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Cruisin with Lincoln on 66 Visitor Center
Located in the heart of Downtown Bloomington on Historic Route 66, the Cruisin with Lincoln on 66 Visitor Center exhibits cover stories about dining, lodging and travel, which were experienced by both Abraham Lincoln and Route 66 travelers. These are supplemented by local items, books, cards, maps and more!
Palm's Grill Cafe
Blue-plate specials, bingo, and a bus stop! Lovingly restored to its circa 1935 appearance, the café now invites visitors to step back in time and experience the way it used to taste. Groups welcome. Open seven days a week, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Residence Inn by Marriott
This extended stay hotel offers studio, 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom suites. Amenities include free internet, a meeting facility, outdoor patio/grill, sports area, indoor pool & spa, a business center, pet friendly suites, a fitness center, in-suite kitchens, guest laundry, a 24 hour market and free hot breakfast.
Route 66 Arcade Museum
The Rt. 66 Arcade Museum is chock full of vintage pinball and video games from the 1930s-1970s - most of which can be played. It's the perfect place to misspend your youth all over again, one quarter at a time!
Anju Above promises to make Farm to Table dining more accessible by offering seasonally sensitive, locally grown cuisine in a fast and casual setting. Anju Above's menu features classic Neapolitan pizzas, sushi specifically created for the Midwestern palate, Asian dumplings, and a modern and interactive bar. Our purpose is to blend internationally inspired small dishes with socially responsible farming techniques to create a fast and fun, farm fresh experience for our guests.
C.H. Moore Homestead
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this restored mansion and grounds whisk visitors back to the Victorian era. Once home to Clinton attorney Clifton H. Moore, visitors will enjoy tours and stories of the friend and law partner of Abraham Lincoln who one resided there. Home of the DeWitt County Museum.
Steam Weekend at Monticello Railway Museum (October)
Enjoy the unique experience of riding behind our recently restored 1907 Southern 2-8-0 steam locomotive #401! The 401 runs once a month during our regular operating season.
Beningo's was established in the early 1970s, the tradition goes on four generations, specializing in homemade dishes from scratch for your dining pleasure. Among restaurants in Bloomington, let Beningo's take the worry and stress out of your busy schedule by simply ordering our famous lasagna, or choose from our wide variety of authentic entrees that are sure to make your family dinner or party unique and delicious, but most importantly, enjoyable! Click through our website to view our menu, read about our history, and learn more about one of the most respected and beloved dining establishments and restaurants in Bloomington IL and in Central Illinois. Come by Beningo's today to try our signature "sweet Sicilian" sauce, true to our Sicilian heritage.
Sangamon River Music Festival
Enjoy local music along with three national headliners featuring 80's Rock, Christian Rock and a Country Artist, carnival rides, Crafter's Village and street vendors, beer tent, parade and much more! Bring a blanket or lawn chair and claim a spot in front of the stage and enjoy your favorite music with your family and friends.
Steam Weekend at Monticello Railway Museum (August)
Enjoy the unique experience of riding behind our recently restored 1907 Southern 2-8-0 steam locomotive #401! The 401 runs once a month during our regular operating season.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner!
Thanksgiving with Lincoln Heritage of DeWitt County
Join us for a traditional Thanksgiving meal with a little history as you meet Mr.Lincoln and discover his ties with DeWitt County. The Thanksgiving meal is catered and tickets are available from the Clinton Chamber & Tourism Office.
Clinton's Terror on Washington Street Haunted House
Strange things happen when October comes to Clinton. The old VFW Hall is a place no one wants to travel by after sunset. Screams and moans have been heard..Slow moving creatures have been seen around the premises. Find out for yourself what lurks in the shadows when this peaceful central Illinois community becomes home to the creatures of the night. Event dates are Oct 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 30-31: 7pm-11pm. "Lights On" dates are Oct. 17th and 24th, 5pm-6pm.
Tour DeWitt is back! Plans are in the works for a 10 mile, 20 mile, 40 mile and 60 mile ride through beautiful DeWitt County. Watch our websites and facebook pages for more information as the event develops, or contact the Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Office.
Atlanta Public Library
Built in 1908, this National Register Property is one of Illinois’ few octagonal-shaped public libraries. Its gilded rotunda and interior rooms, filled with solid-oak woodwork, reflect its classic architecture. Local volunteers who comprise the “Keepers of the Clock” take turns on a weekly basis hand-winding the 1909 Seth Thomas clock housed in the library’s clock tower.
J.H. Hawes Grain Elevator
Illinois’ only fully restored wooden grain elevator listed on the National Register of Historic Places. An outdoor, self-guided interpretive tour allows visitors to experience the Elevator Museum anytime. Open June, July and August: Sundays 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., call ahead.
Gunnar Mast Trading Post
Filled with antiques, collectibles, rockabilly art, books, photos, toys and hats, this trading post has something for everyone! Across from the Palms Grill!
Epiphany Farms Enterprise (EFE) is a “Farm to Fork” concept that practices sustainable, beyond organic, environmentally friendly techniques. EFE harnesses ideas from a wide range of agricultural theories, such as permaculture and intensive pasture rotation, to cultivate a multitude of fruits, vegetables, herbs, and animals. Pioneering a new food system frontier, they blend their farm and restaurants to create one self-sustaining organism. Tours of the farm are available.
The Original American Passion Play
Now in its 93rd season, the American Passion Play is one of the oldest, continuously-performed, passion plays in the United States. This Biblically accurate performance takes the audience on a spiritual journey to Palestine, 30 AD where they travel with the living Christ, meet his Apostles and follow his ministry from the Sermon on the Mount to His resurrection and ascension. The play features beautiful scenery, live pipe organ music, live voices and even live animals.
Lunch and dinner served. Pizza and a variety of other entrees are available.
Exhibits focused on Abraham Lincoln, Route 66, and other aspects of Atlanta’s history are featured. The Museum’s Local History Resource Center provides extensive genealogy materials accessible to the public. Housed in a beautifully restored 1867 building, the Atlanta Museum presents both permanent and new, rotating exhibits. Open Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed Sundays.
Small town dining at it's finest! Stop off to feel like the olden days visiting with the locals who gather every morning at this fine small town establishment! Located in between Route 47 and Interstate 57 (turn off at Rantoul exit, and drive 10-15 miles into Fisher)
Red Lobster - Bloomington
Lunch and dinner served. Banquet facilities for 20. Credit cards accepted.
Full service bar with a good atmosphere.
LaTeaDa Tea Room & Gift Shop
You won't want to miss the ever-changing collection of must-have items offered at LaTeaDa. Their gift shop features gourmet foods, teas, teapots and tea sets, home decor, jewelry, purses and accessories, books, ornaments, and more. Stay for lunch, or just come to shop!
Four Paws Salon
Pet supplies and treats for your furry little friends. Stop in at this shop that celebrates our four-pawed friends.
LaTeaDa Tea Room & Gift Shop
Escape the everyday with an afternoon spent at the LaTeaDa Tea Room & Gift Shop. Experience a leisurely lunch in our Victorian Farmhouse nestled on 3 acres. Our lunch menu changes with the seasons and our desserts change daily. Choose from three iced teas and over 20 loose leaf hot teas daily. LaTeaDa is the perfect setting for parties, showers, business meetings, dress rehearsals and special events. Call for details on booking your groups private party. Reservations are always HIGHLY SUGGESTED for lunch. (Please make reservations via the phone to ensure availability)
Keller's Iron Skillet
Breakfast and lunch served. Catering services available.
Encore Thrift Store
Find secondhand items here, including new and gently used clothing of all sizes, housewares, furniture, athletic items, toys, home decor, craft items, purses, shoes and so much more. All proceeds raised by Encore Thrift Store got to support services for adults with disabilities.
Quilters Delight offers fabrics, batting, sewing notions, needles, threads, books, patterns, heritage lace curtains, classes and much more.
Pick up or delivery, lunch and dinner served.
Yen Ching Express
Chinese restaurant with a wide variety of dishes.
La Gondola Spaghetti House
Lunch and dinner served. Catering available. Check out La Gondola Spaghetti House's website for locations and menu offerings.
T.G.I. Friday's - Bloomington
Lunch and dinner served. Banquet facilities for 40. Credit cards accepted. Reservations required for large parties.
CJ's Restaurant and Catering
Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Alcohol served. Catering services. Credit cards accepted.
Great atmosphere and super food.
The Loft features all sorts of adorable gifts, whatever the occasion. From their assortment of picture frames, candles, and baby items to gourmet coffee, dips and desserts, you won't want to miss shopping here! Come thirsty! the Loft also features a vast assortment of coffees, smoothies, iced lattes and more.
Need some true Mexican cuisine while traveling down Interstate 74? Stop by Mahomet at Los Zarapes, and enjoy great tasting Mexican cuisine with a complimentary side of chips & salsa.
Avanti's Italian Restaurant
Avanti's Italian Restaurant cooks and serves home style pasta, pizza, and sandwiches that are available through dine-in, carry-out, delivery and in the banquet room. Avanti’s trademark is wonderful, fresh Italian bread which is prepared and baked in the restaurant kitchen. Avanti's Italian Restaurant has long been an institution for Illinois State University students and faculty and frequently second generation guests and staff members. The staff and management of Avanti's Italian Restaurant are experienced professionals who understand how to prepare and serve steaming hot, delicious Italian meals and fresh bread in a clean and comfortable atmosphere. Avanti’s Italian Restaurant provides a very rare combination of homelike surroundings and high-quality food.
Homewood Suites by Hilton - Forsyth
The Homewood Suites by Hilton Decatur-Forsyth is located in the heart of Central Illinois. It is a bit north of Decatur and just off I-72 and US Rt. 51. This all-suite hotel features a welcoming lobby area for relaxation and complimentary breakfast, evening dinner and drinks - Monday through Thursday evenings. Additional amenities include complimentary WiFi, a fitness center, pool, outdoor basketball area, 24 hour onsite convenience store, as well as a unique courtyard patio for outdoor gatherings.
Jim's Steak House
Serving Decatur's furniture needs for over 40 years.
A quaint cafe located in downtown Latham. They offer reasonable prices on home cooked food. The friendly atmosphere at the Korner Cafe will bring you back for more.
Noodles & Company - Bloomington
Restaurant chain serving a variety of noodle dishes in a fun, fast-service environment. Beer and wine also available.
Petals is not a florist but we are a unique gift shop specializing in permanent florals. Petals creates wreaths and arrangements that can last for a lifetime.
Town and Country Motel
28 rooms, 18 rooms completely new. Enjoy a meal at Three Stars Family Restaurant.
Lunch and dinner served. Credit cards accepted.
Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon
Steakhouse & saloon.
Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano
At Biaggi’s, we believe your dining experience should be just that… an experience! You’ll find our comfortable atmosphere and casual setting a relaxing place to dine for any occasion. Whether you’re with family, friends or business associates, you can count on our friendly and knowledgeable staff to deliver a memorable experience each and every time you visit. At Biaggi’s, we’re committed to offering freshly prepared Italian cuisine served by an exceptionally knowledgeable staff in a casual environment. In addition to regular menu items, each Biaggi’s location offers a daily selection of featured specials.
Located in Pheasant Lanes bowling alley. A great place to go after a game or to just relax. Lunch and dinner served.
This retail location offers Hallmark cards and products, gifts, office supplies, office equipment and furniture. Stop in to shop their quality merchandise and receive exceptional customer service.
This family-owned business is located in the residential Hillcrest subdivision. They specialize in extremely scented, hand-poured soy candles, pillars and melts, and handmade bath and body products that incorporate skin nourishing natural oils, butters and extracts.
Fairfield Inn - Forsyth
62 rooms, restaurants and shopping nearby, small meeting rooms, indoor pool, sauna, and whirlpool.
Monical's Pizza - Bloomington
Pick-up or delivery, lunch and dinner served.
Newly remodeled; rooms with kitchenettes; others with microwave and refrigerators; cable television, free HBO and free local calls.
Full service bar located just east off Veterans Parkway. Lunch and dinner served. Credit cards accepted.
Quality Inn & Suites East - Bloomington
Conveniently located in the heart of Bloomington, the Quality Inn & Suites East is perfect for both business and leisure travelers. Guests will appreciate many features and amenities including free deluxe continental breakfast, free wireless high-speed internet access, free coffee, free local calls, free issues of The Wall Street Journal, and in-room desks and access to copy and fax services. All spacious guest rooms come equipped with refrigerators, microwaves, coffee makers, hair dryers, irons and ironing boards. Some rooms also feature whirlpool bathtubs. Non-smoking rooms are offered.
Fairfield Inn & Suites - Bloomington
The Fairfield Inn & Suites is conveniently located four miles from Illinois State University and three miles from Illinois Wesleyan University. It is a short drive away from all of the Bloomington-Normal State Farm Insurance offices, as well as the Ironwood Golf Course, Highland Park Golf Course, and The Den at Fox Creek Golf Course. Just minutes away from the property in Downtown Bloomington are numerous local restaurants, an exciting nightlife, and countless other attractions including the U.S. Cellular Coliseum and the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts. The Fairfield Inn & Suites is conveniently accessible off of I-55, I-74, and near I-39.
Cheddar's Casual Cafe
Cheddar’s freshly prepared menu favorites include chicken tenders, salads, hamburgers, sandwiches, steaks and delicious desserts.
Steaks, BBQ, seafood dinners. Banquet facilities up to 130. Credit cards accepted. Open seven days.
Route 66 Memories Museum
Stop by this eclectic museum to explore the history of Route 66, car culture and local history. There is even a Rolls-Royce on display! The collection was brought together by a local historian with great stories to share. Located just a few doors from the Palm's Grill this museum is a must see.
Established in 1890, this family owned business offers fine jewelry, watches, new & antique clocks, diamonds, colored stone jewelry, watch & jewelry repair and custom designing. Watkin's is an expert clock repair shop, specializing in antiques. They can also rebuild grandfather and mantel clocks.
Comfort Suites West - Bloomington
The Comfort Suites West offers free deluxe continental breakfast, free wireless high-speed Internet access, free issues of USA Today, free local calls, an outdoor pool, fitness center, on-site business center, and a meeting room. All of the hotel's oversized guest suites are equipped with microwaves, refrigerators, flat-screen televisions, clock radios with MP3 jacks, coffee makers, curved shower rods, hair dryers, desks, irons, ironing boards, pillow-top mattresses, sofa sleepers, voice mail and cable television. Connecting rooms can be requested. Coin-operated laundry facilities are located on the property and valet cleaning service is offered.
Barn Quilts of DeWitt County: "Red,Wine, & Blues Tour"
The Barn Quilts of DeWitt County program will be holding their second Red, Wine & Blues Tour. Unlike our traditional tour, this event will showcase individual barns that are a part of our Barn Quilts of DeWitt County Trail with a night of good food, good music and good times. Contact the Chamber & Tourism Office for ticket and tour time information.
Times Past Inn
Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Catering services.
Lunch and dinner served. Locally owned and operated for 25 years. Check out Schooner's website for menu and entertainment offerings. Beer garden. Dinner specials. Call ahead for carryout.
O'Charley's - Forsyth
This is the corner of good food and good times.
Holiday Inn Express West - Bloomington
The Holiday Inn Express West in Bloomington provides several quality hotel amenities including a relaxing whirlpool spa and heated indoor pool, complimentary hot breakfast, and 24 hour fitness and business centers. The Holiday Inn Express West is located off I-55 and I-74, very close to the McLean County Fairgrounds, Downtown Bloomington, Illinois State University and Illinois Wesleyan University.
30 unit motel with refrigators, microwaves and restaurant discount.
Synergy Flight Center, LLC
Synergy Flight Center offers a number of recreational activities for visitors. They offer introductory flights, flight lessons and a flight simulator that visitors can rent by the hour.
Forsyth Bike and Walking Path
The path begins at Forsyth Village Hall and winds around Forsyth Pkwy.
Main Street Antiques
Antique glassware, pottery, and furniture - Collectibles, Chinaware from England.
DoubleTree by Hilton - Bloomington
The DoubleTree by Hilton, convenient to I-55, I-74 and I-39, is just minutes away from area corporations and some of the best golf in Illinois. The 185 warmly furnished guest rooms and 12 luxuriously appointed whirlpool suites feature exceptional comforts like Sweet Dreams beds, Wolfgang Puck Coffee, as well as modern must-haves like complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access throughout. For family fun, vacation, or a historical outing, this hotel is a great place to be.
Barn Quilts of Dewitt County
Barn quilts of DeWitt County is a project designed to celebrate Clinton and DeWitt County’s rich agricultural history, showcase our rural areas, promote agritourism, the arts, and create a sense of community pride. Throughout the county, vibrant, hand-painted 8’X8’ quilt blocks on ‘wooden canvases’ adorn numerous barns, making a drive through the countryside all the more enjoyable. Barn quilts are on display June through August.
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.
Hen House Family Restaurant
Small town dining at it's finest with breakfast, lunch, and dinner served all day. One of very few Hen House Restaurants remaining in the United States, so stop by this convenient location off of I-74 in Mahomet to say you've been to a Hen House.
Little Galilee Christian Assembly
Little Galilee's 228 acres of land provide lots of room for kids to eat, sleep, learn, play and pray with dedicated Christian adults. There are a variety of camps and programs that for youth and adults which may include: Fine Arts or Sports camp, Equestrian Camp, Family Camp, Main Camp, Day Camp, Wilderness Camp and many more.
Quality Inn - Decatur
This Forsyth location has 56 rooms with restaurants within walking distance. Amenities include indoor pool, sauna/whirlpool, free movie channel, free breakfast, kitchen facilities, and handicapped accessibility.
Chestnut Family Restaurant
A quaint family oriented restaurant located in downtown Chestnut, Illinois. They specialize in home cooked meals at great prices. They make your family feel like their family.
Great place to watch sports! Several TVs, great food and a pool table. Lunch and dinner served.
Grady's pizzas are made to order with the freshest ingredients available. Grady's Pizza's meats and cheeses are of the finest quality and never imitation. Try one of the specialty pizzas or pick your favorite toppings and build your own, either way it's sure to be the best pizza you've ever had. So spread the word and tell your friends, come to Grady's for the "World's Most Famous Pizza!"
Hickory Point Golf Course
Hickory Point is truly a course for both beginning and competitive golfers. The flat, wide fairways are perfect for learning, while long distances and the ever-present wind provide challenge for more experienced golfers. Hickory Point hosts the Tat $ Lyle Players Championship, the developmental tour of the LPGA. Designed by Roger Packard, the course opened in 1999, and is designed specifically for beginning and youth golfers. Hickory Point features a lighted driving range and special six-hole short course for beginning and youth golfers.
Green Acres Baitshop and Campground
Full line bait shop, with 50-site campground. Full hook-up, showers and toilets.
Red Roof Inn - Bloomington
Clean, comfortable, efficient and a great value, the Red Roof Inn is conveniently located on I-55 and I-74 at Exit 160 on Bloomington’s west side. The Red Roof Inn features free continental breakfast daily, free wireless internet, and weekly rates. All guest rooms have high speed internet, Cable TV and data ports. Connecting rooms are available. Hair dryers, irons and ironing boards are available at the front desk. One well-behaved family pet per room is welcome.
Sunset Inn & Suites
Hotel suites have five fantasy theme rooms including the Hearts Delight, Space Odyssey, Rain Forest, the Arabian, and the Roman Retreat. Indoor pool and fitness center are part of the Inn amenities.
Lunch and dinner served. Limited delivery service. Take-out available. Live Jazz on the patio. Best desserts in town.
The Colaw Rooming House
Return to Rt. 66, circa 1947, when you overnight at The Colaw Rooming House. Where you'll experience travel on the Mother Road before Interstates and motel chains were the norm. Located just 2 blocks from Rt. 66 in quaint Atlanta, Illinois, The Colaw Rooming House offers three bedrooms, two full baths, a charming living room with fireplace, dinning room, curved front porch, and delightful yellow and red 1940's kitchen. To further enhance your step back in time, your stay includes a complimentary breakfast at The Palms Grill Cafe-Atlanta's fully restored, circa 1935 small town diner. For more information please visit our website www.thecolawhouse.com
Grimsley's Flower Store
A tradition in Clinton since 1918, it remains today as a symbol of the way things used to be -- tin ceiling and walls, wood floor, quality service.
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.
Visit the Longhorn Smokehouse for perfect Texas barbecue! This restaurant is family and locally owned since 1998. Dine in, carry out or drive thru!
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.
Woodlawn Country Club
This nine-hole walking course features plenty of trees, and water that comes into play on seven of the nine holes. A snack bar is available.
Hampton Inn - Forsyth
Surrounded by restaurants, shopping and theaters, the Hampton Inn Decatur/Forsyth is a central Illinois hotel 8 miles away from Millikin University and within five miles of major corporations. Start your day with Hampton's free hot breakfast or if you have some place to be, grab one of our Hampton On the Run® Breakfast Bags, available Monday to Friday. Also enjoy free WiFi, on site fitness center, and indoor pool.
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.
Bean Scene Cafe
Coffees, scones, breakfasts, imported teas, homemade pastries.