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14th Annual Lincoln Douglas 5K and Fun Run
A series of short distances for children begins at 8 am: ages 8 and under – 100 yards; 9 to 10 – 200 yards; 11 to 12 – 400 yards. All finishers receive ribbons. The boy and girl winners of each age group will run a 100-yard dash following the 5K to determine “The Fasted Kid in Town!”. A One Mile Fun Run begins at 8:15 am. The course consists of one loop around the historic paved road inside Taylor Park. This is an untimed run and all finishers receive ribbons. The 5K begins at 8:35 am. The course consists of three loops around the paved road inside Taylor Park, a 5K (3.1 miles), wheel-measured certified course that is flat and fast designed to help runners achieve a personal best.
4 Season Bowling Center
This is a forty lane bowling center with automatic scoring, Thunder Alley sound and light experience which is open to the public. Jumpin Joe's Sports Bar & Grill, Flip Pizza Restaurant and full service banquet facilities are also offered.
4th Annual Crusin’ To The Dairy Car Show
On September 3 at the Union Dairy in Freeport from 4 pm to 8 pm, cruise in to this great old fashioned ice cream parlor with great cars, 50's and 60's music, and more. Music by 3-D Sound. Hourly drawings for food prizes. Souvenir t-shirts. No entry fee.
9 East Coffee
Coffee house and cafe specializing in espresso-based drinks, homemade desserts, pastries, soups and sandwiches, plus daily specials to accompany a superb cup of coffee. Free internet access, outdoor dining, and entertainment. Look for 9 East on Facebook. Breakfast or Lunch: Under $10.00 Credit Cards accepted. Open: Monday thru Friday: 7 am - 3 pm; Saturday;: 7 am - 2 pm.
9th Annual Pee-Wee Classic Tournament
Up to 16 teams of 8 year old and younger boys from throughout the Midwest play in this annual tournament and the coaches pitch.
Abet Books and Games
New and discount books, and comics. The largest selection of board and card games around. Open: Sunday: Noon to 4 pm; Monday and Thursday: 11 am to 7 pm; Tuesday: Noon to 9 pm; Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: Noon to 8 pm
AJ's Lena Maid Meats
AJ's Lena Maid Meats is a complete meat processing company and retail sales outlet founded over 50 years ago. The high quality locally raised meats are cut the way you want with many specialty cured meats and sausge products as well as local cheeses, unique grocery items, gift boxes, party trays, custom and wild game processing and beef and pork sides and quarters.
All Veterans Memorial Park of Stephenson County
This park honors all of the veterans from Stephenson County. It contains large era stones from all conflicts. Benches surround concrete walkways, and a large brick memorial garden if featured. A Gold Star Family Memorial is dedicated to all who gave given their lives for our freedoms. Open: Daily: Dawn to Dusk.
For all your prom and wedding needs or just everyday wear visit this shop offering suits, casual clothing, accessories, tuxedo's and shoes. Open: Monday thru Friday: 10 am to 5 pm; Saturday: 10 am to 2 pm
From huevos con chorizo and the best chimichangas around to a Friday night fish fry, Amigos is the place for a great Mexican or American meal. Breakfast served anytime. Carryout, children’s menu, full bar including margaritas, live video gaming, reservations recommended for groups over 15. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner: under $10.00. Credit Cards accepted. Open: Sunday: 8 am - 2 pm; Monday thru Saturday: 8 am - 9 pm.
Andrew's Mill Park
Picnic area, pond for fishing & ice skating with handicap accessible fishing pier, Gerald Strohecker natural area with native woodland, prairie and wetland.
Anne's Garden Center
This is a full service garden center with thousands of quality plants, trees, shrubs, and landscape supplies including retaining wall, paving stones, fertilizer, mulch and more. Their knowledgeable staff will assist with all landscaping inquiries.
Antiques at Hillwood Farms
Country and early New England furniture and accessories.
Apple Canyon Lake Golf Course
Scenic, challenging nine-hole course carved into the Jo Daviess County hills. Full-service pro shop, bar, grill. Call for tee time.
Apple River Canyon Photography
Photographer Larry Backe specializes in families, pets and seniors. Commercial also available. Visit his studio and gallery. Portraits by appointment.
Apple River Canyon State Park
Apple River Canyon State Park is in the hilly northwest corner of Illinois in Jo Daviess County near the Wisconsin border. Limestone bluffs, deep ravines, springs, streams and wildlife characterize this area. Once a part of a vast sea bottom that stretched from the Alleghenies to the Rockies, the scenic canyon area was formed by the action of the winding waters of the Apple River. The park offers hiking, day use, camping and fishing, plus Millville, a National Historic Register site.
Apple River Canyon State Park - Thompson/Salem Units
This 1,150 acre area allows hunting, fishing; no boating/biking. See postings/fact sheets at registration. Sign in/out at lots #1 or #2. The vegetative cover at the site is a mixture of steep timbered slopes and bluffs with grassland, row crops and hay fields predominate on ridge tops. The topography can be severe especially bordering the Apple River.
Art in the Park - Freeport
Join the Freeport Park District and the Freeport Art Museum as they welcome back the 9th annual, award winning Art in the Park. Come to Krape Park and enjoy the sights and sounds at this free community event. Stroll the walks and view the fine art on display by local and regional artists. Purchase a wonderful new piece of artwork to take home with you! Listen as local performing artists take the stage throughout the day. Partake in creative hands-on activities with the kids, and celebrate with some great food. Co-sponsored by the Freeport Art Museum and the Freeport Park District.10 am to 5 pm.
Artesian Well at Paradise Cove
Nestled along Indian Creek is a natural artesian well where thousands of gallons of pure water flow each day - as it has since 1927. A ten foot water wheel is turned continually by the flowing water. The site, which is accessed by Stephenson County's only covered bridge, includes a waterfall, large flower beds and gazebo to enjoy while sipping the bubbling water. Open: 7 am - 8 pm.
Baileyville Christmas Trees
Christmas trees - cut your own or pre-cut, wreaths, roping, decorations, ornaments, gifts, crafts and complimentary cider, coffee and cookies
Shop in one location. The consignment shops offer quality merchandise including antiques, hard to find collectibles, tools, memorabilia, furniture, clothing and more. The Market offers items of value for your home and family, clothing, jewelry, gifts, food, electronics, crafts and more. Plus taste the treats at the food court which features Cimino’s Little Italy. The kids can also enjoy a place to play while the family browses and shops the stores – bounce houses, mini-golf, games and fun.
This quaint shop offers a wide selection of antiques, collectibles, used furniture and appliances. Open: Monday thru Friday: 10 am - 2 pm; Saturday: 10 am 3 pm.
Baymont Inn and Suites - Freeport
This hotel, where you can feel like home is conveniently located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 20 and Illinois Highway 26 north of Freeport. There are 63 rooms and eleven whirlpool suites. Handicapped and non-smoking rooms, heated indoor pool, whirlpool, exercise facilities, cable TV, free wireless high speed internet access, microwave, mini fridge, hair dryers, irons and ironing boards, coffee makers, safes, desks, pets allowed with a $20 fee, on site coin laundry, dry cleaning available, complimentary enhanced breakfast. Rates: $89 to $160
Beach's Supper Club
Beach's Supper Club is the longest operating supper club in Stephenson County. Known since 1975 for our outstanding prime rib served on Saturday nights. Also serving steaks, seafood, pork and chicken entrees. Entertainment, full bar including wine list. Reservations are encouraged for Friday and Saturday nights. Banquet facilities for 90. Sunday: 11:30 am - 8 pm; Wednesday thru Saturday: 5 pm - 10 pm
Bearly Used Children's Resale Store & More
Bearly Used offers a large selection of children's consignment shop. Clothing sizes from newborn to 14. Plus children's toys, maternity clothing, books, videos, baby equipment, furniture and more.
Homemade specials, pies and soup. All you can eat soup and salad Monday thru Friday. Carryout, catering service, and banquet facilities for 120.
Ben Miller Memorial Park
This park provides a quiet scenic area ideal for family reunions and group gatherings. A large and a small shelter house, softball diamond, volleyball and basketball courts, playground, and wooded area are offered. A concession stand is open during softball season.
Benchwarmers Sports Bar & Grill
Enjoy appetizers, all you can eat salad bar, great sandwiches, steaks and seafood. Grill available for private parties. Full bar, carryouts, catering, delivery, children’s menu, entertainment, outdoor dining, live video gaming. Banquet facilities for 130. Lunch: Under $10 Dinner: Under $15 Credit Cards Accepted
Black Diamond Music Studio & Sales
Shop features music equipment, guitars, violins, and drums, accessories, shirts, jewelry, music lessons for drum and guitar, vinyl and CD's plus a small and unique recording studio. Open: Monday thru Saturday: 10:30 am to 6 pm; or by appointment
Black Hawk Run Golf Course
Beautiful course, hidden in the hills, awaits golfers of all skill levels. Eighteen challenging holes, elevated greens, wide open fairways.
Blackhawk War Monument
This monument is located on the site of Kellogg's Grove, an early settlement established in 1827 on a mail route between Peoria and Galena, and now on the National Register of Historic Places. It honors those killed in the Blackhawk War, including in the final Illinois Battle which occurred at this grove in June, 1832. Abraham Lincoln, a member of the Illinois militia, helped bury five of the slain men. The remaining soldiers were originally buried throughout the area at the spots at which they fell. Fifty years after the war, local farmers collected the remains and buried them in one enclosure on top of this hill overlooking the Yellow Creek Valley. The 34-foot high monument was dedicated in 1886.
Bobber's River Tap
Bobber’s is an open-deck, outdoor bar along the banks of the Pecatonica River. It is a relaxing stop for travelers by road or river. Bring your own pole or just sit and relax with a cold drink as you watch the river flow by. Weekly entertainment on the Pontoon Boat stage; never a cover charge. Open: May thru October: Sunday: 11 am - 10 pm; Thursday thru Saturday: 11 am - 2 am.
Bobber's River Tap Presents River Music
Join us by car, bike, or boat on the banks of the Pecatonica River for some live foot stomping river music. Bobber’s is an open-deck, outdoor bar along the banks of the Pecatonica River. It is a relaxing stop for travelers by road or river. Food and beverages available.
Local sports bar specializing in home cooking, featuring homemade pizzas, Tuesday Taco Night, broasted chicken, Friday fish dinners and Saturday prime rib.
Brush Creek Golf Course
This is a 9-hole, 36 par, 3218 yard course set on challenging terrain with three sets of tees. Weekday and Weekend Green Fees: 9 holes - $10: 18 holes - $13.00; Motorized Cart Rental: 9 holes - $10.00 per seat; 18 - holes - $14 per seat.
Bugaboo's Ice Cream Shoppe
Nostalgic ice cream shop offering old-fashioned phosphate sodas, malts, shakes, sundaes and 16 flavors of Chocolate Shoppe ice cream, plus burgers, hot dogs & sandwiches.
Bunker Hill Dog Training, Grooming and Specialty Store
This specialty store offers dog and cat food, toys, collars, leads, carriers, coats, mugs, picture frames, shampoos, and training and grooming equipment. Also specialty breed purses, wallets, sweatshirts, and more. Grooming and training are also available.
American country antiques/primitives. Restoring of 18th and 19th century and new furniture. Refinishing, cabinet making, and fire and water damage restoration. Accepting Master Card and Visa. Open: Monday thru Friday: 8:30 am to 5 pm.
A Freeport tradition since 1921, this Italian restaurant and lounge specializes in pasta, pizza, steak, fish, and chicken. Carryout, full bar, entertainment. Banquet facilities for 55. Open: Sunday: 5 pm to 10 pm (lounge: closed); Tuesday thru Saturday: 5 pm to 10 pm (lounge: 5 pm to Closing).
Canyon Log Enterprises/Carriage House
Experience log home living at Apple Canyon Lake. Great couple's getaway, one bedroom suite, full kitchen, all linens provided. Access to amenities, lake, golf, restaurant. Call for extended stay rates.
Cedarville Art Glass
Dan Edler, a nationally known artist, creates fine art glass and sculpture. Collectors have been acquiring his work for over 45 years. Visitors are welcome Monday thru Friday: 10 am - 4 pm, or by appointment for large groups.
Cedarville Historical Museum
This museum is located in an 1889 school building and features a permanent exhibit honoring Jane Addams, who was born and raised in Cedarville. Miss Addams was an internationally famous humanitarian and social work pioneer who founded Chicago's Hull House and won the Nobel Peace Prize. Museum exhibits include personal items and memorabilia from her life and the life of her family. There are also changing exhibits on topics of local historical interest and a research center and a research center. Open: May thru October: Saturday and Sunday: 1 pm - 4 pm; or by appointment.
Cedarville Skate Park
Skaters of all skill levels will enjoy the half and quarter pipes, pyramid, "roller coaster" and kink rails on the 750 square foot skate pad. The skate park is also open to bikes. Other attractions include a playground, sheltered picnic area, sand volleyball court, basketball court and a .5 mile blacktop walking path. Open: Dawn to Dusk.
Celia's Gifts, Antiques and Home Furnishings
Celia's -- a shop filled with gifts for the kitchen and home, with antiques, penny rugs, home furnishings and seasonal decor.
This cheese shop features a wide variety of cheese, as well as local artisan cheese, sausages, Amish salsas and jams. Open: Sunday: 11 am - 4 pm; Monday thru Saturday: 9 am - 6 pm
Christmas on the North Side Craft Show
This 11th annual craft show over 25 crafters offering primatives, jewelery, basket weaving, loom weaving, quilted items, florals, wreaths, painting and more.
Christy’s Treasures & Gifts
Gift shop offering soy candles, goat milk lotion, room sprays and home décor. Open: Thursday and Friday: 9 am to 5 pm; Saturday: 9 am to 3 pm; or by appointment
Cimino's Little Italy
This lovely restaurant offers a beautiful setting combined with exquisite fine Italian dining as well as pizza. “It’s love at first bite!” Enjoy the cabreeze, an inviting atrium area or their outdoor patio as well as their interior rooms. Cimino’s banquet facilities can accommodate groups of 25 to 150 and are perfect for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, reunions or other special occasions. The Belle Mia Room is 1500 square feet and can hold up to 150 people. The Cabreeze Atrium is 840 square feet and accommodates up to 80 people. Carryout, children’s menu, banquet and catering, delivery service, full bar.
Coach's Golf & Grill
This clubhouse on the Stagecoach Golf Course offers fresh from the grill sandwiches, soups, salads, homemade pizza, chicken, and fish. Also enjoy Coach's hugh patio. Full bar, carryouts, children's menu, game room.
Country Girl Floral and Gifts
This lovely 4,000 square foot shop offers home decor and a large selection of silk flower arrangements as well as fresh flowers. It is full of seasonal and everyday gifts and home decorating ideas. Open: Monday thru Friday: 9 am - 5 pm; Saturday: 9 am 3 pm
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson - Stockton
Gateway to scenic Jo Daviess County. Affordable, clean, friendly and convenient. Complete breakfast, limited pet friendly. Near historic downtown Galena and Chestnut Mountain skiing. Nearby snowmobile trails, state parks, hunting/fishing.
Country Inn and Suites - Freeport
At Country Inn and Suites there is one goal - to make you feel at home. They promise to offer caring, consistent and comfortable service to ensure a relaxing enjoyable stay. They offer a complimentary Be Our Guest Breakfast, free wireless high speed internet access, Club Carlson Reward program, indoor pool and whirlpool and a fitness center. These are just a few of the exceptional amenities they offer every guest. The hotel has been voted "Best in the Region" for the past 17 years in a row. It offers consistency you can count on at just the right price. Senior discount, American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard and Visa. Rates: $99.00 to $169.00.
Casual family dining with a warm inviting atmosphere serving a wide variety of American cuisine from steaks to fish, plus breakfast all day and sandwiches made to order. Reservations recommended. Carryouts, children's menu. Breakfast and Lunch: under $10.00 Dinner: under $15.00 Credit Cards Accepted
Critter Camp Exotic Pet Sanctuary
Tour Critter Camp Exotic Pet Sanctuary. Animal lovers can learn about, pet, hold and feel some of the 350 rescued animals, comprised of 30 different species. All income supports the rescued animals. Critter Camp is a non-profit, tax exempt, charitable, volunteer operated, no-kill facility that does not buy, breed, sell or exploit any animal.Personally guided tours are available seven days a week year round for up to six people per tour, but all tours are by appointment.
Join in an old-fashioned cruise through downtown, sponsored by J.H. Barkau & Sons. There will be music, food, car contests, and lots more. Cruise Parking Lots open for parking at 3 pm for those with pre-reserved spots and at 4 pm for non-reserved spots. Reserved Parking: $12; Non-Reserved Parking: $10; Cruise Only: Free.
Cruisin for a Cause: 3rd Annual Lions Club Car Show
Cruisin’ for a Cause: 3rd Annual Lions Club Car Show will be held at Union Dairy on May 14th in downtown Freeport from 3 to 7 pm. Union Dairy and the Freeport Lions Club host this car show with proceeds going to the Lions Club. Entertainment by 3-D Sound. $10 donation per car.
Dakota Nature Trail
The Dakota Nature Trail for biking, hiking, and cross-county skiing links Dakota Park with the Dorothy Wirth Nature Area. The trail surface is crushed limestone and follows a former railroad right-of-way. The trail begins on Main Street in Dakota.
Deininger Floral Shop
Deininger's offers flowers for all occasions with both traditional and contemporary designs, fresh-cut flowers, blooming plants, green plants, planters, and gift items. Open: Monday thru Friday: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm; Saturday: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
DeMeester Flower Shop, Greenhouses & Lawn Care
A full-service florist and lawn and garden center with a complete line of nursery stock, thirteen greenhouses filled with annuals, over 5,000 perennials, house plants, silk arrangements, and in-store antiques. Monday thru Friday: 8 am to 5 pm; Saturday: 8 am to 4 pm
This full-service floral shop has been in business for over 50 years. It offers customized fresh arrangements, specializing in wedding flowers, sending and delivering around the world.
Dodds Park offers picnic and playground areas, flower gardens, three shelter houses, concession stand, two lighted tennis courts, volleyball and basketball courts, two lighted ball diamonds, horseshoe pits, batting cages and two shuffleboard courts.
Double K Nursery
Double K Nursery offers nursery stock, firewood, and a farmers market from June through October with organic produce and baked goods.
Down On The Farm Toys and More
This shop offers 3000 square feet of toys including farm toys and farm related collectibles. All makes and models are featured. Plus they offer peddle tractors, dolls, "Melissa and Doug" puzzles, music and jewelry boxes, signs, pictures, games, canvas art, clothes and many more items. Open: Wednesday thru Friday: 10 am to 6 pm; Saturday: 10 am to 4 pm
Visit this quirky little shop and fall in love with gourmet popcorn in a huge variety of flavors, nuts, fruit, chocolate, and soft drinks. Open: Tuesday thru Friday: 10 am - 6 pm; Saturday: 10 am 4 pm.
Eats and Sweets Coffee Cafe
Delicious candy plus gourmet coffee and sandwiches. Also gift baskets and McNess products available.
Eilerts Cocktails and Tee Box
Eilerts is a cocktail lounge with a small bistro sandwich menu in a quaint, comfortable atmosphere. Elierts Tee Box, a premier indoor golf facility, is adjacent. Carryout, entertainment, full bar. Open: Monday thru Friday: 3 pm - 12 am; Saturday: Noon to 12 am.
Eilert's Tee Box
Play golf on over 50 resort courses from throughout the world at this premier indoor golf facility, offering high-definition video full-swing golf simulators. Also enjoy the cocktail lounge offering a bistro sandwich menu in a quaint, comfortable atmosphere. Open: Monday thru Friday: 3 pm - 12 am, Saturday: Noon - 12 am.
Elite Design Team Salon & Day Spa
Full-service salon and day spa offering complete hair styling, nails, wigs, waxing, piercing, electrolysis, massage, facials, and body treatments.
Elizabeth Inn Freeport
Always a friendly, warm comfortable place, the new Elizabeth Inn in Freeport serves guests traveling in the area with 50 well appointed rooms, both smoking and non-smoking, free wireless high speed internet access, cable TV, in room refrigerators, microwaves, irons and ironing boards, and hair dryers. Also exercise facilities, game room, on site laundry, pets allowed, and breakfast included. Indoor pool and whirlpool, restaurant, lounge, and banquet facilities will open in the future. Elizabeth Inn is committed to a comfortable, relaxing experience for all its quests at a budget friendly price.
Emerald Acres Campground
Open May 1 thru October 15. This campground offers 46 sites with electrical and water hookups in additions to 70 permanent sites, as well as tent sites. Sewer hookups are offered when available. Also offered are two bath houses with flush toilets, showers, beach swimming, a restaurant, and playground area. Pets on a leash and campfires are allowed. Special amenities include fishing, and activities on holiday weekends. Visitors are invited to enjoy the summer at this special place. Camper Sites: $28; Tent Sites: $15; rates are for 2 adults and 4 children 17 and under; additional day visitor is $3 per person; additional overnight visitor is $5 per person.
Engel's Jewelry and Clock Repair
Complete jewelry repair (ring resizing, stone setting, etc.), watch and clock repair, battery replacement and bead and pearl restringing. Open: Monday - Wednesday: 9 am to 4 pm
Evergreen Farm Inn
Located in north central Illinois. The farm dates back five generations to the owner's great-great grandparents who settled here in 1845, cleared the land, and built a log cabin. This charming farmhouse has been in the owner's family for five generations and stands hidden in the pine trees just waiting to offer guests a chance to experience the 1900's decor. Chat in the living room, or relax on the front porch swing as you experience the country atmosphere. Open April — October.
Family Affair Restaurant
For over 18 years, the Family Affair Restaurant has been offering diners an escape from the same old humdrum! Countless homemade meals including homemade soups, delicious “new” menu additions, daily specials, and breakfast anytime. Voted among the “Best of the Region” in 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015.
Famous Fossil Vineyard & Winery
The name Famous Fossil was inspired by the many fossils emerging from the earth as grapevines were planted. Sculpted and reshaped over thousands of years, the rolling hills are now home to over 12 varieties of red and white wine grapes. You’ll taste Marquette, Frontenac and St. Croix in our red wines and LaCrescent, Traminette or our blend of Prairie Star, LaCrosse and Brianna in our whites. Looking for a sweet wine? You’ll fall in love with our Blackberry, Red Raspberry and our “pie-in-a-glass” Summer Rhubarb wine. Enjoy a glass of wine in our tasting room and snack on our delicious Sweet & Savory Plate filled with local cheeses, sausage, crackers and more. We’re open year round with events and festivals every month including painting classes with local artists, wagon tours through the vineyard, and our Fossil Fest in August and Garlic Fest in October. Our beautiful Oak Barrel Room overlooking our vineyard is available for parties, showers and meetings. So come see our vineyard, watch wine being made and taste the best of the Midwest at Famous Fossil Winery. Open daily from 11-6. Visit www.famousfossilwinery.com to learn more.
Ferguson Fine Arts Theatre
Located on the campus of Highland Community College - features a variety of fine arts programming including vocal and music concerts, live theater, special performances, and the popular Summerset Theater Program, a community performing arts theater.
Ferguson Fine Arts Theatre
This theater, located in the Fine Arts Center on the campus of Highland Community College, features a variety of fine arts programming including vocal and instrumental music concerts, live theater, special performances, and the popular Summerset Theatre program, a community performing arts theater. The Ferguson Fine Arts Center is also home to HCC's Royal Scots, Big Band, Concert Band, Chorale and Highland Gallery. A seasonal listing of performances is available by calling the box office or visiting the website.
Fever River Railroad
For model railroad aficionados -- and everyone else who ever enjoyed model trains -- this model railroad is something to see. The Fever River Railroad is a 120X24-foot HO scale model with detailed scenery, rail yards, factories, and interchanges with many other railroads. The Fever River Railroad is an ongoing project with upgrades to the layout and scenery that provides an exciting model railroad experience. A collection of railroad memorabilia and pictures, many from the surrounding area, are on display throughout the facility. The Stephenson Society of Model Trainmen, who operate the railroad, host an open house twice a year.
Fever River Railroad/Stephenson Society of Model Trainmen Open House
For model railroad aficionados and everyone else who ever enjoyed model trains, this is something to see. The Fever River Railroad is a 103 by 24 foot scale model of a hypothetical railroad. The railroad intersects with models of "real" railroads, each of which can be operated independently. Up to 20 trains can be operating at one time. Industries along the railroad right-of-way duplicate either actual facilities or are typically correct of the industries that would be found in the Upper Midwest. The scenery represents the geographical area as well. A collection of railroad memorabilia and pictures are on display.
Enjoy this upscale, but casual gathering place offering great sandwiches from burgers to an outstanding grouper sandwich, plus a wide variety of fish and seafood, mouth watering steaks, and a hearty Mediterranean pork chop. Plus great appetizers and an extensive wine list. Enjoy relaxing on the beautiful outdoor deck. Carryout, catering service, children's menu, full bar. Banquet facilities for 40. Voted Best Steak and Cocktails in the Region! Open: Monday thru Thursday: Lounge: 4 pm to Closing; Dining: 5 pm to 9 pm; Friday and Saturday: Lounge: 4 pm to Closing; Dining: 5 pm to 10 pm.
Authentic Mexican restaurant with all of the specialties. Full bar, carryouts, children’s menu, entertainment. Open: Sunday thru Thursday: 11 am to 9 pm; Friday and Saturday: 11 am to 10:30 am
This state of the art fitness center offers indoor swimming, cardio equipment, free weights, circuit training, massage therapy, an indoor walking and jogging track, nursery, a woman's only area, over 40 weekly fitness and aquatic classes, and more.
Fluegel’s Clothing and Embroidery
Specializing in screen printing and embroidery plus clothing. Open: Tuesday: Noon to 5 pm; Wednesday: Noon to 8 pm; Thursday and Friday: 10 am to 5 pm; Saturday: 9 am to 1 pm; or by appointment
Frank Jewelers in downtown Freeport is the destination for diamonds, distinctive jewelry and fine gifts. Diamonds from Natalie K, IDDEAL Diamonds, Everlon, Love Story, Forever 10, and the new Ideal2 Square-Cut Hearts and Arrows diamond – a Frank Jewelers exclusive – are offered in a relaxing atmosphere where guests can find style, brilliance and excellent value each and every day. There is even a Private Viewing Gallery – the ideal, completely private setting for choosing jewelry perfect for you. Frank Jewelers Pandora Shop-in-Shop offers the internationally acclaimed Pandora charms, bracelets, necklaces and earrings – with millions of personalized combinations. You’ll also find distinctive jewelry from designers Belle Etoile, Angelica, Endless Jewelry, Rhythm of Love, LeVian, as well as an impressive collection of Citizen Signature, Bulova, Accutron, Wittnauer and SEIKO fine timepieces and wall clocks. Frank Jewelers Swarovski gallery is the area’s most extensive and features many limited edition pieces. Frank Jewelers in-store design and repair department features the artistry of a Master Goldsmith who can customize an original piece of jewelry that fits your personality and budget, from traditional to fashion forward. They’ll help you create jewelry that is as unique as you are.
Fran's Fantastic Antiques, Collectibles
Shop this unique inventory for antiques and collectibles including antique toys,tools, furniture, linens, rugs, jewelry, books, "ETC". Stop and shop country. You will not believe the variety that we offer. Open: May thru November: Friday thru Sunday: 10:30 am - 5:30 pm. Or by Appointment
Freeport Art Museum
Explore five permanent galleries: European (19th century paintings, sculpture), Art of the Near and Far East (Egyptian, Chinese, and Southeast Asia), Native American (pots, baskets and Kachina dolls), African and Oceanic Art (masks, ceremonial pieces and textiles), and Contemporary (prints and paintings). Two galleries feature new exhibitions every 8-12 weeks and are devoted to regional art or national exhibitions. A student gallery features aspiring young artists from local schools. The museum also offers educational programs, performances, and special events. Open: Tuesday thru Friday: 10 am - 5 pm; Saturday: Noon - 5 pm. Free admission, but donations are appreciated.
Freeport Farmers Market
A fabulous variety of locally grown produce, as well as, a scrumptious selection of home-baked treats in a festive market atmosphere. Open May 9th through October 3rd.
Friends Forever Humane Society Dog Park
Take your dog to this special 10 acre fenced dog park with a pond (for dog swimming ony). The park also offers a separate fenced area for small dogs and a dog agility equipment area. Fee is $5.00 per dog per day. Open: Every day dawn to dusk.
Garnhart's Oliver Museum
Explore the largest Oliver Hart-Parr collection in the Midwest, including farm toys, advertising, and collectibles dating back to 1860, and real antique tractors and machinery. Bus and group tours are available, but should be scheduled in advance.
Jewelry sales including sterling and 14k gold, diamonds and gemstones. In store repair, engraving, bead restringing, free cleaning and checking of jewelry. New: Engraving of glass, plastic, medals and leather.
This is a fashion and gift boutique offering unique gifts for the home, weddings and much more as well as beautiful ladies clothing. Quality name brands for everyone. Open: Tuesday thru Friday: 10 am - 5 pm; Saturday: 10 am - 2 pm.
Relax at this new brewery capable of producing 310,000 gallons annually. Enjoy the 1500 square foot tap room serving 10 beers on draft including regional guest beers as well as a full service bar including premium and craft wines and spirits. 1400 South Adams Avenue Freeport, IL 61032 Open: Wednesday and Thursday: 3 pm to 10 pm; Friday and Saturday: Noon to 11pm
German Valley Historical Museum
This newly refurbished museum features displays of memorabilia relating to the history of German Valley and the surrounding area, including items from the Ostfriesian area of Germany. A kitchen area, bedroom, dining room, parlor, military room, and children's playroom are furnished with items from the past, and a display room offers a variety of exhibits. A schoolroom contains items of interest from German Valley's Pleasant Prairie Academy and other area schools. Farm and other outdoor exhibits are featured in an outdoor facility. Special events and displays are featured throughout the year. Open May through October, last Sunday of the month, 1 to 4pm or by appointment (815-362-3671).
Ghost Town Antiques
Country furniture, copper, brass, country accessories, woodenware, smalls, iron and tin. Appointment necessary.
Glad Rags Resale Boutique
Sensibly priced family fashions featuring the latest trends and popular classics. Tuxedo rental. Dry cleaning drop-off/pick-up service.
Grand Victoria Hotel
Located on the east edge of the city, this is a 90 room facility offering both smoking and non-smoking rooms, free wireless high speed internet access, cable TV, in room refrigerators, microwaves, irons and ironing boards, and hair dryers, pets allowed, and breakfast included. Rates: $59.99 to $169.99.
Green Tea Bake House
Home of the gourmet soft pretzel in Pretzel City USA! Sweet and savory gourmet baked goods, all crafted in house, from scratch, utilizing natural and organic ingredients. Known for our unique Kalamata olive and feta bread, our French "sables" butter cookies and our Asiago cheese asparagus tarts. Open: Tuesday thru Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm.