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20th Annual Galena Triathlon & Duathlon
Ranked by USAT as one of the top 10 sprint distance triathlons in the United States, this challenging multi-sport event offers unique terrain and beautiful scenery, beginning at Nixon Beach on Apple Canyon Lake.
3rd Annual Crusin’ To The Dairy Car Show
On September 5 at the Union Dairy in Freeport from 3 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.
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.
46th Annual Threshing Show and Antique Show
The Stephenson County Antique Engine Club proudly presents this annual event, "The Freeport Show". It offers over 300 antique steam and horse-powered engines, equipment, and gas engines. This year's feature is Allis-Chalmers. There will be a huge parade daily at 1 pm, a large flea market, a large display building offering home antiques, crafts, demonstrations, and farm miniatures, Gasoline Alley featuring The Rawleigh gas engines, sawmill, and blacksmith shop. There will be threshing demonstrations with both steam and gas tractors, and working demonstrations throughout the show grounds. Also, ride the Silver Creek and Stephenson Railroad antique steam train. Great food is offered. Don't miss the Farmer's Hitch Class, Horse Pull or the Midwest Championship Antique Tractor Pull.
4TH ANNUAL RAISE THE WOOF COMEDY NIGHT
May 2nd, 4TH ANNUAL RAISE THE WOOF COMEDY NIGHT. Moose Lodge, 6 pm: Doors Open; 8 pm: Show. Enjoy three professional stand-up comedians, James Uloth, Bobbi Hill, Kristen Toomey, in this benefit for Critter Camp Exotic Pet Sanctuary and for Friends Forever Humane Society. Silent Auction, 50/50 raffle, free chair massages and psychic readings, full bar and grill menu available. Tickets available at Friends Forever, Paws & Claws Vet Clinic, Moose Lodge, Critter Camp, or online at www.crittercamp.org.$15 or $150 for Reserved Table of 8.
8 Miles of Ag-tiques
8 Miles of Ag-tiques begins on Highway 26 north of Orangeville. Each stop will feature different tractors including John Deere, Massey Harris, International Harvester, Oliver, Minneapolis-Moline, Allis Chalmers, and other old machinery from the Good Old Days. There will be food, craft shows, tractor drives on Saturday.
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. Credit Cards accepted. Open: Monday thru Friday: 7 am - 3 pm; Saturday;: 7 am - 2 pm.
9th Annual John Deere Days
This event features antique two cylinder and new generation tractors plus old time machinery, food, conversation, and good fun. Come visit with the owners of these tractors and learn why they love these machines. Food, conversation, crafts, and a good time for all ages.
Abet Books and Games
New and discount books, and comics. The largest selection of board and card games around. Open 7 days a week.
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.
Suits, casual clothing, accessories, tuxedo's and shoes.
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. 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 Landscape Supply
This is a full service garden center with hundreds 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.
Aquin Flea Market
The Aquin Flea Market has been the treasure hunters' favorite for many years. This large indoor flea market is filled with antiques, collectibles, crafts, and books. Open the first Sunday of the month September - May.
Art in the Park
Join the Freeport Park District and the Freeport Art Museum as they welcome back the 8th annual, award winning, Art in the Park. Come out to Krape Park and enjoy the sights and sounds at this free community event. Cruise 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. Don't miss out on this enjoyable event. For information on presenting as a artist, please call the Freeport Park District. Visit www.artintheparkfreeport.com for more information. Food will be available. 10 am - 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
This quaint shop offers a wide selection of antiques, collectibles, used furniture and appliances. Open: Monday thru Friday: 10 am - 5 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 $35 fee, on site coin laundry, dry cleaning available, complimentary enhanced breakfast. Rates: $89 to $160
Baymont Inn and Suites/Freeport Golf Packages
Park Hills Golf Getaway Package: Enjoy a Baymont Inn and Suites room for two for one night, two 18-hole rounds at park Hills Golf Course in Freeport, a cart, a bucket of range balls, and a golfer's gift bag. Advance reservations required: $153 - $187. Wolf Hollow Golf Getaway Package: Room for two for one night, two 18-hole rounds at Wolf Hollow Golf course in Lena, a cart, a bucket of range balls, and a special gift bag.
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 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 your own Thursday thru Sundays from 5 pm to 10 pm. Full bar, carryouts, catering, delivery, children’s menu, entertainment, outdoor dining. Banquet facilities for 130. Enjoy appetizers, all you can eat salad bar, great sandwiches, and steaks and seafood. Grill your own Thursday thru Sundays from 5 pm to 10 pm. Full bar, carryout, catering, delivery, children’s menu, entertainment, outdoor dining. Banquet facilities for 130. 2143 West Galena Avenue Freeport, IL Open: Sunday: 11 am to 11 pm; Monday thru Saturday: 11 am to 1 am 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. Open: Sunday: Noon to 5 pm; Tuesday thru Friday: 11 am to 7 pm; Saturday: 11 am to 6 pm
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.
Blown Away Art & Framing Destination
Specializing in custom framing of pictures, shadowboxes and more. A variety of art is for sale in the store with over 500 prints from world famous artists, including some limited editions. Customized art in a friendly creative atmosphere. Plus handmade gift cards, decorations, gifts, lamps and more. Other services including canvas stretching, photocopying, faxing, drop off dry cleaning, gift wrapping and gift baskets. Open: Tuesday thru Friday: 10 am - 4 pm: Or by appointment.
Bobber's River Tap
Bobber's is an open, outdoor, deck bar and picnic area, along the banks of the Pecatonica River serving food prepared by Three Headed Monster with racks of ribs, pulled pork, delicious smoked BBQ, ice cold beer and specialty drinks along with non-alcoholic beverages. A relaxing stop for travelers by road or river. Offering weekly entertainment on the Pontoon Boat Stage. Bring your own pole and boat, or just sit and relax with a cold drink and watch the river flow by. Open: May thru October: Sunday: 11 am - 10 pm; Thursday thru Saturday: 11 am - 1 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 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.
Busy B Embroidery
Custom embroidery, sports clothing, iron-ons, gifts, candles, crafts, candy, popcorn and cookie bouquets.Open Monday thru Friday: 9 am to 5; Saturday: 9 am to Noon.
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 anytime 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 ten fitness stations along a .5 mile blacktop walking path. Open: Dawn to Dusk.
Cedarville Summer Celebration
The 10th annual Cedarville Summer Celebration is a collaborative effort by the Village of Cedarville, Cedarville Lions Club and RAMP. There will be free hot dogs, chips and soda starting at 5 pm. There will be demonstrations by Cedarville Fire Department, games for kids, a vendor market, and Cake Walk. There is no charge to attend the event, but there will be charges for individual games.
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.
Christmas Tea at the Stephenson County Historical Museum
Celebrate this holiday tradition at the historic 1857 Oscar Taylor home decorated in Christmas finery. Enjoy music and and homemade cookies with coffee, tea or punch as your tour the mansion. The Holiday Gift Shop will be open featuring a selection of historical books, toys and other unique gift items.
Cimino's Little Italy
This lovely restaurant offers a beautiful setting combined with exquisite fine Italian dining as well as pizza. Enjoy the Cabreeze, an inviting atrium area, or their outdoor patio. "It's love at first bite." Carryout, children's menu, catering, delivery service, full bar. Banquet facilities for 300 perfect for weddings, anniversaries, or other special occasions. Open: Sunday: 10 am to 10 pm; Monday thru Wednesday: 11 am to Midnight; Thursday thru Saturday: 11 am to 2 am Lunch under $5.00; dinner under $15.00
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 15 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.
Home-style Cooking 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.
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.
Used bicycle sales, service and repair of all bicycle models, complete tune-ups, accessories and supplies. Open: Monday thru Saturday: 10 am to 6 pm
Cruisin for a Cause: 2nd Annual Lions Club Car Show
May 9, CRUISIN’ FOR A CAUSE: 2ND ANNUAL LIONS CLUB CAR SHOW. Union Dairy, Freeport. 3 pm 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.
Demeester Flower Shop and Greenhouses
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.
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.
Doug Firebaugh Observatory
Enjoy the beauty of the night sky. Open whether cloudy or clear. If cloudy, there will be a presentation or discussion on related topics.Open: May thru September: First and Third Saturdays of the Month: 8 pm
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, kites, sports cards and many more toys. Open: Wednesday thru Friday: 10 am - 6 pm; Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm, and Sunday in November and December: 10 am - 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 including frozen concoctions. Friend us on Facebook at Dragon Popcorn. Open: Tuesday thru Friday: 10 am - 6 pm; Saturday: 10 am 4 pm.
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.
Engel's Jewelry and Gifts
Complete line of fine jewelry featuring engagement rings and colored stones in all designs. Gifts for every occasion including wedding, anniversary, baby and inspirational. Home decor, unique clocks and many collectibles. Fashion jewelry in the most popular designs featuring sterling silver and semi-precious stones. The store also features a complete repair department for jewelry, watches, clocks and antique items. Open: Monday thru Friday: 9 am - 5 pm; Saturday: 9 am - 3 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 Cafe
For over 18 years, the Family Affair Cafe 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 and 2014. Carryout, children’s menu. Breakfast and Lunch: under $5.00. Dinner: under $10.00. Credit Cards Accepted
Famous Fossil Vineyard & Winery
Taste soft reds, crisp whites and luscious fruit wines all make at the winery using the best of Illinois grapes. Watch wine being made and then relax and enjoy a glass of wine in the tasting room or on the deck overlooking the vineyard. The Sweet & Savory Plate of meats, cheeses, fruits and chocolate is available daily for a light lunch or snack. Special events are held throughout the year including vineyard tours, festivals and wine & food pairings and a small private room is available for showers, parties & meetings. To learn more about Famous Fossil wines or upcoming events, visit our website. Open: June thru December: daily: 11 am - 6 pm; January thru May: Wednesday thru Saturday: 11 am - 6 pm; Sunday: Noon - 5 pm.
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 of a hypothetical railroad running from Duluth, Minnesota to St. Louis, Missouri. This fully operational model railroad has detailed scenery, rail yards, factories, and interchanges with many other railroads. The model railroad allows for the operation of multiple trains along railroad right-of-way that portrays typical towns along the Duluth to St. Louis route. 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, and visitors are welcome at other times by appointment.
Fever River Railroad Fall 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 HO 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 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
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.
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 Bicycle Company
Family bicycling center with retail sales of Trek, Surly, Salsa, Mirraco, and Haro Bicycles, plus full service bicycle repair. Open April thru October: Tuesday thru Friday: 10 am - 6 pm; Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm; November thru March: Wednesday thru Friday: 10 am - 6 pm; Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm.
Freeport Canoe Company
Enjoy canoeing from the McConnell Bobtown Landing to McNeil's Damascus Landing or to Tutty's Crossing in downtown Freeport. Groups, individual canoeists, and beginning or seasoned paddlers are welcome. $50 rental per canoe. Ages 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult; ages 18 to 18 must have parental consent form.
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 thru 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.
Gardens United Garden Walk
Some of the finest gardens in the Freeport area are opened for touring. The gardeners generously present their creative efforts for the pleasure of the public. Walk through the gardens and enjoy the colorful scenery. Plus a silent auction and a large variety of garden art items will be offered at one garden. Gardeners will be on site to answer questions and to talk about plants and their gardens.
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.