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University of Illinois Library
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is the proud home of one of the largest and richest public research library collections in North America. Their 24 million items, the vast majority of which are paper and book-based, include Medieval manuscripts, large collections of incunabula and early printed books, literary manuscripts, maps and atlases, prints, and all sizes and types of printed books and other paper objects. The University Library is committed to sustaining and enhancing its capacity to treat and protect its important paper-based collections, with the majority of conservation and preservation-related investments focused on the care of its rare, unique, and otherwise valuable objects.
Bud's Skyline Inn
Casual and delicious dining including high quality prime rib, catfish, steaks and seafood. Fabulous salad bar and full bar. Located near the Quad City International Airport, you have views of the planes landing and taking off. Great Supper Club atmosphere!
Lenus Turley Park
This city park has a fountain, playground, picnic shelter, butterfly garden and benches to enjoy summer concerts and community events.
Marriott Suites Downers Grove
Distinctive boutique-like setting with 254 suites, each featuring two unique living areas. With over 5,700 square feet of meeting space and a convenient location at I-88 and I-355, this hotel offers the perfect setting for both business and pleasure.
Apple Canyon Rentals
Relax, renew, reconnect and rejuvenate at beautiful Apple Canyon Lake. Stunning lake views, spectacular sunsets and star-studded nights provide the perfect backdrops for your next getaway.
Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
Located in the heart of central Illinois, the Marriott Hotel & Conference Center is the area’s newest hotel. It’s conveniently located just moments from Illinois State University, numerous corporate offices and the area’s finest shopping, dining and entertainment. Experience the nearby Children’s Discovery Museum, the historic Normal Theater and the revitalized Uptown Normal area.
The Time Traveler's Wife - Lincoln Park Zoo
This is the story of Henry DeTamble, an adventurous and handsome librarian who travels involuntarily through time, and Clare Abshire, an artist whose life takes a natural sequential course. Henry and Clare's passionate love affair travels back and forth through time and captures the lovers in a romantic trap.
Aloft Chicago City Center
Urban cool accommodations, located in the heart of River North, Chicago's most exciting neighborhood for dining & nightlife. Blocks from the Magnificent Mile and many other Chicago top spots.
Dwight Harvest Days
Downtown Dwight is the place to be for crafts, flea markets, carnival and kids games, downtown stage full of entertainment, car show, 5K run, parade and band competition are highlights of the weekend, attracting over 10,000 people each year! Sunday's parade is led by hundreds of basset hounds and their owners from around the world.
SciTech Hands-On Museum
Aurora's interactive science and technology center offers over 200 hands-on exhibits demonstrating the principles of electricity, weather, astronomy and nuclear energy.
America's Best Value Inn - Marion
Motel with 90 rooms including a microwave, refrigerator, and coffee pot. Easy on/easy off access to I-57, exit 54A. Offers: Indoor heated pool, free Wi-Fi, and a hot breakfast.
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham welcomes you to C-U! Featuring 198 suites, ample parking, complimentary hot breakfast buffet & convenient location to the University of Illinois Campus & downtown Champaign, Hawthorn Suites is the perfect spot for your leisure or business visit.
Illinois State Military Museum
Preserving the heritage of the Illinois National Guard, the museum is committed to collecting, preserving, interpreting and exhibiting the military artifacts associated with the citizen-soldiers of Illinois.
Vermilion County War Museum
The Vermilion County War Museum, housed in a former Carnegie Library, contains over 25,000 artifacts and memorabilia ranging from the Revolutionary War to Operation Iraqi Freedom. The museum enjoys a steady stream of both U.S. and foreign visitors who appreciate the ever-increasing collections of artifacts and research materials.
Lake Glendale Stables
Trail ride in beautiful Southern Illinois. Hourly to full-day rates. Over night pack trips and lunch or dinner outings. Group rates and boarding available. Great horses for all riders, experienced or not. Professional guides, cool wooded trails.
Rock Island Trail State Park
The Rock Island Trail provides 27 miles for hiking, biking, and cross-country skiing. One of the premier rails-to-trails facilities in Illinois, this trail is a sure-fire winner for the entire family.
Resale shop. No consignments. Weekly specials.
Garnhart's Oliver Museum
Explore the largest Oliver Hart-Parr collection in the Midwest, including farm toys, advertising, and collectibles dating back to 1860, and real antique tractors and machinery. Bus and group tours are available, but should be scheduled in advance.
Fever River Railroad Fall Open House
For model railroad aficionados-and everyone else who ever enjoyed model trains-this is something to see. The Fever River Railroad is a 103 by 24 foot HO scale model of a hypothetical railroad. The railroad intersects with models of "real" railroads, each of which can be operated independently. Up to 20 trains can be operating at one time. Industries along the railroad right-of-way duplicate either actual facilities or are typically correct of the industries that would be found in the Upper Midwest. The scenery represents the geographical area as well. A collection of railroad memorabilia and pictures are on display.
Yesterday's Farm Museum
A historic 1800s family farm that is maintained in its original location. Programs depict settlers' lives with period accuracy.
Civic Center Authority Visitor Center
The Bedford Park Heritage Corridor Visitor Center is full of information and literature of exciting things to do and see throughout the Heritage Corridor. The Visitor Center provides National Heritage Corridor promotional literature and I&M Canal related resources to the public. It is operated by the Civic Center Authority in partnership with Heritage Corridor Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Village of Willow Springs. The Center is staffed by volunteers recruited and managed by the Civic Center Authority. Open Saturday 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM and Sunday 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM.
Battle of Virden Monument
The 1898 Battle of Virden, the tragic result of local coal miners fighting for worker’s rights, is memorialized on the northeast side town square by a large bronze mural created by sculptor David Seagraves of Elizabeth, IL.
The only Orvis endorsed lodge in the state provides excellent hunting or relaxing getaways in the hils of Pike County. Enjoy ATV rentals, hiking trails, horseback riding, and outstanding home cooked meals daily.
Centralia Area Historical Museum
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.
Plate lunches, seafood, steaks, sandwiches and buffet.
Stained glass supplies, custom and restoration.
Gordyville USA is a family-owned and operated establishment. The heated spacious building encompasses 160,000 square feet of space all under one roof. The multi-functional grounds are the site of several diverse events such as horse shows, flea markets, farm equipment sales, estate and land auctions, and the Annual Gifford Bank Craft Show. There is also a restaurant on the grounds.
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.
Emerald Acres Campground
Open May 1 thru October 15. This campground offers 46 sites with electrical and water hookups in additions to 70 permanent sites, as well as tent sites. Sewer hookups are offered when available. Also offered are two bath houses with flush toilets, showers, beach swimming, a restaurant, and playground area. Pets on a leash and campfires are allowed. Special amenities include fishing, and activities on holiday weekends. Visitors are invited to enjoy the summer at this special place.
Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse
Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse specializes in the finest prime, aged steaks, chops and Italian favorites. The dark mahogany, white tablecloths and a veritable museum of baseball history combine to create a warm and casual elegance.
Village of Grayslake
Historic Downtown Grayslake
Downtown Bar and Lounge
Windy City's newest and premier gay and lesbian destination located in the heart of Downtown Chicago. The place to relax and meet new friends.
Paco's Sol Bistro
Mouth watering entrees hand-made from scratch bursting with flavor. Relaxed casual atmosphere complete with bar. Choose from American, Asian fusion, barbeque, burgers, Mexican, pizza, sandwiches, seafood, Southern and Tex-Mex selections!
Clayville Historic Site
The centerpiece of Clayville is the Broadwell Inn, the oldest brick building in Sangamon County, built in 1824 by the Broadwell family as a stage coach stop between Springfield and Beardstown. The Inn is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is surrounded by numerous other historic buildings from Central Illinois moved to Clayville in the 1960s to recreate an early frontier pioneer village. Come see a unique piece of Illinois history.
CAT Merchandise Center
Providing the largest selection of Caterpillar licensed merchandise in Illinois. The Cat Merchandise Center is owned and operated by MPC Promotions LLC, a licensee of Caterpillar, Inc From head to toe, we have you covered. Come see our extensive line of Cat footwear and the latest trends in headwear. Polos, hoodies, jackets, gifts for every occasion…find it all here. For ladies, we have stylish tees and blouses. And for kids of every age, suit them up with the hippest play gear or find an earthmover in just their size. Graduate from toys into actual scale model replicas for the collectible enthusiasts. We have something for everyone at the Cat Merchandise Center. The Cat Merchandise Center is located inside the Caterpillar Visitors Center in Peoria, IL at 110 SW Washington Street.
Max & Benny's Restaurant Deli and Bakery
Max and Benny's is an iconic north suburban deli-restaurant recently described by Chicago Magazine as the "best Jewish deli in the Chicagoland area." Specialties include corned beef, pastrami and Rueben sandwiches.
Everyone is welcome at FitzGerald's a nationally-known music venue located in Berwyn just minutes from Chicago and Oak Park. The venue also is available for weddings, parties, school functions, etc. Whether you want the main club, the smaller party room and SideBar or the outside beer garden, we can transform each to party specifications. Check out examples of parties and music on our Flickr page at http://www.flickr.com/photos/109186657@N03/sets/72157637847655283.
Broadview Inn and Suites - Galesburg
7-story building with 1 bed king rooms and 2 bed queen rooms, lighted parking lot, indoor pool & hot tub, onsite restaurant & lounge.
Pizza Cucina (Wasco)
5 minutes west of downtown St. Charles in Wasco. Open daily. Delivery available. Catering too.
Union County State Fish & Wildlife Area
This area currently winters nearly 100,000 of the 850,000 Canadian geese that spend the cold-weather months in Illinois. Numerous shallow sloughs and other water areas are scattered throughout its 6,202 acres.
The University Museum Gift Shop
After you finish your touring of the University Museum wonderful exhibits and collections, stop by the museum gift store. Special gifts and offerings from around the world can be purchased.
Stroll through four acres and view 1,200 varieties of fragrant, uniquely landscaped herb, perennial and ornamental gardens. Alwerdt's offers a gift shop and garden center.
Shallowbrook Farm Executive Retreat
Whether a strategy session, customer/dealer conference, sales, marketing or executive retreat - let our professional staff assist you with your conference planning. We specialize in organizing a tranquil ideal meeting environment with care. Just 35 minutes north of Peoria, featuring tennis, golf, hot tub and game room.
Horn Valley Whitetail Lodge
Rural setting, enjoyable for hunters visiting Pike County.
Arcola Flower Patch B&B
Featured in Midwest Living magazine, the Arcola Flower Patch offers a lovely downstairs parlor, shaded porch swing, quiet gazebo for tea or coffee & gift shop. Lynn, the Artist in Residence, displays framed porcelain art and watercolors throughout the house. Every room abounds with floral arrangements, crafts, curios and family memorabilia. With floral rugs, potted plans and displays of fresh and dried flowers, it’s always spring at the bed & breakfast. Guests and non-guests alike are welcome to tour the backyard garden, where the Harshbargers grow the herbs used in their epicurean masterpieces
Asa Crook Home
The Asa Crook Home is the first frame house built in 1839 by Whiteside County's first settler. The restored home is open for tours.
Turtle Run Golf Club
Turtle Run Golf Club offers a par 72 championship golf course, designed by Jim Spears and opened in 1970, with four sets of tee lengths to fit players of all skill and experience levels. In addition to the golf course, Turtle Run offers a fully stocked golf shop, public swimming pool, bar and grill, and banquet center.
Gobbie's Sports Pub & Eatery
Find something for everyone at Gobbie's Sports Pub & Eatery, featuring homemade Chicago-style, thin, pan, stuffed pizza in a friendly, sports pub. Every pizza is made from scratch with only the freshest and finest ingredients. Plasma TVs. Karaoke. Live entertainment nightly. Outdoor patio.
Modern motel, built in 2000, with king and queen beds, indoor pool, continental breakfast, tourism information and more. Only minutes from Garden of the Gods Rec. Area and Shawnee Nat'l Forest.
Washington County Nature Preserve (Nashville)
Enjoying the out-of-doors is easy with tent and trailer spaces readily accessible. Electricity and disposal are available for trailers. A shower building is also located in the camping area.
Casper Bluff Land & Water Reserve
Experience a commanding view of the Mississippi River and the only known intact thunderbird effigy mound in Illinois. Hiking, bird watching, sightseeing, Native American archaeology and much more on 85 acres of scenic Mississippi River bluffs.
The Crooked Roof
Lanark’s newest restaurant with amazing pizzas, specialty burgers, and sandwiches. Live music every weekend and a good time every day.
Hotel 7 Inn - Vienna
Boasting a heated indoor swimming pool, this Vienna motel is located along Interstate 24 and 14 miles from Ferne Clyffe. Each guest room is equipped with free Wi-Fi. Cable TV is provided in every room at Hotel 7 Inn Vienna.
A Danville tradition where friends and families have met for years to enjoy a selection of quality food including breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Coon Hollow Studio
Coon Hollow features watercolor, pen & ink, acrylics, or Larry will personally recreate your special objects.
WildCountry opened its doors over 36 years ago. We are family owned and operated. We take pride in the gear we stock, and the services we offer. At WildCountry, our motto is: "If we don't have it, we'll do everything we can to get it." Stop by and you'll find a great selection from many of our key vendors such as The North Face, Mountain Hardwear,Patagonia, Columbia, Keen, Garmont, Merrell, K2, Volkl, Burton, Woolrich, Aqua Lung and Aeris, just to name a few. Our staff is well versed and factory trained in the gear we promote.
Village of Albany
Galena River Wine & Cheese
Housed in one of Galena's oldest commercial buildings, discover an extensive selection of gourmet wines, beers, cheeses, sausages, pâtés, coffees, specialty foods and custom gifts. Free olive oil/balsamic vinegar tasting.
Highland Springs Golf Course
This 18-hole championship golf course has a beautiful layout, with mature trees, ravines, huge greens, ponds and natural areas. There's also a driving range, full-service pro shop and a snack bar.
Glendale Lakes Golf Club
DuPage County, Chicago’s Western Suburbs - 18-hole public golf course and golf shop. Restaurant open for lunch daily; Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for dinner. Meeting rooms and banquet facilities for up to 250.
Marissa Academy Museum & Coal Miners Monument
Memorabilia celebrating the city's growth from a coal-mining town to the present makes this a fascinating touchstone of local history.
The subject of intensive historical interest, the Mansion is probably the oldest brick house in the state of Illinois. It was built in 1810 by Nicholas Jarrot, who was a native Frenchman and landowner in Cahokia.
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.
Oak Park Festival Theatre
Oak Park Festival Theatre presents its 35th year of professional productions. Its season opens indoors in the National Historic Landmark, Pleasant Home, 217 Home Avenue. Then the company moves outdoors to Austin Gardens, adjacent to downtown Oak Park. With Shakespearian classics, witty drawing room mysteries, and farces, plus moving contemporary plays, Festival Theatre pleases audiences -- indoors and out.
Courtyard by Marriott Naperville
147-room hotel, conveniently located off I-88, offering spacious rooms with many amenities, indoor pool, whirlpool and public areas designed to provide the comforts of home.
DuPage County, Chicago’s Western Suburbs - Holy Mackerel! is a fresh take on the classic seafood restaurant. Menus are printed daily to offer only the best and freshest seafood available with exceptional preparations
DuPage County, Chicago’s Western Suburbs - A 1940s Chicago-style steakhouse featuring the finest certified Angus beef, select seafood and great live jazz in a sophisticated yet comfortable ambiance. Sullivan's has an award-winning wine list & full inventory of bourbon, single malt scotch & cognac.
Contagion - Tellabs
An international team of doctors is contracted by the CDC to deal with the outbreak of a deadly disease.
Rowling Ridge Guest House
Cross the creek to experience our rustic cabin in the woods. Nestled among the tree-covered bluffs is where you’ll find our little piece of nature. A getaway without phones, television, cable or internet… truly a place to get away from it all. Located just 1.2 miles north of Grafton on the Illinois Route 100, the guest house features two bedrooms and comfortably accommodates four people. Kitchen includes appliances and cooking supplies. Outdoors you’ll find a beautiful creek, running spring, fire pit and BBQ grill.
Located in the heart of Andersonville, Huey's Hotdogs is a standout in a hotdog town. We’ve got a wide variety of dogs, brats, burgers, and sandwiches. Whether you want a classic Chicago-Style hot dog, a specialty sausage, or one of our many vegan specialties, Huey’s has a huge menu to explore.
Dennis Hanks Gravesite
View the burial site of Abraham Lincoln's tutor in the Old City Cemetery.
Timber Lake Playhouse
Illinois' oldest continuously-running professional summer stock theatre. Live performances June-August. Reservations required. Children's program July-August.
West Access Marina
A year-round facility for large and small boats located at the southwest end of Carlyle Lake. Suited for a complete variety of water sports.
Skatium Ice Arena
A full-size hockey rink and a smaller ice rink are open for public skating, lessons and leagues.
The Blackstone - A Renaissance Hotel
Among downtown Chicago hotels, the Renaissance Blackstone stands out as one of the finest, most elegant historic hotels. Near Grant Park and a mere 3 blocks from Michigan Lake, our distinguished guests find themselves in the most convenient location for visiting Chicago's celebrated sights. The Chicago Institute of Art, Navy Pier, Millennium Park and the Field Museum are all within minutes of our Chicago hotel. 332 rooms. 12 suites. 10 meeting rooms. One restaurant. Exercise facilities. Business center. Room service.
Brehm Memorial Library
An extensive collection of genealogical materials offers visitors an opportunity to research local Mt. Vernon history.
Coal Miners Monument
Joseph Koch, who along with eight other local miners died in a mine explosion in 1947, is depicted here.
Log Cabin Museum
In the park next to Hamel School, this building was built between 1820 and 1852 and moved to Hamel in 1980. Artifacts from the period are displayed inside.
Mascoutah Heritage Museum
The museum focuses on the businesses that helped the city grow, particularly milling.
Three Springs Park
Three Springs Park is a multi-purpose facility with a lighted softball and baseball field that can be converted in to smaller fields for a total of six. Also at the park are tennis courts, soccer fields, basketball courts, and volleyball courts. a half-mile walking trail and playground equipment round out the amenities.
Ursa Retreat House
Located on 7 acres of rolling woodlands, just north of Quincy, IL. This rustic sanctuary is perfect for groups who want to get away. The lodge has a wrap around porch and outdoor pool. Also on the grounds are two bunk houses for retreats, basketball court and 1-acre pond with paddleboats.
Calico Workshop and Oak Furniture
Along with Amish Oak furniture, the Calico Workshop offer a lot of, you guessed it, calicos and fabric. Pre-made quilts, patterns, and quilting supplies.
Woodlawn Cemetery and Civil War Soldiers Plot
The first burial at Woodlawn Cemetery was that of a Union Soldier in 1861. The plot is the resting place for over 80 Civil War Soldiers. An interpretive sign provides history of the plot and a listing of the soldiers buried there. Also located here are Civil War era cannons. Several others buried outside of the Civil War Soldiers plot were contemporaries of Abraham Lincoln.
Stroll brick-paved St. Louis Street in the Lebanon Antiques District, where you’ll find more than 20 antique and specialty shops in this historic town that was founded in 1804, during the time of the Lewis & Clark expedition.
Geneva Underground Playhouse
Producing mainstage productions throughout the year, and also hosting performances by comedy groups, musicians, playwrights and any number of other entertainers.
Walldog Walking Tour
Walldog sign and mural artists trace their trade back to the signpainters of old who painted advertisements on walls in communities all over the country. They worked like dogs in the hot sun and thus came to be known as "wall dogs". Walldog artists traveled from all over the world to paint the murals in Downtown Danville in 2010 which depict the history and culture of the area. Guided tours can be scheduled through the Danville Area Convention and Visitors' Bureau.
Heritage Harbor - Ottawa
Heritage Harbor Ottawa is a premier Marina Resort Community located on the banks of the Illinois River. Visit our water front restaurant or rent a cottage.
Balena features Italian-inspired cuisine, sourced from Midwest farms by Executive Chef/Partner Chris Pandel. It offers artisanal brick-oven pizzas, hand-made pastas and spit-roasted meats, fish and vegetables prepared in a wood-fired oven and grill on the savory menu; while twists on Italian classics are the crux of the dessert program.
Blackwell Forest Preserve
Blackwell Forest Preserve in Warrenville, Illinois, has everything an outdoors fanatic could want. Hikers, bicyclers, horseback riders and cross-country skiers can enjoy more than 6 miles of turf and limestone trails, including a convenient route to the Illinois Prairie Path. Trails around the McKee Marsh area feature two observation decks, a bird blind, and signs that describe the history and ecological significance of the marsh.
A stone and timber cottage in Dixon's historic Lowell Park, constructed with native limestone quarried on site, Woodcote ‚ the cottage in the woods ‚ was built 1909. Today, Woodcote is available for your enjoyment with privacy for any occasion: corporate retreats, weddings and receptions, showers, art or antique shows, etc.
Welcome Stitchery, Inc.
Specializing in Counted Cross Stitch and Custom Framing. We have the largest showcase of fabrics, fibers, patterns, kits and accessories in the Midwest.
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.
Witness the history of the universe from its fiery birth to the formation of our own solar system on a state-of-the-art digital projector that gives a multimedia and full-dome show. Open year round, there are several shows scheduled during the week.
Everett Moody Park at Longacre
This park is a ball player's dream with two lighted diamonds, including one with grandstand seating and a concessions stand. In the late 1990s this park hosted the Pan-American Games Junior Baseball Tournaments.
Dickson Mounds Museum
The premier on-site archaeological museum, located 45 miles southwest of Peoria, interprets the 12,000 year history of American Indian cultures in Illinois through artifacts, interpretive exhibits, major multi-image productions, hands-on activities and a variety of public events in a rural setting.
Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve
Ft. Sheridan's history is closely tied to the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Lt. Gen. Philip Sheridan was put in charge of settling the unrest after the fire. Members of the Commercial Club which represented Chicago businessmen petitioned to establish an artillery school and military installation north of Chicago for their safety. Ft. Sheridan is now a beautiful forest preserve with rolling terrain, bluffs and ravines full of rich history. Trails wind through the preserves for outdoor enthusiasts or tour groups may take a walking or motorcoach windshield tour of the preserve.