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Groups regularly perform at the "Black Box" Main Stage theatre.
Golf with your family on this great course. 18 holes of fun are in store for your family when you visit North Greens. You will be challenged at your game and have a great time teeing off!
Festival 56 is now a year-round professional theater festival, with 10 productions each year. Each season, Festival 56 assembles from across the country a team of the most creative and talented artists living and working in professional theater today. The festival presents a wide spectrum of programming, from free productions of Shakespeare to classic and world premier musicals and the masterworks of playwrights such a Steinbeck, Ibsen and Tennessee Williams. Festival 56 is committed to championing the American theater as an art form by creating a home for the artists who are its heart and soul.
A facility of the Kankakee Valley Park District, Ice Valley Centre Ice Arena features a NHL rink, Game Zone arcade and Breakaway Cafe concessions.
Fresco 21 blends flavor of the Mediterranean region; including Italy, Spain, France, Greece, Egypt, Morocco, Israel & Lebanon, offering guests a unique menu.
If you're looking for a taste of Hollywood in Alton, Chez Marilyn serves a star-powered lineup of martinis. Maybe you wanna rub shoulders with "The Frank Sinatra" or get a little flirty with "The Marilyn Monroe." Spend the night with your favorite star or mingle a bit with the whole crowd. Lunch and dinner menu offers wide variety, including sandwiches, burgers and pasta. Desserts and soups are made fresh daily. Our patio is the place to be in the warm months of summer. We have live music Wednesday nights.
Neighborhood bar and grille that beckons friends to get together and join in the fun. Specializing in fresh salads, appetizers, mouth-watering sandwiches and tasty homemade french fries.
A fascinatingly large garden center with outdoor furniture supplying customers from all over the Midwest. The center also takes care of holiday needs with trees, trims and gifts. Home center, same location, 815.637.8840. There's a Village Green East, too.
Established in 1990 in Uptown Normal, Campustown Supply has become the leader in providing collegiate apparel to students, faculty, family and friends! It has quickly become the perfect stop for the essentials of college life. Campustown Supply carries everything for you die-hard fans out there. Campustown Supply now offers customized apparel which means you can get Greek, names, numbers and much more. We even do local high schools and businesses.
Thee-story, Victorian home decorated with original antique furnishings. Mendota has parks and three museums. Starved Rock State Park is close by. Please call for reservations.
DuPage County, Chicago’s Western Suburbs - 130-room hotel with fitness center. In-room coffee maker, hair dryer, iron/ironing board, 25" TV, voicemail and dataport phones. Free local calls, USA Today and breakfast bar.
This horse-drawn carriage service is available for scenic tours, weddings and other occasions. Equipped for all seasons. Evening rides in downtown Peoria Fridays and Saturdays during April through mid-October. Thursday through Saturday rides during June through August. Pick-up points at Hotel Pere Marquette and The Landing. $20 for two adults and $5 for each additional person. Children under 10 ride free. Carriage rides available 7 p.m. through midnight. May be hired any time of the year for service in the Peoria and surrounding area. We also have a horse-drawn trolley available for special groups outings. Call for details!!!
Black Dog Gelato creates gourmet gelato and sorbets combining the artisanal process with inventive and intriguing flavors. Gelato is made fresh daily in small batches and begins with the simplest ingredients: milk, cream, sugar, eggs, freshly toasted nuts, seasonal fruits, and quality chocolates. We are commited to the traditional method of gelato making and aspire to create new flavor combinations for the modern palate.
The Wright Woods Forest Preserve located in Mettawa offers 4 miles of scenic trails: a short loop for hikers, bicyclists and skiers that circles a pond, and a 3-mile loop for hikers, bicyclists, skiers and horses. This preserve also has footbridge spanning the Des Plaines River, which links Wright Woods to Half Day Forest Preserve.
Butler Farms Outdoor Adventures is located just outside the town of Pittsfield in Pike County. Lodging is always included with your hunt and open all year long for weddings, reunions and Church activities!
Two-story, post Victorian home built in 1886 near New Salem by Mr. Gray as his family residence. It is a historic Illinois Centennial Farm rich in family history and tradition.
Designed for business and leisure travelers. Clean, comfortable, and large rooms with a magnificent view of the Chicago skyline from the shore of Lake Michigan.
Built in 1899, the restored depot is the departure point for a weekend afternoon train ride to the Monticello Railway Museum. It also serves as a visitor center for Monticello and Piatt County.
Contains a large bluff overlooking a long, narrow lake. Camping, picnicking, fishing, boating, hiking, and hunting opportunities provide a vast recreational experience. Concession and boat rentals are also available.
Owens Center is an indoor ice skating facility features two full-size ice rinks with a full-service pro shop, concessions stands and party rooms. It offers year-round ice skating lessons for ages 3 and up, as well as comprhensive hockey and specialty figure skating. Owens center is a great place to host a birthday party or unique event, and with the group discounts they offer, it's an affordably great time for all!
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.
Ideally placed in the historic Downtown Alton antique district, the Tiffany Inn is walking distance from shops, restaurants and the casino, with beautiful views of the Mississippi River and Clark Bridge. Located above the Alton Stained Glass Works shop, the inn has three elegant rooms decorated with lovely stained glass and antiques. Amenities include: private baths, air conditioning, mini refrigerators and coffeemakers.
Jewelry, books, gifts and home brew retail supply store for beer and wine making. Located in the Historic Quincy Business District. Hours are Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm.
Prairie Hill Blueberry Farm began almost 20 years ago when a local couple made a commitment to do the nearly impossible: grow blueberries in Illinois corn country where the alcaline soils were anything but blueberry friendly. Pickers often ask where to find the sweetest fruit. Our answer is always the same, "Eat your way through the berry patch until you find the flavor you like best. And besides, if you eat a pound for every pound you pick, it's like getting the berries for half-price!"
This famous statue was designed by Leonard Crunelle 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.
One of the unique places to visit while in Eldorado, Jimmy Dean's is easily located on US Hwy 45, and offers a variety of antiques, collectibles, glassware, primitives, jewelry and that special something.
This beautiful Southern Illinois course features 18 par 70 holes, and is open year round. The club also features a full pro shop and snack bar, plus golf club rental.
The Museum of the Grand Prairie has an extensive collection interpreting 19th and early 20th century life in east-central Illinois. Two floors of exhibits present architecture, trades and occupations, decorative arts, and childhood and domestic life of the time. The Discovery Room offers hands-on opportunities for children to interact and learn about the residents of the Grand Prairie. Educational programs are offered for all ages throughout the year.
Full service motel with standard and deluxe accommodations blocks from Lake Shelbyville. Registration in adjacent turn-of-the-century National Registry home. 45 rooms; Free Wi-Fi, expanded boat parking w/ electric; flat screen TVs. Fridge/microwaves available. Convenient to golf, wineries, boat ramps, recreational areas, marinas, attractions & events. AAA rated. Open all year.
The Hotel InterContinental Chicago is located directly on Michigan Avenue near Chicago's finest attractions. Guests of the hotel will be impressed with the original historic design combined with upgraded guest rooms. Be sure to ask about the American Girl Package consisting of complimentary specialty breakfast for two girls, themed turn down service for doll and child's bed, fresh cookies and milk each night and a Princess tiara.
Shopping mall featuring Dillards, Sears, Target and the area's most unique specialty stores.
A delightful retreat on the outskirts of Mt. Vernon, this historical home has been transformed into a bed and breakfast paradise tucked away from the road on five acres complete with a pond, and old barn, and beautiful gardens.
Escape to our exclusive bed and breakfast inn lodging in Freeburg, Illinois. His Rest Bed & Breakfast invites you to visit our quiet country retreat where rusticity and romantic elegance meet. We are easily accessible to the highway, yet far enough away allowing you time to unwind in our bed and breakfast. Our luxuriously rustic log cabin was built in 1977 and provides you with the alluring graces of a cozy weekend hideaway. Embrace the simple pleasures of crackling logs in the fireplace, a country stroll in our culinary herb and flower gardens, relax in the redwood cedar hot tub, or visit our library and gift shop. Upon making a reservation with us, let us know if you would like a romantic candlelight dinner served in the privacy of your room. History comes to life at His Rest Bed & Breakfast. Make our area B&B your preferred inn lodging in Freeburg, Illinois.
Award-winning Executive Chef Baasim Zafar and team serve homemade scones, delectable pastries and tea sweets prepared in house daily, reflecting locally sourced ingredients to ensure an authentically memorable experience. From the original blend of “Palm Court” tea created specifically for The Drake Hotel to the china and sterling silver service with the enchanting ambiance of the live harpist in the background, afternoon tea is truly a memorable experience for all.
Featuring local and Illinois made gifts, foods, and specialties. Enjoy specialty coffees, muffins, desserts and other goodies in their historic building built in 1906 which boasts the original art deco soda fountain from the 30's.
A variety of arts events going on at Augustana College.
The DuQuoin State Fairgrounds are located in the heart of Southern Illinois. A State owned facility, hosts several major events each year, including the annual DuQuoin State Fair. Grounds are open to the public year round.
Features steaks, ribs, and fresh seafood specials every weekend. Full bar, outdoor patio, and piano player every Friday - Sunday. Also offers large banquet rooms for large gatherings.
Darnall’s Gun Works and Ranges is a family owned business that has been in existence since1923. This is Bloomington-Normal’s only Indoor & Outdoor Range with Trap, Skeet & Sporting Clays. Also offering personal instruction and training in the use of firearms for self-defense.
Nestled in the historic Robins building, on the square in Petersburg Illinois, Estep & Associates have spent 20 years bringing the past to life. Filling the former dry-goods store is everything from "Antiques to Yuletide". Among the aisles of this quaint step back in time you'll find big items, small items, personal mementos and commercial oddities. With more than a dozen additional dealers showcased, Bill & Betty guarantee an encounter not to be missed as you stroll through rustic heirlooms, collectibles, antiquities, craft projects and unlimited possibilities for discovery. Overlooking the Menard county courthouse, there's a real sense of yesteryear awaiting your adventure. Come explore our treasures and enjoy the rich texture of the town Abraham Lincoln, while living in nearby New Salem, surveyed as a young man.
Located just a block from the Quad City International Airport in Moline, Illinois, and within walking distance from SouthPark Mall and dining, this hotel includes suites, continental breakfast, indoor pool and hot tub along with high speed Internet.
Built in 1896, the 100-foot-tall tower is believed to be one of only three in Illinois of similar construction, and has become the symbol of the Village of Lena.
3 rooms, 1874 farmhouse furnished with country antique furniture, continental plus breakfast. 6 miles west of Champaign on I-74.
Beautifully organized, clean antique shop in downtown Paxton. Specializing in antiques, collectibles and good old-fashioned hospitality. New items daily. Located in the basement, it is a not for profit thrift store where all items are 50 cents.
Elegant Greek Gothic mansion nestled on the historic Ohio River. Four luxurious rooms plus a romantic cottage. Private baths, fireplaces, outdoor swimming pool, and whirlpool tubs for two. Gourmet breakfast included.
Bring your dog to Evanston's Dog Beach! Admission restricted to dogs with a "dog beach season token".
Enjoy a variety of gift shops, restaurants, antique stores and hotels throughout this corridor of downtown Moline and situated around one of Illinois's most visited attractions, the John Deere Pavilion.
Executive Chef Kuma Kim, born and raised in Seoul, South Korea, has assembled a collection of Asian cuisine with emphasis on contemporary taste and popularity. Kuma's decades of experience in the restaurant business and her attention to customer satisfaction has positioned Kuma's as a restaurant dedicated to tasty food, excellent service, and memorable experience. Outside dining in season.
Winchester Plaza is specialty shops and local restaurants like Laredo's Mexican Restaurant and Bandana's Barbeque.
Fresh, in season, apples, peaches, pears, strawberries, blackberries, tomatoes, pumpkins and more are available at Schwartz Orchard. We offer both picked and you-pick fruits and berries. Come see our different varieties of blooming flowers and beautiful hanging baskets.
Vegan, herbivore heaven! At Karyn's, they are committed to using only whole fresh foods (organic) whenever possible. They create fresh delicious and high quality meals that are high in fiber and low in fat.
The earliest remaining elevator along the canal that was fully operational during the canal's heyday. Built in 1862, the grain elevator allowed farmers to unload their grain locally instead of hauling it to the market by wagon.
Largest tall grass prairie in Illinois. Big bluestem, Indian grass, and switchgrass thrive here, as do broad-leafed flowering plants known as forbs. Hiking and cross-country skiing.
As an official Department of the Navy Museum, the Great Lakes Naval Museum's mission is to select, collect, preserve, and interpret the history of the United States Navy with particular emphasis on the Navy's only "boot camp" at the Naval Training Station/Center at Great Lakes, Illinois. Exhibits feature an overview of the boot camp experience and the history of Naval Station Great Lakes. The museum is located at the Great Lakes Naval Station by the Main Gates. Admission and parking are free. Public transportation to the Great Lakes Naval Museum is available via Metra's Union Pacific North Line.
A Boystown staple, Hydrate features late-night dance parties, high-energy beats and drag queens galore. Check out their resident DJ's and weekly events. Open until 4am Sunday-Friday/5am on Saturdays.
The McAninch Arts Center is home to five resident professional ensembles: Buffalo Theatre Ensemble, DuPage Opera Theatre, Arts Center Jazz Ensemble, New Classic Singers and New Philharmonic.
Artifacts, pictures of coal mining, railroading, business, farming in and around Centralia. A work in progress by the Centralia Area Historical Society to preserve the past of Marion County.
Full-service campground with pool, pavilion, grocery shop, RV supplies and laundry available. Modem hookups. Shopping, golf, Rend Lake water activities (1½ mi.), 20 shaded tent sites.
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.
Bunn Golf Course is a regulation 18 hole facility. It is a tree lined course with narrow fairways and challenging holes. Water comes into play on several holes throughout the course. The 18th green is one of the most challenging greens in the area.
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.
Extensive selection of yarns, unique patterns, tools and books for knitters and crocheters. Handmade finished knitwear for the whole family.
Howard Johnson Hotel in Addison has two meeting room. The largest is 500 sq.ft., Smoking rooms available; continental breakfast included in rate; free shuttle to/from O'Hare airport; free Wi-Fi, pet-friendly.
Soaring nearly 200 feet into the Midwestern sky, the Cross is a landmark for the more than 19 million travelers who pass through Effingham each year along Interstates 57 and 70. Other features of the site include a visitor center, chapel and a 10 Commandments display.
If you need longer-term accommodation this is a perfect vacation/executive rental, hotel alternative, or home away from home when visiting Carbondale or Southern Illinois University. This cottage is location adjacent to the Train-Inn B&B and has a comfortable, rustic charm. Recently renovated it offers modern comfort, with three bedrooms, easily sleeping six guests. Fully furnished and with its fully equipped kitchen, including dishes and cookware, towels, linens, washer & dryer a great place to stay while visiting the area. In addition, there is parking for up to four cars.
Joliet Iron Works Historic Site features 0.59 mile of paved trail that provides a self-guided interpretive tour of the site's historical significance. Take a free, naturalist-led tour of blast furnace ruins. Reservations are required.
32 miles of biking, hiking and cross-country skiing featuring some of the most scenic trails of the Fox River. Points of interest include Carpenters Dam, Fox River Shores, Tyler Creek, Voyageur Landing, Shoemaker Nature Center and Fabyan Forest Preserve.
Unique Antiques & Home Decor. Come in a see the antiques, quilts, inspirational signs, framed prints, candles, Pipberry Accents, Jim Shore, primitives.
The focus of Salt is to broaden our guests’ palates and bring a modern, city feel to Peoria with extraordinary entrees and superior service. Our wine list features over 40 handpicked wines and Artisan beers from around the world! We are bringing back class with hand crafted cocktails containing fresh squeezed juice and homemade mixers. We use our own grown herbs, freshly flown in seafood, bake our bread, and even serve dishes on real blocks of Himalayan Salt. Needless to say, we are willing to go the extra mile in order to guarantee our guests a satisfying unique dining experience!
The McDonald Woods Forest Preserve in Lindenhurst, offers gentle, rolling grassy terrain. It’s the perfect place to hike, bicycle and cross-country ski. Take the 3.8-mile loop around the woods and wetlands for some great exercise. A 0.3-mile wood-chip trail designed for hiking and cross-country skiing leads to a basswood and sugar maple forest, glowing yellow in autumn. A cooling ravine beckons below where migrant songbirds feast on insects, and water skimmers dart atop the clear water.
This two-story hotel with 41 rooms is conveniently located off Interstate 57, just 15 miles from Lake Shelbyville. The facility also is close to area attractions including Tuscola Outlet Mall, Rockome Gardens, and the Amish community.
This acoustically perfect performing arts center has played host to such shows as Sheryl Crow, Phil Collins, A Chorus Line, Chris Rock, Cats and children's concerts. Call for the current lineup of performances.
Built in 1878, this structure was originally built as a monument to Aurora's Civil War Veterans. The building is currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has more than 2,500 artifacts, photographs, scrapbooks, medals, flags and items dating from the Civil War through the Vietnam War. This historic treasure is now open for public viewing on an initial limited basis. Self-guided public tours available Saturdays 12 noon to 4 pm and 6 - 8 pm during each First Friday event through November. Group tours (by appointment only) Wednesdays through Fridays. Tours free and open to the public. For information 630-256-INFO. Watch a quick virtual preview and then come visit in person. See the Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall, Post 20: Virtual Museum and Research Center at https://www.aurora-il.org/gar/virtual_exhibit.php.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this chapel was built in 1918 with a donation from former Marion mayor Leroy Goddard. It is still used for weddings and other events, this chapel is one of the beautiful historic places to see in Williamson County.
Hotel Baker's intimate dining features prime steaks, chops, seafood, desserts. Lunch May through December 11:30-2pm. Dinner Tues-thru Sat. Lounge open nightly. Live entertainment Thurs-Sat.
The Snuggery is a 5,000 square-feet establishment that boasts a 40-seat 35-feet island bar surrounded by cushy bar-height booths and high top tables. For those who wish to have a more leisurely dining experience, the dining room of the restaurant features seating for over 200 guests. Guests can also drink and dine at one of the largest outdoor poolside gardens in Schaumburg.
The Chicago Haunting tours follow a course of history that starts with the very beginnings of Chicago, traveling from its humble origins as a frontier outpost, through the 19th century -- including the Great Chicago Fire and its aftermath--, into the 20th century and the gangster era of the 1920s and 1930s, and forward to today. Chicago Hauntings cover a lot of information and many, many stories. There is no exact formula,and they don't set out to scare. Rather, they let the stories and their own experiences speak for themselves. They never fail.
Constructed with the Mississippi as inspiration, elements of the river are seen throughout this state-of-the-art facility. Kids love the rock climbing wall and super slide in the continual 86 degree aquatic center. The kinetic Game Room with laptop bar is constantly supervised and free to the public. There's even a cafe open for breakfast and lunch. Cool off in the new outdoor Splash Pad! Affordable day passes available.
This boutique hotel is located in a historic landmark decorated with nineteenth-century French reproduction furnishings. Willows Hotel is close to Boystown bars and restaurants, as well as Lakeview and Lincoln Park shops.
The center at Olney Central College hosts many local and national performances throughout the year.
For almost a quarter of a century Gino's in Rosemont has been serving up real Chicago style deep-dish pizza to Chicagoans and visitors alike. In addition to crispy thin crust pizzas, awesome appetizers, fresh salads, sandwiches & pasta, Gino's full service bar specializes in pouring icy cold pints of local craft beers including Gino's Brewing Company exclusive microbrews.
The Forest Park Chamber of Commerce & Development is dedicated to the continued growth and revitalization of Forest Park's business districts as well as the enhancement of quality of life for both businesses and residents. Investment in the Chamber partners you with a comprehensive group of business owners and residents throughout the community who want to be involved, stay informed and work together towards making Forest Park an even better place to live, work, shop, dine and play. We invite you to join us!
Jonah's Seafood House and Oyster Bar offers waterfront dining and an oyster bar with live blues, fresh seafood and steaks. Jonah's has a large versatile menu with a specialty to seafood, moderately-priced with daily specials and a children’s menu. Banquet rooms are available for all occasions. Enjoy the best view around at the area’s only authentic oyster bar.
Home to a large visitor center, a museum, a restored farmhouse, nearly nine miles of hiking trails, and a paved bike trail.
One of the area's premier marinas, EastPort Marina is located along Illinois Route 116, at mile marker 164.5 on the Illinois River. Rated Four Anchors in the Quimby Cruising Guide, this East Peoria marina is presently lined with 280 slips ranging from 25 to 50 feet in length. Boaters are welcome to stop and spend a few days enjoying the marina and its many amenities, as well as the entertainment opportunities in East Peoria and the the Peoria area.
Hoffman’s Patterns of the Past (located in historic Princeton,Illinois) is home to the “Sea of China,” a unique treasure trove of china and crystal patterns dating back to the 19th century; most of it new “store stock” patterns acquired directly from the manufacturer. Hoffman's has been a Princeton institution since 1944, when the J. A. Murphey family purchased the business, which had existed since the mid 1800s. Patterns of the Past also offers appraisals and has one of the largest gift shops in central Illinois, stocking over 75 of the major collectible lines, including Swarovski, Jim Shore, Fenton, Department 56, and Willow Tree by Demdaco. Store hours are 9 to 5, Monday through Saturday, with special holiday hours. Large or small groups are welcome; for best service, please call or e-mail in advance since the research process can take some time.
Effingham has four community parks. All offer baseball diamonds, play grounds, basketball courts and great areas for family picnics.
Winner of the 2004 Days Inn Hotel of the Year Award. Guests have free access to Bally's Total Fitness located next door. Other hotel amenities include expanded cable Tv, valet parking, valet and guest laundry facilities. Safe and exciting neighborhood.
On the corner of 3rd and Rte. 3 St. Sells pottery, china, quilts, glassware, antiques, old signs, old toys, vintage clothing, old clocks, furniture, gas station memorabilia.
Featuring Vietnamese Gourmet food during lunch and dinner hours. Set in a more formal dining atmosphere but casual dress is allowed. Full and delicious menu of wonderful appetizers, soups and entrees. Family owned for over 20 years. Restaurant also features a very nice selection of teas and a full bar selection.
A local favorite since 1928, White Pines is conveniently located minutes from O'Hare, and its two year-round 18-hole courses are situated on 240 beautiful acres. Banquet facilities are perfect for golf outings, weddings, business or social events, large and small.
Stockton Heritage Museum is a not-for-profit entity dedicated to the preservation and teaching of Stockton area history. Discover exhibits on the Chicago Great Western Railroad, model trains, history of Kraft Foods, and Stockton-area history exhibits.
Highly skilled chefs prepare and demonstrate the art of Japanese cuisine right at your table.
General John A. Logan (1826-1886) is the most significant nineteenth century native Illinoisian. Creator of Memorial Day, he's named in the state song with Lincoln and Grant. The General John A Logan Museum's mission is designed to interpret the the turbulent life and times of Logan.