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Lunch & Dinner
Wild Hare Cafe
Don't be surprised by the Alice-in-Wonderland nature of the Wild Hare Café's décor, which incongruously proves to be a nice complement to its simple but eclectic menu. Serves lunch Tuesday to Saturday and dinner service on Friday and Saturday evenings.
Emden Heritage Wayside
Located at the Emden Community Building, this sign interprets Logan County's proximity to Abraham Lincoln and his travels along the 8th Judicial Circuit
Bethel One Room Schoolhouse
An icon of days past, this one-room schoolhouse has been restored by the Emden Historical Society.
Simpkins Military History Museum
The personal collection of Gary Simpkins includes artifacts from the Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I and II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Cold War and Desert Storm.
A quaint cafe located in downtown Latham. They offer reasonable prices on home cooked food. The friendly atmosphere at the Korner Cafe will bring you back for more.
Budget Inn - Lincoln
This motel sets away from all the rest, they also accept all major credit cards, and semi truck parking is available. Checks are not accepted.
Holiday Inn Express - Lincoln
Very nice up-to-date motel, close to everything, semi truck parking lot across the street behind steak'n'shake, all major credit cards are accepted, and checks are also accepted, but only if you have a credit card present
Super 8 Motel - Lincoln
43 rooms, sits back-to-back with Comfort Inn, semi parking available, all major credit cards accepted, no checks please. Free cable/HBO, and free local and 1-800 calls.
Postville Courthouse State Historic Site
Postville Courthouse is the original seat of County Government in Logan County. The Courthouse site is a reproduction of the original courthouse where Abraham Lincoln practiced law. They offer a wonderful guided tour for all visitors. They also have Mary Todd's Medicinal Garden that is highlighted during the summer months.
Enjoy this one of a kind Chinese restaurant, with exceptional service, a clean atmosphere, with a wide selection of food to choose from. Meals are served with hot tea, soft drinks, or water. Dine in or carryout.
A fun family restaurant with a full menu to choose from with a hot and cold salad bar, and a children's menu. Come out and enjoy this family owned restaurant and all of its hospitality.
The Blue Dog Inn
This restaurant is a nice place to enjoy the company of friends and family. Enjoy wonderful food with a drink of your choice, started off with an appetizer and ended with a delicious dessert.
This luncheonette has different daily specials, fresh made sandwiches and salads, along with fresh made rolls. A variety of side salads made daily for everyones enjoyment, come in and see us.
This is The Home of the Gyros, along with an assortment of other foods to choose from, like cheesburgers, hot dogs, and hot ham and cheese. They have appetizers such as cheese balls, fried mushrooms, and onion rings. Top it off with a drink of choice.
Guzzardo's Italian Villa
Enjoy this upper class Italian Restaurant in downtown Lincoln, serving wine with food. Not handicapped accessible.
Bowling alley, pool tables, and video games. Open grill for food and drinks. Bar- for adults 21 and over.
Lincoln Park District
The Lincoln Park District has been providing Central Illinois with quality programs and activities since 1961. The park District offers an Olympic-size swimming pool, tennis courts, golf driving range, sports complex with a weight room, basketball courts, volleyball courts, an area for walking, and vending machines for food and drink.
Edward R. Madigan State Park
Enjoy the peaceful walking, biking or running trails with plenty of deer to be seen.
That Place Inc.
This unique shop is full of Merle Norman Cosmetics, exquisite jewelery, clothes, and many different kinds of nicknacks. Come in and enjoy the wonderful atmosphere and hospitality shown in this delightful shop.
A fascinating shop full of many different features. This shop has antiques, special glassware, old books, vintage merchandise, hand-poured candles, and many knickknacks.
Beans & Such
Specialty Coffees and all that goes with it. Golden statuary gifts and lamps. Beautiful wedding and other holiday gifts and decorum spread throughout the store. A very unique and fun place to shop.
Beautiful arranged gift shop. It has lovely wedding and shower gifts. Huge selection of candies, specialty coffee and other various unique items throughout the store.
Deskin's Tavern & Postville Well
Abe Lincoln often stayed at Deskin's Tavern when he traveled to Postville. A well where he is said to have quenched his thirst is also located on this site.
Route 66 Log Chapel
This hand-built chapel in Lincoln is open for prayer and meditation 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Logan County Courthouse
This 1905 Neo-Classical building features a stained glass dome, the longest-serving courtroom in Illinois, a mosaic of the state seal, a statue of Abraham Lincoln and murals of Logan County.
Lincoln Public Library
A Carnegie library, built in 1902, the Lincoln Public Library is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Lincoln House Hotel Marker
The Lincoln House Hotel, one of the grandest hotels between St. Louis and Chicago, stood in Lincoln from 1854-1870. Political luminaries who crossed its threshold included Abraham Lincoln, Stephen Douglas, David Davis and Richard Oglesby.
Lincoln Lot Site
The site marker describes how Abraham Lincoln once owned this lot, after it was deeded to him in recompense for a large debt.
Rustic Inn Marker
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.
Samuel Park's Office
A friend of Abraham Lincoln, Samuel Parks shared a law office with the future president and served on the Eighth Judicial Circuit with him.
RJD Hobbies & Raceway
This motor raceway located in Lincoln allows a field of 18 different cars, including big buggies, electric bugs, trucks, sprinters and modifieds.
Lincoln Christian University Theatre
Come and enjoy the sights and sounds of stage productions at the Lincoln Christian University & Seminary Theater. The productions vary depending on the year and the season. Offers a fall play, Christmas Production, and a spring musical.
Logan Lanes Bowling Alley
Come and bowl with your family or a group of friends at Lincoln's bowling center.
Kickapoo Creek Park
Kickapoo State Recreation Area in Oakwood, IL has 22 deep-water ponds, ranging in size from 0.2 to 57 acres, providing a total of 221 acres of water for boaters, canoeists and anglers. Lushly forested uplands and bottomlands along the Middle Fork of the Vermilion River is habitat for enough birds, wildlife and wildflowers to please any nature lover, while nature trails and running trails provide pathways to inspiration and physical fitness. If you want a less demanding excursion in the outdoors, there are facilities for camping and picnicking. With 22 lakes and access to the Middle Fork River, Kickapoo is known for the opportunities it provides for water-based outdoor activities. Anglers find excellent fishing for largemouth and smallmouth bass, channel catfish, bluegill, crappie and redear sunfish. Especially popular are the annual fall and spring stockings of rainbow trout, which provide an unusual opportunity for central Illinois anglers to fish for catch-able size trout. There are 12 launching ramps on nine of Kickapoo's lakes. Boat and canoe rental is available for Clear Pond.
Madigan State Park
Hiking, picnicking, canoeing, fishing, birdwatching and limited hunting are available at this 750-acre park along Salt Creek.
A quaint local restuarant serving traditional down-home cooked meals. They also serve some of the best homemade breakfasts in town.
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
Cracker Barrel Resturant is a favorite stop for travelers. It is located right off of the I-55 exit and Illinois travelers are sure to find some great home cooked meals to fill their stomachs.
MKS Jewelers Ltd.
A locally owned business specialized in fine jewelry. Conveniently located in Downtown Lincoln, just off the courthouse square. Affordable prices and great pieces.
The unique shop of Prairie Years offers an eclectic variety of items so that every shopper finds something that they will like. Come and view a great selection of gifts and purchases that will leave you asking yourself, "When can I come back?!"
Offering great hand-made items with quality, this store offers a little piece of homemade heaven. They also offer custom framing and sewing supplies and are located directly on the square in Lincoln.
Mary Todd's Hallmark Gifts and More
A great place to pick up gifts and souvenirs. They offer a wide selection of gift cards, figurines, books and more. Stop by today to take a look at what Mary Todd's has to offer, on the square in Downtown Lincoln.
Three Roses Floral
This fabulous flower shop also offers gift ideas and florals for any occasion. silk flowers, furniture, pictures and more!
Russel Stovers Candies
Located right off I-55 they offer a wide variety of discounted candies and they also sell fudge and ice cream. Satisfy your sweet tooth at Russel Stovers.
Mission Mart of Lincoln
This local thrift store, conveniently located on the square in Downtown Lincoln, offers a wide selection of items. They have anything and everything you might need, including books, clothing, furniture, toys, and glassware.
Pink Shutter Thrift Shop
Pink shutter is a great place to get great finds. They offer a wide variety of home decor, clothing, glassware, and other essentials all at a discounted price. You're sure to find something you like.
Salvation Army Thrift Store
The Salvation Army offers a wide variety of below-cost items. From dining ware to clothing, a person is able to find anything they need.
New Beginnings Thrift Shop
This store is located on the Lincoln Square. It is a great place to find clothing, glassware, furniture and other things you might need for your home. Have a great shopping experience on the square at New Beginnings.
Daphne's Family Restaurant
A local favorite, this family restaurant features home cooked meals at a low price. Their menu offers cuisine from across the world. They offer affordable breakfast all day long, as well as hearty dinners and great lunches.
Hallie's on the Square
Home of the Famous Schnitzel.
Peggy's Place is a great hometown restaurant focusing on catering.
A locally operated Mexican restaurant, they offer great lunch specials and an expansive menu. Also well known for home made Margaritas and imported beers.
Stuffed Aria Pizza
Offering a great pizza to those who come in. They are the only pizzeria in town that offers traditional stuffed pizza. They serve up fresh homemade pizza that will make you crave to stop back in for another slice. Yum!!
Sam Sorrento's Ristorante
They offer a wide variety of Italian cuisine offering pasta and pizza. They also offer a tasty Alfredo pizza. Sure to please any pizza connoisseur.
Lincoln Park District Recreation Center
Public swimming pool, tennis courts, and soccer fields offer an area for your family to come play.
Wall Dogs Mural
Eleven different, beautifully painted murals. Main Street Lincoln was instrumental in bringing these murals to our community.
The Mill on Route 66
Built in 1929, The Mill Restaurant was a highlight of Route 66 in Lincoln. The building sat empty and was in danger of destruction, but is now on the way to recovery. Special tours will be given upon request and appointment.
Lincoln's Farmer's Market
This open-air market provides a great opportunity to buy local produce, baked goods, flowers and more. The market runs from May 1 to the end of October on Saturdays and Wednesdays at Scully Park Downtown Lincoln.
Heritage In Flight Museum
The Heritage in Flight Museum is dedicated to the preservation of aviation history. The museum displays memorabilia and artifacts from all the military conflicts dating back to WWI. These mementos have been donated by both veterans and their families. The museum also offers tours and hosts flying events at the airport.
Lincoln Christening Site/Watermelon Statue
A life-size statue of a watermelon commemorates the day the City of Lincoln was christened by Abraham Lincoln on August 27, 1853. The town's founders, John D. Gillett, Virgil HIckox and Robert B. Latham, were all personal friends of Lincoln.
Lincoln Heritage Museum
Located on the campus of the only college named for Lincoln in his lifetime, the Lincoln Heritage Museum exhibits a rare and valuable collection of artifacts that tell the story of the life and times of Abraham Lincoln. The museum houses many rare Lincoln artifacts, including an 1860 campaign poster, a lock of his hair, Mary Lincoln's jewelry and Tad Lincoln's rocking chair. Also includes 9/11exhibit and other presidential artifacts.
64 bedroom newly opened hotel
Logan County Genealogical & Historical Society
The genealogical and historical society encourages the preservation of Logan County's history and maintains a research center that treasures and collects Logan County family histories. They're the only research center that includes ALL of Logan County. Their research resources include historical books, maps, obituaries, cemetery records, marriages, births, family surname genealogy and more! Stop by for a visit to see the artifacts, old photographs, museum pieces, veteran's exhibit, as well as the new "Abraham Lincoln Room."
Best Western Plus Lincoln Inn
This Inn features 58 rooms on two floors. It offers complimentary parking, a bar, air conditioning, and cable television. Pets are allowed. It is also home to the World's Largest Railsplitter Covered Wagon.
World's Largest Covered Wagon
The Railsplitter Covered Wagon, recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest covered wagon in the world, is located on the front lawn of the Best Western Lincoln Inn, near historic Route 66. A statue of Abe Lincoln reading a law book sits in the huge wooden wagon, which stands 24 feet tall.
Land of Lincoln Goodwill
Stop into this great thrift store where you can find many bargains and new merchandise as well.
Lincoln Speedway Auto Racing
Lincoln Speedway's quarter-mile track is located on the Logan County Fairgrounds in Lincoln. The dirt track opened in 2004. Races are scheduled from April through September.
Unwind from your travels at the pet-friendly Econo Lodge® hotel in Lincoln, IL, located near the Lincoln Art & Balloon Festival and Logan County Fair.
The Award Shop
-trophies -plaques -signs -office accesories
Log Cabin Quilt Shop
-quilt fabric -notion patterns -books -gifts
Lincoln Theater 4
Built in 1922, the theater built by Steve Bennis opened in 1923 showing "John Quincy Adams Sawyer." It was originally a single screen featuring an organ and live stage shows as well. The number of screens was doubled in 1985 and then again in the mid nineties. Downtown Lincoln is a great place to grab dinner and a movie while exploring the Mother Road.
Bar & Grill
World famous donuts!
By the Bean
Phone Booth on Lincoln City Hall
Built in 1895, the red brick for the building came from the Lincoln Coal Company. A unique telephone booth on the roof was added later and was used by weather spotters to phone in sighted storms. Lincoln City Hall anchors the downtown National Historic Registered District and is one of the city's most visible symbols.
Creekside Outdoor Center for Environmental Education
Located along Sugar Creek, about five miles north of Lincoln, Creekside the Outdoor Center for Environmental Education will be an experiential outdoor classroom featuring an outdoor teaching pavilion, insectarium, greenhouse, and a restored prairie. It will include parking space, bioswales, rain gardens, and boardwalks and sidewalks to make the site handicapped-accessible. When complete it will be powered by solar panels and a wind generator.
Blue Dog Inn
Blue Dog Inn has been serving up good food in Lincoln, Illinois since 1979. Aside from their highly acclaimed burgers, Blue Dog Inn also serves up horse shoes, unique sandwiches, specialty drinks, desserts and more.
Mackinaw Valley Vineyard
Experience a bit of Napa Valley in Central Illinois. Visit the winery, tasting room and gift shop. Enjoy the panoramic view available for weddings, receptions and meetings.
Mackinaw River State Fish and Wildlife Area
This site offers a diversity of landscape covering 1,448 acres over timbered hills, open meadows, and river bottoms. Canoe access enables visitors to float the scenic Mackinaw River. Other activities include fishing, hunting, hiking, and picnicking.
Visit our enchanting store and each time you visit you will discover a whole new array of gifts and home accessories. We not only specialize in unique gift ware, but we also create custom floral arrangements and can come to your home to help accessorize.
Tea Room at the Depot
The Tearoom At The Depot offers a unique dining experience for all in a historic train depot. Our specials change with the seasons, and our building is a National Historic Site. Garden Gate Floral is a part of the Depot, which affords a variety of shopping pleasure. We're open Tuesday through Saturday for lunch, and are also available for private lunch or dinner parties.
Mason City Motel
Family owned facility all on one level with outside entrances. Weekly and monthly rates available.
Four Willows Golf Course
Four Willows features a nine-hole, par 35 course.
Super 8 - McLean
The McLean Super 8 is conveniently located just off I-55, 15 miles south of Bloomington-Normal. The hotel provides free high speed wireless internet, complimentary Super Start breakfast, guest laundry facilities, and a heated indoor pool. The rooms feature micro-fridges, 27 inch TVs, hair dryers and AM/FM alarm clock radios. Try one of our Jacuzzi Suites for a relaxing evening away from home.
Sudden Impact Paintball Games
Sudden Impact has been a locally owned and operated paintball field since 1992. The motto since day one has been "Safety First". The 100 acres has 3 wooded fields, and 3 concept fields - hyperball, airball, and a 2010 Race 2 style field is a perfect place for any one to try paintballing!
Dixie Truckers Home
Established in 1928 at the intersection of U.S. Route 66 and Route 136 in McLean, Illinois, Dixie Truckers Home is the oldest truck stop in America. It is still in operation today and although it has been restored after a fire in 1965 the original signs are still in place.
Sugar Grove Nature Center
Sugar Grove Nature Center is located in beautiful, historic Funks Grove among over 1,000 acres of forest and prairie. Funks Grove is the largest remaining intact prairie grove in the state of Illinois and is a designated National Natural Landmark. Visitors will enjoy interpretive exhibits, live animals and a wildlife viewing room as well as access to 5 miles of hiking trails. The Imagination Grove Nature Play Area welcomes children to explore, tromp in the creek, climb a tree, ride a zip line and more. A picnic shelter, astronomy observatory, blacksmith forge, corn crib prairie lookout, variety of gardens and many other features help to make Sugar Grove Nature Center a beautiful and unique place. Visit the website to learn more about special events and programs.
Stagecoach Inn/ Dunlap House
Built over 150 years ago, this wooden stagecoach inn once stood on Middletown's square, and is rumored to have hosted Abraham Lincoln and Daniel Webster.
Vin Fiz Landing
The historic flight of the Vin Fiz was the first air crossing over the United States. A marker located at the Dunlap House indicates the spot where the small airplane landed in Middletown on October 9,1911.
This shop offers a variety of unique antiques,art, and decorative material with home and office design consultation available. Also offered is furniture restoring and refinishing service. Stop by or call for an appointment.
Mount Pulaski Township Historical Museum & Research Center
This museum contains numerous artifacts and memorabilia from the Mt. Pulaski area, as well as Abraham Lincoln items and information.
Abe Lincoln Mural
Located in downtown Mount Pulaski, this mural depicts a young Abraham Lincoln in front of the historic Mount Pulaski House.
Spring Street Antiques
Spring Street Antiques is located in the town square of Mt. Pulaski. Offering the customers an interesting place to shop and a fun-filled time for any person interested in antiques, Spring Street should be your next stop.