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Step back in time to a gentler age when hospitality was an art form and life was unhurried. Relax in the elegant parlor, while away an hour on the front porch or explore many of the area's attractions and state parks. Located in a restored 1840's inn, guest rooms feature restored and functional antiques along with individual room telephones and cable TV. The lower level is a great place to hold meetings or celebrate special events.
Ferguson Fine Arts Theatre
This theater, located in the Fine Arts Center on the campus of Highland Community College, features a variety of fine arts programming including vocal and instrumental music concerts, live theater, special performances, and the popular Summerset Theatre program, a community performing arts theater. The Ferguson Fine Arts Center is also home to HCC's Royal Scots, Big Band, Concert Band, Chorale and Highland Gallery. A seasonal listing of performances is available by calling the box office or visiting the website.
Dodds Park offers picnic and playground areas, flower gardens, three shelter houses, concession stand, two lighted tennis courts, volleyball and basketball courts, two lighted ball diamonds, horseshoe pits, batting cages and two shuffleboard courts.
The Sabbath Center
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.
Visit the KOA for a complete variety of camping experiences, including cottages, cabins, campsites, and teepees at this friendly, quiet, and relaxing rural setting. The four log cottages offer shower baths, kitchenettes, gas log fireplaces and air-conditioning. One cottage is wheelchair accessible. Modest accommodations are also available in six cabins with heat and air-conditioning. The guest provides the bedding and cooking utensils, but the KOA Camping Kitchen, a large gazebo with cooktops, electric grill and sinks with hot and cold running water, is available. Or, for more traditional camping, ninety campsites are available including full hookup, open grassy or wooded sites, and big rig long and level pull through sites with 50 AMP service. Also available are two unique teepees. The recreation/game room, planned activities in the summer, heated pool with double tube slide, low rider bike rental, jumping pillow, playground, and sand volleyball will be a hit with the kids. A wheelchair accessible family restroom is available. Pets on a leash and campfires are allowed. Small country store with groceries and gift shop, RV supplies, and LP gas (cylinders or motorhomes filled) are also available.
Cedarville Skate Park
Skaters of all skill levels will enjoy the half and quarter pipes, pyramid, "roller coaster" and kink rails on the 750 square foot skate pad. The skate park is also open to bikes. Other attractions include a playground, sheltered picnic area, sand volleyball court, basketball court and a .5 mile blacktop walking path. Open: Dawn to Dusk.
Franklin Creek Grist Mill & Interpretive Center
This four-story, reconstructed 1847 grist mill features a four-ton waterwheel and displays of 1800s milling equipment.
Sterling-Rock Falls Historical Society Museum
This local museum explores the history of Sterling and Rock Falls.
New River Model Railroad Museum
See model trains in operation, an HO-scale model of the Chesapeake & Ohio RR circa 1950s West Virginia, and running diesel and steam locomotives on a double main line.
Primitive-style furniture made by hand with simple, straight lines. It’s all new, but we make it look old. We can build entertainment centers, TV stands, kitchen tables, bar tables, sofa tables, coffee tables, end tables, bookcases, bunk beds, dressers, windowpanes, stools, benches, hutches, storage chests, hall trees, quilt racks and small home decor items.
Jim Ardvini Boat Launch Park
Boat ramps into Lake Sinnissippi area of Rock River. Picnic tables, scenic river view, adjacent to Hennepin Canal State Park.
The Flour Mill
Located in a historic brick building in downtown Oregon, we offer a cozy atmosphere complete with a fireplace! We serve muffins, scones and a variety of pastries plus homemade soups, specialty sandwiches & panini’s. Check out our wide selection of unique coffees & teas from Door County plus homemade cider and Stewart's old-fashioned soda.
Lost Nation Golf Club
This beautiful 18-hole course with large, smooth greens and rolling hills is open to the public, and offers a pro shop and restaurant.
Lions Park, at over 20 acres, features Splash Land Family Aquatic Center with a 180' waterslide, zero depth entry, many shade shelters, wet sand play area, water features and drop slide. The Splash Land Mini-Golf offers one of the nicest 18 hole miniature golf courses in the Midwest. It has over 275 plant varieties, 4000+ square feet of water areas, three waterfalls and challenges that the entire family will enjoy. The course is ADA compliant. Quench your thirst and your appetite at the Splash Land Food Court. Full restaurant offering sandwiches to soft serve and smoothies to salads - a true family food court. The park also offers picnic and playground areas, flower gardens, shelter house, a concession stand, volleyball and basketball courts, lighted ball diamond, batting cages and restrooms. A 110x110' ice rink is availabe in season.
Asian cuisine offer that Thai & Japanese specialties. Check us out on Facebook!
Large, wooded park offers 43 acres of timber, grassland & bottomland with picnic and playground areas, hiking trails, cross-country skiing, fishing, and a small boat launch on Yellow Creek
Rock River Cruise
For those with an urge to explore a genuine Illinois prairie, this ride takes you past one of the largest pieces of preserved prairie in the state. The Rock River Cruise is 34.7-miles of moderate difficulty, with a few small climbs along the way. Stop off and visit some of the many attractions along the way, including the John Deere Historic Site and the charming town of Oregon.
Located west of Sterling & Rock Falls on Rt. 30 & 2.
Yellow Creek Inn
Casual dining in a unique setting. Original 1900's flooring, tin ceiling and cabinets remain from the old hardware store which was located in what is now the Inn. Homemade pizza and pie, plus daily specials. Full bar, reservations recommended for large groups. Banquet facilities for 30.
Whiskey Barrel Saloon
Enjoy our friendly and inviting atmosphere offering 16 beers on tap with 15 TV's easily viewed from any seating area, including the patio. The bar boasts vaulted ceilings, stonework on the walls, two billiards tables, video gambling, an outdoor covered patio, and a stage where bands play every Friday and Saturday night. We also offer burgers, wings, tacos and more.
Park Hills Golf Course
This award-winning (3 1/2 stars in Golf Digest) public course offers incomparable playing conditions on two 18 hole, 72-par courses. The gently rolling terrain, manicured greens and abundant wildflowers make Park Hills Golf Couse the destination for thousands of visitors every year. The West Course is 6600 yards, and the East Course is 6400 yards. Watered fairways, varying distance tees, a 300 yard driving range, clubhouse and pro shop are offered. Green Fees: Weekday - 9 hole: $16; 18 hole: $25, Weekend - 9 hole: $18; 18 hole: $28; Weekday or Weekend Cart Fees: 9 hole: $20; 18 hole: $32.
Gramma Jack's Back 40
Homemade food served in a charming atmosphere with antique charm makes Gramma Jack’s Back 40 a great place to have breakfast or lunch. Enjoy made-from-scratch muffins, daily lunch specials and tempting desserts!
DeMeester Flower Shop, Greenhouses & Lawn Care
A full-service florist and lawn and garden center with a complete line of nursery stock, thirteen greenhouses filled with annuals, over 5,000 perennials, house plants, silk arrangements, and in-store antiques. Monday thru Friday: 8 am to 5 pm; Saturday: 8 am to 4 pm
Comfort Inn - Dixon
Located near the intersection of Interstate 88 and Illinois Route 26 in Dixon, sits along the Ronald Reagan Trail, the historic Lincoln Highway and the Northwest Passage Heritage Corridor, a collection of eight counties with fascinating histories. This Dixon, IL hotel is located midway between Chicago and the Quad Cities. Area attractions include the Franklin Creek Historic Site, the Dixon Theater, Bureau County Fairgrounds, the Loveland Museum and Lowell Park.
Natural Water Gardens
Quality water gardening materials for the professional or hobbyist. Plus gifts, garden accessories, aquatic plants, Japanese Koi, and stone. Open: March thru November: Sunday: 10 am to 2 pm; Monday thru Friday: 10 am to 5 pm; Saturday: 9 am to 4 pm
Evergreen Farm Inn
Located in north central Illinois. The farm dates back five generations to the owner's great-great grandparents who settled here in 1845, cleared the land, and built a log cabin. This charming farmhouse has been in the owner's family for five generations and stands hidden in the pine trees just waiting to offer guests a chance to experience the 1900's decor. Chat in the living room, or relax on the front porch swing as you experience the country atmosphere. Open April — October.
Franklin Creek State Natural Area
Developed by local volunteers, it offers scenic trails, horseback riding, fishing, and limited hunting. The site contains the historic Franklin Creek Grist Mill and a 180-acre dedicated nature preserve.
For all your prom and wedding needs or just everyday wear visit this shop offering suits, casual clothing, accessories, tuxedo's and shoes. Open: Monday thru Friday: 10 am to 5 pm; Saturday: 10 am to 2 pm
Touch of Thai
Authentic Thai food rates the best in the area. Check out our sushi bar!
Dixon Main Street
Stroll through downtown Dixon to explore a variety of dining options and unique shopping featuring art galleries, jewelry shops, antiques and more.
Dixon Super 8 Motel
Award-winning motel with 41 newly renovated guest rooms. A themed hot tub suite. Free continental breakfast, 24-hour coffee, hair dryers, irons and ironing boards. Free local calls, microfridges, cable TV with free HBO, bus and truck parking, outside outlets.
View the stars and planets every Tuesday and Saturday. Free public viewing is guided by our staff. Closed if cloudy.
A quaint family owned 12 room Lodge tucked away in scenic Oregon. Uniquely renovated theme rooms give our Lodge a warm comfortable feel. With every visit you can enjoy a different environment. Do you like boating, hunting, or gardening? Let us know! At Chateau Lodge, our friendly and hospitable staff is anxious to make your stay a pleasurable one! We understand our success is measured by your satisfaction. Let us prove it!
Country Inn & Suites of Rock Falls
Charming guest rooms with 25" remote TV, coffee makers, hairdryers, iron & ironing board. Suites include a refrigerator, microwave, and wet bar. Whirlpool suites and handicap accessible rooms also available.
Family Affair Restaurant
For over 18 years, the Family Affair Restaurant has been offering diners an escape from the same old humdrum! Countless homemade meals including homemade soups, delicious “new” menu additions, daily specials, and breakfast anytime. Voted among the “Best of the Region” in 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015.
Napa Valley Salvage Company
Reimagined vintage furniture and home decor. California shabby chic. Join Napa Valley Salvage on Facebook, to see new reimagined furniture listed daily. Open: Monday thru Friday: 7 am 3 pm; Saturday: 7 am - 2 pm.
Home cooking at its best with many daily specials, homemade desserts and soups in a casual atmosphere.
Hampton Inn - Freeport
This historic and charming hotel is located in the heart of Historic Downtown Freeport. It features the Main Street Bistro, the perfect spot to enjoy a great meal, a refreshing drink in a sophisticated atmosphere ideal for mixing, mingling, and enjoying life. The 70 spacious guest rooms and 2 suites feature complimentary hi-speed wireless internet access, High Definition TV with pay-per view movies. Refrigerators and microwaves available upon request. Guest also have access to the hotel's state of the art fitness center, indoor swimming pool, and the complimentary hot continental breakfast which features over 15 items daily. Non-smoking rooms are available. The Hampton Inn is part of the Hilton Honors preferred guest program. Rates: $89 to $149.
St. Peter's Episcopal Church
The second-oldest Episcopal church in the state of Illinois was built in 1849 of locally quarried limestone, and is a unique combination of Gothic and Greek architecture.
Pec Playhouse Theatre
Performances produced by people dedicated to proividing quality community theatre in an intimate, rustic venue.
Family-oriented roller skating with video/redemption games and a complete snack bar including pizza. birthday, private parties, and all night lock-ins are available. Open: November thru April: Sunday: 1:30 pm to 4 pm; Friday: 7 pm to 10 pm; Saturday: 1:30 pm to 4 pm and 7 pm to 10 pm. May thru October: Call for Hours.
Megz Country Cheese
Enjoy over 55 varieties of cheese! Also a variety of deli meats, sausage, crackers, snacks and other goodies. Plus meat and cheese sandwiches, mustards, and honey from local bee keepers. Cedar Crest Ice Cream is available in sugar, waffle or cake cones, cup/bowl, shake, sundae or malt. Cheese can be shipped across the United States. At Christmas, they can prepare a beautiful cheese box or gift certificates for the holidays. Open: Daily: Hours Vary By Season
Elizabeth Inn Freeport
Always a friendly, warm comfortable place, the new Elizabeth Inn in Freeport serves guests traveling in the area with 50 well appointed rooms, both smoking and non-smoking, free wireless high speed internet access, cable TV, in room refrigerators, microwaves, irons and ironing boards, and hair dryers. Also exercise facilities, game room, on site laundry, pets allowed, and breakfast included. Indoor pool and whirlpool, restaurant, lounge, and banquet facilities will open in the future. Elizabeth Inn is committed to a comfortable, relaxing experience for all its quests at a budget friendly price.
John Deere Home
John Deere's home still stands with a working replica of his blacksmith shop and a preserved archeological dig that unearthed Deere's original shop.
Days Inn - Rock Falls
Has an onsite bar/lounge, banquet facilites/room, onsite fitness center, laundry services, free parking, pets allowed, onsite restaurant, room service, airport shuttle service, as well as an indoor swimming pool.
Jewelry sales including sterling and 14k gold, diamonds and gemstones. In store repair, engraving, bead restringing, free cleaning and checking of jewelry. New: Engraving of glass, plastic, medals and leather.
Eilert's Tee Box
Play golf on over 50 resort courses from throughout the world at this premier indoor golf facility, offering high-definition video full-swing golf simulators. Also enjoy the cocktail lounge offering a bistro sandwich menu in a quaint, comfortable atmosphere. Open: Monday thru Friday: 3 pm - 12 am, Saturday: Noon - 12 am.
Scheffler Art and Gallery
Long noted throughout northern Illinois for pencil drawings in black and white and color work in acrylic art, the gallery feature displays of Scheffler's art, and also provide a working center to fulfill commissions for patron's special requests. The Rooney Building was recently chosen as a location for a commemorative mural by the Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition. The Rooney Building is a companion to the renowned H.I. Lincoln Building as a Farming Heritage, Inc. historic preservation project.
Wolf Hollow Golf Course Clubhouse Lounge
This clean and comfortable facility at the beautiful 18-hole Wolf Hollow Golf Course features a full bar and one of the best short-order menus and friendliest staffs in the region. Specialties include hamburgers, hot dogs, tenderloins, brats, pizzas, and more. Carryout, full bar. Banquet facilities for 130. Breakfast: under $5.00; Lunch and Dinner: under $10.00. Credit Cards Accepted
From huevos con chorizo and the best chimichangas around to a Friday night fish fry, Amigos is the place for a great Mexican or American meal. Breakfast served anytime. Carryout, children’s menu, full bar including margaritas, live video gaming, reservations recommended for groups over 15. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner: under $10.00. Credit Cards accepted. Open: Sunday: 8 am - 2 pm; Monday thru Saturday: 8 am - 9 pm.
This quaint shop offers a wide selection of antiques, collectibles, used furniture and appliances. Open: Monday thru Friday: 10 am - 2 pm; Saturday: 10 am 3 pm.
Delicious soups, salads and sandwiches all available in a great Rock 'n' Roll atmosphere.
Rock River Valley Skydivers, Inc.
Student training. Tandem & sport/fun jumping. Demonstration jumping for events. USPA group member drop zone. Two Cessna C182 jump planes, visitors welcomed. Located at the Whiteside County Airport.
Route 26 Sports Bar & Grill
Enjoy great food, great atmosphere, and good company. Full bar, carry outs, children's menu, live entertainment, and catering. Friday Fish Fry. Banquet space for 180.
Celia's Gifts, Antiques and Home Furnishings
Celia's -- a shop filled with gifts for the kitchen and home, with antiques, penny rugs, home furnishings and seasonal decor.
Behren's Country Village
Find many unique gifts at this farm-like spot, including year-round Christmas items, furniture, fresh and silk flowers and plants, children's clothing, and the Muffins 'n' More lunchroom.
Luecke's Antique Mall
A multi-dealer mall with a fine collection of antiques and collectibles located in the 1892 antique Blust Building.
Quality embroidery, screen printing and promotional items for clubs, organizations and schools. Freeport shirts in stock from youth 2-4 to adult 3X, plus sweatshirts, hats and polos made to order. With their 30 plus years of experience, “We will put your name and logo where it belongs – in front of your customers and friends each and every day!”.Open: Tuesday thru Friday: 10 am to 3 pm
Bearly Used Children's Resale Store & More
Bearly Used offers a large selection of children's consignment shop. Clothing sizes from newborn to 14. Plus children's toys, maternity clothing, books, videos, baby equipment, furniture and more.
This two acre park features picnic and playground areas, two sand volleyball courts, a soccer field, and a basketball court.
Village Inn Motel
American owned and operated is what you'll find on the sign! 12 clean, reasonably priced, air conditioned rooms are offered. Cable TV, Free HBO and Showtime and phones in all the rooms. Just 7 miles west of White Pines State Park.
Cimino's Restaurant & Lounge
American and Italian cuisine. Specialty pizzas, subs, 15 selections of pasta dinners, homemade breads. Everything from steaks to ribs.
Check out this great local establishment featuring delicious sandwiches & sides; gyros & hot dogs; Chicago style pizza.
The Napp Inn
Newly renovated accommodations. Enjoy breakfast or lunch in the new Bistro restaurant. Free wireless internet. Just off I-88.
The Red Barn
A great stop on your trip, offering gourmet foods, gifts, seasonal wines and craft beers. Gift baskets are our specialty. Thirty flavors of whole bean of ground coffee on hand at all times. Browse through two floors of gifts to fit anyone's liking. Open Sunday: Noon to 4 pm; Monday thru Thursday: 11 am - 5 pm; Friday and Saturday: 10 am - 8 pm
Sandy's Candles and Gifts
The store features hand poured Soy & Palm Wax Candles by Sandy. There are many handcrafted items including: custom gift baskets, hanging flower baskets, Leaning Tree Cards, jewelry, candles, decor, home and garden items.
Dry Gultch Ranch
Located across from the Conover Square Shopping Village. Offering a full line of antique furniture, collectibles, estate jewelry, gifts, porcelain dolls, vintage clothing & hats, dishes, glassware & framed art - a little bit of everything!
Graceful, romantic, the highly rated Pinehill Inn Bed and Breakfast beckons you with the feeling you are stepping back into time...the Rock River most elegant oasis, combining modern amenities with historic charm. Named one of the top 10 hotels in Illinois, The Pinehill Inn is an absolutely stunning Italianate country mansion built in 1874...on the National Historic Register...an original Rose glass window, 7 fireplaces and sterling silver chandelier. 1874 Carriage House available for group functions and parties.
Trotter Restorations and Antiques, Inc.
We specialize in old home restoration supplies, period lighting fixtures, architectural supplies, parlor stoves, cook stoves, hardware and furniture. Call for appt.
This state of the art fitness center offers indoor swimming, cardio equipment, free weights, circuit training, massage therapy, an indoor walking and jogging track, nursery, a woman's only area, over 40 weekly fitness and aquatic classes, and more.
J & K Antiques
Unique and unusual antique furniture, clocks and lamps. Refinishing and stripping of antique furniture also available.
Books on First
General bookstore specializing in local interest (Reagan, Blackhawk, Rock River, etc), children's and more. Also featuring classic jazz & blues CD's, fine coffees & other drinks, pastries, call for special events.
Features fine jewelry and watches, custom desing and remounting, unique estate and antique jewelry. Complete repair service.
A gourmet accessory shop full of gadgets and unusual gifts to improve everyone's kitchen. Specializing in Yankee Candles, Boyds Bears, baskets, Pat Richter creations, Salmon Falls pottery and homemade fudge.
This Is It Eatery
Enjoy this artsy alternative for discriminating diners with a fun attitude and great food including homemade soups, signature salads, and their own pretzel burger. Full bar, carryout, children’s menu, and outdoor dining. Open: Tuesday thru Sunday: 11 am to 10 pm. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner: under $10.00. Credit Cards Accepted
Galena Steak House
Fine dining in a casual atmosphere. Full bar, banquet facilities available for parties up to 65 people. Open area dining room with fireplace.
Where the Dragon Fly
Located in Conover Square, our boutique offers a lighthearted shopping experience with jewelry, clothes and accessories which are vintage or vintage-inspired. The timeless array of Vintage clothing and accessories, with expansive variety of other wonderful gifts and accents make Where the Dragonfly a destination and an event that you must see. Your time in the fun little world of Where the Dragonfly is more than just an amusing shopping experience. It is inhibition-free, exploratory, and imaginative space for untamed personal taste and personalized customer service.
Anne's Garden Center
This is a full service garden center with thousands of quality plants, trees, shrubs, and landscape supplies including retaining wall, paving stones, fertilizer, mulch and more. Their knowledgeable staff will assist with all landscaping inquiries.
Martin's Steaks & Spirits
Martin's offers a wide variety of dining options, but what we are really famous for is our steaks! If you want something light to start the evening, check out our scrumptious dinner salad with soon-to-be famous Blue Cheese and Caesar Dressing! If it is entertainment you are looking for, then belly up to the bar and enjoy a large list of cocktails and premium spirits poured by the best bartenders in the area. While you are here, enjoy the atmosphere and take in our live entertainers who play from the balcony nightly. We look forward to serving you!
La Vigna Restaurant
Fine Northern Italian cuisine. We bring the best of Italy to your table. Seafood, poultry, aged steaks, pasta, homemade desserts, full bar.
Country Inn and Suites - Freeport
At Country Inn and Suites there is one goal - to make you feel at home. They promise to offer caring, consistent and comfortable service to ensure a relaxing enjoyable stay. They offer a complimentary Be Our Guest Breakfast, free wireless high speed internet access, Club Carlson Reward program, indoor pool and whirlpool and a fitness center. These are just a few of the exceptional amenities they offer every guest. The hotel has been voted "Best in the Region" for the past 17 years in a row. It offers consistency you can count on at just the right price. Senior discount, American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard and Visa. Rates: $99.00 to $169.00.
Best Western Reagan Hotel
Full service hotel in a beautiful rural setting.
AJ's Lena Maid Meats
AJ's Lena Maid Meats is a complete meat processing company and retail sales outlet founded over 50 years ago. The high quality locally raised meats are cut the way you want with many specialty cured meats and sausge products as well as local cheeses, unique grocery items, gift boxes, party trays, custom and wild game processing and beef and pork sides and quarters.
The Sports Plex
The Sports Plex is a tournament quality soccer complex featuring up to 12 fields, picnic areas, parking, restrooms, and a concession area with a full kitchen. It also has a presentation pavilion that is ideal for award ceremonies or meetings. Please call for pricing and availability.
Mr. Tequila Bar & Grill
Mr. Tequila Bar & Grill offers the best in Mexican food. Our menu includes chimichangas, enchiladas, burritos, quesadillas, fajitas and several other Mexican dishes.
Beelendorf's Deli & Catering
The Sauk Valley's best pies, bagels and other baked goods. Catering service available for all locations.
Frank Jewelers in downtown Freeport is the destination for diamonds, distinctive jewelry and fine gifts. Diamonds from Natalie K, IDDEAL Diamonds, Everlon, Love Story, Forever 10, and the new Ideal2 Square-Cut Hearts and Arrows diamond – a Frank Jewelers exclusive – are offered in a relaxing atmosphere where guests can find style, brilliance and excellent value each and every day. There is even a Private Viewing Gallery – the ideal, completely private setting for choosing jewelry perfect for you. Frank Jewelers Pandora Shop-in-Shop offers the internationally acclaimed Pandora charms, bracelets, necklaces and earrings – with millions of personalized combinations. You’ll also find distinctive jewelry from designers Belle Etoile, Angelica, Endless Jewelry, Rhythm of Love, LeVian, as well as an impressive collection of Citizen Signature, Bulova, Accutron, Wittnauer and SEIKO fine timepieces and wall clocks. Frank Jewelers Swarovski gallery is the area’s most extensive and features many limited edition pieces. Frank Jewelers in-store design and repair department features the artistry of a Master Goldsmith who can customize an original piece of jewelry that fits your personality and budget, from traditional to fashion forward. They’ll help you create jewelry that is as unique as you are.
Ginkgo Tree Cafe
With a focus on fresh, seasonal, made-from-scratch, healthy foods, this cafe serves breakfast and lunch, offering soup, salad and sandwiches. On Saturday evenings, live music is featured while you enjoy artisan pizza by the slice and you can bring your own beer & wine. We sell bulk tea, by the glass or by the pot. We have a certified herbal counselor, a massage therapist, fitness classes, meeting/party space for rent, and a gift shop featuring local crafters and artists.
Silver Creek and Stephenson Railroad and Silvercreek Museum Labor Day Celebration
All aboard the antique steam train as a 36 ton 1912 Heisler steam locomotive pulls three cabooses and two passenger flatcars for a four mile ride through farmlands and across a bridge 30 feet above Yellow Creek. Purchase your ticket at the Silver Creek Depot, a turn-of-the-century replica filled with railroad artifacts. Browse for novelties in the Freight House and visit the Silvercreek Museum which offers 25 rooms of early Americana, a display of antique machinery, Henney Motor Company vehicles which were manufactured in Freeport, and the operating Cooper-Corliss engine, a giant 130 ton steam engine. The Silvercreek Museum will be serving sandwiches and deserts. Train: Adults: $7; Children under 12: $3; Cab Rides available inquire at the Depot Freight House. Museum: Adults: $4; Children under 12: Free.
Brush Creek Golf Course
This is a 9-hole, 36 par, 3218 yard course set on challenging terrain with three sets of tees. Weekday and Weekend Green Fees: 9 holes - $10: 18 holes - $13.00; Motorized Cart Rental: 9 holes - $10.00 per seat; 18 - holes - $14 per seat.
The Basil Tree Ristorante
Fine dining Italian restaurant located in the heart of the city. Beautifully renovated historic building with authentic Italian cuisine and wine list.
Relax at this new brewery capable of producing 310,000 gallons annually. Enjoy the 1500 square foot tap room serving 10 beers on draft including regional guest beers as well as a full service bar including premium and craft wines and spirits. 1400 South Adams Avenue Freeport, IL 61032 Open: Wednesday and Thursday: 3 pm to 10 pm; Friday and Saturday: Noon to 11pm
Leisure Lake Campground
68 full hookup sites, of which 32 are pull-thru. All are 20 & 30 amp. Hookup (50 amp available), pay phones, full laundry.
Located off historic and scenic Stagecoach Trail. Offers picnic and playground areas, ball diamond, basketball court, bird watching on seven acres. In Waddams Grove.
West Motel - Freeport
This pleasant, family-owned 19 room motel offering good service is located on the west edge of the city near restaurants and gas stations. Non-smoking rooms; king size beds; cable TV with remote; movie channels; in room phones, iron, ironing board; in room refrigerator and microwave; free coffee; senior citizen and multiple night discounts. Rates: $50.00 to $60.00.
Super 8 - Freeport
This 67-room hotel offers suites; handicapped and non-smoking rooms; indoor pool; exercise facilities, cable TV with HBO; free highspeed internet; in room phones with a second line; iron and ironing boards; coffee makers; deluxe continental breakfast. AARP, group, and multiple night discounts. American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa.