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General Grierson Days Civil War Reenactment
Largest mounted Civil War re-enactment in the Midwest. Step back in time and experience the life of a Civil War soldier. Visit the Confederate and Union camps. Watch the soldiers drill and prepare for battle, prepare meals and practice medicine. Veterans Remembered from WW1 and WW2 re-enactors will have their tents set up and will be giving rides in WW2 trucks. 1850’s vintage baseball game, featuring teams from Chicago, St. Louis and several more. Kid’s corner keeps the children entertained while learning about the past. Parades, full period dress grand ball, exhibits, food and of course major battle reenactments. Historic home tours to be announced.
Harmony Hill Orchard
Stop by and pick up certified organic apples and peaches.
Lake Jacksonville Campground
All the beauty and excitement of the great outdoors awaits you at Lake Jacksonville. Whatever you're looking for in outdoor recreation, fishing, sailing, swimming, skiing, canoeing, hiking, and picnic areas you'll find it here.
Downtown Jacksonville Walldog Murals
Completed in the Summer of 2006, these 10 murals depicting historic Jacksonville scenes and events were handpainted by more than 50 sign painters and graphic artists from as far away as Scotland and New Zealand.
Big Eli Wheel #17 Rides
Ride the Big Eli Wheel at Community Park. Similar to the Ferris wheel, Eli Wheels are more compact and easily movable. The Eli Bridge Company still manufactures these wheels and other amusement rides in Jacksonville.
Jacksonville's Underground Railroad Tour
Visit Underground Railroad sites such as Woodlawn Farm, as well as Jacksonville-area homes that were part of the Railroad.
Knights Inn & Suites
The Blackhawk Village Inn is a locally owned and operated landmark and features renovated sleeping rooms and meeting facilities. This Inn is an affordable well-kept alternative.
Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area
Approximately 5,000 acres are timber, while there are 46 miles of trails for activities including horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, and bicycling. Boating is permitted. Camping with electricity.
Lincoln Courthouse Square Historic District
The Lincoln courtroom in Beardstown was the site of the famous Duff Armstrong case, and now features a museum with daily tours.
David Strawn Art Gallery
Enjoy a variety of permanent collections and exhibits from September - May each year. Art classes and workshops available. Historic building built in 1880. Kelly Gross, gallery director.
Hampton Inn - Jacksonville
65 rooms. Friendly service, clean rooms, comfortable surroundings, everytime. Complimentary On the House hot breakfast, complimentary high-speed Internet, indoor pool, complimentary stay for kids, complimentary in-room movie channels.
31st Annual Pilot Home Tour & Tea
Visit beautifully decorated homes, sponsored by the International Pilot Club of Jacksonville.
Woodlawn Farm - Underground Railroad Site
This farm was established in 1824 by Michael Huffaker, who built four cabins for free black families and later hid fleeing slaves there. Tours by appointment.
Sanganois Conservation Area
A 9.960-acre bottomland environment of sloughs and backwater lakes, Sanganois is managed primarily to provide a refuge for migratory waterfowl and a public duck hunting area.
Lincoln Square Farmers Market
Lincoln Square Shopping Center's Farmers Market. Come early for best selection! Located North of JC Penney's. Occurs June through October.
80-acre park, which includes a lake, community pavilion, playground equipment, camping area, and a small concert and/or performance area. Fishing is allowed at the lake.
Morgan County Speedway
Enjoy sprints, micros, street stock, pony stock, limited late models and more during in-season Friday night races.
Blessings on State
Blessings on State is a beautiful two-story home located in the prestigious West State Street/Duncan Park district. This beautiful 100-year-old home has been magnificently restored. Architectural details include a wrap around porch, an impressive staircase, five distinctly different tiled fireplaces, pocket doors, and stunning chandeliers in each room. Each suite features a fireplace, a full private bath en suite, and an attached sitting room. Furnished with a mix of the past and present, "high tech" meets "high style" as you find your satellite television and DVD player behind closed doors. High-speed Internet is available throughout the home. Come experience warm southern hospitality in the heart of the Midwest as you are pampered with exceptional upscale amenities, memorable gourmet breakfasts and gracious personal service. Deaf-friendly. Create memories of a lifetime at Blessings on State!
Strawn Art Gallery
Strawn Art Gallery features monthly changing art exhibits, Early Mississippian and Native American pottery, and the Miriam Cowgur Allen Doll Collection.
Great family fun at this completely remodeled bowling alley.
Clayville Historic Site
The centerpiece of Clayville is the Broadwell Inn, the oldest brick building in Sangamon County, built in 1824 by the Broadwell family as a stage coach stop between Springfield and Beardstown. The Inn is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is surrounded by numerous other historic buildings from Central Illinois moved to Clayville in the 1960s to recreate an early frontier pioneer village. Come see a unique piece of Illinois history.
CITY: Pleasant Plains
Local area Pub with great food and a fun, familiar atmosphere.
Annabel Lee's Tea Room and Boutique
Take a timeout for tea and lunch in this elegant tea room, in a historic building with shopping located within the building.
Super 8 - Jacksonville
Everything you might need, wherever you're headed. The Super 8 Jacksonville is a Pride of Super 8 award-winning property conveniently located on Morton Avenue, easily accessible to I-72 and Route 67. Our friendly professional staff is available to serve you 24 hours a day.
Jacksonville History and Hauntings Tours
This haunted Jacksonville tour takes you to spirited sites in the downtown area, with each tour lasting approximately 2-1/2 to 3 hours. The tour includes the ghost stories and history behind each of the reputedly haunted sites.
Illinois School for the Deaf Alumni Association Museum
This museum follows the rich history of the oldest school for the deaf in Illinois, featuring displays in over nine rooms on two floors.
Voices of Jacksonville Audio Tour
Tune to radio frequencies at each of the seven locations throughout Jacksonville to see the actual places and hear the real stories of Abraham Lincoln as his friends and associates knew him.
Prairie Land Heritage Museum
This museum is home of the annual Steam Show and Fall Festival, as well as the Prairie Land Liberty Church, which was built in 1900. Enjoy antique tractors, train rides and local history.
Emma Mae Leonard Wildlife Sanctuary
Watch Birds, waterfowl and other life in their natural habitat. Recently refurbished wooden docks and trails are a nice addition.
Rammelkamp Chapel - Illinois College
Rammelkamp Chapel is the home of religious life on campus as well as the site for various events ranging from weekly chapel services, mass, convocations, concerts and ceremonies.
Imagine Foundation's Downtown Gallery Hop
Visit a variety of downtown gallery sites to view art from local and visiting artist the first Friday of each month, from 5-9pm. This festival includes not only art, but entertainment from local musicians.
Crazy Horse Campground
Crazy Horse is a 55-acre campground blanketed with rolling hills, hiking trails through wooded land, and two large ponds for fishing, boating, and a swimming beach. A lodge for rest and relaxation and a playground for the little ones makes this campground a great place to get away for the season or the weekend! Check out our wide, level sites with full hook-ups as well as our primitive camping area. Call 217-886-2089 or stop by and see us. We're located 8 miles north of Jacksonville and 25 miles west of Springfield, and we're happy to show you around!!
White Hall Rez
No fee for camping but campers must register with the Police Department. Boat motors with 5HP or less allowed. Fishing is allowed at the lake. No swimming.
CITY: White Hall
Annabelle Lee's Boutique
An ecclectic boutique featuring hard-to-find posh gifts for everyone in the family. Clothing and accessories. Located in the Transfer Company Shops.
Unique locally owned shop featuring gifts, crafts, holiday decor -- and during the warmer months plants and flowers for your outdoor gardens.
Governor Duncan Home
Amidst the untamed beauty of the Illinois prairie sprang the elegance and grace of the Duncan Mansion: The home of Governor Joseph Duncan is the only existing structure that served as the Governor's Mansion outside of Springfield. Open Memorial Day to Labor Day, Wednesday & Saturday 1-4pm. Suggested donation: $3, Students 6-12 $2, children under 7 free
This nine- and 18-hole championship golf course features a driving range and practice green.
Terry Park Golf Course
Terry Park offers a nine-hole, par 35 course.
Skateland of Jacksonville
Skateland of Jacksonville is the sister rink of Skateland South in Springfield, IL. Whether you are looking for a good way to celebrate a special birthday or if you are just looking to have some fun with the family, come on out to Skateland! Please contact us with any questions you may have, (217) 243-4121.
Family dining, buffet
Northridge Hills Golf Course
This nine-hole, par 32 golf course has three water holes, a driving range and a practice green.
Times Square Sewing Complex
Enjoy the inspiring surroundings of Jacksonville's sewing complex. A beautiful and bright 2500 sq ft showroom is packed with all types of sewing needs, including JANOME sewing machines to try before you buy! Wonderful cabinets fill the room to give you the feel of home! The store's friendly staff will make you feel welcome. The store offers in-house sewing machine repair for most makes and models and classes for all levels of sewers in all types of sewing interest. There are always changes going on at Times Square. After looking at all the variety of things in the showroom, check out the 1250sq ft classroom, where there are several quilts from previous classes on display.
El Rancherito - Jacksonville
Family dining, authentic Mexican food.
Country Hearth Inn & Suites
Country Hearth Inn & Suites wants to help you feel at home as much as possible when you're on the road. Experience a warm, inviting, and family-oriented lodging choice at a reasonable price at Country Hearth Inn & Suites hotels, with complimentary "InnCredible" continental breakfast. At Country Hearth Inn- Expect More! Get More!
Locally owned fine Mexican food, fast service, dine in or drive thru.
Not your ordinary youth baseball and softball parks, the fields here are entirely covered in Players Turf, making it virtually rain-out proof and allowing for a variety of different levels of play. Facilities are lighted, and include 20-foot scoreboards, concrete dugouts, concession stands and sound systems.
Main Street Trading Co & General Store
Reproduction and antique furniture and accessories. Also a large selection of antique and estate jewelry -- a store with a unique experience.
Beaux Arts Ball - Jacksonville
A proud tradition of the community, this gala brings out the finest in the city's youth for a wonderful ball and coronation of king and queen of the event. Largest annual fundraising event for the David Strawn Art Gallery.
Great Home Cooking - best breakfast in town. Locally owned, convenient location on W. Morton. Weekend buffet.
Great neighborhood bar & grill, serving lunch & dinner, famous for their Taco Thursdays!!
This state-of-the-art playground also boasts a splash and play pad that is accessible to people of all abilities. This free park is open year-round, with the splash pad available from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
CITY: South Jacksonville
Star Lite Motel
32 units with double-queen size beds. Locally owned. Free complimentary breakfast, HBO-cable
Hamilton's Catering Service Inc.
Offering a variety of menus and services, and specializing in buffet style meals, but can also offer elegant plated meals. Since 1913.
Great family style restaurant near the Illinois River. Featuring fresh Catfish & Buffalo.
Holiday Inn Express
Welcome to Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites. This hotel is conveniently located at I-72 and Hwy 267 between Springfield and Quincy.
CITY: South Jacksonville
Leo's Pizza & Italian
People think Leo's for Italian in Jacksonville - great pizza and pasta, locally owned, fast delivery.
Curran Antique Mall
50-plus dealers feature antique furniture, primitives, glassware, etc.
Papa Murphy's Pizza
Order your pizza, take it home and cook it up fresh in your oven for tasty results!
South Jax Antique Mall
The 24+ dealers invite you to visit the South Jax Antique Mall behind Kottage Kafe on S. Main. Large variety of antiques, including depression glass, furniture, vintage jewelry, pottery, stoneware, clocks, cameras, glassware & collectibles.
Hillview Scenic Bluff Trail
As you drive along the Hillview Scenic Bluff Road you experience a rare opportunity to visualize the pristine natural beauty of the early nineteenth century, agricultural farming of the river delta, the architectural significance of the early English settlers in their hi-style limestone homesteads, as well as the original beaut of the native prairie grasses that roll gently up into the limestone palisades along the river valley. This lower Illinois River Valley region is known by many archeologists to be the "Nile of the North America." Check out the online map of this trail in Greene County where you can click to learn of the early people and places of Green County's Lower Illinois Valley. While out driving the trail, please remember that most of the sites on the map are easily seen from the road and all are on private property.
Jacksonville's fine dining establishment located inside the renovated train station. Italian food and other luxurious meals.
Budget Inn - Beardstown
Facility is one story with all outside entrances. 20 rooms available. Pet friendly.
Modern country motel located 4 miles east of Beardstown and 7 miles west of Virginia on Illinois Rte. 125 in scenic Cass County. We welcome hunters, workmen, and the traveling public.
CITY: Bluff Springs
Try these tasty submarine sandwiches! Mmmm.
Pizza carry-out and free delivery
Ponderosa Steakhouse - Jacksonville
Family style steakhouse with buffet, kids' menu and senior special.
Comfort Inn - Jacksonville
70 room hotel. all rooms are equipped with microwave, refrigerator, iron-board, coffee maker, hair dryers, business center, indoor pool, whirlpool fitness room.
CITY: South Jacksonville
Captain's Quarters Mens Wear
Everything for the well-dressed man. Suits, leisure jackets, ties and all the extras for business and the business casual man.
Ashley's Petals & Angels
Florist offering unique handmade wreaths, bouquets and arrangements. Also feature boutique items including hard to find gifts and purses.
Specializing in musical instruments, sheet music and hard-to-find music accessories.
KJB's Pint Haus
Nice atmosphere small bar, with an outside courtyard. Serving sandwiches and appetizers for lunch & dinner.
Great food, awesome biscuits and gravy, huge tenderloins, locally owned, good location.
Brickhouse BBQ, The
Great family style BBQ. Select your meats in dry or wet BBQ style. Wonderful homemade sides and appetizers to compliment your main course.
Super 8 Motel - Beardstown
2-story facility. Indoor pool. Handicap accessible and pet friendly.
All Occasions Flowers & Gifts
Fresh flowers, silks, balloons, candy, weddings, delivery.
Located in Havana, this track has been revitalized and become extremely popular for racing all classes of cars.
Duncan & Hoots Jewelers
Locally owned jewelry store with a nice selection of gifts and crystal including Waterford.
Family Dining, buffet
Great food and great pizza. Friendly bar atmosphere.
Pizza restaurant with a bar and lounge.
Owned by Kevin Denney, this family name means quality. A large selection of jewelry and jewelry repair is offered in-house. Custom orders are also taken.
South Side Restaurant
Family style bar & grill. Serving sandwiches, steaks and seafood.
Muggsy's FIne Dining
Tasty fine dining, beautiful outdoor dining area, conveniently located downtown.
Don's Place Inc
A great get-together neighborhood tavern. Don't miss the Crab Races every Thursday night.
Farmers Market On The Square
Southeast area of the Square. Open Wednesday's from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., June through October. Free vendor set-up. Sponsored by Jacksonville Main Street.
Annual Downtown Celebration
Plan to be part of the Downtown Celebration, a festive day of music, food and fun in the heart of Historic Downtown Jacksonville.
Old School Museum
The now renovated Old School Museum offers visitors a view of the history of Scott County and Winchester. This museum preserves and displays artifacts related to local history, agriculture, transportation, communication and public education. Also included is a collection of interesting/unique artifacts from the businesses and society of early Scott County. The Romanesque style building was Winchester’s public elementary school from 1901 through 1958.
4th of July Celebration & Parade
Two day Celebration at Nichols Park beginning at 6 p.m. July 3 and ending after fireworks on July 4th. Parade, concessions, kid’s events, live entertainment, fireworks and more!
Jacksonville Main Street’s Bridal Expo
Jacksonville Main Street’s Bridal Expo at Hamilton’s from 12 to 4 p.m. There will be lots of vendors and prizes. The Bridal Fashion Show will be at 2:45 p.m.
Greene Gables Inn
Greene Gables Inn is perfect for couples wanting a weekend of total privacy. Guests may enjoy swimming, games, reading (great travel and historical books are available), or just conversation in the airy drawing room. Breakfast may be at a table for two, in the sunroom or join a group in the dining room. Greene County grazes contently near Scott, Morgan, Jersey, and Calhoun counties with views of Illinois.
CITY: White Hall
Annual Robbie McEvers Memorial Golf Tournament
The 36th Annual Robbie McEvers Memorial Golf Tournament will be held at the Links Golf Course. This free tournament for junior golfers attracts over 350 players each year.
11th Annual River Country Quilt Show
Quilters throughout the area exhibit an impressive number of quilts, wall-hangings, antique quilts and much more.
Hamilton's "110 N. East"
Elegant Banquet Facility for both large and small events
Christmas at Clayville
Enjoy caroling groups from local elementary schools starting at noon. There will be a children's store, face painting and refreshments. Santa will as be there to visit with the children.
CITY: Pleasant Plains
7p.m. to 12 a.m. Theme is Diamonds and Ice. This is a black tie event. There will be heavy hor devours, music, dancing, and mysterious entertainment! Participants are encouraged to wear masquerade masks and enter into our contest.
David Strawn Art Gallery
Art Gallery featuring monthly changing art exhibits and a permanent collection.