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The Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition has produced many Interpretive Murals along the Illinois Lincoln Highway National Scenic Byway and its corridor in northern Illinois. The Cortland mural depicts the history, heritage, and events of the highway and its impact on Cortland and the other communities along the Illinois route.
Buttermilk Hill is home to this vineyard & winery, the location and view are quite unique and allow all who visit to truly feel like they are back to nature. The grounds are large enough to have a picnic or a private conversations over a glass of wine. And at the same time, the winery is accommodating to larger groups. The wine list has several whites and reds made with local grapes.
Built in the 1850's, this home welcomed Abraham Lincoln in 1860. Among the many connections Pontiac has to Abraham Lincoln, one of the most interesting revolves around Lincoln's friendship with local attorney, Jason W. Strevell. Strevell was born in New York and migrated to Illinois in 1855. He was admitted to the Illinois bar that same year, and began his practice in Pontiac. He was involved in his legal practice here for twenty-four years. He served in the Illinois House of Representatives, and also had one term as a Senator. The house is currently being restored by the Livingston County Historical Society.
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.
Conveniently located near I-90, E. State Street/Business Rt. 20, Super 8 offers a perfect balance of value and convenience. Each hotel room comes with time-saving amenities like a refrigerator and microwave — or book a personal Jacuzzi suite for extra comfort. Start your day right with free SuperStart continental breakfast, and enjoy the convenience of free Wi-Fi in your room. Handicapped-accessible hotel rooms are available, and free RV or truck parking is included. We are a pet-friendly hotel, and kids 17 and under stay free with an adult.
Penny candy, gourmet chocolates, candies, Jelly Bellys, soup, sandwiches, ice-cream, pop, coffee and cappuccino.
Located in the heart of downtown Dixon, Illinois, The Next Picture Show is a non-profit fine arts center in the Rock River Valley. Our goal is to nurture, develop, educate, foster the arts, and galvanize artists and patrons within the community. The Next Picture Show is open from 8am to 4pm, Monday through Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday.
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.
A specialty food store featuring artisanal, small batch extra virgin olive oils on tap, a variety of balsamic vinegars from Modena, Italy, fresh spices from our spice locker, and a full menu of gourmet food items and accessories. Stop in for a taste and see why customers say wow!
The 9-hole White Oak Golf Course at Marissa Recreation Area in Marissa, IL is a semi-private golf course that opened in 1950. White Oak Golf Course at Marissa Recreation Area measures 3400 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 109 and a 33.6 USGA rating. The course features 2 sets of tees for different skill levels.
Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill in The Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel is Galena's premier live entertainment venue. The rich interior, handcrafted in Ireland, embraces an earlier time. The expanded pub menu includes classic dishes and modern twists using traditional ingredients. Hand-cut steaks/chops, salmon, shepherd's pie, traditional fish 'n' chips. Outstanding wine selection; great draft beers.
Performances throughout the year include music, drama, and comedy.
At the Quality Inn & Suites in Moline, guests will enjoy many superior amenities For business travelers, this Moline hotel provides modern conveniences like wireless high-speed Internet access, spacious work desks, business center, and access to a copy machine. Meeting facilities are available to accommodate up to 40 people for most events and business functions. Handicap accessible rooms are also available. Be Sure To Ask About PARK & FLY packages the hotel offers!
Family-owned and operated featuring daily specials, homemade rolls, desserts and Thursday night steak specials.
Welcome to Brer Rabbit Motel. We offer low daily and weekly rates. Amenities include color TV, free cable with five HBO channels. King-size beds available. All rooms are clean and comfortable.
In business since 1998, this Belleville gay bar features karaoke on Wednesdays, and dancing to live DJs on select Saturday nights.
Located near the beautiful lakefront, this newly refurbished hotel features The Lobby Bar with infused organic vodkas and H2O, a seasonal poolside cocktail bar and restaurant with panoramic skyline views. The hotel’s Markethouse restaurant offers seasonal American fare.
The Bureau County Metro Center is a 50,000 square-foot recreation center with full size gymnasium; 25-yard indoor swimming pool with wading pool and observation balcony; racquetball courts; weight room; cardio-vascular room, elevated running/walking track above the gym; and locker rooms. A 40' x 80' multi-purpose room with adjacent kitchen provides the perfect setting for conventions, expositions, meetings, or wedding receptions.
Conviently located just minutes off of Interstate 80; near downtown Geneseo, offering many shopping opportunities. Only 20 minutes from the Quad City International Airport and the mighty Mississippi. Wake up each morning to free SuperStart continental breakfast, and take advantage of amenities like free Wi-Fi and free large-vehicle parking to help your trip go smoothly. Unwind after a day on the road in our heated indoor pool, or just relax in your spacious room with cable TV. Book a suite to enjoy additional conveniences like a Jacuzzi, microwave, refrigerator and a sofabed or easy chair and ottoman. We have pet-friendly, non-smoking and handicapped-accessible rooms available, and kids 17 and under stay free with an adult.
The Super 8 in Bloomington is located just off Veterans Parkway in the center of restaurants, malls and dozens of retail locations all within walking distance. The hotel offers free high speed wireless internet, business center, complimentary SuperStart breakfast, complimentary weekday newspaper and guest laundry facilities. The rooms feature 25 inch televisions with 76 cable channels including HBO, AM/FM alarm clock radios and hair dryers. Many rooms also have micro-fridges.
Located in the former home of Justus Schlotzhauer, advance man for Ringling Brothers Circus, this museum focuses on local river history.
This local museum features a Fairbury Room and exhibits that change periodically. Open Wednesday and Fridays, or by appointment.
The restored railroad depot, designed by Henry Ives Cobb, is now the home of the Dwight Historical Society and is still an operating Amtrak train station.
The Block Museum is Northwestern University’s art museum. The Block is a dynamic, imaginative, and innovative teaching and learning resource for Northwestern and its surrounding communities, featuring a global exhibition program that crosses time periods and cultures and serves as a springboard for thought-provoking discussions relevant to our lives today. The museum also commissions new work by artists to foster connections between artists and the public through the creative process. Each year, the Block mounts exhibitions; organizes and hosts lectures, symposia, and workshops involving artists, scholars, curators, and critics; and screens classic and contemporary films at its in-house cinema.
This restored vaudeville theater in downtown Galesburg offers a wide variety of entertainment and tours.
This 150-acre park with a 225-acre lake is owned by the city of Rushville. The park offers fishing and canoeing, hiking trails through a hardwood forest, camping and picnicking, youth group camping area, pavilions, boat dock & baseball diamond. The campground facilities consist of 77 spaces with electrical hookups. All spaces have water and there is a modern shower house for your convenience. Schuy-Rush Lake offers a well maintained boat ramp. There is a generous supply of slips for docking your boat overnight or for the entire camping season. Fishing is by pole and line only and the lake has a large variety of fish. For the adventurous, we have a nature trail for hiking. Come to Schuy-Rush Lake where we supply the water and you supply the fun.
Cozy, neighborhood restaurant in downtown Rockford's River District offering fresh seafood, delicious appetizers and unique spirits.
Coon Hollow features watercolor, pen & ink, acrylics, or Larry will personally recreate your special objects.
100 rooms. Seven suites. Valet. Business center. Exercise facilities. Complimentary breakfast. Special amenities incluse microwave and refrigerator in all rooms, 33cable stations. Located eight miles south of Midway Airport.
The Museum has a collection of over 52,000 objects. It houses an art collection and a collection of prehistoric, historic, and scientific objects. One of the permanent and very popular exhibits is the "W.P.A. Pioneer Dioramas", which were created by local craftsmen employed at the Museum during the Works Progress Administration, 1938-1942. It has six galleries, an archive, Museum Gift Shop, and a 100-seat auditorium.
Scenic, challenging nine-hole course carved into the Jo Daviess County hills. Full-service pro shop, bar, grill. Call for tee time.
Family oriented restaurant. Dine in or carry out. Plate lunches, dinners, and specials every night. Historical building dating back to 1927.
This area encompasses 2.2 miles of the Little Vermilion River, listed as a significant stream because of its aquatic features. The site supports 12 state endangered or threatened species and provides habitat for 23 forest interior species.
This public 18-hole course offers challenges for both beginning and advanced golfers. A lighted driving range allows extended practice hours, and free group golf lessons are available every Saturday.
Jambalaya offers a Cajun/American menu for lunch from 11am-2:30pm. A lighter menu is available after 2:30. It is open 8:30pm-1am Thursday through Saturday, with live entertainment Friday and Saturdays.
Warm, friendly service is the hallmark of historic Downtown Wheaton. Stroll the tree-lined streets of this upscale retail and service district and delight in the quaint shops, award-winning restaurants, indulgent day spas and unique boutiques.
Imagine a life boat made out of a mint chip fudge brownie, covered in strawberry ice cream and topped with chocolate sauce, whipped cream and a cherry. That's The Whole Scoop's newest version of their signature sundae called the "Life Boat". And it's not just sweet treats at The Whole Scoop. From secret recipe marinated chicken in the Chipotle Chicken Wrap to Mom's Recipe Chili, great homemade eats abound. Located in historic downtown Grafton, The Whole Scoop is a great place to stop during a day of shopping and river watching. Hours: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. daily.
Includes picnic and playground areas, a shelter, tennis court and basketball court.
This 12,000 Sq. Ft. store, just minutes from the Shawnee National Forest, has it all for the outdoorsman; fishing, camping, hunting & hiking equipment, boots, canoes, shoes, and even information on places to go and things to do in So. Illinois.
Since 1907, this Chicago landmark. located in Macy's has been a premier Christmas attraction. Enjoy traditional Midwestern favorites and homemade desserts. Mon.-Fri. 11am-7pm; Sun. 11am-4pm.
Wagon Wheel Antiques is located uptown on the square and is a large mall with a great, helpful staff. A large selection of everything for everyone.
Fully prepared, spiral-sliced, HoneyBaked Ham or gently roasted, sweetly glazed turkey breast, you can be sure it will always be perfect. Sandwiches, dinners, box lunches, and sides are all available. Call ahead for pick-up, dine in or have an event catered with their mouth-watering selections.
At Irene's Cabaret Nightclub we know your free time and leisure activities are important. We offer a diverse range of services to meet the cultural, entertainment and recreational interests of our customers in the Quincy, IL area. Whether you are looking to meet new friends or just get away from it all Irene's Cabaret Nightclub can help.
Bradley University is an independent, privately endowed, coeducational institution. With an enrollment of approximately 6,000 students, Bradley University is the ideal size for living and learning. The University offers a full range of baccalaureate and graduate level programs as well as personal attention, from a faculty dedicated to student learning.
Catch a Cubs game from one of the original Wrigley rooftops. Skybox on Sheffield is perched just inside Wrigley Field’s right field foul pole and offers spectacular views of the field just across the street. Renovated in 2011, Skybox on Sheffield offers four luxurious levels, including a three-tier outdoor roof deck, a lavish indoor clubhouse and 150 stadium seats. Guests will also enjoy a three-course menu served with an extensive beer selection from Goose Island.
The newest addition to downtown Homer, the Main Street Belly Deli is soon to become your favorite sandwich and soda shop. Sit up at the counter, sip soda floats, and enjoy deli sandwiches, all in the unique environment of the Homer Soda Company.
Shopping mall with Sears, JC Penney, Peebles, and a variety of specialty shops.
Hard Road Theatre Productions is a non-profit community theater organization committed to providing the Highland area with high-quality, affordable, live theater productions.
Watch family rodeos, team sorting competitions, and pole and barrel racing.
This is a tavern that offers daily drink specials. We serve sandwiches and pizza. We also do fundraisers for charities.
Conveniently located off of Interstate 80, Exit 33 with a friendly and personable management team. The facility offers 62 spacious rooms with a refrigerator, microwave and 25" television in every room. Select from a standard king, standard double, handicap accessible and extended stay rooms. Complimentary hot continental breakfast and free wireless Internet access. The Banquet Center has seating capacity for 450 people. It also has the ability to host three-break out rooms seating 75 each and hotel offers 1 meeting room seating 45. A Banquet Center adjoins hotel with for groups 400 maximum seating. Catering available.
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.
Located on the main campus of Prairie State College, the Christopher Art Gallery hosts six to eight shows annually, featuring local, regional and national artists, as well as student works. Programming varies by media, theme, and artists represented.
Waterfall Glen Hike in DuPage County is a nice, moderate hike. This trail wraps around Argonne National Laboratory and is 11.4 miles long. The main path consists of crushed limestone, but it is ok to take the side trails that are mowed grass or part of an abandoned railroad track. Most of the path is under a tree canopy. Marshes and swamps abound in this area so be sure to bring some insect repellent.
The park is open for boating and fishing year round and hosts a major drag boat racing event each year.
9th Street Cafe offers delicious home cooking with large portions your family will love. While you wait for your fantastic food - which won't be long - you can read all about the history of Highland, Illinois.
Located in the heart of beautiful Galesburg, Illinois, Iron Spike Brewpub features delightful craft brews. Iron Spike prides itself on original beer, great food, and local entertainment while supporting the Galesburg community.
Exhibiting late 20th Century American Art, Elmhurst Art Museum offers exhibitions ranging from national touring works to local emerging and mid-career Chicago and Illinois artists. The Museum offers public tours, programs, guest lectures and art classes. It's award-winning structure contains a dramatic glass entrance gallery, three museum galleries, an educational pavilion, and the Ludwig Mies van der Rohe-designed McCormick house.
Scratch Brewing Company is a farmhouse brewery and restaurant located 5 miles from the Shawnee National Forest in Ava, Illinois. Named one of the top four breweries for foraged beer by Outside Magazine, and one of the most beautiful places to drink beer in the world by All About Beer Magazine, Scratch Brewing Company focuses on farmhouse beers and other styles brewed with home grown and locally farmed and foraged ingredients.
This renovated 1872 Romanesque-style structure houses historical artifacts from the surrounding area.
two miles of paved surface and 10 miles of aggregate surface. Jogging, walking, equestrian riding and biking permitted.
Enjoy a soccer game right next to Lake Michigan, played at Lakeside Field.
Calico Moon features primitives, dry goods, rug hooking, primitive stitch, supplies, and classes.
Meriwether Lewis is reported to have stayed here. It is home to some of the earliest settlers in Illinois (1782) and was named by the French for a spring located on the beautiful site.
Local theatre presentations at their best, with local talent providing high quality entertaining plays throughout the year for your enjoyment.
Mary Michelle has 60 acres of vineyards adjacent to the winery and grows most of the grapes that it uses for its wines. This Winery sells only through stores and restaurants. Mary Michelle’s winemaker is the award-winning Lucian Dressel, a fifth generation Greene County resident by way of Boston, New York, Augusta, Mo., and Davis, Ca. In 2003, inspired by the vision of the founders of Mary Michelle, Dressel returned to the Midwest to help make a contribution to the fulfillment of this dream.
Two summer theater productions are performed by the Bloomington-Normal Area Theatrical Community in this outdoor theater in Miller Park .
Wide variety of food from fish, chicken, and pasta; including a breakfast menu served all day.
Country Pride is a full service restaurant with home-style food. There is a non-smoking section and it is handicap accessible. It is located in a 24 hour truckstop.
Chicago's premier piano bar offering top entertainers playing your favorite standards, rock and pop hits; upbeat, comfortable and open late.
Old time diner featuring breakfast, lunch and dinner. Well-know for their famous loose meet sandwiches (Maid Rites). A Quad Cities original. Enjoy malts, fries and so much more at this 50's-style diner. A variety of locations throughout the Quad Cities.
65 rooms. Friendly service, clean rooms, comfortable surroundings, everytime. Complimentary On the House hot breakfast, complimentary high-speed Internet, indoor pool, complimentary stay for kids, complimentary in-room movie channels.
If its biscuits and gravy you crave, then Clifton Country Inn & Bake Shop is the place to go in Godfrey. In addition to traditional bakery goods like donuts, this family-owned diner also features a full breakfast and lunch menu. There are also daily lunch specials. Hours: Monday - Friday, 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Saturday - Sunday, 6 a.m. - 3 p.m.
A facility of the Bourbonnais Township Park District, The Willowhaven Interpretive Center is a free hands-on museum that houses natural and historical exhibits, provides the community a place to learn, explore, and enjoy the splendors of nature! Displays focus on Illinois wildlife, conservation and natural history. The most popular displays include hands-on discovery tables with pelts, nests, feathers, tracks and more. The center also has live animal displays, aquariums, a children's reading nook, computer tables and a microscope lab table.
The 18-hole "pine lakes" course at the Pine Lakes Golf Course facility features 5,889 yards of golf from the longest trees for a par of 67. The course rating is 67.0 and it has a slope rating of 107.
In the late eighteen hundreds there were many thriving communities that were totally dependent on area coal mines. Now there is a Memorial to honor all miners. Dedicated on October 14th, 2000, the Coal Miners Memorial is a tribute to all Southern Illinois coal miners of the past century. The inscription at the base of the statue reads, “In memory of coal miners who gave so much that future generations may benefit with a better life. They labored, served their country, sacrificed for their families and some lost their lives. We honor and salute them so that they will never be forgotten.”
Charlotte West is a Stadium built for champions. During its eight years of existance, the stadium has played host to three MVC Softball Championship and one NCAA Regional Championship. The SIU Softball Team alone is nationally ranked and an overall treat to watch. Not to mention the Stadium itself is recognized as being the best collegiate Softball Stadium in the Missouri Valley Conference.
Family dining atmosphere which features all day breakfast and daily lunch specials.
Distinguished speakers, concerts, and drama are all part of the playbill at The Hett, McKendree College's showcase Center for the Arts.
Only the highest quality ingredients used and baked fresh every day. Distinctive freshness, flavor, and quality! Enjoy omelettes, pancakes, french toast, blintzes and crepes!
Charleston's newest heritage tourism attraction. Learn more about the 1858 political debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas. This site is a designated, "Looking for Lincoln" site.
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.
American cuisine. Casual dress code. Serving dinner. Average cost per meal: Under $12.
Just 30 minutes from downtown Chicago, Ruffled Feathers' aesthetic beauty is matched only by the genius layout. We are the only Pete and P.B. Dye designed golf course in Illinois and a must-play for any devoted golfer. Our championship caliber, well-conditioned golf course awaits your arrival with one of the finest sets of par 3's in the Midwest. Ruffled Feathers has 18 wonderful holes with tee sets for all skill levels and is your premier place to golf.
Venture out into the country and experience an authentic general store. New and used home décor and furnishings, antiques, local food products, honey, fresh eggs.
Built in 1869, the brick mansion boasts 14 rooms featuring Italianate architecture and local river lore history. Tours offered daily. The Historical Society hosts special events & luncheons.
The Stevenson family brought honor to McLean County for three generations. Buried at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery are Adlai I, Vice President to Grover Cleveland, and Adlai II, Governor of Illinois, Ambassador to the United Nations and twice Democratic candidate for the United States Presidency. Also buried here are Adlai's wife, Letitia Green Stevenson, and many other important figures from Bloomington- Normal history. A discovery walk takes place here annually to celebrate the lives of these historical figures.
A steak this good is, well, rare. At our Steakhouse, The Reserve, you find sizzling new dining options like Trio Crusted Filet, in addition to spectacular steaks and pasta dishes. Pair them with a fine wine and savory side dish for a spectacular evening.
A Danville tradition where friends and families have met for years to enjoy a selection of quality food including breakfast, lunch, and dinner.