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A nice selection of fabric, notions, books and threads. Experienced quilters to assist with all your quilting needs. Quilting classes available.
This city park has a fountain, playground, picnic shelter, butterfly garden and benches to enjoy summer concerts and community events.
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!
3-2-1 Blast off! Get ready for the ultimate planetary play date. The Adler's new permanent exhibition Planet Explorers allows families with children ages 3 - 8 take the helm in this modern-day space adventure. Children will enter a world where they can play and learn what it takes to be part of a mission to outer space. They will become scientists, astronauts, and space explorers. Imagine studying the Moon from your own backyard with your very own telescope. Be a Mission Control specialist guiding the next rocket flight into space, or climb a gantry like a real astronaut and blast a 26-foot tall rocket off to new worlds. In the space station, learn how to operate the robotic arm to do important tasks and take a very special walk into space. Try your hand at planet exploration by driving rovers over the Planet X terrain. Drive X-Movers, crawl through and discover secret tunnels, and do cool experiments in the Planet X Lab. Free with general admission.
Scenic Country Getaway- 5 minutes from downtown Nauvoo Private room, homecooked breakfast and baked goods.
Opened in 2001. Includes 43 rooms, indoor pool, fitness center and a complimentary breakfast.
See large operating model train displays and railroad memorabilia within Kankakee's restored train depot. The museum also features a scale model replicating the city of Kankakee during the 1950's. A restored rail car and trolley can be rented for special events.
Villa Olivia is a public facility. Slope ticket required to access ski and snowboard activities including 7 runs, quad chair lift and 6 rope tows. Villa Olivia has skiwee for kids 4-9 years old, snow tubing, ski, dining, golf, lessons, snowboarding, sleigh rides.
The Dr. Richard Eells House was a stopping point on the Underground Railroad in the 1840s, and is the oldest standing two-story brick home in Quincy.
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.
SITES include Electric/Water/Sewer, Campfires, Playground, Lighted Camping Area, Level Parking, Primitive Sites, Hiking Trails, Boat Ramp ( Bob Bangert Park) MODERN LODGE includes Free Hot Showers w/Private Dressing Room, Clean Rest Rooms, Washers and Dryers Available, Ironing Facilities, Bulletin Board, Church Directory, Swimming Pool, Tour Information, Open Year Around, Daily/Weekly/Monthly Rates The Mississippi River and the many lakes and streams surrounding Quincy provide excellent fishing and deer, duck, goose and wild turkey hunting. There is ample opportunity to enjoy water sports of nearly every variety. Boat launching ramps are accessible across from Driftwood Campgrounds.
Our green spaces boast bike and walking trails, picnic and camping facilities, and gardens.
This memorial commemorates Lincoln's 1832 service in the Black Hawk War, and consists of a bronze figure of Lincoln as a 23-year-old captain. The statue was dedicated in 1930 during the centennial celebration of the town of Dixon.
A spacious, sophisticated saloon atmosphere, a deliciously varied menu and Chicago's finest Live Jazz! Dining is delightfully casual, served with Live Jazz steps from Michigan Avenue, rub shoulders with celebs and jazz buffs from around the world. Andy's renown is international.
As a major stopping point for migrating ducks and geese, this 9,486-acre area offers excellent public waterfowl hunting opportunities.
Sales gallery/shop featuring the work of over 500 Illinois artisans.
32 rooms, microwave, refrigerator, courtesy coffee in rooms, phones and air conditioning.
Pasfield Golf Course is a 9-hole public facility that has been part of the Springfield golf scene since 1898! At that time, it was known as "The Springfield Golf Club” which was founded by a group of prominent local businessmen. The Springfield Park District took control of the property in the early 1930's and renamed it Pasfield Golf Course. Since then, Pasfield Golf Course has been a landmark in the Springfield community for its customer service and affordable public golf.
The Doll Corner has a large selection of antique dolls and collectibles.
Located in the new Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago, the highly anticipated Terzo Piano is a must-stop for lunch and Thursday dinner. It features the signature cuisine of Chef Tony Mantuano, who has been delighting Chicagoans for years at the four-star Italian restaurant, Spiaggia. The food is all fresh, local, organic and sustainably produced. There is even an authentic cava di stagionatura (cheese cave), where some of America's most interesting artisanal cheeses are kept at ideal temperature and humidity. Outside you can dine al fresco on the covered piazza, while enjoying spectacular views.
All deer and turkey hunts include clean and comfortable accommodations in our new 3400 sq/ft. lodge. The lodge has 7 bedrooms, 5 showers, pool table, mud room, washer and dryer, patio, and more. Guide, stands, transportation, and meals are also included. All meals will be continental style breakfast, soup and sandwich type lunch, and an out of this world gourmet country style dinner, guaranteed to put on a few extra pounds. Airport pickup is available if needed. More than 5,000 acres for Archery Only Whitetail Deer and Eastern Wild Turkey. A lodge with full amenities await hunters. Their GPS Coordinates N39 .03.297' W088 .06.482'
Otto’s Place is the off-Main Street alternative for locals & tourists seeking a quiet, peaceful retreat with exceptional, unique food.
The Northern Illinois Wine Trail is a unique collection of 40 wineries and vineyards, each distinctive and picturesque in its own way. Follow the Northern Illinois Wine Trail from downtown Chicago’s urban splendor to the unmatched scenic beauty of Galena and Northwest Illinois. You can choose to visit one winery, experience several wineries within one of our three geographic loops, or go all out and experience everything the Northern Illinois Wine Trail has to offer from East to West. Regardless of how you choose to experience the Northern Illinois Wine Trail; the staff of our family-owned wineries and vineyards are there to welcome you with incomparable Midwest hospitality and service - not to mention numerous award-winning Illinois wines.
This natural area comprimises 532 acres of forest, prairie and flowering trees, with a trail and pond.
CITY:East St. Louis
We invite you to experience Midwestern golf in its finest form. Test your shot-making skills on a course built to challenge golfers of all ages and abilities. Enjoy the magic of a course that stays with you long after the final hole is engaged and beckons you back for another round. This 18-hole golf course was designed by Pete Dye.
Find something for everyone at Gobbie's Sports Pub & Eatery, featuring homemade Chicago-style, thin, pan, stuffed pizza in a friendly, sports pub. Every pizza is made from scratch with only the freshest and finest ingredients. Plasma TVs. Karaoke. Live entertainment nightly. Outdoor patio.
The premier on-site archaeological museum, located 45 miles southwest of Peoria, interprets the 12,000 year history of American Indian cultures in Illinois through artifacts, interpretive exhibits, major multi-image productions, hands-on activities and a variety of public events in a rural setting.
Painted in the 1930s on the upper interior wall of Chester's post office, this fascinating mural depicts pre-Civil War riverboat activity on the Mississippi River.
5,800 acres vary from flat bottomlands to rolling forestlands. Fields throughout the site provide for 1,000 acres of planted food for wildlife. Game hunting for rabbit, quail and waterfowl is allowed. Fishing is available at 25 strip-pit lakes and ponds.
Recreation area includes group camping, walk-in camp sites, swimming, and picnicking facilities. Handicap accessible restrooms and fishing pier.
The Main Street Gallery was created to display the works of juried artist. The art is professionally shown and is available for sale. Blown glass, pottery, paintings, drawings, metalwork, and jewelry are just a few of the art pieces available.
This wrenching drama focuses on an affluent Lake Forest family as they deal with the accidental death of their eldest son. North Shore movie sites include The Original Pancake House in Wilmette, known for its homestyle breakfast dishes, including the popular baked apple pancake. Locations ,
The Joffrey is a world-class, Chicago-based ballet company that performs a unique repertoire encompassing masterpieces of the past and cutting-edge works. Director Gerald Arpino brings a uniquely American style of dance featuring ballets from the great choreographers of the 20th century. Many prolific choreographers have worked with the Joffrey including Paul Taylor, Twyla Tharp, George Balanchine, and founders Gerald Arpino and Robert Joffrey. Photo credit: Joffrey Ballet
Farm implements, tools, tractors, and other equipment are featured that date back 100 years. The museum is open for special events including the Outhouse Festival in the fall.
Excellent food in a casual atmosphere serving truly innovative New American cuisine. Including everything from Jambalaya to Rack of Lamb, and eclectic selections such as ostrich, buffalo and elk. Full service Bar too.
The Kable House Country Inn Bed and Breakfast is beautifully situated on a nine acre site atop Sunset Hill and surrounded by the Sunset Golf Course in Mt. Morris; part of the Blackhawk Waterways region, stretching from the Rock River to the Mississippi and offering a multitude of recreational activities. They offer five suites with continental breakfast served in the privacy of your suite. Situated less than fifteen minutes from three state parks: Castle Rock, Lowden and the popular White Pines State Park which offer picnic areas, miles of hiking and a log cabin lodge for dining, also featuring a dinner theater.
Enjoy family fun at the Sports Center with a golf driving range, an 18-hole mini golf course, six batting cages from Little League to professional, go-karts and soccer kicking cages.
Early trains made an "at-the-woods" stop, and in 1873 the town of Atwood was formed. Main Street today features split-rail fences, benches, grassy areas and country crafts, collectibles and antiques.
Quincy's shopping mall has 601 stores, apparel, electronics, music/entertainment, sporting goods, jewelry, and much more.
This private residence was once a historic inn where a group of counterfeiters met to hatch a plot to steal Abraham Lincoln's body from his tomb in Springfield. Walk up to view the marker only.
Air Classics is an aviation museum located at Aurora Municipal Airport - ARR where the aircraft actually fly. You can climb into the pilot's seat of a UH-1 Huey helicopter. The museum's collection includes aircraft, vehicles, uniforms and other aviation memorabilia from the 1930s to the present time. General Admission: Saturdays and Sundays 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Group Tours: Tuesdays through Fridays by appointment.
Mediterranean cuisine restaurant located in the downtown area. Please see our website for menu options. Wine, beer and spirits.
Chicago's freshest fish and seafood since 1933. Featuring dover sole, bookbinder soup, ahi tuna, lobster, plus an extensive wine list in a nautical-themed decor.
Picnic area, pond for fishing & ice skating with handicap accessible fishing pier, Gerald Strohecker natural area with native woodland, prairie and wetland.
This 18-hole course has bent grass fairways, tees and greens, a practice area, full-service clubhouse, and rental carts with canopies.
A museum established to promote and preserve the history of the Ottawa area and the colorful and proud traditions of Boy/Girl Scouting and Camp Fire. Features national traveling exhibits from museums and libraries. Open Thursday-Monday 10:00 AM-4:00 PM, Closed on Holidays.
Vandalia Lake provides high quality camping facilities for overnight camping. The campground includes sites with electric outlets, modern shower with flush toilets, and a dump station for recreational vehicles. Campgrounds are open from Memorial weekend through last weekend in September.
The Bayley House Suite was built in 1874, but provides the accommodations of a 21st century. This beautiful 850 sq. ft. suite includes a bedroom with queen sized bed, living room with dinning area and peaceful 3-season room.
Glass studio nestled in the hills offers a shopping experience. Local glass artists at work using lampwork and fusing techniques.
Victorian home built in 1876 and added in 1905. The home has 20 rooms and 6 guest rooms. All of the rooms have private baths and 2 have working fireplaces.
We invite you to experience all that Embassy Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile has to offer, from our prime location amongst Chicago’s finest attractions to our newly finished renovations that continue to enhance the experience of each and every one of our guests. With spectacular views of the downtown area, Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile provides you not only with upscale sophistication but more space to unwind and be yourself. That's why we have 455 spacious suites featuring private bedrooms and separate living areas, outfitted with 37-inch TVs, in addition to kitchenettes with refrigerators, microwaves and coffeemakers.
Andover's quaint chapel was endowed by the world-famous opera singer Jenny Lind. Built in 1850, this chapel is the "Mother Church" of the former Augustana Lutheran Synod of America.
Bear Branch Log Cabin Restaurant is a rustic, authentic, log cabin restaurant set on the highest hill in Pope County. It is the centerpiece in The Bear Branch Horse Resort, a horse camp with 80 campsites and 6 cabins. It features down-home country cooking including catfish and steaks. The Rustic Log Cabin Restaurant, open Friday through Sunday, offers a quiet setting, great food, and a spectacular view. On regular weekends the restaurant is open Friday & Saturday at 4 p.m. for dinner, Saturday and Sunday 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. for breakfast. Extended restaurant hours are also offered on Holiday weekends. Open all week during May and October (when reservations permit).
Welcome to a different kind of fall festival! Spend a leisurely day with family and friends on the country roads of McHenry County. Family farms in rural McHenry County open to the public for three days the third weekend in October. Each stop along the way offers a unique country experience with antiques, arts & crafts, pumpkins, apples, pottery and more. Pick up your map at 16105 Garden Valley Road, Woodstock, then start exploring.
Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa is home to four award-winning golf courses. As Illinois' largest golf resort, Eagle Ridge has become the premier destination for golfers from throughout the Midwest. The General course, the resort's crowning achievement, is ranked by Golf Digest magazine as one of America's top 100 greatest golf courses. The North Course sports elevated tees, long vistas through the countryside, rolling fairways and large undulating greens. Carved through a heavily wooded valley, a stream and natural rock outcroppings create dramatic views at the South Course. Lastly, an excellent test of accuracy, shot making and putting touch makes the par 34, nine-hole East Course unique.
In 1976, a few buddies opened a pizza joint in Boulder, Colorado. And from the start they agreed to base OId Chicago on a few basic principles: Serve up delicious, handmade pizza, have the best lineup of cold beers in town and always treat the Guests like family. Three decades later these principles still thrive at Old Chicago. Our food is savored for its freshness and flavor, our lineup of 110 beers is famous for its variety and our Guests can always expect our warm, genuine hospitality. And like a landmark in the Chicago skyline, Old Chicago is here to stay. Trends come and go but quality endures. And that quality - in our hospitality, our food, our beer and our cocktails- is what Old Chicago is all about.
Kohl's is stocked with a variety of items, including apparel, shoes, accessories, home products, small electronics, bedding, luggage and much more.
Uncle Buck's Fishbowl and Grill features a truly unique atmosphere and design geared for family fun and dining. Casual family dining is available in the Grill where you can select from a menu featuring a variety of appetizers, sandwiches, salads and burgers. A private room can host up to 36 and is the perfect spot for a private lunch or dinner, seminar or even a fun birthday party. Also features 12 full lanes of bowling that offer a unique underwater ocean experience! Custom bowling balls that bear the likeness of octopus, mermaids, camouflage and more! “Dock” wooden lanes feature underwater scenery of sea turtles, sharks, stingrays and other saltwater species! Handpainted murals and fish hanging from the ceiling bring everything together for a deep sea dive like no other. You have to see it to believe it!
Stay at this Gurnee, Illinois hotel located less than one mile from Six Flags Great America. Ideally situated off Interstate 294 in Northern Illinois, the Baymont Innl & Suites offers the best in accommodations, customer service and location. This Gurnee hotel features 65 well-appointed guest rooms, each offering cable satellite television and free wireless high-speed Internet access for guests' convenience. This 100 percent non smoking hotel offers a variety of amenities including a complimentary continental breakfast, an indoor heated swimming pool, fitness center, guest laundry and more.
Set in a red brick building beneath the towering trees of Lincoln Park, Theater on the Lake offers a great view of Lake Michigan and low ticket prices.
This local history research archives houses historic photos, books, documents and maps covering Aurora's history from the 1830s to the present. Open by appointment only.
Full line of cross-stitch supplies with hand-dyed threads. Also available are "affordable luxury soaps," lotions and beauty accessories made in Oregon, Illinois. In addition, Longaberger baskets, antiques and more are sold. Located in Conover Square Mall.
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 museum focuses on expanding young minds through a variety of educational programs. It is available for birthday parties and field trips.
Joe's Bar is the largest premier sports bar in Chicago where you can enjoy any game on over 100 TVs. Joe's also features weekly live music acts with local bands and national touring acts. From rock to country to DJ and cover bands, this is the place to see live music in Chicago.
Big Jones brings you delicious dinner, brunch, and lunch inspired by Southern cooking from New Orleans, the Gulf Coast, the Carolina Lowcountry, and Appalachia. We are inspired by the history and richness of Southern cooking. Try our fried chicken with the Boarding House Lunch or for dinner during the week (featured on Hungry Hound and 190 North.)
Board a genuine open-air antique fire truck and take a tour that focuses on the Chicago FIre, and stops at two Chicago fire stations. Reservations required.
East Fork Lake north of Olney is a perfect location for water sports. Whether it's skiing, or tubing, you'll enjoy your time in Olney at East Fork Lake.
Located just 1 mile from the center of Pocahontas, Illinois, Pocahontas Antique Mall has a large variety of antiques and treasures.
Von Jakob Vineyard welcomes you to stay at two new charming B&B locations: The Wine House, with 3 suites and The Port House, with 2 suites.Choose from any of our five spacious suites and escape from it all. Located right on the vineyard’s grounds within walking distance of the winery, our B&B’s overlook the beautiful rolling hills of the Shawnee National Forest. The stylish décor’ and intimate setting will be sure to put you at ease. All suites have king-size beds, wi-fi, & Jacuzzi tub. Each suite is perfect for an overnight stay or weekend getaway any time of the year.
Family and Tradition. That says it all when describing Sweeties Caramel Creations. The chocolate and caramel recipes used by our grandmother are the foundation for our irresistible sweet treats. Our items are hand made the old fashioned way; one at a time with a loving touch. At Sweeties we do not "mass produce" nor do we "stock-pile" any of our products. To assure the freshness of our creations, it is Sweeties policy to make your sweet treats only after we receive your order.
Courtyard surrounds travelers with the conveniences that make business and pleasure travel easy. Newly renovated in 2001.
Watch these yummy dressings being made from the storefront in downtown historic Palestine, or go in and take a tour that includes samples.
Rustic setting available for retreats, picnics, camps, nature studies or a team course.
1,700 acres of grassland, brushy draws and shrubs on 2,801 acres. Hunting, fishing, picnicking and more.
Talk about setting the mood. With an atmosphere flushed with warm reds and bathed in caramel and gold lighting, the mood at Soma is always one of urbane expectation. Anything can happen here, and it does.
Located on Chicago's historic Prairie Avenue, the Glessner House Museum explores urban life and design through the preservation of this H. H. Richardson designed architectural treasure. Guided tours Wed - Sun at 1pm & 3pm. $10/adult, $9/senior, $6/child. Combo price w/Clarke House.
The Doughnut Vault serves up piping-hot, fat and delicious doughnuts... Tuesdays-Friday starting at 8:00am until we run out. And Saturdays at 9:30am until we run out.
16-room motel, restaurants within walking distance. Credit cards accepted. Pets allowed. Free local calls. Cable TV with remotes.
A producer of milk, vegetables and grains since 1977, the farm offers tours, and presents the annual Shades of Autumn festival during the month of September.
Rated 3½ stars by Golf Digest, this challenging scenic course has rolling hills, blind shots on three holes, many mature trees, watered fairways and bent grass greens.
St. Louis Street in Lebanon is paved with brick and lined with many unique antique boutiques and specialty shops. Several of the stores specialize in Victorian and country collectibles, distinctive gifts, music, foods, fine glassware, and books. Shoppers can find a little bit of everything here.
"For the usual and the Unusual" Beer, wine and spirits located between the canal and the river on Rt. 178/ Clark St.
There are 58 sites to this campground. Some facility amenities include a park, laundry services, broadband internet, and pets are allowed.
Ft. Sheridan's history is closely tied to the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Lt. Gen. Philip Sheridan was put in charge of settling the unrest after the fire. Members of the Commercial Club which represented Chicago businessmen petitioned to establish an artillery school and military installation north of Chicago for their safety. Ft. Sheridan is now a beautiful forest preserve with rolling terrain, bluffs and ravines full of rich history. Trails wind through the preserves for outdoor enthusiasts or tour groups may take a walking or motorcoach windshield tour of the preserve.
Discover Geneva's historic districts - from the refurbished downtown storefronts to the dozens of treasured Third Street Victorian homes that now house over 100 unique specialty shops and quaint eateries.
Jane Addams Book Shop in downtown Champaign offers more than 70,000 titles in fifteen separate rooms on three floors, plus ephemera (old photos, postcards, tickets, advertising materials), greeting cards, and bookmarks. Find rare, out of print, or hard to find titles or purchase a gift card for a book lover!
Previously known as O' Brien Field, Dozer Park is home to Minor League Baseball’s Peoria Chiefs and Bradley University Baseball. Located in downtown Peoria. Within walking distance of the Peoria Civic Center and minutes from several downtown hotels. A modern state of the art facility with private dining areas and business meeting accommodations all year round. The perfect fit for all types of group outings.