
Asian buffet-style food.
Loft and Home - Litchfield
Housewares and a variety of items.
Cunnetto's is a full service restaurant that offers diverse menu of American cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There is also a sports bar serving drinks nightly.
Super 8 Motel - Litchfield
Conveniently located off Interstate 55 at - less than 30 minutes south of Springfield attractions. Enjoy close proximity to shops and dining in downtown Litchfield, historic Route 66 attractions and outdoor recreation on Lake Lou Yaeger. Facility has 61 rooms with 2 suites. Free Wi-Fi and kids 17 and under stay free.
Marcoot Jersey Dairy & Creamery
This working dairy has been in the Marcoot family for seven generations. Bring your family to see all aspects of the farm from raising calves through milk, ice cream, butter and cheese production.
Super 8 Motel - Staunton
52 rooms and 4 suites; King size suites; non-smoking available; truck parking; in-house laundry facilities. Handicap rooms. Pet friendly.
Sleep Inn & Suites
Opened in November 2008, the Sleep Inn & Suites hotel quickly became know for exceptional customer service, cleanliness and value. Greenville's historical town square, offering many antique shops and art galleries, restaurants and the Globe Movie Theater is minutes away.
The Artison Cafe in Litchfield, IL is believed to be one of the oldest restaurants on Route 66. With an eclectic menu of dishes from western favorites, south of the border food, and ocean catches; there’s even Baklava –a delicious sweet and gooey Greek dessert. Come for the history, stay for the food.
M Star Motel
44 rooms, outdoor pool, whirlpool, pets allowed, complimentary breakfast, wireless internet
The Wood Barn
The Wood Barn has all the supplies you need to build your own barn.
Country Side Inn
24-room property - two-story interior corridor hotel. Located near Lake Hillsboro, Glenn Shoals Lake and Coffeen Lake.
Quality Inn & Suites - Litchfield
The Quality Inn & Suites is conveniently located on historic Route 66, only 45 miles from Springfield and several historic points of interest, including the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.
The Book Shelf
Full selection of new books. Large quantity of used hardback books, magazines, Leanin' Tree greeting cards, books on local history, Abraham Lincoln and Melissa & Doug Puzzles, etc.
Bear Grove Cabins
Reserve this beautifully decorated log home (1450 sq. ft.) with black bear decor all to yourself. Maximum occupancy is 8 people. Included when you check in is your evening crock pot meal on the kitchen counter with homemade bread, and a complimentary bottle of wine. The candlelit table will be set with place mats, cloth napkins, water glasses and your complimentary Bear Grove Cabin wine glasses.
Dimestore Antique Mall
General antique shop.
Wellness Matters, LLC
Relax and Rejuvenate with a full body deep tissue massage, theraputic facial treatments, Migun Far-Infrared Massage Bed. Health and Wellness Business/Practice. Retail includes Standard Process Whole Food Supplements, Tart Cherry Juice, Ezekial Bread, Celtic Sea Salt, Nordic Natural Fish Oil Supplements, Indigo Wild Products- all natural goats milk soaps infused with essential oils. Also includes room sprays, lotions, rubs. Swan Creek candles- all natural soy and lead free. Serrv products- fair trade program, handmade items from Third World countries. Located in Historic Downtown Carlinville off Route 66.
Greenville Flower Shoppe
Greenville Flower Shoppe offers floral arrangements, gift baskets, party favors, supplies, and services.
Gloria's Flowers and Gifts
Gloria's offers a large variety of fresh flowers, plants, contemporary and traditional arrangements, silk flowers, wedding arrangements, funeral designs, candles, and gourmet gift baskets.
Holiday Inn Express - Litchfield
Conveniently located between Springfield, IL and St. Louis, MO. Near the historic Old Route 66. Litchfield Lake Lou Yeager boasts a beautiful lake, nature trails and picnic areas, 3 mi from the hotel. There are a variety of restaurants nearby.
Lu-Bob's Family Restaurant
Lu-Bob's has all your American favorites such as chicken, steak, potatoes, and much more, served with a smile.
Adams Brother's Coffee House
Adam's Brother's Coffee House offers a variety of tasty American classics.
The Turret Cafe
Great Coffees...Healthy Smoothies...Delicious Sandwiches, Soups, Salads & Desserts.
Timber Trails Camp Ground
150 sites, electricity, 100 sites with water, 50 sites with sewer, showers, reservations.
Chartreuse Bed & Breakfast
A B&B by two sisters! Air conditioning, Balcony, Cats in residence, Corporate rate available, Discounts/specials available, DVD, Fireplace in room, Full breakfast, Gift shop on site, Internet Access, Meeting rooms/facilities, No smoking, Other meals upon special request, Patio, Piano, Picnic baskets, Picnic grounds, Private porch, Suites available, Television in room, VCR
R and B's Family Restaurant
Family-style restaurant with seating for 114.
Choose and cut your own scotch pine, white pine, Austrian pine and other nursery trees. Shrubs, flowering trees and evergreens are also sold.
The Bamboo Garden
Chinese-American dine-in and and buffet specials. Visit our website!
Glenn Shoals Lake
Covering 1200 acres, has picnic areas, marina and public boat slips.
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites
79 room hotel, handicap accessible, credit cards accepted, cable tv, convention facilities, small meeting rooms, indoor pool, whirlpool, fitness room, pets accepted, restaurant within walking distance, lounge/bar, complimentary breakfast.
Chang's Chinese Restaurant
Chang's offers delicious Chinese food in a family friendly atmosphere with affordable prices and excellent service.
Located on Lake Hillsboro , many camp sites, hiking and horseback trails, picnicking areas, playground and swimming beach
Greenville College's H.J. Long Gymnasium, a 2,000-seat venue, houses the varsity volleyball and basketball programs, and is capable of being configured for two additional courts. The Crum Recreation Center features a fantastic gym setup, and can handle two basketball, tennis or volleyball courts.
The Sweetest Things
The Sweetest Things has so many decadent hand made chocolates as well as fresh bakery sweets to indulge in. There is a quaint dining area and a cozy lounge area where you can enjoy a specialty coffee drink or a delicious fruit smoothie. They serve delicious deli style lunches throughout the week, with a menu that always changes. But one item always remains, the loaded baked potato soup. A delicious secret recipe handed down to the owner through the generations that is prepared fresh daily as a side option for the “white bag special” lunch combo.
One of the oldest colleges in Illinois, founded in 1837. Blackburn is also one of only seven colleges in the U.S. where students work in exchange for tuition credit, and the only one whose Work program is student-run. This keeps Blackburn's tuition among the lowest of all private colleges in the United States. Over the years, students have literally built Blackburn, brick by brick; the only college campus in the United States to be largely built by its students.
Mario's offers delicious pizza and other favorites, served by Mario's friendly staff.
Jubelt’s Bakery in Litchfield offers routine breakfasts and lunches, but this family has been in the bakery business since their German immigrant ancestors arrived a century ago. Stop by for a slice of pie or the whole pie, either way you’re sure to leave with a smile on your face.
Carlin Villa Motel
Home style charm in a country setting with high standards of the hotel industry. Located in historic Carlinville. Tanning beds, game room and voicemail are among the many amenities. Indoor pool!
Bentley's Country Kitchen
Bentley's Country Kitchen has delicious food served in a cozy, casual dinning atmosphere by a helpful, friendly staff.
Angus Bailey's Restaurant
American cuisine including specialty sandwiches, soups & salads, handcut steaks & chops, seafood, pastas and more! Full bar. Carry out available.
Americas Best Value Inn - Litchfield
Conveniently located near Antique Mall 66, Litchfield Park District, Lake Lou Yaeger, and within walking distance of the Ariston Cafe and new Route 66 Visitors Center. 65 rooms facility located by many nearby restaurants. Cable TV with HBO provided.
Trails for bird watchers and nature lovers; 200 acres.
Country Inn Motel
19 rooms, pets allowed, restaurant within walking distance, complimentary breakfast
Mother Jones Monument
The Mother Jones Monument, located in the Union Miners Cemetery, honors the crusader for coal miners' rights.
Ramsey Lake Golf Course
This nine-hole golf course opened in 1965.
Oak Street Bed & Breakfast
A cozy functional B&B. There is a kitchenette, queen size bed, tv and vcr. It has it's own seperate entrance. There is a living room with a patio off the room.
Raymond Shoal Creek Golf Course
This nine-hole course is par 36.
Twin Oaks Golf Club
Twin Oaks offers a scenic nine-hole golf course.
Bottomley-Ruffing-Schalk Baseball Museum
This small museum honors professional baseball players from the surrounding area, including Cooperstown Hall of Famers Sunny Jim Bottomley, Charlie "Red" Ruffing and Ray "Kraker" Shalk.
Mennel Milling Of Illinois
This mill produces everything from animal feed ingredients to cake, biscuit and organic pastry flour.
Floral Designs by Cindy
A large inventory of fresh flowers, plants, European/dish gardens, contemporary and traditional arrangements, silk arrangements, wedding flowers, funeral designs, gourmet gift baskets, and candles.
Civil War Monument at the Veterans' Memorial
Generations of soldiers who sacrificed their lives for their country are honored.
This historic home is furnished with memorabilia from the early days of Montgomery County, and is open by appointment.
The marquee dates back to the 1920s, but the audio-visual equipment is state-of-the-art. Three screens show first run movies on the ground floor, with a coffee shop and bistro upstairs.
Staunton Country Club
This well-established, hilly nine-hole, semi-private course has many mature oaks, small greens and one water hole. The club also offers a swimming pool, tennis court and snack bar.
Carnegie Public Library
This historic 1904 building houses one of the most complete genealogy departments in the area.
From My House To Yours
Historic home with five rooms plus a garden area crafts, used furniture, candles, nick knacks, flavored coffees, old plows, wheel barrel and more. "Five rooms to browse".
Bond County Courthouse
Surrounded by shops and restaurants on the square, the 19th-century courthouse offers a great view of the town's hundreds of flower and fruit trees in season.
Historic Montgomery County Courthouse
This historic courthouse was built circa 1858.
Hot Metal Heaven Museum
This museum features a collection of letterpress printing memorabilia.
Carlinville Historic District
The Historic District includes the Macoupin County Jail, Million Dollar Courthouse, and the largest collection of Sears & Roebuck mail-order homes in the U.S.
The Holy Dormition of the Theotokos Catholicon of the Patriarchal Russian Orthodox Catholic Church
Established in 1907 by a group of Russian immigrants who lived and labored in Beneld, the group built homes and raised their families while adding their customs to the area's ever-mixing cultures.
Fishing, boating, and campground.
2nd Street Music
2nd Street Music has a wonderful selection of music and collectibles.
Heart Two Heart Jewelry & Collectibles
Heart Two Heart has a wonderful variety of fine jewelry and collectibles.
Home of the first Litchfield Chautauqua, with speakers such as William Jennings Bryan and Carrie Nation in 1905. Beautiful lake, playground and picnic areas.
Herring's has a wide variety of unique antiques.
One Room Schoolhouse Museum
Bring your children and show them a glimpse into education before the 20th century. Located on the Jr. High grounds, this schoolhouse was restored by the Bond County Retired Teachers Association.
O'Brians Top of the Town
Piano bar and entertainment lounge. Dinner and cocktails, wine dinners, tastings and live music.
Bond County One Room School Museum
This museum is a living monument to the more than 72 one-story schools throughout the nation that served to educate children and host community gatherings.
Originally built as a private residence in the 1870s, the house now holds an extensive collection of Civil War memorabilia, World War I bond posters, Native American artifacts, domestic arts, and items from local manufacturers.
Macoupin County Historical Society Museum
The Macoupin County Historical Society Museum is housed in the John Anderson mansion, originally built in 1883. The main house is a museum with exhibits that chronicle the development of Macoupin County and its citizens. In addition to the mansion, several other buildings on the grounds emphasize the county's history: a one-room schoolhouse, blacksmith shop, church, wash house, granary and herb garden.
Located north of Greenville in Sorento, this covered bridge holds festivals every year that draw thousands of visitors.
Macoupin County Courthouse
The Macoupin County Courthouse, built in 1870, used to be the largest county courthouse in the United States, with the possible exception of one in New York City. It was even larger than the Illinois Statehouse. While the courthouse still serves as the seat of county government, it has also become a showplace that attracts tourists, architects and artists from across the country, as well as overseas.
Bur Oaks Camp Ground
Open all year, swimming and fishing, handicap access.
The roadside market sells homegrown apples (20 varieties), peaches, nectarines, pears and plums. Choose to "Bag Your Own Apples" and mix varieties, or pick up cider and apple butter.
Ramsey Lake State Park
A one-mile walking trail winds through the park, and a 13-mile horse trail is located at the north end alongside a campground for horses.
Bock Sculpture Museum
The museum, located in the original college building on the campus of historic Greenville College, features hundreds of sculptural pieces by Richard Bock, best known for his work with famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
Macoupin County Jail
The historic 1869 Macoupin County Jail was designed by E.E. Meyers. It was built using the "cannon ball" method which prevented jail breaks by making it nearly impossible to remove the blocks. This unique medieval-inspired fortress housed many lawbreakers during its 119 years of use, but only one prisoner escaped. He was soon apprehended a few blocks from the jail.
The Winery at Shale Lake
Rent a 4-wheel Surrey bicycle and take a bottle of wine down to the lake. They make six varieties of wine on site. You'll love the picturesque setting: the wine garden; deer running across the field; wild turkeys making their way into the woods and lots of rabbits. Make it a real fun weekend by renting one of the log cabins or a real getaway by camping at the campgrounds.
Timber Lakes Golf Course
Timber Lakes features an 18-hole, par 72 course.
Magnuson Grand Hotel & Conference Center
This Magnuson Hotels affiliate is within driving distance to the University of Illinois at Springfield, Lincoln Land Community College, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, golf courses, and shopping areas. Guests will enjoy relaxing in the 10 acres of flowered gardens with gazebo and fish pond, an indoor pool, free wireless internet, local cuisine at the Captain’s Table Restaurant, refreshments at the Yacht Club Lounge, exercise facilities, meeting space is available, pets are welcome with additional charges and some restrictions. Rooms feature either one king bed or two double beds, patio, free wireless internet access, cable TV with extra stations, air conditioning, free local calls, coffeemaker, hairdryer, microwave, mini-fridge, alarm clock, and iron and board. Poolside rooms may be available upon request for an additional charge.
Battle of Virden Monument
The 1898 Battle of Virden, the tragic result of local coal miners fighting for worker’s rights, is memorialized on the northeast side town square by a large bronze mural created by sculptor David Seagraves of Elizabeth, IL.
Historic Wabash Train Depot
This historic train depot features a preserved facade and a renovated interior that houses specialty shops.
Coffeen Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area
22 species of fish are found in this lake, including bass, white crappie, channel catfish, bullhead, yellow bass, bluegill, and carp. This 1,100-acre lake is surrounded by native oak and hickory forests. Picnicking, hiking, and limited hunting and trapping.