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Experience country life in this large, updated country farmhouse on 8 acres; six bedrooms, three baths. Perfect for family gatherings or a romantic weekend getaway. All bedding, towels, dishes provided. Weber grill. Big screen/HD satellite TVs. Internet access. Minutes from Galena.
A spectacular 6-bedroom/6-bath lakeside home in Galena Territory. Spacious and private. Sound systems, 28-by-30 conference room, ping-pong, two stone fireplaces. See our Web site photos to appreciate.
The Galena River, also known as Fever River, meanders through the lush scenery of Northern Illinois before winding through Galena’s historic downtown. Put-in near Galena's Main Street which will offer you plenty of opportunities to explore the river on your own, or to take day excursions offered by a local outfitter.
This 64,000-sq.-ft. indoor soccer facility is billed as a "pro venue for the amateur athlete," with two regulation fields that can be converted to four mini fields. The venue also supports a variety of other events, including football, field hockey, baseball training, boxing, wrestling, martial arts, tumbling/gymnastics and dog shows. The complex also has a bar/restaurant and two meeting rooms.
Family owned restaurant featuring salads, appetizers, sandwiches, dinners, and our ever popular quiches. Delicious fried chicken and nightly specials topped off with our fabulous homemade desserts. Let us host your banquet, reception, or class reunion!
The Gathering Place has a variety of soup, sandwiches, desserts, and more.
Named in honor of Galena's nine Civil War generals, this restaurant offers casual dining with Galena's ambiance and historic charm.
A unique kitchenware and specialty food store for the gourmet chef in all of us.
Home built in 1856. Greek Revival Architecture. Elegant, classic decor featuring 7 fireplaces. Unique wine cellar. Quite an interesting history.
This is the only tug-of-war across the mighty Mississippi River. On Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., barge traffic, pleasure boats and paddleboats yield the right of way to a 2,400 foot, 680 pound rope that stretches between LeClaire, Iowa and Port Byron, Illinois. Eleven teams from each side are formed and the side with the most winning teams takes the Alabaster Eagle trophy for that year. Currently the score is tied 10 - 10. A family weekend event filled with carnival rides, live entertainment, a huge parade, scenic 5k run/walk, food, arts and craft vendors and one of the largest fireworks displays (friday night) in the two state area. Admission charged. Festival takes place on the Mississippi River at Port Byron IL Riverfront. Hwy. 67 & Port Byron. Call 309-523-2500 for more information
The Happy Cow offers homestyle cooking in a cozy, homelike atmosphere, and served with a smile from their friendly staff.
At Whole Body Health & Gifts, you can get back to basics with natural foods, vitamins, herbs, supplements, beauty aids, gifts, cards, and much more.
Discover unique antiques and treasures at the Hen House in Pittsfield. Also shop for vintage finds and furniture along with home furnishings.
Providing nutrition counseling, consultations and iridology. Gluten-free food and organic lotions, shampoos and food. Smoothie bar and frozen specialty health food section.
Distinguished speakers, concerts, and drama are all part of the playbill at The Hett, McKendree College's showcase Center for the Arts.
The Hills Golf Club at McKendree University features some of the finest greens in Southern Illinois. Our staff welcomes public play as well as McKendree University students, faculty and staff. Whether you're a low handicap golfer or a new golfer about to play your first round, The Hills Golf Club at McKendree University features 18 holes that will provide a challenge to every golfer.
The historic Main Streets throughout Jo Daviess County in northwest Illinois offer a range of regional specialties and unique finds.
Quincy's original public library, now home to Quincy area artifacts, a stained glass gallery, gift shop and Mormon City of Refuge display. Open Tues-Fri. 10-4pm, Sat 10-5pm.
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.
Masterful menu by renowned Chef Dan Kretschmer provides unparalleled gourmet cuisine and attentive service in a charming, historic church. Exquisitely fresh, simply prepared food.
This hotel is located in the Historic Downtown Quincy Business District. If you're not looking for brand new, and want to experience a hotel of 50-80 years ago, give this one a try. This hotel is right above a favorite local restaurant, "The Patio," and is also a block away from Washington Park, the location of one of the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates.
Whether you are looking for unique furnishings and accents for your home or treasured gifts for those you love, The Hyacinth has what you are looking for. Give your home a fresh new look with a seasonal floral, an antique clock or a lovely Isabel Bloom sculpture. Browse our Casafina dishes for a beautiful table. Fragrance your home with Swan Creek Candles or Hillhouse Naturals. Make cleaning a pleasure with Caldrea Home Care Products.
Called “deliciously rustic” by the New York Times, Irish Hollow is located on 500 rolling acres in the Galena countryside on the site of a former whistle stop. The accommodations include rooms at the historic inn, as well as private English-style cottages with beautiful gardens. Indulge in a massage or hike the miles of trails that pass by a 1,300-acre nature preserve. Irish Hollow is known for its gourmet country breakfasts and dinners made with seasonal ingredients from its own organic gardens.
Relax in small-town comfort in charming downtown Mount Carroll. Our historic, restored 1865 building features two 600 square-foot suites, combining rural charm with contemporary amenities and style. Guests will find fresh fruit, yogurt, home-made granola, coffee and tea, as well as fruit juice in the kitchen. Spend the day exploring the historic buildings and architecture of Mount Carroll, antiques, and the beautiful pastoral landscape of the driftless area. Then, come home to cocktails and a delicious meal downstairs at Molly's.
Unique guest rooms featuring upgraded room amenities, Irish themed artwork, complimentary breakfast, day spa, pool, Wi-Fi and live entertainment in Frank O'Dowd's Pub. Suites w/whirlpools and valley views.
The mission of J Draper Glass is to offer a complete understanding of hot glass as a studio movement in America by engaging the community through hands on opportunities, classes, tours, team building workshops and open houses to encourage an exploration of this medium. Through these efforts, JDraper Glass will cultivate a deeper understanding and appreciation of the art of hand blown glass.
The life-size image of Jesus Christ holding a lamb in his arms has brought visitors from all over the world to see this birch tree.
Stay at one of the oldest guest houses in Grafton! This guest house boasts historic charm and modern amenities. Located in the center of downtown Grafton, it's within easy walking distance to restaurants, shops, wineries, and the riverfront.
This 18-hole golf course opened in 1990. Legacy is ideally suited for seniors, juniors and beginning golfers. This is due to the short track (6000 yards from white tee box) and flat terrain. There are seven lakes and ponds that add a degree of difficulty to the course.
Performances throughout the year include music, drama, and comedy.
A shop that specializes in hand-dipped chocolates, gourmet coffees and espresso bar drinks, caramel and cheese popcorn, novelty and holiday candies.
We sell antiques and great gifts including jewelry, wine accessories, flower arrangements and every day and collector knives. We also sell fine cigars. But mostly, we are about wine. We sell good wine and have tastings when we are open. Our wine is not something that you can buy locally. We have worked hard on wine that tastes good but is nice and you will be very happy with the prices!
We're proud to be considered the region's best outdoor bar and grill, with the best scenic view, at the end of the best scenic drive. Our majestic view is not to be missed. Watch the river roll by while listening to live entertainment. Our full menu features something for everyone...don't miss our famous Dock Salsa! Be sure to stop by the fourth weekend of the month March - October for the Riverside Flea Market featuring over 60 local vendors. Let us host your next party! We cater events of all sizes...from reunions and receptions to birthdays and bridal showers. Keep the fun going at one of our four Loading Dock Guest Houses, perfect for an intimate getaway or an all night get-together. New in 2015! The Loading Dock Ice Rink. Open weekends until March 2016.
Grab a great American brew today! The Locker Room Sports Bar is a locally-owned and family friendly sports bar in Downtown Peoria, IL. Featuring a Unique menu with one-of-a-kind "create your own salads and sandwiches." Also offering appetizers, pizzas, and specialty Items. The Locker Room has a full line up of great events and feautured games, including a live DJ on Friday and Saturday nights!
Looking for a relaxing vacation destination? Look no further! This beautiful family and pet-friendly loft features hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, two bedrooms, open gathering area with full kitchen, dining area, large living area, washer and dryer, front and rear balconies with a BBQ grill and can accommodate up to 8 people! After all...who wouldn't want to stay on top of an ice cream shop?
Here at The Maine Course we do not offer a “fixed” menu for that we are constantly seeking for the best produce, fish and meats available on the market. Whether it’s locally grown or from Tasmania, there is no place we won’t seek to find the best ingredients. While dining here we focus on fresh, unique and tantalizing flavor combinations. To achieve this we use old world and modern techniques to hopefully give you a true dining experience. Our commitment to fresh food and flavors are transcended into the dining room with limited art and décor to create a minimalist space. With this we hope our patron focus on the maximalist of the entire experience with well crafted and designed dishes. Not to be limited just by the food we offer many hand crafted cocktails, a great selection of spirits and a wine list that should accommodate most pallets. We strive to provide a great value to our customers throughout their visit each and every time they chose us for their dining location. Focusing on fresh ingredients and attention to detail is something that others cannot match.
Galena's best kept secret, overlooking downtown! Serving lunch and dinner Monday-Saturday. Homemade food; steaks, salads, seafood, burgers. Full bar.
The beautiful house is an example of an 1830s hotel. Charles Dickens once visited there in 1842 while researching a book he wrote on prairies in America.
Experience Nauvoo in an original pioneer brick home. Built in 1846, the Mix house is located on historic Parley Street. With many period furnishings, this accurately restored home retains the feel of the period while providing modern comforts. The Mix House is 1.3 miles from the Temple, 1 mile from the Old Nauvoo Burial Grounds, Nauvoo State Park and the Rheinberger Museum. With farm ground on all four sides, enjoy country living within the city limits, complete with cattle and horses! In addition, Illinois’ oldest operating winery is located an easy 5 minute walk along Parley Street.
The Music Theatre Company explores the musical in the interest of expanding the canon of musical theatre through fully-staged productions, commissions of new works and musical experiments.
Newly renovated accommodations. Enjoy breakfast or lunch in the new Bistro restaurant. Free wireless internet. Just off I-88.
Deluxe accommodations with 200 acre expanse of unique architecture and landscaping.
The Emiquon Preserve, also known as the “Jewel of the Illinois River,” is aptly named for its abundance of wetlands and wildlife. The sheer biological diversity made it the natural place for Native Americans to settle long ago. In recent years, the land has undergone a restoration returning its natural beauty for all to enjoy once again.
The Nature Institute is a non-profit land conservation and environmental education organization based in Godfrey, IL. Since its founding in 1980, The Nature Institute's board and staff have worked to foster an awareness and appreciation of the natural world through preservation, restoration, and education. The Nature Institute also owns and manages over 450 acres of protected land, such as the Olin Nature Preserve, the Mississippi Sanctuary, the Kemp and Cora Hutchinson Bird Sanctuary, and the Heartland Prairie Project at Gordon Moore Park. These natural areas provide unique places for the public to experience the diversity of the Riverbend area with its hardwood forests, prairies and wetlands. The preserves are open to the public and free to use from dawn to dusk.
The Nest at Palisades Cabins offer secluded luxury cabins designed to provide charm, quiet luxury and romance. We’re located on a wooded acreage high above the Mississippi River minutes from Savanna, the Palisades State Park and an easy 20 minute drive to Galena.
The Ol' Farmhouse Cafe has wonderful food in a casual atmosphere, also on site is a small gift shop and bakery.
The Old Bakery Beer Company offers high quality local food and beer to downtown Alton. The brewery and restaurant, located at 400 Landmarks Boulevard, has been home to at least 3 bakeries over the last 100 years. Old Bakery Beer will offer four year- round beers, including a Wheat IPA, Rye Pale Ale, Mild Brown Ale, and a Pilsner-style Beer, as well as several rotating seasonal and local guest taps. Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday & Saturday 11:30 a.m. - 12 a.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The Old Bakery Beer Company offers high quality local food and beer to downtown Alton. The brewery and restaurant, located at 400 Landmarks Boulevard, has been home to at least 3 bakeries over the last 100 years. Old Bakery Beer will offer four year-round beers, including a Wheat IPA, Rye Pale Ale, Mild Brown Ale, and a Pilsner-style Beer, as well as several rotating seasonals and local guest taps.
Authentic 1897 blacksmith shop with working forges. Original tools/equipment and an on-site historian. Gift shop: Galena-forged items.
Built in 1927, Old Chain of Rocks was the fifth bridge to cross the Mississippi River, which shortened the distance between St. Louis, Missouri, and Edwardsville, Illinois by 15 miles.
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!
Founded in 1991, The Orchards Golf Club in Belleville, Illinois features a 18 hole championship style golf course, restaurant and banquet facilities. Open to the public, we also offer golf lessons, memberships & specials with friendly service and affordable prices.
A fun, casual Italian restaurant featuring good pizza, pasta and calzones in the heart of the District.
American steak house serving beef, chicken and seafood. Wonderful salad bar with unique selections. Famous for their cinnamon buns. Located in an old butcher plant sitting next to the railroad tracks. Unusual decor.
The 60-seat facility is complete with a restored 1928 Barton 12-rank theatre pipe organ. It was originally built to perform popular music and to accompany the silent movies of the 1920s. Group tours available.
Located in Quincy's historic downtown across from Washington Park. The Park Bench offers breakfast and lunch and a very creative gift shop.
The Park Bench is a locally owned restaurant located in the Downtown Historic Quincy Business District. Serving breakfast and lunch Monday thru Saturday. They offer freshly ground gourmet coffees and made to order espresso drinks all day, which are a perfect match for their freshly baked muffins and scones! Or bring your friends and family in for lunch, their friendly and courteous staff will be more than happy to serve you! You can choose from any of their freshly prepared salads and sandwiches, accompanied by one of their homemade soups. Be sure to save room for the dessert of the day or one of the many gourmet cheesecakes!
Enjoy one of Quincy's premier restaurants, known for its thick pork chop's. Located just a block from the Civic Center & downtown hotels.
The Pie Pantry offers a great selection of soups, salads, and burgers, and of course delicious pies, by the slice or as a whole.
Quincy's finest dining along the riverbanks of the Mississippi River. The Pier extends and is elevated out over the river and offers an excellent view while enjoying a great meal.
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.
They are a gift shop that specializes in gifts, home decor, gift baskets & special coffees. Stop in to browse the latest in home furnishings and gifts or just kick back and relax with a cup of coffee.
The recently renovated Powell House is a three-bedroom/two-bath home in The Galena Territory near the Owners' Club. Reasonably priced, sleeps eight and features a fully-equipped kitchen with seating for eight.
The Prairies Golf Club, located in the historic Village of Cahokia, Illinois, features 18 holes of golf. Features 6,700 yards of the longest tees for a par of 71.
This one hour musical play tells the story of life in the early 1840s, as immigrants came up the Mississippi River to Nauvoo on the Maid of Iowa, a beautiful little paddle-wheeler. You’ll laugh at the antics of young Eli, thrill at the dancing and music, and feel the depth of devotion of these early settlers in Nauvoo as they face the martyrdom of their leader, and the violent and dangerous exodus from their homes in the middle of winter. Tickets are free but required for admission.
Nestled in the heart of Restaurant Row on Prospect Road in Peoria Heights, the Publik House was established in 2010. The classic, casual room has an old-world feel that is rich, comfortable and as satisfying as a room temperature Harp in a London pub. It is a locally owned English style, American pub pouring pints Tuesday through Saturday beginning at 4:00 pm, serving English pub fare and American classics beginning at 5:00 pm.
Celebrate the art of quilting and visit the store to become inspired. Visit the showroom offering over 2,000 bolts of fabric, quilt, embroidery and notion supplies. Join in the sit ‘n sews, pick up a block of the month or shop for locally handmade gifts.
The Quilted Garden has distinguished quilting fabric, supplies, silk, ribbon, embroidery, classes, and gifts.
Relax, reflect and unwind in this private guest house that is a turn-of-the-century cottage completely restored with modern amenities. Located high above the confluence of the Mississippi & Illinois Rivers, it offers a quiet retreat with a spectacular view, yet it is only one block from village shops, marina, restaurants, bike trails and the scenic byway.
Relax in this riverfront cottage located a block from Main Street in downtown Grafton. This unique, art-filled guest house is just a stone's throw from the Mississippi River. The flower-filled back deck faces the river and the historic Boatworks building, which houses the monthly Riverside Flea Market. A restful atmosphere and overstuffed comfy furniture will entice you to read by the fireplace or paint a picture at the artist's easel. A full kitchen allows for snacks of cooking in style. This cottage is designed for two. Free Wi-fi.
We offer a full line-up of quality wines and micro-brews for your enjoyment. Always bringing in new beverage offerings.
They facilitate retreats for individuals and small groups seeking renewed relationships with God and each other. Come away by yourselves to a quiet place and rest a while. The conference center is approximately 100 miles west of Chicago but a world away from the hustle and worries of your busy lives.
The Sandwich Shop offers a large selection of fresh sandwiches such as the French dip, turkey bacon, and much more, in a cozy, small town atmosphere.
Over 350 permanent works, including a beautifully landscaped and sculptured garden, are on display.
The Scoreboard is now under NEW management! We have cheaper alcohol prices and still have the BEST cheeseburger in town along with other great menu items. We have football every Sunday, Monday and Thursday as well as Nascar on Sundays. Come join us for cold drinks, awesome food and a great time!
Antiques fill the entire first floor of Victorian home. This is an old general line antique shop that has been in business for more than 25 years. Glassware, furniture, tools, books, primitives, toys, collectibles and more!
Enjoy comedians, big bands, burlesque, drag shows, and more at the Speakeasy. This intimate club offers live performances throughout the year to fit a variety of tastes. The Speakeasy features a bar, simple menu, and performance seating at small and large tables. To see what's coming up next at the Speakeasy visit http://circa21.com/speakeasy.asp
Enjoy this intimate theatre featuring live music, comedy and more. Located right next door to the Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, the Speakeasy is the newest edition to the Downtown Rock Island Arts & Entertainment District. Open Thursday through Saturday, check the website for upcoming event schedule.
The Standish House B&B is owned and operated by a direct descendent of Miles Standish and is filled with antiques and collections of Early American history. You’ll enjoy canopy beds, sumptuous breakfasts and more. We’re only minutes from Lake Carroll and are located on a quiet residential street in the quaint community of Lanark.
Luxury & location in a historic mansion only 1.5 blocks to shops & dining. Wine time daily, three-course breakfasts, spacious guestrooms with fireplaces, billiard room & lovely gardens await.
This 2 screen brew-and-view style theater serves beer and wine, non-alcoholic beverages, snacks, small appetizers and Chicago-style hot dogs.
The Stone Cottage, located about 2 miles from the Loading Dock, is a recently remodeled and beautifully appointed home that was built in 1840 and is Grafton's oldest original structure. It features a full kitchen and three bedrooms with beds to sleep eight. The charming modern decor is warm and inviting; the property is perfect for a group getaway.
A choice of three guest bedroom await you as well as a private sitting parlor with firesplace; two larges porches with Mississippi River view. Full breakfast served in formal dining room.
Enjoy a sandwich, pizza or appetizers while overlooking the Mississippi River! Wide variety of beers. The place for food and fun!
The Three Elizabeths Guest House, located in historic Elizabeth near Galena, includes classic guest rooms with private baths, Wi-Fi and Keurig coffeemakers. Reasonable rates and a welcoming front porch entice visitors.
Large mature trees covering 50 acres surrounds a 5 acre lake for you to unwind in nature's glory. Activities for all ages - swim, fish, play horseshoes, volleyball or swing at the playground. 30 and 50 amp sites all with water and electric hookup. Pull through and tent sites are available.
This Victorian-style house was built in the early 1900s. It has the original woodwork, spacious rooms, two fireplaces and an open staircase. Guests can eat breakfast in the dining room or on the patio.
Large comfortable rooms with queen-size beds. Only 10 minutes from Galena. Meet new friends around outdoor fireplace. Complimentary coffee/tea. Special group rates. New 26-inch flat-panel HDTVs with satellite. Free Wi-Fi.
The Village Vineyard & Winery has a large tasting room where guests can sample 16 wine varieties, as well as a patio facing three acres of vineyard. All wine is made, bottled and sold at the vineyard.
The Vineyard has Bibles and religious books, religious goods, a gift shop, and a coffee house with Wireless Internet.
The White Pelican Art Gallery sits on the confluence of the Mississippi and Illinois river in Grafton IL. Featuring 18 area artists in a variety of mediums, some depicting local charms. Open Wednesday- Friday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.