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Step back in time to the golden age of train travel and settle in for a peaceful ride to discover some of Illinois’ most charming towns and hidden treasures.
Visit the many historic sites in Illinois, from the Land of Lincoln, to the site of an ancient Native American city at Cahokia Mounds.
Visit the History Museums of Illinois. From the vast collection of the Chicago History Museum to small town historical museums, you’ll discover the stories and heritage of our towns and our people.
History comes alive at Illinois historical reenactments. Meet Abraham Lincoln in the flesh, experience colonial life, or take a canal boat ride with a period costumed storyteller.
One of America’s greatest architects, Frank Lloyd Wright called Illinois home—and filled it with some of his best works.
Taste your way through the state with our guide to the best and closest places to eat in Illinois. Experience everything from fine dining to shared plates and takeaway fare.
Put your dancing shoes on or unwind at one of the many bars and night clubs in Illinois. Locate the best cocktails, the perfect beer, local DJs, international artists and more.
Taste the regional characteristics in our locally produced wines. Browse our guide to the closest and best Illinois wineries and vineyards for your next celebration or trip.
Fancy a pint? Hunt down major Illinois breweries and distilleries for the best beers, ciders and spirits in the state. Support local production and taste your way through Illinois.
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Wineries & Vineyards
Peach Barn Cafe
In an old restored barn overlooking a pond. Sit outdoors or in the Cafe. Features authentic Swedish cuisine, sandwiches & desserts, at Hedman Vineyards. Winery on-site.
Enjoy a robust dining experience filled with Swedish and European flavor!
Bring your grass skirts and leis and come party with us island style as we celebrate our 13th Vonja...
Four Course Dinner, featuring locally sourced ingredients paired with Hedman Vineyard's estate grown...
Create your own work of art with the guidance of art instructor Lisa Hicks. No experience, no proble...
A 100k+ race with an awesome route, great challenge, killer scenery, beer, food and cool people!
Outdoor service atop Bald Knob
Kick of the riding season with a blessing
An up close look of some area artists.
Pickin' at the Patch is a Fall Market Day on a centennial family farm in Shawnee Forest Country.
pottery classes, resident artist studios, and a gallery for short-term exhibitions
20 minutes from Carbondale, the Alto Guest House is located just outside the village of Alto Pass in...
Founding member of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, and one of the oldest wineries in Illinois
A unique getaway in the heart of the Shawnee National Forest.
Towering above the landscape at a over 111 feet, and visible for over 7,500 square miles, Bald Knob ...
Large vacation rental surrounded by the Shawnee National Forest.
A unique ole time Mom and Pop Market.
Award-winning wines are made from estate grown grapes, the Swedish restaurant compliments the wine s...
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