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Rock Island Trail State Park
The Rock Island Trail provides 27 miles for hiking, biking, and cross-country skiing. One of the premier rails-to-trails facilities in Illinois, this trail is a sure-fire winner for the entire family.
International House of Pancakes
Casual dining specializing in breakfast foods.
A quality used merchandise store. Store owners find items that can be re-purposed including clothing. Open M - S 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Tommie's 6th Street Mini Mall
Antiques, crafts and collectibles are the main stays of this mini mall. Consignments are also welcomed. Many booths are available featuring a wide array of items. Also look for the collectible books on hand. Hours: Tuesday - Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Thursday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Chico's Restaurant & Lounge
Home of the hand-dipped double coated onion rings, Chico's offers daily food and drink specials. Burgers, sandwiches and wraps and pizzas are among the menu features. Karaoke each Wednesday. Hours: Sunday - Thursday, 11 a.m. - 1 a.m. and Friday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 2 a.m.
Fiona's Family Restaurant
Awesome homemade soups made daily at this little family-style diner which offers a larger, more varied menu than many bigger restaurants. One-of-a-kiind sandwiches include gyros, corned beef, and breaded tenderloin. Breakfast is also served. Billed as a "must" stop for anyone in the Wood River area. Hours: Daily 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Franchise Sports Bar & Grill
Home of the $5 pizza on Mondays and 25-cent wings on Wednesday, the Franchise Sports Bar and Grill is an upscale sports bar that is also family friendly. Varied menu which ranges from catfish sandwiches to shrimp/lobster ravioli to ham and beans with cornbread. Hours: Monday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - midnight and Sunday, noon - Midnight.
Donzo's Sports Bar & Grill
The original Wood River Sports Bar, Donzo's offers family-friendly dining options as well as a full service bar. Daily specials and even better specials when the Cardinals play the Cubs! Watch your favorite sporting event while you dine. Open daily 11 a.m. - 2 a.m.
Splash around at the Aquatic Center. Climb up four stories and launch down your choice of two water slides with more than 320 feet of winding turns and diving wells, or take a dip in the pool.
Wood River Museum and Visitors Center
The Wood River Heritage Council has worked diligently to preserve the town's past at the Wood River Museum and Visitors Center. It is here that you will find exhibits on the Wood River massacre of 1814, Olde Downtown, the Flood of 1915, the World's largest swimming pool, and the impact of Standard Oil on this growing community. Hours Thursday - Saturday, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Home of the bottomless cup of coffee with a nice blend of breakfast and lunch menu options, Kumar's offers a homey, friendly coffee-shop atmosphere for locals and visitors alike. Famous for their omelets and hashed browns. Open Tuesday through Thursday, 6 a.m. - 3 p.m., Friday, 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Saturday through Sunday, 6 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Phil's Bar and Grill
The locals call it one of the best kept secrets in Wood River. Phil's Bar and Grill features a steakhouse-quality pepper loin, which is a hit with customers. Sandwiches, barbeque, seafood, cheese steaks, fish and chips and hamburgers are also on the menu. This family-friendly establishment is open Monday - Saturday, 10:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Pump House Bar and Grill
Combine gourmet burgers with a sharp bar atmosphere and you will have the Pump House Bar and Grill. The signature Pumpjack Burger is a great "go-to" burger with pepper jack cheese, onion jam, tomato jam and banana peppers. Sides are as fresh as the burgers and sandwiches. Hours: Daily 11 a.m. - 10 a.m. Bar is open until 2 a.m.
Sixth Street Diner
Nice, casual, family-oriented diner with the great food you expect from smaller restaurants. Known for their chicken and dumplings, cabbage rolls and burgers as well as their juicy, large chicken wings. Open daily from 5:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
This is a shop dedicated to the preservation of the art of quilting. From its 1800's reproduction quilting fabric available for sale to sharing the craftsmanship of quilting with customers, keeping the spark of this craft alive is the life force behind this cozy, friendly shop. Heirloom quilt patterns also available. Hours: Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Heartland Rivers Wine Trail
Taste your way along this trail made up of unique wineries located in small towns throughout Southwest Illinois. Must-stops include Piasa Winery in Grafton, featuring live music on its riverside deck.
The Winery at Shale Lake
Rent a 4-wheel Surrey bicycle and take a bottle of wine down to the lake. They make six varieties of wine on site. You'll love the picturesque setting: the wine garden; deer running across the field; wild turkeys making their way into the woods and lots of rabbits. Make it a real fun weekend by renting one of the log cabins or a real getaway by camping at the campgrounds.
The Cabins & Cottages at Shale Lake
There are four different cabins in various sizes to choose from and each one comes with a beautiful view of the lake. All the cabins have a screened in porch, a/c, full kitchen, 3/4 baths and an open floor plan.
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.
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.
Sky Harbor Steakhouse
Sky Harbor Steakhouse is a comfortable, casual steakhouse with award-winning ribs, steaks and seafood. The menu features succulent, savory Midwestern beef, served sizzling on the table. Fresh pond-rasied catfish, award-winning ribs and that special touch on cocktails, appetizers, sandwiches and desserts ensure a memorable dining experience. Our bartenders take pride in crafting Classic Cocktails including specialty Martinis, Manhattans, Old Fashions, hand-made Grasshoppers and Golden Cadillacs. There is a nice wine list and "the Margaritas can't be beat." This is an established family-run business in a convenient central location, albeit somewhat off the beaten path. It is well known to locals and savvy travelers. Your visit to Peoria is not complete without a stop at one of our Great Independent Midwestern Steak Houses.
There are formations of stalactites, stalagmites, soda straws, and more. An underground stream flows through the cave bed, and the temperature is a relatively constant 58 degrees.
Acorns Golf Links
Acorns Golf Links is located in Waterloo, Illinois featuring 6,701 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72 . The course rating is 72.3 and it has a slope rating of 125. You will not find subdivision golf at Acorns; just nature, beautiful scenery, challenging design, and you. Making Acorns the premier public course to test your game, have fun with good friends, or to get away from your daily hussle and bussle. Acorns features zoysia fairways, five tee boxes; matching every level of golf and large bent grass greens. Designed by William Ebeler, the Acorns golf course opened in 1997.
The Ridge Golf & Country Club
This 18-hole golf course was designed by Don Horell.
Tina's Tea Room & Gifts
Tina's Tea Room is a British-style tea room located in Waterloo, Illinois.
Echoes of the Past Antiques
Echoes of the Past Antiques is located in an 1850s German-style home and specializes in Victorian furniture and glassware, country furniture, gift items, and new home accents with an antique feel.
Clark's Country Oaks
Clark's Country Oaks has a wide variety of beds, mattresses, bedding, and home furnishings.
Mill Street Treasures
Mill Street Treasures has a large selection of country collectibles for your home.
Meriwether Lewis is reported to have stayed here. It is home to some of the earliest settlers in Illinois (1782) and was named by the French for a spring located on the beautiful site.
The History Museum of Monroe County
Anchored by items gifted by Col. Edd & Violet Kueker, this collection represents the settlement of the West, numerous U.S. wars and early transportation. There is even a display of items from the Stone Age retrieved during a local archaeological dig. Changing displays and Special Exhibits from the Museum collection and "on loan" items provide awesome journeys through the pages of history.
Built in 1830, this is the only stagecoach stop still intact along the 60-mile Kaskaskia-Cahokia trail.
A Lionel train set shares space with a Li'l Abner Dogpatch Band windup toy and British toy soldiers. Antique collectibles, clothing, glassware, a mule deer antler chandelier, and many more unusual items fill the 2,000 sq. ft. "extra room" added onto the house.
The Monroe Actors Stage Company (MASC) offers plays from September through June.
Schorr Lake Vineyards
This secluded winery focuses on environmentally-friendly wine making methods. Relax on the deck overlooking the vineyards and enjoy these estate-grown and produced table and fruit wines.
BoBeck's Sports Bar & Grill
BoBeck's offers delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner items in a casual atmosphere with big screen TVs for watching the games, open late.
In a restored 1870s building, Gallager's offers delicious food such as crab cakes, chicken and sausage gumbo, grilled salmon, a century-old bar, and great service. Beer and wine specials on Wednesdays. Appetizer specials on Fridays.
JV's Downtown Bar & Grill
Delicious American dishes such as ribs, pulled pork and chicken, pork steak, pizza, fish on Fridays, and much more.
Papa Vito's Pizza - Waterloo
Papa Vito's has delicious pizza and sandwiches.
The Ridge Golf & Country Club
Come to The Ridge and save some green on the green, with a delicious, full menu and cold drinks.
Annbriar Golf Course
Ranked seventh-best golf course in the state of Illinois, Annbriar is an 18-hole, par 72 course. Photo Credit-Annibriar-Golf-Course
11 rooms, cable TV, restaurant within walking distance
Senator Rickert Residence Bed & Breakfast
Located in the Historic District of Waterloo, IL. The home was originally built as a one story brickhouse.
Waterloo Inn Bed & Breakfast
Located in the quiet town of Waterloo. This 4-room bed and breakfast is sure to please.
This locally owned Italian restaurant features pasta, pizza and specialty items.
Waterloo's Christmas on the Square
Please join us in historic downtown Waterloo for our 34th Annual Christmas on the Square Weekend! This tradition takes place every year on Thanksgiving weekend. Visit the participating merchants for a chance to win great prizes! Visit with Santa and enjoy a free carriage ride from Noon-4 p.m. each day! Be sure to grab a great viewing spot for the annual glow holiday lighted parade, taking place on Saturday evening at 5:30 p.m. followed with a post-parade chili supper. On Sunday, vote on your favorite decorated lamppost, located around the courthouse square! Enjoy a free concert, compliments of the Waterloo Municipal Band on Sunday at 1 p.m., and enjoy kettle corn on the courthouse square. So much fun!
Cornerstone Inn has a long and beautiful history. The ornate Italianate building gracing the square at Washington and North Main streets in Washington, IL has a history as rich as its architecture. Washington native Charles Anthony and German immigrant Henry Denhart built the brick-and-stone structure in 1874 after having co-owned a neighboring dry goods store in the previous decade. Their former business was a meeting spot for a pre-presidential Abraham Lincoln and other politicians. Denhart and Anthony had purchased the store from Richard D. Smith after he was appointed town postmaster by Lincoln. After the Great Depression, the building remained vacant from 1937 to 1948, when Heiple reopened it as Washington State Bank. This version of the bank later relocated to its current site to the west of the square. Several businesses moved in over time, including a barbershop, numerous bars, and a German restaurant called the Rathskeller. Although its beauty was still evident, the building needed a facelift. In 2004, we began the painstaking process of restoring the structure to its original 19th century Italianate glory. A year later, the U.S. Department of Interior granted it a place on the Federal Register of Historic places for its historic and architectural relevance. We at the Cornerstone Inn are proud to occupy a spot in this historically rich edifice.
Super 8 Motel - Washington
Denhart Baking Company
Whether you’re a guest at the Cornerstone Inn or in search of modern comfort food, Denhart’s Baking Company & Restaurant in Washington is your destination for amazing meals and great values. At breakfast, lunch, dinner or any time in between, Denhart’s offers mouthwatering Midwestern fare designed to make you feel right at home. From the uniquely delicious Cordon Bleu Burger to our flavorful jambalaya, our menu offers something to please every palate. Find your favorite among our large selection of traditional dishes and future classics. Out-of-town visitors love the convenience of enjoying incredible meals just steps away from their cozy Cornerstone Inn rooms. Guests appreciate free parking on the square and proximity to their favorite grocery, clothing, antique and novelty stores. Everyone loves the personal service provided by our friendly, accommodating staff. Come in and discover your favorite reasons to visit Denhart’s on the square in Washington!
Christie's Collection Antiques
Antiques, crafts and collectibles. Approximately 8,500 square feet of shopping space with over 50 vendors. Something for everyone. Soda, coffee and popcorn available.
Sleep Inn and Suites
This newly constructed property offers guests a home away from home which includes Choice Hotels' 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed Program. With amenities such as a deluxe hot continental breakfast, free wireless high speed internet, indoor pool and spa, fitness center, guest convenience store, complimentary passes to the Washington Community Center, and direct access to Washington's recreation trail with bikes provided, guests will get more for their money.
Quail Meadows Golf Course
Exceptional conditioning makes this championship par 72 course a must for golfers of all abilities in the Peoria area. The front nine is open with water coming into play on three of the holes. After making the turn, more trees come into play as well as the ravine that affects four of the nine holes. Several acres of this course have been converted to naturalized areas that a variety of birds now call home. Both challenging and aesthetic, put golfing Quail Meadows on your list of things to do this year. Located off of Centennial Drive next to the Illinois Central College Campus.
Attic Treasures - The Shoppes at the Red Brick Church
A colletion of shops in a quaint brick church featuring antiques, crafts, and unique gifts.
We have taken our flare for inventive Italian cuisine and combined it with the spirit of our Irish ancestry to create this casual, welcoming dining atmosphere. So kick back, relax, grab a glass of wine from Italy or a whiskey from Ireland It’s always happy hour here at O’Neill’s!
Brunk's Sports Center
Sports Equipment, local schools spirit wear, screen printing & embroidery.
Where smart & stylish women shop! Find great fashions for women and children for a fraction of the cost. Large selection of women and children's consignment clothes and accessories.
Unique gift shop featuring holiday seasonal and everyday decor. We also carry several lines of jewelry, Carlibe clothing, Melissa & Doug toys, Leggy Karr glassware and Feed the World dinnerware. Many more items, too numerous to list, are available year-round.
Your #1 source for all things gourmet popcorn! Located on Washington Square. Dozens of flavors in a variety of sizes, from individual size to 3.5 GAL decorative tins. Perfect for gift giving, holidays, or just because you love outstanding popcorn!
Relive your childhood memories or visit and make new ones at Central Illinois' original old fashioned candy store and soda fountain. Featuring a huge selection of bulk, individual, and many hard to find candies, gourmet chocolates, and a full service soda fountain. Hollands also recently added a full line of unique toys, including Klutz, Melissa and Doug, Manhattan Toy, Schliech, learning resources, and many, many hard to find toys from your childhood.
Linens, candles, kitchen items, home decor, large baby and toy section.
Lori's Kitchen Store
One stop shopping for those kitchen common, unique gadgets and cooking utensils. You will enjoy shopping for brands like Le Creuset and Kitchen Aid. We also carry cast iron, stoneware, lots of kitchen ware, cook ware, bake ware, cooking-baking mixes and variety of spices. Sign up and join us for one of our weekly cooking classes.
Peddler's Way Quilt Co.
Peddler’s Way Quilt Co. is dedicated to preserving the old fashioned arts of sewing, embroidery and quilting. As an authorized Pfaff sewing machine dealer, we carry a full line of sewing and embroidery machines, quilting machines, quilting frames and sergers. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is happy to answer your sewing questions and assist you with finding the perfect fabric and notions for your next sewing project. We offer an extensive group of fun and informative classes that cover helpful crocheting methods and sewing techniques. Customers love our open sewing days, where they can finish up sewing projects, and our knitting mystery book club combines the best of fiction with crafts. Additionally, our sampler kits and sewing kits are known for their high quality fabrics and creative embellishments. Whether you visit us online or drop by our store, you’ll soon find out that quilting with Peddler’s Way Quilt Co. is both fun and therapeutic!
When looking for the perfect personal gift, adding to someone's collection or decorating your home. Sentimental Journey should be the place to shop. They carry a large selection of Vera Bradley, Isabel Bloom, Crabtree & Evelyn, Jewery, New Baby, Inspirtational and Specialty Occasion gifts, along with Wee Forest Folk, Dept 56 and Byers' Choice Carolers. Sentimental Journey also offers a large selection of pictures, decorating and home accessories to help you make your house a home!
The Framer's Gallery
If you are looking for a unique shopping experience stop at The Framer's Gallery and see all the great one-of-kind gifts from over 20 local artists including jewelry, pottery, wood carving, photography and various mediums of art work. The gallery also offers experienced custom framing at competitive prices. This is always a fun place to be. Come and enjoy the day on Washington Square.
Trinkets and Treasures
Primitives, paper mache, hand-crafted jewerly, hand-thrown pottery, atiques, signature candles, woolens, homespun fabrics, bow mama hairbows & accessories, scrapbooking.
C-Note Pub is a quaint basement pub with a "Cheers-like" atmosphere. They offer a full-service bar and supper menu with appetizers, sandwiches, and fries or sweet potato fries, plus salads.
Madison on The Square
Madison on The Square opens daily at 10am offering coffee, tea, their famous cinnamon rolls, scones, muffins and other treats. Customers can enjoy free WIFI while they relax and eat. If you're on the go, Madison on The Square sells take-and-bake casseroles available for you to serve your family... You get to take it out of your own oven and brag about your "homemade recipe"! They have a wide array of baked goods and other items that can be ordered ahead and picked up for a special event, party or just because! Call for reservations.
The PIT & Frankie's Fun Center
The PIT & Frankie's Fun Center offers a great place where a family, tween or teens can hang out with pizza, hand-dipped ice cream, and snacks. You can also shoot pool or play arcade games.
Sleep Inn & Suites - Washington
This newly constructed property offers guests a home away from home, which includes Choice Hotels' 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed Program. With amenities such as a deluxe hot continental breakfast, free wireless high speed internet, indoor pool and spa, fitness center, guest convenience store and direct access to Washington's recreation trail with bikes provided, guests will get more for their money.
The Olde Hotel
Casual/elegant dining in a 150-year-old hotel. Off the beaten path, but worth the drive! Home of M&H BBQ - BBQ done right!
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.
Snakeden Hollow State Fish and Wildlife Area
Features exceptional waterfowl hunting opportunities. The 112 water impoundments offer large-mouth and small-mouth bass, bluegill, crappie, channel catfish, bullhead, rainbow and brown trout for fishing. Seasonal restrictions and limited access may apply.
Lewis Seed Company
The Lewis Seed Company presents seed processing and sales operations during group tours.
Spirit Knob Winery
Looking for a peaceful getaway for the afternoon or evening? Consider Spirit Knob Winery. Location, location, location is an essential part of any successful business and Spirit Knob has the key. Upon arrival, visitors are captivated by the breathtaking panoramic view of the Mississippi River Valley. With over 140 medals, Sprit Knob is one of the most award winning wineries in the state of Illinois. The winery is a gorgeous facility, the ideal setting for wedding receptions, private parties, bridal showers, or business meetings. The winery hosts several events throughout the year such as comedy nights, dueling pianos, and live music. Their hours are 1-5 pm Wednesday through Sunday during the months of April-December. Their winter hours are 1-5 pm Friday through Saturday during the months of January-March. Spirit Knob welcomes you to wander through the vineyard, relax on the deck, or sip wine inside overlooking the beautiful view. Feel free to bring a blanket and lawn chairs and take in the sunset while enjoying a glass of wine!
Ursa Creek Lodge
Featured on HGTV and PBS Illinois Stories, this home origionally served as a railroad bridge in 1919. Opening in the spring of 2010 as a guest lodge, the home sleeps 6-8 people comfortably, complete with spectacular scenery and situated over water. The lodge is also available for meetings for 20-30 people. Relax in front of the hand crafted fireplace or sit outside on one of the balcony's in a serene location in Ursa, just 15 minutes from Quincy, IL.
Ursa Retreat House
Located on 7 acres of rolling woodlands, just north of Quincy, IL. This rustic sanctuary is perfect for groups who want to get away. The lodge has a wrap around porch and outdoor pool. Also on the grounds are two bunk houses for retreats, basketball court and 1-acre pond with paddleboats.
Ursa Creek Lodge
Perfect place to meet for a company retreat, family gathering or to celebrate a bride or mother to be. Relax in front of the hand crafted fireplace or sit outside and let the sounds of nature take you away. Enjoy the beautiful lodge, scenery and activities Ursa and the surrounding area has to offer.
Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge
Visit Illinois’ bayou. Yes, the bayou in Illinois. Cypress Creek Wildlife Refuge is home to incredible cypress-filled swamps and wetlands and is unlike anything you expect to find in the Midwest. The refuge protects 15,000 acres of lush wetlands and some of the oldest living trees east of the Mississippi River.
Cache River Days
This fun fest includes a flea market, parade, softball tournament, yard sales, BBQ and music, canoe tours on Saturday.
Doctorman's Cache Core Hunting Preserve
Upland game bird hunting from Oct. 1 - April. Dogs & guide service available. Located 3 miles west of Jct. Hwy. 37 & Hwy. 169, or, 4 miles east of I-57 just off Shawnee College Road.
America's Best Value Inn - Cheekwood Inn
Located at exit #18 off I-57, offering 40 modern rooms with inside corridors and an indoor swimming pool.
White Crane Canoe and Pirogue Rentals
White Crane Canoe and Pirogue Rentals offers guided services and watercraft rentals for use on the Cache River. Spend an afternoon gazing upon the mysteries of the swamp including 500 to 1,200 year old cypress & tupelo trees and get lost in another time as you paddle through Illinois’s hidden bayou. Set out in cypress pirogues or canoes and spend time about learning about the river’s history, geology and ecology. Guides will emphasize and share knowledge of local plants and animals and how they were utilized from local Native Americans past and present. Canoe instruction, life jackets and paddles included in the price.
Red Roof Inn
72 room hotel, handicap accessible, credit cards accepted, cable tv, small meeting rooms, indoor pool, pets accepted, restaurant witnin walking distance, complimentary breakfast.
90 rooms, pets allowed, complimentary breakfast, wireless internet
Just miles off I-55, I-70, and I-270, the park has easy access and has many features for travelers, like a petting zoo, playground equipment, picnic pavilions and a small lake.
Cinco de Mayo Restaurant
Cinco de Mayo's menu is full of Mexican dishes in a warm, relaxed atmosphere.
Indian Creek Vineyard Bed and Breakfast
A lovely setting for this cozy bed and breakfast. Grounds also provide beautiful location for weddings, reunions and gatherings of all kinds. Able to seat 200+.
Indian Creek Vineyard
This unique winery includes a remodeled barn that serves as a wine shop and a bed and breakfast in a historic home overlooking the vineyard, all located on a sesquicentennial farm.
Evening Star Camping Resort
Peaceful country setting on 35 acres with open grassy or wooded sites. Large open and enclosed pavilions available for parties and reunions.
Maple Manor Bed and Breakfast
Relax in a beautiful 1875 home and enjoy the comforts and quiet away from it all. Four lovely guest rooms along with fresh country breakfast.
Ben's Diner has delicious diner staples in a fun, retro atmosphere.
Thomson House Villager Lodge
40 unit extended stay motel. All rooms have microwave, refrigerator, on site cafe, and laundromat, pets welcome
Fin and Feather Campground
Campground for camping, hunting, and fishing. Located on backwaters of Mississippi River with boat rental, canoe rental, motor rentals, bait shop, concessions and canoe access
Clean room and great rates. Now under new ownership. Whirlpool suite. We are a great place to stay while fishing or hunting in northwest Illinois - just 1/2 mile to the Mississippi River and just off the Great River Bike Trail. New restaurant and Bar! View the bald eagles. We also have extended stay.
Mississippi River Lodge
Our Mississippi River Lodge is located right on the banks on the Mighty Mississippi River between Savanna and Thomson Illinois and offers awe-inspiring views from every angle. We offer 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, living room with fireplace & big screen TV, deck with grill, a fully stocked kitchen and much more! If you are a river lover, this is the place for you. Fishing, water skiing, tubing, or cruising up the river, it's all here for your enjoyment. Since we are located on Big Slough, off of the main channel of the river, you can have fun without having to deal with a lot of river traffic. Access to the main channel is easy if you want to cruise the river. Only five miles up the river is Lower Sabula Lake which offers a great new sand beach. There is a public boat launch only a quarter mile from the house and a dock is provided to moor your boat at the house. If you do not have a boat, you can fish off the dock or the bank.
Heirloom Market & Cafe
This rural style cafe will capture your senses. The decor is clearly slated rustic with a cozy and a distinctively pleasant ambience. The cafe is a staple of small town life with a sense of community as it embraces the environment that has been set forth by the Heirloom Market. We feature homemade baked goods and gourmet coffee. The espresso drink with steamed milk or variegated flavoring is designed for a picker upper or as a way to pass your time with a good book or to surf the free wi-fi internet.
Arnold's Bicycle Repairs and Rentals
Located in downtown Thomson, Illinois near the Thomson Public Causeway and steps from the Great River Bike Trail that extends 62 miles from the Quad Cities to Savanna, Illinois. We specialize in Recumbent Bikes & Trikes so what are you waiting for? Test ride one of our recumbents and capture a view of the mighty Mississippi. We offer sales (new and used); service and repairs (the friendliest customer service around) and special requests - need something unique, customization or special needs – we can do it! We offer bike rentals, too!