Showing 1-96 of 149 items
Our American Cousin and the Assassination of President Lincoln
Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln with a production of "Our American Cousin." Audience members will watch the play as seen by the president that evening, then follow along through the tragic moments of the assassination and its aftermath before ending with a journey back to the Goosenest Prairie, home of the president’s beloved step-mother, Sarah Lincoln. Audience members will experience the cultural offerings of 19th-century American theatre and be able imagine the grief and horror of a nation’s response to Lincoln’s murder, and closer to home - the grief of the president’s Coles County kin. Directed by Earl Halbe, volunteers will recreate the play President and Mrs. Lincloln attended that fateful evening when the president's life was tragically taken by the assasin John Wilkes Booth. During these dates the site will feature "Draped in Mourning", an examination of mourning customs of the 19th century.
Don't miss the queen pageant and free barbecue Friday night in addition to great entertainment all weekend, car show and more.
World's Largest Horseshoe
Weighing in at 1,144 lbs and measuring 5'8" by 4' 5/8", this horseshoe is sure to bring good luck to all that visit. The Martinsville Horseshoe gained its Guinness Book of World Record status in 2013. The horseshoe stands at the entrance to the Martinsville fairgrounds.
Mill Creek Triathlon
An intense 1500 meter swim, 40K bike ride, 6 mile run along with a 400 meter swim, 10 mile bike ride and 3 mile run. Location is the beautiful Mill Creek Park located in Marshall Illinois.
Open Water Swim at Lincoln Trail State Park
A rectangular 1.2 and 2.4 mile loop course marked by buoys, lifeguards, rowboats, kayaks and other safety officials. Finish with a brief run of beach sand through finish chute.
Mill Creek Mayhem
Toughest trail race in the Midwest. Extreme 12K trail run and 1 mile mini mayhem. The footing (What footing?) is hilly, muddy (several water crossings), and loose in places. The trail is not maintained (non-existent) in some places. Expect to be scratched and bruised. Located in the beautiful Mill Creek Park in Marshall Illinois.
Sheep to Clothing at Lincoln Log Cabin
Follow the process of creating fabric in the 19th century, beginning with raw wool, our volunteers will take you through the entire spectrum of home based manufacturing process; quite literally from sheep to clothing. The Lincoln-Sargent Farm Foundation will kick off their fundraising campaign for the restoration of the Moore Home, scene of Abraham Lincoln’s family farewell before leaving for Washington DC in 1861, with a unique pledge drive. The site manager will be weaving Venetian Carpet throughout the day with pledges for the number of yards woven. Also enjoy the Victory Garden Plant Sale: the Lincoln-Sargent Farm Foundation will again be selling heirloom flowers, plants and herbs to raise funds to support the educational and interpretive programming at Lincoln Log Cabin. All events will run from 10am-4pm.
World's Largest Knitting Needles and Crochet Hook
The World's Largest Knitting Needles and Crochet Hook are located inside The Yarn Studio in downtown Casey, Illinois. In order to make it in to the Guinness Book of World Records shop owner, Jeanette Huisinga, had to knit and crochet a 10X10 square with the largest tools. Knitting Needles are 13ft .75in and 25 pounds each. Crochet Hook measures at 6ft. 1.5in and weight is 9lbs.
The Moonshine Store is situated at a country crossroads near the town of Martinsville, IL. It is an adventure in itself just finding the place. What makes it special is the unique atmosphere of this little country store that is home to the famous “Moonburger”. It has been featured on the CBS Morning Show. It is a “must stop” location for travelers with its guest book logging visitors from all 50 states and around the world. In April 2014, a new record was set where 3,251 burgers were served during a major motorcycle rally, the Moonshine Lunch Run.
D & J Cafe
Homestyle cafe offering full menu.
CITY: Willow Hill
Harmon's Lunch Counter
Lunch counter serving sandwiches and more. At the back of Harmon's Healthsmart Drugstore.
Traditional Italian pizza restaurant with seating for 80. Every item is homemade by this family owned and operated establishment.
Old fashioned drive-in restaurant - open seasonally May-Oct.
Hong Kong House - Charleston
Chinese restaurant with full menu - dine-in, carry-out or delivery.
Monical's Pizza - Paris
Pizza, fast food.
29 units with smoking and non-smoking. Two queen beds are in a standard room.
Joe's Italian Foods
Full Italian menu.
Fine dining in a relaxed atmosphere. Full menu.
Clean Rooms! Free Coffee, Free HBO, Free Local Calls, Microwave & Refrigerator Available, Weekly & Monthly Rates Available, Food Nearby.
Check Mart - Oblong
Serving "hot stuffed pizza".
Pinnell Motor Inn
1-level brick motel, very clean, pretty little motel, coffee shop onsite.
Seating for 40 people dining or take-out.
Super 8 - Paris
Located on Highway 1 off Interstate 70. Your stay includes free breakfast bonanza, free Wi-Fi Internet, free parking including for truck and RV, and pet friendly. Hot tub rooms are also available. Attractions nearby include Twin Lakes Park, Sycamore Hills Golf Club and Bicentennial Art Center & Museum.
Illinois Livestock Auction
This livestock auction includes the sale of cattle, horses, goats and sheep.
Paris Family Restaurant
Seats 110 people for fine dining.
Pagliai's Pizza in Charleston
Pizza, Dine in or carry out
Los Tres Caminos
Authentic Mexican food, fine dining, take-out, seating for 99, imported Mexican beers.
Fox Ridge State Park Campground
43 sites, electricity at each site, shower building, and shared water. Dump station. Reservations accepted.
El Rancherito - Charleston
Authentic Mexican restaurant. Enjoy the finest Mexican food in Illinois. Call ahead for carry outs and check out our other locations.
Seventh Street Underground
A student coffee house and entertainment. A non-alcoholic venue for college students.
Super 8 - Marshall
Conveniently located off Interstate 70 near Lincoln Train State Park. Amenities include handicapped rooms/facilities, free parking, free local telephone calls, non smoking rooms/facilities, indoor heated pool, RV or truck parking, restaurant nearby, cable TV, and hot tub rooms.
Main Street Cafe
Seating for 90 people, homestyle cooking, everyday specials.
Lincoln Book Shop
New and used books, cards and more.
World's Largest Golf Tee
The World's Largest Golf Tee measures 30ft and 3/4" and weighs 6,659 lbs! It is constructed of yellow pine boards and over 60 gallons of glue and 120 pounds of screws. This is a site you don't want to miss!
Located next door to the World's Largest Wind Chime in Casey, Whitling Whimsy is a cafe specializing in fresh deli sandwiches and yummy baked goods. Offering sweets, sandwiches, specialty teas and coffee and souvenirs.
Lincoln Garden Family Restaurant
Family restaurant and 24 hour weekend diner. Skillets, gyros, pita wraps, salads, soups, pastas, omelettes, steaks,chicken ribs, sandwiches, seafood and childrens menu
Yen Ching Mandarin
Wide variety of Oriental dishes.
If you are looking for high quality and personal service, you have come to the right place. We offer double rooms, suites, jacuzzi suites and more. Complete your stay with a free hot breakfast, Soda and free wi-fi. All rooms come with mini fridge, microwave, 42-inch TV, HD channels and more. We offer limousine service for those special occasions.
Monical's Pizza - Robinson
Family-style dining, pizza and much more.
Greathouse of Pizza
Family owned pizzeria serving homemade Italian favorites such as: pizza, pasta, Italian beef and other various items.
Roc's Black Front
Rocs is celebrated for its baby back ribs and original 'Norm's nirvana barbeque sauce.
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.
Burgers, sandwiches, wraps, chicken entrees, pasta dishes, Mexican selections, salads. Home of Charleston's famous Strawberry Bread. Catering available.
Country Junction/ Amoco
Friendly convenience store with pizza, hot dogs, chicken and deli type items.
New China Buffet
Seating for eighty, fine dining, buffet, take-out.
Chinese buffet and extensive menu
Magic Wok serves a wide array of Chinese specialties. Check out our website.
Jackson Avenue Coffee
Located one block east of historic Courthouse Square. Large selection of coffees and coffee drinks. Pastries. Salads. Entertainment. Next door to and communicating with Calliope Court Boutique.
Greenup Antique Mall
15,000 square feet, one level, approximately 100 vendors. Old West Cafe on site.
Red Oak Inn Bed & Breakfast
This beautiful two story early 1880s home has four sleeping rooms available with a shared bath. The decor has lots of charm and elegant taste. The facility also is available for parties, showers, teas and family events - reservations needed. Meals served by reservation only, including full service breakfast. Handicap accessible. Pets accepted.
Relax Inn - Marshall
48 rooms with double beds. Cable TV wtih HBO & ESPN. Direct dial phones, local calls are free.
Midway Meat and Deli
Meat market that also offers delicious sandwiches and meals.
Round House Antiques
We invite you to come and visit us at Round House Antiques in Charleston, IL to see our unique selection of antiques, primitives and collectibles. We sell quality vintage and antique items that can be treasured for a lifetime and passed down for generations. Antiques, collectibles, vintage jewelry, primitives, furniture, glassware, gift certificates, and layaway.
Made to order, dine-in/carry out, seating for fifty, burgers and ice cream.
Crawford County State Fish & Wildlife Area
Located 2 miles southwest of Hutsonville, on Rt. 1, this park features 1,129 acres for hunting with 9 ponds for fishing. Hiking and horseback trails run throughout the area.
Best Western Robinson Inn
Luxurious rooms, meeting rooms and many other amenities await travelers. Handicap rooms, fitness center, pet friendly.
Will Rogers Theater
This Art Deco-style theater shows the latest movie releases.
KOA Campground and Camper Sales
8-acre lake, some shade trees. 82 sites with three cabins, summer active.
A Civil War era, hewn log house that has been moved to Central Illinois and restored. It is furnished with mid-19th Century antiques, has a full kitchen and bath, and sits on 55 acres of woodlands, meadow and fields.
Days Inn & Suites - Casey
A beautiful wooded country setting, within walking distance to several restaurants. Outdoor pool.
Come see noodles and sauce made from scratch. Baskets and shipping are also available.
Hickory Holler Campground
Located in West York, Crawford County, the campground features 100 camping sites with many nearby activities.
CITY: West York
Eagle Ridge Golf Course- Paris
This 18-hole, par 72 course features some water, elevation changes and mature greens. Eagle Ridge Golf Course is located in Paris, IL and is know throughout East Central Illinois and West Central Indiana as having one of the most challenging back nine in the area. From your elite golfers to your novice golfers, Eagle Ridge Golf Course has one of the most enjoyable courses to play in the area
Savoia's - Paris
Italian-American food, fine dining, carry out, 120 seating capacity, beer and wine. New location on W. Court Street. Check out our website to see our menu and make reservations online.
Paris City Bluebird Trail
Visit these scattered sites to witness the return of the bluebird to Illinois. The trail and Sycamore Golf Club are two links in the Transcontinental Bluebird Trail.
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.
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 Courthouse
This elegant 1893 brick and stone building is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Conveniently located on IL 33 in Robinson, with well-kept rooms featuring wall-mounted flat screen television. Very reasonable room rates. Handicap accessible facility.
Oak Glen Country Club
This challenging 18-hole course is open year round, and features a clubhouse, driving range and tee times for non-members.
Adjacent to Paris City Hall, this extensively landscaped sunken garden features a serpentine brick wall inspired by Thomas Jefferson's design at Charlottesville and a lion's head fountain patterned after a park in France.
Twin Lakes Park
East lake - swimming, camping, boat dock, walking trail, primitive camping. West lake - fishing, picnic, large pavilion, shelter, fireworks, horseshoes, tent camping, trailer camping, permission by police for primitive camping.
The Village Theatre, with its 183 seats in the round, hosts theatrical performances.
Mile Marker Historical Monument
This stone identifies one of the last original road markers that dotted the first road built from Vincennes to Chicago.
Clark County Genealogical Library
You'll find census records, newspaper clippings, birth and marriage records, and other files of interest helpful to geneological research.
Charleston Country Club
This country club features an 18-hole golf course.
Days Inn - Charleston
Rooms with single, double and kingsize beds
Deer Run Par 3 Golf Course
Open seasonally, this par 3 course is located in Washington Park.
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.
Country gift shop, collectibles, pictures, Pipka Lizzi High dolls, Santa's Pat Richter pictures, year-round holiday room, and Yankee candles.
Five Star Motel
Small 27-unit motel, cable TV with free HBO.
Eastern Illinois University
This campus consists of 316 acres. German Gothic architecture of Old Main towers above the campus.
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.
Lori's Pins 'n' Needles
Quilting supplies, over 3000 bolts of material for quilting. Authorized Husqvarna Viking sewing machines.
Hebron Hills Camping
Wooded camp ground, 2½-acre pond, trails, some cabins and full hook-up.
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.
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.
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.
Richards Farm Restaurant
Located in the sleepy town of Casey, IL, Richards Farm is a classic American style restaurant. There is a picturesque 1930's barn with quaint dining areas and even a 300 banquet room. Delicious food, country ambiance and excellent service. Open Daily for lunch and dinner. Sunday buffet from 10:30am to 2:00pm. Check out our menu online! Gary and Diane Richards have owned the historic farm since 1972.
Enjoy the sparkling beauty of Lake Charleston, which features hiking and biking trails.
World's Largest Wind Chimes
With chimes suspended nearly 50 feet above the ground, the BEI wind chime is a sight to behold! The longest of five chimes is 42 feet long-almost double that of the past world record holder. The chimes sing gentle and deep as they strike the clapper, long gleaming lengths paying tribute to BEI's expertise in the pipeline industry. Stick around to visit the tea shop next door!
Cumberland Road Collectibles
General line of antiques and collectibles, old books and depression glass.
Lincoln Prarie Grass Trail
Ride your bike or walk from Charleston to Mattoon on the Lincoln Prairie Grass Trail.
Ambraw River Trading Company
With a large red barn and "Mary's Wash House" full of early country and primitive furniture and accessories.
Bent Tree Country Club
This 18-hole, par 70 course is a challenge for players of all levels.
Casey Country Club
This club features a nine-hole, par 35 golf course.