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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.
Enjoy this park offering a picnic area, playground, shelter and restroom facilities as well as access to the Pecatonica Prairie Path which is currently under construction. The Pecatonica River may also be accessed for boating and canoeing approximately 200 yards from the park.
Lincoln The Debater Statue
This famous statue was designed by Leonard Crunelle of Chicago, and was presented to Freeport at the 71st anniversary of the Lincoln-Douglas Debate on August 27, 1929, by local industrialist W. T. Rawleigh. It is located in Taylor Park.
Lincoln/Douglas Debate Ceremony
Annual public ceremony with speakers, marking the anniversary of the historic, 1858 meeting and debate between Stephen A. Douglas and Abraham Lincoln in Freeport, Illinois. The event starts at 7 pm.
Lincoln-Douglas Debate Square
Experience the history of the second of the famous debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas. It was at this site on August 27, 1858 that the Freeport Doctrine, an important statement regarding slavery and state's rights, was proclaimed by Douglas. The site is self-interpretative through a series of waysides that tell of the events and ideas which led up to the debates, as well as the life-size statues "Lincoln and Douglas in Debate."
Lincoln-Douglas Debate Square
Experience the history of the second of the famous debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas. It was at this site on August 27, 1858 that the Freeport Doctrine, an import statement regarding slavery and state's rights, was proclaimed by Douglas. The site is self-interpretative through a series of waysides that tell of the events and ideas which led up to the debates, and also includes the life-size statues "Lincoln and Douglas in Debate" by artist Lily Tolpo. The park-like setting is complete with benches, lighting and spacious walks.
This historic movie theater, built in 1922, features first-run movies presented in the latest 4K digital projection and sound on nine screens. Stadium seating, digital 3D and party room.
Little Cubs Field
This replica of Chicago's historic Wrigley Field is complete with ivy, bricks, box seats, dirt and sod from the real Wrigley Field, plus a replica scoreborad and entry sign. It is open for exploring at no cost or is available for rental for birthday parties, picnics, corporate events and more. Rental fees are $45 per hour or $90 for two hours.Reservations may be made at our website.
Logan's Bar & Grill
Enjoy this bar and grill which has won "best in the region" for their fish fry. Enjoy a steak or pork chop sandwich, or one of their other specialties. A full bar is offered with weekly entertainment. Carryouts, full bar and banquet facilities for 150. Friday and Saturday morning breakfast pizza and delivery!
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.
Step back in time in the Loveland Museum and get a glimpse of Dixon and Lee County history. See exhibits from the life of "Father" John Dixon, the Blackhawk War, Civil War and other conflicts, local industry and attractions, the Truesdell Bridge disaster and President Ronald Reagan.
Lowden State Park
One of the most picturesque sites along the Rock River is just north of Oregon in Ogle County. The bluffs are graced with a majestic image of an American Indian gazing over the Rock River Valley. This is no ordinary statue. It is a 50 foot, concrete-reinforced wonder that is awe-inspiring. A tribute to all Native Americans, but more commonly associated with Chief Black Hawk, the statue was designed by sculptor Lorado Taft. You can enjoy many wonderful views of the Rock River from the park, but the best view of the statue is from IL Rt. 2.
Lowden-Miller State Forest
Nestled in the Rock River Valley, just 3 miles south of the town of Oregon, lies a 2,291-acre wooded area that is one of Ogle County's most beautiful and historic sites. Its scenic qualities come from 120-foot bluffs along 3.5 miles of riverfront forested with hardwood and pine trees. The history stems from the individual who, in the early part of the 20th century, augmented the natural hardwood forest by planting pines. Frank O. Lowden (1861-1943), Illinois' governor from 1917-1921, ardently embraced proper land use and strongly believed in reforestation as a way to retard soil erosion. Over several decades, an estimated 500,000 trees were seeded directly by him or under his supervision.
Featuring 240 acres, Nature Center, parking, boat launches and Rock River access, fishing, hiking, nature preserve, cross-country skiing, shelters, grills, playground equipment, and more. Ronald Reagan saved 77 lives here as a lifeguard during his boyhood years.
Features fine jewelry and watches, custom desing and remounting, unique estate and antique jewelry. Complete repair service.
Luecke Jewelers Vintage Jewelry and Antiques
Largest collection of pre-owned estate jewelry and antiques in northern Illinois. Opened Monday thru Thursday and Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm; Friday: 9 am - 6 pm.
Luecke's Antique Mall
A multi-dealer mall with a fine collection of antiques and collectibles located in the 1892 antique Blust Building.
Providing flowers for all occasions. Beautiful gift shop includes many collectibles, flower arrangements and specialty gifts. Christmas time brings beautiful poinsettias and live garland and wreaths.
Main Street Bistro
A delightful, local, farm to plate bistro. All items on the menu are fresh and homemade using local farm products. Also an exclusive wine list and local craft beers. Wednesday night is “Good Eats for a Good Cause” where a percentage of sales is donated to a local organization. Thursday is Ladies Night with sandwich specials and 1/2 price martinis. Friday features all you can eat tilapia fish and chips. Saturday is Live Jazz Night from 8 pm to 10 pm featuring top local artists. Full bar, carryouts, children’s menu, entertainment. Reservations recommended. Available for private parties of 40 to 100.
Main Street Wine Cellar
We offer wines, specialty beers, cheese and chocolates. You can bring in food or have it delivered, and we can pair it with wine from our selection, or you can choose your own.
This great pizza place has been voted Best in the Region with its homemade sauce and dough, pasta and sandwiches. Dine-in specials, carry-out and delivery service. Dinner under $10 Credit Cards Accepted
Market Street Commons at the Kraft Building
Market Street Commons is located in the heart of the Mt. Carroll historic district, in the old Kraft Building. The Kraft Building houses the community Welcome Center and Chamber of Commerce, along with shops.
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!
Come visit our unique Catholic Gift Store. Not only do we carry books and bibles, but we offer gifts from Russia, Yugoslavia, USA, and The Holy Land. Our "made in Freeport" assortment of crosses are a must see, and every inch of the store is filled with our rich tradition and faith. Our selections serve all denominations. We pride ourselves in the selection of jewelry, nativities, pictures, music, videos, rosaries, and baby items. We carry first communion dress as well as baptismal gowns. Yard statues make great house warming gifts. You will be greeted and welcomed by the friendly staff of Mary's Mantle. Open: Tuesday thru Friday: 10 am - 5 pm; Saturday: 10 am - 2 pm.
Maxon’s Riverside Restaurant
We’re located on the banks of the Rock River overlooking the historic and famous Blackhawk Statue. Summer & Fall we also offer lunch & dinner cruises on our 150-passenger Pride of Oregon riverboat.
Maxson Riverboat & Restaurant
An authentic, elegant paddlewheel boat is docked at Maxson Restaurant on the Rock River. Dining and sightseeing cruises are offered.
McCormick's Nursery & Florist
Providing flowers for all occasions and large nursery with many varieties of plants. Will provide landscaping consultations and landscape services. They have a large gift shop and wreaths and roping at Christmas time.
Mendota Hills Campground
More than a campground, hit a golf ball, take a golf lesson, catch a fish or hayrack ride, swim, dance, hike row/paddle a boat, play basketball, horseshoes, video games and pool or kickback with a campfire. We have 130 acres to do it all.
Mendota Hills Campground
Rustic, laid back family campground. Hayrack rides, horseshoes, swimming, frog jumping, convenient store, and church.
Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio
Quality skin care and cosmetics, Vera Bradley quilted bags and accessories. Complimentary makeover/lessons, Express facials. Call for an appointment. Open: Monday thru Friday: 9 am to 5 pm; Saturday: 9 am to 3 pm
Morrison-Rockwood State Park
Timbered, 1150-acre state park with 77-acre lake stocked with a variety of fish. Class A, 92-site campground with shower building and all sites with electricity. Separate equestrian campground.
Mount Carroll Bowling Center
Join us for bowling -- stay for the fun! Full-service bowling center plus cosmic bowling, leagues and restaurant with daily specials. We can also host birthday parties.
Mount Morris Motel
Nearest motel to White Pines, one level no stairs to climb, cable TV, A/C, eat, and 24 hour phone.
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.
Mrs. Mike's Potato Chips
Mrs. Mike's old-fashioned, open-kettle style potato chips are cooked in vegetable shortening with no cholesterol to provide a great potato taste. They also offer gourmet cheesy popcorn as well. The Freeport Pretzel Company, and other party/picnic items are also for sale at the factory retail store. Open: Monday thru Friday: 9 am - 5 pm; Saturday: 9 am - 2 pm.
Mt. Carroll Mayfest
The Mt. Carroll Mayfest will be held on the campus of Campbell Center for Historic Preservation Studies. There will be continuous headline music on the main stage, juried art show, classic car show, unique art vendors, antique appraisal fair, kids activities & more!
Mt. Carroll Walking Tour
Take a self-guided walking tour through Mt. Carroll's historic district, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Music Under the Stars
Enjoy music under the stars while the Freeport Concert Band performs at the Koenig Outdoor Performance Amphitheater in lovely Krape Park. Sunday nights: June 21, 28 and July 5, 12, 19 & 26.
Mystical Mountain Jewelry & More
Located in Conover Square Mall, 2nd floor. Carrying finished gemstone jewelry making supplies & gifts. Also offer beaded jewelry repair, custom jewelry creation, and jewelry-making classes.
Nachusa Grasslands, The Nature Conservancy
Private natural area owned by the Nature Conservancy. Highlights are 1500 acres of prairie, wetlands, and savanna woodlands. Grassland flowers, birds and butterflies to observe.
Napa Valley Salvage Company
Reimagined Vintage Furniture and home decor. California Shabby Chic. Join Napa Valley Salvage on Face Book, to see new reimagined furniture listed daily. Open: Monday thru Friday: 10 am 4 pm; Saturday: 9 am - 4 pm.
Natural Water Gardens
Quality water gardening materials for the professional or hobbyist. Plus gifts, garden accessories, aquatic plants, Japanese Koi, and stone.
Nature's Way Nutrition Center
A complete line of natural and organic foods, vitamins, cosmetics, groceries, wheat-free products, books and more. All products are free of colorings, preservatives, and chemicals.
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.
Northland Mall is the only enclosed shopping center between Rockford and the Quad Cities. Includes large stores like JCPenney and Bergners as well as 20 other specialty shops.
Northwest Illinois Rock Club's 2015 Jewelry, Gem, Fossil and Mineral Show
Midwest dealers will showcase a variety of beautiful gemstones, minerals, fossils, jewelry, beads and gifts for holiday shopping. In addition, there will be lapidary demonstrations, a fun-filled children's fish pond and games, speakers and displays.
Northwest Territory Historic Center
The Northwest Territory Historic Center is a History Research and Learning Center housed in President Ronald Reagan's boyhood South Central School; located in his hometown of Dixon, Illinois. Beautifully restored with the dedicated support of the townspeople and Reagan colleagues, the Center is proudly affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution and houses the Veterans History Project Regional Center, auditorium, research library, historical exhibits, art gallery, surround-sound theater and museum store. A visit to the Northwest Territory Historic Center includes: The Unchanged Land-an interactive exhibit on Native American & Black Hawk War; The Changing Land-an interactive exhibit on early American Farming; Ronald Reagan's Restored Classroom; Rock River Assembly Diorama; Chautauqua Assembly Building Model; Earth from Space Poster Exhibit; President Reagan History Room, changing historical exhibits, a museum store and much more.
Oakdale Nature Preserve
This Nature Preserve offers 133 acres of oak and hickory woodlands, restored prairies and shallow streams. Over four miles of winding trails are great for hiking, running, cross-country skiing, nature study and quiet reflection. Facilities, which are available to rent, include the Mogle Learning Center with meeting space for 20 people.
O'Connell's Yogi Bear Jellystone Park
287 acres of clean camping. Large pull-thru site with 50 amp electric available. Daily activities June-August. Swimming, mini golf, water slide, 5 comfort stations, laundromats, and Yogi Bear. Rustic cabins and furnished park model trailers, and cindy's deluxe cottage in a clean family campground.
Ogle County Historical Society
Step back in time and view memorabilia that traces the history of Northern Illinois.
Old River School Historic District
This residential district includes original Freeport and the city's first street, Monterey, and was later known as the "Gold Coast". Points of interest include Freeport's oldest house (built in 1838), the childhood home of famed Hollywood gossip columnist Louella Parsons, a monument honoring Freeport's founder, William "Tutty" Baker, and the Van Buren Bridge, built in 1885 of wrought iron.
On Any Sunday Motorcycle Museum
See 40 motorcycles on display, including European bikes built from 1942-1978.
On Holden Pond
Four-bedroom home on 15 acres overlooking a stream and a pond. Over 4,000 square feet with a fully exposed, walkout basement. Fireplace, huge two-level cedar deck, big-screen home theater center, and many antiques. Perfect for corporate and private retreats, holiday parties, wedding parties and as a vacation home.
One More Time Antiques
Repurposed furnishings, antiques, and primitives fill this unique shop in historic downtown Freeport. Open: Sunday (October thru Christmas Only): Noon to 5 pm; Tuesday thru Saturday: 10 am to 6 pm
O'Nell Agriculture Museum
This museum features exhibits of local history and antique farm tools.
Offers boat access to the Rock River, with a 50-ft. renovated boat launch. During the summer season, offers boat gas, concessions, paddleboat/rowboat/canoe rentals as well as 2 large shelters for family reunions and parties,
Fine dining in an upscale beautiful atmosphere. We offer daily specials and incorporate locally grown seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables.
Paddle Wheel Inn
Located on the Rock River in Oregon, our suites have a balcony with panoramic views of the river and the famous Blackhawk statue. Restaurant next door, continental breakfast, spa, sauna, meeting and banquet facilities.
Paone's Blackhawk Lanes
This bowling alley features 20 lanes, a pro shop and a lounge.
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.
Home cooking at its best with many daily specials, homemade desserts and soups in a casual atmosphere.
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.
This business is dedicated to selling American made products including hand built bicycle frames. It offers full service bicycle repair including mobile bicycle repair. M - F: 11 am - 6 pm; Saturday: 9 am - 6 pm; Sunday: By appointment. PHK Bicycles 1335 East South Street Freeport, IL 61032
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.
On 40 acres of pine trees, the camp welcomes trailers, RVs and more.
PJ's Stephenson Street Station
Homemade daily specials and soups Tuesday thru Friday, including tacos on Wednesday, hot roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy on Thursday, and a Friday night fish fry. Also serving home cut fries, fresh pork rinds and half-pound burgers. Bar, Carryout, wireless internet. Barquet facilities for 250. Credit cards are not accepted.
Polo Historical Society/Aplington House
Lincoln slept here two nights in 1856, as the guest of his friend Senator Aplington, the founder of the village of Polo. Learn about the history of Polo and view the Ogle County Military Museum, which showcases artifacts from all wars.
Prairie Path Guest House
They offer three rooms where you can sleep comforted by beautiful handmade quilts or lose yourself among the antiques! Wake up to a hearty breakfast of eggs, bacon, homemade breads, fruit, French toast or waffles, ham, and our own jams & jellies. While sitting on the wicker porch swing on the upstairs veranda, enjoy the beautiful countryside and be blessed by the song of the bluebird or call of the mockingbird. Wake up to the smell of coffee and fresh cinnamon rolls baking and make time to bird watch, shop in the small quilt & gift shop or explore the historic community they call home.
Prairie View Golf Course - Byron Forest Preserve
This 18-hole course has bent grass fairways, tees and greens, a practice area, full-service clubhouse, and rental carts with canopies.
Pretzel City Paper
Pretzel City Paper offers cardmaking and scrapbooking with over 450 original rubber stamps, inkpads, paper punches, Cuttlebug embossing folders and dies and over 500 greeting cards on display. Add your personal touch to the greeting cards you give. Located in the Freeport Press building. Open: Monday thru Friday: 8 am to 5:30 pm; Saturday: 10 am to 1 pm
Pretzel City Shop
All things Pretzel City! Your one stop Pretzel Shop featuring local vendors offering pretzels, clothing, cookies, souvenirs and more.Open: Tuesday thru Friday: 10 am to 2 pm; Saturday: 10 am to 2 pm
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.
Quilt Supplies For U
We have a large assortment of beautiful fabric and other items to fit your quilting needs. Our staff has over 20 years of professional quilting experience and we are ready to assist you
Raven's Grin Inn
At this real haunted house, built in 1870, you'll hear about the inn's spooky history on a tour that takes you through the twists and turns of this creepy building.
Rawshu'a Organic Market
Rawshu’a is a vegetarian-friendly eatery, juice bar, water bar and organic market. Open from 8a to 6p Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and from noon to 6p on Saturday.
Read Park offers many recreational opportunities and is highlighted by the Read Park Family Aquatic Center, which includes a zero depth pool, water slides and play area, and by a state of the art 11,000 square foot skate park, SK8 Park. This scenic park also features baseball and softball diamonds, tennis courts, sand volleyball courts, an outdoor lighted hockey and ice staking rink, concession stand, picnic areas, shelters, and playgrounds. The Morgan Memorial, a charming statue of two children surrounded by fountains, is a serene spot to enjoy. Park attractions are open seasonally; please call ahead to confirm availability of specific attractions and costs.
Red Apple Restaurant
Providing breakfast anytime, homemade soups and more.
Hand-stripping and refinishing of wood. Buffing and lacquering of all metals.
Stop in for one of our famous burgers, or join us on Tuesdays for Taco Tuesday. Full bar, carryouts, and outdoor dining. Open: Su: Noon - 10 pm; M -W: 10 am - 12 am; Th - F: 7 am - 1 am; S: 10 am - 1 am. Banquet facilities for 50. Lunch and dinner under $10.00
Rite-Way Furniture and Appliance
Home furnishings, accessories, furniture, appliances, bedding and carpet.
River Road Camping and Marina
30-acre full-service campground with heated pool open to the public. Canoe rental, boat ramp and launch, gas, general store, volleyball, basketball, game room and playground.
Robert F. Apple - Fishing Guide
Fishing guide - muskies, walleyes; all equipment furnished.
Rock Fall Summer Splash
Rock Falls Summer Splash takes place along the riverfront and admission is free. Events include Cruise-in for classic cars and motorcycles, kid’s fun fair, petting zoo, face painting, arts and craft showcase, business showcase, police and fire displays, the Uptown Pub-Crawl, dance performances, martial arts demonstrations, and a delicious wild game cookout featuring alligator brats, buffalo & elk burgers, pork, chicken, and more Go to the summersplash Facebook page for details.
Rock Falls Super 8
63 unit motel, 24 hour desk clerk, smoking/non-smoking, continental breakfast
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.
Rock River Miniatures
This miniature horse farm is located in Whiteside County.
Rock River Valley Self Help Enterprises Happy Trails
Five acres of walking paths, water gardens, a green house, five-hole miniture golf, swings, and gardens were all designed and maintained by the developmentally disabled clients of the Rock River Valley Self Help Enterprises.
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.
Rockford-Freeport Illinois Kennel Club Dog Show
The event includes an All Breed Dog/Obedience/Rally/Show, as well as information on showing and training.
Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home and Visitors Center
Tour the restored home that the Reagan family resided in from 1920-1923, and meander through the Visitor Center and Gift Shop which features books and gifts highlighting the Reagan legacy. The tour includes the four-room Presidential Timeline exhibit and the viewing of a Reagan biographical video.
Route 20 Bar & Grill
Located on Highway 20 west of Freeport, Rt. 20 Bar & Grill offers casual dining in a great atmosphere. It specializes in homemade appetizers, great burgers, and daily specials at a great price. Weekend specials include a Friday Fish Fry offering cod, catfish, walleye, blue gill, and baked Salmon. Saturday night features prime rib, smothered chicken breast, steaks, chops, seafood and pasta dishes. Sunday features all you can eat broasted chicken. Full bar, carryout, catering service, entertainment, and banquet facilities for 100.
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. Lunch: under $10; Dinner: under $15. Credit cards accepted. Sunday: 11 am - 10:30 pm; Monday thru Saturday: 11 am - 1 am.
Route No. 73 Brew & Chew
Casual dining serving local meat, great steaks and burgers in a unique setting. Located in the old Pearl City hardware store with it's original 1900’s flooring, tin ceiling and cabinets. Full bar with great drinks, banquet facilities seating 40. Open Su, T, W, Th: 11 am - 10:30 pm; F, S: 11 am - 1:30 pm
Royal Oaks Antiques and Collectables
This shop offers antique furniture, lamps, collectible cash registers, 50s memorabilia and historic Freeport items. Open Tuesday thru Wednesday: 10 am - 4 pm; Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm.
Enjoy bar and pub style food including burgers, sandwiches, homemade soups, salads, and pizza. Full bar. Lunch and Dinner: under $10.00 Credit Cards Accepted
Located west of Sterling & Rock Falls on Rt. 30 & 2.